5 days ago

Updated 5 min ago

Fireworks or gunshots?

Heard multiple bangs last night around 1AM, then the police. Anyone else know anything?

  • Michael Archangel Just trying to balance out the "haters"

    @Suzanne Devane - Thank you so much for your honest reply. While I am reasonably certain there are not many who were surprised by your words, it was good of you to validate my suspicions of you.

    I would not presume to speak for others but I have supported GOP candidates in the past but that was back in the day when your party had moderates and a few folks with a modicum of compassion. We all know those days are history.

    Stay classy Suzanne!

  • Until I had an interest in RP and started following the neighborhood happenings recently, I had no idea who she was and I actually thought the tag line "Ward 49 Republican Committeeman" was a joke after reading nearly everything posted. I mean, really, who purporting to be in a position...

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    Until I had an interest in RP and started following the neighborhood happenings recently, I had no idea who she was and I actually thought the tag line "Ward 49 Republican Committeeman" was a joke after reading nearly everything posted. I mean, really, who purporting to be in a position to persuade people to support a certain platform would be so rude and without any other demonstrated purpose than being disruptive and misleading? I had to Google it to see what the heck a "Ward 49 Republican Committeeman" was supposed to do. Surely, trolling a social community bulletin board wasn't it. Not surprisingly, I found virtually nothing other than links to the vitriol on EB devoid of any ideas or solutions but full of misinformation and insults and as well as her own website that also seems devoid of any solutions but plenty of GOP-issued invites to candidate rallies/fundraisers and a few anti-Joe Moore editorials. I really don't think a sustainable political platform can be built on hating people and ideas so viciously without offering any counter-proposals for making the community better.

    I love the political process and discussion of divergent ideas but that presupposes having a civil discussion. The constant spewing of hateful, condescending rhetoric doesn't seem to add anything to the process and instead derails any productive discussion (unless, of course, offering no solutions and having opportunities to hurl insults is actually the objective). Name-calling is not a viable political agenda. I can't believe someone in her own circles hasn't tapped her on the shoulder to tell her alienating voters is not the objective.

59 min ago

Updated 28 min ago

Condo Association Obligations

I am a renter in a four-flat condo building. Two units in the building are owned by the gentleman who live in Italy, one unit is owned by a local developer (bought recently), and on unit is owned by a condo association chairman (I am not sure about the proper title-I'll call him condo 'guy'). In the four months that I've rented here, I've observed that the condo 'guy' barely does any upkeep to the property. Things look pretty dismal....

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I am a renter in a four-flat condo building. Two units in the building are owned by the gentleman who live in Italy, one unit is owned by a local developer (bought recently), and on unit is owned by a condo association chairman (I am not sure about the proper title-I'll call him condo 'guy'). In the four months that I've rented here, I've observed that the condo 'guy' barely does any upkeep to the property. Things look pretty dismal. When I asked him about that, he said that the budget for the upkeep is very low. I found out later that three owners pay him $185 each in condo fees. It is not a high amount but it still something.

Is there a way to find out the exact responsibilities of the condo 'guy' and how he exactly spends the condo fees? I am afraid that because two of the owners are in Italy and the new owner is not in the loop yet, the condo 'guy' does what he pleases because no one is keeping him accountable.

  • As a renter you have no rights to these documents. However, the owner of your unit has lots of rights under the IL Condo Act for records. See section 19
    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2200&ChapterID=62

  • John Versical gardener, future emperor

    All condo associations must have a board of directors consisting of a president, secretary, and treasurer. In smaller associations, the treasurer/secretary are combined. Their responsibilities do not necessarily entail personally tending to the property or acting as a maintenance person, but they are obligated to delegate those services if the...

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    All condo associations must have a board of directors consisting of a president, secretary, and treasurer. In smaller associations, the treasurer/secretary are combined. Their responsibilities do not necessarily entail personally tending to the property or acting as a maintenance person, but they are obligated to delegate those services if the association isn't managing it themselves i.e. hiring out landscapers/snow removal/common area upkeep and cleaning.

    For a 4 unit building, $185/month is a low assessment for each unit and it doesn't seem likely that it allows for a lot of upkeep to be hired out since water, common electric, waste removal, etc. come out of the combined assessments. (your landlord pays this fee as well and it's likely built into the rent).

    I would contact your landlord and see if he/she can contact the board to find out what the maintenance schedule is. They might want to look into having a reserves study conducted by a third party or hiring an outside management company since 75% of the owners either live abroad or off-site.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    Since you're not an owner, you're the odd person out here. It's not your rodeo.

2 days ago

Updated 31 min ago

Leona's on Sheridan

Is Leona's in trouble? I walked back from the park along Morse at about 8:15 last night, a beautiful summer evening and there was only one table occupied in their outdoor seating area. Now, I was coming home from the Shakespeare performance, so maybe everyone who was at the play and would soon fill the tables?

23 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Police are looking for...

2 black males 25-30 years of age. 6'5 - 280 lbs. One man is light skinned with a gray vest, may have facial hair. The other is dark skinned wearing a red shirt. They stole a galaxy phone in a red case from someone at the Howard stop...if you see them call 911.

  • Hi Peg,

    Try this link on Every Block.

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul29-business-alert-retail-theft-cell-phone-stores-6283550/

    I did not post it on DNA which by the way only shows two of the three suspects in the picture.

    Hope this helps.

    Richard Concaildi
    President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
    Vice Chair District Advisory Committee (District 24)
    773.294.1777
    richconcaildi@aol.com

  • Totally different perp discription, though:

    "About the Offenders:
    The offender(s) are described as black males: 20-30yrs old; 5'04-5'10; 140-180lbs; one of the offender(s) has dreadlocks, observed in the pictures below."

    . . . as opposed to:

    "2 black males 25-30 years of age. 6'5 - 280 lbs. One man is...

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    Totally different perp discription, though:

    "About the Offenders:
    The offender(s) are described as black males: 20-30yrs old; 5'04-5'10; 140-180lbs; one of the offender(s) has dreadlocks, observed in the pictures below."

    . . . as opposed to:

    "2 black males 25-30 years of age. 6'5 - 280 lbs. One man is light skinned with a gray vest, may have facial hair."

    I'd venture to guess that we are talking about completely different people here. The OP referenced a robbery at the Howard el by two very large men, while the other posts specifically reference serial robberies at cell phone stores by three suspects with markedly different phyical characteristics.

1 hour ago

Updated 1 hour ago

  • One question is why is the information being given to the public by the 40th ward alderman and the police commander of 020 and NOT the 49th ward alderman and the police commander of 024?

13 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Alderman Moore responds to outrageous allegations from an unreliable source

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Joe-Moore-Makes-It-Worse-218519841.html

As many of you have read in threads here, I am often critical of our Alderman and his extreme liberal positions. Conversely, I dealt with his accuser, former 49th Ward Chief of Staff Anne Sullivan when she was employed by the Alderman, and found her to be an obtuse shrew. Rest assured folks that her accusations are without merit and are wholley in retaliation for her dismissal with cause.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    This is from 2013. Not sure if you're pro- or con-, but either way, seems like it would be better to focus on what can be done to stem the ever growing amount of violence in our neighborhood. This year has been particularly brutal so far.

  • The answer is openness and transparency. If all city employees were more open and transparent crime would be reduced, employment would increase, housing would become affordable, gas prices would drop and school grades would improve. O&T, openness and transparency; expect more; demand better.

14 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

People ARE interested in Scrabble! Please let me hear from you!

Hello, Rogers Park friends. I have already had THREE interested
friends respond to my post of yesterday about starting a Scrabble
club for the Rogers Park area. Please let me hear from you! We do
have a friend who has volunteered to also recruit future wordsmiths.
I will be contacting you back to further plan this.
P.S. Would anyone like to contribute their favorite commonly
mispronounced words? One of mine is ek cetera.
:>) Emily

  • Mr. Rogers Neighbor

    all intensive purposes

    should of

    libary

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Cwm bowl-shaped hollow at the end of a mountain valley. One of the three words in the English language with no A's, E's, I's, O's, U's, or Y's.

30 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Computer Help

I'm looking for someone in the RP area that can clean up my computer. Any suggestions other than taking it to Best Buy or some other large store?

  • Walt Kennedy Web Developer, Photographer, Graphic Designer

    Quest Computer is near you and good with PC/Windoze: 7301 N Sheridan Rd; (773) 761-3555. I work on a Mac and recommend Steve Gustavson for anything MacIntosh: (312) 388-3328. Good Luck ;)

  • These guys are wonderful

    PRO Computers Andersonville
    5152 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
    Main: (773) 907-0600
    Monday - Friday: 9am-7pm;
    Saturday: 10am-4pm: Sunday: Close

2 hours ago

Positive Loitering event on Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00PM

Join us for a Positive Loitering event on Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00PM. We will be gathering at the southeast corner of Morse and Ashland and loitering until 10:00PM. Positive Loitering has been in practice throughout several neighborhoods in Chicago and is an excellent way for neighbors to begin working together to establish a positive presence out on the streets. While it's far from the only solution, it's part of the solution: neighbors working together and with the CPD toward a better and safer neighborhood for all. All are welcome to attend including well behaved pets and humans. Otherwise, see you there! (Organized by Rogers Park Positive Loitering) [where: ]

Jul 18

Updated 2 hours ago

Any Such Thing As "Honest" Mechanic?

The A/C in my car went out. I took it to my dealer, who had a complex diagnosis and a sky-high quote. Today, I took it to two other places. Each gave a different reason, and different repair price, from each other and from the first place. Does anyone know a mechanic he or she really trusts and is reliable on pinpointing the source of a car's problem?

  • Just one more suggestion for Dave's Automotive in Skokie at Skokie & Main.

  • daveP been around awhile

    Instead of starting a new thread, just thought I'd ask on here if anyone
    has any positive/negative experiences to share about Elite on jarvis?

Jul 21

Updated 4 hours ago

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Loyola Park

Come enjoy a free performance of
A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Loyola Park
Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and come as you are! This coming weekend, a 75-minute abridged production of Shakespeare’s bewitching comedy is playing in Loyola Park—FREE FOR ALL. Against the backdrop of our beautiful city, experience the wildly entertaining tale about the inexplicable magic of falling in love—and the marvel of waking up from the sweetest of dreams.

Rogers Park’s own rock band The Streams, featuring musicians from Loyola University, will kick off the show.

Loyola Park at the Farwell Avenue Entrance
Friday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.

  • Were you wearing the hot pink tube top and the orange mini-skirt or was that the community activist from down on Pratt?

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    Yep, sounds like it wasn't you, then! Spoiled my whole lame attempt at a joke, you did.

26 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Scrabble, anyone?

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

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    You can bring the Scrabble board and players to Rogers Park Social, they have a big table and a living room setting to play in.
    People play board games and cards there all the time.

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

    I would be interested - sounds like fun. And welcome to the neighborhood (from a former Wisconsinite!)

37 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Community Yard Sale

I need to sell a few furniture items and a ton of clothes since I'm downsizing to a smaller apartment. I don't have a yard, tables and a rolling rack to display items. Anyone have any suggestions to help this Graduate student out.

Jun 12

Updated 5 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.

  • May you both have a most beautiful day and thank you for starting my day with a smile as well. In fact, I hope all EveryBlock readers have a delightful day. Peace!!

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    So sorry Bigchibro, I hope you are taking care of yourself as well. It's such a tough situation and I wish the best for you and your Mom.

    Everyone have a great day, as Ellen DeGeneres says, "be kind to one another" and be safe.

37 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Spacious Studio or other affordable housing.

Hi all,

I'm currently still looking for housing within RP that is spacious and less than $615 a month. I would love to find something 500 sq ft ideally or a nice family that wants to rent out their finished basement. I've done CL and no luck thus far.

  • Weare1 Believer in Humanity

    Try 7600 N Greenview. Rent is $625 though.

  • Try 6824 N Wayne Ave. I lived there for several years (approx 450 sq ft, $605) and loved it. You have to get used to the red line track noise though.

5 hours ago

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27 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Just A Reminder

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

  • Ary Neighborhood Patrol

    This came out on Tuesday. Usually the meet up is on Monday.

  • lm2

    I would like to come to this sometime. Is it a regular weekly?

  • jldoolittle Resident of Rogers Park for 9 years

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

17 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

ISO Same Sex Wedding Card

I always buy cards at Cost Plus in Evanston. They have non-standard cards, and a nice selection. How is it possible, that all of their wedding cards had man/woman (or male/female animal) couples? I don't have time to run around, and was hoping to find a card close to home.

  • Amy Better your world.

    Target has some!

  • jldoolittle Resident of Rogers Park for 9 years

    Highly recommend Women and Children first on Clark Street in Andersonville - comprehensive choice of LGBT books and cards.

8 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Lakeshore Recycling - garbage pickup

Lakeshore Recycling has been collecting trash every Tuesday morning in the alley between Pratt and Albion and Sheridan and the lake usually at 4:00 am , today at 4:50 am. I called 311 and they directed me to 911 who said they would sent the police to tell them that the earliest garbage pickup is 7:00am. I encourage anyone who has the same problem to call 911. I posted about this a couple of months ago. That post degenerated into a long list of people going off the subject here. I am just trying to get Lakeshore Recycling to not come so early.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    What happened when you called Lakeshore's corporate office?

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Oh so that's how they changed the route. Look at my threads on Lakeshore waste.

6 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

What do you think of a Proposal to Rename Jarvis Beach and Park?

I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor...

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I am writing to determine if you would have a strong objection to changing the name of the Jarvis Beach and Park (see photos below ) to the Marion Mahony Griffin Beach and Park in honor of the renowned Rogers Park artist and architect, Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961).

The Chicago Park District and the Australian Consul-General in Chicago, Roger Price, asked me recently if I would consider supporting the naming of a park or beach in Rogers Park in honor of Ms. Mahony Griffin.

Below is a brief summary of her illustrious life:

Mary Mahony Griffin (see photo below taken in 1930 with husband, Walter Burley Griffin) was of the first female licensed architects in the United States, an ambassador of the Chicago-style architecture to the world, and a pioneer for professional women in the first decades of the 20th Century. She was the first employee hired by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and became his right hand person. Her design work and watercolors became synonymous with the Prairie Style of architecture.

Her beautiful watercolor renderings of buildings and landscapes became known as a staple of Wright's style, though he never gave her credit for her work. Despite her talents, her work went largely unrecognized during her tenure with Wright.

Mahony Griffin's talents finally emerged from Wright's shadow when she and her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, won the international design competition for designing the capitol city of Australia, Canberra (this is why the Consul-General of Australia is advocating for her to be honored). She is celebrated in Australia and Asia, but remains overlooked in the United States, her hometown of Chicago and the neighborhood of Rogers Park where she spent her final years.

Below is a Wikipedia biography of Mahony Griffin's amazing life:

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

  • My preference would be to find a different way to honor Marion Mahony Griffin and keep the beach as Jarvis.

  • Wait for it. It's coming. I'm guessing in excess of 3,000 words from the alderman for this one.

7 hours ago

Missing Evanston Girl Known to Frequent Rogers Park

Police Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old with Cognitive Disabilities
Evanston police are trying to find a 15-year-old girl with cognitive disabilities who has been missing since Thursday.

Alishianna Harris, of Evanston, has been reported missing a number of times in the past several months, police said. She is known to frequent Loyola Park and the northern part of Rogers Park.

She is described as African American, 5-foot-5-inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing a...

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Police Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old with Cognitive Disabilities
Evanston police are trying to find a 15-year-old girl with cognitive disabilities who has been missing since Thursday.

Alishianna Harris, of Evanston, has been reported missing a number of times in the past several months, police said. She is known to frequent Loyola Park and the northern part of Rogers Park.

She is described as African American, 5-foot-5-inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and had a blue backpack.

Anyone with information about Harris is asked to contact the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000 or use the text-a-tip option by texting to CRIMES (274637) and put EPD TIP in the message line along with the information.

14 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Thanks to Streets and Sanitation for trimming the trees.

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

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

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Clark and Pratt/Farwell

Lots of gunfire at 1:25.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    Property values are rising, but very slowly though...better slow than not at all. And Sandy does it right about the 911 operators, they have very bad attitudes that have stopped me from calling for a few years now, at least until all the recent shootings.

  • Rob

    One of the things that has been stressed at CAPS meetings is that if you get a 911 operator that is being dismissive in any way, either hang up and call right back (since you will more than likely get a different one) or ask for a supervisor.

6 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Dog Lost

Today as I took my dog out he ran away😔. He is very fast and unable to catch unless you are close and get a hard grip on him. He is white, friendly, jumpy, nice, chiwhawa, and harmless. We last saw him going down morse and Clark. If anyone has found him or have any info please call 1-773-600-5893. THANKS FOR READING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!

  • Nan

    Are you regularly checking local and state lost/found pet websites? Have you posted notices all over your neighborhood with a photo of your pup and your contact info? You should also post messages here several times a day to keep the topic visible to all subscribers. I'm sure you're looking for/missing your dog, but somehow your posts (at least as I read them) are not conveying urgency.

  • I think it's possible that someone has taken him in. Post notices all over. Offer a reward. Check Animal Control, PetFinders, local pet stores and vets (someone may have mentioned finding a dog). Good luck!

Mar 01

Updated 23 hours ago

Keeping your replies on topic

I would rather not have to read over usless banter that basically contributes nothing to the original posting loading up my computer HDD. I dont care about anyone's political affiliation, etc... I am EveryBlock subscriber because I love Rogers Park. I am not here to compete with anyone.. For the most part I just delete what I dont want to read.

Make better use of your public profile. I would rather you did not post anything if you have nothing to contribute. There is every opportunity to post your own topics in order to state your business without having to take away from another posting.

Off my soapbox... haters reveal yourself.

  • William full-time stay at home dad. old and married too!

    Hello StacyLynne

  • Kelly Montrose and Milwaukee

    This is hilarious. I know this is a VERY old topic, but I just happened to stumble upon it by accident. Looks like Crapple Craxx finally got the boot - AGAIN. Well deserved. Hopefully he won't be welcomed back as easily next time. :)

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Block party

I see block parties all over Rogers Park and Edgewater but not near me. I was wondering if anyone knew how I could organize a party for my block?

3 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

House Fire on Farwell

I just wanted to stop for a moment, in this rebuilding phase in our lives, to thank everyone who helped us yesterday morning. From our neighbor across the hall who is storing Brian's paintings for the time being, so the woman next door who provided Brian with a blanket to cover up while they fought the fire, to all the people who stood there shoulder to shoulder with us as we watched our world burn to the ground, thank you.

http://www.gofundme.com/c4k960

  • AND I can happily report that everyone but our across the hall neighbor has returned to their homes. Sadly, his kitchen was burnt up when the blaze ripped across the back stairs, and it will be several months before it will be habitable. Somewhat fortunately, he had just begun the process of moving in and didn't seem to lose too many belongings.

  • Laura, I am so sorry to hear about your misfortune and your poor cats. If you are even considering 2 cats, my friend's godmother is moving to Hospice. She has 2 boy cats (brothers) that are neutered, have shots, etc. One of her biggest concerns at this terrible time is placing the cats in a good home together. I wash there was an agency that helped Hospice patients place their loved animals. It is a big concern for some people at a terrible time in their life.

40 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Pockets

Anyone know what's happening with the supposed Pockets on Ridge and Touhy? There's been a whole lot of nothing going on inside the space over the past several months.

  • Maybe it's the same crew that's responsible for apparently a whole lot of nothing at the former Dominick's on Ridge.

  • soder606 Mother, Grandmother, Cook, Reader, Liberal

    I actually called Cermack Market who is supposed to be opening in the Ridge Dominick's location about a month ago. They told me it would open in six months.

4 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

FOUND: One Rooster

I can't believe I'm about to ask this, but is someone missing their very large, very nasty, rooster? He's black with a red comb and he hisses and growls (no, seriously... he growls). Last seen pecking around the area of Hermitage and Schreiber and it's not the first time he's been seen in that area.

He is quite the nasty and aggressive little bugger who decided it would be fun to give chase. Hoping someone knows where this guy belongs...

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I can't believe I'm about to ask this, but is someone missing their very large, very nasty, rooster? He's black with a red comb and he hisses and growls (no, seriously... he growls). Last seen pecking around the area of Hermitage and Schreiber and it's not the first time he's been seen in that area.

He is quite the nasty and aggressive little bugger who decided it would be fun to give chase. Hoping someone knows where this guy belongs as I would prefer not to have to call Animal Control as there are small kids around and I don't want someone to get bitten. If you know where Foghorn belongs, please give a shout. If he's yours, please, please come get him.

  • but tracy, i gotta say, your comments about traumatizing children breaks my heart.
    i had a gloriously feral childhood, concussions, broken bones, cuts, scrapes, bites and all.
    i could tell the stories all day.
    children need to be made more resilient. its possible.
    not that i am against helmets or anything. i dont recommend the concussions. one of them haunted me all my life, and one nearly killed my kid.
    but a hen bite, i mean...

  • moah, I'll be honest, today, I would ask that we leave that point as an "agree to disagree." At this point, I've stated the other reasons why I want the chicken home so whether that point is agreed upon or not, maybe you can agree with the others.

26 hours ago

Positive Loitering - Wednesday July 30th 7:00PM

Join us for a Positive Loitering event on Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00PM. We will be gathering at the southeast corner of Morse and Ashland and loitering until 10:00PM.

Positive Loitering has been in practice throughout several neighborhoods in Chicago and is an excellent way for neighbors to begin working together to establish a positive presence out on the streets. While it's far from the only solution, it's part of the solution: neighbors working together and with the CPD toward a better and safer neighborhood for all.

All are welcome to attend including well behaved pets and humans. For more information, contact rogersparkmadebetter@gmail.com. Otherwise, see you there!

2 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Emerald Ash Borer Damage - Fargo/Greenview area

Neighbors, I am sad to say that I think the Emerald Ash Bores have found our neighborhood. I was walking my greyhounds down Fargo between Sheridan and Greenview, then Greenview to Jarvis, and saw the characteristic exit holes, wood shavings around the bases of the trees. If you own a home in this area, please contact a tree specialist and start treatment immediately to save our shady street!

  • Edgewater gardener Edgewater gardener

    Two weeks ago I was walking along the lake south of Foster and encountered a van with the logo "Tree Savers" that was pulling down a tree. It's seemed oxymoronic, so I stuck my nose in to ask why. Answer?: Emerald beetle, 250 trees coming down along the lake.

  • John Versical gardener, future emperor

    Unfortunately, once the trees start showing signs of infestation (missing leaves, missing patches of bark with visible "canals" where the ash borers chew the material between the wood and the bark) - it's almost always too late for a tree. Treating them early and then annually is the only way to save the Ash trees.

31 hours ago

Updated 26 hours ago

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

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

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    Suzanne, did you see the open question I posted to you on that other site?

  • Rob

    Clearly Joe Moore is somehow funneling red light camera money to the Australians. Clearly.

  • Redflex Ltd. is an Austrailian Company that was funneling (alleged bribes) to Chicago.
    Not to worry when the Feds complete their investigation and all of the people involved start to squeal on their "friends" to save themselves some jail time there will be plenty of people being indicted. It is the Chicago Way.
    Then in a few more years we can look forward to the Speed Camera investigations.

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Tree trimming along Metra tracks

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

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    Yep. A necessary counterpoint.

  • Michael Archangel Just trying to balance out the "haters"

    I would like to chime in here that UP has to do a better job of keeping the fenced in "right of way" near the Rogers Park station cleaner. It would also be helpful if the fine people from other neighborhoods who park their cars along Estes, Greenleaf, Wolcott and Ravenswood would refrain from throwing their garbage over the fences as they walk to and from the trains to their cars.

2 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Delicious cupcakes at Maddiebird Bakery 1445 W Devon

Stumbled across this bakery last weekend. Yummy cupcakes. If you get a cupcake craving, check them out. When I was in they had chocolate, vanilla, lemon, carrot cake, chai...

46 hours ago

Updated 28 hours ago

New to everyblock

Hi neighbors I am new joiner to everyblock but not new to the information on here. My wife is religious reader of the site so I decided to make my own account lol. Just wanted to say hello and am looking forward to sharing ideas and opinions with u all.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Welcome amigo.

  • Sarahdonis 20 year neighbor

    Pedro!! Welcome to the neighborhood, and thanks for introducing yourself!

29 hours ago

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41 hours ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Attempted shooting 6950 West North Ravenswood.

30 or so neighbors doing multi family event reporting green sedan multiple occupants attack man walking on street. Weapon seen not fired. Additional kids in various yards. Around noon.

  • Bruce: was that along the train tracks? About what time, and did there appear to be a connection between victim and attackers or did this seem random?

    Thanks!!

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Seemed very personal.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    It was the west side of Metra tracks.

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

driveby shooting.

Sat 26 shooting at. farwell& clark. One wounded

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Huh! I didn't realize that crime reporting was an alderman's responsibility.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    It was a joke, Robin! He mentioned the other day on some blog that he didn't have time to be a police blotter!

41 hours ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Water main break 1516 W Morse.

Called 911 to report.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I have a pool on how long it takes someone to blame the Alderman...

  • I called in to 311 three days ago that I saw water coming out of the crest of the street (the highest point) and that I thought it would quickly turn into a main break...

    which it did.

  • Went to alderman's office last Tuesday to report it. Water dept. did come out to check on it...nothing else done.

46 hours ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Water pressure by you: low?

We live in lunt/sheridan and our whole building is witnessing low water pressure. checking to see if others are having a same problem

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    I think it's called vintages plumbing.

  • Meli Manak OFFICIAL ACCOUNT

    Well good news and bad news, good news it was fixed

    Badnews it was our building pump that broke. Took over 30 people to call it in to be fixed. (Maintenance guys didn't want to come in until someone said we were heading to their place to use bathroom) got them off their high horses.

    Now we can shower and whatever we want to do!

40 hours ago

Armadillo’s Pillow to Host BizArts “After Hours” Event, Featuring Local Author Pat Skalka

. Armadillo’s Pillow, a privately run local book store that has served the Rogers Park community for over 20 years, will be hosting this month’s RPBizArts Networking After Hours event. Owned by husband - wife team of Betsy Boemmel and Matt Ebert, Armadillo’s Pillow continues to be a resource for those of us who would like to trade used books for store credit; experience the joy of checking out their stacks in search of the fascinating read that calls out to you to be bought and read. 5:30 - 7:00PM Armadillo’s Pillow 6753 N. Sheridan www.armadillospillow.com In addition, long term resident and new author Pat Skalka will read from her new debut mystery, Death Stalks Door County. Pat is a professional freelance writer who recently made the jump from nonfiction to fiction with this, her first book in a new series. Learn more at www.PatriciaSkalka.com Thanks to Winnemac Properties for underwriting the cost of food and beverage. RP BizArts events co-organized by the Rogers Park Business Alliance and this website. [where: ]

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Pothole Claim: Has anyone received reimbursement for a pot hole claim? How long did it take?

I sent my pot hole-car damage claim form, pictures, copy of repair bill, and police report in March - no word.

  • d3 NOH

    I filed a claim for a damaged rim july 2011 and got the check march or so 2014. The form you fill out and the office that processes them is the same as the pothole.

    I didn't even attempt to fill out and get reimbursement for the 3 tires damaged from potholes in 2013 season, I sold and got a different car.

  • d3 NOH

    Also, I did have one other claim denied because it was a state road, not city... And the state has a policy that there has to be a documented report of the pothole prior to when you hit it. I don't know how you would know this other than trusting their research though, since they don't post the requests publicly. So if it was on LSD, you're up a whole other boat.

4 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Moped Parking/storage

Hey there friendly neighbors. I live over by Ravenswood and Farwell and I've been parking my Moped under the outdoor stairs in my building. Unfortunately the building inspectors have asked me to movie it for safety reasons. The bike is lightweight enough that it could be stolen if parked on the street pretty easily. I believe I could lock it to a lampost etc legally but I just don't want to invite the temptation. So I was hoping I could...

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Hey there friendly neighbors. I live over by Ravenswood and Farwell and I've been parking my Moped under the outdoor stairs in my building. Unfortunately the building inspectors have asked me to movie it for safety reasons. The bike is lightweight enough that it could be stolen if parked on the street pretty easily. I believe I could lock it to a lampost etc legally but I just don't want to invite the temptation. So I was hoping I could find a neighbor with a garage or a backyard that would allow myself and my bike access. I know this is a HUGE shot in the dark but I'm willing to pay monthly so I don't have to park out in the open. Suggestions? Offers?

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Barrett, I think you commented on the wrong thread. I doubt that RP4EVER wants to park his moped in your basement. Did you intend to offer space on the Farwell fire thread?

  • Yeah. I parked up against the fence right behind the building I live in in the alley that partially is shared with a neighbors driveway for like an hour. I got a nice note to move it. However now I've moved it and it will probably get stolen. Stupid.

4 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

MISSING KEYS

I lost a set of keys on Wednesday afternoon. I was helping chase a loose dog and I can not find those keys. I was on Newgard / Albion / Greenview...kinda all over chasing a dog.
The keys have a intelligent nissan key and a edgewater athletic club tag.
THANK YOU!!!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

5 Blocks from Howard, Far Enough?

I'm looking at an apartment for rent on Seeley near Fargo that's 5 blocks from Howard St. Is that far enough from the shootings and gang activity to not expect it in my backyard? I would really like to be able to walk to the Howard street stop too. Anyone have any advice or should I pass up this great apartment?

  • You are a Woman living in a large city. Every crime mentioned on this thread happens in every other neighborhood.

    Check out the neighborhood three times morning, midday and at night. Check it out on different days. If you feel that it is suitable for you then go for it. Affordable housing and good deasl are becoming a rarity.

  • I live a block away at Fargo & Hoyne. I'd pass. There have been half a dozen daylight gang-related drive-by murders wiithin walking distance since I've lived here - none of them solved. Tons of gang activity, which is on the uptick again. They don't stick those blue light cameras in this area for decoration.

Jul 05

Updated 2 days ago

Lost Black Cat - Farwell (bet Ashland & Greenview)

Hello,

Last night, July 4, at about 9 pm, my 11 year old all black Domestic Shorthair cat, Raven, somehow exited my building at 1519 West Farwell Ave. She has always been an apartment-dweller and is unfamiliar with the outdoors. I suspect she's in the immediate area, unless someone has picked her up.

Raven is people-friendly (but may be quite frightened generally by being outside). She may respond to her name being called. Please contact me at 773 733 2101 with any information. Reward will be given upon her safe return.

Thanks.

2 days ago

Apartment to sublet in vintage building

Hi guys, we are moving out of the country for a 2 year graduate school program. We are looking to sublet our apartment for at least 1 month, or to continue longer. Beginning September 1 $900/month plus utilities. Free heat, water & gas, laundry in the building.

1 bedroom, separate dining room, spacious layout & lots of closets.

Furnished or part-furnished, we can talk details via email.

1361 W Estes Ave, just about a block from Loyola beach. Other tenants in the building include a couple of loyola students, older couples, and families. All quiet and friendly neighbors.

Private message me for more details & photos, or ask questions!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Let us give thinks for a quiet night in the neighborhood!

Heard no gun shots, no fireworks, nor angry anguments. No postings on Everyblock. Hallejuh! Just a really pleasant night.

  • Unfortunately I woke up at 4 a.m. to hear some guy screaming "F... You!" over and over. I live in that very block.

  • Delmer Fudge bowling captain + ccw4eva

    It was me. Mom and I were having a little disagreement, it related to the mismanagement and failure of a local company called Gernhardt Publications. Sorry about that. It got kind of heated.

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