40 min ago

Updated 24 min ago

Let us give thinks for a quiet night in the neighborhood!

Heard no gun shots, no fireworks, nor angry anguments. No postings on Everyblock. Hallejuh! Just a really pleasant night.

  • I would love to join you in this celebration of a quiet evening, however, North Shore Ave, near the lake wasn't so lucky. Three separate times between 10pm and 12:30 heard idiots with fireworks (at least I hope not gunshots). Dog sitting for a friend and the poor dog was going nuts after every incident.

    Here is hoping tomorrow night is quiet in my neck of the woods.

    Cheers

7 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

5 Blocks from Howard, Far Enough?

I'm looking at an apartment for rent on Seeley near Fargo that's 5 blocks from Howard St. Is that far enough from the shootings and gang activity to not expect it in my backyard? I would really like to be able to walk to the Howard street stop too. Anyone have any advice or should I pass up this great apartment?

  • Veronika "Kat" LiBeth Lakewood&Albion since 2010, Chicagoan since 2000

    I know one young woman who bought a condo I think NOH, and her stop is Howard. She gets harassed every time she tries to go to or from that stop. She has her fiance escort her whenever she can, and generally rides a bike or rollerblades to avoid it....

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    I know one young woman who bought a condo I think NOH, and her stop is Howard. She gets harassed every time she tries to go to or from that stop. She has her fiance escort her whenever she can, and generally rides a bike or rollerblades to avoid it.

    Before renting a place there, I would walk the route during a weekday, weeknight, and the same on a weekend day and night. Best to see for yourself before making a decision. It might be no big deal for you, it might be a problem.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    There are 2 Howard train stations. The closest one to Fargo and Seeley is the new station, used by many thousands of commuters daily. Walk north to Birchwood, east on Birchwood, across Gateway Plaza parking lot, through the atrium to the lower level, cross Paulina and the bus lanes and enter the new station, which is south of Howard. If Howard frightens you, you'd never have to step foot on it.

3 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Awesome cat at large on Farwell

We saw this guy tonight on the 1300 block of Farwell near the corner of Glenwood. Anyone know where he belongs? He's friendly and well built. Appears to be declawed. No known gang affiliations. Wish I could take him, but my dog would literally eat him. If someone can help him and needs a hand wrangling him, let me know! Hope he finds a home somewhere, he's too cool to get killed on the mean streets of RP.

  • John Versical gardener, future emperor

    He looks quite well fed, so probably hasn't gone far from home. If he's a she, possibly pregnant. Always check for markings to determine whether the cat is affiliated with the local cat gangs. Markings on the lower hind-quarters might indicate he/she is a member of the Feline Disciples and if the ears are pointed to the side it's likely a member of the Kitten Kings.

Jul 14

Updated 1 hour ago

4 dead, 29 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

William Lewis, 28, was standing on the street in the 1300 block of West Devon Avenue about 3:20 p.m. when someone walked up, pulled out a weapon and shot him in the back, police said.

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Officers found a man, thought to be in his 50s, unresponsive on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head in the 1500 block of West 72nd Street about 12:45 a.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Lewis, of the 4700 block of North Hermitage Avenue, was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead at 3:58 p.m., authorities said.

About 1:15 a.m., a 47-year-old man got into an argument with a mother and son in the 6200 block of South Rockwell Street, left the apartment, then returned with a gun and shot both people in the chest, police said.

The shooting happened in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street, police said.

Two 16-year-old boys were standing on the sidewalk in the 2400 block of West 63rd Street when a white van drove past and someone inside fired shots, police said. Both teens were shot in the leg and taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Part. 1

    Everyone seems to be overlooking the reason why most of the violence occurs in Chicago. The problem is lack of self respect and respect for one's community. I constantly witness on a daily basis, child abuse, child neglect and child endangerment on the West side. These children are...

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    Everyone seems to be overlooking the reason why most of the violence occurs in Chicago. The problem is lack of self respect and respect for one's community. I constantly witness on a daily basis, child abuse, child neglect and child endangerment on the West side. These children are being raised to have NEVER experienced love or to be nurtured. Many kids are even hated by their own parents. They claim to love their kids, but if so, why let them run the streets at 1am in gang-torn neighborhoods? No parent who really understood love would allow this to happen.

    The parents also have anger issues they aren't even aware of. Cursing at their babies. I hear kids being told "what the f-u-c-k is wrong with you?", being called b-i-t-c-h, n-i-g-g-e-r, m-o-t-h-e-r-f-u-c-k-e-r and every other name in the book. This is setting a child up for automatic failure at infancy. Now throw in drug abuse in the home, lack of income, poor education, lack of encouragement, no decent male role-models in the family, peer pressure, etc and you have a recipe for a violent kid that has known nothing but hatred.

    Of course many kids successfully make it out of these neighborhoods and go on to be productive citizens but many end up being a menace to society. The ones on the evening news. All of these elements concentrated in a ghetto equals extreme poverty and very little hope for an entire community. This has been "much" of black Chicago for generations. Now put a gun in this neglected kids hands and he's going to use it. Nine out of ten times, a good kid didn't just decide to pick up a gun and shoot into a crowd. Usually these kids have had poor lives that are eventually leading up to these events. The last two generations of black parents have failed the current generations. If it's not a gun, it's a bat, a brick, a knife or a car. I live in West Garfield Park and this is more normal than not.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Part 2

    We need to hold parents accountable. When I was a kid, my parents never cursed in front of us as children. And if one of my parents friends slipped up and cursed in front of us, then my Dad would scold his own buddy for swearing in front...

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    Part 2

    We need to hold parents accountable. When I was a kid, my parents never cursed in front of us as children. And if one of my parents friends slipped up and cursed in front of us, then my Dad would scold his own buddy for swearing in front of his kids.

    Look at the way THE ADULTS in the community allow the West side to look. ADULTS throwing garbage out the car window. Or the house window. Look at how the ADULTS drink and shoot up in front of our kids. And sell drugs in front of our kids. Or recruit kids to sell drugs for them. These are the ONLY examples these kids have been raised around in black Chicago. It's all they've ever seen. We don't care for our neighborhoods and we'll do anything for a dollar. Of course white people have oppressed us and still continue to do so. But that gives us no reason to do what we do to each other and our community. If anything, a racist white america should give blacks a reason to look out for each other and take control of our problems.

    In order to rebuild our race, we must first be truthful and acknowledge the facts. Good and bad.

13 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Graffiti in Rogers Park

Hi everyone! I'm also a graduate journalism student at Northwestern and am doing a story on graffiti in Rogers Park in relation to the proposed increase in fines for vandalism. If you have been affected by graffiti, witnessed it or think it's a problem in the neighborhood, I'd love to do an interview with you! Or if you know of anyone to talk to (i.e., business owners, graffiti removal services or graffiti artists) and could pass that information along, I'd really appreciate it. Any and all information will be helpful. Thanks!
- Michaela Meaney

  • Get in touch with CAPS

  • Thanks, @boguru, I did so earlier but I am also looking to get perspectives and opinions from community members. If you or someone you know would like to talk about it, please let me know. Thanks :)

4 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Abbey My Calico Cat that has been lost since the 7th of July is found

Thank you all for your beautiful messages and show of support. I was called by a wonderful person on Rosedale street to inform me that ABbey was in his yard. I flew from Wisconsin back to reunite with my girl Abbey, It was a amazing to reunite with my kitty. Thank you all thank you thank you .

  • Kat

    Yay! We've been seeing your signs around the neighborhood and hoping that your kitty would be found.

  • Karen Sheridan Road Condo

    Great news! So happy for you and for your cat!

18 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

MISSING KEYS

I lost a set of keys on Wednesday afternoon. I was helping chase a loose dog and I can not find those keys. I was on Newgard / Albion / Greenview...kinda all over chasing a dog.
The keys have a intelligent nissan key and a edgewater athletic club tag.
THANK YOU!!!

41 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Fireworks or gunshots?

Heard multiple bangs last night around 1AM, then the police. Anyone else know anything?

  • Good thoughts IC1. But I think these kinds of ideas need to be implemented together with greater coordinated action with other wards that are also experiencing shootings. If gangsters are coming into our neighborhood from elsewhere and shooting out of retaliation (which too often seems to be the case--and vice...

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    Good thoughts IC1. But I think these kinds of ideas need to be implemented together with greater coordinated action with other wards that are also experiencing shootings. If gangsters are coming into our neighborhood from elsewhere and shooting out of retaliation (which too often seems to be the case--and vice versa), then the issue clearly needs to be addressed as a city-wide problem, or a ward-to-ward problem. No matter what we do in Rogers Park in terms of job training and positive loitering, etc. we will only be dealing with the "internal side" of the problem if we limit ourselves to the neighborhood. Why don't all the aldermen from the wards most affected by shootings form a task force to work on the problem together, to see if something could be done in terms of addressing the patterns of retaliatory crime? The police are already doing some of that, to be sure, but it seems to me that anything additional we propose should also follow the same ward-on-ward approach.

    I wonder if Alderman Moore has ever had this kind of conversation with one of his counterparts in another ward:

    Alderman Moore: Hey, one of your guys just came into my neighborhood and shot someone.
    Alderman 2: Well your guys just shot one of ours a few months ago.
    Alderman Moore: So let's...

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Anne, you didn’t read my comment carefully enough. I did NOT blame Section 8 tenants--rather, I blamed the shortage of Section 8 housing and the fact that not enough people could qualify for it, as one of the factors that--along with slumlords, gentrification, and closing of projects--contributes to the plague of gang violence in RP and other neighborhoods.

3 days ago

Updated 3 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

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

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  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Instead of asking questions on EveryBlock about fireworks vs. gunfire, come tonight and ask the police.

  • Toni Police Beat 2422 Facilitator

    Thanks Helen. I met 3 new neighbors last night - that's how building a community works - meeting and talking and working toward a common goal. Everyone has a vested interest in the neighborhood - best to take care of it!

2 days ago

Updated 3 hours 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

  • Reidy boy, you are some kinda' genius! You actually figured out that not putting your personal information on the internet is the EXACT same thing as being an elected official who repeatedly lies to the public!!! Dude, are you in Mensa!!! BOOM!!!

  • I vote for keeping the old, common-sensical name of Jarvis Beach because I care about History, Common Sense, and the brevity/beauty/logic of the that name. I approve of the comments upthread suggesting the name be bequeathed on an improvement to our neighborhood.
    It's a shame -- the loss of Fargo Beach. Can we dump some sand on it?
    And much more importantly, can we end the tragic loss of lives in Rogers Park?

24 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

What the heck!?!?!

Why is there construction going on 1:00 in the morning.... drilling, loud hammering on a WEEKDAY?!?!

I AM TRYING TO SLEEP. .... the dumbest idea ever!

Yes the mural brings beauty and a sense of culture to the neighborhood, but have some respect.

This could have very well been contracted during appropriate hours in respect to the residents.

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    This thread is all over the place. Lmao. However, I find it hilarious.

    The usual taking jabs. Which further proves my hypothesis of RP.....

    Tracey the noise was an exception rather than the norm, thank the Rooster for that. ;-)

  • Tracey in RP- I coulda swore I did post this on the 'yard chicken' thread!!

15 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Business owners' reactions to SSA programs

Hi all! I am a graduate journalism student at Northwestern and wanted to know how local business owners in Rogers Park feel about the SSA program. Do you think the program is worth the extra money in taxes? Do you think the money is being used properly? Do you think the taxes are high/low?

Thank you so much for your time!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    MarikaBas, few business owners are members of EveryBlock, and the RP Chamber of Commerce is not a neutral party. If you want to know what business owners think about the matter, go talk to them at their businesses. You know, like reporters are supposed to do.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    MarikaBas the City contracts with local non-profits, called Service Providers, to manage SSAs. Frequently they are local Chambers of Commerce. In Rogers Park the Service Provider is the Rogers Park Business Alliance, 1448 W. Morse Ave., 773.508.5885. The younger and much smaller organization named Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce isn't and never has been a Service Provider to the Rogers Park SSA's.

39 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

New Toy Store- Yeah!!!

I am thrilled to see a new business that serves families on Clark Street. It seems like this place is getting no press - even from our Ald!
If you have kids in your life- please support this new business!! 7020 N. Clark!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Giving Tree Toys did a brisk business following that ribbon cutting before people moved next door to La Choza. Lovely wooden toys with an area in the back of the store where parents can read to their kids or kids can play. I note that no one has mentioned the address. It's at 7020 N. Clark Street.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Oops, sorry, the O.P. did give the address, just not the name.

2 days ago

Updated 8 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.

  • Hey found something like this yesterday. It is a little bigger, Tim 773-3914448

  • I have great news, the dog has been found and in good condition! Thanks for the love everyblock.

  • Heavens, what is happening to the Chihuahuas in the neighborhood? Or as they would say in Mexico, "¡Chihuahua!" Glad this one was found, but there seem to be several others still on the loose, poor little tikes.

2 days ago

Updated 8 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!

  • Nan

    Of course, I'm worried about your beloved pup - and hope you're reunited quickly, but unless you have a fully secured, gated property (front and back) to prevent your speedy dog from slipping out the door and then having the ability to run away, you're seriously not protecting him if...

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    Of course, I'm worried about your beloved pup - and hope you're reunited quickly, but unless you have a fully secured, gated property (front and back) to prevent your speedy dog from slipping out the door and then having the ability to run away, you're seriously not protecting him if he isn't wearing a collar and tags at all times. It's certainly not traumatic for the dog (they make slim profile, not too tight collars that can be worn comfortably) - and it's a lot less traumatic than exposing him (again?) to this kind of danger. Chipping is great, but a tag gives people immediate information about a lost pet. Too many people don't know about chips.

  • d3, it did worry me for a long time---I don't know what I would have done if someone had said "that's my dog!" especially if he seemed to know them. Luckily it never happened... way way too late now. And he now always wears a collar with tags and he's chipped.

13 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Huge Police Presence

Does anyone know why there were numerous police cars and officers on the 6200 block of North Wayne Ave. and in the alley behind this block?

  • There was an armed robbery of an individual (woman) around 10:30 this morning. I don't know if she was mugged or if she was working inside a business at the time. The scene of the crime was just 2-3 or 4 blocks away from where it all ended at the...

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    There was an armed robbery of an individual (woman) around 10:30 this morning. I don't know if she was mugged or if she was working inside a business at the time. The scene of the crime was just 2-3 or 4 blocks away from where it all ended at the address you posted.

    I live on Clark and Glenlake and the police were coming into the area from all directions. I happened to have the police scanner on at the time and heard the whole thing. The suspect was running through the neighborhood (with his gun BTW) and they apprehended him either in the alley or on the street right near your address. They brought the victim by to make a positive ID of suspect then hauled the perpetrator away. The entire incident was over pretty quickly and I have to say the police's response was very impressive.

40 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Found lost dog . Might be a puppy German shepard or Chiwawa mix

Kids came home with a dog they found in Touhy Park yesterday. Contact Tim 773-391-4448

30 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

FOUND: One Rooster

I can't believe I'm about to ask this, but is someone missing their very large, very nasty, rooster? He's black with a red comb and he hisses and growls (no, seriously... he growls). Last seen pecking around the area of Hermitage and Schreiber and it's not the first time he's been seen in that area.

He is quite the nasty and aggressive little bugger who decided it would be fun to give chase. Hoping someone knows where this guy belongs...

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I can't believe I'm about to ask this, but is someone missing their very large, very nasty, rooster? He's black with a red comb and he hisses and growls (no, seriously... he growls). Last seen pecking around the area of Hermitage and Schreiber and it's not the first time he's been seen in that area.

He is quite the nasty and aggressive little bugger who decided it would be fun to give chase. Hoping someone knows where this guy belongs as I would prefer not to have to call Animal Control as there are small kids around and I don't want someone to get bitten. If you know where Foghorn belongs, please give a shout. If he's yours, please, please come get him.

  • Nothing like being chased around your apartment by a growling chicken to keep you in shape...

  • see if you can see where she goes at dusk. i have an occasional bird who would like to sleep in the trees. at one point i had several young roos whom the hens would not allow in the coop. they were a chorus in my plum tree for a...

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    see if you can see where she goes at dusk. i have an occasional bird who would like to sleep in the trees. at one point i had several young roos whom the hens would not allow in the coop. they were a chorus in my plum tree for a very short period. i over ruled the ladies.

    you cant really toss a chicken, as they come home at night. i mean, you can take them for a ride, but. not like a dog- open the gate and chase it a bit and its gone. or other birds, open the window and poof.
    she is likely just day wandering.

    it is annoying to me because i keep roosters as well as hens, and get call to 311 from people who think it is illegal.
    i get a lot of other ridiculous crud. (insert censored word here.).
    it's not the noise that bothers people so much as the idea that someone is getting away with something.
    unfortunately it is also perpetuated by city employees whose job is to solve complaints, whether real or imagined. then they start making it up as they go along.
    the super of streets and san actually told me i couldnt have CHAIRS on the farm. around the fire pit.

    hard to make a life when you have to put up with that crud. (insert censored word here.)

33 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

BBQ Coming to Andersonville!

Andersonville Chamber tweets that Avondale's very popular Pork Shoppe "executes lease for former former Kingfisher space" at the north end of the Clark Street corridor.

http://www.andersonville.quickercity.com/

YES!

  • Quickercity Lover of All Things Local

    Beyond loving barbecue, I'm thrilled that the north end of Clark is getting a large bookend restaurant which will hopefully help draw more traffic "up here." But, why wait? Come on out to the OLIVE IN MOTION event this afternoon/evening for some Friday fun!

  • heck yeah!!

Jun 10

Updated 13 hours ago

Prosecutors: Man attacked moms pushing strollers in Rogers Park

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-crime--20140610,0,2861752.story

In the span of five minutes Monday morning, a man attacked two mothers pushing their babies in strollers near their Far North Side homes, knocking one of them to the ground and trying to rape her, prosecutors said today.

Hassan Flowers, 25 was subdued by two men who heard the second victim's cries for help in the 1700 block of West Pratt Boulevard in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
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Thanks to those who heard the women screaming and caught him.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    He seems to be, based on the fact that he's posting pictures of spray-painted deer to Everyblock.

  • My brother is in jail so no he is not out nor is he posting those photos.

2 days ago

Updated 14 hours 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.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    You're gonna hear a LOT of fireworks throughout the summer, especially on weekends, because it's block-party season. (We had a great display at my block's party last week, albeit supervised and LONG before 11pm). And then, when Loyola starts fall semester classes again theres usually a huge "welcome back" display put on by either the fraternities or student activities council.

  • Holman Pettibone Long-time resident

    A low-caliber handgun, like the kind that many of the young gang bangers own, sounds as innocuous as a single firecracker. It is not as loud as one might guess, but you never know if someone has a higher caliber gun with a louder sound, either because they want more lethal firepower or because they had more money at time of purchase to buy a better weapon.

Jul 14

Updated 15 hours ago

Garden designer in Rogers Park

I live in a small condo building and we are looking for some help/guidance on redoing our condo yard. We have a space between our building and garage, about 60' x 24', and need to do concrete repairs but are also looking to improve the space. We would like to find someone with landscape experience in urban situations and were hoping that there was someone in Rogers Park who would be willing to work with us. We have not identified a budget amount but know we need to do something. If anyone has any suggestions we would welcome input.

  • The Rogers Park Garden Group has a number of very experienced gardeners. Some have achieved professional designation of Master Gardener. Perhaps one of them might be able to consult with your condo association. We have also found great advice at Gethsemane on Clark, where the staff are highly knowledgeable. Ask if they can provide a referral or if you can hire one of their team to consult. You are likely not the first group to look for this service.

  • Hi Owen,

    I live in the neighborhood and work for a company called Kemora Landscapes. We specialize in design of urban spaces and mostly do work in Chicago. We do landscape consultations with one of our designers at no charge and could provide a sketch of what we'd propose for the space with an itemized estimate, if your condo is interested. Feel free to check out some of our work at our website www.kemoralandscapes.com and/or call our office at 773-910-1800 to set up an appointment. -Krista

15 hours ago

Let's Talk Spanish!

Our Spanish conversation group will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 28th. at the Heartland Cafe. Want to learn? Want to brush up? Conversation is a great way to do so and to have some fun at the same time.
Barbara

15 hours ago

Let's Talk Spanish!

Our conversational Spanish group will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 28th. at the Heartland Cafe. Want to learn? Want to brush up? Light conversation with others
is a great way to do so and have some fun at the same time.
Barbara

17 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

ComEd Door-to-Door People

This evening, two guys in suits claiming to be from Integrys rang our doorbell to talk to us about a recent change that might be affecting our ComEd bill. They said they were checking for overcharges and that only they could fix it. We told them that now wasn't a good time, but after checking our bill later, we did see potentially what they were talking about. Has anyone else in the neighborhood seen these guys? In person they seemed pretty legit, even though I've heard of plenty of scams that follow a similar routine. This was in the vicinity of Magnolia and Devon.
Thanks in advance.

  • I've seen these people but they identified themselves as Spark Energy.

    Just google Spark Energy scam or Chicago Energy Provider Scam and this stuff will be on Everyblock or google at the top of the list.

  • Jeff Life long Chicago kid

    This is the calculator mentioned in the trib story pasted by @jenna http://www.ChicagoPowerCalculator.com. I put a fake email in on the first screen :)

38 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Found dog Picture. Tim w. 7733914448

Here is a picture of the dog. Is very healthy looking

  • He looks very similar to the puppy we just adopted from PAWS. There is a new no-kill shelter on Devon and Paulina. Take him there and there to see if he's been micro-chipped. http://www.felinescanines.org

  • Ev

    I think I saw a dog like that listed as lost on the facebook page: Lost Dogs Illinois. I'm at work at the moment and can't check their albums of the missing but I will when I get home. Thanks so much for keeping this pup safe!

27 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Moped Parking/storage

Hey there friendly neighbors. I live over by Ravenswood and Farwell and I've been parking my Moped under the outdoor stairs in my building. Unfortunately the building inspectors have asked me to movie it for safety reasons. The bike is lightweight enough that it could be stolen if parked on the street pretty easily. I believe I could lock it to a lampost etc legally but I just don't want to invite the temptation. So I was hoping I could...

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Hey there friendly neighbors. I live over by Ravenswood and Farwell and I've been parking my Moped under the outdoor stairs in my building. Unfortunately the building inspectors have asked me to movie it for safety reasons. The bike is lightweight enough that it could be stolen if parked on the street pretty easily. I believe I could lock it to a lampost etc legally but I just don't want to invite the temptation. So I was hoping I could find a neighbor with a garage or a backyard that would allow myself and my bike access. I know this is a HUGE shot in the dark but I'm willing to pay monthly so I don't have to park out in the open. Suggestions? Offers?

  • Leelee Dog lady, cat lady, juicer extraordinaire

    Try writing a note to neighbors and leaving it at their homes. I bet there is a corner somewhere someone would rent to you. Good luck!

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26 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

???

Is everyone ok?? What was that? ?

32 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 33 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.

  • d3 NOH

    I e-mailed Ev Now and they responded with details of where the address came from but couldn't get further clarification. He said that the verified an Evanston PD said that yes 2 years ago he did provide the 7xxx N Paulina address. The 7xxx S Paulina address in this new incident came from the medical examiner's office, but it's unclear where they got it whether the deceased had ID or someone else told them that was his address. They attempted to get clarification from medical examiner but couldn't.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Mixing up north and south in Chicago is not all that uncommon. I've occasionally found mail in our lobby addressed to people at the same street number on South Ashland.

2 days ago

Updated 33 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.

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    It is really a darn shame what is happening in this day & age. People are more concerned about "dumb" animals & their "rights" than the safety of women & children. Is it a people park or a dog park? I get so tired & annoyed at seeing animals being carried on walks or in those so called "dog/pet" carriages. They have FOUR count them four legs, they should be walking. No excuses.

  • drc Edgewater/Andersonville Border

    Let's not make this about pit bulls please.... as a RESPONSIBLE pet owner (regardless of breed) the owners are responsible fro their animals and to ensure they are leashed and well behaved and socialized. Moreso, the pet should not have been left unattended. Likewise, the girl should have not been unattended.

35 hours ago

Groupon for Bootcamp

I have been taking classes with LivingFit (off and on) for a few years now and absolutely love it. Excellent instruction, work outs for every level, and awesome camaraderie with a great group of people. Here's a Groupon - which is a great way to check them out.
http://www.groupon.com/deals/livingfit-chicago

3 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Shots fired; 1400 block of Sherwin.

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

  • d3 NOH

    I would be curious to know how often they actually recover casings and what not from random shootings called in at night. If they're coding the call in 10 minutes I would think there would be no evidence being collected? Who is supposedly collecting this, actual ET's (who are based 6 miles away and couldn't possibly drive here in 10 minutes...) or beat cops themselves bagging it? Or are they not actually collecting evidence when shots are fired, just acknowledging it existed? Murder different story of course.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    With respect to the "fireworks as cover" hypothesis, try to look at it from the shooter's point of view? Does he want to cover up the fact that a shooting is taking place? No. The shooting is meant to send a message as well as to exact retribution. The shooter...

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    With respect to the "fireworks as cover" hypothesis, try to look at it from the shooter's point of view? Does he want to cover up the fact that a shooting is taking place? No. The shooting is meant to send a message as well as to exact retribution. The shooter WANTS people to know there's been a shooting. What he doesn't want is for the authorities to be able to peg him as the one responsible. Setting of fireworks as sound camouflage doesn't help him either send his message or conceal his own identity. Thus, there's no good reason why he'd do it.

    Occam's Razor: The simplest explanation is the most likely. And the simplest explanation of a mix of firecracker and gunshot sounds, particularly in Chicago in the summertime is that someone happened to be setting off fireworks at the same time, and in approximately the same area, that someone else was firing a gun.

2 days ago

Updated 37 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!

  • holly homeowner rogers park

    I've worked with Adam in the past and he is a pleasure. He listens well when clients describe their ideas and visions. Most valuable to me is also his ability to expedite quickly. Thanks Adam.

Jun 12

Updated 40 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.

2 days ago

Updated 41 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!

  • It will be a gazebo-type park area, not unlike the one at Sheridan and Thorndale.

  • Eric 30-year Rogers Park resident

    That lot is just opposite my garage, so I see the construction progress every day. The article that Helen kindly posted above gives you the information on the park. You could say it will be similar to another small park at Thorndale & Sheridan. Same style pergola and similar landscaping....

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    That lot is just opposite my garage, so I see the construction progress every day. The article that Helen kindly posted above gives you the information on the park. You could say it will be similar to another small park at Thorndale & Sheridan. Same style pergola and similar landscaping. Google this address (street view) and you will see what I mean:1000 W Thorndale Ave Chicago, IL 60660 The article states that some residents are concerned about the added foot traffic and gang loitering the park might bring. The fact is that the current state of the property has been attracting undesirables for years. Just getting good lighting out there will drive away some of that. Of course having a park there will attract more visitors than an empty, fenced in lot, but I don't see that as a bad thing. My dog and I are really looking forward to it.

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours 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!

41 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Sifu Design Studio Facing Closure

Per Sifu: "Due to a shifty accountant, back taxes and fines have threatened to close our store. We had a payment plan worked out, but now the IRS said we have 10 days to pay our outstanding balance.

So, on July 26, the IRS is threatening to revoke our business license and close us down. We are trying to get an extention, but we can't rest knowing that the end could be so near."

They're trying to raise emergency funding HERE:

http://www.gofundme.com/savingsifu

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