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Updated 21 hours 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.

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Oct 14

Updated 46 hours 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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Oct 16

Updated 2 days ago

Cermak Market?

Anyone got the scoop on the old Dominicks on Ridge? Looks like they're doing a bunch of work there and I heard it was gonna be a grocery called Cermak produce or something like that. Thanks.

  • Ooh, that's lucky! I would have loved to have a Cermak Market there (of course, now that I live in Bridgeport I've got several...). It's a good store.

  • JCV My head hurts.

    That's good to know, Kelly! We've been missing having a grocery store option at that location!

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Updated 3 days ago

Fire near Rogers / Ridge

Anyone know what caused the fire? I don't know where exactly it is but I smelled it from my house. Didn't wanna go investigate it.

  • Patrick Resident of Rogers Park on and off since 2004

    What time did this happen? Glad your okay

Oct 16

Updated 3 days 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. A

  • mary b lived in same 5 or so square miles for 59+yrs.

    What am I missing?

  • Renuka Literacy Coordinator at the Indo-American Center

    Thanks because I was going to pass it around to the students I teach!

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4 days ago

Our Local American Legion Post Cordially Invites Local Scout Units to Vets Day Parade

All Girl and Boy Scout units are invited to march in the local American Legion Veterans’ Day Parade on Sunday, November 9. American Legion Post #134 in Morton Grove will hold its annual Veterans’ Day Parade through Morton Grove. The fun-filled parade will kick off at 1:30pm at the Post at 6144 W. Dempster. Scouts should arrive at 12:30pm to line up. We are expecting a large parade turnout this year. Scout units interested in attending should contact Jac Charlier, Scouting Chair, with the American Legion at jac.charlier@gmail.com.

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2740 W. Arthur - Anyone seeing all the loitering and destruction to the Tamid Managed building.

2740 W. Arthur - Tamid Management needs to step up with the loitering of gangbangers and the destruction to the front hallways doors/windows.

Oct 15

Updated 5 days ago

Aldermanic Ratings from Take Back Chicago

Take Back Chicago has rated each alderman on a specific set of issues. You can check the ratings for Ald. Silverstein here: http://takebackchicago.org/find-your-alderman/alderman-debra-silverstein

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Charter schools also take the active parents away from the public schools, and leave behind all of the students with special needs (who are more expensive to educate)

  • Robin, that's exactly right. Activist parents hold schools--and politicians--accountable. Parental involvement is essential--for the kids, for the teachers, for the school. It's so hard to keep the culture wars from intruding on schools. I'm always amazed that so many people have difficulty accepting that kids need the basics--reading, writing, math--before they can begin to be educated in the true sense of the word.

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6 days ago

Marijuana Dispensary on Montrose?

from DNA this morning--
IL Grown Medicine is trying to secure three medical marijuana dispensary licenses in the city, and has partnered with a California-based dispensary to target elderly customers in Wicker Park, Mayfair and Pullman.
The company hopes to open dispensaries at 4739 W. Montrose Ave., 1300-1308 W. North Ave. and 11040 S. Langley Ave.

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Oct 17

Airplane noise: Emanuel rakes in campaign donations from airplane execs

Money talks. Just in case anyone thought the Mayor's selling out of Chicago residents to the big airlines (on all manner of issues, airplane noise being just one of them) had stalled with all his lip service about "looking into the issue," here comes the news that airplane execs -- most of whom don't live in the city (no surprise) -- have shelled out big cash to Emanuel's campaign chest. No strings attached, though (yeah, sure).

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/emanuel-campaign-gets-over-125k-united-american-employees/wed-10152014-858pm

Oct 15

Updated Oct 16

Chicago's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians--Touhy and McCormick is near the top!

Chicago's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians--Touhy and McCormick is near the top!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-most-dangerous-intersections-met-20141014-story.html

In the suburbs, the most dangerous intersections were McCormick Boulevard and Touhy Avenue in Skokie; Cicero Avenue and Cermak Road in Cicero; and U.S. Route 12 and Cermak Road in Westchester.

  • I can see Touhy and McCormick. The speed limit on McCormick is 40mph but most people drive through there way faster and don't really yield to anyone. Then there is all that business traffic which will only grow will all the new things they are building up.

    And Cicero and Cermak is a MESS! That is one of the most frustrating intersections in the suburbs.

Oct 15

Updated Oct 16

Street Cleaning - Cars Parked, No Tickets

Our street was cleaned yesterday and this morning. Not surprisingly, we had cars parked both days. No tickets were issued either day (and, as usual, there's a car right in front of my building). Motorists don't care if they park on a street cleaning day and if they don't get ticketed they're likely to do it again. At least it won't be a problem again until spring.

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Why We Have Rats II

Someone moved the dumpsters slightly to the west and left the garbage on the ground. Makes no sense.

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Oct 14

Updated Oct 14

Unmarked SUV

There's an unmarked, white SUV with a yellow flashing light on top(off) driving slowly around my neighborhood. Anyone know if this is a utility or city vehicle? Thanks.

  • Search for the EB post "Van "monitoring and recording" what?". I had asked the same question about a similar van and EB posters said it was the van that searches for vehicles due to get the Denver boot. Check the thread to see if it matches your truck. Good luck.

  • Thank you, Paco. That definitely sounds like my vehicle.

Oct 13

Updated Oct 14

Karen Lewis will not run for Mayor

Message from campaign:

On behalf of Karen Lewis, freedom fighter and nationally recognized education advocate—the people’s champ—I want to first and foremost thank you for all that you have done. From collecting petitions to raising money to hosting house parties and listening sessions, your support rang out from every corner of this city, demanding new leadership at the highest level of city government.

Karen Lewis has decided to not pursue a mayoral bid. Yet she charges us to continue fighting...

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Message from campaign:

On behalf of Karen Lewis, freedom fighter and nationally recognized education advocate—the people’s champ—I want to first and foremost thank you for all that you have done. From collecting petitions to raising money to hosting house parties and listening sessions, your support rang out from every corner of this city, demanding new leadership at the highest level of city government.

Karen Lewis has decided to not pursue a mayoral bid. Yet she charges us to continue fighting for strong schools, safe neighborhoods, and good jobs in every community.

The tens of thousands of signatures collected for Karen confirm what the polls have already said: Chicagoans from Beverly to Uptown want to feel safe in their neighborhoods; they want an elected representative school board; and they want political leadership at every level that is responsive and responsible.

Our work is not about one leader, one race, or one election. Our work is about building progressive power to restore participatory democracy to Chicago. The groundswell of grassroots support is a testament to the strength of our movement and to the depth of dissatisfaction that hardworking Chicagoans have with the top-down, out-of-touch leadership in City Hall.

Together, we are changing the political landscape. We must hold our public officials—on every level—accountable for their track records on school closings, unemployment, violence, and nickel-and-diming working families.

So, in true Karen Lewis fashion, we will keep organizing and keep fighting to get our allies on ballot for alderman and ensure that every single voter in Chicago can vote YES for an Elected Representative School Board! Visit the page below to learn more about upcoming ERSB canvasses near you.

Sincerely,
Jhatayn “Jay” Travis
Coordinator, Karen Lewis Exploratory Committee

http://preaprez.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/sorry-to-hear-this-but-get-well-dear-mrs-lewis/

Oct 14

Beat 2413 CAPS Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7pm

Hello all. Hope to see you all if you can make it. Meeting is at Green Briar Park, 2650 W. Peterson. Have a good day. Thanks, Jeanne

Oct 13

Updated Oct 14

Looking for a Parking spot, garage or lot!

Hi there neighbors! I joined today because my friend recommended it might be a good place to find a parking spot for my new car before winter hits and i'm stuck parking a mile away! If you have a spot, or know someone that does, please message me! I'm looking in a one to two block radius from the intersection of Christiana and Hollywood.

Thanks for your help!

  • efs6220 business manager

    I have a space at Peterson & Pulaski, Not sure where Christiana & Hollywood is located

  • That's a bit far for me. I'm a block northeast of Kimball and Bryn Mawr. Thank you though!

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