2 days ago

Updated 7 min ago

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

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

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

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

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

Below is a brief summary of her illustrious life:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    The focus cannot be placed solely on policing, however. The health of our community depends on a holistic approach that focuses not just on police protection, but also economic development, job creation and alternatives for at risk youth. We've had some great success on each of those fronts and I...

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    The focus cannot be placed solely on policing, however. The health of our community depends on a holistic approach that focuses not just on police protection, but also economic development, job creation and alternatives for at risk youth. We've had some great success on each of those fronts and I would be happy to talk about those in more detail in future posts.

    Finally, I believe a bit of perspective is required here. The gun violence we have experienced in our neighborhood is completely unacceptable. There's no debating it. But we are in a better place than we were 10 years ago and a much better place than 20 years ago.

    In the 1990s, an average of 18 people a year were victims of homicide in the 24th Police District, which encompasses Rogers Park. In the first decade of the 21st century, the homicide rate plummeted to an average of 9.5 homicides a year. Despite a very rough year in 2012, in which 14 homicides took place, the average number of homicides in the first four years of this decade fell to 7.5 a year. Altogether, we have seen a 58.3% decrease on average in homicides in the 24th District since the 1990s. (BTW, the percentage decrease in other serious crimes is even greater).

    The 7.5 homicides a year is completely unacceptable, and the gun violence of the last few weeks, including the Devon Avenue shooting and the shots fired on Morse, is also completely unacceptable. We must do everything we can to reduce that number to 0. I share these statistics only to show that we have cause for hope. We have been moving in the right direction in our neighborhood despite the recent violence, and I trust we'll continue to do so.

  • Unfortunately, alderman, given your past history of telling lies about ward issues it's just not possible to believe much of anything you say anymore.

29 hours ago

Updated 8 min ago

New Toy Store- Yeah!!!

I am thrilled to see a new business that serves families on Clark Street. It seems like this place is getting no press - even from our Ald!
If you have kids in your life- please support this new business!! 7020 N. Clark!

  • Rob

    Post about new toy store erroneously says the alderman has given it no press yet fails to mention the name of the store. Love it.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Rob, I noticed that, too, but I decided to let it pass.

14 hours ago

Updated 10 min ago

What the heck!?!?!

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

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

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

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

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    Laughing hysterically. The effects of sleep talking....

    Can't believe I blamed the noise on building a mural. What a hoot!!! HA!

  • The Crusty Pirate Old crotchety pirate captain (retired)

    those courser paint brushes can have a loud wisp....

30 hours ago

Updated 40 min ago

Found lost dog . Might be a puppy German shepard or Chiwawa mix

Kids came home with a dog they found in Touhy Park yesterday. Contact Tim 773-391-4448

20 hours ago

Updated 43 min ago

FOUND: One Rooster

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

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

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

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

  • Nothing like being chased around your apartment by a growling chicken to keep you in shape...

  • see if you can see where she goes at dusk. i have an occasional bird who would like to sleep in the trees. at one point i had several young roos whom the hens would not allow in the coop. they were a chorus in my plum tree for a...

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    see if you can see where she goes at dusk. i have an occasional bird who would like to sleep in the trees. at one point i had several young roos whom the hens would not allow in the coop. they were a chorus in my plum tree for a very short period. i over ruled the ladies.

    you cant really toss a chicken, as they come home at night. i mean, you can take them for a ride, but. not like a dog- open the gate and chase it a bit and its gone. or other birds, open the window and poof.
    she is likely just day wandering.

    it is annoying to me because i keep roosters as well as hens, and get call to 311 from people who think it is illegal.
    i get a lot of other ridiculous crud. (insert censored word here.).
    it's not the noise that bothers people so much as the idea that someone is getting away with something.
    unfortunately it is also perpetuated by city employees whose job is to solve complaints, whether real or imagined. then they start making it up as they go along.
    the super of streets and san actually told me i couldnt have CHAIRS on the farm. around the fire pit.

    hard to make a life when you have to put up with that crud. (insert censored word here.)

31 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Fireworks or gunshots?

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

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    There are no confirmed reports of shots fired last night or the night before. By that I mean no one was injured, no bullets or shell casings were found, no eyewitness accounts of having seen guns actually fired and no physical evidence of bullets striking a building or other structure....

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    There are no confirmed reports of shots fired last night or the night before. By that I mean no one was injured, no bullets or shell casings were found, no eyewitness accounts of having seen guns actually fired and no physical evidence of bullets striking a building or other structure. Obviously, there were plenty of reports of fireworks.

    I'm afraid my staff and I do not have the resources to issue a daily crime blotter report. If a major event occurs, such as a person shot or other serious crime, I of course will let the community know. If you have a specific concern about an event that occurred near your home, I encourage you to contact the 24th District Community Policing at caps.024district@chicagopolice.org or (312) 744-6321.

    If you do not believe you received a satisfactory response from the Community Policing office, then by all means contact my office and we will follow up on your behalf. ward49@cityofchicago.org or (773) 338-5796.

  • Alderman Moore, thanks a lot for the Info. I had a thought today, it came to me after reading about The University Of Chicago's Crime Lab design competition to identify promising intervention ideas (funding source) and Leave No Veteran Behind's transitional Jobs Overview for Unemployed Veterans and Older Veterans. Like...

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    Alderman Moore, thanks a lot for the Info. I had a thought today, it came to me after reading about The University Of Chicago's Crime Lab design competition to identify promising intervention ideas (funding source) and Leave No Veteran Behind's transitional Jobs Overview for Unemployed Veterans and Older Veterans. Like "Safe Passage" (manpower)I wonder if a timely mobilization of "positive loitering" specifically by these two populations of veterans who cover a "grid" or territory could happen (likely initiated by some form of technology that calls them to a location). If at night, maybe these individuals can be trained on techniques for making a neighborhood safer or "sleuthing" to discover what might be happening in a neighborhood. It's just a thought. I know many veterans who would do this... It's just a matter of mobilizing, money, probably legal counsel and a whole host of other variables.

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours 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.

Jun 10

Updated 2 hours ago

Prosecutors: Man attacked moms pushing strollers in Rogers Park

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-crime--20140610,0,2861752.story

In the span of five minutes Monday morning, a man attacked two mothers pushing their babies in strollers near their Far North Side homes, knocking one of them to the ground and trying to rape her, prosecutors said today.

Hassan Flowers, 25 was subdued by two men who heard the second victim's cries for help in the 1700 block of West Pratt Boulevard in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
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Thanks to those who heard the women screaming and caught him.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    He seems to be, based on the fact that he's posting pictures of spray-painted deer to Everyblock.

  • My brother is in jail so no he is not out nor is he posting those photos.

2 hours ago

Graffiti in Rogers Park

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

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Dog Lost

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

  • d3 NOH

    that would make me nervous every time I went on a walk around here.... I can't count the # of times I've had someone come up to me in the park saying "is that my dog??? where'd you get him?" ... half crazed or joking IDK but it's kind of...

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    that would make me nervous every time I went on a walk around here.... I can't count the # of times I've had someone come up to me in the park saying "is that my dog??? where'd you get him?" ... half crazed or joking IDK but it's kind of funny sometimes.
    luckily I adopted him but I know he came by way of Oklahoma... :]

    My lil guy is a runner and the only thing he will stop for seems to be he'll run to other dogs. he got out once and after attempting to chase him for a good 15 minutes that's what finally got him to stop. I flagged down another dog owner to help

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    If I find him, do I give him back to you so you can lose him again, or do we give you another try? Please show us that you have chipped him and that you now make him wear a harness with a tag 24x7.

5 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

New Devon Restaurant Proposed

The July 23-29 issue of the News-Star (sorry, story wasn't available online) carried a front-page story about a new restaurant proposed for 1248-60 West Devon. Described as "upscale," the restaurant would have 124 seats plus a 26-seat bar and would rely on street parking. The owner has two other restaurants and bought the 14-unit building. His lawyer, Dean Margos, says the restaurant, to be called Lakewood bistro, would be "...an engine for Devon Ave. revitalization that would bring 'million dollar...

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The July 23-29 issue of the News-Star (sorry, story wasn't available online) carried a front-page story about a new restaurant proposed for 1248-60 West Devon. Described as "upscale," the restaurant would have 124 seats plus a 26-seat bar and would rely on street parking. The owner has two other restaurants and bought the 14-unit building. His lawyer, Dean Margos, says the restaurant, to be called Lakewood bistro, would be "...an engine for Devon Ave. revitalization that would bring 'million dollar condos' to the area." According to the News-Star, the attorney also said that the restaurant's "prices would dissuade less than wealthy people" [from eating there]. The owner is also seeking an incidental liquor license because the precinct is currently dry. Although this area is part of the 49th ward, I've learned to be leery of talk about "revitalization" and "upscale" whatever. I've seen it in other neighborhoods where I've lived and it always displaces longtime residents who can no longer afford to live in the area. Million dollar condos and destination restaurants where locals can't afford to eat can kill a community. We need to focus on balanced development, ie, the kind that's good for a neighborhood, profitable for a business, and doesn't harm or displace decent people who lack six-figure incomes. The paper also notes that contributions from Joe Moore have been made to Citizens for Dean Margos. I don't know what office he's seeking or sought.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Paco, this is not an overly upscale restaurant. I went to the meeting and they presented restaurant specs as well as their menu. The price point is not out of line with the community. In fact I think it is healthy option for the community to have.

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    Paco, this is not an overly upscale restaurant. I went to the meeting and they presented restaurant specs as well as their menu. The price point is not out of line with the community. In fact I think it is healthy option for the community to have.

    I believe that the attorney's comments are being misinterpreted. There were people voicing concerns that this might be a cheap eats and drinking binge joint that would attract negative behavior for local residents. Given those concerns, Margos and the Sulejmanis tried to make clear that their proposed restaurant is not geared toward that type of business model.

    I also had an opportunity to talk with the Sulejmanis (father and two sons) after the meeting and they seem to be lovely people, looking to do good business and be good neighbors in the community. One son will be living in the building and has a child attending Loyola. So, apart from their thorough presentation at the meeting, a hug and a kiss on the cheek from "Grampa" (father) afterwards in the parking lot won my vote for this establishment. Just a disclosure :)

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    If somebody wants to make a go of it with a restaurant, let them try. It's that or empty storefronts forever.

40 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Shots fired?

Did anyone hear gunshots around 11:15-11:25pm tonight? I am not sure what they sound like, but my spouse swears that's what we heard. At least four loud pops/bangs near touhy and clark, I think. Just trying to educate ourselves, we weren't sure if we should call it in.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    You're gonna hear a LOT of fireworks throughout the summer, especially on weekends, because it's block-party season. (We had a great display at my block's party last week, albeit supervised and LONG before 11pm). And then, when Loyola starts fall semester classes again theres usually a huge "welcome back" display put on by either the fraternities or student activities council.

  • Holman Pettibone Long-time resident

    A low-caliber handgun, like the kind that many of the young gang bangers own, sounds as innocuous as a single firecracker. It is not as loud as one might guess, but you never know if someone has a higher caliber gun with a louder sound, either because they want more lethal firepower or because they had more money at time of purchase to buy a better weapon.

4 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Business owners' reactions to SSA programs

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

Thank you so much for your time!

  • Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Official chamber of commerce of Rogers Park

    Please give us a call at (773) 850-0049. We would be happy to discuss the issue and introduce you to some local businesses in Special Service Areas.

Jul 14

Updated 4 hours ago

Garden designer in Rogers Park

I live in a small condo building and we are looking for some help/guidance on redoing our condo yard. We have a space between our building and garage, about 60' x 24', and need to do concrete repairs but are also looking to improve the space. We would like to find someone with landscape experience in urban situations and were hoping that there was someone in Rogers Park who would be willing to work with us. We have not identified a budget amount but know we need to do something. If anyone has any suggestions we would welcome input.

  • The Rogers Park Garden Group has a number of very experienced gardeners. Some have achieved professional designation of Master Gardener. Perhaps one of them might be able to consult with your condo association. We have also found great advice at Gethsemane on Clark, where the staff are highly knowledgeable. Ask if they can provide a referral or if you can hire one of their team to consult. You are likely not the first group to look for this service.

  • Hi Owen,

    I live in the neighborhood and work for a company called Kemora Landscapes. We specialize in design of urban spaces and mostly do work in Chicago. We do landscape consultations with one of our designers at no charge and could provide a sketch of what we'd propose for the space with an itemized estimate, if your condo is interested. Feel free to check out some of our work at our website www.kemoralandscapes.com and/or call our office at 773-910-1800 to set up an appointment. -Krista

4 hours 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

5 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

Jul 14

Updated 6 hours 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.

7 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

MISSING KEYS

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

  • mulvi35, did you call EAC frontdesk? Someone may have dropped your keys off there.

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

    I saw your sign on the tree on Albion. Will keep my eyes open for them as I walk my dog.

7 hours ago

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28 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Found dog Picture. Tim w. 7733914448

Here is a picture of the dog. Is very healthy looking

  • He looks very similar to the puppy we just adopted from PAWS. There is a new no-kill shelter on Devon and Paulina. Take him there and there to see if he's been micro-chipped. http://www.felinescanines.org

  • Ev

    I think I saw a dog like that listed as lost on the facebook page: Lost Dogs Illinois. I'm at work at the moment and can't check their albums of the missing but I will when I get home. Thanks so much for keeping this pup safe!

16 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Moped Parking/storage

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

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

  • Leelee Dog lady, cat lady, juicer extraordinaire

    Try writing a note to neighbors and leaving it at their homes. I bet there is a corner somewhere someone would rent to you. Good luck!

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Updated 15 hours ago

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Is everyone ok?? What was that? ?

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Skokie shooting victim has ties to Rogers Park

Evanston Now is reporting that the person killed in the shooting on McComick yesterday was involved in a May 2012 shooting at Gale school. His address at that time was on the 7000 block of North Paulina. Sounds like a hit to me. Guy on a motorcyle pulled up and shot him. He served 8 months for unlawful use of a weapon and was released 13 months ago.

  • d3 NOH

    I e-mailed Ev Now and they responded with details of where the address came from but couldn't get further clarification. He said that the verified an Evanston PD said that yes 2 years ago he did provide the 7xxx N Paulina address. The 7xxx S Paulina address in this new incident came from the medical examiner's office, but it's unclear where they got it whether the deceased had ID or someone else told them that was his address. They attempted to get clarification from medical examiner but couldn't.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Mixing up north and south in Chicago is not all that uncommon. I've occasionally found mail in our lobby addressed to people at the same street number on South Ashland.

43 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

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.

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours 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

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  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

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

24 hours ago

Groupon for Bootcamp

I have been taking classes with LivingFit (off and on) for a few years now and absolutely love it. Excellent instruction, work outs for every level, and awesome camaraderie with a great group of people. Here's a Groupon - which is a great way to check them out.
http://www.groupon.com/deals/livingfit-chicago

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Shots fired; 1400 block of Sherwin.

Just woke (4:35-4:40ish) up to several shots being fired. Good morning Rogers Park.

  • d3 NOH

    I would be curious to know how often they actually recover casings and what not from random shootings called in at night. If they're coding the call in 10 minutes I would think there would be no evidence being collected? Who is supposedly collecting this, actual ET's (who are based 6 miles away and couldn't possibly drive here in 10 minutes...) or beat cops themselves bagging it? Or are they not actually collecting evidence when shots are fired, just acknowledging it existed? Murder different story of course.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    With respect to the "fireworks as cover" hypothesis, try to look at it from the shooter's point of view? Does he want to cover up the fact that a shooting is taking place? No. The shooting is meant to send a message as well as to exact retribution. The shooter...

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    With respect to the "fireworks as cover" hypothesis, try to look at it from the shooter's point of view? Does he want to cover up the fact that a shooting is taking place? No. The shooting is meant to send a message as well as to exact retribution. The shooter WANTS people to know there's been a shooting. What he doesn't want is for the authorities to be able to peg him as the one responsible. Setting of fireworks as sound camouflage doesn't help him either send his message or conceal his own identity. Thus, there's no good reason why he'd do it.

    Occam's Razor: The simplest explanation is the most likely. And the simplest explanation of a mix of firecracker and gunshot sounds, particularly in Chicago in the summertime is that someone happened to be setting off fireworks at the same time, and in approximately the same area, that someone else was firing a gun.

6 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Update to "Reserved Parking Misuse?" Posted June 17

Quick recap: My neighbor has reserved (handicapped) parking but parks his vehicle all over the block in order to save parking spaces for other members of his household. I wondered if this is legal (it's certainly not right). I e-mailed photos to the alderman's office and spoke with Marlene, who advised that it is not illegal for those with reserved parking to park elsewhere on the block because the streets are open to the public. It seems to me that...

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Quick recap: My neighbor has reserved (handicapped) parking but parks his vehicle all over the block in order to save parking spaces for other members of his household. I wondered if this is legal (it's certainly not right). I e-mailed photos to the alderman's office and spoke with Marlene, who advised that it is not illegal for those with reserved parking to park elsewhere on the block because the streets are open to the public. It seems to me that this is a loophole that needs to be closed. If the City takes a public parking space and gives it to a resident for his/her exclusive use, then that reserved space should be the only place on that street that this person should park. Other members of his/her household should get the same luck of the draw as everybody else. I'd like to ask the alderman to sponsor an amendment to that ordinance. Opinions, please.

  • Clark, I think there's a misunderstanding here. I'm not talking about moving a placard. I'm talking about using a vehicle with a placard to save a parking space for others. The placard stays in the vehicle that is saving the space, the handicapped person is not moving vehicle to vehicle. I'm sorry for your experiences. I have a blind family member who's been treated the same way on the bus and on the street. Seems that too many people don't learn proper manners these days.

  • this3ndup Rogers Park Resident

    Paco, thanks for the clarification; that was unclear in the original comment.

3 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Garbage Dumper on 6400 Block of Fairfield

This morning I caught a guy dumping garbage from his parked car onto my parkway. He had parked overnight out front and when he retrieved his car he apparently decided that the parkway in front of my home was the right place for a McDonald's bag and a black plastic bag, both full of garbage, and several receipts. I yelled at him to stop and picked up the garbage, tossing it back inside the car through the open passenger window...

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This morning I caught a guy dumping garbage from his parked car onto my parkway. He had parked overnight out front and when he retrieved his car he apparently decided that the parkway in front of my home was the right place for a McDonald's bag and a black plastic bag, both full of garbage, and several receipts. I yelled at him to stop and picked up the garbage, tossing it back inside the car through the open passenger window just as he was about to toss out a water bottle. He was surprised and then furious, tossing the same garbage plus the water bottle onto the street as he drove away. I got his license number. How do I get the police to issue a dumping ticket? Actually, he should get two tickets, one for the parkway and one for the street. I'll go to court if he contests the tickets. Even if this becomes he-said she-said, he'll miss at least a morning's work and it may make him think twice before he dumps garbage again. What really makes me mad is that I had just cleaned the parkway when I walked the dogs, and had picked up other garbage on our street. Be on the lookout for an older model dark green 4-door car, partial license plate R96---8 (I won't post the whole thing but I have it), driven by a young Hispanic with a close buzz cut. I think he lives on Washtenaw. He's the garbage dumper. He's parked out front before and I've found garbage but this is the first time I've actually caught him.

  • CarrieW Wife, Mom, Dog Mom

    Way to go Paco! I have done the same thing, yelled at people, called the alderman, but always received the same response, "no picture, nothing they can do". Maybe if more people stand up, loudly voicing their opposition, the less people will do it? One could hope but I won't hold my breath! Either way, love what you did!

  • Carrie, he hasn't been back so maybe it worked! Thanks.

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Interior Designer/ Consultant at your Service!

Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. I am new to EB, but I have been an RP resident since 6/2005! I am an Interior Designer / Consultant who can help you with everything from full renovations, to just picking out the perfect shade of paint for your master bedroom. Check out my site - www.adamzollingerinteriors.com, and tell your friends!

  • holly homeowner rogers park

    I've worked with Adam in the past and he is a pleasure. He listens well when clients describe their ideas and visions. Most valuable to me is also his ability to expedite quickly. Thanks Adam.

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Small Black Dog Lost

4 Month old chihuahua mix got lost on the 20th of july
shes a female and black/white.
White paws, black body white tip on tail.
Any help is appreciated.
Lost near North Ashland Ave.

Jun 12

Updated 30 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.

Aug 06 2012

Updated 30 hours ago

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.

42 hours ago

Updated 30 hours ago

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.

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

cat on morse

I was out walking the dog just now and came across this cat hanging out at the end of Morse on the lake front. I let him be since I had the dog and am allergic. Hopefully its owner finds it soon!

31 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Loyola Park

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

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

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

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

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    This is a production of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the company with the theater on Navy Pier.

38 hours ago

Updated 37 hours ago

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).

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Mover recommendation for vintage stove Mokena to WRP

Hello! I need a 400lb vintage range moved from Mokena to WRP- I need strong, reliable movers people can recommend please. Going to a 2nd floor walk up

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

How about a good tire place?

We just had the thread on mechanics (that I've taken notes on, thanks for those who responded.) Anyone have a recommendation for a good place to get new tires?

3 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

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.

45 hours ago

Catch Jeff Award Recommended “Monstrous Regiment” at Lifeline thru Extended Run.

Lifeline Theater (6912 North Glenwood) announces that its Jeff Award Recommended run of Monstrous Regiment is EXTENDED through August 3, 2014! Shows on Thu & Fri at 7:30pm, Sat at 4pm & 8pm, Sun at 4pm Weekend of July 24 - 27 only: "$10 off" deal. Use the code word "Duchess" when calling the Lifeline box office (773-761-4477) or online where there is a point in the purchase that allows you to enter a discount code. Lifeline Theater website [where: ]

2 days ago

Aussies Want to Rename Jarvis Beach After Woman Who Designed Their Capital

Jarvis Beach and Jarvis Avenue were named after R.J. Jarvis, a friend of the Rogers and Touhy families, who founded and subdivided Rogers Park, according to the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society.

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