19 min ago

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Thank you Streets and San!!

For doing our alley already! You rock!

12 hours ago

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Plowing the Side Streets

I'm just posting early so we can have a central thread for politicizing the snowfall tomorrow.

  • That's because this is my second incarnation. :(
    I can't believe this thread already has 19 comments on EveryBlock (49th Ward).

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Becky - is that what the kids are calling it these days?

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40th Ward Candidate

Does anyone know if Alderman Patrick O'Connor has an opponent this election? Glossy campaign literature (8X10) singing the praises of Alderman O'Connor arrives in my mail weekly, there are copious O'Connor yard signs, and an O'Connor billboard in Andersonville where Clark and Ashland fork in the road - paid for by his citizens. Smiling faces of white folk citizens appear in the literature - no people of color. Interesting. Wonder if we will have a choice at the poll.

  • I live in the 39th ward and received a flyer from Marge Laurino - she wants us to know she's delivered on raising minimum wage. Visited my parents in the 40th, and saw the exact same flyer - only with O'Conner's name and picture on it this time. It would be nice to have some variety on the city council this year.

  • jldoolittle West Ridge resident since 2005

    Liz - many thanks. Perhaps having an opponent explains the presence of so much campaign literature - otherwise why would 'citizens' divert their monies for weekly litter rather than education? Yesterday, received another flyer - this time faces of color engaged in jobs in the service industry and jobs requiring...

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    Liz - many thanks. Perhaps having an opponent explains the presence of so much campaign literature - otherwise why would 'citizens' divert their monies for weekly litter rather than education? Yesterday, received another flyer - this time faces of color engaged in jobs in the service industry and jobs requiring hard hats. This flyer was paid for by Chicago Forward, and the message stated that Alderman O'Connor delivered on raising the minimum wage. Of course, all but 5 alderman can make that claim - all they had to do was vote 'yes' during the council vote while the media were present. However, were they co-sponsors of the minimum wage bill ($13 or $15)? Did they show up at Raise the Minimum Wage rallies? Were their voices heard in the media? The back story of the 'delivery' has to do with Rauner. O'Connor brought it out of committee for a vote in early December 2014 because Rauner won the election, there was talk of the state threatening Chicago's home rule, and the state proposal was $11. It was a political strategy to maintain power and control in an election year - hardly a delivery to working folks. Campaign literature doesn't fool me - it is filled with patronizing half-truths. One more thing to recycle.

5 days ago

Updated 32 min 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

  • Question to make sure I'm doing it right: "loyola park of Chicago park district" goes in organization, right?

  • yes, and thanks for voting!

4 days ago

Updated 32 min ago

You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore

Alderman Moore was spotted campaigning with Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Yet, he's gone on record backing Mayor Rahm Emanual's campaign.

"Joining Garcia in earning the IVI-IPO’s endorsement were several incumbent aldermen who are among Emanuel’s reliable City Council supporters. They include aldermen Pat Dowell (3rd); Will Burns (4th); Anthony Beale (9th); Willie Cochran (20th); Walter Burnett (27th) and Joe Moore (49th)."

SOURCE: http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/321441/ivi-ipo-endorses-garcia

I believe we've got a flip-flopper. Is the Alderman of the 49th Ward running so scared that he's gotta play both sides of the fence? Is that what we want in an Alderman? A disingenuous politician that will say anything to get elected?

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    If Gordon were ever to get elected, which will NEVER happen, keep in mind who will be in his ward cabinet. Gordon comes with serious baggage, including, but not limited to: Craig Gernhardt, Scott Phillips, Joe Lake (he'll move back for this one) and it now appears our Republican Committeewoman...

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    If Gordon were ever to get elected, which will NEVER happen, keep in mind who will be in his ward cabinet. Gordon comes with serious baggage, including, but not limited to: Craig Gernhardt, Scott Phillips, Joe Lake (he'll move back for this one) and it now appears our Republican Committeewoman would have a slot waiting for her = the definition of dysfunctional, rude, crude and nothing would ever get done, except for that long slide watching Rogers Park go completely downhill. Truly, this is the blind leading the blind.

    Free fleas though.

3 days ago

Updated 43 min ago

"Liberated" house on Ridge

A few years ago the house at 7245 Ridge went through foreclosure and the owner moved out. The house sat empty for a year, and then about 2 1/2 years ago some people somehow got in, and took over the house. They have lived there as squatters, paid no rent, and demanded that Citibank give them the house. Citibank has gone through a long process to get them evicted, but their demand now is that the house be sold to...

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A few years ago the house at 7245 Ridge went through foreclosure and the owner moved out. The house sat empty for a year, and then about 2 1/2 years ago some people somehow got in, and took over the house. They have lived there as squatters, paid no rent, and demanded that Citibank give them the house. Citibank has gone through a long process to get them evicted, but their demand now is that the house be sold to them for $200,000. The house is large and worth considerably more. Why do I care? Because they are terrible neighbors. There are condo buildings on either side, and they have parties from April through November that go on until 2 a.m. They are unresponsive to neighbors who ask them to quiet down. The property is a mess. This house was on the news tonight on Channel 5, and there will be more to come. Thoughts?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Diana, instead of the knee-jerk "You don't like their music? Okay, that's fair so work that out like neighbors should," perhaps you should actually read the full comments of the actual neighbors to this house. Complaints about the parties and music fall on deaf ears.

  • Diana Berek artist, grandma, treekeeper, gardener

    Helen, I live with my windows right next to the parking lot of the beachfront park, I am very familiar with the problems of late night noise, especially in the summertime. You'd be surprised how loud and annoying a cranked-up car radio and 3 or 4 inebriated Loyola frat boys...

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    Helen, I live with my windows right next to the parking lot of the beachfront park, I am very familiar with the problems of late night noise, especially in the summertime. You'd be surprised how loud and annoying a cranked-up car radio and 3 or 4 inebriated Loyola frat boys can be at 3 or 4 in the morning. I get that. I read the neighbors' comments. Yes, it's infuriating, it's annoying, but it pales next to homelessness. It's a molehill next to the mountain of the schemes and swindles of banks and corporate big business that take their profit from where ever and whomever they can. Theres a long, long, long history of bank fraud, land speculation schemes, credit default swaps, predatory lending, and usury, (oh, sorry, they don't call it that anymore -- now, it's interest and processing fees and late fees),

    And I totally agree that walking away from my garage or my bicycle, or my toothbrush, does not mean someone can come claim it. No, I was raised to respect personal property, as well. But a bank foreclosure is not 'someone walking away' from their home. It's the bank forcing a person to leave it without refunding their equity (or, more likely, the many payments made that only covered the interest and not the principle of the loan). It is the bank that has repossessed that house from its former occupant under the legal construct of foreclosure and the laws protecting "private property"'. Here's something from Kent School of Law site, from a section on property. You can call this Occupy 102:

    "Personal property includes "items intended for personal use."[3] (e.g., clothes, homes, and vehicles.[3] Some include money.[4]) It must be gained in a socially fair manner, and the owner has a distributive right to exclude others.

    Private property is a social relationship between the owner and persons deprived (not a relationship between person and thing), e.g., artifacts, factories, mines, dams, infrastructure, natural vegetation, mountains, deserts, seas, etc."

2 days ago

Updated 56 min ago

Selling condo and need local realtor

I am moving for a new job on the west coast and have decided to sell my condo. It's big with 2 beds and 2 baths. East of Sheridan.

I am looking for a realtor who knows the Rogers Park market

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Mike seems to have had a little trouble writing coherently tonight.

  • I've never worked with Frank McGuire but he's been selling real estate in RP for ages and should be quite familiar with the neighborhood. Do you have a lawyer...you could ask them about their experience with real estate lawyers in RP? Good luck with everything!

Jan 12

Updated 1 hour ago

Crime and Home Values

Considering buying a condo on the 7700 block of Sheridan Rd. and wondering if the crime will be occurring more frequent on the nearby blocks around Howard than it was occurring last year, how badly it will affect the condo value.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    I've been surprised at how cheap real estate is in Rogers Park.

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    It was a Fannie Mae property and sold price is $70,000, which was right around 53% less than what it was mortgaged for in 2013 or $147,500.

44 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

The controversial plan for fixing Rogers, Ridge and Touhy

I'm not saying this plan is the best...but it would at a minimum, I believe, fix the problems of the Rogers, Touhy and Ridge intersection. I'm sure folks out there can point out a myriad of problems it would create that I'm not seeing...so I welcome any improvements or edits.

  • d3 NOH

    I don't really understand how the city's plan actually fixes anything; brad's seems to (though I don't see need to change rogers to one way to do it)

  • I have a complicated, expensive plan involving sensors and metering gates, like on some edens entrances. I can't explain it here, but if you gave me 3 million dollars, I could probably explain it well enough to the contractors

1 hour ago

Desperate to find garage space

Hello!
I'm looking for a garage parking space to rent between Devon and Rosemont Avenue. Ideally Wayne, Lakewood, or Glenwood Avenue spots. Please get in touch if you know of any available!

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Why Joe Moore Will Not be Getting My Vote This Year

Why Joe Moore will not be getting my vote for Alderman this election

I’ve never had anything against Joe Moore. During my time in Rogers Park, he’s always gotten my vote, and I think he’s generally done a more than adequate job. Furthermore, there have been no challengers I believed would do a better job. That is true again this year. I am not a supporter of Don Gordon or John Beacham, and will not be voting for either of...

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Why Joe Moore will not be getting my vote for Alderman this election

I’ve never had anything against Joe Moore. During my time in Rogers Park, he’s always gotten my vote, and I think he’s generally done a more than adequate job. Furthermore, there have been no challengers I believed would do a better job. That is true again this year. I am not a supporter of Don Gordon or John Beacham, and will not be voting for either of them, at the same time, this election I will also not be voting for Joe Moore.

I’m certain my abstaining from the Alderman’s election will have little effect on the outcome; however, I believe I’m not alone in my disappointment, and perhaps from our collective ennui we can give rise to a viable candidate in a future election.

The Problem with Moore

No politician is perfect, and politics is a game of compromise. There are a couple of issues that Moore has disappointed me on, such as supporting the proliferation of speed and red light cameras in our city. I’ve never been ensnared by one (my wife has), but my opposition stems from a quality of life stance. We have enough taxes as is, and these cameras are a backhanded way to grab revenue, without making things safer. I want to live in a city where it’s possible to make mistakes without having to pay a $100 fine for the privilege.

If the city wanted to make intersections safer, they would lengthen the yellow. It’s a proven method for reducing accidents in busy intersections, and yet in Chicago, we’ve installed cameras and held tightly onto the shortest allowable yellow lights.

Additionally, Joe Moore used to be a voice against the status quo and the overreaching hand of the mayor. Moore has now aligned himself with Mayor Emanuel in ways that discredit his earlier steadfastness. But I get it. To bring resources to the 49th Ward, it’s helpful to be on good terms with the mayor. But these are not the reasons Joe is not getting my vote.

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  • Jack W. 60626 RP neighbor since 1999

    So many people not voting for Moore!

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    And far more voting for Moore than the other candidate! Get real.

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Are You On The Short Bus?

Don Gordon is the bus driver. Do you want to get on board?

  • Risky Nicky Formerly known as Nick Danger

    I think someone is jealous of Don's legs. Is that true Maggie?

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Don't put up a fuss, just get on the bus!

2 hours ago

Ridge-Rogers-Touhy Solution

Sure it's a little complicated and would require some training on how to use it but it would eliminate all stop signs and stop lights. Frank Gehry could design it to resemble the Pritzker Pavilion.

2 hours ago

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

45 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Decatur Classical School Forum

After careful consideration, Decatur Classical School should remain open in our 50th Ward.

If CPS can build a $114 or $127 million (by some estimates) school (Jones College Prep) with a 500-seat auditorium, underground parking and a swimming pool on the top floor (7th Floor), then Decatur Classical School can and should remain open at the present location.

A couple of years ago Edgebrook Elementary School at 6525 North Hiawatha Ave. took about 12 months with minimal impact on the...

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After careful consideration, Decatur Classical School should remain open in our 50th Ward.

If CPS can build a $114 or $127 million (by some estimates) school (Jones College Prep) with a 500-seat auditorium, underground parking and a swimming pool on the top floor (7th Floor), then Decatur Classical School can and should remain open at the present location.

A couple of years ago Edgebrook Elementary School at 6525 North Hiawatha Ave. took about 12 months with minimal impact on the students, during a new building addition. The new STEM ready and modern addition practically doubled their student capacity.

As your next 50th Ward Alderman, concern parent and educator I will fight to make our Decatur Classical School stay open and ready for business for our kids!

I encourage all 50th Wards candidates – Peter, Debra, Sharjan & Zehra to accept my invitation for a public community forum dedicated on our neighborhood Decatur Classical School. Let’s make it happen for our 50th Ward families!

I’m running for a new start, I’m running for us, and I’m very grateful for your support!

Parent, Educator & Technologist

Independent 50th Ward Alderman Write-In Candidate FUJI

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Write-In Candidate Fuji

    Dear Friend AI I,

    Thank you for your comment. You ask a great question. And yes, technology has proven to help with various cities improve with trash collection, public safety and save an enormous amount of time and money, not to mention many other advantages. Once again, I invite everyone to the upcoming debates for to ask for details. Let's debate this in public with the other candidates on record. Now let's get the job done!

  • KKH

    How very formulaic and cliche... the candidate's writing. Anyone else notice that?

19 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Home needed for sweet Brutus

Profile of Brutus: Black, Weight: 60-65 lbs.
Breed: Medium size American Pitbull Terrier, Age: 9 yrs. Old
Temperament: Very friendly, extremely gentle with people, adults and kids. Loving, affectionate, sweet gentle giant type of pooch, loves to go on walks, enjoys being next to you and very loyal to the family. Smart. He's overall very healthy and extremely playful. I literally rescued him off the street from his previous neglectful owner who threatened to take him to the shelter that...

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Profile of Brutus: Black, Weight: 60-65 lbs.
Breed: Medium size American Pitbull Terrier, Age: 9 yrs. Old
Temperament: Very friendly, extremely gentle with people, adults and kids. Loving, affectionate, sweet gentle giant type of pooch, loves to go on walks, enjoys being next to you and very loyal to the family. Smart. He's overall very healthy and extremely playful. I literally rescued him off the street from his previous neglectful owner who threatened to take him to the shelter that night and put him to sleep if I didn't take him. So I decided keep him with me until I found him a good, caring and loving home. I also got him neutered and I received a clearance from the vet stating he's in excellent condition and healthy. Overall, he's just a great dog that needs a lot of love and attention. The sweetest dog ever!
He's great on the leash and easy to walk. He does not pull at all or show any signs of aggression towards other dogs. But it is recommended he be supervised around other dogs off the leash or at home. Basically he's harmless but supervision around other pets would be wise. Additionally, he does not bark much for the most part. He just loves to be around people. And of course, play with his ball.

ANY INQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FRANKIE
773.253.1389 Frankie
frankiebn@gmail.com

  • mckrauts been here awhile now

    Try to contact the pit bull rescues. They can do courtesy posts for you. Get to more people.

19 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Snow Removal services offered

Hello neighbors i offer reasonable prices for snow removal/plowing of driveways, alleys, parking lots ect. Im in Rogers Park but can go as far as Lakeview. You can call or text me at (224)246-6762

4 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Why is a Joe Moore staffer being paid by Chicago to work at a non-profit of Joe's choice?

This issue was raised in another thread and labeled "off-topic" so I thought it made sense to give it a stand alone thread.

Ann Hinterman has a full-time $40k job in Moore's office, but she's also been assigned per Joe's announcement to the Farmer's Market: "I agreed to assign my young new staff assistant, Ann Hinterman, to serve as its part-time market director. As a result, the market is financially solvent and has become a Sunday morning institution."

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This issue was raised in another thread and labeled "off-topic" so I thought it made sense to give it a stand alone thread.

Ann Hinterman has a full-time $40k job in Moore's office, but she's also been assigned per Joe's announcement to the Farmer's Market: "I agreed to assign my young new staff assistant, Ann Hinterman, to serve as its part-time market director. As a result, the market is financially solvent and has become a Sunday morning institution."

Statement of Facts:
1) We now have the young and inexperienced staff assistant working on Sundays as part of her employment obligation to Moore.
2) The farmers market is not a stand alone 501c3. It files its non-profit tax returns as DevCorp North aka the Rogers Park Business Alliance.
3) Per Guidestar, the budget for the market is $76,000. We don't know whether any of that goes to Ann, but it seems unlikely because all salaries listed under DevCorp North equaled (in 2013) $82,486 and the head of RPBA made $79,167.
4) The total expenses for DevCorp North in 2013 were $234,167 so the market uses about one-third of the RPBA budget while the executive director received another third.
5) The major sponsors of the Market are: Joe's office, the Rogers Park Business Alliance, the Clark, Morse, Glenwood Special Service Area, and Alderman Joe Moore's Green Corps.

Questions:
1) Why does the Farmer's Market receive aldermanic staff to manage it?
2) How is Hinterman being compensated and what is that compensation?
3) Did other worthy Ward 49 non-profits get to seek aldermanic staffing in some kind of open competition for resources?
4) Why is so little of the RPBA budget going to anything other than the market and its executive director?
5) Doesn't the RPBA have an obligation to help out the Clark (Latino) and Howard (African-American) commercial areas as well? Or like the minority students at Gale School, are they second class citizens to Joe and the RPBA?

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

need drywaller and taper

Could anyone recommend an excellent drywaller/taper

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Garage Break In / West Ridge

We have a newer style garage that our neighbors found open yesterday afternoon, and kindly closed it for us. One very expensive road bike is missing, similar to photo attached (Klein Quantum Race, with red Rolf wheels and a carbon fork). The door has never bounced so its possible they hacked the code. Looking into it some more and filing a police report but wanted to give a heads up to the neighborhood! Not a fun feeling.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    You didn't press charges? Did you at least speak with his parents?

  • The decision not to press charges was made by my husband and the detectives, who in exchange were going to get more info from the student on who he got the bike from. As much as I appreciate your dedication to justice, in this case they made this decision as...

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    The decision not to press charges was made by my husband and the detectives, who in exchange were going to get more info from the student on who he got the bike from. As much as I appreciate your dedication to justice, in this case they made this decision as he seemed like a good kid, his parents were very apologetic, and they wanted to get to the bottom of the crime rather than derail a kid from college and his future. It was their decision to make. It was a dumb call for the young man for sure. This concludes my PSA on garage crime.

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Updated 16 hours ago

The Keeley Consulting Group Gjennomgang og Hvordan Forvandler Enkelt Inn I En Effektiv Leder

Gjennom menneskets historie, har ledelse spilt en avgjørende rolle i instilling orden, stabilitet og harmoni, fra den minste enheten som er familien til den største sivilisasjonen som noensinne har eksistert ved på jorden. Vurdere familien og den må ha en leder figur i far og mor, en slags tohodet institusjon som har overlevd i så lenge mennesker har. Hver har en bestemt rolle å oppfylle og, faktisk, utfyller hverandre for å gjøre sosiale enheten en effektiv treningssted for fremtidige ledere...

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Gjennom menneskets historie, har ledelse spilt en avgjørende rolle i instilling orden, stabilitet og harmoni, fra den minste enheten som er familien til den største sivilisasjonen som noensinne har eksistert ved på jorden. Vurdere familien og den må ha en leder figur i far og mor, en slags tohodet institusjon som har overlevd i så lenge mennesker har. Hver har en bestemt rolle å oppfylle og, faktisk, utfyller hverandre for å gjøre sosiale enheten en effektiv treningssted for fremtidige ledere også. Uten familien, vil hele samfunnet falle. Og selv virksomheten og industri vil ikke ha grunnlag for modellering funksjonene som en ressurs for gode ledere.

The Keeley Consulting Group ( http://www.thekeeleygroup.com/ ) anerkjenner verdien av utmerket lederegenskaper og arbeider hardt for å gi de nødvendige prinsippene som vil hjelpe utvikle enkeltpersoner og bedrifter i effektive resultater komponenter av samfunnet. For virksomheten å gå utover bare pengene-gjør venture blottet for praktisk, kulturelle og åndelige fordeler for mennesker, en sterk ledelse program etablert på testet og varige prinsipper alene gir et solid grunnlag for den moderne verden...

Les den her: https://www.rebelmouse.com/camfraser/the-keeley-consulting-group-gj-963256217.html

46 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Rapper Targeted in 2 Shootings That Killed Others Is Now In Jail

DNA.info (Rogers Park), Jan. 30, 2015
http://bit.ly/1DngzrT

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

    @ptgrp - There are gangs in Rogers Park and because there will be disputes between gangs, there will be gang-related violence. Because of the high availability of firearms, there will be shootings, people will get hurt and, undoubtedly, people will die as a result. I do not write this to...

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    @ptgrp - There are gangs in Rogers Park and because there will be disputes between gangs, there will be gang-related violence. Because of the high availability of firearms, there will be shootings, people will get hurt and, undoubtedly, people will die as a result. I do not write this to be insensitive to the issue, I am just stating a fact. We can only hope that Chicago gangs will start waking up to the same reality that L.A. gangs have discovered which is, gang violence does not solve their problems and does not advance their cause. Time will tell.

  • Those are weasel words.

3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Is the Don Gordon Campaign Being Honest?

I have been at my current RP residence for nearly 17 years. I am a registered voter and interested in the future of the neighborhood. After all, I am a property owner and have made an investment. After visiting http://www.gordon2015.org and reading some of the material on that site, I noticed an invitation at the bottom of the page which reads: "To ASK ME ANYTHING or simply participate in a lively discussion of the issues, please visit our FB group...

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I have been at my current RP residence for nearly 17 years. I am a registered voter and interested in the future of the neighborhood. After all, I am a property owner and have made an investment. After visiting http://www.gordon2015.org and reading some of the material on that site, I noticed an invitation at the bottom of the page which reads: "To ASK ME ANYTHING or simply participate in a lively discussion of the issues, please visit our FB group and request to join...". So, I did just that and requested to be added to the group.

However, it seems that my request was denied and I am unable to access the page. This leads me to question the sincerity of the Gordon campaign. Does this mean I am not allowed to ask Mr. Gordon questions via FB? Does this mean that, as a resident, I am not welcome to engage in a "lively discussion"?

  • Absolutely dude.

  • Gabriel Resident of PRRP

    Okay so Studs won't get my vote this year thanks to barriers to having write-in candidates. As I said before, he would still make a better alderperson from the grave than most of those deadbeats that populate the city sewage chambers. It looks like I will have to take a...

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    Okay so Studs won't get my vote this year thanks to barriers to having write-in candidates. As I said before, he would still make a better alderperson from the grave than most of those deadbeats that populate the city sewage chambers. It looks like I will have to take a pass and get to the polls to vote for Chuy Garcia for mayor.

    By the way, all political candidates should be pressured regardless of where they sit in the various chambers of the city and state pecking order of bossdom to come out and oppose the adding of a state tax on retirement income including pensions and Social Security at least for those households making less than 200,000 dollars. As Rauner has intimated his goal is to make Illinois a "business friendly" state and get us more in trouble by cutting taxes for corporations and the wealthy. Guess who will be expected to make up the difference.

    The politicians gave nice benefits for years to businesses and banks at the expense of underfunding or not paying their fair share of pension costs. Now they scream foul after convincing public workers to take less pay and not renegade to the private sector where they would be paid more in exchange for a secure pension that would not be taxed. It is easy to turn bitter taxpayers against their own, who also pay taxes, given their feelings of being caught in an economic vice. "Does it look like you might have a slightly better future than I then screw you!"

    Will the Republicrats Rauner/Emanuel push to tax the corporations and the wealthy. No. They will squeeze you with more parking fees, tickets and fines, direct and indirect taxes and higher costs on purchases. They peddle the same trickle down BS (implied) "Make the billionaires richer and you too will get to the promised land." Wake up.

36 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Planned Touhy Rogers Ridge Intersection

Here was the plan I saw. Alderman Moore has stated that nothing is set in stone and that a meeting is being planned to allow for more community input, perhaps in March.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I wonder what the alderman for the west side of Ridge has to say about this. My guess would be " "

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    Thanks for posting the plan Brad. I had no idea something was in the works as far back as five years ago when this was drawn up. While this may be some sort of an improvement, as you indicate, it doesn't address the confused and aggressive WB drivers drifting into...

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    Thanks for posting the plan Brad. I had no idea something was in the works as far back as five years ago when this was drawn up. While this may be some sort of an improvement, as you indicate, it doesn't address the confused and aggressive WB drivers drifting into or speeding across Rogers. Since this was conceived, traffic has gotten worse, the amount of cars heading west on Touhy during rush hours is worse than it was 5 years ago. Im anxious for the opportunity to hear from the city and the engineers and to see if there is any consideration for increase in traffic volume since this was conceived. Thanks for stirring this up Brad.

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

ups package stolen?

Either it was stolen within an hour or UPS faked delivery on Estes near the lake. Will sign in the future.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Tintin, depending on where you live, there's also a UPS store on the Plaza level at the Gateway Mall.

  • There is also a store on Morse that just recently started to accept packages from UPS too. It's across the street from Bullshead Cantina.

4 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

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

    Chicago's 49th Ward Connection Facebook Group has 419 members not counting those "who have left the building."

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

    I love walking in Rogers Park. Last night neighbors and I walked to Twisted Tapas for dinner. Nice crowd and good food. Met a number of neighbors enroute to Rogers Park Social. Great neighborhood.

4 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Problem buildings in our neighborhoods

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/supp_info/building-code-scofflaw-list.html
There are several buildings in our neighborhood listed on the Chicago Building Code Scofflaw List " identifying residential building owners with three or more properties that are the subject of active Circuit Court cases where the violations remain uncorrected after the second court hearing."
Hopefully the respective aldercreatures will pursue the owners of the problem buildings in their wards to take the proper measures to bring the buildings up to code.
Hopefully the usual snipers for or against their local aldercreature will refrain from sullying the EB site with criticisms and just make sure the problems are corrected.

24 hours ago

Superbowl Event with Zehra Quadri

Zehra Quadri, candidate for 50th Ward alderman, is holding a Super Bowl Party at Juliana Restaurant on Sunday night, February 1, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Juliana is located at 3001 West Peterson.

Zehra is also hosting a meet-and-greet event at the Northtown Branch of the Chicago Public Library on Tuesday, February 3, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Please stop by, meet the candidate, and discuss your concerns and suggestions for neighborhood improvement. The library is located at 6435 North California.

33 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Political Etiquette

Don Gordon was honked off that Loyola University allowed our Alderman to promote their campus and sports team on Friday night claiming it was "political" and a violation of federal regulations. Chicago public property isn't supposed to be used for political purposes but Gordon let the Republican Party buy him a room at a Chicago Park District building to hold a political event for him. Does he practice double talk? He really believes the title of his book "Pi$$ 'Em All Off". That's exactly what he does to us voters. He is Mr. Double Talk and pi$$es us all off. He lets the Republicans buy public city space for him to talk campaign politics. No. That's cheating Don.

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Question

Does my husband have an Everyblock problem?

  • My husband makes a "does _______ have a _______ problem?" joke to me almost daily lately. I was just giving him a hard time for being on Everyblock most of yesterday evening. No trolling here. :)

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

    That is funny, Liz. I like your husband's sense of humour!

Jan 24

Updated 25 hours ago

Question for Republican Party Guest Don Gordon

Why are you opposing (per your Facebook posting) the President Obama National Library in Chicago? He is the nation's first African-American and Chicagoan President. You don't want his library on park land? Chicago park land already has a golf course (Waveland), two green houses (Lincoln and Garfield Parks), a zoo (Lincoln Park), a children's museum (Peggy Notebart), two music stages (Petrillo and Pritzker), an aquarium, planetarium, the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry and snack shops (Osterman and Montrose) on park land. Why are you opposing a Presidential Library for Barack Obama? I want to hear your answer at the Republican Party event for you at Loyola Park on Sunday.

26 hours ago

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33 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Edgewater Residents

Hi, I'm a journalism grad student who's doing a video story on the growing popularity of Andersonville and Edgewater. I'm looking for neighbrhood residents who would be available for an interview tomorrow morning. Just general questions on the neighborhood and what its like to live there. Please feel free to comment here or e-mail me at marielturner2015@u.northwestern.edu. Thanks!

  • Phil L. property owner/lincoln square

    What was this, some kind of a scam? Who the heck is Ben Stevens? You've had negative comments to everyone who had anything to say. Is there really a Mariel Turner?

  • Send her an email and find out. Stop bothering me about it.

6 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Bad smell in my apartment

This is a weird post. There is a bad smell in my apartment, right inside my door, as soon as I enter. I thought it was my trash, I had made chicken, but I took the trash out and it's still there. I had the window cracked open yesterday but I still smell it.

The hallways are not cleaned or maintained in this building. The management said they were having an exterminator come around last week for maintenance, but I never saw them when I was home.

Any ideas what it could be? How to get rid of a smell? It's been 3 days now.

  • Thank you all for your replies and suggestions. The smell is gone. I don't smell it anymore when I'm coming into my apartment, which is the only place I smelled it.

    I have hardwood floors in my apartment. The hallways of the building are carpeted, but not vacuumed in the past, maybe 2 months....

    I can't afford to move. I just moved in this summer and it was a big expense for me and I have a lease.

    At least my apartment is clean and not smelly!

    Thanks.

  • Congrats. Glad it all worked out

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Woman admits false rescue call, then denies guilt after court

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-hoax-guilty-plea-met-20150129-story.html
A Chicago woman wiped tears from her eyes after pleading guilty Thursday to making a false 911 call reporting that a man had fallen into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan near Rogers Beach two years ago.

The Coast Guard dispatched rescue vehicles, including a helicopter, and a Chicago police department diver went into the water near where Leona Chewning said she saw a man go into the water in February 2013, federal prosecutors said. The rescue effort cost at least $13,613, prosecutors said. (more at link)

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Wow, paying back $13,613 on a Subway Sandwich salary is going to take her a while.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Man, this lady sounds like she's kind of a mess.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    I wonder if she had a lawyer. Her explanation to the Trib sounds SEMI-plausible. But then, of course, there's this: "She was on probation at the time of the hoax for a 2012 conviction for forgery and theft in Cook County, according to her plea agreement."

41 hours ago

Edgewater’s Most Curious Places: the Colvin House

A couple of months ago we asked readers what buildings in our neighborhood interested them. One of those buildings was the Edwin Colvin house at 5940 Sheridan, suggested by readers Jim Calto & Amy Baxter; an excellent choice since it was designated as a Chicago landmark in 1994 and is a fine example of […]

Sep 14 2012

Updated 45 hours ago

Elec. meter readers from Liberty Power... Scam?

I just had two women come to my door saying that they need to read my electric meters. One stayed on the sidewalk while the other proceeded to say that she was with ComEd when here "ID" badge says Liberty Power. This company is apparently located in Florida. They were not dressed as if they worked for any utility company. (I gave them no entry to our building.) Just putting the word out there. In twenty-five years of living in Edgewater I have never had this happen. I'm thinking scam. Then again, maybe I missed something somewhere...

  • Andrea Kim Animal Advocate and Animal Care Provider

    they just rang my doorbell 2 minutes ago and I did not let them in (West Rogers Park)

  • Andrea Kim Animal Advocate and Animal Care Provider

    I called 311, who transferred me to police.

45 hours ago

Volunteers needed!

Hi neighbors! Laura here from the Indo-American Center. We are looking for volunteer tutors to help English language learners in our community. Recently, we have seen an increase of students and we need to meet the demand. Volunteering with us could be as simple as one hour a week tutoring one to one or teaching a class. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact me for more information. lsmith@indoamerican.org

2 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Help with Mac Issues

Are there any local Mac and IT ppl who could help me resolve my ongoing slow email issues?
Thanks!

  • Tom Anderson Loyola Grad Back In The Neighborhood

    Macs are PCs, they just run a different operating system than most PCs. Adding RAM won't hurt, but without knowing exactly what Holly means by slow email it's kind of hard to troubleshoot the issue.

  • holly homeowner rogers park

    Thanks everyone! I think we are good now.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Open Letter To All Chicago Aldermanic Candidates

In Two Parts:

Part One:

On the morning of January 29th, I met with a local business owner in our 50th Ward. I introduced myself and explained my 50 Ward Aldermanic candidacy platform. He was extremely excited about my campaign ideas and enthusiastically allowed me to place my VOTE FUJI poster in their storefront window. I thanked him and left the store after placing my campaign poster in the storefront window.

A short time afterwards, by coincidence a volunteer of...

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In Two Parts:

Part One:

On the morning of January 29th, I met with a local business owner in our 50th Ward. I introduced myself and explained my 50 Ward Aldermanic candidacy platform. He was extremely excited about my campaign ideas and enthusiastically allowed me to place my VOTE FUJI poster in their storefront window. I thanked him and left the store after placing my campaign poster in the storefront window.

A short time afterwards, by coincidence a volunteer of mine went to shop at the very same store. Low and behold, she witnessed a man in a dark hat and jacket attempting to remove my VOTE FUJI campaign poster. Immediately witnessing this act of electioneering, my volunteer and the store owner shouted in a forceful and upset voice, for all to hear in the store, telling the man in the dark hat and jacket “do not touch it or remove it”.

He promptly exited the store premises after this verbal confrontation. My volunteer contacted me immediately after witnessing this act of electioneering. Unfortunately this is not the first time my VOTE FUJI posters “disappeared”.

I am very, very disappointed this is happening in our 50th Ward and city. The citizens of this great city deserve better behavior from us as candidates. And most importantly, our children deserve better from us as parents. Too many of our bravest women and men have paid the ultimate sacrifice in faraway foreign lands for your freedom and mine, that affords us to run as candidates.

I am not angry about this electioneering debacle. Having personally lost high school and middle school students, to our pandemic inner-city violence of Chicago city streets, has been the most painful and angry moments in my adult life. That is why I am running for elected office. To make our schools safer, modern and successful. I am fighting for this job to make a difference. This is my perspective for not being that angry or upset. Our kids just need us to get the job done.

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Write-In Candidate Fuji

    Part Two:

    So please, stop removing my VOTE FUJI posters. And yes, now and then I discover my mail, like endorsement questionnaires in the garbage or rumors about me like I haven’t resided in our 50th Ward for the required amount of time for an alderman and so on and...

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    Part Two:

    So please, stop removing my VOTE FUJI posters. And yes, now and then I discover my mail, like endorsement questionnaires in the garbage or rumors about me like I haven’t resided in our 50th Ward for the required amount of time for an alderman and so on and on. Too many rumors to keep track of. In any case, one thing at a time.

    In conclusion, I would like to welcome all Chicago Aldermanic candidates to come visit our 50th Ward and my technology meetings.

    I will be at various locations like my local library and businesses meeting people to explain when, where, why and how technology can prepare and improve our 50th Ward, our city and state for a data driven society. I especially would like to invite all of my fellow 50th Ward candidates and their volunteers to join me at this endeavor. Let’s work together to make a better tomorrow for our families, friends and community.

    The whole world is one town. (Di gantse velt iz eyn shtot.) Yiddish Proverb

    FUJI
    Parent, Educator & Technologist
    www.50thWard.com

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Sadly, this is business as usual in Chicago; it always has been. If you've never read Boss by Mike Royko, and Mayer, Madams and Madmen by Norman Mark, you should

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    I'm sorry this happened to you Fuji. Robin's right, it is business as usual in Chicago. The campaign is about to hit its most intense phase so there will be more of this.

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