4 days ago

Updated 0 min 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

  • I personally find many of the arguments of how there are more appropriate ways to honor Griffin than renaming Jarvis Beach to be reasonable and often compelling. The problem is the impossible double standard Griffin sometimes faces, one in which Griffin is a nobody despite the evidence brought forth that...

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    I personally find many of the arguments of how there are more appropriate ways to honor Griffin than renaming Jarvis Beach to be reasonable and often compelling. The problem is the impossible double standard Griffin sometimes faces, one in which Griffin is a nobody despite the evidence brought forth that she was a remarkable architect not given her due in Chicago, while R. J. Jarvis must have been a very important Rogers Park resident because it was decided long ago that these places should be named after him. The incorruptible, thoughtful body that decided to name the street Jarvis was your heroes on the 1914 City Council. Unlike almost all the streets named after individuals on the North Side, no one can say where the namesake of Jarvis Avenue lived, when he was born, when he died, what his first name is, what he did in life other than be somebody's friend. Yet he gets a street, a small commercial district, an El stop, and a beach named after him. Tell me one individual with so very little biographical detail who has been honored with so many place names in the city of Chicago.

  • My preference would be to find a different way to honor Marion Mahony Griffin and keep the beach as Jarvis.

39 hours ago

Updated 6 min ago

Tree trimming along Metra tracks

Does anyone know who is responsible for trimming the trees that are hanging out into the street from the Metra tracks along Ravenswood? All of the street cleaning signs are completely covered by the brush, but I still see people getting parking tickets there on street cleaning days (and I got one myself). I'm disputing the ticket, but I'm curious who should be maintaining the tress.

6 days ago

Updated 8 min ago

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Loyola Park

Come enjoy a free performance of
A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Loyola Park
Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and come as you are! This coming weekend, a 75-minute abridged production of Shakespeare’s bewitching comedy is playing in Loyola Park—FREE FOR ALL. Against the backdrop of our beautiful city, experience the wildly entertaining tale about the inexplicable magic of falling in love—and the marvel of waking up from the sweetest of dreams.

Rogers Park’s own rock band The Streams, featuring musicians from Loyola University, will kick off the show.

Loyola Park at the Farwell Avenue Entrance
Friday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Delmer, how do you know it was me? I'll believe you if you tell me what I was wearing.

    Was anyone else disturbed by the late arrivals who trooped through the crowd to join people near the front? It happened several times, and I found it very distracting.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    I don't recall what you were wearing. And sure, I could have been wrong and it perhaps wasn't you. I think you were up close-ish near one of the tall thin signs that was waving in the wind. The one stage left. (So, on the right as you or I face the stage from the audience.

3 hours ago

Updated 11 min ago

Joe Moore -- Why aren't you asking the IG to investigate the red lights money grab?

Eight of your colleagues have asked that the IG conduct an investigation into the "enforcement" spikes in the red lights camera system. Why aren't you joining them in that request?

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    Suzanne, did you see the open question I posted to you on that other site?

3 days ago

Updated 14 min ago

FOUND: One Rooster

I can't believe I'm about to ask this, but is someone missing their very large, very nasty, rooster? He's black with a red comb and he hisses and growls (no, seriously... he growls). Last seen pecking around the area of Hermitage and Schreiber and it's not the first time he's been seen in that area.

He is quite the nasty and aggressive little bugger who decided it would be fun to give chase. Hoping someone knows where this guy belongs...

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I can't believe I'm about to ask this, but is someone missing their very large, very nasty, rooster? He's black with a red comb and he hisses and growls (no, seriously... he growls). Last seen pecking around the area of Hermitage and Schreiber and it's not the first time he's been seen in that area.

He is quite the nasty and aggressive little bugger who decided it would be fun to give chase. Hoping someone knows where this guy belongs as I would prefer not to have to call Animal Control as there are small kids around and I don't want someone to get bitten. If you know where Foghorn belongs, please give a shout. If he's yours, please, please come get him.

  • she likely lives on your block. i bet there is a mulberry tree nearby. they wander as far as the nearest food.

    for a clue where she belongs, look for the yard with little vegetation, or all protected plants.

  • Thank you moah, I will.

Apr 15

Updated 28 min ago

Is the 40th Ward doing participatory budgeting?

So I'm reading all these articles about the participatory budgeting process in nearby wards -- some are holding votes, some conducting online surveys, some holding public meetings -- and I'm realizing that I've never heard a single word about PB from Ald. Patrick O'Connor, who ganked my Lincoln Square block in the redistricting. Is O'Connor even doing PB in the 40th?

2 hours ago

Updated 31 min ago

Computer Help

I'm looking for someone in the RP area that can clean up my computer. Any suggestions other than taking it to Best Buy or some other large store?

  • Jake Berglin New Resident of East Rogers Park

    Clean up as in physically clean dust or clean software/viruses/etc?

  • Clean up viruses/software/etc.

  • There's a small computer store on Sheridan, I think near Rogers. Sorry I can't remember the name. You could google it. They're pretty nice guys and reasonably priced.

57 min ago

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13 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Attempted shooting 6950 West North Ravenswood.

30 or so neighbors doing multi family event reporting green sedan multiple occupants attack man walking on street. Weapon seen not fired. Additional kids in various yards. Around noon.

  • Bruce: was that along the train tracks? About what time, and did there appear to be a connection between victim and attackers or did this seem random?

    Thanks!!

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Seemed very personal.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    It was the west side of Metra tracks.

20 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Delicious cupcakes at Maddiebird Bakery 1445 W Devon

Stumbled across this bakery last weekend. Yummy cupcakes. If you get a cupcake craving, check them out. When I was in they had chocolate, vanilla, lemon, carrot cake, chai...

  • They also now carry Homer's ice cream...yummy!

  • sheila clerkin long time resident east Rogers Park

    Life is good with simple pleasure of cupcakes and ice cream right on Devon.

19 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

driveby shooting.

Sat 26 shooting at. farwell& clark. One wounded

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Huh! I didn't realize that crime reporting was an alderman's responsibility.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    It was a joke, Robin! He mentioned the other day on some blog that he didn't have time to be a police blotter!

13 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Water main break 1516 W Morse.

Called 911 to report.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I have a pool on how long it takes someone to blame the Alderman...

  • I called in to 311 three days ago that I saw water coming out of the crest of the street (the highest point) and that I thought it would quickly turn into a main break...

    which it did.

  • Went to alderman's office last Tuesday to report it. Water dept. did come out to check on it...nothing else done.

9 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Spacious Studio or other affordable housing.

Hi all,

I'm currently still looking for housing within RP that is spacious and less than $615 a month. I would love to find something 500 sq ft ideally or a nice family that wants to rent out their finished basement. I've done CL and no luck thus far.

  • Weare1 Believer in Humanity

    Try 7600 N Greenview. Rent is $625 though.

9 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Community Yard Sale

I need to sell a few furniture items and a ton of clothes since I'm downsizing to a smaller apartment. I don't have a yard, tables and a rolling rack to display items. Anyone have any suggestions to help this Graduate student out.

7 hours ago

17 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Water pressure by you: low?

We live in lunt/sheridan and our whole building is witnessing low water pressure. checking to see if others are having a same problem

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    I think it's called vintages plumbing.

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    Well good news and bad news, good news it was fixed

    Badnews it was our building pump that broke. Took over 30 people to call it in to be fixed. (Maintenance guys didn't want to come in until someone said we were heading to their place to use bathroom) got them off their high horses.

    Now we can shower and whatever we want to do!

11 hours ago

Justin Haugens posted 1 photo to Flickr:

12 hours ago

Shootings, stabbing leave 6 wounded

1700 W Farwell Ave, Chicago, IL, 60626, United States

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Police tape blocks off the scene of a shooting near the intersection of 58th Street and Wolcott Avenue. (Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune / July 27, 2014)

5800 S Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL, 60636, United States

4300 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL, 60630, United States

N Washtenaw Ave & W Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60622, United States

W Harrison St & S Independence Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60624, United States

12 hours ago

22 Wounded, Boy Killed in Chicago Weekend Shootings

A 24-year-old man is listed in stable condition after he was shot in the calf at about 1:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of West Farwell Avenue. Police say the victim is a documented gang member with a felony conviction. Nobody is in custody for the shooting.

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Casualties over the weekend include a 13-year-old boy who was shot and killed at about 6 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of South California Avenue. Six others were also wounded in a shooting that witnesses say was a drive-by.

A 3-year-old was also critically wounded Friday night when he was shot at about 10:15 p.m. in the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue. The bullet struck the young boy in his abdomen and exited through his hip, officials said. Police say the child's mother's boyfriend was the intended target.

...man was grazed in the neck by a bullet 8 a.m. Sunday on the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. The victim told police that he was shot by an unknown person in a grey...

...man was shot while sitting in the back of a car outside a party at 58th and Wolcott. Police say two people began arguing outside of the car, and one of them fired...

Police say a woman and her boyfriend were walking out of a nightclub in the 100 block of West Huron when they became involved in an altercation with another man. The boyfriend produced a gun...

...to his right ankle. The victim says he was walking down the street in the 5600 block of South Emerald Street when he was approached by two males who asked if he was from the neighborhood...

A 27-year-old man walking in the 2600 block of West Augusta at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday says he suddenly felt pain and discovered he...

...m. Saturday. The victim was talking to a woman at a gas station in the 600 block of South Independence when he says an individual approached the pair with a gun and announced a robbery...

...The 26-year-old man was sitting the driver's seat of a car at 52nd and Hoyne when he was shot. He's listed in serious condition with a wound to the...

12 hours ago

Armadillo’s Pillow to Host BizArts “After Hours” Event, Featuring Local Author Pat Skalka

. Armadillo’s Pillow, a privately run local book store that has served the Rogers Park community for over 20 years, will be hosting this month’s RPBizArts Networking After Hours event. Owned by husband - wife team of Betsy Boemmel and Matt Ebert, Armadillo’s Pillow continues to be a resource for those of us who would like to trade used books for store credit; experience the joy of checking out their stacks in search of the fascinating read that calls out to you to be bought and read. 5:30 - 7:00PM Armadillo’s Pillow 6753 N. Sheridan www.armadillospillow.com In addition, long term resident and new author Pat Skalka will read from her new debut mystery, Death Stalks Door County. Pat is a professional freelance writer who recently made the jump from nonfiction to fiction with this, her first book in a new series. Learn more at www.PatriciaSkalka.com Thanks to Winnemac Properties for underwriting the cost of food and beverage. RP BizArts events co-organized by the Rogers Park Business Alliance and this website. [where: ]

12 hours ago

"In an effort to maintain a visible positive presence, we encourage all who are...

...30 from 7:00-10:00 pm. They will meet on the southeast corner of Ashland and Morse, and will likely remain in that area...

12 hours ago

Shootings, stabbing leave 6 wounded since Saturday afternoon

...neighborhood on the Far North Side, a 24-year-old man was shot in the 1700 block of West Farwell Avenue about 1:30 p.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. The...

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...was shot about 3:50 a.m. Sunday at an Englewood neighborhood party in the 5800 block of South Wolcott Avenue after two people outside a car he was sitting in started fighting, police said. Someone...

...his hip about 11:15 p.m. Saturday. He told police he was wounded near Augusta Boulevard and Washtenaw Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood but police found no crime scene there. The 26-year...

...s not entirely clear where he was shot: he told police he was wounded at Independence Boulevard and Harrison Street on the West Side but then called police from the Eisenhower Expressway. He gave investigators...

...neighborhood Saturday afternoon. The man was stabbed in the arm during a fight in the 4300 block of West Lawrence around 3:07 p.m., and taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, Sweeney...

12 hours ago

Pockets

Anyone know what's happening with the supposed Pockets on Ridge and Touhy? There's been a whole lot of nothing going on inside the space over the past several months.

25 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Pothole Claim: Has anyone received reimbursement for a pot hole claim? How long did it take?

I sent my pot hole-car damage claim form, pictures, copy of repair bill, and police report in March - no word.

  • d3 NOH

    I filed a claim for a damaged rim july 2011 and got the check march or so 2014. The form you fill out and the office that processes them is the same as the pothole.

    I didn't even attempt to fill out and get reimbursement for the 3 tires damaged from potholes in 2013 season, I sold and got a different car.

  • d3 NOH

    Also, I did have one other claim denied because it was a state road, not city... And the state has a policy that there has to be a documented report of the pothole prior to when you hit it. I don't know how you would know this other than trusting their research though, since they don't post the requests publicly. So if it was on LSD, you're up a whole other boat.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

House Fire on Farwell

I just wanted to stop for a moment, in this rebuilding phase in our lives, to thank everyone who helped us yesterday morning. From our neighbor across the hall who is storing Brian's paintings for the time being, so the woman next door who provided Brian with a blanket to cover up while they fought the fire, to all the people who stood there shoulder to shoulder with us as we watched our world burn to the ground, thank you.

http://www.gofundme.com/c4k960

  • Thank you to everyone for the love, and good thoughts, we are taking it one step at a time, day by day. Tomorrow should hopefully be the last time we will need to go back inside the apartment. I cannot say enough how loved and supported we feel. <3

  • AND I can happily report that everyone but our across the hall neighbor has returned to their homes. Sadly, his kitchen was burnt up when the blaze ripped across the back stairs, and it will be several months before it will be habitable. Somewhat fortunately, he had just begun the process of moving in and didn't seem to lose too many belongings.

3 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Moped Parking/storage

Hey there friendly neighbors. I live over by Ravenswood and Farwell and I've been parking my Moped under the outdoor stairs in my building. Unfortunately the building inspectors have asked me to movie it for safety reasons. The bike is lightweight enough that it could be stolen if parked on the street pretty easily. I believe I could lock it to a lampost etc legally but I just don't want to invite the temptation. So I was hoping I could...

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Hey there friendly neighbors. I live over by Ravenswood and Farwell and I've been parking my Moped under the outdoor stairs in my building. Unfortunately the building inspectors have asked me to movie it for safety reasons. The bike is lightweight enough that it could be stolen if parked on the street pretty easily. I believe I could lock it to a lampost etc legally but I just don't want to invite the temptation. So I was hoping I could find a neighbor with a garage or a backyard that would allow myself and my bike access. I know this is a HUGE shot in the dark but I'm willing to pay monthly so I don't have to park out in the open. Suggestions? Offers?

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Barrett, I think you commented on the wrong thread. I doubt that RP4EVER wants to park his moped in your basement. Did you intend to offer space on the Farwell fire thread?

  • Yeah. I parked up against the fence right behind the building I live in in the alley that partially is shared with a neighbors driveway for like an hour. I got a nice note to move it. However now I've moved it and it will probably get stolen. Stupid.

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

MISSING KEYS

I lost a set of keys on Wednesday afternoon. I was helping chase a loose dog and I can not find those keys. I was on Newgard / Albion / Greenview...kinda all over chasing a dog.
The keys have a intelligent nissan key and a edgewater athletic club tag.
THANK YOU!!!

36 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Block party

I see block parties all over Rogers Park and Edgewater but not near me. I was wondering if anyone knew how I could organize a party for my block?

  • Bernard (Network 2424) Co-founder of Network 2424, www.network2424.com

    To follow up on Joe's and Clarissa's comments .. not every block club is on the police website yet. To register, follow Clarissa's link .. the police's website for block clubs is a great idea, but it's had "functionality" issues .. which are improving. For example, I've registered the block...

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    To follow up on Joe's and Clarissa's comments .. not every block club is on the police website yet. To register, follow Clarissa's link .. the police's website for block clubs is a great idea, but it's had "functionality" issues .. which are improving. For example, I've registered the block club on my block 4 times: twice online, twice with police. It showed up once, then disappeared again. I just tried it now, and the search function is acting up. (Joe, any chance the city could add this function to its website?)

    As Joe notes, get to know your neighbors. Whether your block club is registered with police or not, the best way to improve your block is to get to know your neighbors and work together (not just on problems but positive events like block parties).

  • Thanks guys. I'm going to registrar and try to have a party next year.

17 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

New to everyblock

Hi neighbors I am new joiner to everyblock but not new to the information on here. My wife is religious reader of the site so I decided to make my own account lol. Just wanted to say hello and am looking forward to sharing ideas and opinions with u all.

4 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Fireworks or gunshots?

Heard multiple bangs last night around 1AM, then the police. Anyone else know anything?

43 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Clark and Pratt/Farwell

Lots of gunfire at 1:25.

  • Mr. Rogers...the officers that responded to my call mentioned the LK started moving into Damen north of Rogers. They said shots fired a few weeks ago .

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    ugh.. thanks Paul.

    i was outside near wolcott n touhy yesterday afternoon and heard the half dozen shots clear as a bell. 5-6 blocks away ffs.. awful. Lucky it wasn't more serious and tragic given the amount of shots fired. Idiots

26 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Leona's on Sheridan

Is Leona's in trouble? I walked back from the park along Morse at about 8:15 last night, a beautiful summer evening and there was only one table occupied in their outdoor seating area. Now, I was coming home from the Shakespeare performance, so maybe everyone who was at the play and would soon fill the tables?

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    It's true, pizza and burgers only...

  • Yeah and the pizza menu was chopped too, now it's just kind of "Pizza Hut" generic pizza.

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

5 Blocks from Howard, Far Enough?

I'm looking at an apartment for rent on Seeley near Fargo that's 5 blocks from Howard St. Is that far enough from the shootings and gang activity to not expect it in my backyard? I would really like to be able to walk to the Howard street stop too. Anyone have any advice or should I pass up this great apartment?

  • You are a Woman living in a large city. Every crime mentioned on this thread happens in every other neighborhood.

    Check out the neighborhood three times morning, midday and at night. Check it out on different days. If you feel that it is suitable for you then go for it. Affordable housing and good deasl are becoming a rarity.

  • I live a block away at Fargo & Hoyne. I'd pass. There have been half a dozen daylight gang-related drive-by murders wiithin walking distance since I've lived here - none of them solved. Tons of gang activity, which is on the uptick again. They don't stick those blue light cameras in this area for decoration.

Jul 05

Updated 21 hours ago

Lost Black Cat - Farwell (bet Ashland & Greenview)

Hello,

Last night, July 4, at about 9 pm, my 11 year old all black Domestic Shorthair cat, Raven, somehow exited my building at 1519 West Farwell Ave. She has always been an apartment-dweller and is unfamiliar with the outdoors. I suspect she's in the immediate area, unless someone has picked her up.

Raven is people-friendly (but may be quite frightened generally by being outside). She may respond to her name being called. Please contact me at 773 733 2101 with any information. Reward will be given upon her safe return.

Thanks.

21 hours ago

Apartment to sublet in vintage building

Hi guys, we are moving out of the country for a 2 year graduate school program. We are looking to sublet our apartment for at least 1 month, or to continue longer. Beginning September 1 $900/month plus utilities. Free heat, water & gas, laundry in the building.

1 bedroom, separate dining room, spacious layout & lots of closets.

Furnished or part-furnished, we can talk details via email.

1361 W Estes Ave, just about a block from Loyola beach. Other tenants in the building include a couple of loyola students, older couples, and families. All quiet and friendly neighbors.

Private message me for more details & photos, or ask questions!

42 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Emerald Ash Borer Damage - Fargo/Greenview area

Neighbors, I am sad to say that I think the Emerald Ash Bores have found our neighborhood. I was walking my greyhounds down Fargo between Sheridan and Greenview, then Greenview to Jarvis, and saw the characteristic exit holes, wood shavings around the bases of the trees. If you own a home in this area, please contact a tree specialist and start treatment immediately to save our shady street!

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    There are some areas where we've really lost a lot of mature green cover due to this and it's very sad. Thank you for trying to make things better.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I'm old enough to remember the elegant Elm trees that made beautiful arches over the streets all over the neighborhood. Daley the 1st ignored Dutch Elm disease for way too long, and blocks lost every tree on the block.

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Let us give thinks for a quiet night in the neighborhood!

Heard no gun shots, no fireworks, nor angry anguments. No postings on Everyblock. Hallejuh! Just a really pleasant night.

  • Unfortunately I woke up at 4 a.m. to hear some guy screaming "F... You!" over and over. I live in that very block.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    It was me. Mom and I were having a little disagreement, it related to the mismanagement and failure of a local company called Gernhardt Publications. Sorry about that. It got kind of heated.

Jun 12

Updated 23 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.

24 hours ago

You have 25 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Gun Shot Heard around 11:30 pm July 25

Did anyone else hear a big shot on Lunt Avenue last night? It was deeper than a usual gun noise but really sounded like that's the only option.

4 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Dog Lost

Today as I took my dog out he ran away😔. He is very fast and unable to catch unless you are close and get a hard grip on him. He is white, friendly, jumpy, nice, chiwhawa, and harmless. We last saw him going down morse and Clark. If anyone has found him or have any info please call 1-773-600-5893. THANKS FOR READING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!

  • Nan

    Any update on your dog? I had to search to find this thread (it didn't appear in today's Everyblock email). Let's make sure it remains prominently featured until your pup is found).

  • :-( still trying to find my dog..

3 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

What the heck!?!?!

Why is there construction going on 1:00 in the morning.... drilling, loud hammering on a WEEKDAY?!?!

I AM TRYING TO SLEEP. .... the dumbest idea ever!

Yes the mural brings beauty and a sense of culture to the neighborhood, but have some respect.

This could have very well been contracted during appropriate hours in respect to the residents.

  • What if you don't take the train. How else do you get information? I drive to work every day.

  • They are on light posts and signs everywhere. Same places you'd see no parking sign if you're a driver.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Business owners' reactions to SSA programs

Hi all! I am a graduate journalism student at Northwestern and wanted to know how local business owners in Rogers Park feel about the SSA program. Do you think the program is worth the extra money in taxes? Do you think the money is being used properly? Do you think the taxes are high/low?

Thank you so much for your time!

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    MarikaBas the City contracts with local non-profits, called Service Providers, to manage SSAs. Frequently they are local Chambers of Commerce. In Rogers Park the Service Provider is the Rogers Park Business Alliance, 1448 W. Morse Ave., 773.508.5885. The younger and much smaller organization named Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce isn't and never has been a Service Provider to the Rogers Park SSA's.

  • Thanks for the tip Helen. Part of the assignment is using social media to connect with a source and then interview them in depth. I thought I would try it out here since members always seem to have a lot of insight on what's going on in RP.

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Comcast refer a friend code?

Our Clear tower is being decommissioned, and we are (ugh) going back to Comcast. The first person to send me a refer-a-friend code gets the credit to her/his statement

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    Robin, how was your experience with Clear?? I wonder because I tried it at my last place and it was as lousy as the reviews said it was. The salesperson pointed out a lot of neat features but I felt it was slower than 56k

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Farwell - it is just the tower that we are connected to. I love the portability, but without the tower, we don't have service in our house.

    Christopher - our experience (other than customer service) was great; we had a roku, two laptops and three smartphones running simultaneously without issue. I will say, the comcast wifi signal is stronger, and reaches every room in the house.

Jun 18

Updated 40 hours ago

Personal Trainer and Fitness instructor.

I live in your neighborhood, teach a Fitness class every Saturday morning at 10 am, at LOYOLA beach, close to the tennis courts. If you want to hire me for some Personal Training sessions, you can meet me before or after my class, or you can find some information about me on my internet site : frenchpersonaltrainer.com.
Thank you.

  • RedPanda Lunt Lake Resident

    Great training. Challenging and progressive.

  • holly homeowner rogers park

    Thanks for the great workout this morning Christophe!

  • Christophe French Personal Trainer / Former French Marine

    Thanks Holly for coming with your home maid fruit juice!!!!

43 hours ago

Please look out for a stolen bike

I had a bike stolen in front of the Common Cup on Morse Ave onThursday between 1230 ish and 515 PM. This is a pink Magna mountain bike (about 95% pink) with purple break cable. Whoever cut it snipped the cable and took the bike. If there are any sightings of this bike please advise. If it turns up a reward will be offered.

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Let's Talk Spanish!

Our conversational Spanish group will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 28th. at the Heartland Cafe. Want to learn? Want to brush up? Light conversation with others
is a great way to do so and have some fun at the same time.
Barbara

  • I can't make it this Monday but I'd love to participate in the future. Is there an official schedule or calender ?

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    Same, hope there are future lessons.

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Awesome cat at large on Farwell

We saw this guy tonight on the 1300 block of Farwell near the corner of Glenwood. Anyone know where he belongs? He's friendly and well built. Appears to be declawed. No known gang affiliations. Wish I could take him, but my dog would literally eat him. If someone can help him and needs a hand wrangling him, let me know! Hope he finds a home somewhere, he's too cool to get killed on the mean streets of RP.

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    Yeah my mother lives with cats in the suburbs and they do try to get out. There are many dangers, Feline HIV, larger predators, being hit by cars, abused by sadistic children. The list goes on. I would never allow a pet, if I had one to roam around. Did...

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    Yeah my mother lives with cats in the suburbs and they do try to get out. There are many dangers, Feline HIV, larger predators, being hit by cars, abused by sadistic children. The list goes on. I would never allow a pet, if I had one to roam around. Did I mention fleas or heartworm? I'm glad I did not take him in if he does have an owner. He is such a sweet cat, I would hate to see anything bad happen to him. The cat actually came up to me, lol. That happens like once in 10 years!!

  • Lamar Jackson dodging bullets

    I saw this cat on Wednesday hanging near the viaduct at Farwell. This isn't a street cat and most likely missing. Hope it finds a home. These street aren't purrfect for cats.

2 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Graffiti in Rogers Park

Hi everyone! I'm also a graduate journalism student at Northwestern and am doing a story on graffiti in Rogers Park in relation to the proposed increase in fines for vandalism. If you have been affected by graffiti, witnessed it or think it's a problem in the neighborhood, I'd love to do an interview with you! Or if you know of anyone to talk to (i.e., business owners, graffiti removal services or graffiti artists) and could pass that information along, I'd really appreciate it. Any and all information will be helpful. Thanks!
- Michaela Meaney

  • Get in touch with CAPS

  • Thanks, @boguru, I did so earlier but I am also looking to get perspectives and opinions from community members. If you or someone you know would like to talk about it, please let me know. Thanks :)

  • Michaela,

    Feel free to contact me offline on this.

    Rich Concaildi
    President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
    Vice Chair District Advisory Committee (District 24)
    richconcaildi@aol.com
    773.294.1777

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