35 hours ago

Updated 7 min ago

My Partner !

This is my second post and I would like to thank everyone who was concerned enough to reply and care. My Partner Daniel was back and doing much better, unfortunately he was Gay bashed last night by three men.
I dont know all the details as yet and he is home from the hospital this morning it happened last night and as soon as I find out more i will re-post the area,he is securely asleep and I didn't want...

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This is my second post and I would like to thank everyone who was concerned enough to reply and care. My Partner Daniel was back and doing much better, unfortunately he was Gay bashed last night by three men.
I dont know all the details as yet and he is home from the hospital this morning it happened last night and as soon as I find out more i will re-post the area,he is securely asleep and I didn't want him to relive it today . So please be very conscious and be careful walking alone. I only know it was three men 2 white 1 black and in there twenty's.

I am so angry but will let god handle this. As stated in my last post, he is the most gentle caring guy . I am asking for your spiritual energy (prayer ) for my best friend ( Daniel ) that he doesn't have any head trauma ,he was hit repeatedly on his head !

“It's not enough to have lived.
We should be determined to live for something.
May I suggest that it be creating joy for others,
sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind,
bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”
― Leo Buscaglia

  • Kelli Lifelong West Rogers Resident

    Having had personal experience being gay bashed, and having had very close friends hospitalized over the same thing, my sincerest wishes for a full recovery for Daniel.

  • d3 NOH

    Where was this?

3 hours ago

Updated 26 min ago

Murder rate in Rogers Park

Rogers Park has a serious uptick in murders for 2014. Summer hasn't even arrived, and we've already matched the total for 2013. We're only four months into the calendar year.

This is on track to be the worst year for murders in 5 years. This is an issue that should be front and center. Not swept under a rug.

Yet, Alderman Joe Moore is more concerned about Divvy.

http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/local/redeye-graphic-rogers-park-homicide-report-20140416,0,3004314.htmlpage

  • Robin, maybe it would be better if you step back & get the big picture behind Craig's intelligent, concerned posting, Rather than pick apart the last sentence of this excellent piece, obviously the author's opinion & attempt to contrast what at least in public, online & in writing (PR) appear...

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    Robin, maybe it would be better if you step back & get the big picture behind Craig's intelligent, concerned posting, Rather than pick apart the last sentence of this excellent piece, obviously the author's opinion & attempt to contrast what at least in public, online & in writing (PR) appear to be top priorities for Joe = new business openings, condo workshops & now divvy. It is the murder rate that needs to be top priority according to many who actually live here & not just investors. Thanks for respecting the big picture & your neighbor Craig

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    RC - My guess is that Mr. Gernhardt cares less about the murder rate, and more about criticizing the Alderman. I welcome Mr. Gernhardt's response.

3 days ago

Updated 27 min ago

Rogers Park Enjoys Quiet Weekend after Last Week's Incidents

Chicago police officers under the leadership of Commander Thomas Waldera responded quickly last week to several shooting incidents in Rogers Park. Commander Waldera requested and received re-enforcements from the Chicago Police Department. The Commander has been on the streets with his tactical lieutenant each night from dusk to dawn personally directing the allocation of those officers.

Thanks to their efforts, Rogers Park experienced no shooting incidents over the weekend.

Last Thursday, a 21-year-old man was shot by an unidentified man...

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Chicago police officers under the leadership of Commander Thomas Waldera responded quickly last week to several shooting incidents in Rogers Park. Commander Waldera requested and received re-enforcements from the Chicago Police Department. The Commander has been on the streets with his tactical lieutenant each night from dusk to dawn personally directing the allocation of those officers.

Thanks to their efforts, Rogers Park experienced no shooting incidents over the weekend.

Last Thursday, a 21-year-old man was shot by an unidentified man on the 1600 block Morse Avenue Thursday night at approximately 8:00 p.m., and a 25 year-old woman was shot while sitting in her car on the 6600 block of N, Sheridan Road Friday morning shortly before 2:00 a.m.

Commander Waldera tells me police believe the Morse Avenue shooting was gang-related, the latest in a series of shootings resulting from a conflict between two factions of the same street gang. Earlier in the week one man was killed and two others were injured in what police believe to be a gang-related shooting on the 1600 block of W. Howard Street.

The police are not certain whether the Sheridan shooting was the result of the same gang conflict or a separate "road rage" incident. They are still investigating.

I have been in constant communication with Commander Waldera since last Monday's shooting incident. His hands-on and proactive response to these incidents has helped to stem the violence and prevent a further escalation of the conflict.

Police will continue to be on heightened alert this week.

If you would like more information about the police response to the recent shootings or what you can do to help stem the violence, I urge you to attend one of the upcoming monthly CAPS beat meetings.

For the time place and loication of the beat meetings, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/152025_322.htm

Commander Waldera will be present at both meetings.

  • Peter in Rogers Park Rogers Park artist.

    The Chicago magazine article presents the problem from a different angle and I understand it, but the "co-offending networks" tend to be more prevalent in certain areas, e.g. ERP making it a dangerous neighborhood.

  • d3 NOH

    'Aggressive frisking for weed may seem to be pointless agitation but a presence i'

    Weed is just a ticket these days, even for thugs. FWIW, I saw a young male pulled over as a traffic stop on Juneway ~2 weeks ago at night, frisked, given tickets, and on his way....

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    'Aggressive frisking for weed may seem to be pointless agitation but a presence i'

    Weed is just a ticket these days, even for thugs. FWIW, I saw a young male pulled over as a traffic stop on Juneway ~2 weeks ago at night, frisked, given tickets, and on his way.

    "co-offending networks"
    this week's shooting was definitely a case of "co-offending networks" ... the cops are perched on every corner of the hood waiting for the other gang to come in and retaliate. even in triangle park.

    has anything happened since the shooting Monday? This AM at 3:50AM I heard sirens and then an ambulance rolled down Juneway with a really, really, extended whiny unnecessarily loud siren where it whined down for about 60 seconds at ear splitting decibels. Anyone know what that was about? About 4:14am I heard a loud explosion that sounded a lot like a gunshot, but it was only one so IDK. Fireworks are somewhat unusual though this time of year in this particular area...

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Apr 03

Updated 7 hours ago

Awesome Food at Twisted Tapas

I know it's been plugged here before, but this place can't get enough praise! Twisted Tapas at Pratt & Sheridan (just east of Sheridan) is absolutely awesome. Non-traditional, creative food served in tapas portions at super affordable prices. You can have a half dozen taste experiences in one sitting. It's a great place to take a group of friends.

Great experience, and their staff is friendly and awesome. Check it out if you haven't already!

  • Al I. Rogers Park since 2006

    The boulevard is wider than usual in front of their place and has trees and shrubs in it, and a taller than usual fence around it. Thus it shrinks the usable sidewalk area significantly. If you took all that out and paved it, they could have a wonderful patio. I don't see that happening, though. However, on nice summer nights, they can have their giant windows open, and you get a nice breeze inside. I really love that space in the summer.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Al, I'd forgotten about those windows. I hadn't been in there in the summer for a long time because I didn't care for the two previous restaurants in that space, but I seem to recall that Cafe Suron, the Persian restaurant I loved, would open them in the summer.

14 hours 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.?

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Termite contracts and Terminix

Big question about the need for a termite contract and feedback about Terminix in particular: When we bought our house five or so years ago, it came with a Terminix contract. There was no termite activity but were told (by Terminix) how necessary it was to keep it up; in case of recurrence we had a warranty and wouldn't pay for treatment.

The contract , which is up for renewal, isn't cheap. Can anyone comment and advise on the need for the contract and an average renewal fee that seems reasonable? Or send me to a site/person who knows about this stuff and can help navigate the process?

  • Yay! Thanks for that Darrin. I do have 6 years of Terminix's "certifications" which I'll keep. By the follow-up visit before closing, did that come from the same company you used to treat the termites, or elsewhere? Do you know anything about WDI inspections? These are independent inspectors who will conform no activity. Cost under $200. I just want to make sure that in the event we do sell it won't be an issue.
    Thanks again!

  • Darrin Greenview Terrace Association Member

    I had it from the same company that had done the treatment. I also documented where I had repairs done. I haven't heard of a WDI inspection but for $200 I would be all for it... better than losing a deal!

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

mover recommendations? (short move/1bedroom) Tip amount?

Anybody have recommendations for good/affordable movers.
-1bedroom 2nd fl Andersonville to 1 bedroom 1st floor Rogers Park.

What are people tipping their mover's these days?

:)

  • Melissa Rogers Park - Jarvis Square Resident

    We've used Movetastic as well as Joey's Movers in Skokie - both were great and really put effort into getting the move done quickly which we appreciated!

  • I tipped $50 per mover (hired professionals with insurance), but that's because I moved from the third floor of a 3-story walkup and they had to hoist my sofa and elliptical down the outer side of the outside stairwell this winter. I would think that $20 per crew member would be fine.

45 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Homicide near Chase and Sheridan

At 6:30am police were in my driveway. Stated there was a homicide "over there" (he was looking towards Touhy and Sheridan). The person came through the alley and jumped my back fence. Proceeded to exit my yard and left my gate open. The evidence (looked like a blanket) lay next to the condo building to the east of my home.

Nothing on dnarogers park. Just wondered if anyone knew anything

  • Craig_Gernhardt Official Account

    Mary Jo, Touhy/Estes and Sheridan area is where the police were searching for the alleged suspects in the 7600 North Ashland murder earlier. They were using K-9 dogs going in and out the alley's and streets.

  • bigchibro 15yrs+ ERP Extroverted "Can Do'

    Every port I was stationed @ had sketchy places near the beaches and shores .S.D. CA, Coronado CA,Perth ,Lima Peru,Vieques PR,Singapore,Virginia ,Gulfport MS,.....all have the same probs in some ways JMHO
    BUT THAT IS CLOSE whew glad they were investigating and nothing really happened in the area .I hope they eventually find them, that my soothe the families pain that the perp is still out there .

22 hours ago

Classic Fairytale Ballet "Cinderella" to be Performed by Neighborhood Dance Students

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 2 p.m.

Ballet students from Le Ballet Petit (LBP) will perform the classic fairytale ballet, Cinderella, on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, in the theater at UNO Rogers Park Charter School, 7416 N. Ridge Blvd. in Chicago. Both performances are at 2 p.m.

Tickets for Cinderella are on sale now at the LBP studios at 4630 N. Francisco Ave. Tickets will also be available at the door on performance days. The reserved-seat tickets are $8 each. For more information about...

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Ballet students from Le Ballet Petit (LBP) will perform the classic fairytale ballet, Cinderella, on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, in the theater at UNO Rogers Park Charter School, 7416 N. Ridge Blvd. in Chicago. Both performances are at 2 p.m.

Tickets for Cinderella are on sale now at the LBP studios at 4630 N. Francisco Ave. Tickets will also be available at the door on performance days. The reserved-seat tickets are $8 each. For more information about tickets or the performance, please call the LBP studio at 773-463-3385.

LBP’s Cinderella will feature more than 50 student dancers from Ravenswood Manor, Albany Park, Lincoln Square, Northcenter and surrounding neighborhoods. This professional-style production offers a family-friendly opportunity to enjoy the grace, beauty and magnificence of ballet through a familiar story.

Le Ballet Petit is a non-profit dance school founded 50 years ago by Kitty LaPointe, a professional ballerina and Ravenswood Manor mom. LBP, still located in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood, now offers dance education to more than 300 students, aged three to adult, through classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, tap and more. In addition to a year-end Annual Recital, LBP students have the opportunity to perform in two full-length, professional-style ballet performances each year, including Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and an annual spring ballet, such as Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet or Coppèlia. Le Ballet Petit is also home to the Living By Performing Dance Company, which performs competitively around the region and nationally.

44 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Vacuum Repair?

I'm looking for a repairman that fixes Bissell and Eureka - got a broken belt. Any recommendations?

  • John Versical condo president / retail marketing educator

    Clark-Devon is the best!

  • Belts are a easy fix for sure, as long as the correct part is bought. I understand that it can be tedious but all it takes is patienced because of the tension of the belt. If you need any help you can text me at 773-474-6019 I can pick them up and do it for you.

43 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Multiple TIRES Flattened/Slashed on North Eastlake Terrace

I was walking my dogs in Juneway Terrace Park on the lakefront this morning and I noticed a car with a jack stand stuck under the frame, next to the flat tire. "The owner must of given up trying to lift the car?" I thought. Then I noticed on the another flat tire. Then ANOTHER. There must of been about 8 CARS with flat tires on the east side of North Eastlake Terrace. Pretty blatant vandalism, targeting that side of the street.

MY car was NOT parked there, so I am not a direct victim. Still upsetting. I tried calling 311 and the rang and rang with no answer...

  • Not pothole related. They were deliberately slashed!

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

    For this I would call "911" never "311". This is a police issue. Let them figure out what really happened to these cars. I think we need to call "911" more often in light of what is being reported that is happening lately in our beloved Rogers Park. I, for one,don't want a "long hot summer" here. Period. I am saddened to hear of what happened in your neighborhood.

5 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Jonquil peace

Cpd did an awesome job dispersing an all too familiar crowd on Jonquil at about 1am. Unfortunately, one particularly alley has become a loitering spot where cars race up and down making exchanges with those around the area. A certain group kept coming back (repeatedly!!) making violent threats to someone inside the building, but cpd made it's presence known and we finally had some quiet... I often see suspicious activity around the alley. Not wanting to waste the cops time,...

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Cpd did an awesome job dispersing an all too familiar crowd on Jonquil at about 1am. Unfortunately, one particularly alley has become a loitering spot where cars race up and down making exchanges with those around the area. A certain group kept coming back (repeatedly!!) making violent threats to someone inside the building, but cpd made it's presence known and we finally had some quiet... I often see suspicious activity around the alley. Not wanting to waste the cops time, I only report certainties -- yet I truly appreciated their efforts on this one.

Has anyone else noticed the alley near the Willie B White park at night? These are not teens just hanging out...I see cops drive by all the time and the group just waits till they pass and then continues their activities.

Thank you!!

  • Evict everyone residing at the Jonquil / Ashland building ?

    Repopulate the building with SENIOR Citizens ?

    .....They are usually not the THUG type.

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    Broadcast Lawrence Welk music to the block ?

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    Make HELEN ( N of H ) the building manager ?

    .....She would get good behavior out of the tenants.

  • I don't know-- I've met some pretty mean senior citizens before... Maybe the IRS could do a "random" (wink) audit of all suspected thugs. Even if we can sentence them all, at least they'll be preoccupied for some time. Do you think they all filed their tax returns on time?

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Mar 17 2012

Updated 31 hours 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

34 hours ago

Explore the history of Soldier Field

Love it or hate it? Soldier Field has been at the center of Chicago's political, cultural, and sporting life since it opened in 1924. Come to a multimedia presentation documenting its history this Saturday April 19 at the Rogers Park Branch Library, 6907 N. Clark St., at 1 p.m. Liam A. T. Ford, a journalist for the Chicago Tribune, led the newspaper's reporting on the renovation of Soldier Field 2001-2003. In the process he completed his book Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its History. His presentation will show rare photos and documents unearthed in his research. The program is co-sponsored by the library and the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society. The history of Soldier Field tells the story of Chicago!

34 hours ago

Gay-owned B&B offers warmth in Rogers Park

...also has historic ties with other neighborhood institutions. Near the time it was built, the Touhy and Rogers families gradually developed the marshland in the area, advertising the lots as a 'country club...

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...at Lang House Bed & Breakfast, formerly known as Cat's Cradle Bed & Breakfast, located at 7421 N. Sheridan Rd. The couple of 28 years relocated to Chicago six years ago for jobs, accompanied by...

5 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Apartment wanted

Hi am looking for a studio or one bedroom in the Rogers park neighborhood price range $450- $600. Any helP pls.

  • Of course! It's at the corner of Sheridan and Pratt. It's a spacious studio with new cabinets and new tile. The bathroom tile is a little outdated, but the size and storage more than makes up for that. The living area is carpeted and has a brand new AC unit,...

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    Of course! It's at the corner of Sheridan and Pratt. It's a spacious studio with new cabinets and new tile. The bathroom tile is a little outdated, but the size and storage more than makes up for that. The living area is carpeted and has a brand new AC unit, as well as street view. The landlord and maintenance are incredible and respond to problems within the first day of occurrence. They are managed by ASM Associates. You can call the building manager for more information. Her name is Naomi. Good luck!
    (773) 338-9028

  • It was already taken by the time my friend called yesterday! Thanks for the info!

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Proposed North/South bike path is too dangerous from Devon to Pratt

The proposed bike path under consideration in the 49th Ward doesn't add up, math wise. I measured Glenwood, the width of the bike path and the width of an average car and found this route to be dangerous for the biker to travel.

a) the street is 30 feet wide.

b) the bike lane is 5.5ft wide. (2X)

3) the off-set from curb to bike lane is 7.5 ft wide. (2X)

4) Average car width is about 6 feet. (2X)...

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The proposed bike path under consideration in the 49th Ward doesn't add up, math wise. I measured Glenwood, the width of the bike path and the width of an average car and found this route to be dangerous for the biker to travel.

a) the street is 30 feet wide.

b) the bike lane is 5.5ft wide. (2X)

3) the off-set from curb to bike lane is 7.5 ft wide. (2X)

4) Average car width is about 6 feet. (2X)

After adding the numbers, 5.5 x 2 = 11 and 7.5 x 2 = 15, that totals 26 feet, leaving 4 feet in the middle of the road for 2 cars to pass without going in the bike lane.

And, as looking up, the average car is 6 feet wide. That means if 2 cars are passing each other, one foot of the car is going to be in each bike lane. If bikes are in the bike lane on each side of the street, they will be put into a position of being hit by a car.

And, good forbid someone who just parked decides to open there door at that very moment.

This is just way too narrow a street to be safe for biker, driver and parker.

  • Prissy L Vegetarian yoga princess

    If there were more big car towers around there would be fewer cars parked on the streets and more room for safe bicycle lanes. I think bicyclists would be very supportive of building more car towers in the community.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    Prissy; Great idea!! I don't think I've seen them in Chicago.?.? only in NYC, but hopefully it will catch on.

37 hours ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Power Outage at Howard/Sheridan

Power out at Howard/Sheridan. Anyone else?

  • Per ComEd: As of 9:08 PM on 4/15/2014 we indicate that 269 customer(s) are affected by a power outage in your area. The cause of your outage is under investigation. We apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused you. Our field crews have investigated your outage and have determined that additional resources are necessary and have been sent to restore power. The preliminary restore time is 10:30 PM on 4/15/2014.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    No problem at Ashland & Juneway.

Apr 09

Updated 37 hours ago

Tennis Anyone

Would anyone like to play tennis at Farwell Beach? I am a bad to average tennis player (I can keep the ball in play) and I like to play for fun and exercise. Reply or send me a message and we can set up a time.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    I'm happy to play in our parks, frozen balls and all.

  • bigchibro 15yrs+ ERP Extroverted "Can Do'

    no I use the one at the lake front and the one at the school without problem or anyone ask me for ID or any type of charge

Apr 07

Updated 41 hours 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

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Puppies and Flowers and Rainbows and Puppies

Hi Everyone. Puppies, Flowers.....Rainbows and puppies and flowers. Maybe some cute cats. How about some puppies? Gluten free puppies, of course. Nice things and stickers and puppies. I sure like stuff. Things are cool. Bright sunny puppies. Don't hurt anyone... oh darn. woops.... I didn't mean to say an offensive word. Because puppies. Capri Sun Flavored Bacon!!!! and Puppies!!!!! Who doesn't like puppies?

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

MAP: City Proposes at Least Eight Divvy Stations for Rogers Park

• Southeast corner of Ridge and Touhy avenues

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• Southeast corner of Clark Street and Touhy Avenue

• Northeast corner of Sheridan Road and Greenleaf Avenue (moved from proposed location)

• Southeast corner of Clark Street and Lunt Avenue

• Northeast corner of Glenwood and Morse avenues

• Southwest corner of Sheridan Road and Albion Avenue

Western and Devon avenues

Ridge Avenue and Pratt Boulevard

North Broadway and Granville Avenue

Moore and the city plan to present more details about the proposal during a public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Eugene Field School auditorium, 7019 N. Ashland Ave.

The city will also present at the meeting plans for a proposed bike route that would connect Edgewater and Evanston along Glenwood Avenue, Pratt Boulevard and Greenview Avenue, Moore said.

  • bigchibro 15yrs+ ERP Extroverted "Can Do'

    No doubt that our community has its charm and vistas .I have always thought that Divvy should go all the way to Evanston along the lakefront .I also think once they see that CTA and pace do not plug gaps in transport and with the closing of major food stores...

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    No doubt that our community has its charm and vistas .I have always thought that Divvy should go all the way to Evanston along the lakefront .I also think once they see that CTA and pace do not plug gaps in transport and with the closing of major food stores some people will be able to shop for small items and get to and throw quicker.I also think that Divvy has a good market west of western near lincolnwood mall(that area is way underserved by transit ) .wouldn't it be cool to rent a divvy and to the sculpture trail on mccormick.

6 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

outdoor facilities

I work in Bronzeviille .. there are very nice outdoor facilities at corner of Pershing and South Cottage Grove. I would like see effort to bring serving to Rogers Park

  • AMP Rogers Park since 1988

    Thanks Neal,
    I biked by there and was wondering what they were doing.

  • William very thick skinned Retired US Navy master chief

    thanks neal.. there is nice all weather surface soccer field at Foster beach area.. they should have built a track at that time in my humble opinion. It would be nice if Rogers Park could be placed on the list to have one built.

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Updated 2 days ago

HEAT or LIGHT?

An undeclared alderman candidate recently said “The problem is that there are people out there who can't deal with the sometimes "heated" discussions. Politics and its cousin, civic engagement, is ALL ABOUT THE HEAT!” His tiny group has generated lots of heat over endlessly unsupported allegations of pay-for-play real estate development, telling lies with the Police Department about crime statistics and supporting charter schools in exchange for personal favors and international vacations. Isn’t it time we got some LIGHT from...

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An undeclared alderman candidate recently said “The problem is that there are people out there who can't deal with the sometimes "heated" discussions. Politics and its cousin, civic engagement, is ALL ABOUT THE HEAT!” His tiny group has generated lots of heat over endlessly unsupported allegations of pay-for-play real estate development, telling lies with the Police Department about crime statistics and supporting charter schools in exchange for personal favors and international vacations. Isn’t it time we got some LIGHT from these candidates instead of just HEAT? What would they DO instead of simply OPPOSE? What do they stand FOR instead of just AGAINST? Shouldn’t we know what and who we are voting FOR instead of just AGAINST? Shouldn’t we expect some LIGHT instead of just HEAT from undeclared candidates? Please comment but don't make any personal attacks or use obscene language.

  • Prissy L Vegetarian yoga princess

    Maybe he's not running since he lost in court last time.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Prissy, he lost at the ballot box before he lost in court.

    Norma, what's this about the Socialist one going away. Was he ever here? In person, I mean, not just talked about by others.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Please, Stop this Madness

Dear LOC's and Farwell Boy's, (I know some of you guys read this site)

What the heck are you young men doing? You are freaking destroying the neighborhood with your infighting.

I get it, you got a beef with each other. But, why the heck are you ruining a neighborhood with your petty little disagreements - over whatever your petty problems you got.

Why do you young men need to ambush each other with your battles, using handguns and bullets?...

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Dear LOC's and Farwell Boy's, (I know some of you guys read this site)

What the heck are you young men doing? You are freaking destroying the neighborhood with your infighting.

I get it, you got a beef with each other. But, why the heck are you ruining a neighborhood with your petty little disagreements - over whatever your petty problems you got.

Why do you young men need to ambush each other with your battles, using handguns and bullets? Can't you guys talk this stuff out? Or go in the alley and beat each other up.

Why do I have to ride over your blood left on the street? That's just not right.

I'm getting tired of this BS. Let's find a way to get together solve this Rogers Park Gang battle. Because, if we don't, you guy's are all going to be in jail, in the hospital, or the grave.

I've got to make a living in this neighborhood and you guys aren't making the job any easier.

Signed, Your food delivery biker.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Mike, good to see you commenting here again. I thought maybe you'd given up on Rogers Park. To correct a typo in Dee's comment above so that you might understand what it is, Positive Loitering is just what the name implies. A group goes out for 2 or 3 hours...

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    Mike, good to see you commenting here again. I thought maybe you'd given up on Rogers Park. To correct a typo in Dee's comment above so that you might understand what it is, Positive Loitering is just what the name implies. A group goes out for 2 or 3 hours in the evening and loiters for awhile in one spot before moving on to the next. Groups that are, shall we say, negatively loitering break up or move on. Confrontations are avoided. Now that Spring is here (in spite of the snow we had Monday), this will be starting up again very soon.

  • Prissy L Vegetarian yoga princess

    And Craig never shows up. He always hides in the closet but complains.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Police response

It has been urged that the police should be called if you see a suspicious character. Today I called the police and alerted them of an unsavory character at Indian Boundary Park and the dispatcher told me the police were on their way. I was at the park for about two hours and no police arrived. This isn't the first time I called the police to report someone and they didn't show up. When I do call they act like I am bothering them.
Now start the sarcasm because you can't post anything without someone saying something sarcastic.

  • J.H. makes a very good point about having a service between 311 and 911. I think we all are concerned about activities we see as suspicious escalating into something dangerous. On the other hand, we just don't know what else the cops are coping with at any given time. I...

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    J.H. makes a very good point about having a service between 311 and 911. I think we all are concerned about activities we see as suspicious escalating into something dangerous. On the other hand, we just don't know what else the cops are coping with at any given time. I have listened to the police scanner from time to time, and I have to admit that the noise and drinking on the corner or in the alley that's driving me crazy is nothing compared to reports of shots fired or street fighting or other things that the cops have to respond to first. I think the cops in the 24th District do a great job overall and that they and the CAPS coordinators are approachable when we feel frustrated about what we sometimes see as the lack of or slowness of police response. I've never had the impression that it's all PR on their part but think that they genuinely want to address citizen concerns and improve where necessary.

  • rich concaildi Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411

    All,

    I don't have an explanation for why no one saw CPD respond to the initial call. It could be an unmarked unit responded but I simply don't know the details.

    This needs to be brought up at the beat meeting by neighbors.

    FYI-OEMC sets the priority and dispatches the...

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    All,

    I don't have an explanation for why no one saw CPD respond to the initial call. It could be an unmarked unit responded but I simply don't know the details.

    This needs to be brought up at the beat meeting by neighbors.

    FYI-OEMC sets the priority and dispatches the call based on what is going on at that exact moment. Officers don't get to pick and choose where to go next. They go where they are told to go via a priority response system managed by OEMC. Regardless, all calls should be answered.

    I'll will bring this to the attention of the Dist 24 CAPS office.

    Richard Concaildi
    President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
    District Advisory Committee Vice-Chair (District 24-Chicago Police Department)
    richconcaildi@aol.com
    773.294.1777

    Community Policing works. Help prevent crime. If an arrest is made a victim has already suffered.

    Stand Proud America!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Who are these people?

My security cam caught these guys in my foyer while I was indisposed on North Artesian near Devon, they were also on camera trying to open the basement door. Looking out the window I saw them up the street talking to children playing in front of their houses. Any idea what they're doing ringing doorbells trying to enter people's basements door to door?

  • JR West Ridge Neighbor Since 2003 Resident of West Ridge since 2003

    I heard that the Monotronics alarm system sales guys are coming back...it maybe them.

  • rich concaildi Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411

    Jerry,

    Pick up a couple inexpensive window stickers that say no trespassing, private property. It's them clearly in foyer and common areas.

    If they show up again, do NOT hesitate to call 911. Report suspicious behavior and trespassing on private property. Have neighbors do the same and also call. This...

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    Jerry,

    Pick up a couple inexpensive window stickers that say no trespassing, private property. It's them clearly in foyer and common areas.

    If they show up again, do NOT hesitate to call 911. Report suspicious behavior and trespassing on private property. Have neighbors do the same and also call. This needs to stop. Nice dressed guys can still conduct break-ins.

    Contact me off-line via email and I'll stand you some 'we call police' window signs.

    Richard Concaildi
    President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
    District Advisory Committee Vice-Chair (District 24-Chicago Police Department)
    richconcaildi@aol.com
    773.294.1777

    Community Policing works. Help prevent crime. If an arrest is made a victim has already suffered.

    Stand Proud America!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Sever Winter Weather information

News, notes and meeting minutes from Community Policing Beat 2431 in the heart of Rogers Park, Chicago

  • I would like to sever winter weather, period.

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

    Becky that was hilarious! Lmao

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost Cat

Our cat apparently slipped out our door last night and we haven't been able to find him anywhere. If you've seen a fluffy gray cat please call (773) 704-3413. Unfortunately -- and stupidly, I guess -- he's not wearing a collar. He's an indoor cat and has never gotten out before. You can see a picture here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73925706@N00/11695753295/lightbox/

Thanks!

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

    I am very happy for both of you! Thanks for letting us know.

  • Sam99 happy dog owner

    My neighbor had their cat move down the alley for the summer. He found someone was leaving food out that he really liked, and he took up residence there. He came back at the end of the summer when he got tired of that diet. If you don't find evidence of an injured animal assume that their are alive and well

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