1 hour ago

Cermak Grocer on Ridge

Oh, to the contrary.............enjoy heat when I shop for groceries...........and I like to be offered fruits and vegetables without pesticides....., Marianos,Whole Foods, Jewel and Trader Joes, all offer organic produce. Furthermore, it doesn't really matter what I think because the place is packed! As to the exterior color...........I think it's a shame, that the people in the neighborhood were not allowed to voice their opinions on this matter ...

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4 days ago

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Why is Joe Moore's Zoning and Land Use Committee so secretive?

When our alderman is faces ethics violations and has been so often accused of pay to play, even a minimal degree of transparency could do him a world of good.

Why is Joe Moore's 49th Ward Zoning and Land Use Advisory Committee (quite the mouthful) is so very secretive?

For starters, the committee is made up exclusively of Joe's political supporters, which seems less than an objective community representation. However, despite Joe's claims of transparency, the committee that supposedly offers...

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When our alderman is faces ethics violations and has been so often accused of pay to play, even a minimal degree of transparency could do him a world of good.

Why is Joe Moore's 49th Ward Zoning and Land Use Advisory Committee (quite the mouthful) is so very secretive?

For starters, the committee is made up exclusively of Joe's political supporters, which seems less than an objective community representation. However, despite Joe's claims of transparency, the committee that supposedly offers opinion on whether his campaign donors should receive lucrative zoning variances HASN'T POSTED A SINGLE AGENDA OR ANY MINUTES SINCE APRIL 2009.

http://www.ward49.com/zoning-economic-development-land-use/#z49ma

Alderman Moore, it seems like your process for granting zoning variances to developers is anything but transparent.

Alderman Moore, will you comment on this for the community? Better yet, will you post all meeting agendas and minutes from your "committee" for the past 5+ years?

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Good heavens. The idea of a Scott Phillips and Suzanne Devane power couple is even scarier than a Faisal Khan and Anne Sullivan power couple. Don Gordon sure picks some interesting political friends.

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    Thank you filing your Legal Brief in this Legal Forum.

25 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Don Gordon: Political Expert

Saw a tweet from Don today that was of particular interest to me.

How entrenched aldermen, fearful that they will lose in February, run their campaigns... In 2007 it was pink... http://fb.me/32d16U0T3

The link is to the Facebook page of Maureen Sullivan who is running for the open seat in the 11th Ward against heavy favorite Patrick Daley Thompson and one other. But how is PDT an entrenched alderman if he hasn't even been elected to the office yet?

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

    EveryBlock: When did it become alright under EveryBlock's Community Standards for one EveryBlock member to beat up on another EveryBlock member?

  • JKF West Ridge Ranger

    ^^ Since like Forever!

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

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.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Someone should have told Don back when he was a freshman philosophy student that two wrongs don't make a right.

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

    I guess that applies to everyone?

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

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

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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.

  • I believe the same woman recently mentioned another investigation of the 49th Ward, which means Alderman Joe Moore.

    Alderman Moore, since the OLIG's office is as you say nothing more than "an embarrassment, will you share details of what is currently being investigated?

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

    I would think that if Ald. Joe Moore (49th Ward), had the ethic goods on Kelly Tarrant-LIGO, he would turn the evidence over to the FBI. Call me, i have the number.

23 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

NYPD POLICE MURDERED EXECUTION STYLE AS "REVENGE" for individuals who died resisting arrest

Ultimately, I put the blame for this on irresponsible left wing public officials and "community leaders" who are more concerned with their own popularity to garner voting block endorsements with the factions of urban communities which are the genesis of the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and this insane perpetrator than they are in any sense of responsible community management. I have been a lifelong Democrat and and sick of that party's irresponsible public officials who want to side with violent or potentially violent offenders possessing illegal firearms, sacrificing safe communities to get votes. These irresponsible public officials must go.

http://nypost.com/2014/12/20/2-nypd-cops-shot-execution-style-in-brooklyn/

24 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

The Ballad of Joe Lake

With apologies to Alfred Hayes....

I dreamed I saw Joe Lake last night,
As spry as you and me.
Says I "But Joe, you're in Des Plaines"
"Does Rogers Park (Chicago's 49th Ward) have a gang problem?" said he,
"Does Rogers Park (Chicago's 49th Ward) have a gang problem?" said he.

  • Hard drinkin' Lincoln Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

    Someday he may unleash a "torrent of abuse" upon a loved one as he bragged about elsewhere here, I'm sure his mum was so proud to birth that creature.

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    Seek counseling.

8 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Thank a cop!!!

What a terrible tragedy in NYC -- two police officers murdered in their squad car! I can only imagine that many police officers around the country are wondering why they get up and do this dangerous job every day.

In the days and weeks ahead, PLEASE make the effort to thank our police officers for all they do to keep our communities safe!

  • I respectfully disagree. Disgraceful is playing politics with the death of two Police Officers.

  • I agree that the leader of the NYPD's union issued an outrageous, inflammatory, contemptible statement. It was a cheap attempt to exploit a terrible incident for political advantage.

    The murder of the two officers was horrible enough in itself. It's important that political leaders avoid compounding its resulting anguish.

Dec 14

Updated 5 hours ago

Too Easy

Anyone else notice that new poster and would-be doxer "Frank Arizona" is Craig's racist pal from Morse Hellhole, "Dangerously unstable individual?"

Profile:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/191949/

Frank Arizona

Bipedal carbon based lifeform

http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2013/01/youve-been-muted.html?showComment=1357579738847#c8743152427189217170

Dangerously unstable individual said...

I toe the line and even cross it now and then, but if you don't identify any mugger, rapist or other alleged criminal as anything other than a *bipedal carbon based lifeform*, people will jump all over your post and derail it with political correctness, screaming...

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Anyone else notice that new poster and would-be doxer "Frank Arizona" is Craig's racist pal from Morse Hellhole, "Dangerously unstable individual?"

Profile:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/191949/

Frank Arizona

Bipedal carbon based lifeform

http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2013/01/youve-been-muted.html?showComment=1357579738847#c8743152427189217170

Dangerously unstable individual said...

I toe the line and even cross it now and then, but if you don't identify any mugger, rapist or other alleged criminal as anything other than a *bipedal carbon based lifeform*, people will jump all over your post and derail it with political correctness, screaming "Raaaacism Raaacism!!"

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Emphasis added.

And in response to a previous post in that thread:

http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2013/01/youve-been-muted.html?showComment=1357499045769#c1589282081315403409

Craig Gernhardt said...

DUI, you crack me up.

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So, Don Gordon is trying to attack Joe Moore from the left, but he allows a guy who pals around with racists to act as his hype man. Go figure.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Cool story, bro.

  • Hard drinkin' Lincoln Ya'll need therapy!

    Ah, when you say that we've gotten to you.
    Give everybody a nice Hannukah gift and release your obsessions and quit trolling 18 hours a day.
    And a word of advice, don't be so chummy with Littleton when you're using your "real name" account, it just verifies we've identified the right guy.
    If he's not you, he should make an investment into finding out who you are because the Hitchens people you made angry won't let up on him.
    Accountants are a miserable lot anyways.

7 hours ago

Notary Needed

The incumbent is trying to silence our voice and stifle democracy by challenging the petitions I submitted. To remain on the ballot I must defend 40 signatures through notarized affidavits. Unfortunately this will require some door to door work but can be done within a few hours. While I hope to find someone willing to donate their time, I am willing to pay per signature. Because I know the addresses and names already the work will be targeted and easy! Please let me know if anyone is interested or if you have leads! Thank you!

Dec 03

Updated 8 hours ago

Free Cat Spay/Neuter through Dec 31st - PAWS Chicago

Was just cruising Chicago Animal Control's recent adoptees (love these!) and noticed an announcement that anyone having an ID or license listing a Chicago address is available for FREE altering of their cat(s) through the entire month of December -- this is in hopes of not seeing the usual kitten crunch in the spring. Please spread the word!!

Jun 12

Updated 10 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.

6 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

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 15 hours ago

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.

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Pay-to-Play

"When 49th Ward Ald. Joe Moore backed the street naming on behalf of a group of residents including one who donated $1,000 to his campaign fund, he thought he was engaging in the kind of retail politics that's a Chicago alderman's stock in trade."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-street-sign-bangladesh-controversy-20141218-story.html#page=1

What a mess a little $1,000.00 campaign contribution cost the city.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    It was a frivolous lawsuit. Had the plaintiff's attorney not withdrawn it voluntarily, it would have been thrown out in the early stages of the proceedings on a motion to dismiss.

    Obviously, neither the City nor its officials can be held responsible for the filing of a frivolous lawsuit.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Joe -- Wouldn't you say it was a "frivolous" action by you to move forward with creating an "honorary way" for someone of questionable character just to open the door for campaign contributions?

Dec 11

Updated 24 hours ago

Who is Joe Lake?

I haven't been on here long but I keep seeing posts from a guy named Joe Lake who mostly just reposts DNAinfo articles and crime stats to the extent that they seem like spam. I heard he's a friend or supporter of one of the candidates in the alderman's race but I'm not sure if the person posting as him here is really who he says he is because he calls people a dummy and idiot and thanks racist and...

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I haven't been on here long but I keep seeing posts from a guy named Joe Lake who mostly just reposts DNAinfo articles and crime stats to the extent that they seem like spam. I heard he's a friend or supporter of one of the candidates in the alderman's race but I'm not sure if the person posting as him here is really who he says he is because he calls people a dummy and idiot and thanks racist and off color comments on these message boards all the time. It doesn't seem like very good or smart company to keep. Anyone know if this person is imitating someone else? It seems weird and not very helpful to the local candidate he's pretending to support.

32 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Decisions on 50th Ward Aldermanic Petitions by Board of Elections

Zehra Quadri has overcome the objections to her petitions and is now a candidate for alderman.

Jonathan Porter has withdrawn his objections to Fuji's petitions. Zehra's challenge to Fuji has been heard and a recommendation is pending.

Hearings continue on the remaining three challenges: Zehra v Shajan Kuriakose, Zehra v Peter Sifnotis, and Maureen Roche v Sifnotis. All are scheduled for 12/23.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Thank you for the update. These challenges are a ridiculous waste of money

  • I agree. Thousands of hours have been spent checking signatures at staggering cost. This works for some candidates, since narrowing the field also narrows the discussion. The only candidates left standing are the candidates with money. Signatures are limited to ward residents, but money isn't. A look at the alderman's...

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    I agree. Thousands of hours have been spent checking signatures at staggering cost. This works for some candidates, since narrowing the field also narrows the discussion. The only candidates left standing are the candidates with money. Signatures are limited to ward residents, but money isn't. A look at the alderman's donors reveals out of state contributions as well as tens of thousands of dollars from the mayor, the unions, the realtors, etc. The in-kind donations are also instructive: polling, staff salaries, direct mailings, etc. For a candidate to have $145,000 on hand a the end of September--before the heavy donations start pouring in--shows how important it is to entrenched interests to keep incumbents happy and in power. It also shows why it's so hard to elect good candidates with fresh ideas.

    Donations to all the candidates can be found on the Web site for the Illinois State Board of Elections (this is a direct link to the alderman's report):
    http://www.elections.state.il.us/CampaignDisclosure/ContributionsSearchByCandidates.aspx?ddlCanSearchOrderBy=Last%20or%20Only%20Name%20-%20A%20to%20Z&txtCanLastName=silverstein&txtCanFirstName=debra

  • Note also that the alderman's total receipts are almost $500,000. It's just obscene for a local politician to raise that kind of money.

6 days ago

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31 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Free Butterball Turkey!

From Family Matters - they are giving them away. On Marshfield just south of Juneway on the east side of the street. Hurry they are going fast!

4 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

white privelige

What do you think it is?

  • JohnR, steven beckerman -- You're mistaken. On one hand, Social Security, the G.I. Bill, and federal housing assistance were each designed to exclude blacks. On the other, people behave differently toward a white walking down the street, or into a store, than to a black.
    Here's a brilliant, non-jargon illustration
    http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/15/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is/

    While racism and "classism" are intimately intertwined, they are two real, different things.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Another way to think about this might be to ask, can someone remove this aspect of their being? So, for instance, although you might not *want* to renounce your preferred religion and convert to another, you could do it in order to materially affect your life, or, indeed, *keep* your...

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    Another way to think about this might be to ask, can someone remove this aspect of their being? So, for instance, although you might not *want* to renounce your preferred religion and convert to another, you could do it in order to materially affect your life, or, indeed, *keep* your life. Similarly, the most flamboyant of drag queens can remove the gown, wig and make-up on Monday morning and present himself with all his male privilege intact when he walks through the door at his day job. Got black skin? You won't be changing that, no matter how much money you have to throw around.

Dec 12

Updated 31 hours ago

Rogers Park Talks Race!

All black white hispanic oriental indian jewish and persian are welcome to expess what they feel about race in America. By posting individual opinions we as a 1 people can heal.

  • Now

    Myron T. Sorry to hear about Joe. Guess he can just add it to the sum of his life's many metamorphoses.

  • Now

    Sun God. Little disappointed with you. Not all "white women" clutch their handbags when the see a "black man". That's just perpetuating a stereotype of race.

3 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Don Gordon's Cycling Advocacy

Given that Don apparently wants to turn Chicago into Copenhagen, where it ts claimed that 80% of the populace cycles in winter, I have to ask: does Don own either a car or a cargo bike?

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Does Gordon want to turn Rogers Park into Copenhagen? That is so weird. I don't want to ride a bicycle in snow.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Roger, Don Gordon isn't the brightest bulb in the Rogers Park chandelier. His bulb is dim.

41 hours ago

Dec 06

Updated 42 hours ago

christmas string lights recycling

Anybody know where you can recycle christmas lights? I have searched on line and there are recycling places in the burbs, but Chicago does not appear to be in the "network" of burbs that allow cross border recycling. Definitely not a blue bin recyclable.

  • JCV My head hurts.

    Doh! Sorry, I missed that! Posted the link I remembered from November. Must have been a November-only promo, though I do think they do it at the beginning of each season as I remember a similar program last year.

  • jolet Saug, Budlong Woods

    Edgebrook Ace Hardware has taken them each year, I am assuming they will again this year.

4 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Good morning northsiders!

Today, let's take our happy pills and go enjoy some fresh air, do some shopping and not grind our teeth thinking about politicians.
That handsome man in the nice suit can't hurt you, no no no.
Have a nectarine. Enjoy yourself. Pick up the crayons and glitter and do something happy today.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Is there are way of shooing these Uptowners back south? And as far as Lincoln goes, he's only been here a week and this is at least his 4th name.

  • Hard drinkin' Lincoln Seth Rogen isn't worth dying for

    I have a hard time deciding things like on a name since an autistic accountant "blasted me with a torrent of psychological abuse" awhile back.
    Dain bramage and all that.
    I woke up hours later, my iPad shattered, with only the feeling of being violated by three word responses. What...

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    I have a hard time deciding things like on a name since an autistic accountant "blasted me with a torrent of psychological abuse" awhile back.
    Dain bramage and all that.
    I woke up hours later, my iPad shattered, with only the feeling of being violated by three word responses. What the Cappletrolling!
    The doctor says I may never enjoy the internets ever again.
    I'm sure his wife is thrilled to be married to such a fellow, I hope she's saving her waitress tips for a divorce attorney.
    Helen, shoot me a telegraph message later and we'll go horseback riding for some paregoric and hit up the soda jerk for some phosphates at Woolworths, reminisce about the good old days. I'm out of dinosaur repellent, though, you still have yours?

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Grilled cheese?

Any recs for a place that serves fabulous grilled cheese sandwiches and delivers?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Free car washes today at the new 3 $ csr was on Peterson and clark

Our new car wash is open and today it is offering a free car wash and also offers free vacuums continually .
I use the one on Fullerton and I love it,it is such a good value.I am tickled that we have one in our community and I hope everyone can experience my joy in getting a quality wash and dry ( heated enclosed) for a really good value .

  • CL in 60626 Upstanding citizen

    Is there still an automatic / touchless option?

  • JCV My head hurts.

    Thanks for the info. Gonna check it out today!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Hearings Scheduled on 50th Ward Nominating Petition Challenges, Part II

Record examinations are still scheduled for three of four challengers for 50th ward alderman: Shajan Kuriakose, Zehra Quadri, and Peter Sifnotis. A post-examination recommendation is pending in Quadri's challenge to Fuji, and a Board recommendation is also pending in Jonathan Porter's objection to Fuji. A Board decision is pending for Porter's challenge to Quadri. According to one Board document, hearings for 50th ward candidates are not scheduled until Dec. 23, which suggests there won't be any final rulings until after the holidays.
http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/general/M2015-HearingSchedule.pdf

Today's schedule, however, shows two hearings for Sifnotis.
http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/general/RecordExamNotice.pdf

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    How to win an election before Chicago's municipal election on Feb. 24, 2015.

2 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Support Bina's restaurant!

Hello all,

We have a new restaurant on Lunt right by Indian Boundary Park. It's eastern Mediterranean cuisine and absolutely delicious. The owners are a hardworking family, I believe from Macedonia, and their new business deserves new patrons. I especially recommend the cevapi and Balkan salad. Enjoy!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Phillys best sports bar gonna make it or not ?

I have tried their sandwich and it was not what I remember getting in Evanston(and on Belmont) some time ago.
Although It was a tasty sandwich it was way smaller than I remember and very expensive
expensive and the chips were very stale .
Each time I drive by their establishment it is empty .I was wondering how long before its lack of patrons weighs upon them and then what happens after that, what are your thoughts?

  • Had a lovely moms night out there last night. Delicious pizza, bang bang shrimp and broccoli cheddar bites! The fireplace seats were perfect for our group. The staff was delightful and so was the owner. We will be back, often!

  • Greg Marquez Liberty loving fag! Down with the statists!

    Good sammies and very very good pizza! We usually get something a couple times a month. I wonder if they dont look busy because it is on the chilly side? So maybe a good chunk of their biz is coming from delivery? I hope they can hang in there cause they are quite tasty.

Dec 06

Updated 2 days ago

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Why do you hate strong women?

  • Felicia Graystone Seamstress

    Xena the Warrior Princess is my role model. She has big bazonkers and can snuff guys like Tiger Man and Storm Lord. Xena cracks walnuts between her thighs.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Seating Pod on Devon Avenue

This seating pod is at the northeast corner at 2900 West Devon. Is this the "street furniture" that's part of the new streetscape?

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Polar Palooza Survey

We Need Your Feedback: Polar Palooza

The Inaugural Polar Palooza Winter Festival is in the books.
The planned activities for the two-day event were reduced to Saturday-only in response to the devasting loss of Mutahir Rauf on Friday, December 5th.
On Saturday, the live music, activities and food drew families, neighbors, students and friends together in fellowship and fun at the Loyola Station Plaza. Several hundred pounds of non-perishable food items were collected and given to Care for Real Food...

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We Need Your Feedback: Polar Palooza

The Inaugural Polar Palooza Winter Festival is in the books.
The planned activities for the two-day event were reduced to Saturday-only in response to the devasting loss of Mutahir Rauf on Friday, December 5th.
On Saturday, the live music, activities and food drew families, neighbors, students and friends together in fellowship and fun at the Loyola Station Plaza. Several hundred pounds of non-perishable food items were collected and given to Care for Real Food Pantry.
Please take a moment and complete our survey as we begin to think about how to make this an even better event in 2015!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PolarPalooza

Thank you again to our Top Sponsors:
Alderman Joe Moore, Atira Hotels, BMO Harris Bank, Lakeshore Beverge Company, Lakeside Management, The New 400, S and C Electric, Sheridan Road Special Serice Area, and Rogers Park Business Alliance.

And our food vendors:
Caponies, Genoa Concessions, Hardwater Bar and Grill, JB Alberto's, Mayne Stage/Act One, and Rogers Park Social.

For more information visit our website!

LUC.edu/communityrelations

  • Steve Blaustein Rolph integrationist and dream therapist

    Summer thank you to you and Loyola for being a good member of the community and bringing us nice things. Unfortunately a very sad event cast a dark shadow and painful moment over all of us but your attempt to bring a weekend of cheer and happiness will be remembered.

  • vb urban explorer

    My family tried to attend on Sunday. We didn't know about the shooting and subsequent cancellation. We walked around, scratched our heads and came home. I later read about the shooting on Everyblock.

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

CAPS Beat Meeting - Beat 2431

Greetings Neighbors!

There will be a CAPS Beat Meeting on Tuesday, December 23rd at St. Jerome's Church. The meeting will be from 7 pm to 8 pm, and is being held in the Church's BASEMENT NOT the PARISH HALL. (Someone will be out in the gangway directing traffic) The Parish Hall is being used by the Church for a function that they are holding that evening and we are being switch to the basement of the church.

This IS a formal CAPS Beat meeting and Officers WILL be present. Bring your questions, concerns, and ideas to help make the beat better.

Hope to see you there!

John

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Are You a Historic Bungalow Enthusiast?

If so, check out the new products offered by Chicago Historic Bungalow Association

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BungalowStuff

  • Love historic Chicago bungalows, thanks for posting the link.

  • The Association offers classes during the year on maintaining and restoring bungalows. I took a window repair class and was amazed to learn that it's better to preserve than replace the window frames that came with your bungalow because newer wood can never match them for strength and resilience. Seems...

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    The Association offers classes during the year on maintaining and restoring bungalows. I took a window repair class and was amazed to learn that it's better to preserve than replace the window frames that came with your bungalow because newer wood can never match them for strength and resilience. Seems the original framing likely came from trees more than one hundred years old that grew in an environment that will never exist again--free from modern pollutants, chemicals, etc. I live in a two-flat that's about 90 years old, but the information applied to us, too. It's a great organization.

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

    I wish more people appreciated all of the great architecture in our neighborhood. It's sad to see so many interesting buildings in disrepair. Fortunately, there are some people who do understand the importance of retaining the history of the area and its architecture.

Dec 09

Updated 3 days ago

Cermak Fresh Market

In the former Dominicks. Does anyone know when it's opening?

  • We had nothing that we needed to buy today but we spent an hour just walking up and down the aisles. This place is perfect for the neighborhood. Lots of Mexican, South American, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Asian, and Indian food stuff. Just amazing, and the parking lot was packed. We parked down the street, and had to carry a bag of groceries because there was too much we could not resist.

  • I did a quick run-thru around the perimeter and was impressed. The produce looks fabulous! JVC - I know what you mean - I'm at the sad point as well!

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Parking at Pratt & Ashland

I just lost my long time parking and am looking for a new parking spot in the vicinity of Ashland & Pratt.

  • Sorry to hear that, especially given the season. You may want to try posting your request on Craigslist, or searching for a spot in their "Parking/Storage" section.

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/search/prk

    Good luck...I've been looking for a spot around Touhy/Sheridan for longer than I'd care to admit (and would pay even higher than I know is the "market rate" for the area), and I'm still pecking about the CL listings every day.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Good-bye, MorWay

All but one business in the strip mall at Morse and Wayne has closed shop for good. Word on the street is Jennifer Pritzker bought it. The lone holdout is Vic's Pharmacy, who has allegedly gone to court - and was granted to stay until May 2015.

One can only speculate as to how big of a parking garage will be built in it's place?

One can also speculate as to how long it will be before Ms. Pritzker buy's out JB's Pizza?

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment, Music Industry / Owner

    I'll make it easy... malfeasance: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malfeasance

  • John Landeroz Life-Long West Rogers Park Resident

    Thanks AI. but you joined the party toolate. I not the one that was of topic and shared what I got off of an online dictionary. I'm sure there are others but was also being sarcastic because the other commenter did not answer my question. I only wanted to clarify. There were plenty of other personal attacks and off topic comments prior to this. None of which I ever did. Cheers

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Convictions in Cook [Including Rogers Park Community Area-49th Ward]

"This project is an analysis of five years of Cook County conviction data."
http://convictions.smartchicagoapps.org/#your-city

  • So almost a quarter of the convictions, mostly from plea bargaining, are for pot.
    This is not a good use of tax money.

  • d3 NOH

    The other way to read that though is the lack of convictions from more important crimes, such as shootings, murders, and shots fired, allows the conviction of pot offenders to grow.

Dec 09

Updated 4 days ago

Shootings

Given the recent two shootings have involved a robbery and a gun, does anyone else think they're the same guys? I hope we can figure out who they are soon.

  • You know what? If Mutahir's family read that, they would be upset. But I guess you don't care.

  • JJ in rogers park Rogers parker

    It is pretty clear that I disagree with your opinion. Armed robberies happen. Just look on the south Side over the weekend, poor high scool kid murdered in an armed robbery. I don't believe that it was a drug deal gone bad. There wer several armed robberies under the same...

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    It is pretty clear that I disagree with your opinion. Armed robberies happen. Just look on the south Side over the weekend, poor high scool kid murdered in an armed robbery. I don't believe that it was a drug deal gone bad. There wer several armed robberies under the same viaduct by the same people. So I guess armed robberies do happen. I am sure the police are investigating, that is what they do. But in the absence of any other evidence it is irresponsible to proclaim it a drug deal gone bad. Especially, since the facts we don know, would seem to discredit that theory. Now if you have specific information share with the investigators. It unfair to the victem to just proclaim a drug deal without facts. Now if your theory pans out and the investigation validates your theory, I will be the first to admit I was wrong. It just is not fair to the victem to make such unsubstantiated assertions. And even if it was a drug deal that does not justify murder.

Dec 07

Updated 4 days ago

"Hand's up, Don't shoot"

At the Mutahir Rauf's memorial this afternoon, demonstrator's used the moment to also stand up against the police, using the Michael Brown slogan, "Hand's up, don't shoot."

Mutahir Rauf's murder had nothing to do with police using excessive force and it was a shame the two incident's had to be meshed together.

Commander Waldera and his Dept. showed respect to the crowd gathered and didn't deserve this defiant act of protest.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Storm/Frank/whoever -- You know, you're not walking point. EB is just a blog, not an actual war zone.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Some day this war is gonna end....

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