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Updated 37 min ago

Senior Safety Seminar

On Wednesday ( Feb. 4 ) ( 10:00 - 11:30 AM ) , the City of Chicago will
conduct a Seminar that discusses SENIOR SAFETY.

The police and fire department will make presentations.
.....They usually provide useful handouts.
.....They will tell what services are available to SENIORS.

The Office of Emergency Management and Communications will also be there.

It will take place at the BROADWAY ARMORY ( 5917 N. Broadway ).

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This sounds like a valuable event for local SENIORS.

Please share the information with any SENIORS that you know.

.....Help them get to this event ?

Thank you.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Pat - send this information to Oak Street Health on Devon; their practice is limited to Medicare (and some Medicare managed care plans, like Healthspring).

    Do you have a flyer you could email to me?

40 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

CMSA Students' Award Winning Poetries

Per popular request here are the two poems written by CMSA students which won top honors at Roosevelt University's "Too Hot to Handel" student poetry contest.

My Community - 1st Place Winner
By Sidney Hunt– 11th grade
North side Chicago
Bred from the cement grounds I call home
Where my last crawl ended and my first step started
The place with more ethnic groups than sand on the lakeshore
Diversity is what we pride ourselves on
We are the backbone...

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Per popular request here are the two poems written by CMSA students which won top honors at Roosevelt University's "Too Hot to Handel" student poetry contest.

My Community - 1st Place Winner
By Sidney Hunt– 11th grade
North side Chicago
Bred from the cement grounds I call home
Where my last crawl ended and my first step started
The place with more ethnic groups than sand on the lakeshore
Diversity is what we pride ourselves on
We are the backbone of Chicago
The melting pot in the kitchen filled with salt and pepper
The positive and negative all intermingle and although we are stopped by corruption and violence we stand strong
Black, White, Tan we are
My Community

Chicago Point of View - 2nd Place Winner
By: Ololade Taiwo—12th grade

I pay homage to the grimy hustlers that jumped hurtles for this lethal game All the casualties sustained It’s a shame and now
bystanders are getting involved Problem solved if we admonish these fools and polish the tools we use for self examination
Instead of learning gunplay we play with alliteration And it takes patience to deal with an anonymous foe but we are too stodgy to work to our utmost In fact we never trust folks So a salute to those who can woman or man it Takes courage to step up so we hide behind facades and we dress up as something we are not We were taught to love but it’s something we forgot in the rush of life like the husband that no longer trusts his wife Despite the fact that we’ve been together for years humanity is often crippled by fear

  • Congrats and its not Poetries it is just Poetry. Simply Poetry.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Yes, thank you, Carl. I went back and re-read it with your comment in mind. Like Tom, I'd like to hear it. It just doesn't come off right in print.

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis

I invite you to Follow Me on Friday to a Rogers Park institution--the Oasis. Join me this Friday, January 23rd, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the bar located at 6809 N. Sheridan Road (just north of Pratt).

The co-owner of the Oasis, Ben Chikko, is serving up delicious deli sandwiches and desserts and offering one complimentary beer, wine, soda or well drink. When you stop by, you'll find out why so many Rogers Park neighbors call the "O" their second...

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I invite you to Follow Me on Friday to a Rogers Park institution--the Oasis. Join me this Friday, January 23rd, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the bar located at 6809 N. Sheridan Road (just north of Pratt).

The co-owner of the Oasis, Ben Chikko, is serving up delicious deli sandwiches and desserts and offering one complimentary beer, wine, soda or well drink. When you stop by, you'll find out why so many Rogers Park neighbors call the "O" their second home. It's a friendly neighborhood tavern where just about everyone knows your name.

If you're into darts, this is the place for you. The Oasis has three dart boards and sponsors its own dart league. You better come prepared because the competition is fierce!

The Oasis also offers a professionally built pool table with custom balls and cues and Sunday night karaoke. They also offer free Wi-Fi and charging for your smart phones, so you can't go wrong. In short, it's a place you go to hang out with your neighbors.

Come and meet Ben the owner on Friday and join us for food and drink at this favorite Rogers Park hangout.

"Follow Me on Friday" is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward's finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I'll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It's a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    A friend and I were talking Saturday afternoon and we both agreed that this was one of the best Follow Me on Fridays ever. It was such a fun, friendly crowd. Plus, who knew that a neighborhood bar like Oasis would have vanilla porter and only $5 a bottle. The hosts provided buns and a nice array of meats and cheese, plus tomato slices and lettuce for sandwiches, along with potato salad, cole slaw, and chips and salsa. All of that was soon gone and someone sent out for pizza.

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    All hearsay on you end Scott Phillips. It was an excellent evening and event. Ben was a gracious host, as well as all the people from the Oasis. All of us agree who attended, and we intend to frequent the Oasis on a regular basis ~ Great Place with A Great Vibe!

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

CMSA Students Win Big last weekend!

As we all reflected on Dr. King's legacy and the work he committed to addressing inequality, racism, and discrimination, it's important that we not forget about his vision of the "beloved community" and the role it would play in further generating necessary change throughout our nation.
Two of our CMSA students, Sidney Hunt and Ololade Taiwo, wrote brilliant poems that reflect on Dr. King's vision of "beloved community" that won first place and runner-up in Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre's "Too...

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As we all reflected on Dr. King's legacy and the work he committed to addressing inequality, racism, and discrimination, it's important that we not forget about his vision of the "beloved community" and the role it would play in further generating necessary change throughout our nation.
Two of our CMSA students, Sidney Hunt and Ololade Taiwo, wrote brilliant poems that reflect on Dr. King's vision of "beloved community" that won first place and runner-up in Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre's "Too Hot to Handel" student poetry competition. Their poetry submissions were two of hundreds of submissions from students throughout CPS. This was also the first year that both the first place and runner-up winners came from the same school!
Sidney and Ololade had the honor of performing their poems at the Saturday and Sunday "Too Hot to Handel: Jazz Gospel Messiah" performances at the Auditorium theatre for audiences of over 2,400 people, and their poems are currently on display in the theatre.

5 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Seen a ghost? Angel? Saint? Want to tell a journalist about it?

Hi!

I am reporter and Masters journalism student.

I am working on a story concerning the experiences by some who say they have seen or have encountered supernatural spirits (ghosts, holy beings, saints, etc).

Does this apply to you? Would you be willing to tell me about your encounter(s)?

Any help would be appreciated. I am working on deadline.

If your interview is used, it would be published on a Chicago news website.

Please contact me for more information.

Thank you!

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Good Evening Jack How Are You! Would You Please Be So Kind As To Tell Us Your Athiest View Of The After-Life And Where Does The Spirit And Soul Go After Death!Blessed Be!

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Greetings Rogers Park, Under Shadow Magic Law The Spirit Is The Vessel That Encloses The Soul! Witches Believe Your Shadow Which Is Your Spirit Spiritually Records From The Spirit World Into World Our Life And Is A Witness To Everything We Do! A Shadow Magician Can Invoke And Evoke A Person's Spirit To Confess All It Has Seen And Done! Blessed Be!

5 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Report on Gale School....

Originally broadcast June 2, 2014 on WTTW. A must view for Rogers Park Residents....

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/06/02/rogers-park-school-struggles-survive

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    EXactllly.

  • I'm not on a side. I just think you all are incredibly rude people, and so it pleases me to point out your mistakes. I repeat, I am not on a side.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Tonight's meeting at Loyola about the hotel

I came early and stayed late at the meeting to discuss the Albion/ Sheridan hotel. It's such a done deal that I don't think our rather modest requests concerning parking and traffic safety will result in any changes. With one exception (an employee of Loyola), all the "voices of authority" who spoke on behalf of the project were men, and other than the developer and the architect, white men. I was sad and embarrassed to see someone like Joe Moore,...

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I came early and stayed late at the meeting to discuss the Albion/ Sheridan hotel. It's such a done deal that I don't think our rather modest requests concerning parking and traffic safety will result in any changes. With one exception (an employee of Loyola), all the "voices of authority" who spoke on behalf of the project were men, and other than the developer and the architect, white men. I was sad and embarrassed to see someone like Joe Moore, who did, once upon a time, have a social,conscience, would not commit, even in theory, to a living wage for hotel employees. Earlier in the evening I stopped by Moore's office, where a workshop on wage theft was taking place. That strip mall and the environs around his office is pretty depressing when you get away from the businesses on the north side of Jarvis. I thought later on that maybe he's scared that if he doesn't ally with Loyola's corporate interests, all of RP will look like the area around his office: A few hipster cafés, some pockets of gentrification and then many unkempt buildings and people in distress. But I think most of us at the meeting think we can do better than this particular development (and developer) and that if Loyola is serious about Catholic social teaching and Ignatian Spirituality, they won't provide the land to build a hotel that relies on exploited labor.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    In spite of reports to the contrary, there has been no groundbreaking, Neil, nor can there be unless and until several governmental entities sign off on the proposal.

  • oops

Jan 15

Updated 2 days ago

Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?

Alderman Moore sent a notice about a public meeting next Tuesday at 7 PM at Centennial Forum concerning a plan to build a bare-bones (limited conference space; no restaurant inside the hotel itself; some commercial space from the sidewalk) hotel at Albion and Sheridan, including making Albion two-way from the alley east to Sheridan. Supposedly the clientele will be visiting parents of Loyola students. That sounds fine for about five weeks out of the year, but what about the other...

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Alderman Moore sent a notice about a public meeting next Tuesday at 7 PM at Centennial Forum concerning a plan to build a bare-bones (limited conference space; no restaurant inside the hotel itself; some commercial space from the sidewalk) hotel at Albion and Sheridan, including making Albion two-way from the alley east to Sheridan. Supposedly the clientele will be visiting parents of Loyola students. That sounds fine for about five weeks out of the year, but what about the other 47 weeks?? Visions of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood are dancing in my head: Student parties? Lots of people on and out for various assignations? I'm betting it's yet another Loyola dorm in five years. The two- way traffic designation for Albion concerns a lot of us as well, since a similar reconfiguration on Arthur and Sheridan has been confusing and dangerous to drivers and pedestrians. OH--no new parking spaces will be created for the hotel--supposedly the parking structure at Arthur and Sheridan is "underutilized." Could we see some data on that? If you got Moore's email, take a look at the building specs and come to the meeting on Tuesday.

  • FrankW RP resident since 1988

    Dear Rob: Re your comment, "...go ahead Frank, like you did at the meeting, suggest the company behind the traffic study is somehow in cahoots with Loyola and CDOT to present false numbers," I accused neither the purveyor of the traffic study, nor the CDOT, of presenting "false numbers." What...

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    Dear Rob: Re your comment, "...go ahead Frank, like you did at the meeting, suggest the company behind the traffic study is somehow in cahoots with Loyola and CDOT to present false numbers," I accused neither the purveyor of the traffic study, nor the CDOT, of presenting "false numbers." What I DID do, at the meeting, was point out that we all live in Chicago, on planet Earth, in the real world--not some good government utopia. And in the real world, enterprises like Loyola University do not shell out $10,000 + for a study in support of a multi-million dollar project, without some degree of confidence that the study they are paying for will be supportive of their project.

    Recall that, for decades, tobacco companies funded "research" by "independent" academic institutes that concluded there was no scientific reason to find a causal link between tobacco usage and cancer. Were those "independent" studies presenting "false numbers?" I don't think so, strictly speaking. But were they worth the paper they were printed on? Hell, no. If someone in the real world is going to spend good money on a "study," then, in the real world, that someone is going to do so with confidence--bordering on metaphysical certitude--as to what the "study" will conclude.

    Perhaps you should actually read the article you link to from the "Loyola Phoenix." In it, you will find the following, regarding the "underutilized" parking facility that's supposed to handle the hotel's additional parking needs: "Morgan Whybra, 21, a junior nursing major at Loyola [said,] 'I rarely find that many open spots and I really don’t think this is a good idea because it will limit the available spaces for visitors who come for the weekend or for Loyola events.'” If my choice is to assign credibility to the statements of Ms. Whybra, or to those of the bought-and-paid-for traffic/parking flunky from Loyola, I'll take Ms. Whybra every time.

  • Really? Because students are usually transient residents. You would give more credence to a temporary resident than to permanent residents?

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Why has no information been made public about the strip mall on Morse?

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150114/rogers-park/final-rogers-plaza-tenant-plans-move-new-storefront

DNA reports all tenants have been removed from the strip mall on Morse where the laundry was located.

I never felt it was a highlight of the neighborhood, but am concerned there has been no public information about what is being planned for the space.

And it's safe to assume there is a plan for the space, as the owner has taken legal steps to clear out the tenants. It's also safe to assume there is a developer that's...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150114/rogers-park/final-rogers-plaza-tenant-plans-move-new-storefront

DNA reports all tenants have been removed from the strip mall on Morse where the laundry was located.

I never felt it was a highlight of the neighborhood, but am concerned there has been no public information about what is being planned for the space.

And it's safe to assume there is a plan for the space, as the owner has taken legal steps to clear out the tenants. It's also safe to assume there is a developer that's already been in the touch with the alderman's office, paid him a big fat campaign donation and is asking for whatever political favor is needed to move forward.

There have been rumors about the Pritzkers buying the space, but nothing confirmed.

So why doesn't the community know anything about what is being planned?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Peg, it pays to have a sense of humor if you're going to play on EveryBlock. I suspect you don't have one, but I think d3 was kidding.

  • Mother Olson is watching you

    Ten bucks says she responds by quoting your comment, Helen dear.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Gale School STILL not repaired

Part of me can't believe this needs to be revisited.

After all the talk about how CPS and our electeds would get the school repaired, that STILL has not happened.

While some things have been dealt with, we still send over 400 children each day into one building with defective fire alarms, and another with a heating system so unreliable that no one can predict whether the facility will be usable from one day to the next.

Further, we were...

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Part of me can't believe this needs to be revisited.

After all the talk about how CPS and our electeds would get the school repaired, that STILL has not happened.

While some things have been dealt with, we still send over 400 children each day into one building with defective fire alarms, and another with a heating system so unreliable that no one can predict whether the facility will be usable from one day to the next.

Further, we were promised follow up testing on the many lead contaminated areas of the school, to ensure that all the lead was abated. Instead, CPS and city officials are once again withholding information from staff, parents, and community members.

These are kids. Little kids in a school in our community where they are supposed to be kept safe. Almost nine months have passed since this broke, enough time to have fixed these issues ten times over. It is beyond disgraceful.

Fix the school, make it safe, stop making excuses, and do it now.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Done Deal: Heavy Equipment on New Loyola Hotel site

When mentioned that heavy dirt moving equipment was starting to be dropped off at Albion and Sheridan new done-deal Loyola Hotel, one reader said it was snow-removal equipment.

This photo taken today shows the equipment is far move than "snow removal" - this is digging equipment.

So, the meeting Tuesday night is nothing more than a Joe Moore campaign rally. Because the hotel is a done-deal.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Carl, I think that comment was written tongue-in-cheek. That's why I thanked it.

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit! (No Craig, not you, please.) Who would ever have thought that the historic Sheridan Corridor, the veritable "Grand Canal" and magnificent entrance into Rogers Park, would have such overwhelming support from citizen experts in traffic engineering, architectural design, parking management, urban...

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    Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit! (No Craig, not you, please.) Who would ever have thought that the historic Sheridan Corridor, the veritable "Grand Canal" and magnificent entrance into Rogers Park, would have such overwhelming support from citizen experts in traffic engineering, architectural design, parking management, urban planning and issues of employment equity and social responsibility? And, on top of it all, the expert advice was for free. With all that support and expertise, the Loyola Hotel is going to be a blazing success. The Sheridan Corridor's Jewel in the Crown.

3 days ago

Copper Pipes & Fittings: Free Class

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Copper Pipe, Fittings and Tubing
If you have copper pipes in your building you won't want to miss this class. We'll talk about all the materials associated with making repairs to your copper water lines including solder, flux, cutting and deburing tools, and different torch kits. We'll show you how to prepare your copper for soldering and how to ensure you get a leak-proof connection every time.

Jan 16

Updated 4 days ago

Waldorf Schook Moving out of RP?

I learned from a forwarded email from Alderman O'Connor's office that the Waldorf School, presently housed at at. Ignatius' vacant school and the storefronts across the street on Loyola Avenue, has put in a proposal to move to the now-vacant bilingüe School on Foster Ave. in the 40th Ward. A mimbre of other organizations also presented proposals to a Committe composed of Ward residents, but the Waldorf proposal received the most positive approval.
I understand that St. Ignatius announced last...

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I learned from a forwarded email from Alderman O'Connor's office that the Waldorf School, presently housed at at. Ignatius' vacant school and the storefronts across the street on Loyola Avenue, has put in a proposal to move to the now-vacant bilingüe School on Foster Ave. in the 40th Ward. A mimbre of other organizations also presented proposals to a Committe composed of Ward residents, but the Waldorf proposal received the most positive approval.
I understand that St. Ignatius announced last week that Waldorf would be staying for another year, but it sounds like they may be out by fall 2016. This will leave a large school building and a whole line of storefronts empty. Waldorf is famous for it's lack of communication to the neighborhood and even to its landlords, so I didn't bother to call their offices. I did call Moore's office and left a message for Betsy Vandercook, the Alderman's chief-of-staff, but no reply yet. Would be nice to know and plan in advance...

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Mike, when is Gordon going to stop "using" women in his shady campaign? Laura was "used" as a prop in Don's negative campaign. Don also "used" Moah when he expressed fake concern and empathy over the difficulties she was having at Moah's Ark. "Using" women like Moah and Laura is shabby. Will Don continue "using" them up until voting day? I would ask him but he only uses mouthpieces like you on EB while he hides.

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Jan 14

Updated 5 days ago

Ald. Moore to Sponsor Community Meeting on Proposed Hotel at Sheridan and Albion

I invite you to attend a community meeting to review a proposals to build a six-story 145 room Hampton Inn at the southwest corner of Sheridan Road and Albion Avenue.

The meeting will take place next Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00 p.m., at the Bremner Lounge in Centennial Forum, 1225 W. Loyola (at Sheridan).

Loyola University is partnering with Atira Hotels, LLC, to construct a six-story hotel with 145 hotel rooms and five storefronts containing nearly 10,000 square feet of retail...

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I invite you to attend a community meeting to review a proposals to build a six-story 145 room Hampton Inn at the southwest corner of Sheridan Road and Albion Avenue.

The meeting will take place next Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00 p.m., at the Bremner Lounge in Centennial Forum, 1225 W. Loyola (at Sheridan).

Loyola University is partnering with Atira Hotels, LLC, to construct a six-story hotel with 145 hotel rooms and five storefronts containing nearly 10,000 square feet of retail space. Loyola will control the land and the retail. The hotel will offer only lodging rooms with no restaurant or meeting halls.

The proposal calls for the demolition of the vacant building that once housed Carmen's Pizza, and the redevelopment of that lot and the two vacant lots to the north.

Parking for the hotel will be located at the parking lot serving the Morgan, located one block south of the proposed hotel. The hotel has signed a letter of intent with the operator of the parking lot, which is currently underutilized.

The proposal also calls for changing the portion of Albion between Sheridan Road and the alley immediately west of Sheridan from one-way to two-way. A bump-out would be installed on Albion at the northwest corner of the alley to prevent west bound traffic from traveling further down the block. The two-way bike path will remain. The proposed directional change on Albion has been reviewed and approved by the City of Chicago Department of Transportation.

To view renderings of the proposed development and a site plan, click on the attachment visit:

http://admin.epagecity.com/site/files/322/156598/514375/723837/Hampton_Inn_Loyola_Station_2014_1204.pdf

Jan 17

Updated 5 days ago

Boxes

What are the best places to get cardboard boxes (like for packing)? Go!

Jan 17

Updated 5 days ago

Available Parking Spot at Ashland/Lunt

Hello everyone, I have a parking spot available for $40/month. It's a private spot behind a building by Ashland and Lunt. Please message me if interested.

Jan 15

Updated Jan 17

Follow Me on Friday to the Devon Heartland Health Center

Join me for the first "Follow Me on Friday" of the new year, this Friday, January 16th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., as I check out the new Devon Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon (at Lakewood)!

The center will be hosting a reception with complimentary food and refreshments to show off their new facility, let the neighborhood know about the services they offer, and provide assistance to those who need help navigating the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare").

Heartland opened...

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Join me for the first "Follow Me on Friday" of the new year, this Friday, January 16th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., as I check out the new Devon Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon (at Lakewood)!

The center will be hosting a reception with complimentary food and refreshments to show off their new facility, let the neighborhood know about the services they offer, and provide assistance to those who need help navigating the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare").

Heartland opened its new community health center last September, tripling their clinical space on Chicago's far north side, and helping meet the community's need for accessible and affordable health services. The facility features 12 exam rooms, and a community room for group wellness activities and health education seminars. They expect to serve over 5,000 patients each year.

The Devon center will be the first community health center in Illinois to be LEED Platinum Certified, a prestigious distinction awarded to projects built in a way that improves energy savings, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and CO2 emissions reduction. Some of the green features include a central open air atrium, a geothermal HVAC system, and solar photovoltaic panels.

Enjoy some great appetizers catered by Conn's Catering, including chicken skewers, veggie and cheese quesadillas, bruschetta and bacon wrapped dates. Beverages will include beer, wine, and soda. Parking is available behind the building.

Come join us for food and drink, meet the new staff and tour Rogers Park's wonderful new health center!

  • Furthermore, if a person earns that 200/250K income, only what they earn ABOVE that income level is subject to the Obamacare taxes.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    "short term capital gain were assessed at a flat 20% rate"

    Short term capital gains are taxed as regular income.

Jan 16

Updated Jan 17

Alderman Moore to Host Wage Theft Legal Clinic

Does your employer owe you money? Are you paid less than $8.25 an hour? Are you not paid overtime when you work more than 40 hours a week? If so, you may be a victim of "wage theft."

I am offering a Wage Theft Legal Clinic where you can get confidential advice from an attorney or law student on a first-come, first-served basis. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, January 20th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at my...

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Does your employer owe you money? Are you paid less than $8.25 an hour? Are you not paid overtime when you work more than 40 hours a week? If so, you may be a victim of "wage theft."

I am offering a Wage Theft Legal Clinic where you can get confidential advice from an attorney or law student on a first-come, first-served basis. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, January 20th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

I am co-sponsoring this clinic with Interfaith Worker Justice and the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law as a way to address this all-to-common problem.

Wage theft primarily affects low-wage workers, but can happen anywhere. Wage theft takes place when an employer fails to pay a worker the full wages he or she is owed. It can occur in many forms, such as improper deductions from a paycheck, failure to pay for overtime work, or any other action in which the employee does not receive the wages promised him or her.

These are exactly the kind of issues that the Chicago Wage Theft Clinic helps workers resolve. Ordinarily, the clinic is offered downtown at the John Marshall Law School, but for the first time ever, it will be offered here in Rogers Park! If you are concerned about illegal underpayment at your job, please don't miss the opportunity to receive free legal advice.

Anyone who walks into the clinic will be greeted by a law student or attorney who will interview them confidentially in English or Spanish, then consult with a supervising attorney on the best options for winning back the wages they deserve. The clinic will see anyone regardless of income, residency or documentation status.

Please bring all documents related to your employment claim.

If you have any questions, please call my Ward Service Office at 773-338-5796. If you are unable to attend this Tuesday event, and need advice or wish to attend a future clinic downtown, please call 773-998-1320.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    49 pelicanman,

    Is that the exact address of the alley light? Is it behind 6400 N. Magnolia?

  • 49 pelicanman 49th For Life

    6418 N Magnolia. Thank you!

Jan 14

Updated Jan 16

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

It's today, Wednesday, January 14th. No matter what species pets you have, dress it or them up and have a party tonight. Or go for a fashion stroll in the park or down the street.

  • FREE THE ANIMALS. STOP THIS INDIGNITY. NO MORE ANIMAL SLAVERY.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Nice to see Craig's racist pal trolling again.

Jan 16

Calling All Artisans

The Northtown Garden Society (NGS) is holding a Nature and Garden Arts and Crafts Fair in May of 2015 to raise funds for our community service and educational programs. We are seeking artists and crafters to sell their creations at our fair.
Here are the particulars:

The theme of our fair is Nature and Gardening thus all art works need to depict gardening or nature or, in the case of soaps,

candles, jewelry or foods, be made of natural products....

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The Northtown Garden Society (NGS) is holding a Nature and Garden Arts and Crafts Fair in May of 2015 to raise funds for our community service and educational programs. We are seeking artists and crafters to sell their creations at our fair.
Here are the particulars:

The theme of our fair is Nature and Gardening thus all art works need to depict gardening or nature or, in the case of soaps,

candles, jewelry or foods, be made of natural products. We will offer all media including but not restricted to paintings, woodworking, textiles, soaps, ceramics, mosaics, photography and jewelry.

The fair will be held indoors in the gymnasium at the Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Participants may purchase space for a 6’ x 2.5’ table for $25.00 or a 6’ x 8’ booth for $30.00. Tables may be shared by 2 participants.

Each participant must donate one item to NGS to be raffled. Raffle proceeds will go to NGS.

For more information or if you are interested in participating, review the rules and complete the application available on our web site, www.northtowngardensociety.org and mail in no later than February 28, 2015.
Got questions? E-mail Ginny at ngschicago@gmail.com.

Jan 14

Updated Jan 15

Noises?

Did anyone just hear some loud noises near W Columbia/N Ashland? About 11:50am. Sounded kind like wooden boards being slapped together. I heard some yelling immediately before the noises and I'm paranoid lol. Could be absolutely nothing but now I'm on edge.

  • I'm always paranoid ABOUT being paranoid in these situations. I don't want to create hysteria. But after today, I've realized it's better to be paranoid and safe than paranoid and sorry.

  • Lots of cops at 6555 N. Ashland. ( Albion & Ashland --- SE corner )

    ..........( scattered site housing building ).
    ..........( usually a quiet building )

Jan 11

Updated Jan 14

Snow removal

Good morning!

Just another reminder, with more snow on the way, it's important to make sure that your walks are clear and free of ice and snow. I know that it's annoying, but they have to be kept clear. I've attached a flier from the City showing how they need to be cleared. If they aren't cleared you could be fined $50 per occurrence for a home or $1000. if you own a business.

John Warner
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Good morning!

Just another reminder, with more snow on the way, it's important to make sure that your walks are clear and free of ice and snow. I know that it's annoying, but they have to be kept clear. I've attached a flier from the City showing how they need to be cleared. If they aren't cleared you could be fined $50 per occurrence for a home or $1000. if you own a business.

John Warner
CAPS Beat Facilitator
CAPS Beat 2431

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

Jan 13

Updated Jan 14

Was this the opening shot in a campaign?

The challenger candidate in the 49th Ward "drove" a little yellow bus down the sidewalk in a protest march in 2013. Did he really think this would stop the parking garage from being built?

  • Tremaine No Rahm. No Moore.

    robin, Arnold converted his H1 to run on vegetable oil.

  • Rachel Freelance Writer and Editor

    Roger,

    Some of us who don't like the new parking garage live without parking places (or cars, by choice) but many of us just keep mum because we didn't figure there was a snowball's chance of that garage not being built. In fact, I am editing my reasons for my...

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    Roger,

    Some of us who don't like the new parking garage live without parking places (or cars, by choice) but many of us just keep mum because we didn't figure there was a snowball's chance of that garage not being built. In fact, I am editing my reasons for my beliefs, yours are different, and that's okay too. Just know that we don't all have only our own self-interest at heart. I won't assume that you want the garage just for your own parking (really, I won't, no sarcasm) and please don't assume those who disagree dislike the garage just because we already have spaces or want car-owners to suffer or something malign like that.

Jan 12

Updated Jan 13

Anyone know what is going on at the Old Morseland building?

I see there is a large dumpster in front. What's going in there?

  • ks1227 RP resident

    I have been wondering as well ...

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    They are taking everything out....

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    I was told it was bought from a bank sale and they're gutting it, and planning to rent it out. Perhaps, a new restaurant is what I heard.

Jan 11

Updated Jan 12

New Establishment

Wondering if anyone knows what is going in the space once occupied by Sahara Kabob (East side of Clark just South of North Shore). They remodeled months ago but only sheets in the window.

  • I've been wondering the same thing! It looks so nice and fancy. Unfortunately I have no info regarding anything new going in. I hope something does soon!

Jan 09

Updated Jan 11

No FOP endorsement

I just checked FOP website and wow!! Scroll down to 49th ward and it says No Endorsement. See for yourself

http://www.chicagofop.org/lodge-political-endorsements/

Jan 08

Updated Jan 11

Crime is down

It appears that overall the crime trend in our neighborhood is down significantly over the past decade and a half according to the Tribune's crime tracker.

Wonderful news for our neighborhood!

http://crime.chicagotribune.com

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Jeff - instead of calling it a game, call 911. Police resource are allocated, in part, based on the number of 911 calls

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Joe Community Area

Dec 26

Updated Jan 10

Channel 2 - poor reception?

Does anyone else in the RP area have difficulty getting channel 2 in on your tv if you use a digital antenna instead of a cable box?

  • Antenna John Net1, HD Antenna installations/service

    I do HD antenna installations all around the Chicagoland area and have no problem receiving CBS Channel 2 with my antenna systems. My antenna systems are very small/compact, about 2 feet long by about 1 1/2 feet wide. I typically pull in around 50-60 local HD channels. I can also...

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    I do HD antenna installations all around the Chicagoland area and have no problem receiving CBS Channel 2 with my antenna systems. My antenna systems are very small/compact, about 2 feet long by about 1 1/2 feet wide. I typically pull in around 50-60 local HD channels. I can also provide service for older antenna systems, although if you are starting to lose channels your antenna probably needs replacement. I offer free estimates and I am licensed and insured so let me know if your interested in resolving your free tv reception. John@net1installs.com

  • tom 2422 Rogers Parker since 1972

    Antenna John, check out this antenna:

    http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=MS-1000

    Perfect reception, less obtrusive, bird proof....

Jan 06

Updated Jan 10

Chicago Math & Science Academy (CMSA) Graduates Earn Highest College Persistence Rate

Chicago (January 6, 2015) – Based on the latest data released by Chicago Public Schools (CPS), CMSA graduates earned the highest college persistence rate (86%) among students who graduated in 2012 from non-selective public schools in the city of Chicago.

The College Persistence Rate refers to the percentage of students who return to college for their second year. This accountability metric has recently been included in the School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP) developed by CPS to evaluate high school performance...

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Chicago (January 6, 2015) – Based on the latest data released by Chicago Public Schools (CPS), CMSA graduates earned the highest college persistence rate (86%) among students who graduated in 2012 from non-selective public schools in the city of Chicago.

The College Persistence Rate refers to the percentage of students who return to college for their second year. This accountability metric has recently been included in the School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP) developed by CPS to evaluate high school performance in Chicago Public Schools. It also serves as a marker for postsecondary education continuation behavior that leads to college graduation.

As a college prep school, CMSA employs two full-time college counselors to assist students with their college applications and one full-time alumni coordinator to help CMSA graduates remain enrolled in college. Among other factors, rising cost of higher education is the top reason why students drop out of college. That is why financial aid and scholarships play an important role in college persistence. At CMSA, the class of 2014 received over $8million merit-based scholarships. Parents also receive periodic information on financial aid during FAFSA nights.

CMSA graduates are currently enrolled in many colleges and universities including University of Chicago, Cornell University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US Naval Academy, Northeastern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Madison and as well as city colleges.

The high college persistence rating is just another of the many accolades received by CMSA. Now in its 10th year of service to the Rogers Park community, CMSA has achieved a level 1 ranking from CPS for the past two consecutive years.

CMSA is managed by Concept Schools, a Chicago-based, not-for-profit charter school Management Company with 30 charter schools in 32 campuses throughout the Midwest.

  • Senseis Taking the road less traveled

    Nick-Rogers Park is a great neighborhood. Why wouldn't I want to go there? I enjoy the beaches and restaurants just like I enjoy everything the city has to offer. I didn't know that I was required to stay in my neighborhood even though many of my family members lived in Rogers Park. I guess I also didn't know that I was not allowed to research schools in other areas just like everyone else does for their children.

  • CMSA has been in Rogers Park much longer than most people realize. When they first came to Rogers Park, they were housed in the St Jerome School building before they opened in their current location. They are affiliated with the Fethullah Gulen organization, which has had problems in many other states. There was an interview on 60 minutes about his organization a few years ago. I'd follow the progress of that FBI raid if I were a parent considering this school.

Jan 07

Updated Jan 09

It's cold, y'all!

Hope everyone is staying warm or is able to access the warming centers.

Just wondered if anyone who uses/used central heating had any pro tips on how to reduce electricity bills this winter. I'm trying to layer up and not set my thermostat too high but am wondering if there are any other little things I can do to try and reduce my costs. Thanks for the tips in advance!

  • In addition to installing shrink-to-fit plastic storm windows inside, highly recommend layering up. Even during the day when I am dressed, I wear a fleecy robe over my clothes. Saves so much energy!

  • Veronika "Kat" LiBeth Block Captain Obvious, Rocket Surgeon

    Patricia P Quay -

    Sorry I didn't see this sooner, even if Agent is not giving you the information, you can just call ComEd and People's Gas directly and ask them for electric and gas usage at that address. While the residents names might be private, the energy usage information...

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    Patricia P Quay -

    Sorry I didn't see this sooner, even if Agent is not giving you the information, you can just call ComEd and People's Gas directly and ask them for electric and gas usage at that address. While the residents names might be private, the energy usage information is not and they will disclose it if you ask for a specific address. I did this with the last two apartments I moved into, so I know you can get the information yourself, for sure!

    Keep in mind that the information won't reveal whether the people generating the bills used energy conserving methods or not, so if the bills seem high there's no way to know if that was due to them not caring (and just paying high bills) or turning everything off/down whenever possible (and making expenses as low as possible though still high).

Jan 07

Updated Jan 08

Does anyone know what's happening?

It's midnight here by the lake and I am hearing engines- helicopter or something similar. Does anyone know what's happening or am I paranoid?

  • Helicopters--and even drones--are a great idea, useful as a crime deterrent and helpful in catching those who commit crimes as they provide a good overview. They should be used all over the city.
    And no, it isn't big brother--when people are out in public, there is no expectation of privacy; just as we became accustomed to security cameras in stores, hospitals and businesses we should become accustomed and welcome these new crime fighters while regretting the need for them.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    That's objectively pro-Fascist.

Jan 05

Updated Jan 07

Lost Keys, Rogers Park

My husband lost his keys today, if you happen to find a set of keys please let me know and I can identify them.
Thank you!!!

  • DAB

    Thanks for the info, but he just lost them yesterday.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    It might help to know where he lost them. Case in point: two or three winters ago, someone posted that she had lost her keys on my corner. I sent out an email to everyone in our building and got a response back from a resident that his kids had found the keys while playing in the snow. He never would have found the owner without my email.

Jan 04

Updated Jan 06

Police activity on Greenview

Does anyone have any info on what's going on on Greenview just north of Devon. Several cop cars and possible suspect apprehended?

Jan 04

Updated Jan 04

Snow Removal Reminder

Hi neighbors!

With the recent snowfall that we've had, just a friendly reminder that the sidewalks need to be shoveled and kept clear of the snow and ice. I've posted the guidelines from the City below for the recommendations for the clearing of the sidewalks. Please keep in mind that the entire sidewalk must be cleared, not just a pathway. This ensures a safe way for pedestrians to maneuver along the sidewalk.

Also – please keep in mind that if...

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Hi neighbors!

With the recent snowfall that we've had, just a friendly reminder that the sidewalks need to be shoveled and kept clear of the snow and ice. I've posted the guidelines from the City below for the recommendations for the clearing of the sidewalks. Please keep in mind that the entire sidewalk must be cleared, not just a pathway. This ensures a safe way for pedestrians to maneuver along the sidewalk.

Also – please keep in mind that if you have an elderly, disabled, or handicapped neighbor, please help them out and shovel their walks for them. (Even better yet – get one of the neighborhood kids to do it for a few bucks. They could use the extra money!)

I've also included a few links that you may find helpful this winter.

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/snowportal/chicagoshovels.html

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/snowportal/snow_corps.html

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/snowportal/winter_apps.html

John Warner
CAPS Beat Facilitator
CAPS Beat 2431

Disclaimer

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

  • Thank you John, great information posted. Seems like a long time ago since we've had measurable snow accumulation.

  • You're welcome! It is a far cry from this time last year, that's for sure.

  • I second John's suggestion about kids shoveling the walkways--a small job like that can give a kid some physical activity, self esteem, and spending money while performing a community service.

Dec 25

Updated Jan 03

  • Joe L8ke Klout, Klout, Klout

    Ald. Joe Moore (49th Ward) will win the election in the Feb. 24, 2015 Municipal Election.

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Really?

Nov 23

Updated Jan 02

St. Baldricks Jarvis square?

Hi guys,
Last year after seeing St. Baldrick event in Jarvis square I decided to commit myself to doing this for March 2015? I'm wondering if the event has been made final dates yet? I'm going stir crazy with my hair long as it is and I want it gone so sooner the better I know the date for 2015 more I am deal with the final yard.

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    Thanks Amy! Looking forward to it!

  • Hi Meli, yes we will be having our 4th Annual Team Sean Kelly St. Baldricks head shaving event on Jarvis square on Sunday, March 22 from 12p- 5pm. We will be tenting the street and R Public House is the host venue, but all the businesses (Taste Wine, Poitin Stil...

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    Hi Meli, yes we will be having our 4th Annual Team Sean Kelly St. Baldricks head shaving event on Jarvis square on Sunday, March 22 from 12p- 5pm. We will be tenting the street and R Public House is the host venue, but all the businesses (Taste Wine, Poitin Stil and Towbar) are sponsoring as well. Once I get the event page set up through the foundation, I will message you so you can sign up to fundraise and learn more about the organization. You can also email me at
    Amykellymusic @gmail.com

    It's a fantastic event for a wonderful cause

    Cheers and happy new year!
    Amy Kelly

Dec 29

Updated Jan 01

Committeeman David Fagus' Wake and Funeral Scheduled for Thursday and Friday

The family of 49th Ward Democratic Committeeman David Fagus has asked me to share with you the information about his wake and funeral. As I reported last week, Committeeman Fagus passed away on Christmas Eve after a long battle with renal disease. He was 52.

The wake will be held New Year's Day (Thursday, January 1st), from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Maloney Funeral Home, 1359 W. Devon (at Glenwood). A funeral mass will be held on Friday,...

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The family of 49th Ward Democratic Committeeman David Fagus has asked me to share with you the information about his wake and funeral. As I reported last week, Committeeman Fagus passed away on Christmas Eve after a long battle with renal disease. He was 52.

The wake will be held New Year's Day (Thursday, January 1st), from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Maloney Funeral Home, 1359 W. Devon (at Glenwood). A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 2nd, 10:00 a.m. at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 1709 W. Lunt (at Paulina).

Burial will take place immediately following the mass at Calvary Cemetery, 301 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

Following the internment, Barbara and I will host a reception for the family and those attending the services at our home at 1431 W. Fargo in Chicago.

The family requests that a donation in lieu of flowers be made to Family Matters, an organization that works with at risk families in the North of Howard neighborhood of Rogers Park. To donate online, visit:

http://www.familymatterschicago.org/

Or mail a check to Family Matters, 7731 N. Marshfield, Chicago, Illinois 60626.

For my tribute to David, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/156395_322.htm

Dec 31

Free New Years Eve Celebration at The Red Line Tap

That's Right the Red Line Tap New Years Eve Celebration this year is FREE!! (No Cover)

Featuring Music from Gramps the Vamp / Service Industry / DJ Erik
Show at 9 pm Sharp

Today's Drink Specials: $4 Shiner Drafts / $5 Well Drinks / $4 Benchmark Bourbon / $5 Fireball / $4 Rumchata

and We've got Free Stuff to give away from Shiner Brewing too!!

The Red Line Tap
7006 N Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626
https://www.facebook.com/redlinetap

Dec 26

Updated Dec 28

Missing Keys

Lost a key ring with many keys at Farwell and greenview on Tuesday night. Please let me know if anyone picked them up.

Thanks.

Dec 25

Updated Dec 28

David Fagus--Rest in Peace

I regret I must interject some very sad news on what ordinarily is a day of joy. The 49th Ward community has lost a very dear friend. Democratic Committeeman David Fagus passed away on Christmas Eve. He was 52 years old.

Services are pending.

To read my tribute to David, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/156395_322.htm

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    I can't speak for David, or his family or friends. Please update or add yourself to the organ donation sites. There are many people in need but do not have enough resources via organs or money. I don't understand this. Please donate. My comments here are not meant to chastise but inspire people to give.

  • I did not have the privilege of knowing David. Joe, your tribute is beautiful, heartfelt and uplifting. Thank you.

Dec 27

Multiple sirens 11pm

Anybody know what all of the commotion was for last night? Seemed like there were quite a few emergency vehicles headed somewhere. I'm by Ridge and Touhy and it felt like it was next door.

Dec 23

Updated Dec 24

Death by train at Loyola station today

Does anyone know how someone got hit by the train at the Loyola station today?

Dec 19

Updated Dec 23

Faisal Khan's Chief Investigator and Chief of Staff Investigated for Ethics Violations

The Sun-Times reports another in a long list of examples of the lack of professionalism and ethics in the Office of Legislative Inspector General, led by Faisal Khan. An investigation has been launched against his chief investigator and chief-of-staff, Kelly Tarrant, for alleged breaches of the Governmental Ethics Ordinance.

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/investigator-city-council-ig-faces-ethics-questions/tue-12162014-736pm

Ms. Tarrant took a "leave of absence" from her job at the Legislative Inspector General's Office to do political work for Alderman Bob Fioretti, one of the aldermen her office...

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The Sun-Times reports another in a long list of examples of the lack of professionalism and ethics in the Office of Legislative Inspector General, led by Faisal Khan. An investigation has been launched against his chief investigator and chief-of-staff, Kelly Tarrant, for alleged breaches of the Governmental Ethics Ordinance.

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/investigator-city-council-ig-faces-ethics-questions/tue-12162014-736pm

Ms. Tarrant took a "leave of absence" from her job at the Legislative Inspector General's Office to do political work for Alderman Bob Fioretti, one of the aldermen her office is supposed to be policing. She then returned to Khan's office to resume her investigator and chief-of-staff duties.

The City's Board of Ethics opined that the allegations are "troubling, and without question implicate the integrity of the City's ethics investigation apparatuses and structures and ought to be investigated" for, among other things, possible violations of the City's Ethics code.

Long before the Office of Legislative Inspector General was created and Faisal Khan came on the scene, I called for the City's Inspector General's Office, now led by a true professional, Joe Ferguson, to be given the authority to investigate the City Council. I renew that call today. Faisal Khan's and his office staff are an embarrassment to the City and should be eliminated.

Dec 22

CAPS BEAT MEETING - BEAT 2431

Just a reminder - Caps Beat 2431 Beat meeting Tomorrow night at St. Jerome Church 1709 W. Lunt. We will be in the Church basement. instead of the Parish Hall. The meeting will be from 7 pm to 8 pm and Officers will be present. (The entrance is in the gangway just West of the Church entrance. Someone will be there to direct you.)

Please bring your questions, concerns and ideas to make the Beat better. We need to hear...

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Just a reminder - Caps Beat 2431 Beat meeting Tomorrow night at St. Jerome Church 1709 W. Lunt. We will be in the Church basement. instead of the Parish Hall. The meeting will be from 7 pm to 8 pm and Officers will be present. (The entrance is in the gangway just West of the Church entrance. Someone will be there to direct you.)

Please bring your questions, concerns and ideas to make the Beat better. We need to hear from you so we can work together to make the Beat the best it can be! Everyone is welcome! The Beat boundaries are Lunt Ave. to the North - Pratt Ave. to the South - Clark St. to the West and the Lake to the East. Hope to see you there!!!

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The views and opinions expressed on this site are solely those of the CAPS Beat Facilitator and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Chicago Police Department. A CAPS Beat Facilitator is a volunteer and is not employed by the City or the Department. The Chicago Police Department makes no claims as to the accuracy or veracity of any information contained on this site or distributed by the CAPS Beat Facilitator. The site is for informational use only and should not be construed to be a component of the Chicago Police Department training or reflective of Department procedure or protocol. 8

Dec 18

Updated Dec 22

Follow Me on Friday to Celebrate the Holidays at the Mayne Stage and Mezz Gallery

Join me for a special holiday season Follow Me on Friday this Friday, December 19th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. as we enjoy some stunning visual art and musical art at the popular Mayne Stage and Mezz Gallery, 1328 W. Morse.

We'll start the evening in the Mezz Gallery, located at the mezzanine level of the Mayne Stage, where we'll enjoy some delicious appetizers and a complimentary beer, wine or soda courtesy of Act One Pub. The Mezz Gallery exhibits the...

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Join me for a special holiday season Follow Me on Friday this Friday, December 19th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. as we enjoy some stunning visual art and musical art at the popular Mayne Stage and Mezz Gallery, 1328 W. Morse.

We'll start the evening in the Mezz Gallery, located at the mezzanine level of the Mayne Stage, where we'll enjoy some delicious appetizers and a complimentary beer, wine or soda courtesy of Act One Pub. The Mezz Gallery exhibits the work of Rogers Park artists and celebrates the diversity of our neighborhood by capturing the community's point of view on social, ecological, political, and creative matters in a two-dimensional format. All exhibits are open to the public.

Rogers Park artist Kate Tillman's work is currently on display. She uses a combination of photograph negatives and oil paint to create stunning artwork. The photographs juxtapose crumbling man-made structures with the classic beauty of nude figures.

At 7:00 p.m., join me downstairs at the Mayne Stage for two free performances to celebrate the holidays. The Cult Camp Productions Company will start the night, regaling us with delightful holiday carols.

And at 8:00 p.m., we'll rock to the music of Expo'76, who will perform their eclectic list of hits and obscure cover tunes! Expo‘76 is made up of five Chicago musicians, led by Dag Juhlin and backed by a fantastic horn section. You'll hear them gleefully careening from ‘70s AM radio ear candy into walloping road house dance tunes. They chime their way through a new wave nugget with the same exuberance that they slap around a swinging, jazzy blues number or a folk revival sing-along.

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    I guess that applies to everyone?

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Three rights make a left.

Dec 15

Updated Dec 21

This week at the Red Line Tap

This week at the Red Line Tap - https://www.facebook.com/redlinetap

Monday: The Red Line Tap open mic Hosted by Micki and Ian
Sign up at 8 pm / Music at 9 pm

Tuesday: Closed at 8 pm for the Red Line Tap and Heartland Café Employee Christmas Party

Wednesday: The Bulletboys / Sleeze / Stone Cold Outlaw / Teeze

Thursday: Vicarious Venues Presents: The Feral Ghosts / The Rewrites / 521 Briar / Shaun Hoffman

Friday: Flabby Hoffman Presents: Axe Mans Bridge / Vamplifier / The Headspins

Saturday: Joe Buck Yourself / Depravos De La Mour / The Getouts

Sunday: Jimmy Bennington’s Colour and Sound

The Red Line Tap
7006 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626
www.redlinetap.com

  • Everything Seems I'm a douchebag, plain and simple

    Great Show!

  • Bill in Rogers Park Rogers Parker - co-founder of Glenwood Neighbors

    Now that I have some time off, I need to make a point to add Red Line Tap to my list of places to catch some live music. I need to take advantage of more of the places in Rogers Park for great live music.

Dec 09

Updated Dec 21

Any thoughts on the planned Hampton Inn Rogers Park?

Just discovered that last night there was approval for a 6 story Hampton Inn to be built on the corner of Albion and Sheridan Road. Completion expected during the Summer of 2016. Any thoughts? I'm a homeowner and drive this area daily. Although my main concern is horrendous traffic, I do think it would be good for the local economy.

Dec 16

Updated Dec 18

Rogers Park holiday rebate program

Saw (belatedly) the SSA rebate program for shopping in ROgers Park is on again this year. One question--the website (www.rogerspark.com) states the stores must be "independently owned." Can anyone clarify what this means? Does this exclude all the many chain stores which are practically all the stores in the Special Service Area? Don't they pay that tax, too?

  • d3 NOH

    Morse Market would be included I believe ... CVS/Family Dollar/Marshalls would not be. Most Radio Shacks are company-owned, a small fraction are independently franchised.

  • Bonnie's mom In R.P. Since 1981

    Doesn't leave a whole lot of places to shop at!

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