4 hours ago

Updated 15 min ago

Alderman 1% gets revenge

Don't cross Alderman 1%, or you'll pay the price. You can ask Mo Cahill. Or Ben at the Oasis.

Or Jason Vondrachek.

Today the Alderman's office called in the dogs.

  • We don't want or need someone like Gordon who opposes change, improvement and economic development. We don't want someone who loves to preserve the "historic character" of dilapidated, decayed and rotting old buildings. We don't want someone who doesn't have the money to buy decaying properties and "preserve" or "repurpose"...

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    We don't want or need someone like Gordon who opposes change, improvement and economic development. We don't want someone who loves to preserve the "historic character" of dilapidated, decayed and rotting old buildings. We don't want someone who doesn't have the money to buy decaying properties and "preserve" or "repurpose" them telling us what to do with our own properties. We don't want someone who would try to bully private property owners into abdicating their private rights of ownership. We don't want an academic lecture and be told what to do with what we own. We want continued, progressive, supportive leadership to improve Rogers Park and not let it rot into decay. Loyola University must feel the same way.

  • By the way Carla, the Senior Life Styles Corporation bought the old Granada in 1989, demolished it and then built the new Granada Center. Loyola eventually bought the new building from them. Alderman Moore wasn't elected until April, 1991 until after the Granada deal was a done deal. The Shambala...

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    By the way Carla, the Senior Life Styles Corporation bought the old Granada in 1989, demolished it and then built the new Granada Center. Loyola eventually bought the new building from them. Alderman Moore wasn't elected until April, 1991 until after the Granada deal was a done deal. The Shambala International Corporation out of Halifax, Nova Scotia (the Buddhists) wanted to dump what you call the Holsman House because the old building had been ripped apart, modified, added on to and was in such sad state that not even they saw any value in your alleged "mansion". You and the rest of the Gordon team need to do some fact checking before slinging around all the misinformation on a public forum like EB. The private campaign FB page is the best place to sling that kind of poop but not here. It destroys any minimal credibility that the team might have left.

18 min ago

A friend of mine was approached at knife point

A friend of mine was just approached at knife point by a man at the shell on Sheridan and Touhy. He was able to tell the owner and run away. Be careful out there.

49 min ago

Updated 20 min ago

WitchCraft Christ Commands America To Talk About Race.

Blacks And Whites Must Come Together Now As 1 People.

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    I challenge all blacks and whites on E.B. Rogers Park to stop the flow of racial tension in the city of Chicago by posting respectable opinions or comments of debate. E.B. Rogers Park has a habit of posting hurt-ful comments in reference to race designed to separate not to bring all black and white people together.

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    Blacks and whites must come together as 1 and forgive each other or suffer the consequences of a race war. If a race war comes to America 1 race will win the battle but both races will lose the war because both races will have failed to come together.

38 hours ago

Updated 22 min ago

Occupy? Forget About It.

Research from YouGov published in September shows that 55% of Americans say that the Occupy Wall Street movement has had no impact on the country while 27% say that its impact was negative; 18% say that it had a positive impact. One of its hundreds of splinter groups, Occupy Rogers Park which eventually was rebranded as the Chicago Light Brigade (what does that mean?) has had zero influence on Rogers Park its indignant protestations and silly slogans notwithstanding. Maybe that's...

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Research from YouGov published in September shows that 55% of Americans say that the Occupy Wall Street movement has had no impact on the country while 27% say that its impact was negative; 18% say that it had a positive impact. One of its hundreds of splinter groups, Occupy Rogers Park which eventually was rebranded as the Chicago Light Brigade (what does that mean?) has had zero influence on Rogers Park its indignant protestations and silly slogans notwithstanding. Maybe that's because it never supported anything positive or constructive and focused only on protest and opposition. In a way it reminds me of the directionless campaign for a challenger in next year's election. Presumably the Light Brigade still is accepting new members to fight for "the cause" but my advice is Fuhgeddaboudit.

  • Wha?

  • "theater and carnival side show that is ego-driven to gain attention"
    It's nice to see someone sticking to their area of expertise here.

    Btw, it's generally agreed that one of the most difficult things to do, politically, is to change the agenda. Before Occupy, "1%" wasn't a commonplace in headlines. When you don't hear about the 1% anymore, then, maybe, the effects of Occupy are over.

18 hours ago

Updated 58 min ago

WitchCraft Christ Ask For Peace And Calm Protest

St. Louis County Grand Jury decision not to indict white police officer the fatal shooting of an un-armed black teen.

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    Carl Good thanks for always being civil to me.

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    Blacks and whites would be wise to talk about race. There is bad blood between blacks and whites for many reasons. Blacks and whites should talk more about what we have in common not what makes us different since we do all bleed red.

39 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Accused Rapist Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to 36 Years in Jail

A man accused of the rape of a Rogers Park woman two years ago near the Lunt entrance to the Morse Red Line station pleaded guilty last week to three counts of aggravated sexual assault and was sentenced to 36 years in jail.

The sexual assault occurred in the early morning of December 19, 2012. As I reported at the time, the assailant's image was captured on CTA security cameras, which helped lead to his arrest.

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A man accused of the rape of a Rogers Park woman two years ago near the Lunt entrance to the Morse Red Line station pleaded guilty last week to three counts of aggravated sexual assault and was sentenced to 36 years in jail.

The sexual assault occurred in the early morning of December 19, 2012. As I reported at the time, the assailant's image was captured on CTA security cameras, which helped lead to his arrest.

The assailant, James Minor, age 20, has been incarcerated since his arrest. Under the terms of the guilty plea, he must serve at least 85% of his sentence and the time he has already served will NOT be credited.

I thank the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County State's Attorney for their arrest and prosecution of the person who committed this horrendous crime.

  • Ok folks - let's just all take a breath here. The guy was sentenced. He's in jail for a good amount of time. Granted - not long enough for what some of us would like, but not a short stay either.. The crime that he committed was horrible, and there...

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    Ok folks - let's just all take a breath here. The guy was sentenced. He's in jail for a good amount of time. Granted - not long enough for what some of us would like, but not a short stay either.. The crime that he committed was horrible, and there is a victim here that has to handle it the rest of her (and their) lives.

    Let's all just back away and let it go. It's done and over. Let's just put it down, and leave it lay. It's over.

    Now - Happy Thanksgiving everyone.....

  • Nice idea but this isn't your thread and you aren't the moderator. Some people need to process this in their own way.

11 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Who will be this elections Jason T. Olsen?

Five candidate's have filed to run against Alderman 1% this upcoming election on Feb. 2015. The names are Connie Gates-Brown, Grady Humphrey, John Beacham, Ben Myers and Don Gordon.

Given the nature of the game, which resident will attach his/her name to a petition challenge, to have one or more of these potential candidate's removed from the ballot?

Who will be the next Jason T. Olsen?

http://www.chicagoelections.com/dm/general/document_3310.PDF

39 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Amara for Mayor....

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/24/14

Mayoral Candidate Dr. Amara Enyia Officially Files Petitions for the 2015 Municipal Election

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After months of campaigning, mayoral candidate Dr. Amara Enyia will stand with supporters to submit her petitions today for the 2015 municipal election. As the most unconventional of the declared candidates, she has amassed significant support from all sides of the city with her grassroots campaign.

“Today is the culmination of months of hard work on a campaign that will change the...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/24/14

Mayoral Candidate Dr. Amara Enyia Officially Files Petitions for the 2015 Municipal Election

http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/…

After months of campaigning, mayoral candidate Dr. Amara Enyia will stand with supporters to submit her petitions today for the 2015 municipal election. As the most unconventional of the declared candidates, she has amassed significant support from all sides of the city with her grassroots campaign.

“Today is the culmination of months of hard work on a campaign that will change the landscape of politics in Chicago,” Dr. Enyia said. “This campaign reflects a new type of leadership that is diverse, passionate, independent, and driven by innovative ideas."

So far, the campaign has been endorsed by Northside Democracy for America, Southside Democracy for America, the Justice Party and the Veterans Party of Illinois.

“Chicagoans want a strong, independent voice – someone not beholden to special interests or tainted by politics as usual," Enyia said. "Chicagoans are tired of the same players and their stale ideas that have only held the city back. The people want new energy, new voices and new ideas that can move us forward. It’s time Chicago has leadership that actually represents not just our today, but also our tomorrow."

Amara will be joined by supporters at 3:00pm today at the Board of Elections at 69 W. Washington for the official filing.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Need, both of those pictured are Mike's candidates.

    "...she has a great read..." Spot seems to be having trouble with the English language today.

  • Eniya is new energy and a new voice we never heard of before. Gordon is old energy and an old voice we've heard many times before. They both claim to know what's wrong here, downtown and downstate. Everyone knows what the problems are but I haven't heard a new idea...

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    Eniya is new energy and a new voice we never heard of before. Gordon is old energy and an old voice we've heard many times before. They both claim to know what's wrong here, downtown and downstate. Everyone knows what the problems are but I haven't heard a new idea from either one of them about what they would achieve that is better than what we already have and how they would do it. They're both on the same track as that goes. We sort of know who they are but don't know what they are other than disatisfied.

5 hours ago

Have a Question for Ald. Joe Moore?

Join us for a live, interactive conversation about issues facing your ward and your city with Ald. Joe Moore this Wednesday, November 26th, at 7 p.m. on cable channel CAN TV21 in Chicago and online at http://www.cantv.org/hotline.

Have a question? Leave a comment and we'll submit it - although your best bet is to tune in and call in live.

Nov 13

Updated 6 hours ago

Beware of deranged man in WRP

I was walking home yesterday around 4 p.m. on Hoyne ave just past Fargo when somebody started following me. The middle aged black man made light conversation with me about how cold it was then he asked me where I lived he started touching me inappropriately through my ski jacket telling me I had a nice jacket. I immediately ran to the gate of my condo as he walked the opposite direction. I didn't get a good description on him so I did not call the police. I'm posting this to put other females on notice and want the community to keep and eye out and also to be really careful. Scary

  • Avital and Paco, while presumably earnest, both persist in missing the key point. No one said that a factual or relevant description of someone is racist. RPBJ's stripped-down description of the individual as a "middle aged black man"---while citing no additional characteristics which would differentiate his appearance from that of...

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    Avital and Paco, while presumably earnest, both persist in missing the key point. No one said that a factual or relevant description of someone is racist. RPBJ's stripped-down description of the individual as a "middle aged black man"---while citing no additional characteristics which would differentiate his appearance from that of many other black men---tends to stoke the embers of racial paranoia. Potentially relevant information which RPBJ failed to provide: was he dark-skinned? light-skinned? medium brown-skinned? was he short or tall? was he bald or did he have head hair? if he had head hair, what color was it? or perhaps was he wearing a cap or hat? was he clean-shaven or did he have facial hair? if he had facial hair, was it a beard? a goatee? a moustache? what color was his facial hair? in saying middle aged, does that mean maybe 40-60? 40-50? what did his clothing look like? any distinguishing features such as a tattoo, scar, mole? etcetera, etcetera!

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Nonsense, you sound as though you have lots of experience with situations where women are accosted, assaulted or groped in your day-to-day rounds. More power to you and your observational skills! I guess.

    Me? Not as experienced or capable. Like being able to read a map, maybe. Some people have the skills, some don't.

Nov 18

Updated 6 hours ago

Aldermanic Debates?

Good heavens there is a lot of banter on this forum about our local ward politics. In the weeks or months leading up to the city elections, are there any scheduled formal debates between the candidates? If not, there should be! A lot of people speak for the candidates but it would be wonderful to hear from them in person.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Joe -- Interesting history!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Suzanne, I'll bet you wish you had challenged Susanne Atanus' petitions.

May 20

Updated 8 hours ago

Cermak grocer on Ridge and Pratt?

Does anyone know when they are scheduled to open?

  • Seems to be go time for Cermak soon, EB neighbors! I am not discouraged anymore...they had a job fair yesterday and today. I can't wait to find out when their Grand Opening will be.

  • We won't know what the new Cermak store will be like until we walk in, but base on a number of interviews, news articles and other web sources, it looks like their current strategy to differentiate themselves from other Chicago grocery chains is to offer a diverse ethnic mix of...

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    We won't know what the new Cermak store will be like until we walk in, but base on a number of interviews, news articles and other web sources, it looks like their current strategy to differentiate themselves from other Chicago grocery chains is to offer a diverse ethnic mix of goods. Their latest store in Milwaukee may set the pattern: it's strong on a wide variety of ethnic foods from Polish to Mexican. Given the huge diversity of the neighborhoods near the Ridge location, I'd bet that our new Cermak will try to appeal to Southeast Asian, Eastern European and Latin American tastes, in particular.

35 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

What ever happened to That White House Award?

Back in July of 2013, Joe Moore said he was going to work to "clear his name" then ask the White House to give him the "Champion of Change" award that was withdrawn when news of his ethics violations became public.

He told Chicago Magazine:

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Felsenthal-Files/August-2013/Ald-Joe-Moore-Works-to-Clear-His-Nameand-Get-His-White-House-Award/

"No, I’m devoting my full energy to clearing my name. Once that’s accomplished, I can contact them, 'Hey, I cleared my name; give me the award.'"

I'm sure he would have publicized getting the award.

Anyone know what happened?

  • Looks like the only joke was the original idea that the alderman was in some way a champion of change.

  • daveP been around awhile

    Nobody cares. What free stuff have we gotten this month?

11 hours ago

Parking spot

HI! Currently looking for a parking space in the 60626 (specifically Pratt/Colombia area). Does anyone have access to resources and/or a lead? Garage is ideal, but open to options.
Thank you!

4 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Tips to The Common Cup

Drink your cup of coffee or eat a breakfast danish from local community masters, The Common Cup at 150 W Morse??? Please tip large to support Indo-American Center, a refuge for many, many West Ridge residents needing English classes, support paying for heating/cooling bills, immigration assistance, seniors socialization, job training, and even computer literacy! The tips for ALL of November will benefit Indo-American Center's free services!!

Thank you!

  • Peter Sifnotis Candidate for 50th Ward Alderman

    I spent some time searching and I could not find an independent coffee house within our ward. These are the kinds of businesses we need to attract. There is a demand for a space where you can relax and lounge with a cup of coffee. While there are three Starbucks within the ward, none of them have a relaxed or inviting atmosphere. I'd love to see something like this here in the 50th!

  • Yes, Peter, it would be nice to have a true local coffeehouse with neighborhood regulars as opposed to a chain that sells lifestyle rather than community.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

  • That was as crystal clear as was your bias favoring an elected board based on Chicago being the only Illinois municipality without one and perhaps from your personal experience living in DesPlaines with its elected school board. My bias, for the City of Chicago, opposes a board in which candidates...

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    That was as crystal clear as was your bias favoring an elected board based on Chicago being the only Illinois municipality without one and perhaps from your personal experience living in DesPlaines with its elected school board. My bias, for the City of Chicago, opposes a board in which candidates can buy membership based on the size of their campaign donation war chest. My guess is that candidates will not buy their way into board membership because of the best interest of students. It's an easy job that offers great opportunity to swing lucrative contracts to "friends". There is a lot of cream to skim off the CPS annual budget if done skillfully.

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

    "Just the facts, ma'am." Joe Friday

11 hours ago

Trumbull School Proposals Presented At Community Meeting

Trumbull Elementary, located at 5200 N Ashland, has been empty for the last several months due to last year’s Chicago Public School’s closings. But last night Alderman Patrick O’Connor of the 40th ward held an open community meeting at Trumbull that had the auditorium spilling over with people to discuss potential uses for the historic […]

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

2431 Community Meeting - Tuesday November 25th

Tuesday November 25th - 2431 Community Meeting for residence in the boundaries of Lunt Ave to Pratt Ave and Clark St. to Lake Michigan. It will be at St. Jerome's Parish Hall from 7 pm to 8 pm. Officers will NOT be present. Come out and meet your neighbors, and bring your questions and ideas on how to improve the beat! We need to work together to keep our beat safe and friendly!! Hope to see you all there!!

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

CAPS Beat 2422 November Meeting

The CAPS meeting for Beat 2422 will be Tuesday, November 25, 7 PM at Willye White Park facility at 1610 W Howard. The police will be attending this meeting to hear your concerns, give stats, and provide any updates they have on previous issues.

If you have any new issue that needs to be listed - please bring it to the meeting or email me with concerns if you can't attend. On the flip side, if you have noticed any positive change, please mention it. We all live here and we're all trying to make it a safe neighborhood.

I hope to see you Tuesday and have a safe, warm and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Toni
Beat 2422

3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Found | Wheaten Terrier

This dog was found at the lakefront near Montrose yesterday. No collar. Not chipped. For information or updates please call Kate at (312) 480-0781. Thank you.

  • aww poor dog,hope you are home for Thanksgiving.Thanks for helping it

  • any luck on finding owner?always loved Wheaton's,had one that was an escape artist as well,she was a great girl.

15 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Wheaten Terrier found

Found yesterday at the lakefront near Montrose. No collar. Not chipped. For inquires please contact Kate at (312) 480-0781. Thank you!

Also posted on People's Pooch Park

6 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

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

    Link above has the final candidate filings through Nov. 24, 2014.

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

    Candidates filing in the 49th Ward for the Feb. 24, 2015 election: Six.

5 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Are birdbaths & birdfeeders illegal?

My husband & I own a condo in a courtyard building & have a large garden patio we frequently use. Our complex is mostly owner-occupied, but there is 1 rental in our building & an agent getting ready to show the unit threatened to call the cops on me today.

Could someone really report me to the police for setting out a tiny birdbath & a small handful of nuts & seeds on my patio while I am sitting outside...

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My husband & I own a condo in a courtyard building & have a large garden patio we frequently use. Our complex is mostly owner-occupied, but there is 1 rental in our building & an agent getting ready to show the unit threatened to call the cops on me today.

Could someone really report me to the police for setting out a tiny birdbath & a small handful of nuts & seeds on my patio while I am sitting outside watching the wildlife with my pets? I completely understand that just tossing out scraps attracts pests, but the food & water is only set out for as long as I am out there & then I promptly clean up any leftovers. This is also done on my very own property & there are no rules against it in my association by-laws, nor have any neighbors complained.

If this is truly against the law, I guess I'll stop, but I just don't know the extent to which this is an issue. I've been doing this for months & didn't think anything of it. There's a tree right outside our kitchen window that the sparrows & squirrels always hang out in & my pets really enjoy watching them, so I figured offering them a little treat while we're outside would be OK as long as I wasn't making a mess.

  • Rus

    When a guy like this wants to play hard ball with me (for no reason), I think of my potential response and repercussions.
    1) Do nothing and “hope” he calms down.
    2) Get his name (a good agent will already have given you his card by then). Even if you...

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    When a guy like this wants to play hard ball with me (for no reason), I think of my potential response and repercussions.
    1) Do nothing and “hope” he calms down.
    2) Get his name (a good agent will already have given you his card by then). Even if you don’t have his name, ask to see his wallet card (a copy of his Real Estate license that he is required, by law, to carry while engaging in licensed activity). If he shows it to you, he’ll probably calm down real fast. If he doesn’t have one on his person, not in the office or in some file (that’s why they call it a wallet card), or refuses to show it to you, notify the Department of Professional Regulation (the department that is charged with policing Real Estate and other licensees), let them deal win this guy.
    Regarding complaining to the guy’s manager, don’t waste your time, professional regulation will do that for you, that’s what they do.

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment, Music Industry / Owner

    I think doing both is appropriate, complaining to his managing broker (you need an immediate cease & desist) and the IDPFR. Yes, ask for his agent pocket card as well.

3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

24th Police District Provides Update on Recent Arrests and Activities

Below is the most recent summary of 24th District Police activity:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/156019_322.htm

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    I would like to know the charges preferred and court disposition of those charges when this arrewst from this weeks update comes to trial. Is there some way to track this online, or that Commander Waldera can expand his updates to include conviction and sentencing data?

    From this Update:
    Unlawful...

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    I would like to know the charges preferred and court disposition of those charges when this arrewst from this weeks update comes to trial. Is there some way to track this online, or that Commander Waldera can expand his updates to include conviction and sentencing data?

    From this Update:
    Unlawful Use of a Weapon - Felony Possession of a Firearm
    Officers approached a large group of males loitering in a known gang area. While approaching the group, one of the males fled on foot and threw a handgun on the ground. Both the offender, who is a felon, and the handgun were recovered and taken into custody.

  • Barton G The Official Barton

    The police under the Commander enforce the law and arrest if necessary. The States Attorney files charges and prosecutes. That's the way government works. You might want to contact the States Attorney because the police only cite violations following an arrest and don't file charges in court or track prosecutions. It's important to know how government actually works.

36 hours ago

From the Chicago Police Department

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Bureau of Detectives - Area North

About the Crime:
Business Alert
Robberies
Businesses
20th District (Foster)
Alert #P14·N-194(BA)
November 17, 2014

This alert addresses two recent robberies of businesses in the 20th District. In both robberies, a lone offender enters the business, displays a handgun to the employees of the business, and announces a robbery. The offender proceeds to take money from a cash register and also from a safe. In one robbery, the offender forced all...

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Bureau of Detectives - Area North

About the Crime:
Business Alert
Robberies
Businesses
20th District (Foster)
Alert #P14·N-194(BA)
November 17, 2014

This alert addresses two recent robberies of businesses in the 20th District. In both robberies, a lone offender enters the business, displays a handgun to the employees of the business, and announces a robbery. The offender proceeds to take money from a cash register and also from a safe. In one robbery, the offender forced all the employees into a back room, before taking the money and exiting the store.

Incident times and locations:
• 5000 block of N. Sheridan on November 10, 2014 at 7:00 am.
• 5900 block of N. Ridge on November 14, 2014 at 6:50 am.

What you can do:
• Be aware of this crime and alert other businesses in the area.
• Employees should call 911 to report any suspicious person(s) that may be lingering around their business.
• Business owners should ensure that their business equipped with a working video surveillance system and hold up alarm.
• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information.

If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives - Area North (312) 744-8263
HX-501548, HX-506319

Nov 18

Updated 37 hours ago

The CTU Head Speaks Out on Joe Moore

Jesse Sharkey has stepped up to fill in for Karen Lewis as she battles a serious illness.

Chicago Magazine interviewed Mr. Sharkey for the December issue. One of the points he addressed was our alderman's actions to block the public from having a voice in the issue of an elected school board.

Q: Which aldermen are standing in the way of an elected school board?

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Jesse Sharkey has stepped up to fill in for Karen Lewis as she battles a serious illness.

Chicago Magazine interviewed Mr. Sharkey for the December issue. One of the points he addressed was our alderman's actions to block the public from having a voice in the issue of an elected school board.

Q: Which aldermen are standing in the way of an elected school board?

A: Joe Moore [49th Ward, in Rogers Park] is one of them. I’m furious with Joe Moore. He’s shown himself to suck up to power like nobody’s business. [In Illinois,] up to three measures can get on the ballot. Joe Moore made sure there were three trivial measures so he could do the mayor’s bidding and not allow an elected school board on the ballot—a measure that’s really important to people.

The full article is here: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/December-2014/Meet-Jesse-Sharkey-the-New-Karen-Lewis/

Does anyone know how many teachers reside in the 49th ward?

  • He's just carrying out the mayor's orders. Rubber stamp No Moore.

  • More importantly lets hope the coalition can "undo" the dirty tricks pulled by Joe Moore and the mayor so the public can finally have a voice in this issue.

5 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

lost key

hello.

i lost a single key today. possibly on w. albion (between lakewood and sheridan) or near/in the loyola el station. i've checked with the businesses and attendant located at the el. i've also scanned the street/area. no luck finding it. : /

it is attached to a colorful braided/twisted keychain . i am hoping someone picked it up and is keeping it safe. maybe you? please let me know!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    bump

  • Leelee Dog lady, cat lady, juicer extraordinaire

    Did you find your key?

4 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Assault at Chase and Damen

My daughter was walking her dogs about 7:15 tonight, and she witnessed 3 teens assault a 4th teen at Chase and Damen. They knocked him down and were kicking and beating him, and stole his phone. She was screaming for help, and her dogs were barking, but they didn't stop. No one came out to help. The boy was able to get up, though his face was bloody, and he was hurt. He asked her to walk him to UNO,...

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My daughter was walking her dogs about 7:15 tonight, and she witnessed 3 teens assault a 4th teen at Chase and Damen. They knocked him down and were kicking and beating him, and stole his phone. She was screaming for help, and her dogs were barking, but they didn't stop. No one came out to help. The boy was able to get up, though his face was bloody, and he was hurt. He asked her to walk him to UNO, where he is a student. She didn't have a cell phone with her, so he said he would find his Principal, who would call the police. She watched him go into the school, and we called the police to report the assault as soon as she got home. The dispatcher said that the would send police to the school. Jerks.

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    I second that.. morning traffic especially, is a much bigger mess than anything i can recall from St. Scholastica. A lot of parents just stop and let their kids out regardless of traffic- effectively blocking both directions and backing it up for blocks. Some of those tearing up the side...

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    I second that.. morning traffic especially, is a much bigger mess than anything i can recall from St. Scholastica. A lot of parents just stop and let their kids out regardless of traffic- effectively blocking both directions and backing it up for blocks. Some of those tearing up the side streets and alleys are commuters trying to get around the mess, not necessarily parents. I now avoid this stretch anywhere near this time of day.

    As for the crime association, drug dealing is not new to that area.. What may be new is a fresh client base from UNO. Which may have nothing to do with the incident in question.

  • Leelee Dog lady, cat lady, juicer extraordinaire

    Sorry to hear this. How traumatic for all concerned. Thanks to your daughter for sticking with him.

39 hours ago

Diana’s Daycare: Working With Area Resources To Achieve The Small Business Dream

Daycare is in high demand in Chicago these days. With limited options for working parents, there is a great need for affordable childcare within the city. Diana Anderson is one of the many small business owners trying to fulfill that need. Living her life-long dream of running her own daycare business, Diana has recently expanded […]

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Updated 39 hours ago

Cops at Damen and Chase around 4 today?

Scanner says shots fired, no victim. White car left the scene going south. Anyone know anything? I couldn't hear the whole report.

  • Morgan Chase/Ridge/Rogers dweller for 10+ years.

    Great! Hope it doesn't have anything to do with the assault on Friday. I didn't see/hear anything but that doesn't mean much.

3 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

MOORE IS SO MUCH LESS... anyway you look at it.

I catagorize this under "Neighborhood Improvement"

Cairo and others- if you knew me, you would clearly understand that I am no one's "mouthpiece." No this is really way Moore than trying to get Don Gordon elected. It's Moore about eradicating the disease known as "business as usual." And anyone who doesn't appreciate the need for change, should take an overall look at our government, from to to bottom.

I do support term limits and would even do so if my...

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I catagorize this under "Neighborhood Improvement"

Cairo and others- if you knew me, you would clearly understand that I am no one's "mouthpiece." No this is really way Moore than trying to get Don Gordon elected. It's Moore about eradicating the disease known as "business as usual." And anyone who doesn't appreciate the need for change, should take an overall look at our government, from to to bottom.

I do support term limits and would even do so if my friend and neighbor Don Gordon were in office as long as "way Moore than necessary" has been there. To be even Moore clear, if Joe Moore were at the top of his game, and had a real list of significant accomplishments; I'd still want him out of office.
Change is good... Fresh clear ideas which aren't self-serving are good.

Joe has had his run. So please, no Moore, Moore. Enough already!

Please, no Moore!!

bd

  • Tremaine Can't vote for Quinn. My conscience won't let me.

    Dee, your insults to another user go against EveryBlock's rules. I hope the moderators take care of this situation.

  • Mute her. She goes away immediately and conversation is immediately elevated.

39 hours ago

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39 hours ago

"Getting Ready to Stop Smoking"

Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing students are presenting a six part interdisciplinary health education series at the new Heartland Health Center-Devon, 1300 West Devon. The sixth session, "Getting Ready to Stop Smoking" will be presented on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, from 1pm -2pm.. The event is free. Light snacks will be served. All are welcome.

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

St. Baldricks Jarvis square?

Hi guys,
Last year after seeing St. Baldrick event in Jarvis square I decided to commit myself to doing this for March 2015? I'm wondering if the event has been made final dates yet? I'm going stir crazy with my hair long as it is and I want it gone so sooner the better I know the date for 2015 more I am deal with the final yard.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    You can always donate your hair to http://www.locksoflove.org/

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    I'm doing that but I will not donate to that organization, wigs for kids is my designated organization

  • Amy Better your world.

    Yes, we'll be doing it again this year. Well make sure to get dates prayed to EB when they're final.

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Need I say MOORE?

I have cut and pasted the recent words of one of our own, Dave P. I found his comments insightful and right on..."I myself am in favor of an alderman who takes his duty seriously, and actually shows up for meetings and committees that he is on, when it isn't an election year.

I favor someone who doesn't need their name to be the biggest font on the page when advertising something. I also do not like that everything with...

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I have cut and pasted the recent words of one of our own, Dave P. I found his comments insightful and right on..."I myself am in favor of an alderman who takes his duty seriously, and actually shows up for meetings and committees that he is on, when it isn't an election year.

I favor someone who doesn't need their name to be the biggest font on the page when advertising something. I also do not like that everything with his name on it proudly proclaims....FREE! (though I know that helps fuel the whole "democrats care for poor people, republicans only care for the rich" battle cry they've been using forever.

I wouldn't mind an alderman who at any time in the past 20 years would have worked on the pension mess, instead of kicking it down the road. But I guess goose liver and other stupid stuff is more of a priority.

I wouldn't mind an alderman who actually read anything he passed, like that awesome parking meter deal that everyone knew sucked...but he did what the mayor wanted anyway.

I also wouldn't mind if he actually listened to the community when he asks for feedback...instead of just taking it and publishing a 20 page report on why he's going to do what he wants regardless.

There are a million of them, but what it boils down to for me:

parking meter deal
pension mess
parking garage
poor schools

The problem is, so many people believe that that the longer a politician has been around, the better it is for us. The known is better than the unknown. Tenure leads to having "pull" and clout. Well, clout died with Daley, its time to move on.

I think we need to start voting out incumbents at all levels, and if the new guy/gal doesn't perform, vote them out the next election cycle, etc etc.

Politicians on both sides are playing all of us for fools."

The last time Don ran against Joe he only lost by several dozen donuts. Let's keep our fingers crossed that he beats Joe this time. If for no ther reason... change is good. Need I say MOORE?

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Mother, taking someone else's comment on a thread and making a new post out of it is also quite strange, don't you think? It's already become clear that the O.P. doesn't have any ideas of his own and is sounding very much like a broken record, day after day.

  • Change is good especially now. No Moore is our best option.

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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Idea for Gale School (and other RP schools for that matter!)

Joe -- I saw a great idea in today's Trib that might be useful at Gale School given the focus it now has by CPS: "Tools of the Mind Learning". It had great results in a NYC study with 79 classrooms -- especially in "highest poverty schools". Will you commit to the Ward to getting this implemented in RP?

Excerpts from the article:
Training teachers to promote structured play among kindergarteners yields improved reading, vocabulary and math scores that persist...

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Joe -- I saw a great idea in today's Trib that might be useful at Gale School given the focus it now has by CPS: "Tools of the Mind Learning". It had great results in a NYC study with 79 classrooms -- especially in "highest poverty schools". Will you commit to the Ward to getting this implemented in RP?

Excerpts from the article:
Training teachers to promote structured play among kindergarteners yields improved reading, vocabulary and math scores that persist into first grade, according to a new study. The technique, called ‘Tools for the Mind,’ seemed to be particularly effective in high-poverty schools.

“The active ingredient is children are taking responsibility for their own learning,” said Clancy Blair of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, who led the study. For the two-year study, researchers divided 79 kindergarten classrooms with a total of 759 children into two groups. Forty-two classrooms were directed to incorporate the Tools for the Mind program, and 37 continued with their standard teaching practices.

Researchers assessed students’ attention, speed of processing and other measures of academic ability twice a year. The program is meant to improve kids’ control over their ability to avoid distractions, focus their attention, remember important details and regulate impulsive behavior.

Teachers organize “shared cooperative activities” designed to promote social-emotional development and improve thinking skills. They combine reading, mathematics and science activities with child-directed activities and structured sociodramatic play.

“The thing that is most important for our results is we found the biggest effects in the highest poverty schools,” Blair said. “It’s well within the budgets and the capabilities of every kindergarten classroom in the U.S.,” he said. “Closing the achievement gap is right there, we know how to do it, and there’s no excuse not to do it.”

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

    OK, that's enough. Suzanne Devane does what an elected committeeman is suppose to do, run for public office. The job does not pay anything. Not like some of the blathering EveryBlock members, who have probably never ever run for public office. Run for public office and do some heavy lifting.

  • Barton G The Official Barton

    Joe what is your personal experience with being elected to governmental office? I'm assuming that justifies your participation in the Rogers Park discussions from DesPlaines though you never lived or worked in the 49th Ward. Care to share that information?

2 days ago

Police Activity Bryn Mawr

Anyone notice the police activity at Bryn Mawr and Winthrop?

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

in defense of weeds.

so, i have learned more than i wanted to know about the chicago "weed" ordinance. i deny that i am or was in violation of the ordinance.

as i understand it, one key provision is that weeds are "untended", and then gives a couple arbitrary heights, and says anything over 4' must be cut back in the winter. no specific species are mentioned, and it is up to the discretion of the hearing officer, who may or may not know...

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so, i have learned more than i wanted to know about the chicago "weed" ordinance. i deny that i am or was in violation of the ordinance.

as i understand it, one key provision is that weeds are "untended", and then gives a couple arbitrary heights, and says anything over 4' must be cut back in the winter. no specific species are mentioned, and it is up to the discretion of the hearing officer, who may or may not know anything about wildflowers or native food plants.
i deny that i am or was in violation of the ordinance.
yes, many native plants have sprung up on my farm. yes, i let a lot of them grow, thrive and even seed.
BUT, nothing is allowed to stay unless it serves a purpose.
i do weed my weeds.
i eat my weeds.
i feed my weeds to my critters.

so, if i can eat it, i let it grow. if it makes an edible seed, i let it grow.
if pollinators frequent it, i let it grow.
if birds eat the seeds, i let it grow.

we harvested 2 kinds of mustard for human use.
we harvested a couple bushels of amaranth.
green corp kids harvested 4 big burlap bags of poor mans pepper, and a large pile of lambs quarters. (which grow beyond the arbitrary height of 4')

my chickens have feasted on an armload of fresh weeds 3-4 times a week since spring. their favorites gets sorted out where they are out of place.
when something threatens a crop, i pull it out.

read more-https://www.facebook.com/MoahsArk/posts/774485855906429

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3 days ago

Homeschooling Group/Drop Off

Is there anyone homeschooling kids in the middle school to high school age groups who lives in the Edgewater/Andersonville/Uptown/Rogers Park areas?

I was thinking about starting an informal dropoff at Edgewater Library (Broadway and Elmdale) where kids can do their school work and hang out for two or three days (possibly five) each week--maybe four to six hours each day. If you're interested, let me know. (I haven't decided on the hours yet.)

Once interest is gauged, I'll host an informational meeting at the library.

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