27 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

City crew rat baiting

We have been discussing the rat situation in our area in this blog. My request regarding baiting for rats was closed due to "no signs of rats." Can you believe it? I guess they have to see them to believe it. I know there are rats. I see them during the day and at night. So, what type of service do we get as property owners who pay taxes?
It is outrageous. The city claims it sent a crew and they found nothing at all. I have been able to bait in the yard and I have seen dead rats as a consequence of the baiting.
I am appalled at the response.

  • Thanks for the link. I hate to keep harping on the same issue but, I am afraid that if nothing is done, the population of rats will continue to grow. I am aware of the sensitive nature of having poison put out and harming innocent animals. As for the rats, well, that is the only remedy that I know. I am very careful when I set out bait.

13 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Attendance at Devon Community Market

"This Wednesday was the last Devon Community Market of the season. This year’s market was a tremendous success, with more than 4,000 residents streaming in from all over the city and beyond to sample everything the 50th Ward has to offer! I was also very pleased to be able to bring in farmers from Michigan, Illinois and Indiana to provide our neighborhood with fresh local berries, vegetables, meat, eggs and cheese." [Quote from Ald. Silverstein's current newsletter]

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"This Wednesday was the last Devon Community Market of the season. This year’s market was a tremendous success, with more than 4,000 residents streaming in from all over the city and beyond to sample everything the 50th Ward has to offer! I was also very pleased to be able to bring in farmers from Michigan, Illinois and Indiana to provide our neighborhood with fresh local berries, vegetables, meat, eggs and cheese." [Quote from Ald. Silverstein's current newsletter]

The claim that more than 4,000 people attended the market is simply unbelievable--it must be a typo. I missed only 3 markets and never saw more than 30-40 people in attendance at any of the ones I attended. I also volunteered at one market, and attendance was on the low end of that. I wonder how the number was calculated. Perhaps it is a typo and the actual number meant was 400, which would be much closer to reality.

I think Mary Arents did a wonderful job organizing and managing the market, but I still think it's in the wrong place. There's very little foot traffic on that stretch of Devon, and the event I worked showed that one problem with shoppers arriving after 6 pm is that there's no place for them to park. The suggested parking on side streets didn't work because people arriving home from work took all the spots, and nobody wants to pay the parking fees in order to shop the Market. Maybe next year it can be part of the Touhy Avenue revitalization, or located on Western Avenue. If organizers stopped calling it the Devon Market, and began calling it the West Rogers Park Market, there'd be more flexibility in choosing a location where it can draw more traffic. I'd like to see it succeed, but I think the first step is to tell the truth about well it really did, what didn't work out, and how it can be improved.

13 hours ago

Alerman's Survey

See Ald. Silverstein's report on her recent survey for some interesting information. According to the report, 93% of the ward's residents do not attend CAPS meetings. The alderman recently began sending out the 24th District's crime report with her newsletter, and I wonder if one of the reasons for low attendance is the fact that the CAPS meetings in the report are for the 49th Ward.

http://50thwardchicago.com/2014/survey-results/
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7tWxCq0oKt8RE9iMVVnVFFOWjg/edit?pli=1

37 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Last night

What was with all the sirens last night?

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Right around 2 am someone was assaulted on Western Ave just north of Devon.

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2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

WRPCO: Touhy Vacant Storefront Hearing 9/19 and Green Committee News

Please find in the below link information on the Touhy Vacant Storefront Hearing 9/19 and Green Committee News from the West Rogers Park Community Organization (WRPCO).

Click here for the newsletter: http://goo.gl/QCqdUY

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    ....don't care....so boring....much sighing...

  • mclnoh RE Broker & Photographer

    Don't nod off, Al,....it's almost lunch time!

38 hours ago

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39 hours ago

The crazy siren activity on Thursday 9/18 night.

Does anyone know what the hell was going on around 1am this morning/last night in Rogers Park? So many sirens for so long. It sounded quite serious.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Choppers again?

Helicopters flying around rp again, anyone know what happened?

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Confused

Anyone else curious as to why the news fails to show all the shootings in uptown and Rogers park? I see lots of coverage on the south side shootings.

  • Need for change:

    There is a difference between statistics and figures. Just thought you should know.

  • The media is in the pockets of the politicians. If you have been reading the news since the beginning of the year, you will see shooting numbers when reported by the news are numbers from only a day or two on the weekends. They used to show an entire weekend. They started to split it up and stop reporting a full weekend a few months back. heyjackass.com is probably one of the best sources to find out about shootings.

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Did anyone else see Welcome 2 East Rodgers (officail DVD) vol. 1 on you tube?

I saw this on you tube while checking out some of the references made on other threads in Everyblock. I thought it was disturbing to say the least...

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

If you live in the 50th...

... and you care about the empty storefronts on Touhy, and you have some free time Friday, https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=944634175554042&id=160422620641872&ref=notif&notif_t=notify_me

Note: this does not mean that I support the current Alderman

  • But it does reflect your concern for the community, and that's more important. Thanks for posting.

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Roofs, ice dams, and heating coils

Winter will be upon us before we know it. Has anyone had experience with installing heating coils to combat ice dams on roofs and in gutters? Our association is researching and thought we’d ask this informed forum for recommendations, advice or other information.

  • JCV

    They're pretty useful. We've installed the heating wire in our gutter and part of the flat roof leading up to the gutter (as well as partially down the downspout). They're very effective, but the key is remembering to turn it on prior to ice-damming as they're not very effective at melting existing ice build up.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

alderman moore posts illegal signs

when is ald. moore going to take down the illegal signs he personally posted for his bike ride. it is illegal to post anything on a city of chicago sign. as an alderman he should know the law.

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Shouldn't he be ticketed for this? This event was organized to promote his campaign, not as an act of the Ward.

  • Date More Cops they carry guns and are fun to date

    Oh puhleaze. Are you people also going to launch crusades against people who post announcements of yard sales, lost dogs, lost cats, music events on Glenwood, yard plants free for the taking, church carnivals and block club events? This thread walks like, looks like and quacks like a lame attempt...

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    Oh puhleaze. Are you people also going to launch crusades against people who post announcements of yard sales, lost dogs, lost cats, music events on Glenwood, yard plants free for the taking, church carnivals and block club events? This thread walks like, looks like and quacks like a lame attempt at slinging mud toward an Alderman who donates lots of personal time to events that build community, bring neighbors together and increase the overall social cohesiveness. If you don't like an elected official, or anyone else for that matter, make an attempt at coming up with something better than this silly adolescent stuff.

Sep 10

Updated 4 days ago

Rat Infestation around Western and Devon

Noticing a lot of big rats in our neighborhood and alleys, and requests have been put in by neighbors to Alderman Silverstein's office for some kind of response by city services. Is anyone else noticing these rodents in greater numbers infesting their yards, gangways or alleys? If so have you put in a call the the alderman's office and gotten any commitment to addressing the problem?

4 days ago

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Sep 13

Updated 6 days ago

Moving to West Rogers Park

How is the 7400 N Block of Artesian

  • Far less shooty than the area just a few blocks away, at Howard & Ridge. Good luck! You'll love Supermarket Morelia on Western, BTW. Great resource.

  • There are apartment buildings on the south side of that street on Fargo with some unsavory residents and friends. So, there have been break ins on Artesian and Campbell because they can watch the comings and goings. I live a few blocks west and it is decent although we did have shots in the alley a few weeks ago and the cops found casings.

6 days ago

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Sep 13

50th Ward Survey

For those who don't subscribe to the alderman's newsletter: http://50thwardchicago.com/2014/survey/

Sep 13

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Sep 12

  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL ONE INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED BLADE SIGN WITH STARBUCKS LOGO ON THE SOUTH ELEVATION

    6075 N. Lincoln Ave. Issued September 10, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL ONE INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED WALL SIGN WITH THE STARBUCKS LOGO ON THE NORTH ELEVATION OF THE BUILDING

    6075 N. Lincoln Ave. Issued September 10, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL ONE DOUBLE FACED GROUND MOUNTED ILLUMINATED DIRECTIONAL SIGN READING THANK YOU / EXIT ONLY

    6075 N. Lincoln Ave. Issued September 10, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL ONE NON ILLUMINATED GROUND MOUNTED CLEARANCE SIGN READING CLEARANCE AND THE HEIGHT TBD

    6075 N. Lincoln Ave. Issued September 10, 2014 Comment

Sep 11

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Sep 10

Updated Sep 10

Anyone hear gunshots?

Thought I heard them at Hoyne and Birchwood.

  • There is a post about it titled "tons of police and emergency equipment going west on" by Bigchirbo from Rogers Park.

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