23 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Spanish Conversation Group

Hope everyone is having a good holiday!
Our group will be meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m. at the Heartland Cafe.
See you then. As always...newcomers welcome.
Barbara

  • RogersParkGuy 4-year Rogers Park Resident

    Wow! This is great. I took 8 years of Spanish in school and never took the time to immerse myself in the language enough to get fluent. Total waste! I may attend some nights to see if I can knock the rust off!

    Aye! Que Bueno! Assisti Ocho anos de...

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    Wow! This is great. I took 8 years of Spanish in school and never took the time to immerse myself in the language enough to get fluent. Total waste! I may attend some nights to see if I can knock the rust off!

    Aye! Que Bueno! Assisti Ocho anos de clases de Espanol y nunca gaste el tiempo para aprender la lengua sufficientemente para hablarla como sea mi lengua maternal. Que Pena! Podria assistir unas noches para practicar y ver si puedo hablar tan bien que yo solia.

    How'd I do? Anybody?

  • Dear RogersParkGuy~
    Escribe muy bien! Gracias por su interes. La practica es todo. Me parece que
    hablar en espanol no sera problema para usted. Nos vemos...

    Barbara

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Good News!

The Gale students and staff worked very hard to improve teaching and learning. We saw a 13.2% increase in growth on NWEA Reading and 13.3% increase in growth on NWEA Math. We still have much work to do on attainment, however let's congratulate our staff and students. APPLAUSE! Thank you to the community, alderman and network for your support.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Glenwood Sunday Market Increases Matching Grant for LINK Shoppers

Low-income households in Rogers Park will have even greater accessibility to the fresh, nutritious and locally grown foods offered at the Glenwood Sunday Market thanks to an $8,000 grant to the Market from LINK Up Illinois.

The grant will enable the Market to increase its weekly Double Dollar Matching Grant Program. This program helps customers on Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Benefits (SNAP) buy more food at the Glenwood Sunday Market.

Double Dollars are bonus market tokens which match every SNAP (food...

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Low-income households in Rogers Park will have even greater accessibility to the fresh, nutritious and locally grown foods offered at the Glenwood Sunday Market thanks to an $8,000 grant to the Market from LINK Up Illinois.

The grant will enable the Market to increase its weekly Double Dollar Matching Grant Program. This program helps customers on Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Benefits (SNAP) buy more food at the Glenwood Sunday Market.

Double Dollars are bonus market tokens which match every SNAP (food stamps) purchase at the market dollar for dollar up to a certain limit. The new grant will enable the Market to increase the limit from $10 per weekly visit to $25. This means a family can spend up to $25 and receive $50 worth of healthy produce which they can prepare every week.

According to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Rogers Park has the highest food insecurity rate on the north side of Chicago, with nearly 17% of our neighbors experiencing times when they do not know how they will obtain their next meal. Approximately 10,000 Rogers Park residents rely on LINK benefits. The Glenwood Sunday Market has accepted LINK benefits since it opened in 2010 and serves hundreds of LINK shoppers every year.

The Market supports and encourages organic and sustainable growing practices by bringing local farmers to the 49th Ward. All the food farmers participating in the Glenwood Sunday Market are located within 200 miles of the 49th Ward and use sustainable farming practices. The principle of "know your farmer, know your food," is the watchword of the Glenwood Sunday Market.

The Market runs every Sunday, rain or shine, from early June to late October. Locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, and packaged foods are featured, as well as weekly entertainment, educational programs, and fun activities for everyone. The Market is conveniently located just steps from the Morse Avenue stop on the CTA's Red Line.

Aug 25

Updated 2 days ago

Alderman Moore's "Satellite Service Office" to Conduct Autumn Tour

With today's late summer heat wave, it may be hard to believe that autumn soon will be upon us. But it's true and it's time again for the 49th Ward Service Office to take to the streets with my "Satellite Service Office." My staff and I will be out in the neighborhood throughout the autumn to meet you, take city service requests and assist you with any other matters of concern.

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With today's late summer heat wave, it may be hard to believe that autumn soon will be upon us. But it's true and it's time again for the 49th Ward Service Office to take to the streets with my "Satellite Service Office." My staff and I will be out in the neighborhood throughout the autumn to meet you, take city service requests and assist you with any other matters of concern.

Please stop by and say hello on any of the following dates and times:

Tuesday, August 26, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Howard "L" station (Howard entrance)
Wednesday, August 27, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Morse "L" station (Morse entrance)
Thursday, August 28, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Morse "L" station (Lunt entrance)
Friday, August 29, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Loyola "L" station (Sheridan entrance)

Saturday, August 30, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Morse Fresh Market, 1430 W. Morse
Sunday, August 31, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, St. Jerome's Church (Lunt and Paulina)

Tuesday, September 2, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Loyola "L" station (Loyola entrance)
Wednesday, September 3, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Jarvis "L" station

Monday, September 8, 6:30 to 9 a.m., CTA parking garage (Rogers and Paulina)
Tuesday, September 9, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Metra station (Lunt entrance)
Thursday, September 11, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Metra station (Greenleaf entrance)
Friday, September 12, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Gateway Centre Atrium (L.A. Fitness)

Saturday, September 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Devon Market, 1440 W. Devon
Sunday, September 14, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Glenwood Sunday Market

Monday, September 15, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Starbuck's (Columbia and Sheridan)
Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Dunkin Donuts, 6970 N. Clark

Saturday, September 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Jewel/Osco (Gateway Centre)
Sunday, September 21, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, St. Ignatius Church, 6559 N. Glenwood

Please note that this schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or other circumstances.

I look forward to seeing you!

  • Thanks, Joe, your special request was honored. The potholes in the alley were patched right away.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    I'm glad to hear it, Dr. Ma'at. Thank you for letting me know.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Good News

The students and staff of Gale worked hard to improve teaching and learning. Congratulations to them for improving the Spring NWEA Test results. We saw a 13.2% increase in growth for Reading and a 13.3% increase in growth for Math. We still have much work to do on attainment, however, we are moving forward. Let's give our students a hand clap! Thanks for your support of our school and students.

2 days ago

Jargowood Meeting

Jargowood. (Jarvis, Birchwood, Fargo)
BLOCK CLUB MEETING
TUESDAY – September 2, 2014
CHALET LIVING CENTER
SHERIDAN & JARVIS
7350 N Sheridan Road
Conference Room
7:30 P M

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

massive traffic jam on Sheridan Road going southbound

there is a massive traffic jam on Sheridan Road mostly affected is the southbound lanes.At devon Avenue it funnels into two lanes 1 turning lane. and one lane going southbound. This is the problem that is blocking. Sheridan Road.Avoid Sheridan Road if possible and the other streets east or west are clogged also.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Free Entertainment

Really cool neighborhood blog needs some viewership. Lots of fun perspectives and obsessive posts about the area mostly around Jarvis and Howard. There's even some fun stalker photos of private property for the voyeuristic types. Check it out:

chevanstonrogerspark.blogspot.com

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

4th Greenest University

The Sierra Club made a top ten list of the greenest colleges in the country, and guess who is number four on the list! Our very own Loyola! So SO proud.
Here's a link: http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/slideshow/top-ten-coolest-schools-2014#9

  • tom 2422 Rogers Parker since 1972

    awesome news. way to go Loyola!

  • Dr. Joe Chiropractor in the Rogers Park Neighborhood

    I ride my bike through the campus every day on the way to my office. LOVE IT! It's one of the gems along the lakefront.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Alderman Moore is up to his dirty campaign tricks already...

Spreading false information to gain more campaign petition signatures and hopefully negate the opponents' signatures.

This is classic Old School Chicago Politics brought to you by Joe Moore.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140827/BLOGS02/140829836/49th-ward-aldermanic-fight-off-to-a-screaming-start

  • First, "Tom" you have been banned from all candidate forums for using multiple fake identities. How many have you used just this morning?

    Unless you have something useful to say about the subject of this thread...well...it's clear you don't.

  • Everett Block EveryBlock Team Captain

    Hi folks,

    Because of the number of personal attacks and off-topic comments, we are closing this thread.

    In the future, please consider our guidelines when posting: http://chicago.everyblock.com/help/guidelines/

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

On the bright side...wedding!

Just witnessed a nice little wedding being held on Jarvis Beach.
The weather was perfect, and the beach and lake looked fantastic.

Congratulations to the happy couple! I did not quite catch their names, as the PA was kind of low.

Aug 26

Updated 4 days ago

Jackie Robinson West Parade Details

Jackie Robinson West celebration parade details, including route and times. An exciting day for young people and Chicago!

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140825/morgan-park/jackie-robinson-west-parade-route-set-for-wednesday

  • It was things like JRW, Mayor Daley's Youth Foundation Baseball and sports@ Morgan Park and competing (having fun doing it all) and knowing that if I wanted to have all that fun; I had to achieve( keep my grades up ) and stay out of trouble and make GOOD decisions....

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    It was things like JRW, Mayor Daley's Youth Foundation Baseball and sports@ Morgan Park and competing (having fun doing it all) and knowing that if I wanted to have all that fun; I had to achieve( keep my grades up ) and stay out of trouble and make GOOD decisions.
    I cried watching the kids going bat crazy and having fun .Imagine being told you can't go out to play because of gun fire and stupid gangs .Then imagine seeing your peers achieving and being held up before the world and everyone is happy.Hopefully It made an impression on our little kids here in Chicago.

    Have a splendid holiday weekend neighbors (;

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Robin, I did see Mone. Amazing! Something tells me she has great adults in her life that support her, encourage her, and tell her she can be anything she wants to be. IMHO, while every child needs this, our girls need strong role models of any age away from "reality"...

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    Robin, I did see Mone. Amazing! Something tells me she has great adults in her life that support her, encourage her, and tell her she can be anything she wants to be. IMHO, while every child needs this, our girls need strong role models of any age away from "reality" TV, bad videos and junk magazines. I believe and hope this young woman will go on to do great things. No fear!

    All of these kids have inspired a neighborhood somewhere, the largest of cities, and a nation. They've also inspired individual hearts like mine. We can all celebrate and bask in their glow. What I think most important is that they shed a different light on their communities and our city, and have brought everyone together. The local and national headlines weren't wrought with gang violence and shootings, but rather the hope and perseverance of some noble young men (and a girl, woo hoo!) who brought back a semblance of who our youth are, and who we can be. We shouldn't fail them, and we can certainly learn from their example.

    Pay it forward.

4 days ago

What's ahead for Indiarn Boundary?

More than six out of 10 users of Indian Boundary Park would like to see an increased number of MUSICAL concerts, plays and similar cultural events, a newly released survey finds. 

The same number would like to see the park host programs based around animals, such as bird walks and visits from farm animals and more exotic species such as raptors and reptiles brought in by ORGANIZATIONS such as the Audubon Society. 

If you'd like to know more about the results of a survey of 223 park users or receive a digital copy, visit the IBP Advisory Council web site here:

http://www.indianboundaryparkadvisorycouncil.org/advisory-council-announces-survey-results.html

Jul 23

Updated 5 days ago

What do you think of a Proposal to Rename Jarvis Beach and Park?

I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor...

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I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor of Ms. Mahony Griffin.

Below is a brief summary of her illustrious life:

Mary Mahony Griffin (see photo below taken in 1930 with husband, Walter Burley Griffin) was of the first female licensed architects in the United States, an ambassador of the Chicago-style architecture to the world, and a pioneer for professional women in the first decades of the 20th Century. She was the first employee hired by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and became his right hand person. Her design work and watercolors became synonymous with the Prairie Style of architecture.

Her beautiful watercolor renderings of buildings and landscapes became known as a staple of Wright's style, though he never gave her credit for her work. Despite her talents, her work went largely unrecognized during her tenure with Wright.

Mahony Griffin's talents finally emerged from Wright's shadow when she and her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, won the international design competition for designing the capitol city of Australia, Canberra (this is why the Consul-General of Australia is advocating for her to be honored). She is celebrated in Australia and Asia, but remains overlooked in the United States, her hometown of Chicago and the neighborhood of Rogers Park where she spent her final years.

Below is a Wikipedia biography of Mahony Griffin's amazing life:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Mahony_Griffin

  • PTM DJ/MC

    And have you heard the park at Water Tower is being named after Jane Byrne. That's a former Chicago MAYOR. And it's a PARK not the entire Water Tower.

  • shawn m Moving from apt to apt in RP

    http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/08/27/ask-geoffrey-827

    Chicago Tonight just did a little bit about the proposal to rename Jarvis beach. Like everyone else, they couldn't find much about Mr. Jarvis. But still kinda cool that the story made the local news.

5 days ago

Bamboo Plants for Sale

Beautiful Bamboo plants for sale - Phyllostachys Auroesulcata - 3 bamboo plants 3' tall in large terracotta containers. They can live in these containers for years. Stay outside in the summer, brought in for the winter. Local pick up only, Rogers Park Howard/Sheridan Road. Buy one $55 buy all three $120. Spread the word! Buy all three! Call Sophie 773-262-1468.

Aug 25

Updated 5 days ago

Howard St. to Get a New Restaurant

The windows in the former Jamaica Jerk restaurant in the Howard Theater Building are papered over and a sign announces that Aguas Tortas is coming soon. I don't know whether they're moving down from Evanston or opening a second location. It doesn't seem to be a chain.

http://www.aguastortas.com/

  • d3 NOH

    Great to see something fill the storefront.. I like a good torta. Good to have local businesses that aren't moving their HQ out of the country to avoid paying taxes!

  • Ok....there is something to be said for the character of old Howard St...I remember many years ago...walking out of Frankenstein's hammered....going to get shrimp from the Fish Keg and one of our friends just disappeared swallowed by the earth. Turns out he fell down an open manhole 12 feet and broke both of his ankles they didn't find him for two days.

Aug 24

Updated 6 days ago

It's a Beautiful Day for a Picnic! Join us Today!

The sun is breaking through the clouds and the National Weather Service is predicting a partly sunny day with temperatures in the low 80s. In other words, it's a beautiful day for the 24th Annual BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC sponsored by State Senator Heather Steans and me! Join us today (Sunday, August 24th), from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Loyola Park (Farwell and the Lake).

The picnic will feature an appearance by the world famous Jesse White Tumbling Team....

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The sun is breaking through the clouds and the National Weather Service is predicting a partly sunny day with temperatures in the low 80s. In other words, it's a beautiful day for the 24th Annual BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC sponsored by State Senator Heather Steans and me! Join us today (Sunday, August 24th), from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Loyola Park (Farwell and the Lake).

The picnic will feature an appearance by the world famous Jesse White Tumbling Team. The Tumblers have been thrilling audiences since 1959. Their acrobatic performances can be seen during half-time shows for the National Basketball Association, the National Football League and Major League Baseball games.

We're also serving up free food, soft drinks and music and offering a host of games and prizes. We'll have bingo for the seniors and face painting for the kids, a DJ spinning tunes, dance contests, a moonwalk and other large, inflatable carnival toys. And we'll be giving away free school supplies to families!

I've been hosting this picnic since 1991 as a reminder to kids and their parents of the importance of returning to school. But this is also a COMMUNITY PICNIC for people of all ages, so stop by even if you're kids are grown or you've never had kids.

In short, it will be a fun day for EVERYONE! Please join us.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Says the hall monitor.

  • And says the hall monitor's thankful friends ScottPhillips (#1 or #2?) and Sparkles (or is it Sparky?). They are such a tight knit little club it's almost cute.

Aug 21

Updated Aug 23

This Day in History - A Serial Killer in Rogers Park

Thirty years ago today, on August 21, 1984, the dismembered remains of sixteen-year-old Danny Bridges were discovered in a trash dumpster, behind an apartment building at 1632 W. Sherwin.

Police arrested Larry W. Eyler, a 31 year-old house painter in his apartment at 1628 W. Sherwin.

In September 1983, while Eyler lived in a house on north Greenview, he was questioned as a "prime suspect" in the murders of eight young men, and was later arrested and held on $1million...

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Thirty years ago today, on August 21, 1984, the dismembered remains of sixteen-year-old Danny Bridges were discovered in a trash dumpster, behind an apartment building at 1632 W. Sherwin.

Police arrested Larry W. Eyler, a 31 year-old house painter in his apartment at 1628 W. Sherwin.

In September 1983, while Eyler lived in a house on north Greenview, he was questioned as a "prime suspect" in the murders of eight young men, and was later arrested and held on $1million bail, as a suspect in the killing of Ralph Calise, who lived at 5014 N, Hermitage.

Eyler's bond was reduced to $10,000, when a judge ruled that the evidence against Eyler had been obtained improperly, and so could not be used against him. Eyler then posted $1000, and was released.

On June 1st, Eyler moved into a four-room apartment on the first floor, at 1628 W. Sherwin. It was in the bedroom of that apartment, where Eyler raped, tortured, and then repeatedly stabbed Danny Bridges to death. After dragging the body into the bathroom, he proceded to dismember it in the bathtub, using a hacksaw.

Eyler then painted the walls of the bedroom, to cover the blood stains, but police were able to recover the evidence beneath the fresh paint, using a new technology, called "Luminol".

After a lengthy and gruesome trial, a jury found Eyler guilty, and he was sentenced to death on Oct 3, 1986.

In 1991, he tried unsuccessfully, to save himself from Death Row by promising to admit to at least 17 more murders, and revealing the name of his accomplice, but on March 6, 1994, Eyler died in prison, from AIDS-related complications.

After his death, his lawyer revealed the names of 21 of Eyler's victims, as Eyler had requested, but she would not reveal the name of his accomplice.

  • Kim S. West Rogers Park resident

    Really interesting, thanks. That was just after I moved to RP but I didn't follow the news as much back then.

  • FebGirl Once a bride, but never a bridesmaid

    Helen, who was that? Ronald Raegan? But why would anyone blame "The Great Communicator"? The sweet, old Gipper? America's Best President. He's not to blame for *anything*. Whatever bad happened in his tenure was the fault of ruthless opportunists who took advantage of Ronnie's good, trusting nature. He was America's...

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    Helen, who was that? Ronald Raegan? But why would anyone blame "The Great Communicator"? The sweet, old Gipper? America's Best President. He's not to blame for *anything*. Whatever bad happened in his tenure was the fault of ruthless opportunists who took advantage of Ronnie's good, trusting nature. He was America's Great Hero.

    Now Barak Obama, OTOH, he's the devil incarnate. Haven't you heard? That Godless, Muslim, Marxist... he's to blame for everything that's wrong in America. No! Not just in America! In the entire world! That's right! You heard me. Every bad thing that's ever happened anywhere in the world in history is Barak Obama's fault. 9/11, the Iraq War, Watergate, the Vietnam War, both Kennedy Assasinations, Martin Luther King's assassination, the Holocaust, the Civil War, Lincoln's assassination, the Bubonic Plague, the Inquisition, the Romans feeding Christians to lions, even the Crucifiction itself. And if by any long stretch of the most remote imagination there is anything to that crazy Global Warming thing, Obama is to blame for that too. You might ask me how can it be that Barak Obama, born in 1961, could be responsible for all that? It's the ways of the Devil, don't you see? He's a slick one. Don't forget: no one has ever *seen* his official birth certificate! Bwaahahahahahaha! ;-)

Aug 23

Interior tours of Logan Square's turn-of-the-century homes! House & Garden Walk-Sept. 13th

EIGHT PALMER SQUARE HOMES TO BE FEATURED ON
2014 HOUSE & GARDEN WALK SEPTEMBER 13

Popular Late Summer Showcase Hosted by Logan Square Preservation to Include Gardens and Church

CHICAGO – Elegant restored or preserved residences on or surrounding Palmer Square, once home to bicycle icon Ignaz Schwinn, will be open for public view September 13 during the Logan Square Preservation 2014 House & Garden Walk.

Visitors enjoy relaxed interior tours of stately turn-of-the-century homes led by trained docents who...

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EIGHT PALMER SQUARE HOMES TO BE FEATURED ON
2014 HOUSE & GARDEN WALK SEPTEMBER 13

Popular Late Summer Showcase Hosted by Logan Square Preservation to Include Gardens and Church

CHICAGO – Elegant restored or preserved residences on or surrounding Palmer Square, once home to bicycle icon Ignaz Schwinn, will be open for public view September 13 during the Logan Square Preservation 2014 House & Garden Walk.

Visitors enjoy relaxed interior tours of stately turn-of-the-century homes led by trained docents who provide insight on history and architectural significance.

The event also includes access to four striking area gardens and the Old Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church, the first religious institution of its kind in Chicago.

Most homes and gardens on the walk are located on Palmer Square, a pocket neighborhood of Logan Square, one of Chicago’s most historic and vibrant communities. The seven-acre Square recently was redeveloped by the City to include a children's play space, walking trails, soft surface jogging trail, open lawn areas, lighting, seating, and landscaping.

Visitors are highly encouraged to take in the Walk at a leisurely pace and also explore the surrounding neighborhood, now home to many award-winning, ethnic and eclectic restaurants.

The House and Garden Walk runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TICKETS:
Advance tickets are now on sale for $25; day of event tickets are $30. Those interested can purchase tickets on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. at the Logan Square Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Av., or by visiting www.logansquarepreservation.org

Request further information from logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com.

This year marks the return of this popular late summer event hosted by Logan Square Preservation, a long-standing non-profit community organization with a rich history of preserving the homes and unique character of the neighborhood and its Boulevard network.

Aug 21

Updated Aug 22

Criminal justice system or is Tourism Chicago ' s biggest industry.

Both are huge. Tourism includes multiple honeypots like Navy Pier, pro sports venues the jobs it creates. Can the same be said for Chicagos criminal justice system.
Prisons like sports venues have a gate for attendance tracking. Players get contacts and sentences depending on what side of this debate you interpret the word "player".

More parallels agents, lawers and favorite destinations favored by both.

  • Drew -- Pot is a whole hell of a lot less damaging than alcohol or tobacco (which have reasonably effective regulation) and insanely less damaging than the "War on Drugs". Recall that alcohol prohibition capitalized Big Crime, and several otherwise friendly entire countries (Columbia, Mexico) are collateral damage in the "War on Drugs" . . .

  • Snappette Special Agent

    Drew, your profile pic in combo with the comment was awesome! lol!

Aug 22

Spanish Group Reminder

Buenos dias a todos....Hi everybody!

Date: 8/25/2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Heartland Cafe

I'll be providing handouts that will help make everyday, conversational
Spanish accessible. Newcomers always welcome.

Barbara

Aug 20

Updated Aug 22

Shots Fired at Touhy & Sheridan

At 5:07pm, police responded to calls of shot fired in the area of Sheridan & Estes.

Callers report that they saw two male blacks (one of whom, was wearing a red shirt & blue shorts), running from the scene, toward the beach. Another suspect (wearing a black t-shirt), was seen running east-bound on Estes.

Police have stopped a suspect at the Loyola field house.

Witnesses report that the suspects were shooting at a white 4-door sedan that was in the gas station, and last seen heading south on Sheridan.

  • Rob

    vnutch- you new to the internet?

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    There's no way he's new to the internet; he came here specifically to say that he doesn't live in the hood and he's glad he doesn't. Troll...

Aug 21

Updated Aug 21

Movie/TV Filming?

Sorry not RP specific but wondering if anyone knows what was being filmed today on Sheridan at Greenview in Evanston? Saw the production company setting up on my way to work this am and saw them tearing down on my way home tonight. Curiosity gets the best of me sometimes!

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

    There are currently five TV shows and one movie production, which have been given permits to film in Chicago -

    TV Series: "Chicago Fire" "Chicago PD" "Empire" "Shameless" "Sirens"
    Movie Production: "Sinister 2"

    What you saw is likely related to one of these productions.
    Otherwise, if the effort appeared to be on a smaller scale (without a major name-brand studio logo on the trucks), it might just be a commercial, music, or instructional video.

Jul 31

Updated Aug 21

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.

  • 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/

  • First time since it,s opening I haven't seen the drive thru absolutely packed.

Aug 21

Divvy Expansion Delayed

Looks like the Divvy expansion might be delayed till the Spring now. They did release a map and list of the new station locations today:

http://divvybikes.tumblr.com/post/95362930905/expansion-map-2015

Chicago tribune article about the delay:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-divvy-new-stations-bikes-met-0821-20140821-story.html

Aug 19

Updated Aug 21

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?

Aug 19

Updated Aug 20

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 love the GAAF! I look forward to it every year. A great job by the organizers. Thanks for all your hard work!

  • Gabriel Resident of PRRP

    This year's fest was the best. I especially liked the crowd that was filled with many of the faces of RP as well as those from other areas. But only in Pilsen have I ever felt a sense of community in Chicago like I did at this year's GAAF event....

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    This year's fest was the best. I especially liked the crowd that was filled with many of the faces of RP as well as those from other areas. But only in Pilsen have I ever felt a sense of community in Chicago like I did at this year's GAAF event. I also thought the festival was well attended without it being overwhelming.

    I tried to attend Market Street Days on Halsted Street this year, and it was just too crowded and a ripoff at a "suggested" but highly pressured admissions price of $10. This bothered me for a couple of reasons. The cost keeps out those who cannot afford it and compromises the diversity and welcoming community atmosphere. The proceeds used to go to AIDS related organizations but that no longer seems to be the case. Besides, charging people to come in and spend their money seems outrageous to me. And, in addition, I was told they would have to search my bag. I have had to cope with this at airports and the occasional unwarranted frisk by the cops, but I found having to be searched for walking down a city street was too much. I turned around and left.

    The GAAF was just the right atmosphere. No one was kept out. And I spent a good amount of money there on what I wanted to spend it on (gifts for friends and relatives). The music and stage acts were entertaining and of high quality. Great event.

Aug 17

Updated Aug 19

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.

Aug 19

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

Aug 18

Updated Aug 19

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!

Aug 17

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.

Aug 15

Updated Aug 17

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!

Aug 14

Updated Aug 15

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 Aug 14

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 Aug 14

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

Aug 14

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.

Aug 14

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 Aug 13

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 Aug 13

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 Aug 13

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 Aug 13

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.

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