Jul 21

Updated 1 min ago

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Loyola Park

Come enjoy a free performance of
A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Loyola Park
Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and come as you are! This coming weekend, a 75-minute abridged production of Shakespeare’s bewitching comedy is playing in Loyola Park—FREE FOR ALL. Against the backdrop of our beautiful city, experience the wildly entertaining tale about the inexplicable magic of falling in love—and the marvel of waking up from the sweetest of dreams.

Rogers Park’s own rock band The Streams, featuring musicians from Loyola University, will kick off the show.

Loyola Park at the Farwell Avenue Entrance
Friday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.

  • Were you wearing the hot pink tube top and the orange mini-skirt or was that the community activist from down on Pratt?

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    Yep, sounds like it wasn't you, then! Spoiled my whole lame attempt at a joke, you did.

9 hours ago

Updated 1 min ago

Alderman Moore responds to outrageous allegations from an unreliable source

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Joe-Moore-Makes-It-Worse-218519841.html

As many of you have read in threads here, I am often critical of our Alderman and his extreme liberal positions. Conversely, I dealt with his accuser, former 49th Ward Chief of Staff Anne Sullivan when she was employed by the Alderman, and found her to be an obtuse shrew. Rest assured folks that her accusations are without merit and are wholley in retaliation for her dismissal with cause.

  • Um, the alderman admitted her accusations were true. But only after he lied about it and was forced to admit the truth when the facts were proven.

    Either way, what is your point?

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    This is from 2013. Not sure if you're pro- or con-, but either way, seems like it would be better to focus on what can be done to stem the ever growing amount of violence in our neighborhood. This year has been particularly brutal so far.

22 hours ago

Updated 6 min ago

Scrabble, anyone?

Hello, friends. We are new to the neighborhood. I'm Emily and my fiancée
is Eddie. I founded a Scrabble club in Madison and then Edgerton, WI.
Any interest in starting one in Rogers Park? We can meet at our house, and
anyone can come, regardless of skill. We can teach newcomers! Please
post if interested, and we will contact y. P.S. We LOVE Rogers Park!

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    You can bring the Scrabble board and players to Rogers Park Social, they have a big table and a living room setting to play in.
    People play board games and cards there all the time.

  • Bill in Rogers Park Rogers Parker - co-founder of Glenwood Neighbors

    I would be interested - sounds like fun. And welcome to the neighborhood (from a former Wisconsinite!)

5 days ago

Updated 9 min ago

Fireworks or gunshots?

Heard multiple bangs last night around 1AM, then the police. Anyone else know anything?

31 hours ago

Updated 11 min ago

All Night Fireworks

It sounds like a war zone over here at Western and Devon, 4th of July was three weeks ago WTF is with all the explosions and fireworks?

  • Kathleen Pingelton Vegetarian,music-loving cat owner.

    Geesh you guys are so paranoid & jaded living in the city. Bombs? War zone? Really? So you lost a little sleep one night of the year because another culture found cause to celebrate something significant in their lives. Live & live. This world needs all the positivity it can get x

  • I don't care what holiday was ending. This is America and Chicago has noise ordinances for residential areas. People have to work in the morning. If I don't get enough sleep I go to work with a headache. Also, I have found Alderman Silverstein's office to me quite helpful for things that I have contacted them about.

19 hours ago

Updated 14 min ago

Police are looking for...

2 black males 25-30 years of age. 6'5 - 280 lbs. One man is light skinned with a gray vest, may have facial hair. The other is dark skinned wearing a red shirt. They stole a galaxy phone in a red case from someone at the Howard stop...if you see them call 911.

  • Geezus 6 foot 5 280lbs ? Should stick out like a sore thumb. Just look for the guy the size of a light pole

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    That's too general, we need a sketch of the perps. That description narrows it down, not enough.

  • All,

    Check out the post I just put up including an image of the PDF released by CAPS (CPD). Full description on Business Alert is there including photos of alleged offenders.

    Look for "Business alert - Retail Theft – Cell Phone Stores".

    Every Block would not let me upload the image in this response.

    Hope this helps.

    Richard Concaildi
    President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
    Vice Chair District Advisory Committee (District 24)
    773.294.1777
    richconcaildi@aol.com

19 min ago

Business alert - Retail Theft – Cell Phone Stores

All,

Attached: Official PDF from CAPS (CPD). Note descriptions & photos of alleged offenders. Text of PDF is pasted here.
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Bureau of Detectives – Area North Business Alert
Retail Theft – Cell Phone Stores

About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to cell phone store businesses operating in the 14th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 24th and 25th districts, of a pattern of Retail Thefts being committed by one to three male black offenders....

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All,

Attached: Official PDF from CAPS (CPD). Note descriptions & photos of alleged offenders. Text of PDF is pasted here.
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Bureau of Detectives – Area North Business Alert
Retail Theft – Cell Phone Stores

About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to cell phone store businesses operating in the 14th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 24th and 25th districts, of a pattern of Retail Thefts being committed by one to three male black offenders. The offenders enter the cell phone stores armed with an unknown cutting device, cut the wires to the cell phones on display for sale. When the alarms are activated the offenders run out of the stores with the merchandise.
Incident times and locations:

• 2900 block of W. Addison Street on July 11th, 2014 at 10:45 A.M
• 1700 block of W. Howard Street on July 18th, 2014 at 1:25 P. M.
• 4700 block of N. Broadway Ave on July 21st, 2014 at 12:18 P.M.
• 2700 block of N. Elston Ave on July 26th, 2014 at 10:59 A.M.
• 5700 block of W. Belmont Ave on July 26th, 2014 at 11:36 A.M
• 4800 block of W. Irving park road on July 26th, 2014 at 12:45 A.M.

About the Offenders:
The offender(s) are described as black males: 20-30yrs old; 5'04-5'10; 140-180lbs; one of the offender(s) has dreadlocks, observed in the pictures below.

What you can do:
• Inform all business owners in your area about these crimes.
• Make sure your surveillance cameras and operating systems are in good operating condition.
• Report suspicious activity immediately, paying special attention to suspicious people in the area and report them to the police.
• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offenders, including any vehicle or license plate information and direction of flight

If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North
(312) 744-8263

HX340445, HX350177, HX354056, HX361023, HX361117, HX361207
630-14-049
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36 hours ago

Updated 27 min ago

New EHS Exhibit Showcases Edgewater’s Automotive Glory Days

It is hard to believe, but back in the 1920s Edgewater was such a hub for the Chicago automotive industry that it was dubbed “The Northside Motor Row”.  Now,  a new exhibit which opened July 12th at the Edgewater Historical Society and Museum tackles the past showcasing photographs, artifacts and maps that help us get […]

  • I saw the exhibit for the first time this past weekend. It's really a fabulous exhibit with artifacts covering nearly every wall and also a slideshow of old automobile ads. If you're at all interested in old cars or Edgewater history, you should try to see it. It's free, but...

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    I saw the exhibit for the first time this past weekend. It's really a fabulous exhibit with artifacts covering nearly every wall and also a slideshow of old automobile ads. If you're at all interested in old cars or Edgewater history, you should try to see it. It's free, but the museum is only open on weekends from 1-4 p.m.

    About three months ago I posted a link to a fire-insurance map (PDF) showing the businesses on both sides of Broadway between Foster and Devon in 1928. That l-o-n-g map is stretched across a wall in the exhibit and the large number of automobile-related businesses are color-coded to identify the type of business.

    Oh. I almost forgot the link to the map. Go to the "maps" page on the Edgewater Historical Society website (http://www.edgewaterhistory.org/ehs/local/maps). The "1928 Sanborn map of Broadway" PDF link is about halfway down the page.

33 hours ago

Updated 35 min ago

Community Yard Sale

I need to sell a few furniture items and a ton of clothes since I'm downsizing to a smaller apartment. I don't have a yard, tables and a rolling rack to display items. Anyone have any suggestions to help this Graduate student out.

10 hours ago

Updated 36 min ago

People ARE interested in Scrabble! Please let me hear from you!

Hello, Rogers Park friends. I have already had THREE interested
friends respond to my post of yesterday about starting a Scrabble
club for the Rogers Park area. Please let me hear from you! We do
have a friend who has volunteered to also recruit future wordsmiths.
I will be contacting you back to further plan this.
P.S. Would anyone like to contribute their favorite commonly
mispronounced words? One of mine is ek cetera.
:>) Emily

26 hours ago

Updated 39 min ago

Computer Help

I'm looking for someone in the RP area that can clean up my computer. Any suggestions other than taking it to Best Buy or some other large store?

Jun 12

Updated 1 hour 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.

  • May you both have a most beautiful day and thank you for starting my day with a smile as well. In fact, I hope all EveryBlock readers have a delightful day. Peace!!

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    So sorry Bigchibro, I hope you are taking care of yourself as well. It's such a tough situation and I wish the best for you and your Mom.

    Everyone have a great day, as Ellen DeGeneres says, "be kind to one another" and be safe.

33 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Spacious Studio or other affordable housing.

Hi all,

I'm currently still looking for housing within RP that is spacious and less than $615 a month. I would love to find something 500 sq ft ideally or a nice family that wants to rent out their finished basement. I've done CL and no luck thus far.

  • Weare1 Believer in Humanity

    Try 7600 N Greenview. Rent is $625 though.

  • Try 6824 N Wayne Ave. I lived there for several years (approx 450 sq ft, $605) and loved it. You have to get used to the red line track noise though.

1 hour ago

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2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Leona's on Sheridan

Is Leona's in trouble? I walked back from the park along Morse at about 8:15 last night, a beautiful summer evening and there was only one table occupied in their outdoor seating area. Now, I was coming home from the Shakespeare performance, so maybe everyone who was at the play and would soon fill the tables?

  • soder606 Mother, Grandmother, Cook, Reader, Liberal

    I am sad to hear this. When it opened in the neighborhood years ago it was the first nice restaurant in the area. I don't think "upscale" housing will attract buyers unless there are a choice of nice restaurants beyond pizza, burgers and tacos.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Maybe another parking garage. We could call it Chalkies.

23 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Just A Reminder

Our Conversational Spanish Group is on for tonight at 7:30 at the Heartland.
Anyone interested is welcome.

  • Ary Neighborhood Patrol

    This came out on Tuesday. Usually the meet up is on Monday.

  • lm2

    I would like to come to this sometime. Is it a regular weekly?

  • jldoolittle Resident of Rogers Park for 9 years

    Will you continue Conversational Spanish Group in September? I am interested in joining, but most of August will be traveling. Many thanks.

13 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

ISO Same Sex Wedding Card

I always buy cards at Cost Plus in Evanston. They have non-standard cards, and a nice selection. How is it possible, that all of their wedding cards had man/woman (or male/female animal) couples? I don't have time to run around, and was hoping to find a card close to home.

  • Amy Better your world.

    Target has some!

  • jldoolittle Resident of Rogers Park for 9 years

    Highly recommend Women and Children first on Clark Street in Andersonville - comprehensive choice of LGBT books and cards.

4 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Lakeshore Recycling - garbage pickup

Lakeshore Recycling has been collecting trash every Tuesday morning in the alley between Pratt and Albion and Sheridan and the lake usually at 4:00 am , today at 4:50 am. I called 311 and they directed me to 911 who said they would sent the police to tell them that the earliest garbage pickup is 7:00am. I encourage anyone who has the same problem to call 911. I posted about this a couple of months ago. That post degenerated into a long list of people going off the subject here. I am just trying to get Lakeshore Recycling to not come so early.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    What happened when you called Lakeshore's corporate office?

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Oh so that's how they changed the route. Look at my threads on Lakeshore waste.

5 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

What do you think of a Proposal to Rename Jarvis Beach and Park?

I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor...

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I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor of Ms. Mahony Griffin.

Below is a brief summary of her illustrious life:

Mary Mahony Griffin (see photo below taken in 1930 with husband, Walter Burley Griffin) was of the first female licensed architects in the United States, an ambassador of the Chicago-style architecture to the world, and a pioneer for professional women in the first decades of the 20th Century. She was the first employee hired by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and became his right hand person. Her design work and watercolors became synonymous with the Prairie Style of architecture.

Her beautiful watercolor renderings of buildings and landscapes became known as a staple of Wright's style, though he never gave her credit for her work. Despite her talents, her work went largely unrecognized during her tenure with Wright.

Mahony Griffin's talents finally emerged from Wright's shadow when she and her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, won the international design competition for designing the capitol city of Australia, Canberra (this is why the Consul-General of Australia is advocating for her to be honored). She is celebrated in Australia and Asia, but remains overlooked in the United States, her hometown of Chicago and the neighborhood of Rogers Park where she spent her final years.

Below is a Wikipedia biography of Mahony Griffin's amazing life:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Mahony_Griffin

  • My preference would be to find a different way to honor Marion Mahony Griffin and keep the beach as Jarvis.

  • Wait for it. It's coming. I'm guessing in excess of 3,000 words from the alderman for this one.

2 hours ago

Missing Evanston Girl Known to Frequent Rogers Park

Police Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old with Cognitive Disabilities
Evanston police are trying to find a 15-year-old girl with cognitive disabilities who has been missing since Thursday.

Alishianna Harris, of Evanston, has been reported missing a number of times in the past several months, police said. She is known to frequent Loyola Park and the northern part of Rogers Park.

She is described as African American, 5-foot-5-inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing a...

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Police Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old with Cognitive Disabilities
Evanston police are trying to find a 15-year-old girl with cognitive disabilities who has been missing since Thursday.

Alishianna Harris, of Evanston, has been reported missing a number of times in the past several months, police said. She is known to frequent Loyola Park and the northern part of Rogers Park.

She is described as African American, 5-foot-5-inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and had a blue backpack.

Anyone with information about Harris is asked to contact the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000 or use the text-a-tip option by texting to CRIMES (274637) and put EPD TIP in the message line along with the information.

9 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Thanks to Streets and Sanitation for trimming the trees.

Streets and Sanitation did such a great job today trimming the trees on Farwell Ave. and Greenview. They trimmed along the one side of each street, where street cleaning took place and all the cars were moved. It made such a dramatic improvement and has made the entire area so much brighter. Hopefully they'll get to the other side too. I imagine this will make the area safer.
Thank you Thank you

  • Good post, Tim. Neighbors, if you have branches that are touching our house or very nearly touching, you should call 311 to schedule a tree trimming. We don't think about it in nice weather but during a storm, those branches can do massive damage to your home. Summer time is the right time to get it done!

8 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Clark and Pratt/Farwell

Lots of gunfire at 1:25.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    Property values are rising, but very slowly though...better slow than not at all. And Sandy does it right about the 911 operators, they have very bad attitudes that have stopped me from calling for a few years now, at least until all the recent shootings.

  • Rob

    One of the things that has been stressed at CAPS meetings is that if you get a 911 operator that is being dismissive in any way, either hang up and call right back (since you will more than likely get a different one) or ask for a supervisor.

5 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Dog Lost

Today as I took my dog out he ran away😔. He is very fast and unable to catch unless you are close and get a hard grip on him. He is white, friendly, jumpy, nice, chiwhawa, and harmless. We last saw him going down morse and Clark. If anyone has found him or have any info please call 1-773-600-5893. THANKS FOR READING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!

  • Nan

    Are you regularly checking local and state lost/found pet websites? Have you posted notices all over your neighborhood with a photo of your pup and your contact info? You should also post messages here several times a day to keep the topic visible to all subscribers. I'm sure you're looking for/missing your dog, but somehow your posts (at least as I read them) are not conveying urgency.

  • I think it's possible that someone has taken him in. Post notices all over. Offer a reward. Check Animal Control, PetFinders, local pet stores and vets (someone may have mentioned finding a dog). Good luck!

16 hours ago

Two Sidewalk Robberies Near Loyola Since Friday

There were two sidewalk robberies over the weekend in the Edgewater area near the Loyola campus. It is unknown at this point if it was the same attacker but police are currently investigating both incidents. The first happened on Friday about 10:55 a.m. on the usually quiet 6200 block of North Wayne. A woman was held […]

Jul 21

Updated 19 hours ago

Volunteers Needed for EdgeFest -- August 2 & 3

The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for our annual summer street festival, EdgeFest! EdgeFest will take place August 2 and 3 on Broadway between Thorndale and Ardmore. We'll have 2 stages with music, an interactive kids' tent with games and crafts, local food vendors and artists, and karaoke on the South Stage on Saturday night!

We are looking for volunteers to help pull off a great event! We have openings in the beer tent, at the Chamber table, and helping run the Bridgeview Bank money booth game.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email ally@edgewater.org indicating your name, desired placement, and desired day.

For more information about EdgeFest, visit http://edgewater.org/edgefest

  • Ally Brisbin Marketing & Events, Edgewater Chamber of Commerce

    Giving this post a little bump. We are still looking for volunteers! Early beer shifts available both days! Please email me at ally@edgewater.org if you are interested!

  • Quickercity Lover of All Things Local

    I love the promo design. Very bummed to miss this. Had a great time last year and was gonna volunteer, but am heading to Vermont. Gonna keep an announcement front and center on my Edgewater Local News page all week. Good luck, Ally!

Mar 01

Updated 19 hours ago

Keeping your replies on topic

I would rather not have to read over usless banter that basically contributes nothing to the original posting loading up my computer HDD. I dont care about anyone's political affiliation, etc... I am EveryBlock subscriber because I love Rogers Park. I am not here to compete with anyone.. For the most part I just delete what I dont want to read.

Make better use of your public profile. I would rather you did not post anything if you have nothing to contribute. There is every opportunity to post your own topics in order to state your business without having to take away from another posting.

Off my soapbox... haters reveal yourself.

  • William full-time stay at home dad. old and married too!

    Hello StacyLynne

  • Kelly Montrose and Milwaukee

    This is hilarious. I know this is a VERY old topic, but I just happened to stumble upon it by accident. Looks like Crapple Craxx finally got the boot - AGAIN. Well deserved. Hopefully he won't be welcomed back as easily next time. :)

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Block party

I see block parties all over Rogers Park and Edgewater but not near me. I was wondering if anyone knew how I could organize a party for my block?

3 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

House Fire on Farwell

I just wanted to stop for a moment, in this rebuilding phase in our lives, to thank everyone who helped us yesterday morning. From our neighbor across the hall who is storing Brian's paintings for the time being, so the woman next door who provided Brian with a blanket to cover up while they fought the fire, to all the people who stood there shoulder to shoulder with us as we watched our world burn to the ground, thank you.

http://www.gofundme.com/c4k960

  • AND I can happily report that everyone but our across the hall neighbor has returned to their homes. Sadly, his kitchen was burnt up when the blaze ripped across the back stairs, and it will be several months before it will be habitable. Somewhat fortunately, he had just begun the process of moving in and didn't seem to lose too many belongings.

  • Laura, I am so sorry to hear about your misfortune and your poor cats. If you are even considering 2 cats, my friend's godmother is moving to Hospice. She has 2 boy cats (brothers) that are neutered, have shots, etc. One of her biggest concerns at this terrible time is placing the cats in a good home together. I wash there was an agency that helped Hospice patients place their loved animals. It is a big concern for some people at a terrible time in their life.

36 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Pockets

Anyone know what's happening with the supposed Pockets on Ridge and Touhy? There's been a whole lot of nothing going on inside the space over the past several months.

  • Maybe it's the same crew that's responsible for apparently a whole lot of nothing at the former Dominick's on Ridge.

  • soder606 Mother, Grandmother, Cook, Reader, Liberal

    I actually called Cermack Market who is supposed to be opening in the Ridge Dominick's location about a month ago. They told me it would open in six months.

4 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

New Devon Restaurant Proposed

The July 23-29 issue of the News-Star (sorry, story wasn't available online) carried a front-page story about a new restaurant proposed for 1248-60 West Devon. Described as "upscale," the restaurant would have 124 seats plus a 26-seat bar and would rely on street parking. The owner has two other restaurants and bought the 14-unit building. His lawyer, Dean Margos, says the restaurant, to be called Lakewood bistro, would be "...an engine for Devon Ave. revitalization that would bring 'million dollar...

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The July 23-29 issue of the News-Star (sorry, story wasn't available online) carried a front-page story about a new restaurant proposed for 1248-60 West Devon. Described as "upscale," the restaurant would have 124 seats plus a 26-seat bar and would rely on street parking. The owner has two other restaurants and bought the 14-unit building. His lawyer, Dean Margos, says the restaurant, to be called Lakewood bistro, would be "...an engine for Devon Ave. revitalization that would bring 'million dollar condos' to the area." According to the News-Star, the attorney also said that the restaurant's "prices would dissuade less than wealthy people" [from eating there]. The owner is also seeking an incidental liquor license because the precinct is currently dry. Although this area is part of the 49th ward, I've learned to be leery of talk about "revitalization" and "upscale" whatever. I've seen it in other neighborhoods where I've lived and it always displaces longtime residents who can no longer afford to live in the area. Million dollar condos and destination restaurants where locals can't afford to eat can kill a community. We need to focus on balanced development, ie, the kind that's good for a neighborhood, profitable for a business, and doesn't harm or displace decent people who lack six-figure incomes. The paper also notes that contributions from Joe Moore have been made to Citizens for Dean Margos. I don't know what office he's seeking or sought.

  • Willy, I think I'm entitled to say that I find another post hostile. It's too bad you didn't like my original post, but telling me to "man up" is juvenile. And hostile. And that's my last word on this subject.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    It will be fine. Look how well Uncommon Ground an Maddiebird is doing. If it's good people will come.

4 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

FOUND: One Rooster

I can't believe I'm about to ask this, but is someone missing their very large, very nasty, rooster? He's black with a red comb and he hisses and growls (no, seriously... he growls). Last seen pecking around the area of Hermitage and Schreiber and it's not the first time he's been seen in that area.

He is quite the nasty and aggressive little bugger who decided it would be fun to give chase. Hoping someone knows where this guy belongs...

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I can't believe I'm about to ask this, but is someone missing their very large, very nasty, rooster? He's black with a red comb and he hisses and growls (no, seriously... he growls). Last seen pecking around the area of Hermitage and Schreiber and it's not the first time he's been seen in that area.

He is quite the nasty and aggressive little bugger who decided it would be fun to give chase. Hoping someone knows where this guy belongs as I would prefer not to have to call Animal Control as there are small kids around and I don't want someone to get bitten. If you know where Foghorn belongs, please give a shout. If he's yours, please, please come get him.

  • but tracy, i gotta say, your comments about traumatizing children breaks my heart.
    i had a gloriously feral childhood, concussions, broken bones, cuts, scrapes, bites and all.
    i could tell the stories all day.
    children need to be made more resilient. its possible.
    not that i am against helmets or anything. i dont recommend the concussions. one of them haunted me all my life, and one nearly killed my kid.
    but a hen bite, i mean...

  • moah, I'll be honest, today, I would ask that we leave that point as an "agree to disagree." At this point, I've stated the other reasons why I want the chicken home so whether that point is agreed upon or not, maybe you can agree with the others.

Jul 19

Updated 21 hours ago

Update to "Reserved Parking Misuse?" Posted June 17

Quick recap: My neighbor has reserved (handicapped) parking but parks his vehicle all over the block in order to save parking spaces for other members of his household. I wondered if this is legal (it's certainly not right). I e-mailed photos to the alderman's office and spoke with Marlene, who advised that it is not illegal for those with reserved parking to park elsewhere on the block because the streets are open to the public. It seems to me that...

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Quick recap: My neighbor has reserved (handicapped) parking but parks his vehicle all over the block in order to save parking spaces for other members of his household. I wondered if this is legal (it's certainly not right). I e-mailed photos to the alderman's office and spoke with Marlene, who advised that it is not illegal for those with reserved parking to park elsewhere on the block because the streets are open to the public. It seems to me that this is a loophole that needs to be closed. If the City takes a public parking space and gives it to a resident for his/her exclusive use, then that reserved space should be the only place on that street that this person should park. Other members of his/her household should get the same luck of the draw as everybody else. I'd like to ask the alderman to sponsor an amendment to that ordinance. Opinions, please.

  • this3ndup Rogers Park Resident

    Paco, thanks for the clarification; that was unclear in the original comment.

  • RickAiello Chicago resident since 1997

    I'm on Washtenaw between Granville and Glenlake, and at one point we had FOUR such spots on our block alone. And at no time did I ever see anyone using that spot that either had a disabled license plate or a placard on their dashboard. (I won't say that they...

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    I'm on Washtenaw between Granville and Glenlake, and at one point we had FOUR such spots on our block alone. And at no time did I ever see anyone using that spot that either had a disabled license plate or a placard on their dashboard. (I won't say that they didn't appear disabled, because I know better than that)-- I felt then that there is an abuse of this system going on, and I still believe it. I honestly don't see as many of these spots in other neighborhoods, so I have to wonder if the abuse is more prevalent in ours.

22 hours ago

Positive Loitering - Wednesday July 30th 7:00PM

Join us for a Positive Loitering event on Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00PM. We will be gathering at the southeast corner of Morse and Ashland and loitering until 10:00PM.

Positive Loitering has been in practice throughout several neighborhoods in Chicago and is an excellent way for neighbors to begin working together to establish a positive presence out on the streets. While it's far from the only solution, it's part of the solution: neighbors working together and with the CPD toward a better and safer neighborhood for all.

All are welcome to attend including well behaved pets and humans. For more information, contact rogersparkmadebetter@gmail.com. Otherwise, see you there!

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Emerald Ash Borer Damage - Fargo/Greenview area

Neighbors, I am sad to say that I think the Emerald Ash Bores have found our neighborhood. I was walking my greyhounds down Fargo between Sheridan and Greenview, then Greenview to Jarvis, and saw the characteristic exit holes, wood shavings around the bases of the trees. If you own a home in this area, please contact a tree specialist and start treatment immediately to save our shady street!

  • Edgewater gardener Edgewater gardener

    Two weeks ago I was walking along the lake south of Foster and encountered a van with the logo "Tree Savers" that was pulling down a tree. It's seemed oxymoronic, so I stuck my nose in to ask why. Answer?: Emerald beetle, 250 trees coming down along the lake.

  • John Versical gardener, future emperor

    Unfortunately, once the trees start showing signs of infestation (missing leaves, missing patches of bark with visible "canals" where the ash borers chew the material between the wood and the bark) - it's almost always too late for a tree. Treating them early and then annually is the only way to save the Ash trees.

27 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Joe Moore -- Why aren't you asking the IG to investigate the red lights money grab?

Eight of your colleagues have asked that the IG conduct an investigation into the "enforcement" spikes in the red lights camera system. Why aren't you joining them in that request?

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    Suzanne, did you see the open question I posted to you on that other site?

  • Rob

    Clearly Joe Moore is somehow funneling red light camera money to the Australians. Clearly.

  • Redflex Ltd. is an Austrailian Company that was funneling (alleged bribes) to Chicago.
    Not to worry when the Feds complete their investigation and all of the people involved start to squeal on their "friends" to save themselves some jail time there will be plenty of people being indicted. It is the Chicago Way.
    Then in a few more years we can look forward to the Speed Camera investigations.

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Tree trimming along Metra tracks

Does anyone know who is responsible for trimming the trees that are hanging out into the street from the Metra tracks along Ravenswood? All of the street cleaning signs are completely covered by the brush, but I still see people getting parking tickets there on street cleaning days (and I got one myself). I'm disputing the ticket, but I'm curious who should be maintaining the tress.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    Yep. A necessary counterpoint.

  • Michael Archangel Just trying to balance out the "haters"

    I would like to chime in here that UP has to do a better job of keeping the fenced in "right of way" near the Rogers Park station cleaner. It would also be helpful if the fine people from other neighborhoods who park their cars along Estes, Greenleaf, Wolcott and Ravenswood would refrain from throwing their garbage over the fences as they walk to and from the trains to their cars.

44 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Delicious cupcakes at Maddiebird Bakery 1445 W Devon

Stumbled across this bakery last weekend. Yummy cupcakes. If you get a cupcake craving, check them out. When I was in they had chocolate, vanilla, lemon, carrot cake, chai...

42 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

New to everyblock

Hi neighbors I am new joiner to everyblock but not new to the information on here. My wife is religious reader of the site so I decided to make my own account lol. Just wanted to say hello and am looking forward to sharing ideas and opinions with u all.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Welcome amigo.

  • Sarahdonis 20 year neighbor

    Pedro!! Welcome to the neighborhood, and thanks for introducing yourself!

Apr 15

Updated 24 hours ago

Is the 40th Ward doing participatory budgeting?

So I'm reading all these articles about the participatory budgeting process in nearby wards -- some are holding votes, some conducting online surveys, some holding public meetings -- and I'm realizing that I've never heard a single word about PB from Ald. Patrick O'Connor, who ganked my Lincoln Square block in the redistricting. Is O'Connor even doing PB in the 40th?

25 hours ago

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