40 hours ago

Updated 10 min ago

Gas outage Clark/Pratt?

Anyone else having a natural gas outage near Clark/Pratt?

26 hours ago

Updated 12 min ago

Is Don Gordon Serious?

OK - I keep hearing people talking about Don Gordon's purported candidacy for 49th ward alderman but, as many others have noted on Everyblock, he seems to have no campaign and no platform. I have googled him in various ways and find that the only information he provides is on his Facebook page - and even there, you have to look pretty deep to even find out he is running for alderman.

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OK - I keep hearing people talking about Don Gordon's purported candidacy for 49th ward alderman but, as many others have noted on Everyblock, he seems to have no campaign and no platform. I have googled him in various ways and find that the only information he provides is on his Facebook page - and even there, you have to look pretty deep to even find out he is running for alderman.

As much as I would like to see Joe Moore replaced by someone who will prioritize the needs of his constituents over the mayor's agenda of privatization, I don't see how Gordon can expect anyone to take him seriously when it is evident that he is not making any serious effort to inform the voters of his platform, or even his candidacy.

While many mayoral candidates can take a chance on getting elected based on the "anyone but Rahm" sentiment of many voters, I doubt that Moore has alienated enough people that Gordon can depend on that same dynamic in the 49th.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Woo, woo, where is Don? Gordon still is hiding in his cave. Will he come out and look for his shadow on February 2nd? Will he go back into hiding if the sun is shining and his shadow scares him?

  • I can't imagine why anyone would want to move into the Don Gordon camp after seeing the character of the people are populating it. At least here on EB, I'm just not seeing an "Elect Gordon" campaign. I'm seeing a "Look how nasty we friends of Gordon are" campaign. Doesn't strike me as a good strategy, and it's not one that will attract the many voters.

21 hours ago

Updated 27 min ago

BREAKING NEWS: Coming to a network station by you, Judge Judy Rogers Park

This sure to be popular-spinoff of 'Judge Judy' stars Judge Judy adjudicating Chicago's 49th Ward political problems on EveryBlock.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_Judy_Rogers_Park

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I googled: joe moore investigation 2014, and could not find anything current. Where are these rumors to be found?

  • Lots of talk around the hood. Most that I've heard stems from two very internal sources. Still just rumor but seems to have merit. And Joe is starting to act very desperate and afraid, judging by his actions and those of his troll army.

39 hours ago

Updated 28 min ago

Info On 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidates

Does anyone have info on 49th Ward aldermanic candidates:

CONNIE GATES-BROWN
JOHN BEACHAM
GRADY A. HUMPHREY
NATHAN BENJAMIN MYER

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Has "Jill" gone on vacation to Acapulco or someplace or is "Jill" bumbled up and letting Spot take over tying to pick up the pieces?

  • Jill27 swimmer

    Jill has sent a request to suspend you Roger/Joe for harassment and stalking.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Goddess Declares WitchCraft Messiah Of The 44 Million Black Americans

I Christ of WitchCraft, King of Necromancy, King of Shadow Magic, King of Sorcery, King of Death Majic, King of Sith Magic, Captain of The Hydra Dragons of WitchCraft, General of The Scorpions of WitchCraft declare to all America "I am the King of Black People. I Christ of WitchCraft rule with an iron fist.

  • Tj O'Pootertoot I can count to potato

    I'm a Sith Lord and I am only toying with Terrans until reinforcements from the Empire come. I could hardly be concerned with the pigmentation of a race that will be removed for the glory of Lord Vader.
    Hail Hydra!

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    Thanks Paula Tarrillo.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Alderman 1% gets revenge

Don't cross Alderman 1%, or you'll pay the price. You can ask Mo Cahill. Or Ben at the Oasis.

Or Jason Vondrachek.

Today the Alderman's office called in the dogs.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Good heavens. Lake from DesPlaines and Vasilatos from Silverstein's Ward are on a feeding frenzy in our home territory. Will the scorned woman-friend of Khan show up next?

  • Tj O'Pootertoot I can count to potato

    I thought Kirk defeated Khan and he's back in deep freeze?

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

WitchCraft Christ Commands America To Talk About Race.

Blacks And Whites Must Come Together Now As 1 People.

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    Blacks don't care what my religion is the fact that most whites don't want or can't accept a black as a Christ or calling him-self a Christ will rally blacks to me especially the ones who don't accept the picture of a white Jesus given to the world by the Catholic Church.

  • Tj O'Pootertoot I can count to potato

    I just called Chicago Read, they have a bed for you in D-south.

47 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

God declares Mother Olson supreme sorceress and ruler of Rogers Park, world.

I, Mother Olson, hereby declare that I am the supreme leader of all beliefs, organizations, and inanimate objects including witches, demons, Angels, chambers of commerce, delivery services, potholes, and fire hydrants. None shall be more powerful than me. If you wish to have an audience with your new ruler, I will be at the Oasis bar on Tuesdays between 7-9pm. Thank you.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

(Attempted) Mail Theft - Has Anyone Else Been Victimized?

On Tuesday, November 25, my wife discovered that two shipments left by USPS in the vestibule of our building (Howard & Sheridan area) had been ripped open to reveal their contents; whoever got into the vestibule decided that the contents weren't worth stealing so they left the ripped open boxes behind. I have no way of knowing whether there were any other shipments in the vestibule which this intruder decided to take with them.

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On Tuesday, November 25, my wife discovered that two shipments left by USPS in the vestibule of our building (Howard & Sheridan area) had been ripped open to reveal their contents; whoever got into the vestibule decided that the contents weren't worth stealing so they left the ripped open boxes behind. I have no way of knowing whether there were any other shipments in the vestibule which this intruder decided to take with them.

A few weeks ago, a neighbor warned me that such robberies were happening frequently in the area. She had heard reports of a man & woman (working individually or in tandem) whose territory seems to be Rogers Park / Edgewater. Their M.O. is to try to gain entry by ringing a resident and asking to be let in because the buzzer doesn't work for "the person they're visiting; alternatively, they might claim to be from USPS/FedEx/UPS and want to drop off a shipment for someone else in the building who "isn't home." Once inside, they take what they can find in the vestibule and get out quickly before anyone sees/reports them.

Has anyone else experience this type of (attempted) robbery? A quick search of "mail theft" here on Everyblock shows that some other neighborhoods have reported this type of crime in the past, but I don't see any reports for it in Rogers Park yet.

In any case, be vigilant (especially with the holidays approaching -- there will likely be more packages left in building vestibules over the next month than are delivered at any other time of year). Don't buzz anyone into your building if you don't know the person on the intercom personally, *especially* if they're not there to see you. If they claim to be USPS/FedEx/UPS, get a visual confirmation (uniform; truck in the street) before you let them into the building.

  • dj long time RP home owner

    1333 W.Devon charges $5/package. I recommend it - the alternative of tracking/refunding/etc can be really time consuming and frustrating.
    .

  • I've been waiting for a package shipped thru USPS on Nov. 5. Tracking information says it was delivered to the Devon PO 60660 on Nov 13. The package was also addressed to my office. I've tried calling the PO but no one answers the phone. The company who shipped it...

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    I've been waiting for a package shipped thru USPS on Nov. 5. Tracking information says it was delivered to the Devon PO 60660 on Nov 13. The package was also addressed to my office. I've tried calling the PO but no one answers the phone. The company who shipped it won't help me other than to give me the tracking information. I guess my only solution is to go to the PO in person and see if someone can help me there. I don't hold out much hope tho of ever receiving this package. I have a horrible feeling the PO will give me the run around. So I don't think it is just the folks mentioned above trying to get access to buildings; I think it it also PO employees swiping boxes as well.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Owner of Clark and Estes Property Cited Again for Illegal Dumping

City of Chicago Department of Public Health inspectors yesterday issued citations to the owner of the vacant lot at 7070 N. Clark Street (southwest corner of Clark and Estes) for illegally dumping non-permitted fill at the property.

This was the second time the owner, Jason Vondrachek of Quest Realty Group, was cited for illegal dumping. Vondrachek was fined nearly $10,000 last May for dumping illegal fill at the same property. He was also cited for engaging in demolition work without...

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City of Chicago Department of Public Health inspectors yesterday issued citations to the owner of the vacant lot at 7070 N. Clark Street (southwest corner of Clark and Estes) for illegally dumping non-permitted fill at the property.

This was the second time the owner, Jason Vondrachek of Quest Realty Group, was cited for illegal dumping. Vondrachek was fined nearly $10,000 last May for dumping illegal fill at the same property. He was also cited for engaging in demolition work without a permit and a “stop work” order was issued against him.

He failed to appear at a hearing last July and a default judgment order was entered against him.

In a surreptitious attempt to avoid the stop work order, Vondrachek applied for a demolition permit in August, listing the address as 1767 W. Estes rather than 7070 N. Clark. My office has brought this to the attention of the City of Chicago Department of Buildings and have asked that the demolition permit be rescinded in light of the subterfuge.

Vondarchek’s company purchased the property last year after it had been foreclosed. A mixed-use condominium and retail development had been planned for the site, but it fell victim in 2008 to the Great Recession.

My Ward Superintendent, Dan Murphy, brought the latest incident of illegal dumping to my attention earlier this week and my office immediately asked City’s inspectors to investigate.

If you witness any dumping or demolition work at the site, please contact my office immediately, ward49@cityofchicago.org, 773-338-5796.

  • Sometimes i throw chocolate chips in with the mix. Sometimes hand smooshed blueberries. Regardless the grade b maple syrup at trader joes is amazing. It's like straight bee penile extract right in your mouth.

  • Also not trying to be witty sire. I am witty. Not trying to screw up anyone breakfast either. So I appreciate your clarification. I'm sure anyone who was with you for thanksgiving was a lucky person.

    Give me a holler if you ever need to refinance or have any questions.

    Kind regards,

2 hours ago

Overnight Parking Ban on Clark Street Begins Monday at 3 a.m.

I am writing to remind you that Chicago's annual "Winter Overnight Parking Ban" on Clark Street, from Howard to Devon, begins this Monday, December 1st at 3:00 a.m. The parking ban is clearly posted and will be enforced December 1st through April 1st from 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., regardless of snow.

The one-and-a-quarter-mile portion of Clark is part of a 107-mile network of critical arterial streets where the parking ban is put into effect each year. The parking ban...

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I am writing to remind you that Chicago's annual "Winter Overnight Parking Ban" on Clark Street, from Howard to Devon, begins this Monday, December 1st at 3:00 a.m. The parking ban is clearly posted and will be enforced December 1st through April 1st from 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., regardless of snow.

The one-and-a-quarter-mile portion of Clark is part of a 107-mile network of critical arterial streets where the parking ban is put into effect each year. The parking ban enables the City to keep vital arterial streets free of snow from curb to curb in the event of a major storm.

Cars parked in violation of the overnight ban prevent critical routes, such as Clark, from being fully plowed and salted when it snows. During a snowfall, a build-up of snow next to parked vehicles on these routes further reduces traffic flow.

Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee (minimum), a $60 ticket and a storage fee of $20 per day. Vehicles in violation of the ban will be towed to 701 N. Sacramento.

For a map of the Overnight Parking Ban routes, visit:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/streets/supp_info/Snow20112012/Snow%202013%20-%202014/2014_15_Winter_Overnight_Parking_Ban_Map.pdf

7 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

1500 block Devon Drive by Shooting

Does any one know details of this shooting? Is rather shocking to have happen in our neighborhood.

  • Shocking? There was a murder on the same stretch of road not to long ago. More like routine.

3 hours ago

You have 8 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Prepare Now! Overnight parking ban begins Dec 1/Sun nite, Mon morning

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141125/downtown/winter-overnight-parking-ban-going-into-effect-dec-1
It's about to get a lot harder to park in the city.
Beginning Dec. 1 at 3 a.m., the Winter Overnight Parking Ban goes into effect.
Chicago drivers should be on the lookout for signs that ban parking on "critical arterial" streets from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m
Violators may get slammed with a $150 (minimum) towing fee, $60 ticket and a daily storage fee of $20. Cars will be towed to auto pounds at either 10301 S. Doty...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141125/downtown/winter-overnight-parking-ban-going-into-effect-dec-1
It's about to get a lot harder to park in the city.
Beginning Dec. 1 at 3 a.m., the Winter Overnight Parking Ban goes into effect.
Chicago drivers should be on the lookout for signs that ban parking on "critical arterial" streets from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m
Violators may get slammed with a $150 (minimum) towing fee, $60 ticket and a daily storage fee of $20. Cars will be towed to auto pounds at either 10301 S. Doty Ave. or 701 N. Sacramento Ave.
(In our neighborhood Devon and Clark are streets affected. http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/streets/supp_info/Snow20112012/Snow%202013%20-%202014/2014_15_Winter_Overnight_Parking_Ban_Map.pdf)
The ban, which does not depend on snow, will be in effect until April 1.
Year-round, there are signs up restricting parking where there is more than two inches of snow on the ground, or what's known as the Arterial Street Snow Route Ban.
(Many neighborhood streets affected by 2" snow ban. http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/streets/supp_info/Snow20112012/Snow%20Program%202013.2014/2inchparkingbanmap.pdf)
You've been warned!

21 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

This website is useless

After coming back again, it's just mentally ill politically obsessed multi account trolls. I'm going to go look for a good newsfeed with no comment section.
I hope Moore knows who most of you are and can take quick action towards a restraining order should you take your obsessions to the next step.

I think I see a maniac on a bike with gyros, so I'll wrap up my visit to $hit outa luck cafe.

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

    I get that a lot.

  • hey, when you find that site, drop back in and let us know where it is.

35 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

SV TCL & Associates Probe Company CIS-Prüfkarten

CMOS Bild-Sensoren (CIS) können Kamerafunktionen in High-Tech Tablets und Smartphones. CIS-Prüfgeräte nutzt Freischwinger Technologie und Schichtung für high-Density-Sonde-Layouts. SV TCLs CIS Sonde Kartenprodukte beschäftigen eine Vielzahl von Materialien, die sicherstellen, dass sie eine dauerhafte Kosten sparende Lösung sind, die die fine-Pitch und Multi-Dut Herausforderungen dieser Geräte erfüllen können.

  • Mother Olson Watchful mother.

    Verpiss dich!!!

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Somewhere out there, an EveryBlock reader is getting ready to post, "I've been looking everywhere for some Prüfkarten EXACTLY like that. Don't listen to these negative people. Post more "acts of kindness" please.

3 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

WitchCraft Christ Ask For Peace And Calm Protest

St. Louis County Grand Jury decision not to indict white police officer the fatal shooting of an un-armed black teen.

  • Les M. 30 plus year resident

    I wouldn't be surprised, if over the next few years, we see a dramatic decline in the number of young people who seek a career in Law Enforcement. It's just too risky these days, and there are too many variables. Public School teaching is bad, but nowhere NEAR as dangerous...

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    I wouldn't be surprised, if over the next few years, we see a dramatic decline in the number of young people who seek a career in Law Enforcement. It's just too risky these days, and there are too many variables. Public School teaching is bad, but nowhere NEAR as dangerous and risky as being a cop. Besides having to think about preserving their OWN life, they must maintain a constant vigilance over how they handle a situation. All kinds of people can make judgements and pronouncements about the way the whole incident went down, but NO ONE really knows for sure. They're judgements are based on what they've been told, and they haven't been told everything (not by a long shot).
    I fear the day will come when no one will even consider entering the field of Law Enforcement. Truthfully, I'd think I'd work as a waiter in a high-end restaurant in preference to being a cop. Yes, some are arrogant and some make bad judgement calls, BUT where would we be as a society without them??? If that day comes, let's see how we'll like THAT cup of tea.
    Being a policeman has become the job from hell. Moreover, Public School teaching is not so far behind -- most notably in Chicago. It's easy to criticize, but not until one has "walked the walk" can they really understand what it's like to be a cop today. It ain't no cakewalk.

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    Les M. how do you feel about all cops across the country wearing web-cams?

10 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

A friend of mine was approached at knife point

A friend of mine was just approached at knife point by a man at the shell on Sheridan and Touhy. He was able to tell the owner and run away. Be careful out there.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    That corner is turning into a hotspot.

  • Tj O'Pootertoot I can count to potato

    I was nearly run down by a maniac delivering gyros, he was screaming about Joe Moore

45 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Warren Park iceskating rink question

Hi guys,
Before you tell me to make a call or contact the park which I did via email/phone/twitter with no response so I'm asking if anyone can recall something for me?

My parents/sisters are coming to visit us from ex-burbs and we'd like to go skating at the rink at the park and I was checking for their information for ice skate rentals... can anyone tell me if they rent out skates at the park... their information right now is outdated from last years information.

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    Dee and everyone regards to downtown ice skate rink, last time I went was over two years ago and I was petrified for my life due to some of the crazy actions of youth were doing I was thinking if I fall my hands would have been cut up by them.

    We are going to chance it Friday and go to warren park.

    Thanks for responding and have a wonderful thanksgiving!

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    Robin, I did check google, looks like that was updated yesterday but thanks again!

Nov 18

Updated 21 hours ago

The CTU Head Speaks Out on Joe Moore

Jesse Sharkey has stepped up to fill in for Karen Lewis as she battles a serious illness.

Chicago Magazine interviewed Mr. Sharkey for the December issue. One of the points he addressed was our alderman's actions to block the public from having a voice in the issue of an elected school board.

Q: Which aldermen are standing in the way of an elected school board?

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Jesse Sharkey has stepped up to fill in for Karen Lewis as she battles a serious illness.

Chicago Magazine interviewed Mr. Sharkey for the December issue. One of the points he addressed was our alderman's actions to block the public from having a voice in the issue of an elected school board.

Q: Which aldermen are standing in the way of an elected school board?

A: Joe Moore [49th Ward, in Rogers Park] is one of them. I’m furious with Joe Moore. He’s shown himself to suck up to power like nobody’s business. [In Illinois,] up to three measures can get on the ballot. Joe Moore made sure there were three trivial measures so he could do the mayor’s bidding and not allow an elected school board on the ballot—a measure that’s really important to people.

The full article is here: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/December-2014/Meet-Jesse-Sharkey-the-New-Karen-Lewis/

Does anyone know how many teachers reside in the 49th ward?

  • More importantly lets hope the coalition can "undo" the dirty tricks pulled by Joe Moore and the mayor so the public can finally have a voice in this issue.

  • Tj O'Pootertoot I can count to potato

    Did he meet Jack Bauer and Chloe? They're so cool.

Aug 02

Updated 24 hours ago

What About O'Connor?

There is a lot of discussion of Joe Moore on Rogers Park Everyblock - but a few of us in Rogers Park are in the 40th Ward, and our alderman is Patrick O'Connor. While I often disagree with Moore's votes in the City Council, he does have some redeeming qualities in terms of benefiting our community. O'Connor, as far as I can tell, not only rubber stamps anything Emanuel wants, but seems to be pretty much invisible to all but the real estate developers here.

If any of you know of anything O'Connor has done to benefit the non-wealthy people of our community, or have opinions, either for or against O'Connor's policies, I would be interested in hearing them.

Thanks.

Nov 16

Updated 24 hours ago

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

    Nov. 27, 2014: 26-year-old-man shot, 1500 block of West Devon Avenue, Rogers Park (49th Ward).

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

    Updated Rogers Park (49th Ward) Nov. 27, 2014, 8 Homicides and 34 Shooting Victims 2014 Year-to-date.

24 hours ago

Open Letter To All February 24th, 2015 Chicago Candidates

Let’s start exploring new ideas for this amazing 1921 Chicago landmark. I encourage and invite all Chicago candidates for Alderman, Mayor and voters to explore with me how to successfully repurpose our Historic Chicago Post Office.

Read More at: http://50thward.com/open.html

24 hours ago

Happy Thanksgiving To One & All!

A happy, happyand beautiful Thanksgiving greeting to all my 50th Ward friends, neighbors and family!

Best wishes and Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow 50th Ward Candidates and to your families!

The whole world is one town.
Di gantse velt iz eyn shtot.
די גאַנצע װעלט איז אײן שטאָט
العالم كله مدينة واحدة
पूरी दुनिया एक शहर है
El mundo entero es un solo pueblo.

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

MOORE? Enough already!

Politics like Thanksgiving... If you keep going back for Moore, you're going to wind up paying the price. Be grateful we have a process that truly gives you a choice. Change is good and you have the ability to stop going back for more Moore. Create your own term limit... No more Moore!

Happy holidays to one and all..., bd

  • RPEyes Live on possibly the shortest street in RP

    Perhaps, Mr. Danon, people are spelling your name "Dannon" to get your attention and to mock you. (Now we know to do it so it gets your goat. Ooops.)

    Frankly, all you have managed to do with your incessant "Moore, Moore, Moore" is to come across as a crank who...

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    Perhaps, Mr. Danon, people are spelling your name "Dannon" to get your attention and to mock you. (Now we know to do it so it gets your goat. Ooops.)

    Frankly, all you have managed to do with your incessant "Moore, Moore, Moore" is to come across as a crank who has nothing to say beyond whining about pot holes.

    And we all get it. You had problems with pot holes. BFD.

    Everyone had problems with pot holes. That was a city wide problem. Not confined your little corner of reality. Not confined to Rogers Park. And definitely not something Joe Moore did just to piss you off. And those of us who actually pay attention knew why the streets weren't fixed promptly.

    So maybe it is time for you to be quiet for a while, Mr. Dannon.

    And term limits? I want what you're smoking. You would rather leave the governing to a bunch of un-elected bureaucrats? That's what happens since they are the only ones who stay year after year. They become the only ones who know anything because they aren't term limited.

    Or do you want them term limited too? Fire them all cause Mr. Fruit-at-the-Bottom wants change!

    Term limits have never really done anyone good except for people like you who just want change. Frankly, that is just short sighted.

    So give it a rest. We get it.

    Have a good Thanksgiving, Mr. Dannon.

  • Jill27 swimmer

    time to baste the bird, Barbara

44 hours ago

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46 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Chicago Park District Kiddie College - seeking input

Anyone familiar with the program at Warren Park and/or Chippewa Park? Would you recommend it?

Jun 12

Updated 26 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.

27 hours ago

You have 7 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

4 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Amara for Mayor....

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/24/14

Mayoral Candidate Dr. Amara Enyia Officially Files Petitions for the 2015 Municipal Election

http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/…

After months of campaigning, mayoral candidate Dr. Amara Enyia will stand with supporters to submit her petitions today for the 2015 municipal election. As the most unconventional of the declared candidates, she has amassed significant support from all sides of the city with her grassroots campaign.

“Today is the culmination of months of hard work on a campaign that will change the...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/24/14

Mayoral Candidate Dr. Amara Enyia Officially Files Petitions for the 2015 Municipal Election

http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/…

After months of campaigning, mayoral candidate Dr. Amara Enyia will stand with supporters to submit her petitions today for the 2015 municipal election. As the most unconventional of the declared candidates, she has amassed significant support from all sides of the city with her grassroots campaign.

“Today is the culmination of months of hard work on a campaign that will change the landscape of politics in Chicago,” Dr. Enyia said. “This campaign reflects a new type of leadership that is diverse, passionate, independent, and driven by innovative ideas."

So far, the campaign has been endorsed by Northside Democracy for America, Southside Democracy for America, the Justice Party and the Veterans Party of Illinois.

“Chicagoans want a strong, independent voice – someone not beholden to special interests or tainted by politics as usual," Enyia said. "Chicagoans are tired of the same players and their stale ideas that have only held the city back. The people want new energy, new voices and new ideas that can move us forward. It’s time Chicago has leadership that actually represents not just our today, but also our tomorrow."

Amara will be joined by supporters at 3:00pm today at the Board of Elections at 69 W. Washington for the official filing.

  • (Wasn't this about Amara Enyia, not Don Gordon?)
    On the specific point of having worked somewhere under Mayor Junior; it was the only game in town. If you weren't there, you had no involvement in live city politics. By itself, all it tells me is that this isn't a raw beginner.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Helen - I've explored Garcia, and yawned. Frankly, I don't see any qualification to run a city

38 hours ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Shooting at Devon & Ridge (9:20pm)

At 9:20pm, police were in persuit of of a vehicle, from which several shots were fired. The vehicle was described as a newer model, black Jeep Liberty.
The actual shooting occured at a strip-mall, at Devon and Ravenswood.

The victim of the shooting was dropped off at the Shell gas station, at Devon & Ridge. The victim is described as a male Black, 26-years-old. He was shot in the arm, and appeared coherent and his injuries appeared stable.

5 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

  • Because I don't support the CTU does not make me anti-union anymore than my not liking brussel sprouts makes me anti vegetable. I believe the CTU needs to clean up its own house before trying to clean up other's houses. So, how is that not reasoned?

    Once again it is...

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    Because I don't support the CTU does not make me anti-union anymore than my not liking brussel sprouts makes me anti vegetable. I believe the CTU needs to clean up its own house before trying to clean up other's houses. So, how is that not reasoned?

    Once again it is the desire to blame and attack the other. With Dave, I believe that his being a teacher and a union member may cause him to support the elected school board. So that is not reasoned? We have a difference of opinion.

    And before anyone jumps to any other conclusions, I have been a member of a union. And some were useful while others were ridiculously useless.

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    Objections to Nomination Papers of Chicago Candidates-Feb. 24, 2015 Election.
    http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/M2015-HearingSchedule.pdf

5 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

St. Baldricks Jarvis square?

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

  • Amy Better your world.

    Yes, we'll be doing it again this year. Well make sure to get dates prayed to EB when they're final.

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    Thanks Amy! Looking forward to it!

4 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Accused Rapist Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to 36 Years in Jail

A man accused of the rape of a Rogers Park woman two years ago near the Lunt entrance to the Morse Red Line station pleaded guilty last week to three counts of aggravated sexual assault and was sentenced to 36 years in jail.

The sexual assault occurred in the early morning of December 19, 2012. As I reported at the time, the assailant's image was captured on CTA security cameras, which helped lead to his arrest.

The assailant, James Minor,...

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A man accused of the rape of a Rogers Park woman two years ago near the Lunt entrance to the Morse Red Line station pleaded guilty last week to three counts of aggravated sexual assault and was sentenced to 36 years in jail.

The sexual assault occurred in the early morning of December 19, 2012. As I reported at the time, the assailant's image was captured on CTA security cameras, which helped lead to his arrest.

The assailant, James Minor, age 20, has been incarcerated since his arrest. Under the terms of the guilty plea, he must serve at least 85% of his sentence and the time he has already served will NOT be credited.

I thank the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County State's Attorney for their arrest and prosecution of the person who committed this horrendous crime.

  • This category of offender needs to be off the streets until he is incapable of harming another human being, period. This was an exceptionally heinous act of sexual violence by a true predator.

    CTA video surveillance showed the man moving between CTA stops, looking for a place to commit this...

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    This category of offender needs to be off the streets until he is incapable of harming another human being, period. This was an exceptionally heinous act of sexual violence by a true predator.

    CTA video surveillance showed the man moving between CTA stops, looking for a place to commit this crime and for a victim. He settled on the Lunt Avenue stop after discovering it was under construction and not lit at all, which allowed him to attack the victim just yards from the entryway, in near total darkness in the early morning hours.

    Later on the day of the assault, long strings of temporary lighting were strung across the area now occupied by well- lit bike racks. While CTA and other city service providers couldn't have known this monster would use the situation precisely as he did, that area should have had the temporary lighting it received after it was too late.

    Sexual assault trials are often psychologically brutal for survivors. The woman who stepped up to help keep this individual off the streets absolutely saved others from his violence. I don't know where that kind of courage comes from, but I am grateful to her for doing something she never, ever should have been asked to do.

  • FebGirl Once a bride, but never a bridesmaid

    Thanks for your perspective, Jim. I always feel bolstered when I hear a man express a real understanding of the heinous nature of sexual violence against women. It's sad, but there are still people who don't really get it. I agree w/ you, too, that the kind of predator who...

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    Thanks for your perspective, Jim. I always feel bolstered when I hear a man express a real understanding of the heinous nature of sexual violence against women. It's sad, but there are still people who don't really get it. I agree w/ you, too, that the kind of predator who roams the street, on the prowl for a random victim to assault is a couple of steps up in dangerousness from other sexual predators. These predators are very resistant to behavior modification. Getting them off the streets and segregated from society for as long as possible is about the best we can hope for.

    Mac, I take exception to a couple of things you said. The sentence given to this offender is severe, as these things go. I've never heard of a life sentence (without parole) given in this kind of assault.

    Another thing you said is about rape "ruining" the victim's life . Not to minimize or downplay the gravity of the crime, but I haven't seen the lives of people being ruined. There's a period of adjustment and healing, but the vast majority of rape victims are able to work through the trauma and scarring, put it behind them and lead normal lives.

2 days ago

10 Under-the-Radar Shops to Support on Small Business Saturday

This trio of stores in Edgewater sells antiques, artwork, and a healthy selection of gently used designer clothes. They’re offering 20 percent off in-store purchases on Small Business Saturday, too. 6237-6241 N. Clark St., euphoriaresale.com

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...the-dark rope to wholesale blue polypropylene jars that you didn’t realize you needed. 5316 N. Milwaukee Ave., sciplus.com

Since you’re probably heading down to Pilsen for the fantastic vintage selection on Saturday anyway, be sure to stop by this tiny little grocery store for vegan snacks, ridiculously cheap green juice that’s pressed while you wait, and kombucha on tap. 1219 W. 18th St., bellischicago.com

Indulge all your Parisian fantasies at this frequently overlooked French boutique in the Palmolive Building. You may not be wintering in the South of France this winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t subtly imply that you are. 919 N. Michigan Ave., cop-copine.com

Yelpers say this beauty supply store is the best spot in the city to find Shiseido products, but the store also stocks other hard-to-find Asian beauty products like Korean BB cream and Dolly Wink mascara. 2136 S. Archer Ave.

This well-curated Humboldt Park boutique sells everything from jewelry to bath products to mustache wax. You’ll find lots of design-y elements—it’s located in a refurbished hardware store, after all—and plenty of locally-made stocking stuffers. 2559 W. Chicago Ave., shopkomoda.com

...hand-knit fisherman sweaters, which have “Chicago winters” written all over them (figuratively, of course). 5202 N. Clark St., notre-shop.com

Roscoe Village’s newest indie bookstore is throwing its doors open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, where you can find calendars, greeting cards, and booked-themed ephemera from the popular brand Out of Print—as well as books on books on books, of course. 2142 W. Roscoe St.

...and a small but solid selection of vintage clothes. But seriously, go for the taxidermy. 1513 W. Foster Ave., woollymammothchicago.com

...Plus, Comfort Me Boutique has opened up a new permanent location in Hyde Park at 5241 S. Harper Ave. after their successful pop-up run. Grab a latte at Bridgeport Coffee’s Hyde Park...

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Rogers Park 20,000.00 Blacks Request Info From 49rt Ward Alderman Joe Moore

Rogers Park Haveing 2 Million Square Feet Of Empty Office/Business Leaseing Space.

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    I am not the best speller but the power of my message matters. Blacks are now rallying to me. Blacks accept me as their Mesiah and will obey what I say.

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    The more whites hate me the more blacks rally to me.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Alderman Moore to appear on CAN-TV's "Political Forum" Tonight at 7 p.m.

Hear the latest neighborhood and City Hall news without leaving the comfort of your home. I will be appearing on Cable Access Network's (CAN-TV) live call-in, "Political Forum" program. The show will air TONIGHT (Wednesday, November 26th), 7:00 to 7:30 p.m., on cable channel 21 and streamed live online at http://www.cantv.org/live.

This will be your chance to get the latest updates on news in the 49th Ward, including the 49th Ward's upcoming Participatory Budgeting process; the significant progress we've made...

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Hear the latest neighborhood and City Hall news without leaving the comfort of your home. I will be appearing on Cable Access Network's (CAN-TV) live call-in, "Political Forum" program. The show will air TONIGHT (Wednesday, November 26th), 7:00 to 7:30 p.m., on cable channel 21 and streamed live online at http://www.cantv.org/live.

This will be your chance to get the latest updates on news in the 49th Ward, including the 49th Ward's upcoming Participatory Budgeting process; the significant progress we've made at our local schools, including additional resources we've been able to obtain for Gale School; the new businesses that have opened in our community; and the significant progress we've made at reducing the uptick of violence, which occurred last summer.

With the holidays coming up, and in my role as Chairman of the City Council Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation, I'll also talk about all the family friendly holiday events the City will be sponsoring in the coming weeks.

It's a live call-in show, so please phone in with your questions and comments on these or any other topics.

  • It might be nice if you took a pause from crediting yourself for things you had nothing to do with.

    Maybe you can talk about your dirty tricks to kill public input on the elected schools board issue. Or your campaign ethics violations. Maybe outline your pay to play strategies! Or how to shut down a small business as retaliation? And don't forget to call the moderator a filthy word.

  • Maybe we should all make sure to call the show with our questions?

  • jenna! Be the change you want to see happen

    I wish it were a debate between Mr. Moore and WitchCraft Christ.

2 days ago

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Updated 2 days ago

Who will be this elections Jason T. Olsen?

Five candidate's have filed to run against Alderman 1% this upcoming election on Feb. 2015. The names are Connie Gates-Brown, Grady Humphrey, John Beacham, Ben Myers and Don Gordon.

Given the nature of the game, which resident will attach his/her name to a petition challenge, to have one or more of these potential candidate's removed from the ballot?

Who will be the next Jason T. Olsen?

http://www.chicagoelections.com/dm/general/document_3310.PDF

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