19 hours ago

Updated 36 min ago

National Guard

When are we going to bring in the National Guard to fight the gangs? I think it's clearly time. What do you think?

  • Jessi J NOH, my other car is a lotus blossom.

    *How am I mistaken?

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    The possibility does exist. Conversely, and I am willing to concede that you are or would be a responsible parent dedicated to nurturing your own child so that they would not wind up in this hypothetical sentencing situation. Conversely, if you did have a 19 year old who got them self in such a situation and their option wasa minimum sentence of 2 years in Pontiac Correctional facility or 6 years in the military which would you advise them to take in a time of peace?

27 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest- Thank you Rogers Park!

Thanks to our generous and community-spirited sponsors for making this annual event possible. Thanks to the fan-freakin'-tastic artists and musicians for sharing their talent with us. Thanks to our glorious Rogers Park food and beverage vendors, showing off the delights you can come back and eat again any day of the week (only indoors at their restaurants)! And thanks to YOU for coming out and joining us for the fun. Did you take any pictures? We hope you will send us some!

GAAF Planning Committee

Glenwoodave.org

  • I did not feel safe this year to go . I am glad that it was a huge success and everyone safely enjoyed themselves .

    Good Job.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Why did you not feel safe to go, Biggie Chi?

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Back to School Event

There was more going on in RP on Saturday than the Arts Festival. This annual Back-to-School event was held at the RP police station:

http://abc7chicago.com/education/safe-chicago-coalition-provides-school-supplies-in-rogers-park/265722/

On the news tonight, I spotted the Beat Facilitator for 2431 helping out but the video is not on the website. Thanks, John, and the other volunteers!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    John: " And I am cuter too......" `:-)

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Pension Pat was our Captain America and Super Man all wrapped up in one.

22 hours ago

People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack

Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says
By Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News)

The study included more than 5,000 U.S. adults, average age 70, who were followed for four years. Sixty-two percent were married, and nearly two-thirds were women.

The participants were asked to rate how much they felt like they were part of their neighborhood, if their neighbors were friendly and would help them if they got into difficulty, and if they trusted most...

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Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says
By Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News)

The study included more than 5,000 U.S. adults, average age 70, who were followed for four years. Sixty-two percent were married, and nearly two-thirds were women.

The participants were asked to rate how much they felt like they were part of their neighborhood, if their neighbors were friendly and would help them if they got into difficulty, and if they trusted most of their neighbors. Collectively, this is known as neighborhood social cohesion.

During the four years of follow-up, 148 (66 women and 82 men) had a heart attack. People who had reported higher levels of neighborhood social cohesion were less likely to suffer a heart attack, the study found.

Specifically, a single unit increase in neighborhood social cohesion was associated with a 17 percent reduced risk of heart attack, according to the findings published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

The reduced heart attack risk associated with higher levels of perceived neighborhood social cohesion remained even after the researchers took other factors into account.

The results support other studies that found a connection between living in good neighborhoods and reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. However, while the study found an association between the two, it did not prove a cause-and-effect link.

"Perceived neighborhood social cohesion could be a type of social support that is available in the neighborhood social environment outside the realm of family and friends," Eric Kim, from the department of psychology at the University of Michigan

The findings suggest that tight-knit neighborhoods may help encourage so-called cohesive behaviors and help prevent antisocial behaviors, the authors said in a journal news release.

SOURCE: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, news release, Aug. 18, 2014

35 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Positive Loitering - Thursday, August 28th @ 7:00PM - Morse & Glenwood

Hello Neighbors!

Join us for Positive Loitering on Thursday, August 28th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. We are meeting at the corner of Morse and Glenwood. After we've gathered, we will move on and loiter in a few spots nearby before returning to the original location at Morse and Glenwood.

For those who haven't heard about Rogers Park Positive Loitering:

The Rogers Park Positive Loitering group is a volunteer association of all residents who believe that our collective appearance as a...

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Hello Neighbors!

Join us for Positive Loitering on Thursday, August 28th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. We are meeting at the corner of Morse and Glenwood. After we've gathered, we will move on and loiter in a few spots nearby before returning to the original location at Morse and Glenwood.

For those who haven't heard about Rogers Park Positive Loitering:

The Rogers Park Positive Loitering group is a volunteer association of all residents who believe that our collective appearance as a group of non-confrontational "loiterers" will give a visible and powerful message that the community belongs to all of us. Part of our message is that we are a diverse, organized, and alert body of neighbors who act as the eyes and ears for one another and for our police enforcement services.

We meet at predetermined locations and times that are arranged on a monthly basis based on the needs of the community. We then walk through the neighborhood accompanied by a police escort. In order to protect everyone's safety, the complete route is announced to members the night of the event.

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If you plan to join us, or have any questions, respond here, or email us at: rogersparkpl@gmail.com or visit our Facebook group and ask to join at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rppositiveloitering/

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Count me in with my doggy. She is people friendly and we poop and pick up if that happens but most likely not. She poops sometimes; I don't FYI. Maybe we can order pizza and sandwiches from the bicycle boy on Morse when we walk. That would be fun. I have a cell phone and could order food from the street.

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    I will try and attend, and hopefully my new girl can attend. Are dogs allowed to go? I forget from the last time.

  • John Versical gardener, future emperor

    Christopher - dogs are more than welcome as long as they don't mind other dogs. Usually there are a few!

2 days ago

Spanish Conversation Group

Hi Everyone!
Our group is meeting Monday, 8/18/2014, at 7:30 p.m. at the Heartland Cafe.
Again, newcomers welcome.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival Offers Art and Entertainment this Weekend

Join me this weekend for one of the most popular neighborhood events of the summer--the Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival. It's a FREE, weekend-long arts festival that features over 120 artists, open studios, and live entertainment by 40 bands on three outdoor stages. Experience every variety of art, music, theater, food and drink on the streets of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District at Morse and Glenwood.

The 13th annual festival takes place this weekend (Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August 17th)...

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Join me this weekend for one of the most popular neighborhood events of the summer--the Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival. It's a FREE, weekend-long arts festival that features over 120 artists, open studios, and live entertainment by 40 bands on three outdoor stages. Experience every variety of art, music, theater, food and drink on the streets of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District at Morse and Glenwood.

The 13th annual festival takes place this weekend (Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August 17th) from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Some of the best music performers in Chicago will be featured at the festival. For the Entertainment Schedule, visit:

http://www.glenwoodave.org/GAAF/entertainment

Find a gem from a soon-to-be-famous artist or pick up some holiday gifts from the ceramic and craft workers.

My staff and I will be at the festival taking city service requests at our 49th Ward Satellite Service Office Booth on Morse just west of Glenwood.

Finally, please join me tonight, Friday, August 15th, as I unofficially kick off the Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest with a special "Follow Me on Friday" at Rogers Park Social Community Bar and Lounge, 6920 N. Glenwood. Owners Erik Archambeault and William Meek will offer a complimentary wine, beer, cocktail or a Grahama Iced Tea, together with some delicious complimentary appetizers catered from Rogers Park's own Far East Kitchen, 6966 N Glenwood.

After enjoying some food and drink at Rogers Park Social, follow me for some live music and fun to the Friday Night Cobblestone Jam, the Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival's launch party​. The Cobblestone Jam will be held on Glenwood between Morse and Lunt, this Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Take advantage of this amazing festival!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Tomorrow, Sheila.

  • Ingvald Doing my part to do no harm

    Twin Peaks put on a great show. Thank you!

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Shots fired at Juneway & Paulina

At 10:30pm, police responded to multiple calls of a person shot at 1658 W Juneway.

Police report that the victim is a white male, 52 years-old, and his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Witnesses report that the shots were fired from a white 4-door Chevy Impala, with Indiana license plate.

Police have located spent shell casings at 1721 W Juneway.

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  • He is my age but Caucasian.I am sorry to hear someone got shot once again and they were innocent. I hope he heals fully and has a speedy recovery.Just goes to show it really could happen to any of us and we have to be aware, safe and alert .

    From hermitage to paulina is a gauntlet I never stop @ the stop @ paulina if they are hanging out.

Aug 06

Updated 5 days ago

Chipgate?

Is one of our local celebrities and failed former newspaper publishers getting free delivery of mulch on our tax payer dollars? Is someone who pretends to expose corruption actually as corrupt as anyone else? That would be hypocrisy. Oh my goodness graciousness this is shocking. I am stunned.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Ohhhh, we be minions., ta da, ta da.

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    There are two main food groups, solids and liquids. Wine is part of the latter.

Jul 30

Updated 5 days ago

Da Bears 2014

I love the Bears they are one of the oldest teams in the NFL .
The Bears have made some moves that will make them better on Defense as well as offense .Just today a receiver was acquired.Should be an exciting season .
I am predicting 10-6 or 11-5 anything could happen in a 16 game season so ....
Go Bears
http://www.chicagobears.com/
http://www.chicagobears.com/gameday/schedule.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqFf-0eROUA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thue2qFFaYI Could you imagine this guy singing it in Soolider Field .
Have you been a game or to Solider field how was your experience.

  • @ 5;11 wls channel 7 off the air nothing but comcast label on right now

  • They fixed the problem and are back on the air.Off air for almost 15 min

5 days ago

Women's Clothing $1

Last chance for the $1 bins at Revive Consignment!! This weekend will be the last few days that our $1 bins are out. Next week, we'll be moving them out to make space for fall stuff! We're also taking new markdowns on our regular inventory. Most of the store will be marked down to 50% off (prices as marked on tags.)

1606 W. Pratt Blvd.
Open 11:30-6pm on Fri and Sat and 12-6pm on Sun.

5 days ago

Parking Needed

Hi - My husband and I are moving from west of Clark to closer to the lake near Jarvis and Sheridan - I am looking for parking close to there - even just short term is fine. Thanks

Aug 09

Updated 6 days ago

Should NBC/Comcast Pull the Plug on EveryBlock?

Does anyone really believe that EveryBlock is anything more than a place for racist, ignorant, anonymous trolls to spew forth their vitriol anonymously?

Document accomplishments with actual evidence not anecdotal information. News paper articles and other links that show how EveryBlock users made the world a better place.

Aug 12

Updated 6 days ago

EveryBlock is not a Place for Free Speech!

There seems to constantly be a great deal of confusion about the 1st Amendment on EveryBlock. Comcast/NBC own EveryBlock and they are as a corporation are free to limit and or restrict in any way they choose. The 1st Amendment only applies to public spaces, government owned property et cetera.

Check out the link below for a better explanation.

http://lifehacker.com/5953755/what-exactly-is-freedom-of-speech-and-how-does-it-apply-to-the-internet

  • ks1227, perhaps if we let the OP know that the vast majority of users here are reasonably satisfied with the way Comcast is running the site, s/he will go torment another site and leave this one alone.

  • KKH

    ks1227 spare yourself the aggravation... just hit the mute button.

Aug 05

Updated 6 days ago

City Inspector General cashing in, but has little to show

The Sun-Times reported today that the City Council Inspector General, Faisal Khan, has paid himself $226,9191.72 so far this year (the year is only little more than half over) and a grand total of $626,000 since he took office in November of 2011.

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/city-inspector-general-cashing-has-little-show/tue-08052014-1244pm

This year, he has already paid himself more money than the Mayor's annual salary and the annual salary of all other people in City government, except for Police Superintendent McCarthy. At the rate he is paying...

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The Sun-Times reported today that the City Council Inspector General, Faisal Khan, has paid himself $226,9191.72 so far this year (the year is only little more than half over) and a grand total of $626,000 since he took office in November of 2011.

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/city-inspector-general-cashing-has-little-show/tue-08052014-1244pm

This year, he has already paid himself more money than the Mayor's annual salary and the annual salary of all other people in City government, except for Police Superintendent McCarthy. At the rate he is paying himself, he will exceed McCarthy's salary, as well.

So what does Khan have to show for his $626,000 of taxpayer money? Nothing. According to the Sun-Times, "the office has not been involved in any cases resulting in state or federal criminal charges against an alderman or a council staff member." For that matter, he hasn't even prosecuted successfully any violations of the City's Ethics Code, which is what he was hired to do.

For the record, I have opposed the creation of his office from the very beginning and have always supported giving the City of Chicago's Inspector General (annual salary $161,856) the power to oversee aldermen and their staffs.

Aug 11

Updated 6 days ago

Please Fight Here

I thought I would do a service to everyone who wants to snipe at each other all day long. Here is your very own thread. Enjoy.

Now please leave the rest of EveryBlock to those of us who want to have productive discussions.

Thanks!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    TIL: TIL

  • Tommy Turkey eat more chicken

    Nope, no hawk sightings but some unconfirmed recent Whale spottings in Rogers Park by a usually reliable source, TM.

Aug 07

Updated Aug 13

Gale AFter School

Any pushback to the insane decision to cut after school programs at Gale? Given the level of violence, are they really going to cut the valuable programs at Gale for young people?

  • Chef Roux Business Owner, = Rights Activist, RP Lover

    Hopefully the leaders at Gale have begun to come up with solutions to the cuts to after school funding.

    After school programs can ABSOLUTLY be run by volunteers.

    There are non-profit groups that are authorized to train and organize volunteers to staff these programs.

    Seeing that many people are passionate about the issue, there should be no problem in finding community members to staff these programs. I -like many on here- would freely give of my time.

    http://www.cps.edu/Pages/CommunityresourcesVolunteeropportunities.aspx

  • Tommy Turkey eat more chicken

    If anyone is sincerely interested in helping, then I suggest they work with and support the Gale Academy Local School Council instead of wasting time carping and howling on EB unless that is their equivalent of self-indulgent recreational activity. All of the negative distractions about racism and white supremacy are...

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    If anyone is sincerely interested in helping, then I suggest they work with and support the Gale Academy Local School Council instead of wasting time carping and howling on EB unless that is their equivalent of self-indulgent recreational activity. All of the negative distractions about racism and white supremacy are intensely counter-productive and, quite frankly, clearly seem intended to create rather than solve problems. It is shameful that some people on EB work so hard to tear apart the community rather than work hard to help with solutions that support the children.

Aug 08

Updated Aug 13

Update On Repairs at Gale

It has been a busy summer of repairs at Gale Math & Science Academy. Classrooms have been scrapped and painted. Currently, new roofs are being installed for both buildings. Student bathrooms in the main building were repaired and painted. The HVAC system in the annex building is scheduled for repair. The entry doors in the main building and asbestos removal starts next week. The projects are ongoing and much progress has been made. Thank you for your concerns and support.

  • Barbara Rogers Park resident since 1984

    Any plans for filling in the holes left by the cut in funding for after-school programs? What are the kids gonna do - is Howard Area still involved?

  • d3 NOH

    Semi-related, the lamp post just next to the school playground now has a really large vertical crack on one side, and the other side is cracked in the same place. The whole thing will topple over eventually if they don't repair the crack.

    also noticed Christy Webber is resodding the grass near the playground this AM

May 11

Updated Aug 12

Divvy - Rogers Park

Does anyone know when we will be getting a Divvy bike station in Rogers Park?

  • d3 NOH

    Yes, on the original suggestion map (which was set up by DOT, not DIVVY originally), Howard, was THE most requested station north of Berwyn. It outnumbered all of the other suggested votes in Rogers Park combined. And south of Berwyn the next closest was Sheridan/Irving. They pretty much ignored what people requested. The map is a complete mess now in that there are about 6 suggested points at Howard, they need to consolidate the stations that are clearly the same suggestion.

  • d3 NOH

    (they also got rid of the original suggestions and comments.)

Aug 10

Updated Aug 12

Everything is 50% off at Clark Street Market

Clark Street Market will be closing their doors at the end of today.

EVERYTHING in the store is now 50% off - and there is still plenty of good stock on the shelves. I just picked up about $300 worth of stuff, and wish I could buy even more at these prices, but my pantry is now very well stocked.

Get there soon, while there are still plenty of great bargains !!!

  • Barbara Rogers Park resident since 1984

    That was quick! Too bad, but I would probably agree with Avital. And Morse Market is close by, as is Rogers Park Fruit Market... lots of good, small markets to choose from. Sorry for the owners.

  • Kyros C. New York Native - Loving Rogers Park & Edgewater

    Casa Roman has what other stores in the area don't: Beer & Liquor

Aug 10

Updated Aug 11

Spanish Group Reminder

Just to let everyone know that our Spanish group will be meeting Monday evening, 8/11/2014, at 7:30 p.m., at the Heartland Cafe.
Feel free to join us!

  • I want to make sure that everyone has seen my subsequent post that our group is unfortunately cancelled for tonight due to illness. Sincere apologies for the lateness of this post...I waited as long as I could before making the decision. We'll resume next Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Heartland. So sorry.
    Barbara

Aug 11

Important: Spanish Group Cancelled For 8/11/2014

I want to let everyone know that unfortunately our Spanish Group tonight has been cancelled due to illness. So very sorry for the late notice. We'll resume next Monday evening as usual at 7:30 p.m. at the Heartland Cafe. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Barbara

Aug 11

Spanish Group Cancelled

Unfortunately our group won't be able to meet Monday evening (8/11/2014) due to illness.
Sorry for the late notice. We'll resume next week.
Barbara

Mar 07 2012

Updated Aug 10

1515 W. Morse Ave.

Does anyone know anything about this building? I live across the street and constantly see people who are either screaming and making a scene on Morse or selling drugs and clearly gang-affiliated coming and going from the building. Is there any information about the company that runs this building? Do the police keep tabs on what's going on here? It's a huge building and seems to house an inordinate amount of unsavory characters. I emailed the Alderman's office about it but received no response.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Pat, Timothy isn't going to see your advice. His post dates back to 2012. He left EveryBlock some time ago or never rejoined when it was reactivated.

  • Helen, That's okay. There are other people active in this thread that live in or close to 1515 Morse, that are interested and appreciate the advice.

Aug 07

Updated Aug 09

Helicopters again?

This time they're hovering. They've been around all week, but passing by on the lakefront (training?), but they typically don't hover unless there's breaking news. I'm at Fargo/Ashland. Anyone know what's up? Thanks in advance.

  • Mac hahaha. I have photos, and no they're not black exclusively. My kids watched then with me all day yesterday (my dad is a pilot, it's in the blood).

  • sheila clerkin long time resident east Rogers Park

    It's definitely quieter today than during the weekdays!

Aug 09

The magic has returned to Indian Boundary Park

The new Nature Center and revitalized spray pool opened Thursday, Aug. 7, inaugurating a new era at the 92-yeaer-old, 13-acre park. 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

Aug 07

Updated Aug 08

Divvy stations in Rogers park?

Has anybody heard a date of when the first stations will be put up in Rogers Park?

  • Bonnie's mom In R.P. Since 1981

    Yes, Craig and the info in this posting is much more current so what is your point. Why does everyone think they have to one-up the people who ask questions on this site?

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Some people crave attention Bonnie's mom so they act up in public. Normally it ends by fourth or fifth grade but sometimes it persists for years as long as the late 50s or even more.

Aug 08

Conversational Spanish Group

Our Spanish group will be meeting Monday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m at the Heartland Cafe.
Newcomers always welcome.

Aug 05

Updated Aug 07

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Carl Good, Please accept once and for all that 1) I am not Craig, and 2) that I have no other user identities on EB, and most of all please quit posting random fabrications accusations to the contrary about those you disagree with.

  • I believe I just said I don't think that you are Craig, Need. I also think I'm one of the only people on this site who has at times supported, with reservations, some of your comments in the past.

Aug 07

Updated Aug 07

Cutting after school funding????

Why are they cutting this stuff, when they should cut people like aALegislative faisal Khan, out of politics, altogether, and othe :Career" politicians,its' oxymoronic, as they are. ??????

Aug 07

Updated Aug 07

Illinois State Police in Chicago

Does anyone know if any of the 40 Illinois State Troopers will be working in the 24th district? Doesn't make sense south and west sides where all of our city police already are deployed making the north side an easy target. I heard 3 shooting last week near Morse, bike was stolen last week, neighbor had his bike stolen on Tuesday. Does anyone see a logical pattern? Do you really think 40 troopers will help?

  • Nope. Secure your items. If they are out of your site make sure they are locked up tight even if its 5 minutes.

  • The State Police Detail will be partnering with CPD for fugitive warrant arrests. Unless something major happens right near that team they will concentrate on their objective.

Aug 06

Updated Aug 07

Help staff our new community health center!

Heartland Health Centers (HHC) is currently hiring for several positions at its new site at 1300 W. Devon, scheduled to open in early September 2014.

The newest of HHC’s four community health centers, the Devon site has openings for Medical Assistants, Patient Support Specialists for the front desk, a Care Coordinator and a Community Health Center Manager.

Residents of the surrounding communities are encouraged to apply.

You may go to www.heartlandalliance.org , click on Careers, then Heartland Health Centers, to find out more about these positions and to apply.

Aug 05

Updated Aug 06

Shots fired North of Howard

At 6:35pm, police on patrol reported many shots fired north of Willie White Park.
The shots were apparently fired in the vicinity of 1638 W. Jonquil.
Witnesses report that the shooters fled south-bound on Marshfield in a white four-door Impala with tinted windows

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    Stefanie, what are "wearing colors"? What are the "colors"? Thanks.

  • Gang colors... He had on black and blue which, from what I understand, is associated with a couple different gangs in the Howard area. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, but his behavior and the aftermath stuck in my mind and I had the feeling of something just not being right.

    I did call the CAPS office this morning to see if they wanted a report. The officer I spoke with did and was very kind and thanked me for the information.

Aug 05

Updated Aug 06

Police Arrest Alleged Shooter and an Accomplice in Devon Avenue Homicide

Dear EveryBlock Readers,

Yesterday EveryBlock removed my post on the arrest of the alleged triggerman and his accomplice in the Devon Avenue shooting death of Will Lewis. When I inquired as to why my post was removed, they pointed to a defamatory comment and some other personal attacks, which were contained in the comments section and said they "erred on the side of caution" by removing the entire post. However, they invited me to re-post the announcement, given its importance...

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Dear EveryBlock Readers,

Yesterday EveryBlock removed my post on the arrest of the alleged triggerman and his accomplice in the Devon Avenue shooting death of Will Lewis. When I inquired as to why my post was removed, they pointed to a defamatory comment and some other personal attacks, which were contained in the comments section and said they "erred on the side of caution" by removing the entire post. However, they invited me to re-post the announcement, given its importance to the neighborhood.

I am re-posting the announcement below, but urge everyone to be respectful of your neighbors, and most importantly, the victim and his family, and refrain from engaging in defamatory accusations and personal attacks on this post.

Joe Moore

Two teenagers were arrested in Wisconsin last week on warrants that charge them with the July 12th death of Wil Lewis, the Rogers Park photographer who was shot while waiting for a bus at Devon and Glenwood. Eyewitness accounts at the scene of the crime provided invaluable information, which led to the arrests.

Rogers Park resident and Chicago Tribune reporter Liam Ford broke the story last night and I confirmed it with Commander Thomas Waldera today. According to the Tribune report, a 15-year-old Lakeview resident and a 17-year-old Uptown resident were charged in Cook County warrants with the killing. Another accomplice, 31-year-old Uptown resident Eric Vaughn, was arrested shortly after the shooting and currently is being held without bond.

Aug 05

Updated Aug 05

Quick Response to Tagging

Yesterday I noticed a new "tag" on the side of the building that burned on Howard and Sheridan in the early hours of New Years Day. It was an upside-down pitchfork which I learned means disrespect to the Folks Nation. This morning the city is here cleaning it up! Wow - that is a fast response! This building has been empty since the fire and those of us who live nearby are very curious and concerned about what will happen with this building.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Did you report the tag or just notice it? Possible it could have been there awhile? At least it's gone.

Aug 04

Updated Aug 05

Seamstress/Tailor?

I'm looking for a good seamstress or tailor in the neighborhood. Mostly, I just need some pants shortened, but I always have a problem with the tailors at the dry cleaners making my pants too short. Do you know someone who is reliable & easy to access on foot, or off the Clark bus?

Aug 04

Updated Aug 05

Estes and Glenwood "pops"

Just now...fireworks?...gunshots?....the cta?....another night in this wonderful town : )

Aug 04

Is this your cat?

Has been hanging around the Touhy Metra viaduct the past couple of weeks. Small and friendly, sometimes with a larger orange tabby.

Aug 03

Updated Aug 04

  • Misha Borovitz registered stumph

    Keep speculating d3. Your social agenda and anxiety is very curious. Tell us more.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    D3 is not speculating about the Center on Halsted, it's pretty intimidating when walking around that area, Whole Foods had to hire security guards because of the trouble they cause in and around that corner and also in the parking garage.

Aug 03

Updated Aug 04

Dogs on the beach

A cop could have ticketed me for walking my dogs on the beach last night, but he didnt. Just gave me a warning. What can I say? I was in the wrong. I never walk them on the beach during the day and always clean up after them, but I was enjoying the beach with a child in my care yesterday,and the sand reeked of dog urine. You can't clean that up.I love taking my dogs to the beach but...

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A cop could have ticketed me for walking my dogs on the beach last night, but he didnt. Just gave me a warning. What can I say? I was in the wrong. I never walk them on the beach during the day and always clean up after them, but I was enjoying the beach with a child in my care yesterday,and the sand reeked of dog urine. You can't clean that up.I love taking my dogs to the beach but I'm going to wait until the off season from now on. It's a good law, tempting as it is to break it. The law holds in the off season as well, but I gotta draw the line and risk it for my dogs sake.

  • d3 NOH

    In related shout outs, I'd like to applaud the Chicago Parks Department who has been cutting the grass with much more expediency and frequency than last year. This makes it much easier to clean up dog waste.

  • marym. 44 year resident of K Avenue

    I pay property taxes as well We can all do what we choose, the result is consequences....tickets for riding on Sheridan sidewalk, tickets for parking ilegally and pollution for pooping on the beach. Which consequence affects us the most?

Aug 04

Spanish Group

In case you missed it, our conversational group is meeting tonight (Mon., Aug., 4) at 7:30 at the Heartland Cafe. Newcomers welcome.

Aug 02

Updated Aug 04

Fargo & Damen

I live right by here and I can't wait to move . My landlords are slumlords, my neighbors in the building across me argue , fight, and do all types of mess all day and night. Now there is gang graffiti on the building on the south corner. I used to be proud of my neighborhood. I fear for me and my kids lives .Not anymore :-(

  • There's always one. Sigh. I don't blame you for moving RP Mother. It would appear some people have become desensitized to a certain level of violence and a low bar of behavior. No matter what the odds are, one can't say for sure that you won't be caught in the cross-fire when you are out on the street or sitting outside having dinner on Morse or waiting for a bus. Good luck in New Mexico.

  • I'd move my children too. Growing up around violence, gangs, etc.... desensitizes and becomes 'normal'. Not what I want for my children either. Good luck to you and your family with your move.

Jul 31

Updated Aug 03

Burger King at Gateway Center

The sign out front indicates it will be opening soon for you fast-food junkies. There's another sign on the front door on the Clark St. side that seems to indicate they are holding interviews for employees from 11 AM - 3 PM. I don't think it indicates specific days for that.

  • Ooh rahh comrade! Also Can Do !

    You know BK saw how Jewel opened glowingly I bet they will be offering special grand opening deals .

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Robin, as some others have noted, location is important. While I would prefer Relish over a BK any day, I'm not going all the way over to California Ave. for a burger. LYFE Kitchen in Evanston, with a healthy menu, looks like it's doing well. We ate there last night. There's a menu just for vegetarians and vegans. (Not the one I ordered from.)

    http://restaurant.lyfekitchen.com/locations/il/evanston/

Aug 03

Love Spanish?

Join us for casual conversation. Our group's next meeting is Monday, Aug. 4th., at 7;30p.m. at the Heartland Cafe. Newcomers welcome!
"Nos vemos"...
Barbara

Aug 03

Updated Aug 03

lunt

See....

  • Any info on what happened? This intersection is horrible with crashes, there have been at least four now in the last year. Driving too fast, losing control, who knows what's happening but it's unnecessary.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    This ones call drunk driving.

Aug 03

Yard sale!

Corner of Lunt and Sheridan now til 1pm!

Phillips Sub roofer/speakers
Ikea champagne to name a few

Come on over!

Aug 03

Mile of Murals

Our Mile of Murals was featured Saturday night on the 10 PM News on WLS, including a nice plug for the Rogers Park Business Alliance at the end.

http://abc7chicago.com/society/mile-of-murals-comes-to-cta-red-line-track-in-rogers-park/236794/

Jul 31

Updated Aug 02

iTunes Chicago Police Scanner

Someone posted the name of a good police scanner app in a thread a couple weeks ago but I cannot locate it. Does anyone remember what it was? Thanks in advance!

Aug 01

Updated Aug 01

Peoples Gas to Complete Installation Work by the end of the Year

Peoples Gas has informed my office that the company plans to complete the gas main installation and restoration work in Rogers Park by the end of this year. This is good news for the beleaguered residents of my ward who for the last three years have endured torn up streets and lost parking spaces due to the utility work.

Rogers Park was the first community in the City to receive upgraded gas mains as part of Peoples Gas Infrastructure Modernization...

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Peoples Gas has informed my office that the company plans to complete the gas main installation and restoration work in Rogers Park by the end of this year. This is good news for the beleaguered residents of my ward who for the last three years have endured torn up streets and lost parking spaces due to the utility work.

Rogers Park was the first community in the City to receive upgraded gas mains as part of Peoples Gas Infrastructure Modernization Program. The work began in the summer of 2011.

The modernization program will ensure the long-term safety and reliability of natural gas delivery to our homes and businesses. The upgrades change the delivery of natural gas from a system operating on low pressure to one that operates on medium pressure. This change will increase the reliability of gas service for current appliances, as well as the new high efficiency equipment, which will no longer require the extra cost of pressure boosters.

Peoples Gas divided the community into 14 geographical areas (Peoples Gas calls them "phases"). Construction work in each area consisted of five different steps:

1. Main installation
2. New service stub installation from the new main to the building
3. Transfer of existing service from the old main to the new main
4. Retire the old main once all service transfers are complete
5. Final restoration

Since it began its work in Rogers Park, the utility has installed 52 miles of new gas mains, retired 25 miles of old gas mains, and relocated 4,296 meters. Peoples Gas hopes to finish all the work, including ADA intersection curb-cuts, sod replacement, sidewalk repairs, and asphalt work by the end of this year.

For a status of the gas utility work in the 49th Ward portion of Rogers Park and maps that delineate the areas affected, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/154148_322.htm

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Verena,

    Actually, I have not been following the thread you reference. In any event, as Dee has mentioned, Ms Kreutz lives in the 50th Ward. Hopefully, she has contacted either her Alderman or Peoples Gas directly.

  • jackie sanguy rogers park retiree

    I appreciate the update.

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