26 hours ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • This is just too much. A poster asked the how is this program being payed for? Well Mr. Al I. I did call the Cities Department of Health and asked that question yesterday.
    If you or any other outraged posters want to know what I was told feel free to call my cell (773) 355-0898.
    By the way it took about four calls to the City to work your way through their menu of leaving messages etc. to finally speak to an actual person.

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    That poster with that question has a history of attempting to antagonize in response to anything the alderman does or says. If he posted that it was raining outside, she would accuse the water of being a democratic conspiracy and demand to know how the clouds were funded.

4 days ago

Updated 3 min ago

wicca seminar

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

  • jenna! nam myoho renge kyo

    The Hydra dragons of witch craft! Aren't they the girl gang in The Warriors?

  • sidney morgan WitchCraft Christ

    Yes I am receiveing and "auto-matic writeing

3 days ago

Updated 5 min ago

The 2015 City Budget

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

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

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

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

    The format of the 2015 budget is very difficult to navigate. The past budgets that are on the City website are in a better format and are easier to understand. I wish the budget office could create a readable document.

  • RPEyes Live on possibly the shortest street in RP

    Well, Hugh it appears that you also have nothing substantive to say except complain that others have nothing to say.

    <Yawn>

5 days ago

Updated 12 min ago

What kind of issues are affecting the Rogers Park community?

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

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

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

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

4. What is something that your community...

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

1. Do you know who your alderman is?

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

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

4. What is something that your community needs?

5. Do you know who your neighbors are?

Yes No

6. What job opportunities does Rogers Park have available?

7. What is your view of the school system?

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

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

Thank you for your help.

  • steven beckerman Lifelong resident of the Rogers Park neighborhood.

    I guess when the poster leads with

    "1. Do you know who your alderman is?

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

    It can lead some to question and even to paranoid post after post of distrust, innuendo, and downright anger that some have posted here....

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    I guess when the poster leads with

    "1. Do you know who your alderman is?

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

    It can lead some to question and even to paranoid post after post of distrust, innuendo, and downright anger that some have posted here. It is heartening to see that a few of us out there chose to assist the student by giving suggestions on how better to post their survey, rather than lashing out. Now I see I have become several folks newest target!
    Good Job!

  • Reid Hyams X-ART Entertainment, Music Industry / Owner

    @Steve... this group often becomes volatile, and often for good reasons. Like it or not, it is what it is. I say this because the EveryBlock forum as we're using it has become a political forum, which in itself is not a bad thing. The problem is that EveryBlock is...

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    @Steve... this group often becomes volatile, and often for good reasons. Like it or not, it is what it is. I say this because the EveryBlock forum as we're using it has become a political forum, which in itself is not a bad thing. The problem is that EveryBlock is filled with aliases, trolls and sock puppets... many with multiple accounts. One might find me direct, to the point and out of their comfort zone, but I am who I am - NOT an alias, troll and or sock puppet... with multiple accounts.

    Many people use aliases which I have no problem with until they turn the corner and become the trolls, sock puppets and use multiple accounts.

    My read (no pun intended) is that Lewis15 & Martin72 are sock puppet trolls and have been brought to us, not to add input, thought and have a reasonable discussion, but the opposite: to create discourse through deceit, using false identities, in order to create drama in the 49th Ward Aldermanic Election.

    While I trust your intentions are good, I do not believe that the intentions of whomever is behind Lewis15 & Martin72 are not.

    Therefore, once again we're playing war on the Rogers Park EB battlefield.

    Perhaps, you are a target for some... but not on this end.

20 hours ago

Updated 37 min ago

Relocating to Chicago- job around UChicago

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you! I appreciate all of your feedback.

  • I often call the University of Chicago neighborhood an island. Anything is either right there or not close.
    Get to know the CTA! ("Chicago Transit Authority", the buses and L trains) There are express buses from Hyde Park to the Loop, but anywhere even further north will take time.
    http://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/bus_schedules/6.pdf

  • Alison gardener

    Housing in Hyde Park is generally charming and shares a trend towards spacious apt with RP. It is also cheaper than the north side, including Logan, but not RP. BUT it is an island and the entire social anything revolves pretty much solely around UC. How about living downtown? Easy public access everywhere and lots of housing choices for condos. Think South Loop.

Oct 12

Updated 37 min ago

Hard Water bar and grill

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

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    So sorry Helen

  • slk long-time rogers parker

    Helen - I am really sorry to hear about your loss. Other cat lovers understand the magnitude of the loss. We lost our 18 year old Himalayan a few months ago and the balance in the household is still off.

21 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

People's Gas No Parking Signs

I am fairly new to the neighborhood, and I noticed yesterday the no parking signs taped to the trees from People's Gas. Of course, I was first annoyed that this sign would stay up for two weeks. It's not secret that it's already hard enough to find parking (I average 30 minutes each time) , but this morning, I woke up early to move my car, and every other car was still there! And later in the day, there were still lots of cars parked right in frommt of the signs. Do these signs not really mean anything, even though they threaten towing? Also, I noticed the signs don't have.a permit number printed on them.. Does this make them invalid?

  • shawn m Moving from apt to apt in RP

    The People's Gas signs don't require a permit number. Not sure why the other cars hadn't moved. The signs have dates written on them, is it possible the construction date had ended but they forgot to take down the signs?

28 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Renters rights

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

  • jenna! nam myoho renge kyo

    Di,
    No, but I think it's a good policy, if even just a courtesy.

  • Just google Chicago tenants rights. Thete are a number of organizations that can tell you of your rights and responsibilities.

46 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

heads up, neighbors

hey guys
we had a forced entry burglary over on N Eastlake Terrace this weekend. no one was hurt, but it's definitely scary.
As a note of personal failing, I heard loud noises and activity late Saturday night, but I figured it was just people coming back from the bars or something. Unfortunately, it's a hard lesson

  • KittKid on Eastlake Terrace 40-years East Rogers Parker

    YIPES! (=>_<=)

    We all have to make sure that we secure our own apartments as well as the common areas of our buildings. I make sure to meet everyone that lives in my building so that I know when there is 'stranger danger'.

  • Steven J -- The more confused, sleepy people we have shooting at they're not sure what, the safer I'll feel.
    not

1 hour ago

Anyone looking or know someone looking for a 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment in Roger Park?

2 Bedroom 2 Bath for rent in Rogers Park for $1250/month
Comes with a parking space & extra storage.
In unit washer/dryer
Hardwood floors throughout
Bedrooms are carpeted
SS appliances 3.5 y/o gut rehab. Developer Model largest 2BR/2BR in bldg. Natural light Cooks kit Maple cabs Granite counter tops . Granite, marble & whirlpool in Master bathroom. Generous room sizes, a lot of closet space. Crown Molding in living room. Hunter Douglas Blinds. Bose Surround Sound in LR. Close to Howard CTA Hub, Pace, Metra
Must have good credit & pass a back ground check

Please have them email Maria @ marialkasunic@outlook.com for showing.

16 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

What's up on Juneway?

Tons o' cops, crime scene tape in the alley between Paulina and Marshfield, many lookyloos but no ambulance. Listening to scanner but not figuring out the story... anyone know what happened?

  • I thought he was shot in the foot? Not the leg. I work around there and have heard a lot of different versions though.

  • He was shot in the leg, foot (big toe actually), and a graze wound to the back.

18 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Party Room Rental

Hi neighbors... was wondering if anyone knows of a nice party room i could rent. (40 ppl)

  • Try the Loyola Field House.

  • Firehouse Chicago is a beautifully converted firehouse at 1545 Rosemont. It's used for video filming and production but they rent out the space for events. It's ridiculously beautiful! I imagine it's what the firehouse at Greanleaf could have been.

1 hour ago

You have 15 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Jun 12

Updated 2 hours ago

Good Morning

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

Oct 13

Updated 3 hours ago

2:30 AM on 10/13

I was woken up at 2:30 in the morning on Monday 10/13 to the sound of a women screaming for help. I live on a high floor in a high rise and sadly was not able to do anything. It sounded like she was near Berwyn and Kenmore area. I did see several cops flood the area a few minutes later. Does anyone know what happened?

  • Anyone open to having their faith in humanity challenged by the Kitty Genovese case should first read up on it. Several neighbors called the police. There were not 38 people who witnessed the attack in its entirety, as portrayed in the initial articles (written by someone with an agenda) and...

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    Anyone open to having their faith in humanity challenged by the Kitty Genovese case should first read up on it. Several neighbors called the police. There were not 38 people who witnessed the attack in its entirety, as portrayed in the initial articles (written by someone with an agenda) and the sensational made-for-TV movie. There were people who heard or saw parts of it and some of them called the police, which at the time were dismissive to emergency calls. Also, the 911 dispatch that we have in place today did not exist 50 years ago.

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

    The one thing people in Chicago should know is, always call 911 if you think a crime is taking place. The police want you to call 911 (not 311) for crimes in progress (even if it's just someone tagging a building or acting suspiciously), and this is what beat cops will tell you at a CAPS meeting. 311 is for potholes and burned out street lights.

  • So I just saw this post in the crime reports, I wonder if this is what I heard:

    Robbery: Strongarm: no weapon / Sidewalk
    5200 block N. Kenmore Ave. October 13, 2014 @ 2:30 a.m.

4 hours ago

  • 4 stars out of 5: Dak on Yelp

9 hours ago

Parking

I'm new to the area. Anyone know of someone renting a parking space?( Damen & Fargo) help.

40 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Lost kitty

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

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

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    All, his first potential home didn't work out. Do you have any interest in adopting him? Feel free to message me on Everyblock or text/call 312-725-0130 if interested.

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    Looks like we have a new home lined up for him tomorrow. But please let me know if you are interested in being part of the backup plan in case that falls through.

12 hours ago

Music Lessons

Hi All!

I teach beginning piano lessons to ages 5+ and voice lessons to ages 11+, and am looking for more students in the area. I can teach out of my apartment in Edgewater, or come to you.

I have a Bachelor's and a Master's in music performance, have been teaching for 8 years, and also run a children's choir, do opera outreach, direct children's theater, and am working which Chicago Opera Theater and CPS on an awesome opera project, just to give you a bit of background.

Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!

22 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

City of Chicago Council Meeting on the Budget for Chicago Health Department Budget Request

Alderman Moore, at the budget hearing for the Health Department, scheduled for October 28, 2014: let's

1. Make sure there is money allocated for medications for patients who go to the city mental health clinics - I checked the 2015 budget and there is no line item for medications. Uninsured people who go to the six remaining city mental health clinics need medications and have always been able to get them through the city mental health clinics (I checked prior...

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Alderman Moore, at the budget hearing for the Health Department, scheduled for October 28, 2014: let's

1. Make sure there is money allocated for medications for patients who go to the city mental health clinics - I checked the 2015 budget and there is no line item for medications. Uninsured people who go to the six remaining city mental health clinics need medications and have always been able to get them through the city mental health clinics (I checked prior budgets and medications have always been included in past budgets)

2. Advocate for additional dollars to be spent on mental health care specifically to re-open the clinic on Howard Street in Rogers Park.

3. Also, let's advocate for the city to become a preferred Medicaid provider to bring in revenue to the city mental health clinics.

4. Request a specific report about city residents living in Ward 49 who were patients at the Howard St. Clinic and what happened to each and every one of them.

5. Request additional dollars for a second and third psychiatrist .

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

    I agree with all five requests for the 2015 city budget.

    Also, I believe there should be money set aside to do an independent study about how to leverage and maximize dollars from every level of government (city, county, state and federal) to better serve Chicago residents.

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

    I should have said, in regards to funding mental health services - I believe there should be money set aside to do an independent study about how to leverage and maximize dollars from every level of government (city, county, state and federal) to better serve Chicago residents.

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

    Does anyone know when the budget hearing will take place for the public to ask questions/make recommendations?

14 hours ago

Join Neighbors Cleaning up and Restorating Beach

There is still time to protect and protect the beach that was there for you all summer. Join the Alliance for the Great Lakes, students from Loyola University, Volunteer Site Steward for the Loyola Dunes and members of the local community for a Beach Cleanup and Restoration Work Day at Loyola Beach. Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Meet at the Dune Restoration Site (between Pratt Blvd and Farwell, just east of the tennis court.) Volunteers need not stay for the entire day. Organizers will provide tools, work gloves and refreshments. Learn more about the Loyola Dunes Restoration Project[where: ]

16 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Traffic hazard

This area recently seemed to get cleared up after some discussions I had with the Family Dollar and Starbucks manager recently.
Guys in orange vests collecting for their favored charity (themselves). Then acting out due to intoxication or whatever.
This guy is not safe and he could cause a serious traffic accident, pictured here is right at the Chicago/Evanston border.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Interesting that this guy is on the chicago side. Rogers park has a degree of tolerance for this type of behavior . It is a hazard

  • It's worse by the dreaded Elston/diversey/Logan area, which is why I try to stay away.

16 hours ago

Edgewater Theaters Produce Work for the Visually Impaired: Steep’s “The Vandal”

I am a blind woman who is well past the age to join AARP. Going to movies meant one needed to be told what was happening on the screen. The same, until recently, occurred with live theater.  Now one only needs to visit Edgewater theaters such as Raven Theatre on Clark or Steep Theatre on […]

25 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Important Referendum Question on Mental Health Funding

On the November 4, 2014 general election ballot, there will be numerous statewide and local referendums. One of the referendums specific to voters in Cook County is a question on whether the state shall increase mental health funding statewide. (See below)

The referendum is non-binding; it is meant to solicit the opinion of voters and to advise legislators on a question of public policy.

Early voting for the November 4, 2014 general election will take place Monday, October 20 –...

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On the November 4, 2014 general election ballot, there will be numerous statewide and local referendums. One of the referendums specific to voters in Cook County is a question on whether the state shall increase mental health funding statewide. (See below)

The referendum is non-binding; it is meant to solicit the opinion of voters and to advise legislators on a question of public policy.

Early voting for the November 4, 2014 general election will take place Monday, October 20 – Sunday, November 2.
Referendum Question on Mental Health Funding
Question
Countywide, Mental Health Services: Shall the General Assembly of the State of Illinois appropriate additional funds to provide necessary mental health services for the people of the State of Illinois? Yes or No

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    To the best of my knowledge there is no such thing as a "state ballot." There is a ballot for the General Election on Nov. 4 that includes candidates for federal, state, and county offices plus a variety of referenda.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Helen, there are advisory questions on the ballot that are statewide. In other words, all the voters in the state will vote on them

Oct 08

Updated 19 hours ago

Whole Foods on Broadway

Hello!

I see that they are making great progress at the Whole Foods on Broadway and Glenlake, they have the whole store gutted.

Does anyone one know if they are still on track to open in Early 2015? I have not heard anything from the Alderman's Office.

  • What does that have to do with Whole Foods? Get out of here!

  • ERussell Edgewater resident and dog owner

    Wowwwwww. Simmer down.

    Peter, there was a recent community meeting. It looks like April of 2015. They did get a liquor license, so there will be the new usual pub/grill type stuff there. I wish it would open sooner, too! No more drives, however short, to Evanston to shop there.

2 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Lost cat

Someone posted about finding a black & white cat... here's one that's missing. Hope this helps everyone.

20 hours ago

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – October 17, 2014

...at www.thechawaitlist.org. Computers are available at public libraries including the Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, or if you need assistance completing the form, you are welcome to come into our...

Chicago Board of Elections Early Voting Early voting for the 48th Ward begins Monday, October 20 at the Broadway Armory (5917 N. Broadway). Hours of operation are between 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday.

Edgewater Workbench Open House Saturday, Oct. 18, 6 – 9 p.m. 1130 W. Thorndale Ave.

Health Education Series at Heartland Health Center Various dates listed below, from 1:00pm-2:30pm Heartland Health Center (1300 W. Devon) Presented by Loyola University’s Marcella Neihoff School of Nursing October 21st: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

This article has 15 other Chicago locations (Show)

...you need assistance completing the form, you are welcome to come into our office at 5533 N. Broadway. If you have questions, please call the CHA at 312-971-7700.  See attached flyer...

Bezzazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie (at Broadway)

The Chicago Police Department’s 24th district domestic violence officer is hosting a citizen safety seminar for women on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00pm at the 24th District (Auditorium), 6464 N. Clark Street. Please call the 24th District for more information at 312-744-6321.

...substances) also can be brought to the city’s Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility at 1150 N. North Branch Street...

Crane Lift on the 5700 block of North Winthrop

...Monday, 10/20, Gatewood Crane Service has been contracted to do a crane lift at 5718 N Winthrop in Chicago. They are hoisting new HVAC equipment on to the roof.This will require...

Senn Hall at Senn High School. 5900 N Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60660

...Annual Rents Right Expo Event is taking place on Oct. 18 between 9am-2pm, at 3843 N California Ave Chicago, IL 60016. The expo will feature nearly every aspect of the rental housing industry for...

...coats (all sizes needed), boots, sweaters, socks, scarves, hats and mittens at Care for Real, 5339 North Sheridan Rd., Mon.-Fri 9:00am-3:45pm and Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm. Contact Lyle at...

On Tuesday, October 21, 7:30pm at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark Street, Democracy Burlesque – Chicago’s only sketch comedy company that focuses exclusively on political satire – presents...

Free Health Fair October 19 from 12pm-5pm Edgewater Presbyterian Church (1020 W. Bryn Mawr) Sponsored by the Nigerian Nurses of Illinois Everybody is welcome. Click here for services that will be offered at the fair.

Andersonville Dessert Crawl Sunday, October 26th from 2:00pm-5:00pm Meet at the Swedish Museum (5211 N. Clark)

Employment Info Session & Application Workshop Tuesday, October 28, 12pm-2pm 1145 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago 60640 (Truman College). The focus of the workshop is getting a job with the...

CMSS: History of Comedy Friday, November 7th at 7pm (1415 W. Foster) Saturday, November 8th at 2pm (2720 W. Foster)Click here for more information

CMSS: History of Comedy Friday, November 7th at 7pm (1415 W. Foster) Saturday, November 8th at 2pm (2720 W. Foster)Click here for more information

21 hours ago

In One Ear Open Mic needs your help!

The In One Ear open mic which is hosted weekly at the Heartland Café in Rogers Park is looking for your help. We recently had some equipment stolen and are running a campaign to help raise money to replace the equipment and upgrade some to ensure this 28 year old open mic can keep running and keep up with the times. With just 9 days left to go, we still have a bit of ways to go and though perhaps...

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The In One Ear open mic which is hosted weekly at the Heartland Café in Rogers Park is looking for your help. We recently had some equipment stolen and are running a campaign to help raise money to replace the equipment and upgrade some to ensure this 28 year old open mic can keep running and keep up with the times. With just 9 days left to go, we still have a bit of ways to go and though perhaps some you amazing folks on everyblock would like to get involved and help spread the word for us. I've attached the link to our indiegogo campaign and you can find us every Wednesday night after 9pm at the Heartland Café as well as on facebook. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!! :)

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/in-one-ear-robbed-help-us-replace-and-upgrade/x/8558862#home

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Response to Li'l Buds Theatre Post

Encouraging second graders to write is wonderful. Encouraging them to compete against their classmates and then in a public forum is, I believe, not so wonderful.
While I'm sure the organizers have no ill intent, I take issue with having 7 year olds pitted against each other. The "losers" might put down their pens and never write again. The "losers" might experience losing as failure. Creativity and self confidence
could be seriously affected in the process. Please let our children experience the joy of writing without having to feel they have to vie against each other and win a contest.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Even the Lost Cat and Found Cat threads, Mr. Rogers?

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    I'm sure some would think he's responsible for either losing or finding the wards cats.

6 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Rubber stamp Alderman helps close vital health clinics

The controversial 2012 City of Chicago budget that slashed library hours and cut 6 of 12 health clinics around Chicago, including one on Howard St.

"Alderman Joseph Moore said he would vote for this one because unlike previous budgets, "it is an honest budget."

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Mayor-Emanuels-Budget-Passed-Unanimously-133978073.html#ixzz3GJjLMDAU

Thumbs down.

  • Ok, Alderman Moore, I will, but later since it's kind of a busy day today for me. Thanks.

    BTW, since that hearing is next week, Alderman Moore, maybe good idea for you to have your own very specific questions for that hearing re. this topic. Just saying. :)

  • Hugh M. Nuclear Scientist

    Additionally, Alderman Moore, at the budget hearing on Health: let's

    1. Make sure there is money allocated for medications - I checked the 2015 budget and there is no line item for medications. Uninsured people need medications and have always been able to get them through the city mental health...

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    Additionally, Alderman Moore, at the budget hearing on Health: let's

    1. Make sure there is money allocated for medications - I checked the 2015 budget and there is no line item for medications. Uninsured people need medications and have always been able to get them through the city mental health clinics (I checked prior budgets and medications have always been included in past budgets)

    2. advocate for additional dollars to be spent on mental health care specifically to re-open the clinic on Howard.

    3. Also, let's advocate for the city to become a preferred Medicaid provider.

    4. Request a specific report about city residents living in Ward 49 who were patients at the Howard St. Clinic and what happened to each and every one of them.

    5. Additional dollars for a second and third psychiatrist is also needed.

    Signed,
    Hugh, a constituent of the 49th Ward

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Health Education Event: "Getting a Good Night's Sleep"

Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing students will be presenting a six part interprofessional health education series starting on, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 with the topic, "Getting a Good Night's Sleep" at the new Heartland Health Center - Devon, Community Room, 1300 W. Devon Avenue. The event is from 1:00pm to 2:30p and is free. Light snacks will be provided. All are welcome.

  • Rus

    I would like to attend this event, however, I’ve got other items scheduled.
    If I had known about this sooner, I could have moved times around.
    Oh, well.

4 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Sneaky Campaign Tactics

Election season is nigh here in Chicago and it seems like things are heating up. Everyone knows Chicago has a history of some really questionable politics. What are some of your favorite stories of sneaky campaign tactics from the past and present?

  • Rob

    Gordon mouthpiece Gernhardt- Perfect example of unfounded accusations, and why I refuse to consider voting for Gordon because of your involvement in his campaign.

    Still don't want to comment on Gordon's attempt to disenfranchise the voters of the precincts he lost, huh? Best to try to distract every with the pink postcard boogeyman.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Rob, sometimes soothing one's own political ego is far more important than worrying about whether or not one's actions might disenfranchise honest voters. Sometimes repeat losers have to grasp any opportunity for support they can find even if that support does more damage than good. A recent comment is so true; If you lie down with dogs you will get back up with fleas. Someone who continues to hide behind mouthpieces needs a very strong flea collar right now.

6 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Found: Black and White Cat

Hello, friends! I've come across a black and white cat. No collar, no microchip, not declawed, and he hadn't been neutered.

We took him to a vet to check for the microchip, and the vet thinks he's 1-2 years old and either belongs to someone and is lost or was abandoned since he's not afraid of people, is super affectionate, and is litter-box trained. Vet also thinks he might have been dumped because his fur is a little ratty and...

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Hello, friends! I've come across a black and white cat. No collar, no microchip, not declawed, and he hadn't been neutered.

We took him to a vet to check for the microchip, and the vet thinks he's 1-2 years old and either belongs to someone and is lost or was abandoned since he's not afraid of people, is super affectionate, and is litter-box trained. Vet also thinks he might have been dumped because his fur is a little ratty and he's got some scratches on his nose from getting into fights with other animals while he's been on his own.

We've taken him in for now, but we can't keep him since we can't have pets. We're in touch with all sorts of shelters and rescue groups, but, as everyone knows, it's hard to get an animal into a no-kill shelter because they're always at capacity.

We've hit a wall in terms of trying to find his owners, so we're looking to get this guy a great home. Please get in touch if you're looking to adopt a companion animal.

24 hours ago

Found - small black and white kitty

This very friendly and possibly deaf cat has been hanging around my house on Glenlake near Broadway since Sunday. Definitely not feral - does anyone recognize?

Oct 14

Updated 25 hours ago

The Paper Shredder is back! Shred and Recycle your old Papers and Documents this Sunday

Back by popular demand, the mobile shredding truck sponsored by Midway Document Destruction's Mobile Shredding Truck will be providing free paper shredding and recycling to residents of the 49th Ward and beyond this Sunday October 19th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The shredding truck is one of my most popular initiatives and a great opportunity to get rid of any old or unwanted papers. Because the documents are...

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Back by popular demand, the mobile shredding truck sponsored by Midway Document Destruction's Mobile Shredding Truck will be providing free paper shredding and recycling to residents of the 49th Ward and beyond this Sunday October 19th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

The shredding truck is one of my most popular initiatives and a great opportunity to get rid of any old or unwanted papers. Because the documents are shredded, you won't have to worry about anyone being able to read your private information. Just bring your old documents to the truck, where they will be shredded on the spot in front of you and then taken away to be recycled.

Bring any documents you no longer need or want but that might contain personal or private information. Examples include:

• Bank Statements
• Outdated medical records
• Pay stubs
• Old bills and receipts
• Credit card offers
• Tax returns older than seven years

As an added service, my Ward Service Office will be open Sunday afternoon to take any service requests you may have.

Clean out your home office or attic and join us this Sunday, October 19th for a day of paper recycling!

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Sorry to hear that, Kateri. I sent out three separate emails announcing the shredding over the past week, plus posted it on EveryBlock. Whom do you use for your email?

  • Jefferson Park's Alderman Arena just announced a shredding event NOV 9th in that neighborhood. A bit of a hike, but the service will be available.

    "Prevent identity theft by bringing your old paperwork with any sensitive information to this SHRED EVENT and get them destroyed while you watch.

    Shred-a-thon
    Sunday, Nov. 9th from 10AM - 1PM
    Hoyne Bank Parking Lot (4729 N. Milwuakee Ave.)"

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

TV Repair

Does anyone know of a TV repair shop that works on (and has parts for) older, picture tube model TV's? I have an older Sharp TV that I really like - but the picture tube finally gave out. I'd like have it repaired, even though I know I could easily buy a new TV, probably for what it will cost to repair it. I already have several newer, flat screen TV's, but this one's my favorite. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Prefer someone in the Edgewater/Andersonville, Rogers Park area, but I'm willing to venture out of the neighborhood for someone reputable.

  • Aram- Minas TV & Video owner- Edgewater neighbor for 44 years

    Feel free to call anytime 773-764-0726 to discuss details, we are open everyday.

  • I have been a Minus customer for many years. Totally honest and fair!!!

39 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Lost black & white cat text

I took a screen shot off of a Facebook post..here's the text I'm retyping. That's all i know: Mila has been missing for nearly 5 weeks. Pls call or text 773-580-4130 if you see her. She was spotted a number of times around Wolfram and Lakewood in Lakeview. Also may be around Paulina and Nelson. Reward $1000. Microchipped & wearing a collar. Black button nose, white paws.

25 hours ago

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46 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Street Cleaning Signs

Why is it that our neighborhood has these plastic street cleaning signs and not the typical permanent signs?

I find the plastic signs infuriating. One more hurdle in the parking war, along with never ending construction, fricking peoples gas, snow and ice. They are wasteful. Having a worker remove and put them up. And they change days constantly and aren't always visible. It's nonsense.

How can we get regular posted street signs?!

  • Its every neighborhood that gets these, not just ours. The permanent signs are on main thorough fares only.

  • Its Chicago. If you see something wasteful and inefficient its best to just assume that someone's cousin/uncle/sister/bookie/affair needed a job.

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

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

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

VOTE EARLY

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

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

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway...

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

VOTE EARLY

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

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

Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway (at Thorndale)

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

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

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

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

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

VOTE BY MAIL

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

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

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

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

33 hours ago

Andre's Street Photography posted 1 photo to Flickr:
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46 hours ago

Updated 34 hours ago

We safely destroyed and recycled over 3.5 tons of material at yesterday's shredd...

For those of you who couldn't make it, the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a shredding event this Friday, October 24 from 2-4pm at 6228 N Broadway:

  • JCV

    Your CAPITAL letters and bad punctuation really swayed my viewpoint. Thank you.

    I work for a living too, and am lucky to have health care coverage provided by my employer. (my salary is lower, as is anyone else who's employer provides health coverage -- because the employer needs to pay...

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    Your CAPITAL letters and bad punctuation really swayed my viewpoint. Thank you.

    I work for a living too, and am lucky to have health care coverage provided by my employer. (my salary is lower, as is anyone else who's employer provides health coverage -- because the employer needs to pay for health coverage.)

    I would happily contribute taxes for universal healthcare, or a single payer system, that replaced what my employer takes out of my overall salary so they can pay for my healthcare.

    Unfortunately, your Republican buddies in congress and the Senate and others sponsored by the "health" insurance industry prevented any inkling of that happening. So what we have now is what we've got. And it's a hell of a lot better than what people of your ilk would really prefer, which is: "Let them all fend for themselves and die..."

  • JCV

    (and that's the end of my rant and diversion from the document shredding link.) ;-)

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