31 hours ago

Updated 22 min ago

Dog owners help me spread the word

My dog loves everyone and want's to play with every dog or human he meets. I am well aware that not every person or dog feels the same. As some one who fosters & rehabilitates dogs I have found the following a very good idea. It is the Yellow Ribbon Project. An easy way for the public to recognize from a distance a dog, that for whatever reasons, needs space.
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My dog loves everyone and want's to play with every dog or human he meets. I am well aware that not every person or dog feels the same. As some one who fosters & rehabilitates dogs I have found the following a very good idea. It is the Yellow Ribbon Project. An easy way for the public to recognize from a distance a dog, that for whatever reasons, needs space.
If you see a dog with a yellow ribbon or something yellow on a leash, this is a dog who needs some space.
PLEASE do not approach this dog with your dog.
PLEASE maintain distance or give this dog and his/her person time to move out of the way.
THANK YOU. Those of us who own these dogs appreciate your help and respect.
Let's get this going in Chicago. I believe it will help solve a lot of conflicts between dogs and people. Spread the word!

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    How in the world is anyone supposed to know what a yellow ribbon or a yellow bandana on a dog is supposed to mean? Is that some sort of international signal like SOS or a white flag of surrender? Apparently if I see someone on the bus with the tip...

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    How in the world is anyone supposed to know what a yellow ribbon or a yellow bandana on a dog is supposed to mean? Is that some sort of international signal like SOS or a white flag of surrender? Apparently if I see someone on the bus with the tip of their left ear cut off I'm supposed to know that they have been neutered. Sorry. If your dog is aggressive then just keep her or him away from me and don't expect me to read ribbons or colored hankies. If you bite then wear a muzzle and stay away from me outside.

  • Steady Eddie, when you see someone using a white cane with a red tip, do you know what that means? And you were not born with that knowledge, it was something you learned. Just like that , using a yellow flag on a leash can eventually become a universal symbol.

35 hours ago

Updated 58 min ago

Vote for Your Favorite Bike Rack Design at this Sunday's "Art Round Trip" Festival

There's an election coming up this Sunday, but no politicians are on the ballot. Instead, you will get to vote for the logo design that you would most like to see on our new bike racks.

This is all a part of my 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting process in which I give 49th Ward residents the power to determine how I spend the ward's capital budget allocation. New bike racks were one of the projects approved by the voters in...

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There's an election coming up this Sunday, but no politicians are on the ballot. Instead, you will get to vote for the logo design that you would most like to see on our new bike racks.

This is all a part of my 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting process in which I give 49th Ward residents the power to determine how I spend the ward's capital budget allocation. New bike racks were one of the projects approved by the voters in previous participatory budgeting elections and I arranged with the City to set aside a portion of the money allocated to include a distinct logo design on some of the racks in high traffic locations.

I issued a call last month for Rogers Park artists and designers to submit proposals for the logo design. Over 40 local artists submitted designs and a panel of judges from the Rogers Park Arts Alliance and the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Leadership Committee narrowed the field to four finalists.

To view the proposed finalists, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155226_322.htm#Bike

Now it's your turn. In the tradition of 49th Ward participatory democracy, I'm asking the residents of my ward to vote for their favorite design. The vote will take place this Sunday, October 5th, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., at Art Round Trip--a biking-walking-riding celebration of the arts in Rogers Park. Polling stations will be set up at or near each of the four CTA Red Line stations in Rogers Park--Loyola, Morse, Jarvis and Howard--and the Greenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf.

The design that receives the most community resident votes will become the official 49th Ward bike rack design.

  • Kitty P Kitty Mama

    I read on Facebook that the racks are gonna be taller than the ones in other neighborhoods and that the logos are gonna be placed higher than 25 inches so I think it will be better for the bikes to be attached.

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    OMG, an additional 25 inches is more than two feet higher. I hope these racks aren't going to block our view of the lake like the car tower and the Levy House old people's home next door to it. Pretty soon only rich people will be able to see the...

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    OMG, an additional 25 inches is more than two feet higher. I hope these racks aren't going to block our view of the lake like the car tower and the Levy House old people's home next door to it. Pretty soon only rich people will be able to see the lake. Why do people need bicycle racks anyway? Can't they just walk or take public transportation like everyone else? Bicycles are so elitist and riders demand special lanes on public streets and special racks cluttering our sidewalks and special everything. We shouldn't be wasting money molly coddling bicyclists when the money could better be used for after school programs, health care and social services.

9 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Community Service Hours for High School and College Students

I am running an Intergenerational Arts Program and I have room for a few more students interested in gaining service hours and experience by volunteering and doing photography, video, a journal article, and assisting with the older adult program. The program is 5 weeks long, on a weekend afternoon and one weekday afternoon / evening. Can anyone recommend the Community Service Director at a nearby high school ? Contact Sharon Hyson, Arts Educator and Art Therapist at shazhys@yahoo.com for further information.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Sharon - this sounds like a great program! Besides the "nearby" high schools, I would contact all of the selective enrollment high schools as they draw students from all over the city.

    Call the school, and ask to speak to a guidance counselor (you can generally find the names on the schools' websites

41 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

REMINDER: Alderman Moore's Job Fair Set for Wednesday

Don't forget that I'm hosting a Job Fair and Employment Resource Workshop TOMORROW (Wednesday, October 1st), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland).

This is a perfect venue for those who either are out of work and looking for a job or dissatisfied their current job and looking for a new challenge. Over 30 employers will be present, accepting applications and resumes and answering your questions. I will also offer workshops...

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Don't forget that I'm hosting a Job Fair and Employment Resource Workshop TOMORROW (Wednesday, October 1st), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland).

This is a perfect venue for those who either are out of work and looking for a job or dissatisfied their current job and looking for a new challenge. Over 30 employers will be present, accepting applications and resumes and answering your questions. I will also offer workshops on job preparation and resume writing. Finally, representatives from workforce re-entry programs that offer job-readiness training and assistance for ex-offenders will be present.

Please dress appropriately for a job interview and bring at least 20 copies of your resume.

Many thanks to my co-sponsors for this event--Howard Area Community Center Adult Education & Employment Center, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, State Senator Heather Steans, State Representative Kelly Cassidy and Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow, Wednesday, October 1st.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Don't forget my Job Fair & Employment Resource Workshop, is taking place TODAY (Wednesday, May 21st), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland).

  • Has anyone seen a list of the companies seeking employees? Any idea if they are looking for specific kinds of employees?

    Is there any information at all out there on this thing?

  • Venus the Cat's Mom kinder gentler cat mommie

    This is one way to stem violence halp people have hope & aspirations ....

    Good Job Alderman.

29 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Ebola news, from CDPH

In case you were wondering...

CHICAGO - In response to news of the first diagnosis of Ebola virus in the United States, Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D., of the Chicago Department of Public Health released the following statement:

"Ebola is a serious issue, but we remind Chicago residents the virus does not pose a significant risk to the general United States public. As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of Chicago residents, we have been working...

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In case you were wondering...

CHICAGO - In response to news of the first diagnosis of Ebola virus in the United States, Commissioner Bechara Choucair, M.D., of the Chicago Department of Public Health released the following statement:

"Ebola is a serious issue, but we remind Chicago residents the virus does not pose a significant risk to the general United States public. As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of Chicago residents, we have been working for more than a month with healthcare workers in hospitals and other settings to ensure they are aware of diagnostic, testing, reporting and infection control recommendations. We remain in contact with the CDC and other health departments to monitor the situation in the U.S. and abroad. We encourage residents to follow CDC guidelines and avoid non-essential travel to West African countries affected by Ebola virus outbreak."

CDPH has also made this fact sheet available with additional information on Ebola:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cdph/infectious_disease/Communicable_Disease/092414Ebola_Fact_Sheet_FINAL.pdf?utm_source=Statement+on+Ebola&utm_campaign=Prepare+Chicago+Press+Release&utm_medium=email

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Update on NCR shutdown of Domestic Violence Services

NCR Board member Kelli Klieman wrote a letter last week in which she claimed several things, which we’ll try to sort though here:

Claim: “NCR has arranged to have the program's funding shifted to other agencies in Rogers Park which provide these services, including Between Friends and Centro Romero.”

~NCR can’t make such arrangements. That's done by the City or State. NCR has no input over those decisions.

Claim: “There will be no reduction in the support available to victims,...

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NCR Board member Kelli Klieman wrote a letter last week in which she claimed several things, which we’ll try to sort though here:

Claim: “NCR has arranged to have the program's funding shifted to other agencies in Rogers Park which provide these services, including Between Friends and Centro Romero.”

~NCR can’t make such arrangements. That's done by the City or State. NCR has no input over those decisions.

Claim: “There will be no reduction in the support available to victims, either in the immediate community or at the Domestic Violence Court.”

~As soon as VASP shuts down, unless the City and State awards funds directly to a local agency, services will be reduced in the immediate community and possibly at DV court as well.  

Also, once NCR surrendered certain VASP funding, those dollars went into a State wide pool. I was told that “Any organization that may take VASP clients must prove they are providing services at a significantly increased rate and they have to wait until next funding year to apply for funding.”

Because the grant period goes until next August, NCR’s action means at least 20% of the funding was forfeited outright.

Claim: “Those services will simply be provided by agencies with substantial programs to combat domestic violence.”

~She appears not to grasp that VASP is a substantial program to combat domestic violence,

Meanwhile, NCR’s Exec. Director Zala claimed that clients would also be transitioned to Howard Area Community Center, again with no details about where money will come from to pay for the transition.

Finally, officials at the county courthouse appear not to have been informed as yet where transitioning clients will go.

  • Steady Eddie: Your words fall on deaf ears. This simple minded Neanderthal has learned to follow the money. Thanks for the spelling lesson. Doesn't really matter what you or I think this program is caput. The NCR is moving on......so should you.

  • Kitty P Kitty Mama

    You're going to be fun, roger.

4 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Philly's Best is open

Just walked by Pratt and Sheridan, and they are open for business!

3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Join Me for the First Annual Great Chicago Fire Festival

Join me for the first annual Great Chicago Fire Festival this Saturday, October 4th, 8:00 p.m., as we mark our City's epic resurgence from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

This first-of-its-kind spectacle of fire will take place along the Chicago River, between State Street and Columbus Drive. Redmoon Theater, in partnership with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Park District, created this free event to unite Chicago's neighborhoods...

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Join me for the first annual Great Chicago Fire Festival this Saturday, October 4th, 8:00 p.m., as we mark our City's epic resurgence from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

This first-of-its-kind spectacle of fire will take place along the Chicago River, between State Street and Columbus Drive. Redmoon Theater, in partnership with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Park District, created this free event to unite Chicago's neighborhoods and celebrate Chicago's grit, greatness and renewal following one of the greatest tragedies our City ever experienced.

Highlights of the Spectacle will include fiery cauldrons lowered from the bridges and kayakers pulling fire buoys and prairie gardens. Three floating fire sculptures resembling pre-1871 homes will be set ablaze, each revealing a dramatic and symbolic interior core. The finale will feature a choreographed fireworks display and a moving tribute to Chicago's neighborhoods.

As Chair of the City Council's Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation, I have been assured by the Chicago Fire Department that every measure has been taken to make sure all this fire is contained on the water and safe for spectators.

I hope you can make it to what will hopefully be the first of an annual event to bring Chicago neighborhoods together celebrating our City's comeback from its most difficult time.

For more information, visit:

http://chicagofirefestival.com/

  • Braig Grodner Valiant Crusader

    Decency Index on RP Everyblock site: down 50%. Thanks Jerry and Craig and Julia.

  • I'll be there and will post pictures from my vantage point.

2 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Those clothing donation boxes...

Like the one on the corner of Howard/Sheridan. Are they actually collected/where do the donations go? I'm getting rid of some clothing and shoes before my move and I want it to go to someone in need (i.e.: for free) and wanna know more about this or if there's a better place to take it. I don't have a car so I can't transport stuff very far.

  • Care for Real by Berwyn and Sheridan is also a great place to donate clothes for our local community.

  • sheila clerkin long time resident east Rogers Park

    Care For Real gives the clothes away to those who need them.

6 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Worried..possibly about nothing?

So just a couple minutes ago (about 11:15pm) I heard what sounded like fireworks.. But keeping up with local news I know better. Anyone know anything? I guess it is indeed the Jewish New Year--maybe they do fireworks? Just trying to stay positive here. The "bangs" were pretty evenly spread out..just curious because I almost walked home like I usually do and tend to get a little paranoid. Didn't sound as sporadic as gunshots usually are.

  • mamagotcha Write on!

    When I woke up this morning, I could see there was an evidence cone in the cemetery. Spoke this evening with a security guy (one of the Kate's dudes) about the foofaraw in the Juneway alley last night. He said it was a foot chase from Jarvis, someone saw the...

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    When I woke up this morning, I could see there was an evidence cone in the cemetery. Spoke this evening with a security guy (one of the Kate's dudes) about the foofaraw in the Juneway alley last night. He said it was a foot chase from Jarvis, someone saw the guy threw something into the cemetery and then try to scale one of the fences behind the condo next door (glad he didn't keep running; my condo building don't have a fence, eep!). He also said the guy was in custody, and that they recovered a weapon.

  • brandon sheridan walker

    the blasts of the shofar would not equal the blasts of fireworks & as previously stated, that is correct; we don't DO fireworks at the Jewish New Year.....the new year is more of a time for reflection & soul-searching. Shanah Tovah to my fellow brothers & sisters on EB.

Sep 21

Updated 2 days ago

Victim Advocacy Support Program to be shut down.

Learned today that the Board of Directors at Northside Community Resources has decided to shut down it's Victim Advocacy Support Program, or VASP, effective 12/31/14.

The VASP program provides support to victims of domestic violence and other violent crime in Rogers Park and throughout the city. Last year, they assisted over 900 victims of violent crime, and secured 214 Orders of Protection/no contact orders on behalf of people struggling with domestic violence. They've been around for 28 years, and are...

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Learned today that the Board of Directors at Northside Community Resources has decided to shut down it's Victim Advocacy Support Program, or VASP, effective 12/31/14.

The VASP program provides support to victims of domestic violence and other violent crime in Rogers Park and throughout the city. Last year, they assisted over 900 victims of violent crime, and secured 214 Orders of Protection/no contact orders on behalf of people struggling with domestic violence. They've been around for 28 years, and are a mainstay of victim support services in Rogers Park.

Reportedly funding for VASP was actually increased last year. My own opinion is that this is not a program RP can afford to lose, and a local home needs to be found for it before critical services to clients are interrupted.

VASP advocates are running a Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/rogersparkdv, or you can search for it on fb by typing "Show your support for the victim advocacy support program."

Hopefully its not too late to save this vital program.

  • Anne Sullivan In and around Rogers Park since 1970

    If you call the city's domestic violence hotline, they will refer you to an agency. The point of this post is that one of the vital agencies they would refer you to is being summarily shut down. I agree with Hugh. A community transition team is a great idea.

  • Knowing about the program and using its services at a bad time of my life, it is an outright shame that it will be closing. Sad for the city.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

What are those explosions?

Sounds louder than fireworks and going on for ten minutes straight?

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    I agree. At the very least, Loyola could have tried harder to notify the neighborhood. Supposedly this thing is every year, but I've never heard of it and I've lived on the same block for the past eight years.

  • Al I.- Until last February, I lived on Greenleaf near Sheridan for 3 years, and I don't recall hearing this fireworks display during any of those years.

2 days ago

Thought for Today

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Spanish Conversation Group

Hi everyone! Unfortunately, our group won't be meeting Monday, 9/28/2014.
Does Thursday at 7:30 at the Heartland work for anyone? Please post if the
day is good.
Muchisimas Gracias!! Many Thanks!!
Barbara

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

iPad mini

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get the glass replaced in or around Rogers Park?

  • Just realized you were looking for a place in or around Rogers Park. This is a little further out.

  • mamagotcha Write on!

    Also out of the immediate area, but an easy Red Line ride: http://mydirectrepair.com/

    They fixed my smashed phone in an hour. They are really, really good at the instant gratification thing. Not sure if they do the iPad in one hour, but if anyone in Chicagoland can, it's these guys. Worth a call, at any rate. Good luck!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

The Vibrators / Depravos De La Mour / Modern Day Rippers / The Polymer Twins / DJ Bashert tonight!

Saturday 9.27.2014 at 8 pm
The Red Line Tap Presents:
The Vibrators / Depravos De La Mour / Modern Day Rippers / The Polymer Twins / DJ Bashert
https://www.facebook.com/events/1495668747316435/?ref=51&source=1
$8.00 Advance / $10.00 Door
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/693333

  • Try posting a day or two ahead of time. Can't make it in short notice.

  • We actually did - a few days ago - must have gotten buried.....

  • Artie P. Chicago resident since 2010. Originally from NYC.

    Love the Rippers - wish I could have gone to this but we were out of town. Do more shows like this!

3 days ago

Good news on the Divvy expansion spring 2015

The Divvy expansion into Rogers Park next spring will now also include Evanston. Since Divvy spreads its stations outwards, that almost certainly means that stations in RP will be extended north of Touhy.

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/divvy-bikes-headed-burbs/sun-09282014-1122am

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

What are your plans for Morse, Mr Alderman?

Was sad to see my neighborhood bank vacate their Morse Avenue location. But with the shooting nearby in their own parking lot and the rash of shooting just outside their window in Morse, I would imagine safety for both their employees and customers weighed in the decision. The cynics here on this board will say that, Chase being Chase, it was a pure business decision. But Chase was a good bank, they were good neighbors, and not once in their...

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Was sad to see my neighborhood bank vacate their Morse Avenue location. But with the shooting nearby in their own parking lot and the rash of shooting just outside their window in Morse, I would imagine safety for both their employees and customers weighed in the decision. The cynics here on this board will say that, Chase being Chase, it was a pure business decision. But Chase was a good bank, they were good neighbors, and not once in their time at the location can I remember them letting garbage pile up like in the photo I took this morning. Blight is not a great re-election platform. Would love to hear your thoughts, Mr Moore, on what types of business you are recruiting to fill this void. And please don't say an expansion of th The Dollar Store.

  • Barry C ready for a long weekend

    If bananas and POOP are your thing I can direct you to a local campaign team that specializes in both of those. Ever since 2007 they have become pretty good at both. You know; practice makes perfect.

  • Not my thing, Bar. All yours!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Construction on Clark

This is crazy. No warning. They just started tearing up the street and making cars park elsewhere. Then it will be torn up for a month probably. We need change.

  • Moist, +1 for the NIN Sunday morning laugh.

  • Pot Hole,
    There was a post here by the alderman on Sept 15 announcing the roadwork. You commented on it several times.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Weird explosions

What are those is a good question went to look for fireworks and there are none

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Thought for Today

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words

  • Also, to pet an animal, smile at a person and appreciate those fine folks that they do live amongst. Sometimes we get lost in the badness rather than lifted by the goodness. There are posts on EB that really highlight that Rogers Park is mostly filled with amazing people and I celebrate that fact!

  • “There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who believe there are two kinds of people in this world and those who are smart enough to know better.”
    ― Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

Mar 20 2012

Updated 5 days ago

1317 w Morse (Parking Lot of Doom of The MORWAY Laundrymat) and Why dont businesses talk to each other??????

Yesterday I got word of alot of shenanigans at the Parking Lot of Doom on Morse
by Wayne. A customer had to call police at the laundrymat because of some obnoxious girls that were trying to intimidate people there. The owner and defacto manager didnt call police yesterday. The lady who felt threatened actually took her wet clothes out of the laundrymat and then left for another laundrymat because she didnt feel that the police were able to contain the...

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Yesterday I got word of alot of shenanigans at the Parking Lot of Doom on Morse
by Wayne. A customer had to call police at the laundrymat because of some obnoxious girls that were trying to intimidate people there. The owner and defacto manager didnt call police yesterday. The lady who felt threatened actually took her wet clothes out of the laundrymat and then left for another laundrymat because she didnt feel that the police were able to contain the situation. WHY? Because people (anyone) can park their with impunity. These bad mean girls left their car and went over to Ninos to get something to eat. So the cops hands were tied. That is really messed up. The cops offered to wait there to make sure everything was okay. Ofcourse if the parking lot was patrolled and any kind of rule of law was there and not just anyone allowed to park there this wouldnt have happened. I have talked to the owner previously (several several times and its just not sinking in), atleast he has painted the minimall. But I told him he could make money he had guys there watching the lot and booting cars that are parking there illegally, (think parking lot of dunkin donuts at Belmont and Clark (I got stung there once :) )).

This is what I DONT UNDERSTAND. JB ALBERTOS AND ACTONECAFE have NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS? We cant do this alone. Neither can businesses. The Businesses and their customers across the street arent safe if gangbangers and mean people and just anyone can park and loiter there. I went over there this am and talked with the defacto manager and told her that if they dont control their lot and gangbangers hang out there, that under then new nuisance law they will be fined and eventually shut down. Not sure if she understood what I said. What do you guys think?

  • Veronika "Kat" LiBeth Block Captain Obvious, Rocket Surgeon

    Two words. Lincoln Towing.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Funny the riff raff in thread became poets just a mere 2 yrs later.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Shots fired at Greenview & Farwell

At 11:42am, police respoded to multiple calls of shots fired at 1425 W Morse.

Callers report hearing between 6-8 shots.

Police are holding a suspect, named Anton Knight, at 6747 N Greenview, who some witnesses have identified as the shooter.

  • Heard it here to...no sirens but a few lights flying down ashland heading south.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Apparently the last group of comments above are about a fireworks "show" around Touhy and the lake at 11:15 PM or so.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

So What Just Deployed at Touhy and Sheridan?

This may have been a false alarm. But if anyone finds any news regarding quite loud rounds of...something (I was half asleep, so didn't catch everything)...being fired at 11:15pm on 9/25? And seeing/hearing several police cars speeding east and north of Touhy/Sheridan at that time...please do let me know the results.

At least I know there's almost an immediate response to any/potential criminal occurrences in the neighborhood.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Ald. Moore to Host Job Fair and Employment Resource Workshop next Wednesday

Are you out of work looking for a job? Or are you dissatisfied with your current job and looking for a new challenge? If so, I invite you to attend my Job Fair & Employment Resource Workshop, next Wednesday, October 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland).

Over 30 employers will be present, accepting applications and resumes and answering your questions. I will also offer workshops on job preparation and...

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Are you out of work looking for a job? Or are you dissatisfied with your current job and looking for a new challenge? If so, I invite you to attend my Job Fair & Employment Resource Workshop, next Wednesday, October 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland).

Over 30 employers will be present, accepting applications and resumes and answering your questions. I will also offer workshops on job preparation and resume writing. Finally, representatives from workforce re-entry programs that offer job-readiness training and assistance for ex-offenders will be present.

Please dress appropriately for a job interview and bring at least 20 copies of your resume.
Many thanks to my co-sponsors for this event--Howard Area Community Center Adult Education & Employment Center, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, State Senator Heather Steans, State Representative Kelly Cassidy and Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin.

I look forward to seeing you next Wednesday, October 1st.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    I would suggest that jobs-producing policies would be VERY helpful! This just in:

    A day after the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported that Illinois’ workforce shrank by 19,000 people in August, driving Illinois’ labor-force participation rate to a new 35-year low, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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    I would suggest that jobs-producing policies would be VERY helpful! This just in:

    A day after the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported that Illinois’ workforce shrank by 19,000 people in August, driving Illinois’ labor-force participation rate to a new 35-year low, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms the severity of the state’s labor-force dropout crisis.

    The labor-force participation rate measures the share of Illinois’ adult population that is seeking work. A low labor-force participation rate indicates that Illinoisans cannot find meaningful work, and thus are no longer seeking employment. The Illinois labor force has shrunk dramatically over the last five months, and is still in an ongoing collapse that began with the Great Recession.

    Just like in July, labor-force dropouts are the only reason the state’s jobless rate fell in August. Illinois has seen five consecutive months of labor-force dropouts.

    For more: http://www.illinoispolicy.org/federal-numbers-show-illinois-remains-last-in-post-recession-recovery/?utm_source=Illinois+Policy%3A+Opens&utm_campaign=c55a516bfe-utm_source%3Dmailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9471dd8540-c55a516bfe-12788149

  • Craig_Gernhardt Official Account

    "Please dress appropriately for a job interview and bring at least 20 copies of your resume…."

    And leave your illegal gun at home.

Sep 24

Updated 6 days ago

Gunfire at Clark & Northshore

At 4:51pm, police responded to multiple calls of shots fired in the area of Clark & North Shore.

Witnesses describe the offenders as two male Hispanics, about 16-18 years old, and the shooter as a "kid in a red t-shirt".

There were no injuries, but witnesses report that the two suspects were seen running into a the first-floor apartment at 1634 W North Shore.

Police report that a similar incident took place, two weeks ago, at the same location.

  • When does the NEW owner take possession of this dump ?

    I can't wait for him to EVICT the current tenants.

    -----This is the most troubled spot in Beat 2432.

    Renovation can't start soon enough.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    We need even more of a police presence at this building.

    .....Squad car positioned to watch FRONT & REAR ?

  • Its the same people doing the same thing. They are well known by the Police as you can find them up against the wall multiple times a week being searched by CPD.

    There is usually a squad on the corner but they can't be there all the time and like roaches when the light is off these little cretins come out.

    Eviction of the entire building is the only way that corner will get cleaned up. Seems harsh but these people are repeat offenders.

Sep 23

Updated 6 days ago

West Nile Virus

From Evanston Now: "The City of Evanston’s Health Department has received a report of the first human case of West Nile virus in the city this year.

The case was reported in a 60-year-old resident of Evanston. Fifteen other Illinois residents with West Nile virus have been reported this year, while 117 cases were diagnosed in 2013."

Chicago also does West Nile testing - info on those results here: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph/supp_info/infectious/west_nile_virus_surveillancereports2011.html

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From Evanston Now: "The City of Evanston’s Health Department has received a report of the first human case of West Nile virus in the city this year.

The case was reported in a 60-year-old resident of Evanston. Fifteen other Illinois residents with West Nile virus have been reported this year, while 117 cases were diagnosed in 2013."

Chicago also does West Nile testing - info on those results here: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph/supp_info/infectious/west_nile_virus_surveillancereports2011.html

Chicago Dept. of Public Health records no positives in Rogers Park, but West Nile was found this year in Edgewater, and it isn't clear from their website whether CDPH tests within the boundaries of Rogers Park, or if so to what extent. The presence of positives or human cases on both north and south borders means carriers are likely to be in RP as well.

Avoid west nile by taking precautions against mosquitoes, staying away from dead birds, and dumping out or filling in pools of standing water.

  • I saw a skeeter at the lake yesterday and hustled home.

    Wow, no more Jordan Zoot *and* I got to spend the day feeding kids awesome fresh food? This is truly a wonderful day.

  • I think some people are just too sour even for mosquitoes.

Sep 24

rumors of a mosque?

Is it true that a mosque is proposed to take over the church on Thorndale and Campbell?
I heard something a few weeks ago but nothing since.

Sep 22

JOB POSTING:

I've posted this as news so everyone who may be looking is aware and has the opportunity to apply. The company I work for is about to list Job Postings in various neighborhoods in Chicago, including Rogers Park & West Rogers Park.

The Business operates as a Business to Business service provider with solutions ranging from Business development and Recruiting to software/technology as Digital Signage , Interactive Kiosks, and Point of Sale Systems.

1) Lead Generator - Community Representative: Within...

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I've posted this as news so everyone who may be looking is aware and has the opportunity to apply. The company I work for is about to list Job Postings in various neighborhoods in Chicago, including Rogers Park & West Rogers Park.

The Business operates as a Business to Business service provider with solutions ranging from Business development and Recruiting to software/technology as Digital Signage , Interactive Kiosks, and Point of Sale Systems.

1) Lead Generator - Community Representative: Within your assigned area visit local businesses and collect information that would be passed on to Sales Representatives to follow-through. Get paid by the hour and earn bonuses for any qualified lead that becomes a sale.

2) Sales Representatives / Independent Sellers: Create leads and Sales within the Hospitality and Retail industries. Commission sales or become a Re-Seller and open your own Business.

The official job postings will look different I'm sure, but should anyone have strong communication skills and is looking for something to earn a good income especially while working part time then this might be good for you.

Email ussupport@volantesystems.com With the Subject line: ChicagoRep if you or someone you know may be interested for more details.

Sep 20

No Parking Sunday

Hey all... Due to the Oktoberfest in
Jarvis Square tomorrow... there is no parking on the 1500 block of Jarvis from 8am - 8pm tomorrow Sunday September 21st... please help spread the word... don't want anyone to be towed... and make sure to come down to the Square and join the festivities...
Prost!!!

Sep 17

Updated Sep 20

Pritzker Parking Garage -- Adding Another Floor + Sold Out?

Remember all of the controversy surrounding this? My husband just spoke to one of the foreman on this project at the corner of Sheridan & Sherwin. The gentleman from the construction company informed my husband that the parking spaces are all sold out, they are pushing construction to finish in November and if they have time they will be adding another level to the entire structure. Anyone else hear of this??

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Why waste any time at all chasing down rumors and gossip? Rocks are being thrown at a sketchy, non-credible rumor and not at any person. Whether or not the posting was earnest is completely irrelevant. The issue is how credible is rumor and is there any value in investigating it? Answer: rumors of this nature are neither credible nor worth investigating.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    So tell us "Sandra"; where do you get all your confidential inside business information? Are you dating someone from the Tawani Enterprises inner circle or is it coming from a bong-induced dream? What other insider scoops can you share with us today?

Sep 20

Roof Top Farm Event and Jarvis Square Oktoberfest Highlight Weekend

As you plan your weekend, I want to draw your attention to two fun events you may want to check out:

ROGERS PARK FOOD CO-OP BENEFIT RAISES THE ROOF TOP FARM

Join the Rogers Park Food Co-op as they "RAISE THE ROOF TOP FARM," an autumn afternoon for the whole family to benefit the food co-op. The event takes place TODAY (Saturday, September 20th), 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon (at Glenwood).

Celebrate the fall...

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As you plan your weekend, I want to draw your attention to two fun events you may want to check out:

ROGERS PARK FOOD CO-OP BENEFIT RAISES THE ROOF TOP FARM

Join the Rogers Park Food Co-op as they "RAISE THE ROOF TOP FARM," an autumn afternoon for the whole family to benefit the food co-op. The event takes place TODAY (Saturday, September 20th), 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon (at Glenwood).

Celebrate the fall harvest and hear about the progress towards opening a community-owned grocery store. Learn more about the benefits of food co-op ownership and see how Uncommon Ground's Rooftop Farm grows one ton of one ton of organic vegetables annually on their rooftop, all of which ends up on their menu!

The event is only $20 per person (kids 12 and under are FREE). All of the proceeds from the event will go towards funding the food co-op's ownership campaign, including printing brochures and applications. Join your neighbors at a beautiful venue for delicious food, great live music, free face-painting and Taffy apples for the kids and, of course, Rogers Park camaraderie!

If it's raining, look for them under the tent!

Rogers Park Food Co-op is a group of neighbors, who are organizing to open a community-owned grocery store in Rogers Park that will feature fresh, local and sustainable foods and build up the community and local economy.

CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST ON JARVIS SQUARE THIS SUNDAY

I know it's not quite October yet, but it's close enough. Enjoy Oktoberfest in Rogers Park this Sunday, September 21st, 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m. at Jarvis Square (Jarvis and Greenview).

Participate in a bag tournament ($40 a team) while enjoying music and some cold libations. Sponsored by R Public House, Taste Food and Wine, Towbar and Poitin Stil, Jarvis Square continues to host awesome special events. Support this terrific group of businesses who bring frolic and fun to the community!

Sep 18

Updated Sep 20

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

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

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

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

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

  • mclnoh RE Broker & Photographer

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

Sep 19

Updated Sep 19

Helicopter and Sirens

Any idea what's going on right now? Hearing lots of activity.

  • Watching them from the peir. Bird just doing a patrol. Spot light was on earlier.

Sep 18

Updated Sep 19

Social Life

New to the area and looking meet new people in their late 20's/early 30's! Any suggestions for this weekend??
Thanks in advance!

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    I've probably made a dozen new friends from going to the Oasis on occasion, Sheridan at Pratt. It's a dive bar but people are friendly.

  • mclnoh RE Broker & Photographer

    It's one of, if not the, oldest bars in Rogers Park. It was originally, "Frank's Oasis". When Frank died, they dropped the Frank's. His brother, Pat took over at that time. I have a "Frank's Oasis" t-shirt, given to me by Frank.

Sep 17

Updated Sep 19

Beware

I'd just like to remind everyone to be careful about giving personal info. over the phone.
I received a phone call yesterday from a man saying he represented my bank and that our call may be monitored. He then asked me for the last 4 numbers of my social security #.
Needless to say, I didn't give him anything and said goodbye.

  • Love the humor, Mr. Rogers!

  • ABianca CeaseFire Illinois

    Mr. Rogers the IRS does not put out warrants for people. The police would not leave a message for you they would simply come and take you into custody so this also may be a scam. Call the 24th police district and ask them. I would not go anywhere that the message told you to go to turn yourself in. That is not how it works. Trust me I know. I use to be a criminal before turning my life around to a law abiding citizen. AB

Sep 15

Updated Sep 18

Choppers again?

Helicopters flying around rp again, anyone know what happened?

Sep 15

Updated Sep 18

Confused

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

  • Need for change:

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

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

Sep 15

Updated Sep 18

Gunfire at Rogers & Clark

At 8:45pm, a call from a Walgreens emloyee reported shots fired at Rogers & Clark.

Responding officers report three male offenders ran to 2nd floor of 7411 N Clark, and officers are calling for the helicopter to light up the building.

  • The officers that were placed in beat cars were only taken away from specialized units that were already out there fighting crime. That was one of the reasons that contributed to the spike in murders back in 2012. These unit has been reestablished to fight crime again. So what Rahm did was useless. The Department is still short at least 1000 officers. It is budgeted for over 13000.

  • Anyone that believes Rahm is a fool. Cry broke but still has millions to spend on all kinds of projects. IE: DePaul Stadium, bike paths, Divvy bikes, holels, maggie daley park, etc... If you ever pay attention to anything that comes out of Rahm, over time you will see the guy is a liar.. If you go on secondcitycop you can read all about it.

Sep 18

Updated Sep 18

What's Replacing Rolland's?

Was looking to grab a quick bite yesterday evening, and noticed the space where Rolland's (and Hop Haus...and previously a Greek restaurant?) used to be was under interior renovation. Does anyone know which establishment is moving to that location?

  • d3 NOH

    i hope they have shuttle service for their 4am college students

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    d3 - the shuttle service is called Uber

Sep 17

Updated Sep 18

Halfstack Magazine piece on Rogers Parks

http://issuu.com/halfstackmag/docs/hsm-master-fall-9-16-final

Starting on page 162. What do you guys think of this article?

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Back to the article. Kind of disjointed IMO. Rambling from the BBQ on National Night Out to the Clark St. Festival. While the writer apparently lives in NoH he doesn't write much about our little area. As d3 notes, we've had a community garden on Juneway for 20 years. And,...

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    Back to the article. Kind of disjointed IMO. Rambling from the BBQ on National Night Out to the Clark St. Festival. While the writer apparently lives in NoH he doesn't write much about our little area. As d3 notes, we've had a community garden on Juneway for 20 years. And, of course, he had to include "...an area pejoratively known for decades as The Jungle" without knowing this area was actually called Juneway Jungle and that the name was not originally pejorative--certainly not when it was a lily-white Juneway Jungle when I moved here.

  • The history of the concept and intent behind the big, tall housing project is interesting. I think the untested idea was advanced by Le Corbusier, a giant of Modernist architecture and design.

    Le Corbusier and his contemporaries had optimistic beliefs that residential buildings like these, new, and with modern conveniences...

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    The history of the concept and intent behind the big, tall housing project is interesting. I think the untested idea was advanced by Le Corbusier, a giant of Modernist architecture and design.

    Le Corbusier and his contemporaries had optimistic beliefs that residential buildings like these, new, and with modern conveniences and comfort (relative to the slums), would symbolically and emotionally lift up disadvantaged poor people from their decaying surroundings. The hypothesis was that by combining new theories of and sociology, the architecture could serve poor people by helping them see themselves anew; as the equals of the mainstream society, full of potential and hope.

    Clearly it didn't work out that way. Then the first Mayor Daley chose to physically segregate the city by building the Dan Ryan Expressway, which cut off the housing projects from the city and it resources.

    (steps away from lectern)

Sep 17

Updated Sep 17

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

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

Sep 16

Updated Sep 17

Crime Stalkers

A local challenger for Ward Alderman spent a morning (according to his Facebook page) stalking and putting together a folder on a local criminal including street address, his real name and detailed information through a link to a DNAinfo newspaper article. Don't we need more of this kind of information to know who is living where?

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Ah yes, Roger. Now Republicans are more dangerous than gang bangers! If you need a roomie, contact Bang. But maybe he already is your roomie, and you're his homie?

  • Ghost of A Sociopath None

    Ahh...the next rumor...Bang had an abortion.

Sep 17

Updated Sep 17

How Do I Mute A Conversation?

I enjoy reading and taking part in Everyblock, but I don't care to get an email
notification every time there's a post about something I'm not that interested in.
How do I mute that particular thread? I appreciate your help.

  • The "X" at the top right of the original post or, if you've "thanked" or commented so that you're subscribed to the thread, you can click on the star icon on the bottom right of the original post to unsubscribe. Yellow star = subscribed; grey star = not subscribed.

    Hope that helps.

Sep 16

Updated Sep 17

Helicopters flying around last night

Does anyone know why there was one or maybe two helicopters flying around last night between 8-9? This also happened last Thursday at the same time.

  • Apparently shots were fired at Rogers and Clark, and apparently there are suspects in custody. Not too sure about specifics, but there are like 4 other threads posted last night on the subject that might be able to offer you more info.

  • According to the Alderman, the helicopters are part of a new 'regular' policing effort to supplement the on-the-ground efforts.

Feb 05

Updated Sep 17

SHOOTING AT McDonalds Clark and Pratt: Someone Better Go to Jail

I don't care what the circumstances are: someone without a CCW permit carried a firearm and discharged it killing one and wounding at least 2 others. I don't care who or why unless it was law enforcement or a licensed and bonded security guard with a permit acting in self defense: No ands, ors, ifs or buts; SOMEONE SHOULD GO TO PRISON FOR A LONG TIME FOR THIS VIOLENT ACT http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-shootings-at-least-2-shot-on-far-north-side-20140205,0,3123950.story

  • John Warner 14 year resident - Rogers Park Positive Loitering

    Thanks Helen - it's been a long day. I still apologize for not being able to post what the Commander said here. It was quite interesting. ;)

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Bump. Who were they shooting at again?

Sep 15

Updated Sep 16

Where Are The Buddha Heads?

Does anyone know what happened to the wonderful buddha heads that were
placed throughout Rogers Park last year? They were great, as was the artist
who made them. They brought not only art, but a soul to the community.

Sep 10

Updated Sep 15

Chicago Police

I want to start by making it clear I'm extremely grateful to the brave men and women on the Chicago Police who risk their safety every day on the streets of our city, day and night, in all types of weather, daily encountering the lowest elements of our society, working too many hours for too little money and not hearing the thanks they deserve often enough.

Unfortunately, there are too many on the force that do the Chicago Police Dept....

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I want to start by making it clear I'm extremely grateful to the brave men and women on the Chicago Police who risk their safety every day on the streets of our city, day and night, in all types of weather, daily encountering the lowest elements of our society, working too many hours for too little money and not hearing the thanks they deserve often enough.

Unfortunately, there are too many on the force that do the Chicago Police Dept. a grave disservice by discrediting the organization with very unprofessional behavior. Too many who abuse their authority by being bullies, by disrespecting law-abiding citizens, by demonstrating racist and sexist biases. In short, they are not nice people and they take no pride in doing their job with professionalism, integrity or honor. These are the members of the CPD who drag the entire organization down, making a reputation for the department that sullies it in the eyes of a lot of us Chicagoans.

I've had a number of encounters with officers of the CPD in the last 10 years, and I'm afraid it's been that long since I had one that was positive. Too many of these encounters have left me with outrage, disappointment, disgust and resentment. As a result, I have very little respect now for the CPD.

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Sep 15

Updated Sep 15

Helicopters

Does anyone know why a helicopter keeps circling? 8:15 pm Monday night

  • FutureExChi RP citizen

    yup - seems like the latest trend in our hood - so sad -

  • Gunshots at Clark and Rogers

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