43 hours ago

Updated 49 min ago

CBS 2, NBC 5, ABC 7, WGN 9, Fox 32, WTTW, And Chicago Defender: We can prove racist comments on E.B.

We ask that the news media sift through all public comments posted on E.B. which will prove a racist culture exist and we can prove that the Alderman who regularly post on e.b. never challenges the racist banter and that those who post racist statements against blacks are always nice when posting comments to/for 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore and that the Alderman does correspond back with those who have posted racist comments on e.b.

  • Black Angel Black Is Beautiful

    ABC #7 WGN #9 FOX 32 WTTW racist on e.b. that posted racist comments against blacks know that if all Chicago finds out about the e.b. racist chatter that Everyblock may be forced out of Rogers Park.

  • JohnL Retired old foggey.

    Some people have too much time on their hands.

10 hours ago

Updated 54 min ago

E.B. Blacks: Shame on you for reading racist comments on E.B. for 3 years and not challenge racist.

Black people what is wrong with you? Why have you posted on E.B. and not challenged racist chatter meant to hurt black people?

  • Black Angel Black Is Beautiful

    Bigchibro why you stay silent and not challenge the racist banter on e.b.?

  • Black Angel Black Is Beautiful

    Functional Form we want to know why you stay silent and not challenge the racist banter on e.b.?

1 hour ago

CBS #2, NBC #5, ABC #7, we ask 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore denounce E.B. racist and E.B. racism

We want to know why 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore corresponds with racist on E.B. and does not denounce their racist political support?

14 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

CBS 2, NBC 5, ABC 7, WGN 9, FOX 32: We can prove at least 1 who left racist comments is a C.P.D.

Cops you should not be posting comments on threads that have racist comments or are race based with the intent to hurt blacks unless Cops are standing up against racism.

5 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Was Starbucks wrong for posting messages about race on their cups to get people talking about race?

I believe that we should talk about race and if we don't we will suffer.

  • Cairo always percolatin'

    Nice detective work, Gal. It was guilt. Flat White guilt.

  • Black Angel Black Is Beautiful

    Cairo we did read all your public e.b. statements and you are not racist and often fight against racist intellect on e.b. Thanks for not being a coward and thanks for standing up against racism on e.b. God Bless You.

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2 days ago

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TIF funds and Rahm spending...

The Reader is one of the more reliable sources of information in the city. Check this out.

http://m.chicagoreader.com/chicago/mayor-rahm-emanuel-tif-funds-downtown-neighborhoods/Content?oid=17009841

  • Ines Sommer filmmaker, 20 years in RP

    So is the city's TIF map not accurate? Are you saying the city's planning department is so inept that they are not showing us the correct info? That seems a very dubious claim.

    Thanks for posting the link to the city's TIF portal, tom2422 -- it's fascinating to click on...

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    So is the city's TIF map not accurate? Are you saying the city's planning department is so inept that they are not showing us the correct info? That seems a very dubious claim.

    Thanks for posting the link to the city's TIF portal, tom2422 -- it's fascinating to click on the different TIF projects on the map. In regards to our own neighborhood, I had no idea Loyola U received $20 million in TIF monies or that S&C Electric is at almost $40 million. And indeed, the downtown area really seems to have the highest density of dots....

    I actually think TIFs can play a legitimate role as development tools and I can completely see how Howard Street would be a deserving area.

    But I really don't see why profitable PRIVATE businesses in downtown Chicago deserve assistance from taxpayers. According to the city's TIF map, the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) for instance received $1 million for the rehabilitation of a building. AIC does very well on its own. It's my alma mater and I'm completely for supporting the arts....but to declare downtown a blighted area that needs to hand out TIF subsidies to an institution like AIC at a time when we constantly hear about fiscal austerity? C'mon!

    And then I clicked on something called the LaSalle Central TIF and this is what comes up:

    Approved TIF Investment: $96,793,904

    Projects:

    United Airlines Headquarters
    Accretive Health Patient Financial Services
    JMC Steel
    Devry Online Operations
    NAVTEQ
    MillerCoors
    Lyric Opera Building
    Riverside Park - II
    IGA - CTA - Quincy Loop Station
    IGA - CTA - Bus Rapid Transit - Loop - LaSalle Central
    Blue Line Modernization - Your New Blue - LaSalle Central

    This is from the city's very own website, not sources like the Reader that others here on this forum keep putting down.

    So poor start-ups like MillerCoors and United Airlines really need my tax-money? You must be kidding.

  • Speaking as someone who got hired at Accretive Health, I'm sure it was some sweetheart deal with the LaSalle TIF, but it did create quite a number of good middle class jobs for Chicago residents. I don't know if United and Millers got TIF money to relocate employees downtown. One of the problems with TIFS is that there's no transparency or oversight except by the mayor and the rubberstamp city council.

3 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Shocking Video Shows Road Rage Battle on Chicago Street

This incident occurred on Morse Ave near IMoveChicago.
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/rogers-park/shocking-video-shows-road-rage-battle-on-rogers-park-street
ROGERS PARK — With a nearby surveillance camera recording it all, two feuding drivers launched into a violent and extended battle on a Rogers Park street last week, with one driver repeatedly ramming the other's car while the second man delivered wild jump kicks and punches, according to police and the video.

For more than six minutes, the drivers went at it as bystanders — including a young girl on a scooter — looked on, according to the video obtained by DNAinfo Chicago. (more at link)

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    I think it's fairly clear from the video that the driver of the Audi was not conducive to being confronted--peacefully or any other way. BTW, the video has apparently been taken down.

  • Kelli Lifelong W. Rogers Resident/Now A Happy Dunningite

    d3, as a former insurance agent, I just want to quickly say that when someone is involved in an accident for which they are not at fault, they don't suffer any repercussions in the form of inreased premiums. Even if you change insurance companies, the accident is reported to your...

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    d3, as a former insurance agent, I just want to quickly say that when someone is involved in an accident for which they are not at fault, they don't suffer any repercussions in the form of inreased premiums. Even if you change insurance companies, the accident is reported to your motor vehicle report as being "not at fault" and you will not be charged a higher premium for that. Also, you really don't need anything more than the the other person's insurance info when involved in an accident. You don't need their registration info or their VIN. The insurance companies have all that already.

3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Starbucks; "Pull The Sheet Off Racist".

Black Nationalist don't want white sugar in our coffee but Starbucks is a place for black white hispanic oriental Indian and homeless of every color to come be in their 3rd place. Racist should not be allowed to use Starbuck's WiFi to spread hate. Stay vigilant Starbuckians. Do not accept racist activity from any Starbuck's WiFi.

  • Martin Vigil 🇺🇸 An easy going guy

    Self hating whites, gangbangers and welfare recipients support Moore. Why would white racists support him? He's on your side.

  • B A :

    Please translate for the " racists " :

    ....." POVE what we say is true ".

5 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Focus Group Moves Forward on Plans for Howard Street Theatre

http://patch.com/illinois/evanston/focus-group-moves-forward-plans-howard-street-theatre-0?utm_source=article-mostrecent&utm_medium=rss&utm_term=arts%20&%20entertainment&utm_campaign=recirc&utm_content=aol

The Howard Street Theatre Focus Group met on March 17 to discuss the steps needed to create a theater/performing arts space in the City of Evanston-owned properties in the 700 block of Howard Street in Evanston. The group convened at Peckish Pig, a restaurant and brewery located at 623 Howard St. in Evanston.
Focus group participants discussed the many strengths of the location, including excellent access to public transit; the opening in 2008 of a 221-unit apartment building just...

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http://patch.com/illinois/evanston/focus-group-moves-forward-plans-howard-street-theatre-0?utm_source=article-mostrecent&utm_medium=rss&utm_term=arts%20&%20entertainment&utm_campaign=recirc&utm_content=aol

The Howard Street Theatre Focus Group met on March 17 to discuss the steps needed to create a theater/performing arts space in the City of Evanston-owned properties in the 700 block of Howard Street in Evanston. The group convened at Peckish Pig, a restaurant and brewery located at 623 Howard St. in Evanston.
Focus group participants discussed the many strengths of the location, including excellent access to public transit; the opening in 2008 of a 221-unit apartment building just to the east; an award-winning restaurant and award-winning cocktail lounge just down the block; the increased vibrancy of the street; and its close proximity to Chicago.
Participants evaluated the properties available for theater use (717, 721-723 and 727-729 Howard St.), reviewed previous renderings and concepts for a theater on that block, and discussed the steps required to find a theatre company or companies that would thrive in this location.
Other issues addressed were who would manage and operate the space; the number of seats and their configuration; if an additional location should be considered for a cabaret to allow for comedy club and intimate live musical performances; and the timing to build the space and solicit users.
The group reported that the next steps will be as follows: clearly articulate the vision for Howard Street and the arts; convene a meeting with a group of theatres that might be interested in the space; go forth with a plan for the space to get funding; narrow down the list of people who can participate; and select a theatre group to enter a long-term lease from the City. (more at link)

30 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Cheyney Group Accounting Software Hong Kong Review: Essentials for Small Businesses using QuickBooks

We’ll provide insights on correctly using the lists, templates and integrated modules in QuickBooks. Learning to use the QuickBooks software properly with its fully integrated modules will make your life easier; provide you the reports for decision-making and compliance quickly and accurately; and in turn, help you to run your company profitably!

Read it here: http://bit.ly/1CssMxw

40 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Is this just some sort of purgatory where insane people argue about politics?

I don't get it. It's the same argument over and over and over and...well you get it. How about using this site to find out about local happenings and lost pets and stuff? Why does every post end up in some argument about the alderman or the mayor? I seen a couple good arguments that were productive but the majority is just a bunch of insane and repetitive drivel. Come on folks.

  • I'm with Saradonis. In a bit, I'll utter the words "Do you want..." and Henry & Russell's ears will raise. Then, upon hearing "walk," they will bolt up and run in circles until we get out the door. So many wonderful things to sniff await.

    For good or bad, the Internet has exposed our true colors. And it's not pretty.

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Stan, Unfortunately it generally deteriorates to such more often than not.

Jun 12

Updated 18 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.

  • Oh my. It's 4:50am and I'm still trying to fall asleep. Since I'm probably ahead of the curve: Good morning RP neighbors! Happy weekend to each and everyone of you.

  • Venus the Cat's Mom kinder gentler cat mommie

    @ Shelby What a wonderful premise,thank you. It is a little cooler than it looks but the brilliant sunshine s a good motivator. Have a great day/weekend.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Rahm's Accomplishments

  • larry from crazycar.com Been trying to get away from here for too long now

    Love it!

  • Sarahdonis 20+ year neighbor, 48th ward

    With all due respect, whether this information is true or false, is it encouragement enough to vote for ANYONE other than Rahm? I am yet undecided. From what I have seen, Rahm demonstrates an ability to get things done. I don't like everything he has done, but the ability is there. Despite research, I haven't read anything that says what Chuy Garcia's abilities are. Even his own TV commercial only tells me he has lived in the same neighborhood for 40some years. And.......?

6 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Senn High school amazing turnaround.

The past few years have shown a dramatic perception of improvement in and around Senn. There was an open letter from a student linked here yesterday. Kudos to that student for writing about their experience at Senn.

Thanks to all who are involved.
Parents, students, teachers and adminstration. You have helped create pride in education. Keep up the fantastic work.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Any Senn alums care to share their respective experiences.
    Drove past the school the other morning and saw exceptional students hustling towards class.
    No attitudes. No negative loitering where kids have to pass through gauntlets.
    Just kids going to school.

  • Stanley Katakowski ex knife sharpener and beer drinker

    Heard nothing but good things about Senn. Kudos to the teachers and the students.

5 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Why do blacks make up over 75% of the Chicago Police "stop and frisk"?

Why don't Chicago Police document their reasons for so many stops of black motorist. Chicago passed N.Y.cops for most stops of blacks.

  • Julia Z - N :

    How perceptive.

    I never would have guessed that.

  • BIB / BA :

    Will my comment above move me up the RACIST ranking list ?

    I'd like to displace Mother Olson.

42 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Lost Wallet

Lost my wallet on my way to Morse redline today around 7:30am. It is black and gold and has my Michigan ID in it. My stupid bank told me someone called them and said they found it, but didn't take down a name or number for me to contact. Please contact me ASAP if you have any info.

Mar 17

Updated 20 hours ago

Do TIFs Rob Our Schools and Enrich Downtown Developers?

Tax Increment Financing (or "TIF") is the favorite target of many commentators and aspiring politicians. TIFs, they argue, deprive our schools of desperately needed money and line the pockets of politically connected downtown developers. Empty out the TIF accounts, they proclaim, and all our budgetary woes would be solved.

Crain's Chicago Business columnist, Greg Hinz, who got his start in Rogers Park as a reporter for the old Lerner News Star, just wrote an excellent piece on TIFs that debunks...

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Tax Increment Financing (or "TIF") is the favorite target of many commentators and aspiring politicians. TIFs, they argue, deprive our schools of desperately needed money and line the pockets of politically connected downtown developers. Empty out the TIF accounts, they proclaim, and all our budgetary woes would be solved.

Crain's Chicago Business columnist, Greg Hinz, who got his start in Rogers Park as a reporter for the old Lerner News Star, just wrote an excellent piece on TIFs that debunks those myths and sets the record straight on TIFs.

It's must reading for anyone who wants a clear understanding of how TIFs operate and a reality check for those who see TIFs as some evil enterprise or view them as a panacea for solving our fiscal crisis.

Below is a link to the article:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150314/ISSUE05/150319867/the-demagogues-are-wrong-about-tifs

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Keep up the useless silly talk about TIFS but continue to ignore the unfunded pension debt of nearly $30 billion. Your twisted priorities are what is truly awe-inspiring.

  • Bill in Rogers Park Rogers Parker - co-founder of Glenwood Neighbors

    Hyperbole is not conducive to healthy debate.

21 hours ago

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43 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Last Chance to Check Out Projects Proposed for Participatory Budgeting

Tomorrow is your last chance to provide your comments and suggestions on the proposed neighborhood improvement projects that will be put to a vote of the entire 49th Ward community in April.

Join us for a Project Expo TOMORROW (Saturday, March 28th), 10:00 a.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland). Free parking is available in the lot just north of the fieldhouse.

This is the next step in my "Participatory Budgeting" process that gives 49th...

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Tomorrow is your last chance to provide your comments and suggestions on the proposed neighborhood improvement projects that will be put to a vote of the entire 49th Ward community in April.

Join us for a Project Expo TOMORROW (Saturday, March 28th), 10:00 a.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland). Free parking is available in the lot just north of the fieldhouse.

This is the next step in my "Participatory Budgeting" process that gives 49th Ward residents the power to decide directly how to spend the Ward's $1 million of the ward's "menu money"--discretionary funds received annually by each Chicago alderman for infrastructure improvements in their wards.

You will hear from five volunteer committees about projects they're proposing to be placed on the election ballot on Saturday, April 25th. You'll then have an opportunity to offer your feedback and suggestions on the proposed ideas.

For more information about participatory budgeting and how the process works in the 49th Ward, visit the Participatory Budgeting page on my web site:

http://www.ward49.com/participatory-budgeting/

The 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Leadership Committee, the Community Representatives and I look forward to hearing your input tomorrow.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Mark your calendar for the upcoming 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Election Day. Vote for your favorite 49th Ward infrastructure projects at the Voting Assembly, Saturday, April 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark St. (just south of the firehouse).

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Bump

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Thanks, Helen!

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Alderman Joe Moore's Follow Me on Friday to Pita Pit and BMO Harris "Smart Branch"

It's a Follow Me on Friday twofer! This Friday evening, I will be hanging out at two businesses that just opened next door to each other--Pita Pit and BMO Harris Bank. They are occupying two of the three storefronts in Loyola University's new apartment building, located just steps from the Loyola Red Line station.

Join me this Friday, March 27th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at 6556-58 N. Sheridan. Grab a complimentary pita at Pita Pit and check out...

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It's a Follow Me on Friday twofer! This Friday evening, I will be hanging out at two businesses that just opened next door to each other--Pita Pit and BMO Harris Bank. They are occupying two of the three storefronts in Loyola University's new apartment building, located just steps from the Loyola Red Line station.

Join me this Friday, March 27th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at 6556-58 N. Sheridan. Grab a complimentary pita at Pita Pit and check out the fun, casual atmosphere at the chain's newest restaurant. Then head next door and enjoy some beer, wine and soft drinks courtesy of BMO Harris while exploring the bank's "smart" new features.

Pita Pit's manager, Manny Valdes (left), will make sure you are well taken care of with made-to-order pitas. It's a fresh, healthy alternative to fast food, which explains Pita Pit's motto: "fresh thinking, healthy eating."

At Pita Pit you will find more combinations of meats, veggies, cheeses and sauces than anywhere else. Manny claims Pita Pit offers "over a trillion possible pita combinations." Though that may be a tiny bit of an exaggeration, there's no question that Pita Pit's selection of ingredients is quite enormous.

After enjoying your pita, head next door for some drinks at the new BMO Harris Smart Branch (see photo below), where branch manager Jose Garcia will show you the bank's Mobile Cash system, a new technology that allows consumers to video chat with bank tellers and withdraw money from an ATM using their smartphone.

The card-less ATMs allow customers to prepare a transition before arriving to the bank. Users enter the amount they want withdrawn in the BMO Harris app, and then hold up the given QR code to the smartphone reader at the ATM to receive their funds. The transaction takes about 15 seconds, roughly a third of the time it takes for a card withdrawal.

Come see for yourself this amazing new technology.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    "Follow Me on Friday" is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward's finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I'll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It's a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Amazing assortment of choices at Pita Pit. There was a great turnout and everyone I talked to praised the food. Vegetarians will find plenty to eat here as well.

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Mar 18

Updated 38 hours ago

Rahm is the Devil

Vote for Jesus!

  • tom

    Really! Wow maybe I can get him to sign some pitch forks so I can sell them on Ebay

  • ptgrp E. of Sheridan, Not FGFM's sockpuppet

    @Carl, thanks for posting! I will read that later. There was an excellent broadcast/podcast/discussion about this as well a couple of weeks ago: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2015/02/10/st-louis-debtors-prison-municipal-reform
    It's a fairly balanced presentation of a maddening problem: OTOH, you have to enforce; OTO, if that's what you're depending on as a revenue stream, well... google Mandeville's Paradox.

3 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

FORBES magazine: Chicago’s elite’s line-their-pockets with taxpayer money

"As the city approaches financial bankruptcy, Chicago’s elite’s line-their-pockets with taxpayer money." -- This is not from an alternative weekly, but from FORBES, a national business magazine, that came out with a scathing article today about the new heights of pay-to-play under Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It's full of examples and links to source materials, and should give all the cynics and Rahm-supporters out there some pause when they consider who to vote for.

Moral Bankruptcy Of Chicago's Elites: http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2015/03/25/moral-bankruptcy-of-chicagos-elites/

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    100% with Bill in Rogers Park. Any article that kicks off with that level of hyperbole is likely not worth the few moments to skim it further.

  • Bunch of homers blindly defending Chicago; that Chicago is indeed famous for its "machine" and most just shrug and say words to the effect of "that's how it's always been " is indeed disgraceful.

45 hours ago

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Mar 16

Updated 45 hours ago

Police activity on Morse

There's a lot of police activity on Morse near the old Morseland, and what looked like a couple of arrests. Does anyone know what happened?

  • Craig_Gernhardt Official Account

    I got a photo of the "club" on the trunk of the Camry as it was parked on the sidewalk.

    The "club" was definitely used as a weapon.

  • Very good!
    BTW, I'm not "pro" anybody here. What makes me upset is this TOTAL victim thing. A "one side or other" mentality.
    Though this IS a 2 party situation its NOT a 2 party system of vigilante justice?

2 days ago

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6 days ago

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Rahm or Chuy

I'm a life-long Chicagoan but this election has me torn. I voted for Rahm in the primary but not because I think he's a great mayor. But Chuy remains a man of mystery to me and seems more like a rerun of Eugene (Sleepy) Sawyer than the next Harold Washington. Can I get a straw vote and rationale on the issues?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Attempts to paint Chuy as a party line follower are simply pitiful. He began his political career as an ally in the Washington administration, and he has such anti-establishment supporters as County Clerk David Orr with him now.

  • Kristin Rönne Lived in Rogers Park for about 39 years.

Mar 19

Updated 2 days ago

Governor Rauner Takes an Axe to Chicago Public Transit Funding

This is one of the consequences of electing a governor who rides in chauffeured limousines and has no sense of how ordinary people get to work. Yes, there's a pension crisis, but do you really address a crisis by decimating transit systems that are already significantly underfunded? By significantly increasing the number of cars on our crowded highways? By forcing low-income commuters to pay much higher transit costs? By potentially preventing some workers from getting to their jobs at all? Do you cure a cancer by reducing blood flow to the limbs?

Rauner plans to cut CTA funding by 45%, Metra funding by 60% and PACE funding by 41%:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-rta-funding-cuts-met-0319-20150319-story.html#page=1

  • ptgrp E. of Sheridan, Not FGFM's sockpuppet

    If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    If it blathers, ignore it.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

“Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, And Criminality”

Following up on the Forbes article thread…

Last night I did a search on the terms "Illinois" and "corruption" and stumbled on a new book that was released in January, 2015. The title, “Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, And Criminality” by Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson. The book details the roots of political corruption in Illinois. The authors name names and discuss in detail acts of corruption and sleaze by our elected officials. The authors also identify the strategies and...

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Following up on the Forbes article thread…

Last night I did a search on the terms "Illinois" and "corruption" and stumbled on a new book that was released in January, 2015. The title, “Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, And Criminality” by Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson. The book details the roots of political corruption in Illinois. The authors name names and discuss in detail acts of corruption and sleaze by our elected officials. The authors also identify the strategies and methods employed by our elected officials to rip us off. The authors make a number of recommendations for cleaning up politics in Illinois. However, the only way we will clean up the mess is for us TO INFORM OURSELVES and to begin helping our officials to behave more honestly and ethically by demanding reforms that the authors suggest are needed to clean up Illinois politics. I purchased the book last night and hope to begin it soon. I will be recommending it at my next book club.

  • ptgrp E. of Sheridan, Not FGFM's sockpuppet

    The 90s were a terrible time for gentrification. When I hear words like "elevated" and "boulevard," I know that's just a dog whistle code for getting the Irish out.

  • Dog Bites Man!!!!!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Traffic light at Sheridan/Hollywood out--traffic backed up Sheridan for an hour

This morning the traffic light at Sheridan/Hollywood was out, flashing red. 311 was aware of many reports of it, yet nobody was on scene to do anything about it or direct traffic. Traffic was backed up on every feeder to it possible, for a full hour. Once you got to the light, traffic cleared right up, LSD was wide open. It was 100% because of this light that traffic backed up, yet nobody at the city can think to notice...

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This morning the traffic light at Sheridan/Hollywood was out, flashing red. 311 was aware of many reports of it, yet nobody was on scene to do anything about it or direct traffic. Traffic was backed up on every feeder to it possible, for a full hour. Once you got to the light, traffic cleared right up, LSD was wide open. It was 100% because of this light that traffic backed up, yet nobody at the city can think to notice this and send someone to direct traffic? Literally 1000s were late to work because of this. (Including CTA users, sorry to the dozens who were stranded waiting for 147). This is the second or third largest urban metro area in the country, will there be a day when we're not being ran like we're a cornfield town of 8000?

It's not just this one example... this stuff happens WAY too often.

  • d3 NOH

    Yes, I shouldn't have said disbanded, they do still exist, but they're a tiny fraction of what they once were (like... 10% of what they were). They used to exist to serve all purposes throughout Chicago, now they primarily and really only serve sporting events.

  • dj long time RP home owner

    Well, they are also around downtown and the Gold Coast during rush hours too.

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Mar 21

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  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    I appreciate your post!

  • Kristin Rönne Lived in Rogers Park for about 39 years.

    Thanks FGFM. I think the article speaks for itself. Not going to hold anyones hand through this one.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Rogers Park accountant?

We are looking for a good accountant in RP. We have two small rental properties so we would like to find someone familiar with taxes for rentals. Yelp says Reed is best recommended. Any rec's from the neighborhood?

  • Thanks, Dave. Do you do single family residential work? We may want some work done this summer or fall.

  • Dave Hirsh President & Design Consultant DWD Renovation

    Yes, we do primarily residential remodeling. You should check out our website:
    www.dwdrenovation.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Shooting on Sheridan and Lunt

My housemate let me know that a shooting occurred just after 8:30 tonight at the corner of Lunt and Sheridan (east side of Sheridan). My housemate was across the street waiting for a bus. The shooter was inside a car traveling west on Lunt, and it appeared that they shot at a building since she didn't see any people walking on the sidewalk. Then the car turned left and headed south on Sheridan. The police came immediately. No ambulance came, suggesting no one was injured.

  • Cairo always percolatin'

    Where did the bullets go? Did the car just randomly stop to shoot guns in the air? This story doesn't make any sense unless Kisse's second post about there being 2 cars is true.

    My guess? Bullets went into the 2nd car, unreported.

    @Conalea Not east of Sheridan. His car was "firebombed" on Lunt but I think he lives on Farwell? Someone here should know.....

  • Sonnys window is currently busted from an attempted robbery. I talked to people that work there as I live in one of the close buildings. The their was after cigarettes mostly. He also happen to drop most of them because he was so injured from going through the glass.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Wow! a new Catfe'!

Finally some hard news that won't result in one of those silly political discussions.

http://www.timeout.com/chicago/blog/chicago-is-getting-its-first-cat-cafe?cid=TOL|DD|EM|||2015-03-24T15:55:57

Maybe it's BYOC. Hanna would love that.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

I hate to see this election come down to racial, ethnic, religious sectarianism, but this is Chicago

I hear the election will be decided by these questions, seems to me we should be honest about it, so what do you think.

Will African Americans vote for a person of Mexican heritage?

Will White "Ethnic" Catholics not vote for someone of their own religion?

I think yes and no, with absolutely nothing to base my opinion on.

  • sam

    Gabriel- after all the work has been done, all the community input gathered, funds allocated, Chuy said he thought BRT should go on Western instead of Ashland. This was an attempt to pander to the Ashland NIMBYs.

    It's a urgently needed project that will benefit tens of thousands of riders, and I don't understand the value of throwing a wrench in the process over the objections of a couple dozen short-sighted people.

  • Gabriel Resident of PRRP

    Don't know enough about this other than to say that Chuy raised issues about the insider deals involved in this. But why don't you ask him yourself. He is going to have a Rogers Park meet and greet at a Northside Action sponsored social. I can't be there,but if you can make it you can hear it from him. Here is what I have.

    "Thursday March 26 (tomorrow), 2:00pm
    Chuy meet & greet at James Sneider Senior Apartments, 7450 N. Rogers. Be there, show your support!"

3 days ago

New place to order delivery??

What is your favorite delivery place in RP?
I am looking for lunch . Sadly the only Matzo ball soup delivery has a $25 delivery minimum. :(

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Chicago Stops 4 Times As Many People on the Street as NYC

This topic was just ruined by another poster and his repliers, but it's a legitimate story that is too significant to ignore.

If you can't click on the Tribune story, click on the first item that shows up on the Google search below, which

Tribune Story linke:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-stop-and-frisk-chicago-police-met-20150323-story.html#page=1

Access to the story via Google Search:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Street+stops+by+Chicago+police+far+surpass+New+York%2C+ACLU+finds&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

  • Black Is Beautiful Black Flower

    VPGirl you are lost if you misinterpret our Black Nationalist philosophy. Call our racist for their "Borg like" thinking. Pot calling the kettle black. Stick to the thread issue. Your analogy on race needs help. You lack substance. Tremaine NoH we Black Nationalist have seen you before. If we are correct you are a gay black male. Black Nationalist feel that black gay males such as you Tremaine NoH should only sleep with other gay black males.

  • VPGirl Logan Square

    seems to me my analogy is spot on...your statement:

    Don't be a sell-out dissing other black people "ruined by another person" sounds like a house n!gga doing racist people business you act black on this site when it's convenient for you and then you act like you ain't black when...

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    seems to me my analogy is spot on...your statement:

    Don't be a sell-out dissing other black people "ruined by another person" sounds like a house n!gga doing racist people business you act black on this site when it's convenient for you and then you act like you ain't black when in conversation with the racist who want to control this site. You ain't black and if you got black skin then we Black Nationalist don't claim you or WCC or any other fake black power brothers and sisters.

    I know you will reply because you can't help yourself. Consider this my only response to you.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Sun-Times Praises Sullivan High School's Restorative Justice Program

Sullivan High School and its dynamic new principal, Chad Adams, won high praise today from the Chicago Sun-Times for the school's innovative Restorative Justice Program.

Rather than kicking troubled kids out of school, the program helps students take responsibility for their actions and make amends to the individuals they harmed.

The results: out-of-school suspensions at Sullivan are down 73 percent, incidents of misconduct have dropped 45 percent and average daily attendance increased from 80 percent two years ago to 90...

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Sullivan High School and its dynamic new principal, Chad Adams, won high praise today from the Chicago Sun-Times for the school's innovative Restorative Justice Program.

Rather than kicking troubled kids out of school, the program helps students take responsibility for their actions and make amends to the individuals they harmed.

The results: out-of-school suspensions at Sullivan are down 73 percent, incidents of misconduct have dropped 45 percent and average daily attendance increased from 80 percent two years ago to 90 percent today.

The Sun-Times editorial calls upon the Chicago Public Schools to follow Sullivan's lead in a program that focuses on changing behavior, rather than simply punishing behavior.

Congratulations to Principal Adams and the teachers, staff and students at Sullivan. Job well done!

Here's a link to the Sun-Times editorial:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/466884/editorial-cps-discipline-2

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Congratulations are in order for students, staff and administration.

3 days ago

You have 4 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Feb 21 2012

Updated 3 days ago

Obtaining Blue-Light Camera Footage

Does anyone know if it is possible to get footage from the Blue-Light cameras around the city? If I file a FOIA request, would that grant me access to the footage for a certain date/time?

  • So the POD camera footage (blue light cameras) is open to the public upon request? I didnt think we could access them. If I send out a FOIA request what address should I send it to? Their website says I need to pick an agency to send it too and I dont know which one controls the POD cameras footage.

  • You say you want something from the police department but don't know what to do.
    Have you asked the police department?

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Gale Math & Science Academy

Our kindergarteners are studying planets. Today they're on there way to the Adler Planetarium. They have created their interpretation of the solar system.

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