1 hour ago

Updated 2 min ago

Conflicted on who to call.

Graffiti busters, animal control or vet.

21 hours ago

Updated 4 min ago

What do you think of a Proposal to Rename Jarvis Beach and Park?

I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor...

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I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor of Ms. Mahony Griffin.

Below is a brief summary of her illustrious life:

Mary Mahony Griffin (see photo below taken in 1930 with husband, Walter Burley Griffin) was of the first female licensed architects in the United States, an ambassador of the Chicago-style architecture to the world, and a pioneer for professional women in the first decades of the 20th Century. She was the first employee hired by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and became his right hand person. Her design work and watercolors became synonymous with the Prairie Style of architecture.

Her beautiful watercolor renderings of buildings and landscapes became known as a staple of Wright's style, though he never gave her credit for her work. Despite her talents, her work went largely unrecognized during her tenure with Wright.

Mahony Griffin's talents finally emerged from Wright's shadow when she and her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, won the international design competition for designing the capitol city of Australia, Canberra (this is why the Consul-General of Australia is advocating for her to be honored). She is celebrated in Australia and Asia, but remains overlooked in the United States, her hometown of Chicago and the neighborhood of Rogers Park where she spent her final years.

Below is a Wikipedia biography of Mahony Griffin's amazing life:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Mahony_Griffin

  • CPinRP A Rogers Park neighbor since 2006

    I support this. I appreciate the effort of balance to include more women's names. I wouldn't worry about being able to find the beach. I learned that the sonnet on the Statue of Liberty was written by a woman, thanks to our Lazarus Park.

  • It's interesting to see this possible name change being described as "Joe Moore's worst decision ever." I guess that makes Joe Moore a pretty good alderman if this is the worst thing he's ever done.
    Like Helen, I don't like when place names are renamed. American cities do this way...

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    It's interesting to see this possible name change being described as "Joe Moore's worst decision ever." I guess that makes Joe Moore a pretty good alderman if this is the worst thing he's ever done.
    Like Helen, I don't like when place names are renamed. American cities do this way too much. I think there's a value to having "name stability." It gives people a sense of symbolic continuity in a society of constant disruption. There are plenty of new places and new buildings waiting to be renamed that can serve the purpose of providing "more diverse historical representation." But for that matter, I'm not going to rise up in revolt if the park is renamed. I'll just keep calling it Jarvis Beach, like I imagine most people will do (and like Google Maps will keep doing for another decade).

8 hours ago

Updated 27 min ago

Shots fired?

Did anyone hear gunshots around 11:15-11:25pm tonight? I am not sure what they sound like, but my spouse swears that's what we heard. At least four loud pops/bangs near touhy and clark, I think. Just trying to educate ourselves, we weren't sure if we should call it in.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Always call 911 if you think you hear gunshots. It's better to err on the side of safety

  • There were definitely fireworks at about 1am near Fargo and Green view. Right outside my window. I saw the light from them. Then it sounded like the person went south and let off some more. I wasn't actually able to get out of bed quick enough to see whoever did it. Whether or not there were also gunshots in addition to fireworks, I don't know.

23 hours ago

Updated 41 min ago

cat on morse

I was out walking the dog just now and came across this cat hanging out at the end of Morse on the lake front. I let him be since I had the dog and am allergic. Hopefully its owner finds it soon!

Jun 12

Updated 1 hour 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.

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Loyola Park

Come enjoy a free performance of
A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Loyola Park
Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and come as you are! This coming weekend, a 75-minute abridged production of Shakespeare’s bewitching comedy is playing in Loyola Park—FREE FOR ALL. Against the backdrop of our beautiful city, experience the wildly entertaining tale about the inexplicable magic of falling in love—and the marvel of waking up from the sweetest of dreams.

Rogers Park’s own rock band The Streams, featuring musicians from Loyola University, will kick off the show.

Loyola Park at the Farwell Avenue Entrance
Friday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    This is a production of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the company with the theater on Navy Pier.

10 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Construction at Hartigan Beach?

I've noticed construction taking place at the east end of Albion Ave. right adjacent to Hartigan Beach. Can anyone tell me what's going on there? I found an old thread from 2012 saying it's some kind of restoration garden, but I can't find anything more recent than that. If anyone has a link to sketches or renderings of the project or more details, I'd love to see and know more. Thanks!

6 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

any one hearing this? ?

Is anyone hearing this ?? What's going on?

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

    Thanks I just jumped out of bed , I hear them up on Sheridan.

  • Just wrote this in the other thread in case you didn't see.

    At Sheridan and Fargo: Police and fire crew arrive on the scene (Approximately 1:20 AM) to put out a small fire in the middle of the street, presumably caused by the fireworks. Police attempt to apprehend suspects- at...

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    Just wrote this in the other thread in case you didn't see.

    At Sheridan and Fargo: Police and fire crew arrive on the scene (Approximately 1:20 AM) to put out a small fire in the middle of the street, presumably caused by the fireworks. Police attempt to apprehend suspects- at which point I lost sight since they had gone east towards the beach. Suspects appeared to have avoided arrest. Officers walked back to their squad car. At around 1:30 AM, fire crew left and a second squad car appeared. The two sets of officers pulled up next to each other and are still here talking (1:40 AM).

35 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

How about a good tire place?

We just had the thread on mechanics (that I've taken notes on, thanks for those who responded.) Anyone have a recommendation for a good place to get new tires?

20 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Skokie shooting victim has ties to Rogers Park

Evanston Now is reporting that the person killed in the shooting on McComick yesterday was involved in a May 2012 shooting at Gale school. His address at that time was on the 7000 block of North Paulina. Sounds like a hit to me. Guy on a motorcyle pulled up and shot him. He served 8 months for unlawful use of a weapon and was released 13 months ago.

11 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Kilmer Elementary Dog Park.

If you use the Kilmer Elementary yard on Northshore for your personal little dog park please please place yourself between your dog and the exit.

Just watched a little girl getting attacked by a black and white Pit. Owner woke up in time but really as the owner you should be stationed at the entrance/exit so your dog does not get out.

Right or wrong a lot of people use this space for an impromptu dog park. Be careful when using it.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    That's aweful. Hopefully the girl is okay. Yeah, bull pits shouldn't be off leash, let along with a sleeping owner.

  • This is not about Pits, its about any dog. The girl was OK. Scared more than anything.

44 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Another shooting in Rogers Park last night?

Was there yet more shooting in RP last night, July 21st? Was there a post about this that was taken down? Does anyone know about this?

  • d3 NOH

    the side effect of "just tickets" and decriminalization is the police don't actually respond to calls of people selling drugs now... I don't know that I have a problem w/ that necessarily assuming the sales aren't connected to gangs, and that doesn't seem as likely. And assuming we're talking weed, not heroine being sold on the front lawn. who knows...

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Tax revenue vs expensive Prohibition.

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Shots fired; 1400 block of Sherwin.

Just woke (4:35-4:40ish) up to several shots being fired. Good morning Rogers Park.

  • Venus the Cat's Mom kinder gentler cat mommie

    We also heard fireworks about 4;30 am or so we live by the beach .

  • Kyros C. New York Native - Loving Rogers Park & Edgewater

    According to the police scanner archive, the police found no evidence of gunfire, but plenty of evidence of fireworks.

    The notion that the bad guys are now using fireworks to cover their gunfire, is just stupid.

    Gunfire is spontaneous and unplanned. The person who suggested that the gang-bangers have the foresight to carry firecrackers, to draw even further attention to thier mischief, sounds very ignorant, if not deranged.

13 hours ago

Catch Jeff Award Recommended “Monstrous Regiment” at Lifeline thru Extended Run.

Lifeline Theater (6912 North Glenwood) announces that its Jeff Award Recommended run of Monstrous Regiment is EXTENDED through August 3, 2014! Shows on Thu & Fri at 7:30pm, Sat at 4pm & 8pm, Sun at 4pm Weekend of July 24 - 27 only: "$10 off" deal. Use the code word "Duchess" when calling the Lifeline box office (773-761-4477) or online where there is a point in the purchase that allows you to enter a discount code. Lifeline Theater website [where: ]

19 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Dog Lost

Today as I took my dog out he ran away😔. He is very fast and unable to catch unless you are close and get a hard grip on him. He is white, friendly, jumpy, nice, chiwhawa, and harmless. We last saw him going down morse and Clark. If anyone has found him or have any info please call 1-773-600-5893. THANKS FOR READING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!

21 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Inspiring Sword & Pen Art Competition

ATTENTION ARTISTS!
My theatre company, Babes With Blades, is holding an art competition. We're looking for narrative art work that depicts women in physical conflict (ie. fighting each other). There is no submission fee and the deadline is 8/15/2014.

Please check out our website for the list of requirements and to see the themes of previous winning images. http://babeswithblades.org/?page_id=802

Thank ya kindly!

  • JeffHinkson Jeff - Crime watcher and avid Bridge player

    I was going to ask our daughter Nancy to assist with this, as she has done many depictions for our church, but it seems very violent. Why must you violate our youth with your shenanigans?

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    I think your dictionary might be broken. If art somehow "violates" you...you're doing it wrong. Art is for external use only. The theatre company does not seem to be suggesting otherwise.

  • JeffHinkson Jeff - Crime watcher and avid Bridge player

    According to Lord Google, it is synonymous with disrespect which is the context I was using it. Not a big deal though. Nancy is not allowed to have blades and thats the real issue. She hangs with those Hip star kids. They are goth and cut themselves for attention.

44 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Young dog needs a home!

A friend of mine found a young dog, about 1yo at Walter Disney School in Uptown. After several days of searching, her owners have not claimed her. She's very friendly towards people, dogs and cats. She loves to play and snuggle. She's about 20 lbs, a terrier mix. She is a cutie, and super sweet. My friend cannot keep her because he already has 3dogs. If we can't find someone to foster or adopt her by Thursday, he will have to send her to a shelter. Can you help?

  • Ev

    Oh no, she's beautiful. Maybe the family is out of town, I know my friend lost her girl when she had a caregiver looking after her, thank goodness she found her when she got back in town, maybe, or at least hoping that is the case with her family. If...

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    Oh no, she's beautiful. Maybe the family is out of town, I know my friend lost her girl when she had a caregiver looking after her, thank goodness she found her when she got back in town, maybe, or at least hoping that is the case with her family. If you know the owners name try looking them up on facebook, this is how I helped a family from Michigan get their boy back, he was found in Chicago and they didn't answer their phone so I posted on their facebook page. If you need help with locating the person on facebook or more info, email me their name at E.Sus@comcast.net and I would be glad to help try to get a hold of them

  • Venus the Cat's Mom kinder gentler cat mommie

    My husband wants a dog..and no more cats !!!!!!!!
    Hopefully the info given is enough to help facilitate a home or no kill shelter for this lovely pet .

20 hours ago

Small Black Dog Lost

4 Month old chihuahua mix got lost on the 20th of july
shes a female and black/white.
White paws, black body white tip on tail.
Any help is appreciated.
Lost near North Ashland Ave.

40 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Off-Street Parking Needed Near Farwell & Greenview

Hello!

I was wondering if anyone knew of any off-street parking within a couple blocks of Farwell Ave and Greenview St, available starting next week or Aug 1st. I've tried Craig's List and Parkopedia but not found anything within a half mile.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Michael

  • I could find out if my landlord still has space. I think he rents his parking spots for $80 or $85, but it's not gated! He's on the 1500 blk of Farwell. I park mine vehicle behind the 1515 W. Morse building for $75 a month, plus $50 for the remote (it's gated), which will be refunded when you no longer need to the parking space! They also might still have a space

  • Thanks, Kizzy! I spoke with Maria and Rick this morning (you and I have the same landlord) and it looks like he has a space available. I appreciate the help!

39 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

kitten needs a forever home

This beautiful orange kitty is looking for his forever home. Martin is about 1 year old, neutered, healthy, and happy. He was rescued from the Chicago Animal Shelter by Famous Fido and is availabilities for adoption. Martin loves to cuddle with you at night and will smuggle in your lap. Martin is an easy going, quiet guy who would love a home of his own. He is currently being fostered in a home with a couple of other cats and 2 small dogs and gets along nicely. Go to famousfidorescue.com for more info on him.

  • slk long-time rogers parker

    Hope Martin finds a home!

6 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

9 shots fire in Rogers Park

Around 9 shots were fire last night around 10pm. 2 male were injured in the drive by shooting at the N.W. corner of Farwell and Greenview. I live in the building in front where it happen! Don't know if it's retaliation from a earlier shooting in the 1500 blk of Morse and Farwell alley. If you have more info, please do tell!

  • Bigchibro.....the maintenance man did try to wash it off, the pictures were taken the next morning. When I got home from work, I try to scrub it off with water and dish soap, it came out a little lighter. Yesterday (7/22) when I walk my dog, it seem more unnoticeable!

  • I care that you guys(& any where in RP where there has been a shooting) should not have to walk over the blood or blood stains .There is too much blood on the sidewalks of Rogers Park.I feel foolish for trying and caring though( on this particular topic ) .

    Thanks Kizzy you be safe and have a wonderful day .
    Also kizzy thanks for trying clean it as much as you did that is soo sweet of you .

    Blessings to you

23 hours ago

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23 hours ago

Interior Designer/ Consultant at your Service!

Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. I am new to EB, but I have been an RP resident since 6/2005! I am an Interior Designer / Consultant who can help you with everything from full renovations, to just picking out the perfect shade of paint for your master bedroom. Check out my site - www.adamzollingerinteriors.com, and tell your friends!

46 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Greenleaf and Damen @ 4:30am. 7/22

There were about 9 police cars, they drew their guns at a pickup truck. It looked liked they arrested two people and were searching the truck. I was just glad there were no shots fired. Never seen anything up close, pretty scary stuff.

36 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

multiple shots fired?

I awoke to the sound of what I thought was gunfire at 4:47 am on July 22nd. I then heard more about 30 minutes later. Anyone else hear this? I am pretty sure it was a gun fight (involving more than one shooter) as I saw an unmarked police car speed down my street (Howard and Sheridan area) shortly after the first cluster of shots. My sleep addled brain tried telling me it was fireworks, but as I slowly became conscious I realized that it was 4:47 am on a Tuesday!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    There seems to have definitely been fireworks around that time, Julie. Was there also gunfire? Who knows. Did you try scrolling down EveryBlock? You would have found this thread:

    https://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul22-shots-fired-1400-block-sherwin-6268569/

    If you think that idiots wouldn't set off fireworks at 4:47 AM, you would be wrong.

  • It was fireworks at Touhy and Sheridan. I was so pissed as I'm sure were many. Just about scared me outa my skin having been sound asleep.

  • julie1342 Licensed Social Worker

    Glad to know it was only fireworks, but do not enjoy waking up and having the fear of gunfire. This city is changing me and I am not altogether sure it is for the better.

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

CAPS Beats 2422, 2423, 2424 Combined Meeting 7/24/14

The CAPS meeting for July 2014 will be Thursday, July 24. This is the monthly CAPS meeting for Beats 2422, 2423 and 2424.

The meeting is at 7:00 PM at Chicago Math and Science Academy, (CMSA) 7212 N Clark.

I hope to see you there.

Toni
Beat 2422

42 hours ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Stolen Bike

Old Specialized women's bike, beige color, with old sparkly stickers and a torn black bike seat cover. Metal folding panniers, rusty, on the back. Please see photo. If you see this bike abandoned somewhere, PLEASE let me know! 816-456-9014, mamagotcha@gmail.com

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

More shots fired in Rogers Parks.

About 5 shots fired at 1500 block of Morse at 10:34 pm.

36 hours ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Zone violators

I have trouble on Glenwood ave. specific area finding parking. Everyday after 7pm there are repeat violators. I made a phone call and complaining to 311. I don't mind paying extra for this, just don't like other who do it.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    You do know you can call 911 to report a junk truck parked on a residential street. If you call 311 they will put you thru to 911.

  • Yeah thanks, that happened but still it leaves and returns between 6 and 7, haven't seen a parking ticket on it in about 5 weeks. I have time stamped pic, this guy has two vehicles. He lives near farwell and greenview.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Clark Street Festival

Anyone attend the festival and experience a business from outside the community that should be pursued to relocate or open a new location? Please share!

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    They can have that effect. :p

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Edgewater, huh? Is that a quote from the now deleted comment?

5 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

More gunshots!!!!

11:15 ~ More gunshots at Farwell by Glenwood. Called 911

  • William: I strenuously disagree. The Howard St. area west of Clark/Chicago Ave. to Western/Asbury is a mess, and hasn't improved one iota in the 12 years I've been living at Fargo & Hoyne.

  • Tenzin Rogers Park

    The next time you hear gunfire in Rogers Park:
    1. Call 911
    2. Call the FBI (312) 421-6700

Jul 14

Updated 37 hours ago

Why does the city close out pothole requests that weren't completed?

I had a series of pothole requests closed out on Friday afternoon... A dozen or so requests were closed for unique potholes. Many of them were for different/separate potholes on Jonquil. I walked down Friday night and they didn't touch a single pothole on the street. Is Jonquil being repaved, is there some secret knowledge here we're supposed to know by randomly guessing?

This seems to happen a lot--requests get closed out without actually fixing. Are they doing this to...

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I had a series of pothole requests closed out on Friday afternoon... A dozen or so requests were closed for unique potholes. Many of them were for different/separate potholes on Jonquil. I walked down Friday night and they didn't touch a single pothole on the street. Is Jonquil being repaved, is there some secret knowledge here we're supposed to know by randomly guessing?

This seems to happen a lot--requests get closed out without actually fixing. Are they doing this to improve their numbers? Why else would they close out a request for something that's not completed yet? Even if there are duplicate reports for the same pothole made by others, they shouldn't close them out as if to say they were completed. It brings into question all of the statistics they ever release about service requests.

Why does the city have no public disposition code on these service requests?

1424 W Jonquil, for example: http://servicetracker.cityofchicago.org/requests/14-00977161 closed. Three hours later I cruised by and put in this new request, as clearly looking at the photos they had absolutely no business closing the request: http://servicetracker.cityofchicago.org/requests/14-01090794 --

http://servicetracker.cityofchicago.org/requests/14-00916803 request closed-- see photo, clearly not touched:

http://servicetracker.cityofchicago.org/requests/14-01090820

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Assuming you mean Sharon, I guess they'll be working on both sides of the street. They put new sod on our property at the same time they did the parkways along our property.

  • d3 NOH

    Yes

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Vote Today for New Playgrounds in Rogers Park

I need your help in securing new playgrounds at the following 49th Ward parks:

Howard Beach Park, 7519 N. Easlake (Howard Street at the Lake)

Langdon Playlot Park, 1745 W. Albion (at Ravenswood); and

Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra Tracks)

The playgrounds are under consideration for renovation through the through the Chicago Park District's Chicago Plays! Playground Replacement Program, which replaces aging playgrounds with safer and more accessible playgrounds.

Renovation of these playgrounds is not...

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I need your help in securing new playgrounds at the following 49th Ward parks:

Howard Beach Park, 7519 N. Easlake (Howard Street at the Lake)

Langdon Playlot Park, 1745 W. Albion (at Ravenswood); and

Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra Tracks)

The playgrounds are under consideration for renovation through the through the Chicago Park District's Chicago Plays! Playground Replacement Program, which replaces aging playgrounds with safer and more accessible playgrounds.

Renovation of these playgrounds is not automatic. The proposed renovations are subject to a nomination and approval process administered by Friends of the Parks, a park advocacy organization, dedicated to preserving, protecting, and improving Chicago's parks. The Pottawattomie Park Advisory Council and the Baby Wranglers of East Rogers Park, a neighborhood parents group, nominated these three Rogers Park playgrounds for overhauls.

The next step in the approval process requires a demonstration of community support.

Here's where you come in. We need you to go online and "vote" for all three parks up for nomination. The deadline for the voting is this Wednesday, July 23rd, at 11:59 p.m.

The voting process is somewhat cumbersome, but with a little persistence, your vote will help the neighborhood receive three completely new playgrounds.

For a step-bystep guide on how to cast your vote, read my comments below.

  • So, it's to the point where we can't even get through a post about voting for parks, something potentially positive for our community, without a volley back and forth about who is a "meanie" and who is a "troll?" Feel free to throw virtual tomatoes at me now, pink the comment, what have you, my day will go on as planned, but come on folks, vitriol and parks don't mix. Just vote and go out and enjoy the day.

  • Clarissa Tac Reformed pastafarian

    A small group of commenters are afflicted with the Reverse Midas Touch. They can take the most positive and uplifting postings and turn them into a complaint about the same old someone or something. This posting was like chum tossed into their pool.

Jul 14

Updated 42 hours ago

Eyewitness Accounts Lead to Arrest in Devon Avenue Shooting

Thanks to invaluable information provided by community residents, Chicago Police arrested and charged a man in Saturday's shooting death of Rogers Park resident William Lewis.

Eric Vaughn of the 4400 block of North Clarendon in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and reckless driving. He was ordered held without bail.

According to police, Vaughn was driving a car with several passengers when they saw a rival gang member walking down Devon Avenue. Vaughn allegedly handed...

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Thanks to invaluable information provided by community residents, Chicago Police arrested and charged a man in Saturday's shooting death of Rogers Park resident William Lewis.

Eric Vaughn of the 4400 block of North Clarendon in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and reckless driving. He was ordered held without bail.

According to police, Vaughn was driving a car with several passengers when they saw a rival gang member walking down Devon Avenue. Vaughn allegedly handed a gun to the alleged shooter and told him to get out of the car and shoot the rival gang member. The alleged shooter exited the vehicle with another passenger and began firing the weapon, missing the intended target, but hitting Mr. Lewis in the back as he was waiting for a bus.

The two assailants then chased the rival gang member south on Glenwood Avenue with the shooter continuing to fire the gun. A witness was able to photograph the two as they ran down Glenwood. Vaughn meanwhile drove off looking for the two passengers.

Witnesses reported seeing Vaughn drive the wrong way down Highland Avenue, one block south of Devon. Some of the witnesses used their cell phone cameras to photograph the vehicle. Fortunately, the next block of Highland was closed for a block party, forcing Vaughn to return to Devon. Once back on Devon, Vaughn and his vehicle were spotted by other witnesses, who flagged down responding patrol cars.

In the meantime, Vaughn exited the car and began walking east on Devon. Based on a detailed description of Vaughn provided by one of the eyewitnesses, police apprehended Vaughn about a block away and placed him under arrest.

The individual who is suspected of firing the weapon remains at large and police are searching for him.

  • Les M. 30 plus year resident

    My sister just returned from Munich and Prague four days ago. She said that when she told the locals there that she came from Chicago, many of them crossed themselves. The openly admitted that they've no interest in visiting Chicago because of the violence. The media in Europe are having...

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    My sister just returned from Munich and Prague four days ago. She said that when she told the locals there that she came from Chicago, many of them crossed themselves. The openly admitted that they've no interest in visiting Chicago because of the violence. The media in Europe are having a field day with Chicago. She also brought back a copy of the French publication, "Paris Match", and the story on the cover was CHICAGO, TOUJOURS LA MORT (Chicago: Always Death). Of course I read the article, and no references were made to the beautiful things we have here.
    The Fleet Street press in London is doing the same thing, as is "Der Spiegel" in Germany. Chicago has apparently recaptured the image they had in the 1920's, when Al Capone ruled the city -------- right under the noses of Chicago politicians and officials. And of course, we all know that Chicago's Mayor Cermak in 1933 took a bullet meant for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Cermak died a few weeks later.
    This also made international headlines in Europe.

  • d3 NOH

    I don't think the Al Capone image of Chicago ever went away. When I was in Cologne for Carnival a few years ago, one of the most popular outfits you'd see over and over was someone dressed up as a Chicago gangster... the hats were all the same: "AL CAPONE - CHICAGO" ... Europeans can be cute sometimes,..?

43 hours ago

Garage break ins

Two garages in the 1400 block of Jarvis were broken into last night. They didn't take much, so it was probably kids. Be vigilant people.

Jan 14 2013

Updated 44 hours ago

Rogers Park, what could had been

Wow! I really like the idea of the drawing. http://rogersparknews.com/2012/the-rogers-park-that-could-have-been/

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    Thanks for posting this!! So there was a proposed lagoon and bridge by where I live? I love seeing historical stuff like this, I wish I could copy it to view later.

  • Christopher of Estes I am a medical massage therapist

    More like a boat load of money, Charlie. The round-a-bouts are very European and I always yell at my friend who goes to the left instead of the right. They are designed so that vehicles can make turns without stopping, but then it does pose a threat to pedestrian acknowledgement. I have almost been mowed down on a bicycle a few times by not paying attention to the vehicles intent.

47 hours ago

Status Quo Means More Murders and Shootings

From an Editorial in today's Chicago Tribune: What is the solution?

"Then Chicago moves on. Killings of young innocents come like CTA trains and fits of miserable weather: You needn’t wait too long for the next. What will her name be? Or his?

You’d think Chicagoans would do whatever it takes to end this cycle — and no, we don’t mean more aldermen conveniently complaining about the police. The police can’t intercept bullets that reckless shooters spray into sleepovers.

The...

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From an Editorial in today's Chicago Tribune: What is the solution?

"Then Chicago moves on. Killings of young innocents come like CTA trains and fits of miserable weather: You needn’t wait too long for the next. What will her name be? Or his?

You’d think Chicagoans would do whatever it takes to end this cycle — and no, we don’t mean more aldermen conveniently complaining about the police. The police can’t intercept bullets that reckless shooters spray into sleepovers.

The police didn’t overspend city revenues so egregiously that there isn’t enough money to hire ... more police officers. Aldermen did that.

If only the aldermen would complain even half as much about constituents who saw something, or heard something, but keep silent. About parents who know their children are gangbanging, but keep silent. About neighbors who know who’s trafficking firearms, but keep silent.

Chicagoans instead revert to a familiar debate. It’s comfortable because it requires nothing from most of us. It’s an academic exercise: Which is more important — trying to stop the gunplay with curfews, traffic checkpoints, aggressive stop-and-search and other martial law tactics sure to infuriate many law-abiding residents? Or keeping everyday liberties as they are for fear of grievously undermining the dignity of neighborhoods and citizens?

Put another way, are people who live in Chicago’s war zones better served by a military-style crackdown or by a status quo that leaves so many of our children wearing toe tags?"
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-shamiya-0722-20140721,0,7875767.story

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Hundreds March in Solidarity with Victim of Devon Shooting; Memorial Fund Established

Hundreds of Rogers Park and Edgewater neighbors gathered at the intersection of Devon and Glenwood Avenues Wednesday evening to pay tribute to Wil Lewis, the victim of Saturday's shooting, and demonstrate our community's resilience in the face of such a senseless tragedy.

Police estimated over 600 people attended the event and march, which was organized by Rogers Park Positive Loitering, a group of neighborhood residents who gather together several evenings each month to stroll through the neighborhood and by their...

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Hundreds of Rogers Park and Edgewater neighbors gathered at the intersection of Devon and Glenwood Avenues Wednesday evening to pay tribute to Wil Lewis, the victim of Saturday's shooting, and demonstrate our community's resilience in the face of such a senseless tragedy.

Police estimated over 600 people attended the event and march, which was organized by Rogers Park Positive Loitering, a group of neighborhood residents who gather together several evenings each month to stroll through the neighborhood and by their presence deter crime. The march stretched for five city blocks.

Alderman Harry Osterman, St. Gertrude's Pastor Rev. Dominic Grassi and St. Ignatius Pastor Rev. Joe Jackson joined Rogers Park Positive Loitering's John Warner and me in leading the march.

As one march attendee stated in an interview, "Violence usually is something that tears down neighborhoods and so we wanted to come out here to show that it is actually strengthening ours and can now help us become a bigger, better neighborhood:"

http://wgntv.com/2014/07/16/residents-gather-for-march-on-north-side-after-man-fatally-shot/

Wil Lewis' family has established a memorial fund. According to the fund's website, "donations will be used for funeral costs and to start scholarships for college-bound kids who have worked hard to make their dreams come true." To donate, click on the link below:

http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/wil-lewis-memorial/204035

Please consider making a generous donation.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Contributions to the memorial fund now total just over $13,000.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Thanks Helen for the update. Glad so many have spoken with their hard earned money.
    Says a great deal about the people who live here and a part of the community.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Way to go Rahm your crime strategies seem to be working.

Continue to cut education budgets, close even more mental health facilities and automate even more revenue generators. Those speed cameras really do save lives.
Can hardly wait for those restrictive guns laws to be voted on and poverty ending legislative wonders from the 5th floor.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Moving Day

I'm preparing for a move and live on a rather busy street. Is there a permit I obtain in order to block off parking spots for the moving truck?

  • Thanks everyone. Just called 311 and there is a permit that can be purchased for $25. It must be purchased 3 days prior to the move date. The aldermans office can issue signage but the difference is that it isn't enforceable. Cars parked there won't be towed if need be. Looks like it be making a trip to city hall!

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    You building doesn't have an alley?

Jul 09

Updated 2 days ago

EveryBlock #Fail

The fact that EveryBlock does not require users to prove their identity and use their actual first and last name in order to post on the site makes it more of a festering boil for trolls to play in, than a community of people engaging in productive and civil discourse. It is far too easy to hide behind a user name and not be held accountable for your opinions.

It's time that EveryBlock takes a serious look at what it's mission and role in Chicago should be...I for one can't imagine this is anything near ideal.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Indeed, Becky, I've met quite a few people because of EveryBlock, but Nextdoor works for that too. Just met someone at the Triangle Park garden yesterday whom I had interacted with recently on Nextdoor.

    BTW, Revolution is and has been a member of Nextdoor, but he doesn't spout off so much there.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    Becky, it was so nice to talk with you and meet you face-to-face...thanks for stopping by and calling out to us!! We hope to see you again soon and we definitely must go for a drink at Rogers Park Social.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Community Forum Outcomes from PRP Rogers Park Community Plan 2010

Many thanks to Brian White for providing the link to the Partners for Rogers Park, "Rogers Park Community Plan, October 2010. I have read through the document and was impressed by the quality and quantity of the work in the document. I want to share a small part here today for discussion: Compare & contrast with today, July 18, 2014.

The group conducted community forums (public meetings) to gather community residents ideas. Here is a snippet of what was discussed:...

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Many thanks to Brian White for providing the link to the Partners for Rogers Park, "Rogers Park Community Plan, October 2010. I have read through the document and was impressed by the quality and quantity of the work in the document. I want to share a small part here today for discussion: Compare & contrast with today, July 18, 2014.

The group conducted community forums (public meetings) to gather community residents ideas. Here is a snippet of what was discussed:

Question: "What do you consider to be Rogers Park most significant assets/strengths, those things that make the community a desirable place to live, work and play?

Results: (Recurring Responses)
Diversity
Lakefront Access
Transportation
Good Sense of Community
Engaged Residents Who Care
Many organizations with well-developed social anchors-rich in non-profits
"High culture - arts, theater, etc."

What do you consider to be the most significant issues or problems that threaten the ability of the neighborhood to sustain its assets/strengths?

Results:
Safety
Gang Activity
Perception of Crime
Lack of Balanced Development
Blogs/Forums
Lack of Communication Between Organizations

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    No, Bigchi, many of us don't fit in either of your groups either.

  • I fit in to the group that did not clap for alderman Moore @ the vigil .We all agreed on that.
    That vigil struck me to the core and has given me even more energy to fight even harder for my community and our safety and freedom .

    Let me be perfectly clear My previous post was playing facetiously along with a topic, it is not what I believe of our community .

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Any Such Thing As "Honest" Mechanic?

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

  • Budlong Woods neighbor Chicago girl for life

    Norman's on Lincoln. People rave about him all the time. I also am a big fan of Goodyear on Lincoln at Kimball. I was referred to them by someone who knows cars and I have always found them to be great.

  • Just one more suggestion for Dave's Automotive in Skokie at Skokie & Main.

Jun 30

Updated 2 days ago

Love the Spanish Language?

Let's talk! I'm starting a casual conversation group for people who want to brush up on their Spanish and have some fun. I have taught Spanish to people of all ages; I have lived in Madrid; I absolutely adore the language and the culture. How about meeting at the Heartland Cafe or....? I'm flexible as to place and time.

  • Ary Neighborhood Patrol

    OK, I'll try to make it tonight.

  • I won't be able to make it tonight but I look forward to seeing everyone next week!

Jul 14

Updated 2 days ago

Garage space available for rent immediately :)

Garage space available for rent through 2014, conveniently located near Loyola Red line, Devon and the lake! Owner-occupied garage, very suitable for smaller cars or motorcycles.

Newgard & Albion. $100/month. Price and lease terms negotiable.

  • 07/21: The space has been rented. Thank you!

  • Please post any more spots you know of or if you know any of your neighbors who want to earn some $ renting space .
    Thank you

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