22 hours ago

Updated 14 min ago

RP restaurant delivery options

Any recs for good restaurants that deliver? I tend to order from the same places and would like to try some new places.

  • Kabul house express, indie cafe, viceroy of india, la cazuela are some of our regular Grubhub order places. Sushi thai is also pretty good, on Broadway.

    For sit down, we love the Little Mexican Cafe, La Fonda, Nookies, sometimes Fireside, En Lai, Ethiopian Diamond, Uncommon Ground..

  • Craig_Gernhardt Official Account

    I'm a bit partial, as I deliver for a few of these businesses. Here's the Morse Avenue restaurants that deliver.

    Fung's, Los Portello's, Hira's Sushi, Grillinn, Chuckie's, Morse Gyros and Chicken and JB's Pizza, of course.

    Chuckie's and Grillinn have the accommodations and licenses to deliver liquor, also.

28 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Police closing off Pratt at Clark and Ashland

Looks like police are blocking off Pratt between Clark and Ashland. Is something going on in the neighborhood?

  • Julie Lifelong Rogers Parker

    Is St Jerome's doing the Stations of the Cross? It is Good Friday.

  • KMQ Firmly entrenched in Rogers' Park

    Ah...okay...thanks everyone.

2 days ago

3 police cars parked on Glenwood and Arthur

Does anyone know why 3 police cars were parked on Glenwood and Arthur this morning at 7:00 a.m.?

Mar 17 2012

Updated 3 days ago

Classifieds?

I'm having trouble getting responses to furniture ads I post on Craigslist in Chicago. Even very good deals go unanswered. I wonder if there are other online classifieds sites people use, particularly in the north Chicago area.

  • GrAy; not grEy.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    How pedestrian of you, Dustin. Actually, either spelling may be used for the colour between black and white; both are accurate. (You'd best be careful or I'll begin sprinkling that "u" in in other comments.)

    http://tinyurl.com/om5875l

Apr 07

Updated 3 days ago

Electrician needed

Can anybody recommend a general electrician for some minor electric work in the Rogers park area... Just need 4 ceiling fixtures put in. Should be a basic job

Apr 11

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Feb 06 2012

Updated Apr 11

People Asking for Cash in exchange for Link Cards

Recently I've been getting asked, as I walk up to or inside the Morse Fresh Market, if I'm paying cash for my groceries. I've been offered a Link Card (food stamps) in return. Has anyone else been solicited n this way? Having applied for Link when I was unemployed, I know this is illegal under the contract you have to sign in order to receive the benefits. I'd like to make sure other people know this as well. If a Link recipient is found selling their card or using it to receive cash, they will be denied benefits for the rest of their life.

  • Jackson Theodore

    Most,not all people rather get cash for alcohol or drugs

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    This is nothing new. A decade ago when I lived with a roommate in Joliet, our upstairs neighbor talked her into a similar situation where he'd buy her something like $100 worth of groceries and she'd give him $50 cash. They weren't addicts and used the money for clothes and...

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    This is nothing new. A decade ago when I lived with a roommate in Joliet, our upstairs neighbor talked her into a similar situation where he'd buy her something like $100 worth of groceries and she'd give him $50 cash. They weren't addicts and used the money for clothes and school supplies for the kids, but I still felt very uncomfortable with it because it's obviously wrong, though I felt bad for that family. Just for the record, the father worked two jobs so they weren't people who didn't want to make their own way. There were also times when I lived there that one guy would stand outside Walgreens and try to get you to use his Link card and give him cash. Pretty sure he was an addict.

    I've never seen someone try it in Chicago, but I've heard of people who will do this type of thing for family members. I'd say if someone is asking total strangers, they are definitely addicts.

Apr 11

Updated Apr 11

  • The shooting on Sheridan actually occurred at approximately 1:15 - 1:20 am. I was crossing Sheridan when the 5 shots rang out.

  • Craig_Gernhardt Official Account

    Loyola Community,

    Campus Safety is writing to inform you of a shooting that occurred at the intersection of Albion and Sheridan. The incident happened at approximately 1:22 a.m. on Friday morning.

    The offender was driving a dark pickup truck and fired several shots from the vehicle striking a victim once....

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    Loyola Community,

    Campus Safety is writing to inform you of a shooting that occurred at the intersection of Albion and Sheridan. The incident happened at approximately 1:22 a.m. on Friday morning.

    The offender was driving a dark pickup truck and fired several shots from the vehicle striking a victim once. The offender then fled South bound on Sheridan Ave. The victim, who is not affiliated with Loyola University Chicago, was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

    Campus Safety is working closely with the Chicago Police Department on this investigation. If anyone has information on the incident, please call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.
    Sincerely,
    Tom Murray
    Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety

Apr 09

Updated Apr 11

Alley clean-up update

I am quite pleased to report that the garbage strewn throughout the alley between 1658-1710 W Juneway Ter has been cleaned up and LOOKS GREAT!!

Big thanks to the streets & sanitation crew that likely took care of this eye sore, not to mention everyblock for incorporating the city's Open311 data.

I did file two new complaints at the above addresses for dumpsters in need of emptying. We'll keep an eye on those two and report back.

- Chris

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Chris, that's a terrier??? Well, that sure blows my thinking that all terriers are small and frequently yappy.

    In case you and d3 have never noticed, 1658-68 and 1710-20 Juneway are under the same management, Northpoint. I'm kind of surprised you apparently haven't found problems behind 1700-08, which is the site of the recent fire.

  • The Bishops nearly 10 years NOH

    Yes, a terrier, but in name only. The breed is an amalgamation of Giant Schnauzer, Rottweiler, Newfoundland and Airedale Terrier. In the dog world, they are classified as a working breed; they were developed to be guard and protection/security dogs, hence her initial surly disposition.

    Oh, yeah, back to the point, my two re-filed service requests were closed out yesterday, so I'll have another follow-up field trip and posting later today.

    - Chris

Apr 09

Summer Jobs for Teens

Know a teen looking for a job this summer - pass along this link:

https://www.onesummerchicago.org/SummerJobs/

Apr 07

Updated Apr 09

Several Police cars with sirens and search lights around Clark, Howard and Rogers

Any one aware of what happened? Just saw Several police cars dispersed speeding down alleys and streets in search of something in the last half hour?

  • Stop and frisk is good. Tougher penalties for illegal use or possession of a weapon is good. Locking up for 20 years minimum of anyone convicted of a violent crime is good. Best way to stop the violence is to put violent people in jail and keep them there. Cameras work best when someone is monitoring them. If the police can't/won't do it, how about providing internet access to (reliable, screened and security checked) neighbors who could monitor them and notify police of suspicious activity.

  • Andrew Mann Eco, vegan, wanderer

    Bertha, "stop and frisk" is unconstitutional. It goes against the 4th.

Apr 06

Vote in the LSC elections

Chicago Election for Local School Councils starts tomorrow.

Goto: http://www.cps.edu/schools/find_a_school/pages/schoollocator.aspx

Select search by address.
Enter in YOUR address.

It will tell you which neighborhood schools you can vote at. You can vote in both your local elementary LSC election (Monday) and your high school (Tuesday).

6am - 7pm

Also if you have a student at another public school you can also vote there.

You must be 18, being your drivers license or proof of residency. You do not need to be registered to vote - or even eligible to vote in a US election.

Apr 05

Updated Apr 06

Secure shredding and recycling event

Clean out your house. apartment, and closets.

Tomorrow ( Sunday , April 6 ) there will be a opportunity
to get rid of excess STUFF.

From 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon, the following will be accepted :

* Personal documents ( no paper clips or staples )

* Computer equipment

* Even TEXTILES ( clothing, shoes, towels, etc. )

Location : Devon Bank Parking Lot

6445 N. Western Ave.

  • I just sent a thank you e-mail to Devon Bank
    for hosting today's successful recycling event.

    Perhaps some of you can do the same ?

    They need to hear of our appreciation.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Customer Service E-Mail :

    b a n k @ d e v o n b a n k . c o m

  • I think that Irv Loundry is the man responsible for the event.

    He was out there today lifting, sorting, and directing traffic.

    He is not a spring chicken, but he is not afraid to work.

    I think he is part of the family that founded the bank.

Apr 04

Updated Apr 06

Public Storage Spaces

Moving lots of stuff up north, need recommendations on a storage provider. Public Storage gets outrageous with their fees. Any recommendations are welcomed. Thanks.

  • Apple Jaxx Pissing people off not once, but twice...

    Thanks, everyone. I found a 10 x 15 for $109.00 @ Uncle Bob's. Wasn't in RP, but still a better price than the $237.00 Public Storage wanted.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    We will be renting warehouse space in the Skokie industrial area May 1, and can probably sublet a spot to you. Contact me offlist if you are interested.

Apr 05

Updated Apr 06

Garage Broken into this morning.

My garage was broken into between 10:00pm Friday and 1:30am Saturday. Thief forced the door open breaking the locks and got away with several electric tools including a Dark green Cannondale bike. I'm hoping perhaps this posting will alert other neighbors should you come across anyone attempting to make money by selling these items. Bike had some sentimental value so I am asking if anyone comes across someone attempting to sell you this bike please get a description of the person and call the police. This occurred on the 7400 block of Paulina.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I know how much that sucks, so sorry!

    Keep an eye on Craigslist.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    They have hit hard around th Morse stop.

  • Roxanne psychotherapist, gardner. 39 yr. resident of RP.

    So sorry for your loss.

Apr 02

Updated Apr 03

Chicago Northside Families Safety Net

Please consider sharing your time and expertise with the Chicago Northside Families Safety Net! With your help we look forward to creating greater sensitivity and awareness about the problem of disproportionality in Chicago North & Northwest Side communities. Your leadership in this effort will make a powerful statement to the children and families in our communities.

Disproportionality is the over representation of a particular race or cultural group in a program or system. This phenomena has been documented for decades,...

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Please consider sharing your time and expertise with the Chicago Northside Families Safety Net! With your help we look forward to creating greater sensitivity and awareness about the problem of disproportionality in Chicago North & Northwest Side communities. Your leadership in this effort will make a powerful statement to the children and families in our communities.

Disproportionality is the over representation of a particular race or cultural group in a program or system. This phenomena has been documented for decades, nationwide, in different programs, such as special education services, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system. African Americans are represented in these systems at higher rates than their percentage of the general population, both statewide and in the DCFS Region that serves Chicago’s North and Northwest Side communities. The research in Illinois shows that large disparities exist at the point of maltreatment reporting. Research in Illinois also shows that African American children are less likely to attain permanence, and that this disparity is greatest in Cook County.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 1:30 pm

www.awofinc.org/Pages/ChicagoNorthsideFamiliesSafetyNet.aspx
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  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    This seems to be a national problem for centuries. A solution would be rally the community to march, make phone calls, write letters and most importantly demonstrate a care for the community. People, non minority, have a misconception of African Americans and perhaps that perpetual imagery is driven by the...

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    This seems to be a national problem for centuries. A solution would be rally the community to march, make phone calls, write letters and most importantly demonstrate a care for the community. People, non minority, have a misconception of African Americans and perhaps that perpetual imagery is driven by the media and your local idiot thugs portraying the culture incoherently. AA have to do better with what is given, illustrate a perseverance similiar to Frederick Douglass and a will comparable to MLK. Look for a hand up, not a hand out. Some times it takes helping yourself and kicking down doors, respectively, to make a difference. But showing is proving....stop killer each other, robbing, stealing, and embrace love! Segregation and racism prohibits growth and progress.....

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Trash cans on morse

Is there way to possibly get more trash cans on morse ave from sheridan to say clark? There's restaurants and tons of dogs (not that a lot pick up after their dogs anyways) in the area but they have nowhere to throw their trash....

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    @bobwags. I just counted six cans smack dab between the area you suggested more garbage cans. 6, that's more than most busy streets, same distance, have in rp. Is say the problem isn't the amount of cans. Might be your neighbors?

  • Bob Wags Rp resident

    From the el tracks on morse to sheridan there is one can... And there isn't even one in front of jb Alberto's ... And it's not the neighbors it's the slobs passing thru...

Feb 25 2012

Updated Apr 01

Beware...Just Energy Soliciting in Rogers Park

Salesperson somehow got into our building and was knocking on doors. This is a scam. Google "Just Energy scam." The salespeople are very pushy and claim to save you money on your gas bill. Don't open the door!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Spam alert: Violetta, who just joined EveryBlock today, is resurrecting energy threads to peddle her company. This thread is two years old. Look at the three comments she's posted today on threads in three different neighborhoods all for the same thing. You can see her other comments by going to her profile page and clicking on the + sign at the top, right-hand side of the page.

  • Violetta South side Chicago girl!

    I'm just trying to warn and educate people that they have a choice. I happen to have options, but that is why I provided a link to more info.... and not telling people that I have the lowest or best company... but I do honest business. If you save money...

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    I'm just trying to warn and educate people that they have a choice. I happen to have options, but that is why I provided a link to more info.... and not telling people that I have the lowest or best company... but I do honest business. If you save money with anyone else, GREAT. The energy market is a mystery to most and I try to provide honest service because you don't get customers through dishonest practices. I'm just trying to help and I saw several threads about high gas bills. I'm sorry if I sound like I'm "spamming" but it was not my intention.

Mar 28

Updated Apr 01

Shooting, car crash sounds on Estes?

Just around 1am we heard yelling on the street, a gunshot and then a car crash? Anybody know what's going on? Can't see anything from our place, but I just heard someone on the street saying they are letting people through.

Mar 31

Updated Mar 31

Opening of the new Jewel grocery store

Does anyone have an update as to when the Jewel will be openig at Gateway plaza (Clark & Howard street)?

  • John Versical condo president / retail marketing educator

    There was another thread discussing this issue recently and I think the answer was mid June. I'm looking forward to it!

  • Thanks! I am patiently waiting for the opening

Mar 29

Updated Mar 31

Crackheads in RP

I just came back from Walgreens on Clark and Rogers and was hit up 3 times combined between going in and out of Walgreens.

The 1st was a AA woman I've seen before with a bright neon jacket. She claims she needs something to eat. She told me the same thing the last time I saw her (closer to the lake) on Thursday PM. I was approached as I parked my car.

The 2nd and 3rd were a couple (AA...

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I just came back from Walgreens on Clark and Rogers and was hit up 3 times combined between going in and out of Walgreens.

The 1st was a AA woman I've seen before with a bright neon jacket. She claims she needs something to eat. She told me the same thing the last time I saw her (closer to the lake) on Thursday PM. I was approached as I parked my car.

The 2nd and 3rd were a couple (AA man and Causian woman - chubby) right outside of Walgreens asking people for money. When i asked for what, they said "it's for us ok?".

Don't give in to these folks and inform proper authorities if they get out of hand.

Yes I told walgreens mgmt to chase these idiots out.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I can ignore the panhandlers in RP just as easily as I can ignore them on North Michigan Ave., which had at least one per block last Wednesday afternoon.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Crack heads smack heads. Call them a problem if people are willing to travel to another area to shop.

Mar 27

Updated Mar 31

Committee Approves Limits on Fire Marshall's Power to Mandate Sprinklers

I am pleased to report that the Illinois House of Representatives State Government Administration Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill that will limit the ability of the State Fire Marshal to implement fire sprinkler mandates without the approval of the Illinois General Assembly. The bill now advances to the Illinois House of Representatives for a vote.

I joined my City Council colleagues yesterday in sounding the call to our constituents to contact the members of the Committee and urge them to...

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I am pleased to report that the Illinois House of Representatives State Government Administration Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill that will limit the ability of the State Fire Marshal to implement fire sprinkler mandates without the approval of the Illinois General Assembly. The bill now advances to the Illinois House of Representatives for a vote.

I joined my City Council colleagues yesterday in sounding the call to our constituents to contact the members of the Committee and urge them to support the measure.

The bill sponsored by State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, and supported by our local legislators, State Senator Heather Steans and State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, requires full General Assembly review and approval of any regulation mandating the installation of fire sprinklers in any building.

Currently, the State Fire Marshal need only receive the approval of a small committee of legislators called the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). The legislation approved by the Committee yesterday will ensure that any proposed changes to state fire sprinkler laws are made with more transparency, adequate public input, and open discussion in the General Assembly.

The bill also creates a "Task Force on Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Education," comprised of 21 members representing firefighters, homeowners' associations, building trades, and community members.

This task force would consist of experts with decades of experience in fire safety law and best practices who would research and consider the effects of any legislation requiring fire sprinklers in homes, businesses, and high-rise buildings. This group would examine all questions related to increasing rent prices, insurance rates, and installation costs and provide a comprehensive, unbiased report with recommendations to the General Assembly.

  • I completely agree with you, Joe, on the condo issue. I meant my remark toward business owners, like Bob, who owns the haunted house, and their need to protect public safety. I didn't intend to single him out, so i didn't address my remark to him directly. I wish Everyblock had a different format for replies, where you could comment directly below the remark you chose respond to.

  • Michael Manhoff-It seems that Bob White had said they have been up to code for years and even went above it with emts, police, fireman and fire training for staff. I don't see the difference here, whether a business or building owner, codes have been met and safety is number...

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    Michael Manhoff-It seems that Bob White had said they have been up to code for years and even went above it with emts, police, fireman and fire training for staff. I don't see the difference here, whether a business or building owner, codes have been met and safety is number one with both. Adding a sprinkler system is a major undertaking. It could put many out of business. It doesn't matter if you are a building owner, bar, restaurant or haunted house-they are all businesses. That is the whole point of most of these posts and the issue of the fire marshal here....safety first, but being reasonable, so businesses can exist in Illinois.

Mar 28

Updated Mar 30

Morse & Greenview Shooting

At 12:12pm, police responded to multiple calls of a shooting at the Morse Ave CTA station.

There are two victims on the ground, and their condition is unknown.

The shooter is described as a light-skinned male black, wearing a white hoodie. He jumped into a blue Subaru, and fled north-bound on greenview.

Police have locked down the nearby school, to prevent any children from leaving.

  • Z Petillo

    Hardly a Queen. Doesn't have lashes like mine.

  • "Flying High" may be in the "Bang Da Hitta" video (as previously stated/posted but now removed) BUT the victim of the shooting WAS NOT! Craig, please be mindful of the false information you are posting about the victims.

Mar 25

Updated Mar 30

Last Chance to Sign Up for Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act

The deadline is fast approaching for signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." This program will provide you with affordable and quality health care coverage regardless of your income or pre-existing conditions. You have until Monday, March 31st to enroll.

As a service to 49th Ward residents, we are providing two locations this weekend where you can sign up personally:

• Saturday, March 29, 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m., Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230...

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The deadline is fast approaching for signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." This program will provide you with affordable and quality health care coverage regardless of your income or pre-existing conditions. You have until Monday, March 31st to enroll.

As a service to 49th Ward residents, we are providing two locations this weekend where you can sign up personally:

• Saturday, March 29, 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m., Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf (at the lake)
• Sunday, March 30, 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m., 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis)

"Health Care Navigators," experts trained in the new law, will be available to answer your personal questions and help you sign up for the new health insurance program. To apply, please bring verification of income (pay stubs, income tax return) and a form of identification (e.g., driver's license, state ID, Social Security card, student visa).

You can also enroll in Obamacare online, by visiting:

http://getcoveredillinois.gov/

For more information on Obamacare, visit:

http://illinoishealthmatters.org/

For a video that explains, simply, this important, yet complex legislation, click on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZkk6ueZt-U

I encourage you to take advantage of this historic opportunity to get affordable quality health care coverage.

  • Its Friday and its Lent. Lots of people eat fish or mac and cheese tonight instead of Italian beef or chicken. How did you turn pink? I love pink and red.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    This may be your last chance to get help in enrolling from a trained navigator before the deadline on Monday:
    • Sunday, March 30, 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m., 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis)

Mar 28

Updated Mar 29

Updates On Jewel Osco?

Any updates on the Jewel Osco at Clark & Howard? I saw some Jewel Osco maintenance vans there a week ago, but haven't seen much activity since.

Looks like the Burger King in the same lot has been very slow to get going as well.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Kyros C, you are correct. The brutal winter weather slowed down the pace of construction of the Burger King

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    RPMichael, good to hear. A few weeks ago, they told me mid-summer. I guess it's always better to err on the side of caution and then be pleasantly surprised when they exceed expectations

Mar 27

Why the sirens?

I'm hearing lots of sirens outside around Albion and Sheriden (I think). Anybody know if something's going on?

Mar 26

Updated Mar 27

Help Avoid a Repeat of the Onerous Sprinkler Mandate

I just became aware of an important piece of legislation under consideration in Springfield today that would require full General Assembly approval of any fire sprinkler mandate proposed by the Illinois State Fire Marshall.

You might recall last summer Illinois State Fire Marshall Larry Matkaitis attempted to institute a mandatory regulation requiring townhomes, condominium associations and co-ops install sprinkler systems on their property. This mandate would have conflicted with the City of Chicago's current Life Safety Ordinance, and more importantly,...

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I just became aware of an important piece of legislation under consideration in Springfield today that would require full General Assembly approval of any fire sprinkler mandate proposed by the Illinois State Fire Marshall.

You might recall last summer Illinois State Fire Marshall Larry Matkaitis attempted to institute a mandatory regulation requiring townhomes, condominium associations and co-ops install sprinkler systems on their property. This mandate would have conflicted with the City of Chicago's current Life Safety Ordinance, and more importantly, would have added significant, cost-prohibitive and ultimately unnecessary burdens on area residents.

The proposed rules generated such an outpouring of protest that the State Fire Marshall agreed to withdraw the proposal and work with our state legislators to craft more reasonable regulations.

One of the most disturbing aspects of the initial plan was the attempt to circumvent the state's legislative process by pushing the proposed regulations through a committee called the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR).

In an effort for greater transparency and to make sure that any attempt at a fire sprinkler mandate receives full public debate, State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz introduced legislation requiring that any such proposal must first be vetted and approved by the entire General Assembly, not just a committee. It also establishes a task force to continue to look at the issue.

To help our legislators advocate on our behalf, I urge you to please send a message via email or phone to the members of the State Government Administration today. Tell them to vote for State Rep. Feigenholtz's amendment to House Bill 4609.

For more information, including a list of the Committee members and their contact information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/151397_322.htm

  • Willy Beans Communist. Nice guy.

    Stop talking to yourself.

  • John Versical condo president / retail marketing educator

    Well, that was all quite useful.

Mar 26

Updated Mar 27

CAPS Beats 2422, 2423 2424 Meeting 3/27/14 7:00 PM

The third CAPS meeting of 2014 will be Thursday, March 27. This is the monthly CAPS meeting for Beats 2422, 2423 and 2424. The meeting is at 7:00 PM at Chicago Math and Science Academy, (CMSA) 7212 N Clark. Meet your beat officers, give input to problems and solutions and get any updates the officers are able to give you on issues.

I hope to see you there.

Toni
Beat 2422

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    See you there, Toni.

Mar 26

CTA Work Continues this Weekend: Stations Bypassed, Glenwood and Farwell Closed

Work continues this weekend on the new traction power substation at Farwell and Glenwood. This weekend, Red Line trains heading south to 95th Street will bypass the Jarvis, Morse and Loyola stations. This will take place from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 29th, to 2:00 a.m. Monday, March 31st.

If you wish to travel south from these stations, take a Howard-bound train to Howard and transfer to a 95th Street-bound train. If you wish to travel to these stations from Howard,...

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Work continues this weekend on the new traction power substation at Farwell and Glenwood. This weekend, Red Line trains heading south to 95th Street will bypass the Jarvis, Morse and Loyola stations. This will take place from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 29th, to 2:00 a.m. Monday, March 31st.

If you wish to travel south from these stations, take a Howard-bound train to Howard and transfer to a 95th Street-bound train. If you wish to travel to these stations from Howard, take a 95th Street-bound train to Thorndale and transfer to a Howard-bound train.

In addition, the following street and parking restrictions will be enforced from 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 28th, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 31st:

• Farwell will be closed from southbound Glenwood (west of the tracks) to Wayne.
• Northbound Glenwood (east of the tracks) will be closed from Farwell to Morse.
• Parking will be prohibited on both sides of Farwell from Glenwood to Wayne.
• Parking will be prohibited on northbound Glenwood from Farwell to Morse.

Finally, construction noise, including the sounding of horns, will take place periodically throughout the weekend in the vicinity of Farwell and Glenwood.

The work is taking place this weekend to minimize disruption to rush hour commuters during the weekday.

The new substation is designed to boost the electrical power on the tracks, which will help increase train speed and service reliability and reduce "slow zones" on the far north Red Line. The CTA tells me all the major construction work on the project should be completed by the end of June.

For more information on the substation project, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/138829_322.htm#Glenwood

If you have any questions, please contact my office at ward49@cityofchicago.org or the CTA directly through Jeff Wilson, the CTA's Government and Community Relations Officer, at jwilson@transitchicago.com.

Mar 24

Updated Mar 25

Any successful neighborhood clean ups groups in Roger's Park?

Hi, I just moved from Roger's Park to around the California/Devon area. I'm trying to find other people interested in a neighborhood clean up. From what I remember, there were some pretty active members in Roger's Park on the old Everyblock. Any suggestions on any active clean up groups in West Roger's Park/West Ridge? I contacted Alderman Silverstein's office, but they only provide supplies. They don't organize a weekly or twice a month volunteer clean up crew. I've placed an...

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Hi, I just moved from Roger's Park to around the California/Devon area. I'm trying to find other people interested in a neighborhood clean up. From what I remember, there were some pretty active members in Roger's Park on the old Everyblock. Any suggestions on any active clean up groups in West Roger's Park/West Ridge? I contacted Alderman Silverstein's office, but they only provide supplies. They don't organize a weekly or twice a month volunteer clean up crew. I've placed an ad on Craigslist, checked Meet Up (nothing). I don't really want to put flyers on buildings. This should be a great way to meet people in the neighborhood. I'm really surprised I can't find any weekend clean up groups in the neighborhood. I work full time and am in school full time, so I really don't want to have to organize something like this, but 1 person can clean an entire block in an hour or so by her/himself. Does Alderman Joe Moore organize a volunteer clean up crew for the 49th ward? Any tips will be appreciated.

  • John Warner 12 year resident - RPPL - Beat Facilitator 2431

    Hi Jeff - Also check and ask your neighbors if there is a block club in your area. They may be interested in helping out also. You can also ask your CAPS Beat Facilitator if they know of folks that may be interested.

  • Andrew Mann Eco, vegan, wanderer

    Well said Mac!

Mar 24

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Mar 20

Updated Mar 21

Man dies after Rogers Park fight

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-rogers-park-fight-death-20140320,0,364463.story
A 59-year-old man died after getting into a fight in Rogers Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Police aren't calling it a homicide and have opened a "death investigation."

Michael Tingling, of the 7100 block of North Ridge Avenue, was pronounced dead about 2:45 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.
A 59-year-old man died after getting into a fight in Rogers Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Police aren't calling it a homicide and have opened a "death investigation."

Michael Tingling, of...

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-rogers-park-fight-death-20140320,0,364463.story
A 59-year-old man died after getting into a fight in Rogers Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Police aren't calling it a homicide and have opened a "death investigation."

Michael Tingling, of the 7100 block of North Ridge Avenue, was pronounced dead about 2:45 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.
A 59-year-old man died after getting into a fight in Rogers Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Police aren't calling it a homicide and have opened a "death investigation."

Michael Tingling, of the 7100 block of North Ridge Avenue, was pronounced dead about 2:45 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.
Police said had been in a "physical altercation" with a 58-year-old man at 7100 N. Clark Street about 2 p.m. The 58-year-old is being held by police for questioning.

Check back for more information.

  • SFW and Suzanne, the post I saw on a parenting board was from a family friend, but details are not yet provided on how to help. Someone else on the board noted that Channel 2 is doing a story on the family today with details of how to help. When/if I see concrete details, I will be sure to re-post them here.

  • I appreciate humor, but I have to say, this is a really tragic story and it's not really something to joke about. It's also anything but an example of typical crime in Rogers Park.

Mar 20

Updated Mar 21

CTA to Bypass Red Line Stations, Close Farwell and Glenwood this Weekend

As a result of construction work on the new traction power substation at Farwell and Glenwood, Red Line trains heading north to Howard will bypass the Bryn Mawr, Thorndale, Granville, Loyola, Morse, and Jarvis stations this weekend from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 22nd, to 2:00 a.m. Monday, March 24th.

If you wish to travel north from these stations, take a 95th-bound train to Berwyn and transfer to a Howard-bound train. If you wish to travel to these stations from points...

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As a result of construction work on the new traction power substation at Farwell and Glenwood, Red Line trains heading north to Howard will bypass the Bryn Mawr, Thorndale, Granville, Loyola, Morse, and Jarvis stations this weekend from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 22nd, to 2:00 a.m. Monday, March 24th.

If you wish to travel north from these stations, take a 95th-bound train to Berwyn and transfer to a Howard-bound train. If you wish to travel to these stations from points south, take a Howard-bound train to Howard and transfer to a 95th-bound train.

In addition, the following street and parking restrictions will be enforced from 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 21st, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 24th:

• Farwell will be closed from southbound Glenwood (west of the tracks) to Wayne.
• Two-way traffic will be allowed on Farwell from Greenview to Glenwood.
• Southbound Glenwood will be closed to local traffic only from Morse to Farwell.
• Southbound Glenwood will be closed from Farwell to Pratt.
• Parking will be prohibited on the north side of Farwell from Greenview to Glenwood.
• Parking will be prohibited on both sides of Farwell from Glenwood to Wayne.
• Parking will be prohibited on southbound Glenwood from Morse to Pratt.

Finally, construction noise, including the sounding of horns, will take place periodically throughout the weekend in the vicinity of Farwell and Glenwood.

The work is taking place this weekend to minimize disruption to rush hour commuters during the weekday.

The new substation is designed to boost the electrical power on the tracks, which will help increase train speed and service reliability and reduce "slow zones" on the far north Red Line. For more information on the substation project, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/138829_322.htm#Glenwood

  • No one has a problem with upgrading. It's how they choose to do it. Wait until the things are about collapse? With each improvement the service doesn't seem to improve. What's *logical* about that?

  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    I love to walk, so I'll opt out of the bus. =)

Mar 17

Updated Mar 18

You have to go to Peckish Pig

I know it's not technically in Rogers Park, but it's still in our neighborhood. I went yesterday with some friends from my building, and we had a great time. The atmosphere is hip and eclectic, but also very family-friendly. The food? Amazing. Seriously, stop by for a bite and a "bevvie" and welcome Peckish Pig to the neighborhood.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Drove by the pekish on Saturday mid day. Looked like they had quite a few patrons. Gonna hit it up in the next week. I believe the grand opening is 3/20.

  • The selection of drinks is impressive and The food is yummy. Looks like Howard street is stepping up. I can't wait for there brewery to start serving up some unique beer. It's a family run business with passion. Cheers

Mar 16

Updated Mar 17

Red Tape in the alley

Birchwood and Damen in the back alley I was walking my dog, I notice red tape in the alley what happened ? Most likely shooting.

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    I wish my Alderman was on Everyblock!

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I wish any representative of the 50th ward participated in any discussions outside of the ward office.

Mar 16

Whole Planet Foundation Benefit Concert at Red Line Tap

Join Whole Foods Market Evanston South at Red Line Tap March 30th 7pm to fight poverty! We will have live music and raffle items from Mrs. Meyers, ACURE Skincare, and SPACE Evanston. $5 donation/cover charge doors at 7pm show at 8pm. For more information on Whole Planet Foundation visit wholeplanetfoundation.org

Mar 15

Updated Mar 16

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140315/west-rogers-park/west-rogers-park-pilsen-shootings-wound-two

Another Rogers Park Area Gang Related Shooting

This one occurred in the 50th Ward of the 24th Police District (beat 2413). I honestly think that the CPD is doing all they can to address gang issues. Conversely I question the wisdom of our courts and local officials in their treatment of these criminal organizations which the US Supreme Court has identified as "Social Clubs" with a constitutional right to assemble. I did notice as I was driving home last Night...

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Another Rogers Park Area Gang Related Shooting

This one occurred in the 50th Ward of the 24th Police District (beat 2413). I honestly think that the CPD is doing all they can to address gang issues. Conversely I question the wisdom of our courts and local officials in their treatment of these criminal organizations which the US Supreme Court has identified as "Social Clubs" with a constitutional right to assemble. I did notice as I was driving home last Night (Friday 3-14-14) at about 10:30 pm, the usual foot traffic of undesirables that usually contaminate our public ways on Clark Street from Pratt to Touhy was almost non existent. Is this clean up of Clark Street a reaction to the recent Markeyo Carr shooting which occurred in that immediate area, and has the late night indigent gang presence shifted to from that chronic area to the Devon and Western area?

  • Very well said, soder.
    Two other remarks:
    1. Gang-related shootings are NOT the norm in this neighborhood at the present time. After the two massive police sweeps last year that rounded up dozens of gang members in Rogers Park, the number of these shootings has plummeted. We're still seeing a...

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    Very well said, soder.
    Two other remarks:
    1. Gang-related shootings are NOT the norm in this neighborhood at the present time. After the two massive police sweeps last year that rounded up dozens of gang members in Rogers Park, the number of these shootings has plummeted. We're still seeing a couple a year, but that's nothing compared to before.
    2. Also, I take extreme offense to Needforachange's characterization of "the usual foot traffic of undesirables that usually contaminate our public ways on Clark Street from Pratt to Touhy." I walk and shop on that stretch of Clark Street all the time, and I know this poster is simply racially denigrating Hispanic people. There is literally nothing undesirable about the people who shop on Clark. They are friendly, hard-working, decent people who are the future of our neighborhood.
    Based on Needforachange's other recent posts, I am more and more suspecting that he or she is an outsider troll who comes on here to say offensive things to promote paranoia and negativity.

  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    People make RP out to be Austin or Englewood. I moved to Chicago in August and made the mistake of believing my friend who lives in Austin, that it's not dangerous. I stayed in Austin for three months. It was the worst three months of my life! Hoodrats, thugs, disrespectful...

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    People make RP out to be Austin or Englewood. I moved to Chicago in August and made the mistake of believing my friend who lives in Austin, that it's not dangerous. I stayed in Austin for three months. It was the worst three months of my life! Hoodrats, thugs, disrespectful men "tryna holla" referring to me as a b...h. Drug addicts everywhere. Thugs thugs thugs....gangs gangs....every other night a gun shot. They knew I wasn't from there, I stood out like a sore thumb. Thank GOD Oak Park was a 5 minute walk away.....I could escape the jungle. So for me Rogers Park is a walk in the park....no pun intended.

Mar 15

AFROMAN tonight at the Red Line Tap

TONIGHT!!!!!
The Red Line Tap Presents: AFROMAN W/ Right Rongly / Winnie Page and The Dirt Band
Saturday 3.15.2014 - 9 pm
$20.00 Advance / $23.00 Night of Show

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/540431

https://www.facebook.com/events/192428407616051

The Red Line Tap
7006 N Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626
773-274-5463
www.redlinetap.com

Mar 14

Join South African Anti-Apartheid Activists and Artists for Lunch Tomorrow Posted: 3/14/2014 B

You may have seen message I posted on the event page the other day about an amazing lunch-time event 9th judicial subcircuit judge candidate Megan Goldish and I are hosting tomorrow (Saturday, March 15th).

Rogers Park resident Soraya Sheppard (photo below), a South African human rights activist who risked her freedom in the fight against the brutal apartheid regime, will share her story of struggle. She will also showcase some of the rare apartheid-era artwork by South African artists, hidden...

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You may have seen message I posted on the event page the other day about an amazing lunch-time event 9th judicial subcircuit judge candidate Megan Goldish and I are hosting tomorrow (Saturday, March 15th).

Rogers Park resident Soraya Sheppard (photo below), a South African human rights activist who risked her freedom in the fight against the brutal apartheid regime, will share her story of struggle. She will also showcase some of the rare apartheid-era artwork by South African artists, hidden away for years and only recently discovered.

Please join us tomorrow (Saturday, March 15th), 12 noon, for a complimentary lunch at the Ethiopian Diamond II Restaurant, 7537 N. Clark.

After my first post, Soraya wrote Megan a heartfelt note. She has given me permission to share it with you:

"As I prepare for this weekend I am completely overwhelmed with emotions as I reflect on where my journey has led me today. As a single mother of 2 beautiful daughters at 26 years of age, I wanted my children to be spared the scars of oppression. So, I was forced to choose between a life of oppression and fear in South Africa or a life of freedom in another land. . . .

This would be the first time that I will be speaking about my experiences living in apartheid South Africa to a large audience. I realized also that our voices have never been heard. The freedom to speak out against the regime was treason and the fear of the consequences still live within us today.

"So, I want to thank you for reaching out in support of my effort to help highlight the greed and economic injustice that's still perpetrated in South African and our efforts to help rebuild the new South Africa by highlighting the beauty that exists among the ruins."

Megan and I are honored to host Soraya. This will be a very special event. We want as many people as possible to hear their story, see some inspiring artwork, and sample some of the excellent African dishes prepared by the Ethiopian Diamond.

Mar 13

The Red Line Tap Presents

THE RED LINE TAP PRESENTS
https://www.facebook.com/redlinetap
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UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

TICKETS FOR OUR SHOWS CAN BE FOUND:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/74898

FRIDAY 3.14.2014: FIRST JASON FEATURING ARI LEHMAN - THE FIRST JASON VOORHEES FROM THE FRIDAY THE 13TH MOVIES
W/ SINISTER FATE / ANOTHER BLACK HOUR / HORROR IS DEAD

SATURDAY 3.15.2014: AFROMAN / RIGHT RONGLY / WINNIE PAGE AND THE DIRT BAND

TUESDAY 4.1.2014: THE RED LINE TAP BARN DANCE WITH CALLER JO MORLAND AND MUSIC FROM THE MUDFLAPPS

THURSDAY 4.3.2014: AMY...

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THE RED LINE TAP PRESENTS
https://www.facebook.com/redlinetap
www.redlinetap.com

UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

TICKETS FOR OUR SHOWS CAN BE FOUND:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/74898

FRIDAY 3.14.2014: FIRST JASON FEATURING ARI LEHMAN - THE FIRST JASON VOORHEES FROM THE FRIDAY THE 13TH MOVIES
W/ SINISTER FATE / ANOTHER BLACK HOUR / HORROR IS DEAD

SATURDAY 3.15.2014: AFROMAN / RIGHT RONGLY / WINNIE PAGE AND THE DIRT BAND

TUESDAY 4.1.2014: THE RED LINE TAP BARN DANCE WITH CALLER JO MORLAND AND MUSIC FROM THE MUDFLAPPS

THURSDAY 4.3.2014: AMY LAVERE / MICHAEL GOODMAN / KENT ROSE

MONDAY 4.7.2014: BEACH DAY (KANINE RECORDS) / BIG JOY

FRIDAY 4.25.2014: WU TANG’S KILLAH PRIEST / THE GROUP LE

SATURDAY 4.26.2014: GRAMPS THE VAMP / WILLY DYNOMITE / THE JESTERS

SATURDAY 5.10.2014: SAM LLANAS FORMERLY OF THE BO DEANS / SIMPLETON & CITYFOLK / IDLE SPIES

FRIDAY 5.16.2014: CHANNEL 3 (CH3) / 80 PROOF PREACHER

THURSDAY 5.22.2014: JOE BUCK YOURSELF / VIVA LE VOX / THE VOLUPTUALS / THE PINE BOCKS

FRIDAY 5.23.2014: MIKE HARD (GOD BULLIES) / VORTIS

SATURDAY 5.31.2014: JUICEHEAD

TUESDAY 6.10.2014: RACHEL BROOKE / THE MUDFLAPPS

Waana play the Red Line Tap…….From Punk to funk and everything in between, The Red Line Tap is booking shows for 2014, from head lining acts to support acts, etc, and we might even have a slot for your band somewhere in our line up too…………..

Here’s what we tend to book:
Punk, Rock, Power Pop, Indie, Country, Bluegrass, Alt Country, Metal, Alternative Rock, Funk, Ska, Reggae, Roots, Americana, Traditional Country, Blues, Acoustic, Folk and more, from Local, Regional and National talent. Sorry, but we don’t book cover or tribute bands. Compensation varies, pending bill, line up, etc

All performers at the Red Line Tap must be 21+, it’s not us, it’s the law

Email Brettly directly – brettly@redlinetap.com

THE RED LINE TAP
7006 N GLENWOOD
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60626
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Mar 12

Updated Mar 13

Fire 1700 Block of Juneway

There is a fire that is currently (2:30 pm) going on somewhere on the 1700 Block of Juneway. I can't hear the exact address on the police scanner but I am hearing a lot of sirens heading towards there from down by Thorndale.

They are calling for a fair amount of police as it is a courtyard building and that there are a lot of people right now that need somewhere warm to at least sit to stay warm. No injuries to report as of yet, but it is still early. There is also a report of a child that is stuck.

I hope that everyone gets out safe.

  • Julie Lifelong Rogers Parker

    Landlords are required to provide smoke detectors. People steal them, dismantle them, take out the batteries. Anyone that has children has the responsibility to not let your babies sleep in a home where there are no smoke detectors. You should even check other homes when they have sleepovers to make...

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    Landlords are required to provide smoke detectors. People steal them, dismantle them, take out the batteries. Anyone that has children has the responsibility to not let your babies sleep in a home where there are no smoke detectors. You should even check other homes when they have sleepovers to make sure there are working smoke detectors. Heartbreaking that another child has been lost. It was just daylight savings time this weekend. Daylight savings time is the time we are reminded to check and make sure the detectors were working. A few minutes and a life could be saved.

  • Well said Julie! I have a 2 year old and I periodically check our smoke detectors. It's not just parents that need to check them, any adult has the obligation to make sure their smoke detectors work, to avoid a tragedy like this.

Mar 06

Updated Mar 11

Jewel-Osco is coming to Gateway

At 2:42pm, I've just recieved an alert from Crain's Chicago Business, stating that Jewl-Osco has just purchased 5 more stores from Dominicks in the following locations:

1763 Howard St. in Rogers Park•
424 W. Division in Old Town•
3243 S. 115th St in Merrionette Park•
800 NW Highway in Fox River Grove •
345 S. Rand Road in Lake Zurich.

This is sure to be welcome news to the neighborhood, as Jewel is a company that we are already familiar with.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140306/NEWS07/140309846/jewel-osco-buys-5-more-dominicks-grocery-stores?r=9241D4751912F4S

  • S10

    If I recall correctly, the space at Gateway Plaza currently occupied by the storage facility was supposed to be a movie theater, before the chain (I believe Cineplex Odeon) went out of business midway through construction. As a result, we now have an oddly shaped L. A. Fitness with an...

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    If I recall correctly, the space at Gateway Plaza currently occupied by the storage facility was supposed to be a movie theater, before the chain (I believe Cineplex Odeon) went out of business midway through construction. As a result, we now have an oddly shaped L. A. Fitness with an oversized lobby and a self storage center steps away from the train. Gateway Plaza is the product of bad planning (giant surface lot next to a large transit facility) and the unusual luck of having 2 of its biggest tenants go out of business.

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

    My understanding (according to the original blueprints for the project), was that the multi-screen theater was to be placed in the space that is now occupied by the "Marshall's" store.
    I have never been inside of Marshall's, so I don't know if the space could have accomodated a theater. The place looks very small from the outside, but perhaps someone who has actually seen the inside of the store, could offer an opinion as to whether the space is large enough to have hosted a theater.

Mar 06

Updated Mar 11

In case you missed it

May I be the 8 th person to announce that Jewel Foods
will occupy the vacant Dominick's store on Howard.

  • Anne Sullivan In and around Rogers Park since 1970

    Al, I only responded to BLAIR'S COMMENT "Bad intent is easily identified. For example, Anne Sullivan clearly intends to denigrate when she consistently name calls the Alderman a “liar and a bully”". I was not even part of this conversation (which had veered way off course by that point already) but was brought into it. I will not apologize for responding to these insults. If it gives me the opportunity to once again point out the alderman's ethical lapses, blame the gang of 5.

  • Samantha Lady social justice defender

    "The Lady doth protest too much, methinks." If only the currently repeated apophasis were in iambic pentameter it might be slightly less abusive to the ear. What ho! And what manner of coffee wouldst Thou have today m'Lady? (You can fill in the response by now......LOL)

Mar 06

Updated Mar 09

Jewel-Osco Coming to Gateway Center

I am pleased to report that Jewel-Osco will open in the grocery store space formerly occupied by Dominick's at Gateway Center. Though a formal opening date has yet to be announced, I am told the new Jewel could be up and running within the next 60 days.

This is the best possible news for our neighborhood. The Jewel-Osco chain is a well-established full service grocery store and serves people of all economic means, which makes it a perfect fit for...

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I am pleased to report that Jewel-Osco will open in the grocery store space formerly occupied by Dominick's at Gateway Center. Though a formal opening date has yet to be announced, I am told the new Jewel could be up and running within the next 60 days.

This is the best possible news for our neighborhood. The Jewel-Osco chain is a well-established full service grocery store and serves people of all economic means, which makes it a perfect fit for our very diverse neighborhood. I couldn't be more thrilled.

I've been a member of Mayor Emanuel's Grocery Store Task Force, a 20-member committee consisting of industry experts and representatives of City departments, agencies and organized labor to identify potential new grocers for the City's shuttered Dominick's stores. The task force made the Gateway Dominick's one of its three top priorities.

Deputy Mayor Steve Koch, who chaired the Task Force, played a pivotal role in convincing Jewel to consider the Gateway site. He and the other task force members knew it was important to my community and me that we secure a grocery store of Jewel's caliber and broad appeal. As a result of the Task Force's efforts, Jewel commenced negotiations with Dominick's parent company, Safeway, Inc. The negotiations reached a speedy conclusion and resulted in a signed agreement last Friday.

I will let you know of the Grand Opening date as soon as I find out. In the meantime, let's celebrate the good news!

  • I'd also say that arguably, it's more likely to get sucked into impulse buying at TJ's ... probably less likely to impulse buy with Instacart

  • FebGirl Once a bride, but never a bridesmaid

    No Samantha, I know what Trader Joe's is. I guess what I'm saying is I'm glad to have a full-service market in the old Dom's locale than a store like Trader Joe's. I'm saying, though I don't love JFS, I would take them over any grocer that's less than full-service.

Mar 06

Updated Mar 07

AFROMAN LIVE

St. Patrick's Weekend
The Red Line Tap Presents: AFROMAN W/ Right Rongly
Saturday 3.15.2014 - 9 pm
$20.00 Advance / $23.00 Night of Show

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/540431

https://www.facebook.com/events/192428407616051

The Red Line Tap
7006 N Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626
773-274-5463
www.redlinetap.com

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    "Because I Got High"

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Brett great job booking lots of acts. Reaching new highs with this one.

Mar 06

Updated Mar 07

Jewel-Osco names new president, buying 5 more Dominick's

"The new locations announced on Thursday are: 1763 Howard Street and 424 W. Division in Chicago; 3243 S. 115th St. in Merionette Park; 800 Northwest Highway in Fox River Grove and 345 S. Rand Road in Lake Zurich."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-jewel-chicago-20140306,0,7417116.story

  • diana Life is short. Death is long. Act accordingly.

    Hey Robin, there's a Chase on the corner of Howard/Clark (Chicago), so pretty much in the same spot as Dominick's! You just have to park a little further (behind Rolland's and Ethopian Diamond) to get to it, but it's there!

  • Robin in Rogers Park Owner of Cats in the City, LLC

    Thanks, diana. I liked the old Dominick's because I'd go in for a Starbucks decaf, splurge on some gluten-free sandwich cookies, and deposit checks, then go buy some organic apples...;-) Thanks for the info - I do know where this Chase is!

Mar 02

Updated Mar 04

Cat found

This is a posting i found & wanted to help

  • So did you find the cat? Or are you just posting in case someone lost him/her?

  • I did not find the cat. This is just a posting i found in my lobby & wanted to share

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Adopt this lost cat. That's awesome.

Mar 02

Updated Mar 03

Cash for non working/junk car

Our car died on Thursday. The transmission is burnt out and it is not worth it to fix it. The car no longer moves. The car was towed to a nearby car repair garage. I am looking to get rid of our car for few hundreds dollars. The more the better of course. Does anyone know a place that would pick up our car and give us few hundreds dollars?

  • You can also donate cars to CHIRP - awesome local independent radio station - http://chirpradio.org/donations - and it is tax deductible....

  • I donated my car to PAWS. The donation tax deduction only works if you are a person with itemized deductions over 5000. But either way, its still a great way to give to your favorite non-profit.

Mar 02

Top Box on the North Side

Join us Today March 2 at 1 pm in the United Church of Rogers Park sanctuary to hear from Top Box Foods and see sample boxes.

Top Box Foods is a nonprofit organization started in Chicago that provides restaurant quality food to areas lacking in quality nutritious eating options, ie, food deserts. Once a month Top Box delivers packaged boxes of the buyers choice for half the grocery store price. Package options include fruits & vegetables, family & small family (meat & vegetables), or precooked meals for one week. All forms of payment, including LINK card, are accepted.

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