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Fire near Rogers / Ridge

Anyone know what caused the fire? I don't know where exactly it is but I smelled it from my house. Didn't wanna go investigate it.

  • Patrick Resident of Rogers Park on and off since 2004

    What time did this happen? Glad your okay

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What kind of issues are affecting the Rogers Park community?

I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community...

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I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community needs?

5. Do you know who your neighbors are?

Yes No

6. What job opportunities does Rogers Park have available?

7. What is your view of the school system?

8. Do you feel that the law enforcement services in your community are effective?

9. Do you feel that community resources are easily assessable?

Thank you for your help. A

  • mary b lived in same 5 or so square miles for 59+yrs.

    What am I missing?

  • Renuka Literacy Coordinator at the Indo-American Center

    Thanks because I was going to pass it around to the students I teach!

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Why We Have Rats

I took these photos this morning. The tenants in this building (the northwest corner of Devon & Fairfield) don't care how they dispose of their garbage. Some of it is tossed out of the second and third floor windows above the dumpsters. I once saw a bag in mid-flight but couldn't tell which floor it came from. Much of it comes from tenants who toss their bags on top, behind, or next to the dumpster. The maintenance man is always...

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I took these photos this morning. The tenants in this building (the northwest corner of Devon & Fairfield) don't care how they dispose of their garbage. Some of it is tossed out of the second and third floor windows above the dumpsters. I once saw a bag in mid-flight but couldn't tell which floor it came from. Much of it comes from tenants who toss their bags on top, behind, or next to the dumpster. The maintenance man is always cleaning up the alley, but he wasn't there today. And, as of half an hour ago, there's even more garbage on the ground, more bags tossed into the alley. Recently someone has begun to leave newspaper with torn bread and what appears to be cheese on top the dumpster several times a week. This may be poison (note the dead rat between the bags) and would explain the two dead squirrels and dead pigeon I've found in the last week. Squirrels are always on these dumpsters because there's always food here. The city has repeatedly cited this building but the tenants continue to dump their garbage like this. (I picked up the rat and the bread and cheese after I took the pictures.) I heard on tonight's news that Orkin has named Chicago the city with the nation's worse rat problem (based on the number of citizen complaints). The tenants here are one reason that's probably true.

  • jldoolittle Resident of Rogers Park for 9 years

    Although most of the buildings in my neighborhood are condos, the economic crisis of 2008 resulted in foreclosures purchased by speculators as rental units in some of these buildings. As renters moved out each season, my condo association was paying quite a bit for extra garbage pick up as unwanted...

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    Although most of the buildings in my neighborhood are condos, the economic crisis of 2008 resulted in foreclosures purchased by speculators as rental units in some of these buildings. As renters moved out each season, my condo association was paying quite a bit for extra garbage pick up as unwanted furniture/mattresses were being left next to our dumpsters by renters from the building across the ally because their dumpsters were overflowing. They were caught in the act at times and we complained to the management of the building. But we could not always prove it. Owners in other condo buildings have complained of the same problem. This has been a sticky problem to solve. So if a condo building is cited and fined for garbage overflow ($500) caused by the actions of neighbors, the association pays twice: the fine and the cost for the extra pick up. Does anyone have any recommendations?

  • Peter Sifnotis Candidate for 50th Ward Alderman

    jldoolittle, as the president of my condo association I am very familiar with this problem. Mattresses, furniture, and other refuse end up outside dumpsters, leaving condo associations, landlords, and home owners at risk of being cited for overflow. If we do not catch someone in the act, we are shouldered...

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    jldoolittle, as the president of my condo association I am very familiar with this problem. Mattresses, furniture, and other refuse end up outside dumpsters, leaving condo associations, landlords, and home owners at risk of being cited for overflow. If we do not catch someone in the act, we are shouldered with the overage fees in addition to any city citations. It's very difficult to hold anyone accountable. We implemented a system in which the board handles removal and assesses the responsible party the overage fees in addition to administrative fees. This encourages unit owners to handle removal themselves. This is not the driving force behind the rat infestation, though. Trash overflow from restaurants and bags of trash left outside dumpsters is a significant factor and I believe the existing laws, when properly enforced, are sufficient to discourage the problem. Having the same problem as you with a neighboring rental property, I recommend the use of an inexpensive camera system. A good camera focused on the dumpsters, a DVR, and a small LCD screen can be had for $500 and will help deter the crime and will provide the backup if you encounter this problem again.

5 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Cermak Market?

Anyone got the scoop on the old Dominicks on Ridge? Looks like they're doing a bunch of work there and I heard it was gonna be a grocery called Cermak produce or something like that. Thanks.

  • Cityboy Couch miner in Rogers park for 67 years

    Moving forward it seems.I pass by everyday and notice more activity

  • One of the construction workers said 2 months!

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2740 W. Arthur - Anyone seeing all the loitering and destruction to the Tamid Managed building.

2740 W. Arthur - Tamid Management needs to step up with the loitering of gangbangers and the destruction to the front hallways doors/windows.

6 days ago

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Aldermanic Ratings from Take Back Chicago

Take Back Chicago has rated each alderman on a specific set of issues. You can check the ratings for Ald. Silverstein here: http://takebackchicago.org/find-your-alderman/alderman-debra-silverstein

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Charter schools also take the active parents away from the public schools, and leave behind all of the students with special needs (who are more expensive to educate)

  • Robin, that's exactly right. Activist parents hold schools--and politicians--accountable. Parental involvement is essential--for the kids, for the teachers, for the school. It's so hard to keep the culture wars from intruding on schools. I'm always amazed that so many people have difficulty accepting that kids need the basics--reading, writing, math--before they can begin to be educated in the true sense of the word.

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Airplane noise: Emanuel rakes in campaign donations from airplane execs

Money talks. Just in case anyone thought the Mayor's selling out of Chicago residents to the big airlines (on all manner of issues, airplane noise being just one of them) had stalled with all his lip service about "looking into the issue," here comes the news that airplane execs -- most of whom don't live in the city (no surprise) -- have shelled out big cash to Emanuel's campaign chest. No strings attached, though (yeah, sure).

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/emanuel-campaign-gets-over-125k-united-american-employees/wed-10152014-858pm

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Chicago's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians--Touhy and McCormick is near the top!

Chicago's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians--Touhy and McCormick is near the top!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-most-dangerous-intersections-met-20141014-story.html

In the suburbs, the most dangerous intersections were McCormick Boulevard and Touhy Avenue in Skokie; Cicero Avenue and Cermak Road in Cicero; and U.S. Route 12 and Cermak Road in Westchester.

  • I can see Touhy and McCormick. The speed limit on McCormick is 40mph but most people drive through there way faster and don't really yield to anyone. Then there is all that business traffic which will only grow will all the new things they are building up.

    And Cicero and Cermak is a MESS! That is one of the most frustrating intersections in the suburbs.

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Street Cleaning - Cars Parked, No Tickets

Our street was cleaned yesterday and this morning. Not surprisingly, we had cars parked both days. No tickets were issued either day (and, as usual, there's a car right in front of my building). Motorists don't care if they park on a street cleaning day and if they don't get ticketed they're likely to do it again. At least it won't be a problem again until spring.

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Why We Have Rats II

Someone moved the dumpsters slightly to the west and left the garbage on the ground. Makes no sense.

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Unmarked SUV

There's an unmarked, white SUV with a yellow flashing light on top(off) driving slowly around my neighborhood. Anyone know if this is a utility or city vehicle? Thanks.

  • Search for the EB post "Van "monitoring and recording" what?". I had asked the same question about a similar van and EB posters said it was the van that searches for vehicles due to get the Denver boot. Check the thread to see if it matches your truck. Good luck.

  • Thank you, Paco. That definitely sounds like my vehicle.

Oct 13

Updated 6 days ago

Karen Lewis will not run for Mayor

Message from campaign:

On behalf of Karen Lewis, freedom fighter and nationally recognized education advocate—the people’s champ—I want to first and foremost thank you for all that you have done. From collecting petitions to raising money to hosting house parties and listening sessions, your support rang out from every corner of this city, demanding new leadership at the highest level of city government.

Karen Lewis has decided to not pursue a mayoral bid. Yet she charges us to continue fighting...

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Message from campaign:

On behalf of Karen Lewis, freedom fighter and nationally recognized education advocate—the people’s champ—I want to first and foremost thank you for all that you have done. From collecting petitions to raising money to hosting house parties and listening sessions, your support rang out from every corner of this city, demanding new leadership at the highest level of city government.

Karen Lewis has decided to not pursue a mayoral bid. Yet she charges us to continue fighting for strong schools, safe neighborhoods, and good jobs in every community.

The tens of thousands of signatures collected for Karen confirm what the polls have already said: Chicagoans from Beverly to Uptown want to feel safe in their neighborhoods; they want an elected representative school board; and they want political leadership at every level that is responsive and responsible.

Our work is not about one leader, one race, or one election. Our work is about building progressive power to restore participatory democracy to Chicago. The groundswell of grassroots support is a testament to the strength of our movement and to the depth of dissatisfaction that hardworking Chicagoans have with the top-down, out-of-touch leadership in City Hall.

Together, we are changing the political landscape. We must hold our public officials—on every level—accountable for their track records on school closings, unemployment, violence, and nickel-and-diming working families.

So, in true Karen Lewis fashion, we will keep organizing and keep fighting to get our allies on ballot for alderman and ensure that every single voter in Chicago can vote YES for an Elected Representative School Board! Visit the page below to learn more about upcoming ERSB canvasses near you.

Sincerely,
Jhatayn “Jay” Travis
Coordinator, Karen Lewis Exploratory Committee

http://preaprez.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/sorry-to-hear-this-but-get-well-dear-mrs-lewis/

Oct 14

Beat 2413 CAPS Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7pm

Hello all. Hope to see you all if you can make it. Meeting is at Green Briar Park, 2650 W. Peterson. Have a good day. Thanks, Jeanne

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Tree in front of my house

There is a large tree in front my house. The leaves are falling right into my gutters. I had several floods down in my basement besauce of gutter over fllow. Not to mention that the sidewalk is all cracked besauce of the roots. I called the city and I was told that they would come and look at it. This was last year. They never came. I also called aldermens office several times and all they told me was that they will contact the city. Any suggestions what to do?
Thanks

  • tjake nieborhood guy for many years

    will make a call, but I need the address to give my guy a city worker .

  • April in Lincoln Square resident 22 years

    We JUST got a new sidewalk by signing up for the city's 50-50 program on New Year's Eve. (Property owner pays 50%, city pays 50%) Our alderman (Pawar, 47th), posted in a newsletter last December that if a resident wanted a sidewalk replaced, plan to call the city at 12:01...

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    We JUST got a new sidewalk by signing up for the city's 50-50 program on New Year's Eve. (Property owner pays 50%, city pays 50%) Our alderman (Pawar, 47th), posted in a newsletter last December that if a resident wanted a sidewalk replaced, plan to call the city at 12:01 a.m. New Year's Day (I kid you not), because they can't help everybody, and it's important to be one of the first in line. So, a few minutes past midnight, I was on the phone with the city (or maybe it was online.) But--we scored. A few weeks later, we got a call from a city worker, asking for a check and a few photos of the damage. Then we heard nothing until the end of summer, when a guy came and met with us about the impending sidewalk. A month ago, mysterious white lines and arrows were painted on the old sidewalk, two weeks ago orange No Parking signs were tied to our trees and last week. . .we got our new sidewalk!
    It doesn't matter how the sidewalk was damaged. If it could cause an injury and lawsuit, the city wants it fixed. Your alderman's office can give you all the information.

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Updated Oct 13

Car accident on Caldwell and Lehigh 10/09/14

Does anybody know the outcome of the accident that happened here around 5;20 pm today..
I was right there when the car flipped over..
I believe the driver died right there on the spot.. but she had a passenger in the car too that was injured..
I fly out of my car trying to help but the gasoline was running all over the car..
I just want to know if anybody knows the outcome..
I cried a river on my way home.. first time in my life I witnessed something like that..
I

  • Gii Gii S Bird person

    I got out of my car and I first ran towards the driver.. I literally had to lay down on the street to see if I can even see the driver..
    But however driver part of the car was looking like a pancake..
    Almost flat..
    U couldn't see nothing in...

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    I got out of my car and I first ran towards the driver.. I literally had to lay down on the street to see if I can even see the driver..
    But however driver part of the car was looking like a pancake..
    Almost flat..
    U couldn't see nothing in the driver seat..
    I spoke to few cops since then ,, they all suggest I call 311.. to possibly get some information..
    I didn't get around to do it yet.. but I still wonder what happened..
    It all depends what district the accident was in.. those cops would know.
    And yes people were talking to a passenger seat person.. but she really didn't respond to the talk.. All she was doing was blinking..
    I cant even imagine how she felt at that moment.

  • I have to agree--the driver side was really smashed in and it did look pretty bad. I do hope it was worse than it looked.

    I also tried to figure out what happened and it could have been the car was coming from Devon and turned into Lehigh, because Lehigh...

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    I have to agree--the driver side was really smashed in and it did look pretty bad. I do hope it was worse than it looked.

    I also tried to figure out what happened and it could have been the car was coming from Devon and turned into Lehigh, because Lehigh and Caldwell had been stopped for a while due to a train (Metra, I think) passing by. The car was travelling fast because I distinctly remember loud screeching of tires before the smash. The tires caused me to look up and then I saw the car hitting the pole and flipping over.

    I called 911 and saw people talking to someone in the car. Not sure if they were talking to the driver or to a passenger.

Oct 08

Updated Oct 13

Gutter Cleaners?

I am looking for a referral to clean out 2nd story gutters. Thank you in advance for your suggestions. -Nancy

  • Lakesidenan Teacher, dog lover (Jolly), writer.

    Great. I would never have found these guys on my own. Thank you.

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

    You can also try Gutter Monkeys. I have recommended them a number of times and everyone seemed very satisfied.

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Cermak Produce

Does anyone knows when Cermak Produce will open on Damen/Ridge where Dominicks used to be?

  • They have got to be getting close. Two days ago I saw them working on the front of the building. Masons were working on the brick, sidewalk and façade.

  • Cityboy Couch miner in Rogers park for 67 years

    More progress

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