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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)

J.B. Alberto's


Morse Gyros & Chicken

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

The Grill Inn
(Wraps, Burgers, BBQ, Steak House and Sandwiches)

Favorite neighborhood businesses

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

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

Bill Morton Promotions

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

Ditto Advertising
(Text and Play Mobile Marketing)

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

LifeStorage of Rogers Park

Premier Signs and Awnings

Quest Network Services
(computer services, Audio/Video editing and Audio/Video cassette transfers)

Taste Food and Wine

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

Community interests

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

Leone Beach - Park Advisory Council
- Co-Founded Advisory Council

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

Small business owner, Bill Morton Promotions in Rogers Park

Worked at local business Quest Network Services 2001 - 2014

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.


Taste of Rogers Park

Rogers Park in 1,000 Words

Word 49

Friends of Bill Morton

Rogers Park events

Rogers Park youtube

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 ...