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What do you love about your neighborhood?

Rogers Park can be defined by it’s character. It is what we know and love about Rogers Park. It is the personality and spirit of where we live. Examples could be the residents, the beaches or even the old brick street on Glenwood Avenue.

I am a long-time resident and member of many community organizations in Rogers Park. I have dedicated ten years to improving our neighborhood in any way that I can.

I love living in Rogers Park and enjoy the business, culture and history of our neighborhood. Living along the lakefront with my neighbors and my dog, Rock N Roll has been a rewarding experience in itself.

Even though there is much room for improvement in Rogers Park and the 49th Ward of Chicago, I have never regretted my decision to live here. I am a registered voter who, in the best interest of our community will not be voting for the incumbent Alderman in upcoming elections.

Favorite neighborhood restaurants

Caribbean American Bakery
(Finest Jamaican Style baked products in the midwest)
www.CaribbeanAmericanBakery.com

J.B. Alberto's
www.JBAlbertos.com

Leona's
www.Leonas.com

Morse Gyros & Chicken
http://www.morsegyroschicken.com/

The Fish Keg
(Chicago fried and fresh seafood, from single orders to party trays they have you covered, made fresh daily)
www.TheFishKeg.com

The Grill Inn
(Wraps, Burgers, BBQ, Steak House and Sandwiches)
http://grillinnchicago.com/

Towbar
(Bar · Restaurant · Coffee Shop in Jarvis Square)
www.Towbarchicago.com

Favorite neighborhood businesses

A.L. Taylor & Associates, P.C.
(CPA firm focusing on auditing, tax returns, and other financial services)
www.AlTaylorCPAs.com

Atour Foods
(Best kaymak and Chicago's premier source of traditional Middle Eastern food products)
www.AtourFoods.com

Bill Morton Promotions
www.BillMortonPromotions.com

Bill's Digital Photos
(Reliable photographer with a specialty range from family celebrations, birthday parties, anniversary and special events to large corporate events)
www.BillsDigitalPhotos.net

Ditto Advertising
(Text and Play Mobile Marketing)
www.DittoAdvertising.com

Ecodwell Inc.
(Architect, developer and builder of the revolutionary
green home: the ecodwell house)
www.Ecodwell.com

LifeStorage of Rogers Park
www.LifeStorage.net/self_storage/Rogers_Park/zip_60626/life_storage/3835

Premier Signs and Awnings
www.yelp.com/biz/premier-signs-and-awnings-chicago

Quest Network Services
(computer services, Audio/Video editing and Audio/Video cassette transfers)
www.Questpcs.com

Taste Food and Wine
www.TasteFoodnWine.com

V-Tone Fitness
(THE fitness center of Rogers Park. Cleanest fitness center around. Owners and staff of V-Tone live fitness)
www.VToneFitness.com

Community interests

President of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
- Founded Chamber
- Elected President
- Taste of Rogers Park
- Annual Unifying Rogers Park event
- Fresh Start Monday events
- Annual Art Auction
- Annual Silent Auction

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council
- Elected Secretary, then Vice President and later President
- Summer Kick-Off event 2014
- Anniversary celebration with Maggie Daley
- Real Men Can Cook Fathers Day BBQ
- fundraisers to provide program scholarships to Rogers Park residents

Loyola Park Advisory Council
- Council member
- Artists of the Wall 2012 - present
- Annual Black History Month event 2012
- Photo Show at The Artists of the Wall co-founder

Alden Village North Advisory Council
- Council member

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society
- P.R. committee volunteer
- Annual House Walking Tour

Worked at local business Quest Network Services 2001 - present.

Small business owner, Bill Morton Promotions in Rogers Park

My photography and videography of Rogers Park began in late 2006 when my two-year theater renovation project came to an abrupt end with the demolition of the Adelphi Theater.

In 2007, I created the blog, Rogers Park in 1,000 Words to address issues in our community regarding crime, blight, waste, and political corruption in Rogers Park and the 49th Ward.

I enjoy hosting weekly events in Rogers Park including barbecues, bonfires, coffee conversation meetups, movie nights, wine tastings and more.

Elsewhere

Taste of Rogers Park
www.TasteofRogersPark.com

Rogers Park in 1,000 Words
www.RogersPark1000.com

Word 49
www.Word49.com

Friends of Bill Morton
www.meetup.com/BillMorton

Rogers Park events
www.meetup.com/RogersPark

Rogers Park youtube
www.youtube.com/user/BillMortonRogersPark

Throughout my daily activities today, I have been fortunate enough to meet many of our EveryBlock neighbors in person. I met Phoebe at the CAPS meeting, and saw other familiar faces, although I didn't have the chance to say hello since my girlfriend and I were getting our couch from ...