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37 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Noted Police Presence Around Rogers Park and School

I have noticed an increased amount of police patrolling around the school/park. My daughter keeps different hours than I do and said the same thing. My husband was pulled over yesterday for failure to use a turn signal, rolling through a stop sign, and a cracked windshield. The officer was very pleasant and quick. He let him continue on without any tickets. My husband drives a large, white, work van so the officer may have wanted to check it out...

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I have noticed an increased amount of police patrolling around the school/park. My daughter keeps different hours than I do and said the same thing. My husband was pulled over yesterday for failure to use a turn signal, rolling through a stop sign, and a cracked windshield. The officer was very pleasant and quick. He let him continue on without any tickets. My husband drives a large, white, work van so the officer may have wanted to check it out and definitely had probable cause to pull him over. My feeling is that they are looking for something bigger. I'm just not sure what it is. I have seen a lot of youngsters in packs on bikes riding around the park too. Does anybody know if something has happened? Also, make a full stop at the signs or you'll be pulled over.

  • Oh, okay! Your post seemed like there was some hidden reason for the increase in patrol.

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    The park has had several arrests for drug sales over the last 20 years, including heroin.

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3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Alderman, Not Queen

This morning at 6:20 vans arrived at the Republic Bank parking lot and began banging together tents and a stage and setting up chairs for a day-long party celebrating Indian Independence Day. The event will include live entertainment and, of course, loudspeakers. The party will begin around 11 and is expected to last until at least 7 pm.The man in charge told me that the alderman had signed off on it and if I had any complaints I could take...

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This morning at 6:20 vans arrived at the Republic Bank parking lot and began banging together tents and a stage and setting up chairs for a day-long party celebrating Indian Independence Day. The event will include live entertainment and, of course, loudspeakers. The party will begin around 11 and is expected to last until at least 7 pm.The man in charge told me that the alderman had signed off on it and if I had any complaints I could take them up with her. When I told him that this is a residential area, he replied "So what?." This is absolutely the last straw for me. Neither the alderman nor the event's organizers had the courtesy to advise the neighbors in advance about this event, which belongs in the park, not in a residential area. Complaints about noisy events in the parking lot are met with indifference by the alderman and the bank. All anybody cares about is money. I think she forgets that commercial and political interests have to be balanced with quality-of-life issues for residents. I am tired of the high-handedness, of the lack of communication, of being expected to accept whatever she and powerful commercial interests decide to do. She was elected alderman, not queen. I think this is what you get when all the political power in the ward is in one family. I've been ambivalent about the alderman for a long time but this is the last straw. My home will be under siege all day. I want a new alderman. I've just learned that there is a credible potential candidate and am trying to meet with this person in the next few days. We need change in this ward. We replaced the alderman last time, but we didn't change the system. If the ward is going to work for everybody, the system has to change, too.

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    Paco - if a party is held on private property, why would they need the approval of the aldercreature?

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

    If you live in an area of the ward that gets 6 lousy swipes instead of 5 like in my area, you may have a chance to gets things cleaned up. I thought Debbie would do a better job keeping the ward clean but the neighborhood is just as filthy...

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    If you live in an area of the ward that gets 6 lousy swipes instead of 5 like in my area, you may have a chance to gets things cleaned up. I thought Debbie would do a better job keeping the ward clean but the neighborhood is just as filthy as it was when Stone was the alderman.
    After reviewing the street sweeping schedule, I noticed that the areas around Devon get fewer sweeps then the areas north of Pratt which are primarily residential. Considering the shear # of events and people in the Devon shopping strip one would think it would be the other way around.
    I realize that Devon is swept daily, but there are no extra services for the residents living on the streets that border this very busy shopping district. All the streetscapes in the world cannot hide the fact that the area is filthy and needs a better sanitation system than what is in place today.

    http://50thwardchicago.com/for-residents/street-sweeping/

4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Racist Comment from Gas Company Worker

This morning around 8:30 music began blasting into my home from the street. Thinking it was yet rude car parker, I waited a few minutes but the music continued. I took the dogs for their walk and found the music was blasting from a truck parked mid-way up the block about to begin work for the gas company. I asked the driver to turn the music down, and he responded with an angry "I'm working here, I have a right...

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This morning around 8:30 music began blasting into my home from the street. Thinking it was yet rude car parker, I waited a few minutes but the music continued. I took the dogs for their walk and found the music was blasting from a truck parked mid-way up the block about to begin work for the gas company. I asked the driver to turn the music down, and he responded with an angry "I'm working here, I have a right to play music. What's the matter, you got something against Hispanic people or Hispanic music?" I told him that his behavior was rude and he couldn't cover it by accusing me of racism (I am white). Later I spoke to a man who appeared to be a supervisor (after the music was turned off) about the incident. The driver got out of his truck and said I was making too much of it. I wonder if he'd feel the same if the situation were reversed and the racism came from me and not him. It seems to me that some people will never get past playing the race card to cover bad behavior. I'll be complaining to the gas co about this guy.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Loud music is loud music, whether it’s Latino. hip-hop. metal or the 1812 Overture. Noise is a form of pollution, and exposure to it can physically damage your hearing. You were well within your rights.

  • Is anybody surprised that it was People's Gas? They do whatever they want to do. This includes using my hose and tearing up my (and all of my neighbors) patios. Now they're gone and we have the mess and thousands of dollars worth of repairs. Who will file the 1st class action lawsuit?

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Illegal sign gone

Sun-Times says that obnoxious electronic billboard at Lunt and Western was taken down Aug. 11.

(The company that erected it is also said to have Bruce Rauner as a "passive" investor whose campaign has been given $188,000 in free advertising by the company, the CEO of which is also the head of "Mayors for Rauner.")

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Fireworks Again?

I have heard several large blasts loud enough to set off car alarms. Does anyone know what is going on?

  • Pakistani independence day, I believe.

  • Fireworks again, right around Campbell and Devon. Luckily there wasn't a 3 a.m. show like there was a few weeks ago...

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

    Things seemed to quiet down so maybe the police were on it right away. This firework thing is really starting to become a nuisance and something I do not recall from past years in the hood.

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Devon Community Market

It's about half-way through the season and the Devon Community Market is really different this year. Many more vendors and many different kinds of products for sale. The produce was so fresh! There's a core group of vendors as well as rotating vendors who change every week so the offerings are always different. The entertainment and the kids' activities have also been very good. The improvements show what can be accomplished with community involvement and a good manager. Thanks much...

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It's about half-way through the season and the Devon Community Market is really different this year. Many more vendors and many different kinds of products for sale. The produce was so fresh! There's a core group of vendors as well as rotating vendors who change every week so the offerings are always different. The entertainment and the kids' activities have also been very good. The improvements show what can be accomplished with community involvement and a good manager. Thanks much to Mary Arents for all her hard work organizing and managing this year's markets, and to the volunteers who've helped her. I've been extremely critical of last year's events so I'm really pleased to support this much-improved market. I hope we can all show our support for the remainder of this year by attending, and then help Mary put an even better market together for 2015.

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Retired cook looking to volunteer

Having just retired after working forty years in the restaurant business I am looking to help feed hungry people.
All
Religious and political ideals are accepted.
I live on the far north side

  • Cityboy Couch miner in Rogers park for 67 years

    Thanks everyone for your recommendations on volunteering. I think CatholicWorker will be a good fit for me.

  • Tenzin Rogers Park

    Good choice, Cityboy. Tell us more about the CatholicWorker organization

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

  • Has anyone checked on the two little toddlers? maybe the DCFS??? If not, they should...

3 days ago

Pot Hole Repairs

I just witnessed 2 city trucks and about 4 men passing through my block repairing potholes. My block is in relatively good condition, but other blocks near me are not. Hope they continue throughout the area.

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Aug 12

Updated 4 days ago

  • Mr. Fudge you know even less about me than the events in Ferguson Mo., have a nice day.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    Now you're trying to make it about you...okay, whatever. But I won't forget that it's not about you, it's not about me, it's about what went down in Ferguson.

    Back to the first comment, NOT written by me: "I guess the single thing that is the most scary for me...

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    Now you're trying to make it about you...okay, whatever. But I won't forget that it's not about you, it's not about me, it's about what went down in Ferguson.

    Back to the first comment, NOT written by me: "I guess the single thing that is the most scary for me is how the police have responded over the last few evenings. If you notice, they have camouflage uniforms and helmets, flak jackets, sniper rifles, assault weapons, and I think I spotted a sort of armored personnel carrier."

    Obviously Gene does not deserve to have an opinion, or that opinion, because perhaps he is not a member of law enforcement? No. Wrong.

    And that's Dr. Fudge to you, mister.

4 days ago

Recommendations for playgroup/part-time preschool

Looking for a playgroup-part-time preschool setting to send my daughter for one morning a week. Any recommendations? Preferably in the area. Thanks!

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Aug 12

Updated 6 days ago

Keys Found

I found keys on a lanyard on the 6400 block of Fairfield late last night while walking the dog. If they're yours and you can identify the items with them, please send me an EB e-mail so I can get them back to you.

  • Green lanyard? Sorry don't know how to send private message on EBAY.

  • EB is not ebay, it's EveryBlock. Click on Paco's name on his post, then click the "send email" link near the bottom/right of the screen.

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Aug 11

Updated Aug 12

Beautiful Orange Kitten seeking forever home

This is Martin and he is a 10 mo-1 year old orange kitty looking for his forever home. Martin is neutered, litter box trained, and healthy kitten available for adoption through Famous Fido Rescue - http://www.famousfidorescue.com/
Martin is a beautiful kitten with tons of love to give. He loves to cuddle up in your lap for some serious petting or relaxing on the windowsill checking out the scenery. If you are interested in adopting Martin or want more info please send me a message or email Famous Fido at fido@famousfidorescue.com
Thanks for looking!

  • slk long-time rogers parker

    Here's hoping Martin finds a forever home!

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

    @Heidi T - Can you email me privately through EB? We are definitely interested. We have three and one is about 8 weeks old. He is in need of a playmate as our other two are senior citizens.

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Aug 09

The magic has returned to Indian Boundary Park

The Nature Center and the revitalized spray pool opened on Thursday, Aug. 7. You can read about the changes and see photos at the IBP Advisory Council web page here:

http://www.indianboundaryparkadvisorycouncil.org/the-magic-returns-to-indian-boundary-park.html

Jul 28

Updated Aug 09

All Night Fireworks

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

  • Sarahdonis 20 year neighbor

    Hi friends, I can't figure out how to contact people, but I am also at MSN, and will welcome emails to begin our gathering. Paco, JR, Karen, and the rest of 'you people' who expressed interest. Sarahdonis@msn.com

  • The way to contact posters on EB is to click on the poster's screen name to access that person's profile, where you click to send an e-mail via EB. You can respond to an EB e-mail by clicking "reply" in your personal e-mail or responding via EB. If you reply via your personal e-mail, the person you're responding to will then have your private e-mail address. Hope this helps.

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Aug 08

Updated Aug 09

memories of rosehill cemetary

I am looking for people who grew up around rosehill. The advisory board for the new park wants to make a memory book. For example: I learned to drive there. Please e-mail me at kellygreenpaddy@sbcglobal.net. Thank you

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    Hi Marge - you might want to post this in the Mather 50 year anniversary facebook group. I know sneaking in at night was popular in the '70s

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Help w/ Indian Boundary Park community garden

This Saturday August 9, 8:30 - 10:00 am. Located NW corner. Needed strong individuals to dig out ornamental grasses (you can keep if you like) and mulch. Call Jane 773 274 8447 or email jpranga@hotmail.com

Aug 08

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