42 hours ago

Updated 9 min ago

Is Don Gordon Serious?

OK - I keep hearing people talking about Don Gordon's purported candidacy for 49th ward alderman but, as many others have noted on Everyblock, he seems to have no campaign and no platform. I have googled him in various ways and find that the only information he provides is on his Facebook page - and even there, you have to look pretty deep to even find out he is running for alderman.

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OK - I keep hearing people talking about Don Gordon's purported candidacy for 49th ward alderman but, as many others have noted on Everyblock, he seems to have no campaign and no platform. I have googled him in various ways and find that the only information he provides is on his Facebook page - and even there, you have to look pretty deep to even find out he is running for alderman.

As much as I would like to see Joe Moore replaced by someone who will prioritize the needs of his constituents over the mayor's agenda of privatization, I don't see how Gordon can expect anyone to take him seriously when it is evident that he is not making any serious effort to inform the voters of his platform, or even his candidacy.

While many mayoral candidates can take a chance on getting elected based on the "anyone but Rahm" sentiment of many voters, I doubt that Moore has alienated enough people that Gordon can depend on that same dynamic in the 49th.

  • Why do you continue to make assumptions regarding my interactions with Gordon to best suit your needs? All his courses are based on Chicago with a heavy emphasis on the 49th and neighboring wards, so yes, I've spoken with him and have heard him speak at length regarding RP. As...

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    Why do you continue to make assumptions regarding my interactions with Gordon to best suit your needs? All his courses are based on Chicago with a heavy emphasis on the 49th and neighboring wards, so yes, I've spoken with him and have heard him speak at length regarding RP. As I've already stated, I follow his campaign page on Facebook as well and am still not impressed.

    Also, I'll expand my description of disorganized to include ineffective, inefficient, uncompromising and unclear. He was completely unable to maintain focus and consistency as a professor and did a poor job of controlling and leading the class. He's not a "bad guy", but he was bad at his job.

    I'm obviously not going to change your mind and you're certainly not going to change mine. I have yet to hear you speak of interacting with Gordon on a professional level, which I have and he's fallen short. Again, I do think he means well, but that is not enough when it comes to Chicago politics.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Carl, Don Gordon has no real defenders because he is just a big political joke. Gordon doesn't have the gumption to stand up and speak for himself. He can pontificate in front of students but he can't speak to real people like us. He is a nice guy but he is wimpy and could never stand up for us at City Council and fight for us in Rogers Park. Don is wimpy.

3 days ago

Updated 41 min ago

(Attempted) Mail Theft - Has Anyone Else Been Victimized?

On Tuesday, November 25, my wife discovered that two shipments left by USPS in the vestibule of our building (Howard & Sheridan area) had been ripped open to reveal their contents; whoever got into the vestibule decided that the contents weren't worth stealing so they left the ripped open boxes behind. I have no way of knowing whether there were any other shipments in the vestibule which this intruder decided to take with them.

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On Tuesday, November 25, my wife discovered that two shipments left by USPS in the vestibule of our building (Howard & Sheridan area) had been ripped open to reveal their contents; whoever got into the vestibule decided that the contents weren't worth stealing so they left the ripped open boxes behind. I have no way of knowing whether there were any other shipments in the vestibule which this intruder decided to take with them.

A few weeks ago, a neighbor warned me that such robberies were happening frequently in the area. She had heard reports of a man & woman (working individually or in tandem) whose territory seems to be Rogers Park / Edgewater. Their M.O. is to try to gain entry by ringing a resident and asking to be let in because the buzzer doesn't work for "the person they're visiting; alternatively, they might claim to be from USPS/FedEx/UPS and want to drop off a shipment for someone else in the building who "isn't home." Once inside, they take what they can find in the vestibule and get out quickly before anyone sees/reports them.

Has anyone else experience this type of (attempted) robbery? A quick search of "mail theft" here on Everyblock shows that some other neighborhoods have reported this type of crime in the past, but I don't see any reports for it in Rogers Park yet.

In any case, be vigilant (especially with the holidays approaching -- there will likely be more packages left in building vestibules over the next month than are delivered at any other time of year). Don't buzz anyone into your building if you don't know the person on the intercom personally, *especially* if they're not there to see you. If they claim to be USPS/FedEx/UPS, get a visual confirmation (uniform; truck in the street) before you let them into the building.

  • dj long time RP home owner

    It really doesn't matter which delivery service is being utilized - USPS, FedEx, UPS - they all leave packages unattended as it impacts the number of deliveries they make. My neighbors won't accept my packages because then It looks like they are not home when they are left on their porch. I have had to just suck it up and pay UPS $5/box. At least they call me to let me know that they have my package (and not the thief down the street). ;)

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    It depends, dj. Our UPS driver will not leave a package unless he actually hands it to someone. And I think he always wants a signature. I know he does when he delivers a package to me, and I've signed for packages for other people in my entrance.

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2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Info On 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidates

Does anyone have info on 49th Ward aldermanic candidates:

CONNIE GATES-BROWN
JOHN BEACHAM
GRADY A. HUMPHREY
NATHAN BENJAMIN MYER

11 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Comcast Modem Update

I received a letter over a month ago from Xfinity telling us we needed a new cable modem to continue our internet service. The letter instructed us to go online to receive the new modem. it read....

"To receive an easy-to-use Self installation kit, with free shipping and handling, just log on to www.comcast.com/deviceupgrade and sign with your Comcast user ID. Once you logged in, your order will be automatically submitted and the confirmation page will display."

I did that,...

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I received a letter over a month ago from Xfinity telling us we needed a new cable modem to continue our internet service. The letter instructed us to go online to receive the new modem. it read....

"To receive an easy-to-use Self installation kit, with free shipping and handling, just log on to www.comcast.com/deviceupgrade and sign with your Comcast user ID. Once you logged in, your order will be automatically submitted and the confirmation page will display."

I did that, and yes the confirmation page displayed, but we never got the modem.

I went on line and chatted with a representative. The only thing he wanted to do is sell me a new service. I told him I am fine with my existing service (except I have to reboot the cable modem every two days) but please send me the modem.
He could not.

I called today, and they wanted to charge me for the modem.
Our current modem needs rebooting at least once a week, but I assumed the new modem would fix that. I looked on line for help, and emailed them (I think you can't be sure).

Has anyone else gotten the letter? Has anyone gotten the modem?

Yes, I could switch providers, been there, done that, they all have problems.

thanks,

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    COMCAST CABLE SUCKS !!!!!!!

  • jenna! Be the change you want to see happen

    AMP, we got the same letter. You can get a new modem at Best Buy.
    Instead of trying to call Comcast, you can opt to do an on-line chat with them,
    for help to install. It's easy. You can do it!

Nov 18

Updated 7 hours ago

The CTU Head Speaks Out on Joe Moore

Jesse Sharkey has stepped up to fill in for Karen Lewis as she battles a serious illness.

Chicago Magazine interviewed Mr. Sharkey for the December issue. One of the points he addressed was our alderman's actions to block the public from having a voice in the issue of an elected school board.

Q: Which aldermen are standing in the way of an elected school board?

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Jesse Sharkey has stepped up to fill in for Karen Lewis as she battles a serious illness.

Chicago Magazine interviewed Mr. Sharkey for the December issue. One of the points he addressed was our alderman's actions to block the public from having a voice in the issue of an elected school board.

Q: Which aldermen are standing in the way of an elected school board?

A: Joe Moore [49th Ward, in Rogers Park] is one of them. I’m furious with Joe Moore. He’s shown himself to suck up to power like nobody’s business. [In Illinois,] up to three measures can get on the ballot. Joe Moore made sure there were three trivial measures so he could do the mayor’s bidding and not allow an elected school board on the ballot—a measure that’s really important to people.

The full article is here: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/December-2014/Meet-Jesse-Sharkey-the-New-Karen-Lewis/

Does anyone know how many teachers reside in the 49th ward?

  • Anyone have any history on what a complete snub from the CTU typically means for the alderman they openly accuse of being dirty?

  • I have little political knowledge about Rogers Park, and sometimes EveryBlock is getting a little annoying with political insider bickering. But just as a citizen that votes and usually keeps informed, yes, I'm curious why the union president would single out Joe Moore as a "call out." This kind of...

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    I have little political knowledge about Rogers Park, and sometimes EveryBlock is getting a little annoying with political insider bickering. But just as a citizen that votes and usually keeps informed, yes, I'm curious why the union president would single out Joe Moore as a "call out." This kind of stuff seems calculated- people know hoe to use the press. Political retribution for something? My impression of Joe Moore so far has been really positive - I like his constant communication which I see as helpful. But like most politicians I assume he's got stuff he hides too, so I need more information to understand whether this kind of accusation is important or not.

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Aug 02

Updated 9 hours ago

What About O'Connor?

There is a lot of discussion of Joe Moore on Rogers Park Everyblock - but a few of us in Rogers Park are in the 40th Ward, and our alderman is Patrick O'Connor. While I often disagree with Moore's votes in the City Council, he does have some redeeming qualities in terms of benefiting our community. O'Connor, as far as I can tell, not only rubber stamps anything Emanuel wants, but seems to be pretty much invisible to all but the real estate developers here.

If any of you know of anything O'Connor has done to benefit the non-wealthy people of our community, or have opinions, either for or against O'Connor's policies, I would be interested in hearing them.

Thanks.

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Prepare Now! Overnight parking ban begins Dec 1/Sun nite, Mon morning

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141125/downtown/winter-overnight-parking-ban-going-into-effect-dec-1
It's about to get a lot harder to park in the city.
Beginning Dec. 1 at 3 a.m., the Winter Overnight Parking Ban goes into effect.
Chicago drivers should be on the lookout for signs that ban parking on "critical arterial" streets from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m
Violators may get slammed with a $150 (minimum) towing fee, $60 ticket and a daily storage fee of $20. Cars will be towed to auto pounds at either 10301 S. Doty...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141125/downtown/winter-overnight-parking-ban-going-into-effect-dec-1
It's about to get a lot harder to park in the city.
Beginning Dec. 1 at 3 a.m., the Winter Overnight Parking Ban goes into effect.
Chicago drivers should be on the lookout for signs that ban parking on "critical arterial" streets from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m
Violators may get slammed with a $150 (minimum) towing fee, $60 ticket and a daily storage fee of $20. Cars will be towed to auto pounds at either 10301 S. Doty Ave. or 701 N. Sacramento Ave.
(In our neighborhood Devon and Clark are streets affected. http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/streets/supp_info/Snow20112012/Snow%202013%20-%202014/2014_15_Winter_Overnight_Parking_Ban_Map.pdf)
The ban, which does not depend on snow, will be in effect until April 1.
Year-round, there are signs up restricting parking where there is more than two inches of snow on the ground, or what's known as the Arterial Street Snow Route Ban.
(Many neighborhood streets affected by 2" snow ban. http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/streets/supp_info/Snow20112012/Snow%20Program%202013.2014/2inchparkingbanmap.pdf)
You've been warned!

22 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

1500 block Devon Drive by Shooting

Does any one know details of this shooting? Is rather shocking to have happen in our neighborhood.

11 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Another Power Outage

Power went off East of Sheridan again today (11/28) at around 12:30 and was restored just after 1:30. This is the seventh outage since July. I'm wondering if someone has any insight as to why this is happening or if anyone has gotten anywhere with ComEd in terms of an explanation for these many outages. According to the ComEd recorded message, the outage today affected over 5,000 people. The two outages on 11/16 affected around 4200 in the early outage and 3900 in the evening outage.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Goddess Declares WitchCraft Messiah Of The 44 Million Black Americans

I Christ of WitchCraft, King of Necromancy, King of Shadow Magic, King of Sorcery, King of Death Majic, King of Sith Magic, Captain of The Hydra Dragons of WitchCraft, General of The Scorpions of WitchCraft declare to all America "I am the King of Black People. I Christ of WitchCraft rule with an iron fist.

36 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

BREAKING NEWS: Coming to a network station by you, Judge Judy Rogers Park

This sure to be popular-spinoff of 'Judge Judy' stars Judge Judy adjudicating Chicago's 49th Ward political problems on EveryBlock.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_Judy_Rogers_Park

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Hi Joe Lake. How's things going up in DesPlaines? Are you having fun visiting us down in Rogers Park over your computer? You should visit sometime since you never lived or worked here. Don't be afraid of all the crime you write about. We don't get shot up every day even though you always tell us about our crime statistics. Rogers Park is quite nice. Ask your friend Don Gordon about it. He lives right in the middle of Rogers Park with his family and dogs.

2 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Gas outage Clark/Pratt?

Anyone else having a natural gas outage near Clark/Pratt?

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

SV TCL & Associates Probe Company CIS-Prüfkarten

CMOS Bild-Sensoren (CIS) können Kamerafunktionen in High-Tech Tablets und Smartphones. CIS-Prüfgeräte nutzt Freischwinger Technologie und Schichtung für high-Density-Sonde-Layouts. SV TCLs CIS Sonde Kartenprodukte beschäftigen eine Vielzahl von Materialien, die sicherstellen, dass sie eine dauerhafte Kosten sparende Lösung sind, die die fine-Pitch und Multi-Dut Herausforderungen dieser Geräte erfüllen können.

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    Somewhere out there, an EveryBlock reader is getting ready to post, "I've been looking everywhere for some Prüfkarten EXACTLY like that. Don't listen to these negative people. Post more "acts of kindness" please.

  • RPEyes Live on possibly the shortest street in RP

    The Google Translation of this post:

    CMOS image sensors (CIS) to camera functions in high-tech tablets and smartphones. CIS test equipment uses cantilever technology and stratification for high-density probe layouts. SV TCL CIS probe card products employ a variety of materials to ensure that they are a permanent cost-saving solution, the Multi-Dut can meet the challenges of these instruments, fine-pitch and.

    Doesn't seem like much of an act of kindness. Or is that just me?

3 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Alderman 1% gets revenge

Don't cross Alderman 1%, or you'll pay the price. You can ask Mo Cahill. Or Ben at the Oasis.

Or Jason Vondrachek.

Today the Alderman's office called in the dogs.

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    Good heavens. Lake from DesPlaines and Vasilatos from Silverstein's Ward are on a feeding frenzy in our home territory. Will the scorned woman-friend of Khan show up next?

  • Tj O'Pootertoot I can count to potato

    I thought Kirk defeated Khan and he's back in deep freeze?

3 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

WitchCraft Christ Commands America To Talk About Race.

Blacks And Whites Must Come Together Now As 1 People.

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    Blacks don't care what my religion is the fact that most whites don't want or can't accept a black as a Christ or calling him-self a Christ will rally blacks to me especially the ones who don't accept the picture of a white Jesus given to the world by the Catholic Church.

  • Tj O'Pootertoot I can count to potato

    I just called Chicago Read, they have a bed for you in D-south.

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

God declares Mother Olson supreme sorceress and ruler of Rogers Park, world.

I, Mother Olson, hereby declare that I am the supreme leader of all beliefs, organizations, and inanimate objects including witches, demons, Angels, chambers of commerce, delivery services, potholes, and fire hydrants. None shall be more powerful than me. If you wish to have an audience with your new ruler, I will be at the Oasis bar on Tuesdays between 7-9pm. Thank you.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Owner of Clark and Estes Property Cited Again for Illegal Dumping

City of Chicago Department of Public Health inspectors yesterday issued citations to the owner of the vacant lot at 7070 N. Clark Street (southwest corner of Clark and Estes) for illegally dumping non-permitted fill at the property.

This was the second time the owner, Jason Vondrachek of Quest Realty Group, was cited for illegal dumping. Vondrachek was fined nearly $10,000 last May for dumping illegal fill at the same property. He was also cited for engaging in demolition work without...

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City of Chicago Department of Public Health inspectors yesterday issued citations to the owner of the vacant lot at 7070 N. Clark Street (southwest corner of Clark and Estes) for illegally dumping non-permitted fill at the property.

This was the second time the owner, Jason Vondrachek of Quest Realty Group, was cited for illegal dumping. Vondrachek was fined nearly $10,000 last May for dumping illegal fill at the same property. He was also cited for engaging in demolition work without a permit and a “stop work” order was issued against him.

He failed to appear at a hearing last July and a default judgment order was entered against him.

In a surreptitious attempt to avoid the stop work order, Vondrachek applied for a demolition permit in August, listing the address as 1767 W. Estes rather than 7070 N. Clark. My office has brought this to the attention of the City of Chicago Department of Buildings and have asked that the demolition permit be rescinded in light of the subterfuge.

Vondarchek’s company purchased the property last year after it had been foreclosed. A mixed-use condominium and retail development had been planned for the site, but it fell victim in 2008 to the Great Recession.

My Ward Superintendent, Dan Murphy, brought the latest incident of illegal dumping to my attention earlier this week and my office immediately asked City’s inspectors to investigate.

If you witness any dumping or demolition work at the site, please contact my office immediately, ward49@cityofchicago.org, 773-338-5796.

  • Sometimes i throw chocolate chips in with the mix. Sometimes hand smooshed blueberries. Regardless the grade b maple syrup at trader joes is amazing. It's like straight bee penile extract right in your mouth.

  • Also not trying to be witty sire. I am witty. Not trying to screw up anyone breakfast either. So I appreciate your clarification. I'm sure anyone who was with you for thanksgiving was a lucky person.

    Give me a holler if you ever need to refinance or have any questions.

    Kind regards,

17 hours ago

Overnight Parking Ban on Clark Street Begins Monday at 3 a.m.

I am writing to remind you that Chicago's annual "Winter Overnight Parking Ban" on Clark Street, from Howard to Devon, begins this Monday, December 1st at 3:00 a.m. The parking ban is clearly posted and will be enforced December 1st through April 1st from 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., regardless of snow.

The one-and-a-quarter-mile portion of Clark is part of a 107-mile network of critical arterial streets where the parking ban is put into effect each year. The parking ban...

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I am writing to remind you that Chicago's annual "Winter Overnight Parking Ban" on Clark Street, from Howard to Devon, begins this Monday, December 1st at 3:00 a.m. The parking ban is clearly posted and will be enforced December 1st through April 1st from 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., regardless of snow.

The one-and-a-quarter-mile portion of Clark is part of a 107-mile network of critical arterial streets where the parking ban is put into effect each year. The parking ban enables the City to keep vital arterial streets free of snow from curb to curb in the event of a major storm.

Cars parked in violation of the overnight ban prevent critical routes, such as Clark, from being fully plowed and salted when it snows. During a snowfall, a build-up of snow next to parked vehicles on these routes further reduces traffic flow.

Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee (minimum), a $60 ticket and a storage fee of $20 per day. Vehicles in violation of the ban will be towed to 701 N. Sacramento.

For a map of the Overnight Parking Ban routes, visit:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/streets/supp_info/Snow20112012/Snow%202013%20-%202014/2014_15_Winter_Overnight_Parking_Ban_Map.pdf

19 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

WitchCraft Christ Ask For Peace And Calm Protest

St. Louis County Grand Jury decision not to indict white police officer the fatal shooting of an un-armed black teen.

  • Les M. 30 plus year resident

    I wouldn't be surprised, if over the next few years, we see a dramatic decline in the number of young people who seek a career in Law Enforcement. It's just too risky these days, and there are too many variables. Public School teaching is bad, but nowhere NEAR as dangerous...

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    I wouldn't be surprised, if over the next few years, we see a dramatic decline in the number of young people who seek a career in Law Enforcement. It's just too risky these days, and there are too many variables. Public School teaching is bad, but nowhere NEAR as dangerous and risky as being a cop. Besides having to think about preserving their OWN life, they must maintain a constant vigilance over how they handle a situation. All kinds of people can make judgements and pronouncements about the way the whole incident went down, but NO ONE really knows for sure. They're judgements are based on what they've been told, and they haven't been told everything (not by a long shot).
    I fear the day will come when no one will even consider entering the field of Law Enforcement. Truthfully, I'd think I'd work as a waiter in a high-end restaurant in preference to being a cop. Yes, some are arrogant and some make bad judgement calls, BUT where would we be as a society without them??? If that day comes, let's see how we'll like THAT cup of tea.
    Being a policeman has become the job from hell. Moreover, Public School teaching is not so far behind -- most notably in Chicago. It's easy to criticize, but not until one has "walked the walk" can they really understand what it's like to be a cop today. It ain't no cakewalk.

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    Les M. how do you feel about all cops across the country wearing web-cams?

26 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

A friend of mine was approached at knife point

A friend of mine was just approached at knife point by a man at the shell on Sheridan and Touhy. He was able to tell the owner and run away. Be careful out there.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    That corner is turning into a hotspot.

  • Tj O'Pootertoot I can count to potato

    I was nearly run down by a maniac delivering gyros, he was screaming about Joe Moore

Nov 16

Updated 40 hours ago

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

    Nov. 27, 2014: 26-year-old-man shot, 1500 block of West Devon Avenue, Rogers Park (49th Ward).

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

    Updated Rogers Park (49th Ward) Nov. 27, 2014, 8 Homicides and 34 Shooting Victims 2014 Year-to-date.

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

MOORE? Enough already!

Politics like Thanksgiving... If you keep going back for Moore, you're going to wind up paying the price. Be grateful we have a process that truly gives you a choice. Change is good and you have the ability to stop going back for more Moore. Create your own term limit... No more Moore!

Happy holidays to one and all..., bd

  • RPEyes Live on possibly the shortest street in RP

    Perhaps, Mr. Danon, people are spelling your name "Dannon" to get your attention and to mock you. (Now we know to do it so it gets your goat. Ooops.)

    Frankly, all you have managed to do with your incessant "Moore, Moore, Moore" is to come across as a crank who...

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    Perhaps, Mr. Danon, people are spelling your name "Dannon" to get your attention and to mock you. (Now we know to do it so it gets your goat. Ooops.)

    Frankly, all you have managed to do with your incessant "Moore, Moore, Moore" is to come across as a crank who has nothing to say beyond whining about pot holes.

    And we all get it. You had problems with pot holes. BFD.

    Everyone had problems with pot holes. That was a city wide problem. Not confined your little corner of reality. Not confined to Rogers Park. And definitely not something Joe Moore did just to piss you off. And those of us who actually pay attention knew why the streets weren't fixed promptly.

    So maybe it is time for you to be quiet for a while, Mr. Dannon.

    And term limits? I want what you're smoking. You would rather leave the governing to a bunch of un-elected bureaucrats? That's what happens since they are the only ones who stay year after year. They become the only ones who know anything because they aren't term limited.

    Or do you want them term limited too? Fire them all cause Mr. Fruit-at-the-Bottom wants change!

    Term limits have never really done anyone good except for people like you who just want change. Frankly, that is just short sighted.

    So give it a rest. We get it.

    Have a good Thanksgiving, Mr. Dannon.

  • Jill27 swimmer

    time to baste the bird, Barbara

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Jun 12

Updated 42 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.

43 hours ago

You have 6 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

4 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Amara for Mayor....

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/24/14

Mayoral Candidate Dr. Amara Enyia Officially Files Petitions for the 2015 Municipal Election

http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/…

After months of campaigning, mayoral candidate Dr. Amara Enyia will stand with supporters to submit her petitions today for the 2015 municipal election. As the most unconventional of the declared candidates, she has amassed significant support from all sides of the city with her grassroots campaign.

“Today is the culmination of months of hard work on a campaign that will change the...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/24/14

Mayoral Candidate Dr. Amara Enyia Officially Files Petitions for the 2015 Municipal Election

http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/…

After months of campaigning, mayoral candidate Dr. Amara Enyia will stand with supporters to submit her petitions today for the 2015 municipal election. As the most unconventional of the declared candidates, she has amassed significant support from all sides of the city with her grassroots campaign.

“Today is the culmination of months of hard work on a campaign that will change the landscape of politics in Chicago,” Dr. Enyia said. “This campaign reflects a new type of leadership that is diverse, passionate, independent, and driven by innovative ideas."

So far, the campaign has been endorsed by Northside Democracy for America, Southside Democracy for America, the Justice Party and the Veterans Party of Illinois.

“Chicagoans want a strong, independent voice – someone not beholden to special interests or tainted by politics as usual," Enyia said. "Chicagoans are tired of the same players and their stale ideas that have only held the city back. The people want new energy, new voices and new ideas that can move us forward. It’s time Chicago has leadership that actually represents not just our today, but also our tomorrow."

Amara will be joined by supporters at 3:00pm today at the Board of Elections at 69 W. Washington for the official filing.

  • (Wasn't this about Amara Enyia, not Don Gordon?)
    On the specific point of having worked somewhere under Mayor Junior; it was the only game in town. If you weren't there, you had no involvement in live city politics. By itself, all it tells me is that this isn't a raw beginner.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Helen - I've explored Garcia, and yawned. Frankly, I don't see any qualification to run a city

2 days ago

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Shooting at Devon & Ridge (9:20pm)

At 9:20pm, police were in persuit of of a vehicle, from which several shots were fired. The vehicle was described as a newer model, black Jeep Liberty.
The actual shooting occured at a strip-mall, at Devon and Ravenswood.

The victim of the shooting was dropped off at the Shell gas station, at Devon & Ridge. The victim is described as a male Black, 26-years-old. He was shot in the arm, and appeared coherent and his injuries appeared stable.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • Because I don't support the CTU does not make me anti-union anymore than my not liking brussel sprouts makes me anti vegetable. I believe the CTU needs to clean up its own house before trying to clean up other's houses. So, how is that not reasoned?

    Once again it is...

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    Because I don't support the CTU does not make me anti-union anymore than my not liking brussel sprouts makes me anti vegetable. I believe the CTU needs to clean up its own house before trying to clean up other's houses. So, how is that not reasoned?

    Once again it is the desire to blame and attack the other. With Dave, I believe that his being a teacher and a union member may cause him to support the elected school board. So that is not reasoned? We have a difference of opinion.

    And before anyone jumps to any other conclusions, I have been a member of a union. And some were useful while others were ridiculously useless.

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

    Objections to Nomination Papers of Chicago Candidates-Feb. 24, 2015 Election.
    http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/M2015-HearingSchedule.pdf

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

St. Baldricks Jarvis square?

Hi guys,
Last year after seeing St. Baldrick event in Jarvis square I decided to commit myself to doing this for March 2015? I'm wondering if the event has been made final dates yet? I'm going stir crazy with my hair long as it is and I want it gone so sooner the better I know the date for 2015 more I am deal with the final yard.

  • Amy Better your world.

    Yes, we'll be doing it again this year. Well make sure to get dates prayed to EB when they're final.

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    Thanks Amy! Looking forward to it!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Accused Rapist Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to 36 Years in Jail

A man accused of the rape of a Rogers Park woman two years ago near the Lunt entrance to the Morse Red Line station pleaded guilty last week to three counts of aggravated sexual assault and was sentenced to 36 years in jail.

The sexual assault occurred in the early morning of December 19, 2012. As I reported at the time, the assailant's image was captured on CTA security cameras, which helped lead to his arrest.

The assailant, James Minor,...

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A man accused of the rape of a Rogers Park woman two years ago near the Lunt entrance to the Morse Red Line station pleaded guilty last week to three counts of aggravated sexual assault and was sentenced to 36 years in jail.

The sexual assault occurred in the early morning of December 19, 2012. As I reported at the time, the assailant's image was captured on CTA security cameras, which helped lead to his arrest.

The assailant, James Minor, age 20, has been incarcerated since his arrest. Under the terms of the guilty plea, he must serve at least 85% of his sentence and the time he has already served will NOT be credited.

I thank the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County State's Attorney for their arrest and prosecution of the person who committed this horrendous crime.

  • This category of offender needs to be off the streets until he is incapable of harming another human being, period. This was an exceptionally heinous act of sexual violence by a true predator.

    CTA video surveillance showed the man moving between CTA stops, looking for a place to commit this...

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    This category of offender needs to be off the streets until he is incapable of harming another human being, period. This was an exceptionally heinous act of sexual violence by a true predator.

    CTA video surveillance showed the man moving between CTA stops, looking for a place to commit this crime and for a victim. He settled on the Lunt Avenue stop after discovering it was under construction and not lit at all, which allowed him to attack the victim just yards from the entryway, in near total darkness in the early morning hours.

    Later on the day of the assault, long strings of temporary lighting were strung across the area now occupied by well- lit bike racks. While CTA and other city service providers couldn't have known this monster would use the situation precisely as he did, that area should have had the temporary lighting it received after it was too late.

    Sexual assault trials are often psychologically brutal for survivors. The woman who stepped up to help keep this individual off the streets absolutely saved others from his violence. I don't know where that kind of courage comes from, but I am grateful to her for doing something she never, ever should have been asked to do.

  • FebGirl Once a bride, but never a bridesmaid

    Thanks for your perspective, Jim. I always feel bolstered when I hear a man express a real understanding of the heinous nature of sexual violence against women. It's sad, but there are still people who don't really get it. I agree w/ you, too, that the kind of predator who...

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    Thanks for your perspective, Jim. I always feel bolstered when I hear a man express a real understanding of the heinous nature of sexual violence against women. It's sad, but there are still people who don't really get it. I agree w/ you, too, that the kind of predator who roams the street, on the prowl for a random victim to assault is a couple of steps up in dangerousness from other sexual predators. These predators are very resistant to behavior modification. Getting them off the streets and segregated from society for as long as possible is about the best we can hope for.

    Mac, I take exception to a couple of things you said. The sentence given to this offender is severe, as these things go. I've never heard of a life sentence (without parole) given in this kind of assault.

    Another thing you said is about rape "ruining" the victim's life . Not to minimize or downplay the gravity of the crime, but I haven't seen the lives of people being ruined. There's a period of adjustment and healing, but the vast majority of rape victims are able to work through the trauma and scarring, put it behind them and lead normal lives.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Rogers Park 20,000.00 Blacks Request Info From 49rt Ward Alderman Joe Moore

Rogers Park Haveing 2 Million Square Feet Of Empty Office/Business Leaseing Space.

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    I am not the best speller but the power of my message matters. Blacks are now rallying to me. Blacks accept me as their Mesiah and will obey what I say.

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    The more whites hate me the more blacks rally to me.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Alderman Moore to appear on CAN-TV's "Political Forum" Tonight at 7 p.m.

Hear the latest neighborhood and City Hall news without leaving the comfort of your home. I will be appearing on Cable Access Network's (CAN-TV) live call-in, "Political Forum" program. The show will air TONIGHT (Wednesday, November 26th), 7:00 to 7:30 p.m., on cable channel 21 and streamed live online at http://www.cantv.org/live.

This will be your chance to get the latest updates on news in the 49th Ward, including the 49th Ward's upcoming Participatory Budgeting process; the significant progress we've made...

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Hear the latest neighborhood and City Hall news without leaving the comfort of your home. I will be appearing on Cable Access Network's (CAN-TV) live call-in, "Political Forum" program. The show will air TONIGHT (Wednesday, November 26th), 7:00 to 7:30 p.m., on cable channel 21 and streamed live online at http://www.cantv.org/live.

This will be your chance to get the latest updates on news in the 49th Ward, including the 49th Ward's upcoming Participatory Budgeting process; the significant progress we've made at our local schools, including additional resources we've been able to obtain for Gale School; the new businesses that have opened in our community; and the significant progress we've made at reducing the uptick of violence, which occurred last summer.

With the holidays coming up, and in my role as Chairman of the City Council Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation, I'll also talk about all the family friendly holiday events the City will be sponsoring in the coming weeks.

It's a live call-in show, so please phone in with your questions and comments on these or any other topics.

  • It might be nice if you took a pause from crediting yourself for things you had nothing to do with.

    Maybe you can talk about your dirty tricks to kill public input on the elected schools board issue. Or your campaign ethics violations. Maybe outline your pay to play strategies! Or how to shut down a small business as retaliation? And don't forget to call the moderator a filthy word.

  • Maybe we should all make sure to call the show with our questions?

  • jenna! Be the change you want to see happen

    I wish it were a debate between Mr. Moore and WitchCraft Christ.

2 days ago

You have 3 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Who will be this elections Jason T. Olsen?

Five candidate's have filed to run against Alderman 1% this upcoming election on Feb. 2015. The names are Connie Gates-Brown, Grady Humphrey, John Beacham, Ben Myers and Don Gordon.

Given the nature of the game, which resident will attach his/her name to a petition challenge, to have one or more of these potential candidate's removed from the ballot?

Who will be the next Jason T. Olsen?

http://www.chicagoelections.com/dm/general/document_3310.PDF

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Parking spot

HI! Currently looking for a parking space in the 60626 (specifically Pratt/Colombia area). Does anyone have access to resources and/or a lead? Garage is ideal, but open to options.
Thank you!

  • RPEyes Live on possibly the shortest street in RP

    Pratt and Columbia parallel each other. What is the cross street?

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Rogers Park Blacks Request A Statement On Race And Race Relations In Rogers Park Rom 49th Ward Alde

49th Alderman Ward Joe Moore the 20,000.00 blacks in Rogers Park want you to speak up about race and. and race relations in Rogers Park.

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    49th Ward Joe Moore supporters please allow 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore to speak for himself. Thanks

  • WitchCraft Christ King of Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadows,Death

    49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore if you refuse to speak up on E.B. to the 20,000.00. blacks in Rogers Park about race and race relations in Rogers Park I WitchCraft Christ will have no choice but to ask and command all 20,000.00 Rogers Park blacks who are registered voters to not vote for you and you can't win with-out the black vote.

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