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2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

From the Chamber

We all know that this is a joke; it's already a done deal. However, we should go make some noise, shouldn't we?

Notice of Important Community Meeting Regarding the Southeast Corner of
Devon and McCormick

Monday, April 20, 2015
6:30 pm
West Ridge Elementary School
6700 N. Whipple

Alderman Silverstein has called this meeting to gauge community support for plans to remove the eyesore at this intersection that has existed for most of a decade.

It is crucial that you attend this meeting to show your support for the renewal of this western gateway to West Rogers Park. YOU will make a difference by being there!

  • C

    The same people own the theater and car wash lot, right? The school. They are saying they have to turn the theater into a storage unit because there is not enough parking for anything else.

    I'm not understanding why they don't sell the car wash/lot with the theater building?

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    Good question. I hope you'll come to Monday's meeting.

Apr 07

Updated 7 hours ago

Western and Pratt

I noticed that there is fencing around the building. Anyone know what the plan is?

Looks like it was sold last year: http://m.koenigrubloff.com/mobile/commercial-for-sale/6800-n-western-avenue-chicago-il-60645-71003113

  • Demolition has started at the Farwell end. Drove by there this am.

  • It will probably end up being another bank on Western. We only have about a dozen! But at least the eye soar is coming down

14 hours ago

EB running club

What happened to the EB running club?
I waited at Estes and the lake at 8a.m and no one showed up.

15 hours ago

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15 hours ago

POWR (People of West Ridge) NFP

POWR (People of West Ridge) is a new, nonprofit community organization whose sole goal is neighborhood improvement. POWR is sponsoring the April 25 forum on airplane noise at the Northtown Library, and has a couple of future events planned.

Our Web site is under construction but expected to be online early next week. Membership is open to all residents of West Ridge and supporters from beyond the 50th Ward.

More information will be available on POWR's Web site, or you can e-mail me with any questions before the site goes live.

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3 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Street sweepers

Hello neighbors, any idea when street sweepers will be coming down north at louis ave off of peterson? Currently out of town until the 25 and don't want to come home to a ticket.

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    The city's alert system is surprisingly accurate. Sign up here: http://sweeparound.us/

  • Thanks guys! I would call but rates are incredibly high at 2.99 a minute, plus new to the city I don't know who my alderman is yet... But the sweep around us helped! Thank you so much!

Apr 08

Updated 2 days ago

Mattress Dumping

Hi,
I have called 311 on Sunday, a neighbor called 311 on Monday and I also entered a report on line to 311 to have the mattresses removed. They were dumped in a vacant lot on Maplewood & Rosemont. Any other suggestions on who to call to have them removed? They were still there as of last night, Tuesday. Just trying to keep the area clean!

  • Call your Alderman's office and let them know its there. Ask them to call Streets and Sans to do a pick up.

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

    I've lived across the street from said lot for almost 20yrs. this has never really been a problem. it actually surprises me that it doesn't happen more often. I have had someone's construction debris dumped behind my garage 3 separate times over 1 1/2 yrs. as much as I do not like the current adlerman, when I called the ward office just to start a paper trail in case I got a $1000 ticket for crud dumped there, they sent someone to clean it up each time.

Apr 10

Updated 2 days ago

Indian Boundary Park

Ok so Indian Boundary was remodeled, which I think was an awesome idea. But when you access the website the programs are mainly piano, dance, knitting , and ballet. The age group is split 50/50 from 7-13 and 18 and over. why isn't there any athletic programs such as basketball, boxing, etc. I guess my question is why wasn't sports a part of their schedule?

  • Galena1, I am the president of the Indian Boundary Advisory Council and we would like to start a section on our website called "Memories of Indian Boundary." Would you be willing to submit your story to us for our inaugural post to our new section?

    Everyone else, if you have a story about your memories or your parents memories o Indian Boundary Park, please let me know. The email is indianboundaryparkac@gmail.com

  • Deborah Grimson I am a musician for hire. Piano, flute, recorder.

    I remember coming there with my young cousins growing up. I remember the old playground, and just loving it, especially the "horse swings"! I loved coming to the zoo, and miss it so much!

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Any K-3 CPS teachers?

I am doing research on social-emotional learning in Chicago Public Schools. If you know a Kindergarten through 3rd grade teacher who might answer some questions for me, please let me know. Thank you thank you!

2 days ago

Mariano's Opening Date?

Does anyone know when the Touhy/McCormick store is opening?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    There is a facebook group called Rogers Park the Missing (or something like that); you should be able to find many Field alumni there

3 days ago

My husband, who is a tennis instructor, can teach tennis to seniors. Just pick the location!

He also has starter racquets, and plenty of tennis balls. I heard that someone would like to be taught at Rogers Park. Please contact him at 773-465-6788. How many people want to learn?

3 days ago

DUMPSTER in front of Decatur Classical School

To anyone driving down Sacramento in front of the Decatur Classical School around 8 am to 8:20 am as well as during school pick up from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm, I'd like to alert everyone to please take caution driving down that street. There is a large dumpster callously parked in front of the school's main cross-walk. Motorists and buses have to squeeze into 1 lane during those times. Also, motorists going north on Sacramento will not see children...

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To anyone driving down Sacramento in front of the Decatur Classical School around 8 am to 8:20 am as well as during school pick up from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm, I'd like to alert everyone to please take caution driving down that street. There is a large dumpster callously parked in front of the school's main cross-walk. Motorists and buses have to squeeze into 1 lane during those times. Also, motorists going north on Sacramento will not see children crossing in front of that dumpster. IT IS VERY UNSAFE for our school kids!

It's best to avoid that street all together around these times to prevent a traffic bottle neck.

We have alerted the Alderman and hopefully this issue will be addressed asap! I'll be posting a photo or video tomorrow.

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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Gang crije in rogers pk.,etc.,

The reasons forvthis madness are a moot point,ndude, howvto get it manageable,is another story!? Very unfortunate!? Scary, don,t wevlive scaredcenuf,just because!?

  • Evanston Peggy i love creating troll accounts and bullying people

    Is there a translation key or decoder ring we are supposed to use to figure out what this message means?

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    Linda - Please attend the next CAPS meeting, and voice your concerns

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4 days ago

Tennis Lessons For Seniors

Maybe their is someone out there who is willing to teach Tennis to Seniors at the Rogers School Tennis Courts.

4 days ago

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Apr 10

Updated 6 days ago

Community center's computer lab could use all your help.

Hi everyone!
I am a computer instructor at a non profit organization (The Indo-American Center) The centers mission is to to promote the well-being of immigrants/refugees through services that facilitate their adjustment, integration, and friendship with the wider society, nurture their sense of community, and foster appreciation for their culture and heritage.
Due to the recent announcement of potential cuts, I have decided to create campaign for the computer lab. The computer lab houses a beginner/intermediate computer class and open...

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Hi everyone!
I am a computer instructor at a non profit organization (The Indo-American Center) The centers mission is to to promote the well-being of immigrants/refugees through services that facilitate their adjustment, integration, and friendship with the wider society, nurture their sense of community, and foster appreciation for their culture and heritage.
Due to the recent announcement of potential cuts, I have decided to create campaign for the computer lab. The computer lab houses a beginner/intermediate computer class and open lab for the community all for FREE.
We all know how important it is to be able to use a computer in today's society. Unfortunately, a great percent of our community lack the skill and/or do not have opportunity to learn on how to use one. Not being able to use a computer can really hinder someone from achieving economic and social advancement making them feel left behind.
I really appreciate any sort of help you can provide. If you are not able to donate, then please forward this to your contacts

http://www.gofundme.com/iacfund

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Apr 11

Found a very bony stray cat

Found this stray. He is very bony, I been feeding him. I can't keep him since I got 7 dogs. He is very sweet and friendly don't let him become another caged anti cruelty cat...u can take him home for free..I bathed him and I notice he has a tooth missing. My assumption he might have been kicked in the face cuz it takes a lot for teeth to break like that or he probably face planted...hard...lol...I don't k now...but give him a home and thr love he needs. I got my hands full....I won't be able to 😪😪😪

Apr 10

Updated Apr 11

why are they closing off parts of pratt (signs at pratt and california)?

does anyone know what's on the agenda for Pratt? i heard that there are signs up that as of next week they are closing Pratt. any idea for how long or what parts of Pratt? :-)

  • I think it has something to do with the set of buildings on the N/W corner of Pratt/Western. Maybe it's demo time. Just a guess

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    See the earlier thread "Western and Pratt" for more info. Apparently the buildings are being demolished.

Apr 10

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Apr 08

Updated Apr 09

Threatening mail received - anyone else?

Last week, I received a somewhat threatening, hand-addressed letter in the mail informing me that my identify has been stolen. (As far as I know, my identity has not been stolen) The piece of paper was cut to look like a bullet and "FREE GAZA" was written on the back. Two of my family members got the exact same thing.

We don't know if we were targeted randomly, or because of our Jewish last name (my real last name is not on EveryBlock because of things like this), or because we live in west Rogers Park. Has anyone else gotten the same letter or heard of anyone else getting one?

  • Essam Your Neighbor

    First and foremost make sure to check that your accounts are all good. Change your passwords and pins too to be safe.

    Also "Free Gaza" is not a terrorist slogan and wanting to see freedom for oppressed people is no sign of "pre-terrorists" so park your hate.

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    First and foremost make sure to check that your accounts are all good. Change your passwords and pins too to be safe.

    Also "Free Gaza" is not a terrorist slogan and wanting to see freedom for oppressed people is no sign of "pre-terrorists" so park your hate.

    For the rest of us sane community members, keep an eye out for each other. If someone knows anything about who is mailing these to people, then let the CPD know. Sending, saying, or doing anything that makes a family feel unsafe in their own homes is not okay for any reason and I commend everyone who has received such mail on not just brushing it aside.

  • If "free Gaza" is the slogan, you can bet that no actual Palestians are behind it. Why would they want freedom in Gaza to be associated with identity theft? And if the perpetrators were Palestian criminals, they would just leave the slogan out, or replace it with "Support Israel."

Apr 02

Updated Apr 09

Oppose Ira Silverstein's SB1278 that wants to expand garnishment of income tax refunds

Please sign to Oppose Ira Silverstein's SB1278 that wants to expand income tax refund garnishment!

Senator Ira Silverstein's (IL-8) latest bad anti-people bill SB1278 could allow debt collectors and creditors in the private sector to go after an individual's tax refund check. Not only can a creditor or debt collector currently garnish a debtor's wages already, but Senator Silverstein wants them to be able to double dip and confiscate taxes refunded for overpaying state taxes as well.

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Please sign to Oppose Ira Silverstein's SB1278 that wants to expand income tax refund garnishment!

Senator Ira Silverstein's (IL-8) latest bad anti-people bill SB1278 could allow debt collectors and creditors in the private sector to go after an individual's tax refund check. Not only can a creditor or debt collector currently garnish a debtor's wages already, but Senator Silverstein wants them to be able to double dip and confiscate taxes refunded for overpaying state taxes as well.

It is not just the fact that it is double-dipping payroll garnishment, but this bill would confiscate tax balancing refunds from Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) which serves as a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. The real kicker: the law also allows the debt collector to charge a fee for the garnishment back to the debtor.

Who will most likely have a refund coming back? The people who can least afford to have it garnished. EITC is the greatest tool the state has to bring balance to our tax code and goes to low-income families. Senator Silverstein's Bill could confiscate it for debt collectors.

Click here to read in detail and sign!
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/oppose-ira-silversteins?source=c.em&r_by=6726578

  • Daniel Kelber Living the Good Life in Bowmanville

    "Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments" means the bill didn't make it out of committee by the deadline and is therefore dead.

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    Ahmed, I sure hope you're watching this and will inform us if it's resurrected, or attached to another bill, or if anything else is attempted to get this bill through. This may just have been an attempt to see if anyone was paying attention, and I'm glad you were.

Apr 08

Updated Apr 09

Lost Cream/White Cat with Blue Eyes

Please help us! We lost our male, 3-year-old flame point Siamese cat last night. He is mostly cream/white with tan/orange striped ears, legs, and tail. He'd likely just look tan or dirty from a distance. He has blue eyes and weighs maybe 10 pounds. He is microchipped but has no collar. He goes by the name "Mouse" and may respond to sing-song "Mouse Mouse" or "Kitty kitty" type cat-calls. He's never been outside before and we're very worried about him, especially as it starts to rain! The only picture I have on this computer is from when he was a kitten. Please message me here or text/call 847-571-6137 with any info or sightings. Thank you!

  • Kim S. West Rogers Park resident

    This is my standard missing-cat comment, but try going out very early when it's just light out and still quiet. Call for him then. He may be too frightened to respond when there's a lot of daytime noise. Mine was missing for 3 days and I found her next door under a bush just after daybreak. Best of luck, he was an adorable kitten!

  • Mei

    Thank you all for the advice. The search continues...

Apr 09

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Apr 08

Evanston police release surveillance photos from weekend shooting

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/crime/ct-evr-policeseek-tl-0416-20150407-story.html
Evanston police have released surveillance photos as they seek the public's help in their investigation of a weekend shooting that wounded two men.

The incident took place at 3:51 a.m., Saturday, April 4 at Howard Street and Dodge Avenue.
Two men — a 22-year-old Round Lake Beach man and a 23-year-old male resident of Waukegan — were shot after leaving a Chicago club around 3:50 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Their injuries were described as not life threatening.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/crime/ct-evr-policeseek-tl-0416-20150407-story.html
Evanston police have released surveillance photos as they seek the public's help in their investigation of a weekend shooting that wounded two men.

The incident took place at 3:51 a.m., Saturday, April 4 at Howard Street and Dodge Avenue.
Two men — a 22-year-old Round Lake Beach man and a 23-year-old male resident of Waukegan — were shot after leaving a Chicago club around 3:50 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Their injuries were described as not life threatening.

Police said they obtained surveillance video from the area where the shooting occurred and from the area where the club is located. They show that the shots came from a gray or silver newer model Lincoln SUV, police said.

Detectives have also learned there were witnesses in a separate vehicle at the location of the shooting that have not come forward, police said.

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Witnesses not willing to come forward. This is the biggest problem Chicongo/Cook/Lake/etc have. If Grandma, who is only 30 something, isn't willing to speak, the violence just continues. Put a fence around it and let them have at it.
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Police are requesting that anyone with information regarding this shooting call the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000. Text-a-Tip can also be used by texting CRIMES or 274637 and placing EPDTIP in the message line with the anonymous information.

Although the police department prefers in a case of this type that the information not be anonymous, anonymous tips are always accepted and can lead to further investigative information, police said.

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Apr 08

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    2nd floor frame addition w/deck & trellis, Interior Renovation - Bsmt,, 1st flr. w/Mech., Elect. & Plumbing & replace existing enclosed porch & existing patio w/rear deck, New basketball court w/footing for hoop in rear yard to existing 1 Story Single Family masonry building per plans **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    3130 W. Sherwin Ave. Issued April 6, 2015 Comment

Apr 07

Need a ride to your polling place?

If you need a to find out where to vote or need a ride to your polling place.
Please call or stop by the Indo-American Center at 773-973-4444 ext. 107 or 104. Our address is 6328 N. California Ave.

Apr 07

50th Ward - nine precincts with new polling location

Greetings all,

The board of elections announced that 25 precincts citywide will have new polling locations. Nine of of them are in the 50th ward. 

These are the changes:

50-1 Bernard Horwich Jewish Center 3003 W Touhy
50-2 Rogers School 7345 N Washtenaw
50-3 Rogers School 7345 N Washtenaw
50-11 Boone School 6710 N Washtenaw
50-24 Solomon School 6206 N Hamlin
50-25 Solomon School 6206 N Hamlin
50-33 Boone School 6710 N Washtenaw
50-34 Boone School 6710 N Washtenaw
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Greetings all,

The board of elections announced that 25 precincts citywide will have new polling locations. Nine of of them are in the 50th ward. 

These are the changes:

50-1 Bernard Horwich Jewish Center 3003 W Touhy
50-2 Rogers School 7345 N Washtenaw
50-3 Rogers School 7345 N Washtenaw
50-11 Boone School 6710 N Washtenaw
50-24 Solomon School 6206 N Hamlin
50-25 Solomon School 6206 N Hamlin
50-33 Boone School 6710 N Washtenaw
50-34 Boone School 6710 N Washtenaw
50-40 West Ridge School 6700 N Whipple

The Board has sent letters to voters in the 25 affected precincts. The Board also
will be posting signs at all of the 25 polling places that were used in February that
will not be used in April. 

Polling Place information also is available at the “Your Voter Information” section
at www.chicagoelections.com or by calling 312-269-7976.

Thank You, 
Ahmed Khan

Apr 05

Updated Apr 06

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    Crinedel - there has to be some acknowledgement that criminals don't pay attention to municipal borders

  • Sigh! Of course criminals don't pay attention to municipal border but there is good co operation between the Evanston and Chicago police as the criminals move between jurisdictions. But as Steady Eddie noted, you took a cheap shot at our aldercreature as did a few others and again in your...

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    Sigh! Of course criminals don't pay attention to municipal border but there is good co operation between the Evanston and Chicago police as the criminals move between jurisdictions. But as Steady Eddie noted, you took a cheap shot at our aldercreature as did a few others and again in your reply to him but contributed nothing helpful to the discussion. Frankly, I don't expect a reaction from government officials over every minor crime but action when there is a pattern.
    This incident was a police issue not a political issue but you and a few others turned it into a political issue which really detracts from the effectiveness of EB. The police reaction was good; the criminals have apparently been caught and that, to me, is all that counts.

Apr 06

Apr 06

West Rogers Park/West Ridge CAPS Schedule

Someone on EB had recently asked about where CAPS meets in WRP/WR, which is CAPS Beat 2413. Here is a link to the dates and venue for the meetings (usually monthly):
2413meetings@caps24.org
Please note that April 7 CAPS meeting for Beat 2413 has been cancelled.

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Mar 31

Updated Apr 04

Best place for Oil Change

Hey WRP,
I am in desperate need of an oil change (procrastination on my part). I usually just go to the Marathon gas station on Touhy/Western but I'm wondering if there is a better/cheaper place to go to? Anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks much!

Apr 04

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR REMODELING OF 1ST FLOOR ONLY INCLUDING CARPENTRY, PLUMBING AND ELECTRIC FOR A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE AS PER PLANS. **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    3045 W. Jarlath St. Issued April 2, 2015 Comment

Apr 02

Updated Apr 03

Teenagers Roaming Through Apartment Buildings

About two hours ago a neighbor found several teenagers wearing hoodies (one wa red) running through the stairwells and hallways of your building and attempting to get up on the roof. They also scattered all the papers and ads in the stairwell. I heard the commotion but didn't see them. We don't know how they got in. This is just a shoot out to make sure that no one lets anyone they don't know into their building. We don't know how they got in or what they were up to or why they weren't in school but just be careful and keep an eye out.

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    Robin's advice on CAPS is sound. Attending CAPS meetings and working with the CAPS coordinator are good ideas. The police can't be everywhere, so they rely on residents to report what they see. I can understand Leta's frustration, but cops don't patrol building hallways. The door may have been left...

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    Robin's advice on CAPS is sound. Attending CAPS meetings and working with the CAPS coordinator are good ideas. The police can't be everywhere, so they rely on residents to report what they see. I can understand Leta's frustration, but cops don't patrol building hallways. The door may have been left open, or they may have followed someone in, or they may have tripped the security door. It sounds like they saw an opportunity and they took it. The reason for alerting CAPS is that patterns will emerge from your reports, and there may well be buildings that belong on a watch list nor because of troubled tenants but because the building has been identified by teenagers or thugs as easy to get into.

    A difficult part of apartment living is trusting that other tenants will be equally concerned with safety. Working with management to ensure that all tenants are responsible in closing security doors and not allowing strangers in is critical. CAPS can offer help with this as well.

    With summer coming--and with Spring Break all next week--we'll be seeing more of this.

  • Richard Concaildi Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411/Vice-Chair DAC Dist 24

    All,

    It is unfortunate but obvious that some members of EB have never attended a CAPS beat meeting and can not see the value of investing 1 hour per month to learn how to prevent crime and increase public safety.

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion so here is mine....

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    All,

    It is unfortunate but obvious that some members of EB have never attended a CAPS beat meeting and can not see the value of investing 1 hour per month to learn how to prevent crime and increase public safety.

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion so here is mine.

    Do not be misinformed about what is required to file a police report. An eyewitness is not required to file a report about an event.

    As a case in point, today, on my return trip from an appointment in the loop, I noticed a car had been vandalized and all 4 wheels taken off leaving the car up on blocks. It was not there a hour before. I called it in and filed a report even though I had not witnessed the event - only the results of the event.

    That simple 3-5 minute call to 911 will assist the victim, help neighbors to be more alert and provide officers important information to reduce future similar events. The same best practice can be applied to reporting graffiti, suspicious behavior plus more.

    Do yourself a favor, invest that 1 hour per month and you may find you are preventing yourself, your family or your neighbor from being the victim of a crime.

    My 2 cents ....

    Richard Concaildi
    President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
    Vice Chair District Advisory Committee (District 24)
    richconcaildi@aol.com

    Stand Proud America!

    The views and opinions expressed on this site are solely those of the CAPS Beat Facilitator and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Chicago Police Department. A CAPS Beat Facilitator is a volunteer and is not employed by the City or the Department. The Chicago Police Department makes no claims as to the accuracy or veracity of any information contained on this site or distributed by the CAPS Beat Facilitator. The site is for informational use only and should not be construed to be a component of the Chicago Police Department training or reflective of Department procedure or protocol.

Apr 01

Updated Apr 03

Tonight! Forum on Public School Funding in IL

$how us the Money
How are Illinois Public Schools Funded?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
7:00pm - 8:30 pm
Devon Bank Auditorium, Lower Level
6445 North Western Avenue

Panelists:

Illinois State Representative Lou Lang, 16th District

Ralph Martire, Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

Sarah Karp, Deputy Editor, Catalyst Chicago

For more information, please contact amytruelove@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/746156608833199/

  • That "Tonight!" sounded like deceased Jeremy Clarkson. Lol.

  • Alexandru Vasile Luca seeley and Jarvis

    Dang I missed this. I thought this would have been a really awesome event to attend! Maybe next time!

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Mar 30

Updated Apr 02

Parking Problems

Found out today that I do not qualify to receive a truck parking permit because I don't live here, but only work here 45-55 hours a week. I have a pickup truck. Thats it. I'm so frustrated by this.

  • I'm the one contesting with his signature at the bottom. We've included photos. I'd say we beat 1 out of five tickets. Then what are you going to do? Take a day, or knowing the system, a few off work to beat 75.00? It makes me sick and powerless. No explanation as to how a violation did occur when my grounds are that one didn't.

  • Sarah, the following is a copy of what the ordinance says. Maybe if he had a business name a license# on his truck he would either stop getting them or be more successful in contesting them. Just a thought.
    Parking Restrictions for Special Types of Vehicles
    The rules governing the...

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    Sarah, the following is a copy of what the ordinance says. Maybe if he had a business name a license# on his truck he would either stop getting them or be more successful in contesting them. Just a thought.
    Parking Restrictions for Special Types of Vehicles
    The rules governing the parking of special types of vehicles on City of Chicago (“City”) streets are set forth under Section 9-64-170 of the Municipal Code of Chicago. Please reference this section for the specific language, definitions and restrictions, but the following is a summary of the rules.

    The rules prohibit the parking of any truck, van, tractor, truck tractor, semi-trailer, trailer, recreational vehicle more than 22 feet in length, self-contained motor home, bus, taxicab, commercial vehicle or livery vehicle on any residential street at any time, except in the following situations:

    Expeditious loading and unloading of vehicles. Any vehicle engaged in the expeditious unloading or loading of passengers, merchandise or other contents.

    Business Use. Vehicles actively conducting business must display the business name and license number on the vehicle. Business use means that the vehicle is being used to perform deliveries, service or repairs.

    Personal Use. Pick-up trucks and vans displaying a special parking permit obtained through the local alderman’s office may park on any residential street in the City. Personal use means any use that is not a business use.

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