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Reassessing Joe Moore

If you haven’t had a chance to see it today, pick up the Sunday Trib and take a look at the feature article on Rahm Emanuel’s cash machine. It details who the mayor’s major donors are and their development interests in the City. That got me to thinking about Joe and his close ties to Rahm and how – in the long term – this can be a positive thing for the future of the 49th Ward.

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If you haven’t had a chance to see it today, pick up the Sunday Trib and take a look at the feature article on Rahm Emanuel’s cash machine. It details who the mayor’s major donors are and their development interests in the City. That got me to thinking about Joe and his close ties to Rahm and how – in the long term – this can be a positive thing for the future of the 49th Ward.

I will admit to having the rep of disliking Joe. It’s because he possesses the trifecta of personal qualities I find most distasteful in people: lack of intelligence, a dishonest and weaselly nature, a lack of any firmly held personal principles except for his own self-interest. But, fellow Ward 49-ers – people of this ilk can be useful!

Of all the candidates running for mayor, I think Rahm is the only one who is not living in LaLaLand about the City’s finances. In a nutshell, the City lacks the money to both keep the $27 billion pension promise made to the City’s 160,000 public sector union members AND pay for the City operations the people of Chicago expect. Because of a foolhardy provision in the State’s Constitution, it is unclear as to how we can renege on pension promises right now, but eventually the State’s Supreme Court will provide guidance. That then puts the immediate focus on minimizing the cost of City services. As a result, Rahm has been working to increase revenues and decrease expenses.

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2 days ago

Updated 12 min ago

The controversial plan for fixing Rogers, Ridge and Touhy

I'm not saying this plan is the best...but it would at a minimum, I believe, fix the problems of the Rogers, Touhy and Ridge intersection. I'm sure folks out there can point out a myriad of problems it would create that I'm not seeing...so I welcome any improvements or edits.

36 min ago

Updated 15 min ago

Random act of kindness

I have physical disabilities so with the snow we are getting today, I decided to start the process of digging out my car so that when the storm is over, the job wouldn't be as daunting. I had done the back of my car when a gentleman that was driving down the street, pulled over, got out of his car, took my shovel and proceeded to completely dig out my car and he also cleaned it off for me.

In my book, this man was truly an angel for helping me out.

3 hours ago

Updated 18 min ago

Thank you Streets and San!!

For doing our alley already! You rock!

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    It was most likely Mr. Plow or another independent or neighbor. The city is not doing alleys before side streets. I don't think they do alleys at all, ever.

  • Gift horse, mouth, etc. :)

22 hours ago

Updated 37 min ago

Home needed for sweet Brutus

Profile of Brutus: Black, Weight: 60-65 lbs.
Breed: Medium size American Pitbull Terrier, Age: 9 yrs. Old
Temperament: Very friendly, extremely gentle with people, adults and kids. Loving, affectionate, sweet gentle giant type of pooch, loves to go on walks, enjoys being next to you and very loyal to the family. Smart. He's overall very healthy and extremely playful. I literally rescued him off the street from his previous neglectful owner who threatened to take him to the shelter that...

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Profile of Brutus: Black, Weight: 60-65 lbs.
Breed: Medium size American Pitbull Terrier, Age: 9 yrs. Old
Temperament: Very friendly, extremely gentle with people, adults and kids. Loving, affectionate, sweet gentle giant type of pooch, loves to go on walks, enjoys being next to you and very loyal to the family. Smart. He's overall very healthy and extremely playful. I literally rescued him off the street from his previous neglectful owner who threatened to take him to the shelter that night and put him to sleep if I didn't take him. So I decided keep him with me until I found him a good, caring and loving home. I also got him neutered and I received a clearance from the vet stating he's in excellent condition and healthy. Overall, he's just a great dog that needs a lot of love and attention. The sweetest dog ever!
He's great on the leash and easy to walk. He does not pull at all or show any signs of aggression towards other dogs. But it is recommended he be supervised around other dogs off the leash or at home. Basically he's harmless but supervision around other pets would be wise. Additionally, he does not bark much for the most part. He just loves to be around people. And of course, play with his ball.

ANY INQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FRANKIE
773.253.1389 Frankie
frankiebn@gmail.com

  • mckrauts been here awhile now

    Try to contact the pit bull rescues. They can do courtesy posts for you. Get to more people.

  • Thank you for taking this beautiful boy in. Wish you could keep him--- he looks so at home. If you can't, try Chicago Bully Breed Rescue (CBBR), Young at Heart (he's 9), Pit Crew, and Felines and Canines to start. While they won't take him-- they will view your home as a foster home-- they can start to network him and hopefully give you some support. I will ask everyone I know.

2 days ago

Updated 38 min ago

Why Joe Moore Will Not be Getting My Vote This Year

Why Joe Moore will not be getting my vote for Alderman this election

I’ve never had anything against Joe Moore. During my time in Rogers Park, he’s always gotten my vote, and I think he’s generally done a more than adequate job. Furthermore, there have been no challengers I believed would do a better job. That is true again this year. I am not a supporter of Don Gordon or John Beacham, and will not be voting for either of...

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Why Joe Moore will not be getting my vote for Alderman this election

I’ve never had anything against Joe Moore. During my time in Rogers Park, he’s always gotten my vote, and I think he’s generally done a more than adequate job. Furthermore, there have been no challengers I believed would do a better job. That is true again this year. I am not a supporter of Don Gordon or John Beacham, and will not be voting for either of them, at the same time, this election I will also not be voting for Joe Moore.

I’m certain my abstaining from the Alderman’s election will have little effect on the outcome; however, I believe I’m not alone in my disappointment, and perhaps from our collective ennui we can give rise to a viable candidate in a future election.

The Problem with Moore

No politician is perfect, and politics is a game of compromise. There are a couple of issues that Moore has disappointed me on, such as supporting the proliferation of speed and red light cameras in our city. I’ve never been ensnared by one (my wife has), but my opposition stems from a quality of life stance. We have enough taxes as is, and these cameras are a backhanded way to grab revenue, without making things safer. I want to live in a city where it’s possible to make mistakes without having to pay a $100 fine for the privilege.

If the city wanted to make intersections safer, they would lengthen the yellow. It’s a proven method for reducing accidents in busy intersections, and yet in Chicago, we’ve installed cameras and held tightly onto the shortest allowable yellow lights.

Additionally, Joe Moore used to be a voice against the status quo and the overreaching hand of the mayor. Moore has now aligned himself with Mayor Emanuel in ways that discredit his earlier steadfastness. But I get it. To bring resources to the 49th Ward, it’s helpful to be on good terms with the mayor. But these are not the reasons Joe is not getting my vote.

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1 hour ago

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1 hour ago

Travel Alert

Hi Neighbors -

I've just receive a travel alert from NIXLE. It has come from the Illinois State Police stating that the interstates are snow covered and citizens are asked to avoid travel where/when possible.

You can get alerts to your cell phones by logging onto www.nixle.us

John Warner
CAPS Beat Facilitator
CAPS Beat 2431

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Hi Neighbors -

I've just receive a travel alert from NIXLE. It has come from the Illinois State Police stating that the interstates are snow covered and citizens are asked to avoid travel where/when possible.

You can get alerts to your cell phones by logging onto www.nixle.us

John Warner
CAPS Beat Facilitator
CAPS Beat 2431

The views and opinions expressed on this site are solely those of the CAPS Beat Facilitator and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Chicago Police Department. A CAPS Beat Facilitator is a volunteer and is not employed by the City or the Department. The Chicago Police Department makes no claims as to the accuracy or veracity of any information contained on this site or distributed by the CAPS Beat Facilitator. The site is for informational use only and should not be construed to be a component of the Chicago Police Department training or reflective of Department procedure or protocol.

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Question

Does my husband have an Everyblock problem?

Jan 12

Updated 2 hours ago

Crime and Home Values

Considering buying a condo on the 7700 block of Sheridan Rd. and wondering if the crime will be occurring more frequent on the nearby blocks around Howard than it was occurring last year, how badly it will affect the condo value.

  • The missus and I are probably a year or two away from buying, and it seems it's so, so, so much cheaper (like, 100k cheaper) to find a property *without* granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. It can be hard to see past those features, which are yuppie catnip. Yeah, it's not "move-in ready," but finding that sweet spot where you don't need a full gut rehab but can find a contractor to do those upgrades is probably the best strategy.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    If you have, or plan to have small children, you do not want stainless steel appliances

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Selling condo and need local realtor

I am moving for a new job on the west coast and have decided to sell my condo. It's big with 2 beds and 2 baths. East of Sheridan.

I am looking for a realtor who knows the Rogers Park market

  • I have to say, the missus and I might be buying the season after this, and parts of the discussion were really helpful. In particular (not knocking the others) Frank McGuire's listings were really comprehensive at just about every price level.

  • Dan 21-year Rogers Park resident

    Excellent listings and an excellent resource after the purchase.

5 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore

Alderman Moore was spotted campaigning with Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Yet, he's gone on record backing Mayor Rahm Emanual's campaign.

"Joining Garcia in earning the IVI-IPO’s endorsement were several incumbent aldermen who are among Emanuel’s reliable City Council supporters. They include aldermen Pat Dowell (3rd); Will Burns (4th); Anthony Beale (9th); Willie Cochran (20th); Walter Burnett (27th) and Joe Moore (49th)."

SOURCE: http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/321441/ivi-ipo-endorses-garcia

I believe we've got a flip-flopper. Is the Alderman of the 49th Ward running so scared that he's gotta play both sides of the fence? Is that what we want in an Alderman? A disingenuous politician that will say anything to get elected?

15 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Plowing the Side Streets

I'm just posting early so we can have a central thread for politicizing the snowfall tomorrow.

  • That's because this is my second incarnation. :(
    I can't believe this thread already has 19 comments on EveryBlock (49th Ward).

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Becky - is that what the kids are calling it these days?

5 hours ago

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6 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Help Loyola Park win an Imagination Playground

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

  • Question to make sure I'm doing it right: "loyola park of Chicago park district" goes in organization, right?

  • yes, and thanks for voting!

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

"Liberated" house on Ridge

A few years ago the house at 7245 Ridge went through foreclosure and the owner moved out. The house sat empty for a year, and then about 2 1/2 years ago some people somehow got in, and took over the house. They have lived there as squatters, paid no rent, and demanded that Citibank give them the house. Citibank has gone through a long process to get them evicted, but their demand now is that the house be sold to...

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A few years ago the house at 7245 Ridge went through foreclosure and the owner moved out. The house sat empty for a year, and then about 2 1/2 years ago some people somehow got in, and took over the house. They have lived there as squatters, paid no rent, and demanded that Citibank give them the house. Citibank has gone through a long process to get them evicted, but their demand now is that the house be sold to them for $200,000. The house is large and worth considerably more. Why do I care? Because they are terrible neighbors. There are condo buildings on either side, and they have parties from April through November that go on until 2 a.m. They are unresponsive to neighbors who ask them to quiet down. The property is a mess. This house was on the news tonight on Channel 5, and there will be more to come. Thoughts?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Diana, instead of the knee-jerk "You don't like their music? Okay, that's fair so work that out like neighbors should," perhaps you should actually read the full comments of the actual neighbors to this house. Complaints about the parties and music fall on deaf ears.

  • Diana Berek artist, grandma, treekeeper, gardener

    Helen, I live with my windows right next to the parking lot of the beachfront park, I am very familiar with the problems of late night noise, especially in the summertime. You'd be surprised how loud and annoying a cranked-up car radio and 3 or 4 inebriated Loyola frat boys...

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    Helen, I live with my windows right next to the parking lot of the beachfront park, I am very familiar with the problems of late night noise, especially in the summertime. You'd be surprised how loud and annoying a cranked-up car radio and 3 or 4 inebriated Loyola frat boys can be at 3 or 4 in the morning. I get that. I read the neighbors' comments. Yes, it's infuriating, it's annoying, but it pales next to homelessness. It's a molehill next to the mountain of the schemes and swindles of banks and corporate big business that take their profit from where ever and whomever they can. Theres a long, long, long history of bank fraud, land speculation schemes, credit default swaps, predatory lending, and usury, (oh, sorry, they don't call it that anymore -- now, it's interest and processing fees and late fees),

    And I totally agree that walking away from my garage or my bicycle, or my toothbrush, does not mean someone can come claim it. No, I was raised to respect personal property, as well. But a bank foreclosure is not 'someone walking away' from their home. It's the bank forcing a person to leave it without refunding their equity (or, more likely, the many payments made that only covered the interest and not the principle of the loan). It is the bank that has repossessed that house from its former occupant under the legal construct of foreclosure and the laws protecting "private property"'. Here's something from Kent School of Law site, from a section on property. You can call this Occupy 102:

    "Personal property includes "items intended for personal use."[3] (e.g., clothes, homes, and vehicles.[3] Some include money.[4]) It must be gained in a socially fair manner, and the owner has a distributive right to exclude others.

    Private property is a social relationship between the owner and persons deprived (not a relationship between person and thing), e.g., artifacts, factories, mines, dams, infrastructure, natural vegetation, mountains, deserts, seas, etc."

4 hours ago

Desperate to find garage space

Hello!
I'm looking for a garage parking space to rent between Devon and Rosemont Avenue. Ideally Wayne, Lakewood, or Glenwood Avenue spots. Please get in touch if you know of any available!

3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Are You On The Short Bus?

Don Gordon is the bus driver. Do you want to get on board?

  • Risky Nicky Formerly known as Nick Danger

    I think someone is jealous of Don's legs. Is that true Maggie?

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Don't put up a fuss, just get on the bus!

5 hours ago

Ridge-Rogers-Touhy Solution

Sure it's a little complicated and would require some training on how to use it but it would eliminate all stop signs and stop lights. Frank Gehry could design it to resemble the Pritzker Pavilion.

5 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Why is a Joe Moore staffer being paid by Chicago to work at a non-profit of Joe's choice?

This issue was raised in another thread and labeled "off-topic" so I thought it made sense to give it a stand alone thread.

Ann Hinterman has a full-time $40k job in Moore's office, but she's also been assigned per Joe's announcement to the Farmer's Market: "I agreed to assign my young new staff assistant, Ann Hinterman, to serve as its part-time market director. As a result, the market is financially solvent and has become a Sunday morning institution."

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This issue was raised in another thread and labeled "off-topic" so I thought it made sense to give it a stand alone thread.

Ann Hinterman has a full-time $40k job in Moore's office, but she's also been assigned per Joe's announcement to the Farmer's Market: "I agreed to assign my young new staff assistant, Ann Hinterman, to serve as its part-time market director. As a result, the market is financially solvent and has become a Sunday morning institution."

Statement of Facts:
1) We now have the young and inexperienced staff assistant working on Sundays as part of her employment obligation to Moore.
2) The farmers market is not a stand alone 501c3. It files its non-profit tax returns as DevCorp North aka the Rogers Park Business Alliance.
3) Per Guidestar, the budget for the market is $76,000. We don't know whether any of that goes to Ann, but it seems unlikely because all salaries listed under DevCorp North equaled (in 2013) $82,486 and the head of RPBA made $79,167.
4) The total expenses for DevCorp North in 2013 were $234,167 so the market uses about one-third of the RPBA budget while the executive director received another third.
5) The major sponsors of the Market are: Joe's office, the Rogers Park Business Alliance, the Clark, Morse, Glenwood Special Service Area, and Alderman Joe Moore's Green Corps.

Questions:
1) Why does the Farmer's Market receive aldermanic staff to manage it?
2) How is Hinterman being compensated and what is that compensation?
3) Did other worthy Ward 49 non-profits get to seek aldermanic staffing in some kind of open competition for resources?
4) Why is so little of the RPBA budget going to anything other than the market and its executive director?
5) Doesn't the RPBA have an obligation to help out the Clark (Latino) and Howard (African-American) commercial areas as well? Or like the minority students at Gale School, are they second class citizens to Joe and the RPBA?

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35 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

The Keeley Consulting Group Gjennomgang og Hvordan Forvandler Enkelt Inn I En Effektiv Leder

Gjennom menneskets historie, har ledelse spilt en avgjørende rolle i instilling orden, stabilitet og harmoni, fra den minste enheten som er familien til den største sivilisasjonen som noensinne har eksistert ved på jorden. Vurdere familien og den må ha en leder figur i far og mor, en slags tohodet institusjon som har overlevd i så lenge mennesker har. Hver har en bestemt rolle å oppfylle og, faktisk, utfyller hverandre for å gjøre sosiale enheten en effektiv treningssted for fremtidige ledere...

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Gjennom menneskets historie, har ledelse spilt en avgjørende rolle i instilling orden, stabilitet og harmoni, fra den minste enheten som er familien til den største sivilisasjonen som noensinne har eksistert ved på jorden. Vurdere familien og den må ha en leder figur i far og mor, en slags tohodet institusjon som har overlevd i så lenge mennesker har. Hver har en bestemt rolle å oppfylle og, faktisk, utfyller hverandre for å gjøre sosiale enheten en effektiv treningssted for fremtidige ledere også. Uten familien, vil hele samfunnet falle. Og selv virksomheten og industri vil ikke ha grunnlag for modellering funksjonene som en ressurs for gode ledere.

The Keeley Consulting Group ( http://www.thekeeleygroup.com/ ) anerkjenner verdien av utmerket lederegenskaper og arbeider hardt for å gi de nødvendige prinsippene som vil hjelpe utvikle enkeltpersoner og bedrifter i effektive resultater komponenter av samfunnet. For virksomheten å gå utover bare pengene-gjør venture blottet for praktisk, kulturelle og åndelige fordeler for mennesker, en sterk ledelse program etablert på testet og varige prinsipper alene gir et solid grunnlag for den moderne verden...

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2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Rapper Targeted in 2 Shootings That Killed Others Is Now In Jail

DNA.info (Rogers Park), Jan. 30, 2015
http://bit.ly/1DngzrT

  • Michael Archangel Just trying to balance out the "haters"

    @ptgrp - There are gangs in Rogers Park and because there will be disputes between gangs, there will be gang-related violence. Because of the high availability of firearms, there will be shootings, people will get hurt and, undoubtedly, people will die as a result. I do not write this to...

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    @ptgrp - There are gangs in Rogers Park and because there will be disputes between gangs, there will be gang-related violence. Because of the high availability of firearms, there will be shootings, people will get hurt and, undoubtedly, people will die as a result. I do not write this to be insensitive to the issue, I am just stating a fact. We can only hope that Chicago gangs will start waking up to the same reality that L.A. gangs have discovered which is, gang violence does not solve their problems and does not advance their cause. Time will tell.

  • Those are weasel words.

4 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Is the Don Gordon Campaign Being Honest?

I have been at my current RP residence for nearly 17 years. I am a registered voter and interested in the future of the neighborhood. After all, I am a property owner and have made an investment. After visiting http://www.gordon2015.org and reading some of the material on that site, I noticed an invitation at the bottom of the page which reads: "To ASK ME ANYTHING or simply participate in a lively discussion of the issues, please visit our FB group...

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I have been at my current RP residence for nearly 17 years. I am a registered voter and interested in the future of the neighborhood. After all, I am a property owner and have made an investment. After visiting http://www.gordon2015.org and reading some of the material on that site, I noticed an invitation at the bottom of the page which reads: "To ASK ME ANYTHING or simply participate in a lively discussion of the issues, please visit our FB group and request to join...". So, I did just that and requested to be added to the group.

However, it seems that my request was denied and I am unable to access the page. This leads me to question the sincerity of the Gordon campaign. Does this mean I am not allowed to ask Mr. Gordon questions via FB? Does this mean that, as a resident, I am not welcome to engage in a "lively discussion"?

  • Absolutely dude.

  • Gabriel Resident of PRRP

    Okay so Studs won't get my vote this year thanks to barriers to having write-in candidates. As I said before, he would still make a better alderperson from the grave than most of those deadbeats that populate the city sewage chambers. It looks like I will have to take a...

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    Okay so Studs won't get my vote this year thanks to barriers to having write-in candidates. As I said before, he would still make a better alderperson from the grave than most of those deadbeats that populate the city sewage chambers. It looks like I will have to take a pass and get to the polls to vote for Chuy Garcia for mayor.

    By the way, all political candidates should be pressured regardless of where they sit in the various chambers of the city and state pecking order of bossdom to come out and oppose the adding of a state tax on retirement income including pensions and Social Security at least for those households making less than 200,000 dollars. As Rauner has intimated his goal is to make Illinois a "business friendly" state and get us more in trouble by cutting taxes for corporations and the wealthy. Guess who will be expected to make up the difference.

    The politicians gave nice benefits for years to businesses and banks at the expense of underfunding or not paying their fair share of pension costs. Now they scream foul after convincing public workers to take less pay and not renegade to the private sector where they would be paid more in exchange for a secure pension that would not be taxed. It is easy to turn bitter taxpayers against their own, who also pay taxes, given their feelings of being caught in an economic vice. "Does it look like you might have a slightly better future than I then screw you!"

    Will the Republicrats Rauner/Emanuel push to tax the corporations and the wealthy. No. They will squeeze you with more parking fees, tickets and fines, direct and indirect taxes and higher costs on purchases. They peddle the same trickle down BS (implied) "Make the billionaires richer and you too will get to the promised land." Wake up.

40 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Planned Touhy Rogers Ridge Intersection

Here was the plan I saw. Alderman Moore has stated that nothing is set in stone and that a meeting is being planned to allow for more community input, perhaps in March.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I wonder what the alderman for the west side of Ridge has to say about this. My guess would be " "

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    Thanks for posting the plan Brad. I had no idea something was in the works as far back as five years ago when this was drawn up. While this may be some sort of an improvement, as you indicate, it doesn't address the confused and aggressive WB drivers drifting into...

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    Thanks for posting the plan Brad. I had no idea something was in the works as far back as five years ago when this was drawn up. While this may be some sort of an improvement, as you indicate, it doesn't address the confused and aggressive WB drivers drifting into or speeding across Rogers. Since this was conceived, traffic has gotten worse, the amount of cars heading west on Touhy during rush hours is worse than it was 5 years ago. Im anxious for the opportunity to hear from the city and the engineers and to see if there is any consideration for increase in traffic volume since this was conceived. Thanks for stirring this up Brad.

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

ups package stolen?

Either it was stolen within an hour or UPS faked delivery on Estes near the lake. Will sign in the future.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Tintin, depending on where you live, there's also a UPS store on the Plaza level at the Gateway Mall.

  • There is also a store on Morse that just recently started to accept packages from UPS too. It's across the street from Bullshead Cantina.

4 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Chicago's 49th Ward Connection Facebook Group has 419 members not counting those "who have left the building."

  • Bill in Rogers Park Rogers Parker - co-founder of Glenwood Neighbors

    I love walking in Rogers Park. Last night neighbors and I walked to Twisted Tapas for dinner. Nice crowd and good food. Met a number of neighbors enroute to Rogers Park Social. Great neighborhood.

5 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Problem buildings in our neighborhoods

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bldgs/supp_info/building-code-scofflaw-list.html
There are several buildings in our neighborhood listed on the Chicago Building Code Scofflaw List " identifying residential building owners with three or more properties that are the subject of active Circuit Court cases where the violations remain uncorrected after the second court hearing."
Hopefully the respective aldercreatures will pursue the owners of the problem buildings in their wards to take the proper measures to bring the buildings up to code.
Hopefully the usual snipers for or against their local aldercreature will refrain from sullying the EB site with criticisms and just make sure the problems are corrected.

36 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Political Etiquette

Don Gordon was honked off that Loyola University allowed our Alderman to promote their campus and sports team on Friday night claiming it was "political" and a violation of federal regulations. Chicago public property isn't supposed to be used for political purposes but Gordon let the Republican Party buy him a room at a Chicago Park District building to hold a political event for him. Does he practice double talk? He really believes the title of his book "Pi$$ 'Em All Off". That's exactly what he does to us voters. He is Mr. Double Talk and pi$$es us all off. He lets the Republicans buy public city space for him to talk campaign politics. No. That's cheating Don.

Jan 24

Updated 29 hours ago

Question for Republican Party Guest Don Gordon

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

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