2 hours ago

Updated 45 min ago

Burger King at Gateway Center

The sign out front indicates it will be opening soon for you fast-food junkies. There's another sign on the front door on the Clark St. side that seems to indicate they are holding interviews for employees from 11 AM - 3 PM. I don't think it indicates specific days for that.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Bk done did Rolland's demise!!

  • Rob

    Burger King has Tacos? What sort of dark magic is this?

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Just A Reminder

Our Conversational Spanish Group is on for tonight at 7:30 at the Heartland.
Anyone interested is welcome.

  • jldoolittle Resident of Rogers Park for 9 years

    Will you continue Conversational Spanish Group in September? I am interested in joining, but most of August will be traveling. Many thanks.

  • Hi Barbara, my phone died and I lost your contact info. I am very sorry but with my sister's illness and my 3 little ones, August vacations, etc. I am sad that I will not be able to continue in the group. Maybe you could send me a text or private email and I could contact you in the fall when things hopefully calm down to see how the group is doing? Thank you for your time.

38 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Quick poll: Do you feel safe on the CTA?

The CTA today released crime stats that showed big drops in most categories of transit crime in the first half of this compared to the same period in 2013.

Robberies were down 35 percent, and thefts dropped 18 percent.

But do you feel safe on the CTA? Take the quick poll at my CTA Tattler blog and let us know. Your perception is reality for you.

http://www.chicagonow.com/cta-tattler/2014/07/quick-poll-do-you-feel-safe-on-the-cta/

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    I dunno, Tim. I saw something on the Redline that looked like whole wheat bread, but I wasn't feeling lucky that day.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    Dee!!! I've missed you!! Where have you been?

16 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Trader Joe's continued

The more folk we get on the website the better. This alderman is content to keep things the same. We don't need more cell phone stores, empty sari shops and lack of variety in food choices. If we live in the most diverse neighborhood in the city, where is the diversity. While trader joes is a chain it would be a great start

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    karen - I agree with you! Most of the new tenants on Touhy are non-profits; that does not help us at all!!

  • Derrick in West Ridge Resident of West Ridge since 1997

    Karen, I think there are many factors surrounding this issue. Trader Joe’s (and any grocer for that matter) has to take into consideration the location, demographics and competition. With a Mariano’s, Meijers, and Walmart all soon to open in that Touhy/McCormick//Oakton vortex, and with a new TJ recently opened in...

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    Karen, I think there are many factors surrounding this issue. Trader Joe’s (and any grocer for that matter) has to take into consideration the location, demographics and competition. With a Mariano’s, Meijers, and Walmart all soon to open in that Touhy/McCormick//Oakton vortex, and with a new TJ recently opened in Evanston, plopping another grocer in or near the 50th Ward is probably not economically viable. Not to mention the long-rumored Cermak Fresh Market that’s supposed to be opening in the old Dominick’s space near Ridge/Damen/Pratt.

    I agree with you and Robin, that the Western and Touhy strips are woefully lacking but what’s missing is some kind of strategy or master plan for attracting businesses to the ward. It has to be a mix of independents, non-profits, and chains if we want to see something that can revitalize those spaces. I recall discussions in the not-so-distant past from the Alderman’s office as well as organizations like the WRPCO about how to attract and attain the right mix of businesses but that was a while ago and I’m not sure where things stand. Perhaps representatives from those groups and any others might weigh-in here. Anybody out there?

    While it certainly wouldn’t hurt to petition Trader Joe’s, I think the effort has to be bigger than that. I’m a huge fan of TJ and would like to see them in more locations, I just don’t know how feasible/realistic it is for them to consider the 50th Ward. That’s where leadership from our elected officials and community organizations is needed.

    But I appreciate your spirit!

Jul 23

Updated 11 hours ago

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

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

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

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

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

Below is a brief summary of her illustrious life:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Philip Sparkman agent of justice

    The Park District Director of Communications, Jessica Maxey-Faulkner@ 312-742-4786, also has been quiet on the topic. The Park District Board of Commissioners meets in about a week and a half and hasn't yet announced the agenda or if the renaming proposal will be addressed by the Alderman on August 13th....

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    The Park District Director of Communications, Jessica Maxey-Faulkner@ 312-742-4786, also has been quiet on the topic. The Park District Board of Commissioners meets in about a week and a half and hasn't yet announced the agenda or if the renaming proposal will be addressed by the Alderman on August 13th. That is when he would make a proposal of how to honor Griffin at a park or a beach in the Ward. Hopefully he will be creative and flexible in finding a way to not to dishonor Jarvis while simultaneously honoring Griffin in a way that will inform people as to who she actually was.

  • PTM DJ/MC

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

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Morseland?

Has anybody heard any news or any plans for the old Morseland on morse?

16 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Trader Joe's

Good morning 50 th ward. I spoke to someone at trader joes yesterday about petitioning for a store in the west ridge area. I was told to go to their website and under " contact us" state my case. The more folks petition the more they will consider it. I am tired of waiting for the alderman to do anything for this ward

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Been there, done that, not going to happen. A monster Mariano's will be at Touhy and McCormick; a gigantic Meier will be at Oakton and McCormick.

  • karen returned to my roots

    Neither is in this ward. Neither is even in the city. Why not try

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I tried many times, as have others. Hey, it's just a contact form on their website, so feel free.

    If Trader Joe's were interested in the 50th ward, they would have made a move before now.

38 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Da Bears 2014

I love the Bears they are one of the oldest teams in the NFL .
The Bears have made some moves that will make them better on Defense as well as offense .Just today a receiver was acquired.Should be an exciting season .
I am predicting 10-6 or 11-5 anything could happen in a 16 game season so ....
Go Bears
http://www.chicagobears.com/
http://www.chicagobears.com/gameday/schedule.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqFf-0eROUA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thue2qFFaYI Could you imagine this guy singing it in Soolider Field .
Have you been a game or to Solider field how was your experience.

38 hours ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Rolland's

Does anyone know what's up with Rolland's at Clark & Howard? It's been dark the last few days. There isn't a sign on the door or a notice on the website. It would be a shame if they closed. They've been a great neighbor, and their burgers are amazing!

  • Too bad. Burgers were very good. I did patronized this place...

  • You're right, Mac. It was my understanding that the restaurant was purchased by the manager of the Hop Haus. The menu was quite similar - the few changes there were made it better in my opinion.

    It's so strange that I can't find any news about the closing....

33 hours ago

Wasted Wednesday at the Red Line Tap

Tonight: Wasted Wednesday at the Red Line Tap! $1 Bud Drafts / $3 Well Drinks / $1 Pucker Shots and more...

On Stage at 9 pm: Big Leg Emma / Wesley Harding / Sons of the New Amish

$5.00 or FREE admission w/ your college ID

The Red Line Tap - 7006 N. Glenwood, Chicago, IL

https://www.facebook.com/redlinetap

6 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Let's Talk Spanish!

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

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

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    Same, hope there are future lessons.

  • Emilie Junge Lawyer, crim justice and health care advocate

    Any schedule yet? I would love to join

36 hours ago

Spanish Conversation Group

There's been some confusion about the day our group meets. We meet every Monday evening at 7:30 at the Heartland Cafe. Our next meeting will be Monday, Aug. 4th., same time and place.
Barbara

4 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Pockets

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

  • soder606 Mother, Grandmother, Cook, Reader, Liberal

    I actually called Cermack Market who is supposed to be opening in the Ridge Dominick's location about a month ago. They told me it would open in six months.

  • Emailed Pockets today and heard back right away from the President, of all people. Said they're still waiting on permits. Didn't say how much longer it might take.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

choppers?

Estes/Sheridan

Jul 24

Updated 2 days ago

Fireworks or gunshots?

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

  • Rob

    I voted for Jim Ryan and Judy Barr Topinka. I support eliminating government waste and unnecessary regulation. I am wholeheartedly in support of fiscal responsibility and the reform of the tax code. It'd be nice if Republicans actually did this when they were in power instead of just paying lip service to the ideas. As it stands, they are no better than the Democrats, and they have the added bonus of pushing all that social conservative agenda junk as well. That's the number one reason I consider myself a Democrat.

  • Suzanne,

    Please take the time to read this article and really reflect on it.

    http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/3079:goodbye-to-all-that-reflections-of-a-gop-operative-who-left-the-cult

    I'm sure you'll look at that website and immediately judge it as liberal propaganda, but realize that the article was written by a republican congressional aide who worked for the GOP for 28 years. He...

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    Suzanne,

    Please take the time to read this article and really reflect on it.

    http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/3079:goodbye-to-all-that-reflections-of-a-gop-operative-who-left-the-cult

    I'm sure you'll look at that website and immediately judge it as liberal propaganda, but realize that the article was written by a republican congressional aide who worked for the GOP for 28 years. He became incredibly fed up with the modern day GOP and has written a number of articles and a great book on the topic.

    You can blame local democrats all day long, but I think it's incredibly foolish to look at a huge city like Chicago and pretend that national policies don't have a correspondingly huge influence on it.

    Anyways, let me know what you think about that article.

    For me, it outlines why I will never ever vote for the republican party unless something drastic changes.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Computer Help

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

  • Walt Kennedy Web Developer, Photographer, Graphic Designer

    Quest Computer is near you and good with PC/Windoze: 7301 N Sheridan Rd; (773) 761-3555. I work on a Mac and recommend Steve Gustavson for anything MacIntosh: (312) 388-3328. Good Luck ;)

  • These guys are wonderful

    PRO Computers Andersonville
    5152 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
    Main: (773) 907-0600
    Monday - Friday: 9am-7pm;
    Saturday: 10am-4pm: Sunday: Close

Jul 21

Updated 2 days ago

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Loyola Park

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

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

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

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

  • Were you wearing the hot pink tube top and the orange mini-skirt or was that the community activist from down on Pratt?

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    Yep, sounds like it wasn't you, then! Spoiled my whole lame attempt at a joke, you did.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Community Yard Sale

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

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Block party

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

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

  • I believe I have a list of tips typed up somewhere. Should I look for it?

3 days ago

Positive Loitering - Wednesday July 30th 7:00PM

Join us for a Positive Loitering event on Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00PM. We will be gathering at the southeast corner of Morse and Ashland and loitering until 10:00PM.

Positive Loitering has been in practice throughout several neighborhoods in Chicago and is an excellent way for neighbors to begin working together to establish a positive presence out on the streets. While it's far from the only solution, it's part of the solution: neighbors working together and with the CPD toward a better and safer neighborhood for all.

All are welcome to attend including well behaved pets and humans. For more information, contact rogersparkmadebetter@gmail.com. Otherwise, see you there!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Emerald Ash Borer Damage - Fargo/Greenview area

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

  • Edgewater gardener Edgewater gardener

    Two weeks ago I was walking along the lake south of Foster and encountered a van with the logo "Tree Savers" that was pulling down a tree. It's seemed oxymoronic, so I stuck my nose in to ask why. Answer?: Emerald beetle, 250 trees coming down along the lake.

  • John Versical gardener, future emperor

    Unfortunately, once the trees start showing signs of infestation (missing leaves, missing patches of bark with visible "canals" where the ash borers chew the material between the wood and the bark) - it's almost always too late for a tree. Treating them early and then annually is the only way to save the Ash trees.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

driveby shooting.

Sat 26 shooting at. farwell& clark. One wounded

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

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

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

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

Jun 18

Updated 5 days ago

Personal Trainer and Fitness instructor.

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

  • RedPanda Lunt Lake Resident

    Great training. Challenging and progressive.

  • holly homeowner rogers park

    Thanks for the great workout this morning Christophe!

  • Christophe French Personal Trainer / Former French Marine

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

Jul 22

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for a garage for rent

I live at Chase/Wolcott. Looking for a secure clean and covered garage to rent. I will only be parking in the garage for 3-4 nights per week due to my travel schedule. If u know of any, please let me know.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Awesome cat at large on Farwell

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

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

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

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

  • Lamar Jackson dodging bullets

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

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Police activity near BofA?

My son said there were lots of squads and officers walking the area around the Bank of America on Touhy and Francisco. Anyone know what happened?

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Kay - when was this? I heard there was a bad car accident Friday morning, but I don't know any details

Jul 22

Updated 6 days ago

CAPS Beats 2422, 2423, 2424 Combined Meeting 7/24/14

The CAPS meeting for July 2014 will be Thursday, July 24. This is the monthly CAPS meeting for Beats 2422, 2423 and 2424.

The meeting is at 7:00 PM at Chicago Math and Science Academy, (CMSA) 7212 N Clark.

I hope to see you there.

Toni
Beat 2422

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    bump

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Instead of asking questions on EveryBlock about fireworks vs. gunfire, come tonight and ask the police.

  • Toni Police Beat 2422 Facilitator

    Thanks Helen. I met 3 new neighbors last night - that's how building a community works - meeting and talking and working toward a common goal. Everyone has a vested interest in the neighborhood - best to take care of it!

6 days ago

IRS Scam

There are people calling and posing as IRS agents, threatening lawsuit or arrest if immediate payment isn't made. Seems obvious after the fact, but they are very good at making you feel very afraid. Please don't judge us; I simply want to raise awareness so others don't fall prey. The IRS will never call you about tax disputes. If someone does call posing as IRS and threaten you, it is a scam.

6 days ago

Let's Talk Spanish!

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

Jul 14

Updated 6 days ago

Z Frank

I was unable to attend the community meeting this evening regarding the sale and potential redevelopment of the old Z Frank space at Western and Peterson. Was anyone there and have any information? Overall feel for how this will pan out?

  • I wonder if the residents most affected could band together and use the rezoning as leverage to get the buildings modified. If it's already a done deal it's hopeless...you would think that residents would have a say in this, though.

  • Z Frank Chevrolet was in that location since 1936, until it was sold to Mike Anderson Chevrolet in 2008, and subsequently moved to Irving Park, near Six Corners. There was also a Pontiac dealership where the Walgreens is now located. This area has been commercial (and a car dealership) for...

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    Z Frank Chevrolet was in that location since 1936, until it was sold to Mike Anderson Chevrolet in 2008, and subsequently moved to Irving Park, near Six Corners. There was also a Pontiac dealership where the Walgreens is now located. This area has been commercial (and a car dealership) for longer than most of us have been alive, it's just been vacant for the last several years. To me, complaining about a new car dealership coming in is on a par with complaining about airport noise after you buy a house in Des Plaines -was the airport there when you bought the place? Yes? Then you knew about the "nuisance" and that should have been part of your decision making process. Same with Z Frank. I, for one, welcome the new enterprise.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

???

Is everyone ok?? What was that? ?

Jul 23

Updated Jul 24

Kilmer Elementary Dog Park.

If you use the Kilmer Elementary yard on Northshore for your personal little dog park please please place yourself between your dog and the exit.

Just watched a little girl getting attacked by a black and white Pit. Owner woke up in time but really as the owner you should be stationed at the entrance/exit so your dog does not get out.

Right or wrong a lot of people use this space for an impromptu dog park. Be careful when using it.

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    It is really a darn shame what is happening in this day & age. People are more concerned about "dumb" animals & their "rights" than the safety of women & children. Is it a people park or a dog park? I get so tired & annoyed at seeing animals being carried on walks or in those so called "dog/pet" carriages. They have FOUR count them four legs, they should be walking. No excuses.

  • drc Edgewater/Andersonville Border

    Let's not make this about pit bulls please.... as a RESPONSIBLE pet owner (regardless of breed) the owners are responsible fro their animals and to ensure they are leashed and well behaved and socialized. Moreso, the pet should not have been left unattended. Likewise, the girl should have not been unattended.

Aug 06 2012

Updated Jul 24

Explosion/Loud Boom in West Ridge (3:30 AM, 8/6)

My husband and I were awaken by the sound of an explosion at 3:30 AM this morning, just West of Lincoln and Richmond. Did anyone else in the neighborhood hear it? Any idea what it was?

  • We heard it from farwell and Hamilton! I thought my water heater burst or something. Hope everyone is alright.

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    Since it took almost two years for the sound to reach you, the source was probably much farther away.

Jul 23

Updated Jul 24

Construction at Hartigan Beach?

I've noticed construction taking place at the east end of Albion Ave. right adjacent to Hartigan Beach. Can anyone tell me what's going on there? I found an old thread from 2012 saying it's some kind of restoration garden, but I can't find anything more recent than that. If anyone has a link to sketches or renderings of the project or more details, I'd love to see and know more. Thanks!

  • It will be a gazebo-type park area, not unlike the one at Sheridan and Thorndale.

  • Eric 30-year Rogers Park resident

    That lot is just opposite my garage, so I see the construction progress every day. The article that Helen kindly posted above gives you the information on the park. You could say it will be similar to another small park at Thorndale & Sheridan. Same style pergola and similar landscaping....

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    That lot is just opposite my garage, so I see the construction progress every day. The article that Helen kindly posted above gives you the information on the park. You could say it will be similar to another small park at Thorndale & Sheridan. Same style pergola and similar landscaping. Google this address (street view) and you will see what I mean:1000 W Thorndale Ave Chicago, IL 60660 The article states that some residents are concerned about the added foot traffic and gang loitering the park might bring. The fact is that the current state of the property has been attracting undesirables for years. Just getting good lighting out there will drive away some of that. Of course having a park there will attract more visitors than an empty, fenced in lot, but I don't see that as a bad thing. My dog and I are really looking forward to it.

Jul 24

Updated Jul 24

any one hearing this? ?

Is anyone hearing this ?? What's going on?

  • Spenser Akanni Omigbemi Harris Father , Vet.Conscious. ...A Local

    Thanks I just jumped out of bed , I hear them up on Sheridan.

  • Just wrote this in the other thread in case you didn't see.

    At Sheridan and Fargo: Police and fire crew arrive on the scene (Approximately 1:20 AM) to put out a small fire in the middle of the street, presumably caused by the fireworks. Police attempt to apprehend suspects- at...

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    Just wrote this in the other thread in case you didn't see.

    At Sheridan and Fargo: Police and fire crew arrive on the scene (Approximately 1:20 AM) to put out a small fire in the middle of the street, presumably caused by the fireworks. Police attempt to apprehend suspects- at which point I lost sight since they had gone east towards the beach. Suspects appeared to have avoided arrest. Officers walked back to their squad car. At around 1:30 AM, fire crew left and a second squad car appeared. The two sets of officers pulled up next to each other and are still here talking (1:40 AM).

Jul 22

Updated Jul 23

Another shooting in Rogers Park last night?

Was there yet more shooting in RP last night, July 21st? Was there a post about this that was taken down? Does anyone know about this?

  • d3 NOH

    the side effect of "just tickets" and decriminalization is the police don't actually respond to calls of people selling drugs now... I don't know that I have a problem w/ that necessarily assuming the sales aren't connected to gangs, and that doesn't seem as likely. And assuming we're talking weed, not heroine being sold on the front lawn. who knows...

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Tax revenue vs expensive Prohibition.

Jul 22

Updated Jul 23

WRP Safety

It seems that there were many more shooting incidents in East Rogers Park and Edgewater than in West Rogers Park over the last five to six months. Is that so or am I not looking at the right sources?

Jul 22

Updated Jul 23

Young dog needs a home!

A friend of mine found a young dog, about 1yo at Walter Disney School in Uptown. After several days of searching, her owners have not claimed her. She's very friendly towards people, dogs and cats. She loves to play and snuggle. She's about 20 lbs, a terrier mix. She is a cutie, and super sweet. My friend cannot keep her because he already has 3dogs. If we can't find someone to foster or adopt her by Thursday, he will have to send her to a shelter. Can you help?

  • Ev

    Oh no, she's beautiful. Maybe the family is out of town, I know my friend lost her girl when she had a caregiver looking after her, thank goodness she found her when she got back in town, maybe, or at least hoping that is the case with her family. If...

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    Oh no, she's beautiful. Maybe the family is out of town, I know my friend lost her girl when she had a caregiver looking after her, thank goodness she found her when she got back in town, maybe, or at least hoping that is the case with her family. If you know the owners name try looking them up on facebook, this is how I helped a family from Michigan get their boy back, he was found in Chicago and they didn't answer their phone so I posted on their facebook page. If you need help with locating the person on facebook or more info, email me their name at E.Sus@comcast.net and I would be glad to help try to get a hold of them

  • Venus the Cat's Mom kinder gentler cat mommie

    My husband wants a dog..and no more cats !!!!!!!!
    Hopefully the info given is enough to help facilitate a home or no kill shelter for this lovely pet .

Jul 21

Updated Jul 22

More shots fired in Rogers Parks.

About 5 shots fired at 1500 block of Morse at 10:34 pm.

Jul 22

Updated Jul 22

Zone violators

I have trouble on Glenwood ave. specific area finding parking. Everyday after 7pm there are repeat violators. I made a phone call and complaining to 311. I don't mind paying extra for this, just don't like other who do it.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    You do know you can call 911 to report a junk truck parked on a residential street. If you call 311 they will put you thru to 911.

  • Yeah thanks, that happened but still it leaves and returns between 6 and 7, haven't seen a parking ticket on it in about 5 weeks. I have time stamped pic, this guy has two vehicles. He lives near farwell and greenview.

Jul 21

Spanish Conversation Group

Reminder~
Our Spanish conversation group is meeting tonight at 7:30 at the Heartland Cafe.
Everyone welcome.

Jul 18

Updated Jul 19

Red light cameras tag thousands for unfair tickets, including Lincoln/McCormick

http://www.chicagotribune.com/
Red light cameras tag thousands for unfair tickets
Updated 5:47 a.m.
Red light cameras tag thousands for undeserved tickets
A red light camera at Lincoln Avenue and McCormick Road in Chicago generated 563 tickets during a 12-day spike. More than 99 percent were for right turns. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune)
Red light cameras in Chicago caught thousands of undeserving drivers during sudden spikes in tickets that city officials say they cannot explain, a Tribune investigation found.

  • Also noted in the piece was Peterson/Ridge & Clark St. Very suspicious. If you've gotten a ticket there in the past couple of years, you may want to revisit the circumstances, if possible.

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    So the red light cams work....what about the blue light cams?

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Red light = for profit.
    Blue light = not for profit.
    Guess which one works.

Jul 18

Updated Jul 19

Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival This Weekend

Travel the world this weekend without ever leaving the 49th Ward. Dance to the beat of music as diverse as our community and sample flavors from every continent on the planet at the 9th Annual Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival this Saturday, July 19th (1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.) and Sunday, July 20th (1:00 to 10 p.m.) on Clark Street between Morse and Estes. I am proud to join the lead sponsor--the Rogers Park Business Alliance--in bringing this marvelous...

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Travel the world this weekend without ever leaving the 49th Ward. Dance to the beat of music as diverse as our community and sample flavors from every continent on the planet at the 9th Annual Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival this Saturday, July 19th (1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.) and Sunday, July 20th (1:00 to 10 p.m.) on Clark Street between Morse and Estes. I am proud to join the lead sponsor--the Rogers Park Business Alliance--in bringing this marvelous festival to Rogers Park.

Picked by ChicagoTraveler.com for the "Editor's Choice Award" and critically acclaimed and recognized by the Chicago Reader for its eclectic musical lineup, this world music street party continually breaks the mold of Chicago's predictable street festivals. "Make no mistake--the live music acts rival, if not exceed some of those at the Taste or anything else you could find at a Grant Park fest." - allvoices.com

With two stages of live World Music (curated by Sound Culture Center for Global Arts), Celebrate Clark Street has grown from a large block party into one of Chicago's most renowned and unique street festivals, attracting over 25,000 people annually. The festival has become a mecca for concert and festival goers and Chicago's hippest "globalistas." It highlights folkloric music and dance from around the world and cutting edge international touring bands, redefining the world music genre.

Celebrate Clark Street welcomes families. Circus acts will be performing throughout the festival area, and family activities will include Zumba, face painting, arts & crafts and much more.

The festival is known for hosting many outstanding and critically acclaimed artists and showcasing the diversity of the neighborhood.

For a schedule of festival music and entertainment, visit:

http://www.celebrateclarkstreet.com/schedule/

Suggested Donation: $5 per person, $10 per family.

I look forward to what promises to be a very fun weekend in Rogers Park!

Jul 17

Updated Jul 19

why not newsworthy?

Everyone has their own opinions about politicians and their actions or lack there of.
I believe it is newsworthy when strangers have the courage to put their names and faces on the line to confront the dangerous and potentially dangerous people in our communities. If we dont, who will. The more that do the less we have to live in fear.
It our right to face our accusers. The more faces that are looking you back in the eye confirming...

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Everyone has their own opinions about politicians and their actions or lack there of.
I believe it is newsworthy when strangers have the courage to put their names and faces on the line to confront the dangerous and potentially dangerous people in our communities. If we dont, who will. The more that do the less we have to live in fear.
It our right to face our accusers. The more faces that are looking you back in the eye confirming what happened the better the odds of conviction.
I've been both the victim of violent crime and a witness. The feeling going into court was the same for both. I was nervous, scared, and at the same time knew I was doing the right thing. It is commendable to overcome the fears that cause blind eyes. Our alderman is not perfect. Not one of us are. Some comments made on that thread I believe lost sight of what was originally intended.

  • When I first reported getting mugged at the end of my alley I was terrified for weeks. My yard is easily identifiable with it having enough toys for six kids in it. They had my phone with pics of kids in yard. I didnt want to leave the house and...

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    When I first reported getting mugged at the end of my alley I was terrified for weeks. My yard is easily identifiable with it having enough toys for six kids in it. They had my phone with pics of kids in yard. I didnt want to leave the house and send my boys to school. I got over it. We play in the backyard and the kids were fine going to school. Guess we got lucky. I just couldnt see letting them hang at the end of our alley after they literally punched me right out of my shoes, broke my big toe, and a few small bones in my hand.. I can definitely understand the fear of retaliation.

  • Sarah, I can understand how truly frightening the whole experience was. You did the right thing, and I thank you. Do you think that reporting what happened scared them off?

Jul 18

Updated Jul 18

Wil Lewis Memorial Service Scheduled

A memorial service for William "Will' Lewis, the victim of last Saturday's tragic shooting on Devon, will be held next Wednesday, July 23rd, at the Harder Funeral Home in Brookfield, Wisconsin. near his boyhood home.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service as well as from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22. All visitations and services will take place at the Harder Funeral Home, 18700 West Capitol Dr., Brookfield, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial in Wil's name for future scholarship funds:

http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/wil-lewis-memorial/204035

For more information:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/doorcountyadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=william-lewis-wil&pid=171751655&#sthash.G90AECum.YsetJVOs.dpuf

  • support police 35 yr resident of Edgebrook. Landscaping and photo

    Was the shooting gang related?

Jul 17

Updated Jul 18

Community co-working space

Hello neighbors - I'm interested in opening and sharing a co-working space. There'd be space for private offices and common office space. Any interest from local professionals?

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    There was one last year on Morse, it came and went pretty quickly. It's possible to perhaps put some of the blame for failure on the operators, but truly, I think the need just wasn't there. The few times I used it, I tended to be the only person there.

    I probably wouldn't utilize a new coworking space if one appeared.

  • The Bezazian Branch Library in Uptown (1226 W. Ainslie) will be opening a small co-working space called The Shift in the next few weeks. Call 312-744-0019 got more info.

Jul 18

Site Maintenance - 7/19 at 9 p.m.

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Jul 17

Good News: Rogers Park Beaches Some of the Cleanest in Great Lakes Area

It is safe to go in the water in Rogers Park.

When it comes to water quality at the beaches, the North Side Chicago neighborhood ranks among the best, according to a new study.

Juneway Terrace beach and Rogers Beach rank among the best for water quality, according to a study by the National Resources Defense Council, a grassroots environmental group.
Thanks Loyola Student Dispatch for noticing and writing about such good news!
http://loyolastudentdispatch.com/2014/07/16/rogers-park-beaches-among-cleanest-in-chicago/

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