19 hours ago

Updated 1 min ago

Is The Local Republican Party Toast?

The 49th Ward is a one party town thanks to the ineptitude of the local GOP Committeeman. Instead of supporting the Republican Party she is spending all of her time barking and trying to bite the tires on the Democratic Party's bus as it speeds to another victory. The GOP Ward webpage has been dormant as a dead mongoose for almost a full year. The last posting she made was for a Pumpkin Party in October 2013. She didn't even...

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The 49th Ward is a one party town thanks to the ineptitude of the local GOP Committeeman. Instead of supporting the Republican Party she is spending all of her time barking and trying to bite the tires on the Democratic Party's bus as it speeds to another victory. The GOP Ward webpage has been dormant as a dead mongoose for almost a full year. The last posting she made was for a Pumpkin Party in October 2013. She didn't even use the GOP webpage to find election judge volunteers for the next election in November. The GOP folded up its tent, packed it on the elephant and lumbered out of Rogers Park leaving the lone Committeewoman behind to bite tires and bark. Should we give a final going away party and wave good bye? That would be a friendly thing to do.

4 hours ago

Updated 3 min ago

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Alderman Joe Moore said: "Any group of people can gather together and call themselves whatever they want to call themselves, but to become an official park advisory council recognized by the Chicago Park District, certain procedures must be followed…"

"I do not believe this group has followed those procedures. The members of this so-called park advisory council are welcome to attend my community meeting Monday night on the future of Leone Park. They are welcome to offer their opinions and suggestions as individual community residents, but they won't be recognized as an official advisory council."

  • No, Carl. I've been very clear. I'm sorry the facts are not in line with your party line.

  • What you call "clear" others would define as "ornery." I've looked over the entirety of your posts, and it's quite astonishing: everything you've ever posted is a simplistic and usually hostile attack on someone else, whether it's ranting about "sock puppets," "elitist Helen," "cray boy Vlad" or the alderman, etc....

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    What you call "clear" others would define as "ornery." I've looked over the entirety of your posts, and it's quite astonishing: everything you've ever posted is a simplistic and usually hostile attack on someone else, whether it's ranting about "sock puppets," "elitist Helen," "cray boy Vlad" or the alderman, etc. You haven't posted a single constructive, substantive or useful message since you joined under this new name. You haven't contributed a single message containing useful or interesting information for your neighbors, pointing to political alternatives, etc. Nothing. No matter what the topic, you just say "no." They should have a special badge for that.
    Do you stand for anything at all beside the word "No"? What kind of life are you living? do you like anything at all? Trees? Birds? Coffee?

2 days ago

Updated 3 min ago

Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council formation

Neighbors, along with the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce are already firing up to address Alderman Moore's attempt to hijack Leone Park for political purposes.

Public Notice: The Leone Park - Beach PAC was formed today, on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014. The first council meeting was called to order at 8:00 pm at the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce office, located at 7231 N. Sheridan Road. Community Notices were posted publicly in the Leone Park - Beach community stating the...

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Neighbors, along with the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce are already firing up to address Alderman Moore's attempt to hijack Leone Park for political purposes.

Public Notice: The Leone Park - Beach PAC was formed today, on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014. The first council meeting was called to order at 8:00 pm at the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce office, located at 7231 N. Sheridan Road. Community Notices were posted publicly in the Leone Park - Beach community stating the upcoming election of officers and community meeting to introduce the new park advisory council. The community meeting will be held at 7231 N. Sheridan Road on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. This meeting is public and the entire community is invited to attend.

The primary goals of the Leone Park - Beach PAC include programs, fundraising for programs and facility/grounds improvements, increasing public safety/security and promoting Leone Park - Beach PAC.

The Leone Park - Beach PAC will be in attendance at Alderman Joe Moore's upcoming meeting with the Chicago Park District on redeveloping Leone Park - Beach at Loyola Park Fieldhouse, located at 1230 W. Greenleaf Avenue on Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

22 hours ago

Updated 3 min ago

Joe -- You need to train your paid signature collectors better

Just stopped by the early voting location to see how things are going and I bumped into a candidate collecting petition signatures to run for aldercreature. Right after I signed, one of Joe's paid signature collectors asked me to sign his sheet even though he saw me sign another petition sheet for the same office. I explained that this would invalidate one of the two signatures, but he denied that. Joe -- you, David, and Wayne really need to up...

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Just stopped by the early voting location to see how things are going and I bumped into a candidate collecting petition signatures to run for aldercreature. Right after I signed, one of Joe's paid signature collectors asked me to sign his sheet even though he saw me sign another petition sheet for the same office. I explained that this would invalidate one of the two signatures, but he denied that. Joe -- you, David, and Wayne really need to up your training game. With two decades in office, one would think your team would be a little more professional...

Luckily, this encounter provided the opportunity for me to let the gentleman who was collecting signatures for Joe know that he was helping out the very alderman who has done nothing about African-American children being exposed to harmful lead paid and dust at Gale School over the last five years. He wasn't happy to hear that.

1 hour ago

Updated 5 min ago

"Dress That Pet" Post

I don't want to sound argumentative, nor do I wish to take business away from anyone, but I feel I must speak out about putting clothes on our pets. I find it demeaning and abusive to a dog or cat to dress it up. The attire could very well cause physical discomfort to the animal. Dogs and cats are sentient beings. They are not dolls. The chimp in the organdy pinafore at a circus is a case in the extreme, but I believe the principle to be the same.

  • I appreciate your comments, Terry. I wouldn't know if there are "pet friendly" costumes for pets. What my problem is is that I object to costuming our pets altogether. Putting clothes on dogs and cats is for human entertainment only.

    As to putting sweaters on dogs when it's very cold...

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    I appreciate your comments, Terry. I wouldn't know if there are "pet friendly" costumes for pets. What my problem is is that I object to costuming our pets altogether. Putting clothes on dogs and cats is for human entertainment only.

    As to putting sweaters on dogs when it's very cold is, I believe, a good idea from a health standpoint. Frankly, I don't know what to say about dealing with a dog (as you do) that just hates it. If it were I, I'd consult a vet. If the vet says it's dangerous to leave a sweater off during "polar vortex" days, I'd put it on anyway..just for a walk.
    Putting a sweater on a dog to protect it from the cold is one thing. Putting a costume on the poor thing is another.

  • I think certain humans shouldn't wear clothes. No need for such hypocrisy. Jeans are durable but uncomfortable. Let's make Adam and Eve's mistake forgiven in our hearts.

2 days ago

Updated 11 min ago

Join Me for a Discussion on the Future of Leone Beach Park

Please join me this Monday to learn about and contribute to the effort to redevelop Leone Beach Park and Fieldhouse. The meeting will take place Monday, October 27th, 7:00 p.m. at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave, 2nd Floor Sky Room.

I am hosting this meeting so you can hear from community members and the Chicago Park District on possible ways we to make this underused park and fieldhouse a new asset for Rogers Park residents.

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Please join me this Monday to learn about and contribute to the effort to redevelop Leone Beach Park and Fieldhouse. The meeting will take place Monday, October 27th, 7:00 p.m. at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave, 2nd Floor Sky Room.

I am hosting this meeting so you can hear from community members and the Chicago Park District on possible ways we to make this underused park and fieldhouse a new asset for Rogers Park residents.

Leone Beach Park is located at Touhy Avenue and the lakefront. It includes a beach, a playground close to Sheridan Road, and a 114-year-old building that has been used as a park fieldhouse for most of its existence. It is also the northern gateway in Chicago for the Lake Michigan Water Trail.

A number of ideas for redeveloping the Leone facility have been offered over the years. This current conversation began last year as part of a proposal brought up during my Participatory Budgeting (PB) process. While the proposal didn't fit into PB at the time, interested community members kept the conversation going.

Park District Superintendent Mike Kelly is very supportive of exploring a redevelopment plan for the fieldhouse and surrounding area and has committed members of his planning staff to developing a plan with my community.

This is where you come in. Some of the community members who have been working with my office and me want to share with you their ideas for Leone Beach and Park and get your feedback and ideas.

Ideas for the park include improving the facilities for lifeguards and the Junior Lifeguard Program to preserve and enhance the program, landscaping that better reflects the natural landscape of the lakefront, a kayak launch and storage facilities, event space and room for educational programming about Lake Michigan's ecosystem. You'll hear more on Monday. The working group and I want to hear your ideas, and to get you involved in bringing new life to this wonderful community resource.

5 days ago

Updated 45 min ago

Avoid the Lines; Vote Early or Vote by Mail Starting Today

Avoid the lines at the polls and potentially bad weather on Election Day by VOTING EARLY OR BY MAIL!

VOTE EARLY

Vote early at any one of 51 locations beginning TODAY (Monday, October 20th), until Saturday, November 1st. Early voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:

Pottawattomie Park
7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra tracks)

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway...

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Avoid the lines at the polls and potentially bad weather on Election Day by VOTING EARLY OR BY MAIL!

VOTE EARLY

Vote early at any one of 51 locations beginning TODAY (Monday, October 20th), until Saturday, November 1st. Early voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:

Pottawattomie Park
7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra tracks)

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway (at Thorndale)

Warren Park
6601 N. Western (2 blocks south of Pratt)

Chicago Board of Elections
69 W. Washington
Lower level (across from Daley Plaza)

If you need a ride to an early voting site, please reply to this e-mail or call 773-973-4900.

Early Voting is also available Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Board of Elections office, 69 W. Washington, Lower Level, and at four city neighborhood locations, including Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside.

An ID is not required. However, I advise you to bring an ID, such as a driver's license or state ID, in the event there is a question about your registration. All Early Voting sites will serve as "grace period registration" sites where voters may register for the first time or update the name or address on their existing registrations. To learn more about Grace Period registration, read my comment on this thread.

VOTE BY MAIL

You can also vote by mail! Illinois law now permits you to vote by mail for any reason whatsoever. To obtain an application to vote by mail, visit:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/dm/general/document_399.pdf

Complete the application and either mail it or deliver it personally to the Chicago Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington. Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60602.

You will then receive your ballot in the mail. Follow all the enclosed instructions and make sure to vote in secret.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Anyone who hides behind minions, does not speak to the public or reveal his or her background and affiliations is a political chameleon. They will be any color you want and be what ever you want them to be in order to get a vote. It's the old pig in...

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    Anyone who hides behind minions, does not speak to the public or reveal his or her background and affiliations is a political chameleon. They will be any color you want and be what ever you want them to be in order to get a vote. It's the old pig in a poke game of trust me, there is a pig in this gunny sack do you want to buy it without looking inside the poke to see if it's a pig or a big rock? People of the 49th Ward know a snake oil salesman when they meet one.

  • (eye roll, dude)

4 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

FREE Flu Shots Offered at Alderman Moore's Office this Saturday

Now that the flu season is fast approaching, we need to turn our attention to protecting our health. I'm offering FREE flu vaccinations this Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The vaccinations will be administered by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. If you have a Medicare card, please bring it with you.

Influenza, also known as "the flu," is a very...

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Now that the flu season is fast approaching, we need to turn our attention to protecting our health. I'm offering FREE flu vaccinations this Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The vaccinations will be administered by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. If you have a Medicare card, please bring it with you.

Influenza, also known as "the flu," is a very contagious lung disease that causes an average of over 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths in the United States each year. Anyone can get the flu. For most people, the flu can cause fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills, muscle aches, and fatigue.

Flu infections among the elderly and those with chronic heart or lung disease can lead to more serious complications, including hospitalization and even death.

Here's who should especially consider receiving a flu shot:

• Adults over 50 years old
• Anyone with a chronic health condition
• Pregnant women
• Healthcare workers
• Caregivers for young children or the elderly
• Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities

Even you do not fall within one of the above categories, you should still think seriously about protecting yourself from the flu this winter.

1 hour ago

Mugging at 7300 N Ridge

Saturday evening someone was mugged at 7300 N Ridge. Weapon implied but not shown. Two male offenders, male blacks around 16 years old. One wearing black hoodie, the other wearing a green hoodie with an orange zipper. Fled eastbound on Chase. Taken was a phone and wallet.

24 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Joe Moore's Sample Ballot, Including Judicial and Referenda Recommendations

Early voting for the November, 2014, General Election has begun. From now until Saturday, November 1st, you can vote early at one of over 50 locations across the City, including the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers. Polls are open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information on early voting and voting by mail, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155485_322.htm

For a list of my recommended candidates in the election, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155565_322.htm

I encourage you to vote the entire ballot, including the state constitutional amendments, the advisory referenda, and the judicial retention ballot.

Thanks for considering my recommendations. Perhaps I'll run into you at the polls!

Jun 12

Updated 2 hours ago

Good Morning

Don't you just love it when someone smiles at you and says "Hi" and "good morning" to you first thing in the morning(I do).Say hi to your neighbors
greet them, have a good day.

Oct 16

Updated 3 hours ago

What kind of issues are affecting the Rogers Park community?

I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community...

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I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community needs?

5. Do you know who your neighbors are?

Yes No

6. What job opportunities does Rogers Park have available?

7. What is your view of the school system?

8. Do you feel that the law enforcement services in your community are effective?

9. Do you feel that community resources are easily assessable?

Thank you for your help.

Oct 14

Updated 4 hours ago

Take back Chicago

A report card has come out and our Alderman received a bunch of thumbs down on the report.

This is a great resource for anyone who votes in Feb. 2015.

http://takebackchicago.org/find-your-alderman/alderman-joe-moore

4 hours ago

Found Ventra Card

Found active Ventra Card in Kids Park at Leone Beach.If yours contact marcy0245@gmail.com and tell me your balance.

29 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Jarvis Square Halloween?

Will there be a Halloween event in Jarvis Square this year similar to past years?

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Doesn't look like it. The event is usually advertised at least a month prior. Haven't seen anything posted in jarvis square

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5 hours ago

Ballot Information Before You Go to the Polls

For those who have not already voted early and want to see the ballot before you go, here is a link to the Chicago Board of elections: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/home.html. You will need to scroll down a bit to find the link to the document that provides the ballot information for your ward and precinct, including location.
Happy voting.

5 hours ago

Don't Forget to get your Free Flu Shot Today

Don't forget that my office will be offering FREE flu vaccinations TODAY (Saturday, October 25th), from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

For more information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155512_322.htm

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

we have been robbed!

dear neighbors, we were robbed today between 11am and 630pm at 6806 n Wolcott. (pratt) if you saw anyone, expecially in the alley off Wolcott, please let us know. all electronics and my work tools are gone.

  • There is no such thing as a creative hiding space when it comes to a Burglary.

    A responsible Gun Owner owns a Gun Safe bolted into the wall or floor.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    In my many years in this city, I've been burgled 4 times. Each time, I returned from work in the evening to find a transom window over the back door pried out, or a broken window in the back door, or a busted in front door. (The first burglary was...

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    In my many years in this city, I've been burgled 4 times. Each time, I returned from work in the evening to find a transom window over the back door pried out, or a broken window in the back door, or a busted in front door. (The first burglary was so long ago in a different apt, I don't remember how they got in.) If I'd owned a gun, that would have been 4 more guns on the street. The last burglary was in 1998. Each time, our building increased security measures and we added extra locks on the doors.

38 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Big Mistake

If you're keeping track of who's running for Alderman in the 49th Ward, you know the current Alderman has his paid army out gathering signature's. You know Don Gordon and his volunteer's are gathering signature's. John Beacham say's he's running, but I haven't seen him out gathering signatures to get on the ballot.

I have seen the real third in the race. Connie Gates Brown. I don't know much about her other than she's been an election judge in 2012...

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If you're keeping track of who's running for Alderman in the 49th Ward, you know the current Alderman has his paid army out gathering signature's. You know Don Gordon and his volunteer's are gathering signature's. John Beacham say's he's running, but I haven't seen him out gathering signatures to get on the ballot.

I have seen the real third in the race. Connie Gates Brown. I don't know much about her other than she's been an election judge in 2012 and with Northside Power. She's been out every Sunday during the Farmer's Market convincing people to sign her petition to get on the ballot.

She's got a website.

http://cgb2015.wix.com/connie-gates-brown

And a Facebook page. Heck, she even posed in a picture with Don.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Connie-Gates-Brown/1492104864372507?ref=br_rs

Here's the problem. Her petition sheets won't work. She'll get knocked off the ballot before she can blink her eyes.

Everything she's doing is for naught.

Every signature is worthless.

So why is she out gathering signature's? If she thinks the election is on February 14, 2015, she'd be 10 day's too early.
(Exclusive photo of Connie Gates Brown petition sheet attached)

These petition's won't fly. So why is she trying to get on the ballot? Or is it a big mistake and she has to start from scratch after fixing the glitch in her petition sheets?

Good luck with that.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    I have email but I'm not interested in an explanation and thank you for the offer.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I have email enabled, Robin.

12 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Lead paint exposure at Gale Math and Science Academy

"Protesters Claim CPS Ignored Lead Paint For 5 Years At Rogers Park School"

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/10/22/protesters-claim-cps-ignored-lead-paint-for-5-years-at-rogers-park-school/

"Gale Elementary Report and FOIA Documents. Ald. Joe Moore denied knowledge of the issue."

https://www.scribd.com/doc/243757867/Gale-Elementary-Report-and-FOIA-Documents

Discuss.

  • Lucas G “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

    Rogers, you have to mold these pols and not play with them.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Lucas, thank you for volunteering at an after-school program for kids.

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

City of Chicago Eletric Aggreigation Program

So I just moved back late July, and do not know much about this program... what is the best opition here sign up or opt out? Thanks!

  • KittKid on Eastlake Terrace 40-years East Rogers Parker

    Opt-out!
    I went with Integrys for a couple of years, and saved a few cents every month.
    This year, in June, they began to charge me a $10 service fee, and their rates went up. Com Ed was also charging me a $10 service fee. I quit Integrys, and now...

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    Opt-out!
    I went with Integrys for a couple of years, and saved a few cents every month.
    This year, in June, they began to charge me a $10 service fee, and their rates went up. Com Ed was also charging me a $10 service fee. I quit Integrys, and now I pay only one service fee, to Com Ed and their rates are reasonable.
    Integrys doesn't disclose the new service fee on their website. Be careful of hidden costs.

    For a studio apt. where I run my computer and TV all day, my bill is about $30 during the summer. That's cheap, eh? (=^_^=)

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    That is way cheap.

29 hours ago

Dog Found

Sign seen this morning at Touhy and Sacramento: found small dog 773-540-0734.

I am just the messenger

29 hours ago

Parking spot/garage

Good morning I live on Hoyne and Fargo I'm looking for a garage or spot for my car does anyone have or know of any?

Thanks

29 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Relocating to Chicago- job around UChicago

I'm relocating to Chicago for a job right near the UChicago campus. I've heard varied opinions about safety living around UChicago. I have the option of leaving my car at home with my parents, but a few friends have said that public transport to and from UChicago is dicey, and that I should drive.

If I do drive, I'm just worried about the commute. How do the commutes compare: between Rogers Park and UChicago; Logan Square and UChicago; West Town...

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I'm relocating to Chicago for a job right near the UChicago campus. I've heard varied opinions about safety living around UChicago. I have the option of leaving my car at home with my parents, but a few friends have said that public transport to and from UChicago is dicey, and that I should drive.

If I do drive, I'm just worried about the commute. How do the commutes compare: between Rogers Park and UChicago; Logan Square and UChicago; West Town and UChicago? Are there other neighborhoods that might be affordable that also have off street parking (in the $1000 range).

I looked up the commutes and google says 30 minutes for all of them. I am skeptical about this as google always says 30 minutes for commutes around Boston, where I currently live, and those end up being more like 40-45 minutes.

Thank you! I appreciate all of your feedback.

  • "Metra was designed . . . " um, no
    The several different commuter train companies, with their several histories, were consolidated. Idiosyncrasies and all. The Northwestern runs its trains on the left, not the right; The I.C. is the last electric inter-urban to run across a state line; etc.

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    Consider checking out Bridgeport. It's similar to Rogers Park especially with the diversity.

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

How much to charge for a garage parking space

I am contemplating renting a space in my garage near Pratt and Ashland. What would the "going" price be listed at - if I decide to move forward?

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

What does parking look like in winter?

I moved to Rogers Park from Logan Square a few months ago, and I was curious as to what the parking situation is like during the winter. I rarely had trouble parking on my old street - a handful of people would claim spots that were shoveled, but it was still pretty easy to find parking within a block. It was really no big deal and there were no issues. Do people claim spots in this neighborhood? Given the already...

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I moved to Rogers Park from Logan Square a few months ago, and I was curious as to what the parking situation is like during the winter. I rarely had trouble parking on my old street - a handful of people would claim spots that were shoveled, but it was still pretty easy to find parking within a block. It was really no big deal and there were no issues. Do people claim spots in this neighborhood? Given the already difficult parking situation in Rogers Park, I can't imagine that would fly. I know it won't for me the first time I see it. I am of the mindset that unless you have a designated spot, you are not able to lay claim to anything. Shoveling out a spot is just paying it forward, right?

  • Alex, I lived on touhy and Paulina last year and although parking was rough I always found a spot, usually around Ashland and Touhy. I would recommend asking the guy at the gas station if you can rent a spot from him. I moved on greenleaf and Paulina now and needed a parking spot because I got a new car. I found the parking spot through craigslist. It took awhile but I just kept checking the listings everyday. I believe there is still one by Lunt and Clark available.

  • mclnoh RE Broker & Photographer

    d3....FYI...Runge does not own the multi-level parking deck at Paulina & Rogers.

4 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Lost kitty

We found this little kitty underneath our back stairs and aren't sure what to do with him. Is he/she yours? Near Sheridan and Pratt. You can text/call me at 312-725-0130 if he/she is yours and/or you want to help me route him somewhere.

If not yours, I'm open to suggestions on what we should do with him. I assume shelters don't intake directly. Does that mean we should call 311, or do we have to bring him down to CACC ourselves?

  • Great job Al, nice to hear a Happy story. Thank you!

    Helen, my condolences on your loss.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Thanks, Lucy. This little guy looked so much like a cat I had years ago that I was tempted, but it's way too soon.

45 hours ago

24th District Police Provide Update on Recent Activities

For this week's summary of recent 24th District Police activity, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155554_322.htm

Oct 12

Updated 2 days ago

Hard Water bar and grill

I saw that this place is now open for brunch. My first opinion on this place is, the staff is very friendly and the food is pretty good. The drink selection is great, I had the bacon bloody Mary, and they have many daily specials. I would recommend to give it a try. Especially to watch the game.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Thanks to all for your expressions of sympathy. As always, I have been avoiding walking in the area of the kitchen where the food and water bowls have been for many years even though I picked those up and washed them yesterday. There will be another cat when we're ready.

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    The karoake will be taking place indoors.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Renters rights

Is a renter legally required to give the landlord 30 days notice of a move out date?

  • Di

    I was able to somewhat resolve the situation. Unfortunately the property in which I reside is so poorly managed that it has become just unbearable with stolen packages, dirty grounds, faulty smoke detectors, and trash in the building. It is just a bad situation

  • d3 NOH

    'If you have a lease and don't give notice you won't get your security deposit back.' that's not true.

    ' If you don't have a lease (oral or written) than you don't have to give notice.'
    that's not true either. It's the opposite. If you don't have a lease, or...

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    'If you have a lease and don't give notice you won't get your security deposit back.' that's not true.

    ' If you don't have a lease (oral or written) than you don't have to give notice.'
    that's not true either. It's the opposite. If you don't have a lease, or your lease expired, you're month-to-month, and you DO have to give 30 days notice. If you have a defined lease period, you don't have to give notice. Your LL can require you to renew 89 days prior, but if not renewing, has to notify you 30 days prior. But not the other way around. If no notice was given by LL of not renewing but no renewal signed, you are automatically considered month-to-month after the lease expires if you stay.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Helicopters Over Rogers Park (The Park)

Does anyone know the reason for helicopters over Rogers Park (The Park) and southwest, maybe to Touhy and California (from my vantage point in the park), between 4 and 4:30 this afternoon.

  • Darius-- I'm in the park several times a day. It is great.
    Robin-- Our sense of privacy and safety is based on two dimensions. We normally only have to watch our backs. Our front and left and right take care of themselves. Surveillance from above violates that norm, which is precisely why cops and the media use helicopters.

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

    Robin
    I don't like it because of all the noise. On Saturday, a helicopter was so low that I could not carry on a conversation with a neighbor in front of my house.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

How much to charge for a garage parking space

I am contemplating renting a space in my garage near Pratt and Ashland? What do you think the "going" rate should be? And would I have them sign a lease or a 30 day month-to month?

  • The going rate for an electric door garage is $120-130 per month. Manual doors or non locking doors are dramatically less for security reasons. Give a better deal if the pay for a year.

  • eagledrc Farwell and Ashland

    I am interested in renting it.

  • dj long time RP home owner

    @eagledrc - haven't made a decision about renting yet. Just exploring my options.

    It is an electric door and 1/2 of a 2 1/2 car garage - info/searching for rent sugestions right now only.

2 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

The 2015 City Budget

What do you think about the 2015 budget released by the mayor last week? It is a non-controversial, feel good budget crafted to vote in before the election in February.

The budget doesn't address money for additional police officers and we still have no plan to deal with city pension debt. There were a few service additions added - rat abatement. pot hole repairs, etc., to superficially please voters who have been grumbling about the lack of city services for the last four years.

How will the alderman vote on the 2015 budget? Will he ask for our feedback? Are there ward budget meetings planned?

  • Hugh M. Nuclear Scientist

    Just wait and see what happens next year, when everyone gets their property tax bill and it is thousands of dollars more than the year before.

    But then, the elected officials will have three more years in office at that point. That is why we have a "feel good" budget being voted on right before the election. SPeak out now people or you will be paying lots more in taxes one year from now.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Most City Council members have no interest in dealing with the structural deficits facing this city until after their re-elections in March. They will then have to deal with reality because the City's schools are already borrowing 2 months of next year's budget to fund current operations. As this reckless...

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    Most City Council members have no interest in dealing with the structural deficits facing this city until after their re-elections in March. They will then have to deal with reality because the City's schools are already borrowing 2 months of next year's budget to fund current operations. As this reckless spending continues, it will be more expensive to borrow to finance current operations. The conundrum for these elected officials is that they have to deal with the problem without saying they caused the problem.

    Like any overdrawn spender knows, one ultimately has to start cutting expenses. Our elected officials need to begin talking about the hard choices we face.

Oct 17

Updated 2 days ago

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  • sidney morgan WitchCraft Christ

    The anti-christ mentioned in the book of revelation is not a man but a country. The U.S. Congress armed him. He is also nuclear. He will betray us soon.

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

heads up, neighbors

hey guys
we had a forced entry burglary over on N Eastlake Terrace this weekend. no one was hurt, but it's definitely scary.
As a note of personal failing, I heard loud noises and activity late Saturday night, but I figured it was just people coming back from the bars or something. Unfortunately, it's a hard lesson

  • Steven J -- The more confused, sleepy people we have shooting at they're not sure what, the safer I'll feel.
    not

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Glad the wide awake and legally armed can shoot back.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Party Room Rental

Hi neighbors... was wondering if anyone knows of a nice party room i could rent. (40 ppl)

2 days ago

Parking Spot

Hi all! I'm looking to rent a spot from someone preferably for the winter but will rent for longer if necessary. I work late and drive for safety. Looking near Paulina/Greenleaf.
Thanks!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

What's up on Juneway?

Tons o' cops, crime scene tape in the alley between Paulina and Marshfield, many lookyloos but no ambulance. Listening to scanner but not figuring out the story... anyone know what happened?

  • So he wasn't shot in the leg, he was shot in the foot. And he wasn't shot in the foot, but in the toe. Good to have this cleared up, because we all know that toes are not part of the leg. Sometimes I leave my toes in New York City when I return to Chicago.
    Was he shot by an arm, by a hand or by a finger, I wonder?

  • d3 NOH

    another shooting right at the "problem building" .... how many in one year is that? and what is the city doing about this on an active basis?

    The alley behind jonquil/ashland looks like an open air drug market every night of the week... what are they doing about that?
    It's good they sit around at the corners.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

People's Gas No Parking Signs

I am fairly new to the neighborhood, and I noticed yesterday the no parking signs taped to the trees from People's Gas. Of course, I was first annoyed that this sign would stay up for two weeks. It's not secret that it's already hard enough to find parking (I average 30 minutes each time) , but this morning, I woke up early to move my car, and every other car was still there! And later in the day, there were still lots of cars parked right in frommt of the signs. Do these signs not really mean anything, even though they threaten towing? Also, I noticed the signs don't have.a permit number printed on them.. Does this make them invalid?

  • shawn m Moving from apt to apt in RP

    The People's Gas signs don't require a permit number. Not sure why the other cars hadn't moved. The signs have dates written on them, is it possible the construction date had ended but they forgot to take down the signs?

  • daveP been around awhile

    They are horrible about taking down the signs after they expire. I've been taking down all the expired ones I see when out walking my dog.

    Just saw some the other day that expired in august!

    People don't look at the dates, they just see the no parking, and don't park there.

  • Leelee Dog lady, cat lady, juicer extraordinaire

    They put up signs willy nilly with no regards for the residents. They cordon off blocks at a time, in different directions, don't work for a week, need it for a few days, and then leave the signs up, with the expiration dates still a week out!

    Thanks, daveP, for...

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    They put up signs willy nilly with no regards for the residents. They cordon off blocks at a time, in different directions, don't work for a week, need it for a few days, and then leave the signs up, with the expiration dates still a week out!

    Thanks, daveP, for taking down the expired ones. I do, too... but a lot if see are up, with good dates and not a PG person in sight.

    :<

    My favorite thing is they do the above, FINALLY leave, and repave, then are back in a month chewing up the new road! What the???

    I'm glad for the new infrastructure, but would really appreciate PG giving a bit more of a hoot about residents.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Important Referendum Question on Mental Health Funding

On the November 4, 2014 general election ballot, there will be numerous statewide and local referendums. One of the referendums specific to voters in Cook County is a question on whether the state shall increase mental health funding statewide. (See below)

The referendum is non-binding; it is meant to solicit the opinion of voters and to advise legislators on a question of public policy.

Early voting for the November 4, 2014 general election will take place Monday, October 20 –...

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On the November 4, 2014 general election ballot, there will be numerous statewide and local referendums. One of the referendums specific to voters in Cook County is a question on whether the state shall increase mental health funding statewide. (See below)

The referendum is non-binding; it is meant to solicit the opinion of voters and to advise legislators on a question of public policy.

Early voting for the November 4, 2014 general election will take place Monday, October 20 – Sunday, November 2.
Referendum Question on Mental Health Funding
Question
Countywide, Mental Health Services: Shall the General Assembly of the State of Illinois appropriate additional funds to provide necessary mental health services for the people of the State of Illinois? Yes or No

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Helen, there are advisory questions on the ballot that are statewide. In other words, all the voters in the state will vote on them

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    I don't care if the referendum on mental health appropriations is "fishing",inquiry or just spitting in the wind. I'll vote yes for every penny spent to help people who suffer from disease that has rendered them untouchable by most of society. Without public funding for mental health care people you...

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    I don't care if the referendum on mental health appropriations is "fishing",inquiry or just spitting in the wind. I'll vote yes for every penny spent to help people who suffer from disease that has rendered them untouchable by most of society. Without public funding for mental health care people you and I know would be left with no help of any kind. Homelessness,drug addiction and crime often have roots in mental illness as victims of these illnesses try to cope day to day. I'm not saying that all criminals are victims of mental illness. I amm saying that without help,most of them will end up being victims or perpetrators. They really haven't got any other choice. This could happen to anybody.

Oct 14

Updated 3 days ago

Why We Have Rats

I took these photos this morning. The tenants in this building (the northwest corner of Devon & Fairfield) don't care how they dispose of their garbage. Some of it is tossed out of the second and third floor windows above the dumpsters. I once saw a bag in mid-flight but couldn't tell which floor it came from. Much of it comes from tenants who toss their bags on top, behind, or next to the dumpster. The maintenance man is always...

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I took these photos this morning. The tenants in this building (the northwest corner of Devon & Fairfield) don't care how they dispose of their garbage. Some of it is tossed out of the second and third floor windows above the dumpsters. I once saw a bag in mid-flight but couldn't tell which floor it came from. Much of it comes from tenants who toss their bags on top, behind, or next to the dumpster. The maintenance man is always cleaning up the alley, but he wasn't there today. And, as of half an hour ago, there's even more garbage on the ground, more bags tossed into the alley. Recently someone has begun to leave newspaper with torn bread and what appears to be cheese on top the dumpster several times a week. This may be poison (note the dead rat between the bags) and would explain the two dead squirrels and dead pigeon I've found in the last week. Squirrels are always on these dumpsters because there's always food here. The city has repeatedly cited this building but the tenants continue to dump their garbage like this. (I picked up the rat and the bread and cheese after I took the pictures.) I heard on tonight's news that Orkin has named Chicago the city with the nation's worse rat problem (based on the number of citizen complaints). The tenants here are one reason that's probably true.

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