3 days ago

Updated 19 min ago

Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!

I started going to twisted Tapas a year ago February and cannot tell you how many times my husband and friends and I have been there since but I went again just last night! Food is still as excellent as it was a year ago and the staff is just as friendly and fun! It is SO great to see this place continue to do so well. If you haven't been there in a while make sure to get out into what is sure to be the last of winter and have a nice dinner! I think we are all getting cabin fever and tired of going out in the cold! Thanks Twisted!!

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    I Witch God Did Go To Tapas! Every-Body Their Was Groovy! Every-Body Was Funky! Not A Single Hater Or Troll Showed-Up! Blessed Be! All Who Did Attend Receive Heaven, Nirvana, Paradise, And Heaven On Earth For Every And All Generations Of Their Families! These Wise Oracles In Attendence Deserve The Respect Of Kings And Queens!

  • EPD Babies are such a nice way to start people.

    Next time for me (+ 2) as well! I really wanted to make it out to this (& chili on Sunday!), but have been dealing with an end-of-winter cold since the weekend : (

5 days ago

Updated 36 min ago

Who's for Chuy?

Me for one.

  • tom 2422 Rogers Parker since 1972

    Chuy didn't look too good in the video embedded in the Christian Science Monitor article. I like the man, I like his priorities, but will he be able to deal with the economic realities of pensions and city budgets? Of course, the other question is whether Rahm will be able...

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    Chuy didn't look too good in the video embedded in the Christian Science Monitor article. I like the man, I like his priorities, but will he be able to deal with the economic realities of pensions and city budgets? Of course, the other question is whether Rahm will be able to deal with the same realities or will he and the Council keep kicking the can down the road? As with climate change you can only kick the can so far and you will pay the price. Democrats too often of pretending that finances don't matter while Republicans pretend that revenues and income and tax inequities don't matter. We need revenue and we need to be very smart about how we use it.

    In case anyone hasn't noticed, Rahm is a Republican.

  • larry from crazycar.com Been trying to get away from here for too long now

34 hours ago

Updated 46 min ago

Voodoo on the beach?

A coworker thinks creepy deer head scarecrow I saw today on the beach might be voodoo. Anyone know what this means?

  • Just remember, those are CTA and Streets and Sanitation workers. They just look and act like Zombies.

  • So did you do your degree in another language besides English? Just curious.

2 days ago

Updated 49 min ago

Republicans for Rahm

Any takers?
Suzanne?

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Rand Paul thinks that the answer to police brutality is cutting cigarette taxes.

  • Suzanne has apparently never seen a person eat out of a garbage can, poor sheltered baby.

    So do they not read or practice any of the New Testament teachings about the poor in her church? I thought she went to a Christian (Roman Catholic) church. It seems she's just another at the altar of Mammon.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

south of Howard/west of Damen safe for new families?

My wife, 3 month old baby, and I are currently looking at apartments all over Rogers Park to move at the end of this month. Recently we looked at an apartment that is stunningly beautiful and perfect for our family. However, we noticed that right around the corner there is a blue light police camera box. (Flashing very annoyingly bright at night). We are new to this city and do not know this area very well.

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My wife, 3 month old baby, and I are currently looking at apartments all over Rogers Park to move at the end of this month. Recently we looked at an apartment that is stunningly beautiful and perfect for our family. However, we noticed that right around the corner there is a blue light police camera box. (Flashing very annoyingly bright at night). We are new to this city and do not know this area very well.

Does anyone have any insight into what sort of walk safety/crime rates are like around Seeley & Fargo? My wife likes to go running and we like to be outdoors a lot. Peckish Pig is right there on Howard and we love that place!

This apartment is amazing but that police camera box really freaked us out!
We are seasoned city livers.. We don't get freaked out by everything.. Its just I never lived near one of those cameras. I usually only see those in only pretty darn bad neighborhoods (when I lived in Philly.)

Any insight into this specific area of Rogers Park would be amazing!

Thanks neighbors!

  • Bernard (Network 2424) Co-founder of Network 2424, www.network2424.com

    POLICE CAMERAS -- Peg, the second police camera does NOT imply anything about the area. Remember those 3 sting operations I mentioned? That is why the camera is at Birchwood & Hoyne. We supported police in those sting operations. It remained because of issues at Howard & Hoyne, which have...

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    POLICE CAMERAS -- Peg, the second police camera does NOT imply anything about the area. Remember those 3 sting operations I mentioned? That is why the camera is at Birchwood & Hoyne. We supported police in those sting operations. It remained because of issues at Howard & Hoyne, which have substantially declined after we, residents, "dragged" the convenience store owner before hearings at Chicago Business Affairs office (and they threatened revocation of his license). Residents requesting the removal of camera is as onerous of a process as is residents requesting a camera. We have other priorities at the moment (park improvement, neighborhood block events, etc.) that take priority.

  • Really great of you and your neighbors to get in the game like that, Bernard. No question that blue light cameras are reason for potential new residents to be concerned. But if I understand correctly that you are taking steps to have a camera removed because the area has calmed, that's completely awesome.

Dec 15

Updated 1 hour ago

Good-bye, MorWay

All but one business in the strip mall at Morse and Wayne has closed shop for good. Word on the street is Jennifer Pritzker bought it. The lone holdout is Vic's Pharmacy, who has allegedly gone to court - and was granted to stay until May 2015.

One can only speculate as to how big of a parking garage will be built in it's place?

One can also speculate as to how long it will be before Ms. Pritzker buy's out JB's Pizza?

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Craig could do a memorial photo album of all the gobs of blood on the street. He's good at that and could use his Photoshop skills to enhance the gobs and make them look even better.

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    Then maybe he could help "Need for a Change" hide his homophobia.

    Boystown North! Oh, the horror!

2 hours ago

Bang Da Hitta Back Out Of Jail

Not sure for how long, but Keith Hayer, aka Bang Da Hitta is back out of jail...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmrZ6fgJbmI

3 hours ago

Cash In Your 401K Now Before 17 Trillion Public Debt Takes It From You!

Baby-Boomers About To Be Old And Broke In America With Nobody To Take Care Of Them Because Of Public Pension Fund Problems!

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

  • Since the article was from "Hey Jackass", I am not quite sure who was being addressed. Hope it's nobody I know.

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    At some point you have to stop turning around whenever you hear "Hey Jackass".

3 hours ago

I am looking for a fresh start.

I am from wisconsin but looking to move to rogers park. I am looking for work asap, like general labor and such. wondering where could i find a good employment agency or any quick leads to some honest money.

24 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Witch God Post On Twitter, Skype, U-Tube! Witch God Almost 500 Views In 1 Week! Many People! What Are We Now "THE LINK POLICE? People Post Links All The Time! SpamAlert, Don't Hate The Player Hate The Game And Please Feel Free To Diss Me On U-Tube And Don't Forget...

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    Witch God Post On Twitter, Skype, U-Tube! Witch God Almost 500 Views In 1 Week! Many People! What Are We Now "THE LINK POLICE? People Post Links All The Time! SpamAlert, Don't Hate The Player Hate The Game And Please Feel Free To Diss Me On U-Tube And Don't Forget To Post The Link Here So EVERY-BODY CAN SEE WHO YOU REALLY ARE! Too Late To Stop Me! Goddess Gave My Message Wings! Look Forward To See-Ing You. @ Tapas Tonight Or Stay Home By Your-Self! Trolls Live To Hate Witch God! Trolls Stop Being Mad Because Your Intellect Don't Control E.B Rogers Park No More! 60,000 Rogers Park Residents Own E.B. Rogers Park OK Trolls!

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    SpamAlert, Please Feel Free To Stand Out-Side My Down-Town Condo Located@ 980 N. Michigan! Oh I Forgot The Door-Man Calls Tbe Coks On Home-Less Looking People So Dress Accordingly! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

7 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

9 Billion World People! Yes Or No

IS IT ANTI-SEMETIC TO SAY:
1)America Is Israel?
2)Knessit Should Fight It's Own Battles?
3)America Is The Chosen People?

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    9 Billion World People Blessed Be! Rogers Park I Witch God Will Quote Scripture From The Christian Bible Proveing AMERICA IS ISRAEL The CHOSEN PEOPLE! I Believe The Wrong Interpretation Taught By Christian Bible As To The Identity Of Israel Is The Reason Why America Don't Understand That America Is Israel! Blessed Be!

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Rogers Park, Tell Me What You Think?

29 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Dog Walker

Looking for recommendations for an experienced & reliable dog walker for my THREE large breed dogs for a 3x a day for two and a half days at the end of the month stint.. I know, seems like a lot (because it is)! They are great dogs but need somebody experienced and patient! My usual dog sitter has to head out of town before I'll be back so I need somebody to fill in the gaps. They'll be staying with my mom in Rogers Park so there is flexibility. Thanks in advance!recommendations in advance!

  • Dawn 7 years in RP

    Lynne Liliedahl is great. As a trainer and a walker she has experience with both large breeds and with dogs who require a skilled hand. She also does house sitting. You can reach her at kriyacat at hotmail dot com.

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

    Thanks everybody! Have some great suggestions here!

7 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Any kind hearts out there that can foster a dog for 2-3 months?

Lucy's person has to have hip replacement surgery and if someone doesn't step up today she'll wind up a a shelter, foreign and not knowing what the heck is happening. I am particularly sensitive to this because I broke my ankle last week and can't imagine what would happen to our two big boys if we didn't have a little bit of money to help with care and a support system of family and friends.

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Lucy's person has to have hip replacement surgery and if someone doesn't step up today she'll wind up a a shelter, foreign and not knowing what the heck is happening. I am particularly sensitive to this because I broke my ankle last week and can't imagine what would happen to our two big boys if we didn't have a little bit of money to help with care and a support system of family and friends.

My heart breaks for this girl. She will need to be the only pet in the house. Other than that we know only that she needs a home!

If you are able to help or can recommend an option for Lucy we would be so grateful.
Please contact Celeste at 773-942-4760

35 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Your Jewel-Osco Pharmacist

I wanted to share that I've had really positive experiences going to the pharmacy at Jewel in the Gateway Center on Howard and recommend them. I previously had our family's prescriptions at Walgreen's, where it was frequently crowded and the pharmacists and techs often seem super busy. Ever since switching over, I've found that the pharmacists at Jewel really do have time to answer questions, look up your meds, etc. One time when I had asked to add flavoring to...

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I wanted to share that I've had really positive experiences going to the pharmacy at Jewel in the Gateway Center on Howard and recommend them. I previously had our family's prescriptions at Walgreen's, where it was frequently crowded and the pharmacists and techs often seem super busy. Ever since switching over, I've found that the pharmacists at Jewel really do have time to answer questions, look up your meds, etc. One time when I had asked to add flavoring to my son's medicine (which Walgreens had previously done), the pharmacist actually came and found me in the shopping aisles to ask a question and tell me about how the flavoring could effect the medicine if it wasn't stored properly, and that this medicine was already very sweet and might not really need flavoring. Wow, that was really great to know they were being so vigilant. Just wanted to pass it on and give some compliments to the Jewel pharmacists. :)

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    I'm pretty sure you can get a prescription filled at any Jewel/Osco as long as the chain has your prescription on file. Give them a call and ask.

  • Barbara Marie RP resident since 2002

    I also have nothing but praise for the pharmacists at Gateway Osco. And my prescriptions generally cost less than they did at Walgreens.

3 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Witch God Prepares To Open 1st Gate Of Hell @ St. Peters Square! Blessed Be!

Because The Catholic Church Burned Witches Alive And Boiled Witches Alive In Water And Oil The 1st. Gate Of Hell Opens Up Under St. Peter's Square! Blessed Be!

4 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Witch God Rebukes Pope, Satan, Child Molesting Priest!

Blessed Be Rogers Park! Blessed Be 9Billion World People!

8 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Police believe they've got murderer of two Rogers Park residents

...known figure in Rogers Park from his work at the Howard Area Employment Resource Center, 1623 W. Howard St. An article was published in last week's newspaper heralding his recovery from alcoholism to...

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

...viciously stabbed to death Aug. 28 in the northeast corner bedroom of their apartment at 6438 N. Sacramento. It was Fire Department Battalion Chief Frank Cambria who'd called police to the scene...

...Pratt's description driving a white Acura that may have belonged to Lee along the 2100 block of W. Hood. Assistant State's Attorney Jamie Santini has stated that Pratt admitted to investigators he'd...

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    Don't wait for tomorrow to get your 3-year old news, get it today!
    Inside-Booster & News-Star. Taking our time and wasting yours since before 2012!

9 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

POSTPONED: Meeting on Touhy/Rogers/Ridge Intersection Rescheduled to Thurs., March 19

Due to an unavoidable schedule conflict of a key Chicago Department of Transportation official, the community meeting regarding proposed modifications to the Touhy/Rogers/Ridge intersection, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m., is POSTPONED until Thursday, March 19th, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will still be held at the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

Below is a reprint of the earlier notice I posted describing the proposal and its history:

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Due to an unavoidable schedule conflict of a key Chicago Department of Transportation official, the community meeting regarding proposed modifications to the Touhy/Rogers/Ridge intersection, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m., is POSTPONED until Thursday, March 19th, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will still be held at the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

Below is a reprint of the earlier notice I posted describing the proposal and its history:

Funding for design improvements was approved by the voters in the 2011 Participatory Budgeting election, but the City delayed implementation of the plan until Peoples Gas finished with its gas main installation work in the area. The gas main work is now completed.

The plan proposed by the City of Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is illustrated in the photo below.

The plan extends the curb at the southwest corner of the intersection to reduce the angle between Touhy and Rogers and shortening the crosswalk at that location from 100 feet to 40 feet.

  • FebGirl Once a bride, but never a bridesmaid

    Thank you, Mr. Alderman. I'm happy to hear of the rescheduling. I intended to be there last Thur. evening, but I had an unfortunate (but minor) accident that afternoon and ended up in the ER. D'oh! I assumed we missed it.

    One question: is there any point to a discussion? I mean, it sounds like CDOT has made their decision and that's that. If that's the case, they probably aren't open to a discussion.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    The Department and I are certainly open to discussion. As I indicated in my post, this proposal is not etched in concrete (pardon the pun). Please attend

2 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Looking For Dog Friendly Apartment

Hoping anyone could help me find a nice one bedroom ( or two if price is right) dog friendly apartment. My dog is ~60 lbs , 15yrs old sweet American Staffordshire Terrier. WELL BEHAVED - never barks , ( unless a stranger knocks at the door- barks once at the second knock and then stops) sleeps most of day and NEVER has accidents inside . I wrote all of this in case you may have a friend or know of...

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Hoping anyone could help me find a nice one bedroom ( or two if price is right) dog friendly apartment. My dog is ~60 lbs , 15yrs old sweet American Staffordshire Terrier. WELL BEHAVED - never barks , ( unless a stranger knocks at the door- barks once at the second knock and then stops) sleeps most of day and NEVER has accidents inside . I wrote all of this in case you may have a friend or know of someone who owns a bldg. My dog has great references in the bldg and in neighborhood . Living in a renovated condo in RP w/parking and storage (unfortunately require) . Would love a smaller building ( less than 20 units ) and either three flights of stairs or elevator . My dog can still run and jump tho sometimes navigating stairs can be precarious. Thanks for any help ! O and it doesn't have to be in RP - could be as far as 20 minute radius from RP .

  • JLR

    morning! this is a nice apartment available in my building and it's run by a good management company. 6 units on our side, 6 on the other. Top floor of a 3 story walk-up and extremely pet friendly. The units are well taken care of and updated. check it out!

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/apa/4894320083.html

  • JLR - I think this is the 1706 Farwell address and if it is Dwell, Inc. is the management co. I've called them several times only to leave messages and for there to be no response. Though, I have continued to call and did finally speak to someone yesterday. There...

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    JLR - I think this is the 1706 Farwell address and if it is Dwell, Inc. is the management co. I've called them several times only to leave messages and for there to be no response. Though, I have continued to call and did finally speak to someone yesterday. There were 2 units originally noted as available. However, one has an application pending. So that leaves one unit.

    Ms. Pea, this unit is not for you because they do not allow for all breeds and have a weight restriction. When I mentioned I have a terrier they specifically asked if it is a Staffordshire Terrier because those breeds are not allowed in their building.

13 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Reminder: Weds March 5 meeting re: Touhy/Rogers intersection redesign

The meeting is at 7pm at Pottawattomie Park. This is an article describing the redesign:
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150226/rogers-park/public-meeting-set-for-hazardous-touhy-ridge-intersection-alderman-says

Not certain I have any ideas in lieu of the planned design; it's a tough intersection, no matter what direction you're heading in a vehicle. That the eastbound Touhy traffic approaches from the crest of a hill makes visibility for the Touhy-to-Rogers left turn is an added challenge. I'll be interested in the discussion.

  • LET'S TRY THURSDAY MARCH 5: sorry for the egregious error!

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Due to an unavoidable schedule conflict of a key Department of Transportation Official, the meeting has been RESCHEDULED to Thursday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m. The location of the meeting remains the same.

    I apologize for the inconvenience.

Jun 12

Updated 12 hours ago

Good Morning

Don't you just love it when someone smiles at you and says "Hi" and "good morning" to you first thing in the morning(I do).Say hi to your neighbors
greet them, have a good day.

12 hours ago

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Feb 16

Updated 12 hours ago

IKEA challenge to help RP organization!

The Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center Center is a unique program serving an international population of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of politically-sponsored torture. Located right here in Rogers Park, the Kovler Center is one of the finalist in the IKEA Schaumburg Life Improvement Project. In order for MKC to win a $10,000 they need supporters like you to vote once a day, starting today!, until March 2. The group with the most votes at the end of the...

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The Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center Center is a unique program serving an international population of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of politically-sponsored torture. Located right here in Rogers Park, the Kovler Center is one of the finalist in the IKEA Schaumburg Life Improvement Project. In order for MKC to win a $10,000 they need supporters like you to vote once a day, starting today!, until March 2. The group with the most votes at the end of the 3 weeks wins!

Learn more and check out the other Chicago finalists on IKEA's voting page here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1965768/Vote-for-Your-Favorite-Life-Improvement-Project-2015

They ask for your email everyday, but they don't send you any mail or put you on a list. It is simply to ensure that there is only one vote per email address per day.

THANK YOU for your support!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Sam, please let us know whether we succeeded.

  • Hi everyone, THANK YOU! for all your support! We don't have results in yet, but as soon as we do, I'll let you know. You've all truly been incredible with this!

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Who's for Rahm?

Are you for Rahm?

4 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Help!! State Budget Cuts

I just learned the word is out from Springfield that massive budget cuts proposed by IL's new guv will severely impact social services (always conservatives' favorite target). This worries me from a general standpoint as an IL resident, but also from a personal one because my young adult son is disabled and he's housed in a special facility in the suburbs to provide a long-term supportive living environment for the disabled. If these budget cuts are approved, we've learned the...

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I just learned the word is out from Springfield that massive budget cuts proposed by IL's new guv will severely impact social services (always conservatives' favorite target). This worries me from a general standpoint as an IL resident, but also from a personal one because my young adult son is disabled and he's housed in a special facility in the suburbs to provide a long-term supportive living environment for the disabled. If these budget cuts are approved, we've learned the program that funds our son's living and work facilities will lose over $800K from its operating budget.

We are pretty freaked. These programs and others like them around the State are absolutely essential to the population they serve, and yet they have suffered continual, deep budget cuts throughout the years. They are struggling to meet the many expenses of providing their services as it is. If they lose this money, we have no idea how they can stay open. If they close, where will its fragile and vulnerable population go? There must be a better way to balance IL's budget than robbing disadvantaged people.

The only chance is to put enough pressure on the State reps to veto Mr. Rauner's proposal. Anyone who could write letters of protest to their elected officials, we would be so grateful. Also, can anyone tell me to whom shall we address our letters? Who are the ones that serve our community? Thanks!

  • FebGirl Once a bride, but never a bridesmaid

    Jeanne thanks so much for all the info. I'll put calls into both people in the morning. I'm very disturbed to hear of all the programs for youth and seniors that would be eliminated. All those you mentioned are critical to the population they served. I bristled when I read...

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    Jeanne thanks so much for all the info. I'll put calls into both people in the morning. I'm very disturbed to hear of all the programs for youth and seniors that would be eliminated. All those you mentioned are critical to the population they served. I bristled when I read of the bullying prevention program being gutted. In recent years, there's been growing awareness of, and concern for, the harm done to children targeted by peers who bully them. Maybe because of the rise of social media, or a rash of suicides of young prople, pushed to despair from bullying.I cheered in my head every time I heard a new report on schools and communities launching anti-bullying programs and additions to curriculum. I too was a target of bullies in grade school and no one spoke out against then. It was thought to be an ordinary aspect of growing up. The principal told my mother it's best grown-ups stay out of peer conflicts. Let them work the problems out by themselves, he said. It's an important life skill. No one protected us. No one intervened. We who were bullied learned to suck it up and wait it out. Except the ones driven to suicide, I guess. 45-50 years later, bullying prevention caught on in a big way. I celebrated the movement, and with each new program I heard about, I felt my own traumatic experiences vindicated. If Bruce Rauner had experienced even a fraction of what I suffered, he would agree these are necessary efforts to stop the cycle.

  • jldoolittle West Ridge resident since 2005

    FebGirl - yes, it would be sad to see the bulling prevention program eliminated because bullying is far worse today than 20-30 years ago and so are the consequences to the victim. My oldest daughter as an elementary student was bullied by a girl - very hard to deal with...

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    FebGirl - yes, it would be sad to see the bulling prevention program eliminated because bullying is far worse today than 20-30 years ago and so are the consequences to the victim. My oldest daughter as an elementary student was bullied by a girl - very hard to deal with since 30 years ago the behavior had no name and I had no experience in how to deal with it effectively. During the course of my professional career, I have been bullied and witnessed it at work - just a year ago by a young millennium woman. From what I am seeing, our culture appears to be evolving as less civil and less tolerant since the early 1980s, with the exception of how African Americans were treated (and continues today). I did not see the kind of uncivil behavior in public life during the 1950s' and 1960s as I see today - of course isolated incidences occurred. If we can prevent bullying in school kids, we could prevent the dreadful lifelong consequences.

30 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Workshop on How to Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment to be held this Wednesday

Learn how to appeal your property tax assessment and possibly lower your tax bill at a special workshop sponsored by County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, County Assessor Joe Berrios and my office. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, 6:30 p.m., at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf (at the Lake).

The assessed value of your property is one of the factors that determine the amount of property taxes you pay. This assessed value is determined by the...

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Learn how to appeal your property tax assessment and possibly lower your tax bill at a special workshop sponsored by County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, County Assessor Joe Berrios and my office. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, 6:30 p.m., at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf (at the Lake).

The assessed value of your property is one of the factors that determine the amount of property taxes you pay. This assessed value is determined by the Cook County Assessor. If you believe your property assessment is improper, you have a right to appeal that assessment.

Because of the improving economy, the average assessed valuation for property in Rogers Park has increased 12.75%. If your 2015 assessment increased more than 12.75% over your 2014 assessment, you should seriously consider appealing your assessment.

If you own property in Rogers Park Township (Devon to the Evanston border, Kedzie to the Lake), you have until Friday, March 20th, to submit an appeal to the Cook County Assessor.

At the workshop, you will learn how the assessment process works, how to file an appeal with the County Assessor's office and how an appeal is granted. Please bring your property tax bill in order to more efficiently file an appeal. Staff from the Assessor's office will be available to answer questions and help complete appeal forms.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, the Cook County Assessor's website provides an overview of the property tax appeal process, including step-by-step instructions on how to appeal your assessment. For information on the appeals process and to file an appeal online, visit:

http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/frequentlyaskedquestions.aspx

Make sure you file your appeal before the March 20th deadline.

For assistance in filing your appeal, contact my staff assistant Michael Land at mike.land@cityofchicago.org or 773-338-5796.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Every Cook County resident should file an appeal every time her/his township is open.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    I was just asking because Ben Joravsky made that mistake in the Reader on multiple occasions and refused to acknowledge his error when I brought it to his attention.

35 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Witch God Blesses L.G.B.T With Heaven, Nirvana, Paradise, Heaven On Earth! Blessed Be!

L.G.B.T I Love You! L.G.B.T You Are Special To Me! L.G.B.T I Witch God Would Die For Your Right To Heaven, Paradise, Nirvana, And Heaven On Earth! Blessed Be!

19 hours ago

33 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Rogers Park: Your Catholic Neighbors Try To Still Ban E.B.Rogers Park Free Speech

E.B. Rogers Park: YES OR NO? Do You Stand With Free Speech Or Censor-Ship By A Few Small Minority?

  • Cairo politically apathetic hardcore liberal

    Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Could you please expand why you think your Catholic neighbors are attempting to ban "free speech" on Everyblock?

4 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Slick move by Pritzker and Moore on Rogers Park Plaza

I knew it was coming any day. The plans were there but the rich and powerful were waiting until the election was over. That's how the 1% and the politicians they have in their pocket work.

SOURCE: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150227/rogers-park/col-jennifer-pritzker-plans-tear-down-redevelop-rogers-park-strip-mall

No community meeting? Are any zoning variances needed?

Original post. http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/dec15-good-bye-morway-6564038/

  • Craig may have his faults, but I have known him to be a compassionate person. Let he who is without sin... Otherwise stfu.

  • carla know one cares who you sleep with..Why bring it up?

36 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Interesting Quotation

" If you wait until you can do EVERYTHING for EVERYBODY,

...............instead of SOMETHING for SOMEBODY,

you'll end up doing NOTHING for NOBODY ".

6 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

RP Election Ennui

Yesterday's election numbers are interesting. Terrible turn-out overall throughout the City. The cold probably had something to do with it, but I think it was also a sense that people just aren't very supportive of the candidates who are/were running. I do believe that if "none of the above" was an option in the mayoral race, that would have garnered more than 50%!!

Anyhow, in our Ward, here are the numbers:

1) We have 25,105 registered voters.
2) 8,380 voted...

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Yesterday's election numbers are interesting. Terrible turn-out overall throughout the City. The cold probably had something to do with it, but I think it was also a sense that people just aren't very supportive of the candidates who are/were running. I do believe that if "none of the above" was an option in the mayoral race, that would have garnered more than 50%!!

Anyhow, in our Ward, here are the numbers:

1) We have 25,105 registered voters.
2) 8,380 voted yesterday (33.38%).
3) 5,566 voted for Joe (giving him 66.42% of the vote), but only 22.17% of registered voters bothered to vote for him.
4) 2,814 voted for Don (giving him 33.58% of the vote), but only 11.21% of registered voters bothered voting for him.

So, what does RP want in an alderman? Let's describe the experience and qualities we seek in an alderman in this Ward. (Let's try REALLY hard NOT to use this as a chance to bash Joe and/or Don, but instead, design our ideal candidate!)

I'll start the list with the following:
1) Someone willing to lead by talking about the seriousness of the fiscal problems facing the City and that none of the ways to address them will be pleasant (think chemo).
2) Someone who prioritizes education based on what is good for the kids and not what is good for the adults.

Let's keep the list going!!

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Updated 33 hours ago

Witch God Release BOOK OF LIFE On U-Tube! Blessed Be!

9Billion World People!
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    Book Of Life: Taoism, Chodoism, Shamanism, L.G.B.T!

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Updated 35 hours ago

Plumber needed

Hello, Can any of you recommend a good plumber in the Rogers Park neighborhood? The kitchen sink in my condo unit has been backing up and making gurgling noises. My management company isn't take care of it as quickly or thoroughly as I'd like so I want to take matters into my own hands.

  • urban handyman 773-262-4422 urbanhandyman.com

  • rlynn ackerman NE Rogers Park resident since 1956

    Please try Jay (HERRICK PLUMBING) 773-447-4417. He is wonderfully honest and has done excellent work for me for more than five years. Personal experiences for our residents have been so good that our building hired him for a very big job last year.

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Updated 40 hours ago

1st Of 266 Sleeping Popes Awakes! Walks Vatican With Statue Of Resurerection!

Rogers Park I Love You! 9 Billion World People All 268 Popes Shall Vote THE STATUE OF THE RESURRECTION To Be Last Pope!

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    What the...

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    9 Billion World People The 2nd Pope Is Now Awake To Roam The Vatican At Night! Every Night For The Next 264 Days 1 Sleeping Pope Per Day Will Wake-Up To Be WithThe Statue Of The Resurrection! Blessed Be!

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Get Spicy this Sunday at the "Heat it Up!" Chili Cook-Off!

Despite the cold and snow, things will be heating up in Rogers Park this weekend at the Glenwood Sunday Market's 6th Annual Heat It Up! Pro-Am Chili Cook-Off and Fundraiser. This has become a much-anticipated, delightfully scrumptious annual event. Join your neighbors this Sunday, March 1st, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse.

Professional and amateur chefs from across Chicago will showcase their chili-cooking expertise and you'll have a chance to taste and vote for...

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Despite the cold and snow, things will be heating up in Rogers Park this weekend at the Glenwood Sunday Market's 6th Annual Heat It Up! Pro-Am Chili Cook-Off and Fundraiser. This has become a much-anticipated, delightfully scrumptious annual event. Join your neighbors this Sunday, March 1st, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse.

Professional and amateur chefs from across Chicago will showcase their chili-cooking expertise and you'll have a chance to taste and vote for your favorite chili dishes!

Stuff your face with some of the most delicious chili in Chicago. This competition will be fun for everyone!

In addition to the chili tastings and cash bar, activities will include a live auction, a 50-50 raffle, and a fantastic time for all!

You won't want to miss this delicious occasion!

Tickets to the event are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1155891

Proceeds benefit the Glenwood Sunday Farmers' Market's food access programs, including double dollar Link shopper grants and the Market's "Community Shares" program, which brings food from the Market's farmers to food insecure families in Rogers Park.

For more information, call Glenwood Sunday Market Director Sheree Moratto at 773-508-5885.

I hope you can make this Sunday's Chili Fest!

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    The local Chamber of Comix printed full color reproductions on the same kind of paper and sold them for a discount price of $11. Each ticket only cost them seven cents to make. So far they sold more than 100 and raked in almost twelve hundred dollars. Most of the money will be donated to the widow's and orphan's fund at the local shelter for lost herps. Winter is very dangerous for them so they need shelter and warm cloths.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Heading off to Heat It Up!

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Anyone see the person who hit my car?

Hi all, I really hate posting negative things, but this morning we went out to our car parked on Lunt near one of the fire hydrants (legally) and next to an alley to find that someone had slammed into our front driver side bumper and cracked it significantly. They must have it it pretty hard to crack it (a piece was missing), and of course no note was left. We use our car for our catering jobs and having it damaged like that does not look good. If anyone has any information, or saw anything (or if you are the one who hit us...no questions asked, just please come forward), I would really appreciate it!

  • Hi Nancy B. I'm very sorry to hear about your car, and hope that either 1) the offender returns and offers a form of compensation, or 2) one of your neighbors comes forth with helpful details about the car that hit you.

    If it's any consolation (which I know it...

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    Hi Nancy B. I'm very sorry to hear about your car, and hope that either 1) the offender returns and offers a form of compensation, or 2) one of your neighbors comes forth with helpful details about the car that hit you.

    If it's any consolation (which I know it won't be), I've heard several cars on Touhy/Sheridan being hit this winter during the early hours of the morning. By the time I awakened enough to realize what happened, and went to a Touhy-facing window to capture any information, the vehicles had already driven off. Given that almost each incident has occurred between 2-4 am, I'm unsure what was at fault (intoxication, texting, limited tire traction)--but I've definitely heard more of these "accidents" during the past two months. Most of the damage I've seen is a mirror being knocked off or a dented rear bumper, but a few cars have clearly been sideswiped along the entire length of the vehicle.

    Definitely have mixed feelings about the new parking garage. It's *just* close enough to my home to be a blessing during summer months when I don't mind the multi-block walk home in the evening (and when finding street parking goes from "winter-snow/excruciating" to "free-beach-parking/non-existent"). But I'm not looking forward to the multi-block pre-sunrise workday walks to my car, alone, while carrying valuables. But "that's life in the city," I suppose.

  • Sarahdonis 20 year neighbor

    Nancy, I'm sorry this happened to you. In case you haven't considered this, if you will end up paying for the bumper repair, it seems like you might be able to deduct it from your taxes, as a business expense. Check with your accountant. (I'm not any kind of tax expert, but I'm also self employed ;)

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Making whine with sour grapes

After a defeat, Most politicians try and send a message to their supporters that they should try to work with their opponent for the betterment of all. And then there is Don Gordon's message -

"The residents of Rogers Park who put Alderman Moore back in the council for another 4 years simply don't get it or prefer stick their collective heads in the sand..."
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gordon2015/permalink/780917585317984/

Well, at least he isn't trying to disenfranchise half of the ward this time... he's just insulting 66% of them.

Way to move the neighborhood forward Don!

  • I guess that's your prerogative. Do what you gotta do.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Not sure, but I think Bernie is just a copycat of Pervy. Neither one with any originality though.

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