40 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

The controversial plan for fixing Rogers, Ridge and Touhy

I'm not saying this plan is the best...but it would at a minimum, I believe, fix the problems of the Rogers, Touhy and Ridge intersection. I'm sure folks out there can point out a myriad of problems it would create that I'm not seeing...so I welcome any improvements or edits.

  • FebGirl Once a bride, but never a bridesmaid

    brad, I read your plan as posted to my husband, and showed him the diagram you made. He thinks you're going in the right direction but he has a modification to suggest that he thinks will simplify your plan, making it easier and more practical to implement. He thinks the...

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    brad, I read your plan as posted to my husband, and showed him the diagram you made. He thinks you're going in the right direction but he has a modification to suggest that he thinks will simplify your plan, making it easier and more practical to implement. He thinks the only street that needs to be made one-way a stretch is Touhy, starting at where it starts (or ends), intersecting at Rogers. He says Touhy could run one-way eastbound from the Rogers intersection to Wolcott. After Wolcott, Touhy goes back to being two-way. Anyone driving eastbound on Touhy from west of Ridge can continue east on Touhy. If driving Westbound on Touhy east of Wolcott, the driver will turn right at Wolcott at a safe intersection (4-way stop) and continue to Rogers, where the driver can make a safe left and can continue east to Ridge. From Ridge, he/she can continue west, going back on Touhy, or make a right to go north on Ridge. Anyone driving northbound on Wolcottt with a plan to go west to Ridge would have to drive north of Touhy to Rogers (or at least Chase) where he/she can make a safe left turn. Damen remains a southbound one-way the whole stretch and Rogers stays the same as now too.

    What do you think?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Will someone please tell Damen that it "needs to wider"?

3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Why is a Joe Moore staffer being paid by Chicago to work at a non-profit of Joe's choice?

This issue was raised in another thread and labeled "off-topic" so I thought it made sense to give it a stand alone thread.

Ann Hinterman has a full-time $40k job in Moore's office, but she's also been assigned per Joe's announcement to the Farmer's Market: "I agreed to assign my young new staff assistant, Ann Hinterman, to serve as its part-time market director. As a result, the market is financially solvent and has become a Sunday morning institution."

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This issue was raised in another thread and labeled "off-topic" so I thought it made sense to give it a stand alone thread.

Ann Hinterman has a full-time $40k job in Moore's office, but she's also been assigned per Joe's announcement to the Farmer's Market: "I agreed to assign my young new staff assistant, Ann Hinterman, to serve as its part-time market director. As a result, the market is financially solvent and has become a Sunday morning institution."

Statement of Facts:
1) We now have the young and inexperienced staff assistant working on Sundays as part of her employment obligation to Moore.
2) The farmers market is not a stand alone 501c3. It files its non-profit tax returns as DevCorp North aka the Rogers Park Business Alliance.
3) Per Guidestar, the budget for the market is $76,000. We don't know whether any of that goes to Ann, but it seems unlikely because all salaries listed under DevCorp North equaled (in 2013) $82,486 and the head of RPBA made $79,167.
4) The total expenses for DevCorp North in 2013 were $234,167 so the market uses about one-third of the RPBA budget while the executive director received another third.
5) The major sponsors of the Market are: Joe's office, the Rogers Park Business Alliance, the Clark, Morse, Glenwood Special Service Area, and Alderman Joe Moore's Green Corps.

Questions:
1) Why does the Farmer's Market receive aldermanic staff to manage it?
2) How is Hinterman being compensated and what is that compensation?
3) Did other worthy Ward 49 non-profits get to seek aldermanic staffing in some kind of open competition for resources?
4) Why is so little of the RPBA budget going to anything other than the market and its executive director?
5) Doesn't the RPBA have an obligation to help out the Clark (Latino) and Howard (African-American) commercial areas as well? Or like the minority students at Gale School, are they second class citizens to Joe and the RPBA?

27 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

The Keeley Consulting Group Gjennomgang og Hvordan Forvandler Enkelt Inn I En Effektiv Leder

Gjennom menneskets historie, har ledelse spilt en avgjørende rolle i instilling orden, stabilitet og harmoni, fra den minste enheten som er familien til den største sivilisasjonen som noensinne har eksistert ved på jorden. Vurdere familien og den må ha en leder figur i far og mor, en slags tohodet institusjon som har overlevd i så lenge mennesker har. Hver har en bestemt rolle å oppfylle og, faktisk, utfyller hverandre for å gjøre sosiale enheten en effektiv treningssted for fremtidige ledere...

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Gjennom menneskets historie, har ledelse spilt en avgjørende rolle i instilling orden, stabilitet og harmoni, fra den minste enheten som er familien til den største sivilisasjonen som noensinne har eksistert ved på jorden. Vurdere familien og den må ha en leder figur i far og mor, en slags tohodet institusjon som har overlevd i så lenge mennesker har. Hver har en bestemt rolle å oppfylle og, faktisk, utfyller hverandre for å gjøre sosiale enheten en effektiv treningssted for fremtidige ledere også. Uten familien, vil hele samfunnet falle. Og selv virksomheten og industri vil ikke ha grunnlag for modellering funksjonene som en ressurs for gode ledere.

The Keeley Consulting Group ( http://www.thekeeleygroup.com/ ) anerkjenner verdien av utmerket lederegenskaper og arbeider hardt for å gi de nødvendige prinsippene som vil hjelpe utvikle enkeltpersoner og bedrifter i effektive resultater komponenter av samfunnet. For virksomheten å gå utover bare pengene-gjør venture blottet for praktisk, kulturelle og åndelige fordeler for mennesker, en sterk ledelse program etablert på testet og varige prinsipper alene gir et solid grunnlag for den moderne verden...

Les den her: https://www.rebelmouse.com/camfraser/the-keeley-consulting-group-gj-963256217.html

14 hours ago

Snow Removal services offered

Hello neighbors i offer reasonable prices for snow removal/plowing of driveways, alleys, parking lots ect. Im in Rogers Park but can go as far as Lakeview. You can call or text me at (224)246-6762

32 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Planned Touhy Rogers Ridge Intersection

Here was the plan I saw. Alderman Moore has stated that nothing is set in stone and that a meeting is being planned to allow for more community input, perhaps in March.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I wonder what the alderman for the west side of Ridge has to say about this. My guess would be " "

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    Thanks for posting the plan Brad. I had no idea something was in the works as far back as five years ago when this was drawn up. While this may be some sort of an improvement, as you indicate, it doesn't address the confused and aggressive WB drivers drifting into...

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    Thanks for posting the plan Brad. I had no idea something was in the works as far back as five years ago when this was drawn up. While this may be some sort of an improvement, as you indicate, it doesn't address the confused and aggressive WB drivers drifting into or speeding across Rogers. Since this was conceived, traffic has gotten worse, the amount of cars heading west on Touhy during rush hours is worse than it was 5 years ago. Im anxious for the opportunity to hear from the city and the engineers and to see if there is any consideration for increase in traffic volume since this was conceived. Thanks for stirring this up Brad.

4 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Chicago's 49th Ward Connection Facebook Group has 419 members not counting those "who have left the building."

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

    I love walking in Rogers Park. Last night neighbors and I walked to Twisted Tapas for dinner. Nice crowd and good food. Met a number of neighbors enroute to Rogers Park Social. Great neighborhood.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Does Don Gordon have a PR problem?

I seen a lot of political campaigns in my life big and small. I even seen three of them here in Rogers Park since I moved here 10 years back. It really seems like the messaging coming from Gordon's camp is pretty vague. Anyone else get that vibe? The messengers he does have seem disorganized and really irritable when asked anything about Don.

  • Risky Nicky Formerly known as Nick Danger

    We've all heard of the Atkins diet, the low carb diet, the Pritikin diet, the Mediterranean diet and many others but there is a new diet. It's the Gordon diet - a fifty-fifty mix of BS and Pablum. BS is an abbreviation for Boring Stuff. The Gordon YouTube advertisement for ABC-Chicago is lethally Boring and he is sitting next to a boring campaign poster the color of nasty body fluid. Mellow Yellow and it didn't remind me of Bananas. Ugh.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    I'll grant you that it's late but I just nodded off while watching that video, Nico, and, no, I haven't been drinking.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Follow Me on Friday to Ireland's Pub and Loyola Ramblers Volleyball

I invite you to Follow Me on Friday to Loyola's University's lakefront campus where we will hang out at the school's first student-run pub, Ireland's. The fun takes place this Friday, January 30th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the lower level of the Damen Student Center, 6511 N. Sheridan. For a map showing the location of the Damen Student Center, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/156818_322.htm#Loyola

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I invite you to Follow Me on Friday to Loyola's University's lakefront campus where we will hang out at the school's first student-run pub, Ireland's. The fun takes place this Friday, January 30th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the lower level of the Damen Student Center, 6511 N. Sheridan. For a map showing the location of the Damen Student Center, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/156818_322.htm#Loyola

Join me for a free sampling of some of Ireland's signature pub grub and a soft drink. For those of age with valid identification, Ireland's will offer a complementary glass of beer or wine.

At the conclusion of my Follow Me on Friday event, join me for some thrilling NCAA volleyball action as the NCAA champion Loyola Ramblers take on the Sacred Heart University Pioneers in Gentile Arena.

Ireland's is part of Loyola Limited, a student-run business enterprise that operates several other Loyola businesses, including a bike shop, pizzeria and a boutique hotel. These businesses provide Loyola's undergraduate students and budding entrepreneurs real hands-on experience owning, operating and managing a business.

Named after George Ireland, coach of the 1963 Loyola men's basketball team that famously won the NCAA national championship, Ireland's offers pub-style food, including signature hot dogs, specialty sandwiches, and nachos. The pub also features an assortment of fountain drinks, wine, and local and national beers. Check out some of the great Loyola sports memorabilia on the walls while enjoying some delicious food and refreshing beverages.

Loyola has kindly offered every Follow Me on Friday attendee a free ticket to the Loyola Ramblers volleyball game, which takes place at 7:00 p.m., immediately after the Follow Me.

Join me this Friday for some great pub grub and exciting volleyball action.

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    Between the couch and their bench, it was a helluva team. Really tied the room together.

  • And the assistant couch, Mr. Davenport!

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

6324-48 N Western Ave for sale $2,499,000

Here's a good site for another monolith structure like the one on Rockwell and Devon or maybe a huge parking garage that will stand empty for years.

https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/6324-6348-N-Western-Ave-60659/home/62659578?utm_campaign=instant_listings_update&utm_content=address&utm_medium=email&utm_source=myredfin

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    The streetscape by itself will do nothing to attract business, as Peter rightly notes. The storefronts are still shabby and dirty, the merchandise is the same from store to store, and the merchants don't care about making their stores attractive. They don't even wash their windows or sweep the streets out front--or hire someone else to do it. Why would anyone invest in what is basically a 24-block strip mall? Silverstein is just clueless when it comes to economic development.

  • Peter Sifnotis Candidate for 50th Ward Alderman

    Development requires significant effort and dedication. It requires a vision and community involvement. None of these conditions exist at the ward office today and I don't expect that to change. It isn't easy and it doesn't just happen with a few phone calls. It takes commitment to the community and...

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    Development requires significant effort and dedication. It requires a vision and community involvement. None of these conditions exist at the ward office today and I don't expect that to change. It isn't easy and it doesn't just happen with a few phone calls. It takes commitment to the community and a strong belief in its potential. There are problems with gentrification that I find very troubling; however, I know that responsible and sustainable development is a possibility. Our demographics support growth but without a desire to reverse the decline it will not happen on its own.

    Streetscaping is not a harbinger of growth or development. Having begun studying urban planning, I've read a lot about the impacts of projects and the dreams that inspire them. While the project does provide a much-needed face-lift, it does nothing to solve the underlying problem. It's like replacing the front fenders of a vehicle when the head gasket is blown. These projects are more effective in neighborhoods where the residents overwhelmingly walk everywhere. Unfortunately, being mostly starved of good public transportation, most residents must drive everywhere. The project has reduced available parking, which has long been a complaint of the business owners, and has narrowed the streets, making traffic even more congested than it already was.

Aug 21

Updated 3 days ago

This Day in History - A Serial Killer in Rogers Park

Thirty years ago today, on August 21, 1984, the dismembered remains of sixteen-year-old Danny Bridges were discovered in a trash dumpster, behind an apartment building at 1632 W. Sherwin.

Police arrested Larry W. Eyler, a 31 year-old house painter in his apartment at 1628 W. Sherwin.

In September 1983, while Eyler lived in a house on north Greenview, he was questioned as a "prime suspect" in the murders of eight young men, and was later arrested and held on $1million...

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Thirty years ago today, on August 21, 1984, the dismembered remains of sixteen-year-old Danny Bridges were discovered in a trash dumpster, behind an apartment building at 1632 W. Sherwin.

Police arrested Larry W. Eyler, a 31 year-old house painter in his apartment at 1628 W. Sherwin.

In September 1983, while Eyler lived in a house on north Greenview, he was questioned as a "prime suspect" in the murders of eight young men, and was later arrested and held on $1million bail, as a suspect in the killing of Ralph Calise, who lived at 5014 N, Hermitage.

Eyler's bond was reduced to $10,000, when a judge ruled that the evidence against Eyler had been obtained improperly, and so could not be used against him. Eyler then posted $1000, and was released.

On June 1st, Eyler moved into a four-room apartment on the first floor, at 1628 W. Sherwin. It was in the bedroom of that apartment, where Eyler raped, tortured, and then repeatedly stabbed Danny Bridges to death. After dragging the body into the bathroom, he proceded to dismember it in the bathtub, using a hacksaw.

Eyler then painted the walls of the bedroom, to cover the blood stains, but police were able to recover the evidence beneath the fresh paint, using a new technology, called "Luminol".

After a lengthy and gruesome trial, a jury found Eyler guilty, and he was sentenced to death on Oct 3, 1986.

In 1991, he tried unsuccessfully, to save himself from Death Row by promising to admit to at least 17 more murders, and revealing the name of his accomplice, but on March 6, 1994, Eyler died in prison, from AIDS-related complications.

After his death, his lawyer revealed the names of 21 of Eyler's victims, as Eyler had requested, but she would not reveal the name of his accomplice.

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Kyros C. Good Morning And Thanks For The History Lesson! Blessed Be!

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Rhymes with Lunt, no!

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

The Red Line Tap Presents

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Thursday 2.12.2015 Karma To Burn / Sierra / Sun God Ra / Hypnochron

Wednesday 2.18.2015: Anvil / Lord Dying / Sun Lord / Wrath

Saturday 2.21.2015: Trouble / Cold Bearded Killers / Enforcer

Friday 3.6.2105: Headless Honchos / Pistofficer / The Demerits

Saturday 3.7.215: The Mound Builders / The Pale Horseman / Knife of Simpson / Sacred Monster

Friday 3.13.2015: Wussy / Aktar Aktar

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4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

  • Risky Nicky Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Woodard never failed. He never became a journalist to begin with. His squeaky little pieces would barely qualify as footnotes in Readers Digest and his pursuit of yellow journalism have dried up a lot of information sources that no longer trust him. His blurbs read as though Gernhardt ghost wrote many of them. The old Broken Liver of Rogers Park was more interesting.

  • How dare you insult Readers Digest!!!

4 days ago

Revive Consignment & BizArts!

On Weds Jan 28 at 5:30 Revive Consignment will be hosting the Rogers Park Business Alliance BizArts After Hours event. Stop by Revive at 1606 W. Pratt and meet other local business owners while you shop the store at your leisure, as it is staying open after hours for this great event. See you there!

Jan 23

Updated 5 days ago

CMSA Students' Award Winning Poetries

Per popular request here are the two poems written by CMSA students which won top honors at Roosevelt University's "Too Hot to Handel" student poetry contest.

My Community - 1st Place Winner
By Sidney Hunt– 11th grade
North side Chicago
Bred from the cement grounds I call home
Where my last crawl ended and my first step started
The place with more ethnic groups than sand on the lakeshore
Diversity is what we pride ourselves on
We are the backbone...

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Per popular request here are the two poems written by CMSA students which won top honors at Roosevelt University's "Too Hot to Handel" student poetry contest.

My Community - 1st Place Winner
By Sidney Hunt– 11th grade
North side Chicago
Bred from the cement grounds I call home
Where my last crawl ended and my first step started
The place with more ethnic groups than sand on the lakeshore
Diversity is what we pride ourselves on
We are the backbone of Chicago
The melting pot in the kitchen filled with salt and pepper
The positive and negative all intermingle and although we are stopped by corruption and violence we stand strong
Black, White, Tan we are
My Community

Chicago Point of View - 2nd Place Winner
By: Ololade Taiwo—12th grade

I pay homage to the grimy hustlers that jumped hurtles for this lethal game All the casualties sustained It’s a shame and now
bystanders are getting involved Problem solved if we admonish these fools and polish the tools we use for self examination
Instead of learning gunplay we play with alliteration And it takes patience to deal with an anonymous foe but we are too stodgy to work to our utmost In fact we never trust folks So a salute to those who can woman or man it Takes courage to step up so we hide behind facades and we dress up as something we are not We were taught to love but it’s something we forgot in the rush of life like the husband that no longer trusts his wife Despite the fact that we’ve been together for years humanity is often crippled by fear

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Ah, ah, Carl, "mispelling?" Shame on you.

    There's always the possibility that "hurtles" is a typo on the part of Irene, isn't there?

  • Risky Nicky Formerly known as Nick Danger

    You say hurdles; he says hurtles. You say turtles; I say turdles. Let's call the whole thing off.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Community Meeting - Tuesday, January 27th

There will be a Community Meeting on Tuesday, January 27th at St. Jerome's Parish Hall, 1709 W. Lunt Ave. (This meeting is for the residence that live in the boundaries of Clark St. to the West, the Lake to the East, Lunt Ave. to the North and Pratt Ave. to the South) It will be from 7 pm to 8 pm. This is an "unofficial Beat Meeting" and Officers will not be present. Please come with your ideas, suggestions, comments, and concerns to help make the area safer and friendlier.

Hope to see you there!

Jan 22

Updated 5 days ago

Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis

I invite you to Follow Me on Friday to a Rogers Park institution--the Oasis. Join me this Friday, January 23rd, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the bar located at 6809 N. Sheridan Road (just north of Pratt).

The co-owner of the Oasis, Ben Chikko, is serving up delicious deli sandwiches and desserts and offering one complimentary beer, wine, soda or well drink. When you stop by, you'll find out why so many Rogers Park neighbors call the "O" their second...

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I invite you to Follow Me on Friday to a Rogers Park institution--the Oasis. Join me this Friday, January 23rd, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the bar located at 6809 N. Sheridan Road (just north of Pratt).

The co-owner of the Oasis, Ben Chikko, is serving up delicious deli sandwiches and desserts and offering one complimentary beer, wine, soda or well drink. When you stop by, you'll find out why so many Rogers Park neighbors call the "O" their second home. It's a friendly neighborhood tavern where just about everyone knows your name.

If you're into darts, this is the place for you. The Oasis has three dart boards and sponsors its own dart league. You better come prepared because the competition is fierce!

The Oasis also offers a professionally built pool table with custom balls and cues and Sunday night karaoke. They also offer free Wi-Fi and charging for your smart phones, so you can't go wrong. In short, it's a place you go to hang out with your neighbors.

Come and meet Ben the owner on Friday and join us for food and drink at this favorite Rogers Park hangout.

"Follow Me on Friday" is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward's finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I'll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It's a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Thanks, Becky. I guess I've been misinformed, but as you can imagine, I sure wouldn't take Spotty/Scotty's word for it.

  • RogersParkingSpot

    ^^^^ Misinformed? Sounds more like completely uninformed. Clueless.

Jan 15

Updated 6 days ago

Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?

Alderman Moore sent a notice about a public meeting next Tuesday at 7 PM at Centennial Forum concerning a plan to build a bare-bones (limited conference space; no restaurant inside the hotel itself; some commercial space from the sidewalk) hotel at Albion and Sheridan, including making Albion two-way from the alley east to Sheridan. Supposedly the clientele will be visiting parents of Loyola students. That sounds fine for about five weeks out of the year, but what about the other...

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Alderman Moore sent a notice about a public meeting next Tuesday at 7 PM at Centennial Forum concerning a plan to build a bare-bones (limited conference space; no restaurant inside the hotel itself; some commercial space from the sidewalk) hotel at Albion and Sheridan, including making Albion two-way from the alley east to Sheridan. Supposedly the clientele will be visiting parents of Loyola students. That sounds fine for about five weeks out of the year, but what about the other 47 weeks?? Visions of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood are dancing in my head: Student parties? Lots of people on and out for various assignations? I'm betting it's yet another Loyola dorm in five years. The two- way traffic designation for Albion concerns a lot of us as well, since a similar reconfiguration on Arthur and Sheridan has been confusing and dangerous to drivers and pedestrians. OH--no new parking spaces will be created for the hotel--supposedly the parking structure at Arthur and Sheridan is "underutilized." Could we see some data on that? If you got Moore's email, take a look at the building specs and come to the meeting on Tuesday.

  • Risky Nicky Formerly known as Nick Danger

    If Loyola property is used for purposes that are not tax-exempt, such as a hotel or commercial shops, it is taxable the same as any other property in the city.

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    Not to mention the hotel tax that the city charges + all the monies the visitors staying right here in Rogers Park will put out for restaurants, bars, venues and all else.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Senior Safety Seminar

On Wednesday ( Feb. 4 ) ( 10:00 - 11:30 AM ) , the City of Chicago will
conduct a Seminar that discusses SENIOR SAFETY.

The police and fire department will make presentations.
.....They usually provide useful handouts.
.....They will tell what services are available to SENIORS.

The Office of Emergency Management and Communications will also be there.

It will take place at the BROADWAY ARMORY ( 5917 N. Broadway ).

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This sounds like a valuable event for local SENIORS.

Please share the information with any SENIORS that you know.

.....Help them get to this event ?

Thank you.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Pat - send this information to Oak Street Health on Devon; their practice is limited to Medicare (and some Medicare managed care plans, like Healthspring).

    Do you have a flyer you could email to me?

Jan 22

Updated Jan 24

CMSA Students Win Big last weekend!

As we all reflected on Dr. King's legacy and the work he committed to addressing inequality, racism, and discrimination, it's important that we not forget about his vision of the "beloved community" and the role it would play in further generating necessary change throughout our nation.
Two of our CMSA students, Sidney Hunt and Ololade Taiwo, wrote brilliant poems that reflect on Dr. King's vision of "beloved community" that won first place and runner-up in Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre's "Too...

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As we all reflected on Dr. King's legacy and the work he committed to addressing inequality, racism, and discrimination, it's important that we not forget about his vision of the "beloved community" and the role it would play in further generating necessary change throughout our nation.
Two of our CMSA students, Sidney Hunt and Ololade Taiwo, wrote brilliant poems that reflect on Dr. King's vision of "beloved community" that won first place and runner-up in Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre's "Too Hot to Handel" student poetry competition. Their poetry submissions were two of hundreds of submissions from students throughout CPS. This was also the first year that both the first place and runner-up winners came from the same school!
Sidney and Ololade had the honor of performing their poems at the Saturday and Sunday "Too Hot to Handel: Jazz Gospel Messiah" performances at the Auditorium theatre for audiences of over 2,400 people, and their poems are currently on display in the theatre.

Jan 19

Updated Jan 24

Seen a ghost? Angel? Saint? Want to tell a journalist about it?

Hi!

I am reporter and Masters journalism student.

I am working on a story concerning the experiences by some who say they have seen or have encountered supernatural spirits (ghosts, holy beings, saints, etc).

Does this apply to you? Would you be willing to tell me about your encounter(s)?

Any help would be appreciated. I am working on deadline.

If your interview is used, it would be published on a Chicago news website.

Please contact me for more information.

Thank you!

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Good Evening Jack How Are You! Would You Please Be So Kind As To Tell Us Your Athiest View Of The After-Life And Where Does The Spirit And Soul Go After Death!Blessed Be!

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Greetings Rogers Park, Under Shadow Magic Law The Spirit Is The Vessel That Encloses The Soul! Witches Believe Your Shadow Which Is Your Spirit Spiritually Records From The Spirit World Into World Our Life And Is A Witness To Everything We Do! A Shadow Magician Can Invoke And Evoke A Person's Spirit To Confess All It Has Seen And Done! Blessed Be!

Jan 19

Updated Jan 23

Report on Gale School....

Originally broadcast June 2, 2014 on WTTW. A must view for Rogers Park Residents....

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/06/02/rogers-park-school-struggles-survive

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    EXactllly.

  • I'm not on a side. I just think you all are incredibly rude people, and so it pleases me to point out your mistakes. I repeat, I am not on a side.

Jan 21

Updated Jan 23

Tonight's meeting at Loyola about the hotel

I came early and stayed late at the meeting to discuss the Albion/ Sheridan hotel. It's such a done deal that I don't think our rather modest requests concerning parking and traffic safety will result in any changes. With one exception (an employee of Loyola), all the "voices of authority" who spoke on behalf of the project were men, and other than the developer and the architect, white men. I was sad and embarrassed to see someone like Joe Moore,...

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I came early and stayed late at the meeting to discuss the Albion/ Sheridan hotel. It's such a done deal that I don't think our rather modest requests concerning parking and traffic safety will result in any changes. With one exception (an employee of Loyola), all the "voices of authority" who spoke on behalf of the project were men, and other than the developer and the architect, white men. I was sad and embarrassed to see someone like Joe Moore, who did, once upon a time, have a social,conscience, would not commit, even in theory, to a living wage for hotel employees. Earlier in the evening I stopped by Moore's office, where a workshop on wage theft was taking place. That strip mall and the environs around his office is pretty depressing when you get away from the businesses on the north side of Jarvis. I thought later on that maybe he's scared that if he doesn't ally with Loyola's corporate interests, all of RP will look like the area around his office: A few hipster cafés, some pockets of gentrification and then many unkempt buildings and people in distress. But I think most of us at the meeting think we can do better than this particular development (and developer) and that if Loyola is serious about Catholic social teaching and Ignatian Spirituality, they won't provide the land to build a hotel that relies on exploited labor.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    In spite of reports to the contrary, there has been no groundbreaking, Neil, nor can there be unless and until several governmental entities sign off on the proposal.

  • oops

Jan 19

Updated Jan 22

Why has no information been made public about the strip mall on Morse?

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150114/rogers-park/final-rogers-plaza-tenant-plans-move-new-storefront

DNA reports all tenants have been removed from the strip mall on Morse where the laundry was located.

I never felt it was a highlight of the neighborhood, but am concerned there has been no public information about what is being planned for the space.

And it's safe to assume there is a plan for the space, as the owner has taken legal steps to clear out the tenants. It's also safe to assume there is a developer that's...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150114/rogers-park/final-rogers-plaza-tenant-plans-move-new-storefront

DNA reports all tenants have been removed from the strip mall on Morse where the laundry was located.

I never felt it was a highlight of the neighborhood, but am concerned there has been no public information about what is being planned for the space.

And it's safe to assume there is a plan for the space, as the owner has taken legal steps to clear out the tenants. It's also safe to assume there is a developer that's already been in the touch with the alderman's office, paid him a big fat campaign donation and is asking for whatever political favor is needed to move forward.

There have been rumors about the Pritzkers buying the space, but nothing confirmed.

So why doesn't the community know anything about what is being planned?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Peg, it pays to have a sense of humor if you're going to play on EveryBlock. I suspect you don't have one, but I think d3 was kidding.

  • Mother Olson is watching you

    Ten bucks says she responds by quoting your comment, Helen dear.

Jan 18

Updated Jan 21

Gale School STILL not repaired

Part of me can't believe this needs to be revisited.

After all the talk about how CPS and our electeds would get the school repaired, that STILL has not happened.

While some things have been dealt with, we still send over 400 children each day into one building with defective fire alarms, and another with a heating system so unreliable that no one can predict whether the facility will be usable from one day to the next.

Further, we were...

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Part of me can't believe this needs to be revisited.

After all the talk about how CPS and our electeds would get the school repaired, that STILL has not happened.

While some things have been dealt with, we still send over 400 children each day into one building with defective fire alarms, and another with a heating system so unreliable that no one can predict whether the facility will be usable from one day to the next.

Further, we were promised follow up testing on the many lead contaminated areas of the school, to ensure that all the lead was abated. Instead, CPS and city officials are once again withholding information from staff, parents, and community members.

These are kids. Little kids in a school in our community where they are supposed to be kept safe. Almost nine months have passed since this broke, enough time to have fixed these issues ten times over. It is beyond disgraceful.

Fix the school, make it safe, stop making excuses, and do it now.

Jan 18

Updated Jan 21

Done Deal: Heavy Equipment on New Loyola Hotel site

When mentioned that heavy dirt moving equipment was starting to be dropped off at Albion and Sheridan new done-deal Loyola Hotel, one reader said it was snow-removal equipment.

This photo taken today shows the equipment is far move than "snow removal" - this is digging equipment.

So, the meeting Tuesday night is nothing more than a Joe Moore campaign rally. Because the hotel is a done-deal.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Carl, I think that comment was written tongue-in-cheek. That's why I thanked it.

  • Risky Nicky Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit! (No Craig, not you, please.) Who would ever have thought that the historic Sheridan Corridor, the veritable "Grand Canal" and magnificent entrance into Rogers Park, would have such overwhelming support from citizen experts in traffic engineering, architectural design, parking management, urban...

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    Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit! (No Craig, not you, please.) Who would ever have thought that the historic Sheridan Corridor, the veritable "Grand Canal" and magnificent entrance into Rogers Park, would have such overwhelming support from citizen experts in traffic engineering, architectural design, parking management, urban planning and issues of employment equity and social responsibility? And, on top of it all, the expert advice was for free. With all that support and expertise, the Loyola Hotel is going to be a blazing success. The Sheridan Corridor's Jewel in the Crown.

Jan 21

Copper Pipes & Fittings: Free Class

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Copper Pipe, Fittings and Tubing
If you have copper pipes in your building you won't want to miss this class. We'll talk about all the materials associated with making repairs to your copper water lines including solder, flux, cutting and deburing tools, and different torch kits. We'll show you how to prepare your copper for soldering and how to ensure you get a leak-proof connection every time.

Jan 16

Updated Jan 20

Waldorf Schook Moving out of RP?

I learned from a forwarded email from Alderman O'Connor's office that the Waldorf School, presently housed at at. Ignatius' vacant school and the storefronts across the street on Loyola Avenue, has put in a proposal to move to the now-vacant bilingüe School on Foster Ave. in the 40th Ward. A mimbre of other organizations also presented proposals to a Committe composed of Ward residents, but the Waldorf proposal received the most positive approval.
I understand that St. Ignatius announced last...

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I learned from a forwarded email from Alderman O'Connor's office that the Waldorf School, presently housed at at. Ignatius' vacant school and the storefronts across the street on Loyola Avenue, has put in a proposal to move to the now-vacant bilingüe School on Foster Ave. in the 40th Ward. A mimbre of other organizations also presented proposals to a Committe composed of Ward residents, but the Waldorf proposal received the most positive approval.
I understand that St. Ignatius announced last week that Waldorf would be staying for another year, but it sounds like they may be out by fall 2016. This will leave a large school building and a whole line of storefronts empty. Waldorf is famous for it's lack of communication to the neighborhood and even to its landlords, so I didn't bother to call their offices. I did call Moore's office and left a message for Betsy Vandercook, the Alderman's chief-of-staff, but no reply yet. Would be nice to know and plan in advance...

  • Risky Nicky Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Mike, when is Gordon going to stop "using" women in his shady campaign? Laura was "used" as a prop in Don's negative campaign. Don also "used" Moah when he expressed fake concern and empathy over the difficulties she was having at Moah's Ark. "Using" women like Moah and Laura is shabby. Will Don continue "using" them up until voting day? I would ask him but he only uses mouthpieces like you on EB while he hides.

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Jan 14

Updated Jan 20

Ald. Moore to Sponsor Community Meeting on Proposed Hotel at Sheridan and Albion

I invite you to attend a community meeting to review a proposals to build a six-story 145 room Hampton Inn at the southwest corner of Sheridan Road and Albion Avenue.

The meeting will take place next Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00 p.m., at the Bremner Lounge in Centennial Forum, 1225 W. Loyola (at Sheridan).

Loyola University is partnering with Atira Hotels, LLC, to construct a six-story hotel with 145 hotel rooms and five storefronts containing nearly 10,000 square feet of retail...

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I invite you to attend a community meeting to review a proposals to build a six-story 145 room Hampton Inn at the southwest corner of Sheridan Road and Albion Avenue.

The meeting will take place next Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00 p.m., at the Bremner Lounge in Centennial Forum, 1225 W. Loyola (at Sheridan).

Loyola University is partnering with Atira Hotels, LLC, to construct a six-story hotel with 145 hotel rooms and five storefronts containing nearly 10,000 square feet of retail space. Loyola will control the land and the retail. The hotel will offer only lodging rooms with no restaurant or meeting halls.

The proposal calls for the demolition of the vacant building that once housed Carmen's Pizza, and the redevelopment of that lot and the two vacant lots to the north.

Parking for the hotel will be located at the parking lot serving the Morgan, located one block south of the proposed hotel. The hotel has signed a letter of intent with the operator of the parking lot, which is currently underutilized.

The proposal also calls for changing the portion of Albion between Sheridan Road and the alley immediately west of Sheridan from one-way to two-way. A bump-out would be installed on Albion at the northwest corner of the alley to prevent west bound traffic from traveling further down the block. The two-way bike path will remain. The proposed directional change on Albion has been reviewed and approved by the City of Chicago Department of Transportation.

To view renderings of the proposed development and a site plan, click on the attachment visit:

http://admin.epagecity.com/site/files/322/156598/514375/723837/Hampton_Inn_Loyola_Station_2014_1204.pdf

Jan 17

Updated Jan 19

Boxes

What are the best places to get cardboard boxes (like for packing)? Go!

Jan 17

Updated Jan 19

Available Parking Spot at Ashland/Lunt

Hello everyone, I have a parking spot available for $40/month. It's a private spot behind a building by Ashland and Lunt. Please message me if interested.

Jan 15

Updated Jan 17

Follow Me on Friday to the Devon Heartland Health Center

Join me for the first "Follow Me on Friday" of the new year, this Friday, January 16th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., as I check out the new Devon Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon (at Lakewood)!

The center will be hosting a reception with complimentary food and refreshments to show off their new facility, let the neighborhood know about the services they offer, and provide assistance to those who need help navigating the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare").

Heartland opened...

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Join me for the first "Follow Me on Friday" of the new year, this Friday, January 16th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., as I check out the new Devon Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon (at Lakewood)!

The center will be hosting a reception with complimentary food and refreshments to show off their new facility, let the neighborhood know about the services they offer, and provide assistance to those who need help navigating the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare").

Heartland opened its new community health center last September, tripling their clinical space on Chicago's far north side, and helping meet the community's need for accessible and affordable health services. The facility features 12 exam rooms, and a community room for group wellness activities and health education seminars. They expect to serve over 5,000 patients each year.

The Devon center will be the first community health center in Illinois to be LEED Platinum Certified, a prestigious distinction awarded to projects built in a way that improves energy savings, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and CO2 emissions reduction. Some of the green features include a central open air atrium, a geothermal HVAC system, and solar photovoltaic panels.

Enjoy some great appetizers catered by Conn's Catering, including chicken skewers, veggie and cheese quesadillas, bruschetta and bacon wrapped dates. Beverages will include beer, wine, and soda. Parking is available behind the building.

Come join us for food and drink, meet the new staff and tour Rogers Park's wonderful new health center!

  • Furthermore, if a person earns that 200/250K income, only what they earn ABOVE that income level is subject to the Obamacare taxes.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    "short term capital gain were assessed at a flat 20% rate"

    Short term capital gains are taxed as regular income.

Jan 16

Updated Jan 17

Alderman Moore to Host Wage Theft Legal Clinic

Does your employer owe you money? Are you paid less than $8.25 an hour? Are you not paid overtime when you work more than 40 hours a week? If so, you may be a victim of "wage theft."

I am offering a Wage Theft Legal Clinic where you can get confidential advice from an attorney or law student on a first-come, first-served basis. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, January 20th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at my...

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Does your employer owe you money? Are you paid less than $8.25 an hour? Are you not paid overtime when you work more than 40 hours a week? If so, you may be a victim of "wage theft."

I am offering a Wage Theft Legal Clinic where you can get confidential advice from an attorney or law student on a first-come, first-served basis. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, January 20th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

I am co-sponsoring this clinic with Interfaith Worker Justice and the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law as a way to address this all-to-common problem.

Wage theft primarily affects low-wage workers, but can happen anywhere. Wage theft takes place when an employer fails to pay a worker the full wages he or she is owed. It can occur in many forms, such as improper deductions from a paycheck, failure to pay for overtime work, or any other action in which the employee does not receive the wages promised him or her.

These are exactly the kind of issues that the Chicago Wage Theft Clinic helps workers resolve. Ordinarily, the clinic is offered downtown at the John Marshall Law School, but for the first time ever, it will be offered here in Rogers Park! If you are concerned about illegal underpayment at your job, please don't miss the opportunity to receive free legal advice.

Anyone who walks into the clinic will be greeted by a law student or attorney who will interview them confidentially in English or Spanish, then consult with a supervising attorney on the best options for winning back the wages they deserve. The clinic will see anyone regardless of income, residency or documentation status.

Please bring all documents related to your employment claim.

If you have any questions, please call my Ward Service Office at 773-338-5796. If you are unable to attend this Tuesday event, and need advice or wish to attend a future clinic downtown, please call 773-998-1320.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    49 pelicanman,

    Is that the exact address of the alley light? Is it behind 6400 N. Magnolia?

  • 49 pelicanman 49th For Life

    6418 N Magnolia. Thank you!

Jan 14

Updated Jan 16

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

It's today, Wednesday, January 14th. No matter what species pets you have, dress it or them up and have a party tonight. Or go for a fashion stroll in the park or down the street.

  • FREE THE ANIMALS. STOP THIS INDIGNITY. NO MORE ANIMAL SLAVERY.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Nice to see Craig's racist pal trolling again.

Jan 16

Calling All Artisans

The Northtown Garden Society (NGS) is holding a Nature and Garden Arts and Crafts Fair in May of 2015 to raise funds for our community service and educational programs. We are seeking artists and crafters to sell their creations at our fair.
Here are the particulars:

The theme of our fair is Nature and Gardening thus all art works need to depict gardening or nature or, in the case of soaps,

candles, jewelry or foods, be made of natural products....

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The Northtown Garden Society (NGS) is holding a Nature and Garden Arts and Crafts Fair in May of 2015 to raise funds for our community service and educational programs. We are seeking artists and crafters to sell their creations at our fair.
Here are the particulars:

The theme of our fair is Nature and Gardening thus all art works need to depict gardening or nature or, in the case of soaps,

candles, jewelry or foods, be made of natural products. We will offer all media including but not restricted to paintings, woodworking, textiles, soaps, ceramics, mosaics, photography and jewelry.

The fair will be held indoors in the gymnasium at the Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Participants may purchase space for a 6’ x 2.5’ table for $25.00 or a 6’ x 8’ booth for $30.00. Tables may be shared by 2 participants.

Each participant must donate one item to NGS to be raffled. Raffle proceeds will go to NGS.

For more information or if you are interested in participating, review the rules and complete the application available on our web site, www.northtowngardensociety.org and mail in no later than February 28, 2015.
Got questions? E-mail Ginny at ngschicago@gmail.com.

Jan 14

Updated Jan 15

Noises?

Did anyone just hear some loud noises near W Columbia/N Ashland? About 11:50am. Sounded kind like wooden boards being slapped together. I heard some yelling immediately before the noises and I'm paranoid lol. Could be absolutely nothing but now I'm on edge.

  • I'm always paranoid ABOUT being paranoid in these situations. I don't want to create hysteria. But after today, I've realized it's better to be paranoid and safe than paranoid and sorry.

  • Lots of cops at 6555 N. Ashland. ( Albion & Ashland --- SE corner )

    ..........( scattered site housing building ).
    ..........( usually a quiet building )

Jan 11

Updated Jan 14

Snow removal

Good morning!

Just another reminder, with more snow on the way, it's important to make sure that your walks are clear and free of ice and snow. I know that it's annoying, but they have to be kept clear. I've attached a flier from the City showing how they need to be cleared. If they aren't cleared you could be fined $50 per occurrence for a home or $1000. if you own a business.

John Warner
CAPS Beat Facilitator
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Good morning!

Just another reminder, with more snow on the way, it's important to make sure that your walks are clear and free of ice and snow. I know that it's annoying, but they have to be kept clear. I've attached a flier from the City showing how they need to be cleared. If they aren't cleared you could be fined $50 per occurrence for a home or $1000. if you own a business.

John Warner
CAPS Beat Facilitator
CAPS Beat 2431

The views and opinions expressed on this site are solely those of the CAPS Beat Facilitator and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Chicago Police Department. A CAPS Beat Facilitator is a volunteer and is not employed by the City or the Department. The Chicago Police Department makes no claims as to the accuracy or veracity of any information contained on this site or distributed by the CAPS Beat Facilitator. The site is for informational use only and should not be construed to be a component of the Chicago Police Department training or reflective of Department procedure or protocol.

Jan 13

Updated Jan 14

Was this the opening shot in a campaign?

The challenger candidate in the 49th Ward "drove" a little yellow bus down the sidewalk in a protest march in 2013. Did he really think this would stop the parking garage from being built?

  • Tremaine Not protector of cartoon cattle.

    robin, Arnold converted his H1 to run on vegetable oil.

  • Rachel Freelance Writer and Editor

    Roger,

    Some of us who don't like the new parking garage live without parking places (or cars, by choice) but many of us just keep mum because we didn't figure there was a snowball's chance of that garage not being built. In fact, I am editing my reasons for my...

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    Roger,

    Some of us who don't like the new parking garage live without parking places (or cars, by choice) but many of us just keep mum because we didn't figure there was a snowball's chance of that garage not being built. In fact, I am editing my reasons for my beliefs, yours are different, and that's okay too. Just know that we don't all have only our own self-interest at heart. I won't assume that you want the garage just for your own parking (really, I won't, no sarcasm) and please don't assume those who disagree dislike the garage just because we already have spaces or want car-owners to suffer or something malign like that.

Jan 12

Updated Jan 13

Anyone know what is going on at the Old Morseland building?

I see there is a large dumpster in front. What's going in there?

  • ks1227 RP resident

    I have been wondering as well ...

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    They are taking everything out....

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    I was told it was bought from a bank sale and they're gutting it, and planning to rent it out. Perhaps, a new restaurant is what I heard.

Jan 11

Updated Jan 12

New Establishment

Wondering if anyone knows what is going in the space once occupied by Sahara Kabob (East side of Clark just South of North Shore). They remodeled months ago but only sheets in the window.

  • I've been wondering the same thing! It looks so nice and fancy. Unfortunately I have no info regarding anything new going in. I hope something does soon!

Jan 09

Updated Jan 11

No FOP endorsement

I just checked FOP website and wow!! Scroll down to 49th ward and it says No Endorsement. See for yourself

http://www.chicagofop.org/lodge-political-endorsements/

Jan 08

Updated Jan 11

Crime is down

It appears that overall the crime trend in our neighborhood is down significantly over the past decade and a half according to the Tribune's crime tracker.

Wonderful news for our neighborhood!

http://crime.chicagotribune.com

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Jeff - instead of calling it a game, call 911. Police resource are allocated, in part, based on the number of 911 calls

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Joe Community Area

Dec 26

Updated Jan 10

Channel 2 - poor reception?

Does anyone else in the RP area have difficulty getting channel 2 in on your tv if you use a digital antenna instead of a cable box?

  • Antenna John Net1, HD Antenna installations/service

    I do HD antenna installations all around the Chicagoland area and have no problem receiving CBS Channel 2 with my antenna systems. My antenna systems are very small/compact, about 2 feet long by about 1 1/2 feet wide. I typically pull in around 50-60 local HD channels. I can also...

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    I do HD antenna installations all around the Chicagoland area and have no problem receiving CBS Channel 2 with my antenna systems. My antenna systems are very small/compact, about 2 feet long by about 1 1/2 feet wide. I typically pull in around 50-60 local HD channels. I can also provide service for older antenna systems, although if you are starting to lose channels your antenna probably needs replacement. I offer free estimates and I am licensed and insured so let me know if your interested in resolving your free tv reception. John@net1installs.com

  • tom 2422 Rogers Parker since 1972

    Antenna John, check out this antenna:

    http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=MS-1000

    Perfect reception, less obtrusive, bird proof....

Jan 06

Updated Jan 10

Chicago Math & Science Academy (CMSA) Graduates Earn Highest College Persistence Rate

Chicago (January 6, 2015) – Based on the latest data released by Chicago Public Schools (CPS), CMSA graduates earned the highest college persistence rate (86%) among students who graduated in 2012 from non-selective public schools in the city of Chicago.

The College Persistence Rate refers to the percentage of students who return to college for their second year. This accountability metric has recently been included in the School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP) developed by CPS to evaluate high school performance...

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Chicago (January 6, 2015) – Based on the latest data released by Chicago Public Schools (CPS), CMSA graduates earned the highest college persistence rate (86%) among students who graduated in 2012 from non-selective public schools in the city of Chicago.

The College Persistence Rate refers to the percentage of students who return to college for their second year. This accountability metric has recently been included in the School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP) developed by CPS to evaluate high school performance in Chicago Public Schools. It also serves as a marker for postsecondary education continuation behavior that leads to college graduation.

As a college prep school, CMSA employs two full-time college counselors to assist students with their college applications and one full-time alumni coordinator to help CMSA graduates remain enrolled in college. Among other factors, rising cost of higher education is the top reason why students drop out of college. That is why financial aid and scholarships play an important role in college persistence. At CMSA, the class of 2014 received over $8million merit-based scholarships. Parents also receive periodic information on financial aid during FAFSA nights.

CMSA graduates are currently enrolled in many colleges and universities including University of Chicago, Cornell University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US Naval Academy, Northeastern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Madison and as well as city colleges.

The high college persistence rating is just another of the many accolades received by CMSA. Now in its 10th year of service to the Rogers Park community, CMSA has achieved a level 1 ranking from CPS for the past two consecutive years.

CMSA is managed by Concept Schools, a Chicago-based, not-for-profit charter school Management Company with 30 charter schools in 32 campuses throughout the Midwest.

  • Senseis Taking the road less traveled

    Nick-Rogers Park is a great neighborhood. Why wouldn't I want to go there? I enjoy the beaches and restaurants just like I enjoy everything the city has to offer. I didn't know that I was required to stay in my neighborhood even though many of my family members lived in Rogers Park. I guess I also didn't know that I was not allowed to research schools in other areas just like everyone else does for their children.

  • CMSA has been in Rogers Park much longer than most people realize. When they first came to Rogers Park, they were housed in the St Jerome School building before they opened in their current location. They are affiliated with the Fethullah Gulen organization, which has had problems in many other states. There was an interview on 60 minutes about his organization a few years ago. I'd follow the progress of that FBI raid if I were a parent considering this school.

Jan 07

Updated Jan 09

It's cold, y'all!

Hope everyone is staying warm or is able to access the warming centers.

Just wondered if anyone who uses/used central heating had any pro tips on how to reduce electricity bills this winter. I'm trying to layer up and not set my thermostat too high but am wondering if there are any other little things I can do to try and reduce my costs. Thanks for the tips in advance!

  • In addition to installing shrink-to-fit plastic storm windows inside, highly recommend layering up. Even during the day when I am dressed, I wear a fleecy robe over my clothes. Saves so much energy!

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

    Patricia P Quay -

    Sorry I didn't see this sooner, even if Agent is not giving you the information, you can just call ComEd and People's Gas directly and ask them for electric and gas usage at that address. While the residents names might be private, the energy usage information...

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    Patricia P Quay -

    Sorry I didn't see this sooner, even if Agent is not giving you the information, you can just call ComEd and People's Gas directly and ask them for electric and gas usage at that address. While the residents names might be private, the energy usage information is not and they will disclose it if you ask for a specific address. I did this with the last two apartments I moved into, so I know you can get the information yourself, for sure!

    Keep in mind that the information won't reveal whether the people generating the bills used energy conserving methods or not, so if the bills seem high there's no way to know if that was due to them not caring (and just paying high bills) or turning everything off/down whenever possible (and making expenses as low as possible though still high).

Jan 07

Updated Jan 08

Does anyone know what's happening?

It's midnight here by the lake and I am hearing engines- helicopter or something similar. Does anyone know what's happening or am I paranoid?

  • Helicopters--and even drones--are a great idea, useful as a crime deterrent and helpful in catching those who commit crimes as they provide a good overview. They should be used all over the city.
    And no, it isn't big brother--when people are out in public, there is no expectation of privacy; just as we became accustomed to security cameras in stores, hospitals and businesses we should become accustomed and welcome these new crime fighters while regretting the need for them.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    That's objectively pro-Fascist.

Jan 05

Updated Jan 07

Lost Keys, Rogers Park

My husband lost his keys today, if you happen to find a set of keys please let me know and I can identify them.
Thank you!!!

  • DAB

    Thanks for the info, but he just lost them yesterday.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    It might help to know where he lost them. Case in point: two or three winters ago, someone posted that she had lost her keys on my corner. I sent out an email to everyone in our building and got a response back from a resident that his kids had found the keys while playing in the snow. He never would have found the owner without my email.

Jan 04

Updated Jan 06

Police activity on Greenview

Does anyone have any info on what's going on on Greenview just north of Devon. Several cop cars and possible suspect apprehended?

Jan 05

Community Alert – National Weather Service Wind Chill Advisory and Winter Storm Watch

The following alert is pasted as it was received from the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST
MONDAY. A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS WINTER
STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT.

FOR THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY...

* WIND CHILL VALUES...20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW.

* MAIN IMPACT...FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR IN A MATTER OF...

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The following alert is pasted as it was received from the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST
MONDAY. A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS WINTER
STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT.

FOR THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY...

* WIND CHILL VALUES...20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW.

* MAIN IMPACT...FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR IN A MATTER OF MINUTES UNDER
THESE CONDITIONS.

FOR THE WINTER STORM WATCH...

* TIMING...MONDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SOME AREAS MAY SEE SNOW IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT THE WIND WILL COMBINE WITH THE
VERY COLD AIR TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

Please remember to check regularly on the well-being of friends, relatives and neighbors who live alone, especially the elderly and those with disabilities.

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

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