13 hours ago

Updated 12 min ago

Voters Beware! Incompetence or Deception is Alive and Well These Days

A certain candidate posted on his members-only Facebook campaign page the following. "Though our alderman seems to consider our election code as arbitrary, the State of Illinois does not. "Sec. 29-12. Disregard of Election Code" is a Class 4 Felony." Is disregard a Class 4 Felony? No. (10 ILCS 5/29-12/Ch. 46, par. 29-12) Did anyone consider anything arbitrary? No. Did the certain candidate intend to deceive? Possibly. Was the candidate incompetent and didn't even understand election law? Possibly. Should we elect candidates like this or should we we expect better and demand the best? I think that neither incompetence nor deceptiveness is acceptable. It's a tough call. What do you think?

  • Barry C ready for a long weekend

    Dee, Gordon's campaign slogans are as changeable as he is invisible but his Campaign Field Marshall seems to be getting it and slinging it right, and left. The old "No Poop; No Money; No Party" campaign slogan has evolved into the "Expect Better Poop; Demand the Best Poop" slogan. I...

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    Dee, Gordon's campaign slogans are as changeable as he is invisible but his Campaign Field Marshall seems to be getting it and slinging it right, and left. The old "No Poop; No Money; No Party" campaign slogan has evolved into the "Expect Better Poop; Demand the Best Poop" slogan. I can hardly wait and see what the next, new and improved campaign slogan is going to be. Judging from what he just posted on his campaign page it might be "UnF**k The Ward". Yes, he actually posted that using the F-word on his campaign page. His political compass needle must have ants in the pants because it doesn't know where it wants to go or where to point. Right now a campaign priority is in discussing if Loyola's $3.5 Million brick bike path is conducive to riding. Is that one of his campaign's most important priorities? How about community safety, after school activities, bringing in new business, health care services, integrating new Ward members after the boundary changes? Is a brick bike path more important to discuss than those topics? Apparently Gordon thinks so as he moves forward with promises to "UnF**k the Ward".

  • Anne Sullivan In and around Rogers Park since 1970

    Rob, I was not involved in the petitioning process in Joe's campaign as it was largely finished by the time I started working for him. I did however set up coffees and plan events for him from a desk in the ward office, which I didn't then know was against...

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    Rob, I was not involved in the petitioning process in Joe's campaign as it was largely finished by the time I started working for him. I did however set up coffees and plan events for him from a desk in the ward office, which I didn't then know was against the law. A month before being fired by Joe I did the required ethics training for city employees. It was a real eye-opener for me as I realized in just how many ways we were breaking the law. My attempt to right that got me fired. But of course you know that. It was in all the newspapers. Joe even admitted it. Joe said, "At most it was a technical violation of the prohibition against political work." Technically, that means he broke the law.

4 hours ago

Updated 13 min ago

Joe Moore and Carl Good -- This one's for you!

In the thread titled “49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!” Carl Good challenged people who believe Joe Moore is an ineffective leader to:

1) Question him on the issues and his voting record.
2) Outline specifically what Moore could do better in combating this summer's rise in shootings.
3) "Force" Moore to defend his record on education.

Joe Moore accepted that challenge, saying: “I would be more than happy elaborate on points 1, 2 and 3. It certainly...

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In the thread titled “49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!” Carl Good challenged people who believe Joe Moore is an ineffective leader to:

1) Question him on the issues and his voting record.
2) Outline specifically what Moore could do better in combating this summer's rise in shootings.
3) "Force" Moore to defend his record on education.

Joe Moore accepted that challenge, saying: “I would be more than happy elaborate on points 1, 2 and 3. It certainly would be more enjoyable and intellectually challenging than what my "opposition" thus far has thrown my way. Let's see if anyone rises to the challenge.”

I’m rising to the challenge, Joe and Carl!

Anyone can look at the alderman’s voting record on the website for the Office of the City Clerk, but it is a depressing exercise in seeing how little of any substance our City Council works on. It’s all about approving awnings and sidewalk cafes, granting of “privilege in the public way,” or congratulating people and groups for existing or retiring. https://chicago.legistar.com/PersonDetail.aspx?ID=60995&GUID=FE2F5131-67D8-4FF3-8AD6-38962CDCA1EF (Question for the City Council – Couldn’t ANY of that actually just be part of a regular business application process handled by a non-political bureaucrat based on outlined standards? Oops -- not really. Not when votes on the mundane can generate campaign contributions for incumbent alderpeople.)

After searching through the first 17 pages of Joe’s votes on such fascinating topics, I decided just to review what legislation he’s sponsored, figuring that would be an indicator of what he’s really interested in being a leader on during this current term in office. (Please note that I don’t believe resolutions stating a belief or telling another policymaking body what they should do constitute a meaningful and substantive act by any member of the Chicago City Council.)

To Be Continued...

  • Rob

    "If Suzie truly wanted a dialogue, she would have done it at another time when it would be more likely for him to respond."

    Last weekend, The alderman made 10 comments between Saturday and Sunday, the earliest a little after 7am, the latest a little after 11pm. That's more comments than he made in the whole week that followed. Given that, when would be the most appropriate time to post something to try and get a response?

    Yes, I am just seething here, clearly.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Rp- to make you happy, I will repost the entire thing on Tuesday.

Jun 12

Updated 27 min 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.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    Happy Labor Day Weekend everyone!! Have fun and be safe!

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    After all, it's for the working class...so get out and enjoy the reason for the Holiday.

27 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Trash left from visitors to the Rogers Park beaches

Good Morning Everyone!!
Just recently discovered this blog about our neighborhood. I have resided in Rogers Park since 2000 and really like my neighborhood. One of my pet peeves is people coming to visit the Rogers Park Beaches and leaving trash behind. If you live east of Sheridan Road, lets share pictures of what people leave behind after a day of fun at the beach. Of course, share pictures items / trash on the street or your yard.

Have a safe Labor Day weekend.

  • ks1227 RP resident

    One thing I've noticed is that the green trash bins don't always seem to be well-distributed in the park. Often when looking for a green bin I only find blue recycling bins (though it seems to me that many folks use them interchangeably, which creates other problems). I'm willing to...

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    One thing I've noticed is that the green trash bins don't always seem to be well-distributed in the park. Often when looking for a green bin I only find blue recycling bins (though it seems to me that many folks use them interchangeably, which creates other problems). I'm willing to go out of my way to find one of the green trash bins, but this doesn't seem to be true for everyone. A few more of them might help.

    Like Vic, I'd rather place the emphasis on acting responsibly to throw away trash rather than limiting the types of activities that people can do in the park.

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    Too often have i walked yards to a trash bin to find a small barely discernable "Recycle Only" tag with no other trash bin close by. Its no wonder they're filled with trash of all sorts- food, liquor containers, dog sht, clothing, etc. May need some sort of fixed containers for both trash and recycle clearly marked, with removable bags or liners placed at logical points around the park.

1 hour ago

CPS outpaces charter schools

Chicago’s public neighborhood elementary schools improved greatly in reading and slightly in math, outpacing average charter school growth last year, according to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of recently released testing data....

http://www.suntimes.com/29536936-761/cps-outpaces-charter-schools-in-improvements-especially-in-reading.html#.VAICl2PciSp

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Who do you want to see as Alderman of the 49th Ward - Rogers Park?

Signatures for the aldermanic election are being collected all around the ward for next February's race. Who do you want to see as alderman of the 49th Ward. All comments welcome.

  • RP Exercise Physiology Exercise Physiology

    Not really Dee. The alderman could be indicted, jailed or flee to Bali, and John could join the Navy. Don might decide to move to the Cayman islands to launder money for a living. At that point I believe a genuine candidate might step up.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Take John off your list. He's apparently too busy in Ferguson to be bothered with Rogers Park.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Voter information alert

Seen around the neighborhood.

  • Rob

    Oh, you've seen the list? Well then, I will just take your word for it, everyone else should too.

  • Rob, are you suggesting that Don falsified a report to the CBOE? Come out with it then. Let's hear what you have to say.

21 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Police Foot Patrols Coming To Devon

Police foot patrols are the oldest form of neighborhood crime deterrence and it is scheduled to begin again soon on Devon Ave. This style of policing has been on the decline, but since gas prices have steadily increased over the years, Chicago’s finest have been slowly bringing them back along with additional bicycle patrols. It’s not all to ward […]

  • Colin Spence Student at DePaul

    I think foot patrols are a great idea. There's really nothing negative about it at all. Improve community relations and deter crime at the same time. It humanizes police officers. Instead of rolling up in their cars, you actually get to see them up close.

  • JeffHinkson Jeff - Crime watcher and avid Bridge player

    i like it!

22 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Free moving boxes and tubs

I have about 30-40 moving boxes and two over sized long tubs that would be useful for moving long items. Please leave a comment below and we can arrange a time for you to come pick them up.

  • Birdsandkings Graphic Designer, Entrepreneur, 3 yr Rogers Park

    I might be interested in the tubs. Are they the plastic kind with lids?

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Local Charities

Hi neighbors! I'm trying to find information on local (north side Chicago--Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown, Andersonville, etc.) charities in need of donations. Preferably nothing "political" in any way, just community-based. I came across A Just Harvest and H.O.M.E. and would like to find more along those lines.

  • 60660Gal loves Edgewater,

    Also our local Animal Shelters (Tree House on Carmen/Broadway, Felines and Canines on Paulina/Clark, Red Door and Fidos as well..not as familiar with them) can use used/new towels, bedding, throw rugs along with newspaper, bleach, paper towels, etc. Ann on Glenwood--Care for real is no longer on Broadway..they are on Berwyn/Sheridan

  • Don't forget Groceryland on Broadway, just south of Bryn Mawr, 5543 N. Broadway. Lori Cannon and crew have been helping the HIV impacted community with food for 20 years.

2 hours ago

Bryn Mawr Water Main Project Ending, Resurfacing Next

It has been a long several weeks for Bryn Mawr businesses and residents as they have endured many inconveniences due to the construction of a century old water main in dire need of replacement.  Now the light at the end of the tunnel is bright as work is scheduled to be completed by the end of […]

4 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Yesterday’s Storms Brought Havoc To Edgewater, See The Pics

Monday was officially the hottest day of the year with The National Weather Service saying that the heat index rose above 100 degrees in some areas. That heat fired up some nasty storms that engulfed the edgewater neighborhood. Around 12:30 p.m. the dark skies let loose with a large amount of rain and heavy winds. […]

36 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Local opinions on indictment of Commander Glen Evans

I am sure that there is a wide diversity in opinion to the actions, if true, of Commander Gen Evans.

  • It's a stressful job. He clearly made a mistake in judgement that day.

    However, if that's the worst thing he did in 20 years on the street, he shouldn't be raked over the coals. He was trying to do his job getting a bad guy to give up a gun. That day, his training failed him and for a brief few seconds he crossed the line.

  • The idea that liberal politicians see criminals only as "victims of an imbalanced economic system" is a myth perpetrated by the right. You simply won't find any politicians with such an extreme and simplistic view of criminal behavior. They always acknowledge personal and familial responsibility even when they point to...

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    The idea that liberal politicians see criminals only as "victims of an imbalanced economic system" is a myth perpetrated by the right. You simply won't find any politicians with such an extreme and simplistic view of criminal behavior. They always acknowledge personal and familial responsibility even when they point to other societal factors as part of the problem.
    On the other hand, it's unfortunate when criminals are completely dehumanized as "filth." That's the kind of extreme and simplistic language that can lead to actions like social or ethnic "cleansing." This language also reflects an intellectual and moral bankruptcy on the part of those who refuse to acknowledge that crime has any relation to situations of socioeconomic disadvantage in a society that basically writes off an entire class of its own citizens as worthless and expendable.

17 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Moving to Chicago

Hi, I'm new on here! I don't currently live in Chicago but I would really love to relocate there once my lease is up, which is about 7 months from now. I am from a small town and have only visited a few times. That being said, I'm used to low rent (500 plus electric for a 2 bed 2 bath with washer dryer and parking). I definitely know I'm not getting that in Chicago! I like to stay around...

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Hi, I'm new on here! I don't currently live in Chicago but I would really love to relocate there once my lease is up, which is about 7 months from now. I am from a small town and have only visited a few times. That being said, I'm used to low rent (500 plus electric for a 2 bed 2 bath with washer dryer and parking). I definitely know I'm not getting that in Chicago! I like to stay around 6 - 850 but I'm starting to think that even that may be hard. I'm fine with a one bedroom or even a studio. I would love a view of the skyline or even the lake. I want to be located in a friendly neighborhood with either other college students or even families are fine. I'm going to college online so that won't be an issue until I need to apply to graduate school, years from now. I'd prefer to be near the action but I'm fine with a train ride or a cab to get there as I don't go out all the time.

So, with that being said, I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for which area to look in for apartments? Like I said, as a college student keeping the price low is a priority but then again I don't want to live in a place that makes me hate moving every day of my life. Thank you!!

  • There is also Padmapper.com which lists from other sites and maps properties. $600 is possible, but not nice. Good luck!

  • robin in WRP Tired and Cranky

    As a student, you might have a difficult time renting an apartment, based on your credit history

4 hours ago

You have 13 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

24 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Gray Cat Wandering

In case someone is looking for her, there is a young female gray cat hanging around the 1800 block of Pratt. I have seen the same cat on Wolcott around Morse by the apartment buildings on west side of Wolcott. A woman was calling her Ashley and said she owned her last time I saw her. Seemed like she was chasing the cat. Not sure why she has no collar and is left to roam. She is friendly and this time was very hungry.

  • Have seen sweet solid grey cat on 1800 block of green leaf,hoping she's neutered.also saw sad young black cat by the green leaf art center with back leg injury,it ran away,left food and water but it never came back.

7 hours ago

Lost ring

I was walking home down Winthrop the evening of 8/21. I fell on uneven sidewalk. I didn't think my ring came off, but after searching high and low for over a week, I decided to give up and see if anyone might have found a diamond and white gold engagement ring. I will be happy to pay a significant reward. Thanks so much!

11 hours ago

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13 hours ago

Sirens Galore

If it wasn't 11:30 at night, I would think theres a parade going on near Estes and Sheridan. Geez!

30 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Glenwood Sunday Market Increases Matching Grant for LINK Shoppers

Low-income households in Rogers Park will have even greater accessibility to the fresh, nutritious and locally grown foods offered at the Glenwood Sunday Market thanks to an $8,000 grant to the Market from LINK Up Illinois.

The grant will enable the Market to increase its weekly Double Dollar Matching Grant Program. This program helps customers on Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Benefits (SNAP) buy more food at the Glenwood Sunday Market.

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Low-income households in Rogers Park will have even greater accessibility to the fresh, nutritious and locally grown foods offered at the Glenwood Sunday Market thanks to an $8,000 grant to the Market from LINK Up Illinois.

The grant will enable the Market to increase its weekly Double Dollar Matching Grant Program. This program helps customers on Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Benefits (SNAP) buy more food at the Glenwood Sunday Market.

Double Dollars are bonus market tokens which match every SNAP (food stamps) purchase at the market dollar for dollar up to a certain limit. The new grant will enable the Market to increase the limit from $10 per weekly visit to $25. This means a family can spend up to $25 and receive $50 worth of healthy produce which they can prepare every week.

According to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Rogers Park has the highest food insecurity rate on the north side of Chicago, with nearly 17% of our neighbors experiencing times when they do not know how they will obtain their next meal. Approximately 10,000 Rogers Park residents rely on LINK benefits. The Glenwood Sunday Market has accepted LINK benefits since it opened in 2010 and serves hundreds of LINK shoppers every year.

The Market supports and encourages organic and sustainable growing practices by bringing local farmers to the 49th Ward. All the food farmers participating in the Glenwood Sunday Market are located within 200 miles of the 49th Ward and use sustainable farming practices. The principle of "know your farmer, know your food," is the watchword of the Glenwood Sunday Market.

The Market runs every Sunday, rain or shine, from early June to late October. Locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, and packaged foods are featured, as well as weekly entertainment, educational programs, and fun activities for everyone. The Market is conveniently located just steps from the Morse Avenue stop on the CTA's Red Line.

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    If someone has LINK, where would they go to get the tokens? Is there a stall at the Glenwood Market or would the person with a LINK card have to go somewhere else first?

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    You may obtain the tokens at the Market organizers' table located on Glenwood, halfway between Lunt and Morse

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    Thanks!

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Looking to rent a parking space

I'm looking to rent a parking space somewhere near the 1500 block of Rosemont Ave. Please let me know if you know of anything.

  • Nan

    If you post notices, you may want to create an email address just for that purpose. I wouldn't list your regular email address, and definitely not your phone number. Too many crazies out there......

  • I saw two signs today on Catalpa about parking available for rent. One on a building on the southside of the street east of Clark. #773-275-6070
    The other on highrise building on Catalpa just east of Broadway on the northside of the street just before the CTA tracks.

21 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Free Entertainment

Really cool neighborhood blog needs some viewership. Lots of fun perspectives and obsessive posts about the area mostly around Jarvis and Howard. There's even some fun stalker photos of private property for the voyeuristic types. Check it out:

chevanstonrogerspark.blogspot.com

18 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

massive traffic jam on Sheridan Road going southbound

there is a massive traffic jam on Sheridan Road mostly affected is the southbound lanes.At devon Avenue it funnels into two lanes 1 turning lane. and one lane going southbound. This is the problem that is blocking. Sheridan Road.Avoid Sheridan Road if possible and the other streets east or west are clogged also.

May 02

Updated 20 hours ago

Who needs fabric?

I don't really like to throw away textiles, so I am wondering what sort of groups would want ripped denim, bedsheets, pajama pants, etc. These items are no longer wearable or usable but the material can be used in many other ways.

  • Tommy Turkey eat more chicken

    Her bicycle is as distinctive as her Monk Parrot's wardrobe. It is the most whimsical and delightful bicycle in all of the Western World and looks like the love-child offspring from a marriage between a real bicycle and a painted Romanian gypsy wagon. In a way her bicycle has its own wardrobe. Lunch Monkey, the bird, has a costume for just about every and any action figure you've heard of.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Kristi, they often come to the alderman's Follow Me on Friday events. I'd be surprised if they don't show up at Pottawattomie Park tonight:

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/aug29-alderman-joe-moores-follow-me-friday-pottawattomie-park-6349181/

    They go to the park and just generally all around RP. I last saw her at the Glenwood Arts Fest with Lunch. If something is happening in the neighborhood, expect them to come.

3 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Joe Moore and Carl Good -- This one's for you!

In the thread titled “49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!” Carl Good challenged people who believe Joe Moore is an ineffective leader to:

1) Question him on the issues and his voting record.
2) Outline specifically what Moore could do better in combating this summer's rise in shootings.
3) "Force" Moore to defend his record on education.

Joe Moore accepted that challenge, saying: “I would be more than happy elaborate on points 1, 2 and 3. It certainly...

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In the thread titled “49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!” Carl Good challenged people who believe Joe Moore is an ineffective leader to:

1) Question him on the issues and his voting record.
2) Outline specifically what Moore could do better in combating this summer's rise in shootings.
3) "Force" Moore to defend his record on education.

Joe Moore accepted that challenge, saying: “I would be more than happy elaborate on points 1, 2 and 3. It certainly would be more enjoyable and intellectually challenging than what my "opposition" thus far has thrown my way. Let's see if anyone rises to the challenge.”

I’m rising to the challenge, Joe and Carl!

Anyone can look at the alderman’s voting record on the website for the Office of the City Clerk, but it is a depressing exercise in seeing how little of any substance our City Council works on. It’s all about approving awnings and sidewalk cafes, granting of “privilege in the public way,” or congratulating people and groups for existing or retiring. https://chicago.legistar.com/PersonDetail.aspx?ID=60995&GUID=FE2F5131-67D8-4FF3-8AD6-38962CDCA1EF (Question for the City Council – Couldn’t ANY of that actually just be part of a regular business application process handled by a non-political bureaucrat based on outlined standards? Oops -- not really. Not when votes on the mundane can generate campaign contributions for incumbent alderpeople.)

After searching through the first 17 pages of Joe’s votes on such fascinating topics, I decided just to review what legislation he’s sponsored, figuring that would be an indicator of what he’s really interested in being a leader on during this current term in office. (Please note that I don’t believe resolutions stating a belief or telling another policymaking body what they should do constitute a meaningful and substantive act by any member of the Chicago City Council.)

To Be Continued...

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    In 2011, we see that Joe is perfectly capable of getting down to City Hall on a regular basis. He only missed 11 of 61 meetings in the first year of this term. All of the missed meetings occurred after September 27 in 2011, and included 5 of the 13...

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    In 2011, we see that Joe is perfectly capable of getting down to City Hall on a regular basis. He only missed 11 of 61 meetings in the first year of this term. All of the missed meetings occurred after September 27 in 2011, and included 5 of the 13 Finance Committee meetings for the year and 3 of the 13 Budget and Government Operations Committee meetings.

    What’s interesting is that he actually showed up for 2 meetings in February of a Committee that was “inactive.” Did no one let him know that the Committee no longer existed, and how long did he sit by himself in an empty room?

    What happened in 2011 that may have prodded such a level of involvement in City Council activities? Perhaps Joe wanted to impress our new king – Mayor Rahm? Perhaps he was angling for a State job and wanted his dear wife appointed by the King as the alderman here in Rogers Park? Who knows!

  • Never saw this post. Bump.
    Gordonites: take a lesson from Suzanne. Notice that she's not calling Joe a "crook" without backing that up with some kind of evidence; she's not making baseless claims that Joe is earning 10x his aldermanic salary; she's not obsessing over a minor postal incident at...

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    Never saw this post. Bump.
    Gordonites: take a lesson from Suzanne. Notice that she's not calling Joe a "crook" without backing that up with some kind of evidence; she's not making baseless claims that Joe is earning 10x his aldermanic salary; she's not obsessing over a minor postal incident at the alderman's headquarters by touting that as a major corruption scandal; she's not alleging that Concept schools sent Joe and his wife on an all-expense-paid trip to Turkey; she's not screaming about a one-sided story about petitions; she's not claiming the alderman should go because there are still potholes one some of our streets; and she's not poised to attack everyone who disagrees with her as "Joe's trolls." She's just looking at Joe's record and formulating a critique.

43 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

4th Greenest University

The Sierra Club made a top ten list of the greenest colleges in the country, and guess who is number four on the list! Our very own Loyola! So SO proud.
Here's a link: http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/slideshow/top-ten-coolest-schools-2014#9

  • tom 2422 Rogers Parker since 1972

    awesome news. way to go Loyola!

  • Dr. Joe Chiropractor in the Rogers Park Neighborhood

    I ride my bike through the campus every day on the way to my office. LOVE IT! It's one of the gems along the lakefront.

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Alderman Moore is up to his dirty campaign tricks already...

Spreading false information to gain more campaign petition signatures and hopefully negate the opponents' signatures.

This is classic Old School Chicago Politics brought to you by Joe Moore.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140827/BLOGS02/140829836/49th-ward-aldermanic-fight-off-to-a-screaming-start

  • First, "Tom" you have been banned from all candidate forums for using multiple fake identities. How many have you used just this morning?

    Unless you have something useful to say about the subject of this thread...well...it's clear you don't.

  • Everett Block EveryBlock Team Captain

    Hi folks,

    Because of the number of personal attacks and off-topic comments, we are closing this thread.

    In the future, please consider our guidelines when posting: http://chicago.everyblock.com/help/guidelines/

42 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Facebook group for Edgewater families! moms, dads, kids

I thought it would be nice to get to know neighbors via facebook and to share things like baby items for sale, or anything child/family related. Playgroups, classes, nanny search, nanny share, questions about kids etc. All ages are welcomed, just love building a tighter "smaller" community. Here is the name of the group Edgewater, Andersonville, (and nearby) Chicago babies, kids, moms and dads

27 hours ago

Happy Friday

Time to get out your FRYING PANS, it's FRI-DAY!

3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Hardwood floor refinishing

Can anyone recommend a hardwood floor company?

  • JPC 20 + in the neighborhood

    We just used Modern Quality Flooring. 773 381 1087. They transformed 100-year old floors that had been basically trashed into something essentially new ones (this included some patching and repairing at points.

  • Dirk A. Gould 10+ year Resident and Promoter of RP Real Estate

    Cornell Flooring. Many of my clients have used them and they were all very happy. Cornell is not cheap; probably middle of the road in price. But you can expect high quality work.

28 hours ago

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46 hours ago

Updated 28 hours ago

On the bright side...wedding!

Just witnessed a nice little wedding being held on Jarvis Beach.
The weather was perfect, and the beach and lake looked fantastic.

Congratulations to the happy couple! I did not quite catch their names, as the PA was kind of low.

29 hours ago

Friendly Reminder: Multi-Unit Yard Sale - Saturday, August 30, 10 am - 2 pm

Proud owners of a multi-unit, courtyard building to host yard sale in Uptown/Andersonville/Edgewater area. Easy access from Berwyn and Argyle Red Line El stops, Sheridan and Broadway buses. Non-permitted street parking throughout immediate surrounding area, as available.

Items available include: End and coffee tables, furniture, housewares, glassware, kitchen appliances, decorative objects, folding wheel chair, Men's 10-speed bike, purses, scarfs, casual jewelry and MORE! Some new, most used, but everything in good, reusable condition!

Location: 5119 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

29 hours ago

Loyola's $3.5 Million Bike, Walking Path on Kenmore To Be Unveiled Friday

The university bought the 6300 block of North Kenmore from the city last year for $330,000 and has since transformed the street — and parking spaces — into an extension of its campus by 39,000 square feet.

35 hours ago

Night Out: Cabaret on the Lake at Berger

Fri, Sep 12, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Three Cat Productions brings lively musical numbers under dim lighting by performers from around Chicago!

4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Positive Loitering - THIS THURSDAY 8/28 @ 7:00PM - Corner of Morse & Glenwood

Hello Neighbors!

One last reminder: Please join us for Positive Loitering on Thursday, August 28th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. We are meeting at the corner of Morse and Glenwood. After we've gathered, we will move on and loiter in a few spots nearby before returning to the original location at Morse and Glenwood.

For those who haven't heard about Rogers Park Positive Loitering:

The Rogers Park Positive Loitering group is a volunteer association of all residents who believe that our...

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Hello Neighbors!

One last reminder: Please join us for Positive Loitering on Thursday, August 28th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. We are meeting at the corner of Morse and Glenwood. After we've gathered, we will move on and loiter in a few spots nearby before returning to the original location at Morse and Glenwood.

For those who haven't heard about Rogers Park Positive Loitering:

The Rogers Park Positive Loitering group is a volunteer association of all residents who believe that our collective appearance as a group of non-confrontational "loiterers" will give a visible and powerful message that the community belongs to all of us. Part of our message is that we are a diverse, organized, and alert body of neighbors who act as the eyes and ears for one another and for our police enforcement services.

We meet at predetermined locations and times that are arranged on a monthly basis based on the needs of the community. We then walk through the neighborhood accompanied by a police escort. In order to protect everyone's safety, the complete route is announced to members the night of the event.

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If you plan to join us this Thursday, or have any questions, respond here, or email us at:

rogersparkpl@gmail.com

or visit our Facebook group and ask to join at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rppositiveloitering/

  • John Versical gardener, future emperor

    Just a reminder, neighbors! Join us tonight at 7:00PM at the corner of Morse and Glenwood! We will move from there around 7:30 to other locations and return to Morse and Glenwood by 9:00.

  • Neighbors:

    THANK YOU for coming out for Positive Loitering tonight! We had about 20 two legged neighbors and a handful of four legged ones for another successful loitering event.

    Bonus #1: It was a relatively quite night.
    Bonus #2: We dodged the rain!

    Once again, thank you for your participation and we look forward to seeing you out in September! Dates for September Positive Loitering will be posted very soon.

    See you again soon!

3 days ago

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  • Rob, you should hear what the Loyola kids call you!

  • So, exactly how does a motto of serving people fit in with purposefully causing a fight with a homeless person? How about changing it to help a homeless person because they are people too and deserve respect?

4 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Jackie Robinson West Parade Details

Jackie Robinson West celebration parade details, including route and times. An exciting day for young people and Chicago!

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140825/morgan-park/jackie-robinson-west-parade-route-set-for-wednesday

  • It was things like JRW, Mayor Daley's Youth Foundation Baseball and sports@ Morgan Park and competing (having fun doing it all) and knowing that if I wanted to have all that fun; I had to achieve( keep my grades up ) and stay out of trouble and make GOOD decisions....

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    It was things like JRW, Mayor Daley's Youth Foundation Baseball and sports@ Morgan Park and competing (having fun doing it all) and knowing that if I wanted to have all that fun; I had to achieve( keep my grades up ) and stay out of trouble and make GOOD decisions.
    I cried watching the kids going bat crazy and having fun .Imagine being told you can't go out to play because of gun fire and stupid gangs .Then imagine seeing your peers achieving and being held up before the world and everyone is happy.Hopefully It made an impression on our little kids here in Chicago.

    Have a splendid holiday weekend neighbors (;

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Robin, I did see Mone. Amazing! Something tells me she has great adults in her life that support her, encourage her, and tell her she can be anything she wants to be. IMHO, while every child needs this, our girls need strong role models of any age away from "reality"...

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    Robin, I did see Mone. Amazing! Something tells me she has great adults in her life that support her, encourage her, and tell her she can be anything she wants to be. IMHO, while every child needs this, our girls need strong role models of any age away from "reality" TV, bad videos and junk magazines. I believe and hope this young woman will go on to do great things. No fear!

    All of these kids have inspired a neighborhood somewhere, the largest of cities, and a nation. They've also inspired individual hearts like mine. We can all celebrate and bask in their glow. What I think most important is that they shed a different light on their communities and our city, and have brought everyone together. The local and national headlines weren't wrought with gang violence and shootings, but rather the hope and perseverance of some noble young men (and a girl, woo hoo!) who brought back a semblance of who our youth are, and who we can be. We shouldn't fail them, and we can certainly learn from their example.

    Pay it forward.

42 hours ago

Trumbull School Redevelopment Proposals Announced

It has been a hot topic in Andersonville, what will become of the old Trumbull School at Ashland and Foster? As a result of rapid population growth in the area, the school opened to much acclaim in 1909. One of Chicago’s most famous Prairie style architects, Dwight D. Perkins, was commissioned to design the building. […]

44 hours ago

What's ahead for Indiarn Boundary?

More than six out of 10 users of Indian Boundary Park would like to see an increased number of MUSICAL concerts, plays and similar cultural events, a newly released survey finds. 

The same number would like to see the park host programs based around animals, such as bird walks and visits from farm animals and more exotic species such as raptors and reptiles brought in by ORGANIZATIONS such as the Audubon Society. 

If you'd like to know more about the results of a survey of 223 park users or receive a digital copy, visit the IBP Advisory Council web site here:

http://www.indianboundaryparkadvisorycouncil.org/advisory-council-announces-survey-results.html

45 hours ago

Earn $120 as an Election Judge in this November's Election

A limited number of election judge positions are available for the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, November 4th.

If you are interested in earning some extra money ($120) or simply want to perform your civic duty and help the election process run smoothly, please come to the 49th Ward Democratic Party office at 1774 W. Greenleaf (at Ravenswood) and complete an application. The office will be accepting applications this Saturday, August 30th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, August...

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A limited number of election judge positions are available for the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, November 4th.

If you are interested in earning some extra money ($120) or simply want to perform your civic duty and help the election process run smoothly, please come to the 49th Ward Democratic Party office at 1774 W. Greenleaf (at Ravenswood) and complete an application. The office will be accepting applications this Saturday, August 30th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 31st 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

An election judge must be willing to work long hours. Your day as an election judge starts at 5:00 a.m. and lasts until the results are tabulated and the election equipment disassembled (usually no earlier than 8:00 p.m. and no later than 10:00 p.m.).

If you have any questions, please email democrats@49thward.com or call 773-973-4949.

4 days ago

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  • Julia Z-N Andersonville Dog Mama

    Katie,they eat small pets only when very hungry. There are lots of their natural prey available so your cat has probably not been a casualty. I pray you get your 'little monster' back safe and sound.

  • d3 NOH

    they're supposedly coywolves. I saw one standing in Calvary cemetery about 3 weeks ago, in the morning. They try to avoid people and hide as much as possible it seems.

    I kinda wish something could eat some squirrels around here

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Direct Energy at my door

Is this a scam? Why are they knocking on doors?

  • Shawn m. You get it. Sorry to plotter.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    It's a scam in that it is unwise to buy anything sold door-to-door. Don't ever do that! It's a bottom-scraper marketing tactic. People selling the best of something that you'll truly want, aren't going to be doing it. It's high pressure and it prevents you from doing competitive research before you sign or buy.

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