2 days ago

Updated 40 min ago

RP Election Ennui

Yesterday's election numbers are interesting. Terrible turn-out overall throughout the City. The cold probably had something to do with it, but I think it was also a sense that people just aren't very supportive of the candidates who are/were running. I do believe that if "none of the above" was an option in the mayoral race, that would have garnered more than 50%!!

Anyhow, in our Ward, here are the numbers:

1) We have 25,105 registered voters.
2) 8,380 voted...

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Yesterday's election numbers are interesting. Terrible turn-out overall throughout the City. The cold probably had something to do with it, but I think it was also a sense that people just aren't very supportive of the candidates who are/were running. I do believe that if "none of the above" was an option in the mayoral race, that would have garnered more than 50%!!

Anyhow, in our Ward, here are the numbers:

1) We have 25,105 registered voters.
2) 8,380 voted yesterday (33.38%).
3) 5,566 voted for Joe (giving him 66.42% of the vote), but only 22.17% of registered voters bothered to vote for him.
4) 2,814 voted for Don (giving him 33.58% of the vote), but only 11.21% of registered voters bothered voting for him.

So, what does RP want in an alderman? Let's describe the experience and qualities we seek in an alderman in this Ward. (Let's try REALLY hard NOT to use this as a chance to bash Joe and/or Don, but instead, design our ideal candidate!)

I'll start the list with the following:
1) Someone willing to lead by talking about the seriousness of the fiscal problems facing the City and that none of the ways to address them will be pleasant (think chemo).
2) Someone who prioritizes education based on what is good for the kids and not what is good for the adults.

Let's keep the list going!!

15 hours ago

Updated 41 min ago

Slick move by Pritzker and Moore on Rogers Park Plaza

I knew it was coming any day. The plans were there but the rich and powerful were waiting until the election was over. That's how the 1% and the politicians they have in their pocket work.

SOURCE: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150227/rogers-park/col-jennifer-pritzker-plans-tear-down-redevelop-rogers-park-strip-mall

No community meeting? Are any zoning variances needed?

Original post. http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/dec15-good-bye-morway-6564038/

Dec 15

Updated 41 min ago

Good-bye, MorWay

All but one business in the strip mall at Morse and Wayne has closed shop for good. Word on the street is Jennifer Pritzker bought it. The lone holdout is Vic's Pharmacy, who has allegedly gone to court - and was granted to stay until May 2015.

One can only speculate as to how big of a parking garage will be built in it's place?

One can also speculate as to how long it will be before Ms. Pritzker buy's out JB's Pizza?

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Why don't they address the problems that turned the strip mall into an eyesore before they try to develop it. I, for one, don't really want to see my neighborhood converted to "Boys Town North" as the Reader labeled it several years ago when Moore began capriciously catering to Col Treacy and Colonel Pritzker. It looks like a Boys Town model is the two businessmen's preference, and Moore is right behind them!

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Bro Town North

10 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Five Stages of Loss and Grief

It would seem that one of our Rogers Park neighbors is dealing with the first of the typical five stages of loss and grief. It is well accepted that these five stages are:

1. Denial
2. Anger
3. Bargaining
4. Depression
5. Acceptance

It is quite normal to be locked into denial for a while and I suppose this accounts for some recent posts. Let us see how long it takes to get to acceptance!

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    They Brung The Woman To Jesus Saying "Master She Has Sinned Against Her Husband" Jesus Replied WHAT DID SHE DO They Said "She Sinned Against Her Husband And We Must Stone Her" Jesus Replied HE WHO IS WITH-OUT SIN CAST THE 1st. STONE! The Christian Bible Teaches To JUDGE YE NOT AND BE NOT YE JUDGED You Dig Michael Archangel

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

    ^^^^Not judging anyone. I related a well accepted tenet related to loss and grief and suggested that it applies to one of our RP neighbors. As I have been in that dark place myself, I understand the feelings.

    Any other New Testament "wisdom" you care to share with me?

33 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Who's for Chuy?

Me for one.

  • That's what they want. It's a trauma desert. Some have been protesting the library in favor of a Level 1. We just don't hear about it in the news.

  • Dan 25-year Rogers Park resident

    Actually Bernie...it would be an incredible gesture for the President to raise the money for both the library and the tauma center. Providing both simultaneously would be a highly significant expression of appreciation to a community that helped him launch his political career and has loyally and steadfastly stood by him. It is something both Emanuel and Garcia could support because it is a win win for both Obama and the community. It also aligns with Obama's values.

9 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Witch God Commands: All Sleeping Popes To Wake-Up!

Satan Comes To Kill, Steal, Destroy! Rogers Park I Love You! 9 Billion World People Blessed Be!
http//youtu.be/SIQXUjmmksg

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Rogers Park Blessed Be! 9 Billion World People The Necromantic Chant I Used Is Omnipotent! I Witch God Prophesize : 1 By 1 All 266 Sleeping Popes Are Now Awake To Walk Free Around The Vatican At Night To Speak And Talk With THE STATUE OF THE RESURRECTION Who I Witch God Prophesize Is THE LAST POPE! Blessed Be!

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    9 Billion World People Satan's Church Is In Denial Of Who They Really Are!

  • RogersScottyBro works at being a raging dude bro

    Really riding that burner account pretty hot, eh?

13 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Making whine with sour grapes

After a defeat, Most politicians try and send a message to their supporters that they should try to work with their opponent for the betterment of all. And then there is Don Gordon's message -

"The residents of Rogers Park who put Alderman Moore back in the council for another 4 years simply don't get it or prefer stick their collective heads in the sand..."
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gordon2015/permalink/780917585317984/

Well, at least he isn't trying to disenfranchise half of the ward this time... he's just insulting 66% of them.

Way to move the neighborhood forward Don!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Dan, I don't read this thread as gloating. Rather, it is pointing out that once again Don Gordon is a very poor loser. I think that is further evidence that he would have been a terrible alderman.

  • Dan 25-year Rogers Park resident

    Thank you Helen...I agree. On this thread no... However, I believe on some of the other threads there were comments that came across as gloating. With regard to Don Gordon being a sore loser...I have not read or heard any comments from him regarding how he took his loss. Some...

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    Thank you Helen...I agree. On this thread no... However, I believe on some of the other threads there were comments that came across as gloating. With regard to Don Gordon being a sore loser...I have not read or heard any comments from him regarding how he took his loss. Some of his supporters certainly have certainly responded as sore losers...there comments on other threads as well.

    I will also say that I had voted for Joe in every single election until this one. I remember when he was in the close runoff waking up extra early to be there when the polls opened. I remember I had obligations that day that lasted late into the evening. So 6 am was the only time I could vote.

    With regard to this past election, I was dissatisfied with both Don and Joe, so I wrote in a name. In another thread, I wished Joe all the best during the next four years.

6 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Witch God Rebukes Pope For Saying Dogs Go to Heaven!

Rogers Park I Love You! 9 Billion World People I Love You!
http://youtu.be/JRKumCzoxlc

Feb 16

Updated 4 hours ago

IKEA challenge to help RP organization!

The Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center Center is a unique program serving an international population of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of politically-sponsored torture. Located right here in Rogers Park, the Kovler Center is one of the finalist in the IKEA Schaumburg Life Improvement Project. In order for MKC to win a $10,000 they need supporters like you to vote once a day, starting today!, until March 2. The group with the most votes at the end of the...

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The Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center Center is a unique program serving an international population of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of politically-sponsored torture. Located right here in Rogers Park, the Kovler Center is one of the finalist in the IKEA Schaumburg Life Improvement Project. In order for MKC to win a $10,000 they need supporters like you to vote once a day, starting today!, until March 2. The group with the most votes at the end of the 3 weeks wins!

Learn more and check out the other Chicago finalists on IKEA's voting page here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1965768/Vote-for-Your-Favorite-Life-Improvement-Project-2015

They ask for your email everyday, but they don't send you any mail or put you on a list. It is simply to ensure that there is only one vote per email address per day.

THANK YOU for your support!

13 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Alderman Moore benefits over international political feud

"Rogers Park street sign brings Bangladesh political feud to Chicago"

SOURCE: http://www.bangladeshchronicle.net/index.php/2014/12/rogers-park-street-sign-brings-bangladesh-political-feud-to-chicago/

"Suit: Rogers Park street signs honors murderer, dictator"

SOURCE: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/399718/suit-honorary-street-signs-honors-murderer-dictator

How much will this cost the city of Chicago tax-payers for one Alderman to benefit?

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Craig Lake

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Sputter, sputter Toil and Mutter. Craig doth Utter Mindless Butter while he utters in the guttar. Tongue of Toad and Eye of Newt, He doth blabber rotten Fruit. Sour Grapes he doth bespeak.

13 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Rabbit

My little sick rabbit was picked up this morning by Flint wildlife rescue. He looked like a healthy young rabbit except for one eye that still looks a bit infected but all the swelling was gone in both eyes. Thanks to all the lovely comments and support thru this ordeal. I think he'll be o.k. now. ....heavy sigh..

  • Diane Galleher Rogers Park neighbor since 2005.

    Glad to hear it all worked out with Flint Creek Wildlife.

  • Thank you for the update Maggie! We love happy stories on EB! Glad to hear everything worked out well.

Jun 12

Updated 4 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.

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

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

    From the article, "... where Garcia won 44.1 percent of the vote compared to Emanuel's 43.6 percent,"

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

    Garcia can win the run off.

  • Dan 25-year Rogers Park resident

    A result that makes me proud of Rogers Park.

16 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Witch God Rebukes Pope, Satan, Child Molesting Priest!

Blessed Be Rogers Park! Blessed Be 9Billion World People!

30 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Anyone see the person who hit my car?

Hi all, I really hate posting negative things, but this morning we went out to our car parked on Lunt near one of the fire hydrants (legally) and next to an alley to find that someone had slammed into our front driver side bumper and cracked it significantly. They must have it it pretty hard to crack it (a piece was missing), and of course no note was left. We use our car for our catering jobs and having it damaged like that does not look good. If anyone has any information, or saw anything (or if you are the one who hit us...no questions asked, just please come forward), I would really appreciate it!

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

    Sorry that happened to you. Hope you find out who did it and their insurance takes care of it.

  • Total sympathy with you. Someone sideswiped my car on Fargo Wednesday night. They only took off my side view mirror, and I'm swallowing the price to replace it. We all know that it was snowing and slippery.... but jeez! (I'm in line for a paid off street parking spot, and it cannot come soon enough!)

18 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Help!! State Budget Cuts

I just learned the word is out from Springfield that massive budget cuts proposed by IL's new guv will severely impact social services (always conservatives' favorite target). This worries me from a general standpoint as an IL resident, but also from a personal one because my young adult son is disabled and he's housed in a special facility in the suburbs to provide a long-term supportive living environment for the disabled. If these budget cuts are approved, we've learned the...

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I just learned the word is out from Springfield that massive budget cuts proposed by IL's new guv will severely impact social services (always conservatives' favorite target). This worries me from a general standpoint as an IL resident, but also from a personal one because my young adult son is disabled and he's housed in a special facility in the suburbs to provide a long-term supportive living environment for the disabled. If these budget cuts are approved, we've learned the program that funds our son's living and work facilities will lose over $800K from its operating budget.

We are pretty freaked. These programs and others like them around the State are absolutely essential to the population they serve, and yet they have suffered continual, deep budget cuts throughout the years. They are struggling to meet the many expenses of providing their services as it is. If they lose this money, we have no idea how they can stay open. If they close, where will its fragile and vulnerable population go? There must be a better way to balance IL's budget than robbing disadvantaged people.

The only chance is to put enough pressure on the State reps to veto Mr. Rauner's proposal. Anyone who could write letters of protest to their elected officials, we would be so grateful. Also, can anyone tell me to whom shall we address our letters? Who are the ones that serve our community? Thanks!

  • FebGirl Once a bride, but never a bridesmaid

    robin: I'm not surprised. I said I'm scared and I'm hoping others out there might join me in a campaign to say NO! Thanks though for the link.

    paco: Thanks so much. It's appreciated. The facility that houses my son DID start a letter-writing-campaign. That's how I found out. Thanks...

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    robin: I'm not surprised. I said I'm scared and I'm hoping others out there might join me in a campaign to say NO! Thanks though for the link.

    paco: Thanks so much. It's appreciated. The facility that houses my son DID start a letter-writing-campaign. That's how I found out. Thanks for the other great ideas. I don't get it either why these people get elected. :-((

    Morse mama: Thanks for the info re the rally. I really hope Rauner doesn't have the votes to pass his cuts! Thanks for your support.

    Mortgage banker: thanks, also. I don't want to start a war or debate. I only mean to reach people who might want to stop the cuts too. It's human, I guess, to be disapproving or disgruntled even but not take any action to do anything. I know because I've done that myself. I can't afford to do that now!

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

    There is a huge difference between what the Governor has identified and what will actually take effect. As you all know, whatever the Governor proposes has to make its way through the Illinois Legislature and the Governor does not have the juice in the legislature to get passage on many of those proposals.

    One can only hope the Governor has some good reading material to fill the hours over the next four years!

Jan 25

Updated 13 hours ago

Witch God Declares 9 Billion World People! Blessed Be!

Pisces Ends! Aquarius Begins! Spiritual Truth Revealed! Occult Power! 9 Billion World People! Get Up To Get Down To Get Funky! Turn Your Swag Up! Be Groovy! Honorable Pagan Truth Revealed! Goddess Here! Blessed Be!

41 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

1 dead, 3 hurt in separate shootings on North Side

The two were in an alley in the 1700 block of West Touhy Avenue when an attacker came out of a white minivan, walked up to them and fired shots, Alfaro said. Police were called to the scene because of a person shot and found the two wounded, police said.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

A second shooting happened around 12:05 a.m. in the 5800 block of North Kenmore Avenue in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood, Alfaro said.

  • For the last year and a half that area up to thorndale and winthrop there has been a lot of shootings. UGH.. a new crew came in the area. get rid of them!

27 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Chicago 49th Ward Democratic Committeeman 2016 Race

Ward Committeemen - Cook County Democratic Party - Ward Committeeman
http://cookcountydems.com/ward

14 hours ago

You have 7 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

40 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Rogers Park's first murder of 2015

Rogers Park has experienced its first murder of 2015 under the leadership of Alderman Moore.

"a 23-year-old man died and a 30-year-old man was wounded in a shooting around 4:10 a.m. in the Rogers Park neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

The two were in an alley in the 1700 block of West Touhy Avenue when an attacker came out of a white minivan, walked up to them and fired shots, Alfaro said. Police were called to...

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Rogers Park has experienced its first murder of 2015 under the leadership of Alderman Moore.

"a 23-year-old man died and a 30-year-old man was wounded in a shooting around 4:10 a.m. in the Rogers Park neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

The two were in an alley in the 1700 block of West Touhy Avenue when an attacker came out of a white minivan, walked up to them and fired shots, Alfaro said. Police were called to the scene because of a person shot and found the two wounded, police said. The 23-year-old suffered several gunshot wounds to the chest and was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston where he died during surgery, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality but could not provide additional information immediately…."

SOURCE: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-two-men-hurt-in-shooting-in-edgewater-neighborhood-20150225-story.html

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    The messenger would be the Chicago Tribune. Nobody in the thread seems to be attacking the Trib.

    What was the motive of the murder...who knows we can only speculate,

    What is the motive of Craig G.?

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Craig has the same agenda as Second City Cop et al.

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

??

Does anyone know what happened this morning by Touhy?

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Chicago Police Operating a "Black Site" Detention Center

The Guardian newspaper just uncovered the operation of a black site detention center operated by the Chicago police. This is a must read for Chicago residents.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    This is probably an eye-opener for many though not for those of us old enough and involved enough to know about Chicago's Red Squad:

    http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1049.html

    And then, of course, there was Jon Burge. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    Laura, you mean you have been unable to get him to meet with you? If that's the case, it's not your failure, it's his.

    Thanks for posting this, Carl. I wonder how much this operation costs and where it's hidden in the budget.

37 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Handy person wanted

I want to create a custom (indoor) cat feeder for my 5 cats. I have ideas but am not at all handy. Not looking for fancy - just practical and can be made cheaply.

22 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

NO MOORE JOE!! Vote Joe Moore out in 49, and vote Don Gordon in.

It is time to "term limit" Joe Moore out of office. And for the record, if my friend and neighbor Don Gordon were in the same office for as long as Joe has been there, I would want him out as well.

The issue is simple... How many $$ pal$ does Joe have? How many of those friend$ get special treatment?

Don Gordon is a good man, and most importantly, he is a true independent and he has run his...

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It is time to "term limit" Joe Moore out of office. And for the record, if my friend and neighbor Don Gordon were in the same office for as long as Joe has been there, I would want him out as well.

The issue is simple... How many $$ pal$ does Joe have? How many of those friend$ get special treatment?

Don Gordon is a good man, and most importantly, he is a true independent and he has run his campaign without "Joenation$". That's right, no donations.
And that means no favors asked or granted.

I'm sure Donut-Joe has a few good qualities. But he is a long time pontificator who likes to feed voters on Election Day. We don't need that. We need a community activist who wants safe streets, good streets and less pot holes. We need an Alderman on the City Council who isn't in the mayor's back pocket. We want and need an honest man who doesn't owe developers and Mayors. We need term limits and that is spelled GORDON.

NO MORE JOE!

VOTE GORDON TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 24, 2015

Believe me, please... If Joe Moore gets re-elected, little will change, other than Joe's ability to get MOORE out of his backers.

VOTE GORDON! VOTE HONEST! VOTE GORDON!

bob danon

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Hey, it's simple. Joe Moore won again. Gordon lost again. Same old same old. Moore won the people's vote and Gordon lost. No big deal. Gordon lost again. Dance. Be happy. Eat lots of chili on Sunday. Toot bean gas on Monday.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Is Joe Lake making sense?

31 hours ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Get Spicy this Sunday at the "Heat it Up!" Chili Cook-Off!

Despite the cold and snow, things will be heating up in Rogers Park this weekend at the Glenwood Sunday Market's 6th Annual Heat It Up! Pro-Am Chili Cook-Off and Fundraiser. This has become a much-anticipated, delightfully scrumptious annual event. Join your neighbors this Sunday, March 1st, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse.

Professional and amateur chefs from across Chicago will showcase their chili-cooking expertise and you'll have a chance to taste and vote for...

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Despite the cold and snow, things will be heating up in Rogers Park this weekend at the Glenwood Sunday Market's 6th Annual Heat It Up! Pro-Am Chili Cook-Off and Fundraiser. This has become a much-anticipated, delightfully scrumptious annual event. Join your neighbors this Sunday, March 1st, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse.

Professional and amateur chefs from across Chicago will showcase their chili-cooking expertise and you'll have a chance to taste and vote for your favorite chili dishes!

Stuff your face with some of the most delicious chili in Chicago. This competition will be fun for everyone!

In addition to the chili tastings and cash bar, activities will include a live auction, a 50-50 raffle, and a fantastic time for all!

You won't want to miss this delicious occasion!

Tickets to the event are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1155891

Proceeds benefit the Glenwood Sunday Farmers' Market's food access programs, including double dollar Link shopper grants and the Market's "Community Shares" program, which brings food from the Market's farmers to food insecure families in Rogers Park.

For more information, call Glenwood Sunday Market Director Sheree Moratto at 773-508-5885.

I hope you can make this Sunday's Chili Fest!

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Habanero Harry, Jolokia Joe and Scorpion Sam from Trinidad will be there.

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Can civility return to Every Block ?

With 97 % of the aldermanic vote counted,
it appears that Alderman Joe Moore has been re-elected.

Congratulations to both him and Don Gordon.

I firmly believe that each of them wants the best for Rogers Park.

Now is the time for them ( and their supporters ) to close ranks and
unite their efforts to make this a better place to live.

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Political campaigns often hurt peoples' feelings.

If something was said that upset you, try to forget it.

There is a lot to be done, and everybody has to be a part of it.

Please be a positive force in the future of ROGERS PARK.

2 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Thank You

The votes were cast and the results are in. I am honored to have received two-thirds (66%) of the votes cast in yesterday's aldermanic election. I appreciate the confidence you have vested in me, and will continue to work hard to earn your support.

Elections are about accountability. They are an opportunity for the voters to hold their elected officials' feet to the fire. I appreciated the opportunity to defend my record and offer my vision for the future of...

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The votes were cast and the results are in. I am honored to have received two-thirds (66%) of the votes cast in yesterday's aldermanic election. I appreciate the confidence you have vested in me, and will continue to work hard to earn your support.

Elections are about accountability. They are an opportunity for the voters to hold their elected officials' feet to the fire. I appreciated the opportunity to defend my record and offer my vision for the future of our wonderful neighborhood. As I said throughout the campaign, our neighborhood is stronger working together, and though we may occasionally disagree on the means to achieve our goal for a better Rogers Park, we should never let those disagreements become personal and irreconcilable.

I congratulate Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia on making it to the second round in the mayoral election. The 49th Ward voters were split down the middle between Mayor Emanuel and Commissioner Garcia, with each receiving 44% of the vote in the ward.

Whomever is elected Mayor in April will lead a city faced with monumental challenges for which there are no easy solutions. The two candidates must avoid platitudes and level with the voters about the painful choices that must be made. Our city is also stronger working together, and I will work with whomever is the next Mayor to take on these challenges and make sure that Chicago becomes a city that works for everyone.

After taking the day off today, my staff and I will be back tomorrow working tirelessly for you and the neighborhood and city we love.

Thank you for honoring me with another four years.

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Don't forget to .........

Please begin to remove ALL election posters.

.....I assume that most of them can go to your BLUE BIN.

Let's get back to " normal ".

  • It would be nice to hear the candidates who actually own and disperse these signs encourage people to remove them. Is that asking too much?

  • Mei

    I'm curious if Rahm and Moore got CPS permission to post signs on school property on Morse.

4 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

The elephant in the room...

Neither the incumbents nor the challengers in the upcoming are taking a position on the frigid weather. My votes will go to those who can spike the mercury.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    RSBro, do you vote in pct. 1? There was one write-in for alderman though since there were no declared write-in candidates, we'll never know who that person wrote in.

  • Gabriel Resident of PRRP

    Me, Studs Terkel.

Jul 17

Updated 34 hours ago

Community co-working space

Hello neighbors - I'm interested in opening and sharing a co-working space. There'd be space for private offices and common office space. Any interest from local professionals?

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    There was one last year on Morse, it came and went pretty quickly. It's possible to perhaps put some of the blame for failure on the operators, but truly, I think the need just wasn't there. The few times I used it, I tended to be the only person there.

    I probably wouldn't utilize a new coworking space if one appeared.

  • The Bezazian Branch Library in Uptown (1226 W. Ainslie) will be opening a small co-working space called The Shift in the next few weeks. Call 312-744-0019 got more info.

  • Edgewater Nora Agrees with Pink. Founder, Arka Pana Consulting.

    The Shift is not associated with the Library. I like working out of there, you can find there website here: http://www.theshiftchicago.com/

    I've heard rumors about a co-working space opening up in Edgewater near Broadway and Bryn Mawr.

    Al, can you elaborate on the co-working space that was on Morse? What did you like/not like about it?

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

http://youtu.be/OfuLGLAyDHQ

Blessed Be Rogers Park! 9Billion World People I Love You!

  • Ian Arthur Ave Aristocrat

    Not De La Soul, but Funkadelic. "Not Just Knee Deep" to be exact. 15 minutes of unabashed funk, which was sampled by many, including De La Soul. This is the most engaging content I've seen on EB in quite some time. Blessed be, the funks on me.

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Blessed Be Ian! I Will See You And Your Family In Heaven, Nirvana, Paradise!
    http://youtu.be/xCeMfu0ZUF4

3 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

The Bickersons Love Election Day

This morning on the CTA, during the long Red Line stretch between North & Clybourn and Clark & Division, the charismatic train operator told us to have a beautiful day and to celebrate our democracy by making our vote count. I love voting day. I think most of us do. 95% of poll-workers are people who believe in public service--our neighbors, retirees, civics nerds. It's so easy to get caught up in the bickering (before my coffee I made some...

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This morning on the CTA, during the long Red Line stretch between North & Clybourn and Clark & Division, the charismatic train operator told us to have a beautiful day and to celebrate our democracy by making our vote count. I love voting day. I think most of us do. 95% of poll-workers are people who believe in public service--our neighbors, retirees, civics nerds. It's so easy to get caught up in the bickering (before my coffee I made some snide comments on EB about Don Gordon's yellow protest bus--sorry) about how every bureaucratic inefficiency is a Stalinist conspiracy and that the fix is in--but the buzz in the city, around the office, in church basements and school gyms, is exciting.

That's what's so great about the ward system: it's a chance to hash out our future and litigate our present. The choices are never perfect, and neither are the candidates. One person's "dirty, filthy corruption" is another's "responsive government." So while you may see some shenanigans here and there, or something that's hopelessly broken, remember that, by and large, that poll worker struggling to find your address or forgetting to check your documents in triplicate probably isn't in-the-tank-for-Joe-Moore or Rahm Emanuel or Don Gordon or Willie Wilson; s/he's probably been up since 4:45 and does this two or three times a year.

At the end of the day, scream and holler, celebrate! Mourn Rahm winning, or caution everyone else that Chuy's runoff isn't really a victory, grumble to yourself that Joe Moore is here for another four years. But don't look for a vast machine conspiracy around every corner or be foul to poll workers/election judges. The fact is, most of the people working elections are far too incompetent to execute a conspiracy. They're just dumb ol' people like you and me.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Good post, ptgrp. I would make just one small correction. Speaking of poll workers, you write "...s/he's probably been up since 4:45..." Election judges are supposed to report to their polling places by 5 AM so everyone working a full day, including poll watchers, are up well before 4:45.

  • jldoolittle West Ridge resident since 2005

    Agree with your post, ptgrp - especially appreciate your sharing "celebrate democracy by making our vote count." Regretfully, I must toss a fly in the ointment of your well-intended post. Looking through the lens of a woman whose franchise is less than 100 years old with high cost to suffragists,...

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    Agree with your post, ptgrp - especially appreciate your sharing "celebrate democracy by making our vote count." Regretfully, I must toss a fly in the ointment of your well-intended post. Looking through the lens of a woman whose franchise is less than 100 years old with high cost to suffragists, having witnessed the civil rights violations in the deep south in the 1960's, and witnessing current efforts of states to restrict the voting process, I am not convinced that most humans involved in the democratic process are well meaning, benign, educated, civic minded, or are conscious of the consequences of their actions. I speak from personal experience at the 40th ward poll site yesterday where the election judge insisted twice that I needed to show an ID to be given a ballot - even after I told him his challenge was illegal. This man was young enough to be my grandson - but there were 4 other election judges - all older women - who did not correct him. Humiliated, I relented after the 3rd refusal and dug into my wallet for ID because I was fatigued from working long hours on deadline and I needed to return to work. In retrospect, I should have given him my name, but I, too, had been up since 5 AM working. If I had been elderly or in a wheel chair needing to re-navigate the icy sidewalk to the poll site, I could have lost my franchise. So I called the Chicago Board of Elections to register a complaint. The person on the phone offered all of the human factors for this error and was happy that I reported this, as indeed this judge's process was in error and he illegally challenged my right to vote. Seems several polling sites in Chicago had this complaint - much confusion about this ID issue. Our civic duty is not over when we vote. Being vigilant about our voting rights and the process and systems that support them is not to be naively or lightly taken. It should not have such a high hassle factor.

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4 men hurt in separate shootings on North Side

The two were in an alley in the 1700 block of West Touhy Avenue when they were shot, Alfaro said.

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A second shooting happened around 12:05 a.m. in the 5800 block of North Kenmore Avenue in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood, Alfaro said.

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    POOL OF BLOOD? Why didn't Greg Gornhardt post a picture of it? He loves posting pictures of gobs of blood on sidewalks.

  • Please update on call to alderman office ! Did he follow through with clean up ? Poor children to experience this is awful. Have a blessed and safe day all.

39 hours ago

One Killed, One Wounded In Rogers Park Shooting

Officers responding to a call of a person shot at 4:10 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Touhy Avenue found the men shot in an alley, police said.

Turnage, of the 1700 block of West Greenleaf, was pronounced dead at Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston at 6:37 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Updated 40 hours ago

Heads up! IDT-ComEd door-to-door solicitors at Ridge & Chase

Tonight (Feb 25) two men identifying themselves as being with "IDT-ComEd" somehow got into our building and tried knocking on doors about electricity rates. They had laminated paper IDs on lanyards, and 3-ring binders with lots of sheets for names, addresses, etc. to be filled in. We told them the building did not allow solicitors/canvassers of any kind and that they had to leave the property immediately.

They left without argument and headed north on Ridge.

IDT is NOT a part of ComEd, or affiliated with ComEd. Just another ultily scam.

  • jenna! love is the law

    just say NO!

  • These people rang my unit and told them I was not interested. A minute later they knocked on my door. ComEd don't do this. Be careful who you let in your building.

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Updated 42 hours ago

Witch God Completes 1st. U-Tube Upload! Blessed Be!

Rogers Park I Love You! If You Want A Private Viewing Before I Go Viral Send Me Your E-Mail Address And I Will Send It To You! Blessed Be Jenna, FGFM, Joe Lake, EPD, Ricky P-Culo, SpamAlert, Helen N of H, Bill On Rogers Park, Now, Need For A Change, Craig, Kyros C.

  • I clicked on the YouTube link ready for a good chuckle, thinking it would be trippy and funny perhaps. But it is a truly sad spectacle. I lasted less than 2 minutes of the 14.

    The intro began: "That nig-ger called the Pope? He a ho."

    No really! And it...

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    I clicked on the YouTube link ready for a good chuckle, thinking it would be trippy and funny perhaps. But it is a truly sad spectacle. I lasted less than 2 minutes of the 14.

    The intro began: "That nig-ger called the Pope? He a ho."

    No really! And it went downhill from there. You think I'm kidding? I have never heard anyone pack so many instances of "mofo" and "nig-ger" into two minutes of dialogue in my life, I know. I must have led a sheltered life.

    Anyway, the next time Sidney Morgan, AKA Witchcraft Christ, AKA Witch God, AKA The Christ of Witchcraft posts yet another thread ranting about racism, tell him to look in the mirror. God!

  • The Christ Of WitchCraft King of Death,Sorcery,Necromancy,Shadow,Sith

    Judge Ye Not Or Be Not Ye Judged! I Am Not About To Polite To Satan Or Any-One Who Love Satan! I Don't Feel Bad Because A Member Of Satan Church Sad Cause Witch God Called Satan Out!I Bring A New Truth!

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Witch God Commands Spirit Of Egyptian Mummy Ny-Maat-Re Back To Her Body! Blessed Be!

Zee Kee Ya Kan Pa! Zee On Na Kan Pa! Zee Deen Geer Kee Ya Kan Pa! Zee Deen Geer An Na Kan Pa! Here Me Oh Thou Ny-Maat-Re! Come To Me By The Power Of My Love For WitchCraft!

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Congrats to Joe Moore

After a rancorous EveryBlock campaign, it turns out that two-thirds of 49th Ward voters like the direction where we're headed under the leadership of Alderman Joe Moore.

Seriously, that quite the mandate.

Congrats to Joe, and here's to four more years of ward improvements.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Congrats Alderman Moore!

  • Ignatius Reilly theological geometrician

    Peggy "Maggie" Wolfe just can't stop snarling after losing a democratically run election. Her candidate lost plain and simple. He is an experienced and professional loser. Peggy just give it a break and please stop snarling.

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Updated 2 days ago

why is the Crime is Down Helicopter back.

Is crime down again.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Thought it was a news helicopter.

  • Susan Szews Rogers Park Resident for 17 years

    Bruce, I am giggling at your "Crime is Down Helicopter" turn of phrase. I'm going to have to borrow that.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Mac OS X Mountain Lion 7.0

Does anyone have a copy could borrow for a day or less? Thank you.

  • Cairo politically apathetic hardcore liberal

    Do what you gotta do man. You asked if it was illegal and I gave you the answer. You can't "borrow" an OS but maybe some kind soul here will help you out.

  • Daddy lama I'm happy

    Thank you Cairo, I didn't mean to offend anyone or make anyone complicit in a crime.

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