41 min ago

12 hours ago

Updated 52 min ago

Voter information alert

Seen around the neighborhood.

  • A violation of law? What would a former attorney who no longer is a member of the Bar Association know about the law? If I wanted to know anything about the law I wouldn't ask legal advice from some one who couldn't keep their Bar Association membership.

  • wtf are you talking about? Your stupidity is amazing.
    Whoops, did not follow the EB admonition (Be constructive. Don't call people names. Help us keep comments friendly and neighborly.)

31 hours ago

Updated 58 min ago

Direct Energy at my door

Is this a scam? Why are they knocking on doors?

  • shawn m Moving from apt to apt in RP

    Was surprised how aggressive/rude they were. Two sets of sales people knocked on my door within an hour of each other. When I told one of the sales people that I wasn't interested she replied "Oh I didn't realize you had a job that makes a lot of money. Must be nice to not have to worry about money"

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Why are they knocking on doors in gated security buildings?

10 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Alderman Moore is up to his dirty campaign tricks already...

Spreading false information to gain more campaign petition signatures and hopefully negate the opponents' signatures.

This is classic Old School Chicago Politics brought to you by Joe Moore.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140827/BLOGS02/140829836/49th-ward-aldermanic-fight-off-to-a-screaming-start

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    Joe better watch out because if any if his people come to me to ask to sign I will sign it as " suck my c" and walk away...

    Let's see if they take this seriously...

  • Don Gordon's slogan is "NO Money; NO Party; NO Poop". After his abysmal loss last time no one will give him much money. After his abysmal loss last time no political Party wants him. But when it comes to Poop he sure had his flying monkeys dump a lot of it within the first 24 hours of gathering signatures on petitions. The slogan should be amended and read as "Can't get no money; Can't find a political party; But got more than lot's of free Poop".

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Positive Loitering - THIS THURSDAY 8/28 @ 7:00PM - Corner of Morse & Glenwood

Hello Neighbors!

One last reminder: Please join us for Positive Loitering on Thursday, August 28th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. We are meeting at the corner of Morse and Glenwood. After we've gathered, we will move on and loiter in a few spots nearby before returning to the original location at Morse and Glenwood.

For those who haven't heard about Rogers Park Positive Loitering:

The Rogers Park Positive Loitering group is a volunteer association of all residents who believe that our...

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Hello Neighbors!

One last reminder: Please join us for Positive Loitering on Thursday, August 28th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. We are meeting at the corner of Morse and Glenwood. After we've gathered, we will move on and loiter in a few spots nearby before returning to the original location at Morse and Glenwood.

For those who haven't heard about Rogers Park Positive Loitering:

The Rogers Park Positive Loitering group is a volunteer association of all residents who believe that our collective appearance as a group of non-confrontational "loiterers" will give a visible and powerful message that the community belongs to all of us. Part of our message is that we are a diverse, organized, and alert body of neighbors who act as the eyes and ears for one another and for our police enforcement services.

We meet at predetermined locations and times that are arranged on a monthly basis based on the needs of the community. We then walk through the neighborhood accompanied by a police escort. In order to protect everyone's safety, the complete route is announced to members the night of the event.

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If you plan to join us this Thursday, or have any questions, respond here, or email us at:

rogersparkpl@gmail.com

or visit our Facebook group and ask to join at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rppositiveloitering/

  • John Versical gardener, future emperor

    Just a reminder, neighbors! Join us tonight at 7:00PM at the corner of Morse and Glenwood! We will move from there around 7:30 to other locations and return to Morse and Glenwood by 9:00.

42 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Jackie Robinson West Parade Details

Jackie Robinson West celebration parade details, including route and times. An exciting day for young people and Chicago!

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140825/morgan-park/jackie-robinson-west-parade-route-set-for-wednesday

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    oops

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    But Mone was great as well. The heart for the game demonstrated by all these kids was wonderful. I was rooting for our home team, but you had to love these other teams too! No steroids. No egos. No mega salaries. But the best baseball I've watched in years.

Jul 23

Updated 6 hours ago

What do you think of a Proposal to Rename Jarvis Beach and Park?

I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor...

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I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor of Ms. Mahony Griffin.

Below is a brief summary of her illustrious life:

Mary Mahony Griffin (see photo below taken in 1930 with husband, Walter Burley Griffin) was of the first female licensed architects in the United States, an ambassador of the Chicago-style architecture to the world, and a pioneer for professional women in the first decades of the 20th Century. She was the first employee hired by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and became his right hand person. Her design work and watercolors became synonymous with the Prairie Style of architecture.

Her beautiful watercolor renderings of buildings and landscapes became known as a staple of Wright's style, though he never gave her credit for her work. Despite her talents, her work went largely unrecognized during her tenure with Wright.

Mahony Griffin's talents finally emerged from Wright's shadow when she and her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, won the international design competition for designing the capitol city of Australia, Canberra (this is why the Consul-General of Australia is advocating for her to be honored). She is celebrated in Australia and Asia, but remains overlooked in the United States, her hometown of Chicago and the neighborhood of Rogers Park where she spent her final years.

Below is a Wikipedia biography of Mahony Griffin's amazing life:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Mahony_Griffin

  • PTM DJ/MC

    And have you heard the park at Water Tower is being named after Jane Byrne. That's a former Chicago MAYOR. And it's a PARK not the entire Water Tower.

  • shawn m Moving from apt to apt in RP

    http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/08/27/ask-geoffrey-827

    Chicago Tonight just did a little bit about the proposal to rename Jarvis beach. Like everyone else, they couldn't find much about Mr. Jarvis. But still kinda cool that the story made the local news.

6 hours ago

Bamboo Plants for Sale

Beautiful Bamboo plants for sale - Phyllostachys Auroesulcata - 3 bamboo plants 3' tall in large terracotta containers. They can live in these containers for years. Stay outside in the summer, brought in for the winter. Local pick up only, Rogers Park Howard/Sheridan Road. Buy one $55 buy all three $120. Spread the word! Buy all three! Call Sophie 773-262-1468.

May 02

Updated 8 hours ago

Who needs fabric?

I don't really like to throw away textiles, so I am wondering what sort of groups would want ripped denim, bedsheets, pajama pants, etc. These items are no longer wearable or usable but the material can be used in many other ways.

  • I might pay to see a bird in costume.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    Or just go to the Farmers Market...she's always there. I love seeing her!!

27 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you

Thank you to the wonderful person on the 155 Devon bus who found my cell-phone and then found me to return it.

  • Oh wow! That is nice to hear! There ARE good people in the world after all.

  • Yes. There are nice people. A Loyola student found my phone on Sheridan rd and when I called it, he told me where to meet him and returned it. I offered a reward and he refused any money. He made me nicer to others.

10 hours ago

Wasted Wednesday at the Red Line Tap

You don't have to wait any longer, Wasted Wednesday is here! $1 Bud Drafts / $3 Well Drinks / $1 Pucker Shots and Music from Sweet Diezel Jenkins / Ivo Okafo / The Soul Vistas - $5.00 - Free W/ College ID

12 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Missing Puppy Flier

I just saw this flier taped to a doorway on Lakewood (just south of Columbia). Heartbreaking, right? I haven't seen anything about this little guy on Everyblock yet, so I thought I would pass the word along. The missing puppy is a female, and the owner's number is 773.256.7149.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Howard St. to Get a New Restaurant

The windows in the former Jamaica Jerk restaurant in the Howard Theater Building are papered over and a sign announces that Aguas Tortas is coming soon. I don't know whether they're moving down from Evanston or opening a second location. It doesn't seem to be a chain.

http://www.aguastortas.com/

  • d3 NOH

    Great to see something fill the storefront.. I like a good torta. Good to have local businesses that aren't moving their HQ out of the country to avoid paying taxes!

  • Ok....there is something to be said for the character of old Howard St...I remember many years ago...walking out of Frankenstein's hammered....going to get shrimp from the Fish Keg and one of our friends just disappeared swallowed by the earth. Turns out he fell down an open manhole 12 feet and broke both of his ankles they didn't find him for two days.

14 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Police Commander Waldera Provides another Update on Recent Activities

Below is 24th District Police Commander Thomas Waldera's most recent report on the activities and accomplishments of his 24th District police officers:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/154640_322.htm

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    I greatly appreciate these updates, but they are grossly incomplete as they omit follow up updates in regards to our criminal courts disposition of these matters. Are these individuals being sentenced to incarceration, given probation/supervision, community service, charges drappoed and the criminals spoon fed if they promise not to commit...

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    I greatly appreciate these updates, but they are grossly incomplete as they omit follow up updates in regards to our criminal courts disposition of these matters. Are these individuals being sentenced to incarceration, given probation/supervision, community service, charges drappoed and the criminals spoon fed if they promise not to commit illegal acts again as they cross their hearts and hope top die if they do?

    With all do respect to our honest, hard working 24th District CPD; all of their efforts are futile if the courts do not reinforce their arrests with convictions and punishment equitable to the crime.

Jun 12

Updated 13 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.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Good morning, Dee. Wish you could be with us tonight for our friend's birthday celebration.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    I'm there in spirit. When you feel the need to sway and tap your tootsies, that's me. So, be bad in my absence and shake some T&A!

    PS, I do not wish to read a story on DNA tomorrow. Be safe.

    http://youtu.be/plmnpVBszj4

3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

It's a Beautiful Day for a Picnic! Join us Today!

The sun is breaking through the clouds and the National Weather Service is predicting a partly sunny day with temperatures in the low 80s. In other words, it's a beautiful day for the 24th Annual BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC sponsored by State Senator Heather Steans and me! Join us today (Sunday, August 24th), from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Loyola Park (Farwell and the Lake).

The picnic will feature an appearance by the world famous Jesse White Tumbling Team....

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The sun is breaking through the clouds and the National Weather Service is predicting a partly sunny day with temperatures in the low 80s. In other words, it's a beautiful day for the 24th Annual BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC sponsored by State Senator Heather Steans and me! Join us today (Sunday, August 24th), from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Loyola Park (Farwell and the Lake).

The picnic will feature an appearance by the world famous Jesse White Tumbling Team. The Tumblers have been thrilling audiences since 1959. Their acrobatic performances can be seen during half-time shows for the National Basketball Association, the National Football League and Major League Baseball games.

We're also serving up free food, soft drinks and music and offering a host of games and prizes. We'll have bingo for the seniors and face painting for the kids, a DJ spinning tunes, dance contests, a moonwalk and other large, inflatable carnival toys. And we'll be giving away free school supplies to families!

I've been hosting this picnic since 1991 as a reminder to kids and their parents of the importance of returning to school. But this is also a COMMUNITY PICNIC for people of all ages, so stop by even if you're kids are grown or you've never had kids.

In short, it will be a fun day for EVERYONE! Please join us.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Says the hall monitor.

  • And says the hall monitor's thankful friends ScottPhillips (#1 or #2?) and Sparkles (or is it Sparky?). They are such a tight knit little club it's almost cute.

19 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Who do you want to see as Alderman of the 49th Ward - Rogers Park?

Signatures for the aldermanic election are being collected all around the ward for next February's race. Who do you want to see as alderman of the 49th Ward. All comments welcome.

  • neleh Accountant

    There must be thousands of people who read posts on EB from Rogers Park. I would like to know who they think would be a good alderman and why.

  • RP Exercise Physiology Exercise Physiology

    So, each and every post about any topic imaginable becomes all about the alderman's office and there are so few comments when a thread is actually created to discuss the next alderman. Way to funny. The trolls must be out begging for petition signatures.

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Phone Scam

Monday, August 25, 2014
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Police are warning residents about the "one-ring phone scam," which uses auto-dialers to target cell phone numbers across the country. The danger to consumers is not in receiving the call, but in calling back.

Scammers let the phone ring once and then hang up, prompting a missed call notification on phones. When an intended victim returns the call, police say they hear a message like "You've reached the operator, please hold," while being...

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Monday, August 25, 2014
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Police are warning residents about the "one-ring phone scam," which uses auto-dialers to target cell phone numbers across the country. The danger to consumers is not in receiving the call, but in calling back.

Scammers let the phone ring once and then hang up, prompting a missed call notification on phones. When an intended victim returns the call, police say they hear a message like "You've reached the operator, please hold," while being slammed by a heft per-minute charge on top of an international rate. Police say the calls come from phone numbers with three-digit area codes that look like they are from within the U.S., but are actually associated with international phone numbers.

The area codes used by scammers include 268, 284, 473, 664, 649, 767, 809, 829, 849 and 876.

To protect themselves, police advise cell phone owners to ignore a call like this should they receive one. If you're tempted to call back for whatever reason, check the number on online directories or search engines first so you can confirm where the phone is registered or see if it's listed as a scam phone number.

If you have been the victim of the scam, police say to try to resolve the charges with your cell phone carrier and, if that doesn't work, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    Nope. A friend would leave a voicemail or send a text or send an email

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    True, John, that it could be from a friend with a new phone, but I think Eddie's comment is on the mark: "If a call gets cut off and they don't call back it's nothing important."

16 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Joe Moore and Carl Good -- This one's for you!

In the thread titled “49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!” Carl Good challenged people who believe Joe Moore is an ineffective leader to:

1) Question him on the issues and his voting record.
2) Outline specifically what Moore could do better in combating this summer's rise in shootings.
3) "Force" Moore to defend his record on education.

Joe Moore accepted that challenge, saying: “I would be more than happy elaborate on points 1, 2 and 3. It certainly...

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In the thread titled “49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!” Carl Good challenged people who believe Joe Moore is an ineffective leader to:

1) Question him on the issues and his voting record.
2) Outline specifically what Moore could do better in combating this summer's rise in shootings.
3) "Force" Moore to defend his record on education.

Joe Moore accepted that challenge, saying: “I would be more than happy elaborate on points 1, 2 and 3. It certainly would be more enjoyable and intellectually challenging than what my "opposition" thus far has thrown my way. Let's see if anyone rises to the challenge.”

I’m rising to the challenge, Joe and Carl!

Anyone can look at the alderman’s voting record on the website for the Office of the City Clerk, but it is a depressing exercise in seeing how little of any substance our City Council works on. It’s all about approving awnings and sidewalk cafes, granting of “privilege in the public way,” or congratulating people and groups for existing or retiring. https://chicago.legistar.com/PersonDetail.aspx?ID=60995&GUID=FE2F5131-67D8-4FF3-8AD6-38962CDCA1EF (Question for the City Council – Couldn’t ANY of that actually just be part of a regular business application process handled by a non-political bureaucrat based on outlined standards? Oops -- not really. Not when votes on the mundane can generate campaign contributions for incumbent alderpeople.)

After searching through the first 17 pages of Joe’s votes on such fascinating topics, I decided just to review what legislation he’s sponsored, figuring that would be an indicator of what he’s really interested in being a leader on during this current term in office. (Please note that I don’t believe resolutions stating a belief or telling another policymaking body what they should do constitute a meaningful and substantive act by any member of the Chicago City Council.)

To Be Continued...

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    For 2014, Joe has sponsored 83 ordinances or resolutions. Of those 83, only three would be considered substantive public policy issues and they all passed:

    1) Placing a moratorium on the issuance of permits for conversion or demolition of existing single-room occupancy buildings and residential hotels.
    2) Increasing fines for...

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    For 2014, Joe has sponsored 83 ordinances or resolutions. Of those 83, only three would be considered substantive public policy issues and they all passed:

    1) Placing a moratorium on the issuance of permits for conversion or demolition of existing single-room occupancy buildings and residential hotels.
    2) Increasing fines for vandalism.
    3) Increasing the surcharge or fee imposed upon subscribers of telecommunications services.

    Joe – I had asked on another July 28 post why you hadn’t joined some of your colleagues in asking the IG to look into the spikes in red light camera tix and never received an answer. Can you address that issue here, since it sure looks like nothing but a money grab by the City?

    For 2013, Joe sponsored 144 resolutions and ordinances. Of those 144, again only three substantive policy issues were addressed:

    1) On May 8, 2013 Joe introduced 5 ordinances changing the operations and authority of the City’s Inspector General (Ferguson and not the City Council Inspector General Khan). None of these went anywhere, but were “placed on file.”
    2) Condo unit owners and their ability to examine condo board records. (passed)
    3) Establishing the City Council Office of Financial Analysis. (passed)

    For 2012, Joe sponsored 146 ordinances and resolutions. Again, three substantive policy issues were addressed:
    1) Protecting tenants in foreclosed rental properties. (passed)
    2) A resolution (that was adopted) calling for hearings on CPS plans concerning facilities, programs and educational policies. Joe – were any hearings held and what did you learn if they were?
    3) An ordinance concerning the redistricting of City Wards. (passed)

    To be continued...

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    For the first year (2011) in Joe’s current term in office, Joe sponsored 159 ordinances and resolutions. As usual, just three substantive policy issues:
    1) Three ordinances changing Chicago laws relative to fire protection in high rise buildings. Two passed and one was withdrawn.
    2) Clarifying the definition of curfew...

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    For the first year (2011) in Joe’s current term in office, Joe sponsored 159 ordinances and resolutions. As usual, just three substantive policy issues:
    1) Three ordinances changing Chicago laws relative to fire protection in high rise buildings. Two passed and one was withdrawn.
    2) Clarifying the definition of curfew hours for minors. (passed)
    3) Establishment of a Procurement Oversight Committee for the City. (re-referred)

    I would say this is a pretty weak record of accomplishment on issues of concern to this Ward and City during Joe’s most recent term in office, but let’s debate that point. Granted Joe is but one of 50 alderpeople, but LEADERSHIP does matter. Look at the advances being made at Senn High School for an example of how proactive and visionary leadership can turn things around.

    In terms of outlining what Joe could do to combat crime, I and others have made numerous suggestions over the last year. Joe believes it is up to the federal government to end poverty and enact strong gun control laws. Per his July 13 post, Joe said: “How do we put an end to this cycle? Until our federal government comes to its senses and enacts sensible nationwide gun laws and makes a real commitment to end poverty in the richest nation on earth, I fear this cycle will never completely end.” I don’t know how one “ends poverty” since it’s been around in every place in the world since the beginning of time, but there are plenty of ideas that could be useful to explore on the crime and education front since they are so intertwined. These would include:

    1) Section 8 Housing issues and balancing tenant-landlord rights. Dealing more quickly and forcefully with bad landlords and bad tenants can rid our neighborhoods of people who are a drain on the community. Criminal background screening of minors in families seeking Section 8 housing assistance is necessary because so many of the gang shootings have involved kids under the age of 18.

    to be continued...

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    2) In a time of belt-tightening in the City budget, make it easier for volunteers and parents to run after school programs in CPS schools.

    3) Work to bring a program to RP that's under the leadership of the Cook County State's Attorney's office called "Community Justice Centers" in which...

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    2) In a time of belt-tightening in the City budget, make it easier for volunteers and parents to run after school programs in CPS schools.

    3) Work to bring a program to RP that's under the leadership of the Cook County State's Attorney's office called "Community Justice Centers" in which prosecutors work hand in glove with the police and the community to target problem areas. It's been used to great effect in Uptown to deal with gang problems and get people convicted.

    4) Give kids who are from families without means and relegated to failing schools the same opportunity Joe’s kids and Kelly Cassidy’s kids have to go to successful schools by having educational dollars follow the child no matter where they decide to go to school.

    5) Rather than closing schools, incubate a pilot program to use these schools as the community focal point. In those areas where there is active community support, use the under-utilized space for public aid offices, adult workforce training and literacy programs, a community policing office, etc. Launching such a pilot would be based on the condition that members of the community would nominate a school building for such use and commit to personal involvement in making it a success.

    6) Rather than mandating a minimum wage increase, sit down with small business owners and their trade groups to identify what is lacking in younger and inexperienced workers so these issues can be addressed. It’s better in the long-term to increase low-wage worker skills so they can advance beyond a minimum wage job.

    More than ever, Chicago NEEDS City Council members (and state legislators) who are willing to do the hard work of developing policy measures that can begin to address the massive problems we are facing. Joe – what are your ideas? What will you be accountable for accomplishing for the residents of the 49th Ward?

    With that, let a productive dialogue begin!

40 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Spanish Conversation Group

Buenos Dias!
Sorry...I won't be able to make it over to the Heartland tonight in order to accommodate
those who couldn't join us last night due to bad weather. With Labor Day next Monday,
let's get together a week from today, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Heartland. Hope that's
convenient for everyone. The handouts I have worked out really well last night. I'm anxious
to get them to everybody.

Muchas Gracias,
Barbara

17 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Alderman Moore's "Satellite Service Office" to Conduct Autumn Tour

With today's late summer heat wave, it may be hard to believe that autumn soon will be upon us. But it's true and it's time again for the 49th Ward Service Office to take to the streets with my "Satellite Service Office." My staff and I will be out in the neighborhood throughout the autumn to meet you, take city service requests and assist you with any other matters of concern.

Please stop by and say hello on any of...

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With today's late summer heat wave, it may be hard to believe that autumn soon will be upon us. But it's true and it's time again for the 49th Ward Service Office to take to the streets with my "Satellite Service Office." My staff and I will be out in the neighborhood throughout the autumn to meet you, take city service requests and assist you with any other matters of concern.

Please stop by and say hello on any of the following dates and times:

Tuesday, August 26, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Howard "L" station (Howard entrance)
Wednesday, August 27, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Morse "L" station (Morse entrance)
Thursday, August 28, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Morse "L" station (Lunt entrance)
Friday, August 29, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Loyola "L" station (Sheridan entrance)

Saturday, August 30, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Morse Fresh Market, 1430 W. Morse
Sunday, August 31, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, St. Jerome's Church (Lunt and Paulina)

Tuesday, September 2, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Loyola "L" station (Loyola entrance)
Wednesday, September 3, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Jarvis "L" station

Monday, September 8, 6:30 to 9 a.m., CTA parking garage (Rogers and Paulina)
Tuesday, September 9, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Metra station (Lunt entrance)
Thursday, September 11, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Metra station (Greenleaf entrance)
Friday, September 12, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Gateway Centre Atrium (L.A. Fitness)

Saturday, September 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Devon Market, 1440 W. Devon
Sunday, September 14, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Glenwood Sunday Market

Monday, September 15, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Starbuck's (Columbia and Sheridan)
Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Dunkin Donuts, 6970 N. Clark

Saturday, September 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Jewel/Osco (Gateway Centre)
Sunday, September 21, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, St. Ignatius Church, 6559 N. Glenwood

Please note that this schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or other circumstances.

I look forward to seeing you!

  • RP Exercise Physiology Exercise Physiology

    What has been done to fix pot holes around senior facilities? Has there been any sort of priority list made?

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    RP - is there a Levy Center, or other facility for seniors in the 49th? I am not aware of any...

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Sep 13 2012

Updated 25 hours ago

Strike Coverage

Some teachers are more organized than others. Chicago teachers are very well organized.
Several RP schools were represented. I saw signs for New Field, Gale and Jordan. I did not see any for CMSA, hmm wonder why? Seems they are on the brink of being put on probation with their attendance and performance evaluations.

  • Look, does massive layoffs of teachers and staff ring a bell? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/cps-layoff-protests_n_3645023.html We the people need an elected Board and vote out the "Leave No Child Left Behind" teaching-to-a-test method that has replaced academic basics. If you ask me, this has been a deliberate attempt to degrade and destroy the public schools. Teaching is not a job, it's a vocation

  • Les M. 30 plus year resident

    @Radical Chic:
    Right on! We need an elected Board. This "teaching to the test" has been going on for years and has accomplished nothing. You know what you're talking about.
    I will say no more because I think I may have ruffled a few feathers here. Hope no, but after forty years ijn the system, I saw a lot.

Aug 16

Updated 37 hours ago

Who will be our next mayor?

The Chicago Tribune took another big swipe at Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, publishing the dismal results of a job performance poll that shows Emanuel's approval numbers in the tank.

The conservative-leaning paper surveyed Chicago voters and found significant dissatisfaction with how the incumbent Democrat -- up for relection this February -- is handling the city's multitude of problems including a broken education system. According to the Trib, Emanuel's job approval rating slipped from 50 percent around this time last...

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The Chicago Tribune took another big swipe at Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, publishing the dismal results of a job performance poll that shows Emanuel's approval numbers in the tank.

The conservative-leaning paper surveyed Chicago voters and found significant dissatisfaction with how the incumbent Democrat -- up for relection this February -- is handling the city's multitude of problems including a broken education system. According to the Trib, Emanuel's job approval rating slipped from 50 percent around this time last year to a current low of 35 percent.

Rahm's approval ratings are sinking fast. Preckwinkle is out of the race. Karen Lewis' ratings have improved, and so has Fioretti's. Who would be the best choice for our next mayor?
Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rahm-emanuel-job-approval-ratings-chicago-tribune-poll-271262221.html#ixzz3AYhN7YZa
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  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    I saw a very well written greeting (?) card at the frame/gift shop called Four Sided on Clark in Andersonville yesterday. It said "if you're losing an argument, just correct the other person's grammar."
    I thought this was fitting for todays lesson.

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Neil, the answer is discipline and personal restraint. Just say NO and skip past offending threads. Actually it's a lot easier than saying NO to a second piece of cheese cake. But we all have our demons and they all are different. Mine is the second piece of cheese cake and, apparently, yours is the Demon Thread. Good luck in your struggle. If I knew of a good 12-step program I would advise you.

3 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Karen Lewis for Mayor - what does Rogers Park think?

Just wondering what my neighbors think about Karen Lewis for Mayor? I like how people centric she is, and that she cares about the neighborhoods. And, I think the bulk of the citizens would trust her.

  • Now

    Beck,you trivialize what other people say, maybe unintentionally, but the "whatever" attitude really doesn't become you, and making stuff up doesn't make it true. You're a disappointment Beck, I really think you're interesting, but you lost me. Keep harping all you want, but you and Drew60626 are in the same category: unreadable.

  • Venus the Cat's Mom kinder gentler cat mommie

    Not Karen!

41 hours ago

You have 8 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

2 days ago

Lost Ipod and headphones

I realize this is probably a lost cause but wanted to try:

I lost my light blue ipod touch over the weekend (Aug 23rd). Black headphones were connected as well. My best guess is it would have been near the Farwell lighthouse (even with Farwell Ave)

Reward if returned (I have family pictures on there that I have not backed up yet)

Thanks for reading!

Jul 28

Updated 2 days ago

Scrabble, anyone?

Hello, friends. We are new to the neighborhood. I'm Emily and my fiancée
is Eddie. I founded a Scrabble club in Madison and then Edgerton, WI.
Any interest in starting one in Rogers Park? We can meet at our house, and
anyone can come, regardless of skill. We can teach newcomers! Please
post if interested, and we will contact y. P.S. We LOVE Rogers Park!

  • Jenene Resident since 2003

    Thanks, Emily, I need to drop off books this week at the Rogers Park Branch this week and I will inquire there as well. Common Cup (Morse & Greenview) has a little side room that might serve to dampen the grinder noise.

  • Emily B. Smith Medical Editor

    Jenene: I did put in an application at the Rogers Park Branch library - am
    awaiting their reply. It would be for Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thanks
    for your thoughts.
    E.

2 days ago

Wyllie B. White Park Hosts Wednesday After Hours BizArts

This month's Rogers Park BizArts After-Hours Event promises to please the entire Rogers Park community! There will be Networking, World Music, Dancing, Free Food and a Movie in the Park at Willye B. White Park, 1610 W. Howard this Wednesday, August 27, 2014! Join us for our BizArts Networking Event from 5 - 8 p.m.[where: ]

Aug 20

Updated 2 days ago

Found Bicycle, Stolen?

I found a bicycle dumped in the alley last night by some garbage cans. I left it for a few hours to see if it was still there at midnight. It was so I brought it in for the night knowing salvage junkers would take it in the a.m. After having a good look at it today, I'm pretty sure it was ditched because it is no longer functional. The reason I suspect it was previously stolen is because of...

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I found a bicycle dumped in the alley last night by some garbage cans. I left it for a few hours to see if it was still there at midnight. It was so I brought it in for the night knowing salvage junkers would take it in the a.m. After having a good look at it today, I'm pretty sure it was ditched because it is no longer functional. The reason I suspect it was previously stolen is because of its condition. Rear break broken at handle, rear wire and pad. Left peddle mutilated. Tires (tubes?) pretty flat. Chain is off and hasn't been maintained. There are other scrapes dings and bruises that show signs of neglect and abuse. So it looks like the bike served its purpose and was subsequently abandoned. Picture below, it is a men's 26" Magna, Great Divide Style, 21 Speed. Besides needing some work, it looks like a decent bike.

So, is there a lost/stolen bike registry or some place where I can go to find its owner? I don't quite know what to do in this situation. If I don't find the owner I might take it to Robert's Cycle to have it fixed and give it to someone in need. Thoughts?

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    If only that bike could talk. Wonder where all it's been since 2009.

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    yay dee! we, cyclists are happy hearing this!

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Trucks from RP running on LSD?

Every day this week in the early morning before the real rush hour, as I leave our neighborhood to go downtown I have noticed dump trucks driving from our neighborhood down Sheridan Road and they are getting on Lake Shore Drive southbound going past the Michigan Avenue exit. I am on the phone w/311 now but who is doing this? It is Loyola? I saw an empty trailer drive down by the college this morning, but I can't figure out...

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Every day this week in the early morning before the real rush hour, as I leave our neighborhood to go downtown I have noticed dump trucks driving from our neighborhood down Sheridan Road and they are getting on Lake Shore Drive southbound going past the Michigan Avenue exit. I am on the phone w/311 now but who is doing this? It is Loyola? I saw an empty trailer drive down by the college this morning, but I can't figure out if it is this or maybe the Pritzker Parking Garage? This morning I even saw two on LSD going northbound. I really don't enjoy having big semis pull up behind me on Lake Shore Drive. Their plates are marked "ST" which is for Semi Trailer, but it has been too dark to read any company info on their doors. Only one today had a name on it's trailer part - Magnum. Be careful driving out there.

  • Get use to it.

  • Bill in Rogers Park Rogers Parker - co-founder of Glenwood Neighbors

    I always feel bad for the unsuspecting U-Haul drivers as they head for LSD (and what used to be a pretty sure ticket). I always try to flag them down to let them know they cannot bring a U-Haul truck on LSD without getting fined.

2 days ago

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Aug 04

Updated 2 days ago

Bullseye poet on Morse.

Bang bang.

  • Scotty Doodle nonpartisan vegecyclist

    Craig is very low key these days.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    He was at the lake yesterday singing about how he gets shot at and others die.

3 days ago

3 days ago

mattgilb13 posted 1 photo to Flickr:

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Update on Scrabble Club

Hello, Scrabble enthusiasts: Update - I went to Rogers Park library today and
filled out an application for one of their community rooms for our Scrabble club.
They hold up to 60 people! Amazing! I have had at least 14 people say they would participate, and I hope you are watching these updates.
One favor: Once we have our venue secured, could I have 1-2 volunteers to help
me set group norms and rules for play? It's good to get that in place before we start.
Hope to hear back from you all!
Quiz: How many words are there that describe word lovers? Here's one to start...
LINGUAPHILE.
Yours, in a word,
Emily Smith

  • Sarahdonis 20 year neighbor

    Hi Emily,
    I would love to be part of a Scrabble group! Please keep posting!

  • Emily B. Smith Medical Editor

    Hello, Sarah: Yes, please join us! Would you like to help
    Maire and me in setting up? If so, please send me an e-mail
    to es.silverfox@yahoo.com
    It would be good to have two people besides myself in establishing
    ground rules, group norms, etc.
    Hope to hear back from you!
    Emily

Jul 31

Updated 3 days ago

Joe Moore and pals remove authority from only office able to investigate campaign funding violations

This might be the biggest con job in the history of Chicago politics. As the elections near and aldermen scurry to scoop in every dollar they can to outspend their opponents, they have the audacity to neuter the only office able to investigate whether they're violating ethics laws in the process. You know, the office that caught our own alderman in a series of ethics violations and subsequent lies.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-ald-oconnor-limits-ethics-probes-week-after-watchdog-starts-investigating-him-20140730,0,162436.story#vf-5040400000447

Gee, why would they do that?

It's time to vote these crooks out of office.

  • Donatella social organizer community strategist

    RPExercise your generalized comments are interesting. If most aldermen are career politicians, lack leadership, are not open, transparent and cooperative, then how is it, do you think, that the electorate continues to like them and vote them back into office term after term? Those votes aren't being bought. Not even someone with a combined annual compensation as large as Karen Lewis' could afford that term after term. It's puzzling.

  • Drew 60626 Volunteer @ Democratic Party 49th Ward.

    Sad but true.

Jul 02

Updated 3 days ago

Mexican Crawl Anyone?

Some of our EB neighbors here have expressed an interest in meeting up and exploring the various cuisine and beverages of Mexico on Clark Street. So, in an effort to get this mini, informal expedition off the ground, I am asking for your input. For anyone that is interested please provide your two cents on the following:

When?
I suggest a Saturday or Sunday in August (excluding the weekend of the 16th--that is the Glenwood Arts Fest) from 2:00 p.m....

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Some of our EB neighbors here have expressed an interest in meeting up and exploring the various cuisine and beverages of Mexico on Clark Street. So, in an effort to get this mini, informal expedition off the ground, I am asking for your input. For anyone that is interested please provide your two cents on the following:

When?
I suggest a Saturday or Sunday in August (excluding the weekend of the 16th--that is the Glenwood Arts Fest) from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 or later.

Where and What?
What are your favorite Mexican restaurants on Clark Street and the "go-to" fare we should check out at a particular place? Many of our restaurants have specialty, regional cuisine that they are known for. Recommend away.

How?
This is a crawl. Use your trotters. We just need to plot the designated restaurants between Devon and Touhy, and figure out a starting point heading North or South. If we get lost, start over ;)

Cost?
Everyone pays their own way. It would make sense to bring a friend(s) or significant other to share (compartir) food. If there is enough positive response here, we could ask the designated restaurants if they would provide mini tastes or sample platters for the crawl.

Beverages?
Many of our lovely restaurants are BYOB and/or can accommodate mixed drinks, and also serve non-alcoholic beverages. I know of at least one that has a full bar and makes kick your but margaritas.

Additional thoughts?
A couple of restaurants have great patios such as El Rey Del Taco and La Cazuela. Chime in if you know of other places with similar accommodations.

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This is not a sponsored event of any kind. Just seeing if more RP neighbors would like to get together, explore Clark Street and get their Ole' on. Kvetching while walking, dining and drinking is optional.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    The newer restaurant on Morse and Clark has outdoor seating, palm trees and is BYOB is getting rave reviews.

  • Chef Roux Business Owner, = Rights Activist, RP Lover

    I would be more than happy to help organize a rp mexican culinary crawl to support and introduce local businesses in any way.

3 days ago

Only $400 Left. Sorry to bother you, but its our last day for Donors Choose Match offer!!!

Hi Friends,

Exciting news! Our project, Photography, Printing, and AP 2-D Design, is eligible for a three-day-only offer from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. If we raise 500 dollars by end of August 24th our project will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Some things you should know:

The half-off match will last for three days, starting August 22 and ending August 24 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. To receive funding from the Bill & Melinda...

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Hi Friends,

Exciting news! Our project, Photography, Printing, and AP 2-D Design, is eligible for a three-day-only offer from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. If we raise 500 dollars by end of August 24th our project will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Some things you should know:

The half-off match will last for three days, starting August 22 and ending August 24 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. To receive funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, other donors must complete 50% of your project funding during that time.

I am a CPS Art teacher. We have students from both neighborhoods that attend our school, as well as from all over the city. I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed this year, so I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org. We appreciate any assistance or spreading of the word to support our project.

Photography, Printing, and AP 2-D Design
http://www.donorschoose.org/project/photography-printing-and-ap-2-d-design/1281716?challengeid=344326&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=project&utm_campaign=copyURL&rf=copyURL-siteshare-2014-08-project-teacher_2127345

If you chip in to help my students, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

Thanks so much,
Ms. Chilenski
Rickover Naval Academy

P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!

Aug 19

Updated 3 days ago

Found - Gray Cat - Ashland/Juneway/Jonquil

I found a gray kitty Monday evening in our building courtyard meowing away.
Please forward a picture if you are missing your baby.
Kitty is safe inside my home and have an appt with a vet Thursday to verify microchip status.

  • Thanks, Julie. I did call the number and that gray cat is back home. Good luck to the other gray cat!

  • What lovely news to end my day!!! Thanks for such a great news. Very good work...
    Great work....

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

lost jack russell....reward!!!!500.00

missing black and white friendly jack russell...20 lbs...name is stewie..contact 312-965-6345 with any info please!!!!

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