15 hours ago

Updated 52 min ago

We Need Change

Social activism is stagnant. Protesters are boring. We need ideological revolution. Occupy Rogers Park and Chicago Light Brigade are so yesterday. They are dull and musty like Trotsky and Lenin. We need new blood. Marches, tie dye shirts, long hair and angry poetry is last century rubbish. Where are the neo-radicals? Is there life in the street? Is Rogers Park stuck in the post-Beat generation with brown rice, bean sprouts, feminist poetry and tofu? Are we intellectually and ideologically dead? Light the fire.

23 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Police patrolling late last night

Dear friends:
I somehow found myself walking my two dogs very late last night, about 2:30 a.m.
Well, one of them is a purebred GSD so I don't worry too much. But it was
a wonderful comfort to see a police car patrolling our street very carefully, as well
as tours through all the alleys. This was Newgard Street near Albion. Can anyone
send a big thank you! to our police who patrol for us?
Emily

  • Philip Sparkman agent of justice

    Oooops #3. The commander's email address is dot (.) org, not dot (.) com. You need more coffee.

  • Dear Pension Pat:
    It takes a village! Don't worry about it.
    As a newcomer to Chicago, I am very glad to
    be part of this neighborhood family.
    P.S. I am not afraid to speak my mind!
    Emily

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

All Night Fireworks

It sounds like a war zone over here at Western and Devon, 4th of July was three weeks ago WTF is with all the explosions and fireworks?

  • ^^^ I said they don't work...they don't hold jobs...they don't work. They can sleep whenever that want, and sit in their yards, and Bar-B-Q, and walk to Walgreen's for a 12 pack of beer...

  • Rob

    Christine- I'll put this as delicately as possible as well- If you ever find yourself about to say something like "the problem with these people is", just stop.

    JR- This is a thread about the celebration of the end of Ramadan that got a little out of hand, and as...

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    Christine- I'll put this as delicately as possible as well- If you ever find yourself about to say something like "the problem with these people is", just stop.

    JR- This is a thread about the celebration of the end of Ramadan that got a little out of hand, and as I've said, given what's going on in the Middle East, I can totally understand it. I would hope that anyone living in such a wonderfully multicultural area could be understanding of that and let that understanding help temper their reaction to what happened. Call the police, sure... but try not to hold a grudge. This wasn't something that was sponsored by any one group or business like a street fest or anything that would have required getting a permit. It was no different than what happens in places like Wrigleyville with FAR more frequency, except it doesn't seem like there was any property damage or any massive drunken street fights such as occur in other areas when a party ends up flowing out into the streets (sports celebrations, 4th of July, St. Patricks Day)

4 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Clark and Pratt/Farwell

Lots of gunfire at 1:25.

  • I understand about hating a job. That is still not a reason not to do the job well. you never know where doing a job well will lead.

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

    I feel the same way about republicans BUT we all gotta eat plus u never had a bad day?? Look I don't know what ur experience did for u but that doesn't mean stop calling ...call more and instead of typing ,,talk to the operators bosses ...Movement not fussing it works

10 hours ago

Updated 2 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....

23 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Morseland?

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

9 hours ago

Updated 3 hours 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/

  • Julie Lifelong Rogers Parker

    Had to laugh at "the crime is down" speech on the same day the Redeye ran a story about sexual harassment on the CTA. Not sure how they count it but if someone masturbates on your leg without consent that is sexual assault. The article indicated it hppens a lot.

  • If someone were to pull a heist on the purple line it would be big, everyone shows off their kindles , devices, laptops, ipads;I mean it is crazy like they are immune to crime .If I see someone or people I think look sketchy im leaving that train as soon as I possibly can .I trust the 147 express though.

32 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

  • Michael Archangel Just trying to balance out the "haters"

    @Need for a Change - It used to be thought that language/communication was what separated humans from "lesser" animal forms. Of course, we now know that gorillas, chimps and orangutans can be taught to sign very effectively. Even bees are known to do a little dance as a form of...

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    @Need for a Change - It used to be thought that language/communication was what separated humans from "lesser" animal forms. Of course, we now know that gorillas, chimps and orangutans can be taught to sign very effectively. Even bees are known to do a little dance as a form of communication. However, what really separates humans is our ability to rationalize, examples of which we see in previous posts on this thread.

    The topic was about gang members and rap videos and you saw fit to make the leap from quotes made by Alderman O'Connor to launch into your little harangue on corruption. The laughable part is that you were able to rationalize that little side-step.

    Sometimes it is just better to admit error and apologize. Are you capable of that?

  • Craig_Gernhardt Official Account

    I don't like the kids video's, either. But you don't see me trying to gun him down.

42 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Thanks to Streets and Sanitation for trimming the trees.

Streets and Sanitation did such a great job today trimming the trees on Farwell Ave. and Greenview. They trimmed along the one side of each street, where street cleaning took place and all the cars were moved. It made such a dramatic improvement and has made the entire area so much brighter. Hopefully they'll get to the other side too. I imagine this will make the area safer.
Thank you Thank you

  • Good post, Tim. Neighbors, if you have branches that are touching our house or very nearly touching, you should call 311 to schedule a tree trimming. We don't think about it in nice weather but during a storm, those branches can do massive damage to your home. Summer time is the right time to get it done!

  • I also noticed the tree trimming going on in the neighborhood. Was thinking that the tree trimmers & street cleaning should work together. Considering with street cleaning, there are no cars parked (for the most part) on the side of the street being cleaned. Streets & Sanitation could go in...

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    I also noticed the tree trimming going on in the neighborhood. Was thinking that the tree trimmers & street cleaning should work together. Considering with street cleaning, there are no cars parked (for the most part) on the side of the street being cleaned. Streets & Sanitation could go in prior to the street cleaner, complete the trimming & move on to the next block. This type of schedule would ensure each block not only being swept but having the trees being taken care of as well. On the other hand, this may just be too logical for the city to schedule.

    I was walking my dogs on the 1400 block of W. Farwell around noon today and the street was closed off due to the tree trimming. I watched one of the workers up trimming branches. He would catch the branch and drop it to the ground. The problem I saw was that the branch was hitting the back of a car. If the street was clear due to street cleaning, he wouldn't have been scratching the back of someone's car.

4 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

5 days ago

Updated 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

  • 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

5 hours ago

Bridge to Nowhere

bridge to Northerlu Island? No way!

They want to shut down Burnham harbor, despite the press on how great the bridge will be. You can walk to Northerly Island as it is.

http://fotp.org/news/what-can-you-do-to-speak-up-for-open-space

29 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Condo Association Obligations

I am a renter in a four-flat condo building. Two units in the building are owned by the gentleman who live in Italy, one unit is owned by a local developer (bought recently), and on unit is owned by a condo association chairman (I am not sure about the proper title-I'll call him condo 'guy'). In the four months that I've rented here, I've observed that the condo 'guy' barely does any upkeep to the property. Things look pretty dismal....

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I am a renter in a four-flat condo building. Two units in the building are owned by the gentleman who live in Italy, one unit is owned by a local developer (bought recently), and on unit is owned by a condo association chairman (I am not sure about the proper title-I'll call him condo 'guy'). In the four months that I've rented here, I've observed that the condo 'guy' barely does any upkeep to the property. Things look pretty dismal. When I asked him about that, he said that the budget for the upkeep is very low. I found out later that three owners pay him $185 each in condo fees. It is not a high amount but it still something.

Is there a way to find out the exact responsibilities of the condo 'guy' and how he exactly spends the condo fees? I am afraid that because two of the owners are in Italy and the new owner is not in the loop yet, the condo 'guy' does what he pleases because no one is keeping him accountable.

  • -John Versical, as far as maintenance schedule is concerned, I am pretty sure there is none. The grass was only cut twice this spring/summer season. Both times I had to call him and ask him to cut it because we had a city violation notice on our door. After you...

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    -John Versical, as far as maintenance schedule is concerned, I am pretty sure there is none. The grass was only cut twice this spring/summer season. Both times I had to call him and ask him to cut it because we had a city violation notice on our door. After you mentioned that condo association pays for general electric, I find it suspicious that only one hall light out of four (one on each floor) has a working light bulb. I've asked him about that too couple weeks ago, but he never changed the bulbs.

    -FA Grl, I am mostly talking about the landscaping. The grass is 50% weeds. Also, weeds are growing through the concrete cracks. Trash cans are pretty old and have fist size bites or chips on the top of them. (Rats?)

    -Julia Z-N, we would not go as far as breaking the lease because everything works great in our unit and we love unit's rare convenient lay out. When we came to look at the unit in March before renting it, everything was still covered in snow, and there was no way of seeing how the landscaping was like. Street view form Google Maps looked better than the reality most likely because it was from 2009. Hall lights were working at that time and hallway was clean. Though now that I think of it, lack of snow shoveling in the pathways should have been viewed as a red flag.

    -As a final thought, I am so surprised that the property with condos priced at the higher spectrum of the market for the area have such low HOA fee that brings poor upkeep with it.

  • d3 NOH

    who knows if he's even being paid?

42 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

People ARE interested in Scrabble! Please let me hear from you!

Hello, Rogers Park friends. I have already had THREE interested
friends respond to my post of yesterday about starting a Scrabble
club for the Rogers Park area. Please let me hear from you! We do
have a friend who has volunteered to also recruit future wordsmiths.
I will be contacting you back to further plan this.
P.S. Would anyone like to contribute their favorite commonly
mispronounced words? One of mine is ek cetera.
:>) Emily

  • Oh, you guys are good! These make me nuts, too!
    How about...IRREGARDLESS.....

  • Mr Rogers and Daddy lama read my mind... Those make me so bonkers that I think I tried to forget them ...

Jul 19

Updated 7 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.

  • RickAiello Chicago resident since 1997

    I'm on Washtenaw between Granville and Glenlake, and at one point we had FOUR such spots on our block alone. And at no time did I ever see anyone using that spot that either had a disabled license plate or a placard on their dashboard. (I won't say that they...

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    I'm on Washtenaw between Granville and Glenlake, and at one point we had FOUR such spots on our block alone. And at no time did I ever see anyone using that spot that either had a disabled license plate or a placard on their dashboard. (I won't say that they didn't appear disabled, because I know better than that)-- I felt then that there is an abuse of this system going on, and I still believe it. I honestly don't see as many of these spots in other neighborhoods, so I have to wonder if the abuse is more prevalent in ours.

  • Good question, Rick. Like you, I have no problem with legitimate use but wonder about why there seem to be more here than in other areas.

20 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Advice Needed

My cat just alerted me to the presence of a bird on my fifth floor balcony. It's very still and I think it may be a fledgling or maybe the victim of a hawk attack? I've decided not to interfere tonight, but wonder if there are some bird savvy neighbors who can give me advice should the bird still be out there tomorrow. Advice? Thanks!

  • This morning I opened the shoebox and placed the bird-in-a-box back on the balcony for some sun and fresh air. The bird shortly thereafter took flight. The folks from Bird Monitors said it was likely that the bird was disoriented and benefited from a quiet night in the shoebox. I learned that it is rare for Chimney Swift fledglings to sit for an extended time on the ground; apparently they go from nest directly to flight. Thanks so much for all of your responses, witha special thanks to Veronika.

  • Will_iam43 Who dat?

    Let nature take it's course

7 hours ago

Who's Been Shopping at The Giving Tree Toy Store?

Hello everyone!

I'm a graduate student studying journalism at Northwestern. I'm writing a story about The Giving Tree, the new toy store that opened on N. Clark street a couple of weeks ago and I'd really love to speak with some Rogers Park residents who have shopped there in the store's first few weeks.

If you've spent any time at the shop, either buying or browsing, I'd love to chat with you about your experience. My deadline is on Friday so I need responses asap!

If you have anything you'd like to share or have any questions, do not hesitate to write me at mikee-at-u.northwestern.edu.

Thanks in advance for all of your help.

Best,
Mike

37 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Lakeshore Recycling - garbage pickup

Lakeshore Recycling has been collecting trash every Tuesday morning in the alley between Pratt and Albion and Sheridan and the lake usually at 4:00 am , today at 4:50 am. I called 311 and they directed me to 911 who said they would sent the police to tell them that the earliest garbage pickup is 7:00am. I encourage anyone who has the same problem to call 911. I posted about this a couple of months ago. That post degenerated into a long list of people going off the subject here. I am just trying to get Lakeshore Recycling to not come so early.

  • RPM N Sheridan Edgewater

    They're over here in North Edgewater before 7:00 as well. They don't pay any attention to the law. Call the alderman.

  • A City of Chicago truck was in the alley(touhy &ridge) this morning picking up trash at 6:30 am.

8 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

10 hours ago

Updated 8 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.

4 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Tree trimming along Metra tracks

Does anyone know who is responsible for trimming the trees that are hanging out into the street from the Metra tracks along Ravenswood? All of the street cleaning signs are completely covered by the brush, but I still see people getting parking tickets there on street cleaning days (and I got one myself). I'm disputing the ticket, but I'm curious who should be maintaining the tress.

  • The other day I did tree trimming along Ravenswood.

    The northbound stop sign at Pratt was totally blocked out by tree limbs.

    At least now, you can see the stop sign.

    If Forestry Department doesn't trim the trees, residents have to act.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Pat, did you call 311 or the relevant alderman's office and ask to have the trees trimmed?

9 hours ago

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Jun 12

Updated 11 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.

41 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Alderman Moore responds to outrageous allegations from an unreliable source

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Joe-Moore-Makes-It-Worse-218519841.html

As many of you have read in threads here, I am often critical of our Alderman and his extreme liberal positions. Conversely, I dealt with his accuser, former 49th Ward Chief of Staff Anne Sullivan when she was employed by the Alderman, and found her to be an obtuse shrew. Rest assured folks that her accusations are without merit and are wholley in retaliation for her dismissal with cause.

  • Philip Sparkman agent of justice

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned...or dumped from a staff position

  • Philip Sparkman agent of justice

    That's exactly what Joe Lake said about her and it's maybe the only believable thing he ever said.

Jul 23

Updated 16 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

  • Wait for it. It's coming. I'm guessing in excess of 3,000 words from the alderman for this one.

  • Philip Sparkman agent of justice

    Find a way to add women's names on things without trashing stuff that's already here. Blotting out names we are familiar with is dumb. Are we going to rename everything when ever some one wants it? Is Rogers Park going to be renamed on a political whim? Stop messing with our neighborhoods. Leave the beach alone and find something else for her. We never heard of her.

45 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

ISO Same Sex Wedding Card

I always buy cards at Cost Plus in Evanston. They have non-standard cards, and a nice selection. How is it possible, that all of their wedding cards had man/woman (or male/female animal) couples? I don't have time to run around, and was hoping to find a card close to home.

  • If you want local, there's a beautiful card and gift shop in Evanston on Chicago just north of Dempster and south of the children's boutique, Lollie (I bought a card there for a wedding recently but can't remember the name). They have beautiful but pricey hand pressed cards appropriate for any wedding. Also, Women & Children First in Andersonville.

  • John Versical gardener, future emperor

    Four-Sided in Andersonville. Best greeting card store I've ever found. Great selection and lots of humor, too. Lots of great gift items there too.

2 days ago

Updated 19 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.

23 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

How about a word puzzle?

All you word lovers: Does anyone know of these words that do NOT use either
a vowel (A, E, I, O, or U) or the letters Y or X?

A three-letter word:
A seven-letter word:

We loved the contribution of the word "cwm" and the hilarious mispronunciations!

Sincerely,
Emily Smith
P.S. Good suggestions on where to meet- let's keep the conversations going...

23 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

choppers?

Estes/Sheridan

30 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    After that article the commander in 20 may learn not to talk to Ben either.

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    The reporter attended a community meeting and took notes, wasn't an exclusive interview. No huge revelation, i heard news to this effect 2 weeks ago.
    The commander needs to be more tactful when blurting out information. I just hope this can somehow lead to arrests and prosecutions. Somehow. Let these idiots know that they can't get away with shooting up the neighborhood because right now they probably think they can, because they are.

Jul 18

Updated 24 hours ago

Any Such Thing As "Honest" Mechanic?

The A/C in my car went out. I took it to my dealer, who had a complex diagnosis and a sky-high quote. Today, I took it to two other places. Each gave a different reason, and different repair price, from each other and from the first place. Does anyone know a mechanic he or she really trusts and is reliable on pinpointing the source of a car's problem?

  • daveP been around awhile

    Instead of starting a new thread, just thought I'd ask on here if anyone
    has any positive/negative experiences to share about Elite on jarvis?

  • ks1227 RP resident

    I had some fairly basic work done at Elite one time and had a good experience.

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Leona's on Sheridan

Is Leona's in trouble? I walked back from the park along Morse at about 8:15 last night, a beautiful summer evening and there was only one table occupied in their outdoor seating area. Now, I was coming home from the Shakespeare performance, so maybe everyone who was at the play and would soon fill the tables?

  • Jim A Sic Semper Canis

    I was just over that way a few minutes ago and checked. The doors are locked. That stinks.

  • slk long-time rogers parker

    Booo. Right before football season too. Seemed like they had a fairly regular crowd. Hope something goes in that spot sooner than later.

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Scrabble, anyone?

Hello, friends. We are new to the neighborhood. I'm Emily and my fiancée
is Eddie. I founded a Scrabble club in Madison and then Edgerton, WI.
Any interest in starting one in Rogers Park? We can meet at our house, and
anyone can come, regardless of skill. We can teach newcomers! Please
post if interested, and we will contact y. P.S. We LOVE Rogers Park!

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

    I would be interested - sounds like fun. And welcome to the neighborhood (from a former Wisconsinite!)

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Other possible meeting places:
    The Common Cup on Morse in the west room
    Jewel at Gateway Center has a meeting room in the northwest corner of the store.

6 days ago

Updated 25 hours 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.

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Police are looking for...

2 black males 25-30 years of age. 6'5 - 280 lbs. One man is light skinned with a gray vest, may have facial hair. The other is dark skinned wearing a red shirt. They stole a galaxy phone in a red case from someone at the Howard stop...if you see them call 911.

  • Hi Peg,

    Try this link on Every Block.

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul29-business-alert-retail-theft-cell-phone-stores-6283550/

    I did not post it on DNA which by the way only shows two of the three suspects in the picture.

    Hope this helps.

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

  • Totally different perp discription, though:

    "About the Offenders:
    The offender(s) are described as black males: 20-30yrs old; 5'04-5'10; 140-180lbs; one of the offender(s) has dreadlocks, observed in the pictures below."

    . . . as opposed to:

    "2 black males 25-30 years of age. 6'5 - 280 lbs. One man is...

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    Totally different perp discription, though:

    "About the Offenders:
    The offender(s) are described as black males: 20-30yrs old; 5'04-5'10; 140-180lbs; one of the offender(s) has dreadlocks, observed in the pictures below."

    . . . as opposed to:

    "2 black males 25-30 years of age. 6'5 - 280 lbs. One man is light skinned with a gray vest, may have facial hair."

    I'd venture to guess that we are talking about completely different people here. The OP referenced a robbery at the Howard el by two very large men, while the other posts specifically reference serial robberies at cell phone stores by three suspects with markedly different phyical characteristics.

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours 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

30 hours ago

Positive Loitering event on Wednesday, July 30th at 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. Otherwise, see you there! (Organized by Rogers Park Positive Loitering) [where: ]

31 hours ago

2 Bed 1 Bath Condo for Rent

We are renting our 2 bed 1 bath condo in West Ridge; condo located in the Ridgewood Estates Complex; amenities include outdoor pool, picnic areas, stationary grills, Parking and Basic Cable included in Rent. Rent is $1300, but negotiable

http://www.domu.com/chicago/neighborhoods/rogers-park-west/6601-n-damen-ave-2fl-chicago-il-60645#

Jul 21

Updated 32 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.

  • 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.

32 hours ago

Business alert - Retail Theft – Cell Phone Stores

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Attached: Official PDF from CAPS (CPD). Note descriptions & photos of alleged offenders. Text of PDF is pasted here.
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Bureau of Detectives – Area North Business Alert
Retail Theft – Cell Phone Stores

About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to cell phone store businesses operating in the 14th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 24th and 25th districts, of a pattern of Retail Thefts being committed by one to three male black offenders....

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All,

Attached: Official PDF from CAPS (CPD). Note descriptions & photos of alleged offenders. Text of PDF is pasted here.
= = = = = = = =
Bureau of Detectives – Area North Business Alert
Retail Theft – Cell Phone Stores

About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to cell phone store businesses operating in the 14th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 24th and 25th districts, of a pattern of Retail Thefts being committed by one to three male black offenders. The offenders enter the cell phone stores armed with an unknown cutting device, cut the wires to the cell phones on display for sale. When the alarms are activated the offenders run out of the stores with the merchandise.
Incident times and locations:

• 2900 block of W. Addison Street on July 11th, 2014 at 10:45 A.M
• 1700 block of W. Howard Street on July 18th, 2014 at 1:25 P. M.
• 4700 block of N. Broadway Ave on July 21st, 2014 at 12:18 P.M.
• 2700 block of N. Elston Ave on July 26th, 2014 at 10:59 A.M.
• 5700 block of W. Belmont Ave on July 26th, 2014 at 11:36 A.M
• 4800 block of W. Irving park road on July 26th, 2014 at 12:45 A.M.

About the Offenders:
The offender(s) are described as black males: 20-30yrs old; 5'04-5'10; 140-180lbs; one of the offender(s) has dreadlocks, observed in the pictures below.

What you can do:
• Inform all business owners in your area about these crimes.
• Make sure your surveillance cameras and operating systems are in good operating condition.
• Report suspicious activity immediately, paying special attention to suspicious people in the area and report them to the police.
• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offenders, including any vehicle or license plate information and direction of flight

If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North
(312) 744-8263

HX340445, HX350177, HX354056, HX361023, HX361117, HX361207
630-14-049
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2 days ago

Updated 33 hours 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.

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Spacious Studio or other affordable housing.

Hi all,

I'm currently still looking for housing within RP that is spacious and less than $615 a month. I would love to find something 500 sq ft ideally or a nice family that wants to rent out their finished basement. I've done CL and no luck thus far.

  • Weare1 Believer in Humanity

    Try 7600 N Greenview. Rent is $625 though.

  • Try 6824 N Wayne Ave. I lived there for several years (approx 450 sq ft, $605) and loved it. You have to get used to the red line track noise though.

33 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Just A Reminder

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

  • Ary Neighborhood Patrol

    This came out on Tuesday. Usually the meet up is on Monday.

  • lm2

    I would like to come to this sometime. Is it a regular weekly?

  • 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.

35 hours ago

Missing Evanston Girl Known to Frequent Rogers Park

Police Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old with Cognitive Disabilities
Evanston police are trying to find a 15-year-old girl with cognitive disabilities who has been missing since Thursday.

Alishianna Harris, of Evanston, has been reported missing a number of times in the past several months, police said. She is known to frequent Loyola Park and the northern part of Rogers Park.

She is described as African American, 5-foot-5-inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing a...

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Police Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old with Cognitive Disabilities
Evanston police are trying to find a 15-year-old girl with cognitive disabilities who has been missing since Thursday.

Alishianna Harris, of Evanston, has been reported missing a number of times in the past several months, police said. She is known to frequent Loyola Park and the northern part of Rogers Park.

She is described as African American, 5-foot-5-inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and had a blue backpack.

Anyone with information about Harris is asked to contact the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000 or use the text-a-tip option by texting to CRIMES (274637) and put EPD TIP in the message line along with the information.

40 hours ago

Jul 23

Updated 46 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!

  • Nan

    Are you regularly checking local and state lost/found pet websites? Have you posted notices all over your neighborhood with a photo of your pup and your contact info? You should also post messages here several times a day to keep the topic visible to all subscribers. I'm sure you're looking for/missing your dog, but somehow your posts (at least as I read them) are not conveying urgency.

  • I think it's possible that someone has taken him in. Post notices all over. Offer a reward. Check Animal Control, PetFinders, local pet stores and vets (someone may have mentioned finding a dog). Good luck!

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