34 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Trader Joe's continued

The more folk we get on the website the better. This alderman is content to keep things the same. We don't need more cell phone stores, empty sari shops and lack of variety in food choices. If we live in the most diverse neighborhood in the city, where is the diversity. While trader joes is a chain it would be a great start

  • Derrick in West Ridge Resident of West Ridge since 1997

    Karen, I think there are many factors surrounding this issue. Trader Joe’s (and any grocer for that matter) has to take into consideration the location, demographics and competition. With a Mariano’s, Meijers, and Walmart all soon to open in that Touhy/McCormick//Oakton vortex, and with a new TJ recently opened in...

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    Karen, I think there are many factors surrounding this issue. Trader Joe’s (and any grocer for that matter) has to take into consideration the location, demographics and competition. With a Mariano’s, Meijers, and Walmart all soon to open in that Touhy/McCormick//Oakton vortex, and with a new TJ recently opened in Evanston, plopping another grocer in or near the 50th Ward is probably not economically viable. Not to mention the long-rumored Cermak Fresh Market that’s supposed to be opening in the old Dominick’s space near Ridge/Damen/Pratt.

    I agree with you and Robin, that the Western and Touhy strips are woefully lacking but what’s missing is some kind of strategy or master plan for attracting businesses to the ward. It has to be a mix of independents, non-profits, and chains if we want to see something that can revitalize those spaces. I recall discussions in the not-so-distant past from the Alderman’s office as well as organizations like the WRPCO about how to attract and attain the right mix of businesses but that was a while ago and I’m not sure where things stand. Perhaps representatives from those groups and any others might weigh-in here. Anybody out there?

    While it certainly wouldn’t hurt to petition Trader Joe’s, I think the effort has to be bigger than that. I’m a huge fan of TJ and would like to see them in more locations, I just don’t know how feasible/realistic it is for them to consider the 50th Ward. That’s where leadership from our elected officials and community organizations is needed.

    But I appreciate your spirit!

  • Check out previous EB conversations "Let's Go Aldermanic" and "Devon Shopping" for suggestions from neighborhood residents about the kinds of businesses residents would like to see on Devon, on Western, on Touhy. I agree than a master plan for economic development is long overdue--or else we don't know that there...

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    Check out previous EB conversations "Let's Go Aldermanic" and "Devon Shopping" for suggestions from neighborhood residents about the kinds of businesses residents would like to see on Devon, on Western, on Touhy. I agree than a master plan for economic development is long overdue--or else we don't know that there is one. I think we have to make a real effort to attract stores that appeal to the 70% of the neighborhood that isn't Indian or Pakistani. On one of the earlier threads I noted that the last time I counted there were 28 sari shops between California and Western but not one place where Western-style clothes or shoes are sold. I maintain that part of the reason other stores don't consider opening here is because the area is marketed as Little India, period. The rest of us have to take our diversity and our business elsewhere. That's why the Lincoln Town Mall is successful, why Wal-Mart, Mariano's, and other stores choose to locate near but not in once-viable commercial strips like Western and Touhy. The storefronts west of Washtenaw now are being occupied by home-health services, medical supply stores and clinics, one-person offices, etc., necessary businesses but not the kind that will provide employment to neighborhood residents or contribute much in the way of tax dollars to our shrinking economic base.

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Jul 25

Updated 20 hours ago

New Devon Restaurant Proposed

The July 23-29 issue of the News-Star (sorry, story wasn't available online) carried a front-page story about a new restaurant proposed for 1248-60 West Devon. Described as "upscale," the restaurant would have 124 seats plus a 26-seat bar and would rely on street parking. The owner has two other restaurants and bought the 14-unit building. His lawyer, Dean Margos, says the restaurant, to be called Lakewood bistro, would be "...an engine for Devon Ave. revitalization that would bring 'million dollar...

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The July 23-29 issue of the News-Star (sorry, story wasn't available online) carried a front-page story about a new restaurant proposed for 1248-60 West Devon. Described as "upscale," the restaurant would have 124 seats plus a 26-seat bar and would rely on street parking. The owner has two other restaurants and bought the 14-unit building. His lawyer, Dean Margos, says the restaurant, to be called Lakewood bistro, would be "...an engine for Devon Ave. revitalization that would bring 'million dollar condos' to the area." According to the News-Star, the attorney also said that the restaurant's "prices would dissuade less than wealthy people" [from eating there]. The owner is also seeking an incidental liquor license because the precinct is currently dry. Although this area is part of the 49th ward, I've learned to be leery of talk about "revitalization" and "upscale" whatever. I've seen it in other neighborhoods where I've lived and it always displaces longtime residents who can no longer afford to live in the area. Million dollar condos and destination restaurants where locals can't afford to eat can kill a community. We need to focus on balanced development, ie, the kind that's good for a neighborhood, profitable for a business, and doesn't harm or displace decent people who lack six-figure incomes. The paper also notes that contributions from Joe Moore have been made to Citizens for Dean Margos. I don't know what office he's seeking or sought.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    It will be fine. Look how well Uncommon Ground an Maddiebird is doing. If it's good people will come.

  • We should be grateful for any respectable, attractive business that chooses to locate on Devon.. or anywhere else in East or West Rogers Park, or Edgewater. I'm disturbed by the number of empty storefronts in the 1200- 1600 blocks of W Devon, as well as by the increasing number of vacancies and and growing tattiness of the Devon retail district between Western and Kedzie. I sincerely hope that no one tries to obstruct this business or any other decent enterprise that wants to give this area a try.

Jul 08

Updated 24 hours ago

People's Gas Tore Up My Patio

Yesterday and also this morning People's Gas was out in my backyard breaking up my private patio and using my hose without any notice at all. I guess we won't enjoy our patio for the rest of the summer. We have also been walking through mud (Sort of like cat litter) every time it rains because they tore out the common sidewalk that feeds 12 townhouses on May, 21st. Everybody seems to be sub-contracted and unable to tell us who or what will happen next.

  • oh my, that wasn't clear to me, Christine. In that case, you have every right to complain, and I would too. I had no idea you were dealing with this for so long.

  • Thanks Carl, and here's the thing...once I noticed it then I seem to notice it more and more elsewhere (human nature?). I fear many people are going to be left with these messes. Some people aren't as vocal as I am or just don't know their rights. You can bet...

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    Thanks Carl, and here's the thing...once I noticed it then I seem to notice it more and more elsewhere (human nature?). I fear many people are going to be left with these messes. Some people aren't as vocal as I am or just don't know their rights. You can bet that when those who busted up the concrete have come and gone, nobody will be knocking on doors to do repair work. Collectively, it doesn't work well for the neighborhood. There needs to be some sort of a point person to address this BIG issue going on all over.

4 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

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?

  • Rob

    JR- Has anyone said anything that makes you feel like a fool?

  • Usually when I feel like a fool it's because of something I've said to myself, like for example, "Carl, you are a fool." It can be quite devastating until I remind myself that it really doesn't matter what I say to myself. However, the mixed messages can be a little confusing.

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Trader Joe's

Good morning 50 th ward. I spoke to someone at trader joes yesterday about petitioning for a store in the west ridge area. I was told to go to their website and under " contact us" state my case. The more folks petition the more they will consider it. I am tired of waiting for the alderman to do anything for this ward

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Been there, done that, not going to happen. A monster Mariano's will be at Touhy and McCormick; a gigantic Meier will be at Oakton and McCormick.

  • karen returned to my roots

    Neither is in this ward. Neither is even in the city. Why not try

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I tried many times, as have others. Hey, it's just a contact form on their website, so feel free.

    If Trader Joe's were interested in the 50th ward, they would have made a move before now.

Jul 19

Updated 2 days ago

Update to "Reserved Parking Misuse?" Posted June 17

Quick recap: My neighbor has reserved (handicapped) parking but parks his vehicle all over the block in order to save parking spaces for other members of his household. I wondered if this is legal (it's certainly not right). I e-mailed photos to the alderman's office and spoke with Marlene, who advised that it is not illegal for those with reserved parking to park elsewhere on the block because the streets are open to the public. It seems to me that...

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Quick recap: My neighbor has reserved (handicapped) parking but parks his vehicle all over the block in order to save parking spaces for other members of his household. I wondered if this is legal (it's certainly not right). I e-mailed photos to the alderman's office and spoke with Marlene, who advised that it is not illegal for those with reserved parking to park elsewhere on the block because the streets are open to the public. It seems to me that this is a loophole that needs to be closed. If the City takes a public parking space and gives it to a resident for his/her exclusive use, then that reserved space should be the only place on that street that this person should park. Other members of his/her household should get the same luck of the draw as everybody else. I'd like to ask the alderman to sponsor an amendment to that ordinance. Opinions, please.

  • RickAiello Chicago resident since 1997

    I'm on Washtenaw between Granville and Glenlake, and at one point we had FOUR such spots on our block alone. And at no time did I ever see anyone using that spot that either had a disabled license plate or a placard on their dashboard. (I won't say that they...

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    I'm on Washtenaw between Granville and Glenlake, and at one point we had FOUR such spots on our block alone. And at no time did I ever see anyone using that spot that either had a disabled license plate or a placard on their dashboard. (I won't say that they didn't appear disabled, because I know better than that)-- I felt then that there is an abuse of this system going on, and I still believe it. I honestly don't see as many of these spots in other neighborhoods, so I have to wonder if the abuse is more prevalent in ours.

  • Good question, Rick. Like you, I have no problem with legitimate use but wonder about why there seem to be more here than in other areas.

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3 days ago

2 Bed 1 Bath Condo for Rent

We are renting our 2 bed 1 bath condo in West Ridge; condo located in the Ridgewood Estates Complex; amenities include outdoor pool, picnic areas, stationary grills, Parking and Basic Cable included in Rent. Rent is $1300, but negotiable

http://www.domu.com/chicago/neighborhoods/rogers-park-west/6601-n-damen-ave-2fl-chicago-il-60645#

3 days ago

Business alert - Retail Theft – Cell Phone Stores

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Bureau of Detectives – Area North Business Alert
Retail Theft – Cell Phone Stores

About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to cell phone store businesses operating in the 14th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 24th and 25th districts, of a pattern of Retail Thefts being committed by one to three male black offenders....

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Attached: Official PDF from CAPS (CPD). Note descriptions & photos of alleged offenders. Text of PDF is pasted here.
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Bureau of Detectives – Area North Business Alert
Retail Theft – Cell Phone Stores

About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to cell phone store businesses operating in the 14th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 24th and 25th districts, of a pattern of Retail Thefts being committed by one to three male black offenders. The offenders enter the cell phone stores armed with an unknown cutting device, cut the wires to the cell phones on display for sale. When the alarms are activated the offenders run out of the stores with the merchandise.
Incident times and locations:

• 2900 block of W. Addison Street on July 11th, 2014 at 10:45 A.M
• 1700 block of W. Howard Street on July 18th, 2014 at 1:25 P. M.
• 4700 block of N. Broadway Ave on July 21st, 2014 at 12:18 P.M.
• 2700 block of N. Elston Ave on July 26th, 2014 at 10:59 A.M.
• 5700 block of W. Belmont Ave on July 26th, 2014 at 11:36 A.M
• 4800 block of W. Irving park road on July 26th, 2014 at 12:45 A.M.

About the Offenders:
The offender(s) are described as black males: 20-30yrs old; 5'04-5'10; 140-180lbs; one of the offender(s) has dreadlocks, observed in the pictures below.

What you can do:
• Inform all business owners in your area about these crimes.
• Make sure your surveillance cameras and operating systems are in good operating condition.
• Report suspicious activity immediately, paying special attention to suspicious people in the area and report them to the police.
• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offenders, including any vehicle or license plate information and direction of flight

If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North
(312) 744-8263

HX340445, HX350177, HX354056, HX361023, HX361117, HX361207
630-14-049
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Updated 4 days ago

  • Cindy Weigel Agent/Owner Roxy Insurance-located in Charter Bank

    Don't forget to increase your insurance once your renovation is done!!

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4 days ago

Blue on Blonde, Part 3: Brick-Skin Pillbox Flats

3006 W. Touhy Avenue, West Ridge – Chicago. Opened by 1964. This one had its blue brick covered up or replaced with some kind of Permastone-like facing between 2009 and 2011.

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6229 N. Whipple Street, West Ridge - Chicago. With a stylish Moderne building next door.

6052 N. Fairfield, West Ridge - Chicago. Opened 1965. 

6049 N. Richmond, West Ridge - Chicago. Opened 1964.

6100 N. Artesian at Glenlake – curiously, the entry door is on the side of the vestibule, facing the away from the main facade.

3510 W. Main Street, Skokie – opened 1964, by Birger Construction, who did another blue-on-blonde at 1322 W. Chase. It sports the same kind of colored plastic windows as the 47th Street building. 

5300 N. Melvina Avenue – western single-family. It’s a lovely little raised ranch house, with blue lining the doorway and connecting the basement windows with the large picture window above, and a couple of decorative colored glass blocks by the door.

5 days ago

Parking for Rent?

Im looking for a parking spot or garage to rent near devon and western. I am tired of having to park 6 blocks away from my apartment.

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Jul 22

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for a garage for rent

I live at Chase/Wolcott. Looking for a secure clean and covered garage to rent. I will only be parking in the garage for 3-4 nights per week due to my travel schedule. If u know of any, please let me know.

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6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Police activity near BofA?

My son said there were lots of squads and officers walking the area around the Bank of America on Touhy and Francisco. Anyone know what happened?

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Kay - when was this? I heard there was a bad car accident Friday morning, but I don't know any details

6 days ago

6 days ago

IRS Scam

There are people calling and posing as IRS agents, threatening lawsuit or arrest if immediate payment isn't made. Seems obvious after the fact, but they are very good at making you feel very afraid. Please don't judge us; I simply want to raise awareness so others don't fall prey. The IRS will never call you about tax disputes. If someone does call posing as IRS and threaten you, it is a scam.

Jul 14

Updated Jul 25

Z Frank

I was unable to attend the community meeting this evening regarding the sale and potential redevelopment of the old Z Frank space at Western and Peterson. Was anyone there and have any information? Overall feel for how this will pan out?

  • I wonder if the residents most affected could band together and use the rezoning as leverage to get the buildings modified. If it's already a done deal it's hopeless...you would think that residents would have a say in this, though.

  • Z Frank Chevrolet was in that location since 1936, until it was sold to Mike Anderson Chevrolet in 2008, and subsequently moved to Irving Park, near Six Corners. There was also a Pontiac dealership where the Walgreens is now located. This area has been commercial (and a car dealership) for...

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    Z Frank Chevrolet was in that location since 1936, until it was sold to Mike Anderson Chevrolet in 2008, and subsequently moved to Irving Park, near Six Corners. There was also a Pontiac dealership where the Walgreens is now located. This area has been commercial (and a car dealership) for longer than most of us have been alive, it's just been vacant for the last several years. To me, complaining about a new car dealership coming in is on a par with complaining about airport noise after you buy a house in Des Plaines -was the airport there when you bought the place? Yes? Then you knew about the "nuisance" and that should have been part of your decision making process. Same with Z Frank. I, for one, welcome the new enterprise.

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Jul 22

Updated Jul 24

Garbage Dumper on 6400 Block of Fairfield

This morning I caught a guy dumping garbage from his parked car onto my parkway. He had parked overnight out front and when he retrieved his car he apparently decided that the parkway in front of my home was the right place for a McDonald's bag and a black plastic bag, both full of garbage, and several receipts. I yelled at him to stop and picked up the garbage, tossing it back inside the car through the open passenger window...

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This morning I caught a guy dumping garbage from his parked car onto my parkway. He had parked overnight out front and when he retrieved his car he apparently decided that the parkway in front of my home was the right place for a McDonald's bag and a black plastic bag, both full of garbage, and several receipts. I yelled at him to stop and picked up the garbage, tossing it back inside the car through the open passenger window just as he was about to toss out a water bottle. He was surprised and then furious, tossing the same garbage plus the water bottle onto the street as he drove away. I got his license number. How do I get the police to issue a dumping ticket? Actually, he should get two tickets, one for the parkway and one for the street. I'll go to court if he contests the tickets. Even if this becomes he-said she-said, he'll miss at least a morning's work and it may make him think twice before he dumps garbage again. What really makes me mad is that I had just cleaned the parkway when I walked the dogs, and had picked up other garbage on our street. Be on the lookout for an older model dark green 4-door car, partial license plate R96---8 (I won't post the whole thing but I have it), driven by a young Hispanic with a close buzz cut. I think he lives on Washtenaw. He's the garbage dumper. He's parked out front before and I've found garbage but this is the first time I've actually caught him.

  • CarrieW Wife, Mom, Dog Mom

    Way to go Paco! I have done the same thing, yelled at people, called the alderman, but always received the same response, "no picture, nothing they can do". Maybe if more people stand up, loudly voicing their opposition, the less people will do it? One could hope but I won't hold my breath! Either way, love what you did!

  • Carrie, he hasn't been back so maybe it worked! Thanks.

Aug 06 2012

Updated Jul 24

Explosion/Loud Boom in West Ridge (3:30 AM, 8/6)

My husband and I were awaken by the sound of an explosion at 3:30 AM this morning, just West of Lincoln and Richmond. Did anyone else in the neighborhood hear it? Any idea what it was?

  • We heard it from farwell and Hamilton! I thought my water heater burst or something. Hope everyone is alright.

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    Since it took almost two years for the sound to reach you, the source was probably much farther away.

Jul 24

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Jul 22

Updated Jul 24

Mover recommendation for vintage stove Mokena to WRP

Hello! I need a 400lb vintage range moved from Mokena to WRP- I need strong, reliable movers people can recommend please. Going to a 2nd floor walk up

Jul 22

Updated Jul 23

WRP Safety

It seems that there were many more shooting incidents in East Rogers Park and Edgewater than in West Rogers Park over the last five to six months. Is that so or am I not looking at the right sources?

Jul 23

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Jul 17

Updated Jul 21

Increasing Fees for Street Cleaning Parkers

My street was scheduled to be cleaned yesterday and today. Two cars remained parked on the other side of the street yesterday, and the street sweeper had to go around them. This morning, we had three cars parked on my side, including one next to my home. As of Noon the street sweeper hadn't appeared, and neither had the police to issue tickets. I really think that we need to increase fines for people who park on a street they...

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My street was scheduled to be cleaned yesterday and today. Two cars remained parked on the other side of the street yesterday, and the street sweeper had to go around them. This morning, we had three cars parked on my side, including one next to my home. As of Noon the street sweeper hadn't appeared, and neither had the police to issue tickets. I really think that we need to increase fines for people who park on a street they know is schedule for cleaning (in each case the vehicles were parked in front of or just behind the orange street cleaning signs). Sixty dollars isn't enough. This is the second time in a row that the street in front of me won't be cleaned because of some lout who doesn't care about street cleaning and probably doesn't live on my block anyway. I'll have to go out and sweep it myself. I say we start with a $100 ticket, and increase it $50 for every subsequent violation. If you want to thumb your nose at other people and the law, you should pay for it.

  • $100 - my last ticket for failing to move my car for street sweeping several years ago - in West Ridge. No zone, no other additive penalties.

  • That's odd - why isn't there one fee citywide?

Jul 20

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Jul 18

Updated Jul 19

Red light cameras tag thousands for unfair tickets, including Lincoln/McCormick

http://www.chicagotribune.com/
Red light cameras tag thousands for unfair tickets
Updated 5:47 a.m.
Red light cameras tag thousands for undeserved tickets
A red light camera at Lincoln Avenue and McCormick Road in Chicago generated 563 tickets during a 12-day spike. More than 99 percent were for right turns. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune)
Red light cameras in Chicago caught thousands of undeserving drivers during sudden spikes in tickets that city officials say they cannot explain, a Tribune investigation found.

  • Also noted in the piece was Peterson/Ridge & Clark St. Very suspicious. If you've gotten a ticket there in the past couple of years, you may want to revisit the circumstances, if possible.

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    So the red light cams work....what about the blue light cams?

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Red light = for profit.
    Blue light = not for profit.
    Guess which one works.

Jul 17

Updated Jul 19

why not newsworthy?

Everyone has their own opinions about politicians and their actions or lack there of.
I believe it is newsworthy when strangers have the courage to put their names and faces on the line to confront the dangerous and potentially dangerous people in our communities. If we dont, who will. The more that do the less we have to live in fear.
It our right to face our accusers. The more faces that are looking you back in the eye confirming...

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Everyone has their own opinions about politicians and their actions or lack there of.
I believe it is newsworthy when strangers have the courage to put their names and faces on the line to confront the dangerous and potentially dangerous people in our communities. If we dont, who will. The more that do the less we have to live in fear.
It our right to face our accusers. The more faces that are looking you back in the eye confirming what happened the better the odds of conviction.
I've been both the victim of violent crime and a witness. The feeling going into court was the same for both. I was nervous, scared, and at the same time knew I was doing the right thing. It is commendable to overcome the fears that cause blind eyes. Our alderman is not perfect. Not one of us are. Some comments made on that thread I believe lost sight of what was originally intended.

  • When I first reported getting mugged at the end of my alley I was terrified for weeks. My yard is easily identifiable with it having enough toys for six kids in it. They had my phone with pics of kids in yard. I didnt want to leave the house and...

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    When I first reported getting mugged at the end of my alley I was terrified for weeks. My yard is easily identifiable with it having enough toys for six kids in it. They had my phone with pics of kids in yard. I didnt want to leave the house and send my boys to school. I got over it. We play in the backyard and the kids were fine going to school. Guess we got lucky. I just couldnt see letting them hang at the end of our alley after they literally punched me right out of my shoes, broke my big toe, and a few small bones in my hand.. I can definitely understand the fear of retaliation.

  • Sarah, I can understand how truly frightening the whole experience was. You did the right thing, and I thank you. Do you think that reporting what happened scared them off?

Jul 19

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Jul 14

Updated Jul 17

interested in whats going on in WEST ROGERS PARK

When will the Indian/Pakistan Parades take place.

  • Renuka Literacy Coordinator at the Indo-American Center

    No, it will not be in the parking lot. It will be on a side street and only lasts a few hours. Don't worry, be happy!

  • Renuka, I'm happy now! I just hate loud music. Everybody always says it just lasts a few hours, but when you can't get away from it those few hours seem like forever!

Jul 17

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Jul 17

Pothole on recently paved street

Our block was paved less than two years ago, and has a growing sinkhole in the middle of the block.

Jul 17

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Jun 23

Updated Jul 16

Old Bingo Palace

It looks like the old bingo palace at Pratt and Western has a sold sign. Does anyone know what is going to be there?

  • Great. I hope they're wrong.

  • A Trader Joes? A Nookies Restaurant? A diner that specializes in pancakes? Oh how I miss Fluky's pancakes. Yum.

Jul 15

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Jul 13

Jul 13

National Night Out, Tues, Aug 5

JOIN CAPS BEAT 2411 TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th
6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.
INDIAN BOUNDARY PARK
2500 WEST LUNT
- Show solidarity
- Take a visible stand against crime
- Take back our streets and park
- Strengthen your neighborhood spirit
- Partner with local police to fight crime
- Send the message to criminals that our neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back!

Jul 05

Updated Jul 13

Planting on the parkway

Does anyone know the Municipal Code, or rule for planting plants, NOT TREES, on the parkway in front of your residence? I have a neighbor that has planted indigenous plants on their parkway that attract bees and butterflies. The plants are not only beautiful but smell wonderful, however some are quite high. There is one person on the block that feels it is a safety issue when she walks by, and wants to call the Alderman's office on them. I can't seem to find anything online about the rules of plants, just trees. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Do we want to set a precedent of giving into a paranoia, however unreasonable?
    I would start a counter-petition. I have asked alderman for an enforcement campaign for laws that are already on the books (right of way of pedestrians @ crosswalks) w-out much success, it would be an affront to common sense for her to get behind this scared woman w-out history of such hiding in the bushes crimes in our district.

  • Jess M Parent and teacher

    Sure didn't mean to start a controversy. I'm generally in favor of parkway planting. I love the amazing stuff on Campbell and Albion, for instance. But sometimes it can make it difficult for pedestrians and drivers to be careful of one another. As a pedestrian with 2 small kids, a stop sign there would make me feel like everyone knows what the expectations are. Alternatively, trimming the hedge would also help. Just my two cents.

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