45 hours ago

Updated 6 min ago

Former Mayoral Candidate Bob Fioretti Endorses Rahm for Re-Election

Here's what he said:

“The city's finances are a serious problem. It’s grave, and I don’t believe Mr. Garcia is ready to deal with the problems this city faces on the financial front. I don’t think he’s demonstrated it on the campaign trail, during the debates and especially with his call for a commission to study the city’s financial problems.”

Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-fioretti-endorses-emanuel-20150329-story.html

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Here's what he said:

“The city's finances are a serious problem. It’s grave, and I don’t believe Mr. Garcia is ready to deal with the problems this city faces on the financial front. I don’t think he’s demonstrated it on the campaign trail, during the debates and especially with his call for a commission to study the city’s financial problems.”

Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-fioretti-endorses-emanuel-20150329-story.html

“We need a mayor that can dive in, rather than a mayor that wants to create a commission to look at the problem that his supporters say does not exist. The mayor and I disagree on many issues. . . . My endorsement is about which of these two candidates is ready and able to take on the tough financial challenges this city faces. For me, that candidate is Rahm.”

Chicago Sun-Times

http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/477945/ald-bob-fioretti-endorsing-rahm-emanuel-mayor?utm_source=Chicago+Sun-Times&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=333567_BREAKING+NEWS%3a+Fioretti+endorses+Emanuel+in+runoff+for+mayor&ID=333567_BREAKING+NEWS%3a+Fioretti+endorses+Emanuel+in+runoff+for+mayor&dm_i=2JCP,75DR,2HTMZ9,FRAE,1

7 hours ago

Updated 46 min ago

Easter Egg Hunt at GMSA

Today our Pre-K through 1st grade students had a great time meeting the Easter Bunny and Hinton for Easter eggs. There were plenty of smiles!

  • daveP been around awhile

    Easter bunny costumes are just creepy. Maybe too much donnie darko.

    Took my dogs to an easter thing one year, they wouldn't go near him.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Robin, do you protest when the White House holds an Easter egg hunt every year on the lawn? That's government property. This is hardly a religious ceremony.

16 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Ald Joe Moore & Rahm Emanuel - Racially Insensitive & Out of touch

Late last week flyers declaring, 'Free Chicken wings for Early votes for Rahm' were circulated in Roger's Park. Below is Maryann Ahern's tweet's about said flyer.

https://twitter.com/MaryAnnAhernNBC/status/582196687969476609

Many journalists & politicos agree that the African-American vote is going to be decisive in this election. Some African-American leaders I know in Rogers Park thought it was racially insensitive to court their vote by offering free chicken wings. One even said, 'God D***, did Joe have watermelon there too?'

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Gag! Green beans with canned French fried onions on top were worse than the mashed sweet potatoes with melted mini-marshmallows. It was the turkey-fudge ripple ice cream for dessert that was the killer. Run for the bathroom gagging.

  • Love old cookbooks and cream of whatever soups as a base for all sorts of recipes ruled for years. Peruse everything from the lowly church or junior league collections to high end gourmet mags and books, and cream of blek soups ruled supreme. Many even called for more than one...

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    Love old cookbooks and cream of whatever soups as a base for all sorts of recipes ruled for years. Peruse everything from the lowly church or junior league collections to high end gourmet mags and books, and cream of blek soups ruled supreme. Many even called for more than one type, and even some mix roux based with cream of tomato.

    And even Emeril has a tuna casserole recipe with crushed potato chips, which is how my Martha Stewart mom topped hers in the 60s and 70s (tossed with melted oleo, of course).

    Tuna or green bean casserole is comfort food for me, but I've long since abandoned the off tasting Campbell's and make my own from scratch. Canned or from scratch, it's still a French béchamel "mother sauce" base. Food snobs are so tedious.

29 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Chase need more lights for security!

People really need to be respectful.
Studipty come home late there people having sex.
i had to call the cops!
where can i go report!
We need more lights to secure!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    You may have eaten it in Berlin, Manda, but it seems to have originated in Turkey and sure looks and sounds like Greek Gyros. Why would SP Kebab serve a German street food if it didn't have middle east origins?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Omnivore was born
    Vegetarian became
    Not for me, she said

2 hours ago

12 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Parking Problems

Found out today that I do not qualify to receive a truck parking permit because I don't live here, but only work here 45-55 hours a week. I have a pickup truck. Thats it. I'm so frustrated by this.

  • What signs were posted on Western that won't permit you to park there anymore?

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    Where on Western?

12 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

CMSA Robotics team advance to FTC World Championship

COMPETING AGAINST THE WORLD:
CMSA’S ROBOTICS TEAM ADVANCES TO FTC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Chicago, IL - (March 30, 2015) – For the first time in its robotics program history, Chicago Math and Science Academy’s high school robotics team, RoboTitans Team #7006, will compete in FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship April 22-25, 2015 in St. Louis. The RoboTitans are one of 5 teams from Illinois, and the only public charter school, advancing to this prestigious competition.

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COMPETING AGAINST THE WORLD:
CMSA’S ROBOTICS TEAM ADVANCES TO FTC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Chicago, IL - (March 30, 2015) – For the first time in its robotics program history, Chicago Math and Science Academy’s high school robotics team, RoboTitans Team #7006, will compete in FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship April 22-25, 2015 in St. Louis. The RoboTitans are one of 5 teams from Illinois, and the only public charter school, advancing to this prestigious competition.

The World Championship is the final FCT tournament of the season. 128 teams from around the world will compete in St. Louis for the honor of being the world’s best. In addition to moving forward to the World Championship the RoboTitans also received the 3rd place Motivate Award at the North Regional Super Regional Championship this past weekend in Iowa.

“To say we are proud of this team of freshman is an understatement. Their efforts and hard work have placed CMSA on the world stage for the first time. It is the icing on the cake coming off a very successful season which earned CMSA 10 trophies”, states Principal Aydin Kara. “We are very grateful to the coaches and mentors for the countless hours with these students to help prepare them for this honor.”

Students involved in FTC learn to apply real-world math and science concepts, develop program-solving, organizational and team building-skills, and are eligible for millions of dollars of scholarship funding. CMSA has a consistent track record in robotics achievements and regularly hosts FTC and FLL qualifiers at its campus. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

CMSA is managed by Concept Schools, a Chicago-based, not-for-profit charter school management company with 30 charter schools in the Midwest region.

20 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

USDOJ U.S. Attorney 219 S. Dearborn (312)353-5300: E.B. Rogers Park Is Guilty Of Cyber Hate.

We humbly ask D.O.J to investigate e.b.rogers park for "cyber hate comments" against blacks and that a racist culture exist that does offer support for 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore who we believe has recieved financial support from racist.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Sandwich God, what about me? Am I not admitted to the Kingdom of Heavenly Sandwiches? I ordered a BLT first up there ^. I'd like it on whole wheat toast with lots of mayo.

  • Just kidding. I'm multigrain, mayo, avocado, cheddar, cucumber, giardiniera. Or baguette, butter, brie. Or mozzarella di bufala, balsamic, basil, tomato (in season only).

4 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Garden Plot?

Anyone know of available garden plots to rent near Edgewater/Andersonville? I am probably too late for this year but it can't hurt to look!

  • AJ Salyers Edgewater/Andersonville Newbie!

    Isola I am very interested! But I do not know how to send a private message lol forgive me.... Apparently I'm new :/

  • Isola J Namaste!

    Hi, AJ. I would send you the message, but I don't think you have the email messaging option enabled. Sending a private message: To turn on this feature, click on the account menu in the top right corner of the page and select "Manage your settings." Click on the "Email"...

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    Hi, AJ. I would send you the message, but I don't think you have the email messaging option enabled. Sending a private message: To turn on this feature, click on the account menu in the top right corner of the page and select "Manage your settings." Click on the "Email" link on the right side of the page. Then, look for the “connecting with your neighbors” heading and mark the checkbox. (We have turned this option off by default for all our existing users because we didn’t want to catch anyone by surprise.).

4 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

The final two weeks, volunteer to GOTV for Chuy Garcia!

Greetings fellow West Rogers Park Neighbors,

This election has begun! April 7th is less than two weeks away but we are at the start of Early Voting.

While I urge each and everyone of you to go out and vote early for Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and urge friends and family to do the same, it is just as important to get out the vote in the surrounding NE region.

If you are a supporters, I ask each of you to...

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Greetings fellow West Rogers Park Neighbors,

This election has begun! April 7th is less than two weeks away but we are at the start of Early Voting.

While I urge each and everyone of you to go out and vote early for Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and urge friends and family to do the same, it is just as important to get out the vote in the surrounding NE region.

If you are a supporters, I ask each of you to contribute some volunteer time during Early Voting and on GOTV Weekend to help turnout supporters and bring undecided voters towards Chuy!

We are located at 1144 W Wilson Ave right across from Truman College. You can vote early there and stop by right across the street to volunteer!

Some suggestions below:

-Join us daily to speak to supporters to urge them to Early Vote using our Predictive Hub Dialing system.
-Join us the weekend of March 28/29 and April 4/5 to canvass the local neighborhoods or make phone calls.

While these are just suggestions, you can join us any day of the week from 10am-8pm!

Some of you have already committed time, some have yet not.

Please let us know:

Date(s) you can come in:
Time(s) on those days that you can come in:
Whether you prefer to phonebank/canvass

Contact ahmed@chicagoforchuy.com or 773-800-0159 and leave a message with the above information.

In Solidarity!

  • Ahmed Khan 50th Ward Resident

    No one can deny the progressive record that Bob Fioretti had as an Alderman. A record most other Alderman would fear even thinking about. It was that record of working with progressive groups, experience on the city council, and sponsoring legislation that drew myself and others to Bob.

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    No one can deny the progressive record that Bob Fioretti had as an Alderman. A record most other Alderman would fear even thinking about. It was that record of working with progressive groups, experience on the city council, and sponsoring legislation that drew myself and others to Bob.

    I can't speak on why he ended up endorsing Rahm, yet I feel it is akin to a strawman arguement.

    With that said, I am not happy at all with his current decision, but not going to linger around on it. Countless former Fioretti supporters have already long been supporting and working to elect Chuy, remove Rahm, and reclaim Chicago. Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward) has come out strongly endorsing Chuy as well.

    It is not an anybody but Rahm thing. The candidates I supported each had exemplary track records in fighting for reform and change in in their respective spheres from Karen Lewis to Bob Fioretti to now Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

    There is information about Chuy that would never fit in an Everyblock post. I suggest you check out his website and social media for his agenda, activities, and see the type of trustable individuals involved in the groundswell of support. He has more of a financial plan for the future of this city than Rahm and his paid media want us to think.

    Rahm has been terrible for Chicago. Broken promises, wrong priorities. A Mayor who works for hedge funds, banks, and corporations and looks to Hollywood for support. We have a chance to make Chicago once again work for its hard working taxpayers and families. Chuy has a record of focusing on the needs of communities, has indeed been a coalition builder (not saying that as a cliche) and has displayed those efforts throughout his career as a City, State, and County elected official and leader of what is now one of the strongest non-profits in Illinois.

  • Essam Your Neighbor

    Excellent response! This is why it is vital for all of us to rally behind the call and get out the vote. We need to have the ability to make informed decisions, and also show that we're not blinded by some code that keeps from making those decisions.

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    Excellent response! This is why it is vital for all of us to rally behind the call and get out the vote. We need to have the ability to make informed decisions, and also show that we're not blinded by some code that keeps from making those decisions.

    Thanks for not towing the company line of Fioretti, and making your own decision and for your efforts to inform the rest of us.

    Whoever we vote for, as long as we make informed decisions, I trust the people of this City will make the right choice.

    Get out and Vote, no matter which side you're on !

45 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

  • Rahm's support for the minimum raise increase was important. But the timeline leading to his decision clearly indicates that the issue was purely a matter of cold political expediency to him. He only came out in support (initially for a measly $9.25 an hour) after the minimum wage threatened to...

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    Rahm's support for the minimum raise increase was important. But the timeline leading to his decision clearly indicates that the issue was purely a matter of cold political expediency to him. He only came out in support (initially for a measly $9.25 an hour) after the minimum wage threatened to seriously trouble Rauner's campaign and after ignoring multiple earlier opportunities to lead on the issue. The fact that Rahm was so reluctant about raising the minimum wage says a lot about where his priorities actually are. Rahm did not lead on the issue. Rahm did not follow his heart on the issue. Rahm saw the issue as a tactical opportunity after a non-binding resolution showed that 66 percent of Illinois voters (and presumably a much higher percentage of Chicagoans) supported the increase:

    http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/12/04/rahm-emanuels-evolving-position-on-the-minimum-wage

  • 30 years on the public roll and zero accomplishments. That is all.

31 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Thoughts on N Glenwood Bike Lane

Looking for some thoughts on this. The other day I was going east on W Hollywood and when I got to N Glenwood, I stopped to take a left on to N Glenwood - which at this point is one way heading northbound. As I pulled out a biker was going southbound - against the traffic and I almost hit him. Even though he was breaking the law, it really wouldn't have mattered because I really don't want to hurt...

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Looking for some thoughts on this. The other day I was going east on W Hollywood and when I got to N Glenwood, I stopped to take a left on to N Glenwood - which at this point is one way heading northbound. As I pulled out a biker was going southbound - against the traffic and I almost hit him. Even though he was breaking the law, it really wouldn't have mattered because I really don't want to hurt anyone.

So I got to thinking and the problem is that a lot of bikers use Glenwood but the issue is that when heading southbound at Ridge, they have to make a decision - ride on Ridge where there is no room or go the wrong way on Glenwood. I wonder if we shouldn't have a southbound bike lane from Ridge to Edgewater Ave on Glenwood and then direct the southbound bikers to take a right and go over to Clark (sort of like the bike lane on Ardmore at the end of the lake front trail). Anyone have an idea on how to make it safer for everyone?

  • It's a great idea. And aside from Julia's comment, I appreciate the constructive tone of this thread. How often do drivers--while they are driving--think up ideas for making bikers safe? That takes a generous soul. Most drivers just get pissed off.

  • I looked back in my email from last April and I got this response from Harry Osterman's office. I made the same suggestion as John, to connect Glenwood to Edgewater Ave.

    "Thank you for reaching out. We completely agree with you on this issue. My office is talking with CDOT...

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    I looked back in my email from last April and I got this response from Harry Osterman's office. I made the same suggestion as John, to connect Glenwood to Edgewater Ave.

    "Thank you for reaching out. We completely agree with you on this issue. My office is talking with CDOT about solutions for Glenwood, south of Ridge. We will have community meetings about this project in the future, as the project would be planned for 2015. Please sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay tuned!

    I haven't heard anything, but here's the email for Harry Osterman's office if more people want to make the suggestion / ask about it: harry@48thward.org

28 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Comcast out again

For the umpteenth time, Comcast is out again--this time both cable and Internet. But it should be back by "12:52 a.m." How amazingly precise for an outfit that can't furnish a utility reliably. How big an area is out?

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Why I fired them years ago.

  • Switched over to RCN last year because of Comcast's frequent outages. So far, so good with RCN but I really think they're all the same.

9 hours ago

Get Your Egg Hunt On! 48th Ward Spring Fling Saturday

Who doesn’t love a good egg hunt? The annual 48th Ward Spring Fling is sure to outdo last year’s merriment with a whole new round of fun this Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  The event will be held again this year at Senn Playlot at 5887 N. Ridge Ave. The Spring Fling started back in […]

40 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Shots Fired: 3:30am Sunday Morning

Good morning, everyone! Just wanted to see if anyone heard or knew anything about the shots fired this morning around 3:30am near the 1600 block of Morse/Lunt. My girlfriend and I heard 2-3 shots that sounded like they were directly underneath our window. Called 911 and we never heard sirens so I don't think anyone was injured. Anyone know anything?
Thanks and have a great Sunday!
Amy

  • d3 NOH

    hmm... fireworks in March. OK. then we ask, when will CPD start taking fireworks seriously?

  • Thanks, Mike! That link is super helpful. I guess M-80s make sense because it was so flippin' loud. Crazy to see how the sound carried. Thanks for the info! Still gave us a good scare, but glad to know what heard was likely some jerks setting off fireworks at 3:30am and not shooting each other.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

CBS 2, NBC 5, ABC 7, WGN 9, FOX 32: We can prove at least 1 who left racist comments is a C.P.D.

Cops you should not be posting comments on threads that have racist comments or are race based with the intent to hurt blacks unless Cops are standing up against racism.

47 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

CBS #2, NBC #5, ABC #7, we ask 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore denounce E.B. racist and E.B. racism

We want to know why 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore corresponds with racist on E.B. and does not denounce their racist political support?

17 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Street Sweeping Season Begins Wednesday--Schedule for April 1 through May 18 Posted

Street sweeping season begins officially Wednesday, April 1st. Though the 49th Ward street sweeper is already out cleaning the streets as weather permits, today marks the first day this year that the city will post the bright orange "no parking" street sweeping signs on residential streets.

To view a map of the 49th Ward street sweeping areas and a schedule for April 1st through May 18th, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/street-sweeping/.

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Street sweeping season begins officially Wednesday, April 1st. Though the 49th Ward street sweeper is already out cleaning the streets as weather permits, today marks the first day this year that the city will post the bright orange "no parking" street sweeping signs on residential streets.

To view a map of the 49th Ward street sweeping areas and a schedule for April 1st through May 18th, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/street-sweeping/.

Each residential street in the 49th Ward is swept approximately once a month. Residential street sweeping this year will continue until the end of November.

PLEASE NOTE: STREET SWEEPING WILL BE CARRIED OUT UNDER THE OLD WARD BOUNDARIES UNTIL MAY 18TH.

Following the start of the new city council term on Monday, May 18th, street sweeping will switch to the new ward boundaries. I will publish the schedule for May 19th through the end of November as soon as it becomes available.

Special note for those who live in the portion of the new 49th Ward that was once in the 40th Ward: Your streets will be swept by the 40th Ward on April 1st 2nd, 3rd and 6th. For the precise days your street will be swept, visit Alderman Patrick O'Connor's web site at

http://www.aldermanoconnor.com/street-sweeping/2014-street-sweeping-schedule-for-40th-ward/

Also please note, our commercial streets, and Ravenswood and Glenwood along the CTA and Metra embankments, are posted with permanent street cleaning signs and swept once or twice a week.

How can you help? Remind your neighbors to move their cars on street sweeping days. Refrain from blowing or raking leaves or other debris into the streets. Pick up litter along the curb rather than leaving it for the street sweepers. Our street sweeper vehicles are slowed down by large volumes of leaves and litter. The more cooperation we have from community residents, the more effectively we can sweep your street.

  • daveP been around awhile

    email and text alerts....don't risk a ticket!

    http://sweeparound.us

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    If you live in North of Howard, please, please, please move your cars early Wednesday and Thursday or watch where you park the night before. Let's get all the winter sludge off the streets.

29 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

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

    From the article, "... Charles Thomas asked if Mayor Emanuel would help the alderman pay off his campaign debt ... he said that's a possibility."

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

    I don't think Fioretti will sway many voters, and I didn't see much in the way of a get out the vote operation during the general election that could help in the runoff.

13 hours ago

April First Friday at the Galleria

Our monthly FIRST FRIDAY events return for 2015 on Friday, April 3 from 5PM to 8PM. Kick off your weekend with your friends at the Galleria. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings and live music from our special musical guest, Taylor Rogers with Sam Sharp!

Oct 02

Updated 14 hours ago

FOUND - near Vedgewater - silver ring

Found this morning -- silver ring. Message me and describe.

Mar 23

Updated 16 hours ago

Was Starbucks wrong for posting messages about race on their cups to get people talking about race?

I believe that we should talk about race and if we don't we will suffer.

  • God! I am honored to see you on Everyblock! I know you have a very busy schedule..especially with Holy Week this week. If you could let me win the lottery tonite I would be all so happy!

  • Which God God is Beautiful

    Every Week is Holy Week.

    Every creature is God's creature, including Brown Angel.

    The lottery is man's creation; good luck with that.

    James Brown just told me that he is not impressed with White Angel. He said, "Black Angel can't bust a move. Or sing. And crazy? I was twice as crazy. But it all works out in the end."

    Thank God for Seroquel!

38 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Edgewater Residential Swimming Pools

Hi all,

Several buildings in the area have swimming pools for building residents. For example, Malibu and Edgewater Beach Apartments both have pools. Does anyone know if there's a swimming pool a non-resident can access without being a resident's guest? For example, is there a building where I could pay to use the pool? I know Edgewater Athletic Club has a swimming pool, but it seemed a bit small and noisy.

Thanks!

  • Invictus Edgewater neighbor

    Also, consider the Edgewater Athletic Club in the Sovereign Hotel at Granville and Kenmore. They charge, of course, but they have a great pool.

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    The Chicago Park District should not be charging for the use of OUR pools. This started in just the last few years and I think it's a slap in the face to Chicagoans. The parks should be free,and I mean all the parks.

41 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

  • on the edge of Chicago

    Maybe try the grocery store that is right there on Devon, generally grocery stores have lots of boxes they are happy to get rid of!

  • MichelleB in Edgewater New Chicago resident

    Hi Amy. I just moved into the area and just threw away a bunch of boxes :-( but I have a few more and a bunch of plastic totes (my stuff was in storage for a couple of years). I am near Sheridan & Berwyn if this works, private message me.

  • Ricky Coogin North Andersonville

    I suggested going to a grocery store to the last person who was moving and someone else here had maybe a better idea: liquor stores. The boxes have to be pretty strong to hold all the bottles.

Mar 16

Updated 18 hours ago

Police activity on Morse

There's a lot of police activity on Morse near the old Morseland, and what looked like a couple of arrests. Does anyone know what happened?

  • If I made a mistake then of course I apologize. I'm new to this site and don't quite have the hang of "responding". All I know is I get a lot of emails on the subject.
    Understand, a LOT of flack here about whos at fault. In the end they both are.
    Yes Audi started it but Camrys reaction was horrifying.
    They both had time to calm down and regroup but they both opted for the next level.

  • Spenser Akanni Omigbemi Harris Father , Vet.Conscious. ...A Local

    Agreed ,Peace!!

18 hours ago

You have 4 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

E.B. Blacks: Shame on you for reading racist comments on E.B. for 3 years and not challenge racist.

Black people what is wrong with you? Why have you posted on E.B. and not challenged racist chatter meant to hurt black people?

  • Black Angel Black Is Beautiful

    Fictionista thanks for being a good neighbor on e.b. You have never posted any hate or racist comments on this site. To answer your question yes we can prove blacks sat silent and did not challenge racist chatter on e.b.

  • B A

    Blah , blah , blah.

    Put your money where your mouth is.

    Where's your " proof " ?

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    .....Remember to take your medicine.

29 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Auto body repair shop

I was recently in an accident / altercation and my car has front and rear damage as well as several dents around the car. I need a good repair shop in the Edgewater / Rogers Park area. Any suggestions?

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Hey Ben, how's your buddy Kevin Boyle? You guys been out drinking tonight?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    You seem to be on to something, Eddie. It's pretty clear that the real Vigil wouldn't post such a message here.

Feb 26

Updated 28 hours ago

Who's for Chuy?

Me for one.

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Hey Michele, how's things down at Stony and Marquette? The 20th Ward's pretty far from Rogers Park. Watcha ya doin up here? Slumming?

  • Yeah, Mr. "Steady" Eddie! LOL I'M SLUMMING FOR JESUS "CHUY" GARCIA! Do you have a problem with that? If so, that's alright! YOU'LL GET OVER IT! Goodnight! ***SMILE***

43 hours ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council cited among best in the city

The Chicago Park District named the Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council one of the top advisory councils among the 600-plus parks in the city.

I'm proud to be a member, along with Leta Dally president, Valeri Vanourek, secretary, and vice presidents Karen Vanourek and Dawn McNeal, plus member stalwarts Daniel Ebel, Jane Pranga and Michele Miller.

The Chicago Park District named the Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council one of the top advisory councils among the 600-plus parks in the city....

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The Chicago Park District named the Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council one of the top advisory councils among the 600-plus parks in the city.

I'm proud to be a member, along with Leta Dally president, Valeri Vanourek, secretary, and vice presidents Karen Vanourek and Dawn McNeal, plus member stalwarts Daniel Ebel, Jane Pranga and Michele Miller.

The Chicago Park District named the Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council one of the top advisory councils among the 600-plus parks in the city.

I'm proud to be a member, along with Leta Dally president, Valeri Vanourek, secretary, and vice presidents Karen Vanourek and Dawn McNeal, plus member stalwarts Daniel Ebel, Jane Pranga and Michele Miller.

Membership in the council is open to all. Check us out here:

www.indianboundaryparkadvisorycouncil.org

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Congratulations. It's unfortunate that the Chicago Park District does not publicize good news like this. It's not even listed in the News section of the Park District's home page on the web. They have not even publicized Governor Rauner's freezing of State grants that will affect a total of 27...

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    Congratulations. It's unfortunate that the Chicago Park District does not publicize good news like this. It's not even listed in the News section of the Park District's home page on the web. They have not even publicized Governor Rauner's freezing of State grants that will affect a total of 27 Chicago projects at 25 parks across Chicago which stand to lose $28 million for scheduled improvements. “The Governor talks about a shared sacrifice, but his budget and decisions to freeze previously awarded grants ask the children and families of Chicago to do all of the sacrificing,” said Mayor Emanuel.

  • JR West Ridge Neighbor Since 2003 Resident of West Ridge since 2003

    The council has done a great job maintaining the park and field house...Congrats!

  • Essam Your Neighbor

    Congratulations!

3 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Lost Wallet

Lost my wallet on my way to Morse redline today around 7:30am. It is black and gold and has my Michigan ID in it. My stupid bank told me someone called them and said they found it, but didn't take down a name or number for me to contact. Please contact me ASAP if you have any info.

5 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Shocking Video Shows Road Rage Battle on Chicago Street

This incident occurred on Morse Ave near IMoveChicago.
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/rogers-park/shocking-video-shows-road-rage-battle-on-rogers-park-street
ROGERS PARK — With a nearby surveillance camera recording it all, two feuding drivers launched into a violent and extended battle on a Rogers Park street last week, with one driver repeatedly ramming the other's car while the second man delivered wild jump kicks and punches, according to police and the video.

For more than six minutes, the drivers went at it as bystanders — including a young girl on a scooter — looked on, according to the video obtained by DNAinfo Chicago. (more at link)

  • Kelli Lifelong W. Rogers Resident/Now A Happy Dunningite

    d3, as a former insurance agent, I just want to quickly say that when someone is involved in an accident for which they are not at fault, they don't suffer any repercussions in the form of inreased premiums. Even if you change insurance companies, the accident is reported to your...

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    d3, as a former insurance agent, I just want to quickly say that when someone is involved in an accident for which they are not at fault, they don't suffer any repercussions in the form of inreased premiums. Even if you change insurance companies, the accident is reported to your motor vehicle report as being "not at fault" and you will not be charged a higher premium for that. Also, you really don't need anything more than the the other person's insurance info when involved in an accident. You don't need their registration info or their VIN. The insurance companies have all that already.

  • Spenser Akanni Omigbemi Harris Father , Vet.Conscious. ...A Local

    One question...... What was the Audi driver's tox test results?!?!

4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

TIF funds and Rahm spending...

The Reader is one of the more reliable sources of information in the city. Check this out.

http://m.chicagoreader.com/chicago/mayor-rahm-emanuel-tif-funds-downtown-neighborhoods/Content?oid=17009841

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Who ever established that the Alderman has no idea of how much money was spent in the ward? Or is that just another one of your baseless speculations that you oddly assert as being truth? I hope the Alderman doesn't waste our tax money and his time doing your homework for you. Besides, it's Palm Sunday. Let's relax in preparation for Maundy Thursday and the beginning of Passover on Friday.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Who? Joe. Reread his posts

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Is this just some sort of purgatory where insane people argue about politics?

I don't get it. It's the same argument over and over and over and...well you get it. How about using this site to find out about local happenings and lost pets and stuff? Why does every post end up in some argument about the alderman or the mayor? I seen a couple good arguments that were productive but the majority is just a bunch of insane and repetitive drivel. Come on folks.

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    EB is infested with trolls. Especially,but not only,RP. You could post that grass is green and get an endless diatribe about your racism and dissing of various political figures.

  • Spenser Akanni Omigbemi Harris Father , Vet.Conscious. ...A Local

    I guess what we are saying is that this is America and we have the rights to be ourselves in a neighborhood as culturally diverse as RP??Look in a pot of gumbo it all goes in....if u don't like it don't eat it....There are racist everywhere..... They founded this country?!?! Lol & it hasn't gone away no matter how "God bless the country "we sing .....its here ...that plus an open air way and ya got EB........

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

ISO good handyman for WRP area

Anybody know a good handyman to service our area?

  • I also recommend AIK. Howard is an awesome handyman

  • Debbie Smith citizen

    Call Jim DiLorenzo, 773-454-6330 Lives on Talman in neighborhood, Recommendations upon request.

42 hours ago

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

Mar 23

Updated 44 hours ago

Why do blacks make up over 75% of the Chicago Police "stop and frisk"?

Why don't Chicago Police document their reasons for so many stops of black motorist. Chicago passed N.Y.cops for most stops of blacks.

  • BIB / BA :

    Will my comment above move me up the RACIST ranking list ?

    I'd like to displace Mother Olson.

  • BIB / BA :

    Have both of you " muted " me ?

    No response to my comment about your psychiatrist or medications.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I thought that I would have moved up on your " RACIST " list.

2 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Starbucks; "Pull The Sheet Off Racist".

Black Nationalist don't want white sugar in our coffee but Starbucks is a place for black white hispanic oriental Indian and homeless of every color to come be in their 3rd place. Racist should not be allowed to use Starbuck's WiFi to spread hate. Stay vigilant Starbuckians. Do not accept racist activity from any Starbuck's WiFi.

  • Black Angel Black Is Beautiful

    News Media see what you post and you are only mad because your racist culture has to leave e.b and your comments against blacks don't help your support of alderman Moore. It is not racist for us to challeng the racist culture of this site.

  • B A :

    Please translate for the " racists " :

    ....." POVE what we say is true ".

Mar 17

Updated 2 days ago

Flaco's Tacos at Granville Redline Stop?

Hi all,
I remember reading several months ago that Flaco's Tacos was going to open up a new location under the RedLine Tracks at the Granville stop. Haven't heard anything about this since, and there hasn't been much if any construction activity in the space. Does anybody know anything about this?

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    “Overcharging” compared to what? Greasy spoons (like the old Standee’s aka Snack & Dine), luncheonettes, fast-food one-offs like Chinese takeout, Sam’s Ribs or Patio, or chains? I’m no elitist, but where is it written that every restaurant must be affordable to people of all incomes, or that anything that isn’t...

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    “Overcharging” compared to what? Greasy spoons (like the old Standee’s aka Snack & Dine), luncheonettes, fast-food one-offs like Chinese takeout, Sam’s Ribs or Patio, or chains? I’m no elitist, but where is it written that every restaurant must be affordable to people of all incomes, or that anything that isn’t budget is too upscale??? Hate to break it to you, but stuff like freshly roasted coffee, expertly crafted coffee drinks, responsibly sourced good ingredients, furniture, and wait-staff is labor-and-materials-intensive. Not everyone wants to walk up to and order from a menu board, or sit at a counter and eat and drink blah food and beverages made from supplies from low-quality generic bulk purveyors (or even from pushbutton machines), served (if at all) by grossly underpaid workers.

  • hazelg Longtime Edgewater resident

    DK, this is true with the exception of Metropolis which has been around for a while but not as long as the convenience stores. Ann Sather's is relatively new and took over an established restaurant whose owner passed away, and M Henrettaa did not last too long and the space...

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    DK, this is true with the exception of Metropolis which has been around for a while but not as long as the convenience stores. Ann Sather's is relatively new and took over an established restaurant whose owner passed away, and M Henrettaa did not last too long and the space has been taken over by Revival. The Tai restaurant Summer has been there for quite a while and it is their second location. Pete's took over where a liquor and convenience store was located and since their opening, other establishments have been coming into the area. Have you thought about the fact that these establishments are not tacky but just cramming a lot of merchandise into such small spaces. I support any business that can maintain their existence for over five years and still stay in business. This is an accomplishment in itself as most small business usually fail within the first five years. So I say to you that with such diverse shopping choices you should not be negative towards any of them.

Mar 23

Updated 2 days ago

Water Bill for 2 Flat Home, urgent question!

Hello all, my father owns a 2 flat home, non metered account. His last bill was charged over $900 for 6 months. Does this sound about right?? (2 floors, $490 for water, $480 for sewer usage). We are trying to figure out what other homeowners are paying for 2 flat or 2 floor 25' homes. We are considering installing a meter, and most likely will

  • T&K

    I called the water department. I was told I have a leaky toilet or faucet, and that it was recorded by the meter reader last September. I was never informed. The water department has a way of determining leaks, but no process in place to inform the owner of the finding. At least now I know and can do something about it. Thank you, neighbors!

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    How can the homeowner not be informed? "No process in place" means that the job of follow-up has not been specifically assigned. We can no longer expect workers to use common sense in things like this. Instead the city keeps the info on file in case the owner gets an unexpectedly large bill and calls about it. The city that works doesn't anymore.

Mar 23

Updated 2 days ago

Focus Group Moves Forward on Plans for Howard Street Theatre

http://patch.com/illinois/evanston/focus-group-moves-forward-plans-howard-street-theatre-0?utm_source=article-mostrecent&utm_medium=rss&utm_term=arts%20&%20entertainment&utm_campaign=recirc&utm_content=aol

The Howard Street Theatre Focus Group met on March 17 to discuss the steps needed to create a theater/performing arts space in the City of Evanston-owned properties in the 700 block of Howard Street in Evanston. The group convened at Peckish Pig, a restaurant and brewery located at 623 Howard St. in Evanston.
Focus group participants discussed the many strengths of the location, including excellent access to public transit; the opening in 2008 of a 221-unit apartment building just...

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http://patch.com/illinois/evanston/focus-group-moves-forward-plans-howard-street-theatre-0?utm_source=article-mostrecent&utm_medium=rss&utm_term=arts%20&%20entertainment&utm_campaign=recirc&utm_content=aol

The Howard Street Theatre Focus Group met on March 17 to discuss the steps needed to create a theater/performing arts space in the City of Evanston-owned properties in the 700 block of Howard Street in Evanston. The group convened at Peckish Pig, a restaurant and brewery located at 623 Howard St. in Evanston.
Focus group participants discussed the many strengths of the location, including excellent access to public transit; the opening in 2008 of a 221-unit apartment building just to the east; an award-winning restaurant and award-winning cocktail lounge just down the block; the increased vibrancy of the street; and its close proximity to Chicago.
Participants evaluated the properties available for theater use (717, 721-723 and 727-729 Howard St.), reviewed previous renderings and concepts for a theater on that block, and discussed the steps required to find a theatre company or companies that would thrive in this location.
Other issues addressed were who would manage and operate the space; the number of seats and their configuration; if an additional location should be considered for a cabaret to allow for comedy club and intimate live musical performances; and the timing to build the space and solicit users.
The group reported that the next steps will be as follows: clearly articulate the vision for Howard Street and the arts; convene a meeting with a group of theatres that might be interested in the space; go forth with a plan for the space to get funding; narrow down the list of people who can participate; and select a theatre group to enter a long-term lease from the City. (more at link)

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