2 hours ago

Parking

I'm new to the area. Anyone know of someone renting a parking space?( Damen & Fargo) help.

4 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

wicca seminar

please feel free to join on-line wicca seminar. This digital seminar will take place until holloween the wicca new year @the end of the seminar i will reveal the identity of satan useing the christian bible

  • jenna!, the giant birthday cake is the best part.

  • Kathleen Pingelton Vegetarian,cat-loving Edgewater resident.

    Kyros C- once again showing utter stupidity. Wiccans do not believe in Satan.

38 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

heads up, neighbors

hey guys
we had a forced entry burglary over on N Eastlake Terrace this weekend. no one was hurt, but it's definitely scary.
As a note of personal failing, I heard loud noises and activity late Saturday night, but I figured it was just people coming back from the bars or something. Unfortunately, it's a hard lesson

  • I simply can't imagine owning a firearm in the city, especially in a unit accessible from the outside. Fully secured if you've got kids, and definitely hidden regardless.

    It's a miracle no one was hurt, but unfortunately that's not always the case.

    When you are sleeping and hear a crash, what are you going to do? I'll reach for the handgun in my bedside table.

  • KittKid on Eastlake Terrace 40-years East Rogers Parker

    YIPES! (=>_<=)

    We all have to make sure that we secure our own apartments as well as the common areas of our buildings. I make sure to meet everyone that lives in my building so that I know when there is 'stranger danger'.

Oct 12

Updated 4 hours ago

Hard Water bar and grill

I saw that this place is now open for brunch. My first opinion on this place is, the staff is very friendly and the food is pretty good. The drink selection is great, I had the bacon bloody Mary, and they have many daily specials. I would recommend to give it a try. Especially to watch the game.

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    So sorry for your loss, Helen.

  • Sorry for your loss, Helen. I lost my 18 yr old almost a year ago, and sometimes I think I still see him out of the corner of my eye.

5 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

What kind of issues are affecting the Rogers Park community?

I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community...

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I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community needs?

5. Do you know who your neighbors are?

Yes No

6. What job opportunities does Rogers Park have available?

7. What is your view of the school system?

8. Do you feel that the law enforcement services in your community are effective?

9. Do you feel that community resources are easily assessable?

Thank you for your help.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Has anyone seen stray campaign pillars laying around the community? Three very important campaign pillars are missing and lost. They are filled with hot air so they shouldn't be very heavy. This is a very important issue affecting the Rogers Park community. I don't think there is a cash reward but you might get a free banana upon request.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Steven, are you naturally naive?

12 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Relocating to Chicago- job around UChicago

I'm relocating to Chicago for a job right near the UChicago campus. I've heard varied opinions about safety living around UChicago. I have the option of leaving my car at home with my parents, but a few friends have said that public transport to and from UChicago is dicey, and that I should drive.

If I do drive, I'm just worried about the commute. How do the commutes compare: between Rogers Park and UChicago; Logan Square and UChicago; West Town...

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I'm relocating to Chicago for a job right near the UChicago campus. I've heard varied opinions about safety living around UChicago. I have the option of leaving my car at home with my parents, but a few friends have said that public transport to and from UChicago is dicey, and that I should drive.

If I do drive, I'm just worried about the commute. How do the commutes compare: between Rogers Park and UChicago; Logan Square and UChicago; West Town and UChicago? Are there other neighborhoods that might be affordable that also have off street parking (in the $1000 range).

I looked up the commutes and google says 30 minutes for all of them. I am skeptical about this as google always says 30 minutes for commutes around Boston, where I currently live, and those end up being more like 40-45 minutes.

Thank you! I appreciate all of your feedback.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Just to clarify because I can't imagine why you were told that living around the Univ. of Chicago would be particularly unsafe, is that the university you actually mean. Or do you mean the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago? Jenna clearly thinks that's the school. I definitely don't think you want to live in Rogers Park and take public transportation to the Univ. of Chicago.

  • jenna! nam myoho renge kyo

    Clearly my spell check turned UC to UIC. Sorry to confuse you Helen.

33 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Lost kitty

We found this little kitty underneath our back stairs and aren't sure what to do with him. Is he/she yours? Near Sheridan and Pratt. You can text/call me at 312-725-0130 if he/she is yours and/or you want to help me route him somewhere.

If not yours, I'm open to suggestions on what we should do with him. I assume shelters don't intake directly. Does that mean we should call 311, or do we have to bring him down to CACC ourselves?

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    All, his first potential home didn't work out. Do you have any interest in adopting him? Feel free to message me on Everyblock or text/call 312-725-0130 if interested.

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    Looks like we have a new home lined up for him tomorrow. But please let me know if you are interested in being part of the backup plan in case that falls through.

18 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

FREE Flu Shots Offered at Alderman Moore's Office this Saturday

Now that the flu season is fast approaching, we need to turn our attention to protecting our health. I'm offering FREE flu vaccinations this Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The vaccinations will be administered by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. If you have a Medicare card, please bring it with you.

Influenza, also known as "the flu," is a very...

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Now that the flu season is fast approaching, we need to turn our attention to protecting our health. I'm offering FREE flu vaccinations this Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The vaccinations will be administered by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. If you have a Medicare card, please bring it with you.

Influenza, also known as "the flu," is a very contagious lung disease that causes an average of over 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths in the United States each year. Anyone can get the flu. For most people, the flu can cause fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills, muscle aches, and fatigue.

Flu infections among the elderly and those with chronic heart or lung disease can lead to more serious complications, including hospitalization and even death.

Here's who should especially consider receiving a flu shot:

• Adults over 50 years old
• Anyone with a chronic health condition
• Pregnant women
• Healthcare workers
• Caregivers for young children or the elderly
• Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities

Even you do not fall within one of the above categories, you should still think seriously about protecting yourself from the flu this winter.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Suzanne would it make you happy if someone could prove that campaign funds were being used illegally to run a fraudulent community health event and also prove that flu vaccine was being given in exchange for a secret promise to vote a certain way next February? If not then I...

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    Suzanne would it make you happy if someone could prove that campaign funds were being used illegally to run a fraudulent community health event and also prove that flu vaccine was being given in exchange for a secret promise to vote a certain way next February? If not then I don't understand the point of the comment unless, in some way, Helen's involvement tainted the process and rendered it a political as opposed to a public health event. Could it be that by "we" she meant we the residents of the 49th Ward? The Republican thought process is very confusing.

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    Suzanne, you used the term "alderman's staff," but I've never seen the alderman carry a staff, or even any kind of stick or rod. What are you alleging exactly?

    See how dumb it looks when somebody seizes on a single word or two and pulls them out of context and...

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    Suzanne, you used the term "alderman's staff," but I've never seen the alderman carry a staff, or even any kind of stick or rod. What are you alleging exactly?

    See how dumb it looks when somebody seizes on a single word or two and pulls them out of context and tries to redefine them? My response makes exactly as much sense as Suzanne's.

    For the record, I find Suzanne's comments horribly offensive. Way over the line. Getting the flu vaccine to as many people as possible is very important, read and learn about "herd immunity." Ignorant people act like this doesn't matter or that it causes autism or that the flu is just like the common cold, and they're all wrong. People. Die. From. The. Flu. Especially the elderly and sick. Don't attack something that is working as designed to minimize the number of deaths from the flu! To do so is despicable.

5 hours ago

Music Lessons

Hi All!

I teach beginning piano lessons to ages 5+ and voice lessons to ages 11+, and am looking for more students in the area. I can teach out of my apartment in Edgewater, or come to you.

I have a Bachelor's and a Master's in music performance, have been teaching for 8 years, and also run a children's choir, do opera outreach, direct children's theater, and am working which Chicago Opera Theater and CPS on an awesome opera project, just to give you a bit of background.

Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!

15 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

City of Chicago Council Meeting on the Budget for Chicago Health Department Budget Request

Alderman Moore, at the budget hearing for the Health Department, scheduled for October 28, 2014: let's

1. Make sure there is money allocated for medications for patients who go to the city mental health clinics - I checked the 2015 budget and there is no line item for medications. Uninsured people who go to the six remaining city mental health clinics need medications and have always been able to get them through the city mental health clinics (I checked prior...

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Alderman Moore, at the budget hearing for the Health Department, scheduled for October 28, 2014: let's

1. Make sure there is money allocated for medications for patients who go to the city mental health clinics - I checked the 2015 budget and there is no line item for medications. Uninsured people who go to the six remaining city mental health clinics need medications and have always been able to get them through the city mental health clinics (I checked prior budgets and medications have always been included in past budgets)

2. Advocate for additional dollars to be spent on mental health care specifically to re-open the clinic on Howard Street in Rogers Park.

3. Also, let's advocate for the city to become a preferred Medicaid provider to bring in revenue to the city mental health clinics.

4. Request a specific report about city residents living in Ward 49 who were patients at the Howard St. Clinic and what happened to each and every one of them.

5. Request additional dollars for a second and third psychiatrist .

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

    I agree with all five requests for the 2015 city budget.

    Also, I believe there should be money set aside to do an independent study about how to leverage and maximize dollars from every level of government (city, county, state and federal) to better serve Chicago residents.

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

    I should have said, in regards to funding mental health services - I believe there should be money set aside to do an independent study about how to leverage and maximize dollars from every level of government (city, county, state and federal) to better serve Chicago residents.

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

    Does anyone know when the budget hearing will take place for the public to ask questions/make recommendations?

8 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

What's up on Juneway?

Tons o' cops, crime scene tape in the alley between Paulina and Marshfield, many lookyloos but no ambulance. Listening to scanner but not figuring out the story... anyone know what happened?

  • mamagotcha Write on!

    Thank you, Kyros. Do you record and replay the scanner, or are you just plugged in 24/7?

  • I thought he was shot in the foot? Not the leg. I work around there and have heard a lot of different versions though.

7 hours ago

Join Neighbors Cleaning up and Restorating Beach

There is still time to protect and protect the beach that was there for you all summer. Join the Alliance for the Great Lakes, students from Loyola University, Volunteer Site Steward for the Loyola Dunes and members of the local community for a Beach Cleanup and Restoration Work Day at Loyola Beach. Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Meet at the Dune Restoration Site (between Pratt Blvd and Farwell, just east of the tennis court.) Volunteers need not stay for the entire day. Organizers will provide tools, work gloves and refreshments. Learn more about the Loyola Dunes Restoration Project[where: ]

9 hours ago

9 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Traffic hazard

This area recently seemed to get cleared up after some discussions I had with the Family Dollar and Starbucks manager recently.
Guys in orange vests collecting for their favored charity (themselves). Then acting out due to intoxication or whatever.
This guy is not safe and he could cause a serious traffic accident, pictured here is right at the Chicago/Evanston border.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Interesting that this guy is on the chicago side. Rogers park has a degree of tolerance for this type of behavior . It is a hazard

  • It's worse by the dreaded Elston/diversey/Logan area, which is why I try to stay away.

11 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Party Room Rental

Hi neighbors... was wondering if anyone knows of a nice party room i could rent. (40 ppl)

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Peckish pig on howard has room

9 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Helicopters Over Rogers Park (The Park)

Does anyone know the reason for helicopters over Rogers Park (The Park) and southwest, maybe to Touhy and California (from my vantage point in the park), between 4 and 4:30 this afternoon.

9 hours ago

Edgewater Theaters Produce Work for the Visually Impaired: Steep’s “The Vandal”

I am a blind woman who is well past the age to join AARP. Going to movies meant one needed to be told what was happening on the screen. The same, until recently, occurred with live theater.  Now one only needs to visit Edgewater theaters such as Raven Theatre on Clark or Steep Theatre on […]

18 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Important Referendum Question on Mental Health Funding

On the November 4, 2014 general election ballot, there will be numerous statewide and local referendums. One of the referendums specific to voters in Cook County is a question on whether the state shall increase mental health funding statewide. (See below)

The referendum is non-binding; it is meant to solicit the opinion of voters and to advise legislators on a question of public policy.

Early voting for the November 4, 2014 general election will take place Monday, October 20 –...

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On the November 4, 2014 general election ballot, there will be numerous statewide and local referendums. One of the referendums specific to voters in Cook County is a question on whether the state shall increase mental health funding statewide. (See below)

The referendum is non-binding; it is meant to solicit the opinion of voters and to advise legislators on a question of public policy.

Early voting for the November 4, 2014 general election will take place Monday, October 20 – Sunday, November 2.
Referendum Question on Mental Health Funding
Question
Countywide, Mental Health Services: Shall the General Assembly of the State of Illinois appropriate additional funds to provide necessary mental health services for the people of the State of Illinois? Yes or No

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    To the best of my knowledge there is no such thing as a "state ballot." There is a ballot for the General Election on Nov. 4 that includes candidates for federal, state, and county offices plus a variety of referenda.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Helen, there are advisory questions on the ballot that are statewide. In other words, all the voters in the state will vote on them

5 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Cermak Market?

Anyone got the scoop on the old Dominicks on Ridge? Looks like they're doing a bunch of work there and I heard it was gonna be a grocery called Cermak produce or something like that. Thanks.

  • Ooh, that's lucky! I would have loved to have a Cermak Market there (of course, now that I live in Bridgeport I've got several...). It's a good store.

  • JCV

    That's good to know, Kelly! We've been missing having a grocery store option at that location!

Jun 12

Updated 11 hours ago

Good Morning

Don't you just love it when someone smiles at you and says "Hi" and "good morning" to you first thing in the morning(I do).Say hi to your neighbors
greet them, have a good day.

  • Venus the Cat's Mom kinder gentler cat mommie

    Good Day neighbors

    Maxwell Street during the holidays was a blast .

    Dee how are you doing ? You take care of yourself .....

  • sheila clerkin 4th Generation Rogers Park

    Take it slow and Take Care, Dee!

Oct 08

Updated 11 hours ago

Whole Foods on Broadway

Hello!

I see that they are making great progress at the Whole Foods on Broadway and Glenlake, they have the whole store gutted.

Does anyone one know if they are still on track to open in Early 2015? I have not heard anything from the Alderman's Office.

  • What does that have to do with Whole Foods? Get out of here!

  • ERussell Edgewater resident and dog owner

    Wowwwwww. Simmer down.

    Peter, there was a recent community meeting. It looks like April of 2015. They did get a liquor license, so there will be the new usual pub/grill type stuff there. I wish it would open sooner, too! No more drives, however short, to Evanston to shop there.

Oct 14

Updated 12 hours ago

Why We Have Rats

I took these photos this morning. The tenants in this building (the northwest corner of Devon & Fairfield) don't care how they dispose of their garbage. Some of it is tossed out of the second and third floor windows above the dumpsters. I once saw a bag in mid-flight but couldn't tell which floor it came from. Much of it comes from tenants who toss their bags on top, behind, or next to the dumpster. The maintenance man is always...

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I took these photos this morning. The tenants in this building (the northwest corner of Devon & Fairfield) don't care how they dispose of their garbage. Some of it is tossed out of the second and third floor windows above the dumpsters. I once saw a bag in mid-flight but couldn't tell which floor it came from. Much of it comes from tenants who toss their bags on top, behind, or next to the dumpster. The maintenance man is always cleaning up the alley, but he wasn't there today. And, as of half an hour ago, there's even more garbage on the ground, more bags tossed into the alley. Recently someone has begun to leave newspaper with torn bread and what appears to be cheese on top the dumpster several times a week. This may be poison (note the dead rat between the bags) and would explain the two dead squirrels and dead pigeon I've found in the last week. Squirrels are always on these dumpsters because there's always food here. The city has repeatedly cited this building but the tenants continue to dump their garbage like this. (I picked up the rat and the bread and cheese after I took the pictures.) I heard on tonight's news that Orkin has named Chicago the city with the nation's worse rat problem (based on the number of citizen complaints). The tenants here are one reason that's probably true.

  • Peter Sifnotis Candidate for 50th Ward Alderman

    jldoolittle, as the president of my condo association I am very familiar with this problem. Mattresses, furniture, and other refuse end up outside dumpsters, leaving condo associations, landlords, and home owners at risk of being cited for overflow. If we do not catch someone in the act, we are shouldered...

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    jldoolittle, as the president of my condo association I am very familiar with this problem. Mattresses, furniture, and other refuse end up outside dumpsters, leaving condo associations, landlords, and home owners at risk of being cited for overflow. If we do not catch someone in the act, we are shouldered with the overage fees in addition to any city citations. It's very difficult to hold anyone accountable. We implemented a system in which the board handles removal and assesses the responsible party the overage fees in addition to administrative fees. This encourages unit owners to handle removal themselves. This is not the driving force behind the rat infestation, though. Trash overflow from restaurants and bags of trash left outside dumpsters is a significant factor and I believe the existing laws, when properly enforced, are sufficient to discourage the problem. Having the same problem as you with a neighboring rental property, I recommend the use of an inexpensive camera system. A good camera focused on the dumpsters, a DVR, and a small LCD screen can be had for $500 and will help deter the crime and will provide the backup if you encounter this problem again.

  • CarrieW Wife, Mom, Dog Mom

    We had an issue with the building across from us for almost a year. They were dumping trash out the window onto the ground. We started talking pictures and speaking with other neighbors who were also fed up. We all started e-mailing our alderman. This past year the owners of the building pulled out all of the bushes and cleaned up the area. We haven't seen any issues since. Definitely get your neighbors involved, if you can!

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Lost cat

Someone posted about finding a black & white cat... here's one that's missing. Hope this helps everyone.

13 hours ago

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – October 17, 2014

The Chicago Police Department’s 24th district domestic violence officer is hosting a citizen safety seminar for women on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00pm at the 24th District (Auditorium), 6464 N. Clark Street. Please call the 24th District for more information at 312-744-6321.

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...at www.thechawaitlist.org. Computers are available at public libraries including the Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, or if you need assistance completing the form, you are welcome to come into our...

...you need assistance completing the form, you are welcome to come into our office at 5533 N. Broadway. If you have questions, please call the CHA at 312-971-7700.  See attached flyer...

Bezzazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie (at Broadway)

...substances) also can be brought to the city’s Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility at 1150 N. North Branch Street...

Crane Lift on the 5700 block of North Winthrop

...Monday, 10/20, Gatewood Crane Service has been contracted to do a crane lift at 5718 N Winthrop in Chicago. They are hoisting new HVAC equipment on to the roof.This will require...

Senn Hall at Senn High School. 5900 N Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60660

...Annual Rents Right Expo Event is taking place on Oct. 18 between 9am-2pm, at 3843 N California Ave Chicago, IL 60016. The expo will feature nearly every aspect of the rental housing industry for...

...coats (all sizes needed), boots, sweaters, socks, scarves, hats and mittens at Care for Real, 5339 North Sheridan Rd., Mon.-Fri 9:00am-3:45pm and Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm. Contact Lyle at...

On Tuesday, October 21, 7:30pm at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark Street, Democracy Burlesque – Chicago’s only sketch comedy company that focuses exclusively on political satire – presents...

Chicago Board of Elections Early Voting Early voting for the 48th Ward begins Monday, October 20 at the Broadway Armory (5917 N. Broadway). Hours of operation are between 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday.

Edgewater Workbench Open House Saturday, Oct. 18, 6 – 9 p.m. 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.

Free Health Fair October 19 from 12pm-5pm Edgewater Presbyterian Church (1020 W. Bryn Mawr) Sponsored by the Nigerian Nurses of Illinois Everybody is welcome. Click here for services that will be offered at the fair.

Andersonville Dessert Crawl Sunday, October 26th from 2:00pm-5:00pm Meet at the Swedish Museum (5211 N. Clark)

Health Education Series at Heartland Health Center Various dates listed below, from 1:00pm-2:30pm Heartland Health Center (1300 W. Devon) Presented by Loyola University’s Marcella Neihoff School of Nursing October 21st: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Employment Info Session & Application Workshop Tuesday, October 28, 12pm-2pm 1145 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago 60640 (Truman College). The focus of the workshop is getting a job with the...

CMSS: History of Comedy Friday, November 7th at 7pm (1415 W. Foster) Saturday, November 8th at 2pm (2720 W. Foster)Click here for more information

CMSS: History of Comedy Friday, November 7th at 7pm (1415 W. Foster) Saturday, November 8th at 2pm (2720 W. Foster)Click here for more information

20 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Renters rights

Is a renter legally required to give the landlord 30 days notice of a move out date?

  • Jim A Sic Semper Canis

    Only if you're renting on a month to month basis. If you have a lease, you're not required to give notice.

  • If you do not give a notice your landlord will begin showing your apartment.

    Do I have to let my landlord know when I plan on moving out?
    If you are a month-to-month tenant, you need to give the landlord notice a full rental period (one month) in advance of...

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    If you do not give a notice your landlord will begin showing your apartment.

    Do I have to let my landlord know when I plan on moving out?
    If you are a month-to-month tenant, you need to give the landlord notice a full rental period (one month) in advance of your moving. It's a good idea to do this in a letter and keep a copy.
    If you have a lease that is expiring, you are not obliged to tell the landlord you will be moving out at the end of the lease. Beware that if you do not respond to your landlord's request to renew a lease, the landlord can find someone else to move in at the end of your lease.

  • jenna! nam myoho renge kyo

    Di,
    No, but I think it's a good policy, if even just a courtesy.

13 hours ago

In One Ear Open Mic needs your help!

The In One Ear open mic which is hosted weekly at the Heartland Café in Rogers Park is looking for your help. We recently had some equipment stolen and are running a campaign to help raise money to replace the equipment and upgrade some to ensure this 28 year old open mic can keep running and keep up with the times. With just 9 days left to go, we still have a bit of ways to go and though perhaps...

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

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

2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Response to Li'l Buds Theatre Post

Encouraging second graders to write is wonderful. Encouraging them to compete against their classmates and then in a public forum is, I believe, not so wonderful.
While I'm sure the organizers have no ill intent, I take issue with having 7 year olds pitted against each other. The "losers" might put down their pens and never write again. The "losers" might experience losing as failure. Creativity and self confidence
could be seriously affected in the process. Please let our children experience the joy of writing without having to feel they have to vie against each other and win a contest.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Even the Lost Cat and Found Cat threads, Mr. Rogers?

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    I'm sure some would think he's responsible for either losing or finding the wards cats.

14 hours ago

People's Gas No Parking Signs

I am fairly new to the neighborhood, and I noticed yesterday the no parking signs taped to the trees from People's Gas. Of course, I was first annoyed that this sign would stay up for two weeks. It's not secret that it's already hard enough to find parking (I average 30 minutes each time) , but this morning, I woke up early to move my car, and every other car was still there! And later in the day, there were still lots of cars parked right in frommt of the signs. Do these signs not really mean anything, even though they threaten towing? Also, I noticed the signs don't have.a permit number printed on them.. Does this make them invalid?

5 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Rubber stamp Alderman helps close vital health clinics

The controversial 2012 City of Chicago budget that slashed library hours and cut 6 of 12 health clinics around Chicago, including one on Howard St.

"Alderman Joseph Moore said he would vote for this one because unlike previous budgets, "it is an honest budget."

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Mayor-Emanuels-Budget-Passed-Unanimously-133978073.html#ixzz3GJjLMDAU

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  • Ok, Alderman Moore, I will, but later since it's kind of a busy day today for me. Thanks.

    BTW, since that hearing is next week, Alderman Moore, maybe good idea for you to have your own very specific questions for that hearing re. this topic. Just saying. :)

  • Hugh M. Nuclear Scientist

    Additionally, Alderman Moore, at the budget hearing on Health: let's

    1. Make sure there is money allocated for medications - I checked the 2015 budget and there is no line item for medications. Uninsured people need medications and have always been able to get them through the city mental health...

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    Additionally, Alderman Moore, at the budget hearing on Health: let's

    1. Make sure there is money allocated for medications - I checked the 2015 budget and there is no line item for medications. Uninsured people need medications and have always been able to get them through the city mental health clinics (I checked prior budgets and medications have always been included in past budgets)

    2. advocate for additional dollars to be spent on mental health care specifically to re-open the clinic on Howard.

    3. Also, let's advocate for the city to become a preferred Medicaid provider.

    4. Request a specific report about city residents living in Ward 49 who were patients at the Howard St. Clinic and what happened to each and every one of them.

    5. Additional dollars for a second and third psychiatrist is also needed.

    Signed,
    Hugh, a constituent of the 49th Ward

42 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Health Education Event: "Getting a Good Night's Sleep"

Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing students will be presenting a six part interprofessional health education series starting on, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 with the topic, "Getting a Good Night's Sleep" at the new Heartland Health Center - Devon, Community Room, 1300 W. Devon Avenue. The event is from 1:00pm to 2:30p and is free. Light snacks will be provided. All are welcome.

  • Rus

    I would like to attend this event, however, I’ve got other items scheduled.
    If I had known about this sooner, I could have moved times around.
    Oh, well.

3 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Sneaky Campaign Tactics

Election season is nigh here in Chicago and it seems like things are heating up. Everyone knows Chicago has a history of some really questionable politics. What are some of your favorite stories of sneaky campaign tactics from the past and present?

  • Rob

    Gordon mouthpiece Gernhardt- Perfect example of unfounded accusations, and why I refuse to consider voting for Gordon because of your involvement in his campaign.

    Still don't want to comment on Gordon's attempt to disenfranchise the voters of the precincts he lost, huh? Best to try to distract every with the pink postcard boogeyman.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Rob, sometimes soothing one's own political ego is far more important than worrying about whether or not one's actions might disenfranchise honest voters. Sometimes repeat losers have to grasp any opportunity for support they can find even if that support does more damage than good. A recent comment is so true; If you lie down with dogs you will get back up with fleas. Someone who continues to hide behind mouthpieces needs a very strong flea collar right now.

6 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Found: Black and White Cat

Hello, friends! I've come across a black and white cat. No collar, no microchip, not declawed, and he hadn't been neutered.

We took him to a vet to check for the microchip, and the vet thinks he's 1-2 years old and either belongs to someone and is lost or was abandoned since he's not afraid of people, is super affectionate, and is litter-box trained. Vet also thinks he might have been dumped because his fur is a little ratty and...

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Hello, friends! I've come across a black and white cat. No collar, no microchip, not declawed, and he hadn't been neutered.

We took him to a vet to check for the microchip, and the vet thinks he's 1-2 years old and either belongs to someone and is lost or was abandoned since he's not afraid of people, is super affectionate, and is litter-box trained. Vet also thinks he might have been dumped because his fur is a little ratty and he's got some scratches on his nose from getting into fights with other animals while he's been on his own.

We've taken him in for now, but we can't keep him since we can't have pets. We're in touch with all sorts of shelters and rescue groups, but, as everyone knows, it's hard to get an animal into a no-kill shelter because they're always at capacity.

We've hit a wall in terms of trying to find his owners, so we're looking to get this guy a great home. Please get in touch if you're looking to adopt a companion animal.

17 hours ago

Found - small black and white kitty

This very friendly and possibly deaf cat has been hanging around my house on Glenlake near Broadway since Sunday. Definitely not feral - does anyone recognize?

Oct 14

Updated 18 hours ago

The Paper Shredder is back! Shred and Recycle your old Papers and Documents this Sunday

Back by popular demand, the mobile shredding truck sponsored by Midway Document Destruction's Mobile Shredding Truck will be providing free paper shredding and recycling to residents of the 49th Ward and beyond this Sunday October 19th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The shredding truck is one of my most popular initiatives and a great opportunity to get rid of any old or unwanted papers. Because the documents are...

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Back by popular demand, the mobile shredding truck sponsored by Midway Document Destruction's Mobile Shredding Truck will be providing free paper shredding and recycling to residents of the 49th Ward and beyond this Sunday October 19th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The shredding truck is one of my most popular initiatives and a great opportunity to get rid of any old or unwanted papers. Because the documents are shredded, you won't have to worry about anyone being able to read your private information. Just bring your old documents to the truck, where they will be shredded on the spot in front of you and then taken away to be recycled.

Bring any documents you no longer need or want but that might contain personal or private information. Examples include:

• Bank Statements
• Outdated medical records
• Pay stubs
• Old bills and receipts
• Credit card offers
• Tax returns older than seven years

As an added service, my Ward Service Office will be open Sunday afternoon to take any service requests you may have.

Clean out your home office or attic and join us this Sunday, October 19th for a day of paper recycling!

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Sorry to hear that, Kateri. I sent out three separate emails announcing the shredding over the past week, plus posted it on EveryBlock. Whom do you use for your email?

  • Jefferson Park's Alderman Arena just announced a shredding event NOV 9th in that neighborhood. A bit of a hike, but the service will be available.

    "Prevent identity theft by bringing your old paperwork with any sensitive information to this SHRED EVENT and get them destroyed while you watch.

    Shred-a-thon
    Sunday, Nov. 9th from 10AM - 1PM
    Hoyne Bank Parking Lot (4729 N. Milwuakee Ave.)"

3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

TV Repair

Does anyone know of a TV repair shop that works on (and has parts for) older, picture tube model TV's? I have an older Sharp TV that I really like - but the picture tube finally gave out. I'd like have it repaired, even though I know I could easily buy a new TV, probably for what it will cost to repair it. I already have several newer, flat screen TV's, but this one's my favorite. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Prefer someone in the Edgewater/Andersonville, Rogers Park area, but I'm willing to venture out of the neighborhood for someone reputable.

  • Aram- Minas TV & Video owner- Edgewater neighbor for 44 years

    Feel free to call anytime 773-764-0726 to discuss details, we are open everyday.

  • I have been a Minus customer for many years. Totally honest and fair!!!

31 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Lost black & white cat text

I took a screen shot off of a Facebook post..here's the text I'm retyping. That's all i know: Mila has been missing for nearly 5 weeks. Pls call or text 773-580-4130 if you see her. She was spotted a number of times around Wolfram and Lakewood in Lakeview. Also may be around Paulina and Nelson. Reward $1000. Microchipped & wearing a collar. Black button nose, white paws.

18 hours ago

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38 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Street Cleaning Signs

Why is it that our neighborhood has these plastic street cleaning signs and not the typical permanent signs?

I find the plastic signs infuriating. One more hurdle in the parking war, along with never ending construction, fricking peoples gas, snow and ice. They are wasteful. Having a worker remove and put them up. And they change days constantly and aren't always visible. It's nonsense.

How can we get regular posted street signs?!

  • Its every neighborhood that gets these, not just ours. The permanent signs are on main thorough fares only.

  • Its Chicago. If you see something wasteful and inefficient its best to just assume that someone's cousin/uncle/sister/bookie/affair needed a job.

43 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

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

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

VOTE EARLY

Vote early at any one of 51 locations beginning TODAY (Monday, October 20th), until Saturday, November 1st. Early voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:

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

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway...

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

VOTE EARLY

Vote early at any one of 51 locations beginning TODAY (Monday, October 20th), until Saturday, November 1st. Early voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:

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

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway (at Thorndale)

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

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

If you need a ride to an early voting site, please reply to this e-mail or call 773-973-4900.

Early Voting is also available Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Board of Elections office, 69 W. Washington, Lower Level, and at four city neighborhood locations, including Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside.

An ID is not required. However, I advise you to bring an ID, such as a driver's license or state ID, in the event there is a question about your registration. All Early Voting sites will serve as "grace period registration" sites where voters may register for the first time or update the name or address on their existing registrations. To learn more about Grace Period registration, read my comment on this thread.

VOTE BY MAIL

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

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

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

You will then receive your ballot in the mail. Follow all the enclosed instructions and make sure to vote in secret.

35 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Fire near Rogers / Ridge

Anyone know what caused the fire? I don't know where exactly it is but I smelled it from my house. Didn't wanna go investigate it.

  • Patrick Resident of Rogers Park on and off since 2004

    What time did this happen? Glad your okay

25 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Car repair

Anyone got a good mechanic recommendation? Ideally I would like to get my brakes done and new tires at the same place. Maybe even a tune up.

  • Totally agree with FA Girl posting above. DAVES AUTO is the ONLY place I will take my car. Dave is honest and their team does impeccable work.

  • Runge Auto. Tim is fantastic!

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Ebola Questions

1. Do you think Chicago is ready if Ebola comes our way?
2. Has anything changed in your life since Ebola came to the US?
3. How can we help the counties in West Africa? Has the world responded appropriately?

  • jldoolittle Resident of Rogers Park for 9 years

    Robert Reich has some words of wisdom for the US on his blog today on containing ebola, which is still endemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone: http://robertreich.org/. From what I am reading in the CDC literature, containment in W. Africa is imperative to prevent a pandemic. As for the 1918...

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    Robert Reich has some words of wisdom for the US on his blog today on containing ebola, which is still endemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone: http://robertreich.org/. From what I am reading in the CDC literature, containment in W. Africa is imperative to prevent a pandemic. As for the 1918 influenza pandemic, it has been confirmed that Hemophilus influenzae was the causative virus. Once weakened by the flu, many persons became infected with pathogenic bacteria that led to fatal pneumonia (Source: Microbiology and Human Disease; Wistreihc & Lechtman). There is some thought that the disturbances to the earth from trench digging and bombardment during WWI resulted in churning up this virus from the soil (Source: The War That Ended Peace; Margaret MacMillan). And most likely, lack of food and starvation during the war weakened the immune system of many.
    It is heart wrenching to watch the clips and read the stories of crying infants and young children and to see the ravaged bodies. Agree, agree - an appropriately funded public health system serves everyone - pathogenic organisms don't discriminate.

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

    I think we are all in this together. And we need to think about infectious diseases outside of the free market driven world we have become. Healthcare may be a business, but human beings are in charge of health care including voters and tax payers. We all need to drive health care in more compassionate ways. In the end, all we have is our health.

33 hours ago

New Restaurant Coming to Granville, Revival Social Club

M. Henrietta on Granville in Edgewater closed a few weeks ago, and many brunch fans were sad to see them close their doors. But the sadness will soon be gone, when the replacement restaurant opens up in less than a month! In it’s place, Edgewater will be getting the Revival Social Club, a restaurant bar combo […]

Jan 09 2013

Updated 34 hours ago

Seeking Painter Referrals

I'm looking for referrals for painters (at a reasonable price) for a 1,900sf condo in Edgewater. Ideally, I'd like to start with a high-level estimate on the phone if possible.

  • I used Green Tree Painting last year for a similarly sized condo and was very happy with them -- high work quality, nice folks and didn't leave a mess: http://www.greentreepaintingdesign.com/

  • Tad1232000 Edgewater Transplant

    What ever you do don't use Bill Baker at Happy Home Repair, you won't be happy. He skipped out without finishing the job and broke a radiator in the process. Rather than helping to solve the problem he just skipped out and almost had to get the police involved to resolve when he wouldn't give the keys back. What ever you do realize you get what you pay for. He did have cheap prices, but it showed in his lack of professionalism.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Handyman/woman needed

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good handyman/woman? I just need help installing some ikea curtains and rod and I don't own a drill or have a good working knowledge of how to do this sort of thing. Pretty straightforward job. Any recs would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  • Taskrabbit is a good place to look for handymen/women, too.

  • Bruce at 773-474-0617. He lives in Edgewater and can do all kinds of home handyman stuff.

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