Be a better neighbor. Sign up for EveryBlock to follow and discuss neighborhood news.

Sign up for free →

Carla, it is not my understanding that you own Loyola Park. I kind of think it belongs to ALL of us to enjoy.

— On the neighborhood event 49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!
4:31 a.m.

Huh? Trucks on LSD are illegal.

— On the neighbor message Trucks from RP running on LSD?
4:20 a.m.

I'm still wondering how I got powdery mildew on a rosemary plant I had brought in for the winter a couple of years ago. Humidity is definitely not a problem in the winter.

— On the neighbor message Impatiens problem
3:17 a.m.

Vic, he wouldn't have even known if you hadn't told him. Only you can see your "unneighborlys," unlike "Thanks," which everyone can see. Hint: you can undo it by clicking on it again.

— On the neighbor message Shots Fired at Touhy & Sheridan
2:33 a.m.

Unless it's raining at the time, I plan to walk down Sheridan Rd. this evening for a meeting at Loyola Park. One can live in fear or one can live life. I prefer the latter.

— On the neighbor message Shots Fired at Touhy & Sheridan
4:06 p.m.

Thanks Ignatius. I hadn't heard this one in awhile. One of my favorites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMH_uVu2Acs

— On the neighbor message National Guard
4:38 a.m.

Becky, that one's not included in the Magritte show currently at the Art Institute, but there were other examples in the same vein.

Exercise, you may want to skip the Back-to-School Picnic--or bring your own lunch.

4:15 a.m.

Eoj, your "sketchy" is probably the area I love most. There's no place in RP where I wouldn't walk by myself.

— On the neighbor message Moving
4:42 p.m.

What good news. Thanks for letting us know.

— On the neighbor message Chihuahua Running loose right now
3:55 p.m.

Certain trolls like to stir the pot, Rob. We have more than our share in RP.

— On the neighbor message Being in a Gang is not illegal.
2:21 p.m.

Christopher, it is illegal for dogs to be on the beach--even on a leash.

— On the neighbor message Dog in Distress
3:48 a.m.

Navy Man, if you can, photograph gang grafitti and send the photos to
CAPS.024District@chicagopolice.org
along with the specific location of the tags. This helps the police keep track of the gangs.

3:36 a.m.

Why, Dee, Tenzin sets the rules for his own threads, don't you know? Only he and his friends, who claim not to have an agenda, are allowed to veer off topic.

— On the neighbor message Who will be our next mayor?
1:06 a.m.

"They can't shoot anyone other than in self defense..." I think the families and friends of Allison Krause, Sandra Lee Scheuer, Jeffrey Miller, and William Knox Schroeder wish that were true, Ignatius. KENT STATE!

— On the neighbor message National Guard
12:42 a.m.

Perhaps the designs in line to be chosen should be run by some cyclists who will actually use the racks to make sure the concerns David raised are not an issue.

11:01 p.m.

Pat, I have to say it: I read your post with that headline and it took me back to the late 1970s with neighbors screaming about the plan to build a few units of scattered-site housing on Wolcott at Birchwood. Then, later, more anger over the section-8 based housing in my own little neck-of-the-woods, North of Howard. I know you're not a racist, but your language leaves a lot of room for believing you are by folks who don't know you. There are bad tenants in all income levels. Why target voucher holders?

— On the neighbor message Call me a racist, but......
8:53 p.m.

John: " And I am cuter too......" `:-)

— On the neighbor message Back to School Event
4:48 p.m.

Calling 911 when you don't know where the noise is coming from is not going to get you anywhere nor would complaining to the alderman's office. The first thing to do is to find out exactly where the band is playing. The police and/or the alderman's staff need an address. Once you know the address, there should be a sign on the building indicating who to contact for that building. You might choose to go that route first before involving anyone else.

3:18 p.m.

I do remember that Delmer, but was it Scott Phillips
https://chicago.everyblock.com/users/108443/
or ScottPhillips
https://chicago.everyblock.com/users/156444/
who said that? It's really hard to keep the two of them straight.

2:53 p.m.

I see healthy has been tossed out the window. Iggy, I hope you just want your onions fried in grease, not your bacon too.

12:57 a.m.

Tenzin Sparking must have gone away for the weekend. It was so pleasant here without the barking.

— On the neighbor message Who will be our next mayor?
9:08 p.m.

Rob, with all due respect, please watch your terminology in referring to those of us up in years, you young whippersnapper. (No, that wasn't me this morning.)

— On the neighbor message Farwell and Ashland
7:17 p.m.

Pat, greasy hash browns? Shame. This is supposed to be about healthy.

4:06 p.m.

Red flags all over the place.

— On the neighbor message Really. How's RP?
12:11 a.m.

Rosenfeld, not Rosenfield.

6:58 p.m.

Robin, have I missed something? Has anyone actually declared besides the woman you support, Amara? (I don't know whether that's her surname or her given name.) Granted, we know that Rahm will run though I haven't heard that he's actually declared. And then there have been rumors of Lewis and Fioretti. There, of course, were also rumors of Preckwinkle until she scotched them. I would have supported Preckwinkle. At this point, I'm waiting for the field to be clear.

— On the neighbor message Who will be our next mayor?
6:51 p.m.

Tomorrow, Sheila.

8:54 p.m.

Pat, I had to take the cat to the vet. Did you miss the food too? It was ok--not great. Are you telling me you didn't hear what happened at RP Social that involved the couch. For hints, see comments above.

2:27 p.m.

Pic isn't sideways on my screen, Jim.

2:09 p.m.

Hopefully, her owners are out looking for her and you'll hear from them later.

— On the neighbor message Chihuahua Running loose right now
2:07 p.m.

Rogers Park Social was packed tonight. These occasional gatherings on Friday evening are great.

7:21 p.m.

Did you HAVE to mention that word, Robin?

— On the neighbor message Double Croissan'wich with Ham & Bacon. Yay!
7:04 p.m.

Sparky and Tarzan have a tag team going although I'm suspecting it's all in one head.

3:45 a.m.

Tenzin: "For those of you unaware..." Tenzin apparently thinks a lot of folks are actually reading this thread. How delusionary.

3:35 a.m.

John V., so I heard. I gather a certain person isn't welcome there, and I've been warned not to sit on the couch near the window.

9:34 p.m.

Ohhhh, we be minions., ta da, ta da.

— On the neighbor message Chipgate?
9:29 p.m.

Tenzin, can you read? Where did I say that Joravsky is a loon?

8:03 p.m.

No, Mr. Rogers, pick something else. Loons are wonderful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ENNzjy8QjU

9:57 a.m.

I do seem to be having trouble with my apostrophes, KKH.

— On the neighbor message Chipgate?
2:27 a.m.

Nice try, Tenzin, but ridiculous. Only you and your conspiracy-theory friends believe that.

2:07 a.m.

I took a better look while I was out, d3. I guess you're referring to those "pads" at the bottom of the ramps. I really can't remember what they looked like before.

— On the neighbor message Painted curbs by fire hydrants
8:58 p.m.

d3, you say the specifications for ADA intersection sidewalks didn't change, but I don't think I've ever before seen what they installed on my corner yesterday. I'm referring to the water barriers they built on our building's property. If you haven't noticed, take a look the next time you come this way with the dog. I think the barriers on both sides of the ramps are new too. I don't know what you mean by "color contrasting detectable warning signals." There doesn't seem to be anything like that on the new ramps either.

— On the neighbor message Painted curbs by fire hydrants
4:15 p.m.

TIL: TIL

— On the neighbor message Please Fight Here
2:41 p.m.

TT = CG??? Now that's bizarre thinking.

2:32 p.m.

You seem to have time for the Arts Fest bands this weekend, Bruce. Why not stay home with the wife and kids instead? Then you'll have time to learn something Monday night instead of making excuses.

— On the neighborhood event Meet and Greet with Representative Cassidy
4:59 a.m.

Rob, I hope I didn't wake up anybody in my building with my guffaw just now.

— On the neighbor message Please Fight Here
4:44 a.m.

Sparky, nobody TOOK me to a Cubs game this week. We each paid for our own ticket. You might consider getting away from your obsession here and having a good time occasionally. Or is trashing the alderman your idea of fun.

Ah, Nancy, Fatal Attraction. I had to look that one up. Interesting analogy you suggest.

3:03 a.m.

Shall we take turns proofing each others, KKH?

— On the neighbor message Chipgate?
2:21 a.m.

Bruce, why don't you go to the Meet and Greet and ask her in person? Or you could have come to last month's meeting of the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward where she discussed the issue. You're unlikely to get a response here. (And, no, I'm not going to try to summarize what she said.)

— On the neighborhood event Meet and Greet with Representative Cassidy
1:23 a.m.

Need claims: "Racist just because Chicago City Council was divided along racial lines? They were no more or less "racist" than the balance of Chicago City Council which was radically obedient to Harold Washington." No, they were divided along philosophical lines. The old boys network was just fine with replacing Harold with another black who would do their bidding. Our alderman, David Orr, was not the only white supporter of Harold. He had the other Lakefront Liberals. O'Connor was not one of them.

— On the neighbor message What About O'Connor?
1:16 a.m.

Emilie, what helps what? RevMac is blowing smoke if that's what you're referring to.

BTW, your comment hadn't appeared when I posted mine; I wasn't disagreeing with you. He can be and perhaps is both a provocateur and a racist.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park = Grocery Shopping Food Desert
12:47 a.m.

RaleighsMa, you may be correct, in which case I think it's wrong and leads to wastefulness. It costs money--our tax money--to conduct investigations. Without having to sign a complaint how many more frivolous complaints would get filed. As it is, I believe we're still waiting for something to actually come of Khan's many investigations.

6:50 p.m.

Rob, are you seriously asking Sparky for honesty in his comments and posts?

6:39 p.m.

Yes, Bruce, Twin Peaks is playing Saturday. I don't know what time. Ask Michael.

— On the neighbor message Who is your favorite Band to play GAAF.
2:47 p.m.

Nah, Al, Tenzin is shilling for someone else. A lot of us can guess who that is.

2:28 p.m.

Sparky, try learning how to read. Of course Khan wasn't responsible for the rule he's complaining about, but he apparently thinks it would be just fine for anonymous axe grinders like you to be able to file complaints without the subject of the complaint being able to confront his/her accuser--a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.

2:19 p.m.

Or is Maxy just a provocateur? Look at the avatar.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park = Grocery Shopping Food Desert
2:06 p.m.

Thanks.

5:44 a.m.

Yes, it's in Evanston, but if you like Szechuan try this restaurant on Orrington:

http://www.laoszechuanevanston.com/

— On the neighbor message I just moved to Rogers Park
4:11 a.m.

Well, for one, it happened in Skokie.
For two, you haven't been keeping up.
Just what IS the point of this post with it's silly first sentence.

4:01 a.m.

So Khan complains that "A complainant must identify himself or herself and sign and swear to a complaint." Wow, I suggest that Khan read the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: " In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right...to be confronted with the witnesses against him." That's kind of hard to do with anonymous complainants.

2:44 a.m.

Gee, sorry for making you wait for a response to your leading question, Scotty. I was out to the Cubs game with the alderman and a bunch of other Dems. I don't know what the alderman knew and have no evidence that he lied. Plus, as Delmer pointed out, this was a minor matter, one not likely to stick in the alderman's memory if he had known about it.

2:36 a.m.

Hey, Rob, now you've got a fight on your hands. You could at least have introduced yourself. But how did you know that was me? (Do I have to learn how technology works?)

— On the neighbor message Please Fight Here
1:52 a.m.

It didn't work,

— On the neighbor message Please Fight Here
11:59 p.m.

Ho hum, he's still at it.

11:48 p.m.

"This whole thing stems from you supposedly seeing an intern address some mailers while Joe was out of town." Rob, you forgot to mention that that intern was UNPAID and that, therefore, no taxpayer money was involved. It should not have been done in the ward office but it was a pretty petty offense.

1:58 p.m.

Bad example, Jeff. Fish and chips is a menu item. At the publishing company where I worked--and it was NOT a newspaper or anything close--we used the Oxford comma and omitted the unnecessary "s." No, every writer does not use The Elements of Style. It is one style book but certainly not the only one. At Northwestern, the Writer's Guide and Index to English was our textbook. It reads: "An apostrophe alone may be added to words that already end in an s, sh, or z sound..."

4:07 a.m.

JVC, I beg to disagree. Rogers Park users regularly challenge racist comments. RevMac is a flame thrower.

2:53 a.m.

Not usually, Jeff. When a name ends in "s," all that is needed to make it possessive is an apostrophe.

2:36 a.m.

Robin, I don't think I've seen anybody come back from what they call a temporary suspension since EveryBlock was resurrected this year.

And, yes, I too reported his resurrection. His post and both of his comments have been removed.

— On the neighbor message Where it's At
12:40 a.m.

The real question to ask is: Should NBC/Comcast Pull the Plug on Revolution MacInnes?

9:27 p.m.

Wrong as usual, Rev. Delmer is alive and well:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/171937/

Delmar, on the other hand bit the dust tonight.

— On the neighbor message Sock Puppetry
9:22 p.m.

Well, Kat, Delmar (not to be confused with Delmer) is now dead.

— On the neighbor message Where it's At
8:13 p.m.

Sparky, the fact that YOU have to keep boosting this should be a hint to you that everybody else is tired of it.

Revolution will be dead meat before long. At least one of his posts bit the dust tonight.

8:10 p.m.

In case folks are wondering what happened with Delmer. Note: this is a clone who has stolen Delmer's avatar and slightly changed the first name. A friend tipped me off.

Delmer, if the real you is around, report this to the mods.

3:02 p.m.

Pat, Timothy isn't going to see your advice. His post dates back to 2012. He left EveryBlock some time ago or never rejoined when it was reactivated.

— On the neighbor message 1515 W. Morse Ave.
12:02 p.m.

Rabindra, that's not what he was implying. DJ, perhaps you should read the whole thread.

— On the neighbor message Painted curbs by fire hydrants
4:32 a.m.

Bill, my companion talked to the supervisor of the crew up here because we sure didn't think our corner needed to be replaced either. We've had ramps for years for wheelchairs. Seems that the specifications for ADA compliant intersection sidewalks have changed so they have to redo them before they can repave the street.

— On the neighbor message Painted curbs by fire hydrants
3:42 a.m.

Melissa, you're the one who wrote: "Rahm is the first person I'd cast a republican ballot against since the 1992 presidential election."

— On the neighbor message Gale AFter School
3:31 a.m.

Clearly, you've been hiding in a right-wing closet with your misnamed Independent Journal Review, Needy.

— On the neighbor message A Racist Minority in Rogers Park?
2:49 a.m.

Truver, another factor, at least up north: The crew that's been pouring concrete for our new corners is working smarter. Instead of pouring the whole corner at one time and then going away, they've been doing it in sections, then moving to another corner across the street to dig it up. and so on. So they stay in the area with freshly poured concrete until it's set. We now have several new corners on Juneway and NO damage to them.

— On the neighbor message Hopeful signs at Ridge/Chase
2:01 p.m.

Dee, mostly it's Rev who is now trying to stir up the drama for kicks, and folks are taking his bait.

— On the neighbor message Politicking
12:06 p.m.

For a better "understanding" of Brilliant's comment here, see

http://chicago.everyblock.com/improvement/aug03-nasty-looking-parking-lot-6294995/

Methinks, he or she has chosen the wrong screen name.

— On the neighbor message 1515 W. Morse Ave.
11:23 a.m.

Hey, folks, you're taking his bait. Just what he wants.

11:09 a.m.

Donation button? OMG, that takes the cake.

— On the neighbor message Politicking
3 a.m.

I take that as a "no" in answer to my question, Suzanne.

— On the neighbor message Gale AFter School
2 a.m.

And he had to revive his own garbage, which had been dormant for 8 days. Kat, he really has a blog? Well, that's another one I'll never visit.

— On the neighbor message Politicking
1:50 a.m.

Moving this up on the page.

— On the neighbor message moving boxes
9:17 p.m.

You scared them with your sheriff's badge, Pat.

— On the neighborhood event CAPS Beat 2432 - National Night Out
9:16 p.m.

Suzanne, do you contribute to any of the fine non-profits in the neighborhood that you think should "take over the parent-focused activities?" I do and suspect that all of them are stretched pretty thin.

— On the neighbor message Gale AFter School
8:39 p.m.

Pat, first things first. Have they fixed your potholes yet?

— On the neighbor message Painted curbs by fire hydrants
8:25 p.m.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, Carl. When I saw that post on Facebook last night, I immediately thought of you and this thread. We had shopped there a few times for produce.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park = Grocery Shopping Food Desert
8:17 p.m.

Sheba, really? When I grew up there, we lived in what was then the unincorporated Adams township out Dorr St., though for the first 4 years, we lived about two blocks from the Toledo Museum of Art. I went to high school in Maumee because our township didn't have a high school. What suburb were you in?

— On the neighbor message Where it's At
8:05 p.m.

Carl, someone posted this on one of the neighborhood Facebook pages: "Looks like Clark St Market on the NE corner of Clark and Lunt is going out of business. It's a shame."

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park = Grocery Shopping Food Desert
3:16 a.m.

That's why I haven't been there in a long time, Rob.

— On the media mention Best cheap eats in Rogers Park
2:52 a.m.

d3, so that red helicopter is for sight-seeing? My companion thought it was Coast Guard. We saw it heading north on Sunday and today while at the Triangle Park garden.

— On the neighbor message Helicopters again?
9:17 p.m.

KKH, no, there isn't an edit function but you do get a second chance to review your comment before actually posting it. I think we're probably all guilty of not taking advantage of that--at least sometimes.

— On the neighbor message Chipgate?
9:08 p.m.

Melissa, time for you to bone up on municipal elections in Chicago. They're non-partisan.

Jennifer, there are non-profits in the neighborhood that work with Gale students. I'm sure they would love to have you as a volunteer tutor or in some other capacity. Here are two of them:

http://www.familymatterschicago.org/
http://howardarea.org/

— On the neighbor message Gale AFter School
8:20 p.m.

Carl, the Frontera lunch menu now includes a Street Food section. I don't think there was such a section when I worked downtown and would occasionally have lunch there. Thanks for the good word on Xoco. I haven't been there.

Rob. maybe YOU would walk from NoH to Doña Chío and back, but that's too far for me. I probably have a few decades on you.

— On the media mention Best cheap eats in Rogers Park
8:01 p.m.

Becky, "Cascabel" was one of the life experiences I'll never forget. I took my companion for his birthday during preview week in its first run three years or so ago. We sat practically under the tightrope; fortunately the tightrope walker didn't fall. Meanwhile, Bayless was on stage cooking up a storm and "acting." The meal was fabulous, and the whole night was so fun. Afterwards, Bayless walked around talking to the audience members who stuck around. I noticed that this time, tickets are even more expensive than they were then. At my age, I can't take it with me so might as well have a good time.

— On the media mention Best cheap eats in Rogers Park
7:52 p.m.

John, in another thread, the alderman said the city is now delivering the wood chips, not just giving them away: "Anyone can order up wood chips and have them delivered. Ever since the City stepped up tree trimming and tree removal, it has more wood chips than it knows what to do with."

— On the neighbor message Chipgate?
3:32 a.m.

Ok, Carl, I had to look it up to see what a huarache is (besides a sandal, that is). No, I would not have thought that Bayless serves those, but the current lunch menu at Frontera includes a mushroom and potato huarache. You sure made me hungry for his chocolate pecan pie with Kahlua whipped cream just by mentioning his name. Haven't been to Frontera in far too long. Maybe I'll get to sample huaraches at our Mexican Crawl later this month.

— On the media mention Best cheap eats in Rogers Park
2:51 a.m.

Carl, I have to disagree with you. Last night's vitriol was over the top but he's been attacking the alderman off and on from the beginning of his membership here.

2:13 a.m.

d3, re the Mariano's comment, think sarcasm (based on Pot Hole's comments elsewhere).

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park = Grocery Shopping Food Desert
12:39 a.m.

KKH, given the millions of residents eligible to serve on a jury in Cook County, what do you think the likeihood is of YOU being called to serve on a jury in these cases? Question 2: Of those millions eligible to serve, how many do you think even now know anything at all about this case, even the name of the victim?

6:44 p.m.

Anne, apparently you don't know how EveryBlock works. Anyone can change his/her own name here. Clearly, that's what Willy M did. If you look at the one Post now attributed to Scotty Doodle, it's clear that it was originally posted by Willy M. Near the beginning of the comment section, I referred to the OP as Willy. You may speculate why "Willy M" decided to become "Scotty Doodle" today, but to charge that the character is the alderman is beyond ridiculous.

5:59 p.m.

Tongue in cheek, Rob? I'm almost tempted to go look at his site for this one. Note: I said almost. I'm not going to do it just as I never go there. Just feeds his ego.

5:17 p.m.

Jon, if you are referring to Rogers Park Fruit Market on Clark, it has a parking lot that seems to be mostly unused. Instead, customers park diagonally on Jarvis. That market has lots of available parking.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park = Grocery Shopping Food Desert
5:15 a.m.

"Better than Bayless"??? Them's fightin' words, Carl.

— On the media mention Best cheap eats in Rogers Park
5:08 a.m.

Misha, someone told me who he is. I doubted it at first but I'm becoming convinced.

4:39 a.m.

What's Roland's? Or do you mean Rollands?

— On the neighbor message Did Roland ' s Close?
4:20 p.m.

Or buy a grocery cart and walk to and from the new Jewel at Gateway Center. It's not all that far and perhaps that would work off some of your aggression.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park = Grocery Shopping Food Desert
6:40 p.m.

BTW, Anne, Joe is not the only attorney in the 49th Ward. I know several others personally.

6:25 p.m.

Tenzin wrote: "Most normal everyday people are sick to death of the likes of Joe and can't wait to vote him out." Normal, everyday people with names like Tenzin and Roger Sparking??? There is a small band of vocal anti-Joe people who can actually vote in the 49th Ward. If you have proof to the contrary, I'd like to see it.

6:21 p.m.

Gee, the anti-Joe brigade is out in force today.
signed,
Just another Minion Checking In

P.S. I get a real kick out of the handful of Joe haters thinking people like Misha and Delmer are actually Joe. What a stretch.

— On the neighbor message Con-game or Khan-game?
5:49 p.m.

When you're losing, just claim that the alderman either pays people to write in support of him or that the alderman himself is doing it under aliases.

4:05 a.m.

Needy, Bruce R. didn't distort your comments by much.

3:49 a.m.

Perhaps it's time to ask the police to start issuing tickets to owners who take their dogs to the beach. Clearly warnings don't work with some folks.

— On the neighbor message Dogs on the beach
3:35 a.m.

Kyros, try Pete's Grill just steps south of Howard at the bus terminal for the Howard el station.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/petes-grill-chicago

— On the food inspection Parkside Gyros failed inspection
8:44 p.m.

Robin, as some others have noted, location is important. While I would prefer Relish over a BK any day, I'm not going all the way over to California Ave. for a burger. LYFE Kitchen in Evanston, with a healthy menu, looks like it's doing well. We ate there last night. There's a menu just for vegetarians and vegans. (Not the one I ordered from.)

http://restaurant.lyfekitchen.com/locations/il/evanston/

— On the neighbor message Burger King at Gateway Center
8:31 p.m.

So somebody named "Roger Sparking" now seems to think that everybody on the other side in this thread with the exception of Dee is all one person: "Stein/Carl/Bruce/Delmer/Helen". Dee, how did you escape? And Carl, of course, just pointed out that Sparking likes to call people names, which is usually what people do when they're losing arguments.

3:16 p.m.

Patrick, how many EveryBlock accounts do you have? I was talking to PatrickOR and just plain Patrick replied. Perhaps the problem is that you fail to write clearly as both of your identities. I understood your statement as PatrickOR in that other thread to mean that the accused is back out on the streets now, which is not true. Yes, he had been paroled but parole is from prison after a conviction, not from Cook County Jail, which you claimed in that other thread. Are you unaware that people get out on parole all the time and it usually has nothing to do with prison overcrowding. The crime at the Lunt el station was heinous but let's not spread false information about the history of the defendant.

— On the neighbor message Burger King at Gateway Center
2:23 a.m.

The other two suspects, who have been on the run since the killing, were arrested in Wisconsin today:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-wil-lewis-rogers-park-slaying-2-held-in-wisconsin-20140802-story.html

Thanks to the witnesses who came forward!

10:54 p.m.

You can probably buy a skimmer at a hardware store. Our building used to have one but more recently we've paid to have our catch basins professionally cleaned. I don't know why it would be illegal to dispose of the grease in your dumpster.

— On the neighbor message Grease in Catch Basin (Cistern) Concern
11:24 a.m.

Patrick, you didn't answer the question I asked you in another thread a few days ago. Why not? Probably because you couldn't. You were spreading false "information" in that thread.

— On the neighbor message Burger King at Gateway Center
11:05 a.m.

Creative spelling, don't you think, Becky?

— On the media mention Man shot in Rogers Park
1:32 a.m.

"Roger Sparking" wrote: "Unless your just hear to slam anyone who threatens..." There's someone else whose spelling is atrocious like this. Can someone remind me who that is? Perhaps that will pin down just who old "Roger" is.

1:18 a.m.

Hold the tofu...

— On the neighbor message We Need Change
8:04 p.m.

I see the axe is still on the grinding wheel. Funny thing, Dave, we get reports here of failed inspections for other neighborhood businesses but I don't see you pontificating about them.

— On the food inspection Heartland Cafe failed inspection
7:59 p.m.

I'm beginning to love the word "minions." She seems to have picked it up from the other guy who fired her first.

— On the neighbor message STILL think Alderman Joe Moore is a good guy?
7:26 a.m.

d3, if I'd seen this earlier, I would have sent our guy down to your place tonight.

— On the neighbor message Skunk Alert 6500 Block of Greenview
12:37 a.m.

Chris, the price per KwH changes constantly throughout the day (and night) on RRTP, but I suspect you know that.

Keep in mind that I'm in an apartment and have A.C. in only one room, but here's my monthly bill comparison:
Current Month
Billing Period: 6/30/2014 to 7/29/2014
RRTP Bill: $84.57
Standard Fixed-Rate Bill: $91.61
Total Bill $ Savings: $7.04
Total Bill % Savings: 7.7 %
Total Electric Supply Services % Savings: 15.9 %*

The standard fixed-rate bill is what I would be paying if I wasn't on RRTP. ComEd sends me an email every month with this information.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Electric Aggregation / Integrys
10:05 p.m.

Tom, any news on whole wheat bread?

— On the neighbor message Quick poll: Do you feel safe on the CTA?
8:46 p.m.

Thanks for that clarification, Becky.

— On the neighbor message B'nai Zion Synagogue on Pratt/Greenview
8:34 p.m.

How do you plan to evict him/her? If it's a her, watch out for little ones.

— On the neighbor message Skunk On The Prowl
4:55 p.m.

Has everybody forgotten that Revolution already got banned here once? Or maybe he just quit and went off and pouted for a few weeks because we bullied him.

— On the neighbor message Politicking
3:52 p.m.

Skunks have been wandering around the neighborhood for years. I watch them waddle across the street late at night and often smell their "perfume" in my apartment. They are just part of our urban wildlife.

— On the neighbor message Skunk On The Prowl
3:37 p.m.

I wish I had the space for it.

Julia, I grows fine outdoors--on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. But, no, in Chicago, it can't spend the winter outdoors.

— On the neighbor message Norfolk Pine free to good home
3:14 a.m.

Julie, that's been going on forever--not new. When I was young and a target, I got good at recognizing it before it happened just by the preparatory steps they took.

In case you haven't gone to the Tattler to answer Kevin's poll, there are three choices. I took the middle ground: "I feel about the same - no different." That's the response of the majority of the respondents at the moment.

— On the neighbor message Quick poll: Do you feel safe on the CTA?
10:21 p.m.

Pat, did you call 311 or the relevant alderman's office and ask to have the trees trimmed?

— On the neighbor message Tree trimming along Metra tracks
9:36 a.m.

After that article the commander in 20 may learn not to talk to Ben either.

— On the neighbor message FYI: Police link RP shootings
7:42 p.m.

This condo with mostly absentee owners sounds like a recipe for disaster.

— On the neighbor message Condo Association Obligations
7:26 p.m.

Other possible meeting places:
The Common Cup on Morse in the west room
Jewel at Gateway Center has a meeting room in the northwest corner of the store.

— On the neighbor message Scrabble, anyone?
4:56 p.m.

How did Linda Rose wander in here do you suppose?

— On the neighbor message Fireworks or gunshots?
1:29 a.m.

Needy, bringing up a year-old article makes your comments about it highly suspect. Not to mention your totally inaccurate description of Anne as Joe's Chief of Staff.

1:19 a.m.

Not me, Delmer. We were about midway between left and right and not that close to the front. If anything, we were a bit closer to the beach side.

— On the neighbor message "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Loyola Park
12:45 a.m.

I've met Mike. He's a nice guy, Kelley.

Dan Tong
Tong Computer Consulting
773-465-8064
drdancm@computersandfood.com

Dan does the work out of his home on Chase. Be patient if you contact him, though. Currently I think (hope) that he's working on configuring my new computer so that I can dump the antique I'm on now.

— On the neighbor message Computer Help
12:26 a.m.

Delmer to Drew: "I was asking you to clarify, because your mangled English made it hard to understand what you were trying to say." You aren't alone Delmer. I don't know what he was trying to say either.

— On the neighbor message Fireworks or gunshots?
10:17 p.m.

Delmer, how do you know it was me? I'll believe you if you tell me what I was wearing.

Was anyone else disturbed by the late arrivals who trooped through the crowd to join people near the front? It happened several times, and I found it very distracting.

— On the neighbor message "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Loyola Park
3:53 a.m.

Today (Sunday) someone posted a photo on Facebook of a set of keys she found:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rogerspark/639746276120990/?notif_t=group_activity

— On the neighbor message MISSING KEYS
5:58 p.m.

Suzanne, I didn't see the word "Democratic" in Anne's comment.

— On the neighbor message Fireworks or gunshots?
2:33 a.m.

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?

— On the neighbor message Moped Parking/storage
2:26 a.m.

Patrick, proof of your assertion that "...he was let back on the streets" please.

— On the neighbor message 5 Blocks from Howard, Far Enough?
2:03 a.m.

What a nice ending. Thanks for letting us know.

1:38 a.m.

Artie, are you new here? It's always Blame the Alderman on RP's EveryBlock.

— On the neighbor message Clark and Pratt/Farwell
4:03 p.m.

The second and final night in less than 3 hours.

— On the neighbor message "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Loyola Park
3:40 p.m.

There are 2 Howard train stations. The closest one to Fargo and Seeley is the new station, used by many thousands of commuters daily. Walk north to Birchwood, east on Birchwood, across Gateway Plaza parking lot, through the atrium to the lower level, cross Paulina and the bus lanes and enter the new station, which is south of Howard. If Howard frightens you, you'd never have to step foot on it.

— On the neighbor message 5 Blocks from Howard, Far Enough?
1:06 a.m.

Good luck.

— On the neighbor message MISSING KEYS
8:29 p.m.

Oops, sorry, the O.P. did give the address, just not the name.

— On the neighbor message New Toy Store- Yeah!!!
8:18 p.m.

Giving Tree Toys did a brisk business following that ribbon cutting before people moved next door to La Choza. Lovely wooden toys with an area in the back of the store where parents can read to their kids or kids can play. I note that no one has mentioned the address. It's at 7020 N. Clark Street.

— On the neighbor message New Toy Store- Yeah!!!
8:16 p.m.

MarikaBas, few business owners are members of EveryBlock, and the RP Chamber of Commerce is not a neutral party. If you want to know what business owners think about the matter, go talk to them at their businesses. You know, like reporters are supposed to do.

— On the neighbor message Business owners' reactions to SSA programs
8:06 p.m.

Delmer, I tend to agree with you, and I certainly don't understand what was inappropriate about what you wrote.

— On the neighbor message Conflicted on who to call.
2:38 p.m.

Bruce has too much time on his hands tonight.

— On the neighbor message Conflicted on who to call.
1:54 a.m.

Mixing up north and south in Chicago is not all that uncommon. I've occasionally found mail in our lobby addressed to people at the same street number on South Ashland.

4:16 p.m.

I'm just wondering how there could even BE a German Shepherd - Chihuahua mix.
Hope you find the owner, though.

4:12 p.m.

Instead of asking questions on EveryBlock about fireworks vs. gunfire, come tonight and ask the police.

4:05 p.m.

Joe, you suggested that Marion Mahony Griffin "likely worked" on the J. Benjamin Moulton House on Sherwin. Not if my memory serves me correctly. Many years ago, I went to an exhibit of Walter Burley Griffin's work. Having attended many a political meeting in the Moulton House in the 70s, I paid special attention to that house at the exhibit. I don't recall Marion's name being associated with it in any way though her work was also included in the exhibit.

I am quite simply against renaming things--beaches, stadiums, buildings, etc. It doesn't matter to me whether Jarvis was an important figure in the early history of RP or simply a friend of two of the men who developed our neighborhood. Decades from now, no one in Lake Forest Estates in Missouri will know who Madeleine Winslow Long was. I hope the residents there will continue to honor her memory though by not renaming the little garden that was dedicated to her a few years before her death. She was my mother.

3:35 p.m.

This is a production of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the company with the theater on Navy Pier.

— On the neighbor message "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Loyola Park
4:02 a.m.

Carla, she didn't design a home that's in RP. She did live here in her later years.

Rob, are you being snarky about lack of support from Dee and me? I know it surprises some that I don't always agree with Joe. You do give more credit to the historical society than is due. They only have records and photos that have been given to them.

3:42 a.m.

Rob, we really don't know that Jarvis didn't do anything for RP. All that can be said is that there doesn't seem to be a record on him.

2:43 a.m.

Thus speaketh Sparky, RP's newest resident who seems to have moved here sometime after midnight tonight.

1:54 a.m.

Rob, do you know ANYONE who has been in Chicago for at least 6 years who calls our tallest building Willis?

Toni, do tell which park when I see you.

1:18 a.m.

Joe, I've been puzzling over your last comment up there and have finally decided that you personified street-end beaches: "...the names of street-end beaches (who themselves were named after long-since-departed developers and their friends)." But enough on grammar, it's the "long-since-departed developers" I want to address. By your reasoning, perhaps we should also change the names of some of our streets in the loop: Washington, Adams, Madison, Jefferson, Monroe. The "developers" those streets were named for departed even longer ago and, in fact, had nothing to do with Chicago.

9:23 p.m.

I'm a little confused here. HC asks why the illegally parked cars aren't getting ticketed. Then when s/he's told how to get the cars ticketed, s/he doesn't want to do it. Perhaps Robin's method works. Personally, I would call 911 like d3 does.

— On the neighbor message Parking on Thorndale in Tow Zone
6:47 p.m.

Jeff, you don't really expect us to believe that a cat uses that treadmill, do you?

— On the neighbor message cat on morse
6:03 p.m.

Twice lost. Still not chipped. Not good. If you get him back this time, please get him chipped a.s.a.p.

— On the neighbor message Dog Lost
5:58 p.m.

Do I sense sarcasm there, Barry? Yes, I think so. When we've finished renaming the beaches, we can start with the streets, yes?

2:50 p.m.

I am rarely, if ever, in favor of changing the name of anything. Although Tobey Prinz was a friend on mine, Joe, I opposed changing the name of Pratt Beach. I also oppose changing the name of Jarvis Beach. Do you know where there's a house in RP designed by Marion Mahony Griffin's husband, Walter.? I've been in it and admire it and the work of both Walter and Marion. Please find something else that doesn't already have a name.

2:36 p.m.

The stupid ones are those who let their cats out for "exercise."

— On the neighbor message cat on morse
2 p.m.

Clarissa, Radical Chic is right. Your link to Neighborhood Scout doesn't allow access to the local statistics without signing up for a subscription. All I can see are figures for Chicago and Illinois, not for the various areas of Chicago.

— On the neighbor message Another shooting in Rogers Park last night?
1:28 a.m.

bump

1:19 a.m.

Edgewater, huh? Is that a quote from the now deleted comment?

— On the neighbor message Clark Street Festival
8:06 p.m.

Jackie, talk to the Supreme Court.

— On the neighbor message Another shooting in Rogers Park last night?
7:55 p.m.

There seems to have definitely been fireworks around that time, Julie. Was there also gunfire? Who knows. Did you try scrolling down EveryBlock? You would have found this thread:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jul22-shots-fired-1400-block-sherwin-6268569/

If you think that idiots wouldn't set off fireworks at 4:47 AM, you would be wrong.

— On the neighbor message multiple shots fired?
7:53 p.m.

Assuming you mean Sharon, I guess they'll be working on both sides of the street. They put new sod on our property at the same time they did the parkways along our property.

5:38 p.m.

d3, I thought Peoples Gas was finished with Juneway some time ago. What are those no parking signs on your side of the street all about?

2:52 p.m.

Was it stolen up here? Watch for it on Craigslist and please file a report with the police.

— On the neighbor message Stolen Bike
2:37 p.m.

Seems a stretch to think that the several rounds of fireworks I heard around that time came from the same location. I think what I heard was a little later, closer to 5 AM. Maybe the guy on the bike whom KS mentioned rode up here and shot off some more fireworks.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired; 1400 block of Sherwin.
2:22 p.m.

Give this place a call. When I needed additional skeleton keys for a lock, the locksmith I normally use sent me here:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/rite-lock-and-safe-skokie

— On the neighbor message Where to replace mortise lock keys
3:17 a.m.

Contributions to the memorial fund now total just over $13,000.

3:06 a.m.

Hoping all the trolls will vote too.

— On the neighbor message Vote Today for New Playgrounds in Rogers Park
2:28 a.m.

Protection of the 2nd Amendment? Scalia, Thomas, Alito, Roberts, and Kennedy won't live forever. Although perhaps not in my lifetime, I firmly believe that someday a majority on the Supreme Court will put the emphasis on "A well regulated militia..." and ban ownership by most individuals.

1:33 a.m.

NRA is an enemy to the sane.

5:43 p.m.

Wow, that's some hole.!

— On the neighbor message Big hole
5:41 p.m.

Indeed, Becky, I've met quite a few people because of EveryBlock, but Nextdoor works for that too. Just met someone at the Triangle Park garden yesterday whom I had interacted with recently on Nextdoor.

BTW, Revolution is and has been a member of Nextdoor, but he doesn't spout off so much there.

— On the neighbor message EveryBlock #Fail
4:20 p.m.

I voted for two of them over the weekend and will now go vote for Pottawattomie. Wish I'd had those detailed instructions in advance, Joe. The Park District needs a new website designer.

Welcome to RP's EveryBlock, mamagotcha. You will find us to be a wild and wooly group, probably quite unlike your previous neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Vote Today for New Playgrounds in Rogers Park
3:48 p.m.

No, Bigchi, many of us don't fit in either of your groups either.

2:50 p.m.

d3, someone who lives on Juneway posted that alley shooting on Nextdoor Saturday afternoon:

" Juneway alley gunshots? 19 Jul

Two volleys of several shots, sounded like in the alley towards Triangle Park. On a Saturday afternoon with a bunch of kids playing outside! Does anyone know about this?"

Triangle Park was very quiet late Sunday afternoon except for some little kids setting off fireworks.

— On the neighbor message More gunshots!!!!
2:37 p.m.

Robin, slander is "the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation."

Libel is "a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation."

— On the neighbor message Alderman Joe Moore: "Ruler" of the 49th Ward
8:49 p.m.

Trilogy gets an annual contribution from me. It's a great organization. I even recognized some neighbors in the video. Wish I could vote for them in this contest, but I balk at granting the funder access to my Facebook friends list.

5:46 p.m.

Robin, I think you're old enough to remember the cut-back amendment which reduced the size of the state legislature. It was billed as a way of saving a pile of money. It didn't anymore more than reducing the number of aldermen would. What it did do is create a legislature much more beholden to the Speaker. Beware of what you ask for.

4:10 p.m.

Michelle, think sarcasm.

— On the neighbor message Two Hurt in Farwell Shooting
3:59 p.m.

Easy to toss out what you consider an insult when you don't know what you're talking about, isn't it, Needy. I've been a card-carrying member of the ACLU since before Joe was born. And thanked by a couple of the usual suspects. Cases get tossed out of court all the time because of over-zealous police work.

— On the neighbor message Two Hurt in Farwell Shooting
10:47 a.m.

Mr. Rogers, it seems to me that a person who gives a gun to someone else to do the shooting is as equally at fault as the shooter, and Vaughn has been charged with murder. Have you seen or heard that scuttlebutt any place other than DNA?

2:56 a.m.

Venus, note this in the article:
"While talking with the driver, 26-year-old Steven L. Hamann of the 1400 block of West Lunt Ave. in Chicago, the officer established probable cause to search the vehicle, police said."
If Hamann gets a good attorney who challenges the probably cause argument, there's a possibility the search will be ruled illegal. Police can't just search vehicles when they feel like it anymore than they can search your home.

— On the neighbor message Two Hurt in Farwell Shooting
2:03 a.m.

Where did this allegedly occur?

— On the neighbor message Chamber of Commerce Special Deal
1:46 a.m.

Sounds like an interesting toy store.

4:21 p.m.

I'll take Delmer over Sparky any day. Ruben, you like the postcard verification method, fine. Go to Nextdoor. This isn't Nextdoor.

— On the neighbor message EveryBlock #Fail
2:42 p.m.

No one, Bruce.

— On the neighbor message Two Hurt in Farwell Shooting
2:24 p.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Vote for Howard Beach Park Improvements
4:58 a.m.

Carl and R'sMa, I think the term is "damned if you do; damned if you don't."

— On the neighbor message Two Hurt in Farwell Shooting
4:48 a.m.

Why Mr. Rogers, I never would have suspected you watch FOX.

4:28 a.m.

Sandy, you did misinterpret Bertha's comment. Eric Vaughn was recently released after spending 7 years in prison for attempted murder. He won't be getting out on bail on this murder charge because bail was not granted.

3:49 a.m.

Craig and his buddies love censorship, Kyros. But apparently you think the trash he's posted in the past is just wonderful. I'm sure he'll make you a team member.

— On the neighbor message Gang dissing gangs
6:04 p.m.

Now, Delmer, do you really expect him to come up with original comments everywhere he posts comments? I mean that requires some thought.

— On the neighbor message Two Hurt in Farwell Shooting
12:06 p.m.

Joe, you might want to post on Rogers Park Neighborhood News Facebook page. A woman who helped the victims is asking questions.

— On the neighbor message Two Hurt in Farwell Shooting
4:16 a.m.

That's really funny, Ralph.

— On the neighbor message 2 Shots fire
4:11 a.m.

Bigchi, I've faced down guys with knives twice in my life. I got away from the first easily and was helped by a neighbor the second time. I emerged from both incidents unscathed. If I had faced guns, the outcomes might well have been very different. I might add that both incidents were many years ago.

1:54 a.m.

Meanwhile, Mike and Malibu Pat, here's the original Mexican Crawl thread. If you have a favorite place yet, feel free to add on.

https://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul02-mexican-crawl-anyone-6231393/

— On the neighbor message Best Summertime Gatherings in Rogers Park?
3:41 p.m.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" ^

— On the neighbor message Best Summertime Gatherings in Rogers Park?
2:27 a.m.

I would say that you've put your family at risk.

2:22 a.m.

We don't all feel we need guns to live safely in our homes.

1:59 a.m.

Chicago Shakespeare in Loyola Park east of Farwell, July 25-26, 6:30, with a production of A Midsummer Night's Dearm. This is the theater company with a home on Navy Pier.

— On the neighbor message Best Summertime Gatherings in Rogers Park?
1:04 a.m.

IBC got the ax. How long before Sparky bites the dust?

5:33 a.m.

I have a vague recollection that the west part of Jonquil is supposed to be resurfaced--from Ashland west maybe. Call the alderman's office to check if you really want to know.

4:47 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighborhood event Skills for the Search - Employment Workshop
4:41 a.m.

Thanks for this post, Joe. It helps to correct all the false reports and innuendo posted by others on EveryBlock since the unfortunate incident that took the life of Mr. Lewis

3:32 a.m.

You are fighting a losing battle.

— On the neighbor message Fake Journalism
2:49 a.m.

I guess Suzanne won't be joining our Mexican Crawl in August:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jul02-mexican-crawl-anyone-6231393/

1:21 p.m.

Just wanting to point out that the O.P. is no longer with us. Buh Bye.

I hope you decide to stay, Tasha.

11:19 a.m.

Oh, my, calling someone naive now seems to be a personal attack. Sorry, Timjz, but I think you are, and it's not a personal attack. Your perspective as a young teen of the National Guard in Chicago is quite different from mine as an adult during the same period. BTW, just like certain haters on this site, you've inflated my age. That surprised me from you. You don't know me so you've apparently picked it up from someone.

As far as diverting attention and making things personal. Yes, indeed, posting the names of those 4 young people the National Guard murdered was certainly personal. I visited Kent State a few years after that incident and was deeply moved.

1:49 a.m.

Joshua, actually I think Barry was suggesting an unbiased method of choosing the School Board members.

12:55 a.m.

Robin, you fell into their trap. IBC didn't answer your question yet you answered his. They played bait and switch on you.

9:07 p.m.

Allison Krause, 19
Sandra Lee Scheuer, 20
Jeffrey Glenn Miller, 20
William K. Schroeder, 19

Timjz, I think you're being naive if you really think "The only people who lost there (sic) freedom were the people causing the chaos and waving their weapons around and shooting people at will."

8:47 p.m.

I find nothing racist about Jessi's comment, Crinedel. Just a dose of reality.

8:34 p.m.

I should have known in advance where that link would take me, Barry. Another silly proposal. No, such matters should not be decided at a public meeting that only a few interested parties would be able to attend. And as has been noted in the past, the meeting on the parking garage went on for hours. By the end, half the attendees had gone home. That would often be the case.

3:35 p.m.

At 11:59 AM - Good Morning. Have a great day.

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
noon

Be careful what you ask for. We've had the National Guard in Chicago before. It was not a pretty sight, though at least we didn't have the tragedy of Kent State here. DJM, thank you for that reminder.

11:58 a.m.

I smell a Lake here. Anyone else?

9:52 p.m.

The first of two nights of Chicago Shakespeare at Loyola Park.

— On the neighborhood event Night Out:Chicago Shakes inthe Parks at Loyola
6:14 p.m.

Their production in Loyola Park was delightful last summer, and I expect the same this year. Hope we have good weather for both nights.

— On the neighborhood event Night Out:Chicago Shakes inthe Parks at Loyola
6:11 p.m.

Ah, thanks, Bobby. Interesting. A few days ago, I was apparently blocked from reading that page, but I can see it again now--including the vulgarity that Misha had to clean up. I should have guessed the source.

— On the neighbor message Transparency, The New Outrage of the Day
3:14 a.m.

Becky, did you get anywhere by calling that phone number?

— On the neighbor message Found: Rabies Tag
2:48 a.m.

Michael, we seem to have opposing views of what Misha is saying. Seems to me he's sort of exposing a group--without really telling us who they are--that opposes raising the minimum wage. I don't read his comment as saying that he's affiliated with that group. Misha or Phoenix, so what is this fringe group?

Sparky, you're a great one to talk about fake accounts.

— On the neighbor message Transparency, The New Outrage of the Day
2:13 a.m.

Sam and Oliver, both of these places are a long way to go for a chocolate croissant, but I'll keep Schlegel's in mind for something special. Meanwhile, a neighbor invited me down this evening for chocolate ganache cake she got somewhere out west. I think I've gained 10 pounds this week.

— On the neighbor message Chocolate Croissants
8:59 p.m.

Indeed, Phoenix, and it looks as though no one here much cares. This has been up for 13 hours and so far only two of IBC's comments have received one Thanks each. I guess everybody else is yawning and moving on.

8:48 p.m.

Dee, pay attention to Bella's breath. I have a story worse than Chris' about my cat with bad breath.

— On the neighbor message Deceased/Lost Cat
3:27 p.m.

Trattoria 10 on Dearborn, following a wonderful dinner.

— On the neighbor message Chocolate Croissants
4:27 a.m.

Am I too late for the beer and popcorn, John?

Ruben, you may find this hard to believe but everyone really doesn't have a cell phone.

— On the neighbor message EveryBlock #Fail
4:07 a.m.

Oh, Dee, I'm so sorry.

Please folks, if you have a cat, keep it inside. They really don't need to wander.

— On the neighbor message Deceased/Lost Cat
3:55 a.m.

What did I miss up there?

3:49 a.m.

This afternoon I tried a chocolate croissant at a Starbucks downtown on my way to Millennium Park. It was quite good. Do have them heat it up. That didn't compare, though, with tonight's dessert: chocolate truffle cake, an individual warm chocolate cake with an indentation holding Valrhona chocolate sauce with pomegranate puree. Heavenly!

— On the neighbor message Chocolate Croissants
1:29 a.m.

Too early for beer, but I'll be back for it later.

— On the neighbor message EveryBlock #Fail
10:37 a.m.

Next steps:
Who is drawing up the petition and is there time to get it on the ballot for November?
Did people at the meeting volunteer to pass the petition? (Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the law now requires that petition passers live in the precinct.)

10:26 a.m.

Thank you Mother Nature for a beautiful day. Enjoy it.

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
10:15 a.m.

He's been around before, Kyros. Perhaps on the original EveryBlock. And if I'm not mistaken, he originally had a different first name and changed it later.

— On the neighbor message Mute Button
12:50 a.m.

Why aren't cinder blocks made out of cinders?

12:35 a.m.

Kat I suspect you didn't see who he was referring to as racist trolls last night. Boggled the mind.

— On the neighbor message Mute Button
9:28 p.m.

What a sorry replacement for p. 2 when Royko died.

6:42 p.m.

Seems to me he's just trying to get traffic to go his friend's boring blog he linked to. I'm not falling into that trap.

— On the neighbor message Wayne Street falling apart
6:36 p.m.

My wombat lost hers but she's afraid to leave North of Howard, so I doubt that it's hers.

— On the neighbor message Found: Rabies Tag
6:23 p.m.

Phoenix, I think Libertaristan is more likely the answer to Robin's question. Think about it.

5:55 p.m.

Al, I've boycotted BofA ever since they charged me a fee for taking a federally- mandated withdrawal from an IRA CD. I rolled the CD over to another bank when it matured the next year and closed my checking account. They have truly awful policies.

— On the media mention 1425 W. Morse Chase Bank Closing
8:59 p.m.

Assuming that you're on Facebook, go here and ask to join the group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bwerp/

I read good things about it.

— On the neighbor message Looking for Child Care in Rogers Park
8:49 p.m.

I hope that it will not be considered taboo to mention this. During that decade 2000-2010, we seem to have had a a great number of gays and lesbians move into RP, many into the new condos. Most (though certainly not all as evidenced by our state rep.) do not have children.

3:58 p.m.

Uh oh, Carl and Dee in ERP are duking it out. I have no favorites.

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
3:20 p.m.

Both of these are close to the Howard station where you can even catch the Purple Line if you work downtown. I don't know whether they have openings.

http://howardarea.org/early-childhood-services/

http://www.littlepeopledc.com/

— On the neighbor message Looking for Child Care in Rogers Park
3:12 p.m.

Robin, please consider calling HACC and offering to do that for their Employment Resource Center or drop in and talk to the director, which might be even better. d3 gave you the link above. If you plan to do the latter and are interested, send me an email through EveryBlock and I'll meet you at Sol Cafe for coffee or whatever and walk you over there afterwards.

For those familiar with the Employment Resource Center, note that they recently moved out of the Howard Theater Building over to 7637 N. Paulina across the street from the main offices of HACC.

— On the neighbor message Wanted: Jobs for (Rogers Park) Teens
2:23 p.m.

Begun as a stupid question and ending as a racist rant. Only on EveryBlock.

6:08 a.m.

Robin filled in the address while I was looking it up. That's the east end of the Howard Theater Building. Name is just Sol Café.

There are many kinds of Glazed & Infused doughnuts. That's the name of a doughnut chain with several outlets in Chicago, but they deliver them to Sol for weekend sales.
http://www.goglazed.com/

— On the neighbor message Chocolate Croissants
6:02 a.m.

But you didn't offer information other than eventually checking and letting us know how much Ms. Kohl contributed to Moore's campaign fund. But that was after you created a little story about how she introduced him to the cruelty of force-feeding geese and getting him to introduce an ordinance banning it. You DID offer a timeline--and it was wrong.

4:14 a.m.

Well, isn't THIS interesting. Guess Don doesn't appreciate his comments on his campaign page being discussed here. He's now blocked me from seeing his page except for the pinned post.

3:41 a.m.

Carla, I quoted your words. It is YOUR responsibility to fact check something BEFORE you post it. Not allege something and then suggest that it might not be true after all.

No, Carla, your writing is NOT "logical and factual" but it IS creative re the campaign contribution. If Don sent you here to defend him, you're not doing a very good job of it.

3:23 a.m.

Timothy, are you actually a Wookie who is just learning English? I can't figure out how someone has been a member here since 2009 and has only commented three times. It occurred to me that perhaps you've been studying our language and have decided to try it out. Or are you just bashful?

— On the neighbor message Lucas Foundation Reveals Plans
3:11 a.m.

Carla, these are your words: "Joe received a contribution (I don't know if it was $80,000, but it was substantial) from the woman (heiress related to the Kohl family) who introduced the fois gras cruelty aspect to him and he decided to introduce the ban in city council." But it didn't happen that way at all.

And I doubt that the Mother Teresa analogy makes sense to very many, Carla, but what he postulated about her was, I suspect, deeply offensive to a lot of people.

2:57 a.m.

Carla,
1. Alderman introduces ordinance.
2. 11 months later, wealthy woman who supports ordinance gives alderman campaign donation.
3. Claiming 1 was caused by 2 = illogical.

2:11 a.m.

Ok, John, so you have some personal experience with them or at least one. I've been trying to think how to employ them. Dutchman pointed out that they're not bus drivers or check-out clerks but with terrible tempers those wouldn't be good jobs for Wookies anyway. Do you think they'd make good night watchmen. Maybe try a couple of them out at the Lucas Museum first to see if they're a good fit.

Carl, does your Wookie neighbor have a job?

— On the neighbor message Lucas Foundation Reveals Plans
2 a.m.

I guess my original post wasn't clear on that, Bobbi. Cafe Sol has them but just on Saturdays and Sundays.

— On the neighbor message Chocolate Croissants
11:01 p.m.

Dutchman, have you been hitting the bottle?

10:59 p.m.

Sparky, thanks for pointing out that I use logic--unlike you and Carla.

10:57 p.m.

It changes EVERYTHING, Sparky.

9:31 p.m.

The one I had Sunday was luscious. On my way out, I bought another for a friend. He called today gushing over it.

— On the neighbor message Chocolate Croissants
9:23 p.m.

Some interesting history here in the second address shown on this site.

— On the media mention Green on White, Volume 3
9:21 p.m.

No, Drew, Fireworks are hot--very hot. They drive dogs and cats and many people bananas when they go off for hours on end. 2:15 this morning one went off near me. I was still up but I suspect most of my neighbors weren't until they were awakened.

— On the neighbor message Where Are The Police?
9 p.m.

Thanks for the explanation, Joe. Never heard of that restaurant but I like the name.

— On the neighbor message Lucas Foundation Reveals Plans
8:47 p.m.

Neighborly1, what do you mean by Chinese food: Cantonese, Mandarin, Szechuan, Hunan, and probably others I'm not aware of? Growing up in Ohio, I thought Chop Suey was Chinese food; it's not even from China.

— On the neighbor message Eggrolls?
2:16 p.m.

It's Monday. Must be time for another meaningless poll.

1:54 p.m.

Thanks, Dutchman. I think I'd rather not run into any of them.

Joe, nice avatar. Are those two birds standing on the back of a green and white zebra?

— On the neighbor message Lucas Foundation Reveals Plans
3:20 a.m.

Dutchman, it's interesting that the intruder's thread attracted another intruder. Take a look at this:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/news-articles/jun25-best-ice-cream-6219470/#comment-425411

That would be one heck of a walk from RP.

2:06 a.m.

What's a Wookie?

— On the neighbor message Lucas Foundation Reveals Plans
1:54 a.m.

It seems that Mr. Parkplace won't be playing here anymore. Another troll put to sleep. Thank you EveryBlock.

12:23 a.m.

An Olympic gold medalist may still live on Eastlake. I saw him once on Howard.

— On the neighbor message Johnny Weissmuller Eastlake Terrace Location
8:32 p.m.

There's a really good, new Szechuan restaurant on Orrington in Evanston:

http://www.laoszechuanevanston.com/

I don't know whether there's peanut butter in their egg rolls.

— On the neighbor message Eggrolls?
8:28 p.m.

I really should mention that once the ban was lifted, the owner of Charmer's called in his friend, the bashful candidate, and served him foie gras and got press coverage for the event--if you can call Lorraine from News-Star press. When it appeared in the paper, I wrote to the owner and told him that I would never step foot in Charmer's again because of that stunt--and I didn't. I'm still here but Charmer's isn't, not that I'm claiming credit for it's demise.

8:11 p.m.

Becky, I assure you that Pension Pat will not be waiting until after dinner.

Dee, that sounds good with a final meet-up place. My gardening partner today is probably coming. You know who that is. My actual partner is probably not.

— On the neighbor message Mexican Crawl Anyone?
7:16 p.m.

Becky's comments don't mean she's a vegetarian. I'm in total agreement with them and I'm an omnivore. Why should it matter if Becky is a vegetarian?

Sorry I couldn't reply to your frequent requests that I weigh in here, RPp. I was doing Sunday things: Glenwood Sunday Market, followed by a visit to Cafe Sol for their great coffee and amazing donuts. Then back home to get ready to go garden at Triangle Park with a new friend I met this year on EveryBlock. Two other friends dropped by the garden to chat. If noting else is going on, I can usually be found at Triangle Park on Sunday afternoon. A little service to the community to shape up a public garden. What good works have you done lately, RPp?

Like others here, I'm really curious about this $80,000.

7:05 p.m.

With a 6-hour time span, none of us may ever meet each other. Does anyone else think that's a bit long?

Dee, as we get closer to the day of the crawl, I suggest you put up a new thread as an event. That way, people can click on a link to indicate that they're coming so you have a better idea what the attendance will be. The restaurants would probably like to know.

Here's another thread from 2012 though some of these places may have closed by now:
https://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/mar07-best-mexican-food-4794422/

Finally, the restaurant I couldn't recall the name of is El Famous Burrito.

— On the neighbor message Mexican Crawl Anyone?
12:26 p.m.

And IBC is still polling and something else that rhymes with polling too. That's five polls in the week since he joined EveryBlock. Quite amazing.

11:48 a.m.

Yawn....

3:06 a.m.

"Brand new attack from a brand new identity" posted by someone's whose Identity is less than a month old. Any guesses on who s/he used to be?

"Evan," if you wanted to keep this subject going, you could have just commented on one of the other EveryBlock threads on the same topic. Robin gets the credit for revealing this on Thursday.

2:53 a.m.

Kyros, you suspect right. And I suspect that almost everyone commenting here knows that, DB.

— On the neighbor message Lucas Foundation Reveals Plans
2:18 a.m.

Actually IBC, you did imply that I'm a lemming just as I implied that you're a troll. But you self-identified as a troll by taking my bait. I didn't call anyone in particular a troll in my original comment. You have Carl fooled but not me.

— On the neighbor message Stop The Spam
5:03 p.m.

You are making assumptions, Blu Smoke.

— On the neighbor message Shooting on Birchwood
4:44 p.m.

Bruce, I was asking Giuseppi, and an Italian beef doesn't count as a meal.

4:39 p.m.

I'm sold on phase 1. Love that design. Who's the architect?

But could we just bring back Meigs Field to Northerly Island? I'm against a casino in the city.

— On the neighbor message Lucas Foundation Reveals Plans
4:32 p.m.

Because it's clearly lemmings vs. trolls. I'm a lemming; you're a troll. Simple. But remember, I have a real name as opposed to you.

— On the neighbor message Stop The Spam
4:23 p.m.

Lemming here. Mr. Moore forgot to tell me what to say today. Sure are a bunch of trolls Up there ^, though.

— On the neighbor message Stop The Spam
4:04 p.m.

Really, Robin? Oh, my...

Chicago Botanic Garden was fireworks free yesterday. Unfortunately they closed at 9 PM and we had to come back to the war zone. Ours lasted well past 1 AM. Kitty came out of the coat closet when I got home last night. I do hope they shot the whole supply off last night.

Cinday, you need to read more than just the opening post.

— On the neighbor message Where Are The Police?
2:39 p.m.

Interesting to see who "thanked" Vernetta's bigoted post. Didn't take Robin long to figure out it was a spoof. I thought it was obvious by the end of the original post but the two follow-up comments confirmed it.

— On the neighbor message Where Are The Police?
11:11 a.m.

I hope the date chosen is not Sunday, Aug. 10.

— On the neighbor message Mexican Crawl Anyone?
3:39 a.m.

Good morning ^ ??? I haven't even gone to bed yet. Are you up already?

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
3:19 a.m.

Hope to get back to Peckish Pig before too long. The night we went it was so late it was only the late-night menu. And, yes, it's in Evanston. Giuseppe, I think it was pretty clear I wasn't referring to ethnic food, but speaking of such, where can I get a good Italian meal in RP? (I'm not referring to pizza, BTW.)

2:57 a.m.

Misha, don't forget his brief reappearance here as his alter ego, Elmer Fudd. That account got closed down really quickly.

— On the neighbor message Enter Caption Here!
2:33 a.m.

Mr. Rogers came up with a fine example of bad architecture that I would have forgotten about, Misha. To that I'll add the Harris Theater and McCormick Place. There are certainly plenty of bland buildings around, but when they're on the lakefront I really object.

— On the neighbor message Does Chicago Really Need a Star Wars Museum?
2:27 a.m.

Some of us don't spend 24 hours a day on the Internet just waiting to comment on crime news. Some of us have real lives to live. I had a lovely day--elsewhere.

Sorry for my neighbors down on Birchwood and Greenview. Not a nice way to spend a holiday, or any day.

— On the neighbor message Shooting on Birchwood
1:15 a.m.

Neil, I understand that his Facebook page was an open book as far as his weaponry goes. Then there were all his comments on EveryBlock and undoubtedly in other places. The police do monitor the Internet. Zoot left his fingerprints all over the place to justify a warrant.

— On the neighbor message Everyblock Hall of Fame - Jordan Zoot
2:38 p.m.

Mo, you said: "gonna be a breezy primary, maybe." You know better than that. We don't have primaries in municipal elections.

3:42 a.m.

http://www.tiredofparkingtickets.com/community/chicago/chicagoFAQs.html :

"What does it mean when a sign says “No Parking School Days”?

"This refers to days that school is in session (including summer school). Very often there are hours associated with the rules, e.g., 7am–4pm. In this case you may not park during those hours on days that school is in session."

The Internet is a wonderful thing. And available 24/7, unlike the alderman who may never see your question Williamettia. He's tried to make it clear that questions for him are best directed to his office, not posted here.

— On the neighbor message School Day Parking Restrictions - In Effect?
3:25 a.m.

I'm with you, Zeferino. I loved Pillars and Caio Bella that followed it, though I hear it went downhill in its final weeks. I've never eaten a cheesesteak and doubt that I'll patronize Philly's Best more than once. Similarly, the bourbon and tacos place on Morse leaves me cold. When we go out to eat, it's usually for dinner. I don't consider a sandwich or a few tacos dinner.

2:57 a.m.

Misha, Some truly awful architectural things have been proposed over the years. And some of them have been built. I'll wait and see, thank you, and that's what Kamin is doing.

This "poll" and the others our new resident IBC has posted are clearly from either a candidate or a stalking horse for a candidate.

— On the neighbor message Does Chicago Really Need a Star Wars Museum?
2:17 a.m.

Dutchman, I hear Act One makes a terrible Bloody Mary. You call that a good place? Rogers Park now has mostly pub food with another one coming to Pratt & Sheridan so we'll just continue eating out in Evanston or at Twisted Tapas.

Dave, I can't let this go without a response; "Pretty sure rogers park would still be here, and still be the same, without the Mayne stage and a parking garage." Yes, and the Farcroft would still be in sad shape, sitting there empty and falling apart. The gem that is Bach House would still be there, also falling apart. It needed an owner with enough money to restore it. Don't recall what the house just north of Bach House used to look like, but it's now drop-dead gorgeous inside as a bed and breakfast. So, yeah, those now beautiful buildings, including Mayne Stage, would be the same--the same as they were in their deteriorating condition then.

9:49 p.m.

Perhaps we should put together a group to go to court. Is there a way of doing that so that the judge knows we're not there in solidarity with Zoot but in having the book thrown at him?

— On the neighbor message Everyblock Hall of Fame - Jordan Zoot
9:21 p.m.

Scott, posting as Rogers Parkplace, calling out sock puppets is really funny.

Carl you've left out an election cycle. Don ran in 2007, not 2011. Remember how when he lost the run-off, he went to court to try to get the results from certain precincts thrown out for alleged fraud. Of course, he only picked precincts he lost. The judge threw the case out.

— On the neighbor message Mother Theresa the Murderess?
9:13 p.m.

But they let him out on recognizance bond. He's probably already begun amassing his new collection.

— On the neighbor message Enter Caption Here!
6:32 p.m.

Chris, spelling is not Dee's forte.

Robin, I don't see why not. Maybe sometime you could lead us on an Indian/Pakistani crawl on Devon but you have to promise to include places that serve meat too.

So far, only three restaurants have been suggested, two by Dee in her post and one by Carl. There was a Follow Me on Friday at the place on the east side of Clark just north of Greenleaf. I recall they offered good food that evening. I often wait for a bus on that corner and they do a good business. The name escapes me.

Here's the thread Neil mentioned:
http://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/mar01-mexican-clark-6015052/

— On the neighbor message Mexican Crawl Anyone?
4:21 p.m.

The bike rider is often wrong, Delmer.

But I must disagree with Needy. The first restaurant at Mayne Stage had excellent food. Act One--not so much.

3:48 p.m.

Dutchman, when I read that business about DG assigning his students to dig up stuff he can use in his campaign last night "unethical" is exactly what I thought.

Dave, yes it's straight from the "pen" of DG. If you're on Facebook, you can see it here, i.e., until he takes it off when he learns how's it's being received:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/622114157864995/

3:18 p.m.

Chief, he was denied for a particular location in the Bay area. He was offered a different location in San Francisco but choose Chicago.

— On the neighbor message Does Chicago Really Need a Star Wars Museum?
2:58 p.m.

"Starbucks now safe from Evanston man"

Love the t-shirt. It makes me feel less guilty when I get my fix at Starbucks rather than at a neighborhood coffeehouse.

— On the neighbor message Enter Caption Here!
2:29 p.m.

The post on his campaign page about Ms. Pritzker, in which he invoked the name of Mother Teresa, which he misspelled, was utterly tasteless.

5:17 a.m.

He is, Willy.

— On the neighbor message Does Chicago Really Need a Star Wars Museum?
2:01 a.m.

I haven't seen them--yet--but IMO Media Mentions should come from actual media outlets. Blogs are NOT media outlets and that is a blog.

— On the neighbor message Stop The Spam
1:52 a.m.

d3, such bans don't all date from 1936. Pct. 1 was voted dry in 1980 to shut down the remaining taverns on the 7600 block of north Paulina. The precinct that includes the SW corner of Howard & Ridge is also dry I've heard.

1:45 a.m.

I think it reflects someone who doesn't know how to move on after he's lost a battle.

1:32 a.m.

Willy, you're focused on the wrong thing. This is to be a Mexican crawl.

I don't patronize the Mexican restaurants on Clark so I have no favorites. I'm hoping to find some. Someone--Carl, perhaps--said a good one opened recently across from the library.

— On the neighbor message Mexican Crawl Anyone?
10:49 p.m.

Willy, you've just revealed that you know me. But I don't eat Tibetan wildlife there. It's not Tibetan. It's Indian/Nepalese. You need a geography lesson.

— On the neighbor message Mexican Crawl Anyone?
7:41 p.m.

If there's a Taco Bell on Clark, please don't pencil that into our crawl.

I prefer Sunday but will come either day. I'm looking forward to sampling the offerings wherever we go. And to meeting Becky.

Mr. Rogers, the pairing of the post title with the image is so Dee. You really have to meet her.

— On the neighbor message Mexican Crawl Anyone?
5:23 p.m.

Personally, I think it quite interesting that "Kevin 007" put up a series of provocative posts, like this one, just before riding off into the sunset, and his disappearance was almost immediately followed by the appearance of IBC, who has been following that trend of starting provocative threads. Coincidence?

5:05 p.m.

I beg your pardon?

— On the neighbor message Helen
3:53 p.m.

In answer to the stupid question posed in the title of this thread: NO.

3:44 p.m.

Giuseppe, I think it was a dog, but I was so distracted by the wild turkey parading down the sidewalk that it might have been a coyote. I guess coyotes don't have to be leashed.

2:57 a.m.

And how many aliases has Rogers Parkplace had?

2:43 a.m.

Bought a piece of sockeye salmon fillet Monday that had never been frozen. We ate it tonight. Best salmon I've had in ages, and it was a reasonable price. (I think it may have been on sale.)

Tuesday, I picked up a bouquet in floral as a gift. I told the clerk I needed to transport it on the bus so asked her to pour out part of the water. She did that but then built a box for the vase so it wouldn't spill and could be carried easily in the bag I had with me.

I've paid the store 3 visits in its first week. All the employees have been friendly and welcoming. Yes, some are a little green, but weren't we all once?

— On the neighbor message Happy to have Jewel
2:03 a.m.

Are all of the puppies commenting here properly leashed?

I reserve judgment until I see the architectural drawings. Admittedly, it would be hard to design anything worse than Tidy Bowl, aka Soldier Field.

I do feel I must point out that this post violates EveryBlock's Guidelines: "We want to encourage conversation that is relevant to the community. Let’s keep EveryBlock focused on neighborhood issues. If you’d like to discuss a citywide or nationwide issue, please be sure to mention how it relates to a specific location or issue in your neighborhood." This is NOT a neighborhood issue, and neither the O.P. nor any of the commenters have connected it to R.P.

— On the neighbor message Does Chicago Really Need a Star Wars Museum?
1:39 a.m.

I'm still looking for Delmer or a net. Maybe Becky went hunting butterflies.

— On the neighbor message lets' go
9:18 p.m.

Christine wrote: "Somebody must be on a vacation away from her computer." No, I just got released from St. Francis following the accident on my Harley Friday evening when, trying to avoid the bicyclist on the sidewalk who veered onto the road in front of me, I turned only to be confronted by an off leash dog running across the road and I turned again and hit one of our monster potholes, got thrown off my bike, and landed on dog poop in the parkway. Photos are not available. Sorry, Christine, now that I'm back, I'll try to get up to speed. GO TO YOUR CAPS MEETING.

3:48 p.m.

My, my the now inactive user was being rather disingenious I do believe.

— On the neighbor message Sunken sewer grate not fixed
2:43 a.m.

No, Reid didn't write that in his profile, "Kevin." That's simply the way you chose to interpret what he did write. Even if he had written that he is a "49th ward office volunteer" as you claim, which he didn't, there are at least THREE 49th Ward offices: the alderman of the 49th Ward's service office on Greenview, the office of the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward on Greenleaf, and the Streets and San office for the 49th Ward on Ravenswood. (I doubt that the Republican Party of the 49th Ward has an office except, perhaps, in Suzanne's basement.) Now, "Kevin," why don't you tell us what Reid REALLY wrote on his profile page, and I'll tell you what it actually means. Or maybe I'll just send another email to Reid and wake him up to what's going on here.

4:16 p.m.

Robin, one of the last posts on that blog--if not the final one--was a photo of me he stole off Facebook and posted with some, as Joshua put it, filthy stuff about me. Yes, soon thereafter, it went down in flames all right.

Pink away, guys.

— On the neighbor message Sunken sewer grate not fixed
1:30 p.m.

Chris, I guess you've decided not to go with ComEd's Residential Real Time Pricing (RRTP) program, which we discussed in a different thread.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Electric Aggregation / Integrys
2:38 a.m.

Meli, before you post another photo, will you please get some help with the process? This is at least the second you've put up that's sideways, which makes viewing rather difficult.

— On the neighbor message What a shoddy job.....
2:01 a.m.

How interesting that "Kevin" could check out a character who changed his name before going inactive when the rest of us cannot. That information is now hidden. And "Kevin" has somehow turned a supporter of the alderman into a 49th ward office volunteer. when all the guy wrote in his profile is that he volunteers with the alderman. I've never seen him in the alderman's office and "Kevin" wouldn't know him if he did see him.

1:54 a.m.

Ah, Dutchman, you've noted, I'm sure, that "Kevin" accuses you of being the alderman. He's really up on everything that's been going on on EveryBlock for what must be months now--for someone who just joined on Monday. Up above, he accused Dee of working for the alderman when it was pretty clear that Dee was simply quoting from the alderman's comment. And everyone who happens to support the alderman is just a "water carrier" for him and a cyber bully.

As is so often the case, Carl looks at all this and provides a clear and accurate analysis of what's going on. Thank you, Carl.

— On the neighbor message Garbage pickup
12:54 a.m.

Mr. Rogers, "Kevin" didn't come to CAPS or, if he did, he didn't ask his question.

"Kevin", guess it's ok in your mind to cyber bully a seventy-something woman though.

— On the neighbor message Garbage pickup
8:53 p.m.

Nah, "Kevin," and I only drink with friends.

— On the neighbor message Garbage pickup
6:45 p.m.

And "Kevin" expects us to believe he just found EveryBlock three days ago. How gullible does he think we are?

6:33 p.m.

Happy, please stay in Humboldt. Invite Joe to come live with you if you would. He doesn't live here but he seems not to know that. We can't get rid of the virtual Joe. The real one never lived here.

6:29 p.m.

Another bump.

3:22 p.m.

Umm, no, "Kevin," I've been at 33 for a few days now, many by trolls who've since been banned I have no doubt. I don't mute anyone "Kevin," so no again, we didn't agree on that.

— On the neighbor message Garbage pickup
3:05 p.m.

d3, mail carrier just here. Today, it's an African American female.

1:45 p.m.

What an interesting thread. There was really no need for anyone to post a comment after the alderman answered Drew's question in the original post. There was certainly no reason for additional comments after the alderman's reiteration of calling his office. But the bashing of the alderman began immediately following the alderman's second comment by someone who's become predictable for that in his brief time on EveryBlock (if he's to be believed). And he complains about cyber bullying?

— On the neighbor message Garbage pickup
1:35 p.m.

d3, none of those. The person I've seen twice recently was a white female who seemed befuddled as she sorted out the mail in our lobby. Most carriers have it sorted before they get into our lobby.

1:10 p.m.

This is tonight, folks.

4:25 a.m.

I wondered about that, Becky. We only bought a few things since we had been shopping on Saturday, so we just carried them to the van, but the couple parked next to us had their cart's wheels lock. They weren't parked all that far from the store.

— On the neighbor message Gateway Jewel Grand Opening
3:40 a.m.

Uh, oh, Chet, we haven't received ours yet either. I've noticed someone new delivering the mail very recently--perhaps messing it up.

3:35 a.m.

I dropped a bundle at WF too, Willy, and ended up with more wine than intended. Jackie is a good salesperson. I even ran into the Family Matters Executive Director and her daughter doing their shopping.

— On the neighbor message Shop and Support Family Matters
3:28 a.m.

I can't imagine that the age of the facility had anything to do with it. Chase maintained two facilities a few hundred feet from each other when they had a branch inside Dominick's as well as the one at the SE corner of Clark and Howard.

— On the neighbor message Chase Bank to Close Morse Avenue Branch
2:34 a.m.

I just came looking for this thread to post that same link, Kat.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Electric Aggregation / Integrys
2:28 a.m.

There's a parking garage on Howard just west of the gas station on the SW corner of Howard and Sheridan. Don't know whether it's full or not.

— On the neighbor message Looking for Parking
2:11 a.m.

As a night owl, the "original" hours were more to my liking, though rather unusual.

— On the neighborhood event Garage Sale - Many Folks, Lots of Fab stuff
2:08 a.m.

I'm with Preeti in not being able to visualize this situation. Are these attached townhouses?

— On the neighbor message Opinions on Neighbor problem
2:05 a.m.

It's a two-person gang: the Lake-Gernie Gang, though there are some hanger-ons.

1:56 a.m.

We're heading off to Whole Foods now, shopping list in hand.

— On the neighbor message Shop and Support Family Matters
4:34 p.m.

Suzanne, please don't talk about Family Matters when you don't know anything about it and clearly didn't spend much time on their website. It offers services for the youth of our community and the families are--and must be--involved.

4:29 p.m.

I would note that I did not call Willy dumb. I said that he should stop playing dumb. He was just trying to set you up, Robin and DB.

— On the neighbor message Gateway Jewel Grand Opening
3:56 p.m.

Thanks, Becky, I hope you can see why I reacted the way I did with all the trolls on here who try to tear down everything positive.

Chris, I'm sorry. Clearly, I read your comment the wrong way. I still don't understand why you would question it being a non-profit, though.

— On the neighbor message Shop and Support Family Matters
11:18 a.m.

Carl, you do realize that Kevin is just a recycled character, don't you?

11:07 a.m.

Mike, see

http://www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/ten-things-monsanto.pdf

Willy, stick with your chocolate and stop playing dumb.

— On the neighbor message Gateway Jewel Grand Opening
10:44 a.m.

Did you HAVE to mention that the Starbucks has chocolate croissants? Maybe I wouldn't have noticed for a while.

— On the neighbor message Gateway Jewel Grand Opening
3:23 a.m.

Christopher, I think with that question you're beginning to show your true colors. Just what profit do you think there is or could be in this:

http://www.familymatterschicago.org/

Besides which, stores don't hold benefits for organizations that aren't non-profits.

— On the neighbor message Shop and Support Family Matters
2:38 a.m.

Sorry I missed you, Mike. I was registering people to vote outside the east door before coming in for the ribbon cutting. Maybe I can meet you over there sometime to get you registered.

— On the neighbor message Gateway Jewel Grand Opening
2:33 a.m.

Thanks for helping to keep this at or near the top of the page, Joe.

— On the neighbor message Shop and Support Family Matters
9:33 p.m.

Bumpity Bump.

— On the neighbor message Felines & Canines Needs Help
9:31 p.m.

Carl, I don't think 10 minutes once a week would hack it--and you know a certain person won't come in from Des Plaines anyway. Wonder where they mean? Maybe the old cell phone store location in the NW corner of the store?

— On the neighbor message Jewel Osco on Howard to Have Community Space
9:15 p.m.

I might add for those who didn't go this evening, the place was packed. Clearly, residents were really glad to have a supermarket back at Gateway.

— On the neighbor message Gateway Jewel Grand Opening
9:08 p.m.

How about with antifreeze?

— On the neighbor message In Need of Cat Calming Ideas!
9:05 p.m.

No, neither my companion nor I noticed a fishy smell anywhere in the store, and he has a very good nose for odors. The store is bright and clean. They didn't change the layout much from the Dominick's configuration. There is no bank branch in the store. Starbucks has moved into the space formerly occupied by Chase. I was pleased to see two of my favorite Dominick's employees working here now: Lydia in floral and Tom in produce. I hope to run into more in coming days.

— On the neighbor message Gateway Jewel Grand Opening
8:47 p.m.

Roger asked: "Anybody have any ideas for preventing the victimization of young people?" Yes, keep them busy and out of trouble by supporting such great organizations as Family Matters:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/jun22-shop-and-support-family-matters-6210170/

4:31 p.m.

I've used the shop SPete mentions and have had no complaints. It's at 1913 W. Howard between Wolcott and Winchester. Here are some mixed Yelp reviews:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/national-shoe-service-chicago

— On the neighbor message Shoe Repair Referrals
2:34 p.m.

There is a small group of detractors who will do anything to attack the alderman. The very same people who would likely claim to decry Joe McCarthy for his tactics borrow from his playbook of intimidation and harassment to shut down conversation in thread after thread. THAT is their primary goal and they have even admitted on threads to calling in allies to join the fray.

Let's not allow them to misuse the EB forum. Ignore the storm troopers and they won't succeed.

2:26 p.m.

If true--and remember the source--Chase customers are welcome at our branch at Howard and Clark. Visit it before or after shopping at our new Jewel.

— On the neighbor message Chase Bank to Close Morse Avenue Branch
1:46 p.m.

Carl gets it. Family Matters is not--and as a 501 (c) 3 charity, can't be--political. It's just a great organization that's been helping the kids in my community for more than 25 years.

— On the neighbor message Shop and Support Family Matters
1:24 p.m.

That's true Joshua Frank but the political attacks soon started, didn't they?

1:14 p.m.

Thanks, Lisa.

3:51 a.m.

Your post doesn't indicate where they will be performing or what the ticket price is. The link you provided isn't useful either.

— On the neighborhood event Living Room Playmakers
3:43 a.m.

And in case you haven't seen the announcements, Jewel supermarket has its Grand Opening today, Tuesday, at 5 PM, located in Gateway Center at Howard and Clark.

Also, go to the alderman's website and sign up to receive his newsletters, which contain announcements of meetings that may be of interest to you and other general information about things happenings in the community:
http://www.ward49.com/

— On the neighbor message New Arrivals!
3:34 a.m.

Has anyone heard whether the Starbucks will be back? I liked getting a cup to drink while I shopped.

3:21 a.m.

No, Dee, just someone whose ego and own personal agenda are so important to him that he tries to torpedo a fund-raising event for an organization that provides our local youth with tutoring and many other programs. It would be sad really if it weren't so hateful. I'm at a loss to understand why someone who knows nothing of Rogers Park hates our neighborhood so much.

— On the neighbor message Shop and Support Family Matters
3:16 a.m.

Yes, Kevin, and what was your previous identity here? Cyber Sleuth aka Indigo Lopez?

— On the neighbor message Jewel at Clark and Howard's opening date?
8:30 p.m.

Please don't click on Unneighborly on the comment above. I want it to stay up to demonstrate to the world just what he is.

— On the neighbor message Shop and Support Family Matters
7:59 p.m.

I hope everybody in Rogers Park doesn't show up tomorrow and buy all the milk before I get there.

7:43 p.m.

The stickers have to be displayed by mid-July.

6:42 p.m.

snicker ^

— On the neighbor message When is pea-gravel concrete?
6:10 p.m.

Thanks to all who answered Mike's questions when he was deciding which neighborhood to move to. He's going to be an asset to RP.

— On the neighbor message Could anyone use some bubble wrap?
3:55 a.m.

Take her to Triangle Park Garden. David uncovered an ant hill today. Perhaps they're Fire Ants.

— On the neighbor message lets' go
2:22 a.m.

Trolls, Anne? It's your buddy in Des Plaines who's the troll.

2:50 p.m.

Meowrrrr, to you too from Punkin and Baby Stripes, who isn't a baby anymore.

2:30 p.m.

Um, Becky, you fail zoology.

— On the neighbor message lets' go
12:23 p.m.

Glenwood Sunday Market is open until 2 PM today on Glenwood between Morse and Lunt.

— On the neighbor message New Arrivals!
11:21 a.m.

Williamettia, what you describe breaks my heart too.

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
11:20 a.m.

Yes, Mo, hopefully the weeds will come more easily out of Triangle Park Garden too with yesterday's deluge. But it may be muddy.

Good morning all. Carpe diem!

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
11:13 a.m.

We can't even go yet. Delmer's gone missing. He was going to lead us spelunking, but he must still be looking for a net.

— On the neighbor message lets' go
11 a.m.

Absolutely shocking, Dee, that city workers were helpful.

2:27 a.m.

Day 2 of Trash to Treasure opening at noon Sunday for those who dropped items off Saturday and school teachers. Others get in at 2:30.

2:23 a.m.

We took all the bubble wrap. Thanks again, Mike. Nice to meet you and hope to see you again soon.
.

— On the neighbor message Could anyone use some bubble wrap?
9:03 p.m.

It will be 305 in July, Mr. Parkplace. What a strange name you have.

— On the neighbor message Des Plaines Police Chief Aids Mob Figures?
4:58 p.m.

One would be hard-pressed to recall the purpose of the original post so to refresh the memories of those interested, there's a public meeting this coming Monday to hear about plans to tear down the dilapidated house at 1927 W. Chase and build a new house. Guess who turned this into an opportunity to rail at the alderman yet again?

4:44 p.m.

Dee, remember at Chuckies last year when we got back from the Gay Pride Parade how Craig was fawning over Joe Moore? What do you suppose happened since then?

4:19 p.m.

To the invader: Carl Good is one of our neighbors. He isn't a troll. You're the troll.

— On the media mention Boy, 14, shot in Rogers Park
4:15 p.m.

Indeed, shocking is putting it mildly. Who would want to live in that town?

2:08 p.m.

Wow, Becky, who woulda thunk it? Isn't that where Joe Lake lives?

— On the neighbor message Des Plaines Police Chief Aids Mob Figures?
2:07 p.m.

Just back from Trash to Treasures. Perhaps Suzanne could do something useful and head on over to help sort all that's been donated.

1:41 p.m.

Paco, most folks with an R behind the name don't care about the working and lower-middle classes. But I wouldn't worry about Rogers Park. They've been saying that it's ripe for gentrification almost ever since I arrived here more than 50 years ago.

10:26 a.m.

I am learning new things on this site. Thanks, Becky, though I think I could have gotten along with knowing about that.

10:20 a.m.

Hi, Mike. Welcome!
We'll take some of that bubble wrap off your hands. I'll send you an email.

— On the neighbor message Could anyone use some bubble wrap?
10:04 a.m.

Just a few hours to go and Trash to Treasure opens for the day.

3:27 a.m.

After the spelunking, Bigchi.

Delmer, did you find a net yet? And what time will we get back? Bigchi wants to party.

— On the neighbor message lets' go
3:07 a.m.

I'm sorry, Indigo. I think many--if not most--of us are suspicious of anyone who joins and then comments or posts on their first day. Two trolls were killed on Rogers Park EveryBlock on Friday, and we know they'll be back with different names. I did wonder about you but not anymore.

1:06 a.m.

17. Must be humorless, which goes for most Republicans.

7:21 p.m.

JP, why don't you suggest that to EveryBlock on the Feedback form at the bottom of the page? I think they hope we will reread our comments before finally posting but clearly many don't.

7:06 p.m.

RIP UpinRogersPark. Meanwhile, how interesting that Indigo just joined today.

7:02 p.m.

I'll bet Suzanne is sorry I sent that email to Reid last night.

5:49 p.m.

Delmer, you got a net?

— On the neighbor message lets' go
4:11 a.m.

"Spam - Don’t spam the community. Avoid repeatedly sending the same or substantially similar messages, empty messages, or messages which contain no substantive content."

— On the neighbor message Democracy vs. Trollocracy
3:29 a.m.

If we're lucky, Chiroptera.

— On the neighbor message lets' go
3:23 a.m.

Hope everyone's gathering up their unwanted items. I reminded my other half tonight.

2:03 a.m.

Oh goody, I'll borrow the headlamp.

— On the neighbor message lets' go
1:45 a.m.

You've got that right, Becky. Dodging bikes on the sidewalk is bad enough but the walking while texting folks aren't watching where they're going at all.

1:05 a.m.

Suzanne, if you change your mind about going to a CAPS meeting, I suggest you don't show up on June 24. (Suzanne wrote: " So, heading to a CAPS meeting on June 24th is useless unless you are looking for CPD spin on the orders of his Rahmness." CAPS meetings are not held on Tuesdays. It might be amusing to have you at our meeting next THURSDAY, though.

Now farther along in that same comment, you wrote: "Delmer -- are you a rose by another name? Perhaps Reid?" Sorry, but I'm gonna have to report that to Reid who spends very little time here. You may expect him to pop in now I suspect. unless this thread gets shut down before he has the chance.

12:52 a.m.

To my great regret, I never got there.

— On the neighbor message Jewel-Osco closer to opening
12:28 a.m.

Good idea. They can ride outside the horn with the gyros meat inside. Or maybe it should be lox for the bagels.

— On the neighbor message Jewel-Osco closer to opening
10:11 p.m.

Well, well, look which troll revived this thread.

9:58 p.m.

Hey, Dee, I expect translations of all that above in my inbox please. I don't like the looks of Carl's "una utopía comunista." Do we have a subversive in our midst?

— On the neighbor message Pritzker Parking Garage Construction
6:56 p.m.

Delmer, I don't know whether you were at the community meeting where the plans for the garage were unveiled, but it was clear from the beginning that it would not be nearly as tall as the buildings to the east and to the south. And I think not as tall as the building across the street to the north either but I'm not sure about that. The detractors calling this a Car Tower are grasping at straws.

— On the neighbor message Pritzker Parking Garage Construction
6:52 p.m.

Now, Carl, the two of us in my household have only one car between us. Is that too many?

2:19 p.m.

There will also be someone there to register you to vote if you've moved since you last registered.

5:03 a.m.

I hope some of those familiar faces also include employees who were laid off from Dominick's.

4:58 a.m.

MsDemeanor, it seems as though no one on Everyblock can answer your question, but you've provided a fun thread.

— On the neighbor message The Kingsnake at Glenwood & Farwell
4:32 a.m.

Mr. Rogers, you spoke too soon.

— On the neighbor message Blue Pitbull on Farwell & Ravenswood
4:27 a.m.

Becky, bet you get your wish by morning.

1:37 a.m.

Doubt that Lars and No Name even have a clue where the name Dutchman came from. You probably don't either, Dee, unless you were reading the thread where Dutchman, Robin, and I were discussing it.

10:12 p.m.

Bigchi, may I suggest that next time you look up words you may not understand before accusing someone of sounding belittling. From Merriam-Webster's:

"1tout - verb \ˈtau̇t, in sense 4 also ˈtüt\
: to talk about (something or someone) as being very good, effective, skillful, etc."

I happen to live with a photographer though he doesn't do art photography. I have framed photographs I consider art. BTW, you were touting your nice jewelry above.

— On the neighbor message Who are the hidden Rogers Park artists?
8:48 p.m.

And why does THAT make the answer "yes," Lars? If you had been following EveryBlock for awhile and watched Dutchman's comments, it would be quite obvious that Dutchman is NOT the alderman. It's really easy to toss out such accusations and hope they stick.

8:05 p.m.

Yeah, why ask the only places that will know the answer.

7:52 p.m.

I'm surprised not to see any photographers here touting their art.

— On the neighbor message Who are the hidden Rogers Park artists?
7:20 p.m.

I respectfully suggest that those who aren't interested, stay home. If it were in my immediate neighborhood, I'd welcome such a meeting. Fortunately, we don't have such cases on the lovely stretch of Juneway east of me.

12:59 p.m.

Oh, dear, will this put someone out of a job?

Grand Opening sign, Bigchi? They've been open for years.

— On the food inspection Morse Gyros failed inspection
12:47 p.m.

The Oxford comma, Becky?

— On the neighbor message The Kingsnake at Glenwood & Farwell
12:29 a.m.

I was hoping he had been found. There was a flyer posted on a light pole on Juneway on the east side of Triangle Park, and that has been removed--or at least the middle part has been. Hope you get him back.

— On the neighbor message Lost cockatiel bird
8:41 p.m.

Juneway gets a bad enough rap from some RP residents, but come on now--this is another incident in Round Lake Beach. There was a different one just a few days ago.

8:25 p.m.

Thanks to Shelby for posting this thread!

— On the neighbor message Cat in Garage
8:08 p.m.

Flash announcement: Remove any cardboard tubes from your recycling box and take them when you turn in your trash. The organizers want to use them to help corral cords. Tubes from papers towels and toilet paper.

3:34 a.m.

Well, folks, that new legislation is ready to be introduced later this month. It will still be pretty restrictive if passed. Food will have to be prepared and prepackaged in a licensed kitchen. If you want to see street vendors legalized, sign the petition at

http://streetvendorsjustice.org/

and spread the word.

— On the neighborhood event Street Vendor Town Hall- Rogers Park
3:22 a.m.

My favorite didn't win but it was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon culminating in a performance by the Pratt Cattz on the music stage.

2:59 a.m.

Guess the invader's having trouble sleeping.

2:04 a.m.

Spam, that's what it is, John, Spam:

"Don’t spam the community. Avoid repeatedly sending the same or substantially similar messages, empty messages, or messages which contain no substantive content."

You've nailed the invader.

2 a.m.

Becky, is the invader telling us Rogers Parkers to shut up?

11 p.m.

Are Jesus and Jesus settling into their new home, Mr. Rogers?

— On the neighbor message The Kingsnake at Glenwood & Farwell
10:54 p.m.

For safety at night, take it to bed with you.

(Sorry, long day.)

— On the neighbor message New Bike - Advice Needed
10:48 p.m.

Oh, Carl, I won't get any sleep tonight trying to figure out the answer to that conumdrum.

Has anyone noticed that our invader's supposedly "Fixed Link" isn't?

— On the neighbor message Get Involved - Lesson 101
10:44 p.m.

Jeanne and others, I'm more the Twisted Tapas, Towbar type. But Dee will probably drag me there anyway.

— On the neighbor message Store going into Isam's old spot
10:37 p.m.

I nominate Becky for Rogers Park's Poet Laureate.

10:29 p.m.

I met Williamietta once. How's the Christmas cactus doing?

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
5:46 p.m.

I have never eaten Cheez Whiz and I hope to keep it that way. Dee, you're on your own.

— On the neighbor message Store going into Isam's old spot
5:42 p.m.

A first for EveryBlock, I bet. A lost snake posting.

— On the neighbor message The Kingsnake at Glenwood & Farwell
5:37 p.m.

You've got THAT right!

— On the neighbor message Store going into Isam's old spot
2:27 p.m.

Slept completely through morning, did you, Delmer?

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
2:26 p.m.

Plus, I doubt that Lakeview has a wall like ours that could be painted.

2:14 p.m.

Have you looked on Freecycle?

https://www.freecycle.org/

— On the neighbor message DIY Desk w/ File 2 Cabinets
2:12 p.m.

Whining is popular nowadays. Attending meetings where one might get one's questions answered isn't, it seems.

2:07 p.m.

Wikipedia, written for idiots by idiots.

1:59 p.m.

Oh, well, so that's what I read:

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140530/rogers-park/phillys-best-sports-bar-coming-former-ciao-bella-location

I guess I hope they do well, too, but it's just another place I won't patronize. Sorry for doubting you, Delmer.

— On the neighbor message Store going into Isam's old spot
1:54 p.m.

On behalf of those who want things that other people want to get rid of, bump.

1:43 p.m.

Delmer, Philly's Best Cheesesteaks??? A month or so ago, I read somewhere that the former Pillars/Ciao Bella space was to become a bar. And a liquor license for a Philly's Best? I think you're pulling our collective legs.

— On the neighbor message Store going into Isam's old spot
1:29 p.m.

Oops, almost missed morning. But it's only 11:55 AM so GOOD MORNING all.

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
11:55 a.m.

DB, it's pretty clear by now that the only way threads like this are going to become buried is for "Everett" to cut them off. The intruder has an infinite capacity to keep them alive until that happens, even though they garner no interest from the RP EveryBlock community.

11:06 a.m.

Sorry to hear that, Matt. What make is it?

— On the neighbor message Bike
9:36 p.m.

Bigchi, were you around when the winners were announced? You didn't post a link to first place so I guess it wasn't one of your favorites. This one was either 2rd or 3rd:

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac253/vcap54/1402858392408.jpg

The final group that played today (and last year too) is outstanding:
The Pratt Cattz (featuring Robert “Baabe” Irving III and Ernie Adams)

7:10 p.m.

I'm doing well to just be up. This night owl can barely manage English at this hour.
Good Morning! See you in the park?

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
9:59 a.m.

I hear some folks didn't show up to paint on Saturday. Hope they haven't abandoned it.

2:05 a.m.

You missed at least one, Dee. The annual Arts Festival.

2:03 a.m.

On behalf of those who have stuff they want to get rid of, bump.

1:58 a.m.

Robin, see what it says behind my name? I'm not a native Chicagoan and didn't get to NoH until after college. You're more than a bit younger than me. My ex and I were in a co-op in the 60s in which a couple of members drove down to South Water Market very early Saturday morning and brought the food back to another member's apartment for pick-up by those who had ordered that week. That pre-dated the Greenleaf co-op.

1:57 a.m.

Yes, in my opinion, you should keep him in. If you could photograph him and post flyers and a notice here. Then, if the owner doesn't come forward, you can decide whether you want to keep him or turn him over to a no kill shelter. Sounds as though he's so friendly he wouldn't have trouble finding a new home.

1:37 a.m.

Well deserved for her restoration of some of our architectural gems!

— On the neighbor message 2014 Friends of Rogers Park Award
11:24 p.m.

Congratulations, DB, you've been pinked. For that ^ ????

— On the neighbor message Get Involved - Lesson 101
10:30 p.m.

Mo at Moah's Arc would probably like them for her chickens too.

https://www.facebook.com/MoahsArk

— On the neighbor message Composting?
1:59 p.m.

Babble, babble, babble from one above Dee.

1:53 p.m.

Not superfluous at all, Up. Those of us who are educated prefer it.

— On the neighbor message FBI Raids Chicago Math & Science
1:44 p.m.

Anyone can see my former comments and posts right up until EveryBlock went dark. They're all still here because, unlike some others, I have only one account dating back to Sept. 2011 and was never banned. Yeah, lots of pots here ^, Mr. Rogers.

— On the neighbor message Get Involved - Lesson 101
1:40 p.m.

No, I was NOT banned. I was sent to sit in the corner for a month or so, but I came back as strong as ever and still had a live account when EveryBlock was shut down early last year. Unlike ^ who just joined last Sunday.

— On the neighbor message Get Involved - Lesson 101
11:07 a.m.

And look who's calling who a troll. Why, it's the troll Up yours.

— On the neighbor message Get Involved - Lesson 101
10:34 a.m.

Don't cast aspersions on my friend's name. At least she, unlike you, uses her name. Pay attention. At least two Dees play here. I don't know the other one.

— On the neighbor message Get Involved - Lesson 101
10:31 a.m.

Artists of the Wall is Saturday AND Sunday.

2:22 a.m.

Dee, here's one for that restaurant tour you're supposed to be planning. I don't remember what Becky called it.

2:12 a.m.

You could try checking with the gardeners at the new community garden at Howard and Ashland. I imagine they'll be working there over the weekend.

— On the neighbor message Composting?
1:49 a.m.

I think I know the store you mean, Robin. It carried organic food, but as far as I'm aware it wasn't a co-op. Perhaps the Greenleaf co-op was before your time. This would have been in the 70s, and I'm now sure it was on the north side of Greenleaf between Clark and Ravenswood.

1:22 a.m.

Broadcasting a warning, no, ineffective. Handing them a bag just might work, though. One time I yelled to a guy about to walk away from his dog's pile and told him I'd get him a bag. I was pleased to see he was still there when I returned with the bag. I tossed it down to him from my window and he cleaned up the poop.

— On the neighbor message To Those Who Don't Pick up After Your Dog
12:37 a.m.

Rogers Park needs an official planner so that we don't end up with two such events on the same weekend.

12:31 a.m.

Dee, as you found, you were too late to see last year's paintings. That bench requires a lot of preparation to get it in shape for a new round of paintings. The park district cleans it up and paints it white again and blasts the sand off the walk in front of the bench. Then volunteers under the direction of neighbor, Gary Rubow, measures out the spaces and paints the lines and numbers. Three cheers for Gary and his team!!!

Bigchi, the event is over before dusk. Don't think there will be mosquitos. Why the Park District announcement calls this "Night Out" is a mystery to me.

4:56 p.m.

Robin, I think the old food co-op was on Greenleaf, west of Clark.

So, DB, how did that awful looking blob get built on Division without providing parking?

Yes, d3, Gale Campus Park, owned by CPS, closed at 9:30 and dogs were banned. Willye White Park, owned by the Park District, closes at 11 PM. It's the same park. I have noticed that the old signs weren't removed. The security guard (and even the park supervisor) may have no clue that dogs are now ok in the park, which I suspect they are--as long as they're kept leashed.

3:27 p.m.

Looks as though we're going to have great weather this year for this 2-day event . Come out and watch the wall being painted and listen to the music. I'd like to give a special plug to the Family Matters teen boys drumming group, which will be performing Sunday at noon.

2:35 a.m.

Unfortunately, this is the same weekend as Artists of the Wall in Loyola Park.

2:18 a.m.

Bigchi, wrong garden. We don't grow tomatoes in the park. Dee and I are talking about the garden IN Triangle Park. The garden with the Buddha sculpture in it up at the intersection of Hermitage and Juneway. It's an overgrown native plant garden that was neglected for a few years.

— On the neighbor message Another Murder on Howard Street
2:16 a.m.

Perhaps the owners of the Great Dane saw your post here and figured they'd better reform.

— On the neighbor message To Those Who Don't Pick up After Your Dog
2:03 a.m.

Umm, she was asking about places in Rogers Park, FRG.

— On the neighbor message Dog Boarding/DayCare
1:54 a.m.

d3, everything isn't really Rahm's fault. If I'm right about the requirement, it long predates his appearance on the scene.

1:49 a.m.

You'll find some suggestions here:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/housing/jun02-on-the-hunt-for-free-boxes-6171174/

— On the neighbor message Moving Boxes
12:29 a.m.

What a lovely chicken coop. There are chickens behind some homes on the north side of Juneway near Sheridan.

— On the neighbor message Backyard Chickens???
12:42 p.m.

DB, green space would be great, but I think there will have to be parking. Seems to me new residential can't be built in the city without providing parking.

12:31 p.m.

Dee, when are YOU going to get back to the garden, hint, hint? Yes, BigChi, some of us are usually found there digging out the overgrowth mid-afternoon on Sunday, and I try to go at least once during the week. Come say hi and I'll hand you a pitchfolk and put you to work.

— On the neighbor message Another Murder on Howard Street
5:03 a.m.

Carl, East Ridge would seem to be in Rogers Park on the east side of Ridge. I've never heard of it either, but the O.P. posted this on Nextdoor too, and, according to the strange way Nextdoor has broken up Rogers Park, he lives in RP Central. I think you were on Nextdoor so I assume you know what I mean.

— On the neighbor message Roofer Needed
4:40 a.m.

Is this in the park on the southwest corner?

4:31 a.m.

Timjz, my comment is pinked because certain people just can't stand it when it's suggested that it's a dumb idea to carry a gun around. The comment I was responding to is also wrongly pinked. Neither comment violates the guidelines.

4:24 a.m.

Riding by the other day, that space certainly looks inviting.

4:12 a.m.

Note: I didn't say I'm against development on the site. I am open to a mid-rise, such as DB suggests, but would 200 apartments fit in a mid-rise? DB, why do you suggest a small park adjacent to it when there's a park immediately across the street?

d3, you might want to inquire about the dog ban in Willye White. Dogs were banned when that park belonged to the Chicago Public Schools. I wonder whether they just didn't take the signs down when the land was transferred to the Park District.

3:56 a.m.

"30 comments before someone was offended. That has to be a new record around here." Actually, Chief, the O.P. and nearly everyone else on the thread is offended--by those who don't scoop the poop.

— On the neighbor message To Those Who Don't Pick up After Your Dog
2:36 a.m.

Yes, it is a good thing because it's far more likely the firearms would have been used on the victims.

5:44 p.m.

High rises are architecturally out of character in Rogers Park, and, I would argue, not needed. Population in Chicago has plummeted.

"Growth – fueled by wave after wave of immigration – continued right up until 1950, where Chicago reached its highest ever population of 3,620,962.

Ever since then though Chicago has, like so many of America's grand cities, been in decline. Almost every census since 1960 has recorded a drop in population – sometimes as much as 10% in a decade – as the city's population gradually moves outwards to the more hospitable surrounding suburbs."
http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/chicago-population/

"New U.S. Census data shows the population of Chicago has dropped to its lowest levels since 1910 figures.

Census data showed the population for the city proper in 2010 was 2,695,598."
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/02/15/census-shows-chicago-population-down-7-percent/

Have we lost a comparable amount of our housing stock? I don't think so.

IMO, Evanston has allowed what was once a lovely city to be overrun with high rises, which have changed the character of that city.

2:33 a.m.

Some live in fear; others prefer to live life.

— On the neighbor message Another Murder on Howard Street
11:57 p.m.

I am going to look in any bag Dee gives me v e r y carefully.

— On the neighbor message To Those Who Don't Pick up After Your Dog
10:38 p.m.

Erin, Roger used "pizzle" so he should define it. But he didn't, so I would but the definition would contain a word, also beginning with "p," which would be banned. You'll find the definition here:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pizzle

6:56 p.m.

Whether or not I will support a project here, depends for certain on high it would be. I do not think that high rises belong on Howard. I fought against the one that Evanston allowed west of the CTA tracks. That's an interesting article, Rob, but it doesn't have much relevance to RP.

Love it how one of RP's principal online spleen-venters thanked Mitchell's comment above.

6:42 p.m.

Kat, except for "putting a match to it on their porch" the rest sounds fine to me.

— On the neighbor message To Those Who Don't Pick up After Your Dog
5:02 p.m.

Becky, nice try but I don't think you and Carl understand what d3 was saying. Just as some whites didn't like that this neighborhood became diverse because I assure it you wasn't when I moved here, some blacks here wish those of us whites who are still here and the new ones would go away. Racism is a 2-way street. I do think the vast majority of all races in our little corner of RP appreciate our diversity. I will add, though, that I don't find d3's tone helpful, and I suspect that Radical Chic is a member of the group formerly known as Occupy RP.

4:56 p.m.

Sounds to me as though the irresponsible dog owners who let their dogs run loose in Rogers Beach Park have driven everybody else away, including other dog owners who don't want their dogs around unleashed dogs.

— On the neighbor message Is This Really Priority Number 1??
2:02 a.m.

Does the list of banned words change day-by-day? I think that was the word I tried to use the other day.

1:41 a.m.

Why is pizzle ok but pissed is not?

1:39 a.m.

d3, just keep your dog on a leash and off the beach. If you think people don't call 911 about unleashed dogs, you're wrong. Perhaps you'll find some of your own comments among the 115 on this thread:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/may03-plea-leash-your-dogs-4943844/

The law isn't going to be changed to allow you to be irresponsible with no consequences.

— On the neighbor message Another Murder on Howard Street
11:25 p.m.

So that "s" word is banned but Roger's definition, an "f" word. is not banned. NO, not THAT "f" word, which I'm sure is banned.

It didn't like a "p" word I tried to use recently.

9:45 p.m.

Once again, d3, non-dog owners and many dog owners WANT the leash law enforced. If your dog has to run free, you have a large back yard where the dog won't bother other people and other dogs. Or you can walk or even drive the dog over to Pottawattomie dog park. As far as on the beach leashed goes, if you had a little kid, would you want him/her playing in the sand that some dog just peed in.

The alderman has NO authority to tell the police what laws to enforce.

— On the neighbor message Another Murder on Howard Street
6:05 p.m.

Needy, you're getting your Dees mixed up.

And, yes, d3, the police should be enforcing the little violations too. Will we never hear the end of the ticket you got?

— On the neighbor message Another Murder on Howard Street
2:42 p.m.

http://blogs.luc.edu/farmersmarket/

— On the neighborhood event Loyola Farmers Market
9:27 p.m.

Why, Mr. Rogers, I'm shocked at your asterisks!

The block of Ashland south of Jarvis seems to have been resurfaced very recently. We hit a monster trench on that block a few weeks ago and noticed the new pavement today.

— On the neighbor message A Cause Célèbre
5:56 p.m.

Do you know who has the multiple accounts, Jim? Dee and I are accused of it all the time--but we don't. Methinks the accusers are the culprits, but I can't prove it. We, at least, use names by which we are known, unlike all the variations on the name of our neighborhood, such as two different ones above.

2:19 p.m.

Federal and state midterm elections are Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

10:12 p.m.

The clone vanquished once again. Good job, Reid!

— On the neighbor message 1600 block Juneway Terrace housing?
9:21 p.m.

Robin, the second shooting hadn't been mentioned on this thread when Bigchibro commented and it's not mentioned in the article in the Tribune either.

— On the neighbor message Another Murder on Howard Street
9:30 a.m.

Nonsense ^ . Mostly likely, if this "tarnishes" a whole city, it would be Evanston that's tarnished. But I reject your premise.

— On the neighbor message 1600 block Juneway Terrace housing?
9:24 a.m.

Indeed, Becky, we share the desserts just as we share the tapas.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas - Great Food
2:05 a.m.

Bigchibro, what are you talking about. There is no park near the shooting on Howard. Have you misplaced the site? This was west of Clark and the Metra viaduct.

— On the neighbor message Another Murder on Howard Street
1:48 a.m.

Another comment from someone who doesn't know the neighborhood. No, DRD, the murder on Friday is NOT near this location. Suggest you keep your nose in Edgewater. You may know something about that neighborhood. You have no idea where the "nichname" came from nor the fact it's had that nickname since long before you or I were born.

— On the neighbor message 1600 block Juneway Terrace housing?
1:38 a.m.

Well, if it isn't Mr. Doom and Gloom himself.

— On the neighbor message Another Murder on Howard Street
6:30 p.m.

So where do you live, Eager Beaver? Is it Portage Park or Lakeview or even Lincoln Park, the other three neighborhoods you've posted comments in in your brief time on EveryBlock. You certainly don't live in Rogers Park or you would know that 1917 W. Howard, while within walking distance, is not in this sub-neighborhood. Unless AGhoul wishes to walk to one of the great new establishments in that area on the north (Evanston) side of Howard, s/he is unlikely to walk there at all.

— On the neighbor message 1600 block Juneway Terrace housing?
4:11 p.m.

I live at the north end of Ashland, directly around the Juneway curve just east of 1626. I don't have a dog but I see folks out walking their dogs back and forth down Juneway at all hours. I garden in an ornamental garden in Triangle Park--the park that d3 mentions--so I, too, walk from here west with no problems. Soon, we'll have a Jewel within easy walking distance. And you can walk to the dog park at the northeast corner of Pottawattomie Park in a few minutes.

— On the neighbor message 1600 block Juneway Terrace housing?
2:49 p.m.

I believe that's the garden of someone I know.

— On the neighbor message Community garden site for development?
2:16 p.m.

Better check out the planter boxes behind the Howard Theater building. Who knows what's being grown back there.

— On the neighbor message Community garden site for development?
2:02 p.m.

d3, did you not notice that the article about the "proposal" for medical marijuana greenhouses on the land was published on April1?

— On the neighbor message Community garden site for development?
12:49 p.m.

Let me repeat: the law went nowhere in the legislature.

Somehow I suspect that this was posted just to provoke arguments about it. I note that David did not answer my question.

9:33 p.m.

I've been drinking tap water all my life. Maybe that's what's wrong with me?

2:52 p.m.

David, seriously why did you post this? You have to know that this proposed legislation isn't going to pass. The legislature has adjourned and it got nowhere.

2:50 p.m.

I thought we were getting awfully fancy renaming Fargo into a boulevard.

— On the media mention Tri-Cities police reports
2:45 p.m.

I'm lost--again.

— On the crime report Aggravated assault: Handgun
2:42 p.m.

Bigchibro, I'm not sure that saying something will change the minds of bigots, but it may cause them to think. At the very least, it will let them know that their speech and/or actions are not acceptable to everyone. Years ago, a neighborhood friend was visiting us. He started a rant about blacks. I let him know in no uncertain terms that that speech was unacceptable in my presence and ushered him out of our apartment. I doubt that his bigotry was reversed but he most definitely watched his tongue around me afterward.

— On the neighbor message Denied a cab ?
2:05 p.m.

Oh, Dee, you found the wild turkey thread. That was before I knew you--but I may have known by then that I wanted to know you. But then you had to remind me about Dobie which also reminds me of Mo's bird--two African Grey parrots, beloved by their owners, who have gone missing in RP in recent years.

A Port-o-potty out front is preferable to having them do it in the bushes, I would think.

— On the neighbor message Greenleaf, Estes and Paulina
1:50 p.m.

I doubt that the sidewalk is wide enough there for sidewalk seating, at least not without removing the plantings along the street. The windows open, though, and their Facebook page has photos of them open.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas - Great Food
12:40 a.m.

I should have known to do a search on that--considering who the question came from. You got me, Becky.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Non-Profit Organizations
9:18 p.m.

There's nobody named Urkel on the Family Matters' staff list. Where did you see the photo?

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Non-Profit Organizations
8:43 p.m.

Call the non-profits listed here for volunteer opportunities:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/jun04-rogers-park-non-profit-organizations-6174621/

— On the neighbor message bored teenager
8:40 p.m.

Come now, Mr. Rogers, there were no sock puppets THAT long ago. Al Gore hadn't invented the Internet yet.

8:36 p.m.

Dorm room at NU. Yeah, I know, high ceilings for a dorm room. It's the Tower in one of the smaller women's dorms. It's a huge room that four of us, who worked for our room and board, shared. I suppose it was considered the slums, but I loved it. This was most likely taken during an exam week, which was usually silly season in our room.

7:05 p.m.

Al, I hope that you didn't tip him and that you told him why when you reached your destination.

— On the neighbor message Denied a cab ?
6:48 p.m.

Yes, a search definitely links the description of a hooked nose to the way Skylock is often portrayed. What a difficult play. Chicago Shakespeare Theater managed to pull it off in a recent season but ticket holders were duly warned in advance. Becky, if you want, check here, but you may be deeply offended, especially if you're Jewish:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hook+nose

— On the crime report Aggravated assault: Handgun
6:17 p.m.

Thanks, NYC. I imagine you can tell I'm the one on the right. Lydia on the left doesn't play here.

Yes, Delmer, but it was in Evanston, not quite in our neighborhood. Maybe it's still there but has just moved.

5 p.m.

Family Matters
7731 N. Marshfield Avenue
773-465-6011
http://www.familymatterschicago.org/
-------------------------------------------------
Howard Area Community Center
7648 N. Paulina Street
773-262-6622
http://howardarea.org/

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Non-Profit Organizations
4:53 p.m.

Off to Russia with you ^ ^ ^.

3:05 p.m.

Oh, I thought maybe Marius the Giraffe was the giraffe that used to live outside a house on Sheridan Rd. in Evanston. Prior to that, he lived a couple of blocks west. He disappeared a few months ago, and I've been in mourning. I'd post a photo of him here if I could, but I'd have to put up a separate post. Did anyone else ever see him?

1:40 p.m.

John, thanks for explaining "Jumped the shark." I've never understood what that means and, granted, never took the time to look it up. Now, if only I'd ever seen
Happy Days"...

So, would someone be so good as to explain what a Klout Score is?

Becky, in Rob's absence, it was so good of you to try to explain the First Amendment to our visitor from Des Plaines. I don't think it sank in.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Joe Moore Tries To Clear His Name,
1:13 p.m.

No, they don't have everything the big chains have, and some of us prefer certain brands that they don't have.

— On the neighbor message Jewel
4:57 a.m.

Dee, when you post for the Great Margarita Marathon, is there a way to block people from Des Plaines from seeing the post? We don't want to be invaded.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Joe Moore Tries To Clear His Name,
4:51 a.m.

Michelle, I was gone for awhile for a great dinner at Twisted Tapas, but I've been back for a few hours now. Or were you telling me that Maureen and Scotty are gone for now rather than including me as one of the ones gone? I can't say that I'll miss one of them.

— On the neighbor message Who is this guy? We need more like him.
3:01 a.m.

This is one of the silliest comments I've read: "John Versical is just a plain uneducated troll." Umm, NO. Unlike the person who wrote that comment, John lives here and is known by us.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Joe Moore Tries To Clear His Name,
2:33 a.m.

From Chicago's Taxicab Ordinance:

9-112-540 Out of service taxicab
If the taxicab is out of service or responding to a call for service, the driver of the vehicle is responsible to ensure that a "Not for Hire" sign is visibly displayed.

— On the neighbor message Denied a cab ?
2:21 a.m.

Just resurrecting to remind folks of this great restaurant in the neighborhood. For mid-week, it was busy tonight but not crowded, and the food, wine, and service is still wonderful.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas - Great Food
12:28 a.m.

DB, Maureen thinks that I'm all those people and a lot more to boot, including Scotty, but I'm not. Scotty, you're not supposed to tell about the dead folks in the cemetery that I register to vote. That's a secret.

— On the neighbor message Who is this guy? We need more like him.
10:39 p.m.

Sorry, catching up here after dashing off for dinner with friends.

Dee wrote: "Maureen, I was in grammar school in the 70's and 80's." I think she was referring to me, Dee, and bv her comment about hook-nosed she seems to think I'm Jewish. I have no idea why though it certainly is a racist comment. Oops, reading further on, I see she was referring to Becky. I have no idea whether Becky is Jewish, nor do I care, but Becky is clearly nowhere near as old as Maureen seems to think.

And Delmer has it exactly right: "It is possible nobody wants to meet you [Maureen] to continue the debate in the light of day because your responses are a little off and scary." Why would I want to give her the time of day after what she has posted about me on various blogs and forums?

— On the crime report Aggravated assault: Handgun
10:09 p.m.

You lied last night Zoot

5:53 p.m.

Becky, you have only one side of the story...

5:05 p.m.

Fair enough, Becky, new photo now up. I'm the one on the right.

Mr. Rogers, thank you for trying to keep this thread on track and for your observations about RR's disturbing comments.

4:17 p.m.

Mr. Rogers, I think the boat sank last night.

4:03 p.m.

Thanks, NYC, hope to see you again soon.

Scotty, but am I a slob?

3:49 p.m.

Aww, poor Maureen, she's lost Capt. Willy.

— On the crime report Aggravated assault: Handgun
2:52 p.m.

I don't think so....

2:40 p.m.

Scotty, did you have a different verb in mind?

2:37 p.m.

Becky, let's meet so that we can become *real actual people* to each other and then "friend" each other on Facebook. We've both got a long way to go to catch up to Joe's nearly 5,000 virtual "friends," but I'm a bit ahead of you with 147 *real actual people I know*. If I had friended everyone who's sent me a request, I might have nearly 5,000 friends too, though most of them would be virtual like Joe's.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Joe Moore Tries To Clear His Name,
1:26 p.m.

What's the subject matter of this thread? Does anyone remember?

Kinjo and William seem to have fallen off the ship.

— On the neighbor message Who is this guy? We need more like him.
2:52 a.m.

Carl, Church and Benson is in Evanston. I can hardly believe this but I'm going to click Thanks on Craig's comment. Will wonders never cease?

— On the neighbor message Denied a cab ?
2:13 a.m.

Don't take this as gospel. No one has given me the official word, but I ran into a neighborhood resident in the Jewel west on Howard out near McCormick on Saturday. He's in training to work in our Gateway Plaza store and told me that it is supposed to open the last week of June. Keep your fingers crossed that all goes as planned.

— On the neighbor message Jewel
1:46 a.m.

The "Good griefs" have been interspersed with a "Good Lord." Normally, I would have no problem with that, but in this case, I have to question the goodness of a Lord who would inflict this man from Des Plaines upon us.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Joe Moore Tries To Clear His Name,
1:11 a.m.

I've sent a link to this thread to a math tutor I know.

— On the neighbor message Math Tutor Needed
5:51 p.m.

Dee is that quote in your comment above from a comment left by Lake, which has now been removed as a personal attack?

— On the neighbor message Alderman Joe Moore Tries To Clear His Name,
5:47 p.m.

^ ^ ^ To drive piles???

— On the neighbor message Terminator 6?
4:38 a.m.

Dee, how will Michelle reach you? You don't have a bell at the gate. Am I invited? If not, I'll ban you from my garden. And how about Becky. Can she come too? I'm not sure about Ralph and Giuseppe.

BTW, Michelle, the mods clearly do work weekends. One imposter got suspended, at least one thread was closed to further comments, some comments have been deleted, and a bunch of the over-the-top pinking has been unpinked. Poor Everett had a hard weekend.

— On the neighbor message Who is this guy? We need more like him.
4:32 a.m.

Kat, get that shaman here quick. This thread seriously needs blessing, and I suspect it will be shut down as soon as Everett Block wakes up.

Meanwhile....rogerparker, your assertion that the kids were just being kids seems to ignore the information Becky provided in her comments following the initial post. Those weren't kids just being kids. They were kids attempting to terrorize adults.

— On the neighbor message Junior Jerks on Parade
3:39 a.m.

I've never had children but I've witnessed all types of behavior from them in my neighborhood. What Becky is describing goes beyond the bounds of normal child behavior. When I have had the misfortune of running across such children in the past, nothing I said did one bit of good.

— On the neighbor message Junior Jerks on Parade
7:37 p.m.

Bigchi, thanks for clearing that up. I was pretty confused near the beginning of this thread. Now, you wrote:
"I had on jean shorts, a striped summer polo shirt and nice walking shoes. (not that any of that should matter)." You've got that right!
" I am black." And THAT shouldn't matter either, but I think it clearly did. Becky and all, remember, the original post indicated that the driver locked his doors. It is illegal for cabs to deny service in Chicago, and I'll bet it is in Evanston too.

— On the neighbor message Denied a cab ?
7:23 p.m.

Thanks, John. I thought someone was just spreading rumors but I see it's true. Gee, Suzanne should get him to move back to the city from Des Plaines and settle in RP. Then she'd have three constituents: Joe, her husband, and..., and..., well, I'm sure there must be at least one more.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Joe Moore Tries To Clear His Name,
6:53 p.m.

Why, Joe, thanks for noticing that Up Yours has been attempting to bully me all over EveryBlock. It doesn't work though. His little friend, Reidy, got shut down and sooner or later it's going to happen to Up.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired
6:41 p.m.

Rob and Giuseppe, do you mean to tell me that the censor on 49th Ward Hole (thanks, Dee) stole threads from Everyblock and posted them on the Hole? Are comments of mine and Dee's now on the Hole after the censor blocked us from commenting there or or even from seeing the page? Is there a lawyer is the house? I'm thinking of suing.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired
3:29 a.m.

Marybeth, never fear, Everett Block apparently visited and unpinked everything., You're good to go.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired
3:23 a.m.

Becky wrote: "Giuseppe, why did you interrupt my arrows pointing up to Joe?? :)" Thank you so much for that explanation, Becky. You had me really confused trying to connect your other comment to Giuseppe's. Now, I understand.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired
3:17 a.m.

Better: Send in feedback using the form at the bottom of the page. Make sure you include the URL of this specific comment.

5:15 p.m.

Ryan, I think Barry was jesting.

Mr. Rogers you're on a roll today. And thanks for that warning. That's a bad intersection. I wouldn't want to get run down while walking to my CAPS meeting.

— On the neighbor message Chicago is not at the top of this list!
4:32 p.m.

Carl, you made that up, didn't you?

Taking fans out in the bush, or the forest, or the swamps, or wherever it is he goes birding isn't going to work. No electricity.

— On the neighbor message Mosquitos they are baak
4:28 p.m.

Monica, I suggest you re-read Rob's comment. Several times until you understand what's he's saying.

— On the neighbor message Update on Gale School Repairs
4:21 p.m.

No, Bruce's last name isn't Wayne, but it does begin with a "w."

Michelle, you need to move to Rogers Park. You must be out of place down there.

— On the neighbor message Who is this guy? We need more like him.
4:15 p.m.

Marybeth is right. One of the moderators, Everett Block told us that a few weeks ago. Do you really think there's an Everett Block, Marybeth?

— On the neighbor message Shots fired
3:55 p.m.

Well, he did pop back in making it clear he doesn't know where one of our major parks is.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired
1:21 p.m.

Back from the Farmers' Market with a load of beautiful produce, plus herbs and flowers to plant on my back porch and find this thread back up at the top. There is definitely at least one psychotic whack job in the neighborhood.

Michelle, I think moderators either take the weekend off or they are short-staffed.

— On the neighbor message Who is this guy? We need more like him.
12:34 p.m.

Sheesh! ^ ^ ^ ^ I go to bed early (for me) in order to get to the Evanston Farmers' Market early before some things are gone, only to find I'm once again being attacked as being sock puppets. Yes, it's definitely a sick pattern.

— On the neighbor message Who is this guy? We need more like him.
8:15 a.m.

Dee, what advice can you offer for the birder who has informed me he'll be home in an hour or so with one huge mosquito-bite welt on his back?

— On the neighbor message Mosquitos they are baak
8:19 p.m.

Mo, you know how long I've been here. NoH has been VERY transient all that time for a variety of reasons. With all the condos around now, I thought that would settle down, but I suspect many of those condos are rented out. Home owners settle down; most renters don't. I've lived in 4 apts. in NoH but haven't moved since I got one that's mine.

— On the neighbor message Update on Gale School Repairs
8:11 p.m.

I always felt I was taking my life in my hands when I tried to cross Howard St. at Marshfield because there's no stop light or sign there. It's so much better now that there's a crosswalk delineated. All cars don't stop when I'm waiting to cross but most now do.

— On the neighbor message Chicago is not at the top of this list!
7:30 p.m.

Scotty, I wasn't referring to you anyway.

Up yours, I was in no way defending Mel Reynolds. The mods removed that thread after I called it to their attention last night. They removed it because of the content of the original post by the Evanstonian who was banned from EveryBlock a few days ago, not because of my comment.

Hopefully, it will soon warm up enough for everyone to be able to enjoy all of RP's wonderful beaches.

— On the neighbor message Impressions of Jarvis Ave beach
1:51 p.m.

Another vote here for the doctors at NorthShore University HealthSystem:
http://www.northshore.org/
with offices located next to the Purple Line station on Central St. and across the street from Evanston Hospital. I've been hospitalized there twice in this century and received wonderful care. To quote from the website:

"NorthShore University HealthSystem is the primary teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago. The two institutions share a commitment to medical education, clinical investigation and excellent patient care. The two institutions unite one of the premier medical schools in the country with one of the nation’s leading teaching hospitals."

— On the neighbor message What are the reputations of area hospitals?
4:15 a.m.

Oh, Rob, I'm glad it's not time for a meal. I just lost my appetite.

3:49 a.m.

Well, Pizza Bike, I've decided I wrongly accused Scott based on a few clues "Reidy" left after I said that. Seems now more likely to be someone who now lives in Des Plaines.

— On the neighbor message Impressions of Jarvis Ave beach
3:43 a.m.

Neil, if you haven't, do what Dutchman suggests. I just sent feedback, which I forgot to do yesterday when this appeared.

3:21 a.m.

Becky, cool it please. I'm not sure that you should do that. Let professionals handle it if you decide to contact the Evanston police.

3:04 a.m.

Bart, a correction, if I may. Above you write: "Prosecution, including charges, is handled by the State's Attorney, not the city or county attorneys,..." The State's Attorney IS a county attorney. Anita Alvarez is the Cook County State's Attorney with a staff of attorneys under her. I think you probably know this and just made a slip above.

2:17 a.m.

Becky, if you're thinking of the person I suspect you're thinking of, I can't believe he's not already on the radar of the Evanston police. But I suppose it wouldn't hurt to send them evidence.

8:05 p.m.

Of course you didn't NYC. We seem to have more than our share of the weird in RP.

— On the neighbor message Is This Really Priority Number 1??
7:59 p.m.

Well, if it worked here for me I'd have thanked your comment, Mr. Rogers, even though you're very stingy with your thanks. I had to thank Dee and Becky from the Home page but your comment is not there. I'll bet you like getting thanks. Why don't you give them?

7:08 p.m.

vcap54 wrote: "@ NYC I would never deter someone from expressing their opinion .I just hope mute works .I am done w/ you." Wow, let me spew my opinion all over EveryBlock, but I don't want to read anything that contradicts it. You'd better mute me too, then, vcap54, if you haven't already. NYC is beginning to be more comfortable on Howard. I've never been uncomfortable walking anywhere in Rogers Park, much less on Howard.

— On the neighbor message Is This Really Priority Number 1??
6:35 p.m.

Please....I had to eat Spam as a child. Fried, sliced Spam. Yes, it was a deprived childhood.

5:07 a.m.

JMG, no EVERYONE doesn't get to vote at an LSC election. You have to have a kid in the school or live within the school boundaries. I live a block from Gale and know many of the people in this area. Of those who interrupted the community meeting with Commander Waldera by speaking off-topic or wildly cheering and clapping for those who did, I recognized only a couple of people--and they don't live within the boundaries of Gale. People who came to hear the commander and interact with him walked out of the meeting in disgust.

— On the neighbor message Update on Gale School Repairs
5:02 a.m.

I just went through my email to read the six deleted comments above yours, d3, so now I know who pinked me: Zoot and Scott posing as Reidy.

— On the neighbor message Impressions of Jarvis Ave beach
4:10 a.m.

Last summer is the first time I saw that new beach too so maybe it just appeared last year. At the north end of the rocks, there was a path leading down to the beach, and I watched people come and go from down there. Is there now a sign or signs prohibiting access with a warning of a $500 fine. I don't think there was such a sign last year.

— On the neighbor message Impressions of Jarvis Ave beach
4:08 a.m.

Perhaps you miss my point, Dan. The teachers need the public on their side. I have nothing but admiration for good teachers. I couldn't do it. When their spokesperson pxsses off the public, the teachers are not, IMO, well served because that annoyance with Lewis transfers to the teachers.

— On the neighbor message while we are on the topic of chicago schools
3:08 a.m.

I don't, but I did get a good laugh out of your post. Good luck and thanks for fostering.

— On the neighbor message Custom screen door needed
2:50 a.m.

Of course he doesn't. Need, Ald. Moore neither works in the prosecutor's office nor sits on the bench as a judge. He does promote good things going on the ward, though, including this march sponsored by Ceasefire and ONE Northside.

2:17 a.m.

Rob was just playing off the stupid DNA title that garnered so many comments on this site until the loon got thrown off. When it's hot, more people are outdoors than when it's below freezing with a foot of snow on the ground. Who wants to hang out in that? So the bangers go out looking for the enemy when the enemy is likely to be out.

vcap54, are you aware that the police can't search a vehicle looking for a weapon without probable cause and that it's not illegal for known bangers to drive down the street.

— On the neighbor message Is This Really Priority Number 1??
9:58 p.m.

I haven't been called a commie since the 1960s and maybe early '70s..

Does anyone know why the Thanks button doesn't work on comments on threads that are attached to articles from other places. Wanted to thank a lot of comments above but couldn't unless they were still on the home page.

9:40 p.m.

The little boys who want their toys....

6:38 p.m.

Oh, and has anyone else noticed he's anti-fishwife?

— On the neighbor message Coyote Heads up
4:18 p.m.

Hello, Rob, where are you? Are you following that coyote? 180 comments later, mostly sidetracked by a gun nut.

— On the neighbor message Coyote Heads up
4:16 p.m.

dj, neither do a bunch of people on this thread. Those are the folks I was addressing.

— On the neighbor message Bicycle in parkway!
1:27 a.m.

Tanya, I just sent you contact info. for our computer guy--that is, if your address is still the same.

— On the neighbor message Computer repair recommendations
1:17 a.m.

I wouldn't hold my breath until your prediction comes true if I were you, rogerparker

Dan, representing teachers is not the same as serving them well. She does represent them as far as I can tell but her attitude and general shrillness as well as the fact that she seems to not always tell the truth leaves a very bad taste in the mouths of those of us who are are not teachers.

— On the neighbor message while we are on the topic of chicago schools
12:59 a.m.

Personally, I think the female jogger bit to be kind of weird. What's the real difference between walking and jogging in the minds of these alleged R.E agents re safety? I don't jog--never did--but I walk--down Jonquil when that's the direction I'm going. From my windows, I do see joggers of both sexes running down Juneway, just one block north of Jonquil.

— On the neighbor message Apartment Search
12:08 a.m.

The parkways are PUBLIC property.

— On the neighbor message Bicycle in parkway!
9:42 p.m.

Why are the police issuing warnings and tickets to owners of off-leash dogs, d3? Because the even more numerous non-dog owners and dog owners who don't want confrontation with off-leash dogs are demanding it. That's why.

I assume you're referring to the "beach" east of the rocks north of Juneway beach. I used to be able to sit on the rocks and dangle my feet in the water there. There was no beach and if water levels ever rise to normal, there won't be a beach there again.

— On the neighbor message Impressions of Jarvis Ave beach
9:25 p.m.

Mo, as I'm sure you know, I don't support Rahm, but Karen Lewis, in my opinion, does not serve the union well.

— On the neighbor message while we are on the topic of chicago schools
9:15 p.m.

Yikes, Maureen and I both thanked Dee! We do, amazingly, have one thing in common.

— On the neighbor message Coyote Heads up
8:59 p.m.

Jan, don't know whether they still have this design. I bought mine in the Native American shop in the Thomson Center a year ago.

— On the neighbor message Coyote Heads up
7:34 p.m.

Interesting article, RaleighsMa. Thanks.

Just to be sure I'd be safe, yesterday I wore my wolf t-shirt to scare away any coyotes while I was gardening in the park.

— On the neighbor message Coyote Heads up
7:05 p.m.

Put flyers up with her photo and description A.S.A.P. and good luck. Chances are she's hiding somewhere nearby.

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat
1:27 p.m.

Need I remind you that you were posting nasty things about me in other places before I ever had a clue who you were? But thanks for the compliment.

— On the neighbor message Coyote Heads up
3:05 a.m.

Funny thing, I live a block from the school and have walked around here at night for more than 50 years.

— On the neighbor message This is absolutely unacceptable
2:59 a.m.

Kelley, I hope you won't be swayed by the opinions of those who really know nothing about this part of Rogers Park on a personal level. On that thread, I think that all of us who actually live in the area North of Howard like it and feel safe.

— On the neighbor message Apartment Search
2:56 a.m.

Good grief, now she thinks I'm a man??? Hey, Maureen, you stole one of my Facebook photos and posted it on Gordon's/Lake's FB group. Did that look like a man to you?

BTW, I don't think Zoot jokes. Hope you two have fun together.

— On the neighbor message Coyote Heads up
2:47 a.m.

Craig, the plural of senior citizen doesn't have an apostrophe in it. Did I hear you were in publishing?

— On the neighbor message Ceasefire Block Party
2:18 a.m.

Dee, I heard he raised a ruckus. That wouldn't be surprising, would it? Marybeth must have been there.

— On the neighbor message Ceasefire Block Party
9:27 p.m.

Julia, did you have to introduce spiders into this discussion? Stamp them out.
I know, I know, they eat other bugs and are good, but I hate them!

— On the neighbor message Coyote Heads up
11:52 a.m.

Awww, you're just jealous, Rob. You arrived on a beautiful weekend, ChristyJo. Hope you have some time to enjoy it but moving and unpacking can be a pain.

— On the neighbor message Thank you neighbors of Rogers Park!
11:42 a.m.

Oh, well, I didn't know the background...

Coffee Cup, the alderman does not provide bicycle parking but that could be a proposal for Participatory Budgeting the next time around for all of the ward's residents to vote on.

— On the neighbor message Bicycle in parkway!
2:05 a.m.

Weird is not the word I'd use. There are some who seem to think that the parkway in front of their homes--and often the street as well--belongs to them. It doesn't, as you recognize, dj. But I'd save "weird" for truly strange behavior; we certainly have that in RP.

— On the neighbor message Bicycle in parkway!
12:58 a.m.

True, Marybeth. All we could provide was free exercise.

— On the neighbor message Ceasefire Block Party
6:31 p.m.

That song always makes me cry. So many wasted lives....

— On the neighbor message An Eye For An Eye
4:13 p.m.

They did look as though they were having a good time while we of the Geritol set assembled on the same corner for our Positive Loitering event--an event Commander Waldera asked be held that night. It's always nice to spend a couple hours with John and Pat strolling through the neighborhood. We even had some new participants, none of them seniors, I might add.

— On the neighbor message Ceasefire Block Party
3:57 p.m.

I would think there will be people in that garden on Monday, New, but as you now know that's not the garden I meant. I wasn't in "my" garden either. Evanston Farmers' Market for beautiful food on Saturday morning.

— On the neighbor message Fun, Drama-Free, Healthy Living!
12:25 a.m.

Yeah, it's really pretty sad when us oldsters have to take to the streets to keep you younger guys safe, Craig. We were just answering the call of John, who Commander Waldera asked to set up a Positive Loitering event for Friday night. It was nice the Commander himself came at the beginning to greet the walkers. Actually, though, most of our group consisted of folks about your age or younger.

— On the neighbor message Negative Litterer's
12:03 a.m.

Les, there is no moderator who approves posts and comments BEFORE they go up. The moderating comes later when users flag something as unneighborly. You will note that Greg's disgusting comment is no longer here.

— On the neighbor message An Eye For An Eye
8:01 p.m.

Bruce, where is Sanston where you said you have family? Or did you mean Sanford? And if you meant Sanford, do those family members you claim knew Trayvon go to high school in Sanford? If so and if Trayvon went to the same school, it is still not proof that they knew him. I kind of doubt there's a lot of race mixing among students in Florida. But hey, Trayvon didn't go to school in Sanford, Bruce; he went to high school in Miami.

Now, as for the right-wing "The American Spectator," which contains such titles as "Right-Wing Activists Warn Obama is working with Islamists to bring down Christianity, the West and America" and "R. Emmett Tyrrell: 'Brain Dead' Liberals are to Blame for Colorado Shooting." (Tyrell, BTW, is the founder and editor in chief of "The American Spectator.") I, frankly, wouldn't put a lot of credence is anything in that publication.

— On the neighbor message Who is this guy? We need more like him.
7:38 p.m.

I feel just fine morning, noon, and night anywhere in RP following a positive loitering walk or in the times after going to court to stand in solidarity with a victim, Bruce. Even if the things you allege about Trayvon are true--and I've yet to see your proof of them--it does not justify his murder. I simply don't believe that you have family in Sanford that knew both individuals.

— On the neighbor message Who is this guy? We need more like him.
10:18 a.m.

But, Willy, one of them likes animals. Does that count for anything?

— On the neighbor message Gun Range
10:04 a.m.

Carl, is it Paula?

— On the neighbor message Catered African Cuisine
2:08 a.m.

Jerry, what part of this above from the alderman did you not understand: "The money for the playgrounds comes out of the Park District's existing $10 million capital improvement fund." The Park District and CPS are entirely separate entities.

On the Positive Loitering walk tonight, we stopped and loitered along the just re-opened Goldberg Park on Glenwood. What a delight it is with the new equipment. I wanted to go in and play.

2:05 a.m.

Come work in the garden with us--but she won't be there this weekend. Happy walking.

— On the neighbor message Fun, Drama-Free, Healthy Living!
1:52 a.m.

Kinjo, interesting try, but did you miss this: "No evidence ever surfaced that the jewelry was stolen?" I'm still waiting for Bruce's evidence--but I'm not holding my breath.

— On the neighbor message Who is this guy? We need more like him.
1:46 a.m.

Yeah, Willy, and supposedly the person who asked it has a cop boyfriend. At least that's what she's claimed.

— On the neighbor message Who is this guy? We need more like him.
1:16 a.m.

I'm still waiting for Bruce's proof of his allegations--and now yours too Kingo.

— On the neighbor message Who is this guy? We need more like him.
10:05 p.m.

And someday you may get to meet her, New.

— On the neighbor message Fun, Drama-Free, Healthy Living!
9:56 p.m.

Let's see the proof of your allegations against Trayvon, Bruce? Oh, that's right YOU don't have to prove what you say.

— On the neighbor message Who is this guy? We need more like him.
4:25 p.m.

The website doesn't mention catering but perhaps they do. As Sheba mentioned, Badou--and his wife too--are warm, friendly people, and the food is delicious.

http://www.badousenegalesecuisine.com/

— On the neighbor message Catered African Cuisine
4:23 p.m.

Carl, how can you see his mute number if you've muted him? Just wondering. BTW, it was only 28 not long ago. I've never muted anyone so not sure but would think he'd just disappear from what you can see.

— On the neighbor message Gun Range
4:14 p.m.

Back to the topic of the post: Apparently whoever designed the flyer got the title wrong. According to Officer Stachula (sp.?) at our CAPS meeting, it should be Take Back the Streets. At any rate, it's tonight.

— On the neighborhood event Take Back the Night!
2:43 a.m.

Joann, did you miss the part about the fact that Commander Waldera's daughter was graduating from high school tonight? Apparently tonight was your first meeting. Come back. As to your specific questions: Waldera has been commander of the 24th District for about a year. He usually arrives at a CAPS meeting near the end, gives a report, and fields a few questions. The purpose of the meetings though is not to interact with the Commander. Perhaps it was last month that we were told they're going back to having individual beat CAPS meetings instead of the combined meetings with 3 beats. If that pans out, I seriously doubt that Waldera will attend 9 meetings every month.

2:15 a.m.

Excuse me? When we call you by your actual name instead of your sock puppet name, we're calling you names? I don't think that makes any sense. You've never before used your your actual name here as far as I'm aware.

I don't believe I've ever made fun of your appearance or insinuated that you're a prostitute. Shall I say here what you've said about me, though? It might curl some toes and would, unfortunately, be removed by the admins. so I won't

— On the neighbor message Ten Commandments of Defensive Shooting
1:58 a.m.

Nely, I saw Sharon recently and she has already rented out the garage space. Good luck to you.

— On the neighbor message parking space
1:45 a.m.

I'm glad you found the meeting useful. Usually, there are more police at the meeting. I tried to figure out who you might be but no luck. Looked for an email from you but don't find one. I just sent one to you.

1:40 a.m.

BTW, Roger, did you pick up that trophy on a recent trip to Brooklyn?

http://gothamist.com/2014/05/19/bushwick_genius_bedazzling_every_si.php#.

— On the neighbor message The 2014 Golden Award
9:22 p.m.

Maureen, I am me and use my own name...period. Just because you don't you think that everyone is like you with multiple sock puppets. You're wrong. You also don't know who most of the players are because they don't talk to you.

— On the neighbor message Ten Commandments of Defensive Shooting
9:15 p.m.

Actually, wasn't this trophy handed out a year or so ago? I don't recall to whom it was presented.

— On the neighbor message The 2014 Golden Award
6:02 p.m.

giggle ^ Maureen doesn't have a clue, does she, Misha?

— On the neighbor message Ten Commandments of Defensive Shooting
5:52 p.m.

My bad, Tommy.

7 PM tonight.

5:46 p.m.

Oh, you did mean a real buffalo. I thought you meant the bison that used to roam the great plains, which are often called buffalo. Oh, for a Caprese salad with Heirloom tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella.

— On the neighbor message Chicken found
5:43 p.m.

Now who could have pinked my comment? Pat agrees and even Pizza Bike "liked" it.

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
2:46 p.m.

Jordon Zoot = ScooterLibby for trolling on DNA.

— On the neighbor message Shooting Damen/Birchwood
4:23 a.m.

Taylor, even if you have one of those houses on the north side of Juneway with the deep backyards, there's not room enough for a bison around here. (Buffalo are Asian.)

Joshua, who are you trying to fool?

Roger, you mean that Poultry Platter I've been feeding Punkin is baby chicks? Please, say it isn't so.

— On the neighbor message Chicken found
2:11 a.m.

O M G. Gotta send a message to Pat before this gets deleted.

— On the neighbor message The 2014 Golden Award
1:15 a.m.

Who? Me or Tommy? Just found out there's a new batch of chicks down the block.

Hope someone is paying attention to the fact that the point of this post is the CAPS meeting.

1:07 a.m.

Neil, funny thing, I was talking to the alderman today and mentioned that so many people seem to think he spends all his time on EveryBlock so that they post questions for him in the middle of a thread. I was thinking at the time about Brandon's comment above. Joe doesn't understand why folks don't just contact the service office.

— On the neighbor message Empty Apartment Building Attracting Loiterers
7:24 p.m.

d3, are you immediately east of Tom's chickens? If so, that's too far down for me to have heard you. If I were you, I wouldn't count on having all girls. I'm not at all sure that they can really determine the sex of chicks that young. Mo usually gets a couple of roosters in her batch. It's been determined that roosters are not illegal in Chicago though neighbors may certainly object.

— On the neighbor message Chicken found
7:16 p.m.

I suspect that Neil posted his comment on the wrong thread. There's another thread here about a female pitbull that was being abused by her owner.

— On the neighbor message Anybody recongnize this lost dog?
6:59 p.m.

Nooooooooo

— On the neighbor message I'm finally asking...
6:54 p.m.

Pat, it's your thread butI suggest you tell him the answer is NO.

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
6:47 p.m.

No, I'm not Tommy, but she hadn't put anything up yet so I did.

Haven't you emerged awfully early this year to urge us to eat chicken? Thanksgiving is many months away.

6:38 p.m.

If you like fresh veggies (and a variety of other locally-produced items), check out the Glenwood Sunday Market, which opens for the season on June 1, in the street between Morse and Lunt. Like this page and you'll get reminders:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Glenwood-Sunday-Market/249024518462?ref=br_tf

— On the neighbor message Newcomer seeking advice, tips, and guidance!
6:33 p.m.

Indeed, they do, Emily. After thinking it over for a few years, our co-op Board had the gas lines changed last year to eliminate meters for the apartments. It cost us a bundle up front for the re-piping but we'll save over the years. In a rental building, though, you have no choice.

6:27 p.m.

Mr. Rogers, this has given me an idea. I think I may refuse to patronize restaurants and other establishments that DON'T post the sign. I have certainly noticed the signs in businesses that don't even carry alcohol.

To those of you who love your guns, you have rights now given you by a divided Supreme Court. The pendulum may someday swing the other way to interpret the 2nd Amendment as putting the primary stress on that militia part. You know, well-regulated.

Anybody taking bets on how long before we have our very own Trayvon Martin in Rogers Park?

— On the neighbor message Support Local Restaurants
5:56 p.m.

And take Zoot with you.

— On the neighbor message Oh Jordan, (Zoot)...
5:20 p.m.

Robin suggested checking with Loyola for a self-defense class. As it happens, the 24th District Police will be offering a special seminar for Loyola students . I didn't take note of when that's happening, but it will be promoted. Meanwhile, there is such a seminar for women in June:
https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/jun18-safety-seminar-for-women-6125027/

Changing topics, when you want a great dinner, check out Twisted Tapas on Pratt just east of Sheridan:
https://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/jan27-twisted-tapas-great-food-5975767/

— On the neighbor message Newcomer seeking advice, tips, and guidance!
1:53 p.m.

Mr. Rogers, of course I don't mean you. I doubt that you're even related to the other one.

— On the neighbor message I'm finally asking...
1:39 p.m.

Nino, we know that Bruce gets confused. What is a pastry chef doing making bread?

— On the neighbor message Chicken found
5 a.m.

ComEd sends a statement every year showing month-by-month the amount and percentage I saved the previous year and also the average results for all participants. Either last year's statement hasn't come yet or I haven't filed it. The results for me for 2012 are a savings of $152.18 (38.4%). Average for all was $391.16 (38.3). That was much higher than usual. Since enrolling in RRTP, I've saved $293.05 (22.1%) through December 2012. Keep in mind that the amount of money saved in an apartment would be different than for a single-family home-owner. I haven't changed my usage much but I tend to use electricity during the low-price times of day. When I get a high-price alert, I do think about whether there's something I can turn off.

Chris, if you want to borrow my file, feel free to send me an email. I could meet you on one of your dog walks and hand it over.

— On the neighbor message Residential Real Time Pricing RRTP
2:32 a.m.

John, he enables the bully.

— On the neighbor message I'm finally asking...
1:28 a.m.

Bruce, sorry to tell you this but no one agreed to your bet. First, you made a flat-out statement that the store is going to be flipped. Carl, reasonably, asked for your source. You don't have a source, do you? It's you who needs to put up or su.

— On the neighbor message Cermak grocer on Ridge and Pratt?
1:22 a.m.

Christy, sign up to receive the alderman's emails, which often will be about things that are coming up in the neighborhood:
http://www.ward49.com/

There are two Facebook pages where residents sometimes post such notices too:
Rogers Park Neighborhood News
East Rogers Park and NOH Neighbors

— On the neighbor message Newcomer seeking advice, tips, and guidance!
1:04 a.m.

He's here, Becky, though he doesn't use his own name and rarely comments. Do you know his blog, Chevanston? His name here is a short version of his blogger name. I don't go there anymore after he let the guy on the pizza bike post salacious things about me but deleted my response. I hear the blog is totally boring now.

Clarissa, I think I followed that but Robin in WRP may need a scorecard.

— On the neighbor message I'm finally asking...
10:32 p.m.

Hmmm, Bruce has been caught in crossfire twice on Morse and also in other areas of RP and he's still alive to tell us about it. I find that absolutely amazing. Either that or a figment of his imagination.

— On the neighbor message Support Local Restaurants
10:21 p.m.

Carl, Bruce's bet is not to be challenged. Shame on you for asking him to prove it. Bruce isn't into proving anything. You're supposed to prove him wrong.

Laura, sorry it offended you but I find her comments about my neighborhood particularly offensive. She lives miles away but jumps in at every opportunity.

— On the neighbor message Cermak grocer on Ridge and Pratt?
9:03 p.m.

This store is not in Rogers Park. Why don't you ask over there in West Rogers Park EveryBlock? Or ask your alderman, Debra what's her name.

— On the neighbor message Cermak grocer on Ridge and Pratt?
5:58 p.m.

Perhaps after all this time it's not clear that Pat named only the people who commented on a particular post put up by Dee in East RP, though I suspect he'd also like to know who everyone is.

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
4:57 p.m.

Chris, I was in the pilot program for RRTP and stayed with it once it was fully implemented. I have saved every year except, I think, for one. I'll look up the information later. Wanted to comment to get the thread moved up.

— On the neighbor message Residential Real Time Pricing RRTP
4:49 p.m.

Gabriel. I hear the mayor will be here tomorrow with a wheelbarrow full of asphalt. Where do you want him to fill potholes.

4:43 p.m.

Need: "Anyone who says that this area is safe for a woman or child to walk the streets in late evening house is either lying to themselves, us, or doesn't know what they are talking about."
I have a confession. I'm really a ghost. The actual Helen was killed off years ago while walking the neighborhood in the late evening. Thus, as a ghost, I was able to float home from a meeting around 9:30 last night. I didn't see any problems on the street, though.

— On the neighbor message Greenview and Jonquil Terrace
3:57 p.m.

C.G.: "If she walked to triangle park, she would be."
d3: "Most people on this block would never walk to triangle park. Especially from this location where there are other mmore accessible parks, along the lake."
That may be true of most people, d3, but one of my fellow gardeners in the garden in Triangle Park lives on Jonquil around the corner from Greenview. She also has a vegetable garden in the community garden across the street.

— On the neighbor message Greenview and Jonquil Terrace
3:53 p.m.

Pizza, did that go right over her head?

— On the neighbor message Alderman Candidate Too Timid to Debate?
2:51 a.m.

Taylor, if you only knew...

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
2:28 a.m.

Well, well, if it isn't Ms. West Ridge with her snotty comments about RP. (Robin, I'm NOT referring to you.)

— On the neighbor message Mr. Mayor in Rogers Park
2:16 a.m.

Actually, Need, it's homo sapies that is the nuisance species. We have encroached on the wild animals' territory and destroyed their natural habitat. To find food and survive, they are forced into the city.

d3, I heard reports of coyotes trotting down Juneway a couple of years ago. I also understand they help keep the bunny population under control in Loyola Park. It's the old natural predator thing, you know.

— On the neighbor message Coyote Heads up
6:28 p.m.

That's an interesting theory, Carl, and part of it occurred to me too, but what you say is not entirely accurate. The other woman has been a member for a little more than a month and has posted quite a bit. At least a couple of her posts concerned her need for an apartment with some specific requirements. I was suspicious of this post but the same question has been posed in a separate posting in West Rogers Park's EveryBlock.

— On the neighbor message Roger park
3:59 a.m.

Avital, accusing someone of anti-Semitism is a serious charge. So is accusing someone of racism, but that, I suspect, is the reason you so dislike my neighborhood. And you're not the only one here, I think.

— On the neighbor message Greenview and Jonquil Terrace
1 a.m.

Christina, you've posted to the Rogers Park section of EveryBlock so most of the people commenting here don't live anywhere near that address. I see that you've also posted to West Rogers Park. The folks out there are more likely to be able to give you good advice. The dividing line between the two communities is Ridge.

— On the neighbor message Roger park
5:19 p.m.

Becky, you were right the first time. Clarissa was being facetious. Greenview and Jonquil is just fine. Most of the folks dissing it hate North of Howard for utterly irrational reasons apparently. They don't live anywhere around it. Avital and Craig are particularly vicious about it. I've been on Ashland, north of Jonquil, for nearly 40 years, and come and go as I please, mostly on foot. Di, seems to me you've put up a lot of posts seeking an apartment you can afford that doesn't charge a fee for pets. If you've found one, you would be foolish to listen to folks commenting here who don't live in the area you're considering.

— On the neighbor message Greenview and Jonquil Terrace
5:09 p.m.

Muting people, in my opinion, is rather juvenile but to each his own.

— On the neighbor message Mr. Mayor in Rogers Park
4:54 p.m.

One more day of the plant sale.

1:40 a.m.

Daniella, I think you're referring to Moah's Ark's plant sale:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may18-friends-dont-let-friends-buy-home-depot-tomato-6112132/

The same hours today but it's almost 5 PM now so hope you see this soon or can get there tomorrow.

— On the neighbor message Is there a plant/garden sale today?
4:20 p.m.

Too bad Zoot didn't follow.

— On the neighbor message Jordan. Zoot
3:46 p.m.

Ditto what Becky. replied.

— On the neighbor message Mr. Mayor in Rogers Park
3:41 p.m.

Dee, your point was quite clear. I was going to try to explain it to Suzanne, but I see you already have. At least she agrees that debates should be held and candidates should participate.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Candidate Too Timid to Debate?
1:53 p.m.

Taylor, I've learned to either stand up to bullies or ignore them, depending on the circumstances. Perhaps we'll meet at the CAPS meeting Thursday. You must live not far from me.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Moore Publicly Makes Fun of Seniors?
2:46 a.m.

Wow, Becky and Dee, you, too, are digging up some great stuff posted about me in other places. I don't think I'd seen those particular comments from Suzanne though those from Craig on Chevanston that Dee quoted are the ones that finally got me to tell Jeff off because he wouldn't let me post a rejoinder.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Moore Publicly Makes Fun of Seniors?
9:06 p.m.

Bruce and NYC, thanks for defending my "Realness," but Bart was only kidding around. Trust me on that. I think I'll even thank him. Bart, that isn't really me in that avatar.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Moore Publicly Makes Fun of Seniors?
7:40 p.m.

Good Grief!

— On the neighborhood event CAPS Beat meeting
5:15 p.m.

Mr. Rogers wins the prize. Neil, there is no way that Harold would have won a 2-way Democratic primary. Those of us who supported him knew how fortunate we were that Daley entered the race.

— On the neighbor message Rahm in Trouble?
5:10 p.m.

Bart, did you have to post that first comment? Lake's OP had gone for 15 hours with no comments and was about to disappear on to the second page, when up it popped to the top because of you. Bad boy. Isn't it funny that "Up" thinks you're the alderman. I get a kick out of that.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Candidate's Forum
5:04 p.m.

I am reasonably certain that Kelly Cassidy would have opposed this bill even if she had not heard from anyone. But it's always good to let your representatives know your opinion.

4:56 p.m.

Bart, back under the deck.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Moore Publicly Makes Fun of Seniors?
4:48 p.m.

Rob, thank you, thank you, thank you for finding that Chevanston comment by Craig against me. He used to do it regularly on Chevanston and on his own blog, which I never read but friends would send me the comments. I also stopped reading Chevanston when Jeff wouldn't let me respond to Craig in kind. I now dip into it from time to time, though it's usually boring as all get out.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Moore Publicly Makes Fun of Seniors?
4:45 p.m.

Hey, "Up," this is hilarious coming from you: "I was raised to be respectful of seniors." Shall I find some of the things you've written about ME on FB referring to MY age, and post them here? My alderman can recognize the difference between a senile old fool and one who still has all her wits about her.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Moore Publicly Makes Fun of Seniors?
4:25 p.m.

Congratulations, Dee, I see your first comment is back.

5:46 a.m.

Neil, that comment surprised me.There hadn't been a viable Republican candidate for mayor since Bernie Epton ran against Harold Washington, and surely you know why Epton was viable. Finally, as Shawn noted, mayoral elections were made "non-partisan" in the mid-1990s,. just as aldermanic elections are. If a candidate gets a majority of the total vote, the election is over in February. Otherwise, there's a run-off between the top two candidates in April.

— On the neighbor message Rahm in Trouble?
5:30 a.m.

Too quote someone else who comments and posts here: "Good Grief."

— On the neighborhood event CAPS Beat meeting
4:39 a.m.

Yes, well, he lost the debates in 2007 so he's going to try a different approach this time. Never mind that the voters want debates. It's been pretty clear that he's been floundering ever since it surfaced that he planned to run again.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Candidate Too Timid to Debate?
4:20 a.m.

I, too, voted for Miguel Del Valle in 2011, Jenny.

— On the neighbor message Rahm in Trouble?
4:09 a.m.

DB, I think he overslept and didn't get up on Wednesday.

— On the neighbor message How to fill a Pothole
3:52 a.m.

Rob, Clark and Greenview are both north-south streets. Were you intending to post the location in Andersonville?

Carl, I assume this is BYOB, right?

— On the neighbor message New Mexican Food Gem in Rogers Park
3:47 a.m.

d3, a certain chef you mentioned in a different thread didn't want the lights. At least that's what he said a few years ago. That's the only person I specifically recall but there were others.

— On the neighbor message my my, what is that i see out my window?
3:41 a.m.

Pat, two out of the three aldermen you named don't seem to have ANY EveryBlock presence. This is not the place to reach them and isn't the best place to reach Ald. Moore either.

— On the neighbor message We are passed potholes to cobble stones
3:33 a.m.

Ralph, according to P.P., he lives in Sleepy Hollow so, if he's right, your Hobbit Hollow isn't west of Sleepy Hollow--simply north. It would be more fun to live in Hobbit Hollow than in Greenleaf Historic District. Carl, most, if not all, of these sub-neighborhood names were coined by someone anyway. I was part of a group that renamed my sub-neighborhood as North of Howard when the previous name took on pejorative connotations it had not originally had.

— On the neighbor message Returning Home
3:03 a.m.

Becky, as you noted, the alderman got a little mixed up. The meetings are May 15 and, for us North Rogers Parkers, May 22.

— On the neighborhood event CAPS Beat meeting
2:22 a.m.

Please, please, please, don't let Zoot find EveryBlock. Or has he already?

— On the neighbor message Jordan. Zoot
2:15 a.m.

I do, Neil. My now ex and I loved it. The location on Ohio was just a couple of blocks from where I worked (until the company moved to south Michigan) so it was a great place for a special lunch.

— On the neighbor message East RP restaurant recommendations
1:52 a.m.

Tanya, is hubby taking you to Paris for that night out?

One of my favorite downtown places is Sayat Nova on Ohio just east of Michigan. Reasonably-priced, delicious Armenian food served on white tablecloths. We ate there tonight.

Sandy, I no longer had any idea what the name of that restaurant was where we cooked our meat on the slab of stone. I was only there once. Seemed to me like the kind of place most would go to only once because it was different. It wasn't there long, was it?

— On the neighbor message East RP restaurant recommendations
12:30 a.m.

Willy, have you noticed that one of the people commenting doesn't quite understand your post. As you point out, we have the noisy ones in public and the noisy one on the Internet. Guess it takes both kinds to try disrupt.

— On the neighbor message Get Involved - Lesson 101
4:45 p.m.

Gene, no, Marybeth did not mean Mt. Everest in Evanston, which has white tablecloths, though they place a piece of white paper on top that they change between diners. That's our go to spot for Indian/Nepalese dining. The other half won out last Saturday and we went there. I wanted to try out Lao Sze Chuan. Thanks for mentioning that it's good, Tovi. Everest is on the 40th floor of the Stock Exchange building and one has to have done very well with their stocks to eat there. I never have.

Carl, has it occurred to you that we don't, fortunately, have commercial buildings on the lakefront to house such a restaurant. If you want lakefront dining, try the Waterfront Cafe in Berger Park in the summertime. Pick a nice night because you're essentially dining on the beach. It's casual with good food and a liquor license. Noticed yesterday that's it's opened for the season.

— On the neighbor message East RP restaurant recommendations
4:34 p.m.

IMO, Twisted Tapas beats any other restaurant in Rogers Park for the quality of their food and service. There have been two separate threads on EveryBlock devoted to that restaurant. I second the recommendations of Broadway Cellars, Edgewater Beach Cafe, and Uncommon Ground--all of which have white tablecloths and are in Edgewater. I trust that Marybeth was jesting with her suggestion of Everest--and not just because of the location.

— On the neighbor message East RP restaurant recommendations
3:56 a.m.

Announcements of the meeting were placed on EveryBlock, Nextdoor, the alderman's Facebook page, and at least two different Rogers Park group Facebook pages. In addition, the alderman sent an email blast to the several thousand residents who have signed up to receive same. Then, as noted above, there were the flyers. I put those inside my building so that they couldn't blow away--but no one else from my building came.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Meetings - for Whites Only ??
3:15 a.m.

Clarissa asks the important question. Who would get enough support to beat Rahm? Someone most voters have never heard of less than a year from the election is NOT that person. Toni Preckwinkle may be--if she runs.

— On the neighbor message Rahm in Trouble?
3:01 a.m.

Justin, I know that the process of approving streetlights changed in 2013, but it's not true to imply that all the residents on that stretch of Juneway didn't want improved lighting. Some did; some didn't.

— On the neighbor message my my, what is that i see out my window?
2:41 a.m.

This afternoon a friend and I were reminiscing about La Choza because of your post, Robin, and we came up with the name of the owner: Sylvester.

— On the neighbor message For the, um, long-time Rogers Parkers
8:42 p.m.

Dee, thanks for finding that. I completely missed that announcement.

— On the neighbor message RP Violence Continued...smh
8:25 p.m.

As Rob pointed out, the DNA photo was clearly taken before the meeting began. I am even more furious that Woodard had the gall to publish it after being warned of the reasons photography was not allowed in the meeting. Some of my friends and I are much more identifiable in Woodard's than in Craig's.

— On the neighbor message Super Secret Rare Photo
8:11 p.m.

Used Up, if you're still here, I have no clue how you think you could have picked me out in the meeting last night nor do I know what you mean by "...a white haired woman faining how hot it was..." There were a lot of us older women at the meeting, though most of us, me included, aren't so much white as grey. Glad Joe apparently knew who you meant.

7:29 p.m.

I was wondering there, Kyros. And not sure how they could have planned to close old Field. I think both must have plenty of students.

Occupy RP (now apparently called Chicago Light Brigade) pulled another of their stunts at the meeting with Commander Waldera last night. Instead of informing the alderman of the problems at the school when they learned of them, they confronted him publicly with them. That was neither the time nor the place for those antics.

— On the neighbor message Gale School
7:06 p.m.

I've lived in the North of Howard neighborhood for more than 50 years and am still alive to tell about it. I regularly walk through those areas that NYCtoRP finds intimidating with no problems. When you have fear to begin with, though, I don't recommend that you look this far north. Take Carl's advice.

— On the neighbor message Returning Home
6:43 p.m.

Sheesh, I can't even go off to a museum for the afternoon without being personally attacked by the troll, UpinRP.

5:58 p.m.

"I do not know of any group that came w/an agenda but it felt kinda cliquish." That's because a group came with an agenda, Bigchibro. Nobody clapped when you thought they should have because that comment wasn't part of the agenda. The clapping came from the attendees in general when people were introduced. The rest of the clapping came from the group members following the little speeches from those group members. Somewhere you said you left when mental health was brought up. That was part of the agenda of that group.

— On the neighbor message Sooooo... What did I miss???
9:40 a.m.

But a personal attack has to be an attack on a PERSON. I don't see that any PERSON has been attacked.

Bigchibro, in case you didn't notice, the Commander is sort of a take-charge guy. Joe had a tough time getting the mic away from him to call on people. Seems to me it worked just as well to have Waldera doing that. At least that way the alderman couldn't be accused of calling on just the people he wanted to call on. As it was, everyone got a chance to make their often repetitive little speeches.

9:07 a.m.

Sorry, Robin, I was busy Monday. Roger is, of course, correct. (There is no connection to the La Choza on Clark St. BTW.) I went into mourning when La Choza closed. I kept hoping a "moved to...." sign would go up but it never did.

— On the neighbor message For the, um, long-time Rogers Parkers
2:44 a.m.

I walked by this building Monday night on my way to the meeting in Loyola Park. As usual, no problems, not a person in sight near it. Looked in the lobbies, which seem well cared for.

2:33 a.m.

Not sure how the fence would get funding unless one of the four projects approved proves unfeasible, and that wouldn't be known yet.

— On the neighbor message RP Violence Continued...smh
2:29 a.m.

I wonder whether Dave was, as they say, let go. I can't imagine any other reason for such vitriol that continues every time Heartland is mentioned.

2:17 a.m.

I think I'll sue. The back of my head shows, and I know who took it. He even publicly admitted in on another thread here

— On the neighbor message Super Secret Rare Photo
2 a.m.

Now WHO in the world pinked Dee for that?

1:57 a.m.

No, Barry, I think he's still driving around, trying to find Rogers Park.

1:50 a.m.

Tom, Occupy Rogers Park showed up in force with its own agenda. After each of them spoke, the others clapped wildly. Suzanne began her remarks by suggesting that we need a new law to curb the civil rights of gang members. It went downhill from there until the alderman finally cut her off. The Commander gave an excellent presentation at the beginning of the meeting. He stressed the need to work on issues through CAPS. Apparently the sector meetings are going to end in favor of individual CAPS meetings for each beat.

1:33 a.m.

Needy, this meeting has a purpose. The Commander's time is valuable. No griping because there are potholes in front of your place, etc. Buzz off.

6:01 p.m.

Suzanne, I think your ego is larger than your mouth if that's possible. I have attended countless public meetings hosted by the alderman. Tonight's meeting, like the others, has a specific agenda--meeting Commander Waldera whose time is valuable. Some may try to turn this into a free-for-all. I think (and hope) they will be cut off

5:43 p.m.

Is anybody taking bets on whether Joe Lake, who may never have been in Rogers Park, will manage to find tonight's event?

5:37 p.m.

Ah, yes, the Romney-Obama debate, which drew from far and wide, but probably not much from Rogers Park. And we know how THAT turned out, don't we, Suzanne? Your claim that tonight's meeting is taking place because of you is beyond bizarre.

4:26 p.m.

Now, I think that almost everyone who actually lives in RP, except for Mr. Negativity himself, has responded to Hpresident with the good things we know about that building and the surrounding neighborhood. Our alderman is one such resident. Most of us do not dwell on the negative. Avital took it upon herself to attack our neighborhood and our alderman. In what way was he uncivil in his response. I do find much incivility above--but not from our alderman.

1:57 p.m.

Rogerparker, assuming that you will be moving here soon, you might be interested in this offer if you haven't seen it:
https://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/may11-free-moving-boxes-6133819/

3:20 a.m.

Kyros, I think one or two posters who use their real names on RP's EveryBlock fit in with the "underachieving ego-maniacs" you mention. I won't name names or I'll be suspended, but the prime one has not yet commented on this thread.

— On the neighbor message The Brian Pfaff Jogger Hoax
3:04 a.m.

People like Avital who live in West Ridge (West Rogers Park) often seem to like nothing better than to denigrate Rogers Park. Outsiders can't really tell you anything about a neighborhood. We also have a few who live here who love to run down the neighborhood. A prime example is several comments above. I don't know anything about that specific building. I'm a few blocks north of it and walk by it on occasion. I've never seen any problems. No one has mentioned the wonderful Jarvis Square area just a block east with some hopping restaurants and businesses.

2:23 a.m.

Indeed, Rob, and Rogers Park is hardly a food desert.

— On the neighbor message Top Box Delivery
1:53 a.m.

Check with the condo association if possible before your move. They may require moves in from the rear so that the front stairwell doesn't suffer damage. It's a good idea anyway, even if it's not required. I have no idea how tall a 20-ft. truck is and whether you need to be careful going under viaducts, of which we have many as you may have noticed. You'll find the street sweeping schedule here:
http://www.ward49.com/street-sweeping/
If you got the apartment you mentioned in another thread, it would be in section 3, 4, or 7 on the map. None of those sections get swept near the end of May or beginning of June.

Unless you don't imbibe, I would add a 6-pack or nice bottle of wine to that list of emergency supplies Kat suggested.

— On the neighbor message Moving Tips?
1:47 a.m.

The history of this place from someone who probably knows. Glad to see it. In RP, the house has been known as the Cheetah House or the Leopard House. I think one clearly invalid story had a husband and wife arguing over what color to paint it. One of them left town and came back to find it looking thusly. If you haven't seen this in person, go.

1:24 a.m.

Becky, have you noticed what you did? Olga is going to have to revise the focus of her story to deal with whether or not people choose to vaccinate their pets.

— On the neighbor message Vaccines
12:47 a.m.

Entertaining, go to Kyle's profile page, click on the plus sign on the upper right, and you'll see an option to send him an email over on the left side of the next page.

12:32 a.m.

So verify them. You claim that "...80% of everyblock posts are made regarding something negative." Prove that. Not by going to "popular posts," but by clicking on each and every neighborhood in Chicago's Everyblock. Get back to us in a few weeks with statistics.

Hate to tell you this, Anna, but EveryBlock is NOT a news source like the New York Times, which is always up on my computer. It's a forum--for people in individual neighborhoods. I have no business, IMO, poking around in Hyde Park's or any other neighborhood's forum unless, perhaps, it's close at hand like West Ridge or Edgewater.

— On the media mention Two men shot at Rogers Park Bar-B-Q
10:21 p.m.

Interesting. Maybe so; I wouldn't be surprised.

— On the neighbor message The Brian Pfaff Jogger Hoax
7:30 p.m.

Oh, Up, I've been on this thread since March. Dee, where was he hunting me--on FB? Wouldn't surprise me.

— On the neighbor message Magic Pen Hoax
4:23 p.m.

Sorry, Anna, I don't buy it. Clicking on "popular posts," wherever that link is, means that you apparently don't have enough engagement in your own neighborhood on EveryBlock that you have to poke around in other neighborhoods for your entertainment. You only get a smidgen of the subjects posted to Rogers Park EveryBlock. I, personally, find more than enough posts in my own neighborhood. In RP EveryBlock, we have reunited lost dogs with their owners on several occasions, I helped get lost keys back to their owner, neighbors have found places to park, we get recommendations of restaurants, the list could go on and on of positive things that have happened through OUR EveryBlock. That, I think, was the point of Dee's comment. I wouldn't know about Hyde Park's EveryBlock, Anna, because I've never visited it.

— On the media mention Two men shot at Rogers Park Bar-B-Q
2 p.m.

Much more so than yours, Up. Up seems to have two obsessions in life: Brian Jogger and how late I stay up at night.

— On the neighbor message The Brian Pfaff Jogger Hoax
11:11 a.m.

Fascinating, folks, look who thanked Ups first comment above.
Some of us know who the players are; some of us don't. Up is in the latter category. He has to speculate--and he's wrong as usual.

— On the neighbor message Magic Pen Hoax
10:47 a.m.

Jeffrey, this has been an ongoing discussion, dating back to the original EveryBlock. If you lived in Rogers Park, you would have undoubtedly seen his obsessive tagging. A couple of summers ago, Loyola Park was full of it. He stays south of me so I don't see it much.

— On the neighbor message Jesus Tagger Part 3
10:38 a.m.

26th floor? Hmmm, not in Rogers Park, are you, Les.

Love that story of a cat following your son home, Michelle. Most of my cats over the years have moved in from the alley so there has often been contact with cat or cats already living here. Both of my current guys slipped past me and spent time out during their first year inside. Ended up with fleas once because I was in the process of adopting one from outside but my cats never got sick since their vaccinations were up to date.

— On the neighbor message Vaccines
1:28 a.m.

Here is Dee's comment in context in her original post. Judge for yourself. It got 28 Thanks, including from Becky and DB.

https://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/may02-we-blessed-have-rogers-park-everyblock-6117443/

I'm not standing up for Dee because I know her; I don't. Rogers Park's other Dee is my friend.

— On the media mention Two men shot at Rogers Park Bar-B-Q
1:13 a.m.

I would assume that, like letters sent through the mail, the text message belongs to the receiver. There's nothing in those screenshots to identify the sender anyway except a given name.

— On the neighbor message Jesus Tagger Part 3
9:56 p.m.

I should mention that I remember that comment of Dee's in another thread--and agreed with it. It's totally out of context here.

— On the media mention Two men shot at Rogers Park Bar-B-Q
9:17 p.m.

David, but I don't have a Smartphone, you see. All of my phones are attached to wires in my apartment. I know, I'm in the minority, but there it is.

— On the media mention Two men shot at Rogers Park Bar-B-Q
9:14 p.m.

d3: "...just assume once you leave the house you can be tracked from point A to B." I don't think so unless there's an invisible drone positioned over our entry door that follows me once I leave the building.

— On the media mention Two men shot at Rogers Park Bar-B-Q
6:29 p.m.

d3, do you seriously believe that all of the property owners on my block of Ashland called in? There is new sod in in front of every building.

Strange about the plants that went missing though.

3:05 p.m.

Indeed, Becky, my cats have gotten everything the vet recommends--even though they don't go out and about.

— On the neighbor message Vaccines
2:48 p.m.

Joe Lake stalks 49th Ward residents. Arrest him.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
5:19 a.m.

d3, I saw some speculation on Facebook that there had been fight in the park on Wednesday around 5 PM. One person heard on the scanner than someone had been arrested.

3:48 a.m.

Mo, you're really not paying attention to what people here are telling you. In addition to National Night Out, Positive Loitering events are held a couple of times a month in the Morse area. The group loiters for awhile in one spot and then strolls to another for 2-3 hours at night. Your CAPS facilitator also holds such walks.

— On the neighborhood event Safety Seminar For Women
3:34 a.m.

Christy Webber has been working in NoH around Ashland & Juneway. They put down a layer of soil before laying the sod. Looks pretty nice around me, but they still need to replace the plants and shrubs that were removed.

John V., yes, Glenn took out a lawn chair and a book while the concrete cured at his business. He also set up a better barrier. I went over and sat for an hour while he ran an errand.

3:09 a.m.

We have an 18-unit coop and have 2 blue bins--supplied by Allied Waste, our private waste hauler. Just because it's blue, doesn't mean that the bin was supplied by the city.

— On the neighbor message blue bin recycling
2:29 a.m.

John, Dee, and others who were/are on Nextdoor, you've got to admit that forum has at least one advantage. The only people who can post or comment on that site live within reasonable proximity to Rogers Park. Joe Lake can't touch us there.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
2:09 a.m.

I recall receiving a "friend" request from Lake a few years ago after he and I had both commented on some FB page. Since I didn't know him, I simply deleted the request.

David, love your new avatar!

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
3:04 p.m.

Lots of food businesses start small. I remember River Valley Mushrooms when all they sold is mushrooms at farmers' markets. They still do that but now have a wonderful array of products and opened a store and cafe on Wilson last year. That's only one example. We need all the budding entrepreneurs to be able to flourish.

— On the neighborhood event Street Vendor Town Hall- Rogers Park
1:40 p.m.

Congratulations, Matt! I didn't think it would be long before you were banned along with John, me, and a bunch of others. Take it as a badge of honor.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
1:48 a.m.

Dee, shame on you. You've blown a shut-out. Score is now

1 - Joe Lake
90 - combined score of Dee, Becky, Prissy, Robin, Vernetta, Roger, DB, John V, and me

John V., in case they contact you and can't figure out how to reach me, feel free to give them my email.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
7:31 p.m.

d3, I begged them not to insist on installing the Juneway meter that really cold February week because that's the one that feeds our boiler. I was afraid the heat would be off for hours. They were very efficient and did everything that could be done before shutting off the gas to make the new connection. The gas was off for less than an hour.

Smack (sound of palm of hand hitting forehead). I've known Chef E for decades. Why didn't I figure out that nom de plume? Still don't know who you are, though. Yes, I imagine their parkway is now a mess.

— On the neighbor message People's Gas Construction Contact
6:32 p.m.

Our wonderful Sol Cafe on Howard started as a cart operation in Washington, D.C.

— On the neighborhood event Street Vendor Town Hall- Rogers Park
6:14 p.m.

What time, d3? I got home around 4 PM and nothing was going on.

Ok, Rob, now I guess I'll have to read the article--or at least the comments.

5:51 p.m.

DJM, I believe that the seminar for women means just that. Mo and others here are ignoring the fact that this seminar is not limited to discussing sexual attack. Everyone is not born knowing to look around, Mo. I doubt that anyone is. One has to develop street smarts. Sometimes I've had it and sometimes I haven't, and two of the latter times I was followed into my building because I forgot to check behind me. They weren't after me; they wanted my purse. These incidents were years ago, and I learned from them. How much better to have learned them in such a class. Watching people walking around today, talking on their cell phones or texting, is a good sign that they all need some training.

— On the neighborhood event Safety Seminar For Women
5:32 p.m.

I'm sure my parents would have been grateful for whooping cough and chicken pox vaccines when I was young rather than nursing first my brother and then me through both of those diseases. One of my classmates ended up crippled for life from polio before that vaccine was developed. You can be sure that, having had chicken pox, I got the shingles vaccine some years ago.

— On the neighbor message Vaccines
5:17 p.m.

Looking forward to this meeting.

2:33 a.m.

We hear a lot about recalls of food produced by giant corporations and occasionally the sickening of dozens of patrons of restaurants considered good. But Need is worried about the food cart vendors. No one is forcing you to patronize them, Need.

— On the neighborhood event Street Vendor Town Hall- Rogers Park
2:26 a.m.

Shucks, I was thinking it should be moved to an intersection, laid flat, filled with dirt and flowers for a mini traffic circle.

1:29 a.m.

I guess I'm in the counting mood tonight. Since others have mentioned they've met me, I just counted how many here I have met. It's 8, ranging from good friends to brief meetings. Except for Mo (moah), whom I've known for some time, I've met the rest through and because of EveryBlock, dating back to the original EveryBlock. Looking forward to meeting others. Hope this crawl works out. We need a new thread for it. Who's going to start it?

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
1:03 a.m.

Vernetta, once again that cloud of pink has disappeared. Has anyone been keeping score here? Currently it stands at

0 - Joe Lake
63 - combined score of Dee, Becky, Prissy, Robin, Vernetta, Roger, DB, and me

There's no prize but lets see who figures out what I mean first.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
12:25 a.m.

That'll work, but I thought the library was across the street.

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
9:50 p.m.

Becky, I believe that it was during the Reagan era that ketchup was classified as a vegetable by the USDA. Why don't you ask Suzanne about that?

— On the neighbor message Socialist Running in 49th Ward?
9:48 p.m.

Dee, if we end up on La Cazuela's patio it could be after walking, and there we could eat and kvetch but do you really want to carry the drinking part with us all the way? Remember, they don't have a license and we had to bring our own for the birthday party we had there last summer.

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
8:06 p.m.

Hi, Sharon, I think I recall that one of our new tenants is looking for parking. If I can remember who, how can he/she contact you. I thought I had your email but I don't anymore. Do you have mine?

— On the neighbor message parking space
6:39 p.m.

No, Robin, I think I was born a picky eater. Still am.

— On the neighbor message Socialist Running in 49th Ward?
6:32 p.m.

d3, you may have gotten a new meter last fall but we didn't. Work has been helter-skelter up here. Our new meters were installed in February, and I thought that was the end of it. Seems the one on Ashland wasn't actually connected up to the new gas line though. They dug a trench in our yard about a week ago to finish the process. Our Juneway meter may have been hooked up to the new line in February. I think that's when they dug up that yard.

I saw a Christy Weber pickup driving around with plants in the back today. Did you see any planted?

— On the neighbor message People's Gas Construction Contact
6:07 p.m.

Big, don't you like my Buddha? His name is Noah.

4:07 p.m.

LOL! ^

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
3:29 p.m.

We've used Illinois Home Improvement for several years now for a variety of masonry jobs: rebuilding parapet walls, rebuilding the chimney, tuckpointing, and replacing lintels. We are most likely going to have them replace more lintels this year.

http://illinoishomeimprovement.com/

— On the neighbor message Masonry Work / Tuck-Pointing Recommendation
2:59 p.m.

CoffeeCup, it's NOT all that people focus on. As I noted above, this is only one of the various safety seminars the police offer. I would have attended one for seniors last year if I had not had another commitment.

— On the neighborhood event Safety Seminar For Women
2:45 p.m.

Blu Smoke, that's the question we asked after seeing the report and the mayor's response on the news last night. Pay up, Rahm.

2:36 p.m.

snicker

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
2:10 p.m.

Party for Socialism and Liberation--this is NOT Bernie Sanders' brand of Socialism:

http://www.pslweb.org/

— On the neighbor message Socialist Running in 49th Ward?
2:58 a.m.

Pat, this is not 311.

2:28 a.m.

The new streetlights were installed a week or so ago on Juneway from Sheridan to Ashland. Justin, didn't you say last year that you were on the committee that recommended that streetlights be included in the percentage vote along with street resurfacing? If I'm remembering that right, thank you.

— On the neighbor message my my, what is that i see out my window?
2:01 a.m.

Jeffrey, I assume you mean you're going to run in your ward, or have you moved up here?

— On the neighbor message Socialist Running in 49th Ward?
1:44 a.m.

We had some fun with the Beacham candidacy earlier this year on this site. I seem to recall that Anne called him to our attention, and I see that she commented on his Facebook page. Wonder whether she's supporting him. I found a really juicy article at the time. I'll look for it again.

— On the neighbor message Socialist Running in 49th Ward?
12:42 a.m.

Mo, I don't like lumping businesses together unless I'm sure that they don't treat their employees fairly, and I'm not sure that that's true of Best Buy.

New, you've raised a completely different issue with Chick-Fil-A. I had never even heard of them until the firestorm arose a couple of years ago. I still don't know where there is one, and I wouldn't patronize it if I did.

I first suggested a party above but someone else has to plan it. I won't come if Kerry gets the supplies at Walmart. Pat, as a beat facilitator, we expect you to be able to talk us out of the pokey. I'll brush up on Spanish. I might be having lunch with a Mexican this week; that would help.

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
12:17 a.m.

A certain poster's pinking finger has been active again.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
11:35 p.m.

Great comment, Becky. Wikipedia for those who don't know what an encyclopedia is.

Frankly, I'm unclear on why anyone WOULD pay anyone for that FB page.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
8:30 p.m.

I'm not young or a minority or low-income, so why is it that I use OTA. I don't watch hours upon hours of TV and am perfectly content with the network channels and PBS and, occasionally, WGN. I have an antenna on the roof. It helps that I live on the 3rd floor.

— On the neighbor message Cutting the Comcast Cord for good
7:03 p.m.

Mo, the police offer a variety of such seminars targeted to different groups. I doubt that the only thing covered at the one for women is rape.

— On the neighborhood event Safety Seminar For Women
6:44 p.m.

I will spend my money in places that pay workers a decent wage, Once I learn that is not the case, I try not to patronize them again. All big-box stores are not bad. I'm not sure about Best Buy. Mo, you threw that one in; how about it?

Prissy, after that last comment, I'm not sure that Mo will be offering you any eggs.

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
6:37 p.m.

It does, to me at least, make sense to do projects at about the same time so that there's only one clean-up needed. The installation of the new streetlights didn't seem to make much of a mess at my end of the block. Where we have a light in front of our property is in the same piece of parkway dug up by Peoples Gas a couple of months ago anyway. And you're only talking about a two-block stretch of parkway, d3. John V. didn't get new streetlights but the property of everybody in Rogers Park got messed up by Peoples Gas.

— On the neighbor message People's Gas Construction Contact
6:18 p.m.

Christy Weber is the landscaper hired by Peoples Gas. They've been working up here. I sent an email to Joe's office. Include the specific address where plants have been removed and they'll send it to Christy Weber.

— On the neighbor message People's Gas Construction Contact
4:11 p.m.

mo, ???? ^

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
2:26 p.m.

There are plenty of charter schools in which the students perform no better than students in the public schools. Those are the ones that I oppose. From what I've read and observed, Chicago Math and Science Academy is not one of them and provides an excellent education.

1:55 p.m.

Funny thing, I just got here and am not seeing ANY pink (though one comment has been deleted). Guess the EveryBlock administrators didn't agree with the pinkers.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
1:48 p.m.

Oh, dear, I'm up and it's turned nasty. Yes, Mo, you're not the only one to know him as the bully he is, but let's not talk about him in this thread.

Pat, were you off on a binge yesterday? One of our mutual friends plied me with Margaritas last summer. Actually, I did my dancing that day BEFORE the Margaritas with a total stranger who spoke Spanish. None of it wore off on me, though. When are we going to do these Margaritas--and is Dustin invited or are we sending him to Taylor's place? I'm a little afraid of him. He might eat us if we're not on the Ark.

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
1:32 p.m.

You all heard wrong. I have no personal information but Alderman Moore tried to scotch that rumor some time ago. I seem to recall that they had recently renewed their lease and were planning to expand.

2:36 a.m.

After the Glenwood Sunday Market starts the summer season outdoors on June 1, I'm heading down there by about noon.

— On the neighbor message Information on Walking
8:21 p.m.

Robin, the people who marked it unneighborly probably think that Melissa's comment violates this in the Guidelines:
"Advertisement - Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”) However, you may share information that would be considered beneficial and of interest to the community, such as community events, concerts, activities or new businesses opening in the neighborhood."

I'm not one of the people who so marked it BTW.

— On the neighbor message Have you switched from Comcast to RCN?
6:38 p.m.

Perhaps we need to have a meetup at which we reintroduce Becky to bourbon to see how she misbehaves. I guess New won't come, though. She said she doesn't drink. She can come and be the designated driver, err, walker. That's it, she could walk us home. I'm mostly a beer and wine person, but I'll take a good Marguerita.

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
4:07 p.m.

Interesting results. Is this another case of favorable ballot position winning? Not counting the street resurfacing section of the ballot, there were 7 initiatives. The first 4 of them on the ballot won.

3:51 p.m.

Dory, no, the LA Fitness at Gateway is NOT closing.

3:36 p.m.

Oops, and they haven't even opened yet.

— On the food inspection Jewel Food Store failed inspection
3:30 p.m.

On nice Sunday afternoons, I'm in Triangle Park Garden, and, like Mo, I don't do mornings (or windows) either. Maybe I'll join the group and see what develops, but I'd most likely poop out along the way.

— On the neighbor message Information on Walking
3:02 p.m.

Why, Becky, did you misbehave when you did?

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
2:43 p.m.

In a tourist town like Galena, I suppose it still draws those who haven't seen it. And it's an appropriate show for a river town. I wouldn't mind seeing it again if I ever find myself in Galena on a weekend.

— On the neighbor message We are Blessed to Have Rogers Park Everyblock
12:50 p.m.

Ok, so one Dee weighed in, but I don't think it was the Dee Pat meant. Pat, this ^ is the one you had Bloody Marys with last Sunday. Remember? I don't think we know the other one--at least I don't--but she posted the thread you reference. And I think Malachai thought it was ^.

DB (Joe???), you lied to me about your identity when we met at a CAPS meeting. Now that you've told us who you really are, I guess you won't throw yourself off the Connection page.

As for me, I'm Helen, and that's me launching a sky balloon from Farwell Pier last summer. I'm only me, Pat, though you may not believe it.

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
11:55 a.m.

Thanks, Kyle. How do I make the check payable? I'll hold off until you let us know whether Sol is an option to accept checks. As far as sending you an email, I don't have your address, and you don't have your email enabled on EveryBlock. I could send you a PM on Facebook.

— On the neighbor message Gale School Book Drive
11:36 a.m.

Why, Dee, after censoring you for days for telling it like it is, did Joe Lake--that resident of DesPlaines who runs the page--ban you too? As you know, he banned me a few days ago. I guess the new dictator doesn't care for dissenting voices on his page, though the previous moderator used to claim it was open to all.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
11:24 a.m.

The house-brewed brown ale is very good. Got there too late tonight for the regular dinner menu. My beef and chorizo burger was juicy and quite tasty. His kale burger--no. We do want to go back again for a regular dinner. Once again, though, the music is way too loud for our liking.

— On the neighbor message Peckish Pig
3:24 a.m.

Robin, Jim Post seems to still be performing his Mark Twain on Saturdays out in Galena. Last time I saw him was at a house concert in Wilmette several years ago. "The Midnight Special" at least keeps it pretty much alive, and there are still some good, local groups and singers.

— On the neighbor message We are Blessed to Have Rogers Park Everyblock
3:11 a.m.

Dustin, I seem to recall that Pat likes Maker's Mark. Is that a whiskey? And Dustin, we don't talk about the 34th precinct. There is now a target on your back.

Pat, you're confused. There are two Dees who comment on RP EveryBlock. Which one do you mean in your list above?

— On the neighbor message Who is who ?
2:23 a.m.

Carl, wrong interpretation; New, wrong gender for Malachai. John V. and I know who she is.
Malachai = Selena Marie = RPonGreenleaf = RPLover, but on the latter, I don't think she does.

12:12 a.m.

Kyle, I balk at the fundraiser, Crowdrise, taking a cut of my donation so I backed out of that commitment. Is it possible to leave a check at the school or at one of the places accepting donations of books?

— On the neighbor message Gale School Book Drive
7:12 p.m.

Ok, the link in your other thread does work:

https://www.crowdrise.com/gale/

— On the neighbor message Gale School Book Drive
6:59 p.m.

Robin, I guess this night owl could rustle up some eggs for you before hitting the sack. Give me plenty of advance warning and mavbe I can pick them up at Moah's Arc:

https://www.facebook.com/MoahsArk

— On the neighbor message On a lighter note...
6:37 p.m.

Kyle, neither one of those links works for me.

— On the neighbor message Gale School Book Drive
6:29 p.m.

Stacey, let Malachai take care of him.

5:59 p.m.

Stacey, I trust your remark about Craig having a direct link to the police dept. was written tongue-in-cheek. Apparently, the Tribune reporter doesn't bother much with the facts either. I read that report and said "No way, this doesn't make any sense."

4:51 p.m.

Craig, when you find out what REALLY happened, why don't you get back to us? On the other hand, no one who knows what happened will give you the time of day.

3:17 p.m.

Then why don't you live there, Malachai?

2:54 p.m.

Oh, but we love Moah despite her grammar.

2:31 p.m.

This is your LAST chance to have a say in how our million dollars will be spent.

3:57 a.m.

Dee, re-reading your post, I'm reminded that I met some people through the original EveryBlock who have become good friends and, through them, some others. (They threw a birthday party for me last year during which I launched that lantern seen in my profile photo from Farwell Pier.) They have all enriched my life greatly. Without EveryBlock, I wouldn't have met the person who helped me get one of the Ten Thousand Ripples Buddha sculptures for a garden in Triangle Park, which resulted in my becoming the lead gardener for that neglected garden. Another new EveryBlock friend gardens there with me.

NewtoRP is recruiting walkers for her Saturday morning group on this page. Others get suggestions for internet service, contractor recommendations, and so on. People from other areas and even other cities write in to ask us about our neighborhood because they're thinking of moving here. We engage and we answer them. Did you read Mike Spikes threads? He is moving to Chicago and was considering RP and Bronzeville. I checked out his post on the Bronzeville section. Hardly anyone responded to him, whereas we jumped in to lure him to RP.

— On the neighbor message We are Blessed to Have Rogers Park Everyblock
3:46 a.m.

Becky, wrong song but nobody can sing that one like Goodman did.

— On the neighbor message We are Blessed to Have Rogers Park Everyblock
10:43 p.m.

Robin, I didn't mean to imply that Goodman didn't sing it; just that he didn't write it. I love hearing Michael Smith sing his own songs, just as I liked Goodman singing his.

— On the neighbor message We are Blessed to Have Rogers Park Everyblock
8:36 p.m.

And I gardened in the ornamental garden in the park all last summer--the one with the Buddha sculpture--and had no problems. For a while, a bad group hung out in the park. After a couple of them were arrested, the group moved elsewhere.

— On the neighbor message Question
5:26 p.m.

My memory cleared in the shower, Robin, but that wasn't Goodman's song. It's Michael Smith's; I've heard him sing it in person. Just looked for my CD to listen to it and it's gone--along with a bunch of other CDs. A certain companion is going to get an earful for taking my CDs to work.

— On the neighbor message We are Blessed to Have Rogers Park Everyblock
5:11 p.m.

Remind me, Robin, which song is that...

— On the neighbor message We are Blessed to Have Rogers Park Everyblock
3:54 p.m.

Malachai, you're wrong. Dutchman is NOT me, but I know who you are.

— On the neighbor message We are Blessed to Have Rogers Park Everyblock
3:13 p.m.

I wasn't referring to you, Dee.

1:37 a.m.

ShanDan, far west end of NoH, bounded by Haskins, Hermitage and the alley north of Juneway. Now before anyone asks where Haskins is, it's a 3/4 of a block long, diagonal street connecting the far west end of Juneway with Hermitage. I lived on it when I first moved here.

— On the neighbor message Question
1:30 a.m.

Barbara, New's first CAPS meeting last week was a zoo. Hope she comes back. You haven't been here in a while, I think, and New has been trying to get folks to walk on Saturday morning. Not sure that she's had much luck with the gentlemen. And remember that dinner we organized through Nextdoor? You, me, Dee, and Diane. No men. People do come to the more organized events like Follow Me on Friday.

— On the neighbor message Dating in RP....
1:11 a.m.

It was an interesting survey. At the end, I suggested that they add some items that Jewel doesn't carry but that Dominicks did. It's now all one chain since Albertsons took over Safeway.

5:21 p.m.

Diana, Ridge from Fargo to Howard is at the top of the list of streets to be resurfaced through Participatory Budgeting with this year's menu money. So that stretch is sure to be resurfaced.

— On the neighbor message Potholes on Ridge between Touhy & Devon
5:13 p.m.

Me, too, Neil, and they're doing a really good job of guarding Triangle Park it seems.

— On the neighbor message Question
5:04 p.m.

Dan and Dave, in case you have somehow missed the point of this legislation, it's to encourage everyone to bring their own bags to the store, much as Aldi's policy of charging for bags and Whole Foods' of giving credit for bringing bags.

— On the neighbor message Aldermen approve plastic bag ban
5:02 p.m.

See you tomorrow, Joe. Hopefully, not everyone on this thread will come.

4:53 p.m.

Pat, dear, calm down. We've given you examples of places where potholes have been filled, ok? They're working on it. If you could vote in PB, you wouldn't even vote 100% for street resurfacing because you want that soccer field.

— On the neighbor message Is it me, or ?
4:46 p.m.

A little sun would be nice but I'm with Robin on hating that hot and humid.

— On the neighbor message is me or....
4:29 p.m.

Dee, I tried several times last night to bump John's post up. None of my "Bumps" on it took. It's now off the "front page."

— On the neighbor message Howard Area Community Center Needs Help
4:24 p.m.

Too bad, Joe Lake, you can't remove John Versical, Meli Manak, and me here.

— On the neighbor message Open Political Discussion Group?
4:20 p.m.

Melissa, when I learned by email today that you had been thrown off, along with Justin a day or so earlier, it boggled my mind. But keep in mind that Don himself is also a moderator on that page. He can and has removed opposing voices in the past during the time when Lake wasn't active. Now he just has Lake do his dirty work for him.

— On the neighbor message Open Political Discussion Group?
2:46 p.m.

Yep.

— On the neighbor message Open Political Discussion Group?
5:17 a.m.

I take it as evidence that they also use Facebook, the killing this week of a 14-year-old girl on the south side by another 14-year-old girl.

— On the neighbor message Internet safet.
4:41 a.m.

A forum for open political discussion it is NOT. After a couple of my comments got deleted on Wednesday, I complained, intemperately, I admit, and got banned from the page. All I had been trying to do is correct the erroneous implication by a disgruntled former aldermanic staff member that the items approved in previous Participatory Budgeting votes were not being implemented.

— On the neighbor message Open Political Discussion Group?
4:38 a.m.

Rode through from Chicago Ave. to Ashland last Thursday and noticed on that route the potholes were filled, D3 . Tonight, I noticed the ones on Jonquil, west of Ashland had been fllled.

— On the neighbor message Is it me, or ?
3:24 a.m.

Reuse is many times better than recycling!

Mike, I just checked your profile and YOUR email hasn't been enabled. Artie's is on his profile. Why don't you write to him?

— On the neighbor message RP recycling drop off location?
2:50 a.m.

What good news!

— On the neighbor message Shout out your Block (Rogers Park)
2:40 a.m.

Come visit me, Pat. We've got filled in potholes up here.

— On the neighbor message Is it me, or ?
5:58 a.m.

I don't know, Steven. Dustin may be on to something with the second part of his comment.

— On the neighbor message Menu Money! What Menu Money?
12:51 a.m.

Dustin, would he do that????

— On the neighbor message Menu Money! What Menu Money?
10:24 p.m.

Interesting. Would that be the garage that the owner complained bitterly about not having easy access to it once the Parking Garage is built? He did not take the offer to buy that property when the offer was made.

— On the neighbor message Parking Needed -Touhy/Sheridan
4:38 p.m.

"he'll be back"? Mo, I think the jury is still out on the actual gender.

— On the neighbor message Extra Cash..
4:30 p.m.

It got my vote yesterday, Pat. If you haven't voted yet, please vote for the new fence for Willye White park. The current one is useless in preventing the bad guys from escaping from the park and into the alley.

— On the neighbor message Help our parents
4:23 p.m.

Thanks, Joseph. Yesterday, I gave a flyer for this hiring to a guy at the Howard el who told me that he's a felon and needs a job. He also had been told that he can't register to vote because he's a felon. Lots of bad information out there. As I explained to him, this isn't Florida or some other state that bans felons from voting. Hopefully, soon, the box will be banned too.

4:20 p.m.

Oops, sorry, Joe. I made sure my total, including streets/lights/sidewalks, didn't come out to more than 100%. Then I gave the same instructions to the folks whom I helped yesterday at the Howard el. My bad.

4:10 p.m.

Actually, it's beside the new Dunkin Donuts place. That moved several storefronts north and joined forces with a new Baskin-Robbins. Now, we have junk food heaven beside the bus lane.

— On the business license SUBWAY SANDWICHES
4:01 p.m.

In case no one has noticed, "Andrew" is no longer with us.

— On the neighbor message Extra Cash..
2:20 a.m.

And if John met his lovely fiancée that way, it must be a great site.

— On the neighbor message Dating in RP....
1:43 a.m.

This is what happens during street resurfacing:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/street/svcs/residential_streetresurfacingprogram.html

I voted this afternoon, including for a soccer field to replace a basketball court that is no longer used and a couple of other specific projects. Yes, street resurfacing/street lights/sidewalk repairs got the bulk of my vote but, by no means, all of it.

— On the neighbor message Participatory Budgeting Project Prices
8:19 p.m.

Shoot, do I have to stay on EveryBlock 24/7 to see the goodies before they get deleted?

New, don't ask, just call the office in the morning. Joe doesn't check this page hourly.

7:55 p.m.

New, I understand that. Because of what happened to him during the remap, I'm not at all sure that that's what Fioretti wants to talk about since he won't be representing that area much longer. I suspect what he wants is to talk up his campaign for mayor if Robin is correct that he's running. Perhaps Dan Kleinman can enlighten us.

— On the neighbor message Meet with Alderman Bob Fioretti
7:47 p.m.

New, you're too new to understand Prissy's comment, I suspect. During the remap of the wards following the 2010 census, Ald. Fioretti ending up essentially without a ward to run from next year.
http://www.chicagojournal.com/blogs/01-19-2012/Ward_remap_passes:_2nd_Ward_blown_up,_3rd_and_4th_Wards_split_South_Loop

Robin, I had not heard that he's running for mayor. Why would Bill Daley support him?

— On the neighbor message Meet with Alderman Bob Fioretti
7:18 p.m.

Reyna, he's posting a message that should be seen by a wider audience than it got by email. Get it!

Sorry, John, I posted the email too before noticing that you already had. I've tried to delete mine but I think I was too late. I'll be dropping off a check there today.

— On the neighbor message HACC Victimized
1:47 p.m.

People posted on Facebook that, according to their scanners, it was fireworks.

— On the neighbor message Shots Just now?
1:15 a.m.

CoffeeCup, the sad truth is that some of those who need help aren't smart enough or reliable enough to spend money wisely. Would you want to give money to someone and later learn it was used to buy drugs, for example? There are also the scammers who might ask for money to buy diapers for their kid yet when you offer to buy those diapers instead of giving the money, the person disappears. NewToRP knows what she's doing.

— On the neighbor message Extra Cash..
12:41 a.m.

Mo, filling potholes doesn't come under street resurfacing. Different sources of money are involved. Of course, if a street is resurfaced, that will take care of any potholes on it.

— On the neighbor message Participatory Budgeting Project Prices
8:08 p.m.

Mo, in a way, there is a cap on street repairs because street resurfacing, sidewalk repairs, and street lighting are lumped together on the ballot. That's how we got the new streetlights on Juneway, which were just installed.

— On the neighbor message Participatory Budgeting Project Prices
7:46 p.m.

Timjz, I didn't say where I go for pizza. I don't even know where Apart is. I'm actually pretty fussy about pizza. I do think that Leona's was a mediocre restaurant before it changed hands, and from what I've heard from others, it's worse now.

I've never had a bad dish at Twisted Tapas. IMO, their food is worth every penny it costs.

7:28 p.m.

They did a wonderful job in restoring this house. What a gem in our neighborhood.

RedPanda, it opens for paid tours on May 7 on Wednesdays only, I think. The tours will be offered by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. See

http://cal.flwright.org/tours/bachhouse

— On the neighbor message Bach House Open House
6:10 p.m.

Thanks for saying that you think Leona's is the best. Sorry Timjz, but that means I can utterly ignore your reviews of restaurants. Leona's??? Nooooo.

5:56 p.m.

I will not be voting for 100% of the money to go to street repairs. Not while little kids have to play soccer on a concrete basketball court.

— On the neighbor message Participatory Budgeting Project Prices
5:45 p.m.

The garden plots have an annual rental fee. I know the Peterson Garden Project offers subsidized plots to gardeners who can't afford the fee. So they raise money. The people who contribute don't manage plots. I don't know whether any of the other gardens around do that.

— On the neighbor message Extra Cash..
2:50 a.m.

Becky, you need to work on your poetry.

— On the neighbor message The Political Closet
2:29 a.m.

Well, Craig's comment was gone before I ever got to this thread, but I'm quite used to his bullying tactics. Problem for him is that it doesn't work on me. I'm sure that whatever he said doesn't compare to things he's said about me elsewhere. Prissy knows whereof she speaks, MandaLeigh. Cory, that "apology" was written with his fingers and toes crossed.

— On the neighbor message DNAInfo article about CAPS Meeting
10:56 p.m.

Just back from Morse Market and looking forward to Jewel opening this summer in Gateway. Will be having a late lunch tomorrow with friends at Towbar, one of our great new restaurants. Suzanne, you ought to get out more and explore our wonderful neighborhood. BTW, I didn't see YOU at CAPS Thursday night. Doubt that you were supporting Rogers Park Business Alliance either by going to their fundraiser at Mayne Stage--you know, the one the alderman attended.

— On the neighbor message The Political Closet
9:22 p.m.

Chet, the boulder may have been hidden under the overgrown evergreen by the time you got here. Right at the alley & the street up against the curb.

— On the neighbor message New lights on Juneway are in
9:15 p.m.

Need, you're NOT a registered Democrat. There is no such thing in Illinois.Anymore more than anyone is a registered Republican. You are not asked for a party when you register.

— On the neighbor message Goodbye, my Republican friends
6:19 p.m.

Dee, I don't know whether there are any garden plots available. The ones at the new Peterson Garden Project garden on Howard were snapped up quickly, I understand, and there is often a waiting list for the garden across from Triangle Park. I don't know about Dubkin Park and the raised beds behind the Howard Theater Building. The alderman's office might have info. if that's the route you want to take New.

— On the neighbor message Extra Cash..
6:09 p.m.

Yes, "Andrew," he should have said in advance that he wasn't coming after all. That doesn't negate the fact that he doesn't attend CAPS meetings. A representative from his office comes.

6:01 p.m.

Suzanne, I suspect that Mo knows that Joe doesn't get much sleep for the same reason I do. We see what times he writes to us about Dem. Party of the 49th Ward Board matters.

— On the neighbor message Alderman misses Caps meeting in favor of?
5:55 p.m.

I don't know who all is on the Parks Committee for PB. Of the ones I do know, I've never seen any of them on EveryBlock so they are not even seeing your questions. To ask questions and get them answered, you have to go where the folks are who know the answers. It's not usually EveryBlock.

— On the neighbor message Participatory Budgeting Project Prices
5:46 p.m.

Where did you hear that, Anna?

— On the neighbor message Jewel at Clark and Howard
5:26 p.m.

"Anyone who has looked at pavement striping even from a slow-moving car already knows that much of the striping is actually a three-dimensional application rather than just paint." Well, Bill, apparently everyone doesn't realize that because on a different thread some days ago, someone offered to personally paint the bike lane on Clark rather than spend the $75,000 budgeted for it last year. Someone in this thread tried to compare the cost of a bench for a home garden to the cost for one in a public park or on the public way as a bus bench. That's why some replies sound dismissive. Most if not all of the projects on the ballot have to be vetted by the appropriate city departments, which, I think, supply estimates of what the work will cost. PB committee members don't just make up numbers. It takes a lot of work. And, as has been mentioned, there are public meetings at which committee members who have done the work could answer your questions. They are not obligated to answer them here. They will, however, be available next Saturday, 9 AM - 3 PM, at Chicago Math and Science Academy, to show off the projects and answer questions. You can then vote for those you want.

— On the neighbor message Participatory Budgeting Project Prices
4:31 p.m.

You can walk and contribute to a great organization that keeps kids on the right track. I'll be posting a thread about Family Matters' Walk-A-Thon later today.

— On the neighbor message Extra Cash..
2:22 p.m.

UpInRogersPark has also revealed that he too is just a complainer and doesn't attend CAPS meetings by telling the alderman not to come to them anymore. Hey, "Up," the alderman DOESN'T attend CAPS meetings. The meetings are intended for interaction between residents and the police. The alderman is not a member of the police department. Get it?

2:12 p.m.

By mid-July. There will be a job fair or some such in May. Date(s) not yet announced.

— On the neighbor message Jewel at Clark and Howard
4:37 a.m.

Of course parts and labor are included! Rob, these questions are also why we know that Steven didn't volunteer to serve on a committee to come up with items for the vote and to find out what they will realistically will cost to implement. Why volunteer for the work and miss the fun of griping about other people's work?

— On the neighbor message Participatory Budgeting Project Prices
4:35 a.m.

I don't know about that, New, but we do have to get you registered to vote here if you're not yet.

— On the neighbor message Doesn't Anyone Care?
4:14 a.m.

Ok, for those who don't know me or who weren't there, I was the "...woman [who] stood and embraced him," him being Karl Villanueva, the father of the man murdered the day before Thanksgiving. I've know Karl since the 1980s and had not seen him since his son was killed. d3, I gather you weren't there. The 36-year resident mentioned lives on your block. I was appalled by the article as I often am by articles in the media nowadays. It's all sensationalism. I can understand why Karl feels the way he does and the African-American man in the back of the room, who was probably Odalo Ohike quoted in the article. But, Woodard only chose to quote and interview people after the meeting who had negative things to say. I'm not afraid of my neighbors or my neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message DNAInfo article about CAPS Meeting
4:01 a.m.

Carl, a correction to one of your comments: the alderman did not schedule the Casino Night. It was a benefit for the Rogers Park Business Alliance and would have been scheduled by that organization. Wish I'd known who you were last night; I'd have introduced myself. I did recognize New.

3:28 a.m.

New, a primer on who was who: The Evanston police officer is Tanya. Toni (female) is the Beat Facilitator for my beat, 2422; Tony (male) is the Beat Facilitator for your beat, 2423; Bernard (in the rear on our left) is the Beat Facilitator for 2424 across Howard St. from where Tanya patrols. Bob Fuller was the alderman's staff member who attended the meeting. (Have you checked out the alderman's website and signed up for his email notices? http://www.ward49.com/) Sorry, all Hades broke out at your first meeting. If you want to know about the next community walk down near where you live, reply to the email I sent you early Friday through EveryBlock. They are not publicly announced.

3:13 a.m.

Scott, were you REALLY disappointed that the alderman didn't attend the CAPS meeting? I find that hard to believe. After all, it gave you one more thing to criticize him for, and that's about all you seem to know how to do. You don't attend CAPS meetings yourself. Do you do anything helpful in our community--or do you only complain?

1:36 a.m.

Chris, did I miss you or did you miss the meeting?

— On the neighbor message Morning!
6:53 a.m.

No, d3, our boulder disappeared before Peoples Gas started work up here, but it was during some other project that involved the parkway. You've lost me with the parking sign and moved pole bit.

— On the neighbor message New lights on Juneway are in
6:29 a.m.

New, I hope you won't let this month's meeting keep you away in the future. This was a highly unusual meeting. Nice to meet you.

— On the neighbor message Morning!
6:16 a.m.

Bump

3:43 a.m.

No, to term limits. Also, no to reducing the size of the City Council.

— On the neighbor message Term Limits for Mayor
3:35 a.m.

There is no reason to paint the new light poles black. If the neighbors on Juneway had voted or even paid any attention to last's year's Participatory Budget vote, they would have known the new lights were going to be installed. The city does not install large stones in the parkway, Chester. They did either bury or remove the one we had there, though, during some previous project. I don't recall where we got it.

— On the neighbor message New lights on Juneway are in
3:16 a.m.

I guess you have a rather loose definition of "near Loyola," New. Anyway, see you at the meeting.

— On the neighbor message Morning!
3:03 a.m.

That Hoyne property is on the block with wonderful 6-flats. If you're into architecture, take some time to look at the facades on the block.

You really should see the the Artists of the Wall in Loyola Park and walk out on Farwell Pier. Perhaps do that before visiting Twisted Tapas.

— On the neighbor message Shout out your Block (Rogers Park)
2:37 a.m.

Mac, the notice is specifically addressed to Rogers Park and Evanston residents right at the top. but someone answered Dory's question on their Facebook page to say that anyone is welcome.

— On the neighbor message Bach House Open House
2:22 a.m.

The problem with biodegradable plastic, as I understand it, is that is doesn't biodegrade in a landfill because there is no oxygen needed for the process to work.

Banning plastic grocery bags is overdue. I'm tired of seeing them flying from the trees in the neighborhood. I agree I would be lost without the produce bags, which I use when I clean out the litter box. I try not to bag produce that doesn't need a little bag though. Green beans and wet produce need them. Onions, potatoes, apples, and so on don't.

1:01 a.m.

I'll be there, New, along with some other troops from NoH. I thought most recently you said you lived down near Loyola in response to Mike's questions about RP. The meeting for that beat was last week. Not that you aren't welcome at ours. I've gone to the meeting for the southern beats occasionally.

— On the neighbor message Morning!
11:36 a.m.

Mike, although I don't, I can see why some here might think you a troll. There does seem to be some contradiction in your posts. Above, in response to Dee, you wrote that you would "...be primarily working from home" and yet in your original post back in March you indicated that you would be starting a job at a school in West Englewood. At that time, many in Rogers Park expressed concern about such a long commute. Can you explain? You are limiting your options, of course, by wanting to be in a building of 8 or fewer units, but you must know that. The building I mentioned above has 25 units in a beautiful courtyard.

As you've no doubt noticed, we in Rogers Park seem to be working harder to attract you than the residents of Bronzeville. (Yeah, I checked your posts in that neighborhood and the comments on them.) I hope you have a good time looking around Rogers Park. Stop in for dinner at Twisted Tapas on Pratt just east of Sheridan. Terrific food and service.

— On the neighbor message Shout out your Block (Rogers Park)
2:49 a.m.

Mike, I'll reply to your email later. Busy day.

Hi, Tanya. You probably remember me. We met at the Burger King meeting. That will be opening soon. I'm sure you're not looking forward to it but others are.

— On the neighbor message Shout out your Block (Rogers Park)
10:58 p.m.

"... I'm not sure anyone can take your comment seriously." I never have, John. And doubt that you have either.

2:59 p.m.

7700 block of North Ashland in the infamous North of Howard neighborhood. Two blocks to the lake with beaches and a tennis court. 3 blocks to the El with trains to downtown and farther south, Evanston, and, Skokie, plus a bus depot serving various bus lines. A great coffee shop nearby. A soon-to-reopen large supermarket in a mall with other stores a short walk past the El station. Chase and Bank of America branches nearby as well as a post office. In addition to the lakefront parks, there are three others in North of Howard; one is a children's playground. Lots of shoe stores--it's a joke of Rogers Park. This block is quiet though it hasn't always been. The building across from me has been newly rehabbed and, I think, still has apartments available. I think it's one of the most beautiful buildings in Rogers Park:
http://www.flatschicago.com/rogers-park-apartments/7722-ashland/
I don't know what the apartments rent for.

There was a murder at 2:40 AM last week in the block south of me. (You did ask about the bad stuff.) But I'm not going anywhere.

If you're in town on Friday, May 2, drop in to the alderman's office, 7356 N. Greenview, between 5 - 7 PM, for what is called a Follow Me on Friday for a little food and drink and meet the neighbors. At that time you can check out our Participatory Budgeting process to see how it works because voting will be held that evening (as well as at other times and places.)

— On the neighbor message Shout out your Block (Rogers Park)
4:08 a.m.

Sorry, New, you read something into my comment. I don't think there has ever been more than one centipede in the tub at any one time. But it creeps me out that he can touch it.

Dee, some mice seem incredibly stupid. A year or so ago, I was going to bed without turning on the bedroom light to avoid waking my companion. I saw something small and dark on the bed so I got a flashlight. My cat had dispensed with a mouse and left it on the bed as a present for me. And possums are all over the place. I, too, find them hanging out on the third-floor porch.

— On the neighbor message Lose Your Lizards?
2:01 a.m.

d3, I said it's a Facebook page. Are you on Facebook? Just type "East Rogers and...." in the search box on FB and it should come up. If you're not on Facebook, you can't access it.

1:27 p.m.

I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, New, but come warmer weather you're going to see centipedes. My companion will scoop them out of the bathtub with his hand before turning on the water. That, I can't do. Bugs are perfectly capable of climbing to 3rd-floor apartments. I have them on the 3rd-floor, as well as ants sometimes.

— On the neighbor message Lose Your Lizards?
12:51 a.m.

According to the "East Rogers Park and NOH Neighbors" Facebook page, it was fireworks that were heard around 9:30 PM Sunday up at the north end of RP. A little Easter cheer, you know.

12:44 a.m.

Dory, I doubt that anyone here can answer your question. I just posted the notice I found on the Bach House Facebook page. You can try to reach someone there.

— On the neighbor message Bach House Open House
12:03 a.m.

Centipedes are good. Learn to tolerate--if not like--them. They eat silverfish and other bad bugs. They also provide something for my cats to chase. Spiders on the other hand...

— On the neighbor message Lose Your Lizards?
9:16 p.m.

Awww, poor NforaC, one of his comments got deleted. Join the club. It wasn't even up long enough for me to see it so I wondered who got zapped here.

8:31 p.m.

New, the police presence since the shooting Monday night has been intensive. I'm sure there must be cars here from other districts.

8:20 p.m.

Many years ago, my now ex- brought home a lizard-like critter, a newt (not Gingrich, thank you). It was kind of amusing but it got loose and was never seen again.

— On the neighbor message Lose Your Lizards?
8:16 p.m.

The comments are getting icky for a food thread....

— On the neighbor message Best eating in RP (for NewToRP)
7:35 p.m.

Avital, AWOFINC doesn't tap dance around what IS the issue for far too many people.

— On the neighbor message Where are the BAD buildings ?
4:49 p.m.

Vanessa, I think they were still in the renovation stage during Open House Chicago last year. That is finished now. I toured the house during that event in 2012, I think, and am looking forward to seeing the changes to take it back to what it looked like originally.

— On the neighbor message Bach House Open House
4:29 p.m.

Bad, Carl, bad. :p

— On the neighbor message Lose Your Lizards?
4:16 p.m.

I've told this story before. There's a place I pass on my way to the el or to Howard in general where young "thugs" hang out. They are busy talking and sometimes blocking the sidewalk. Sometimes, I hear the MF word as I approach--and then they see me. Then, it's all apologies. I smile and accept them. They're not thugs to me though they use bad language and their underwear is showing. They're teens or young adult males who know it's inappropriate to use that word within my hearing. Too many who comment here would cross to the other side of the street rather than even venture near the group.

— On the neighbor message Where are the BAD buildings ?
3:53 p.m.

Zeferino, I the Waterfront Cafe in Berger Park doesn't open for the season until May 12. I've only eaten there once, last summer, but the food was very good, not just ok.

— On the neighbor message Best eating in RP (for NewToRP)
5:39 a.m.

Eric, I put your message up on Nextdoor for Rogers Park and a couple of local Facebook group pages.

— On the neighbor message Found Keys
1:58 a.m.

E&A, this neighborhood was lily white when I moved here as were most, if not all, north side neighborhoods. Gradually, it became the kind of neighborhood I wanted to live in without moving to Hyde Park. I find your comment disgustingly racist.

— On the neighbor message Understanding the Violence in Rogers Park
11:03 p.m.

I suggest, instead, that they report them, with specifics, to Ann Hinterman at Ald. Moore's office, assuming that the buildings are in the 49th Ward. NewToRp, yes, indeed, let's not characterize all buildings with low-income residents as bad buildings.

— On the neighbor message Where are the BAD buildings ?
6:49 p.m.

Paco, how is it that I, who allegedly lives in the MOST dangerous area of RP if I'm to believe all the garbage that's spread about my little corner of RP, have never in all of my nearly 55 years here felt the need to move to someplace safer? There is no place in RP that I've ever felt unsafe.

— On the neighbor message Understanding the Violence in Rogers Park
6:40 p.m.

Oops, I'm showing my age and the fact that I never had kids, aren't I David?

— On the neighbor message Lose Your Lizards?
6:08 p.m.

Stacey, I like this comment of yours: "Officials have real jobs and actually devote their lives to public service." You probably weren't around when David Orr was our alderman, but this year he is celebrating his 35th year of Public Service. That is exactly the way he feels about it. He went on to become Cook County Clerk. I think Suzanne doesn't like him either, but he still lives in our ward and is beloved by many of us.

3:43 p.m.

We order pizza from Panino's in Evanston. They have tons of options. Except for pizza, I cook or we go out to eat. Not big on ordering in in this household.

http://www.paninospizzeria.com/evanston/index.html

— On the neighbor message RP restaurant delivery options
3:30 p.m.

Mr. Rogers, have you even tried to pet a hedgehog? One of my neighbors had one. It was quite cute but prickly. She was really sad when he died. Do you have a cat named Henrietta Pussycat that David mentioned? If so, what does she think of your new pets?

— On the neighbor message Lose Your Lizards?
3:21 p.m.

I thought your comment was perfectly clear, Carl, but then I wasn't trying to read something different into it.

6:18 p.m.

John RP, do you vote in the Participatory Budgeting election? Those who do are the ones who decide how most of the menu money gets spent. The Clark bike lanes were approved last year.

3:19 p.m.

In addition to calling it in to 311 or reporting it online, take a photo if you can.
Send the photo (and the address where you found the graffiti) to :

g r a f f i t i @ c a p s 2 4 . o r g

That way if this is gang graffiti, the police can track where gangs are leaving their marks.

— On the neighbor message Graffiti Question
1:34 a.m.

Take your sisters to Twisted Tapas. Best restaurant in RP.

— On the neighbor message So disgusted!
1:24 a.m.

Ok, I guess the jig is up. We've been spiriting the bodies across the wall into Calvary and burying them in the dark of night.

— On the neighbor message Murder rate in Rogers Park
2:16 p.m.

Al, I'd forgotten about those windows. I hadn't been in there in the summer for a long time because I didn't care for the two previous restaurants in that space, but I seem to recall that Cafe Suron, the Persian restaurant I loved, would open them in the summer.

— On the neighbor message Awesome Food at Twisted Tapas
3:20 a.m.

I don't know any "jaded psychedelic mushroom heads," NforaC, but the founders of Heartland, who are still owners, BTW, along with someone else, are friends of mine.

3:10 a.m.

How pedestrian of you, Dustin. Actually, either spelling may be used for the colour between black and white; both are accurate. (You'd best be careful or I'll begin sprinkling that "u" in in other comments.)

http://tinyurl.com/om5875l

— On the neighbor message Classifieds?
3:03 a.m.

Hoping for a full recovery for Daniel, Tony.

— On the neighbor message My Partner !
11:31 p.m.

No problem at Ashland & Juneway.

— On the neighbor message Power Outage at Howard/Sheridan
9:48 p.m.

I also don't think that it doesn't matter that Suzanne didn't meet the child she named in Illinois. That child had an unusual name so I think it likely she's the one that comes up in a search. Attractive young woman. Someday, a search on her name may well include a link to the Everyblock comment by Suzanne.

9:33 p.m.

Yes, but that account is inactive. Note that the name is grey, not black, and it's not a link to a profile page.

— On the neighbor message Classifieds?
9:26 p.m.

Why are you questioning Carl, Dee? Note, his account is inactive though he may be the same Carl who rejoined using his full name this time.

— On the neighbor message Classifieds?
8:28 p.m.

Wrong, Brian, though they are more prevalent in the South.

— On the neighbor message Termite contracts and Terminix
8:18 p.m.

Do Evanstonians allow us to use their parks? They charge us if we want to use "their" lake in the summer.

— On the neighbor message Tennis Anyone
7:59 p.m.

Dee and ylhr, this is an OLD post from 2012, which Chicago Comics resurrected in order to spam us apparently.

— On the neighbor message Classifieds?
7:34 p.m.

Chris, I want to see your buddy's face when he opens that gift.

— On the neighbor message Puppies and Flowers and Rainbows and Puppies
3:19 p.m.

Try A & A Moley's Vacuum
928 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL ‎
(847) 328-5512 ‎ ·

Just north of Main St. They repaired my Eureka (before it died) and before that, my Hoover. I think they work on most brands and always have given me good service.

— On the neighbor message Vacuum Repair?
3:02 p.m.

Prissy, he lost at the ballot box before he lost in court.

Norma, what's this about the Socialist one going away. Was he ever here? In person, I mean, not just talked about by others.

— On the neighbor message HEAT or LIGHT?
3:02 a.m.

d3, as I mentioned on another thread, 1658 and 1710 are both Northpoint buildings. You might want to give the office a call and tell them what you observed.

— On the Open311 service request Sanitation Code Violation was closed
2:38 a.m.

Michael, granted bacon IS good, but what's wrong with puppies, rainbows, and flowers?

— On the neighbor message Puppies and Flowers and Rainbows and Puppies
1:56 a.m.

Mike, good to see you commenting here again. I thought maybe you'd given up on Rogers Park. To correct a typo in Dee's comment above so that you might understand what it is, Positive Loitering is just what the name implies. A group goes out for 2 or 3 hours in the evening and loiters for awhile in one spot before moving on to the next. Groups that are, shall we say, negatively loitering break up or move on. Confrontations are avoided. Now that Spring is here (in spite of the snow we had Monday), this will be starting up again very soon.

— On the neighbor message Please, Stop this Madness
1:43 a.m.

Carl, she's right about your assumption--that is, if her profile photo is New. Click on New's profile and enlarge her photo. I already had several days ago. Beautiful young lady, BTW. But you're right, too, that many of us don't like to see our neighborhood denigrated and will, as you put it, push back. Perhaps we should now just drop this and go back to the bike discussion.

3:44 p.m.

I know that New. I'm just surprised that so many areas that I--decades older than you--walk through all the time and that you feel are unsafe. If you came from some small town in Iowa, I'd understand, but you don't.

8:09 p.m.

Lovable, my foot.

8 p.m.

I know, Dave, I went back and read it when this all started here. That's what reminded me that Applejack had participated because Dee referred to him in one of her comments. His comments are now attributed to "Inactive user."

I sold my tennis racket on Craig's List or the Reader ads several years ago. It had been in the back of a closet for years.

— On the neighbor message Tennis Anyone
3:22 p.m.

"Sketchy" is not in my vocabulary--certainly not applicable to ANY place in Rogers Park as far as I'm concerned. Clark/Jarvis/Rogers: Walgreens, RP Fruit Market, Red Violin (haven't shopped there but I hear they have a great selection), and Capt. Nemo's for the best subs and soups you'll find anywhere.

3:08 p.m.

I don't know what's to feel unsafe about at Gateway Center, New. I guess you got to RP after Safeway closed all the Dominick's stores in Illinois. That large, empty store you saw was a bustling supermarket until the end of 2013. By sometime this summer, it will be again with a Jewel store in that space. LA Fitness is on the upper level, accessible through the Atrium on the east side of the mall next to Marshall's. I don't know of a Staples anywhere in RP.

1:07 p.m.

Taylor, come to the next CAPS meeting and talk to the beat cops about what you see. April 24 at 7 PM, Chicago Math and Science Academy on Clark. The meeting only lasts an hour.

— On the neighbor message Jonquil peace
11:40 a.m.

Oh, I suspect the police read it, unlike the gangbangers.

— On the neighbor message Please, Stop this Madness
2:23 a.m.

I think I'm going to be noticing bike lanes now. We drove down to Morse Market this evening. Morse has bike lanes on both sides of the street. When we left and headed west, I noticed north/south lanes on Ashland, I think it was.

12:01 a.m.

Somehow, I find the claim that the gang members read this site hilarious.

— On the neighbor message Please, Stop this Madness
midnight

There's probably no bounce to them anymore anyway, Dee, so don't bother looking.

— On the neighbor message Tennis Anyone
6:15 p.m.

I, too, saw the post after the fact and would have attended if I'd known.

— On the neighbor message Peace Gathering
6:15 p.m.

Taylor, the security patrol--vans with blinking lights and a colorful logo on the side--that drives around is for Northpoint. The vans visit all the Northpoint buildings in NoH. You might call Northpoint and have your neighbors do so too and ask them to have that security team pay more attention to the alley there at night.

As Lori mentioned, there's free access between that alley and the park. The fence keeps being cut. One of the items on this year's Participatory Budgeting ballot may be for a higher fence along the alley made out of something that can't be easily destroyed. It was one of the proposals presented by the Parks Committee at the recent PB meetings. If you want better security, make sure you vote in this year's PB. Voting will be held at various times and places, April 26 - May 3. Watch for the announcement from Ald. Moore's office.

— On the neighbor message Jonquil peace
5:58 p.m.

Yes, I think it's probably the same dog too, but this is not the first time since EveryBlock was revived in January that it's been used to reunite a lost dog with owner. During the first phase of EveryBlock, I helped in reuniting a neighbor with his or her keys that had been found on our building's property. This, I think, is one of the better uses of social media.

5:43 p.m.

Pat, more likely tomato sauce from those pizza deliveries.

— On the neighbor message New Graffiti on Morse Avenue
5:37 p.m.

It's the only farm in RP, Craig, and those chickens produce mighty fine eggs, not to mention the delicious tomatoes she gave me. Mo, let me know when you have some extra from "the girls."

5:12 p.m.

NewToRp, no,no,NO, to bikes on the sidewalk. I have nearly been run over on several occasions. Being hearing impaired, I can't hear them when they come up behind me. The guys--and it's always guys--aren't inexperienced.

1:21 a.m.

Probably so, NewTo Rp. A step above (or below) photoshopping, I'd say.

— On the neighbor message New Graffiti on Morse Avenue
11:06 p.m.

Exactly, Tom, both codes of silence prevent the criminals from being brought to justice. Sometimes, as Apple Jaxx suggests, the criminals are those who are supposed to protect us.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park (in perspective)
3:46 p.m.

Pat, what are you doing up?

— On the neighbor message Tennis Anyone
4:01 a.m.

Dee, did you remember that AJ was part of that running joke before he, too, got killed? But he got resurrected this year and then was sent to sit in the corner. Think he'll be back?

— On the neighbor message Tennis Anyone
2 a.m.

I assume this posting is about the same dog and that he is now home:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/apr09-found-dog-6080778/

Thanks for taking him in.

— On the neighbor message Dog found
1:42 a.m.

Chris, that's a terrier??? Well, that sure blows my thinking that all terriers are small and frequently yappy.

In case you and d3 have never noticed, 1658-68 and 1710-20 Juneway are under the same management, Northpoint. I'm kind of surprised you apparently haven't found problems behind 1700-08, which is the site of the recent fire.

— On the neighbor message Alley clean-up update
1:36 a.m.

d3, not only do I not carry "a mauve/red squarish backpack," I don't carry a backpack period. Back in my day, backpacks were for hikes in the wild. But I'm going to be keeping my eyes open for that backpack to see who you think I am. (No, I don't think your comment was creepy.)

— On the neighbor message Recent shootings in Rogers Park
8:49 p.m.

So, much earlier today, Les M thought people should listen to him/her about my neighborhood when he/she taught at Gale for all of three years 20 YEARS AGO. But now we're supposed to believe Les M. that Bryn Mawr is now safe when it apparently wasn't in the past: "Bryn Mawr is much better than it used to be. If anyone thinks it's bad now, they should have seen it TWENTY YEARS AGO." For some reason that I simply don't understand, people who like their own neighborhoods seem to feel it perfectly ok to tear down other peoples' neighborhoods--neighborhoods they really have no idea what it's like to live in.

— On the neighbor message Recent shootings in Rogers Park
8:48 p.m.

No, you won't get that nap, Dee, but one of our fellow gardeners found two people "napping" there early this morning. She reports tonight, though, that the furniture is now gone.

— On the neighbor message This can't be good...
6:51 p.m.

PLorena, some of the women who started life in this neighborhood at New Life are now long-time residents of North of Howard as they got their own apartments here--some after also passing through the Jonquil Hotel after leaving the shelter. They clearly liked our neighborhood, which you apparently did not.

— On the neighbor message Recent shootings in Rogers Park
4:45 a.m.

I understand the furniture should be removed on Thursday.

— On the neighbor message This can't be good...
1:51 a.m.

Actually, it's not a "post," Michelle. It's a Media Mention that gets posted automatically on EveryBlock. Then the person who is obsessed with crime commented...and so it goes. I've lost track of how many threads there are on this particular incident. Do you really think this one ever had any chance of being at all useful?

1:28 a.m.

Just noticed another of your questions. I've been attending beat meetings. Ours is the 4th Thursday of the month. Come on out for it at Chicago Math and Science Academy on Clark. This month should be particularly interesting.

— On the neighbor message Recent shootings in Rogers Park
1:16 a.m.

Somanylittles, I got off the bus on Rogers at Greenview/Howard at around 9 PM tonight and walked home to Ashland & Juneway. If I had taken the el instead, it would have been from the Howard station. Sometimes it's later than that when I get home. Can I tell you it's entirely safe. No. But no place is entirely safe. Just don't walk around unaware of your surroundings listening to your ipod or talking on your cell. No gangbangers are going to chase me out of my neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Recent shootings in Rogers Park
1:11 a.m.

What was Grover convicted of? Seems too early for you to be thinking of him getting out if he murdered Elmo. Was Elmo given a proper burial?

— On the neighbor message Tennis Anyone
12:41 a.m.

1. The individual seats aren't wide enough and I'm not THAT big.
2. Riding home with packages on lap is awkward. When I have a seat or barrier in front of me, it corrals things from slipping onto the floor. Also, I feel my purse is safer behind a barrier.
3. When I have to stand, there are few solid things to hold on to. The overhead straps are terrible.
4. I have trouble getting up, wedged in between two people, with nothing solid to hold on to. Those of you who are young, just wait till you get older, you'll know what I mean.

In other words--I hate the new cars. The newer buses have some of the same problems.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Red Line
6:05 p.m.

Well, maybe you're right. I don't see bedbugs listed among the critters Off! is good for, but it's useful against a lot more than mosquitos.

— On the neighbor message This can't be good...
7:52 p.m.

According to a different EveryBlock post, the alley has also been called in by one of my neighbors on Juneway. I don't frequent that alley.

John, you forgot to add that a good self-spraying with Off! would be a good idea too.

— On the neighbor message This can't be good...
7:05 p.m.

If the furniture is still there once gardening season finally gets here, the Triangle Park Garden Group is planning to use it to rest on. Two of our gardeners posted photos of it on their Facebook pages a few days ago.

— On the neighbor message This can't be good...
3:48 p.m.

John, It's not PB money, it's menu money. Every alderman in the city gets a pot of it to spend on infrastructure improvements. Our alderman has chosen to let the residents of the ward decide how most of that money will be spent via Participatory Budgeting. Last year, more than 60% was allocated to street repairs and street lighting. Even if we didn't have PB, the money still couldn't be spent on personnel.

3:21 p.m.

I didn't write the rules, John, nor did our alderman.

5:42 a.m.

Congratulations on your re-election, Bob!

4:50 a.m.

No, JohnR. PB money can't be used for personnel expenses.

1:42 a.m.

From my Beat Facilitator:

PRELIMINARY NOTIFICATION VIA BEAT 2422

INCIDENT: (2) PERSONS SHOT

LOCATION: 1600 - 1700 BLOCK OF W HOWARD

DISTRICT: 024TH

TIME: 1939 HRS

SUMMARY: VICTIM (1) M/Black / 24 years old SUSTAINED MULTIPLE GSW(s) AND IS UNRESPONSIVE AND IN CRITICAL CONDITION TO ST FRANCIS. VICTIM (2) M/BLACK/ 33 SUSTAINED GSW(s) TO THE HIP AND STOMACH AND IS IN SERIOUS CONDITION TO ST FRANCIS.

** 024th district Police personnel are preliminary investigators that respond to the scene to render aid and establish a crime scene, once that is completed the scene becomes the responsibility of Area Detectives , we can only give updates on scenes when the give the 024th district Updates .

9:20 p.m.

According to a woman at the corner of Paulina & Howard, two were shot outside the convenience store on the north side of the street.

8:30 p.m.

LOL ^

— On the crime report Aggravated battery: Handgun
7:01 p.m.

Ice cream store on Morse? The only ice cream store I knew about on Morse has been gone for some time.

Belated birthday greetings, William.

— On the neighbor message Common Cup
2:24 p.m.

I wish I could vote for you, Bob. Instead, I'll just give this a bump up.

2:22 p.m.

Tom, I didn't realize that you're the litigious type.

— On the neighbor message Parking spot rental
2:11 p.m.

Thanks, Kyle. That explains why you haven't been campaigning. I looked for a candidates' list last night but couldn't find one. No wonder. I tried the school's and school board's websites.

— On the neighbor message Vote in your LSC election starting tomorrow!
1:33 p.m.

"Andrew," clicking the unneighborly button because one disagrees with another member's comment is what goes against EveryBlock's rules. You implied above that that's what you do. Really funny, your comment about the Democratic Party, especially if you're a Republican whose party members like nothing more than controlling what women can do with their bodies.

— On the neighbor message More Shots Fired in the 49th Ward?
2:39 a.m.

William is right. In answer to a question that was asked on a thread a few days ago, a moderator replied that it takes two users to click on the "unneighborly button" for the comment to turn pink. Note: that only means two alleged users, I'm sure. It could be one person, with two different accounts under different "names" on EveryBlock. "Andrew" apparently clicks on it if he disagrees with the person. That is not the purpose of the button but explains why so many comments get pinked.

— On the neighbor message More Shots Fired in the 49th Ward?
12:32 a.m.

Are you running for re-election, Kyle?

— On the neighbor message Vote in your LSC election starting tomorrow!
12:04 a.m.

It's a bit of a walk, but you may be able to rent a spot in the lot at the far east end of Lunt, on Park District property, I think.

— On the neighbor message Parking Greenview / Lunt
2:53 a.m.

Barry, why did you think I thought vegans are the same as vegetarian? Vegetarians could, I believe, eat butter made from the milk of any animal, whereas vegans would not. It seems that, despite what you say, the restaurant that Robin recommends is Indian and vegan.

— On the neighbor message Dining in RP w/o Canola nor Hydrogenated Oils
2:01 a.m.

Well, if it's vegan, they don't use butter, beef tallow, or lard, so what do they use? I'll stick with my Canola oil.

— On the neighbor message Dining in RP w/o Canola nor Hydrogenated Oils
4:47 p.m.

If I were a few decades younger....

— On the neighbor message Would you walk...with me?
2:47 p.m.

"Andrew," I do comment on that page (it's not a blog) occasionally. So what? And what makes you think I hate him? I don't. I just think he'd make a really terrible alderman.

— On the neighbor message 49th Ward Issues Survey
4:34 a.m.

I've lost track of how many times I've been here and loved it every time. The last time was a Saturday night and the place was packed. I suggest making a reservation if you plan to go on the weekend.

— On the neighbor message Awesome Food at Twisted Tapas
3:48 a.m.

Michelle, I don't think Willy has left EveryBlock. He's under temporary suspension. (Hover your cursor over his name to see that.) Funny thing, the biggest violator, it seems to me, is still posting and commenting.

— On the neighbor message Awesome Food at Twisted Tapas
3:42 a.m.

Wait, let me get this straight. Do you dip the fries in the fondue? Sorry, but that sounds disgusting to me though separately I'd like them, I'm sure. Love that restaurant.

— On the neighbor message Dining in RP w/o Canola nor Hydrogenated Oils
3:42 a.m.

NewtoRp, Michelle, and others whose buildings do not offer recycling, you might want to print out the information provided at the city's website and give it to the property manager for your building:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/supp_info/construction_demolitionsites0.html

— On the neighbor message Recycling in Chicago-- or lack thereof?
3:25 a.m.

William, others of us also know Craig and know what he has done over the years. Not nice.

— On the neighbor message Common Cup
1:15 a.m.

Correction Don. You got rid of some members whose comments you didn't like who may have been trolls. At the same time you left members on who are just as troll like as those you removed--clearly because you approve of their comments. Double standard, Don.

— On the neighbor message 49th Ward Issues Survey
2:37 a.m.

Oh, you like fresh produce? Check out the Glenwood Sunday Market come June 1, on Glenwood between Morse and Lunt. There's a monthly winter market too but not much fresh produce anymore.

http://www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org/

— On the neighbor message More "shots fired" last night
4:52 a.m.

I remember the Top Hat though I never went there. Nevertheless, I bet I can guess who fell off the bar stools.

— On the neighbor message Who Remembers?
3:18 a.m.

Jeremy, this is Rogers Park. Someone is always outraged. I can think of a few occasional commenters here who clearly haven't seen this.

— On the media mention Pot Growers Eye Lerner Site
3:03 a.m.

New, your comment mystified me until I checked the notifications in my email to see the comments that had been deleted.

2:56 a.m.

Thanks for letting us know.

— On the neighbor message Linda came Home this morning
2:51 a.m.

More interlopers. Guess their own neighborhoods are uninteresting, John.

— On the neighbor message More Shots Fired in the 49th Ward?
2:43 a.m.

Yikes, Chet. I learned on a manual transmission but boy was I bad with the clutch. If that's what you have and need it moved occasionally, ask Glenn. I think he can do it.

2:37 a.m.

When summer comes, New, go visit Mo on her farm. Maybe she'll let you feed her chickens. Watch out for the roosters, though. And, no, I'm NOT joking, and it is in RP.

— On the neighbor message More "shots fired" last night
2:04 a.m.

What a strange title for a thread on which to have a pleasant chat. Perhaps we've succeeded in making a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

I like my part of the neighborhood, William, though I've seen many changes over the years. Howard St. was once alive and lined with stores and also a lot of bars, being the closest place to get a drink for the sailors at Great Lakes and the Northshore folks who lived in dry towns. As some of the housing came down, NoH opened up to a large community garden and several parks. In many ways, I suppose I changed along with the neighborhood. I've never felt I wanted to move away.

As Willy mentions, EveryBlock has provided a way to meet Online, and sometimes these Online interactions result in meeting in person. Isn't that so, Pension Pat?

— On the media mention 2 men shot in Rogers Park on Morse
1:47 a.m.

Pick a time and place and see who shows up. Hope that it's not people you don't want to meet. Actually, start a new thread for a Meet-Up--maybe on a Sunday afternoon. We did that in 2012, I think, at Pillars and arranged it through EveryBlock. Maybe Terry Midnight will show up. I haven't seen him since that day. Nice, interesting guy. And one of the other people who came is now a good friend.

— On the media mention 2 men shot in Rogers Park on Morse
7:16 p.m.

Michelle, Tommy Chip, I think the name was, had a Fritos bag as an avatar (or some such snack bag), and said something about liking sticky donuts. Then William, whose comment is still there, chimed in with honeybuns, which I'd never heard of. This was all late night silliness among three people. Tommy got removed as Spam; he wasn't really advertising anything.

William, I like Common Cup. Good coffee, pie, and quiche; those are the things I've had there. But I don't go down to Morse for coffee on a regular basis. Sol Cafe is up here on Howard.

— On the media mention 2 men shot in Rogers Park on Morse
5:33 p.m.

Becky, we are not talking about legally parked cars. Perhaps you don't know that it is not legal to leave a vehicle parked in the same place for more than 7 days. After that, it's subject to being ticketed and towed. I've had neighbors in our building leave their car keys with me if they were going to be out of town so that I can move their car for street cleaning and/or before those 7 days are up.

5:15 p.m.

Let's see, the person who is complaining about getting a ticket while driving because the police have better things to do, wants them to start chalking tires?

4:10 p.m.

Willy, I think you've now asked Craig that question on several threads. Has he answered it anywhere? Last summer after the Gay Pride parade, my friends and I stopped in at Chuckie's where those of us in the alderman's contingent were invited to meet. Craig was there acting all buddy-buddy with Joe.

— On the neighbor message More "shots fired" last night
2:34 a.m.

A low-tech version Tuesday night when the projector bulb burned out and a replacement couldn't be found. But there are a lot of fine proposals in the hopper that have to be winnowed down for the final ballot. I'm going to have a hard time deciding how to vote.

2:03 a.m.

Gee, d3 sure seems to get questioned a lot when he calls 311 and 911. The only questions I'm asked is for more information about the particular car I'm calling in, for example, if that's what I'm calling about.

Kevin in RP, do you call in "abandoned" cars? The police can't be expected to recognize if a car has been in the same place longer than 7 days.

1:53 a.m.

Mr. Ovitz, I won't be at the City Council meeting tomorrow, but do have a couple of questions for you:
1. What is your particular interest in Rogers Park. The 9th Ward is no where near here.
2.. Why do you think that a Republican like yourself is a viable candidate for 9th Ward alderman?

— On the neighbor message The Water is Fine. Come On In.
1:18 a.m.

Baring something else coming up, NewtoRP, I hope to see you there.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
12:59 a.m.

"The original commenter posts a couple of home-made graph charts that may or may not be acurate." Well, that shows just how much you know about the CAPS meetings, Craig--absolutely nothing. Those are handouts from the police for each beat at each CAPS meeting.

12:41 a.m.

As do I, Newto RP, as I have for 50+ years.

— On the neighbor message More "shots fired" last night
9:26 p.m.

Aw, shucks, when I saw this shortly after it was posted I was hoping to see some outraged comments later. Didn't anybody fall for it?

— On the media mention Pot Growers Eye Lerner Site
5:49 p.m.

The proposals and comments from community residents were sent to the Ward Zoning and Land Use Advisory Committee, which will make a recommendation to Ald. Moore. I don't think they have yet made a recommendation, which the alderman can accept or reject. From the information on this page, it looks as though the final decision is in the hands of the City's Department of Planning and Development.

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/149414_322.htm

4:02 a.m.

Indeed, Willy, that's how I feel too. Sorry, Pat, have to disagree with you. But can we still be friends?

3:48 a.m.

Willy, apparently Craig has appointed himself to be Gordon's campaign manager, and Craig thinks digging up stuff from 7 years ago is going to give his campaign a boost. You should go take a look at the 49th Ward Connection page if you're on Facebook. Some of the stuff there is hilarious.

— On the neighbor message Who Sent the Pink Postcard?
1:21 a.m.

d3, at the last meeting of our beat, I met someone who was attending for the first time who seems as though he wants to get involved in helping solve some of our problems. There were other unfamiliar faces present too. No time to attend. Come now, one hour a month is too much time to spend? At the end of the formal meeting, there's an opportunity to talk to the beat officers present. When I then see them on the street, they recognize me and sometimes we talk if I have concerns. And, no, you can't just "send" information to the police once a month. CAPS has an email address and phone number, and the office is staffed.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
10:31 p.m.

NewtoRP, in addition to the monthly CAPS meetings, Positive Loitering is held in parts of the neighborhood. Perhaps one of the Beat Facilitators who schedule these would be so good as to add a comment here about it.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
6:56 p.m.

Actually, in NoH, the first signs went up on Friday because we're the first sector. Boy, was that good to see. Now, if only all the cars move....

6:45 p.m.

Spam alert: Violetta, who just joined EveryBlock today, is resurrecting energy threads to peddle her company. This thread is two years old. Look at the three comments she's posted today on threads in three different neighborhoods all for the same thing. You can see her other comments by going to her profile page and clicking on the + sign at the top, right-hand side of the page.

6:30 p.m.

NewtoRP, there is nothing required for attending CAPS meetings. Find what beat you live in by looking at the District map here:
http://www.caps24.org/
Then click on the beat number to find out where and when your CAPS meeting takes place. The meeting places I'm aware of prohibit firearms unless being carried by the police. I think you will find that as concealed carry is implemented in Illinois, more and more locations in our community will be posting notices banning guns on site. That is a ban I fully approve of and will be looking to support such businesses.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
4:23 p.m.

Now, now, Mr. Rogers, your sarcasm is showing. Just because the bad boy is acting up again today....

— On the neighbor message Farwell knife Robbery
2:11 p.m.

Family Matters is always looking for volunteers for tutoring and other things:
http://www.familymatterschicago.org/

For a food-related opportunity, the Glenwood Sunday Market will need volunteers this summer:
http://www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org/

— On the neighbor message Looking for Volunteer Opportunities
3:16 a.m.

I can ignore the panhandlers in RP just as easily as I can ignore them on North Michigan Ave., which had at least one per block last Wednesday afternoon.

— On the neighbor message Crackheads in RP
2:59 a.m.

I assume that was in the deleted comment above, E&A. Tommy, I don't think it takes booze.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
2:33 a.m.

What are honeybuns? Donuts are good, especially chocolate frosted. Not so sure about sticky ones. Haven't I seen you somewhere before Tommy--on a blog I no longer visit perhaps?

— On the media mention 2 men shot in Rogers Park on Morse
2:30 a.m.

A better source, Merriam-Webster on sock puppet: "a false online identity used for deceptive purposes." But you ignored the substance of my comment, "Need." I don't think I've read much from you in the way of rational dialogue, either here or elsewhere on this site. It seems you are mostly interested in attacking anyone who supports the Alderman.

5:48 p.m.

"Need," at the very least, Dee and I use our given names and perhaps Willy does too. You seem to be just another sock puppet. Did you even read Dee's long comment? One of the women referred to in her third paragraph is me, and that is the way in which Craig has referred to me on numerous occasions in his now defunct blog and in other blogs in which he is allowed to get away with it. He is a bully.

5:26 p.m.

Good morning, Willy. Malachai has trouble keeping people straight. I ran into that comment about the unit on Chase on another thread, and it was written by somebody else--Phoenix something or other. But Malachai being new here--wink, wink--wouldn't know the players, would he?

6:09 a.m.

Clove, I love your avatar!

2:19 a.m.

This may be your last chance to get help in enrolling from a trained navigator before the deadline on Monday:
• Sunday, March 30, 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m., 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis)

2:19 a.m.

"I'm keeping my trap shut." That didn't last long.

— On the neighbor message Morse & Greenview Shooting
1:20 a.m.

Why Malachai, You wouldn't be referring to me, would you: "Its funny how they all seem to be up commenting around 3AM when a certain legit person arises and then she starts liking all their comments and joining in on their sick comments"? Since you just joined, I do wonder how you would know anything about my habits on EveryBlock. Since you weren't a member, you couldn't see this site--unless, of course, you were already here with a different name. BTW, it's none of your business when I go to bed or arise.

1:20 a.m.

Oh, but speculating is soooo much fun, "Need," and makes me feel important.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
12:50 a.m.

Rantings from the bully of RP. And this is from the perspective of one of his targets.

9:15 p.m.

Now, now, Phoenix, you know that was photoshopped. BTW, why did he call you Dane? It really wasn't very nice of him to do that to a Loyola student-run restaurant where they get training and experience in the food-service business. Fruit flies don't seem like much of a violation to me.

— On the neighbor message Food Alert
1:34 p.m.

Dafford, thanks for the perspective of someone who actually lives on the block. That's what's important, not the ramblings of RP naysayers.

— On the neighbor message Shooting, car crash sounds on Estes?
1:26 p.m.

And WHO do you think is going to--or even can at this point in time--answer "THE Question," NfaC?

— On the neighbor message Morse & Greenview Shooting
1:35 a.m.

Everyblock CAN'T check IP addresses past a certain point. There seems to be a lot of misinformation about that matter.

12:53 a.m.

No, Monica, he can't delete your comments but when he clicks unneighborly it gets the EveryBlock moderators to look at the comments. They can delete them and too many like that can get you suspended.

— On the neighbor message Shooting victim on Stretcher
8:11 p.m.

Robin, as a senior now entitled to a full exam annually under the ACA, I found that my doctor was able to spend more time listening to me when I went in for that exam this year.

8:02 p.m.

I don't remember where I saw it, but Ald. Moore commented somewhere that the store should open by mid-summer if I recall correctly.

— On the neighbor message Updates On Jewel Osco?
7:42 p.m.

Joe, it seems to take more than just one "unneighborly" to make a comment turn pink, but I don't know how many it takes. Note, I didn't say it takes more than one person to click on "unneighborly." With all the sock puppets on EveryBlock, it could be just one person clicking under his various puppets' names.

William, you're an engineer so you should have some idea what it would cost to retrofit a hi-rise with a sprinkler system. Everyone who owns a hi-rise condo isn't Mr. or Ms. Moneybags.

7:35 p.m.

It's fine in the other thread too, Robin, though I'm not sure ":Hook" is really sincere.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
7:07 p.m.

No, Monica, you haven't been muted if that's what you mean. Someone's comment has been removed as a personal attack. If that was your comment, it was probably something that many of us would agree with, but be careful. You can go to your profile page and you will see you have no mutes.

— On the neighbor message Shooting victim on Stretcher
6:56 p.m.

Out of curiosity, Peter, just what do you think the alderman can do about the price of gas?

6:49 p.m.

Wouldn't that be great, Pat. Would also have been great if they could have passed a Medicare for all bill.

3:05 a.m.

I, too, got an offer from Nicor. Funny thing is that last year our building converted from individual meters for each apartment to the co-op association paying for all the gas to avoid having all those separate gas meters installed outside the building. So I don't have a gas account anymore.

— On the neighbor message Nicor gas
3:03 a.m.

If I could vote in the Field School election, one of community candidates I would vote for would be Bob Fuller, assuming that he is running for reelection.

— On the neighbor message Two Great Rogers Park Folk
2:57 a.m.

Cathy, unfortunately, you can't add a picture with a comment. You will have to post separately, starting a new thread. You could then put a link to it on this thread. Or you could just include the information on the sign here.

— On the neighbor message Found Dog
2:45 a.m.

Perhaps there are advantages to being a senior citizen. My senior's Ventra card has worked just fine ever since I activated it. I don't find the machines as user-friendly when I go to add money and I don't like the fact that the window on the turnstyle no longer displays how much money is left on my card, but those are my only complaints.

— On the neighbor message Issues with Ventra Card?
2:05 a.m.

Kyle, did the state Fire Marshall give a lot of advance warning before he issued his original draconian mandate? Better to be proactive in my opinion.

12:46 a.m.

Gabriel, your message is not entirely accurate. In order to vote in the LSC election at Field School, one must live within the Field School boundaries. For example, I live in Rogers Park but within the Gale School boundaries.

— On the neighbor message Two Great Rogers Park Folk
3:16 a.m.

See you there, Toni.

3:15 a.m.

Personally, I'm waiting to see what's on the agenda for this year before deciding how I think the money should be spent. I think it highly unlikely I will vote 100% for street repairs.

— On the neighbor message Potholes!
2:52 a.m.

Willy, I'm probably old enough to be your mother. I still keep a jar under the sink for grease just like my mother did. Not spaghetti sauce jars, though. I make my own spaghetti sauce.

— On the neighbor message Plumbing
2:51 a.m.

The dog was taken to Animal Care and Control. The person who found him posted widely, including photos, and the dog was reunited with his owner on Monday according to a Facebook post by one of Ald. Moore's staff members.

— On the neighbor message Dog Found
3:44 a.m.

Thanks for that link, Rob. I had no idea....

9:51 p.m.

Anna, are you on Facebook? Perhaps members of the group "Baby Wranglers of East Rogers Park" would be better able to answer your questions. It's a closed Facebook group, but if you are on Facebook just apply to be let into the group. I don't think this is limited to parents of actual babies/infants.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bwerp/

— On the neighbor message Any Homeschoolers out there?
8:31 p.m.

Carl, you had it right.

— On the neighbor message Free Speech
8:22 p.m.

Mac, where did you get the idea that the alderman hires people to sweep curbs? Perhaps you're referring to the people who pick up trash and so on in the various SSA districts through the RP Business Alliance.

Ald. Moore does organize a Spring clean up, which is held on a Saturday usually near the end of April. There was a regular Saturday morning clean-up group North of Howard. I think it might have been organized by posting messages on Nextdoor that indicated where and what time to meet. My understanding is that it disbanded when one participant decided her role was to order everyone else what to do. Jesse, you might try just posting on the West Rogers Park EveryBlock page that you will be out cleaning whatever areas and inviting neighbors to bring bags and join you. I don't know whether there is a Nextdoor that covers your area.

8:06 p.m.

Oh, well, of course, Evanston NEVER has any crime of it's own. Why do they even need a police department? Well, Apple Jaxx, the last shooting around here is being investigated by the Evanston Police. That's where the shooters fled to and are assumed to be from:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/feb08-another-rogers-park-shooting-5990532/

— On the neighbor message Howard Streetscape
4:08 a.m.

"Very telling," Apple Jaxx? Why? Howard St. is the dividing line between the two cities west of the el. Of course both police departments patrol it. An Evanston police officer even attends the CAPS meeting for the northern beats. I do wonder how often someone who apparently lives in North Kenwood actually gets to Howard St.

— On the neighbor message Howard Streetscape
1:44 a.m.

How hilarious. Someone named "UpinRogersPark" accuses another member of being fake. Oh, the irony....

— On the neighbor message Free Speech
1:24 a.m.

Timjz, William has defined the term for you. I guess I didn't do a good enough job of that. "Lurker" is in no way derogatory used in the context in which I used it--reading posts and comments in a forum like this without responding. I'm sorry you took offense. I just wanted to urge you to participate.

1:10 a.m.

Nah, Tom, I met a friend at Twisted Tapas just after 7 PM Saturday night for an enjoyable dinner. I admit, though, when the 147 southbound got to Chase I looked to see whether a crowd was gathering outside The Lighthouse Bar. Nary a soul in sight.

For those here who have problems understanding sarcasm, there's another example in my friend Tom's comment.

12:57 a.m.

Dee!!! Whatever did you do to Max?

4:50 p.m.

Twisted Tapas was hopping Saturday night. I think they did suffer some during this cold winter, but now people are out and about. Tried a new dish tonight: seared Ahi Tuna crusted with black sesame seeds with Wasabi on the side. Very good. And I don't think the wonderful beef tenderloin with blue cheese sauce has been mentioned above. I wanted to lick the plate.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas - Great Food
3:58 a.m.

For the new members, Barbara was sort of our unofficial archivist. When a topic would come up that had been discussed in the past, Barbara would provide a link to it. Now there is a search feature we all can use. I never was able to figure out how Barbara did it without that feature.

— On the neighbor message Where's Barbara?
1:48 a.m.

Ewww, Willy, you watched your catch basin being cleaned? Our three, for a nearly 100-year-old building, need cleaning out every few years.

Since odors have been mentioned above, I might add another source of odors in plumbing systems: holes in the vent pipes allow sewer gas into the bathrooms. As far as I know, this is only a problem with bathroom plumbing. For many years, we would sometimes smell sewer gas. When the bathroom walls were removed to replace the hot, cold, and return line pipes, holes were discovered in the pipes that are there to vent sewer gas out through the roof. We added replacing the vent pipes to the contract for all three apartments, and my neighbors and I no longer get that odor.

— On the neighbor message Plumbing
1:30 a.m.

From my perspective, David, you caught on very quickly to the dynamics. Glad you moved to our neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
11:29 p.m.

I'm not so sure all those cyclists along Sheridan are Evanstonians, Neil. That narrow path east of the cemetery can be quite challenging in the summer with cyclists, skaters, joggers, and walkers all on one narrow path going in both directions. One needs eyes in the back of the head.

— On the neighbor message Walker needing Advice
11:18 p.m.

"Andrew," I just walked back to Juneway, by myself I might add, from the bus stop at Rogers/Greenview/Howard after dinner with a friend at Twisted Tapas. Got home unscathed, as I always do, around 10:20 PM. I recommend that chickens stay out of the hood though. They might die of fright.

11:04 p.m.

Cahill in Evanston answers phones 24/7, or they have an answering service that does and gets someone out quickly in an emergency. They are NOT inexpensive, especially after hours or on weekends.
Glad you found someone and got the job done, Natalie.

— On the neighbor message Plumbing
3:19 p.m.

Carl, THAT was wonderful! You get an A+ in interpretation, and I love your example.

3:06 p.m.

Yes, "Andrew," some of the people here know me. The vast majority don't, of course. Yet I have no trouble traversing the streets North of Howard whenever I need to do so, including well after dark.

— On the neighbor message Walker needing Advice
3:19 a.m.

Rob, if you will read the O.P. DBLight's comments above, it would seem that he valued the comments you call "bickering and nonsense."

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
3:05 a.m.

MandaLeigh, good prediction: "I'm going to assume "Sandra" will probably be the next to be tossed into detention." That's just where "she" is now.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
2:52 a.m.

I don't think I have anything to own up to, Rob. I'm not excusing what I said, nor do I think I have any reason to. But "Andrew" was putting words in my mouth that I DIDN'T say.

Why do you think I might want to know who you are? I did meet some folks through the original EveryBlock, and they have become quite good friends. I think I might like to meet new member Bobby Mac. It seems that he and I have a similar taste in poetry. But you, apparently, are a fan of censorship, which I am not, nor am I of muting. Bobby just got here and you're already advising him to mute people.

2:29 a.m.

Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,

1:39 a.m.

Rob, "Andrew" stated in his comment that I indicated I was going to crash the event. I said no such thing. Nor did I expect that any of Kelly's supporters would crash it either. You, "Andrew," and Suzanne might try to lighten up. It was a lighthearted comment, not meant to be taken seriously as I'm sure Kelly's supporters realized.

1:24 a.m.

Perhaps I worded it a bit incorrectly, Suzanne. "Andrew" read something into my FB comment that I didn't write. He inferred that I'm going; I'm not, and I don't think I implied that I am.

10:29 p.m.

Al, muting it isn't what is needed. Getting it suspended is. Along with "Andrew Mann," who is most likely the same person. He has a history of harassing me on other blogs, and you will see the same going on above.

— On the neighbor message Free Speech
8:52 p.m.

DJM, I know someone who did take an R ballot to vote in the governor's race, but he stopped there. Didn't vote for any other candidates on the ballot.

Mr. Rogers, I'm sure you recall we have our own problems too on occasion. Remember four years ago when the Dems nominated the pawn broker to run for lt. gov.? At least, the party leaders convinced him to step down--only to re-emerge in the fall as an independent candidate for governor.

— On the neighbor message Election Judges
8:41 p.m.

Folks, "Sandra Liebovitz" is a fake account, just here to stir up trouble. The person behind it stole the avatar and name from the Sandra Liebovitz on Facebook (not to be confused with the also fake Sandra LiboWitz on Facebook). I think it's a guy who owns a couple of pit bulls down around Lunt/Morse, BTW.

— On the neighbor message Big Shout out to Inconsiderate Pet Owners
8:26 p.m.

"New" I think it's my neighborhood you referred to as sketchy. I walk through it day and night with no problems. If, as I suspect, you cut in to my neighborhood from Chicago Ave. just north of the CTA viaduct and south of the cemetery, the park you walked by has an ornamental community garden where a few friends and I garden in the summer. But it is certainly a more pleasant walk to stay as close to the lake as possible for the view.

— On the neighbor message Walker needing Advice
6:19 p.m.

I will, DB. They'll appreciate it. I don't remember how detention worked for certain but I think they may still be able to read here but not post. I'm also not sure how many detentions one gets before the account is permanently suspended. The famed photoshopper was suspended permanently during the original EveryBlock, we know he's come back with other, probably multiple, identities since EveryBlock came back to life because it's easy to see through the comments.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
5:45 p.m.

I was placed on detention in the fall of 2012 but I don't remember how long it lasted. It was at least two weeks, ending a day or two before the November election. My guess is that whoever is behind the fake Sandra has gone behind the scenes with EveryBlock administrators to complain about those who are now in detention. It has been going on on Facebook and now here. It's a political cyber war, DB.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
4:11 p.m.

My goodness, look what happens while I try to get something else done. "Someone," quite possibly the person known for photoshopping images and stealing others intact, has "borrowed" Sandra Liebovitz's name from Facebook and created a new account here. On the other hand, this fake Sandra might be EveryBlock's old "RPLover." She's friends with the photoshopper and picked up a lot of his bad habits. Too bad Sandra herself hadn't created an account here first.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
3:02 p.m.

DB, the CAPS meeting never lasts more than an hour. The Commander nearly always comes and gives a report near the end of the meeting.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
3:48 a.m.

You don't seem to read very carefully, "Andrew."

3:18 a.m.

Andrew, aka Gerny, if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it's a duck.

Rob, I don't think I ever claimed to have "constitutional freedom of speech protection" on Facebook. That's not the issue. A candidate acting as a censor of comments based on the allegation that the commenters are trolls is the issue--especially because he does not censor comments from those who are favorable to him yet use pseudonyms that aren't even names. If he wanted to call the page his campaign page, I wouldn't criticize him for removing unfavorable comments. But he claims it isn't his campaign page.

I don't like censorship and don't practice it here by muting people. EveryBlock has what seems to be a good policy on when comments should be removed. It isn't done to censor viewpoints.

— On the neighbor message Free Speech
3 a.m.

I see there's a conspiracy theorist on this thread too. The article specifically says it was ruled a homicide: "...his death was ruled a homicide by the Cook County medical examiner’s office." Perhaps there was an earlier version of the article before the autopsy was performed that just called it a death investigation. Seems reasonable to me that some investigation is needed before calling a death a homicide.

— On the neighbor message Man dies after Rogers Park fight
9:12 p.m.

Required a sign in??? I don't think so. You are asked to sign in at most any event you go to nowadays, but required, no. If you feel pressured to sign in, a fake name like "Mac" would get you in and many people at the Follow Me on Friday events don't add their email or phone number.

"Andrew," no, I haven't posted or commented much at all on the 49th Ward Connection page and especially not in the past few days.

— On the neighbor message Protect Personal Safety and Freedom of Speech
8:50 p.m.

There's also the Sheridan Rd. (#147) and Clark St. (#22) buses for north south traveling. But you like to walk anyway, right?

8:31 p.m.

DB, that means your meeting is next week at Chicago Math & Science Academy on Clark. Hope to see you there.

Wow, what happened above? Five comments have been removed by the administrator. What on earth happened on this thread yesterday?

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
8:19 p.m.

"New," methinks Samantha was just mimicking the Rogers Park naysayers in that first sentence.

3:12 p.m.

Mike, here's another thread about our neighborhood you'll want to read:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/mar18-am-missing-something-6039415/

You like diversity; you'll find it in abundance here in terms of race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, income level--you name it we have it. We also have beautiful beaches and parks; street festivals in the summer; great restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. I'm a Buckeye transplant who came here to go to school, graduated, and soon moved to Rogers Park for the reasonable rent. I've never wanted to leave.

3:55 a.m.

Rob, what do you think of a candidate who doesn't allow freedom of speech on his FB forum? BTW, I'm pretty sure that Don Gordon didn't create that page. Seems as though it was created by someone named Joe Lake who created a bunch of "Connection" pages for various Chicago wards.

— On the neighbor message Protect Personal Safety and Freedom of Speech
3:27 a.m.

Pratt & Sheridan, the location, IMHO, of THE best restaurant in Rogers Park: Twisted Tapas. Don't know anything about the building, but it's a fine location and just a block to the lake.

— On the neighbor message Moving into RP
9:02 p.m.

Steven, in all fairness the Republican voters didn't have much to choose from. The candidate who lost was the subject of discussion here in January of last year and he even joined in:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/politics/jan10-u-s-congressional-district-9-candidate-5660248/

After all, what person in his or her right mind would want the suicide mission of running against Jan Schakowsky?

8:57 p.m.

I might add, the last thing a political party and its committeeman want is a low turnout when the voters in the ward are overwhelmingly of the same political persuasion. That doesn't even make any sense.

— On the neighbor message Very hard time trying to vote!!!
7:22 p.m.

I do, Michael, and have for the 50 plus years I've lived here. "New," your thread attracts even Edgewater residents to diss the neighborhood most of us love.

— On the neighbor message Am I missing something?
7:18 p.m.

No, Robin, it wasn't. You people with your conspiracy theories.

— On the neighbor message Very hard time trying to vote!!!
7:10 p.m.

Perhaps now might be a good time to suggest that those who want to make sure that flyers are posted properly volunteer to help next time. All you have to do is walk around a precinct with a stack of notices and tape them up. Being able to read a map and "color between the lines" is important. It took me about an hour and a half, two hours at the max, to post them in pct. 1 on Saturday.

— On the neighbor message Very hard time trying to vote!!!
6:23 p.m.

Wow, whack job, indeed. This is who the Republicans of the 9th Congressional District nominated to run against Jan Schakowsky in November:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/susanne-atanus-congress-_n_4993555.html

5:54 p.m.

Andrew we know who you are. It's just too obvious.

5:12 p.m.

Pct. 1 poll watcher reporting: There were two Democratic judges and 1 Republican judge, plus the Administrative judge. Odd numbered precincts are supposed to have more
Republican judges than Democratic judges. Just the reverse in even numbered precincts. Fortunately, it was a low-turnout primary or those few judges would have been overwhelmed.

— On the neighbor message Election Judges
12:06 a.m.

I believe that a provisional ballot is counted ONLY if it is cast in the polling place for the precinct where the voter is registered. If true, voting a provisional ballot is no guarantee that the vote will be counted.

— On the neighbor message Very hard time trying to vote!!!
11:51 p.m.

Polls open at 6 AM.

— On the neighbor message Primary Election Day, Tuesday, March 18
11:17 p.m.

Thanks, Kath, for enlightening me. I have some interest in what's going on in West Ridge (known on EveryBlock as West Rogers Park) and in Edgewater, but down in your part of town? No. Not to knock your part of town but I rarely venture south of Jackson.

— On the neighbor message suspicious man
10:06 p.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Primary Election Day, Tuesday, March 18
7:04 p.m.

Personally, I find it interesting that people who seem to live miles away feel compelled to comment on a Rogers Park page. Kath, you won't find me on whichever south side neighborhood you live in. Would you share with us why you're so interested in our neighborhood?

— On the neighbor message suspicious man
7:01 p.m.

Carl, that's terribly cynical. Tell me please what you think I expected to get in return for the contribution I made last month to a candidate running in a special election in Florida for a congressional seat?

— On the neighbor message Political Campaign Contributions
1:32 a.m.

Yes, Robin money in politics "talks," but the candidate with the most money doesn't necessarily carry the day. Think of Meg Whitman, who wanted to be governor of California so bad she spent $175 million in her failed effort, much of it her own money. My bet is that Bruce Rauner will find himself in the same situation if not this Tuesday, then after the November election.

— On the neighbor message Political Campaign Contributions
1:16 a.m.

Michael, thank you for providing us with such graphic evidence, but I truly have no interest in clicking on those photos to get a better view.

— On the neighbor message Big Shout out to Inconsiderate Pet Owners
12:59 a.m.

For dinner while your sisters are here, don't miss Twisted Tapas on Pratt, just steps east of Sheridan.

https://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/jan27-twisted-tapas-great-food-5975767/

Great food and service in a comfortable setting.

— On the neighbor message Night clubs or Lounges
5:20 p.m.

63rd and Bell is on the south side of Chicago. West Ridge, sometimes known as West Rogers Park, is on the far north side. We don't have streets with numbers for names on the north side. Do you really mean 6300 N. Bell?

— On the neighbor message apartment search
2:23 a.m.

That's right Beanop, Chicago does, indeed, have "a huge problem with lack of resources for the mentally ill." I have never run into Mike as far as I am aware, but I have run into people like him. Most of them are mentally ill as I suspect Mike is.

— On the neighbor message suspicious man
8:35 p.m.

AJ, it does seem to me that their advertising implies that the tortillas are made in their own kitchen. That's certainly what I inferred and I'll bet a lot of others did too. Personally, I prefer wheat tortillas anyway and whole wheat when I can get them.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina now open Morse!
8:19 p.m.

Ebales, you may want to use the Feedback box at the bottom of the Everyblock page to ask the moderators to block further comments on your post. It's clear to those who have bothered to read the thread that you've found kitty a new home. There's no reason for any more comments to be added. Thanks for what you've done and, to Dennis, enjoy that cutie.

— On the neighbor message Found: stray kitten, needs a home!
4:55 p.m.

It's in the mind of ethelcarol, Mike. This is truly the most disgusting post I've ever seen on EveryBlock.

2:43 p.m.

Anne, what nonsense comparing the membership of RP with Open Connections to Chicago's 49th Ward Connection. The former page is not political and from what I've seen of it, it deals with the history of RP. Many of the members clearly live elsewhere NOW, but they are reminiscing about the neighborhood they knew when they lived here. That's a far cry from those former residents acting as though they have a stake in the neighborhood now.

— On the neighbor message Magic Pen Hoax
7:15 p.m.

Michael has also been endorsed by IVI-IPO, Senator Dick Durbin, and RP's own Cook County Clerk David Orr. His bar association ratings are outstanding.

1:45 a.m.

Perhaps it's that my friends and I like to talk to each other over drinks and dinner. That was nearly impossible on Tuesday night without shouting. The "odd man out" on the other side of the table said that he missed half the conversation on our side because of the noise.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina now open Morse!
12:19 a.m.

AJ, let's leave the U.S. Supreme Court out of this for now. I have long been an advocate for merit selection of judges, and that doesn't mean selection by a legislative body. Here's a description:
http://www.judicialselection.com/uploads/documents/ms_descrip_1185462202120.pdf

I hope someday this becomes a reality in Illinois

But since we still do elect them, I took my cheat sheet with me, which I prepared after studying the evaluations of the bar associations, when I voted on Tuesday at Pottawattomie Park. As I noted elsewhere, if you live in Rogers Park you live in the 9th subcircuit.

2:38 a.m.

We were underwhelmed tonight. The tacos we tried--the same ones Bill named--were ok but nothing to write home about. The big negative was the noise level. I don't think any of us in our little group will be going back.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina now open Morse!
1:46 a.m.

I thought I noticed that Hedda had rejoined, but I haven't seen any comments from her.

— On the neighbor message Where's Barbara?
2:54 p.m.

That's commendable, Melissa. I hope he comes home to you safe and sound.

— On the neighbor message Where's Barbara?
3:17 a.m.

That's a good point, Susan. Avoid all possibility of being given a "magic" pen. Early voting is open through Saturday, March 15.

— On the neighbor message Magic Pen Hoax
3:15 a.m.

Sorry, Blair, but you're wrong. Children with Down Syndrome--specifically, the son of friends of mine--were referred to as retarded quite often. Most people don't use clinical terminology or differentiate between developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities.

— On the neighbor message In case you missed it
8:53 p.m.

Will wonders never cease? I may actually agree with Suzanne on something. We definitely need more people as judges who see it as a civic duty. I wonder whether employers are as welcoming of their employees taking the day off to be judges as they used to be.

— On the neighbor message Magic Pen Hoax
6:23 p.m.

Carl, voting out the bad judges is mainly an exercise for the November election on the retention ballot where we vote yes or no on retaining sitting judges. In the primary, for the most part, it's selecting people to be judges to fill vacancies. Electing good judges to begin with in the Spring and throwing out the bad ones in the Fall are equally important. For Democrats, there will be few contests on the primary ballot except for the judgeships, but I hope all Democrats will take Carl's advice, study the evaluations of those running, and go vote on either March 18 in your precinct polling place or vote early through Saturday, March 15, at Pottawattomie Park. In addition to the county-wide circuit court races, there are three contests in the 9th subcircuit, of which the 49th Ward is a part. You can skip reading about the candidates in the other subcircuits.

6:19 p.m.

Since Suzanne is not part of the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward, she knows nothing about its inner workings nor does she know anything about the independent views of many of us in the party. She just paints everyone with the broad brush of "Machine." Hey, Suzanne, sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.

— On the neighbor message A Socialist Alderman?
5:53 p.m.

Ah, DB remembers Kathy L. too. In addition, she lectured us on everything she thought we should be doing to "correct" whatever problems she and others perceived in the neighborhood. Pat, think about that final wail from her when they left a page up for us to post on when they took EveryBlock down.

— On the neighbor message Where's Barbara?
10:58 a.m.

But we don't want to keep it a community secret, Tom. Jan Schakowsky had to save it for us once some years ago when it was scheduled to be closed. If it doesn't do enough business, they will close it.

— On the neighbor message Love for Sol Cafe
3:08 a.m.

Hello, Earth to Suzanne: I was out collecting signatures for candidates who DEFEATED incumbents back when you were probably still in diapers--people like David Orr, Harold Washington, and Joe Moore the first time he ran for alderman. I did most of it door-to-door, walking up three flights of stairs, back down, and continuing to the next doorway. That way, I only got signatures of registered voters.

— On the neighbor message A Socialist Alderman?
1:52 a.m.

On Friday, Bill wrote: "There are busy streets, trucks, and buses in Evanston and Skokie, not to mention expressways, but not potholes like ours." Beg to differ, Bill, but driving back from Jewel on Chicago Ave. Saturday evening, my companion said that he hoped the driver behind him didn't report him as a drunk driver for the way he was weaving back and forth to avoid all the potholes.

— On the neighbor message Pothole Probems
1:38 a.m.

Brian, during the original EveryBlock period, I think I told RPEyes that s/he does not live on the shortest street in RP because that is Haskins and, as you point out, no one lives on that street anymore although I did when I first moved here.

— On the neighbor message Grocery Craziness
1:29 a.m.

I'm unclear why Trader Joe's want people to come in and "experience the atmosphere," Vanessa. It's a grocery store with limited selection and strange check-out lines. But if that's what you want, Kym, there's a new one a mile or so north on Chicago Ave. in Evanston.

— On the neighbor message Jewel-Osco Coming to Gateway Center
1:16 a.m.

Shhhhh........

— On the neighbor message Where's Barbara?
5:40 a.m.

Brian, Pat and I need some company on this trip. I'm not going to sit in a pool on some "dormant" volcano though. Didn't they think Mount St. Helens was dormant too when it blew its top in 1980? One great reason to visit that little island: they sent bankers to jail for economic fraud. Still waiting for that here.

— On the neighbor message In case you missed it
2:56 a.m.

There is actually a double standard regarding parking for many workers. Our postal carrier rarely if ever parks in a legal spot yet tickets are never given out. During all of this work by Peoples Gas and its private contractor, we've had their trucks, vans, and private vehicles of some of the workers parked all over the place. This is only two examples. I guess I don't object since the work they are doing is for the public good. If such parking actually obstructs the public way, I would feel differently.

— On the neighbor message Double Standard for CTA Construction Crews
2:37 a.m.

Hey, folks, d3 certainly isn't the first person to veer off the main topic of a post. To answer your question, it seems obvious to me that the owner(s) of the dry cleaner chain decided to rent the storefront where the cleaners is located. There were (and still are) other storefronts available in Gateway.

— On the neighbor message Jewel-Osco is coming to Gateway
2:12 a.m.

Come on, John, I had to stand in the corner for a while just before the November 2012 election. It was very frustrating. I have to admit, though, that it makes me careful now.

I still miss some of the folks who never came back from the corner. There was a cute faun who went and hid in the forest and hasn't been seen again. RP Advocate. I liked him. Several whose names I don't recall, and I don't even know whether Apple Jack is our old friend Applejack. Do you?

But back to your post, Willy, I noticed that Barbara in Ravenswood rejoined early on, but I haven't noticed any comments from her. Diane, though, says she has. More important, perhaps, is the fact that Kathy L. has not come back--yet.

— On the neighbor message Where's Barbara?
1:46 a.m.

Tracey, perhaps you need to learn to read between the lines of "questions" such as those of "Thelonius Lunt." No, not "straightforward."

1:21 a.m.

Al, investigate his specific Socialist party before considering a vote for Beacham, the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).

Suzanne, I collected thousands of petition signatures over the years. I've never met Madigan nor held a public-sector, or union job. Most signature-gatherers are just like me.

— On the neighbor message A Socialist Alderman?
8:57 p.m.

Bryan, "back then" as you put it, NoH was called Germania. By the time I moved here, it was referred to as Juneway Jungle, but it was not a derogatory name. I know that story about the name coming from the plants growing in the sunroom windows, but that's not what I was told. According to the story at the time, it was because NoH was such a tight-packed neighborhood, jungle-like. Except for one small park on Ashland, there was no open space west of Sheridan. The current parkland, community garden, and even the CTA facility west of Triangle Park was all apartment buildings. I lived in two different buildings in what is now Triangle Park.

— On the neighbor message happy birthday chicago.
8:23 p.m.

Carl, thanks for mentioning the post office, but you forgot the street. It's on Paulina, just a few storefronts north of Howard. No need to wait in interminable lines on Devon. Unfortunately, during a recent cutback, the hours were shortened so it doesn't open until 11 AM, but we need to keep this post office.

— On the neighbor message Love for Sol Cafe
3:49 a.m.

But not North of Howard, which was still part of Evanston until early in the last century.

— On the neighbor message happy birthday chicago.
3:46 a.m.

Jeff D, did it occur to you that most alderman simply endorse the slate chosen by the Cook County Democratic Party?

Steven, no I didn't mistake you for an anti-Moore wingnut. I simply said that you're not a lawyer, which you yourself had said. I think you are quite mistaken in your interpretation of the law. It would be illegal for Moore's staff members to discuss Joe's endorsements on city time. Your claim that it would be illegal for them to mention his website is, I'm sure, not true.

3:35 a.m.

Wait--did I understand that right. Brian, are you saying that beer has only been legal in Iceland for 25 years?

— On the neighbor message In case you missed it
2:31 a.m.

I meant to add that while I wish it had been a different store, I'm just glad the space has been taken.

— On the neighbor message Jewel-Osco Coming to Gateway Center
2:16 a.m.

I have been a Jewel shopper ever since I moved to Chicago lo those many years ago. But I liked having a different store handy for comparison shopping and for different products that Jewel doesn't carry. We would go to Jewel on Saturday and I could walk to Dominicks on other days. Thus, I would have preferred something other than Jewel in that space. Since Dominick's closed, the Jewel on Chicago Ave. has been jammed with no place to park and sale items gone by the time we get there. I've read the same thing about the other nearby Jewel stores. Jewel may have decided they don't want to lose that extra business they've been getting by having a different chain move into Gateway.

— On the neighbor message Jewel-Osco Coming to Gateway Center
2:14 a.m.

Greg Hinz' article is missing a detail needed to determine for certain how many valid signatures will be required to get on the ballot in 49. I assume that it is 4% of the number who voted in the last ALDERMANIC election, but the article does not specify that. 9,617 people voted for an aldermanic candidate in the 49th Ward in 2011. If that's what it's based on, only 385 valid signatures will be needed. Steven may think that's easy, but plenty of would-be aldermanic candidates in the past never made it past the starting gate even though only 2% was needed.

— On the neighbor message A Socialist Alderman?
1:59 a.m.

Yes, AJ, tonight I called on that other candidate to remove the photoshopped photo, which has now been up for 20 hours in spite of that candidate's claim that he cleaned up the page on Wednesday. We'll see whether it comes down on Thursday.

2:43 a.m.

Dan Miller, sorry no one answered your question. Sol Café is at 1615 W. Howard, at the east end of the former Howard Theater Building.

— On the neighbor message Love for Sol Cafe
2:33 a.m.

Steven, like you said, you're no lawyer.

1:42 a.m.

And I might add, since they are not all the endorsements of the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward, for Joe to direct them to that website would be wrong. Joe's endorsements appear on his own page. The party's endorsements appear on our party's page.

3:59 p.m.

Some commenting here seem totally clueless about Socialism. There are many "flavors" of Socialism" ranging across a broad spectrum. As Robin noted, Bernie Sanders is a Socialist. No he does not run on a Socialist party label, but he says he is a Socialist and I have no reason to doubt his word. The first American Socialist I was aware of was Norman Thomas, a great man who ran for president several times under the banner of the Socialist Party of America. Neither Bernie Sanders nor Norman Thomas advocated for the violent overthrow of our government. John Beacham seems on the opposite end of the Socialist spectrum if you read about the party to which he belongs. Yes, the U.S. has a whole bunch of different Socialist parties.

— On the neighbor message A Socialist Alderman?
3:57 p.m.

And the website is paid for by Citizens for Joe Moore, Anne, which is stated right at the bottom of the home page. Go peddle your libel somewhere else.

3:54 p.m.

Patrick, the polling place information you will get by searching for the polling place for your address is ONLY for regular election days, in this case, March 18. There is one polling place for each precinct that day--33 polling places total for the 49th Ward. For the early voting days, there is only one polling place per ward and any registered voter in the city can use it. You might actually live closer to Warren Park, You can use the polling place there for early voting--or you can use any early voting site in the city:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/page.php?id=9

11:31 a.m.

I would like to stress that this is Ald. Joe Moore's recommended slate of candidates, which mirrors the slate of the 49th Ward Democratic Party with one exception. There are two well-qualified candidates in the 9th subcircuit race to replace Judge Goldberg: Judge Jerry Esrig, who was appointed to the bench by the Illinois Supreme Court, and Megan Goldish. The members of our local Democratic Party, who came to the endorsement session last month, nearly evenly split their votes between those two candidates. That's why you will not see an endorsement from the party on the sample ballot in that race. Half of us support Jerry Esrig and his signs are in my window.

6:09 p.m.

Well, I'll get dumped on for this, but I use the Howard stop and consider it perfectly safe. Just don't walk around listing to music or texting. Pay attention to your surroundings.

3:31 a.m.

Sorry, Gabriel. Busy day. I just trying a little catch-up before bed. Maybe I'll get to the article tomorrow.

— On the neighbor message issues please
1:33 a.m.

I see the scratching post is still in use.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
5:31 a.m.

Mo, I think Kelly was probably talking about the RP Chamber of Commerce's proposal for a Taste of Rogers. Park. They held a fundraiser last year through Kickstarter to try to get money for it. That campaign failed big time, though the Glenwood Sunday Market had no trouble raising more than they asked for and got the matching funds from Kickstarter

Kelly, a lot of us know Mo and why she posts as Moah. She's not hiding behind a fake name.

4:32 a.m.

Ann on Glenwood, perhaps you should read the whole thread. Yes,Cobbler's moved some years ago, but it has been closed for months.

— On the neighbor message Shoes
4:11 a.m.

I don't think you're going to find anybody who will provide pickup service unless you buy a new product and want them to take the old one away, but you can take such items to Best Buy. Call first to make sure that they will accept the items you have, but I've taken such things as an old hand mixer as well as electronics. I don't think the city recycling center will take home appliances.

— On the neighbor message Old applicances and computers
3:59 a.m.

Gabriel, Mo and I argue about the mayor all the time so I've stayed out of this thread, but I have to ask you about this accusation: "Oh yeah, convincing Obama to not pass immigration reform when they had the Congressional votes to do it did not score any points with me." I beg your pardon? I'd like to know when this was and see some proof please.

— On the neighbor message issues please
3:28 a.m.

Brian, as far as you're aware, has our alderman actually spent any time on this? Lending "support" can mean as little as signing on as a co-sponsor of the ordinance. Ordinances need a majority to pass, of course, so our alderman either has to support it or oppose it. I'd prefer he support it.

2:40 a.m.

Ira, I hope you've been assured we don't always have winters like this one. It must be a real shock after Seattle. Good luck with your decision, but remember, in the summer, it's cooler near the lake. (I'm a shameless plugger for the Rogers Park I love.)

— On the neighbor message Gas Bill
1:54 a.m.

See this thread for a photo of the cat and the phone number to call:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/feb27-lost-cat-6012169/

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat
1:47 a.m.

I hate to recommend the same place as "the pizza delivery boy," but Brian is right there is a shoe repair place on Howard at the alley between Wolcott and Winchester. It's been there for years. Here are a few Yelp reviews:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/national-shoe-service-chicago

— On the neighbor message Shoes
1:20 a.m.

AJ, you have GOT to be kidding with that last remark.

Mr. Rogers, I think you're giving people too much credit for knowing history.

— On the neighbor message Race for 49th Ward Alderman in 2014
8:49 p.m.

Michelle, I believe the EveryBlock dictum not to call people names refers to other EveryBlock members. In other words if E&A had called Anne a Nazi, that would be definitely unneighborly, but he didn't. Some people here think he called Beacham a Nazi, but Beacham is not a member here. In my reading of E&A's comment, I don't think he was even doing that. He just did his search using the wrong term. I'm sure that all of us have done that. I certainly have.

— On the neighbor message Race for 49th Ward Alderman in 2014
4:24 p.m.

Hopefully, they are still working on the building inside where you can't see them. Yes, the grey fences are ugly but across the street from me in Rogers Park I could see from my 3rd-floor apartment junk pile up in the yard that was hidden behind the fence at street level. Eventually they finished the building, removed the grey board fence, and repaired the wrought-iron one. There are now tenants in the building It's no longer the eyesore on the block.

— On the neighbor message The Flats @ 5718 N. Winthrop
2:06 a.m.

Yes, it cold. You'll survive. If you live in one of these beats, come to the meeting.

— On the neighbor message CAPS Beats 2422, 2423 and 2424
1:52 a.m.

That said, I recall that the candidate Anne was promoting in 2011, a woman as equally unqualified as Mr. Beacham, never got out of the starting gate. Her candidate website or Facebook page, whichever it was, quietly disappeared before petitions were even due.

E&A, I didn't notice Beacham using the term "National Socialism," so your search term was faulty. Yes, the Nazis were National Socialists. Not the same thing as Socialists. Search on the name that Beacham used: Party for Socialism and Liberation. You'll find plenty.

— On the neighbor message Race for 49th Ward Alderman in 2014
1:47 a.m.

When I saw Brian's post around 24 hours ago, I was tempted to respond immediately, but, on second thought, I decided that he was "playing" with us and waited to see whether anyone would point out the error in the subject heading of his post. Not as of yet. Congratulations, Brian. You got away with your little joke. Folks, NO ONE is running for alderman in 2014. The municipal election is next year.

— On the neighbor message Race for 49th Ward Alderman in 2014
1:34 a.m.

Mac, that doesn't make much sense. As is pretty clear from other threads he's started here, Ira doesn't live in RP--yet.

— On the neighbor message Parking around Farcroft
9:45 p.m.

North Community not a good neighbor, Carl? It's one of the very few "community" banks we have.

8:17 p.m.

Marc, hello, my comment was specifically aimed at d3, who wrote "it's the same owners willy." In context, it looked as though he was referring to R Public House and Towbar. I haven't been back to Towbar since they got their liquor license but I enjoyed it the times I was there before, and thought the prices were quite reasonable.

— On the neighbor message Peckish Pig
8:04 p.m.

d3, I thought Towbar had the same owners as Taste Food and Wine, not as R Public House.

— On the neighbor message Peckish Pig
4:57 p.m.

Jessi, I think you, and perhaps others, have misinterpreted Steven's comment. I read it as sarcasm.

See my photo at left. On my birthday last summer, we set off 6 of these sky balloons from Farwell Pier, while several of our local police officers stood there and watched. They were enjoying it as much as we and others on the pier were. They did not take us away in handcuffs although I later learned that the sky balloons are illegal in Chicago. Take Willy's advice.

4:56 p.m.

Ira, putting two and two together, if the building is the Farcroft, I have a hard time believing that the windows are not very high quality. If it is that building, I think there's at least one other person who is a member here who lives in that building and who would know what he pays for gas.

— On the neighbor message Gas Bill
3 a.m.

Thanks for mentioning Ethiopian Diamond, Brian. That's another Clark St. establishment--up on the north end--Ethiopian Diamond II. If you like Mexican food, I don't know why you wouldn't like Ethiopian food.

2:37 a.m.

Carl, methinks Kelly doesn't appreciate our Hispanic population. BTW, you forgot Masouleh, the Persian restaurant, and the Eritrean restaurant, the name of which I've forgotten, both on the 6600 block of N. Clark.

6:01 p.m.

I think there's another oopsy in your wonderful 2-part comment, Carl. You wrote: "During the first half of this century, this neighborhood was a relatively wealthy area...." We changed centuries 14 years ago; I think you were referring to the 20th century.

2:53 p.m.

Hey, EveryBlock admins., Media Mentions that arrive more than 24 hours after an event ends aren't very useful.

12:16 a.m.

Wow, Clint, is English your native language?

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
12:12 a.m.

Do you seriously think the police have time to notice whether cars move every 7 days, Chet? They are dependent on people calling in seemingly abandoned cars. In this weather, I tend to be forgiving and don't generally call them in, I will again when all of this ice melts.

Renee, It's too late to get this towed as abandoned before Saturday. You've been incredibly tolerant considering it's in front of your business.

— On the neighbor message Car parked on W Jarvis
8:20 p.m.

I'm not sure about listening to a Supreme Court that declared Corporations are people, Brian, but still....

http://www.policymic.com/articles/80393/obama-has-issued-fewer-executive-orders-than-5-republican-presidents-before-him

— On the neighborhood event Loyola's Candidate Night--Gov. Quinn Attending
8 p.m.

John, I think you misinterpreted Brian's comment. The way I understand it, he's saying that if people want to know what the police are able to share with the community about such incidents, they should attend CAPS meetings.

6:18 p.m.

Hey, watch it Steven "You sound like one of those whacky liberals!." We Liberals just may interpret certain parts of the Constitution differently than you do. One day we just may get a majority on the Supreme Court again too. But Suzanne isn't advocating a different interpretation; she just says to ignore parts she doesn't agree with.

— On the neighborhood event Loyola's Candidate Night--Gov. Quinn Attending
3:13 p.m.

You will get varying opinions on that, Ira. Personally, I think he takes the middle ground. For one example, Ald. Moore was supportive of the renewal of Section-8 certification for 12 large buildings in the North of Howard neighborhood to keep them affordable for, I believe, another 20 years rather than have them turn market rate when the original certification ran out. This was unpopular with those promoting gentrification.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
5:32 p.m.

Thanks, Tom. It's good to get the history straight. I'm not sure that the original poster is even looking at this thread anymore anyway. Has there been any response from him since he posted his questions?

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park neighborhood near Rogers Beach
2:27 p.m.

Now I see why they could be mistaken for bats. The head even reminds me more of a bat. Good photo here:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/a-sharp-eyed-glider-leaping-into-darkness/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

— On the neighbor message Flying Squirrel, no Moose!
1:44 p.m.

Check out Lifeline on Glenwood, south of Morse: http://www.lifelinetheatre.com/

Also The Side Project: http://www.thesideproject.net/

Then there's Theo Ubique if you're into musical theater: http://www.theoubique.org/

— On the neighbor message Community theater opportunities?
8:30 p.m.

If I step on a plastic bag or used coffee cup on the street or parkway, I don't have to find something to scrape it off my shoe or boot. That's one big difference between dog poop and litter.

— On the neighbor message Dog Poop Problems
8:13 p.m.

Dave, I see you're still into bashing Heartland. You used to work there, I believe. Bet you haven't been in there in a long time.

— On the neighbor message Update on Crime Statistics in the 49th Ward
8:12 p.m.

To try to bring this back to Randy's question in case he's still reading this, he DIDN'T ask about West Ridge, he asked about a very specific location in Rogers Park. JP tried to divert him to West Ridge. That's the only reason West Ridge was mentioned by me. Why don't we just try to answer Randy's questions about this area: east of Sheridan near Rogers Beach Park.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park neighborhood near Rogers Beach
8:07 p.m.

Tell us, Anne, if you weren't fired by Don Gordon, why were you so terribly angry with him back then?

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
7:47 p.m.

D3, I had thought that Evanston only sounded the alarm at 8:15 PM when they planned to plow during the overnight hours but it seems to be more complicated than that. Read through this page:

http://www.cityofevanston.org/news/2014/01/snow-route-parking-ban-overnight-jan-21-and-snow-emergencies-issued-jan-22-23/

— On the neighbor message What Is That Noise?!
7:13 p.m.

Suzanne writes: "The IL Constitution is a bastardized document meant to serve the interests of our political rulers -- one CANNOT equate it with the U.S. Constitution. " So how did we get that "bastardized" document, Suzanne? It is Illinois' fourth Constitution, adopted by the voters of our state in late 1970, following a Constitutional Convention, chaired by attorney Samuel Witwer, a Republican, during the time when Republican Richard Ogilvie was governor. In other words, at a time when Republicans had great sway in Illinois, which they no longer have. Is the Constitution a perfect document? Of course not, but it is the Constitution until it is amended. (As an aside, I hope that will happen soon to provide for a fairer income tax, but that's changing the subject. Stay tuned, though, that's coming up for debate this year.)

— On the neighborhood event Loyola's Candidate Night--Gov. Quinn Attending
5:05 p.m.

Kevin hinted of it above, but on other sites where there are similar discussions of the crime statistics, Don's hypocrisy has been pointed out. As a known partisan, I'm glad I didn't have to do it here.

— On the neighbor message Update on Crime Statistics in the 49th Ward
8:49 p.m.

I think GLaDOS must mean the lot at the lakefront, in which case there is no cross street.

— On the neighbor message Greenleaf/Lunt Parking Lot
8:04 p.m.

Gabriel, you KNOW that's what the choice will be. There are two candidates for governor on the Democratic ballot. The other one hasn't got a chance of beating Quinn in the primary. All of the Republicans on the ballot date from the Ice Age. Why don't YOU go to the forum and raise the pension issue?

— On the neighborhood event Loyola's Candidate Night--Gov. Quinn Attending
3:54 p.m.

Thanks, Mr. R. After the other threads I just finished, I needed that.

— On the neighbor message Was anyone actually fond of Dominick's ???
3:38 p.m.

Contrary to NforaC's experience at Gateway, I found the vast majority of the Dominick's employees there friendly and helpful. During December, I made a point of saying goodbye to each of them that I ran into and wishing them well for the future. I feel especially bad for the older ones who will have more difficulty finding jobs.

— On the neighbor message Was anyone actually fond of Dominick's ???
2:13 a.m.

Yes, that's shameful, Bruce, but you're changing the subject.

— On the neighbor message Update on Crime Statistics in the 49th Ward
3:14 p.m.

Does anyone really want angry "Donny" packing?

3:06 p.m.

If it was deleted, it was undoubtedly because it was advertising for a business, which is not allowed on EveryBlock.

Jeremy, seems like you need to rethink that description behind your name.

— On the neighbor message Snow removal
1:39 p.m.

Donny, I'm not your "dear." How patronizing can you get?

1:32 p.m.

Here's an assignment for you, Bruce: Since you constantly carp about holding bad landlords accountable for them, how many of those sexual assaults actually took place in buildings. And then of those, how many were because the assailant had easy access because of poor security?

— On the neighbor message Update on Crime Statistics in the 49th Ward
1:23 p.m.

Donny has actually come up with something I support: "If you want to save 10,000 or more people a year; require that all cars have a breathalyzer installed." It has certainly been talked about Donny, and I wouldn't be surprised if it does get enacted--just like the mandated use of seatbelts and airbags. See, it wasn't really so difficult to understand what Ja was saying, was it?

12:30 a.m.

Randy, those of us near the lakefront also tend to be a friendlier, more neighborly group. We have tons of activities here too for you and your family to enjoy. Anne is right that Gale School may not be one that you will want to send you daughter to, but there are alternatives.

JP, years ago, I enjoyed visiting the little zoo but it had seen better days, and I find it bizarre that you didn't even know that it had closed. There is absolutely nothing in West Ridge to compare with lovely Eastlake Terrace, steps from the beach, with cooling breezes on hot summer days. Biased against the elderly much?

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park neighborhood near Rogers Beach
12:21 a.m.

I got a good belly laugh out of that one, Andrew.

11:59 p.m.

Clint, you may be "tired" of the argument but the fact remains true. Joe Moore was elected alderman in 1991 and re-elected 5 times. If the majority of the voters of the 49th Ward were unhappy with him, they would throw him out. It's been done in other wards. Look at 50 as an example right next door.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
11:53 p.m.

AJ how do your like that? JP troll called YOU a troll. Old JP doesn't seem to be aware of the giant brouhaha last year when the zoo in Indian Boundary Park was closed down, much to the dismay of certain West Ridgeans. Perhaps JP. is writing to us from retirement in Florida and hasn't kept up with the hood.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park neighborhood near Rogers Beach
7:13 p.m.

Gonzo, clearly you didn't have enough sleep last night; better take a nap. I get a kick out of it when some clueless voter asks for a Non-partisan ballot and then wants to know why there are no names of people on it.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
5:28 p.m.

Why anyone would choose West Ridge when they can live steps from the lake is a mystery to me. Randy, there are 3 parks and beaches on the 3-block-long stretch of Eastlake at Howard, Rogers, and Juneway, and you can extend your dog walking north into Evanston along the lakefront path east of Calvary Cemetery. That area is convenient to the #147 bus on Sheridan to downtown as well as to the Redline station at Howard.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park neighborhood near Rogers Beach
5:12 p.m.

Thank you, Terry.

5:11 p.m.

What a bizarre attempt on Suzanne's part to back away. Yes, Carl, of course, everyone reading this thread knew exactly of whom she was speaking.

4:58 p.m.

The voters of the 49th Ward clearly don't agree with you Kathi. Otherwise, Ald. Moore would have been reelected so often.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
4:28 p.m.

If you are registered to vote in Illinois, you aren't "registered to one party." When you go to vote in a primary, you are asked which primary ballot you want. The choices this year are Democratic, Republican, and Non-partisan.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
4:10 a.m.

No, Robin, there is no ad section. Ads simply are not supposed to be placed on EveryBlock--period. From the Guidelines:

"Advertisement - Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”) However, you may share information that would be considered beneficial and of interest to the community, such as community events, concerts, activities or new businesses opening in the neighborhood."

— On the neighbor message Snow geting you down - I can help
3 a.m.

John, can you really hear the Evanston sirens that far south? I'm quite used to them up here.

— On the neighbor message What Is That Noise?!
2:48 a.m.

Speaking of snow plows and the overworked drivers, one just came north on Ashland and went west on Juneway. I guess plow drivers are taking a page from the police about driving the wrong way down one-way streets. No traffic to worry about at this hour, though.

2:15 a.m.

Gonzo, Carl did say that the Dominick's site would be a terrible place for a trade school. And I'd like your definition of "dipsy" please to see whether I need to mark that comment of yours unneighborly.

1:46 a.m.

Now, now, Gonzo. Mother Nature surely had a hand in this. This winter, she's been pretty powerful.

1:18 a.m.

Catherine, Tom Dart's opponents in the primary for sheriff have no support and no chance of winning. I happen to think that, for a change, we have a good guy in that office now. Regarding the Water Reclamation District, I was personally impressed with Josina Morita when she presented her credentials at our ward endorsement session. The newspapers will undoubtedly be making recommendations. Keep watching EveryBlock. I will start a new thread with a link to the bar associations' evaluations of judicial candidates before the primary. When I checked late last week, the site hadn't yet been updated for this year's primary.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
6:25 p.m.

Two more days to register to vote in the primary.
The Chicago Election Board's special hours for last-minute voter registration at 69 W. Washington St.:
- Mon., Feb. 17 – Presidents Day – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tues., Feb. 18 – 9 a.m. to Midnight

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
2:20 a.m.

I trust those are simply snarky questions from someone who thinks one should have to leave their fingerprints as well as a blood sample in order to be eligible to vote.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
7:10 p.m.

Not often when faced with such a headline, Clint. BTW, I didn't click "unneighborly," though that comment certainly was.

4:43 p.m.

Yes, a utility bill is fine, though I doubt that Mr. Rogers' son has one of those yet so I didn't mention it.. Thanks for bringing it up, AJ.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
4:27 p.m.

Some of my favorite commenters are trolls as are some of the commenters I often feel like muting but never do.

An interesting point has been raised above, though. I stick to Rogers Park and 49th Ward for my commenting and posting. Why do some people (and trolls) from other areas post and comment here? It baffles me.

— On the neighbor message We all knew this to be true!
4:10 p.m.

Darrin, seems that NforaC is a little dense or perhaps is a newby to the RP social media scene.

— On the neighbor message Dog Poop Problems
3:50 p.m.

Sarah, as a couple of people have pointed out, it is illegal for owners not to clean up after their dogs. If you live in the 49th ward, check with Alderman Moore's office, 773-338-5796. They used to have laminated signs that you could post on trees or poles in the parkway warning owners to pick up the poop. They probably still have such signs. When we used them before they wore out, it helped a lot. Get more than one, though, so you can replace it when someone tears it down.

— On the neighbor message Dog Poop Problems
4:07 a.m.

Samantha, nothing quite so fun as to get on the bus and try to maneuver around shopping carts and baby strollers parked in the aisle up front.

— On the neighbor message Was anyone actually fond of Dominick's ???
3:19 a.m.

Suzanne, can you even name the stores on the plaza level of Gateway? Which ones have been there for many years? I doubt you know. To the west of the Dominicks's site: GNC and Sally Beauty Supply; east and north: Marshall's and Payless. Other long-time tenants, though not as long, are the UPS Store, T-Mobile, and Anna's Linens. You think those businesses want a trade school on the site that will not draw business to the plaza? Would the new nail salon have rented a store with a trade school there instead of an anchor store? Yes, some businesses have failed. Some businesses, no matter where located, fail. I thought Republicans were supposed to understand business. Why don't you ask the owners of Gateway what they they think of your idea? I'm pretty sure they would laugh in your face.

10:45 p.m.

Suzanne asks: Why is there a push to find "another food store" for the Gateway Dominick's? Well, for starters, those of us who live near there CAN'T walk to "Target, Jewel, Aldi's, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Mariano's, WalMart [not that I'd shop there even if I could], Morse Market, Devon Market." Your idea of a trade school on that site is one of the most ridiculous I've yet heard. That site is the anchor for the shopping center.

1:51 p.m.

Excuse me, my saying that I prefer real ice cream got me marked as unneighborly??? AJ, it's clearly someone else who needs the prune ripple ice cream, not Mr. Rogers.

— On the neighbor message Dairy Queen at Ridge & Howard
2:54 a.m.

Tom, I think Safeway must have to find someone to sublease the Gateway store. I doubt that their lease was up.

— On the neighbor message Howard Dominick's Announcement Soon?
2:38 a.m.

One other piece of ID, Mr. Rogers. It doesn't have to have his address on it as long as he has the DL with his current address. A school or work ID, for example.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
2:38 a.m.

ALERT: I'm reviving a year-old thread so some of the places above have probably closed, but we tried a great Italian restaurant tonight that just opened last fall: La Macchina Cafe, 1620 Orrington, just north of Davis. Our soup, salad, entrees, and the to-die-for chocolate lava cake for dessert were all wonderful. The service was attentive without being overbearing. I would fault the place only for music, which was too loud for our taste, and the strange tables. We were told that the owner made them (or had them made) but they weren't comfortable to sit at. We were also told they will be replaced.

— On the neighbor message Dining Recommendations in Evanston
1:45 a.m.

Vegan cheese pizza??? Umm, no. Are you unclear on the concept of vegan?

— On the neighbor message Best pizza in rogers park
1:33 a.m.

A friend had been told that one lived in a tree near his building but he'd never seen it. A few evenings ago, he went out to have the tree pointed out to him. Just then, the squirrel emerged and "flew" across the street. This was on Birchwood, west of Clark.

— On the neighbor message Flying Squirrel, no Moose!
1:29 a.m.

That headline is certainly an example of yellow journalism at its finest. And this rag pretends to be non-partisan?

1:23 a.m.

I've seen it enforced once with a car registered in the burbs. Problem is how do the police know that a vehicle has been here more than 30 days without getting a city sticker? We really can't expect them to pay that much attention to every car without a city sticker to see how long it's around.

— On the neighbor message Loyola Ave and the Red Line
3:27 a.m.

Neil, have you ever participated in a drum circle? Trust me, it's plenty of positive energy and I'm not fond of loud noise.

— On the neighbor message Occupy for Peace!
3:07 a.m.

The subject has been beaten to death in other places, such as Facebook and Nextdoor, Estes & Ashland, as well as on many threads on EveryBlock since it was revived last month. Here are a couple of them. The first post has 81 comments. Isn't that enough for you?

http://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/jan23-dominicks-shop-now-5970404/

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/feb10-promising-developments-search-new-gateway-grocery-store-5991073/

And, yes, some of us WERE fond of Domiinick's. I walked over there about three times a week.

— On the neighbor message Was anyone actually fond of Dominick's ???
2:50 a.m.

Bump again.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
2:43 a.m.

Those of us not going hope for reviews from those who are.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina to open on Friday!
1:49 a.m.

When I want ice cream, I want real ice cream--not that pretend stuff.

— On the neighbor message Dairy Queen at Ridge & Howard
6:58 p.m.

Barb, how did you manage to revive a thread that has been dormant for two years?

— On the neighbor message Recycle Bins?
4:40 a.m.

Aldermanic staff opposed to a suggestion? The alderman is pretty much opposed to zoned parking--as am I. One doesn't own the street in front of his/her residence. Besides, perhaps those calling for zoned parking should first look into what the city requires to get zoned parking. It's a high hurdle.

— On the neighbor message Loyola Ave and the Red Line
3:57 a.m.

Willy, my web shield doesn't like that page and blocked it.

— On the neighbor message Another Rogers Park Shooting
3:38 a.m.

Anybody got a Zambonie they can borrow?

— On the neighbor message Skate the Lake
8:17 p.m.

Anybody want to chip in to buy him a one-way ticket back to Texas?

— On the neighbor message Another Rogers Park Shooting
3:23 a.m.

AJ, I think you misread Nancy's comment. Seems to me she's saying that Fung's location WAS sketchy in the past, i.e., before Fung's was there. I have no idea where it is, though.

— On the neighbor message Morse Ave. Businesses
3:19 a.m.

Now I'm confused. I was "picturing" this new sign on the north side of Lunt, west of Glenwood, in front of Heartland. There can't be a stop sign there.

2:41 p.m.

Clint, as one who was here and active, I have to correct your statement that "Moore was picked to run in his first election by the outgoing alderman." Yes, that's what Joravsky also claims, but it isn't true. Early in David Orr's career as alderman, he set up Network 49 as an alternative to the regular 49th Ward Democratic Party. We worked the precincts just like the regulars did. We just didn't call ourselves precinct captains. Either before or very soon after Orr was elected County Clerk, everyone in our organization was asked if they wanted to run for alderman. Those who did, presented their "credentials" at a Network 49 meeting, and we voted on whom to support. Moore may have been the personal choice of Orr, I don't remember, but we members voted to endorse Moore. Orr would have supported whomever the members chose.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
2:27 p.m.

Careful, Mr. Rogers, or you'll be given a time-out to mend your ways. I know from personal experience.

10:07 a.m.

To move this up to the top again since the deadline is approaching...

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
12:38 a.m.

Lillie, why do you think that Leona's is closing? It was just sold to a new owner last year.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131125/rogers-park/leonas-chain-sold-new-owner-but-family-keeps-53-year-old-original-spot

— On the neighbor message Morse Ave. Businesses
12:25 a.m.

Dirk, just a little correction. Rogers Park, com is not a publication of the Rogers Park Business Alliance. It's either Mike Glasser's site (he promotes businesses too) or the Rogers Park Builders Group's site.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas - Great Food
5:15 p.m.

Ok, then I can't explain it.

2:08 a.m.

Jim A., it pays to actually read a thread before throwing in one's two-cents worth. I didn't recall the word "whiteness" being used in THIS thread but I've re-read it to be sure--twice. It isn't used in any of the comments above yours or in the original post. Was this just your way of dissing my neighborhood, which you were so fond of doing in the past?

1:47 a.m.

Yes, indeedy, it would easier for you to get your "need for a change" arguments across, wouldn't it.

Muting people, in my opinion, is somewhat childish.

10:27 p.m.

Lacy, I was assuming this new sign is on Lunt. Is it actually on Glenwood?

10:24 p.m.

Specifically, what other restaurants do you mean, Di? I agree with Shaina Rose on Chuckies. Give the public what it wants, and they will come. Twisted Tapas seems to be doing great business, even in a challenging location and with terrible weather since it opened.

— On the neighbor message Morse Ave. Businesses
8:31 p.m.

It's usually referred to as a "living wage." See this site from MIT:
http://livingwage.mit.edu/

3:04 p.m.

Indeed, Sam, a most welcome addition to Rogers Park.

10:58 a.m.

The point is, Brian, why did you include neighborhoods to the east in your post. Do you not understand that you control who sees your posts? You posted this to Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message AIRPLANE NOISE, call 800-439-9569
11:02 p.m.

Rogers Park does not have an airplane noise problem as far as I'm aware. Why did you pick this neighborhood to include in your list?

— On the neighbor message AIRPLANE NOISE, call 800-439-9569
3:10 p.m.

Back to "unneighborly"--Joe, I think the moderators review comments so marked to see whether they violate EveryBlock policy. If they don't, the comments are not removed. One of my comments was so marked soon after EveryBlock returned last month. It has not been removed whereas another comment on that same thread has been.

Enough about the kid's Facebook page please. None of you have any idea why he posted what he did.

— On the neighbor message Police Investigate Pratt-Clark Shooting
11:41 a.m.

Dawn, call Ald. Moore's office, 773-338-5796, and ask them to have your alley baited for rats.

11:26 a.m.

Awesome, indeed! What a wonderful addition to our neighborhood Twisted Tapas is. Be sure to click on the title above to read the full review and see the special offer there. Now, if only I liked shrimp...

2:07 a.m.

Dark blue??? I think you're hallucinating, April. There are some light blue ones, including your two just above mine. Someone I know has asked the administrators what the colors mean. As far as I am aware, they haven't responded. They may not want us to know, though it's pretty obvious that John W. is right on the pink.

— On the neighbor message question about everyblock
1:30 a.m.

Mr. Rogers, yes, as Kelli mentioned, I'm pretty sure that pink means that one or more members have marked a comment "unneighborly." It would be nice to know how many "unneighborlys" it takes, but I doubt that they will tell us. I took me awhile to figure out your comments during the previous EveryBlock days, but I finally got it that you love sarcasm--and you do it very well, I might add. Like you, I have never muted anyone. That doesn't mean I always read long, repetitious comments, though.

I might add for all, it you mark "thanks" or "unneighborly" by mistake, you can undo it by clicking on the word again.

— On the neighbor message Police Investigate Pratt-Clark Shooting
1:25 a.m.

Some seem to have found Mr. Rogers' comment unneighborly. Is sarcasm not allowed here?

— On the neighbor message Police Investigate Pratt-Clark Shooting
4:32 p.m.

I haven't seen a plow up here, but looking out the windows it's quite obvious that a plow has been down both Ashland and Juneway so I would have to disagree with you, Peter.

— On the neighbor message Snow plowing?
11:31 a.m.

In this weather yet! Couldn't he find a sidewalk to shovel?

— On the neighbor message Liberty Power
12:09 a.m.

According to people who getting their info from the police, 3 people were shot, one of them fatally. "Captain" does not indicate his source for 4.

7:02 p.m.

Catherine, sample ballots aren't available yet. Later this month, go here: http://www.chicagoelections.com/
In the list of items under "For Voters" near the top of the page, click on "Sample Ballots." You'll have to enter some information about yourself so that you will get the correct ballot for your polling place.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
6:53 p.m.

Michelle, yes there is a law. In fact, information about it is in the Sun-Times article, though perhaps only in the revised article:

“'The City of Chicago prohibits the releasing of rats into parks or public areas, with fines ranging from $1,000 to $,5000, as rats pose a public health risk and are a public nuisance,' said Molly Poppe, a spokeswoman for the Department of Streets and Sanitation. 'Residents should contact 311 if they witness anyone releasing rats, or for rodent baiting requests in yards, alleys or other public ways to ensure proper abatement.'”

http://www.suntimes.com/25344221-761/pest-control-house-calls-spike-as-rats-seek-refuge-from-extreme-cold.html

4:14 p.m.

I suspect where it may come from and will write to you, Chris.

— On the neighbor message Juneway "fly tossing"
3:01 p.m.

Going back to the original post about rats being trapped at O'Hare and released in parks, in this case, the airport is city-owned so Chicago is the customer. Does anyone seriously believe that the city of Chicago has asked Logan Square Pest Control to release the rats it catches at O'Hare? How much do we taxpayers pay every year to have our alleys baited? There is something seriously wrong with this picture.

2:54 p.m.

Place the blame on yourself, Willy, assuming you don't want to pay more in taxes to buy another fleet of snowplows and hire more workers so that the snow doesn't linger on our streets. In a more normal winter, of course, those extra plows wouldn't be needed and the workers could just collect their paychecks without having to work.

— On the neighbor message Who's to blame?
1:57 p.m.

We're talking about rats here, Michelle. Not something that most folks consider cute, furry critters.

1:29 a.m.

FebGirl, we have to condemn it everywhere. I don't think she was wrong in condemning China--just in not recognizing our own violations of human rights.

1:19 a.m.

How nice, the building owner is "...just very sorry for what happened to that girl."

1:10 a.m.

Bruce, the downstate legislators work for their constituents, not for us. Ideally, all the legislators would work for the good of the state, but thinking that's ever likely to happen is delusional. I do expect that someday this country will have modernized its drug policy but it's slow going.

12:49 a.m.

Willy, a guess here. Your guns are for hunting non-human animals, I'll bet.

12:37 a.m.

Bump again.

— On the neighbor message Re: Random Act of Kindness
12:35 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Another Random Act of Kindness
12:34 a.m.

Donny, how did you manage to work Mariann into my last comment. It was addressed to you and Andrew. Both of you keep harping on "Just catch the perp." There are two problems: an apparently bad landlord and the perpetrator of the crime. Working on inspecting the building and getting it secured does, in no way, detract from investigating the crime and, hopefully, catching the criminal.

12:29 a.m.

Seems to me we'd have to get the state legislature to go along with it first. Fat chance.

12:17 a.m.

Good to see you back, Hedda. Any luck with that operation yet?

8:34 p.m.

Why are you boycotting, Willy?

8:27 p.m.

Hello, Earth to Andrew and Donny: The police search for criminals; they don't work on building code violations. The Chicago Dept. of Buildings inspects buildings and cites the owners for code violations; they don't attempt to catch criminals. Get it? This isn't an either/or situation.

8:10 p.m.

That's been clear all along, Donny, and I think that most of us disagree with you. I also think that most of us from the old days on EveryBlock know to simply ignore the comments of a certain person who chimed in above. Apparently you didn't learn that lesson.

4:20 a.m.

No, Chi-town, he didn't break into the shooter's home. He broke into a neighbor's home.

4:05 a.m.

We'll look for the opportunity to work those words into our comments in the future, Willy. They are definitely underused.

— On the neighbor message What's going on at Estes and glenwood?
3:13 a.m.

I haven't been inside but I live across the street from the one on Ashland and watched the rehab. There was no dumpster on our block for months at a time. Perhaps we were just lucky. I watched the debris pile up in the yard inside the fence. Then they brought in a dumpster, filled it, and had it hauled away, and another dumpster left behind. This continued until the debris was gone. No more than a week or two if I recall.

2:59 a.m.

I was unaware that burglary made one subject to the death penalty in Illinois. In fact, I seem to recall that the General Assembly eliminated capital punishment in this state a couple of years ago.

The police would never advocate a private citizen taking the law into his own hands in a case like this. The intruder wasn't in the shooter's home. The door should not have been unlocked to check. And to the contrary of what Chi-town claims, yes, the police want you to call 911 if you think a crime is being committed, not investigate it yourself.

2:01 a.m.

Multiple choice or essay? And what's the study material?

— On the neighbor message Test
8:20 p.m.

Yes, Frank, I think you have the correct "take" on this matter.

6:57 p.m.

I call John J. Cahill Inc., 847-864-5225, a firm I've used for many years for a variety of jobs. They are not inexpensive but I've always been pleased with their work. On occasion, I've called a different plumber to try to save money and have regretted it.

— On the neighbor message Any plumber recommendations.
6:52 p.m.

To repeat: "...the front gate to the building courtyard was completely unsecured and locks to several doors were not working. A window frame to the basement was also off its hinges. " Donny, are you trying to make us believe that all of this happened within days, so, heaven forbid, don't blame the landlord?

10:41 p.m.

For the uninitiated, I assume that Robin is referring to the online Evanston news source, Patch.com. I, too, subscribe to it, but I haven't received any messages from them today about snow. There were a couple yesterday. I find them easy to ignore if I'm not interested. Now if they say "New Restaurant Opening....."

— On the neighbor message Dear Patch.com
8:40 p.m.

Or maybe it's Bruce's friend who own the building.

8:16 p.m.

Tenants in a building with code violations are highly unlikely to admit that they called for an inspection.

8:14 p.m.

"Why sling mud at this landlord? " Why, because he has a history as a slum landlord, apparently. Your attempt to defend him is pitiful. It's almost as though he's a friend of yours. Now THERE'S some speculation for you.

8:10 p.m.

Willy, good luck finding a dog or puppy. I'm more of a cat person, but dogs are good too. Just please remember to keep your new furry friend on a leash when you take him out for walks.

— On the neighbor message Dog Adoption
2:54 p.m.

I, too, wondered about the notice of closing on the door. As Joe mentioned, it was differently-worded from the usual such notice. That aside, as I walked by earlier, someone was putting fresh tablecloths on the tables, and there's a sign on the door indicating that they're re-opening at 3 PM today.

— On the neighbor message Jamaica Jerk
2:40 p.m.

JR Electronic Services installed our intercom system and buzzers and have done repairs when needed. A+ rating from Better Business Bureau:

http://www.bbb.org/chicago/business-reviews/intercoms-systems-and-services/jr-electronic-services-in-des-plaines-il-13000123

— On the neighbor message Recommendation for Intercom/buzzer handyman
9:37 p.m.

Bill, you have alleged that the alderman's staff members routinely check buildings owned by his political opponents, looking for violations. Why should I or anyone here believe you, especially since it seems that you don't even live in the ward? At least the Rockwell L is no where near here.

9:21 p.m.

Good to see you there last night, Chris. Was this your first visit? I may have lost track, but I think I've now been there 4 times.

If you're having a little party, you might want to ask for the side room. We get a little raucous at ours and that way we don't disturb the other diners.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas - Great Food
3:35 p.m.

How about some proof of your accusation at the beginning of your post?

6:01 a.m.

"Where's Poppa," 1970. You're not too young, Pat.

— On the neighbor message Whiskey and taco bar
2:30 a.m.

That might be better than Pepsi on cereal, AJ. (Anyone who understands this comment is giving away their age.)

— On the neighbor message Whiskey and taco bar
3:59 a.m.

Ok, Dee, that's another for the list. Didn't know you hadn't been there.

— On the neighbor message Ordering In
2:55 a.m.

Ah, Dane, IHOP is the only place I can find blintzes.

— On the neighbor message P and S diner
2:52 a.m.

Pat, should I call you or do you want to call me? We're in one of those categories.

— On the neighbor message Have you been a good neighbor ?
7:23 a.m.

jhj, no the law is not infrequently enforced. It's enforced often for parking behind the stop sign at my corner, though the police are being pretty lenient in this weather.

6:49 a.m.

Sorry, Al, a group of us already has plans to go Thursday evening, the warmest day this week. We're not as hardy as you.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas - Great Food
6:23 a.m.

The Democratic Party of the 49th Ward had a lively fundraiser at Heartland Monday night. The attendees included judges and candidates for judgeships. Now if this place were really so dangerous, do you think they would have been there? I didn't notice any anarchists. Maybe they were hiding in the kitchen.

— On the neighbor message Heartland Cafe: Hotbed of anarchists?
2:20 a.m.

It wasn't supposed to be funny, Barbara. I'll email you.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
1:29 a.m.

We got mail today, including a property tax bill.

RP123, suggest you send a formal complaint to our Congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky. Complaining to the post office does no good, but I did have luck with a postal complaint some years ago when I got Jan's staff on the case.

— On the neighbor message Mail Delivery Today?
8:58 p.m.

Apparently it depends on the driver. Our UPS guy won't leave a package unless someone signs for it. But USPS packages get left in the lobby all the time. Fortunately, we have a locked lobby.

— On the neighbor message Package Theft
8:51 p.m.

Kathi, there were three Jewels in RP in the early 60s at least. I don't recall when it closed, but we had one on Paulina, north of Howard, when I moved here. That was the first one they closed, followed by Clark, and then Morse. The Gateway Dominick's location is too large for a store like Whole Foods and they have two stores right up Chicago Avenue. Based on the only Meijer's I've ever been in in Ohio, the location is probably not large enough.

I have confidence that something will move into that space. Some of us will be happy with whatever it is; others won't.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's
4:42 p.m.

They did relocate from somewhere farther south when their rent was raised. The jalapeno gnocchi is great, as is the baked goat cheese, Wagyu short ribs, stuffed muchrooms, etc. I've been here three times with friends and everything we've tried is wonderful. Holly is right about the service too.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas - Great Food
4:23 p.m.

Since Barbara hasn't replied, Dee, the answer is "yes." Surely you remember the squirrel avatar. How long ago was the dinner we three arranged through EveryBlock along with Diane, when Mr. Morse didn't show up? Do you suppose he'll rejoin EveryBlock? Or Diane?

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
3:04 a.m.

Family Matters, 7731 N. Marshfield, 773-465-6011, can always use tutors or, if that's not up your alley, for other things.

http://www.familymatterschicago.org/

— On the neighbor message Get out of the house Rogers park
2:30 a.m.

Willy, the temp. for Tuesday has been revised upwards. Now we're supposed to get a high of +1.

— On the neighborhood event Winter Bonfire at Touhy
2:21 a.m.

Yes, A.J., I lived through that deplorable era. I don't like to see remnants of it return, using new technology that wasn't available then.

— On the neighbor message Heartland Cafe: Hotbed of anarchists?
10:31 p.m.

Yes, Monday is going to be bitter. Not so easy to get to Lincoln Sq. from here on CTA but possible. If her b/f drives you and drinks coffee, he could wait for you at Sol Cafe, 1615 W. Howard, a great coffeehouse with WiFi.

— On the neighbor message Wilye park/ Community Center
2:34 a.m.

Rumors, rumors, and more rumors.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's
2:28 a.m.

Hi, J. L.. Good to "see" you again.

1:26 a.m.

There was some advance warning. I saw a link to this article in mid-December:

http://voices.suntimes.com/business-2/grid/everyblock-comcast-back-journalism/

— On the neighbor message how will it work this time?
1:18 a.m.

Thanks, Aimee, but that place got cited last year I think by the Health Dept. We're happy with the pizza we order from a different place in Evanston out by Dodge. I probably mentioned the name way up there somewhere. They deliver or we pick it up.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
5:13 p.m.

Shelly, if you live near the Red Line, you can take that north to Howard. Get off and walk downstairs to Howard. Do not use the up escalator or go up the stairs from the platform and then down because that will get you down to the ground in the wrong place. The Howard station is complicated. If you get confused, just ask how to get down at the original Howard exit. From the station, walk east one block. The Community Center is on the north side of the street at the corner of Marshfield/Howard.

— On the neighbor message Wilye park/ Community Center
5:05 p.m.

ChicagoGirl, have you ever read the NewStar? Its police blotter consists of snippets. It's not very useful for anything.

3:18 p.m.

It's Willye White Park; she was an Olympic athlete. If your meeting is in the evening, it might be ok to park in the lot for Gale School, on Marshfield, immediately behind the Community Center. Call the Community Center on Monday and ask about that, (773) 262-5051. Otherwise, you'll need to park on the street. If you get about a quarter block north of Howard, you won't have to pay to park on the street. Or try the 7500 block of North Ashland, again a quarter block or so south of Howard.

— On the neighbor message Wilye park/ Community Center
3:11 p.m.

Terry, how good to "see" you again!

— On the neighbor message Annnnnd We're back!
3:01 p.m.

Do people understand that this is just an automatically generated post? EveryBlock picks up the police blotter from the NewsStar.

5:06 a.m.

Three cheers for Dee whose post got Rocky home safe!

— On the neighbor message "Found Dog" Poster 1-22-2014
4:21 a.m.

AJ, there are still independent meat markets in Chicago? We used to have Dee's on Paulina NoH but it closed many years ago.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's
4:02 a.m.

Well, well, if it isn't Maureen with another new EveryBlock persona. How many have there been now?

— On the neighbor message Heartland Cafe: Hotbed of anarchists?
3:34 a.m.

You too, Willy. Come on, you know they both got banned.

Jesse, Becca has a job elsewhere. Don't ask me how I know. I was sworn to secrecy though not by her.

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
4:34 p.m.

Littleton, don't go there! Welcome back..

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
4:31 p.m.

How very reminiscent of Chicago's Red Squad in the 1960s.

— On the neighbor message Heartland Cafe: Hotbed of anarchists?
4:24 p.m.

Carl, it sounds as though you spend all your time shopping. (insert smiley face)

Yes, Robin I know that's what you were referring to. That was my way of saying that I disagreed.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's...where to shop now?
4:13 p.m.

Robin, apparently you weren't shopping in the Howard Dominick's.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's...where to shop now?
7:14 a.m.

I discovered I'd never filled in those boxes in my profile so my stuff is all newly added.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
6:57 a.m.

Let us know what happens please.

— On the neighbor message "Found Dog" Poster 1-22-2014
6:55 a.m.

PBarry, I don't consider "watery beer" much of a recommendation. I'm not into whiskey either, and I don't want hair on my chest thank you, Willy.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina at Morse and Glenwood
4:49 a.m.

Wow, how this this thread get resurrected. Just pointing out to the newbies here that most of the comments date to early 2013. In the meantime, some places mentioned have closed.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
4:29 a.m.

If you want to know what's going into the Dominick's location on Howard, sign up to receive the alderman's emails:
http://www.ward49.com/
I assure you that he will know before anyone else in the community when there's something official. The rumors and the "I've heard..." comments are just that: rumors.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's
4:19 a.m.

A few of us hardy souls huddled together with the police to stay warm and shared information.

Dane, hope you recover soon. Bernard was there as you probably know.

— On the neighborhood event CAPS Meeting Thursday night
4:05 a.m.

I have shopped at Jewel ever since I moved to Chicago. The first three of their stores bit the dust one by one until none were left in RP. (Yes, way back when, we had one on Paulina, NoH.) After the one on Morse closed, I switched to the one on Chicago Ave. with a trip out to the one west on Howard once a month or so when we have other shopping to do west. I got to be fond of Dominick's over the years it was here, and that's where I would pick up things during the week. I'm really missing it. There are certain things I buy at Whole Foods, and, now that it's there, we stop in to TJ's occasionally. If we haven't found certain produce we want, a trip down to Morse Market in in order.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's...where to shop now?
3:51 a.m.

Dee, except that the glare of the sun off my ice covered windows was nearly blinding this afternoon.

J.V., we need a thaw. The garage door is frozen shut.

— On the neighbor message Thank you
9:20 p.m.

I'm heading down now. If my frozen body is found somewhere between here and CMSA, donate it to science and notify my next of kin.

— On the neighborhood event CAPS Meeting Thursday night
6:30 p.m.

And all the old content is here too.

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
4:35 a.m.

The other person who got cuttings from me sent a photo of it blooming this winter. Meanwhile, the mother plants have had no buds. Stay warm.

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
2:45 a.m.

How's that Christmas cactus doing Williamettia Scott?

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
2:04 a.m.

I guess there's 5. Ian and Katie thanked Jesse's first comment. It's the night owl brigade.

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
1:36 a.m.

Hi, Jesse. Well, that's at least three of us back. We'll see how it goes, though I suspect it will be rocky.

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
1:18 a.m.

This deal expires Thursday morning at 10 AM.

— On the neighbor message Sahara Kabob is the Reader's Real Deal today
1:25 a.m.

But there was no "next thread" to enter "constructive opinions and posts." I think Pat goofed and instead of making a new thread, he just continued this one. So I plead innocent by reason of Pat's mistake. That makes the rest of us innocent too, except for Pat and you, John. Apparently you didn't give good instructions to Pat.

— On the neighbor message On being civil
1:02 a.m.

Yes, you are justified in feeling uneasy. Dressing provocatively has nothing to do with it. What, if anything, did Customer Service at Dominick's do? There is a security officer on duty there, I believe, at all times. Often, he's in an office to the east of the Customer Service desk where I assume he can watch monitors of store activity. I think he should have been summoned to remove the offender from the store.

You did the right thing by going into the bank during the second incident. Get off the street if at all possible.

The perverts on the el have been around forever. Perhaps someone will know otherwise, but I think they're harmless. Back when I was young and rode the el to and from work, I'd run into the touchy-feely guys on occasion. Once I decided to stand up for myself, I'd loudly confront them, which got them to slink off the train at the next stop. Don't know whether that works with flashers. Had the good luck of never running into one of those.

A CAPS facilitator may be able to give you additional advice for dealing with these incidents.

— On the neighbor message Uneasy feeling.. Looking for advice.
12:46 a.m.

Rely on your gut reaction, Barbara.

— On the neighbor message Best Latte Ever
8:29 p.m.

No, Mac, if you had read that other blog before certain items were deleted, you would understand. But you're right: let's keep our focus on the building and tilework.

6:57 p.m.

Giggle. RPong. I'm technologically incompetent. Couldn't do that even if I wanted to. So let's stop with the cat fight, ok?

Yes, Advocate, good point. Chris, how is your research going for the landmark suggestion?

5:40 p.m.

I'm sorry I didn't get down there again before it closed. If the new place stays open later for dinner, I'm more likely to patronize it--as long as it's good.

— On the neighbor message Pillars Closes Today
4:44 p.m.

I can't believe you posted what you posted in that other blog either, RPong. I understand both of you came to your senses there. There, unlike here, I'm told one can remove their offensive posts. Thanks for doing that.

4:36 p.m.

C.K., I'm also privy by way of email to some of YOUR posts on that blog so I'd be careful if I were you.

2:38 p.m.

Would it be unneighborly of me to hope that Ben was wrong and that the Advocate is right?

— On the neighbor message Have you lived in Rogers Park over 10 years?
2:30 p.m.

I'm confused. Who's in the naughty box?

Pat and all you other southerners and middle Rogers Parkers, we have our very own CAPS meeting on the same night at CMSA. I don't think we should come to yours. Bernard would be mad. I think that Mr. Rogers is probably a west of Clark person and goes to CMSA, if he goes to CAPS. What about it, Mr. Rogers? .... Mr. Rogers, are you still here or did you click that mute button?

— On the neighbor message On being civil
2:24 p.m.

Kevin, I'm so sorry. I had not heard about the fire at your home either. I've been out-of-the-loop lately, assuming you posted about that elsewhere. I hope you're able to get back into your home soon.

— On the neighbor message I was assaulted on the Magnificent Mile
2:08 p.m.

"They" have been stealing bikes since the first bike was made, I'm sure. I had two go bye-bye in the 1960s and gave up on bike riding.

— On the neighbor message Bike stolen
1:49 p.m.

What is, Charlie--arresting someone for selling single cigarettes or the drug bust? I would agree if you mean the former except that it adds to the general bad impression lots of folks get of Howard St. And sometimes it can be a bit difficult just getting into the station with all the hanging out there.

— On the neighbor message Police Shut Down Morse Avenue Drug Market
1:37 p.m.
<