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23 hours ago

Updated 0 min ago

Don Gordon Forum Thread

Did he show?

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Obvious false dilemma.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Dee -- Correction taken. Mr, Lamping did attend and said that he was interested in nothing more than what Don Gordon would/could do for him personally. I don't understand that point of view and how anyone can believe that the train wreck of Chicago's financial state will not impact all residents, but that seems to have been his premise. Who is FGFM anyhow?

    FGFM -- Beware that jealousy!

38 hours ago

Updated 15 min ago

Joe Moore Citizen Action Endorsement!

Congrats on your endorsement by that progressive organization that you are on a board of. . . Oooops, oh wait, they voted 'NO Endorsement' for Ald. Joe Moore of the 49th ward. Hmm, They are on to us Joe.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Such a compliment, Nico! Thank you!

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    I checked You Tube and there's nothing up there from yesterday... guess we'll see? Probably editing audio in with large crowd sounds, applause's and such.

Jan 13

Updated 33 min ago

You are Invited to a 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Forum!

The 49th Ward Republican Organization is sponsoring an aldermanic candidate forum on Sunday, January 25 from 3 to 4:30 pm. This will be the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates about their vision for the Ward and how they plan to respond to the many challenges facing the City of Chicago. The public will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. While aldermanic candidate Don Gordon has already agreed to participate, incumbent Joe Moore told me...

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The 49th Ward Republican Organization is sponsoring an aldermanic candidate forum on Sunday, January 25 from 3 to 4:30 pm. This will be the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates about their vision for the Ward and how they plan to respond to the many challenges facing the City of Chicago. The public will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. While aldermanic candidate Don Gordon has already agreed to participate, incumbent Joe Moore told me that he’ll “take a pass.” Nonetheless, I’m hoping members of the Ward’s Democratic organization can convince the alderman to change his mind so voters have the opportunity to compare their ideas and ask questions of both!

The Aldermanic Candidate forum will be held at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse at 1230 W. Greenleaf.

In addition to hearing from Don (and hopefully Joe), we will be reaching out to the other candidates who were denied the opportunity to appear on the ballot through the challenge process to see if they’d like to participate as well. I give Don credit for this idea, and agree with him that their ideas for the future of our City and Ward merit public consideration.

I hope to see you there!

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    Scott, from my post above there are 3 strategical community development plans in progress and 1 that is complete. Moore walks the walk, while Gordon & you talk the talk.

  • Oh my god. Reid you have no actual idea what a community development plan is. That explains everything.

    Just like you have no idea how to distinguish between an open forum for community discussion and one of Joe's own Flunky promotional events.

    You have no business even entering into this kind of discussion, but you do say a lot about who supports a failed alderman.

    And I offer my heartfelt thanks for your use of the word "strategical."

    Go sit in the corner now.

2 days ago

Updated 47 min ago

Suburbanite in the city!

We are between Hollywood and a Glenwood on Ridge and would love some feedback on the area. We work early hours so are going to the car and walking dogs between 4-5am. We typically walk on Glenwood, Early and Wayne. I'm aware you need to be alert at all times no matter where you are in the city but am just curious about others general vibe with the area. Lease is up soon and we haven't been able to explore like we hoped but love our place.

  • src Glenwood Home Owner

    Not sure what kind of info you're looking for, but I'm extremely familiar with the areas you mention. I've lived in that location in the past and live not too far now.

    Yes, crime happens here (where in the city won't it happen?), but its a level I personally feel...

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    Not sure what kind of info you're looking for, but I'm extremely familiar with the areas you mention. I've lived in that location in the past and live not too far now.

    Yes, crime happens here (where in the city won't it happen?), but its a level I personally feel comfortable with. I'm on my phone or I'd find the link which shows you crime stats for any given area. You'll see that this area is toward the lower end.

    The general vibe of that area is good, but it's slowly getting gentrified.

    There is a lot of traffic noise on ridge, but my bedroom was a room or two back (when I used to live directly on ridge). That was tolerable for me.

    I've also roamed the streets of this neighborhood at all hours, including the ones you list. I've never really felt threatened.

    I've been in Chicago almost 10 years, 7 of which have been spent exclusively in the area you're talking about, so I'm happy to provide any info about anything you're looking for. :)

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    My concern for your immediate neighborhood isn’t so much crime (though proximity to Senn might increase the possibility of spillover from gang activity) but the nearly-nonstop traffic along Ridge. High time the city realized that people live along it and that the needs of pedestrians and cyclists need to be accommodated. Currently, it’s like a long on-ramp (albeit with token traffic lights) from Peterson to LSD. You’re considerably safer sticking to your side (NW) of the street, but good luck crossing on foot towards Andersonville!

Jun 12

Updated 47 min 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.

  • Good morning....
    Sorry this was not about politics.

    enjoy these days we very well could be the East Coast right now have a good one

  • I thought of you yesterday when I smiled at people on the sidewalk. :)

2 days ago

Updated 48 min ago

Question for Republican Party Guest Don Gordon

Why are you opposing (per your Facebook posting) the President Obama National Library in Chicago? He is the nation's first African-American and Chicagoan President. You don't want his library on park land? Chicago park land already has a golf course (Waveland), two green houses (Lincoln and Garfield Parks), a zoo (Lincoln Park), a children's museum (Peggy Notebart), two music stages (Petrillo and Pritzker), an aquarium, planetarium, the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry and snack shops (Osterman and Montrose) on park land. Why are you opposing a Presidential Library for Barack Obama? I want to hear your answer at the Republican Party event for you at Loyola Park on Sunday.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    There have been multiple forums in a lot of the wards that I follow, so I don't see why it didn't happen in the 49th.

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Based on the results from a top qualified survey organization, the name Gordon is virtually unknown in the 49th Ward whereas nearly everyone knows who Alderman Joe Moore is and what he does for the community every year. The local DNA/info reporter is mostly spoon fed information from one of...

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    Based on the results from a top qualified survey organization, the name Gordon is virtually unknown in the 49th Ward whereas nearly everyone knows who Alderman Joe Moore is and what he does for the community every year. The local DNA/info reporter is mostly spoon fed information from one of the Gordon monkeys and that is thin gruel at its best. The DNA/info guy has burned too many bridges in Rogers Park to have any meaningful information sources left any more. His reports read more like a gossip column than real news.

3 days ago

Updated 49 min ago

UWF says "No" to Joe Moore

United Working Families released their endorsements yesterday and took a pass on our self-proclaimed Progressive Alderman in the 49th Ward

This group alignment includes the SEIU Healthcare workers and the Chicago Teacher's Union.

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Yes robin there was a form of antisemitism before the cult of Rabbi Jesus ever began. Apparently the tribe of Judah was the most difficult and problematic of all the tribal groups that the Romans had to control. The Judeans were inordinately headstrong and obstinate. Judeah was the only Roman...

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    Yes robin there was a form of antisemitism before the cult of Rabbi Jesus ever began. Apparently the tribe of Judah was the most difficult and problematic of all the tribal groups that the Romans had to control. The Judeans were inordinately headstrong and obstinate. Judeah was the only Roman colony that was allowed to have its own King as the gubernatorial head of State. Herodian Judea was such a control problem for the Emperor in Rome that after the Bar Kokhba revolt in 135 CE the region was renamed and merged with Roman Syria to form Syria Palaestina by the victorious Roman Emperor Hadrian. The antisemitism of that age was based on political conflict and not religious conflict. The pantheistic Romans didn't give a hoot about mono-theism. The Romans didn't like the Judeans only because they were so difficult to govern as a colony. That form of antisemitism was very different from today's antisemitism which has a completely different basis that emerges from Christian and Islamic resentment. It's a very uncomfortable topic but one that needs to be addressed and explored. For the record I am not antisemitic.

  • Usually people would say the first recorded blood libel happened in Norwich in 1044, but I would say the first blood libel was actually in the writings of Apion.

5 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

No show Alderman sends proxy

At yesterday's forum our current Alderman chose to hide from his constituent's, yet still wanted to offer his version of history to the crowd. So he sent a proxy, Colleen Roberts, to deliver what was nothing more than his re-election speech.

This truly was a cowardly act. Shame on him.

1 hour ago

Help Loyola Park win an Imagination Playground

Help us great some great equipment for the kids at Loyola Park! Vote daily for "Loyola Park of Chicago Park District"
http://www.imaginationplayground.com/vote-for-an-imagination-playground.html

17 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

6324-48 N Western Ave for sale $2,499,000

Here's a good site for another monolith structure like the one on Rockwell and Devon or maybe a huge parking garage that will stand empty for years.

https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/6324-6348-N-Western-Ave-60659/home/62659578?utm_campaign=instant_listings_update&utm_content=address&utm_medium=email&utm_source=myredfin

  • Alexandru Vasile Luca seeley and Jarvis

    Over priced for just the land.

  • "Over priced for just the land."

    ....which has been standing vacant for at least five years. What an eyesore.

    What ward is this in? 50?

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    It's the 50th. We have lots of vacant lots like this. And Silverstein talks about having made "real progress" in her term as alderman.

2 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Andersonville Ranks In 2015 Top Ten Hottest Neighborhoods Nationwide

Andersonville got big news this past week as it was named in the top ten hottest neighborhoods in the nation for 2015 by Redfin. Specifically, it ranked #7 nationwide and #1 for the the entire Chicago area which includes the suburbs. Redfin is one of the top five real estate search engines with an estimated […]

4 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Community Meeting to Review Plans for New Development at 1240-44 W. Devon

I invite you to attend a community meeting I'm hosting to review plans for the construction of a new three-story, mixed use residential apartment building at 1240-44 W. Devon. The meeting will take place next Tuesday, January 27th, 7:00 p.m., at the Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon, in the conference room.

The planned development complies with the existng B3-2 zoning on the site and requires no zoning relief from the City. The development team, Three Corners Development, agreed to...

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I invite you to attend a community meeting I'm hosting to review plans for the construction of a new three-story, mixed use residential apartment building at 1240-44 W. Devon. The meeting will take place next Tuesday, January 27th, 7:00 p.m., at the Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon, in the conference room.

The planned development complies with the existng B3-2 zoning on the site and requires no zoning relief from the City. The development team, Three Corners Development, agreed to meet with the community to share their plans and to consider any reasonable suggestions put forth by the community residents.

The site is located between Magnolia and Lakewood Avenues and was formerly a parking lot for the old Weinstein Funeral Home. Three Corners acquired the property in 2013 as part of their development of the new $1.4 million Heartland Health Center, which recently opened a block west of this location.

The new building will consist of 7,000 square feet of storefront commercial retail space on the ground floor, which can be subdivided if necessary into two or more commercial spaces. Ten multi-family residential apartment rental units will be constructed on the second and third floor, consisting of six three-bedroom units and four two-bedroom units.

Additionally, a ground floor residential patio and 11 parking spaces will be located at the rear of the property. The total project will be approximately 20,000 square feet in size.

The developers tell me they will pursue LEED certification for the new construction, a prestigious distinction awarded to projects built in a way that improves energy savings, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and CO2 emissions reduction.

The developers plan to start construction in the spring with an anticipated completion date by the end of this year.

The renderings for the development can be found in the photos below.

  • d3 NOH

    mariano's=way overrated. I don't understand the joy of drinking wine while trying to push a shopping cart. And as a shopper trying to shop, it's annoying to be on the other end of. Do we really need to make people feel entitled at a grocery store?

  • Jack W. 60626 RP neighbor since 1999

    ^^^Hahaha, right on!

22 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Ridge and touhy storefront

Any word on what is going on with the empty storefront at Touhy and Ridge? I thought Pockets was going in there but there hasn't been any movement for quite sometime.

  • "Occasionally, I see them working in there. It is in the 50th Ward. I called them to see what they knew, but they accidentally hung up on me."

    And people wonder why so many are unhappy with that alderman, too. . .perhaps the late Berny Stone was right about her, after all!

  • Mother Olson is watching you

    Quoty McQuotypants strikes again.

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

CMSA Students' Award Winning Poetries

Per popular request here are the two poems written by CMSA students which won top honors at Roosevelt University's "Too Hot to Handel" student poetry contest.

My Community - 1st Place Winner
By Sidney Hunt– 11th grade
North side Chicago
Bred from the cement grounds I call home
Where my last crawl ended and my first step started
The place with more ethnic groups than sand on the lakeshore
Diversity is what we pride ourselves on
We are the backbone...

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Per popular request here are the two poems written by CMSA students which won top honors at Roosevelt University's "Too Hot to Handel" student poetry contest.

My Community - 1st Place Winner
By Sidney Hunt– 11th grade
North side Chicago
Bred from the cement grounds I call home
Where my last crawl ended and my first step started
The place with more ethnic groups than sand on the lakeshore
Diversity is what we pride ourselves on
We are the backbone of Chicago
The melting pot in the kitchen filled with salt and pepper
The positive and negative all intermingle and although we are stopped by corruption and violence we stand strong
Black, White, Tan we are
My Community

Chicago Point of View - 2nd Place Winner
By: Ololade Taiwo—12th grade

I pay homage to the grimy hustlers that jumped hurtles for this lethal game All the casualties sustained It’s a shame and now
bystanders are getting involved Problem solved if we admonish these fools and polish the tools we use for self examination
Instead of learning gunplay we play with alliteration And it takes patience to deal with an anonymous foe but we are too stodgy to work to our utmost In fact we never trust folks So a salute to those who can woman or man it Takes courage to step up so we hide behind facades and we dress up as something we are not We were taught to love but it’s something we forgot in the rush of life like the husband that no longer trusts his wife Despite the fact that we’ve been together for years humanity is often crippled by fear

  • Or one could read it as intentional, referring to the "hurt" involved in the life of a hustler.

  • Yes, but when the reader can't tell if the pun is intended, it only comes across as a mispelling, no? What might have worked would have been to write the word as "hurt-les," which would show that the poet knows what s/he is doing.

Jun 12

Updated 2 hours ago

FBI Raids Chicago Math & Science

The Feds conducted a raid on one of Alderman Moore's friend's, in what is being described as a "white collar" crime. These friends of Joe Moore reportedly gave our Alderman a free trip to Turkey. (the Country)

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140611/mckinley-park/concept-schools-raided-by-feds

  • Appalling. A school is supposed to be a place of learning and higher education. If the article is to be believed, it is a real shame that someone has been skimming from kids. Truly despicable.

  • d3 NOH

    reminds me of when the entire Daley entourage and family were given trips to Europe by JC Deaux to study the public toilets there... which were never installed here, as evidenced by having to watch someone take a dump at the end of the red line platform, and by seeing #2 sitting in a train car at Howard

    same same, but different!

42 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Thank You, city council woman Silversteinn#

Just a thank you for keeping our neighborhoods great.
Harbor Girl

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    Silverstein has been a disaster as alderman and Robin is correct that the ward is in worse shape than ever. Praising Silverstein for keeping the ward great is ridiculous. Review the web sites of the other four candidates, read their literature, and attend the February debate before you make up your mind about who gets your vote. The future of the community is at stake in this election. If you want 4 more years with a do-nothing alderman then vote for the incumbent.

  • "Robin in WRP
    Your passion is commendable.
    Others are entitled to their opinion , as you are.
    You have crossed the line between championing your cause and cyber bullying.
    Peace"

    What nonsense. Pointing out the issues in the 50th Ward and asking for a response does not constitute "cyber-bullying" in any way, shape, or form. That's a very serious accusation, and it does not apply at all here.

28 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Fact-checking Alderman Moore's excuses why the Unions are abandoning his campaign

Alderman Moore said: "The City's pension funds have a $12-15 billion unfunded liability. If something is not done to correct this, all of the pension funds will be broke within the next 20 years…"

FACT: The pension fund for retired Chicago teachers stands at risk of collapse. The city’s four funds for other retired city workers are short by $19.5 billion. At least one of the funds is in peril of running out of money in less than a decade....

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Alderman Moore said: "The City's pension funds have a $12-15 billion unfunded liability. If something is not done to correct this, all of the pension funds will be broke within the next 20 years…"

FACT: The pension fund for retired Chicago teachers stands at risk of collapse. The city’s four funds for other retired city workers are short by $19.5 billion. At least one of the funds is in peril of running out of money in less than a decade. And starting in 2015, the city will be required by the state to make far larger contributions to the funds, which could leave it hundreds of millions of dollars in the red — as much as it would cost to pay 4,300 police officers to patrol the streets for a year.

SOURCE: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/us/chicago-sees-pension-crisis-drawing-near.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Which means Alderman Moore has put the tax-payers on the hook for more future billions borrowing in 2015. Much like the few billion he voted "Yes" to borrow in 2014.

The next 20 years my a$$. The hammer drops this year. Alderman Moore picked a bad year to go against the Unions.

  • daveP been around awhile

    there is a reason they have put off a plan till after the election. prepare to bend over.

    we can only really blame the politicians who have been leading us for 20+ years... both for getting us to this spot. and doing nothing about it.

    let's reward them with 4 moore years!

  • Terebill In RP all my life~

    It's just awful how he states "the city has" when he was the one who has voted for this! Somewhere down the line Joe Moore has decided that nothing matters except voting with the mayor - whatever the outcome. Now acting surprised and saying "We need to fix this!"

    Time for change!

  • No offense but this situation did not happen overnight. This has been an issue of debate and discussion for years and years every time the budget hearing are held. Despite the fact that thousands are in jeopardy of loosing some part of their well-earned pension, the Alderman have never taken...

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    No offense but this situation did not happen overnight. This has been an issue of debate and discussion for years and years every time the budget hearing are held. Despite the fact that thousands are in jeopardy of loosing some part of their well-earned pension, the Alderman have never taken a pay cut, have increased their salaries and never once addressed this situation in a meaningful way. I suppose once you attain a position where you no longer have to worry about a paycheck, it becomes an issue less important and can be left to linger. However, one important thing to remember is the outrage the affected (including myself) will feel when our pensions are directly affected and we march to the polls to reflect our feelings and reduced standard of living. While I will not be as political as to bring a tent and go camp out on my Alderman's front lawn asking to be fed and taken care of, I can image that for those who will already be hanging on by a thread wont be negatively affected in a very real way where dislocation and removal from their homes might be a reality.

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Excellent article on 49th ward pay-to-play politics

Ben Woodard has done his homework and provided insight into campaign financing in the 49th ward.

Full article here: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150122/rogers-park/ald-joe-moore-nearly-doubles-campaign-fund-114333-at-end-of-year

A few key points:

"Most of Moore's donors provided addresses outside of the ward he represents, and many included business owners, developers and investors."

"But some contributors recently won the support of the alderman at City Hall for concessions to lift liquor moratoriums and open businesses."

"Pradeep Patel, who know (sic) owns two liquor stores in the ward, won the...

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Ben Woodard has done his homework and provided insight into campaign financing in the 49th ward.

Full article here: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150122/rogers-park/ald-joe-moore-nearly-doubles-campaign-fund-114333-at-end-of-year

A few key points:

"Most of Moore's donors provided addresses outside of the ward he represents, and many included business owners, developers and investors."

"But some contributors recently won the support of the alderman at City Hall for concessions to lift liquor moratoriums and open businesses."

"Pradeep Patel, who know (sic) owns two liquor stores in the ward, won the support of Moore to open Hops and Grapes in the former Isam's Liquor Store on Sheridan Road.
A frequent contributor, Patel donated $1,000 at the end of December."

"Go Grocer, an independent grocery chain that intends to open in Loyola University's Granada Center, also won the support of Moore, who sponsored an ordinance to lift a liquor moratorium on the block so the store could sell packaged goods. The company donated $500 to the alderman in December."

"In addition, James Yoo, owner of the Morse Avenue strip mall that recently evicted all of its tenants, donated $500 in November."

We can all come to our own conclusions; however, I do know it is an ongoing concern of many that important decisions are being made about the future of Rogers Park based on political profitability rather than the good of the community.

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    Q. I've never tried this, but can you actually read EveryBlock without becoming a member? I would think so, but?

  • Susan Szews Rogers Park Resident for 17 years

    Yes, you can read EB without becoming a member. You can read it without signing in, which is just like reading it without becoming a member.

20 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Bad smell in my apartment

This is a weird post. There is a bad smell in my apartment, right inside my door, as soon as I enter. I thought it was my trash, I had made chicken, but I took the trash out and it's still there. I had the window cracked open yesterday but I still smell it.

The hallways are not cleaned or maintained in this building. The management said they were having an exterminator come around last week for maintenance, but I never saw them when I was home.

Any ideas what it could be? How to get rid of a smell? It's been 3 days now.

  • The dead-thing-in-the-wall lasted almost 2 years in my house. YMMV.
    FYI: Ionizers are not recommended by Consumer Reports.

  • U might want to pull out your stove and fridge and look under there if u haven't already. It's warm there and rodents die there. Good luck.

4 hours ago

63 Bar & Grill

I know there was some discussion last week about the establishment being closed. 63' was closed last Tuesday and Wednesday , Jan. 20th and 21st due to plumbing problems and was reopened late last week. There was no issue about their liquor license. Was there for lunch and drinks on Friday.

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

FOUND CAT!

I live near Lakewood and Albion just east of the el. We found a cat in the gangway. It is all black and long hair.Very friendly. Rubbing my face as I write this. If you have lost a cat or know of someone who has, please Private Message me.

14 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Community Meeting - Tuesday, January 27th

There will be a Community Meeting on Tuesday, January 27th at St. Jerome's Parish Hall, 1709 W. Lunt Ave. (This meeting is for the residence that live in the boundaries of Clark St. to the West, the Lake to the East, Lunt Ave. to the North and Pratt Ave. to the South) It will be from 7 pm to 8 pm. This is an "unofficial Beat Meeting" and Officers will not be present. Please come with your ideas, suggestions, comments, and concerns to help make the area safer and friendlier.

Hope to see you there!

6 hours ago

You have 6 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

6 hours ago

Thanks to those who have shoveled and salted.

My geriatric bones thank you. Lots of ice out there today.

6 hours ago

Experience with cats with hypertrophic cardiomegaly?

I'm interested in the experience of others as to prognosis. My Louis is asymptomatic except for the galloping heart rate. Thanks.

4 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

A modest hotel proposal-

Seems like everyone that was at the Alderman’s meeting on Tuesday night was in agreement on one thing. A hotel would be a welcome addition to Rogers Park. After that, there wasn't much consensus. Some people were concerned about the loss of “their” parking in the neighborhood. Some people were concerned by the massive disruption an additional 1.5% of traffic during peak hours would create. Somebody thought of the children. Some time was spent on the fact that we lost...

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Seems like everyone that was at the Alderman’s meeting on Tuesday night was in agreement on one thing. A hotel would be a welcome addition to Rogers Park. After that, there wasn't much consensus. Some people were concerned about the loss of “their” parking in the neighborhood. Some people were concerned by the massive disruption an additional 1.5% of traffic during peak hours would create. Somebody thought of the children. Some time was spent on the fact that we lost the charming old two story brick commercial buildings that were there, and as that area is the crown jewel gateway to Rogers Park, Loyola has destroyed our heritage and birthright.

I’ll admit, I don’t really remember the Granada. Growing up on the South Side, I didn’t start coming up to Rogers Park until the 90s (Nothing like the Heartland Cafe back then!) So I tried to find some pictures of what the area used to be like back before Loyola and Joe Moore and the towering high rises on Sheridan. Here are a few pictures of the strip North of the Loyola El stop from those halcyon days of the 1930s-

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/uic_idot,134
http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/uic_idot,197

Found a good picture of what that huge metal structure is on the building where the Montseratt at Loyola Station is now -

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/u?/uic_idot,268

So, seeing as how some of the folks from further North in RP who own their own houses (so they don’t need a hotel) were really laying into the loss of the beautiful architecture and charm of that commercial strip, I propose an addition to the exterior decor of the proposed hotel. I think it really reflects and represents the history of that area of Sheridan, and really should help settle some of the opposition.

Here is a rendering -

  • Hey, there is the remnants of a sign that was on the north end of the Carmen's building that was only partly readable. I think it said "MAHAN" and possibly REAL ESTATE. Does that ring any bells with the old timers?

  • MPRP RP lifer

    Rogerparker, I suggest you read the text that accompanies the photo you posted of the Grenada. It indicates that the picture was taken during demolition and that the building was not in a state that required demolition. In other words, the opposite of what you purported the photo demonstrated.

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Health Care

Hello, I am a student journalist writing a story on healthcare. I'm looking for someone who has experienced difficulty with health records not being sent to a multiple hospitals in a timely manner, or vice versa (through electronic means).

33 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Witch God Declares 9 Billion World People! Blessed Be!

Pisces Ends! Aquarius Begins! Spiritual Truth Revealed! Occult Power! 9 Billion World People! Get Up To Get Down To Get Funky! Turn Your Swag Up! Be Groovy! Honorable Pagan Truth Revealed! Goddess Here! Blessed Be!

4 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis

I invite you to Follow Me on Friday to a Rogers Park institution--the Oasis. Join me this Friday, January 23rd, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the bar located at 6809 N. Sheridan Road (just north of Pratt).

The co-owner of the Oasis, Ben Chikko, is serving up delicious deli sandwiches and desserts and offering one complimentary beer, wine, soda or well drink. When you stop by, you'll find out why so many Rogers Park neighbors call the "O" their second...

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I invite you to Follow Me on Friday to a Rogers Park institution--the Oasis. Join me this Friday, January 23rd, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the bar located at 6809 N. Sheridan Road (just north of Pratt).

The co-owner of the Oasis, Ben Chikko, is serving up delicious deli sandwiches and desserts and offering one complimentary beer, wine, soda or well drink. When you stop by, you'll find out why so many Rogers Park neighbors call the "O" their second home. It's a friendly neighborhood tavern where just about everyone knows your name.

If you're into darts, this is the place for you. The Oasis has three dart boards and sponsors its own dart league. You better come prepared because the competition is fierce!

The Oasis also offers a professionally built pool table with custom balls and cues and Sunday night karaoke. They also offer free Wi-Fi and charging for your smart phones, so you can't go wrong. In short, it's a place you go to hang out with your neighbors.

Come and meet Ben the owner on Friday and join us for food and drink at this favorite Rogers Park hangout.

"Follow Me on Friday" is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward's finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I'll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It's a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Thanks, Becky. I guess I've been misinformed, but as you can imagine, I sure wouldn't take Spotty/Scotty's word for it.

  • ^^^^ Misinformed? Sounds more like completely uninformed. Clueless.

14 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Healthcare

Hi, I am a student journalist.

I'm writing a story on healthcare, specifically on how the Affordable Care Act has made the system more efficient or less efficient (for you). Obama has mandated a streamlined medical health records system using technology.

So, I'm looking specifically for a patient who HAS had difficulty or has NOT had difficulty with needing medical documents transferred from one hospital (for many reasons) to another hospital.

It this applies to you, I'd love to speak with you and share your story.

If your interview is used, it would be published on a Chicago news website.

Please contact me for more information.

Thank you!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    EMR has put more pressure on healthcare providers, and added many more working hours to their days

13 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Shooting

Heard shots lots of police activity. 6000 n kenmore

  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    There is a world of difference between the dirty doings of politics and gangbanging,though I see your point. Also,lay off the Southside.I'm from the south side!(go Sox) There are gangs all over the city. Very nasty and inconvenient truth until some yuppy wants to get his high on. Not all of them want to get their Priusi dirty driving to the nearest ghetto. Convenience shopping and abetting of the worst kind.

  • Alikat: If you believe someone has called you a racist never say "My best friends are black and educated"....you sort of prove their point.

    My point was the language. Casual racism exist and your "joke" was just one example found on Everyblock everyday.

4 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Witch God On The Verge Of Going Viral!

Rogers Park Thanks For The Love And Hate! I Can Be Googled Now From Any Continent! My Message Has Power! Nothing Has More Power Than The Written Or Spoken Word! Blessed Be!

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    Witch God..what color is your new cape?

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    60660Gal It Is Black! I Will Also Have A Pentacle Placed On It Along With A Few More Seals! Blessed Be!

Jan 15

Updated 26 hours ago

Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?

Alderman Moore sent a notice about a public meeting next Tuesday at 7 PM at Centennial Forum concerning a plan to build a bare-bones (limited conference space; no restaurant inside the hotel itself; some commercial space from the sidewalk) hotel at Albion and Sheridan, including making Albion two-way from the alley east to Sheridan. Supposedly the clientele will be visiting parents of Loyola students. That sounds fine for about five weeks out of the year, but what about the other...

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Alderman Moore sent a notice about a public meeting next Tuesday at 7 PM at Centennial Forum concerning a plan to build a bare-bones (limited conference space; no restaurant inside the hotel itself; some commercial space from the sidewalk) hotel at Albion and Sheridan, including making Albion two-way from the alley east to Sheridan. Supposedly the clientele will be visiting parents of Loyola students. That sounds fine for about five weeks out of the year, but what about the other 47 weeks?? Visions of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood are dancing in my head: Student parties? Lots of people on and out for various assignations? I'm betting it's yet another Loyola dorm in five years. The two- way traffic designation for Albion concerns a lot of us as well, since a similar reconfiguration on Arthur and Sheridan has been confusing and dangerous to drivers and pedestrians. OH--no new parking spaces will be created for the hotel--supposedly the parking structure at Arthur and Sheridan is "underutilized." Could we see some data on that? If you got Moore's email, take a look at the building specs and come to the meeting on Tuesday.

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    If Loyola property is used for purposes that are not tax-exempt, such as a hotel or commercial shops, it is taxable the same as any other property in the city.

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment / Century 21 Universal

    Not to mention the hotel tax that the city charges + all the monies the visitors staying right here in Rogers Park will put out for restaurants, bars, venues and all else.

27 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    A resident of the Breakers told me that a bullet landed (harmlessly) in the dining room

5 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Rate hike on beach parking

i was so disgusted to find that the hourly rate for parking in the beach parking lot next to Loyola Park has now gone up from $1.25 per hour to $1.75 an hour! Thank you, to the past and current mayor, and to all our aldermen, who sat on their hands while this parking thing might have been stopped!

  • Mei

    I saw they have a mobile app for the meters now. Has anyone tried it? Perhaps you could use that in the morning from your home for the last hour, but heaven forbid you forget one day! Even though the deal has long since been made, I too still feel bitter and entitled to gripe about the fees. My cousin used to work for the company that owns the meters, and I still tease him about it. Makes the holidays that much more fun!

  • Thanks for the info, Mei! I will check into the mobile app. I wonder how that would work? I suppose the meter workers would have to check your QR code on your city sticker to see if you actually paid, or some other such thing.

31 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

February 24 ---> Hurry up and get here

I can't wait for the Aldermanic Election to be history.

All of the " mean spirited " mud slinging comments are unnecessary.

Why do election campaigns have to go negative ?

.....CANDIDATES :

.............Tell us the good that you can do if elected.

.............Encourage local residents to get involved in positive change.

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......CANDIDATE SUPPORTERS : ( both sides )

..............Stop posting all your hateful comments.

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Call me an unrealistic dreamer,

but,

wouldn't it be nice if on Feb. 25 , we could all unite to work together
to make Rogers Park the place we want it to be.

Amen.

30 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

stopping yellow book drop offs

any one have any idea how to stop getting these phone books? my entire building is on the opt out list for the last 10 years but every year they drop the books in front. i know some people want them, but we don't!

i have called every year to say stop, but it hasn't... any insight would be appreciated.

  • Mei

    I feel all these unsolicited mailers should be illegal. If you don't want it and didn't ask for it, they're littering! Their company taglines should be, "Here, you throw this out."

    I do use the newspaper adds to line my students' desks when we paint or do something messy, and phone books become paper mache. Also good for drying flowers. However, I will now try opting out. There's never a shortage of paper for student crafts if you pay attention

  • Our package delivery guys and mailman use the phone books to hide our packages. So far (5 years) no thefts.

31 hours ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Senior Safety Seminar

On Wednesday ( Feb. 4 ) ( 10:00 - 11:30 AM ) , the City of Chicago will
conduct a Seminar that discusses SENIOR SAFETY.

The police and fire department will make presentations.
.....They usually provide useful handouts.
.....They will tell what services are available to SENIORS.

The Office of Emergency Management and Communications will also be there.

It will take place at the BROADWAY ARMORY ( 5917 N. Broadway ).

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This sounds like a valuable event for local SENIORS.

Please share the information with any SENIORS that you know.

.....Help them get to this event ?

Thank you.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Pat - send this information to Oak Street Health on Devon; their practice is limited to Medicare (and some Medicare managed care plans, like Healthspring).

    Do you have a flyer you could email to me?

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Chicago company seeks technical writers with multi-lingual capabilities

Outsource Jobs Chicago is a private organization helping Fortune 100 companies with offices in Chicago to identify and retain contract employees for a wide range of part- and full-time positions.

We currently seek to interview technical writers with multi-lingual capabilities for a six-month writing/translation project within a business-to-business technology industry segment. This opportunity can be structured as part time or full time, depending on qualifications and availability of the candidate(s) selected.

Ideal candidates will have English-Spanish fluency and proven experience...

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Outsource Jobs Chicago is a private organization helping Fortune 100 companies with offices in Chicago to identify and retain contract employees for a wide range of part- and full-time positions.

We currently seek to interview technical writers with multi-lingual capabilities for a six-month writing/translation project within a business-to-business technology industry segment. This opportunity can be structured as part time or full time, depending on qualifications and availability of the candidate(s) selected.

Ideal candidates will have English-Spanish fluency and proven experience with editorial and technical writing.

Compensation is negotiable and proportionate to availability and related experience.

Please forward resume, work samples, professional references and persuasive overview of capabilities to OutsourceJobsChicago@gmail.com.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for preliminary interviews beginning Feb. 15.

We look forward to hearing from you!

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Business Funding Axis Capital Group Jakarta Review on Maximizing Your Tax Deductions and Tax Breaks

MAXIMIZING YOUR TAX DEDUCTIONS AND TAX BREAKS AS A U.S. HOMEOWNER

U.S. TAX CODE OFFERS BREAKS TO HOMEOWNERS

This article is current for the 2014 tax year and should not be considered tax advice. For tax-related questions or mortgage strategy related to your individual tax liability, speak with a licensed accountant.

For more information visit http://acg-funding.com

It's January 2015 and, for Americans, the 2014 tax year has concluded.

Within weeks, U.S. consumers will begin receiving such tax-related forms as the...

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MAXIMIZING YOUR TAX DEDUCTIONS AND TAX BREAKS AS A U.S. HOMEOWNER

U.S. TAX CODE OFFERS BREAKS TO HOMEOWNERS

This article is current for the 2014 tax year and should not be considered tax advice. For tax-related questions or mortgage strategy related to your individual tax liability, speak with a licensed accountant.

For more information visit http://acg-funding.com

It's January 2015 and, for Americans, the 2014 tax year has concluded.

Within weeks, U.S. consumers will begin receiving such tax-related forms as the W-2, the 1099, and, for homeowners, the 1098, which is also known as the Mortgage Interest Statement.

The U.S. tax code offers incentives to homeowners, and by taking advantage of these breaks, 1040-filing citizens can maximize their financial investment in homeownership.

Whether a home is financed via a mortgage, or paid-in-full with cash, there are a multitude of tax-savings opportunities associated with owning a home -- even at current mortgage rates which are the lowest since May 2013.

Of course, every homeowner's financial situation is different, so please consult with a tax professional regarding your individual tax liability...

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  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    God, I love this stuff. POST MORE JUST LIKE IT PLEASE. IN SWEDISH AND NORWEGIAN! WHY CAN'T WE HAVE MORE? YOU PEOPLE ARE SO STOOPID AND SELFISH. AND RUDE. YOU'RE RUDE. WHAT'S WRONG WITH JUST one ANNOUNCEMENT FROM A sort of LOCAL BUSINESS? HUH?

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    Do you think they offer salmon croquettes? And mixed collards and mustard greens?

4 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

E.B.Rogers Park Needs More Authors To Fight Trolls!

E.B. Rogers Park Does Not Generate Enough Comments To Justify Site Because Trolls Use Cyber-Bully Tactics And Electronically Harrass Too Many Rogers Park, And Edgewater Residents! Shame On You Trolls! Blessed Be!

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Rogers Park We As 1 Community Are Stronger Than The Trolls! We Came Up Short Authoring Threads But If We Keep Trying We Can Accomplish The 100 Thread Goal! Blessed Be!

  • Witch God King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Good Morning E.B. Rogers Park! We Came Up Short But If We Keep Trying We Will Author Enough Threads Daily To Weaken The Trolls! Blessed Be!

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