Feb 28

Updated 14 min ago

Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!

I started going to twisted Tapas a year ago February and cannot tell you how many times my husband and friends and I have been there since but I went again just last night! Food is still as excellent as it was a year ago and the staff is just as friendly and fun! It is SO great to see this place continue to do so well. If you haven't been there in a while make sure to get out into what is sure to be the last of winter and have a nice dinner! I think we are all getting cabin fever and tired of going out in the cold! Thanks Twisted!!

  • Yes, I want to meet up with my neighbors too! Sometimes work gets in the way of fun, and I hope to make the next one. Thank you Bill.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Another fabulous evening at TT with some friends. Chocolate lovers must try the mousse for dessert.

Apr 09

Updated 2 hours ago

Would you want to live in new-development live/work art space in Rogers Park?

Artspace (Minneapolis-based nonprofit - artspace.org) is conducting a market study to determine the need/relative desire for newly developed artist housing and workspace in Rogers Park.

They are conducting an anonymous online survey to this end via: http://rogersparkartspace.org

If you are an artist, or have an interest in neighborhood arts-related infrastructure, take a minute to fill out the survey and pass it around to like-minded individuals. To receive updates on the project, you can give them your contact info at the end of the survey, or you can just fill it out anonymously.

Also, just a general thread question ~ what you think of the potential of an Artspace-like development in the neighborhood?

  • By the lake By the lake

    We need to support arts in every way, including housing. In many countries creatives are honored and respected. Some countries provide health care benefits, housing and income for creatives.

    All in all creative energies gives us "Transformative Visions" and as a culture we evolve our vision. We need to honor and nurture creative vision.

    Take the survey, let's get artists housing, performance, gallery and makers space all in one place. Once we finish... Let's do another one!!

  • Uh, no, we don't "need to support arts in every way, including housing" with my money. If they want to move in and pay their way via taxes like most of us, fine. If they're just another group living off hard working taxpayers because they are special little hot house...

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    Uh, no, we don't "need to support arts in every way, including housing" with my money. If they want to move in and pay their way via taxes like most of us, fine. If they're just another group living off hard working taxpayers because they are special little hot house flowers, too precious, too delicate, too, too special to go out in the world to work for pay and must be supported by those who work, well no. If you, By the lake--and others-- want to support them, thru a non profit, that's fine; just don't use my too high tax money for your "Transformative Vision."

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3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Missing Cat

Hey all, has anybody seen this cat? She disappeared yesterday afternoon by Pratt and Ashland. Her name is Ramona and responds to being called such or "Mona". She is a domestic medium-hair but is often confused with Siamese since she has similar markings. She's a curious one and slipped out on me through the back porch. She is microchipped but unfortunately I haven't received any calls so she must be outside. All white paws and a white spot on forehead. Very friendly cat who likes approaching people. Please call 305-987-3049 if any info!! Reward offered.

  • Yes. I have not seen her lately tho. Have seen her get friendly pets from people walking by, so that's why I stated that I wouldn't be surprised if someone would take her to his/her own home.

  • By the lake By the lake

    Check Cook County Coyote Program. It talks about coyotes as predators of cats. So besides some BIG hawks, we have coyotes, too.

    I love the tagging program!!

11 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

FBI Chicago-Alleged Complaint Sent April 18, 2015: 101 No-Bid Contracts With 14 Chicago Agencies...

and Departments Over Seven Years. See Facebook Group at "Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago."
https://www.facebook.com/groups/321285544605541

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

ISO of Uber/Lyft Feedback

Hi

I have never taken an Uber or a Lyft. I have been hearing a lot of not so good things about UBER and when I search online read eben more negatives..including being overcharged, not getting Uber credits, some scary drivers etc. I haven't read or heard too much about Lyft..wondering what your experiences have been. Should I even try them or just stick to cabs?

  • Never had problems. Uber is dominate in Chicago and you will find more cars. However I try to use lyft if there are cars around. Like others have said, lyft drivers seem to be better but I will say that because of lyft more lax car policy it will probably...

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    Never had problems. Uber is dominate in Chicago and you will find more cars. However I try to use lyft if there are cars around. Like others have said, lyft drivers seem to be better but I will say that because of lyft more lax car policy it will probably be an older car. I don't want to get into a flame war about uber and writing my distaste for the company (not drivers) would be a very long post. I will say it simply. Uber (not the drivers) is evil. Try to use lyft if you can. Everyone praising uber will be sorry when they get a stronger monopoly (which by the looks will happen)

  • I use Uber and like it much better than taxi cabs - much cleaner, doesn't smell awful, driver also doesn't smell awful, and driver doesn't talk nonstop and loudly on his phone.

12 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Please Be on the Lookout for this Dog/Human on Kenmore or Winthrop..5400-5700 Blocks

Hi About 3-4 weeks ago I was walking on either Kenmore or Winthrop (I zigzag when I walk so unsure which) about the 5500 Block when I saw a man with a tan pitbull..either older puppy or young adult. He was SCREAMING at the dog and berating her. I attempted to talk with him but he walked away. I saw him again today in the 5700 block of Kenmore. Today he had the pitbull and a larger black dog. The...

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Hi About 3-4 weeks ago I was walking on either Kenmore or Winthrop (I zigzag when I walk so unsure which) about the 5500 Block when I saw a man with a tan pitbull..either older puppy or young adult. He was SCREAMING at the dog and berating her. I attempted to talk with him but he walked away. I saw him again today in the 5700 block of Kenmore. Today he had the pitbull and a larger black dog. The poor pitbull looked like skin and bones and her eyes were watering and she was drooling big time and looked like she had just vomited. The "owner" was talking to a woman who was doing yard work and said he was taking the dog to the Vet on Monday as she has been vomiting and losing weight. I tried to tell him about the Emergency Vets but he would have no part of listening. When he left (walking southbound) I asked her if she knew him and she said no--she has only seen him around a few months. She did not seem like she wanted to get involved. The human was hispanic, I think mexican, I would say in his 30's, average build, maybe 5'7? straight black hair just above his shoulders. Today he had on a black fleece type jacket.

Does this man/dog sound familiar to anyone? I live in the area..but not right there so do not walk around there much. If anyone sees him and this dog and knows where he lives PLEASE contact ANTI Cruelty (or message me the info and I can do it) This dog was so underweight it is either very very ill or not being cared for and he was so apathetic about the whole situation.

40 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

mariano's edgewater finally has improved

for everyone out there who tells me i am mr negative when it comes our mariano's in edgewater i am hear to tell you after a year they finally have improved.. it stared when the now former manager was transferred a few months ago and they were actually allowed to stock the shelves , though i will still not understand the idea of bringing your products in from wisconsin when you have 30+ stores in the chicago area.. i have...

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for everyone out there who tells me i am mr negative when it comes our mariano's in edgewater i am hear to tell you after a year they finally have improved.. it stared when the now former manager was transferred a few months ago and they were actually allowed to stock the shelves , though i will still not understand the idea of bringing your products in from wisconsin when you have 30+ stores in the chicago area.. i have found two great front end employees who take very good care of this senior, one i believe is the assistant manager who is allowed to do what is right with the former head manager gone...

so now you can not tell me i am always negative towards this store...

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    No grocery chain of which I’ve heard “price-matches” or allows haggling the way big-box electronics or appliance stores do. It’s not that WF is “choosy about their clientele:” everyone’s money is the same shade of green. (You make it sound as if it’s some sort of velvet-rope dance club where...

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    No grocery chain of which I’ve heard “price-matches” or allows haggling the way big-box electronics or appliance stores do. It’s not that WF is “choosy about their clientele:” everyone’s money is the same shade of green. (You make it sound as if it’s some sort of velvet-rope dance club where not everyone gets in). To the contrary, it’s the clientele who get to be “choosy.” Don’t like the prices or the merchandise? Just as with any other grocery store, go elsewhere. Best strategy (albeit time-consuming) is to read ads or go online and comparison-shop for what you want and split your grocery dollars among several stores. My late f-i-l, who didn’t drive, did that in Queens, carrying a schlep-cart on the bus, well into his 80s. Sometimes WF will have the best price on something, sometimes Mariano’s, sometimes Cermak, etc. Prices will often depend on what the store can negotiate from any given purveyor on any given day, and vary in ways that may seem counterintuitive.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    You can choose your friends & where your money goes. Me, I'm lazy. I go to the nearest place (neighborhood). For what I need.

44 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Pub 626

I noticed the space that used to be Bullhead Cantina has re-opened as Pub 626. Saw some beer signs in the windows and a dry erase board saying "open" outside the door. Anyone know anything about the new concept?

  • Jamie Lynn long-time Rogers Parkian!

    Stopped in last night for a cocktail and a nibble . . . decent enough margarita and really great fries! Friendly server too. Seems a bit pricey though, and as they are calling themselves a "pub", I would have thought they would serve Guinness on draft, but sadly, they only have cans :<(

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Try the wings. Great food and value.

21 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

New Commander

BREAKING: I'm getting word we're getting yet another new Commander. Capt. Nieves from District 12 is coming to the 24th and Commander Waldera is moving to OCD.

Discuss.

  • Cody Mac mixicologist

    Wicker Park? Holy Goobers that's almost as Progressive as Des Plaines. I hope he can feel the LOVE all the way from crime infested, corrupt and politically disengaged Rogers Park. (Do they really eat pizza in Wicker Park or just sushi?)

  • Steady Eddie. Different name. Same amount of dumb.

42 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Are RP Housing Values Up

Just wondering...the market values of condos in my building were abysmal after the housing market took a dive. I heard recently property values have come back a lot and that the market has really picked up. At the time values were in the basement, our apartment wasn't worth close to what we paid for it. My husband said he hoped the bank didn't decide to call the loan. I'm not expecting to make a profit eve; just want to get back what we paid, at the very least. Any thoughts on this?

  • FebGirl Once a bride, but never a bridesmaid

    Now that you mention it, Carl, there was a year we got a notice from the County claiming the property value had risen considerably again, following the previous year's notice of how the value had crashed. I forgot about this but I recall now the HOA contested the claim and we prevailed.

    What's with those people?

  • By the lake By the lake

    Valuations for FMV are often based on recent sales and "best use". So if it's best value is as an apartment rental, this is how you value it for its worth by producing rental income in a multiple dwelling/mixed use building. I looked at realtor.com and can actually determine whether...

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    Valuations for FMV are often based on recent sales and "best use". So if it's best value is as an apartment rental, this is how you value it for its worth by producing rental income in a multiple dwelling/mixed use building. I looked at realtor.com and can actually determine whether a place's value is right.

    Most apartments are valued for resale by taking its value (listing value) / 9.65 (RP rental resale value multiplier, I think)/ 12 mos in a year / sq footage = .... A resulting number between 1.20 to 1.40 is a factor to value reasonable "best use". It's just another way to test its value on the rental end.

    Above is a factor that rental investors are using to acquire condo rental property. I don't intend to confuse you.

    Some listings go as high as 2.5. At that point you have to decide if the value is right because of location. It's all contextual.

11 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Whole Foods BBQ

Anyone else go to the Whole Foods Edgewater BBQ today? Other than the insanely chilly & windy conditions (glad I had gloves, wish I’d worn a hat), it was pretty good. Very long lines for the actual BBQ items (coleslaw and either very tasty pulled pork or deep-fried faux-chicken--making it tough for kosher low-carbers), but I didn’t see them run out of food. Band “The Samplers” was a tight blues-rock power trio, but turned up a tad loud for some...

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Anyone else go to the Whole Foods Edgewater BBQ today? Other than the insanely chilly & windy conditions (glad I had gloves, wish I’d worn a hat), it was pretty good. Very long lines for the actual BBQ items (coleslaw and either very tasty pulled pork or deep-fried faux-chicken--making it tough for kosher low-carbers), but I didn’t see them run out of food. Band “The Samplers” was a tight blues-rock power trio, but turned up a tad loud for some seniors. Ran out of tote bags early on, but I’ve amassed a bunch anyway. Individual booths ranged from True Nature (very good-natured, considering), Farmed Here herbs/greens, Creminelli salamis, Metropolis (hot coffee was HIGHLY appreciated!), Sauce Kitchen, organic breads/sweets/vegan ice “creams” & sorbets, popcorn, Just Mayo, to community organizations such as Friends of Senn, Jackalope Theater, Care for Real, etc. Disappointed that there was no sneak-peek indoor tour, but I guess that with only 11 days to go till opening they must be hustling like mad to get it all done. Glad I skipped breakfast earlier!

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

New WBEZ story: 1000+ Chicago apartment buildings still don't provide recycling

Did you see this new story from public radio's Curious City program? It says even though it's the law in Chicago that apartment building provide recycling for residents, a great many ignore the law. The last citation issued by the city? 2011.

http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/why-apartments-are-blind-spot-chicagos-recycling-program-111883

I wonder how many buildings don't recycle in Rogers Park? There's a self-report website here: you can zoom in and find landlords that are dodging the law. http://mybuildingdoesntrecycle.com/

To me, I'd want our alderman to make this an issue. Anyone in buildings that don't?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Marck, if you're referring to the city's recycling pickup, I believe it's every two weeks, not every two months, and only single-family homes and owner-occupied small buildings get city pickup.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    FYI, there is no requirement for the owner to occupy "small" apartment buildings (= four units or less). But yes, the schedule for recyclables is every two weeks and the schedule is posted online and an announcement is mailed at least once per year to the apartment dwellers.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

From the Chamber

We all know that this is a joke; it's already a done deal. However, we should go make some noise, shouldn't we?

Notice of Important Community Meeting Regarding the Southeast Corner of
Devon and McCormick

Monday, April 20, 2015
6:30 pm
West Ridge Elementary School
6700 N. Whipple

Alderman Silverstein has called this meeting to gauge community support for plans to remove the eyesore at this intersection that has existed for most of a decade.

It is crucial that you attend this meeting to show your support for the renewal of this western gateway to West Rogers Park. YOU will make a difference by being there!

  • C

    The same people own the theater and car wash lot, right? The school. They are saying they have to turn the theater into a storage unit because there is not enough parking for anything else.

    I'm not understanding why they don't sell the car wash/lot with the theater building?

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    Good question. I hope you'll come to Monday's meeting.

Apr 07

Updated 12 hours ago

Western and Pratt

I noticed that there is fencing around the building. Anyone know what the plan is?

Looks like it was sold last year: http://m.koenigrubloff.com/mobile/commercial-for-sale/6800-n-western-avenue-chicago-il-60645-71003113

  • Demolition has started at the Farwell end. Drove by there this am.

  • It will probably end up being another bank on Western. We only have about a dozen! But at least the eye soar is coming down

4 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Rogers park running club

We trying to start a running club here in Rogers Park! Would you like to join us?

  • Melissa Jaen Linguist, photographer, wannabe Broadway actress

    Saturday morning at 8, Estes and the Lake? Count me in! I'll try my best to be there! :) Get ready for the queen of jog/walk alternation!

  • Cityboy Couch miner in Rogers park for 67 years

    I showed up at 8 a.m Saturday at Estes and the lake.No one else showed up.I stayed until 8:30 and ran by myself.

4 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

I need everyone's opinion here

Do you all believe that the gang violence in Chicago is from the result of drugs or gang retaliation of deaths. I mean we all know that drugs may be the big cause of gangs within other large cities like New York or LA, but does this cause really match up for Chicago, and if so how? I need great ideas for my paper

  • Actually that's a good idea. However there's a fine line walked when you require someone to spend 2 years of their life in what amounts to forced labor.
    Perhaps that would work if the person committed some criminal offense.

  • I stand corrected robin in WRP gang control might be the wrong words. I guess I meant to say gang prevention education and a reaching out to helpless parents who wish to offer their children a better future. But do not know where to turn too. Quality education is fine...

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    I stand corrected robin in WRP gang control might be the wrong words. I guess I meant to say gang prevention education and a reaching out to helpless parents who wish to offer their children a better future. But do not know where to turn too. Quality education is fine providing we have Teacher who are willing to teach even the most difficult children And ready to challenge the same students in a positive way. Quality preschool are we talking still about a prestige middle class community or a low class community. Yes, economic communities children are the product of how education reach their minds and behavior and community involved in a positve or negative outcome.

16 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

  • Julie Lifelong Rogers Parker

    I remember this case well. She lived for a few days. I was 18 at the time and made us girls much more careful. Justice sometimes does prevail. Maybe a fresh look at the case will help find her killer.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

New vegetarian restaurant very chic and tasty howard and sheridan!!

Wow finaly we have a place to enjoy vegetarian, healthly, and
Natural fruit juices! good prices and most of cleaness a plus!
Love!!! Fantastic! Awsone!

  • JW's aren't known for being vegetarian, though.

  • Cody Mac mixicologist

    Seventh-day Adventists are vegetarian and hold Saturday as the Sabbath the same as Jews.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Nudity, liquor, strip clubs

Read online today that Ed Burke wants to change the law so liquor can be served in strip clubs. Then you will be able to order an alcoholic drink and your server need not wear clothes. With all going on in our city (underfunded pensions, low bond ratings, crime, etc) I for one am so happy he is addressiing such important issues. No doubt strippers and customers alike are thrilled.

  • Julie Lifelong Rogers Parker

    I wasnt mixing anything, Helen. I mentioned the first issue after reading something online. Then happened to get the email regarding a new tavern. I did see that the licence does not need the Aldermans approval. Actually I dont believe any licence does unless a moratorium needs lifting. I do...

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    I wasnt mixing anything, Helen. I mentioned the first issue after reading something online. Then happened to get the email regarding a new tavern. I did see that the licence does not need the Aldermans approval. Actually I dont believe any licence does unless a moratorium needs lifting. I do however have the right to oppose the licence by writing to the commissioner. I will go to the meeting and watch the presentation but with the issues we have on this area of Clark Street I cant see how a tavern, even a well run one, is a good idea.

  • Cody Mac mixicologist

    To be specific, the number one issue in that Beat currently is gang violence, shootings, that generally involve Latin Kings and sometimes the ICGs. There is no evidence suggesting that it is primarily driven by competitive drug business but is driven by other intra and inter-gang factors. Latin Kings and...

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    To be specific, the number one issue in that Beat currently is gang violence, shootings, that generally involve Latin Kings and sometimes the ICGs. There is no evidence suggesting that it is primarily driven by competitive drug business but is driven by other intra and inter-gang factors. Latin Kings and ICGs never are seen in well run taverns or shopping for high end wine and spirits at well run packaged goods stores such as are found there. I just don't see a rational basis for opposition although everyone is free to have their own opinion whether or not it has a rational basis.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Core aeration for lawn?

I need my front and back yards aerated. Dose anyone have a lawn service they can recommend ?

  • Helen just won EveryBlock. :)

  • I would like to thank By The Lake and Mac for making me a better person by giving me the chance to control my sarcasm by not responding to their “answers”, the Bishop’s for actually answering the question, and Helen for reminding that while you always get answers on EveryBlock they are seldom to the question asked. Does anyone know a good concrete or blacktop company that can pave both my lawns?

37 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Reward!! Lost Cat in Andersonville!

Cat lost in Andersonville near Farragut/Glenwood. Large grey cat with very faint tabby/swirl markings. Very sweet but very skittish when scared. Reward!

19 hours ago

EB running club

What happened to the EB running club?
I waited at Estes and the lake at 8a.m and no one showed up.

20 hours ago

You have 10 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

37 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

CMSA robotics team on Channel 7 News!

Tune in to Channel 7 News tomorrow morning at 8:20am to see the RoboTitans live on the newscast. Enjoy!

20 hours ago

POWR (People of West Ridge) NFP

POWR (People of West Ridge) is a new, nonprofit community organization whose sole goal is neighborhood improvement. POWR is sponsoring the April 25 forum on airplane noise at the Northtown Library, and has a couple of future events planned.

Our Web site is under construction but expected to be online early next week. Membership is open to all residents of West Ridge and supporters from beyond the 50th Ward.

More information will be available on POWR's Web site, or you can e-mail me with any questions before the site goes live.

Jun 12

Updated 21 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.

22 hours ago

40 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

chicago discount cleaners

hey i have been trying to get in touch with the chicago discount cleaners on broadway by the new whole foods and they do not answer the phone.. i have called early mid day and late.. tried to reach via the website, no response...

does anyone know how to get them by email or social media so i can ask a question and get an answer

  • They have a few other locations (kennythekleener) maybe if you called one of them they can let you know if there has been a phone change/phone problems

  • Ann

    Can you actually visit them in person?

27 hours ago

42 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Alderman Moore to Hold Community Meeting on Proposed Tavern at 6651 N. Clark

I invite you to attend a community meeting about a proposed new tavern at 6651 N. Clark (between Wallen and North Shore). The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00 p.m. at the location of the proposed tavern--6651 N. Clark. Photos of the interior of the proposed tavern are below.

The meeting is for informational purposes only, as the application does not require aldermanic approval. The zoning classification for the property allows for a tavern and the liquor moratorium...

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I invite you to attend a community meeting about a proposed new tavern at 6651 N. Clark (between Wallen and North Shore). The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00 p.m. at the location of the proposed tavern--6651 N. Clark. Photos of the interior of the proposed tavern are below.

The meeting is for informational purposes only, as the application does not require aldermanic approval. The zoning classification for the property allows for a tavern and the liquor moratorium in the 49th Ward applies to packaged goods licenses only, not taverns or restaurants.

The liquor license application, however, must be approved by the City of Chicago's Local Liquor Control Commissioner, Mr. Gregory Steadman. The Liquor Control Commissioner has 45 to 90 days from the receipt of the application to either grant or deny the application. The applicants have agreed to refrain from filing their application until after the community meeting next week.

For more information on the City's liquor licensing process, visit:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bacp/provdrs/liquor_licenses.html

The applicants are Koshaba Khamis, who owns the building that would house the proposed tavern, and his business partners, Eddie Markhay and Nabil Draha.

Mr. Khamis has 30 years of experience in the beverage and hospitality business. Mr. Khamis once operated the restaurant, Big Buns and Pita, later known as Sahara Kabob, which was located next door to the proposed tavern. He also owned the tavern known as MK Lounge, located at the northwest corner of Clark and Devon, from 1986 to 1990.

Mr. Markhay and Mr. Draha own the Garden of Eden Mediterranean Restaurant, located at 7156 N. California.

At the meeting, the applicants will show the improvements they've made to the interior of the premises, explain their proposed business plan and respond to your questions and comments.

  • Cody Mac mixicologist

    The Garden of Eden is a first class restaurant operation and, if the new business on Clark Street is anything like it, it also will be very well run by the same owners.

  • IC1(SW) Iraq Veteran academic and social servant

    This development, along with another article about a potential brewery on Devon is fantastic.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    I wish Khamis would bring back Sahara Kabob.

35 hours ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Thanks

for letting me what is going on here.
Not good news about school.
My sentence structure was wrong.

6 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Dog Flu Shot

Has anyone had their dog immunized yet for the dog flu going around?

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    I get your points, Kat. However, I was thinking along the lines of cleanliness and extra protection beyond limiting social activity. As you mentioned, the virus is airborne and can live on surfaces. Many people have dogs in multi-unit buildings. We can't avoid walking our dogs so even though people...

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    I get your points, Kat. However, I was thinking along the lines of cleanliness and extra protection beyond limiting social activity. As you mentioned, the virus is airborne and can live on surfaces. Many people have dogs in multi-unit buildings. We can't avoid walking our dogs so even though people keep their dogs isolated, a dog could still pick it up while going out to do their duties. That's all.

    My dog had furry feet so I often had to wash them or he would bring half of Rogers Park in the house, or worse, salt in the winter. He certainly didn't mind a warm pedicure at the end of the day :)

  • Veronika "Kat" LiBeth Block Captain Obvious, Rocket Surgeon

    Lysol spray around common areas of your building can help. I would keep a can outside my front door and as I put the dog inside, backtrack with the spray so it "grabs" virus from the air, spray high and low, too, so it lands along the carpet and other...

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    Lysol spray around common areas of your building can help. I would keep a can outside my front door and as I put the dog inside, backtrack with the spray so it "grabs" virus from the air, spray high and low, too, so it lands along the carpet and other surfaces. It's not perfect, but it can help. If you're friendly with your neighbors, see if you can get them to do the same.

    I won't get into a long explanation about exposure and cross-contamination, but I get why you would wash your particular doggie's feet - to get the RoPa off! But as far as catching the virus, that ship would be sailed long before any dog washing can happen.

    Hope everyone's pets stay well.

Apr 01

Updated 33 hours ago

Owner confirms Chukie Cheese to replace former Bullhead.

Neighbor's welcome the news and as several have already noted only the signage needed will be "Cheese".
TC laughed because that is exactly what caused the delay. As confirmed last night that it would already be opened except the signage form department rejected the initial permit for a "Cheese" only sign on Morse Avenue.
Seems signage request must match DBA permit.
Kids are very excited as the owner agrees to old Margies promo that any kid with an "A" on their report card gets a free ice creme.

  • Sarahdonis 20+ year neighbor, 48th ward

    I'm not particularly fond of the blue hair, but I do like those saffron robes, the dancing, and the chanting. And those henna tattoos leave the opportunity for variety;) enjoy the rain, friends. California is suffering a major drought!

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Now open.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Looking for Advice

We are tangled in an absolutely ridiculous situation with our condo association & Kass Management that's boiling down to egos, grudges & powertrips. We have legal representation because we fear this might go that route, but are looking for further advice.

If anyone has experience in dealing with Kass Management and/or contesting issues & filing grievances with their condo association, could you please PM me?

We are trying to figure out the best way to resolve this, but we are not going to back down & are feeling bullied. Any help in navigating this would be much appreciated.

  • EPD Babies are such a nice way to start people.

    I'll post more specifics later today, but I've got an increasingly active 4-month old & we've been out & about in the neighborhood lately & are enjoying the beautiful weather today!

    It's a bit of a complex situation, so I'm not sure how to describe it properly without writing a...

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    I'll post more specifics later today, but I've got an increasingly active 4-month old & we've been out & about in the neighborhood lately & are enjoying the beautiful weather today!

    It's a bit of a complex situation, so I'm not sure how to describe it properly without writing a novel since this has been an ongoing issue. But basically, we've been fined for something not even described in the bylaws/rules/regulations, we are being denied any proof that a violation was committed & the fine was levied in a manner completely inconsistent with written procedure.

    I'm mostly looking for the experiences of other people with Kass Management & their own BoDs & management companies. Thanks to everyone who has PMed me & posted here.

  • EPD Babies are such a nice way to start people.

    Nevermind. This thread was mentioned in an e-mail from our property manager, so it's obviously not a good idea to post any further details. If Kass is monitoring social media for their mention, I respect that as being completely within their right.

    However, if a neighbor forwarded this message to...

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    Nevermind. This thread was mentioned in an e-mail from our property manager, so it's obviously not a good idea to post any further details. If Kass is monitoring social media for their mention, I respect that as being completely within their right.

    However, if a neighbor forwarded this message to our property manager, if you have any questions or concerns or are the one(s) lodging complaints against us, since you likely know who we are & may or may not be aware of the situation, please feel free to approach us at any time. I'm positive you'll find us to be friendly & sensible & we welcome any of our neighbors to communicate with us directly by whichever means they find most comfortable.

3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

In Defense of Sullivan High School

Noble St wants to open a charter high school at St. Jerome's in Rogers Park. We all know what charter schools have meant for the majority of our students Charters drain students impacting enrollment and our already limited resources. They also only take the students they want. I encourage you to call and write the Mayor's office, Reps Cassidy & Schakowsky & Ald. Moore to tell them loudly and clearly that Rogers Park does not need another charter!

  • Here's roughly how the story goes: basically Barbara decided to hire her old employers to provide leadership development training for Chicago principals. No one knows exactly why the training was deemed necessary. The principals were notified out of the blue in the middle of the summer--some of them while traveling...

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    Here's roughly how the story goes: basically Barbara decided to hire her old employers to provide leadership development training for Chicago principals. No one knows exactly why the training was deemed necessary. The principals were notified out of the blue in the middle of the summer--some of them while traveling on vacation--that they had to report immediately. The hired "experts," from a private company called SUPES, apparently had little knowledge of the intricacies of the Chicago school system and the principals complained about how worthless the experience was. All for $20.5 million, which Barbara awarded and David Vitale and his school board quickly approved without seeking competitive bids. Other companies in Chicago that provide similar, more Chicago-specific training expressed surprise when they learned of the deal, because no one had ever reached out to them to see if they might be interested in receiving t.w.e.n.t.y. m.i.l.l.i.o.n d.o.l.l.a.r.s.
    But we won't have an opportunity to express our displeasure at the ballot box because the school board is appointed, not elected. This is a demonstration of Barbara Byrd Bennet's corruption (she has a history), but it's also the next big gaffe for the bumbling David Vitale, the guy who approved those ridiculous toxic swaps a decade ago that ended up costing CPS millions of dollars. Barbara is out, but David should be, too. But probably won't be, because the mayor would likely feel that would reflect badly on him. The teacher's union is probably correct in pointing out that the mayor himself is really the one responsible here.

  • K Coffee anthropologist

    another demonstration of how privatization utilizes public funds for the greater good of a few well placed individuals.

    and since it should be underscored, the investigation was kept under wraps until after the run-off so that Rahm 'I've got a plan - and I know how to manage money!' Emanuel would not have to answer for it.

    get those Hallmark cards in to the feds.

37 hours ago

Raven Theatre’s New Play Tackles The Topic Of Aging

Some productions are hard to watch. They aren’t filled with warm jokes, they don’t toy with absurdism, and they have no intention of helping audience members escape reality. Yet that’s exactly what “The Bird Feeder Doesn’t Know” was celebrated for during a question-and-answer session after its Sunday, April 12, showing at The Raven Theatre, 6157 […]

37 hours ago

Registration Open for 2015 Artist of the Wall Festival to be held on June 20 & 21

04.07.2015 Registration is now open for the 22nd Annual Artist of the Wall Festival for 2015. This year's theme is Expressions of Light. Spaces on the Wall are offered on a first come basis, assigned per your post mark date. Please click on "More" to review all of the attached information, complete page # 1, prepare your check or money order, and get those two (2) items in the mail --- NOW. [please do not mail us pages 2,3 or 4] You may mail page # 5, the sponsorship form, if you or your business or a friend would like to be a "Sponsor this year." PLEASE do not hold up your registration form for a sponsorship candidate. We have a limited number of painting spaces, only 160. Last year all but 20 of the 160 spaces were pre-sold by the pre-festival closing date prior to Father's Day Weekend! The registration tent opens at 9am on both days. Thank you, Laura Rubow and The AoW committee for 2015. [where: ]

5 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Looking for local motorcycle shop I can trust

I have a Triumph and the nearest dealer is in the suburbs. Can anyone recommend a trustworthy motorcycle service shop in Chicago?

  • My husband just took his motorcycle to ACME Cycle at Belmont and Cicero. His bike has never run better, and they even found a potential brake issue he didn't know he had. Apparently they have a really good mechanic there that's been around Chicago for a long time.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    I have taken the metrics to Motorcycle Mania - liked it better when John from South Africa was there - but good shop- they get super busy so you have to stay on them. Motorwerks is good too. There is also a group trying to start a place where you can work on your own bikes and use their lifts etc - not sure they are up and running yet - they were on the meetup groups talking about it

42 hours ago

Updated 41 hours ago

former Bullhead Cantina

Last night I saw patrons in the former Bullhead Cantina at Morse and Glenwood, and the signs in the window lit up, but I was driving by and could not see a business name anywhere. Does anyone know if there is a new business open there or if it was a special event?

4 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Gang activity at Ashland and Jonquil

Has anyone heard of crime or gang activity near Ashland and Jonquil (near the school there)? I've been hearing mixed things and crime reports don't necessarily reflect that. There seems to be some decent police presence. We're moving in soon. Any other resources I could look at?

  • Jonquil Friend Wicca, Necromancy, Voodoo, Xbox.

    I live NOH and I accept is not so nice.

  • d3 NOH

    another thing to consider is why people moved here, which weighs into why some people are more concerned and others not concerned about crime.. everyone has their own needs and my desires are probably different for me and say the above poster. there are things in this neighborhood you can't get anywhere else.

43 hours ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Bliss

I am so grateful for love this morning....U can always change who you are to who you were meant to be and that is through love.
What are you grateful for today?

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