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Murder rate in Rogers Park

Rogers Park has a serious uptick in murders for 2014. Summer hasn't even arrived, and we've already matched the total for 2013. We're only four months into the calendar year.

This is on track to be the worst year for murders in 5 years. This is an issue that should be front and center. Not swept under a rug.

Yet, Alderman Joe Moore is more concerned about Divvy.

http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/local/redeye-graphic-rogers-park-homicide-report-20140416,0,3004314.htmlpage

  • Craig_Gernhardt Official Account

    Markeyo Carr, 17, 2/5/14, 6700 N. Clark St. Gunshot/Street

    Michael Tingling, 59, 3/19/14, 7100 N. Clark St. Assault

    Darnall Gordon, 36, 4/7/14, 1600 W. Howard St. Gunshot/Street

    Keno Glass, 16, 4/15/14, 7600 N. Ashland Ave. Gunshot/Street.

Apr 03

Updated 5 hours ago

Awesome Food at Twisted Tapas

I know it's been plugged here before, but this place can't get enough praise! Twisted Tapas at Pratt & Sheridan (just east of Sheridan) is absolutely awesome. Non-traditional, creative food served in tapas portions at super affordable prices. You can have a half dozen taste experiences in one sitting. It's a great place to take a group of friends.

Great experience, and their staff is friendly and awesome. Check it out if you haven't already!

  • Al I. Rogers Park since 2006

    The boulevard is wider than usual in front of their place and has trees and shrubs in it, and a taller than usual fence around it. Thus it shrinks the usable sidewalk area significantly. If you took all that out and paved it, they could have a wonderful patio. I don't see that happening, though. However, on nice summer nights, they can have their giant windows open, and you get a nice breeze inside. I really love that space in the summer.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Al, I'd forgotten about those windows. I hadn't been in there in the summer for a long time because I didn't care for the two previous restaurants in that space, but I seem to recall that Cafe Suron, the Persian restaurant I loved, would open them in the summer.

3 days ago

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Rogers Park Enjoys Quiet Weekend after Last Week's Incidents

Chicago police officers under the leadership of Commander Thomas Waldera responded quickly last week to several shooting incidents in Rogers Park. Commander Waldera requested and received re-enforcements from the Chicago Police Department. The Commander has been on the streets with his tactical lieutenant each night from dusk to dawn personally directing the allocation of those officers.

Thanks to their efforts, Rogers Park experienced no shooting incidents over the weekend.

Last Thursday, a 21-year-old man was shot by an unidentified man...

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Chicago police officers under the leadership of Commander Thomas Waldera responded quickly last week to several shooting incidents in Rogers Park. Commander Waldera requested and received re-enforcements from the Chicago Police Department. The Commander has been on the streets with his tactical lieutenant each night from dusk to dawn personally directing the allocation of those officers.

Thanks to their efforts, Rogers Park experienced no shooting incidents over the weekend.

Last Thursday, a 21-year-old man was shot by an unidentified man on the 1600 block Morse Avenue Thursday night at approximately 8:00 p.m., and a 25 year-old woman was shot while sitting in her car on the 6600 block of N, Sheridan Road Friday morning shortly before 2:00 a.m.

Commander Waldera tells me police believe the Morse Avenue shooting was gang-related, the latest in a series of shootings resulting from a conflict between two factions of the same street gang. Earlier in the week one man was killed and two others were injured in what police believe to be a gang-related shooting on the 1600 block of W. Howard Street.

The police are not certain whether the Sheridan shooting was the result of the same gang conflict or a separate "road rage" incident. They are still investigating.

I have been in constant communication with Commander Waldera since last Monday's shooting incident. His hands-on and proactive response to these incidents has helped to stem the violence and prevent a further escalation of the conflict.

Police will continue to be on heightened alert this week.

If you would like more information about the police response to the recent shootings or what you can do to help stem the violence, I urge you to attend one of the upcoming monthly CAPS beat meetings.

For the time place and loication of the beat meetings, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/152025_322.htm

Commander Waldera will be present at both meetings.

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Peace? You sound like one of those jaded psychedelic mushroom heads that used to own the Heartland Cafe. This is capitalism sweetheart. If you want peace in THIS community get rid of the criminals selling narcotics. They are the ones committing violence.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I don't know any "jaded psychedelic mushroom heads," NforaC, but the founders of Heartland, who are still owners, BTW, along with someone else, are friends of mine.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Affordable spaces for 100 guests in the Andersonville/Edgewater area?

I've seen this post before but wanted to see if anyone had any FRESH/NEW ideas of affordable spaces that would cater to a decent-sizes group to celebrate getting legally married! I wrote down every suggestion from past threads but wanted to reach out in case any of you have found another place we could consider. Thanks for your time!

  • One more update, in case anyone uses any of the suggested places in the future...As I anticipated, the Malibu condo building requires that you are an actual resident at their complex to rent out their space.

  • john early ave resident for 10+ years

    the bar area upstairs at the brixton - they also have an outdoor deck

12 hours ago

Celebrate Neighborhood Public Schools in Edgewater

Reading & Writing Chicago Style II: Our Neighborhood Schools
– Then & Now

This fundraiser will support North Shore Kiwanis Club’s Local School Literacy Programs.

North Shore Kiwanis Club supports reading programs and an 8th grade essay contest at local schools, including Goudy, Hayt, Peirce, and Swift. All funds raised at this event will be used for these programs.

Our program will include presentations by Principals from neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater as well as readings from student...

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Reading & Writing Chicago Style II: Our Neighborhood Schools
– Then & Now

This fundraiser will support North Shore Kiwanis Club’s Local School Literacy Programs.

North Shore Kiwanis Club supports reading programs and an 8th grade essay contest at local schools, including Goudy, Hayt, Peirce, and Swift. All funds raised at this event will be used for these programs.

Our program will include presentations by Principals from neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater as well as readings from student essays. Food and beverages will be provided. Silent auction/raffle that will include a book signed by Jimmy Carter, an autographed copy of James McBride’s Good Lord Bird, and Cubs tickets. Music will be provided by Edgewater’s own Steve Solomon.

Please join us to celebrate the achievements of neighborhood public schools in Andersonville and Edgewater.

The event will be held at the Swedish Museum (5211 N. Clark Street) on
Monday, April 28, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets $35 online & at the door

To order tickets: http://northshorekiwanis2014.brownpapertickets.com/

12 hours ago

3 police cars parked on Glenwood and Arthur

Does anyone know why 3 police cars were parked on Glenwood and Arthur this morning at 7:00 a.m.?

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Termite contracts and Terminix

Big question about the need for a termite contract and feedback about Terminix in particular: When we bought our house five or so years ago, it came with a Terminix contract. There was no termite activity but were told (by Terminix) how necessary it was to keep it up; in case of recurrence we had a warranty and wouldn't pay for treatment.

The contract , which is up for renewal, isn't cheap. Can anyone comment and advise on the need for the contract and an average renewal fee that seems reasonable? Or send me to a site/person who knows about this stuff and can help navigate the process?

  • Yay! Thanks for that Darrin. I do have 6 years of Terminix's "certifications" which I'll keep. By the follow-up visit before closing, did that come from the same company you used to treat the termites, or elsewhere? Do you know anything about WDI inspections? These are independent inspectors who will conform no activity. Cost under $200. I just want to make sure that in the event we do sell it won't be an issue.
    Thanks again!

  • Darrin Greenview Terrace Association Member

    I had it from the same company that had done the treatment. I also documented where I had repairs done. I haven't heard of a WDI inspection but for $200 I would be all for it... better than losing a deal!

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

mover recommendations? (short move/1bedroom) Tip amount?

Anybody have recommendations for good/affordable movers.
-1bedroom 2nd fl Andersonville to 1 bedroom 1st floor Rogers Park.

What are people tipping their mover's these days?

:)

  • Melissa Rogers Park - Jarvis Square Resident

    We've used Movetastic as well as Joey's Movers in Skokie - both were great and really put effort into getting the move done quickly which we appreciated!

  • I tipped $50 per mover (hired professionals with insurance), but that's because I moved from the third floor of a 3-story walkup and they had to hoist my sofa and elliptical down the outer side of the outside stairwell this winter. I would think that $20 per crew member would be fine.

18 hours ago

Growing Presence of Breweries In and Around Edgewater

We at the Edgeville Buzz enjoy an occasional local and fresh beer, and we have done our best to be aware of local businesses that continue to keep our glasses full and plenty. We also look forward to businesses that are planning to move into our community and lucky for us, Half Acre is expanding their operations and our neighborhood gets to be their new home!

43 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Homicide near Chase and Sheridan

At 6:30am police were in my driveway. Stated there was a homicide "over there" (he was looking towards Touhy and Sheridan). The person came through the alley and jumped my back fence. Proceeded to exit my yard and left my gate open. The evidence (looked like a blanket) lay next to the condo building to the east of my home.

Nothing on dnarogers park. Just wondered if anyone knew anything

  • Craig_Gernhardt Official Account

    Mary Jo, Touhy/Estes and Sheridan area is where the police were searching for the alleged suspects in the 7600 North Ashland murder earlier. They were using K-9 dogs going in and out the alley's and streets.

  • bigchibro 15yrs+ ERP Extroverted "Can Do'

    Every port I was stationed @ had sketchy places near the beaches and shores .S.D. CA, Coronado CA,Perth ,Lima Peru,Vieques PR,Singapore,Virginia ,Gulfport MS,.....all have the same probs in some ways JMHO
    BUT THAT IS CLOSE whew glad they were investigating and nothing really happened in the area .I hope they eventually find them, that my soothe the families pain that the perp is still out there .

33 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

My Partner !

This is my second post and I would like to thank everyone who was concerned enough to reply and care. My Partner Daniel was back and doing much better, unfortunately he was Gay bashed last night by three men.
I dont know all the details as yet and he is home from the hospital this morning it happened last night and as soon as I find out more i will re-post the area,he is securely asleep and I didn't want...

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This is my second post and I would like to thank everyone who was concerned enough to reply and care. My Partner Daniel was back and doing much better, unfortunately he was Gay bashed last night by three men.
I dont know all the details as yet and he is home from the hospital this morning it happened last night and as soon as I find out more i will re-post the area,he is securely asleep and I didn't want him to relive it today . So please be very conscious and be careful walking alone. I only know it was three men 2 white 1 black and in there twenty's.

I am so angry but will let god handle this. As stated in my last post, he is the most gentle caring guy . I am asking for your spiritual energy (prayer ) for my best friend ( Daniel ) that he doesn't have any head trauma ,he was hit repeatedly on his head !

“It's not enough to have lived.
We should be determined to live for something.
May I suggest that it be creating joy for others,
sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind,
bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”
― Leo Buscaglia

  • Sarahdonis 20 year neighbor

    Tonyagogo, I was so sad to read about Daniel's - and your - attack. It is sooo difficult at a time like this, but in addition to sending loving, healing energy to you and Daniel, I will be trying to force myself to send healing energy to the young men who must be spiritually injured as well, to have behaved so hatefully.
    Sending peace to all.

  • bigchibro 15yrs+ ERP Extroverted "Can Do'

    While I differ in some instances(religiously) of homosexuality I accept it and see nothing wrong with it.People need to learn to make themselves better then they will not feel the need to act outwardly hurting others.They will live more fuller lives satisfied that if they themselves live right, there is...

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    While I differ in some instances(religiously) of homosexuality I accept it and see nothing wrong with it.People need to learn to make themselves better then they will not feel the need to act outwardly hurting others.They will live more fuller lives satisfied that if they themselves live right, there is no need to intrusively aggressively interact w/ people that are doing nothing to them at all except doing exactly what they should be doing minding their business and being happy about all life. JMHO

    P.S. Homosexuality goes all the way back to biblical times i think we ( including myself in some areas) need to grow / up and get over it .I dunno i can talk to anyone and not judge .
    {blessing to you and im soo sorry you had to endure this}

42 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Vacuum Repair?

I'm looking for a repairman that fixes Bissell and Eureka - got a broken belt. Any recommendations?

  • John Versical condo president / retail marketing educator

    Clark-Devon is the best!

  • Belts are a easy fix for sure, as long as the correct part is bought. I understand that it can be tedious but all it takes is patienced because of the tension of the belt. If you need any help you can text me at 773-474-6019 I can pick them up and do it for you.

Apr 02

Updated 22 hours ago

Building Condition Report Recommendations

Does anyone know of a good, affordable company or individual that can do a full evaluation of a building - e.g. evaluating the roof, electrical,heating, and water systems, and overall condition of the common areas (inside and outside) of the building - not individual units? We're a relatively small condo association and we'd like to have one done and am having a hard time finding one. We've already looked on Yelp and contacted several places, either they dealt only with...

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Does anyone know of a good, affordable company or individual that can do a full evaluation of a building - e.g. evaluating the roof, electrical,heating, and water systems, and overall condition of the common areas (inside and outside) of the building - not individual units? We're a relatively small condo association and we'd like to have one done and am having a hard time finding one. We've already looked on Yelp and contacted several places, either they dealt only with individual condo inspections, were not thorough enough, or didn't return phone calls. In the case of one of the most popular companies on Yelp's list, Domicile Consulting - they were very difficult to reach - by phone or through their website. Tried contacting them for months! When I finally got them, they promised to send a draft contract out and never did. Then when I tried calling them back to remind them, still never returned my calls. I would not say I'm difficult to deal with. At any rate, I would welcome any suggestions!

  • Ann

    Thank you all for your suggestions!! I really appreciate them. I have already started to follow up on all of them. Mark - Are any of the people you suggested local? Just wondering.

  • I dont think they are local, but you would have to check, They did state that they do small buildings in Rogers Park.

41 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Multiple TIRES Flattened/Slashed on North Eastlake Terrace

I was walking my dogs in Juneway Terrace Park on the lakefront this morning and I noticed a car with a jack stand stuck under the frame, next to the flat tire. "The owner must of given up trying to lift the car?" I thought. Then I noticed on the another flat tire. Then ANOTHER. There must of been about 8 CARS with flat tires on the east side of North Eastlake Terrace. Pretty blatant vandalism, targeting that side of the street.

MY car was NOT parked there, so I am not a direct victim. Still upsetting. I tried calling 311 and the rang and rang with no answer...

  • Not pothole related. They were deliberately slashed!

  • Roxanne psychotherapist, gardner. 39 yr. resident of RP.

    For this I would call "911" never "311". This is a police issue. Let them figure out what really happened to these cars. I think we need to call "911" more often in light of what is being reported that is happening lately in our beloved Rogers Park. I, for one,don't want a "long hot summer" here. Period. I am saddened to hear of what happened in your neighborhood.

5 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Jonquil peace

Cpd did an awesome job dispersing an all too familiar crowd on Jonquil at about 1am. Unfortunately, one particularly alley has become a loitering spot where cars race up and down making exchanges with those around the area. A certain group kept coming back (repeatedly!!) making violent threats to someone inside the building, but cpd made it's presence known and we finally had some quiet... I often see suspicious activity around the alley. Not wanting to waste the cops time,...

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Cpd did an awesome job dispersing an all too familiar crowd on Jonquil at about 1am. Unfortunately, one particularly alley has become a loitering spot where cars race up and down making exchanges with those around the area. A certain group kept coming back (repeatedly!!) making violent threats to someone inside the building, but cpd made it's presence known and we finally had some quiet... I often see suspicious activity around the alley. Not wanting to waste the cops time, I only report certainties -- yet I truly appreciated their efforts on this one.

Has anyone else noticed the alley near the Willie B White park at night? These are not teens just hanging out...I see cops drive by all the time and the group just waits till they pass and then continues their activities.

Thank you!!

  • Evict everyone residing at the Jonquil / Ashland building ?

    Repopulate the building with SENIOR Citizens ?

    .....They are usually not the THUG type.

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    Broadcast Lawrence Welk music to the block ?

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    Make HELEN ( N of H ) the building manager ?

    .....She would get good behavior out of the tenants.

  • I don't know-- I've met some pretty mean senior citizens before... Maybe the IRS could do a "random" (wink) audit of all suspected thugs. Even if we can sentence them all, at least they'll be preoccupied for some time. Do you think they all filed their tax returns on time?

24 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Is the 40th Ward doing participatory budgeting?

So I'm reading all these articles about the participatory budgeting process in nearby wards -- some are holding votes, some conducting online surveys, some holding public meetings -- and I'm realizing that I've never heard a single word about PB from Ald. Patrick O'Connor, who ganked my Lincoln Square block in the redistricting. Is O'Connor even doing PB in the 40th?

  • Sheila Pacione Neighbor

    I live there and have never noticed meetings for it. You could start a dialogue with them by emailing ward40@cityofchicago.org or patrick.o'connor@cityofchicago.org.

Mar 17 2012

Updated 29 hours ago

Classifieds?

I'm having trouble getting responses to furniture ads I post on Craigslist in Chicago. Even very good deals go unanswered. I wonder if there are other online classifieds sites people use, particularly in the north Chicago area.

  • GrAy; not grEy.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    How pedestrian of you, Dustin. Actually, either spelling may be used for the colour between black and white; both are accurate. (You'd best be careful or I'll begin sprinkling that "u" in in other comments.)

    http://tinyurl.com/om5875l

32 hours ago

Explore the history of Soldier Field

Love it or hate it? Soldier Field has been at the center of Chicago's political, cultural, and sporting life since it opened in 1924. Come to a multimedia presentation documenting its history this Saturday April 19 at the Rogers Park Branch Library, 6907 N. Clark St., at 1 p.m. Liam A. T. Ford, a journalist for the Chicago Tribune, led the newspaper's reporting on the renovation of Soldier Field 2001-2003. In the process he completed his book Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its History. His presentation will show rare photos and documents unearthed in his research. The program is co-sponsored by the library and the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society. The history of Soldier Field tells the story of Chicago!

5 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Apartment wanted

Hi am looking for a studio or one bedroom in the Rogers park neighborhood price range $450- $600. Any helP pls.

  • Of course! It's at the corner of Sheridan and Pratt. It's a spacious studio with new cabinets and new tile. The bathroom tile is a little outdated, but the size and storage more than makes up for that. The living area is carpeted and has a brand new AC unit,...

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    Of course! It's at the corner of Sheridan and Pratt. It's a spacious studio with new cabinets and new tile. The bathroom tile is a little outdated, but the size and storage more than makes up for that. The living area is carpeted and has a brand new AC unit, as well as street view. The landlord and maintenance are incredible and respond to problems within the first day of occurrence. They are managed by ASM Associates. You can call the building manager for more information. Her name is Naomi. Good luck!
    (773) 338-9028

  • It was already taken by the time my friend called yesterday! Thanks for the info!

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Proposed North/South bike path is too dangerous from Devon to Pratt

The proposed bike path under consideration in the 49th Ward doesn't add up, math wise. I measured Glenwood, the width of the bike path and the width of an average car and found this route to be dangerous for the biker to travel.

a) the street is 30 feet wide.

b) the bike lane is 5.5ft wide. (2X)

3) the off-set from curb to bike lane is 7.5 ft wide. (2X)

4) Average car width is about 6 feet. (2X)...

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The proposed bike path under consideration in the 49th Ward doesn't add up, math wise. I measured Glenwood, the width of the bike path and the width of an average car and found this route to be dangerous for the biker to travel.

a) the street is 30 feet wide.

b) the bike lane is 5.5ft wide. (2X)

3) the off-set from curb to bike lane is 7.5 ft wide. (2X)

4) Average car width is about 6 feet. (2X)

After adding the numbers, 5.5 x 2 = 11 and 7.5 x 2 = 15, that totals 26 feet, leaving 4 feet in the middle of the road for 2 cars to pass without going in the bike lane.

And, as looking up, the average car is 6 feet wide. That means if 2 cars are passing each other, one foot of the car is going to be in each bike lane. If bikes are in the bike lane on each side of the street, they will be put into a position of being hit by a car.

And, good forbid someone who just parked decides to open there door at that very moment.

This is just way too narrow a street to be safe for biker, driver and parker.

  • Prissy L Vegetarian yoga princess

    If there were more big car towers around there would be fewer cars parked on the streets and more room for safe bicycle lanes. I think bicyclists would be very supportive of building more car towers in the community.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    Prissy; Great idea!! I don't think I've seen them in Chicago.?.? only in NYC, but hopefully it will catch on.

35 hours ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Power Outage at Howard/Sheridan

Power out at Howard/Sheridan. Anyone else?

  • Per ComEd: As of 9:08 PM on 4/15/2014 we indicate that 269 customer(s) are affected by a power outage in your area. The cause of your outage is under investigation. We apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused you. Our field crews have investigated your outage and have determined that additional resources are necessary and have been sent to restore power. The preliminary restore time is 10:30 PM on 4/15/2014.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    No problem at Ashland & Juneway.

Apr 09

Updated 35 hours ago

Tennis Anyone

Would anyone like to play tennis at Farwell Beach? I am a bad to average tennis player (I can keep the ball in play) and I like to play for fun and exercise. Reply or send me a message and we can set up a time.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    I'm happy to play in our parks, frozen balls and all.

  • bigchibro 15yrs+ ERP Extroverted "Can Do'

    no I use the one at the lake front and the one at the school without problem or anyone ask me for ID or any type of charge

Apr 07

Updated 39 hours ago

Electrician needed

Can anybody recommend a general electrician for some minor electric work in the Rogers park area... Just need 4 ceiling fixtures put in. Should be a basic job

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Puppies and Flowers and Rainbows and Puppies

Hi Everyone. Puppies, Flowers.....Rainbows and puppies and flowers. Maybe some cute cats. How about some puppies? Gluten free puppies, of course. Nice things and stickers and puppies. I sure like stuff. Things are cool. Bright sunny puppies. Don't hurt anyone... oh darn. woops.... I didn't mean to say an offensive word. Because puppies. Capri Sun Flavored Bacon!!!! and Puppies!!!!! Who doesn't like puppies?

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Mariano's is hopping(?)

Anyone know why Mariano's rooftop parking lot is full today? It may be staff preparing for the opening - but if so, I sure hope their employees don't drive to work (or park somewhere else). The lot is literally packed!

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    And the Doms on B'way closed at the same time as the one @Sheridan & Foster but is already opening this coming week. Strange that WF is doing nothing at that one except put paper on the windows & needs over a year to get it ready.

  • ScottK Near Glenwood/Devon in North Edgewater

    Looking forward to using the 151 again, almost door to door, to discover Mariano's. I really miss the Dominick's and will be glad to shop at that location again.

42 hours ago

Fido to Go! Our Favorite Pet Food Truck Coming Soon

Spring is in the air and Fido is cheerfully wagging his tail burying the latest polar vortex deep in Chicago’s historical past!  What could make your canine companion happier than dry paws and fur waving in the warm breeze?  Perhaps a wholesome, no additives or sugar and gluten-free doggie snowball donut will help your pup forget Jack Frost, at least for now.

6 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

outdoor facilities

I work in Bronzeviille .. there are very nice outdoor facilities at corner of Pershing and South Cottage Grove. I would like see effort to bring serving to Rogers Park

  • AMP Rogers Park since 1988

    Thanks Neal,
    I biked by there and was wondering what they were doing.

  • William very thick skinned Retired US Navy master chief

    thanks neal.. there is nice all weather surface soccer field at Foster beach area.. they should have built a track at that time in my humble opinion. It would be nice if Rogers Park could be placed on the list to have one built.

2 days ago

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Feb 10

Updated 2 days ago

eta for edgewater/ uptown mariano's

does anyone have an eta on the edgewater/ uptown mariano's on sheridan and foster... i saw last week paint cans, and tarps over things as well as the signs for each asile gone but no actual work.. also there have been multiple electrician vans in the lot but i do not see any actual work going on... what is holding this up and when will this open finally

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    I hope they start using their huge sq. footage to eliminate redundancy (e.g., their current infuriating practice is stocking identical items in several different places throughout the store) and introduce a greater variety of products and brands--ideally, they ought to combine the sophistication of WF and the practicality of Jewel/Dominicks...

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    I hope they start using their huge sq. footage to eliminate redundancy (e.g., their current infuriating practice is stocking identical items in several different places throughout the store) and introduce a greater variety of products and brands--ideally, they ought to combine the sophistication of WF and the practicality of Jewel/Dominicks (RIP)/Kroger, etc. Ought to be one-stop shopping. WF lacks most of the familiar national brands and products found at mainstream grocers; the mainstreamers have the selection & lower prices but lack sophistication; both Aldi & Trader Joe's have the lower prices but little to no (in TJ's case, no) brand variety (though TJ's is a bit more esoteric). Mariano's could become the 800-lb. gorilla of Chicago grocery chains if it took the above steps.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Sandy - until those national brands eliminate GMOs, they won't be appearing at Whole Foods

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

HEAT or LIGHT?

An undeclared alderman candidate recently said “The problem is that there are people out there who can't deal with the sometimes "heated" discussions. Politics and its cousin, civic engagement, is ALL ABOUT THE HEAT!” His tiny group has generated lots of heat over endlessly unsupported allegations of pay-for-play real estate development, telling lies with the Police Department about crime statistics and supporting charter schools in exchange for personal favors and international vacations. Isn’t it time we got some LIGHT from...

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An undeclared alderman candidate recently said “The problem is that there are people out there who can't deal with the sometimes "heated" discussions. Politics and its cousin, civic engagement, is ALL ABOUT THE HEAT!” His tiny group has generated lots of heat over endlessly unsupported allegations of pay-for-play real estate development, telling lies with the Police Department about crime statistics and supporting charter schools in exchange for personal favors and international vacations. Isn’t it time we got some LIGHT from these candidates instead of just HEAT? What would they DO instead of simply OPPOSE? What do they stand FOR instead of just AGAINST? Shouldn’t we know what and who we are voting FOR instead of just AGAINST? Shouldn’t we expect some LIGHT instead of just HEAT from undeclared candidates? Please comment but don't make any personal attacks or use obscene language.

  • Prissy L Vegetarian yoga princess

    Maybe he's not running since he lost in court last time.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Prissy, he lost at the ballot box before he lost in court.

    Norma, what's this about the Socialist one going away. Was he ever here? In person, I mean, not just talked about by others.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Please, Stop this Madness

Dear LOC's and Farwell Boy's, (I know some of you guys read this site)

What the heck are you young men doing? You are freaking destroying the neighborhood with your infighting.

I get it, you got a beef with each other. But, why the heck are you ruining a neighborhood with your petty little disagreements - over whatever your petty problems you got.

Why do you young men need to ambush each other with your battles, using handguns and bullets?...

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Dear LOC's and Farwell Boy's, (I know some of you guys read this site)

What the heck are you young men doing? You are freaking destroying the neighborhood with your infighting.

I get it, you got a beef with each other. But, why the heck are you ruining a neighborhood with your petty little disagreements - over whatever your petty problems you got.

Why do you young men need to ambush each other with your battles, using handguns and bullets? Can't you guys talk this stuff out? Or go in the alley and beat each other up.

Why do I have to ride over your blood left on the street? That's just not right.

I'm getting tired of this BS. Let's find a way to get together solve this Rogers Park Gang battle. Because, if we don't, you guy's are all going to be in jail, in the hospital, or the grave.

I've got to make a living in this neighborhood and you guys aren't making the job any easier.

Signed, Your food delivery biker.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Mike, good to see you commenting here again. I thought maybe you'd given up on Rogers Park. To correct a typo in Dee's comment above so that you might understand what it is, Positive Loitering is just what the name implies. A group goes out for 2 or 3 hours...

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    Mike, good to see you commenting here again. I thought maybe you'd given up on Rogers Park. To correct a typo in Dee's comment above so that you might understand what it is, Positive Loitering is just what the name implies. A group goes out for 2 or 3 hours in the evening and loiters for awhile in one spot before moving on to the next. Groups that are, shall we say, negatively loitering break up or move on. Confrontations are avoided. Now that Spring is here (in spite of the snow we had Monday), this will be starting up again very soon.

  • Prissy L Vegetarian yoga princess

    And Craig never shows up. He always hides in the closet but complains.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Police response

It has been urged that the police should be called if you see a suspicious character. Today I called the police and alerted them of an unsavory character at Indian Boundary Park and the dispatcher told me the police were on their way. I was at the park for about two hours and no police arrived. This isn't the first time I called the police to report someone and they didn't show up. When I do call they act like I am bothering them.
Now start the sarcasm because you can't post anything without someone saying something sarcastic.

  • J.H. makes a very good point about having a service between 311 and 911. I think we all are concerned about activities we see as suspicious escalating into something dangerous. On the other hand, we just don't know what else the cops are coping with at any given time. I...

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    J.H. makes a very good point about having a service between 311 and 911. I think we all are concerned about activities we see as suspicious escalating into something dangerous. On the other hand, we just don't know what else the cops are coping with at any given time. I have listened to the police scanner from time to time, and I have to admit that the noise and drinking on the corner or in the alley that's driving me crazy is nothing compared to reports of shots fired or street fighting or other things that the cops have to respond to first. I think the cops in the 24th District do a great job overall and that they and the CAPS coordinators are approachable when we feel frustrated about what we sometimes see as the lack of or slowness of police response. I've never had the impression that it's all PR on their part but think that they genuinely want to address citizen concerns and improve where necessary.

  • rich concaildi Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411

    All,

    I don't have an explanation for why no one saw CPD respond to the initial call. It could be an unmarked unit responded but I simply don't know the details.

    This needs to be brought up at the beat meeting by neighbors.

    FYI-OEMC sets the priority and dispatches the...

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    All,

    I don't have an explanation for why no one saw CPD respond to the initial call. It could be an unmarked unit responded but I simply don't know the details.

    This needs to be brought up at the beat meeting by neighbors.

    FYI-OEMC sets the priority and dispatches the call based on what is going on at that exact moment. Officers don't get to pick and choose where to go next. They go where they are told to go via a priority response system managed by OEMC. Regardless, all calls should be answered.

    I'll will bring this to the attention of the Dist 24 CAPS office.

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

    Community Policing works. Help prevent crime. If an arrest is made a victim has already suffered.

    Stand Proud America!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Who are these people?

My security cam caught these guys in my foyer while I was indisposed on North Artesian near Devon, they were also on camera trying to open the basement door. Looking out the window I saw them up the street talking to children playing in front of their houses. Any idea what they're doing ringing doorbells trying to enter people's basements door to door?

  • JR West Ridge Neighbor Since 2003 Resident of West Ridge since 2003

    I heard that the Monotronics alarm system sales guys are coming back...it maybe them.

  • rich concaildi Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411

    Jerry,

    Pick up a couple inexpensive window stickers that say no trespassing, private property. It's them clearly in foyer and common areas.

    If they show up again, do NOT hesitate to call 911. Report suspicious behavior and trespassing on private property. Have neighbors do the same and also call. This...

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    Jerry,

    Pick up a couple inexpensive window stickers that say no trespassing, private property. It's them clearly in foyer and common areas.

    If they show up again, do NOT hesitate to call 911. Report suspicious behavior and trespassing on private property. Have neighbors do the same and also call. This needs to stop. Nice dressed guys can still conduct break-ins.

    Contact me off-line via email and I'll stand you some 'we call police' window signs.

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

    Community Policing works. Help prevent crime. If an arrest is made a victim has already suffered.

    Stand Proud America!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Sever Winter Weather information

News, notes and meeting minutes from Community Policing Beat 2431 in the heart of Rogers Park, Chicago

  • I would like to sever winter weather, period.

  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    Becky that was hilarious! Lmao

Apr 03

Updated 2 days ago

Edgewater Lounge closed?

I saw a sign on the door of the Edgewater Lounge saying it was closed by the city. Does anyone know what is going on? Thanks!

  • confirmed they are now open again went there last night and had a delicious bowl of chili

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    OK so they DO have good chili there, eh? I'll have to check it out.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Lost Cat

Our cat apparently slipped out our door last night and we haven't been able to find him anywhere. If you've seen a fluffy gray cat please call (773) 704-3413. Unfortunately -- and stupidly, I guess -- he's not wearing a collar. He's an indoor cat and has never gotten out before. You can see a picture here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73925706@N00/11695753295/lightbox/

Thanks!

  • Roxanne psychotherapist, gardner. 39 yr. resident of RP.

    I am very happy for both of you! Thanks for letting us know.

  • Sam99 happy dog owner

    My neighbor had their cat move down the alley for the summer. He found someone was leaving food out that he really liked, and he took up residence there. He came back at the end of the summer when he got tired of that diet. If you don't find evidence of an injured animal assume that their are alive and well

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