3 hours ago

Updated 6 min ago

Outsiders buying the 49th Ward Election?

Who really want's to control the 49th Ward? From the vast amount of money that flows into the Citizen's for Joe Moore, it sure isn't people who live here.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    I love the the anti-Craig heads.

  • Oooooh Craig your in trouble now. A nobody is gonna tell somebody that you been a bad boy. This is the best thread today. Congrats.

1 hour ago

Updated 17 min ago

Loyola redline stop

Does anyone know what's going on at the Loyola stop? There's cops, ambulances, fire trucks and more on the way.

27 hours ago

Updated 35 min ago

Cermak Grocer on Ridge

Oh, to the contrary.............enjoy heat when I shop for groceries...........and I like to be offered fruits and vegetables without pesticides....., Marianos,Whole Foods, Jewel and Trader Joes, all offer organic produce. Furthermore, it doesn't really matter what I think because the place is packed! As to the exterior color...........I think it's a shame, that the people in the neighborhood were not allowed to voice their opinions on this matter ...

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  • Daddy lama I'm happy

    I haven't been in there yet, I heard it's very nice, but you can't please everyone. At least there is a store there. As far as their chosen outdoor color scheme. UGH

  • Mother Olson is watching you

    I rather like the bright colors. It brings character to an otherwise drab and gloomy area.

11 hours ago

Updated 57 min ago

Known Gang Member Arrested After Standoff

Police officers arrested a known gang member today on an active criminal warrant.

The arrest took place at 1608 W. Sherwin (just west of Ashland). When the officers attempted to serve the man with a warrant, the occupants of the apartment refused entry and barricaded the door. Out of an abundance of caution, the police called for reinforcements. After a standoff, which lasted several hours, the situation was resolved peacefully and no one was hurt.

I will provide you with more information as it becomes available.

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Faisal Khan's Chief Investigator and Chief of Staff Investigated for Ethics Violations

The Sun-Times reports another in a long list of examples of the lack of professionalism and ethics in the Office of Legislative Inspector General, led by Faisal Khan. An investigation has been launched against his chief investigator and chief-of-staff, Kelly Tarrant, for alleged breaches of the Governmental Ethics Ordinance.

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/investigator-city-council-ig-faces-ethics-questions/tue-12162014-736pm

Ms. Tarrant took a "leave of absence" from her job at the Legislative Inspector General's Office to do political work for Alderman Bob Fioretti, one of the aldermen her office...

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The Sun-Times reports another in a long list of examples of the lack of professionalism and ethics in the Office of Legislative Inspector General, led by Faisal Khan. An investigation has been launched against his chief investigator and chief-of-staff, Kelly Tarrant, for alleged breaches of the Governmental Ethics Ordinance.

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/investigator-city-council-ig-faces-ethics-questions/tue-12162014-736pm

Ms. Tarrant took a "leave of absence" from her job at the Legislative Inspector General's Office to do political work for Alderman Bob Fioretti, one of the aldermen her office is supposed to be policing. She then returned to Khan's office to resume her investigator and chief-of-staff duties.

The City's Board of Ethics opined that the allegations are "troubling, and without question implicate the integrity of the City's ethics investigation apparatuses and structures and ought to be investigated" for, among other things, possible violations of the City's Ethics code.

Long before the Office of Legislative Inspector General was created and Faisal Khan came on the scene, I called for the City's Inspector General's Office, now led by a true professional, Joe Ferguson, to be given the authority to investigate the City Council. I renew that call today. Faisal Khan's and his office staff are an embarrassment to the City and should be eliminated.

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Don Gordon: Political Expert

Saw a tweet from Don today that was of particular interest to me.

How entrenched aldermen, fearful that they will lose in February, run their campaigns... In 2007 it was pink... http://fb.me/32d16U0T3

The link is to the Facebook page of Maureen Sullivan who is running for the open seat in the 11th Ward against heavy favorite Patrick Daley Thompson and one other. But how is PDT an entrenched alderman if he hasn't even been elected to the office yet?

10 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

What's going on at our Local Schools?

As our teachers and students break for the holidays, I thought it was a good time to recap some of the activities taking place at our local schools. The schools covered in this email are the nine schools located in the new 49th Ward boundaries. Of course, many 49th Ward's families send their children to schools outside our ward, such as magnet, classical, and parochial schools, but my emails will focus on those schools which are physically within our boundaries....

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As our teachers and students break for the holidays, I thought it was a good time to recap some of the activities taking place at our local schools. The schools covered in this email are the nine schools located in the new 49th Ward boundaries. Of course, many 49th Ward's families send their children to schools outside our ward, such as magnet, classical, and parochial schools, but my emails will focus on those schools which are physically within our boundaries.

I hope that this will be the first of regular posts, updating you on the great work and activities in our local schools. In the future, not every school will necessarily be included in every email, depending on their latest events, but all are an important part of our community. Please celebrate their accomplishments with me!

In case you missed my email earlier this month, all the public schools in our ward received some very good news. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released its annual comprehensive school quality ratings, and five of the seven Rogers Park schools that were rated last year saw their scores INCREASE and no school experienced a decrease. And three of our schools received a Level 1 score or better!

For my report on the school quality ratings, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/156175_322.htm

For an update on the schools, see the comments below:

Nov 11

Updated 5 hours ago

Community Health Survey for Rogers Park

The Loyola Community Nursing Center is conducting a community health survey of the Rogers Park, Edgewater and Uptown communities. Would you please take a few minutes to click on the link below and complete the survey?

Here is a link to the electronic version of the survey for community members: http://goo.gl/forms/ChBUx5hqkq

Thank you very much for your time.

If you have questions about the survey, please call the Loyola Community Nursing Center at 773.508.3339

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Another bump. The survey took me about three minutes.

  • Loyola University Community Nursing Center Promoting Community Health & Wellness

    Hello Everyone,

    The Loyola University Community Nursing Center would sincerely appreciate it if you would complete the community health survey attached to the link in the original post. Survey collection ends December 30, 2014. Thank you very much to everyone who has already completed a survey.

Nov 30

Updated 5 hours ago

Still waiting for Alderman's comments on Obama Immigration Reform Proposals and Ferguson

Joe, who is usually outspoken with an extremely "Progressive" perspective on current national issues has been very quiet the last two weeks as Obama presented his intent to circumvent Congress ant initiate his own Immigration Reform Plan by Executive Order. In conjunction, the Alderman has failed to make even the slightest statement on the Ferguson situation. Is the heat in the Fois Gras kitchen a bit too hot these days?

34 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Thank a cop!!!

What a terrible tragedy in NYC -- two police officers murdered in their squad car! I can only imagine that many police officers around the country are wondering why they get up and do this dangerous job every day.

In the days and weeks ahead, PLEASE make the effort to thank our police officers for all they do to keep our communities safe!

  • No, I didn't say that at all. I am benefitted by the work the cops do. But I am under no illusions that their job is to protect me. Their job is to protect rule of law.

    This is why I'm particularly disturbed by the NYPD's talk of war.

    Avoiding false dilemma leads to clearer thinking.

  • The reason I'm not rushing to issue a blanket statement of appreciation for ALL NYPD cops right at this particular moment is because members of the NY police union have been behaving so reprehensively over the last week. Union leaders have directly blamed the mayor for the officer killings; they've...

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    The reason I'm not rushing to issue a blanket statement of appreciation for ALL NYPD cops right at this particular moment is because members of the NY police union have been behaving so reprehensively over the last week. Union leaders have directly blamed the mayor for the officer killings; they've encouraged members to ban him from their funerals; and officers have turned their backs on the mayor at public functions. These blatent shows of disrespect have all happened simply because DeBlasio dared raise reasonable questions about police tactics and policies (an issue that was clearly on the platform that got him elected); because he stated (reasonably and without incendiary rhetoric) that he advises his biracial son to behave respectfully around cops; and because he raised questions about the killing of Eric Garner (something scores of Republican conservatives have agreed with him on).

    It's clear that there's a strong faction of the NYPD right now that demands the right to behave without any public scrutiny whatsoever and no matter what they do. Most cops--all over this country--are outstanding people doing their jobs the best way they know how, even if they sometimes make mistakes. So yes, express support for this majority of good cops, and express outrage when cops are assassinated. But since when are we required to accompany these expressions of support with the meek, timorous assumption that every police officer is in the right ALL THE TIME AND UNDER EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE? What kind of a fascistic police state are some people really wishing for? We live in a nation of checks and balances, and police are and should be subject to scrutiny just as much as other public workers--teachers, politicians, bureacrats, etc--whom we question ALL THE TIME. If public scrutiny in the face of questionable killings of citizens is an inconvenience, well so be it. Every other public sector worker deals with the inconveniences of democracy of the time, and so can the police.

15 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

ABC7 Reporting police activity on Sherwin and Ashland

They are saying no news of hostages and maybe a barricade situation.

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

NYPD POLICE MURDERED EXECUTION STYLE AS "REVENGE" for individuals who died resisting arrest

Ultimately, I put the blame for this on irresponsible left wing public officials and "community leaders" who are more concerned with their own popularity to garner voting block endorsements with the factions of urban communities which are the genesis of the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and this insane perpetrator than they are in any sense of responsible community management. I have been a lifelong Democrat and and sick of that party's irresponsible public officials who want to side with violent or potentially violent offenders possessing illegal firearms, sacrificing safe communities to get votes. These irresponsible public officials must go.

http://nypost.com/2014/12/20/2-nypd-cops-shot-execution-style-in-brooklyn/

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    Read John W. Fountain's Sunday Sun Times column , that's all I can say.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    As a Brooklyn native, I wouldn't even sully the bottom of a birdcage by lining it with the NY Post. And the murderer of the two cops was a 6-time-felony-convicted psychopath who'd just murdered his ex-g.f. Whatever "reason" he gave was in his own warped mind. If he said it...

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    As a Brooklyn native, I wouldn't even sully the bottom of a birdcage by lining it with the NY Post. And the murderer of the two cops was a 6-time-felony-convicted psychopath who'd just murdered his ex-g.f. Whatever "reason" he gave was in his own warped mind. If he said it was revenge for, say, the Giants beating the Ravens, should we blame every angry Ravens fan and public official who didn't prosecute them for protesting on the way out of the stadium? Tempers are so hair-trigger right now that we seem compelled to place blame on everyone but the individuals committing the homicides--be they a cop overusing force out of anger, or a crazed assassin of two innocent cops.
    Step back and take a breath, everyone!

11 hours ago

Man barricades himself inside Far North Side building

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-man-barricades-himself-inside-north-side-home-20141222-story.html
Chicago Police Department SWAT team responded Monday to a man holed up in an apartment on the city's Far North Side, police said.

About 2:40 a.m. Monday, a man barricaded himself inside an apartment in the 1600 block of West Sherwin Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood, police said.

As of 7 a.m., police could not say whether the man was armed or if anyone else was inside the home with him.

Police were not allowing people back inside the apartment building early Monday. A CTA warming bus had been called for residents, police said.
Check back for more information.

33 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Notary Needed

The incumbent is trying to silence our voice and stifle democracy by challenging the petitions I submitted. To remain on the ballot I must defend 40 signatures through notarized affidavits. Unfortunately this will require some door to door work but can be done within a few hours. While I hope to find someone willing to donate their time, I am willing to pay per signature. Because I know the addresses and names already the work will be targeted and easy! Please let me know if anyone is interested or if you have leads! Thank you!

12 hours ago

CAPS BEAT MEETING - BEAT 2431

Just a reminder - Caps Beat 2431 Beat meeting Tomorrow night at St. Jerome Church 1709 W. Lunt. We will be in the Church basement. instead of the Parish Hall. The meeting will be from 7 pm to 8 pm and Officers will be present. (The entrance is in the gangway just West of the Church entrance. Someone will be there to direct you.)

Please bring your questions, concerns and ideas to make the Beat better. We need to hear...

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Just a reminder - Caps Beat 2431 Beat meeting Tomorrow night at St. Jerome Church 1709 W. Lunt. We will be in the Church basement. instead of the Parish Hall. The meeting will be from 7 pm to 8 pm and Officers will be present. (The entrance is in the gangway just West of the Church entrance. Someone will be there to direct you.)

Please bring your questions, concerns and ideas to make the Beat better. We need to hear from you so we can work together to make the Beat the best it can be! Everyone is welcome! The Beat boundaries are Lunt Ave. to the North - Pratt Ave. to the South - Clark St. to the West and the Lake to the East. Hope to see you there!!!

Disclaimer

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. 8

13 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Sherwin and Ashland

What's going on @ Sherwin & Ashland this AM?

  • At 2:37am, Police requested a SWAT team at 1608 W Sherwin Apt #408.

    Officer explained that there was a “known offender”, described as “armed and dangerous”, barricaded in the apartment.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Is there or is there not a threat to people living in the area? That's all that is important.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

The Ballad of Joe Lake

With apologies to Alfred Hayes....

I dreamed I saw Joe Lake last night,
As spry as you and me.
Says I "But Joe, you're in Des Plaines"
"Does Rogers Park (Chicago's 49th Ward) have a gang problem?" said he,
"Does Rogers Park (Chicago's 49th Ward) have a gang problem?" said he.

Dec 14

Updated 13 hours ago

Too Easy

Anyone else notice that new poster and would-be doxer "Frank Arizona" is Craig's racist pal from Morse Hellhole, "Dangerously unstable individual?"

Profile:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/191949/

Frank Arizona

Bipedal carbon based lifeform

http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2013/01/youve-been-muted.html?showComment=1357579738847#c8743152427189217170

Dangerously unstable individual said...

I toe the line and even cross it now and then, but if you don't identify any mugger, rapist or other alleged criminal as anything other than a *bipedal carbon based lifeform*, people will jump all over your post and derail it with political correctness, screaming...

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Anyone else notice that new poster and would-be doxer "Frank Arizona" is Craig's racist pal from Morse Hellhole, "Dangerously unstable individual?"

Profile:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/191949/

Frank Arizona

Bipedal carbon based lifeform

http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2013/01/youve-been-muted.html?showComment=1357579738847#c8743152427189217170

Dangerously unstable individual said...

I toe the line and even cross it now and then, but if you don't identify any mugger, rapist or other alleged criminal as anything other than a *bipedal carbon based lifeform*, people will jump all over your post and derail it with political correctness, screaming "Raaaacism Raaacism!!"

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Emphasis added.

And in response to a previous post in that thread:

http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2013/01/youve-been-muted.html?showComment=1357499045769#c1589282081315403409

Craig Gernhardt said...

DUI, you crack me up.

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So, Don Gordon is trying to attack Joe Moore from the left, but he allows a guy who pals around with racists to act as his hype man. Go figure.

  • Hard drinkin' Lincoln Ya'll need therapy!

    Ah, when you say that we've gotten to you.
    Give everybody a nice Hannukah gift and release your obsessions and quit trolling 18 hours a day.
    And a word of advice, don't be so chummy with Littleton when you're using your "real name" account, it just verifies we've identified the right guy.
    If he's not you, he should make an investment into finding out who you are because the Hitchens people you made angry won't let up on him.
    Accountants are a miserable lot anyways.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    You got me!

4 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Follow Me on Friday to Celebrate the Holidays at the Mayne Stage and Mezz Gallery

Join me for a special holiday season Follow Me on Friday this Friday, December 19th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. as we enjoy some stunning visual art and musical art at the popular Mayne Stage and Mezz Gallery, 1328 W. Morse.

We'll start the evening in the Mezz Gallery, located at the mezzanine level of the Mayne Stage, where we'll enjoy some delicious appetizers and a complimentary beer, wine or soda courtesy of Act One Pub. The Mezz Gallery exhibits the...

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Join me for a special holiday season Follow Me on Friday this Friday, December 19th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. as we enjoy some stunning visual art and musical art at the popular Mayne Stage and Mezz Gallery, 1328 W. Morse.

We'll start the evening in the Mezz Gallery, located at the mezzanine level of the Mayne Stage, where we'll enjoy some delicious appetizers and a complimentary beer, wine or soda courtesy of Act One Pub. The Mezz Gallery exhibits the work of Rogers Park artists and celebrates the diversity of our neighborhood by capturing the community's point of view on social, ecological, political, and creative matters in a two-dimensional format. All exhibits are open to the public.

Rogers Park artist Kate Tillman's work is currently on display. She uses a combination of photograph negatives and oil paint to create stunning artwork. The photographs juxtapose crumbling man-made structures with the classic beauty of nude figures.

At 7:00 p.m., join me downstairs at the Mayne Stage for two free performances to celebrate the holidays. The Cult Camp Productions Company will start the night, regaling us with delightful holiday carols.

And at 8:00 p.m., we'll rock to the music of Expo'76, who will perform their eclectic list of hits and obscure cover tunes! Expo‘76 is made up of five Chicago musicians, led by Dag Juhlin and backed by a fantastic horn section. You'll hear them gleefully careening from ‘70s AM radio ear candy into walloping road house dance tunes. They chime their way through a new wave nugget with the same exuberance that they slap around a swinging, jazzy blues number or a folk revival sing-along.

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

    I guess that applies to everyone?

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Three rights make a left.

Dec 15

Updated 13 hours ago

Support Bina's restaurant!

Hello all,

We have a new restaurant on Lunt right by Indian Boundary Park. It's eastern Mediterranean cuisine and absolutely delicious. The owners are a hardworking family, I believe from Macedonia, and their new business deserves new patrons. I especially recommend the cevapi and Balkan salad. Enjoy!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Just west of western, south side of the street, across from Red Door

  • I've been to Bina's a couple of times for coffee - but they have automatic artificial air freshener spray dispensers on the walls, and I can't stand those; especially in a place where I want to smell my food, not the spray.

6 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Why is Joe Moore's Zoning and Land Use Committee so secretive?

When our alderman is faces ethics violations and has been so often accused of pay to play, even a minimal degree of transparency could do him a world of good.

Why is Joe Moore's 49th Ward Zoning and Land Use Advisory Committee (quite the mouthful) is so very secretive?

For starters, the committee is made up exclusively of Joe's political supporters, which seems less than an objective community representation. However, despite Joe's claims of transparency, the committee that supposedly offers...

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When our alderman is faces ethics violations and has been so often accused of pay to play, even a minimal degree of transparency could do him a world of good.

Why is Joe Moore's 49th Ward Zoning and Land Use Advisory Committee (quite the mouthful) is so very secretive?

For starters, the committee is made up exclusively of Joe's political supporters, which seems less than an objective community representation. However, despite Joe's claims of transparency, the committee that supposedly offers opinion on whether his campaign donors should receive lucrative zoning variances HASN'T POSTED A SINGLE AGENDA OR ANY MINUTES SINCE APRIL 2009.

http://www.ward49.com/zoning-economic-development-land-use/#z49ma

Alderman Moore, it seems like your process for granting zoning variances to developers is anything but transparent.

Alderman Moore, will you comment on this for the community? Better yet, will you post all meeting agendas and minutes from your "committee" for the past 5+ years?

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Good heavens. The idea of a Scott Phillips and Suzanne Devane power couple is even scarier than a Faisal Khan and Anne Sullivan power couple. Don Gordon sure picks some interesting political friends.

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

    Thank you filing your Legal Brief in this Legal Forum.

Dec 03

Updated 35 hours ago

Free Cat Spay/Neuter through Dec 31st - PAWS Chicago

Was just cruising Chicago Animal Control's recent adoptees (love these!) and noticed an announcement that anyone having an ID or license listing a Chicago address is available for FREE altering of their cat(s) through the entire month of December -- this is in hopes of not seeing the usual kitten crunch in the spring. Please spread the word!!

Jun 12

Updated 36 hours ago

Good Morning

Don't you just love it when someone smiles at you and says "Hi" and "good morning" to you first thing in the morning(I do).Say hi to your neighbors
greet them, have a good day.

Dec 15

Updated 39 hours ago

This week at the Red Line Tap

This week at the Red Line Tap - https://www.facebook.com/redlinetap

Monday: The Red Line Tap open mic Hosted by Micki and Ian
Sign up at 8 pm / Music at 9 pm

Tuesday: Closed at 8 pm for the Red Line Tap and Heartland Café Employee Christmas Party

Wednesday: The Bulletboys / Sleeze / Stone Cold Outlaw / Teeze

Thursday: Vicarious Venues Presents: The Feral Ghosts / The Rewrites / 521 Briar / Shaun Hoffman

Friday: Flabby Hoffman Presents: Axe Mans Bridge / Vamplifier / The Headspins

Saturday: Joe Buck Yourself / Depravos De La Mour / The Getouts

Sunday: Jimmy Bennington’s Colour and Sound

The Red Line Tap
7006 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626
www.redlinetap.com

  • Everything Seems I'm a douchebag, plain and simple

    Great Show!

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

    Now that I have some time off, I need to make a point to add Red Line Tap to my list of places to catch some live music. I need to take advantage of more of the places in Rogers Park for great live music.

Dec 09

Updated 41 hours ago

Any thoughts on the planned Hampton Inn Rogers Park?

Just discovered that last night there was approval for a 6 story Hampton Inn to be built on the corner of Albion and Sheridan Road. Completion expected during the Summer of 2016. Any thoughts? I'm a homeowner and drive this area daily. Although my main concern is horrendous traffic, I do think it would be good for the local economy.

43 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Pay-to-Play

"When 49th Ward Ald. Joe Moore backed the street naming on behalf of a group of residents including one who donated $1,000 to his campaign fund, he thought he was engaging in the kind of retail politics that's a Chicago alderman's stock in trade."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-street-sign-bangladesh-controversy-20141218-story.html#page=1

What a mess a little $1,000.00 campaign contribution cost the city.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    It was a frivolous lawsuit. Had the plaintiff's attorney not withdrawn it voluntarily, it would have been thrown out in the early stages of the proceedings on a motion to dismiss.

    Obviously, neither the City nor its officials can be held responsible for the filing of a frivolous lawsuit.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Joe -- Wouldn't you say it was a "frivolous" action by you to move forward with creating an "honorary way" for someone of questionable character just to open the door for campaign contributions?

Dec 11

Updated 2 days ago

Who is Joe Lake?

I haven't been on here long but I keep seeing posts from a guy named Joe Lake who mostly just reposts DNAinfo articles and crime stats to the extent that they seem like spam. I heard he's a friend or supporter of one of the candidates in the alderman's race but I'm not sure if the person posting as him here is really who he says he is because he calls people a dummy and idiot and thanks racist and...

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I haven't been on here long but I keep seeing posts from a guy named Joe Lake who mostly just reposts DNAinfo articles and crime stats to the extent that they seem like spam. I heard he's a friend or supporter of one of the candidates in the alderman's race but I'm not sure if the person posting as him here is really who he says he is because he calls people a dummy and idiot and thanks racist and off color comments on these message boards all the time. It doesn't seem like very good or smart company to keep. Anyone know if this person is imitating someone else? It seems weird and not very helpful to the local candidate he's pretending to support.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Decisions on 50th Ward Aldermanic Petitions by Board of Elections

Zehra Quadri has overcome the objections to her petitions and is now a candidate for alderman.

Jonathan Porter has withdrawn his objections to Fuji's petitions. Zehra's challenge to Fuji has been heard and a recommendation is pending.

Hearings continue on the remaining three challenges: Zehra v Shajan Kuriakose, Zehra v Peter Sifnotis, and Maureen Roche v Sifnotis. All are scheduled for 12/23.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Thank you for the update. These challenges are a ridiculous waste of money

  • I agree. Thousands of hours have been spent checking signatures at staggering cost. This works for some candidates, since narrowing the field also narrows the discussion. The only candidates left standing are the candidates with money. Signatures are limited to ward residents, but money isn't. A look at the alderman's...

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    I agree. Thousands of hours have been spent checking signatures at staggering cost. This works for some candidates, since narrowing the field also narrows the discussion. The only candidates left standing are the candidates with money. Signatures are limited to ward residents, but money isn't. A look at the alderman's donors reveals out of state contributions as well as tens of thousands of dollars from the mayor, the unions, the realtors, etc. The in-kind donations are also instructive: polling, staff salaries, direct mailings, etc. For a candidate to have $145,000 on hand a the end of September--before the heavy donations start pouring in--shows how important it is to entrenched interests to keep incumbents happy and in power. It also shows why it's so hard to elect good candidates with fresh ideas.

    Donations to all the candidates can be found on the Web site for the Illinois State Board of Elections (this is a direct link to the alderman's report):
    http://www.elections.state.il.us/CampaignDisclosure/ContributionsSearchByCandidates.aspx?ddlCanSearchOrderBy=Last%20or%20Only%20Name%20-%20A%20to%20Z&txtCanLastName=silverstein&txtCanFirstName=debra

  • Note also that the alderman's total receipts are almost $500,000. It's just obscene for a local politician to raise that kind of money.

Dec 15

Updated 2 days ago

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Free Butterball Turkey!

From Family Matters - they are giving them away. On Marshfield just south of Juneway on the east side of the street. Hurry they are going fast!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

white privelige

What do you think it is?

  • JohnR, steven beckerman -- You're mistaken. On one hand, Social Security, the G.I. Bill, and federal housing assistance were each designed to exclude blacks. On the other, people behave differently toward a white walking down the street, or into a store, than to a black.
    Here's a brilliant, non-jargon illustration
    http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/15/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is/

    While racism and "classism" are intimately intertwined, they are two real, different things.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Another way to think about this might be to ask, can someone remove this aspect of their being? So, for instance, although you might not *want* to renounce your preferred religion and convert to another, you could do it in order to materially affect your life, or, indeed, *keep* your...

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    Another way to think about this might be to ask, can someone remove this aspect of their being? So, for instance, although you might not *want* to renounce your preferred religion and convert to another, you could do it in order to materially affect your life, or, indeed, *keep* your life. Similarly, the most flamboyant of drag queens can remove the gown, wig and make-up on Monday morning and present himself with all his male privilege intact when he walks through the door at his day job. Got black skin? You won't be changing that, no matter how much money you have to throw around.

Dec 12

Updated 2 days ago

Rogers Park Talks Race!

All black white hispanic oriental indian jewish and persian are welcome to expess what they feel about race in America. By posting individual opinions we as a 1 people can heal.

  • Now

    Myron T. Sorry to hear about Joe. Guess he can just add it to the sum of his life's many metamorphoses.

  • Now

    Sun God. Little disappointed with you. Not all "white women" clutch their handbags when the see a "black man". That's just perpetuating a stereotype of race.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Don Gordon's Cycling Advocacy

Given that Don apparently wants to turn Chicago into Copenhagen, where it ts claimed that 80% of the populace cycles in winter, I have to ask: does Don own either a car or a cargo bike?

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Does Gordon want to turn Rogers Park into Copenhagen? That is so weird. I don't want to ride a bicycle in snow.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Roger, Don Gordon isn't the brightest bulb in the Rogers Park chandelier. His bulb is dim.

Dec 06

Updated 2 days ago

christmas string lights recycling

Anybody know where you can recycle christmas lights? I have searched on line and there are recycling places in the burbs, but Chicago does not appear to be in the "network" of burbs that allow cross border recycling. Definitely not a blue bin recyclable.

  • JCV My head hurts.

    Doh! Sorry, I missed that! Posted the link I remembered from November. Must have been a November-only promo, though I do think they do it at the beginning of each season as I remember a similar program last year.

  • jolet Saug, Budlong Woods

    Edgebrook Ace Hardware has taken them each year, I am assuming they will again this year.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Good morning northsiders!

Today, let's take our happy pills and go enjoy some fresh air, do some shopping and not grind our teeth thinking about politicians.
That handsome man in the nice suit can't hurt you, no no no.
Have a nectarine. Enjoy yourself. Pick up the crayons and glitter and do something happy today.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Is there are way of shooing these Uptowners back south? And as far as Lincoln goes, he's only been here a week and this is at least his 4th name.

  • Hard drinkin' Lincoln Seth Rogen isn't worth dying for

    I have a hard time deciding things like on a name since an autistic accountant "blasted me with a torrent of psychological abuse" awhile back.
    Dain bramage and all that.
    I woke up hours later, my iPad shattered, with only the feeling of being violated by three word responses. What...

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    I have a hard time deciding things like on a name since an autistic accountant "blasted me with a torrent of psychological abuse" awhile back.
    Dain bramage and all that.
    I woke up hours later, my iPad shattered, with only the feeling of being violated by three word responses. What the Cappletrolling!
    The doctor says I may never enjoy the internets ever again.
    I'm sure his wife is thrilled to be married to such a fellow, I hope she's saving her waitress tips for a divorce attorney.
    Helen, shoot me a telegraph message later and we'll go horseback riding for some paregoric and hit up the soda jerk for some phosphates at Woolworths, reminisce about the good old days. I'm out of dinosaur repellent, though, you still have yours?

Dec 15

Updated 3 days ago

Grilled cheese?

Any recs for a place that serves fabulous grilled cheese sandwiches and delivers?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Free car washes today at the new 3 $ csr was on Peterson and clark

Our new car wash is open and today it is offering a free car wash and also offers free vacuums continually .
I use the one on Fullerton and I love it,it is such a good value.I am tickled that we have one in our community and I hope everyone can experience my joy in getting a quality wash and dry ( heated enclosed) for a really good value .

  • CL in 60626 Upstanding citizen

    Is there still an automatic / touchless option?

  • JCV My head hurts.

    Thanks for the info. Gonna check it out today!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Hearings Scheduled on 50th Ward Nominating Petition Challenges, Part II

Record examinations are still scheduled for three of four challengers for 50th ward alderman: Shajan Kuriakose, Zehra Quadri, and Peter Sifnotis. A post-examination recommendation is pending in Quadri's challenge to Fuji, and a Board recommendation is also pending in Jonathan Porter's objection to Fuji. A Board decision is pending for Porter's challenge to Quadri. According to one Board document, hearings for 50th ward candidates are not scheduled until Dec. 23, which suggests there won't be any final rulings until after the holidays.
http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/general/M2015-HearingSchedule.pdf

Today's schedule, however, shows two hearings for Sifnotis.
http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/general/RecordExamNotice.pdf

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

    How to win an election before Chicago's municipal election on Feb. 24, 2015.

3 days ago

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Dec 15

Updated 3 days ago

Phillys best sports bar gonna make it or not ?

I have tried their sandwich and it was not what I remember getting in Evanston(and on Belmont) some time ago.
Although It was a tasty sandwich it was way smaller than I remember and very expensive
expensive and the chips were very stale .
Each time I drive by their establishment it is empty .I was wondering how long before its lack of patrons weighs upon them and then what happens after that, what are your thoughts?

  • Had a lovely moms night out there last night. Delicious pizza, bang bang shrimp and broccoli cheddar bites! The fireplace seats were perfect for our group. The staff was delightful and so was the owner. We will be back, often!

  • Greg Marquez Liberty loving fag! Down with the statists!

    Good sammies and very very good pizza! We usually get something a couple times a month. I wonder if they dont look busy because it is on the chilly side? So maybe a good chunk of their biz is coming from delivery? I hope they can hang in there cause they are quite tasty.

Dec 06

Updated 3 days ago

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Why do you hate strong women?

  • Felicia Graystone Seamstress

    Xena the Warrior Princess is my role model. She has big bazonkers and can snuff guys like Tiger Man and Storm Lord. Xena cracks walnuts between her thighs.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Rogers Park holiday rebate program

Saw (belatedly) the SSA rebate program for shopping in ROgers Park is on again this year. One question--the website (www.rogerspark.com) states the stores must be "independently owned." Can anyone clarify what this means? Does this exclude all the many chain stores which are practically all the stores in the Special Service Area? Don't they pay that tax, too?

  • d3 NOH

    Morse Market would be included I believe ... CVS/Family Dollar/Marshalls would not be. Most Radio Shacks are company-owned, a small fraction are independently franchised.

  • Bonnie's mom In R.P. Since 1981

    Doesn't leave a whole lot of places to shop at!

Dec 15

Updated 4 days ago

Seating Pod on Devon Avenue

This seating pod is at the northeast corner at 2900 West Devon. Is this the "street furniture" that's part of the new streetscape?

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