12 hours ago

Updated 3 min ago

Burger King at Gateway Center

The sign out front indicates it will be opening soon for you fast-food junkies. There's another sign on the front door on the Clark St. side that seems to indicate they are holding interviews for employees from 11 AM - 3 PM. I don't think it indicates specific days for that.

24 hours ago

Updated 11 min ago

Politicking

There are constant accusations of Chicago Alderman politicking on Everyblock and Nextdoor. Most accusations are sheer nonsense from right wing nut jobs or Libertarian lunies, but some do appear to ring true. Both websites seem at times to be controlled by the Alderman and their hand picked online thugs who work to control the messaging, especially here on EveryBlock. It would seem an investigation is warranted to see if Alderman are actually violating the terms of service agreements on these websites? And furthermore it's possible some Alderman are breaking election, or in the case of an Alderman directing others to drive the dialogue on EveryBlock or Nextdoor for their political gain, even federal racketeering (RICO) laws?

  • Daddy lama I'm happy

    Seriously? You're making these sites unbearable. The idea is good and was excited when I joined both sites. Hoping to join and help create a closer and more informed community. Then you have people who use it for their own agenda. Talking about you revolution, you're abusing your privilege.

  • The prevailing "bury our head in the sand" attitude because I'm not interested in the truth, I'm only interested in my own self interest, is at least anecdotally the attitude of the majority of feedback I get on my EveryBlock posts. Of course my posts are meant to elicit responses...

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    The prevailing "bury our head in the sand" attitude because I'm not interested in the truth, I'm only interested in my own self interest, is at least anecdotally the attitude of the majority of feedback I get on my EveryBlock posts. Of course my posts are meant to elicit responses that challenge the status quo's
    effectiveness at creating community cohesion.

    I would love to see studies conducted which look at the value to communities, if any of sites like these. And how they would need to be redesigned to actually be utilized by a much larger portion of actual residents. As it stands now almost every user including myself seems to have an agenda as an outlier of some sort or member of the extreme right or left. Of course many are early adopters and somewhat technologically competent.

    EvertBlock or Nextdoor could be awesome tools used to uplift and transform communtiities if such an effort were desired. As it stands now I don't see these sites as having any value to anyone but a self selected few.

24 min ago

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16 hours ago

Updated 28 min ago

Joe Moore and pals remove authority from only office able to investigate campaign funding violations

This might be the biggest con job in the history of Chicago politics. As the elections near and aldermen scurry to scoop in every dollar they can to outspend their opponents, they have the audacity to neuter the only office able to investigate whether they're violating ethics laws in the process. You know, the office that caught our own alderman in a series of ethics violations and subsequent lies.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-ald-oconnor-limits-ethics-probes-week-after-watchdog-starts-investigating-him-20140730,0,162436.story#vf-5040400000447

Gee, why would they do that?

It's time to vote these crooks out of office.

  • Anne Sullivan In and around Rogers Park since 1970

    Well, at least O'Connor is being transparent. I mean, who can't see thru THAT?!

  • larisa rogers park resident; dog owner

    ridiculous

2 hours ago

Updated 40 min ago

Ashland and Sherwin area

Are there any hotspots in the Ashland and Sherwin area? The area seems ok to me. I found a place that I like but I thought I would check here first in case there is something that I missed.

18 hours ago

Updated 53 min ago

B'nai Zion Synagogue on Pratt/Greenview

I'm somewhat new to RP (only 4 years) and a bit newer to EB, but I've been wondering about the place of worship near my home.

There is a history online: http://www.rpwrhs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57:bnai-zion-first-synagogue-in-rogers-park&catid=25:churches-a-public-institutions&Itemid=29

But it's no longer being used for anything but chalk drawing and relaxation (not a horrible fate for a no more-used building, mind you). It appears the daycare nextdoor is part of the "west addition" but what is being done with the actual Synagogue?

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Thanks for that clarification, Becky.

  • Thanks for the lesson. I live down the street and attended Loyola in the '70's when services were going on there.
    The private school there now ,Lake Shore ,was attended by my grandson. Life goes full circle

32 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Skunk On The Prowl

Last night when I got home from work I did what I always do and took my beagle for a walk. On the way home he was pulling a little but hard on the leash but I couldn't see anything that he would have been following. As we turned to walk up to the building there it was...a skunk that was staring us down with its tail raised. I walked purposefully to the door and am happy to say that we were not sprayed.

I just wanted to give a heads up to any late night walkers in the neighborhood - specifically on Fargo between Greenview and Sheridan.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Da Bears 2014

I love the Bears they are one of the oldest teams in the NFL .
The Bears have made some moves that will make them better on Defense as well as offense .Just today a receiver was acquired.Should be an exciting season .
I am predicting 10-6 or 11-5 anything could happen in a 16 game season so ....
Go Bears
http://www.chicagobears.com/
http://www.chicagobears.com/gameday/schedule.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqFf-0eROUA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thue2qFFaYI Could you imagine this guy singing it in Soolider Field .
Have you been a game or to Solider field how was your experience.

  • As I said I am thinking between 9-11 wins .Every team we need to leapfrog also improved greatly .1st game should be Hall of fame game Bills V NY Giants Aug 3.

  • The 2014 Chicago Bears Family fest Saturday.
    Nice Cheap event if you have never been to Soldier Field, these events are a great introduction to Soldier field and the whole stadium / NFL Football experience .
    Have a good weekend.

    http://www.chicagobears.com/events/family-fest.html

    Kyle Long looks good to pratice from havbing a viral situation .
    Go Bears

34 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Looking for nanny in September in East Rogers Park

Hi I have a newborn and will be returning to work in late September. I am looking for an experienced nanny to come to my home in East Rogers Park. I am also open to the idea of a nanny share. Please message me if you have any referrals. Thanks in advance!

  • Amy 13 years in the RP

    Hi. My dear friend, east rogers park neighbor and Spanish bilingual nanny extraordinaire Liliana may be available. She has fantastic references. Email me at amylzimmerman@gmail.com and I will connect you! She has extensive infant experience too.

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    What's so wrong with a Russian Grandmother? And college drop out with 11 brothers and sisters? I cant imagine thats too common.. Grandmothers of any ethnic background rock! Go Grandmas!

Jun 12

Updated 1 hour ago

Good Morning

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

21 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

STILL think Alderman Joe Moore is a good guy?

Yesterday an op-ed piece he penned with--of all people--Ald. Pat O'Connor-- touting how "ethical" the city council had become appeared in the Trib. At 9:15 an ordinance slipped into the rules and "ethics" committee late on Tuesday by O'Connor was voted on to remove oversight of campaign contributions for aldermen by removing it from the duties of the Legislative Inspector General then approved by the city council later in the morning...JUST IN TIME FOR ELECTION SEASON!

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Yesterday an op-ed piece he penned with--of all people--Ald. Pat O'Connor-- touting how "ethical" the city council had become appeared in the Trib. At 9:15 an ordinance slipped into the rules and "ethics" committee late on Tuesday by O'Connor was voted on to remove oversight of campaign contributions for aldermen by removing it from the duties of the Legislative Inspector General then approved by the city council later in the morning...JUST IN TIME FOR ELECTION SEASON!

What do both of these guys have in common? Besides the fact that both their wives have enriched themselves; O'Connor's real estate agent wife had reportedly made over $20 million over the years on deals her husband had a hand in zoning for in his ward, and Moore's wife who did "consulting" to promote Turkey tourism for the Concept Charter School's friends (hello FBI...)? They BOTH have been subject to ethics probes by the LIG! Still think they're just trying to save the taxpayer money by trying to eliminate the LIG's office? HA! I have a bridge to sell you...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-ald-oconnor-limits-ethics-probes-week-after-watchdog-starts-investigating-him-20140730,0,162436.story#vf-5040400000447

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/alderman-joe-moore-political-action-ward-office-217465321.html

  • O'Connor and his realtor wife...I've seen third-world countries run with more finesse and discretion. During the housing boom all the condo developers in the area were using her. I remember our developer telling me "she's the alderman's wife. Everything is taken care of." What that meant was city inspectors looking the other way and signing off on shoddy plumbing, leaking roofs and porches falling apart.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I'm beginning to love the word "minions." She seems to have picked it up from the other guy who fired her first.

2 hours ago

8 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Trostsky and Lenin????

OK. So...you say what is NOT working. Exactly what do YOU suggest? Anyone
can complain about the state of things. If nothing changes...nothing changes.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    O&T, openness and transparency will transform the world; expect more; demand better. Elect Commissioner Gordon for Alderman. Batman will save us. No poop; no pay.

26 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Skunk Alert 6500 Block of Greenview

Ok stepped outside to the unmistaken odor of Peppi Le' Phew !!
Skunk in the area. I'm used to running into the perfume in Glenview / Skokie. First time in 20+ years the hairs in my nose have been clipped so close to home!!!

  • We smell them occasionally at Eastlake and Rogers as well. Lived here long enough to tell the difference between weed and skunk. :-)

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    d3, if I'd seen this earlier, I would have sent our guy down to your place tonight.

Jul 14

Updated 8 hours 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.

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

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.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    As corrupt as Chicago is, I'm not sure it holds a candle to Detroit, New Orleans, and DC.

  • Les M. 30 plus year resident

    @We Need Change:
    You definitely have a point. I was born at the now-long-closed Edgewater Hospital on Ashland near Clark and I grew up on Marine Drive. When my parents married, they lived at the Bell Shore Hotel on Bryn Mawr and Winthrop (the same building where Starbucks now stands...

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    @We Need Change:
    You definitely have a point. I was born at the now-long-closed Edgewater Hospital on Ashland near Clark and I grew up on Marine Drive. When my parents married, they lived at the Bell Shore Hotel on Bryn Mawr and Winthrop (the same building where Starbucks now stands on the corner). It was always "business-as-usual" politics here........the Daley Machine (1955-1976), the years of Bilandic and the Jane Byrne, the Council Wars at City Hall under Washington, and then BACK to Daley (who, as it's turned out, was the worst thing to ever happen to this city). I never witnessed a scenario where people in Chicago effectively organized ANY sort of REAL resistance to City Hall. The expression, "You Can't Fight City Hall" must have originated here.
    The apathy of the citizens of Chicago is a bad, bad tradition. It is certainly this particular apathy that enabled Richie Daley to ram these parking meters down our throats ------- not to mention the diversion of pension funding for teachers, firemen, and police. We have allowed these crooks to bamboozle us time and time again. Truly, they must think we're a bunch of lemmings that would follow Bozo if he were jumping off a cliff.

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Quick poll: Do you feel safe on the CTA?

The CTA today released crime stats that showed big drops in most categories of transit crime in the first half of this compared to the same period in 2013.

Robberies were down 35 percent, and thefts dropped 18 percent.

But do you feel safe on the CTA? Take the quick poll at my CTA Tattler blog and let us know. Your perception is reality for you.

http://www.chicagonow.com/cta-tattler/2014/07/quick-poll-do-you-feel-safe-on-the-cta/

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

  • Craig_Gernhardt Official Account

    I'd love to out the little turd myself, but he's just a target for cold-blooded murder.

    There's no crime in that.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    I thought you would do so. Actually I hoped you would. It's actually not the first time we agree as funny as that sounds.

Mar 22

Updated 10 hours ago

Chicago Electric Aggregation / Integrys

So, doing the math, I seem to be paying ComEd 4.2 cents/kWh for electricity. The notice from the city regarding Integrys says that if I don't opt-out, I'll be paying a price of 5.299 cents/kWh through May 2015. Assuming everything staying flat, it seems to be cheaper to stay with ComEd. But, rates are going up in June, no? Is anybody else considering opting out, or do you have an opinion on why it'd be wise to not opt-out?

And if I do opt-out, can I opt-in again later? Or am I out of the loop until something else comes along in May 2015?

  • d3 NOH

    BTW... Now this week it was announced ComEd and Integrys are essentially the same company. The parent company of ComEd bought the energy distribution unit at Integrys ... now everyone who didn't opt out is paying twice as much delivery fee than prior to the city of chicago's aggregation program and the company giving and supplying is still the same parent company.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Chris, the price per KwH changes constantly throughout the day (and night) on RRTP, but I suspect you know that.

    Keep in mind that I'm in an apartment and have A.C. in only one room, but here's my monthly bill comparison:
    Current Month
    Billing Period: 6/30/2014 to 7/29/2014
    RRTP Bill:...

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    Chris, the price per KwH changes constantly throughout the day (and night) on RRTP, but I suspect you know that.

    Keep in mind that I'm in an apartment and have A.C. in only one room, but here's my monthly bill comparison:
    Current Month
    Billing Period: 6/30/2014 to 7/29/2014
    RRTP Bill: $84.57
    Standard Fixed-Rate Bill: $91.61
    Total Bill $ Savings: $7.04
    Total Bill % Savings: 7.7 %
    Total Electric Supply Services % Savings: 15.9 %*

    The standard fixed-rate bill is what I would be paying if I wasn't on RRTP. ComEd sends me an email every month with this information.

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

We Need Change

Social activism is stagnant. Protesters are boring. We need ideological revolution. Occupy Rogers Park and Chicago Light Brigade are so yesterday. They are dull and musty like Trotsky and Lenin. We need new blood. Marches, tie dye shirts, long hair and angry poetry is last century rubbish. Where are the neo-radicals? Is there life in the street? Is Rogers Park stuck in the post-Beat generation with brown rice, bean sprouts, feminist poetry and tofu? Are we intellectually and ideologically dead? Light the fire.

  • Daddy lama I'm happy

    I like tie dye stuff, from what I see it's popular with all ages. What's wrong with long hair? It was anti establishment and a form of self expression, and I believe it is still a way to express oneself without offending anyone, and if the length of ones hair does offend you...get over it.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Becky, only with a medium rare ribeye and a couple of glasses of old vine Zinfandel. After that you can read me Cat In The Hat and I will most ardently agree ;)

3 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Just A Reminder

Our Conversational Spanish Group is on for tonight at 7:30 at the Heartland.
Anyone interested is welcome.

  • jldoolittle Resident of Rogers Park for 9 years

    Will you continue Conversational Spanish Group in September? I am interested in joining, but most of August will be traveling. Many thanks.

  • Hi Barbara, my phone died and I lost your contact info. I am very sorry but with my sister's illness and my 3 little ones, August vacations, etc. I am sad that I will not be able to continue in the group. Maybe you could send me a text or private email and I could contact you in the fall when things hopefully calm down to see how the group is doing? Thank you for your time.

24 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

peacful protest yesterday?

My husband was out walking with our daughter yesterday and ran across a group marching together. Signs calling for an end to gangs and sending love. I want to know who these people were! We want to join in. Anyone have any further info?

22 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Primary Care Doc

I am devcestated to have to give up my family's current primary care doc (James Clancy at Rogers Park Family medicine) due to an insurance change. If you need a primary then start with him-he is the best ever and we have been with him for 12 years.

So, I need recommendations for a primary care doctor in the area-Dr. Clancy treated both my husband and our 2 kids-so a family doc would be great..
As I write this I am even more sad over losing Dr. C....help!

  • We dropped my BCBS family insurance for my husband's new United Health PPO. Cost for his is saving us hundreds a month as his company can cover more and it is great insurance. I never thought for a second Clancy would not take it. Called the office today to double check and reception told me he is not contracted with United anymore:(

  • Dr. Clancy is pretty awesome, I hope you find someone just as smiley and nice!

44 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Bus Crash at Sheridan and Berwyn

Looks pretty serious, the whole street is blocked off. Does anybody have more info?

  • I agree Les. I was not seeking sympathy for him. I wanted Julia to know that he did not walk away from the crash and is suffering consequences already. He is also in police custody, and likely will be for the remainder of his life.

  • Les M. 30 plus year resident

    @Edgewater Observational Laboratory:
    I wish I could be as sure of that as you are. If he wasn't drunk, he may end up serving a very moderate sentence. If he WAS drunk, I'm not sure what they'll do.
    Meanwhile, he himself is in critical condition. Whatever the case, he's going...

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    @Edgewater Observational Laboratory:
    I wish I could be as sure of that as you are. If he wasn't drunk, he may end up serving a very moderate sentence. If he WAS drunk, I'm not sure what they'll do.
    Meanwhile, he himself is in critical condition. Whatever the case, he's going to have to live with this for the rest of his life.
    I don't know how anyone could kill someone with a car after an accident like this could ever again sleep at night. I myself would sink into a deep depression if I did that to a dog or cat. I hate to tell you how many times I've swerved quickly for animals. The thought of killing ANYTHING (except bugs) makes me very uneasy.
    Still, you pose an interesting point. I am very curious as to how the law will handle this incredibly reckless and heedless human being.

17 hours ago

Any United Church of Rogers Park members available?

Hello!

My name is Ramsen Shamon and I am Northwestern University graduate journalism student covering religion in Rogers Park.

Would any members of the United Church of Rogers Park be willing to communicate to me their experience as a church member?

This is for an assignment. Your information will not be published.

Thank you!

Ramsen Shamon

19 hours ago

EdgeFest Brings Global Fare, Local Art, More This Weekend

How does global cuisine, karaoke on a big stage, and relaxing on a landscaped oasis in the middle of Broadway sound? You can find all that and more this weekend at EdgeFest. The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is hosting their third annual summer street festival on Aug. 2 and 3. Last year, over 10,000 people […]

Jul 23

Updated 21 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

  • Philip Sparkman agent of justice

    The Park District Director of Communications, Jessica Maxey-Faulkner@ 312-742-4786, also has been quiet on the topic. The Park District Board of Commissioners meets in about a week and a half and hasn't yet announced the agenda or if the renaming proposal will be addressed by the Alderman on August 13th....

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    The Park District Director of Communications, Jessica Maxey-Faulkner@ 312-742-4786, also has been quiet on the topic. The Park District Board of Commissioners meets in about a week and a half and hasn't yet announced the agenda or if the renaming proposal will be addressed by the Alderman on August 13th. That is when he would make a proposal of how to honor Griffin at a park or a beach in the Ward. Hopefully he will be creative and flexible in finding a way to not to dishonor Jarvis while simultaneously honoring Griffin in a way that will inform people as to who she actually was.

  • PTM DJ/MC

    And have you heard the park at Water Tower is being named after Jane Byrne. That's a former Chicago MAYOR. And it's a PARK not the entire Water Tower.

4 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Joe Moore -- Why aren't you asking the IG to investigate the red lights money grab?

Eight of your colleagues have asked that the IG conduct an investigation into the "enforcement" spikes in the red lights camera system. Why aren't you joining them in that request?

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    Suzanne, why are you not answering me? You wouldn't ignore me the same way you accuse Joe Moore of ignoring you, would you?

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Business travel, Delmer. So I didn't see your open question. You'll just have to wait!

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Morseland?

Has anybody heard any news or any plans for the old Morseland on morse?

36 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Squad Car At 7400 N Seeley

The entire alley is taped off, and the cops are nowhere to be seen. Squad cars are still here and flashing. No clue what's up yet...

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

    Earlier this evening, there was a report of an electric power transformer fire in the area.

    Not sure of the precise address, but the police might be closing the alley, until ComEd can get there.

  • diana Life is short. Death is long. Act accordingly.

    Yep. The transformer between the 7300 block of N. Seeley and the north/south alley (between Seeley/Damen) blew around 6:30-7:00pm. Half the alley was blocked off until ComEd came some time during the night and fitted a new transformer to the pole.

    Nothing big. But I hope that someone cleans up the red crime scene tape. It's a little off-putting.

  • Thanks!

5 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Tree trimming along Metra tracks

Does anyone know who is responsible for trimming the trees that are hanging out into the street from the Metra tracks along Ravenswood? All of the street cleaning signs are completely covered by the brush, but I still see people getting parking tickets there on street cleaning days (and I got one myself). I'm disputing the ticket, but I'm curious who should be maintaining the tress.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Pat, did you call 311 or the relevant alderman's office and ask to have the trees trimmed?

  • Helen ( you sweet thing ) ,

    No

    I think Moore's office contacted Union Pacific.

    They trimmed, but didn't remove the cuttings.

    They are piled up in the " curb to fence " area.

    But, it's a big improvement for southbound Ravenswood travel.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I maintain the " curb to fence " area around Albion & south to Devon.

    Trim the trees / bushes, pick up litter.

    But I did venture up to Pratt to cut the tree limbs near the stop sign.

24 hours ago

You have 11 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

35 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Norfolk Pine free to good home

Well, folks, I'll say right off that the dear thing lists eastward - and is just too big for the space it occupies in my church. The kids think its pot is a sandbox and can't keep their hands out of it. It is currently about 8 ft tall and really needs a nice skylit stairwell or atrium to grow in. A little TLC would go far. Comment on this posting if you're interested; thanks!

  • Is it only an indoor plant? Probably cannot take it anyway, but just in case, it would only be as an outdoor plant. Thanks...

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I wish I had the space for it.

    Julia, I grows fine outdoors--on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. But, no, in Chicago, it can't spend the winter outdoors.

  • My place could not handle such a large tree indoors. I am sure someone will save such a great plant. Good luck...

32 hours ago

Sheridan Accident Victim’s Name Released, Additional Details

It was an incredibly horrific scene on Wednesday around 11:12 a.m. when a red Ford Focus sped through a stoplight at Berwyn Ave. and Sheridan Rd at a very high rate of speed plowing into the back of a car which a man was loading with groceries. The victim,  71-year-old Frank Kiley, was a client of […]

33 hours ago

Out on a nice night

Had a great time meeting a few more fine Roger's Park residents this evening. Cannot believe I still have the energy to still be up. Got to see the area from a whole new perspective!

3 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Scrabble, anyone?

Hello, friends. We are new to the neighborhood. I'm Emily and my fiancée
is Eddie. I founded a Scrabble club in Madison and then Edgerton, WI.
Any interest in starting one in Rogers Park? We can meet at our house, and
anyone can come, regardless of skill. We can teach newcomers! Please
post if interested, and we will contact y. P.S. We LOVE Rogers Park!

  • Attention: Scrabble lovers, word nerds, philologists, wordsmiths:

    Hello, everyone!

    Wow. What a heartening response to starting a Scrabble club! And what fun to have contributions on my little word puzzles. We did lots of these in the past with our Scrabble club members. WHO LOVES WORDS??? WE DO!

    As far...

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    Attention: Scrabble lovers, word nerds, philologists, wordsmiths:

    Hello, everyone!

    Wow. What a heartening response to starting a Scrabble club! And what fun to have contributions on my little word puzzles. We did lots of these in the past with our Scrabble club members. WHO LOVES WORDS??? WE DO!

    As far as a potential meeting place, please scratch my offer of my home, as least
    for now. What was I thinking??? Many thanks to RPGurl and BigChibro for reminding
    me to be cautious about that. Some good suggestions have been Sol Café, Rogers Park Social, Common Cup, the library, and Jewel(s) meeting room. Have I forgotten any? I am off work tomorrow and plan to contact these places.

    Once we have a place, we will have to set a time. We used to meet on Sundays
    from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Will that work for people?

    Finally: Here is another little brain tickler for you. How about your favorite
    oxymorons? (No: That is not a very dumb ox. It is a "seemingly self-contradictory term" like "cruel kindness." Oxymorons are everywhere! We just have to look for them.
    I saw a really good one in the grocery store: "Extra Large MINI-Buns."

    Love to hear some of your favorites!

    Emily Smith
    Rogers Park newbie

  • Craig_Gernhardt Official Account

    Negative Positive loiterers.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Advice Needed

My cat just alerted me to the presence of a bird on my fifth floor balcony. It's very still and I think it may be a fledgling or maybe the victim of a hawk attack? I've decided not to interfere tonight, but wonder if there are some bird savvy neighbors who can give me advice should the bird still be out there tomorrow. Advice? Thanks!

  • Will_iam43 Who dat?

    Let nature take it's course

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

    You're welcome, Shelby, and good to know that about Chimney Swifts. I'm on the 4th floor, so who knows if that will come in handy if one lands on my porch one day.

38 hours ago

43 hours ago

Updated 39 hours ago

At Least One Pedestrian Dead, Others Injured After 5335 Sheridan Accident

Reports are still a bit unclear, but witnesses say a red Ford was trying to get around a bus heading North at 5335 North Sheridan avenue around 11:12 a.m. this morning. Somehow the red vehicle did not make it around the bus and instead plowed into  two-three parked cars at a high rate of speed […]

  • d3 NOH

    Yup they seem to attempt to squeeze down into one at Balmoral, but there's no sign indicating that. However, right in front of Wing Ho, you can see in Google Street view that there are actually dotted center lines which would otherwise indicate it's two northbound lanes. But, it's also...

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    Yup they seem to attempt to squeeze down into one at Balmoral, but there's no sign indicating that. However, right in front of Wing Ho, you can see in Google Street view that there are actually dotted center lines which would otherwise indicate it's two northbound lanes. But, it's also a 4-6pm no parking rush zone designed to drive in during those periods, which actually is unusual to have also a lane marked as dotted down the center alongside also a rush hour no parking zone. I can think of 2 dozen rush hour driving / no parking streets where they have the same configuration of one intended driving lane and one tpyically parking lane, but they've left off the dotted lines to indicate two driving lanes in all of those cases. In this case it seems they are indicating there are always 2 driving lanes, and the rush hour parking no parking is re designed to accommodate that by reducing cars.. A few there would be easy for 2 cars to navigate, but at rush hour, no. They seem to be saying you can drive it as 2 all day, but it would be more difficult when cars are parked there AND traffic is heavy. There is no signage or markings indicating you need to go from 2 lanes to one.

    I'm sure some lawyer already is snapping pics of this illy marked street as we speak. Hopefully the speeding camera tickets in the name of pedestrian safety is enough to cover this lawsuit against the city. Then maybe someone at the city will grow up and realize how to actually improve pedestrian safety and not their bottom line.

  • Jim A Sic Semper Canis

    There are many places where the arterial streets are very poorly marked in Edgewater. On Southbound Broadway, for example, it seems like the markings fade in and out all the way from Devon to Ardmore. Seriously, please be careful out there. Also, I'm not sure of they've changed the configuration but northbound Broadway near Argyle, there never seemed to be enough room for parked cars and traffic in the right lane, even though there is (or used to be) a dotted marking indicating two northbound lanes.

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Police patrolling late last night

Dear friends:
I somehow found myself walking my two dogs very late last night, about 2:30 a.m.
Well, one of them is a purebred GSD so I don't worry too much. But it was
a wonderful comfort to see a police car patrolling our street very carefully, as well
as tours through all the alleys. This was Newgard Street near Albion. Can anyone
send a big thank you! to our police who patrol for us?
Emily

  • Philip Sparkman agent of justice

    Oooops #3. The commander's email address is dot (.) org, not dot (.) com. You need more coffee.

  • Dear Pension Pat:
    It takes a village! Don't worry about it.
    As a newcomer to Chicago, I am very glad to
    be part of this neighborhood family.
    P.S. I am not afraid to speak my mind!
    Emily

5 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Clark and Pratt/Farwell

Lots of gunfire at 1:25.

  • I understand about hating a job. That is still not a reason not to do the job well. you never know where doing a job well will lead.

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

    I feel the same way about republicans BUT we all gotta eat plus u never had a bad day?? Look I don't know what ur experience did for u but that doesn't mean stop calling ...call more and instead of typing ,,talk to the operators bosses ...Movement not fussing it works

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Rolland's

Does anyone know what's up with Rolland's at Clark & Howard? It's been dark the last few days. There isn't a sign on the door or a notice on the website. It would be a shame if they closed. They've been a great neighbor, and their burgers are amazing!

  • Too bad. Burgers were very good. I did patronized this place...

  • You're right, Mac. It was my understanding that the restaurant was purchased by the manager of the Hop Haus. The menu was quite similar - the few changes there were made it better in my opinion.

    It's so strange that I can't find any news about the closing....

3 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Mariano's Still in Violation of City Noise Abatement Statutes

I just came back from the Mariano's at Foster & Sheridan, at 11:41 PM, after speaking with the night receiving room person. The store has been a problem in its consistent violation of noise abatement statutes that require compressor(s) on the trailer(s) parked at the dock to be off -- an environmental noise abatement statute - between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM. The Carmen Winona block club allowed the store some slack and the manager agreed to a cut off...

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I just came back from the Mariano's at Foster & Sheridan, at 11:41 PM, after speaking with the night receiving room person. The store has been a problem in its consistent violation of noise abatement statutes that require compressor(s) on the trailer(s) parked at the dock to be off -- an environmental noise abatement statute - between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM. The Carmen Winona block club allowed the store some slack and the manager agreed to a cut off at 11:00 PM. Last week, the problem was consistent with compressors on later than 11:00 PM and being turned on at 5:00 AM. Tonight, the young man told me that the manager's direction are to turn it off (maybe) at 11:30 PM and back on at 3:00 AM. Now, I ask you, since when does the ward and the city allow a business to rewrite statute? And, you will NEVER see medical people recommending 3-4 hours for quiet for sleep. This is an arrogant business and I already terminated my $150 per week in purchases. This store does large volume - let it hire more people to unload the trailer(s).

  • It's impressive how on top of things you are! I wasn't aware of the special requirements for SNCs. Are those available somewhere online? The land by the loading dock for Mariano's is still available, I believe. It's the narrow, deep parcel between the Foster portion of the Club and the Mariano's building. I was surprised to hear the Club hadn't purchased it because theoretically something could go in there that would overshadow or otherwise affect their property in a significant way.

  • I thought of the wrong lot. I can't imagine how a buyer could use that sliver of land. Incidentally, about five months after Dom's opened, I had a conversation w/one of the fellows from the engineering co. that worked on the store. The loading dock was supposed to face the...

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    I thought of the wrong lot. I can't imagine how a buyer could use that sliver of land. Incidentally, about five months after Dom's opened, I had a conversation w/one of the fellows from the engineering co. that worked on the store. The loading dock was supposed to face the S & C Club, so that any noise would head toward a premise that's empty and unused at night. Safeway wanted a ramp up to the roof parking; to make space for it Safeway changed the dock orientation to face Foster.

    Go: http://www.noisefree.org/cityord/chicago.pdf and download it. Sec 11-4-2810 and 11-4-2825.

3 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Thanks to Streets and Sanitation for trimming the trees.

Streets and Sanitation did such a great job today trimming the trees on Farwell Ave. and Greenview. They trimmed along the one side of each street, where street cleaning took place and all the cars were moved. It made such a dramatic improvement and has made the entire area so much brighter. Hopefully they'll get to the other side too. I imagine this will make the area safer.
Thank you Thank you

  • Good post, Tim. Neighbors, if you have branches that are touching our house or very nearly touching, you should call 311 to schedule a tree trimming. We don't think about it in nice weather but during a storm, those branches can do massive damage to your home. Summer time is the right time to get it done!

  • I also noticed the tree trimming going on in the neighborhood. Was thinking that the tree trimmers & street cleaning should work together. Considering with street cleaning, there are no cars parked (for the most part) on the side of the street being cleaned. Streets & Sanitation could go in...

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    I also noticed the tree trimming going on in the neighborhood. Was thinking that the tree trimmers & street cleaning should work together. Considering with street cleaning, there are no cars parked (for the most part) on the side of the street being cleaned. Streets & Sanitation could go in prior to the street cleaner, complete the trimming & move on to the next block. This type of schedule would ensure each block not only being swept but having the trees being taken care of as well. On the other hand, this may just be too logical for the city to schedule.

    I was walking my dogs on the 1400 block of W. Farwell around noon today and the street was closed off due to the tree trimming. I watched one of the workers up trimming branches. He would catch the branch and drop it to the ground. The problem I saw was that the branch was hitting the back of a car. If the street was clear due to street cleaning, he wouldn't have been scratching the back of someone's car.

43 hours ago

Wasted Wednesday at the Red Line Tap

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On Stage at 9 pm: Big Leg Emma / Wesley Harding / Sons of the New Amish

$5.00 or FREE admission w/ your college ID

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