17 hours ago

Updated 17 min ago

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Alderman Joe Moore said: "Any group of people can gather together and call themselves whatever they want to call themselves, but to become an official park advisory council recognized by the Chicago Park District, certain procedures must be followed…"

"I do not believe this group has followed those procedures. The members of this so-called park advisory council are welcome to attend my community meeting Monday night on the future of Leone Park. They are welcome to offer their opinions and suggestions as individual community residents, but they won't be recognized as an official advisory council."

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Carl, I get it!
    Those who are radically obedient to the dogma of the Moore administration are correct because they agree with what Joe says because Joe is correct because he is the authority in office. Those of us who disagree are labeled unstable because, by your and Joe Moore's standards we are "unstable" and any debate on the matter is a personal attack because it deviates from that dogma!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Reid, hope you can make it to the meeting Monday night. You know history that should be shared. I didn't know you grew up here.

31 hours ago

Updated 34 min ago

Is The Local Republican Party Toast?

The 49th Ward is a one party town thanks to the ineptitude of the local GOP Committeeman. Instead of supporting the Republican Party she is spending all of her time barking and trying to bite the tires on the Democratic Party's bus as it speeds to another victory. The GOP Ward webpage has been dormant as a dead mongoose for almost a full year. The last posting she made was for a Pumpkin Party in October 2013. She didn't even...

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The 49th Ward is a one party town thanks to the ineptitude of the local GOP Committeeman. Instead of supporting the Republican Party she is spending all of her time barking and trying to bite the tires on the Democratic Party's bus as it speeds to another victory. The GOP Ward webpage has been dormant as a dead mongoose for almost a full year. The last posting she made was for a Pumpkin Party in October 2013. She didn't even use the GOP webpage to find election judge volunteers for the next election in November. The GOP folded up its tent, packed it on the elephant and lumbered out of Rogers Park leaving the lone Committeewoman behind to bite tires and bark. Should we give a final going away party and wave good bye? That would be a friendly thing to do.

  • Would you care to make a wager on which party takes the Senate back two years later? The only reason the Republicans are winning the Senate this time around is because the math is in their favor: they have only 15 seats to defend this time around, while the Democrats have 21. Next Senate election the numbers switch.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Bingo! Thanks, Former Pot Hole.

    I'm not counting the Senate lost just yet, Carl.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Join Me for a Discussion on the Future of Leone Beach Park

Please join me this Monday to learn about and contribute to the effort to redevelop Leone Beach Park and Fieldhouse. The meeting will take place Monday, October 27th, 7:00 p.m. at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave, 2nd Floor Sky Room.

I am hosting this meeting so you can hear from community members and the Chicago Park District on possible ways we to make this underused park and fieldhouse a new asset for Rogers Park residents.

Leone Beach...

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Please join me this Monday to learn about and contribute to the effort to redevelop Leone Beach Park and Fieldhouse. The meeting will take place Monday, October 27th, 7:00 p.m. at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave, 2nd Floor Sky Room.

I am hosting this meeting so you can hear from community members and the Chicago Park District on possible ways we to make this underused park and fieldhouse a new asset for Rogers Park residents.

Leone Beach Park is located at Touhy Avenue and the lakefront. It includes a beach, a playground close to Sheridan Road, and a 114-year-old building that has been used as a park fieldhouse for most of its existence. It is also the northern gateway in Chicago for the Lake Michigan Water Trail.

A number of ideas for redeveloping the Leone facility have been offered over the years. This current conversation began last year as part of a proposal brought up during my Participatory Budgeting (PB) process. While the proposal didn't fit into PB at the time, interested community members kept the conversation going.

Park District Superintendent Mike Kelly is very supportive of exploring a redevelopment plan for the fieldhouse and surrounding area and has committed members of his planning staff to developing a plan with my community.

This is where you come in. Some of the community members who have been working with my office and me want to share with you their ideas for Leone Beach and Park and get your feedback and ideas.

Ideas for the park include improving the facilities for lifeguards and the Junior Lifeguard Program to preserve and enhance the program, landscaping that better reflects the natural landscape of the lakefront, a kayak launch and storage facilities, event space and room for educational programming about Lake Michigan's ecosystem. You'll hear more on Monday. The working group and I want to hear your ideas, and to get you involved in bringing new life to this wonderful community resource.

  • Please stay on subject. No Moore doesn't do much, but the things he does are disastrous. He shouldn't have anything to do with this discussion.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Apparently there are some in RP whose reading comprehension skills didn't progress beyond 1st grade. Try reading the alderman's post again, especially "I am hosting this meeting so you can hear from community members and the Chicago Park District on possible ways we to make this underused park and fieldhouse...

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    Apparently there are some in RP whose reading comprehension skills didn't progress beyond 1st grade. Try reading the alderman's post again, especially "I am hosting this meeting so you can hear from community members and the Chicago Park District on possible ways we to make this underused park and fieldhouse a new asset for Rogers Park residents....A number of ideas for redeveloping the Leone facility have been offered over the years. This current conversation began last year as part of a proposal brought up during my Participatory Budgeting (PB) process. While the proposal didn't fit into PB at the time, interested community members kept the conversation going....Some of the community members who have been working with my office and me want to share with you their ideas for Leone Beach and Park and get your feedback and ideas."

    Now, in case you still don't understand, what will be presented are ideas offered by members of the RP community. Heck, even Carla said she's seen the proposal and supports it at this point.

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3 hours ago

Beware of intruder

Near Estes and Ashland-man came into our backyard acting like he was confused about the address. Later on my husband saw the same man in front of the house with a leaf blower he offered to sell us. Looks like he might be taking equipment from people's yards and trying to sell it!

7 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

History Repeating Itself, For What!!!

I live in Rogers Park, not utopia by any means. My husband and I scavenged a pallet to put under our washer, trying to save a few dollars. The pallet was too long to fit in my car, a station wagon. So we went around the shortest way, meaning going down the wrong way on half of a block. In passing, a young man, maybe 25-29 years old, walking, looked at me as I drove by and called me a...

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I live in Rogers Park, not utopia by any means. My husband and I scavenged a pallet to put under our washer, trying to save a few dollars. The pallet was too long to fit in my car, a station wagon. So we went around the shortest way, meaning going down the wrong way on half of a block. In passing, a young man, maybe 25-29 years old, walking, looked at me as I drove by and called me a "stupid SPOOK"!! How do we expect to have a world of peace, when words and deed, say otherwise. I'm not naive, but I try to think before words pass my lips. That young man supposedly is growing up in a more pc , kinder gentler world. I guess he's not participating!!
Happened on the corner of Greenview and Arthur about 7:00 pm Saturday night.

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    !) I agree that he was an ignoramus and was totally wrong to make an offensive racial slur

    2) There is absolutely no excuse for intentionally driving the wrong way down a one way street in violation of posted traffic signs. He was correct in calling you "stupid". I hope you get a ticket next time you do so.

  • @need for a change, I did not block or obstruct any traffic. I'm guessing you don't drive or often carry construction grade supplies. Even contractors utilize the "road of least resistance " to move equipment,supplies, and vehicles using the shortest distance or safest route. And as far as the law...

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    @need for a change, I did not block or obstruct any traffic. I'm guessing you don't drive or often carry construction grade supplies. Even contractors utilize the "road of least resistance " to move equipment,supplies, and vehicles using the shortest distance or safest route. And as far as the law is concerned, unless I drive several blocks in the wrong direction, it's unlike I will get a citation for a half of a block. Too many other
    " stupid " people driving the wrong way because they didn't see the sign for texting, dancing, smacking kids or looking for someone to shoot.
    Peace!

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council formation

Neighbors, along with the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce are already firing up to address Alderman Moore's attempt to hijack Leone Park for political purposes.

Public Notice: The Leone Park - Beach PAC was formed today, on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014. The first council meeting was called to order at 8:00 pm at the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce office, located at 7231 N. Sheridan Road. Community Notices were posted publicly in the Leone Park - Beach community stating the...

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Neighbors, along with the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce are already firing up to address Alderman Moore's attempt to hijack Leone Park for political purposes.

Public Notice: The Leone Park - Beach PAC was formed today, on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014. The first council meeting was called to order at 8:00 pm at the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce office, located at 7231 N. Sheridan Road. Community Notices were posted publicly in the Leone Park - Beach community stating the upcoming election of officers and community meeting to introduce the new park advisory council. The community meeting will be held at 7231 N. Sheridan Road on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. This meeting is public and the entire community is invited to attend.

The primary goals of the Leone Park - Beach PAC include programs, fundraising for programs and facility/grounds improvements, increasing public safety/security and promoting Leone Park - Beach PAC.

The Leone Park - Beach PAC will be in attendance at Alderman Joe Moore's upcoming meeting with the Chicago Park District on redeveloping Leone Park - Beach at Loyola Park Fieldhouse, located at 1230 W. Greenleaf Avenue on Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Hahaha. Some people just use fly swatters but others, like LG, love to use shotguns and deliberative committees and a fourteen step decision making process for each fly. For the heck of it Lucas why not also invite the Canadians since the Great Lakes system is international waters. Most definitely the Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers should be pulled in as well. Hahaha this is so funny.

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    I wonder if he is going to try to present this as a CAPS ,meeting or utilize something else out of his bag of tricks to keep the press out if they show up as he did to the Town Hall meeting at the same location earlier this summer regarding escalating gang violence.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

City of Chicago Eletric Aggreigation Program

So I just moved back late July, and do not know much about this program... what is the best opition here sign up or opt out? Thanks!

13 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

"Dress That Pet" Post

I don't want to sound argumentative, nor do I wish to take business away from anyone, but I feel I must speak out about putting clothes on our pets. I find it demeaning and abusive to a dog or cat to dress it up. The attire could very well cause physical discomfort to the animal. Dogs and cats are sentient beings. They are not dolls. The chimp in the organdy pinafore at a circus is a case in the extreme, but I believe the principle to be the same.

  • I got my pup the cuuuutest Lion mane & she loves prancing around the neighborhood wearing it. Then she loves coming inside, shaking it off her head & trying to chew it to shreds. Seriously. Not that big of a deal. Much worse things happening to pets out there.

  • The real question here is how long has Joe Moore known about pet costumes, and why hasn't he done more to stop it?

6 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Grady wants in

I'm getting word Grady Humphrey is out gathering signature's to run for Alderman. In 2003 he made an attempt, but never made it on the ballot.

Here's an old photo I took of Michael Harrington, Grady and Joe during a heated public forum on public safety. Tom Bradley and Karen Hoover were also on the panel. It was held at the Good News Church.

One of my favorite lines of the event was Grady telling the audience, "if you're on the corner selling drugs, you're going to jail."

Grady is a stand up guy.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Interesting bit of history Craig. Did you cover that story before or after you lost your newspaper business? You still have a bit of the newspaper and reporter man in you don't you? Share more stories with us.

34 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Joe -- You need to train your paid signature collectors better

Just stopped by the early voting location to see how things are going and I bumped into a candidate collecting petition signatures to run for aldercreature. Right after I signed, one of Joe's paid signature collectors asked me to sign his sheet even though he saw me sign another petition sheet for the same office. I explained that this would invalidate one of the two signatures, but he denied that. Joe -- you, David, and Wayne really need to up...

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Just stopped by the early voting location to see how things are going and I bumped into a candidate collecting petition signatures to run for aldercreature. Right after I signed, one of Joe's paid signature collectors asked me to sign his sheet even though he saw me sign another petition sheet for the same office. I explained that this would invalidate one of the two signatures, but he denied that. Joe -- you, David, and Wayne really need to up your training game. With two decades in office, one would think your team would be a little more professional...

Luckily, this encounter provided the opportunity for me to let the gentleman who was collecting signatures for Joe know that he was helping out the very alderman who has done nothing about African-American children being exposed to harmful lead paid and dust at Gale School over the last five years. He wasn't happy to hear that.

  • DJM 25 yr. RP & Edgewater resident.

    Carla - misleading a person signing a petition is not voter fraud, it's not even vote fraud. It's not right, but I believe it's just fraud.

    But as a citizen, I don't see why I can't sign any & all petitions for more candidates to run. I don't, because it's...

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    Carla - misleading a person signing a petition is not voter fraud, it's not even vote fraud. It's not right, but I believe it's just fraud.

    But as a citizen, I don't see why I can't sign any & all petitions for more candidates to run. I don't, because it's not legal, but I don't see why it should be illegal, especially at the local level. The more candidates that are out there, the better it is for us, and we need to get away from a 2-party system. IMO, the 'one petition' rule has nearly the same effect as gerrymandering, it's a way by the established government to limit challenges to the current order.

  • It's NOT a big deal, Suzanne, because the incumbent alderman isn't going to have any trouble getting the required number of signatures and therefore simply has no incentive to stoop to tactics like this. It's inconceivable that Joe Moore is instructing his campaign workers to gather invalid signatures, because that...

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    It's NOT a big deal, Suzanne, because the incumbent alderman isn't going to have any trouble getting the required number of signatures and therefore simply has no incentive to stoop to tactics like this. It's inconceivable that Joe Moore is instructing his campaign workers to gather invalid signatures, because that would be a spectacularly stupid thing to do when it's entirely unnecessary. As he has testified on here before (and this is to negate what RogersParkingSpot erroneously reported here), the instructions he gives out to his petition-gatherers explicitly state that only a person's first signature counts.

    Now, what COULD be the case is that individual petition gatherers who are paid per signature collected MIGHT mislead voters just to increase their numbers and their pay. That would be a case of campaign worker fraud, but it wouldn't lead back to the alderman, who has sufficiently covered his ground by the explicit instructions he gives to the petition gatherers.

    Anyone with just a tiny bit of common sense can see all this. It's stupid to try to turn this into a some Petitiongate. Focus on the actual campaign issues. There are plenty of other topics and problems to question Joe Moore about. I've done that myself.

36 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Joe Moore's Sample Ballot, Including Judicial and Referenda Recommendations

Early voting for the November, 2014, General Election has begun. From now until Saturday, November 1st, you can vote early at one of over 50 locations across the City, including the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers. Polls are open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information on early voting and voting by mail, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155485_322.htm

For a list of my recommended candidates in the election, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155565_322.htm

I encourage you to vote the entire ballot, including the state constitutional amendments, the advisory referenda, and the judicial retention ballot.

Thanks for considering my recommendations. Perhaps I'll run into you at the polls!

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    That'll show em

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    Mr Williams losing to her says more about him and Republican voters than it says about her.
    The fact that those were the two Rep choices should tell most folks all they need to know about our local Republican Party.

5 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Avoid the Lines; Vote Early or Vote by Mail Starting Today

Avoid the lines at the polls and potentially bad weather on Election Day by VOTING EARLY OR BY MAIL!

VOTE EARLY

Vote early at any one of 51 locations beginning TODAY (Monday, October 20th), until Saturday, November 1st. Early voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:

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

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway...

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Avoid the lines at the polls and potentially bad weather on Election Day by VOTING EARLY OR BY MAIL!

VOTE EARLY

Vote early at any one of 51 locations beginning TODAY (Monday, October 20th), until Saturday, November 1st. Early voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:

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

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway (at Thorndale)

Warren Park
6601 N. Western (2 blocks south of Pratt)

Chicago Board of Elections
69 W. Washington
Lower level (across from Daley Plaza)

If you need a ride to an early voting site, please reply to this e-mail or call 773-973-4900.

Early Voting is also available Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Board of Elections office, 69 W. Washington, Lower Level, and at four city neighborhood locations, including Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside.

An ID is not required. However, I advise you to bring an ID, such as a driver's license or state ID, in the event there is a question about your registration. All Early Voting sites will serve as "grace period registration" sites where voters may register for the first time or update the name or address on their existing registrations. To learn more about Grace Period registration, read my comment on this thread.

VOTE BY MAIL

You can also vote by mail! Illinois law now permits you to vote by mail for any reason whatsoever. To obtain an application to vote by mail, visit:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/dm/general/document_399.pdf

Complete the application and either mail it or deliver it personally to the Chicago Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington. Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60602.

You will then receive your ballot in the mail. Follow all the enclosed instructions and make sure to vote in secret.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Anyone who hides behind minions, does not speak to the public or reveal his or her background and affiliations is a political chameleon. They will be any color you want and be what ever you want them to be in order to get a vote. It's the old pig in...

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    Anyone who hides behind minions, does not speak to the public or reveal his or her background and affiliations is a political chameleon. They will be any color you want and be what ever you want them to be in order to get a vote. It's the old pig in a poke game of trust me, there is a pig in this gunny sack do you want to buy it without looking inside the poke to see if it's a pig or a big rock? People of the 49th Ward know a snake oil salesman when they meet one.

  • (eye roll, dude)

4 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

FREE Flu Shots Offered at Alderman Moore's Office this Saturday

Now that the flu season is fast approaching, we need to turn our attention to protecting our health. I'm offering FREE flu vaccinations this Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The vaccinations will be administered by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. If you have a Medicare card, please bring it with you.

Influenza, also known as "the flu," is a very...

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Now that the flu season is fast approaching, we need to turn our attention to protecting our health. I'm offering FREE flu vaccinations this Saturday, October 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The vaccinations will be administered by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. If you have a Medicare card, please bring it with you.

Influenza, also known as "the flu," is a very contagious lung disease that causes an average of over 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths in the United States each year. Anyone can get the flu. For most people, the flu can cause fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills, muscle aches, and fatigue.

Flu infections among the elderly and those with chronic heart or lung disease can lead to more serious complications, including hospitalization and even death.

Here's who should especially consider receiving a flu shot:

• Adults over 50 years old
• Anyone with a chronic health condition
• Pregnant women
• Healthcare workers
• Caregivers for young children or the elderly
• Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities

Even you do not fall within one of the above categories, you should still think seriously about protecting yourself from the flu this winter.

Jun 12

Updated 15 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.

Oct 16

Updated 16 hours ago

What kind of issues are affecting the Rogers Park community?

I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community...

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I am a college student studying the Rogers Park area.
I wanted to be able to ask local residents about their feelings about issues in their community. I would appreciate it if anyone can answer some questions.

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

2. What has your alderman done, promised, promised, but not completed?

3. How do your see the issues in your community as compared to the city of Chicago?

4. What is something that your community needs?

5. Do you know who your neighbors are?

Yes No

6. What job opportunities does Rogers Park have available?

7. What is your view of the school system?

8. Do you feel that the law enforcement services in your community are effective?

9. Do you feel that community resources are easily assessable?

Thank you for your help.

Oct 14

Updated 17 hours ago

Take back Chicago

A report card has come out and our Alderman received a bunch of thumbs down on the report.

This is a great resource for anyone who votes in Feb. 2015.

http://takebackchicago.org/find-your-alderman/alderman-joe-moore

17 hours ago

Found Ventra Card

Found active Ventra Card in Kids Park at Leone Beach.If yours contact marcy0245@gmail.com and tell me your balance.

42 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Jarvis Square Halloween?

Will there be a Halloween event in Jarvis Square this year similar to past years?

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Doesn't look like it. The event is usually advertised at least a month prior. Haven't seen anything posted in jarvis square

18 hours ago

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18 hours ago

Ballot Information Before You Go to the Polls

For those who have not already voted early and want to see the ballot before you go, here is a link to the Chicago Board of elections: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/home.html. You will need to scroll down a bit to find the link to the document that provides the ballot information for your ward and precinct, including location.
Happy voting.

18 hours ago

Don't Forget to get your Free Flu Shot Today

Don't forget that my office will be offering FREE flu vaccinations TODAY (Saturday, October 25th), from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

For more information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155512_322.htm

20 hours ago

  • 4 stars out of 5: Luzzat on Yelp

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

we have been robbed!

dear neighbors, we were robbed today between 11am and 630pm at 6806 n Wolcott. (pratt) if you saw anyone, expecially in the alley off Wolcott, please let us know. all electronics and my work tools are gone.

  • There is no such thing as a creative hiding space when it comes to a Burglary.

    A responsible Gun Owner owns a Gun Safe bolted into the wall or floor.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    In my many years in this city, I've been burgled 4 times. Each time, I returned from work in the evening to find a transom window over the back door pried out, or a broken window in the back door, or a busted in front door. (The first burglary was...

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    In my many years in this city, I've been burgled 4 times. Each time, I returned from work in the evening to find a transom window over the back door pried out, or a broken window in the back door, or a busted in front door. (The first burglary was so long ago in a different apt, I don't remember how they got in.) If I'd owned a gun, that would have been 4 more guns on the street. The last burglary was in 1998. Each time, our building increased security measures and we added extra locks on the doors.

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Big Mistake

If you're keeping track of who's running for Alderman in the 49th Ward, you know the current Alderman has his paid army out gathering signature's. You know Don Gordon and his volunteer's are gathering signature's. John Beacham say's he's running, but I haven't seen him out gathering signatures to get on the ballot.

I have seen the real third in the race. Connie Gates Brown. I don't know much about her other than she's been an election judge in 2012...

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If you're keeping track of who's running for Alderman in the 49th Ward, you know the current Alderman has his paid army out gathering signature's. You know Don Gordon and his volunteer's are gathering signature's. John Beacham say's he's running, but I haven't seen him out gathering signatures to get on the ballot.

I have seen the real third in the race. Connie Gates Brown. I don't know much about her other than she's been an election judge in 2012 and with Northside Power. She's been out every Sunday during the Farmer's Market convincing people to sign her petition to get on the ballot.

She's got a website.

http://cgb2015.wix.com/connie-gates-brown

And a Facebook page. Heck, she even posed in a picture with Don.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Connie-Gates-Brown/1492104864372507?ref=br_rs

Here's the problem. Her petition sheets won't work. She'll get knocked off the ballot before she can blink her eyes.

Everything she's doing is for naught.

Every signature is worthless.

So why is she out gathering signature's? If she thinks the election is on February 14, 2015, she'd be 10 day's too early.
(Exclusive photo of Connie Gates Brown petition sheet attached)

These petition's won't fly. So why is she trying to get on the ballot? Or is it a big mistake and she has to start from scratch after fixing the glitch in her petition sheets?

Good luck with that.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    I have email but I'm not interested in an explanation and thank you for the offer.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I have email enabled, Robin.

25 hours ago

26 hours ago

Opening Reception: Thresh/hold @ Roman Susan ANNEX

Megan Sterling's exhibition at the Roman Susan Annex, located in the Howard Theatre at 1637-1643 W. Howard St., is a compilation of work that focuses on hands and feet and the physical and...

3 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Lead paint exposure at Gale Math and Science Academy

"Protesters Claim CPS Ignored Lead Paint For 5 Years At Rogers Park School"

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/10/22/protesters-claim-cps-ignored-lead-paint-for-5-years-at-rogers-park-school/

"Gale Elementary Report and FOIA Documents. Ald. Joe Moore denied knowledge of the issue."

https://www.scribd.com/doc/243757867/Gale-Elementary-Report-and-FOIA-Documents

Discuss.

  • Lucas G “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

    Rogers, you have to mold these pols and not play with them.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Lucas, thank you for volunteering at an after-school program for kids.

42 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Relocating to Chicago- job around UChicago

I'm relocating to Chicago for a job right near the UChicago campus. I've heard varied opinions about safety living around UChicago. I have the option of leaving my car at home with my parents, but a few friends have said that public transport to and from UChicago is dicey, and that I should drive.

If I do drive, I'm just worried about the commute. How do the commutes compare: between Rogers Park and UChicago; Logan Square and UChicago; West Town...

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I'm relocating to Chicago for a job right near the UChicago campus. I've heard varied opinions about safety living around UChicago. I have the option of leaving my car at home with my parents, but a few friends have said that public transport to and from UChicago is dicey, and that I should drive.

If I do drive, I'm just worried about the commute. How do the commutes compare: between Rogers Park and UChicago; Logan Square and UChicago; West Town and UChicago? Are there other neighborhoods that might be affordable that also have off street parking (in the $1000 range).

I looked up the commutes and google says 30 minutes for all of them. I am skeptical about this as google always says 30 minutes for commutes around Boston, where I currently live, and those end up being more like 40-45 minutes.

Thank you! I appreciate all of your feedback.

  • "Metra was designed . . . " um, no
    The several different commuter train companies, with their several histories, were consolidated. Idiosyncrasies and all. The Northwestern runs its trains on the left, not the right; The I.C. is the last electric inter-urban to run across a state line; etc.

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    Consider checking out Bridgeport. It's similar to Rogers Park especially with the diversity.

3 days ago

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How much to charge for a garage parking space

I am contemplating renting a space in my garage near Pratt and Ashland. What would the "going" price be listed at - if I decide to move forward?

  • I rent out my garage spot by touhy and ridge for 75 a spot. Three cars Good deal. Are you able to provide me with an email I can send you a lease agreement for garage.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Arpan - I sent you an email through Everyblock

3 days ago

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What does parking look like in winter?

I moved to Rogers Park from Logan Square a few months ago, and I was curious as to what the parking situation is like during the winter. I rarely had trouble parking on my old street - a handful of people would claim spots that were shoveled, but it was still pretty easy to find parking within a block. It was really no big deal and there were no issues. Do people claim spots in this neighborhood? Given the already...

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I moved to Rogers Park from Logan Square a few months ago, and I was curious as to what the parking situation is like during the winter. I rarely had trouble parking on my old street - a handful of people would claim spots that were shoveled, but it was still pretty easy to find parking within a block. It was really no big deal and there were no issues. Do people claim spots in this neighborhood? Given the already difficult parking situation in Rogers Park, I can't imagine that would fly. I know it won't for me the first time I see it. I am of the mindset that unless you have a designated spot, you are not able to lay claim to anything. Shoveling out a spot is just paying it forward, right?

  • Alex, I lived on touhy and Paulina last year and although parking was rough I always found a spot, usually around Ashland and Touhy. I would recommend asking the guy at the gas station if you can rent a spot from him. I moved on greenleaf and Paulina now and needed a parking spot because I got a new car. I found the parking spot through craigslist. It took awhile but I just kept checking the listings everyday. I believe there is still one by Lunt and Clark available.

  • mclnoh RE Broker & Photographer

    d3....FYI...Runge does not own the multi-level parking deck at Paulina & Rogers.

5 days ago

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Lost kitty

We found this little kitty underneath our back stairs and aren't sure what to do with him. Is he/she yours? Near Sheridan and Pratt. You can text/call me at 312-725-0130 if he/she is yours and/or you want to help me route him somewhere.

If not yours, I'm open to suggestions on what we should do with him. I assume shelters don't intake directly. Does that mean we should call 311, or do we have to bring him down to CACC ourselves?

  • Great job Al, nice to hear a Happy story. Thank you!

    Helen, my condolences on your loss.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Thanks, Lucy. This little guy looked so much like a cat I had years ago that I was tempted, but it's way too soon.

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For this week's summary of recent 24th District Police activity, visit: http://...

A 24-year-old man was shot late Tuesday afternoon in an alley behind the 7700 block of N. Marshfield. The victim and another man were arguing when the assailant pulled out a gun and fired at the victim. The victim received a gunshot wound to his left foot and a graze wound to his left thigh. Police…

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24th District Police Provide Update on Recent Activities

For this week's summary of recent 24th District Police activity, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/155554_322.htm

Oct 12

Updated 2 days ago

Hard Water bar and grill

I saw that this place is now open for brunch. My first opinion on this place is, the staff is very friendly and the food is pretty good. The drink selection is great, I had the bacon bloody Mary, and they have many daily specials. I would recommend to give it a try. Especially to watch the game.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Thanks to all for your expressions of sympathy. As always, I have been avoiding walking in the area of the kitchen where the food and water bowls have been for many years even though I picked those up and washed them yesterday. There will be another cat when we're ready.

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    The karoake will be taking place indoors.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Renters rights

Is a renter legally required to give the landlord 30 days notice of a move out date?

  • Di

    I was able to somewhat resolve the situation. Unfortunately the property in which I reside is so poorly managed that it has become just unbearable with stolen packages, dirty grounds, faulty smoke detectors, and trash in the building. It is just a bad situation

  • d3 NOH

    'If you have a lease and don't give notice you won't get your security deposit back.' that's not true.

    ' If you don't have a lease (oral or written) than you don't have to give notice.'
    that's not true either. It's the opposite. If you don't have a lease, or...

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    'If you have a lease and don't give notice you won't get your security deposit back.' that's not true.

    ' If you don't have a lease (oral or written) than you don't have to give notice.'
    that's not true either. It's the opposite. If you don't have a lease, or your lease expired, you're month-to-month, and you DO have to give 30 days notice. If you have a defined lease period, you don't have to give notice. Your LL can require you to renew 89 days prior, but if not renewing, has to notify you 30 days prior. But not the other way around. If no notice was given by LL of not renewing but no renewal signed, you are automatically considered month-to-month after the lease expires if you stay.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

How much to charge for a garage parking space

I am contemplating renting a space in my garage near Pratt and Ashland? What do you think the "going" rate should be? And would I have them sign a lease or a 30 day month-to month?

  • The going rate for an electric door garage is $120-130 per month. Manual doors or non locking doors are dramatically less for security reasons. Give a better deal if the pay for a year.

  • eagledrc Farwell and Ashland

    I am interested in renting it.

  • dj long time RP home owner

    @eagledrc - haven't made a decision about renting yet. Just exploring my options.

    It is an electric door and 1/2 of a 2 1/2 car garage - info/searching for rent sugestions right now only.

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6 days ago

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The 2015 City Budget

What do you think about the 2015 budget released by the mayor last week? It is a non-controversial, feel good budget crafted to vote in before the election in February.

The budget doesn't address money for additional police officers and we still have no plan to deal with city pension debt. There were a few service additions added - rat abatement. pot hole repairs, etc., to superficially please voters who have been grumbling about the lack of city services for the last four years.

How will the alderman vote on the 2015 budget? Will he ask for our feedback? Are there ward budget meetings planned?

  • Hugh M. Nuclear Scientist

    Just wait and see what happens next year, when everyone gets their property tax bill and it is thousands of dollars more than the year before.

    But then, the elected officials will have three more years in office at that point. That is why we have a "feel good" budget being voted on right before the election. SPeak out now people or you will be paying lots more in taxes one year from now.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Most City Council members have no interest in dealing with the structural deficits facing this city until after their re-elections in March. They will then have to deal with reality because the City's schools are already borrowing 2 months of next year's budget to fund current operations. As this reckless...

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    Most City Council members have no interest in dealing with the structural deficits facing this city until after their re-elections in March. They will then have to deal with reality because the City's schools are already borrowing 2 months of next year's budget to fund current operations. As this reckless spending continues, it will be more expensive to borrow to finance current operations. The conundrum for these elected officials is that they have to deal with the problem without saying they caused the problem.

    Like any overdrawn spender knows, one ultimately has to start cutting expenses. Our elected officials need to begin talking about the hard choices we face.

Oct 17

Updated 2 days ago

wicca seminar

please feel free to join on-line wicca seminar. This digital seminar will take place until holloween the wicca new year @the end of the seminar i will reveal the identity of satan useing the christian bible

  • sidney morgan WitchCraft Christ

    The anti-christ mentioned in the book of revelation is not a man but a country. The U.S. Congress armed him. He is also nuclear. He will betray us soon.

  • Everett Block EveryBlock Team Captain

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4 days ago

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20th & 24th District Police Blotter, by Mark Schipper

Officers arrested two 17-year-olds for a beating and robbery that occurred Oct. 9 on the 1400 block of W. Fargo Ave.

Beat officers monitoring the radio heard the flash message detailing the robbery and stopped two men matching the descriptions in an alley off the 1400 block of W. Jarvis Ave. 

Officers arrested a known gang member Oct. 17 in Rogers Park for allegedly firing into a vehicle on the 1600 block of W. Juneway Terrace just over a week earlier.  

Stevon Browner, 20, was taken into custody on the 1600 block of W. Howard St. and charged with aggravated battery and discharge of a firearm, police said. 

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

The woman had been with her daughter on the 2600 block of W. Granville Ave. when she was attacked. Her daughter said a black male in his late teens or early-20s had checked her mother to the ground while she crossed the street near Talman Ave.

The victim, 28, said he was on the sidewalk on the 5400 block of N. Sheridan Rd. talking on his cell-phone when he was robbed. A man had approached, pointed a gun at his face and ordered him into the alley, he said. 

A 53-year-old woman walking home from work was punched in the eye Oct. 15 on the 5200 block of N. Kenmore Ave. and robbed. 

Two men knocked a 55-year-old woman to the ground near 1200 W. Winnemac Ave. in Uptown before robbing her the morning of Oct. 15.

  • mamagotcha Write on!

    Derp. Figured it out. I'd erase the derpy comment above but that's not an option. Carry on...

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Mama, there are actual printed copies of News-Star (and probably Inside-Booster too). It's rarely worth looking through. It's the sad remains of what once was a good local newspaper, published in a building that stood where the Peterson Garden Project installed the gardens on Howard this year.

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