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WRPCO: Touhy Vacant Storefront Hearing 9/19 and Green Committee News

Please find in the below link information on the Touhy Vacant Storefront Hearing 9/19 and Green Committee News from the West Rogers Park Community Organization (WRPCO).

Click here for the newsletter: http://goo.gl/QCqdUY

  • mclnoh RE Broker & Photographer

    By naming your 'organization', the "West Rogers Park" Community Organization, you are perpetrating the MYTH of a West Rogers Park community. The community you map is WEST RIDGE. Please stop misinforming the unaware and misidentifying our two separate neighborhoods.
    http://nhna.blogspot.com/2013/07/know-your-community-and-its.html
    mcl
    40 year resident of Rogers Park

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The crazy siren activity on Thursday 9/18 night.

Does anyone know what the hell was going on around 1am this morning/last night in Rogers Park? So many sirens for so long. It sounded quite serious.

3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Choppers again?

Helicopters flying around rp again, anyone know what happened?

3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Confused

Anyone else curious as to why the news fails to show all the shootings in uptown and Rogers park? I see lots of coverage on the south side shootings.

  • Need for change:

    There is a difference between statistics and figures. Just thought you should know.

  • The media is in the pockets of the politicians. If you have been reading the news since the beginning of the year, you will see shooting numbers when reported by the news are numbers from only a day or two on the weekends. They used to show an entire weekend. They started to split it up and stop reporting a full weekend a few months back. heyjackass.com is probably one of the best sources to find out about shootings.

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45 hours ago

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Did anyone else see Welcome 2 East Rodgers (officail DVD) vol. 1 on you tube?

I saw this on you tube while checking out some of the references made on other threads in Everyblock. I thought it was disturbing to say the least...

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

If you live in the 50th...

... and you care about the empty storefronts on Touhy, and you have some free time Friday, https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=944634175554042&id=160422620641872&ref=notif&notif_t=notify_me

Note: this does not mean that I support the current Alderman

  • But it does reflect your concern for the community, and that's more important. Thanks for posting.

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Roofs, ice dams, and heating coils

Winter will be upon us before we know it. Has anyone had experience with installing heating coils to combat ice dams on roofs and in gutters? Our association is researching and thought we’d ask this informed forum for recommendations, advice or other information.

  • JCV

    They're pretty useful. We've installed the heating wire in our gutter and part of the flat roof leading up to the gutter (as well as partially down the downspout). They're very effective, but the key is remembering to turn it on prior to ice-damming as they're not very effective at melting existing ice build up.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

alderman moore posts illegal signs

when is ald. moore going to take down the illegal signs he personally posted for his bike ride. it is illegal to post anything on a city of chicago sign. as an alderman he should know the law.

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Shouldn't he be ticketed for this? This event was organized to promote his campaign, not as an act of the Ward.

  • Date More Cops they carry guns and are fun to date

    Oh puhleaze. Are you people also going to launch crusades against people who post announcements of yard sales, lost dogs, lost cats, music events on Glenwood, yard plants free for the taking, church carnivals and block club events? This thread walks like, looks like and quacks like a lame attempt...

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    Oh puhleaze. Are you people also going to launch crusades against people who post announcements of yard sales, lost dogs, lost cats, music events on Glenwood, yard plants free for the taking, church carnivals and block club events? This thread walks like, looks like and quacks like a lame attempt at slinging mud toward an Alderman who donates lots of personal time to events that build community, bring neighbors together and increase the overall social cohesiveness. If you don't like an elected official, or anyone else for that matter, make an attempt at coming up with something better than this silly adolescent stuff.

Sep 10

Updated 3 days ago

Rat Infestation around Western and Devon

Noticing a lot of big rats in our neighborhood and alleys, and requests have been put in by neighbors to Alderman Silverstein's office for some kind of response by city services. Is anyone else noticing these rodents in greater numbers infesting their yards, gangways or alleys? If so have you put in a call the the alderman's office and gotten any commitment to addressing the problem?

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Moving to West Rogers Park

How is the 7400 N Block of Artesian

  • Far less shooty than the area just a few blocks away, at Howard & Ridge. Good luck! You'll love Supermarket Morelia on Western, BTW. Great resource.

  • There are apartment buildings on the south side of that street on Fargo with some unsavory residents and friends. So, there have been break ins on Artesian and Campbell because they can watch the comings and goings. I live a few blocks west and it is decent although we did have shots in the alley a few weeks ago and the cops found casings.

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50th Ward Survey

For those who don't subscribe to the alderman's newsletter: http://50thwardchicago.com/2014/survey/

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Sep 10

Updated Sep 10

Anyone hear gunshots?

Thought I heard them at Hoyne and Birchwood.

  • There is a post about it titled "tons of police and emergency equipment going west on" by Bigchirbo from Rogers Park.

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Aug 27

Updated Sep 06

Are there any 50th Ward candidates for Aldercreature?

I suspect Ahmed Kahn will run again. Greg Brewer left the ward for hipper pastures. Will I be writing in Bozo the Clown?

  • SSA and TIF are completely unrelated. We have TIF on Devon, Western and Touhy. Lincoln Avenue and Ridge also have TIFs. The short answer is that the City freezes the tax value and the increment of differece in that frozen number versus the actual number is set aside in an...

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    SSA and TIF are completely unrelated. We have TIF on Devon, Western and Touhy. Lincoln Avenue and Ridge also have TIFs. The short answer is that the City freezes the tax value and the increment of differece in that frozen number versus the actual number is set aside in an account as TIF funds. The City of Chicago controls these. The best and most popular TIF programs in our area are SBIF (small business improvement fund) and TIF Works. SBIF is a grant matching program for small businesses in the TIF districts to make improvements inside and out to their businesses. Over two million dollars have been used by small businesses in our area. Best part is that they are required to have a long time lease, so these businesses are investing in our area. TIF Works is for businesses to enroll in education/training program that the TIF pays for. We have had more than 30 businesses participate in our community since funds are available.
    SSA is the Special Service Area program. This is a SELF IMPOSED tax by commercial property owners. All decisions on how funds are spent are decided by property and business owners in the district. These are the Commissioners. The best part of this program is that the funds are locally controlled. We clean Devon 7 days per week and 2x on weekends, snow plow the sidewalks, purchased and now maintain 22 Big Belly Solar Trash Compactors, we pay for property owners and businesses to take down old external signage and we do some landscaping. In 2015, we will be expanding the program to include marketing and advertising for the district, safety programs and we will maintain the new streetscape. We also assist with the Devon Community Market. these programs are created locally by those who pay for it. We hold meetings for property owners and businesses in the district and survey them to prioritize. The Chamber is the admin of the SSA. TIF in general we have nothing to do with, but I do help businesses who are aeeking funds.

  • amiez, thanks for the info. Peter, I agree with your take on revitalizing the various business districts within the ward. Both Touhy and Western need reinvestment and rethinking to become vital commercial areas again. When I look at Rogers Park and Edgewater, I see new businesses with staying power. What's...

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    amiez, thanks for the info. Peter, I agree with your take on revitalizing the various business districts within the ward. Both Touhy and Western need reinvestment and rethinking to become vital commercial areas again. When I look at Rogers Park and Edgewater, I see new businesses with staying power. What's your take on how we can do the same thing here? That may be a debate question for the campaign. I haven't found a Web site for your campaign yet. Will you have one soon? Does anyone know about sites for the other announced candidates?

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Sep 03

Updated Sep 05

6500 N Western Ave

Does anyone know what is going on in the old North Ridge Ford dealership at 6500 N Western Ave? I drove by over the weekend and noticed a sign that said Cab Town. Do they sell cabs there? Just wondering.....

Sep 04

Sep 03

Updated Sep 04

Rockwell and Jerome

There is police activity right now. Does anyone know what is going on?

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Aug 30

Updated Sep 03

Hey, Candidate for 50th Ward Alderman!

You won't gain supporters ringing doorbells on a Saturday in a mostly Orthodox area!

No, I won't name names.

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Aug 29

Updated Sep 02

Leaving hi tax Illinois for low tax states

http://ilnews.org/2780/irs-dragging-feet-in-release-of-inter-state-migration-data/
SPRRINGFIELD — The Internal Revenue Service is dragging its feet releasing data on migration of people — and their income — between states.

In the past, it has taken one to two years for the IRS to prepare and release migration information but now it will take three years, said J. Scott Moody, who heads State Budget Solutions, a national group dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility in the state governments.

“The data indicates that year after year, people are moving from high-tax ‘blue’ states like Illinois to low-tax ‘red’ states,” Moody, said.

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    "IRS slow to release data" provides little insight. Want to read more? Let's compare Illinois and Indiana for a moment. Here's a good place to start: http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/two-neighboring-states-one-big-financial-gap-110718

    But, what I choose to keep in mind that others perhaps do not is that "being open for business" doesn't mean that the...

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    "IRS slow to release data" provides little insight. Want to read more? Let's compare Illinois and Indiana for a moment. Here's a good place to start: http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/two-neighboring-states-one-big-financial-gap-110718

    But, what I choose to keep in mind that others perhaps do not is that "being open for business" doesn't mean that the individual is better off. I work for an Indiana company and I live here, by choice. I go to Indiana quite often and the poor are poorer, the roads are poorer, the wages are lower, the services provided to the needy are poorer, and at the same time, we saw "My Man Mitch" raise taxes to both address a budget deficit and fund Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy. (The Colts only paid for about 1/7th of it.) And they care too much about who can and can't get married; taking a pointless stand against the tides turning in favor of allowing gay marriage.

    I don't hate Indiana by any means. And I might still live there some day. But practically speaking, there's a lot more to it than just your Republican party line of "taxes bad, Illinois sucks."

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    BTW note how Indiana is sitting on a $2 billion surplus. If I ran the universe, that would be going into a NWI Improvement fund. The area is very economically depressed and needs a jump start. Indiana tends to forget about the part up here by Chicago, I guess they just assume it's all our fault or something. Yes, you do save money when you don't spend it on things that actually need a cash injection to improve.

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Sep 01

Happy Labor Day!

My Calendar app must be broken. It claims today is September 1, but my neighbor’s fireworks indicate it is July 4.

Nov 25 2011

Updated Sep 01

Dog Leash Laws and the people who dont care

Hello everyone,
This is my first post and since starting to read everyblock in September - I feel that the people who participate really care about this community and eachother in it as a whole.
Indian Boundary Park is an amazing sanctuary in the city and i feel lucky to live close and be able to take my dogs for walks in the park several times a day (and always clean up afterwards).
Which brings me to this question:
What...

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Hello everyone,
This is my first post and since starting to read everyblock in September - I feel that the people who participate really care about this community and eachother in it as a whole.
Indian Boundary Park is an amazing sanctuary in the city and i feel lucky to live close and be able to take my dogs for walks in the park several times a day (and always clean up afterwards).
Which brings me to this question:
What do you do about the people who dont leash their dogs (and there are plenty in the am)? My dogs are well trained but we do NOT let them off leash ever because of the great variables that can happen. However - other dog owners do not follow the same decorum.
We have called the police (who show up - but typically after they have time to leash up), we have asked (typically with a response of "find a different part of the park" or we just get ingnored or a snide comment.
So I ask all of you -- What would you do?
How would you handle this?
Is there anything more I can do? (and no - i wont try to find a different park)
Thank you for you replies and help!

Jim

  • So call the police then. I agree. As I said the police have better things to do, unfortunately. But I too, would rather they enforce other laws like battery, robbery, rape, murder and proliferation of guns. Having your dog off leash is not a felony just and ordinance and not what I would consider of top importance either.

  • I for one would feel stupid and immoral calling the police away from what could be a life or death situation to enforce an unleashed dog ordinance.

Aug 30

Updated Sep 01

Shooting Near Howard and Western?

This is from a neighborhood message board:

"There were a series of gunshots in the alley in the 7400 block of Maplewood and then many police officers. . . shortly before 11."

I hope this was something domestic, and the gang war isn't moving west

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    There is nothing stopping the gangs from moving anywhere they want to move...so, better get used to that.

  • Josh H. 15yrs Rogers Park

    Hey robin, which message board are you referring to? I would like to keep up to date with any news from west rogers park. Thanks

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Aug 29

Updated Aug 29

Missing Meyers Parrot , Rockwell And Peterson

Restaurant by my house, Rockwell And Peterson is missing their parrot..
They always had him outside and he was very tame.. His cage was never closed.
On few occasions I asked the parrot owner to either give me the bird or sell him to me, because I was very attached to him.
I loved that bird, and almost daily I was going over there just to pet him and spend some quality time with him, hoping that the owner might...

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Restaurant by my house, Rockwell And Peterson is missing their parrot..
They always had him outside and he was very tame.. His cage was never closed.
On few occasions I asked the parrot owner to either give me the bird or sell him to me, because I was very attached to him.
I loved that bird, and almost daily I was going over there just to pet him and spend some quality time with him, hoping that the owner might give in, and give me the parrot.
He was loved my many, because a lot of people were approaching him daily.
I don't think owner cared much about the bird, because most days he was outside, on top of his cage, and then locked in the restaurant at night with the loud music.
If you know anybody that acquired a medium size dark green bird week ago, please let me know..
Because I still care about this bird and I am willing to buy him off of u..
If you found him, stole him, whatever happened .. please send me a message, I am emotionally attached to this little guy.
They can get pretty loud.. so if u mind all that and you stole him not knowing how they can get.. please, please let me know.. I would be more than happy to take care of him

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