3 days ago

Updated 13 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!!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Having had a little nap, Bill, you left FF off. She showed up but then abandoned us to join a handsome man at the bar. Pat stuck a rose in my mouth and I did a little dance, though not on the table. Joe--as in the alderman--drove Sheila and me home. Hope everyone else made it home safe.

    Lucy, I think there will be more get-togethers. Do you work until 8 PM every night? You should have stopped in, though. We were there past 9.

  • sheila clerkin 4th Generation Rogers Park

    Joe, Many thanks for the lift home.

45 hours ago

Updated 14 min ago

Your Jewel-Osco Pharmacist

I wanted to share that I've had really positive experiences going to the pharmacy at Jewel in the Gateway Center on Howard and recommend them. I previously had our family's prescriptions at Walgreen's, where it was frequently crowded and the pharmacists and techs often seem super busy. Ever since switching over, I've found that the pharmacists at Jewel really do have time to answer questions, look up your meds, etc. One time when I had asked to add flavoring to...

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I wanted to share that I've had really positive experiences going to the pharmacy at Jewel in the Gateway Center on Howard and recommend them. I previously had our family's prescriptions at Walgreen's, where it was frequently crowded and the pharmacists and techs often seem super busy. Ever since switching over, I've found that the pharmacists at Jewel really do have time to answer questions, look up your meds, etc. One time when I had asked to add flavoring to my son's medicine (which Walgreens had previously done), the pharmacist actually came and found me in the shopping aisles to ask a question and tell me about how the flavoring could effect the medicine if it wasn't stored properly, and that this medicine was already very sweet and might not really need flavoring. Wow, that was really great to know they were being so vigilant. Just wanted to pass it on and give some compliments to the Jewel pharmacists. :)

  • Barbara Marie RP resident since 2002

    I also have nothing but praise for the pharmacists at Gateway Osco. And my prescriptions generally cost less than they did at Walgreens.

  • Thanks, Helen. I'll give it a whirl!

21 hours ago

Updated 44 min ago

I need free moving boxes.

I have no car so either near Glenwood and Rosemont or Chase and Ashland. Thanks.

Jan 25

Updated 45 min ago

Witch God Declares 9 Billion World People! Blessed Be!

Pisces Ends! Aquarius Begins! Spiritual Truth Revealed! Occult Power! 9 Billion World People! Get Up To Get Down To Get Funky! Turn Your Swag Up! Be Groovy! Honorable Pagan Truth Revealed! Goddess Here! Blessed Be!

54 min ago

Witch God No Longer Republican Blessed Be!

I Can't Call Myself G.O.P Anymore! Republicans Diss L.G.B.T-Latino Immigrants-Abortion-Blacks- And Call President Obama N!gger Behind His Back!

1 hour ago

Updated 59 min ago

Witch God : 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore Blessed Be!

Witch God Aint No Hater! 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore Took My Best Shot! I Won The Cyber-Debate But You Won The Election Fair And Square Because You Were The Best Candidate! I Hope You Have Continued Success!

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Don G. No Dis-Respect But You Don't Connect Well To The Average Voter So Please Don't Run Again O.K.I Talked To 20 Pot-Heads And None Knew Who You Were Don G. Pot-Heads In Rogers Park Don't Support Your Message Don G. I Came To Hear You Speak Don G. I Liked What You Said But You Did Not Have Eye Contact With Me So I Don't Trust You! Suzanne Blessed Be But Don G. Aint A G.O.P

1 hour ago

Witch God Designates Helen No. Of H. E.B. Rogers Park Matriarch! Blessed Be!

I Don't Agree With Helen No. Of H. But I Would Fight For Her Right To Free Speech Even Though Her Free Speech Is Critical Of Me! From Now On You Sneaky Snake Trolls If You Diss Helen No. Of H. I Witch God Will Rebuke You!

Jan 26

Updated 1 hour ago

Help Loyola Park win an Imagination Playground

Help us great some great equipment for the kids at Loyola Park! Vote daily for "Loyola Park of Chicago Park District"
http://www.imaginationplayground.com/vote-for-an-imagination-playground.html

2 hours ago

Gen. David Petraeus And Mossad Mistress Are Traitors To U.S. Of America!

The General Gave Up Secrets To His Mossad Agent Mistress That Hurt America! What Kind Of Friend Is The Knesset To Spy On Us And Ask Us For 2 Billion Per Year In Welfare!

44 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Voodoo on the beach?

A coworker thinks creepy deer head scarecrow I saw today on the beach might be voodoo. Anyone know what this means?

  • Candle Nine musician / artwhore / high-tech low-life

    That's actually quite cool, I think.

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Candle 9, Blessed Be! You Are Too Cool To Fail! Becky I Guess You Need A Friend Which Is Why You Waiste My Time! I Could Choose Not To Reply To You But Hey I Got A Little Time! Witch God Could Use A Spell-Check But I Do A-Lot Of...

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    Candle 9, Blessed Be! You Are Too Cool To Fail! Becky I Guess You Need A Friend Which Is Why You Waiste My Time! I Could Choose Not To Reply To You But Hey I Got A Little Time! Witch God Could Use A Spell-Check But I Do A-Lot Of Auto-Matic Writeing! I Am Almost 50Years Old And I Am Retired! Good Luck Trying To Retire By 50! When I Was 26 I Incorporated My Investment Portfolio With The State Of Illinois! _Becky, I Don't Think You Got Enough Money To Purchase @ 980 N. Michigan My Ill Secretary Of State Legal I.D. Address! I Place My Resume' Next To Yours Any-Day! Ha Ha Ha! I Am Going To Do A Psychic Reading On You! If You Continue To Stalk Me I Will Tell E.B. Rogers Park Your Real Name So Let's Put It To The Test On U-Tube! Come Get Some Mossad Agent!

May 03 2012

Updated 3 hours ago

Liberty Power

A woman just knocked on the door of my apartment (private, double-locked apartment building) claiming to be from "Liberty Power." I didn't engage with her. Anybody seen this? Looked way bogus.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Joseph, there are numerous threads on EveryBlock with complaints about workers claiming to represent power and gas companies getting into buildings in Rogers Park. Make them leave your building.

  • Inactive user

    Politely decline them, maybe snap a discreet photo, close the door and call 911 with a description and tell them people are trespassing in your building. Which they are.
    Enough of these boneheads get hauled off maybe they'll cease this sort of garbage.

  • I double checked online. It says energetic supplier, makes energy from windmills. And agree with their aggressive sale method, they should to let people know about that other way.
    The woman explained that my electric bill will remain exactly the same, with the fix rates for energy(not including delivery and taxes)
    And that I can change my mind in 10 days

Dec 15

Updated 3 hours ago

Good-bye, MorWay

All but one business in the strip mall at Morse and Wayne has closed shop for good. Word on the street is Jennifer Pritzker bought it. The lone holdout is Vic's Pharmacy, who has allegedly gone to court - and was granted to stay until May 2015.

One can only speculate as to how big of a parking garage will be built in it's place?

One can also speculate as to how long it will be before Ms. Pritzker buy's out JB's Pizza?

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    I View Most Of The Opinions Of This Thread As Being Homo-Phobic And Gay-Bashing! This Thread Is Set Up To Bash Jennifer Pritzker On The Sneak Side! Blessed Be!

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    I Witch God Banish All Homo-Phobic Devils To Hell Where You Belong With Satan! Blessed Be!

4 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Witch God Prepares To Open 1st Gate Of Hell @ St. Peters Square! Blessed Be!

Because The Catholic Church Burned Witches Alive And Boiled Witches Alive In Water And Oil The 1st. Gate Of Hell Opens Up Under St. Peter's Square! Blessed Be!

  • Ranting is not necessary a bad thing! An I could never mute you Sidney--I was one of your first supporters! (supportive of your right to voice your opinion)

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    60660Gal Goddess Chose Me To Do Her Will! Goddess Wants Me To Continue Dissing Satan And His Church For Teaching False Doctrine' , For Haveing Child-Molesting Priest, And For Stealing From Jesus His Right To Forgive Sin With It's Confession Booth Which Is THE EAR OF SATAN! I Come To Do The Work A Christian Pastor Should Have Had Enough Guts To Do But Did Not Being Scared Of Satan! My Blood On My Staff Pledges My Soul To WitchCraft!

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

1st Of 266 Sleeping Popes Awakes! Walks Vatican With Statue Of Resurerection!

Rogers Park I Love You! 9 Billion World People All 268 Popes Shall Vote THE STATUE OF THE RESURRECTION To Be Last Pope!

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    9 Billion World People! Now 4 Are Awake To Walk Vatican At Night With STATUE OF THE RESURRECTION WHO I WITCH GOD SAY IS THE LAST POPE!

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Satan Gets To Keep His Number! The Devil Keeps His Sheep!

40 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Workshop on How to Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment to be held this Wednesday

Learn how to appeal your property tax assessment and possibly lower your tax bill at a special workshop sponsored by County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, County Assessor Joe Berrios and my office. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, 6:30 p.m., at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf (at the Lake).

The assessed value of your property is one of the factors that determine the amount of property taxes you pay. This assessed value is determined by the...

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Learn how to appeal your property tax assessment and possibly lower your tax bill at a special workshop sponsored by County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, County Assessor Joe Berrios and my office. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, 6:30 p.m., at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf (at the Lake).

The assessed value of your property is one of the factors that determine the amount of property taxes you pay. This assessed value is determined by the Cook County Assessor. If you believe your property assessment is improper, you have a right to appeal that assessment.

Because of the improving economy, the average assessed valuation for property in Rogers Park has increased 12.75%. If your 2015 assessment increased more than 12.75% over your 2014 assessment, you should seriously consider appealing your assessment.

If you own property in Rogers Park Township (Devon to the Evanston border, Kedzie to the Lake), you have until Friday, March 20th, to submit an appeal to the Cook County Assessor.

At the workshop, you will learn how the assessment process works, how to file an appeal with the County Assessor's office and how an appeal is granted. Please bring your property tax bill in order to more efficiently file an appeal. Staff from the Assessor's office will be available to answer questions and help complete appeal forms.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, the Cook County Assessor's website provides an overview of the property tax appeal process, including step-by-step instructions on how to appeal your assessment. For information on the appeals process and to file an appeal online, visit:

http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/frequentlyaskedquestions.aspx

Make sure you file your appeal before the March 20th deadline.

For assistance in filing your appeal, contact my staff assistant Michael Land at mike.land@cityofchicago.org or 773-338-5796.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    I was just asking because Ben Joravsky made that mistake in the Reader on multiple occasions and refused to acknowledge his error when I brought it to his attention.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Bump. Workshop is tonight.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    At some point you have to stop turning around whenever you hear "Hey Jackass".

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Gene, I think it must have been Mr. Lake who was being addressed.

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12 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Bang Da Hitta Back Out Of Jail

Not sure for how long, but Keith Hayer, aka Bang Da Hitta is back out of jail...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmrZ6fgJbmI

9 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Chicago Fire (the Show)

Has anyone else ever noticed the crew on Chicago Fire seem to cover most of the city and all their fires are major and have some sort of big drama? Yet 5 minutes later they are back at the Firehouse, unscathed, sootless and back to their personal drama No small cooking fires or false alarms for Firehouse 51!

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Who's for Rahm?

Are you for Rahm?

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Ex-cop and wannabe journalist Peter V. Bella has been going all in for Rahm.

    http://www.chicagonow.com/interesting-chicago

    Garcia and Emanuel: Racism versus Anti-Semitism

    The so-called progressives have their campaign plan mapped out for Chuy Garcia.

    ....

    Time is running out for Chuy Garcia

    Chicago’s mayoral election is shaping up to a contest between the proverbial bull in a China shop versus the fairy tale unicorn.

  • Now

    RP is not all of Chicago. I'm for Rahm. Chuy is a tool of the CTU--the people who fought against given students an extra 15 minutes of school for recess so they could go home to their kids who they put in private school or worst live outside of the...

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    RP is not all of Chicago. I'm for Rahm. Chuy is a tool of the CTU--the people who fought against given students an extra 15 minutes of school for recess so they could go home to their kids who they put in private school or worst live outside of the City. The same union who said they're for kids but just look at the schools on the South and West Sides. Chuy who has no ideas or vision for the City and he certainly can't attract businesses or money to the City. And with that forget about attracting the progressive people who've been coming here, pretty much like all you who like Chuy because Chuy will not be able to move this City forward nor will he be able to build consensus in the City's government. I just hope Rahm realizes how important the South and West sides are and if Rahm wins them I hope he'll remember and reward them.

13 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

I am looking for a fresh start.

I am from wisconsin but looking to move to rogers park. I am looking for work asap, like general labor and such. wondering where could i find a good employment agency or any quick leads to some honest money.

  • Cairo politically apathetic hardcore liberal

    manpower.com

    jvschicago.org

    classifieds.chicagoreader.com/

    mcdonalds.com

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Republicans for Rahm

Any takers?
Suzanne?

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Bang da Pappy!

  • ptgrp E. of Sheridan, Not FGFM's sockpuppet

    7 troll comments and no posts, and you're an expert?--
    Joe Lake

Jun 12

Updated 9 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.

5 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Who's for Chuy?

Me for one.

  • tom 2422 Rogers Parker since 1972

    Chuy didn't look too good in the video embedded in the Christian Science Monitor article. I like the man, I like his priorities, but will he be able to deal with the economic realities of pensions and city budgets? Of course, the other question is whether Rahm will be able...

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    Chuy didn't look too good in the video embedded in the Christian Science Monitor article. I like the man, I like his priorities, but will he be able to deal with the economic realities of pensions and city budgets? Of course, the other question is whether Rahm will be able to deal with the same realities or will he and the Council keep kicking the can down the road? As with climate change you can only kick the can so far and you will pay the price. Democrats too often of pretending that finances don't matter while Republicans pretend that revenues and income and tax inequities don't matter. We need revenue and we need to be very smart about how we use it.

    In case anyone hasn't noticed, Rahm is a Republican.

  • larry from crazycar.com Been trying to get away from here for too long now

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

south of Howard/west of Damen safe for new families?

My wife, 3 month old baby, and I are currently looking at apartments all over Rogers Park to move at the end of this month. Recently we looked at an apartment that is stunningly beautiful and perfect for our family. However, we noticed that right around the corner there is a blue light police camera box. (Flashing very annoyingly bright at night). We are new to this city and do not know this area very well.

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My wife, 3 month old baby, and I are currently looking at apartments all over Rogers Park to move at the end of this month. Recently we looked at an apartment that is stunningly beautiful and perfect for our family. However, we noticed that right around the corner there is a blue light police camera box. (Flashing very annoyingly bright at night). We are new to this city and do not know this area very well.

Does anyone have any insight into what sort of walk safety/crime rates are like around Seeley & Fargo? My wife likes to go running and we like to be outdoors a lot. Peckish Pig is right there on Howard and we love that place!

This apartment is amazing but that police camera box really freaked us out!
We are seasoned city livers.. We don't get freaked out by everything.. Its just I never lived near one of those cameras. I usually only see those in only pretty darn bad neighborhoods (when I lived in Philly.)

Any insight into this specific area of Rogers Park would be amazing!

Thanks neighbors!

  • Bernard (Network 2424) Co-founder of Network 2424, www.network2424.com

    POLICE CAMERAS -- Peg, the second police camera does NOT imply anything about the area. Remember those 3 sting operations I mentioned? That is why the camera is at Birchwood & Hoyne. We supported police in those sting operations. It remained because of issues at Howard & Hoyne, which have...

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    POLICE CAMERAS -- Peg, the second police camera does NOT imply anything about the area. Remember those 3 sting operations I mentioned? That is why the camera is at Birchwood & Hoyne. We supported police in those sting operations. It remained because of issues at Howard & Hoyne, which have substantially declined after we, residents, "dragged" the convenience store owner before hearings at Chicago Business Affairs office (and they threatened revocation of his license). Residents requesting the removal of camera is as onerous of a process as is residents requesting a camera. We have other priorities at the moment (park improvement, neighborhood block events, etc.) that take priority.

  • Really great of you and your neighbors to get in the game like that, Bernard. No question that blue light cameras are reason for potential new residents to be concerned. But if I understand correctly that you are taking steps to have a camera removed because the area has calmed, that's completely awesome.

23 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Kitten Therapy Event to Benefit Edgewater’s Tree House Humane Society

Stressed out? Andersonville’s RE: chiropractic + wellness has an unconventional cure…one that will also benefit a local humane society! Inspired by this video, “Kitten Therapy” will be held on March 14th from 10am-1pm at 5347 N. Clark #2. For a $5 donation to Tree House (or a donation of items like litter, cat food and […]

  • Tree House does terrific work with its TNR (trap, neuter, return for feral cats). I've supported it as I can and it has a wonderful availability of adoptable cats. Many are "seniors" and need their "forever home." Kitten therapy or cat-in-your-lap therapy? The best and relaxing for both feline and human. Support this event if you can.

12 hours ago

13 hours ago

Cash In Your 401K Now Before 17 Trillion Public Debt Takes It From You!

Baby-Boomers About To Be Old And Broke In America With Nobody To Take Care Of Them Because Of Public Pension Fund Problems!

33 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Witch God Post On Twitter, Skype, U-Tube! Witch God Almost 500 Views In 1 Week! Many People! What Are We Now "THE LINK POLICE? People Post Links All The Time! SpamAlert, Don't Hate The Player Hate The Game And Please Feel Free To Diss Me On U-Tube And Don't Forget...

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    Witch God Post On Twitter, Skype, U-Tube! Witch God Almost 500 Views In 1 Week! Many People! What Are We Now "THE LINK POLICE? People Post Links All The Time! SpamAlert, Don't Hate The Player Hate The Game And Please Feel Free To Diss Me On U-Tube And Don't Forget To Post The Link Here So EVERY-BODY CAN SEE WHO YOU REALLY ARE! Too Late To Stop Me! Goddess Gave My Message Wings! Look Forward To See-Ing You. @ Tapas Tonight Or Stay Home By Your-Self! Trolls Live To Hate Witch God! Trolls Stop Being Mad Because Your Intellect Don't Control E.B Rogers Park No More! 60,000 Rogers Park Residents Own E.B. Rogers Park OK Trolls!

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    SpamAlert, Please Feel Free To Stand Out-Side My Down-Town Condo Located@ 980 N. Michigan! Oh I Forgot The Door-Man Calls Tbe Coks On Home-Less Looking People So Dress Accordingly! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

17 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

9 Billion World People! Yes Or No

IS IT ANTI-SEMETIC TO SAY:
1)America Is Israel?
2)Knessit Should Fight It's Own Battles?
3)America Is The Chosen People?

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    9 Billion World People Blessed Be! Rogers Park I Witch God Will Quote Scripture From The Christian Bible Proveing AMERICA IS ISRAEL The CHOSEN PEOPLE! I Believe The Wrong Interpretation Taught By Christian Bible As To The Identity Of Israel Is The Reason Why America Don't Understand That America Is Israel! Blessed Be!

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Rogers Park, Tell Me What You Think?

38 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Dog Walker

Looking for recommendations for an experienced & reliable dog walker for my THREE large breed dogs for a 3x a day for two and a half days at the end of the month stint.. I know, seems like a lot (because it is)! They are great dogs but need somebody experienced and patient! My usual dog sitter has to head out of town before I'll be back so I need somebody to fill in the gaps. They'll be staying with my mom in Rogers Park so there is flexibility. Thanks in advance!recommendations in advance!

  • Dawn 7 years in RP

    Lynne Liliedahl is great. As a trainer and a walker she has experience with both large breeds and with dogs who require a skilled hand. She also does house sitting. You can reach her at kriyacat at hotmail dot com.

  • Morgan Chase/Ridge/Rogers dweller for 10+ years.

    Thanks everybody! Have some great suggestions here!

17 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Any kind hearts out there that can foster a dog for 2-3 months?

Lucy's person has to have hip replacement surgery and if someone doesn't step up today she'll wind up a a shelter, foreign and not knowing what the heck is happening. I am particularly sensitive to this because I broke my ankle last week and can't imagine what would happen to our two big boys if we didn't have a little bit of money to help with care and a support system of family and friends.

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Lucy's person has to have hip replacement surgery and if someone doesn't step up today she'll wind up a a shelter, foreign and not knowing what the heck is happening. I am particularly sensitive to this because I broke my ankle last week and can't imagine what would happen to our two big boys if we didn't have a little bit of money to help with care and a support system of family and friends.

My heart breaks for this girl. She will need to be the only pet in the house. Other than that we know only that she needs a home!

If you are able to help or can recommend an option for Lucy we would be so grateful.
Please contact Celeste at 773-942-4760

5 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Witch God Rebukes Pope, Satan, Child Molesting Priest!

Blessed Be Rogers Park! Blessed Be 9Billion World People!

3 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Cable outage

Does anyone have any information about the ComCast cable outage in Edgewater? They're probably talking about it on the news, but since there's no cable.... ;-)

19 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

POSTPONED: Meeting on Touhy/Rogers/Ridge Intersection Rescheduled to Thurs., March 19

Due to an unavoidable schedule conflict of a key Chicago Department of Transportation official, the community meeting regarding proposed modifications to the Touhy/Rogers/Ridge intersection, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m., is POSTPONED until Thursday, March 19th, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will still be held at the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

Below is a reprint of the earlier notice I posted describing the proposal and its history:

Funding for design...

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Due to an unavoidable schedule conflict of a key Chicago Department of Transportation official, the community meeting regarding proposed modifications to the Touhy/Rogers/Ridge intersection, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m., is POSTPONED until Thursday, March 19th, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will still be held at the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

Below is a reprint of the earlier notice I posted describing the proposal and its history:

Funding for design improvements was approved by the voters in the 2011 Participatory Budgeting election, but the City delayed implementation of the plan until Peoples Gas finished with its gas main installation work in the area. The gas main work is now completed.

The plan proposed by the City of Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is illustrated in the photo below.

The plan extends the curb at the southwest corner of the intersection to reduce the angle between Touhy and Rogers and shortening the crosswalk at that location from 100 feet to 40 feet.

  • FebGirl Once a bride, but never a bridesmaid

    Thank you, Mr. Alderman. I'm happy to hear of the rescheduling. I intended to be there last Thur. evening, but I had an unfortunate (but minor) accident that afternoon and ended up in the ER. D'oh! I assumed we missed it.

    One question: is there any point to a discussion? I mean, it sounds like CDOT has made their decision and that's that. If that's the case, they probably aren't open to a discussion.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    The Department and I are certainly open to discussion. As I indicated in my post, this proposal is not etched in concrete (pardon the pun). Please attend

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Looking For Dog Friendly Apartment

Hoping anyone could help me find a nice one bedroom ( or two if price is right) dog friendly apartment. My dog is ~60 lbs , 15yrs old sweet American Staffordshire Terrier. WELL BEHAVED - never barks , ( unless a stranger knocks at the door- barks once at the second knock and then stops) sleeps most of day and NEVER has accidents inside . I wrote all of this in case you may have a friend or know of...

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Hoping anyone could help me find a nice one bedroom ( or two if price is right) dog friendly apartment. My dog is ~60 lbs , 15yrs old sweet American Staffordshire Terrier. WELL BEHAVED - never barks , ( unless a stranger knocks at the door- barks once at the second knock and then stops) sleeps most of day and NEVER has accidents inside . I wrote all of this in case you may have a friend or know of someone who owns a bldg. My dog has great references in the bldg and in neighborhood . Living in a renovated condo in RP w/parking and storage (unfortunately require) . Would love a smaller building ( less than 20 units ) and either three flights of stairs or elevator . My dog can still run and jump tho sometimes navigating stairs can be precarious. Thanks for any help ! O and it doesn't have to be in RP - could be as far as 20 minute radius from RP .

  • JLR

    morning! this is a nice apartment available in my building and it's run by a good management company. 6 units on our side, 6 on the other. Top floor of a 3 story walk-up and extremely pet friendly. The units are well taken care of and updated. check it out!

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/apa/4894320083.html

  • JLR - I think this is the 1706 Farwell address and if it is Dwell, Inc. is the management co. I've called them several times only to leave messages and for there to be no response. Though, I have continued to call and did finally speak to someone yesterday. There...

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    JLR - I think this is the 1706 Farwell address and if it is Dwell, Inc. is the management co. I've called them several times only to leave messages and for there to be no response. Though, I have continued to call and did finally speak to someone yesterday. There were 2 units originally noted as available. However, one has an application pending. So that leaves one unit.

    Ms. Pea, this unit is not for you because they do not allow for all breeds and have a weight restriction. When I mentioned I have a terrier they specifically asked if it is a Staffordshire Terrier because those breeds are not allowed in their building.

23 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Reminder: Weds March 5 meeting re: Touhy/Rogers intersection redesign

The meeting is at 7pm at Pottawattomie Park. This is an article describing the redesign:
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150226/rogers-park/public-meeting-set-for-hazardous-touhy-ridge-intersection-alderman-says

Not certain I have any ideas in lieu of the planned design; it's a tough intersection, no matter what direction you're heading in a vehicle. That the eastbound Touhy traffic approaches from the crest of a hill makes visibility for the Touhy-to-Rogers left turn is an added challenge. I'll be interested in the discussion.

  • LET'S TRY THURSDAY MARCH 5: sorry for the egregious error!

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Due to an unavoidable schedule conflict of a key Department of Transportation Official, the meeting has been RESCHEDULED to Thursday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m. The location of the meeting remains the same.

    I apologize for the inconvenience.

19 hours ago

Lost child's hat (multi-colored stripes)

By any chance has anyone found a multi-colored child's hat on either Sheridan or Kenmore between Foster and Bryn Mawr? It's not particularly valuable just sentimental! Thanks!

22 hours ago

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Feb 16

Updated 22 hours ago

IKEA challenge to help RP organization!

The Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center Center is a unique program serving an international population of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of politically-sponsored torture. Located right here in Rogers Park, the Kovler Center is one of the finalist in the IKEA Schaumburg Life Improvement Project. In order for MKC to win a $10,000 they need supporters like you to vote once a day, starting today!, until March 2. The group with the most votes at the end of the...

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The Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center Center is a unique program serving an international population of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of politically-sponsored torture. Located right here in Rogers Park, the Kovler Center is one of the finalist in the IKEA Schaumburg Life Improvement Project. In order for MKC to win a $10,000 they need supporters like you to vote once a day, starting today!, until March 2. The group with the most votes at the end of the 3 weeks wins!

Learn more and check out the other Chicago finalists on IKEA's voting page here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1965768/Vote-for-Your-Favorite-Life-Improvement-Project-2015

They ask for your email everyday, but they don't send you any mail or put you on a list. It is simply to ensure that there is only one vote per email address per day.

THANK YOU for your support!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Sam, please let us know whether we succeeded.

  • Hi everyone, THANK YOU! for all your support! We don't have results in yet, but as soon as we do, I'll let you know. You've all truly been incredible with this!

5 days ago

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Help!! State Budget Cuts

I just learned the word is out from Springfield that massive budget cuts proposed by IL's new guv will severely impact social services (always conservatives' favorite target). This worries me from a general standpoint as an IL resident, but also from a personal one because my young adult son is disabled and he's housed in a special facility in the suburbs to provide a long-term supportive living environment for the disabled. If these budget cuts are approved, we've learned the...

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I just learned the word is out from Springfield that massive budget cuts proposed by IL's new guv will severely impact social services (always conservatives' favorite target). This worries me from a general standpoint as an IL resident, but also from a personal one because my young adult son is disabled and he's housed in a special facility in the suburbs to provide a long-term supportive living environment for the disabled. If these budget cuts are approved, we've learned the program that funds our son's living and work facilities will lose over $800K from its operating budget.

We are pretty freaked. These programs and others like them around the State are absolutely essential to the population they serve, and yet they have suffered continual, deep budget cuts throughout the years. They are struggling to meet the many expenses of providing their services as it is. If they lose this money, we have no idea how they can stay open. If they close, where will its fragile and vulnerable population go? There must be a better way to balance IL's budget than robbing disadvantaged people.

The only chance is to put enough pressure on the State reps to veto Mr. Rauner's proposal. Anyone who could write letters of protest to their elected officials, we would be so grateful. Also, can anyone tell me to whom shall we address our letters? Who are the ones that serve our community? Thanks!

  • FebGirl Once a bride, but never a bridesmaid

    Jeanne thanks so much for all the info. I'll put calls into both people in the morning. I'm very disturbed to hear of all the programs for youth and seniors that would be eliminated. All those you mentioned are critical to the population they served. I bristled when I read...

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    Jeanne thanks so much for all the info. I'll put calls into both people in the morning. I'm very disturbed to hear of all the programs for youth and seniors that would be eliminated. All those you mentioned are critical to the population they served. I bristled when I read of the bullying prevention program being gutted. In recent years, there's been growing awareness of, and concern for, the harm done to children targeted by peers who bully them. Maybe because of the rise of social media, or a rash of suicides of young prople, pushed to despair from bullying.I cheered in my head every time I heard a new report on schools and communities launching anti-bullying programs and additions to curriculum. I too was a target of bullies in grade school and no one spoke out against then. It was thought to be an ordinary aspect of growing up. The principal told my mother it's best grown-ups stay out of peer conflicts. Let them work the problems out by themselves, he said. It's an important life skill. No one protected us. No one intervened. We who were bullied learned to suck it up and wait it out. Except the ones driven to suicide, I guess. 45-50 years later, bullying prevention caught on in a big way. I celebrated the movement, and with each new program I heard about, I felt my own traumatic experiences vindicated. If Bruce Rauner had experienced even a fraction of what I suffered, he would agree these are necessary efforts to stop the cycle.

  • jldoolittle West Ridge resident since 2005

    FebGirl - yes, it would be sad to see the bulling prevention program eliminated because bullying is far worse today than 20-30 years ago and so are the consequences to the victim. My oldest daughter as an elementary student was bullied by a girl - very hard to deal with...

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    FebGirl - yes, it would be sad to see the bulling prevention program eliminated because bullying is far worse today than 20-30 years ago and so are the consequences to the victim. My oldest daughter as an elementary student was bullied by a girl - very hard to deal with since 30 years ago the behavior had no name and I had no experience in how to deal with it effectively. During the course of my professional career, I have been bullied and witnessed it at work - just a year ago by a young millennium woman. From what I am seeing, our culture appears to be evolving as less civil and less tolerant since the early 1980s, with the exception of how African Americans were treated (and continues today). I did not see the kind of uncivil behavior in public life during the 1950s' and 1960s as I see today - of course isolated incidences occurred. If we can prevent bullying in school kids, we could prevent the dreadful lifelong consequences.

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Witch God Blesses L.G.B.T With Heaven, Nirvana, Paradise, Heaven On Earth! Blessed Be!

L.G.B.T I Love You! L.G.B.T You Are Special To Me! L.G.B.T I Witch God Would Die For Your Right To Heaven, Paradise, Nirvana, And Heaven On Earth! Blessed Be!

29 hours ago

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Updated 36 hours ago

Rogers Park: Your Catholic Neighbors Try To Still Ban E.B.Rogers Park Free Speech

E.B. Rogers Park: YES OR NO? Do You Stand With Free Speech Or Censor-Ship By A Few Small Minority?

  • Cairo politically apathetic hardcore liberal

    Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Could you please expand why you think your Catholic neighbors are attempting to ban "free speech" on Everyblock?

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

police action

This is a couple days late but does anyone know what was going on Friday evening around 6:45 on granville& artesian? Lots of cops & a paddy wagon. Haven't seen one of those in a long time.

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