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ptgrp, if your question is for real, that's Craig's blog (or former blog), and it shows you clearly what he attracts.

Yes, Michael, I saw one particularly disturbing video Craig shot of Jennifer while he taunted her to make her act up more.

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
9:24 p.m.

Once Scotty got bounced there sure arose a bunch of new characters, including ^.

— On the neighbor message Are You On The Short Bus?
10:26 a.m.

# 5 for me.

2:57 a.m.

Tintin, depending on where you live, there's also a UPS store on the Plaza level at the Gateway Mall.

— On the neighbor message ups package stolen?
2:40 a.m.

Loyola has a nice little tavern on the lower level of the student center with a good porter on tap for only $4.50. The delight was being carded at my age. It's university policy to card everyone.

— On the neighbor message Political Etiquette
1:57 a.m.

Lake, Becky is giving you a grammar lesson--something you should have learned by 4th grade.

12:59 p.m.

You can trust my avatar, Becky.

Robin, asking Craig to stop spewing lies is like asking birds to stop singing.

— On the neighbor message Question
11:31 a.m.

Of course Scotty's alter ego will need a new name too. RogersParkingSplat perhaps?

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
4:27 a.m.

Yes we do and I did--again.

4:16 a.m.

Good Morning!

ptgrp, have you visited WFMT in the past few years? It's in No Man's Land. Doubt that you'd find anyplace for a glass of wine. Last time we were out there was New Year's Eve 2013-14 for the Midnight Special party.

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
4:15 a.m.

I'll grant you that it's late but I just nodded off while watching that video, Nico, and, no, I haven't been drinking.

— On the neighbor message Does Don Gordon have a PR problem?
3:42 a.m.

Yes, Mayor Harrison, I've thought for some time there was something going on at 7415 N. Sheridan. On very rare occasions, there are lights on at night. The house next door to the north is suspicious too. Lots of coming and going of different people.

— On the neighbor message Problem buildings in our neighborhoods
3:17 a.m.

Becky, he looks much better in person, but you're going to have to trust me unless you ever show up for a Follow Me--or Carl's party. Carl, where and when is the party?

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
2:55 a.m.

Did he really, Rob? I guess he didn't ban you on his page like he did me with one of his "....has left the building."

Liz, the jalapeño gnocchi is another of my favorites.

2:46 a.m.

Does your hubby fly? Craig seems to think so.

— On the neighbor message Question
12:39 a.m.

ptgrp, if we're ever at the same table and you try to hog the baked goat cheese or others of my favorite dishes, you'll find yourself stabbed with a fork.

10:59 p.m.

That must be photoshopped, Rob. We all know there are now at least three subbasements there. The lowest one is for a secret casino for hotel guests only.

I don't think the article lives up to its title. Where's the struggle? But writers don't choose their own titles.The writer should take a stroll around the south end of RP, though. There still is a used book store, Armadillo's Pillow, not far north, and fine dining at Twisted Tapas, just east of Sheridan at Pratt. I hope, as does she, that the hotel, if approved, will bring more good restaurants.

10:27 p.m.

Philip Scott

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
6:21 p.m.

Wait--Scotty fled town? Is that true?

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
4:57 p.m.

I voted again today.

5:32 a.m.

Carl, lo and behold, a third pillar appeared recently. Probably on Wednesday. It's very wordy. I got bored before I'd read much of it.

— On the neighbor message Does Don Gordon have a PR problem?
4:09 a.m.

d3, perhaps you should come to CAPS meetings. Those shots fired last week were discussed Tuesday night.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park man charged in Evanston shooting
3:30 a.m.

ptgrp, you indicated that you went to Gordon's website and that you "liked the bits about money in politics and being a project manager--in theory." Has it occurred to you that he never mentions where he was a project manager or what he actually did? I find this very puzzling. Candidates for political office routinely describe their backgrounds in some detail yet Don Gordon does not do so..

— On the neighbor message One serious question
10:26 p.m.

Sorry, I neglected to post a link to the Executive Summary of the poll:

https://electjoemoore.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/executive_summary_-_ward_49_poll_results-21.pdf

— On the neighbor message One serious question
10:15 p.m.

Terebill, regarding opinions about Joe, you wrote "...people don't like him/don't agree with the things he does..." As you have conveniently ignored in order to press your own view, a professional poll was conducted last month. According to the executive summary of the poll "Joe Moore has a strong personal popularity rating (62% favorable / 26% unfavorable), and most voters give him a positive job rating as well (62% positive / 30% negative). It would seem, Terebill, that yours is the minority view, but the definitive poll is the election itself, which will, thankfully, be over at 7 PM on Feb. 24.

— On the neighbor message One serious question
9:51 p.m.

"You didn't use your real name. You were dishonest." <<<from a character named RogersParkingSpot is REALLY funny.

— On the neighbor message One serious question
6:09 p.m.

Desperation, Mr. Rogers.

— On the neighbor message EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Moore campaigns with "Chuy"
10:06 a.m.

Do tell, FGFM. I haven't heard much about him since the old Forum49 days. Regularly did battle there with him and Craig.

— On the neighbor message Joe Moore (Politician) Ward 49 - Wikipedia
3:28 a.m.

I spoke with Ann this evening after our CAPS meeting and find that I misrepresented the source of her salary. Yes, it is all tax money. So, take that, Suzanne. It's all perfectly legal. She doesn't read EveryBlock so I'm forwarding your comments to her. My guess is that she'll be outraged by them. She loves working for the market.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon Forum Thread
3:15 a.m.

BTW, how did the meeting go? I guess it wasn't as contentious as the hotel meeting.

2:58 a.m.

Carl, I have a horror story from Cermak Fresh Market, which we decided to try last Saturday. It involves the check-out and isn't over yet. The transaction is stuck in limbo because the clerk pressed credit after I had already swiped my debit card and entered my pin.

They did have some "interesting" selections in the meat department. I stared at one item almost in disbelief.

2:56 a.m.

I voted today and yesterday.

2:38 a.m.

One has to forgive people with tiny brains. They just can't conceive of the fact that we Democrats have opinions of our own. No, Craig, the campaign of Joe Moore is not "sporting a Chey (sic)/Moore campaign sign in the yard at Lunt and Greenview." A supporter of Joe Moore and of Chuy Garcia, who happens to be the president of the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward, is "sporting" those signs in his yard. The Democratic Party of the 49th Ward has no signs in its windows for mayoral candidates. Why don't you go take a photo over there? Or why don't you take a photo in front of Moore's house? I don't think you'll find a Garcia sign there. (If I ever get my hands on some Garcia signs, they'll be in my windows right beside those for Joe.)

— On the neighbor message Joint Garcia/Moore sign appears
2:36 a.m.

As Rob and Michael noted, the "photo" was from an IVI-IPO press conference announcing its endorsements:

http://www.iviipo.org/

And Michael is right, the title of this post is an outright lie. Is anyone really surprised that the Field Supervisor lies?

— On the neighbor message EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Moore campaigns with "Chuy"
2:20 a.m.

This is an old thread. Someone resurrected it yesterday. Could it now be laid to rest again?

2:01 a.m.

No wonder Gordon is so far behind. His Field Supervisor doesn't understand the difference between campaigning and a press conference held by an organization to announce its endorsements. Yes,Craig, of course they were at the same event, but it wasn't a joint campaign event as you are trying to make it out to be.

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
1:40 a.m.

Nancy B, again, thanks for that recommendation of Hewn for good bread. We picked up a loaf of whole wheat last week and went back for another today. Each day, they list the breads they have that day on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/hewnbread

We also got a chocolate almond croissant today, which we split. Flaky and yummy.

1:04 a.m.

I voted.

4:34 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message latest on Vivian Maier
4:22 a.m.

See you later, Toni.

— On the neighbor message CAPS Beat 2422 1/27/15
4:20 a.m.

What a lovely photo of Louis. Hope he has many years to live.

4:17 a.m.

Ah, ah, Carl, "mispelling?" Shame on you.

There's always the possibility that "hurtles" is a typo on the part of Irene, isn't there?

— On the neighbor message CMSA Students' Award Winning Poetries
4:03 a.m.

Rob, thanks for that link to the thread on Don's Facebook page. No, George is indeed, NOT a "moorista," but he IS living proof that one doesn't have to be a friend of the alderman to get a zoning change, which he needed a number of years ago to expand his building on my block.

3:44 a.m.

What is the Heartland Health Center clad with? I rarely get down on Devon and haven't seen it. I'm inclined to think the renderings look pretty blah, but as Kat mentions, the materials could make a big difference.

2:30 a.m.

Hey, Scotty, you forgot to mention that that "pricey" flyer had the union bug on it. Do you even know what that means? Joe's posters also carry the union bug. Do Don's?

Rob also introduced himself to me late last year under the "not real name" he's using here. I wonder whether his family even knows what his name is. He must have adopted this fake name as soon as he could speak.

— On the neighbor message Another lesson in political communications
12:02 a.m.

Frank, we always operate a ground and phone operation. We have the willing volunteers to do it. Political volunteers know there won't be jobs for them for their efforts. You know that pesky Shakman decree. Another thing you're wrong about is Gordon keeping all of his former supporters. Some now see him for what he is. Most folks are smart enough to know your three posts above are B.S.

— On the neighbor message Joe Moore Citizen Action Endorsement!
10:29 p.m.

Holy Toledo, does Suzanne ever have talent--talent for twisting everything around to fit her own evil agenda.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon Forum Thread
9:38 p.m.

On the general topic of grocery shopping, Carl, I imagine you've noticed that a new store is going into that storefront in the mall on the northeast corner of Clark and Lunt.

9:32 p.m.

Suzanne, what right did you have to assign Colleen, a member of your Republican organization, "to present Joe's viewpoint on his successes in the Ward" as you put it. No right whatsoever, and just goes to prove that Joe was absolutely correct in turning down your "invitation." What a bizarre event that must have been.

— On the neighbor message No show Alderman sends proxy
8 p.m.

Ah, to Suzanne again, Mr. Lamping doesn't wear knickers nor has he ever worked in finance, but I suspect all his friends are getting a kick out of you thinking he's FGFM. I am also highly suspect of your characterization of the question he asked as would be everyone who actually knows him.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon Forum Thread
6:31 p.m.

Suzanne by writing "...as an independent entity, it seems highly inappropriate for ANY aldermanic staff to be working for the organization since taxpayers are funding aldermanic staff positions" in reference to Ann Hinterman working half time for the Glenwood Sunday Market, you seem to be as clueless as the candidate you held a "forum" for on Sunday. I do not know the exact source of Ann's salary for that position, but it likely comes from the alderman's campaign funds. That position cannot be funded with taxpayer dollars. There is no way of running more than a bare-bones service office with the amount of money budgeted by the city. Don doesn't understand that and neither do you.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon Forum Thread
6:15 p.m.

Why, yes it was, "Tremaine." What a good memory you have, especially since Ghost of a Sociopath met his timely end on September 24 last year and you didn't join EveryBlock until October 9. Would you like to tell us who YOU were previously?

Here's the thread announcing the death of Ghost/Zoot:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/sep23-west-nile-virus-6403905/#comment-482865

6:17 a.m.

Mr. Jeffe, see this thread for comments from Rob who attended:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/politics/jan25-don-gordon-forum-thread-6644666/

4:35 a.m.

Why Carla, how unladylike of you. Where are we supposed to look up these ideas he's propounded? His website is virtually empty. Two of his four Pillars have no ideas at all and the other two are terribly shallow. He prattles on and on on his Facebook page, but that has no organization and the topics most often have nothing to do with the job of alderman. Apparently, that's similar to the stuff he talked about at the "forum."

4:20 a.m.

I guess it's a trade-off on taxes then, Robin, because I now shop at the Gateway Jewel instead of at the Evanston Jewel stores. I only shopped at Dominick's for sale items and things I needed in between weekly trips to Jewel.

For those interested in a food co-op:
https://www.facebook.com/RogersParkFood

3:59 a.m.

Hold it, Rob--school board members elected by the LSCs??? I thought he's been promoting a school board elected by all the voters. I can't fathom how an election by LSC members would work.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon Forum Thread
3:17 a.m.

Thanks, Becky. I guess I've been misinformed, but as you can imagine, I sure wouldn't take Spotty/Scotty's word for it.

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
3:07 a.m.

Suzanne, I understand you had a timekeeper there. Did he fall asleep from boredom or doesn't he understand what a timekeeper is supposed to do? The moderator is not the one who is supposed to be paying attention to the time so the fact that your watch battery gave out is immaterial.

Robin, from what I heard, very little of what was said had anything to do with the position of alderman.

Kate, what did he say about TIFs?

10:50 p.m.

Moist's name here was clearly a play on someone who called himself _______ of a Sociopath. I don't recall what the first word was. That character was clearly a reincarnation of Jordan Zoot, who had been banned. It didn't take the Sociopath long to get banned. But, no, Spot is not Zoot--there has been no ranting from him about guns.

10:27 p.m.

Reid, I enjoyed having a beer with you Friday night, but I doubt that you'd enjoy doing so with Spot/Scott.

Spotty, you're so out-of-date. Stamps don't need to be licked anymore, and we don't need to pay anyone to stick them on envelopes. We have a steady supply of volunteers.

3:58 p.m.

Robin, yes, I know that. But I don't believe Scott's b.s. about knowing who visits his pages.

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
3:45 p.m.

Reid, in case you don't know, I'm sure that Dylan can tell you that Scott has no way of knowing who visits his website and Linkedin page. But wasn't that cute of him above--quickly switching to his Spot account and then back to Scotty?

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
3:04 p.m.

Yes, Mr. Jeffe, it's a pipe dream. They already snubbed their nose when Edgewater tried to lure them.

Robin, two TJs could fit into the Gateway Jewel. Surely you're aware that there's a TJs a mile or so north on Chicago Avenue, which opened before Dominick's ever closed. The company doesn't site stores that close together. The Jewel may be a massive disappointment to you--it isn't to everyone. Personally, I find little I want to buy in TJs.

5:40 a.m.

Another successful re-uniting of pet with owner through EveryBlock. Thanks for letting us know, Gene.

— On the neighbor message FOUND CAT!
3:28 a.m.

Yes, thank you, Carl. I went back and re-read it with your comment in mind. Like Tom, I'd like to hear it. It just doesn't come off right in print.

— On the neighbor message CMSA Students' Award Winning Poetries
3:12 a.m.

A friend and I were talking Saturday afternoon and we both agreed that this was one of the best Follow Me on Fridays ever. It was such a fun, friendly crowd. Plus, who knew that a neighborhood bar like Oasis would have vanilla porter and only $5 a bottle. The hosts provided buns and a nice array of meats and cheese, plus tomato slices and lettuce for sandwiches, along with potato salad, cole slaw, and chips and salsa. All of that was soon gone and someone sent out for pizza.

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
2:56 a.m.

Carl, are you sure the Green Party endorsed Don. His "Our Endorsements" page still reads "Testimonials coming soon..."
http://www.gordon2015.org/our-endorsements.html

Meanwhile, Joe has received endorsements from IVI-IPO, the Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association, and a personal endorsement from our congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky.
http://joemoore.org/tag/endorsements/

In addition, Joe will be honored on February 11 by Common Cause, a nonpartisan watchdog group:
http://www.commoncause.org/states/illinois/events/champions-of-democracy.html

— On the neighbor message Joe Moore Citizen Action Endorsement!
2:38 a.m.

And you ^?

9:53 p.m.

Robin, I think you've probably figured out who you don't want to hire as your agent if you ever decide to sell your house.

— On the neighbor message UWF says "No" to Joe Moore
6:43 p.m.

rogerparker, some of us know Sheila. We're not all as young and agile as you apparently are. Keep such comments to yourself unless you know whereof you speak.

— On the neighbor message Meter Parking on Morse
2:33 p.m.

Nico, I doubt there will be any donkeys in the room on Sunday though there may be a handful of elephants in addition to Suzanne and Colleen. The only candidate who will be there claims no party affiliation.

2:20 p.m.

I'll keep my fingers crossed.

— On the neighbor message FOUND CAT!
4:39 a.m.

Could it be this one:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/lost-found/jan03-lost-cat-east-rogers-park-6601329/

— On the neighbor message FOUND CAT!
3:57 a.m.

If Jumanji is stil missing, check out this Found Cat post--black long hair:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/jan23-found-cat-6640936/

— On the neighbor message Lost cat East Rogers Park
3:55 a.m.

Oh, RPScott, everyone must have forgotten the original topic of this thread. That happens a lot on EveryBlock. So again you ask "anyone know who the PR genius is?" It would not surprise me if you named him in your original post above, but I doubt that he or anyone in the know would admit it.

3:48 a.m.

Irene posted the texts of the poems in a new thread:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/jan23-cmsa-students-award-winning-poetries-6640717/

— On the neighbor message CMSA Students Win Big last weekend!
3:33 a.m.

You mean I didn't get any actual truffle in that bottle of oil that cost an arm and a leg?

Robin, popcorn with butter and parmesan sounds wonderful!

10:40 p.m.

buTdoyOureAlLywAnttO?

— On the neighbor message Witch God On The Verge Of Going Viral!
10:13 p.m.

Good to see you and your lovely wife and son tonight, Reid. And I got to spend some time with Rob, whom I had only met late last year at another Follow Me. Robin, the allegedly bullied owner was a gracious host. I'm sure a good time was had by all. The place was packed, and I suspect the cash registers took in a tidy sum once the first, free drink had been downed..

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
9:01 p.m.

Change the name to Scotty:

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

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
12:26 p.m.

In spite of reports to the contrary, there has been no groundbreaking, Neil, nor can there be unless and until several governmental entities sign off on the proposal.

— On the neighbor message Tonight's meeting at Loyola about the hotel
4:35 a.m.

Apparently Peg can't read either. The DNA article says nothing about frozen pipes. It says a pipe broke. Old buildings often have pipes break unless the plumbing system has been replaced. In our building, it always seems to happen after 5 PM on weekends when it costs the most to get a plumber. In addition, the article doesn't say there was a lack of food handlers licenses." It says there was no licensed food handler present at the time the inspectors came--late morning when the bar had just opened. Peg must miss Hamilton's.

— On the neighbor message Bar 63 License Suspended
9:21 p.m.

Irene, can you copy the text of each and paste it into the comments here? If you don't have the texts, the students could probably send them to you.

— On the neighbor message CMSA Students Win Big last weekend!
9:06 p.m.

Interesting--when "Jack W" first posted his comment this morning, he used a slightly different name. From my email notification:

"Jack R. 60626 posted a comment to Don Gordon and participatory budgeting., to which you are subscribed:

I'm voting for Don Gordon!"

So what's the name change all about, Jack?

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon and participatory budgeting.
7:38 p.m.

Becky, I think the term "discretionary funds" refers to funds provided by the city that don't have a targeted use, and those funds would come from taxes we pay. If I'm right about that, no, the free food and drink at the Follow Me events couldn't be paid for with those funds. But you know how certain people make a big to-do out of how much the alderman raises for his campaign fund. Absolutely, some of that money is used for such things as the Follow Me on Fridays. How much the venue provides on its own and how much the campaign funds pay for probably depends on each venue.

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
7:09 p.m.

Plenty of people know about it, Anne.

— On the neighbor message Report on Gale School....
4:15 p.m.

Shucks, I got here too late to see what's been deleted.

Of course, the event is FOR the Oasis.

Get well, Al. Maybe we'll eventually meet.

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
4:04 p.m.

I'm afraid he would have failed at that too, Nico. He doesn't know how to project.

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
4:25 a.m.

No surprise here but Craig jumped the gun on the alleged sale of Charlie Hebdo. The newsstand hasn't received the publication yet.

1:51 a.m.

Nico, haven't you been told that Republicans always know what is good for us--in fact, that they just inherently know everything. It is rather surprising, though, that Frank is against development; most Republicans want development. I think it's just his basic hatred of Joe..

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
1:33 a.m.

When I blew the image up before reading the text, I just about split my gut open laughing.

— On the neighbor message A modest hotel proposal-
10:42 p.m.

Becky, I'm not Jewish and I think I saw what you did there.

Tax-exempt groups (501(c)3s) can't make endorsements. No lobbying or endorsements allowed. They'd lose their tax exempt status.

9 p.m.

Peg, it pays to have a sense of humor if you're going to play on EveryBlock. I suspect you don't have one, but I think d3 was kidding.

8:41 p.m.

Robin, NOW has never appealed to me as the sort of organization I'd want to join. I prefer Emily's List, for one example.

6:50 p.m.

Did anybody send him a map of how to get here?

6:36 p.m.

Gee, why don't "we," Meli? Feel free to buy the strip mall and find a developer to put up a hotel for you there, but leave me and most of the rest of us out of it. Maybe Mike will put up some of the money.

— On the neighbor message Tonight's meeting at Loyola about the hotel
1:01 p.m.

Carl, I think that comment was written tongue-in-cheek. That's why I thanked it.

12:46 p.m.

Love it that Don apparently tried to formulate a response to Mo after he noticed this thread or someone reported it to him. But what a bizarre response. He admits that it's hard to get people to vote but thinks he can get everyone to participate in Participatory Budgeting.

And to claim that the turnout at PB meetings and voting looks like a meeting in Winnetka simply means that he hasn't gone to the meetings himself and is making an assumption.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon and participatory budgeting.
12:29 p.m.

Good show Tuesday night, Suzanne, sending that flunky of yours to the public meeting on the hotel proposal essentially to give a campaign speech for Don. He forgot to tell the group he represented the Republican interests in the ward, though.

4 a.m.

Lurker, you need to read the whole thread.

— On the neighbor message Permit/Neighbor Notification Question
3:28 a.m.

I haven't seen any sharks in RP but just in case I'll stay away from the lake until we know for sure.

— On the neighbor message Mar Gable Show, Facebook, Jan. 20, 2015
3:17 a.m.

I was trying to see who was making the asinine comments and inappropriate noise back there. I guess it was you, though from under a chair.

Great comment at the meeting tonight, Rob. I note that Craig didn't report on it. Nor did he report that the answer to the question on taxes is that Loyola will not be exempt from taxes on that property. He also didn't report that at the end, one of Suzanne's flunkies gave what was essentially a campaign speech for Don. Here's that really interesting connection between Don and the Republican Party rearing its head again.

Finally, ptgrp, if I misunderstood your comment above and you were serious, please ignore my "Thanks." I found it hilarious.

3:12 a.m.

No, FGFM, they didn't endorse Don either, but they did endorse Rahm Emanuel for re-election. That is your candidate for that office isn't it, Craig?

3:10 a.m.

I don't know how I could have been staring at you. You must have been hiding under one of the chairs in the back because I didn't see you. Fortunately.

11:38 p.m.

Rob, are you bringing the popcorn?

3:20 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighborhood event Alderman Moore to Host Wage Theft Legal Clinic
3:08 a.m.

Scotty, apparently you didn't get the memo from your glorious leader. He seems to oppose it. Better come to the meeting and hold his hand.

2:57 a.m.

What good news! This must be in the space the Howard Area Employment Resource Center moved out of last year when space opened up for it across from the main HACC building on Paulina. The windows are covered but I thought something was going on in there. There's at least one error in the Trib article. The address is in the block immediately east of the CTA station, not 2 blocks east. Maybe Sol Café can change its hours to accommodate theater patrons.

— On the neighbor message Factory Theatre coming to Howard Street!
2:31 a.m.

Oh, Rob, if I understand what you're saying, I missed that. It must be what Joe implied on another thread.

1:12 a.m.

Nico, he did emerge on the Rogers Park Neighborhood News Facebook page Monday night. Mo and I beat him up and he ran off to "campaign."

— On the neighbor message Waldorf Schook Moving out of RP?
1:02 a.m.

Only back less than 24 hours and already muted 11 times. Bet that's a record.

— On the neighbor message More positive threads
12:53 a.m.

Yes, thanks for the laughs, Dylan. I've occasionally read about you on your father's page. I think he's quite proud of you.

— On the neighbor message Waldorf Schook Moving out of RP?
11:25 p.m.

"Your lame attacks that I'm someone else is just that. Lame." I love it. Now Spot is so delusional he thinks that's his real name. Sorry, Spotty, I've searched all the poll sheets in the 49th Ward and haven't yet found a registered voter named "RogersParkingSpot." Joe shouldn't bother answering trolls.

8:25 p.m.

Carl, Rob, and Reid exist--just as I do. We are not trolls; we actually use our own names on EveryBlock. Anyone posting as "RogersParkingSpot" is a troll. In this case I believe that Scott Phillips is behind the troll.

BTW, the first time I ever saw Scott, he was belly-up to the bar at Act One. I had been at an event up on the mezzanine early last year. As we were leaving through Act One, someone pointed out Scotty to me.

— On the neighbor message Waldorf Schook Moving out of RP?
7:45 p.m.

Apparently Mike spends all his time up in the Crow's Nest. Those of us who walk around the neighborhood have seen work going on at both buildings for months.

— On the neighbor message Report on Gale School....
3:46 p.m.

Did you expect consistency from Scotty?

What I love is the response to the two comments above, obviously posted in jest by Carl and Nico, that were taken seriously by the dim bulbs on this thread--but at least we now know that Craig can read.

3:43 p.m.

Is there going to be a Craig, Part 2, interview? He was so riveting in the first one--NOT.

— On the neighbor message Ald, Joe Moore, 760 2
2:17 a.m.

One never knows, Nico. After all, Mitt is thinking of a third run. Some people never learn to give up.

1:43 a.m.

The results of the professional poll conducted reveal that
"When voters are forced to choose between the top two candidates, Joe Moore almost 70% of the vote (67% Moore / 20% Gordon / 12% undecided)"

12:50 a.m.

Or maybe inside polls are those taken within the Gordon household.

12:13 a.m.

What leads you to think there was another shooting, Meg, and just where do you think this took place. I imagine that somewhere at some time there was another shooting but your comment is uselessly vague. Not even the two Beat Facilitators who have commented on this thread or the alderman seem to know whereof you speak. Seems to me that you may have heard a rumor. RP is full of those.

— On the neighbor message Pratt and Clark
10:01 p.m.

I don't know all that they have done but they've been working inside and outside of the main building for weeks, and they obviously put a new roof on the Annex before winter set in.

— On the neighbor message Gale School STILL not repaired
9:38 p.m.

So, I'm curious, Kate, if you had known that Waldorf was looking for a new location, just what is it that you would have had to add to the conversation, as you put it above? So far, all I've seen from you is grumbling that you didn't get personal notice from our alderman that the school was planning to move. As others have mentioned, I've seen more than one article about the matter.

— On the neighbor message Waldorf Schook Moving out of RP?
9:30 p.m.

Nico, I've got a better use for that property. See the Waldorf School thread.

4:32 p.m.

I have an idea. I understand that Leona's isn't doing too well under it's new ownership. Let's buy that property, tear down the building and build Waldorf a new School. There's already a second parking lot east of the alley. Through eminent domain, we could probably acquire some more of the property east of the alley too if Waldorf needs more space.

— On the neighbor message Waldorf Schook Moving out of RP?
4:26 p.m.

Joshua, your "logic" is seriously flawed. If all of the people who park in Rogers Park had legally registered cars, there would still be just as many cars but the city and state might be taking in more in revenue. BTW, many of the out-of-state cars no doubt belong to students attending schools here--Loyola and NU. I don't believe any law requires them to buy new Illinois plates when their residence here is temporary. They are supposed to buy city stickers.

Julia is talking about a totally different matter--residential zoned parking. Except in rare circumstances, I disapprove of it.

1:38 p.m.

Don's incredibly poor showing before IVI-IPO last week surprised even me. All he had to do was give opening and closing statements and answer a few questions from the audience, and he blew it. He didn't even have the common sense to stand up so that those in the back of the room could see him. I can't imagine what he'd do in an actual debate--crawl under the table perhaps.

1:21 p.m.

All of the jaw flapping by Spot doesn't make any of what he squawks true.

1:10 p.m.

Carla, by your own admission, those blocks of Sheridan around Loyola were commercial. No one builds funky bars anymore. The Granada Theater is gone and is never coming back. The traditional character of the neighborhood--what does that even mean? How about going way back when Sheridan Rd. was littered with billboards? Building higher and higher--the proposed hotel is only 4 stories high along Sheridan and 5 on Albion. Hardly a tall structure, but then you and your cohorts refer to a different 4-story building on Sheridan as a tower. In your eyes, the proposed hotel will be ugly, but not in mine--and I've seen some really ugly proposed buildings.

How do you know the residents will be inconvenienced by the hotel traffic? Again, it's your opinion and you don't live there.

I think Nick figured it out.

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
3:43 a.m.

Good luck in your continuing search, Rena.

— On the neighbor message Crime and Home Values
9:27 p.m.

You would suspect right, Ur-Joe-P-J.

— On the neighbor message Silly Season? Nothing silly about it
9:25 p.m.

BTW, Carla, I asked you a couple of questions farther up this thread: "why NOT on Sheridan Rd. and what makes it ugly?"

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
9:18 p.m.

Well, I guess it demolished the snow.

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
7:12 p.m.

Awww, Peter, you gave him a heads up so that he could correct his errors, but I still love the 4-story "Pritzker Parking tower." It's not as tall as the buildings around it yet they call it a tower. Go figure. And then there's that "unpopular" Burger King that usually has a line of cars at the drive-through.

6:43 p.m.

Verena is right about the reams of paper boxes. Last time I moved (a long time ago and within NoH) I carted such boxes home from work.

— On the neighbor message Boxes
6:23 p.m.

A sleight clarification of your last comment, fellow "Ur." There are, indeed, 33 precincts currently, but the Board of Elections has reduced the number of precincts because so many are now voting early. In 2007, the ward had 42 precincts, so Don "only" wanted to throw out the votes of a little less than half the voters.

— On the neighbor message Silly Season? Nothing silly about it
6:15 p.m.

Good Grief !!! A large "earthing moving equipment" has been seen. Do you think this might have been a typo for "earthling"? Run for the hills before it eats you.

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
6 p.m.

He'll have plenty to say, Michael. None of it will make much sense, though.

— On the neighbor message Police at Clark and North Shore
5:39 p.m.

H and T, last time he lost, DG tried to continue the campaign in the courts by having the votes of about half of us thrown out. Not a cool move.

— On the neighbor message Silly Season? Nothing silly about it
11:07 a.m.

Well, I guess FF believes "her."

10:53 a.m.

Kris, I suggest you go back and read the original post. The proposal for 2-way traffic is only from the alley to Sheridan--just as you suggest.

Carla, why NOT on Sheridan Rd. and what makes it ugly?

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
1:45 a.m.

Troll Alert: Marielisa just came out of the blue on Friday with a totally phony story. Does anyone

12:50 a.m.

That's weird!

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park (in perspective)
1:55 a.m.

Three comments Dee:

The Sky room at Loyola Park Fieldhouse holds a lot of people.
Early voting starts Feb. 9. By the 22nd especially a lot of people will have already voted.
Suzanne already indicated that written questions would be taken from the audience so that they can be screened. I'm just concerned with who would be doing the screening.

Now a question for you: Do you REALLY think that Joe would participate under any circumstance in a debate sponsored by Suzanne, the REPUBLICAN Committeecreature?

1:49 a.m.

Jenna, you "wonder if this hotel developer has considered the financial effect of VRBO and airbnb on the hotel industry"??? You do understand that the Hampton Inn chain is a Hilton brand, do you not? I do think they know what they're doing when it comes to hotels.

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
1:20 a.m.

Spot, isn't it time for you to go visit your buddy up in Des Plaines. I think he's lonely.

12:52 a.m.

Robin, Suzanne is actually right about something: IVI-IPO is not neutral. In fact, IVI-IPO held its endorsement session for the 49th Ward alderman race earlier this week. With a quorum of 49th ward members present, on a motion to endorse Joe Moore, the vote, I believe, was 20 yes, 0 no, and 1 abstention (the moderator). That's a binding endorsement from the local members for Joe Moore.

8:11 p.m.

Becky, I'm confused. You didn't lose your original name. Your account, dating back to 2009, is still active:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/11658/

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park (in perspective)
5:46 p.m.

This seems to be Revive Old Threads Week in Rogers Park. But as long as it's been revived, I scrolled through it. Very interesting: So "Spot" knows Tom M. and the fact that he's now in Texas. Very few people have any idea what that's all about--and Anne S. is a prime suspect. She does have good reason to hate him.

— On the neighbor message MOORE IS LESS!
5:25 p.m.

Aldertrack had a little fun with this Wednesday morning. Its link to the DNA article reads: "49th Ward Aldermanic Forum to Include Just One Candidate - New band name: 'Don Gordon and The Republicans'"

http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=fd19771b35af61a7e5478cb85&id=788592b95e&e=0df22effdd

4:25 a.m.

I guess Kathleen directs her out-of-town guests to the bedbug motel just up the street.

2:54 a.m.

As long as I've lived in RP, I never knew about the terracotta on Bruno's until someone mentioned it on EveryBlock several years ago in a discussion about the building's fate. Next time I was down that way, I made a point of looking for it.

1:30 a.m.

I've fed raw liver to my babies. Of course, they're covered in fur and purr.

— On the neighbor message Drinking Water Concern
1:20 a.m.

Why Ur, Becky? (I may be a little slow. If so, attribute it to my excessive age.)

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park (in perspective)
12:47 a.m.

Feel free to come over and attempt to dress my cat. I'll provide the bandages afterward.

— On the neighbor message National Dress Up Your Pet Day
8:51 p.m.

For future reference, we have a post office branch on the east side of Paulina just a few storefronts north of Howard. It has limited hours, though. It doesn't open until 11 AM and is not open on Saturday.

— On the neighbor message Post office
8:27 p.m.

This ^ sounds like plain Becky. Who are you? And where is Becky who has been missing for a few days.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park (in perspective)
8:16 p.m.

Joe, as usual, you don't know what you're talking about. Voters may have anyone of their choosing assist them in voting, including a poll watcher. If they don't have anyone to help them, then two judges of election of opposite political parties do the assisting.

7:56 p.m.

Anne, no poll watchers are NOT prohibited from interacting with voters. Poll watchers are prohibited from electioneering in the polling place. It would be really difficult not to interact with a voter entitled to assistance with voting who asked that the person providing that assistance be the poll watcher. I know that it may give Suzanne a heart attack to know that in the past I used to assist a couple of blind people in the precinct who trusted me to cast their ballots according to their directions. It was all perfectly legal.

7:43 p.m.

I see that Suzanne answered one of my questions, and the answer is as I expected. No, Suzanne, you are not a credible moderator much less the person who should be choosing the questions that will be asked. I hope that you and Don and the few I expect will attend have a good time with each other that Sunday afternoon. Joe will be spending his day much more productively as will I.

7:15 p.m.

Afraid of DG? Bwahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

— On the neighbor message Bananas for Gordon?
4:51 a.m.

Oh, my, I love being in a trifecta with Carl and Becky! Does that mean I'll get to actually meet them someday?

4:47 a.m.

I think by law, the condo association has to provide details on any lawsuit against the association but perhaps not until you have a signed contract. I assume you have an attorney. Talk to him/her about this.

Reid's a nice guy. The "warnings" from "Spot" are all political; she hates the alderman, he likes the alderman.

— On the neighbor message Crime and Home Values
4:36 a.m.

Ah, Carl, I've been searching the city's website only to find that you've already posted the regulations. Well, just in case no one believes you, look here:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/traffic/svcs/abandoned_vehicles.html

d3, I've gotten cars towed though I wait more than 7 days unless they have flats and so on. In our building, we move other residents' vehicles when they're going to be out-of-town. It's good to be friends with your neighbors.

4:16 a.m.

Thanks for that analysis, Carl. Joe clearly caught on to something she wrote, and you've provided backup. She has gone after me with a viciousness that often made me think Spot knows me; Anne does.

3:12 a.m.

daveP, if you think DG is "a better equipped and smarter opponent" you've been smoking something. DG was utterly unprepared for his appearance before a group Tuesday night. I've seen more impressive kids running for class president.

2:20 a.m.

Perhaps someone should check on Spot. She's lost it.

1:52 a.m.

Near the top, daveP asked: "When, if ever, has Joe had a public debate with a challenger?" I don't recall whether there was a debate in 2011 but perhaps Dave slept through the 2007 election. There was at least one debate between Joe Moore, Don Gordon, Jim Ginderske, and Chris Adams. There were debates in prior years too. I recall one in which Grady Humphrey participated. You're right, Nick, if the candidates knocked off the ballot show up, this will be a circus. I'll bring the popcorn.

Sorry, Mother O, I just got here and may have to quote from several comments way up on the thread.

1:50 a.m.

Suzanne, are there any members of the "49th Ward Republican Organization" other than you? Do you have monthly meetings like we Democrats do?

Who do you propose to moderate this debate?

1:46 a.m.

He has a multi-car garage? Do tell. I thought he promotes bicycles and public transportation for all of us.

— On the neighbor message Was this the opening shot in a campaign?
9:06 p.m.

I don't really equate yellow with bananas. When I think of yellow it's either in terms of yellow journalism as practiced by the candidate's Field Supervisor or as cowardice.

— On the neighbor message Bananas for Gordon?
4:50 a.m.

Rena, Mac is generally a negative commenter, especially about anything around Howard St. I'm two blocks west at Ashland and Juneway and love the neighborhood. If you now live in WRP (West Ridge), think about how nice it will be so close to the lake. If Meli has the right building, that condo is a steal.

— On the neighbor message Crime and Home Values
4:32 a.m.

But surely not together?

4:19 a.m.

Sally, I think that most in Rogers Park would condemn the actions of those two women. Few here do the selfish "dibs" bit in the winter. When some newby tried it on our block a few years ago, some of us simply moved the furniture to the parkway.

Nick, you seem to be geographically challenged.

1:16 a.m.

And I see he's still using yellow as his campaign color.

— On the neighbor message Bananas for Gordon?
10:37 p.m.

Did his caretaker take the day off?

10:27 p.m.

I prefer doughnuts, Rob. Especially with chocolate icing.

9:31 p.m.

Bad guesses all.

9:12 p.m.

BTW, Joe's endorsement page on his campaign's website has two endorsements on it.

8:29 p.m.

I had one at the campaign office on Saturday, Spot. Got a hug too!

8:18 p.m.

It's your buddy, DG, who marched around in a cardboard school bus looking utterly buffoonish.

8:07 p.m.

Yes, d3, sidewalk repair has appeared on the PB ballot, and I think a lot of blocks have been repaired/replaced using that menu money. At least last year, sidewalks were included in the vote for street resurfacing and street lights, with a percentage of the total amount designated for each of the three.

6:10 p.m.

Tom, I wasn't talking to you--unless you're also "Tremaine," who originally posted here as Michael in Juneway using the actual avatar of someone named Tremaine. Once he was called on that, he switched his name to Tremaine and dropped the photo of the actual Tremaine.

3:15 a.m.

The clown with 10 IDs and OCD issues would appear to be you, Spot? Most recent obsession is the FOP non-endorsement matter.

3:06 a.m.

On the other hand, it could well be a stray cat that doesn't have a home. Over the years, I've fed many such kitties on my porch and ended up adopting or finding homes for many of them.

2:57 a.m.

It's probably not illegal but it is utterly selfish.

2:51 a.m.

No, Needy one tenant has notified the alderman's office of her objection. She doesn't own the building. She claims that the management company doesn't allow it. Is that claim accurate or not, Neither you nor I know. And what you think the Chicago Board of Elections would do about it baffles me.

— On the neighbor message Seriously Joe??
1:54 a.m.

Oh, and which of your many names do you use on the streets, Michael/Tremaine?

8:52 p.m.

Nick, didn't anyone tell you that you can't ask candidate Gordon questions here? He won't comment here because he's afraid someone will pick on him and he's a sensitive creature.

— On the neighbor message Question For Repeat Challenger Gordon
8:45 p.m.

Tremaine, aka Michael in Juneway, I think it unlikely that you own a building.

— On the neighbor message Seriously Joe??
8:32 p.m.

Known throughout the ward as a bad guesser ^.

— On the neighbor message Police Sergeants Endorse Joe Moore
8:27 p.m.

Ooooo looky that--the el stop learned a word from Gordon. It's one of Don's favorites: minion. Nick, are you a minion?

7:26 p.m.

Tremaine, aka Michael in Juneway, you have no credibility with those of us who have watched you here.

5:10 p.m.

Ah, so now Scotty claims to have received a robo poll call. But neither Scotty nor Spot (same person?) can tell me who the first person asked about was. Sorry, Scotty, but there were a whole bunch of questions. Only four ?-now that's really nonsense.

12:17 p.m.

Oh, HORRORS, Rob, you're suggesting that Mike actually go to the alderman's website for information.

— On the neighbor message 2013 PB49 Project Fails
11:48 a.m.

Lake, you don't have to use your real name. Your inane comments are enough to identify you.

11:59 p.m.

I figured you couldn't answer those questions.

11:53 p.m.

This is not a personal recommendation, Robin, but I've read good things about Cally's Curls on Howard, just east of Clark. Parking is available in the Gateway Center lot. Look up their reviews.

— On the neighbor message Salon Recommendations?
11:51 p.m.

Then it was not the poll that Ald. Moore commissioned. You still haven't answered the question I asked on another thread so I'll ask it again here: What questions were asked on the poll you allegedly received? And I'll add, who was the first person the pollster wanted an opinion about?

11:40 p.m.

Spot, you never asked how I KNOW that the poll was conducted live and not by robots. I KNOW because, you see, I was one of those polled--in person, last month, by a guy who gave his first name, though I no longer recall it. After the fact, I asked Joe about and learned that it was his poll. Joe asked whether the pollster was polite, which he was. You have no credibility on this site, Spot. Give it up.

8:08 p.m.

You've got that right, Rob. Spot didn't waste a moment jumping back in hoping frantically that someone--anyone--will believe him.

5:01 p.m.

Rob, help me here, would you? Spot claims that both he and his partner offered opinions on an automated poll. Can you figure out how that would even be possible? Not even a human pollster will take opinions from two different people at the same number, and I think it's pretty clear that a robot couldn't. I think I smell a prevaricator here.

4:07 p.m.

Mr. Rogers has been Mr. Rogers ever since he joined EveryBlock back in May of 2012. How about you, Spot? How many names have you had each time your account has been suspended?

2:13 p.m.

Desperation is thick in the air today.

2:06 p.m.

Crinedel, the two neighborhoods are often combined??? No. But some people do tend to post in the wrong neighborhood. Look up there at the top of the thread. It clearly says this is for Rogers Park news.

— On the neighbor message Crime is down
2:31 a.m.

No, Spot is wasn't automated and it wasn't lame. If you were called, tell me the questions.

BTW, the desperation evidenced since the results of the poll were released has been hysterically funny.

2:21 a.m.

Andy, Joe apologized several times in this thread for posting incorrect information. He can't edit the post. By commenting on the thread, all you did was keep it alive. He was endorsed by the Chicago Police Sergeant's Association though.

2:03 a.m.

I'll pass, thank you, but what a fascinating thread. :-)

— On the neighbor message Chipotle sort-of twofer
1:34 a.m.

Here are more street lights approved in 2013:

o 1400-1600 W. Juneway - COMPLETED.

o 1500 W. Greenleaf - COMPLETED.

In fact, I can look out the north window beside me and see one of those new Juneway streetlights helping to light up a formerly very dark street. Thank you Participatory Budgeting!

— On the neighbor message 2013 PB49 Project Fails
12:20 a.m.

Ewwww, squid. Throw it back.

— On the neighbor message Nasty experience at EL REY Del Taco
12:06 a.m.

The PB vote is, of course, open to every 49th Ward resident 16 and over, including people who aren't registered to vote in other elections and it's even open to Craig. The voting days and sites are widely advertised. Those who want to vote on how their money gets spent are urged to do so but griping after the fact is what children do.

— On the neighbor message 2014 PB49 Project failures
midnight

Awww, poor Craig, he needs a bike rack. Maybe we should set up a GoFundMe site for him and see if anyone would actually contribute to it.

— On the neighbor message PB49 Project Failures 2010
6:48 p.m.

The polling company wouldn't lie or they wouldn't get clients, Spotty. I've seen the actual poll results.

— On the neighbor message Barely A Month To Election Time
7:54 a.m.

Meanwhile, Crinedell, why did you post that here? It happened in WEST Rogers Park. That neighborhood has its own EveryBlock site.

— On the neighbor message Crime is down
7:52 a.m.

No, Spot, the call wasn't automated and it wasn't lame. It was quite professional. And I've seen the results. Your candidate is going down in flames.

7:20 a.m.

Well, Nick, now it's exactly a month to the first day of early voting. Do you vote early? I do. And how about those poll numbers for Ald. Moore!

— On the neighbor message Barely A Month To Election Time
7:06 a.m.

Thanks, Mother O. Hasn't the interloper from Des Plaines been trying to convince us otherwise?

— On the neighbor message Crime is down
6:43 a.m.

No, Spot, it wasn't a tele-robot poll. The poll was conducted by live humans, and the results were just as I expected they would be: a substantial majority of the voters believe that Joe is doing a good job. The part I love best, though, is that Gordon's negatives equal his positives among people who know him.

5:33 a.m.

Robin, all good schools "drain" the best students from bad neighborhood schools. What do you think Lane Tech and Francis Parker do?

6:30 a.m.

I sure hope someone took Jumanji in or that he found a warm place to stay.

— On the neighbor message Lost cat East Rogers Park
4:15 a.m.

Nick, your comment doesn't make sense. Mother Olson had a beard the last time I saw her here, so apparently she did shave.

Pat, can we make an exception for someone in particular riding his bicycle and let him go on with it?

— On the neighbor message Great Job Clearing Snow 49th Ward
4 a.m.

OK Girl, "creaming the best students" or parents looking for the best alternative for their kids, which is what smart parents do? Somehow, nobody calls foul when parents send their kids to someplace like Lane Tech, which is NOT in the neighborhood, but they get their knickers in a knot when parents send their kids to a charter school, which IS in the neighborhood.

3:51 a.m.

d3, we also "lost" a side mirror while parked on Juneway some years ago. My companion also thinks a truck did it. At least it's been clarified that parking on the carriage walks is legal.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park-Brick through car window
3:44 a.m.

William, it would be helpful if you actually knew what you were talking about. Kelly let marriage equality sit on the back burner??? That's one of the most ridiculous statements I've ever read on EveryBlock. It was brought to the floor when there were enough votes to pass it, and Kelly was one of the legislators working furiously to get those votes.

3:35 a.m.

Hello, Robert. Fasten your seatbelt. There's an election here in February and insanity reigns.

— On the neighbor message Hi!
3:08 a.m.

Especially if your home is empty during the day and if it's your place and you have the option of doing so, contact ComEd to have a smart meter installed. Then you get real-time pricing. If you turn your thermostat down at night when you go to bed and when you're not home, you should see a savings. I've had one of those meters for years and have saved a lot during that time.

— On the neighbor message It's cold, y'all!
10:43 p.m.

Nancy, thanks for that recommendation. My mouth started watering as I read Hewn's list of breads, but they seem to be missing sourdough. I can't figure out why I've never noticed them.

Carl, Heartland used to have a wonderful whole wheat, which they served at the table. I would buy it by the loaf and take it home. The new owner didn't like it and did away with it.

4:35 a.m.

FGFM, you wrote: "Most successful aldermanic challengers have had to run more than once to get elected to the best of my knowledge." That may or may not be true, but it isn't true of the current aldermen in either 50 or 49. They were elected on their first tries against incumbent aldermen. In Silverstein's case, against Bernie as I'm sure you know. In Moore's case, against a guy who had been appointed by the mayor to fill out David Orr's term when he was elected county clerk.

— On the neighbor message Notary Needed
4:11 a.m.

Wow, Sandy, your cat really does have 9 lives.

— On the neighbor message Picking a Vet
3:50 a.m.

It might help to know where he lost them. Case in point: two or three winters ago, someone posted that she had lost her keys on my corner. I sent out an email to everyone in our building and got a response back from a resident that his kids had found the keys while playing in the snow. He never would have found the owner without my email.

— On the neighbor message Lost Keys, Rogers Park
3:30 a.m.

But not by 57 different people, Lake.

3:03 a.m.

Who says the position is officially part-time? It's as much time as the person filling it puts into it. It used to be true that most alderman held other jobs--often as attorneys--but I don't think many do today. Ald. Moore and his predecessor, David Orr, stuck to being aldermen after election.

Peg you do understand that that expense account money has to pay for office rental, phone bills, equipment, staff salaries, etc., don't you? The alderman can't pocket it.

2:57 a.m.

AMP, if you went to your block club meeting you discovered this WAS your block club meeting. I guess whoever invited him, didn't run it by the other members, huh?

— On the neighbor message Barely A Month To Election Time
2:25 a.m.

Muting is for the weak.

8:23 p.m.

Bump up.

— On the neighbor message Lost Keys, Rogers Park
5:32 a.m.

Let our state rep. know what you think.

5:20 a.m.

James, all one has to do is go to your EveryBlock profile and look at your posts to see that they have all been posted in Edgewater. Also your comments on EveryBlock seem to mostly be about Edgewater. Put 2 and 2 together and one comes up with the assumption that the person posting and commenting lives in where else: Edgewater.

I often wonder what used to be on Sheridan Rd. in Edgewater before all those monster highrises were built. Guess you like them. At least we're not tearing down gorgeous old buildings like the Farcroft in order to build new highrises that include parking.

4:59 a.m.

How can he vote absentee when his brain is absentee?

— On the neighbor message Joe Lake, Republican Darling
4:42 a.m.

Jude, Howard Street Animal Hospital is great but unless they've hired another vet very recently, they're not accepting new patients.

— On the neighbor message Picking a Vet
5:40 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Lost cat East Rogers Park
5:36 a.m.

James, you think the canyon on Sheridan Rd. in Edgewater created by the residential highrises is pleasant???

5:21 a.m.

It will be better once the election is over--much better.

— On the neighbor message More positive threads
6:27 a.m.

Another thing, Eddie, I wonder whether Khan discovered that asking for contributions is illegal. In a comment after a blog post, Anne suggests that this link she provides goes to a site where one can contribute:

Anne Sullivan permalink
December 4, 2014 6:27 pm
Let’s see? http://www.gofundme.com/i9mdwg

But that GoFundMe page now has no content. Looks as though Khan must have taken it down.

4:37 a.m.

Eddie, you must have been on to something when you commented above about that fake OLIG Facebook page: "Next you will be telling us that the Facebook page "Chicago's Legislative Inspector General" also is a fake even though it is using a picture of your Grandson (I think) standing next to you in a tinfoil hat as its cover photo. Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113674328789674/"

It seems that Lake or L8ke removed the photo after you blew the whistle.

11:28 p.m.

We seem to be having an epidemic of missing black cats in RP. Hope this case ends better than the last one. Good luck. I assume you've put that flyer up in the area where you live. Is s/he chipped?

— On the neighbor message Lost cat East Rogers Park
9:29 p.m.

Yep ^

2:19 a.m.

Ah, I wasn't thinking in terms of pledges but just as a registration fee.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Polar Plunge?
8:40 a.m.

Jean...., did you add an extra zero to what you call a nominal fundraiser fee?

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Polar Plunge?
1:02 a.m.

Interesting, Rob. Personally, I was out celebrating NYE in Evanston listening to some great music, including Corky Siegel and His Chamber Blues.

1 a.m.

Charlie, I keep my resolutions hidden in the side room at Twisted Tapas, where I can review them each time I'm there.

12:33 a.m.

JohnL, if you didn't want to have a conversation, why did you resurrect this thread on which no one had commented since the day after the November election. You like gloating, apparently.

— On the neighbor message Voter fraud prevention mechanism
12:30 a.m.

Yes, indeed, a great ending. Bet she never expected to see that purse again. You made her day, SSA.

12:20 a.m.

Erica, I'll bet that store had a reusable bag that you could have purchased. The wonder is that you resurrected a thread that has been dead for 8 months, posted by a student who has long since written her article. Not an auspicious start for a new member.

12:12 a.m.

Reminder, the wake for Committeeman David Fagus is today.

4:39 a.m.

Meanwhile, it's now January 2015, and Gordon's endorsement page on his website still reads: "Coming soon in December, testimonials..."

http://www.gordon2015.org/our-endorsements.html

And 3 of his 4 touted Pillars are still awaiting his thoughts.

4:31 a.m.

JCV, I expect a visit from you when you awaken to clean the coffee off my monitor and computer desk. I had just taken in a mouthful when I read: "I won't rest until I can legally smoke a joint with Helen while sitting at a blackjack table in downtown Chicago! ;-" Oh, wait, on second thought, keep those germs at home.

— On the neighbor message If Colorado can do it, so can we!
3:52 a.m.

Drivers' licenses contain addresses. The person certainly could have moved but that's the first thing to go on.

1:20 a.m.

Do let us know what you do with the Chinese okra.

— On the neighbor message Cermak Fresh Market
2:44 a.m.

Hmmm, well I still don't want a casino in Chicago.

Remember how the state lottery was supposed to solve all our education-funding problems?

— On the neighbor message If Colorado can do it, so can we!
2:41 a.m.

Type "catalytic converter" into EveryBlock's search box. You will find that there are 124 separate postings on the subject, probably most, if not all, about theft of them. Narrow the search to just posts in Rogers Park and there are 5.

— On the neighbor message Catalytic Converter Theft!!!
2:25 a.m.

Whether you ride the Red Line or the Metra to work would, I would think, depend upon where you work downtown. While it's in the past, I never had any problems riding the Red Line on a daily basis, often rather late.

Personally, I prefer to live closer to the lake--it's cooler in the summer. Yes, those few blocks do make a difference. Like d3, I'm quite happy up in the northeast corner of Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message Possible Move to Rogers Park
9:41 p.m.

I beg to differ, Reid. Not everyone can go to Indiana to gamble. Those who can least afford to gamble can also least afford that trip, meaning that the little money they do have may stay in their pockets to pay for food and the rent.

— On the neighbor message If Colorado can do it, so can we!
3:43 p.m.

Careful, someone might mistake that hand-off for something else. :-)

— On the neighbor message Extra Jewel stamps up for grabs
3:04 p.m.

In our building, we're grateful for the scrappers who patrol our alley, taking away items we would otherwise have to pay our waste hauler extra to remove. As always, Need takes one or two examples and generalizes to make them apply to a whole group.

— On the neighbor message Thank a cop!!!
3 p.m.

Get help, Need. You truly are sick.

— On the neighbor message Catalytic Converter Theft!!!
2:45 a.m.

Please report the theft to the police if you haven't.

— On the neighbor message Catalytic Converter Theft!!!
1:54 a.m.

Carla, how many other long-dead threads do you intend to dredge up?

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
2:17 p.m.

Rob exists. I met him in November at Philly's Best, and then had the pleasure of introducing him to Ald. Moore at the Follow Me on Friday held at Mayne Stage earlier this month. I've never met Scotty though he was pointed out to me once at Act One. Thinking about what the two of them look like, I suspect Scotty wouldn't dare call Rob a coward to his face.

12:23 p.m.

Because nobody reported it to them obviously. You don't really think they read everything here do you? Mark it unneighborly like I did.

4:04 a.m.

Looking forward to listening to Joe's segment when it comes up on YouTube.

— On the neighbor message Join us for "Live From The HEARTLAND"
12:55 a.m.

Spam.

12:50 a.m.

PetsMart sells that too. I had a high-value coupon for it and ran into a sale, which made it affordable. My cat or cats at the time ate it. At the moment I have too much food on hand since one of my two furry friends got terribly ill and we ended his suffering soon after buying two bags of special food I got from the vet.

12:47 a.m.

Eddie, you're forgetting about the back door, which often leads directly to the outdoors. Still, the only times I've had a cat get out and run away is when I "adopted" a half-feral cat. He was incredibly fast getting out the door, through the railing pickets and down the stairs. It happened a few times in his first months inside, but he was always back by the next day, looking contrite. Now that he's tame, I still am careful but he doesn't have the urge to run away.

— On the neighbor message Missing my Black Kitty
12:31 a.m.

After the roofers and then the bricklayers who rebuilt the parapet walls combined with the squirrels who used the antenna as a jungle gym had all done serious damage to the old antenna, which we had before TV was digital, we installed this on the roof of our 3-story building:

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/STELLAR-LABS-30-2155-/30-2155

My companion did the installation in 2011 and aimed it at Sears Tower. We may have fine-tuned it by me checking reception on various channels and calling out the window to him up on the roof. As I mentioned above, we get Channel 2 just fine as well as many more channels than we ever watch.

— On the neighbor message Channel 2 - poor reception?
9:35 p.m.

"kissed baby products"? Is that supposed to be "used"?

8:40 p.m.

From the last time Connie lost her cat, Lex:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/jun06-lost-cat-black-white-flecks-has-collar-and-6178671/

— On the neighbor message Missing my Black Kitty
5:33 p.m.

For those interested, watch for an announcement of the wake and funeral service on Monday.

— On the neighbor message David Fagus--Rest in Peace
3:06 a.m.

I hear good things about this Facebook group, Baby Wranglers of East Rogers Park:

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

1:07 a.m.

Maybe the secret to getting 2 is to move closer to the lake. (Tom, Rlynn, and I all get it.) I'd really miss "60 Minutes," which is all I watch on 2.

— On the neighbor message Channel 2 - poor reception?
5:58 p.m.

bump

— On the neighbor message Missing Keys
2:29 a.m.

No, but my antenna is on the roof. When digital took over, we had problems with 7, but those have cleared up since 7 installed a new antenna. I don't recall ever having problems with 2.

— On the neighbor message Channel 2 - poor reception?
12:08 a.m.

Spot, I know how you love to disparage me but not only did I not post a comment on this thread on Christmas, I posted only two comments total on Dec. 25: one a thank you to Joe Moore for his beautiful tribute to our friend and Democratic Committeeman, David Fagus, who died on Christmas Eve, and the other, which was simply a link to a YouTube video of a Christmas song, on the "Good Morning" thread. I did read EveryBlock during the day, and your absence can only be considered a blessing.

7:53 p.m.

Flush it!

1:11 a.m.

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

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
5:04 a.m.

That's a beautiful tribute, Joe. The hearts of many of us who knew, worked with, and loved David are heavy. It's hard to believe we were with him just three weeks ago and he seemed fine.

— On the neighbor message David Fagus--Rest in Peace
4:15 a.m.

Y9ou missed one, Rob: Our Endorsements:

http://www.gordon2015.org/our-endorsements.html

I guess no one has endorsed him yet.

11:48 p.m.

Christmas Day may not be the best day to attempt to reach them.

11:44 p.m.

I first saw Vivian Maier's work the opening night of an exhibit at the Cultural Center, which was packed. I have no idea whose negatives were used for those prints. Later, we attended the BBC film, which I believe is named "The Vivian Maier Mystery," at the Block Cinema at Northwestern. Again, it was packed but fortunately we got there early. There was only one showing. The prints in that film were from Goldstein's negatives. Then, last year, came "Finding Vivian Maier" by Maloof using prints of his negatives. All in all, from what we've seen, my photographer friend and I think that Maloof got the best negatives, but it was the luck of the draw. I see no reason to diss either of them.

Vanessa mentions an HBO documentary. Is this yet a third film? If so, based on whose negatives. We don't have cable.

— On the neighbor message Vivian Maier news - Jeff sells negatives
7:32 p.m.

Keep in mind that you're talking to someone from Portage Park--wherever that is--who intruded here on Monday. Granted, there are Rogers Parkers with the same attitudes, but I suspect far fewer of them than in some other neighborhoods.

— On the neighbor message white privelige
4:02 p.m.

oops: ...who chose the ones listed.

Ignatius, the site you provided a link to specifically states: "*We are not an official affiliation or endorsed group of the Progressive Caucus." "Progressive Caucus" is another name for the Progressive Reform Coalition" according to their Facebook page. I'm questioning just who put up the website.

3:47 a.m.

What a strange website. No information about what constitutes a "Progressive Aldermanic Candidate" or who close the ones listed.

2:23 a.m.

How interesting. One of the people who commented on the DNA article--the one with the salacious name--sounds just like "our" Need. Is that a coincidence?

1:49 a.m.

And then there's the guy, who according to FGFM is D.U.I., who opened an EveryBlock account as Frank Arizona less than two weeks ago, and several name changes later, is now Nate Higgerz.

— On the neighbor message The Ballad of Joe Lake
10:29 p.m.

Craig talking about ethics? Give me a break.

10:19 p.m.

Bumpity bump!

3:30 a.m.

Bump

3:30 a.m.

Interesting development, Tom. Thanks for posting the link.

— On the neighbor message Vivian Maier news - Jeff sells negatives
1:11 a.m.

Mr. Photoshop at work again. Guess he doesn't have any deliveries to make in the rain.

— On the neighbor message Outsiders buying the 49th Ward Election?
6:15 p.m.

Would you two please go back to your respective communities, Uptown and Des Plaines, and leave us alone?

2:59 p.m.

Mother O, Neil, and others who agree: Surely you must know that the moderators don't read all the content on EveryBlock. If you think they should do something, send them feedback, using the form at the bottom of every page. You can also mark posts and comments as unneighborly, which will bring them to the moderators' attention.

2:41 p.m.

Most of whom don't live in the 49th Ward.

— On the neighbor message The Ballad of Joe Lake
1:31 a.m.

Your friend???? You banned me on Facebook.

10:33 p.m.

Is that ^ one of his Pillars???

10:25 p.m.

This would most definitely be the same Lake who banned everybody on the 49th Ward Connection page who challenged him, telling those still standing that so-and-so has left the building.

— On the neighbor message The Ballad of Joe Lake
10:18 p.m.

Bill, that's par for the course for Spot. He usually manages to accompany it by references to my alleged drinking problem and pill use.

5:08 p.m.

Rogerparker, what is it that you don't understand about the fact that Faisal Khan and staff have spent a million dollars of taxpayer money and have NOTHING to show for it except "allegations"? Not ONE finding of guilty.

3:25 p.m.

I've heard of babbling brooks but this is the first babbling lake.

— On the neighbor message Who is Joe Lake?
3:10 p.m.

Bump.

4:13 a.m.

There was a great turnout for this event. I assume the naysayers weren't there.

3:03 a.m.

Desperation is thick in the air...

— On the neighbor message Pay-to-Play
2:47 a.m.

Lake, four candidates had their nomination papers challenged, not three as you state, and one of them has been ruled off the ballot.

2:44 a.m.

Reid got to the answer before I did, Suzanne, except I think the city's attorneys are called Corporation Counsels rather than Corporate Counsels. Indeed, they get paid whether they have cases or not.

— On the neighbor message Pay-to-Play
11:41 p.m.

Hana is not exactly played up on EveryBlock as a restaurant newcomers should try. In fact, I'd never heard of it until it appeared on this notice.

11:20 p.m.

Is there are way of shooing these Uptowners back south? And as far as Lincoln goes, he's only been here a week and this is at least his 4th name.

— On the neighbor message Good morning northsiders!
10:35 p.m.

I know some don't like to be bothered with facts, but perhaps it would be instructive to read a biography of Ziaur Rahman from a probably neutral source:

http://biography.yourdictionary.com/ziaur-rahman

— On the neighbor message Pay-to-Play
5:16 a.m.

Dan, why should FGFM ask him if Spot won't pick up the phone and ask the person who could answer the question he posed in another thread? Haven't you heard--EveryBlock is THE place where folks are supposed to ask their questions and then complain when their questions don't get answered.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon's Cycling Advocacy
1:09 a.m.

Latin is so out-of-use, Cairo. Biggie just modernized it a little by throwing in some Italian.

7:36 p.m.

Suzanne: pot; kettle. BTW, the offensive comment I was referring to, which I removed, was a slur against a minority. (I was thinking earlier today that if my life-long Republican mother had had to deal with the likes of Suzanne while she was doing volunteer work for the party she might well have turned into a Democrat.)

4:36 p.m.

Mr. Rogers' video link is spot on and add another dimension: white, male privilege.

— On the neighbor message white privelige
3:05 p.m.

Suzanne, Steve was referring to comments on a Facebook page--Don's campaign Facebook page. Do you really not know how Facebook works? Don could remove the offensive comments His Field Supervisor could probably remove the comments too. When someone posted an offensive comment on the Facebook page of the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward a few months ago, I removed it as soon as I saw it. That's what a good manager does. BTW, you're a great one to talk about losers.

3:44 a.m.

Mother, I think Misha has been dead for some weeks now. DB, no way was Misha Mother's husband or she'd know that he's dead. See the comments on this thread, about a third of the way down the page. "Misha" is greyed out.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/improvement/oct16-what-kind-issues-affecting-rogers-park-community-6450492/#comment-495798

— On the neighbor message Please go away Sun God Christ Morgan
7:40 p.m.

Steve, interesting typo for "grilled" in two of your comments above. A Freudian slip?

— On the neighbor message Grilled cheese?
6:42 p.m.

Ah, Michael M., you'll note that one of Spot's comments above has been removed as libelous.

6:35 p.m.

But speaking of trolls, Storm up there has been on this site less than a week, and this is his third name.

— On the neighbor message white privelige
6:09 a.m.

Thanks a heap for moving that post to the top, SpamAlert. It could have been allowed to die.

— On the neighbor message white privelige
6:05 a.m.

DJM, I'll take your grilled cheese but make it on a hearty whole wheat please. Add some bacon along with the tomato and it's even better. American cheese is for children.

— On the neighbor message Grilled cheese?
3:12 a.m.

Let's not forget the many threads posted by SG when he was WitchCraft that were so incendiary that the moderators deleted the threads in their entirety. And the dozens of comments of his that were deleted. David D., you apparently haven't spent much time on this site. Most of those of us who do were thoroughly fed up with him.

— On the neighbor message Please go away Sun God Christ Morgan
2:20 a.m.

I might add that it was a serious slur on Brian.

10:30 p.m.

She probably was serious--and it shows her level of competency in politics as well as how well she knows the folks in the ward.

10:29 p.m.

Summur, perhaps you should have made it clear that the survey is only for people who attended on Saturday--not for others who might have come on Sunday or who might attend in the future.

— On the neighbor message Polar Palooza Survey
4:59 p.m.

Neal, I took a stack of nature magazines over to Chicago Math and Science Academy a couple of years ago. I suggest checking with the school before throwing them out.

5:31 a.m.

I was there with a group in early December and had a grinder with fries. I think it cost around $10, which didn't seem out-of-line to me. It was quite good and was as much food as I wanted for dinner. They also have a dark beer on tap that I really like.

4:41 a.m.

Let's see now, Craig has spent hours in the past dissing Positive Loitering and now we're supposed to believe that he's worked with John Warner on cleaning up the corner??? If anyone believes that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell them.

— On the neighbor message Good-bye, MorWay
4:27 a.m.

Mother Olson, who knew it would be as easy as simply asking him to go away. Thanks a heap!

— On the neighbor message Please go away Sun God Christ Morgan
4:13 a.m.

Thanks for the heads up, Rob. I went looking for that deleted comment in my email notifications. Wow, now that's one of the most intemperate comments I've ever seen.

Need, two things:
1. It's clear that you don't know Mary. I do and apparently Al does too. She does not use the name you have given her. For someone who was supposedly victimized by the alderman, she seems to be terribly forgiving since I often see her at the alderman's events, including on Monday night.

2. Anne Sullivan was never the alderman's chief of staff. If she told you that, it was apparently wishful thinking on her part. I doubted that she had been and I've now confirmed it.

3:45 a.m.

Need, do you even know Mary? I don't think you do or you wouldn't call her what you did.

1:48 a.m.

smytten, that's not true. From the link that SpamAlert posted above:

"All Chicago residents using his or her vehicle in the City must have a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker, regardless of where the vehicle is registered. Failure to do so can result in a minimum $200.00 ticket and additional fees. Tickets can be issued every day until vehicle is in compliance with the Wheel Tax."

— On the neighbor message Parking Ticket
4:37 p.m.

Carl, am I crotchety too? If that's ^ actually true, it puts Lake in his 90s.

— On the neighbor message Joe Lake, Republican Darling
4:09 p.m.

Ah, well, there's your answer, Need. If I were to tell you that I'm the Queen of England, would you believe me?

3:25 p.m.

"Tremaine" sure seems to know a heck of a lot about that particular disabled spot for someone who doesn't live on that block. Good heavens, could this be a resurrection of RPonGreenleaf? Mother Olson, I believe you're right.

3:29 a.m.

Emily, what Greg says is exactly what the police themselves say at CAPS meetings. Do call back if they're still out there or next time they are after hours.

— On the neighbor message Being Dismissed by 911
2:52 a.m.

Hate to burst your bubble, Sun God, but the House Republicans insisted on adding a provision to the budget bill banning the District of Columbia from legalizing marijuana as the price for them to support the bill.

— On the neighbor message Joe Lake, Republican Darling
2:48 a.m.

Is that what she told you, Need?

4:13 a.m.

Just like you and I do, Gene.

— On the neighbor message Who is Joe Lake?
4:06 a.m.

Tremaine (aka Michael in Juneway), just who is it that is taking unfair advantage of the system if there is NEVER a vehicle parked in Disabled Parking Spot #77101?

1:20 a.m.

The point of the original post is quite obvious, Pill. It's just something that you don't want to see.

— On the neighbor message Joe Lake and RogersParkingSpot thank Racist
10:49 p.m.

Good luck on the move.

— On the neighbor message Take Out Recommendations
3 a.m.

John, one can't get a disabled parking spot without providing proof of disability to the state.

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fin/supp_info/revenue/parking_forms/residential_disabledparkingsigns.html

If the spots near you aren't being used by vehicles with the correct permit number, you can try to get the signs removed.

1:54 a.m.

By law, you should have purchased a city sticker within 30 days of moving here. (I'm unclear how new residents are supposed to know that though.)

— On the neighbor message Parking Ticket
1:32 a.m.

Ah, DB, I, too, have been a target on his disgusting blog. I don't read it but friends have sent me samples from time to time. Do you suppose he's figured out yet that you exist? Calling you a sock puppet reveals the level of his intelligence.

— On the neighbor message Avy Meyers interviews Mr. Broken Heart
8:20 p.m.

You can't fool me, Dee. You're not eligible.

— On the neighbor message Holiday Cookie Baking Event ( For SENIORS )
5:20 a.m.

Gene, if we get a convention together of true RP Trailblazers, I hope you'll come.

— On the neighbor message Gene just got a Trailblazer Badge
5:19 a.m.

I didn't exactly have a great opinion of Avy before I watched this alleged interview, and now I know why.

— On the neighbor message Avy Meyers interviews Mr. Broken Heart
5:11 a.m.

Maybe lay off the weed so that you understand what you're thanking too, Sun God.

— On the neighbor message Joe Lake and RogersParkingSpot thank Racist
4:41 a.m.

Welcome to the club, Susan! FebGirl, go to your profile page and click on "Learn more about badges" then follow the instructions. Dee, you need to join too so that you can come to the convention.

— On the neighbor message Helen Just Got a Trailblazer Badge Too!
4:16 a.m.

NOT funny, Smet.

2:26 p.m.

Left-wing Liberal here--and proud of it.

— On the neighbor message "Hand's up, Don't shoot"
2:10 p.m.

I'm unclear about what was ever "cool" about Denny's. It was and is just another fast-food restaurant.

4:19 a.m.

Greg, I would just as soon hear from Jennifer Clark where they plan to park the cars.

I've never eaten in a Denny's in my life and would just as soon keep it that way. What I'd love to have back is Sayat Nova, which was on the east side of Sheridan, south of the Loyola station. It's been firmly ensconced on Ohio St. east of Michigan for decades, but it started here:

http://www.sayatnovachicago.com/chicagos-original-armenian-restaurant.html

3:38 a.m.

I assume you let the folks at the Evanston shelter know about him. That's a terrible area to just drop off a cat with no homes nearby.

3:02 a.m.

Ta da, Becky has a Trailblazer Badge. Maybe soon we can have a convention of us trailblazers who actually live in RP.

— On the neighbor message Helen Just Got a Trailblazer Badge Too!
2:19 a.m.

Ah, Becky, he tells you he loved the kids he taught in West Chatham, but what did he think of the kids who needed love the most--those he taught years ago at Gale: "When I was teaching at Gale in the early 1990's (which was the teaching experience from hell---I fled the school after two years and luckily was able to find a much better school." I suspect the kids here were better off after he fled. I live and walk among the very young people he fears.

— On the neighbor message "Hand's up, Don't shoot"
2 a.m.

Denny's, Carla??? You mourn the loss of Denny's? How Schaumburgian of you.

While it certainly won't affect me up on the north end, I wonder just where the valets will be parking those cars. Most likely on our already overcrowded streets. That's the only downside I see to this proposed project.

1:11 a.m.

You've got the hang of it, Lucy. I see you've got one too.

— On the neighbor message Helen Just Got a Trailblazer Badge Too!
9:59 p.m.

Wow, that was easy. Thanks, Gene!

3:51 a.m.

Nighty night, thread. See you the next time a plumber goes fishing.

— On the neighbor message Any plumber recommendations.
3:48 a.m.

Banker, I like Bernie too, but I don't think he's running for mayor of Chicago.

— On the neighbor message Become a Team Fioretti 49th Ward Captain!
3:26 a.m.

How are the Spanish conversations going, Barbara, and why have you now become a parka?

— On the neighbor message A Walk To The Lake
3:16 a.m.

You're very forgiving, FebGirl. Fact is Mr. Wilson has been busy since joining EveryBlock a few days ago searching for threads about plumbing issues. He's also posted to old threads in Avondale, Jefferson Park, Ravenswood, Beverly, Clearing, Galewood, Albany Park, and 4 different threads in Logan Square, His comments to two Liincoln Square threads were at least timely in that they were just posted this month.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/191231/comments/

— On the neighbor message Any plumber recommendations.
2:54 a.m.

Me too, except it was coffee on mine.

8:50 p.m.

Spot, Dee and I don't mute people--at least I don't think Dee does. It's REALLY tempting sometimes, though.

I think more to the point about Lake's participation here is that since he was "reborn" on Oct. 26 after having his previous account suspended, he's posted 21 times and made 199 additional comments, and yet he has only been thanked 124 times. Of course, if he could "Thank" his comments here like he "Likes" his comments on Facebook. he'd have a better ratio of comments to thanks.

7:32 p.m.

Thanks, Pat, but, as you know, I rarely do mornings. Bake one for me, will you?

— On the neighbor message Holiday Cookie Baking Event ( For SENIORS )
7:02 p.m.

Spam ^

— On the neighbor message Any plumber recommendations.
4:25 p.m.

Lake, you're not invited to our election night party. Your friends are going to be crying in their beer.

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
3:54 p.m.

In our most recent exchange with the service office, my companion sent an email about a problem at 1:27 PM last Tuesday. Wayne responded 4 minutes later, and by the next day, the problem was on its way to being fixed. Oh, but then, I forgot, I'm just the alderman's toady so we get special service I suppose.

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
4:50 a.m.

And this has what to do with Rogers Park? From 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." You want to buy my leftover ration books, Need?

10:23 p.m.

Not only without attribution to you, Carl, but also without quotes. I thought those words seemed familiar. From Nov. 25th here:
http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/nov25-witchcraft-christ-ask-for-peace-and-calm-protest-6530322/

— On the neighbor message Backwards America
2:22 a.m.

Source ^, because I don't think you know whereof you write. The police don't keep records by ward. Are you sure you ever lived in Chicago?

10:34 p.m.

Shovel.

— On the neighbor message Shooting near Albion and Lakewood.
10:28 p.m.

Robin, I don't think Lake's figures could be from the 49th Ward. Police stats are by district and beat as far as I'm aware so those numbers must be for the whole 24th District, which, as I'm sure you know, is a lot larger than the 49th Ward..

— On the neighbor message Shooting near Albion and Lakewood.
9:10 p.m.

Yes, Lake, over MUCH time--years and years of time.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
5:47 p.m.

The Troll lives in DesPlaines.

5:06 p.m.

Now why am I not surprised that Crinedel avoided answering my question?

Becky, there are plenty of people who attend religious services but who wouldn't lift a hand to help others. At the same time, I have atheist and agnostic friends who do.

1:17 a.m.

Greg, his Ward Services Pillar should be really easy to write. All he has to say is that, if elected, he'd retain the very capable ward services staff Joe now has so that they can continue to provide the fine services this ward now has. But then, they probably wouldn't want to work for Don.

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
10:51 p.m.

There must be something in the water in DesPlaines.

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
8:38 p.m.

Mike, I hope she gets it back, but please warn her NOT to hang her purse on the chair anywhere in the future. It's way to easy to steal it.

— On the neighbor message Lost Purse at Bullhead
6:50 p.m.

Mike, the troll here is the one who commented immediately after yours above.

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
6:43 p.m.

http://www.armadillospillow.com/

I'm sure they carry children's books, and the owners live in the neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Local Bookstore in Wards 50,49 or 40
4:08 p.m.

I love it ^. (But I wouldn't go anyplace public with the person wearing it.)

— On the neighbor message Ugly Christmas Sweater
3:17 a.m.

Leelee, do you mean Trilogy?

— On the neighbor message Parking Space
2:48 a.m.

While waiting for the 147 on Howard Thursday evening, I noticed that the light poles have been decorated, probably thanks to the Howard St. SSA.

— On the neighbor message Holiday lights on Sheridan Road
2:45 a.m.

This coming weekend there's Polar Palooza:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/dec01-celebrate-holiday-season-rogers-parks-first-winter-festival-6540316/

Sign up to receive email notices from the alderman of news and neighborhood events:

http://www.ward49.com/

Welcome to the neighborhood. I live down the street from you.

— On the neighbor message Winter Activities/Neighborhood Get Togethers?
2:39 a.m.

Crinedel, tell me, do you support government programs that assist those who work but who do not earn enough to provide the basic necessities of life?

2:28 a.m.

Of course, Michael and Katy are still around. I saw both of them tonight--just not at Heartland.

— On the neighbor message Good Restaurants in The Area
2:09 a.m.

Brian understands the guidelines. You've been spamming for days now, Mike. You just copy and paste your comments from thread to thread.

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
1:18 a.m.

Mike, that comment needs editing. It should begin: "In my opinion..." because that's what it is.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
5:06 a.m.

Emily, don't you find it strange for a candidate to actively seek people to post complimentary comments here but decline to enter the fray here himself? In other words he lets his former students take the heat. I find that cowardly.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
4:14 a.m.

I'm worried for the cats, Mo. As you know, you have enemies.

— On the neighbor message feeding ferals- cats with "tipped" ears.
3:52 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Found Cat
3:38 a.m.

The lighting of the trees is part of Polar Palooza. d3 figured out why it ends at Farwell.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/dec01-celebrate-holiday-season-rogers-parks-first-winter-festival-6540316/

— On the neighbor message Holiday lights on Sheridan Road
3:31 a.m.

Anthony, I know you meant well, but I'm not sure it's a good idea to post the location of a women's shelter on a public site. In any event, I think a donation to New Life would have to go through Good News Partners:
http://www.goodnewspartners.org/

— On the neighbor message Place to donate baby food?
1:43 a.m.

Dee, I hope you will report that email to EveryBlock.

As to Kon, he does exist. I know the name is not common and looks made up, but he's a "member" of Don's Facebook campaign page and also of at least one of the neighborhood Facebook pages. I realized I thought I had seen the name in full on Facebook so I went looking and found it.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
1:32 a.m.

Indeed, Dee, Mike and Spot may be tied at having their recent personal attacks removed by the mods.

— On the neighbor message The CTU Head Speaks Out on Joe Moore
1:13 a.m.

Robin, I'm shocked by your comment about Twisted Tapas. I've been there numerous times. The food and service have always been top-notch.

— On the neighbor message Good Restaurants in The Area
12:53 a.m.

Sigh, one really shouldn't have to teach a former publisher the English language, but really, Craig, "complain" is a verb. Eric couldn't have filed four complains. Since you made the same error three times, I don't think it can be excused as a simple typo. And your link brings up 5 blank pages. Did anyone else find something at that link?

— On the neighbor message Big Mistake
11:41 p.m.

Indeed: Twisted Tapas on the north side of Pratt, just east of Sheridan. See these previous Everyblock threads:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/jan27-twisted-tapas-great-food-5975767/

http://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/apr03-awesome-food-twisted-tapas-6068683/

Welcome to Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message Good Restaurants in The Area
3:08 a.m.

Greg and Mother O, you know what happens to snitches...

2:39 a.m.

Ray, the Special Service Areas were not determined especially for this promotion. They've been in existence for some time. You can read about each of them by following the links, which are pretty faint, at the top of the Rogers Park Business Alliance's page:
http://www.rogers-park.com/

For example, the Howard St. SSA is here:
http://www.rogers-park.com/ssa-19-howard-street/

— On the neighbor message Shop Rogers Park 2014 Special Service Areas
2:15 a.m.

Spot, pay attention. No one called Don a racist. If you don't know what playing the race card means, look it up.

— On the neighbor message The CTU Head Speaks Out on Joe Moore
12:30 a.m.

yawn

— On the neighbor message Owner claims Alderman slanders him
12:06 a.m.

Carla, I'm beginning to think you really don't know much about RP at all.

2:39 a.m.

d3, our building did not lose power on Thanksgiving, though we did on Friday.

— On the neighbor message Another Power Outage
2:30 a.m.

Robin, is he any relation to your former alderman?

2:08 a.m.

Carla, if Joe had nothing to do with the Pritzker projects you name, why was he able to tell me not to worry when I contacted him after it was announced the Bach House had been sold. While the house itself was protected, I was afraid the adjoining lot to the south would be sold off by the new owner. While Joe was not at liberty to share who bought the property, he was clearly aware of what was planned for the property. BTW, you named the Breakers. As far as I'm aware that's in Edgewater, and I don't think Pritzker was involved with that building.

1:58 a.m.

Need, wouldn't it be nice if we did have "Brown's version of the sequence of events," but, in fact, he's dead and was never able to present his version. And, no, ALL of the evidence was not presented to the grand jury. It seems pretty clear that the prosecutor rigged the outcome. To try to sort out the truth and present all the evidence, a trial was needed. The prosecutor apparently didn't want that to happen.

12:07 a.m.

Lake, I can't imagine who would pay you for your inane postings.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
11:54 p.m.

Now, now, Carla, if your buddy had been elected 8 years ago, you'd give him all the credit for any revival, wouldn't you?

7:28 p.m.

But according to HoneyB on another thread, he isn't even very good at that, Roger.

— On the neighbor message The CTU Head Speaks Out on Joe Moore
4:26 p.m.

It isn't, Lake. A host of former participants on that page got thrown off months ago. It's your own private playground.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
3:47 a.m.

I go off for some culture this afternoon and return to find a thread scrubbed fairly clean.

Now to the question of Alex. I certainly don't think it's been cleared up either. I have a really hard time believing that somehow Alex, who most definitely is in Florida with his family, found out about this thread and signed up in order to praise Don's classes. How do I know he's in Florida? His Facebook page, which includes the photo that had been displayed here as "Alex's" avatar, as well as the FB page of his wife.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
7:38 p.m.

Wow, just wow! Mike's vitriol is off the charts this morning.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
11:57 a.m.

Indeed, JVC, I find that to be an incredible coincidence personally.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
1:18 a.m.

Umm, Carl, I wouldn't be so sure of that if I were you. Seems to me as though Spot took the bait.

— On the neighbor message Alderman salaries
1:04 a.m.

^ exactly why there should have been an indictment, which is NOT a conviction, so that evidence could be presented in court in an attempt to find the truth.

2:40 p.m.

Howard Area Community Center, 7648 N. Paulina, has a food pantry so they would most likely appreciate your donation. Give them a call at (773) 262-6622.

— On the neighbor message Place to donate baby food?
2:31 p.m.

Ah, guess I should have expanded the thread. Thanks, mama.

— On the neighbor message Gas outage Clark/Pratt?
2:25 p.m.

It's SPAM. Now if others would simply mark it unneighborly, which I did when it first appeared, maybe the mods will notice it and remove it.

4:25 a.m.

Natural gas outage centered at the Howard station???

— On the neighbor message Gas outage Clark/Pratt?
4:23 a.m.

I haven't counted them, but there have been an unusual number. On a neighborhood Facebook group page, outages were reported in various parts of RP on Thanksgiving. I didn't lose it then but did, like you Jim, on Friday.

— On the neighbor message Another Power Outage
4:09 a.m.

HoneyB, that process NU now goes through with teacher evalution is very impressive. Something that would not have been possible way back when I was there before computers. Thanks for sharing.

Terebill, Einstein would have been a terrible alderman.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
3:46 a.m.

It depends, dj. Our UPS driver will not leave a package unless he actually hands it to someone. And I think he always wants a signature. I know he does when he delivers a package to me, and I've signed for packages for other people in my entrance.

2:56 a.m.

"Terebill," where do you get the idea that student reviews don't count for much? On the contrary, although it was a long time ago, I found other students' appraisals of classes I was considering taking at NU to be a great source. In particular, I recall that I needed a history course and signed up for one based on student praise for the professor teaching it. They were right; he made history come alive.

HoneyB, I don't doubt what you say but it's best to cite your source(s) so that people don't think you're making it up.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
3:57 p.m.

Your cat will not thank you once you actually try to brush his/her teeth, Gene. I suggest wrapping said cat securely in a bath towel before attempting it.

5:47 a.m.

Which one of them, Tj?

2:48 a.m.

Tj, brush his/her teeth. You can get a little brush and cat "toothpaste" at a pet store.

2:45 a.m.

Roger, indeed, Grady was the newly-appointed Democratic precinct captain for pct. 1 when I ran into him in late 1982 or early '83 stumping for the re-election of Jane Byrne. Now, mind you Grady is black. I was the independent Democratic volunteer, stumping for Harold Washington in that same precinct, which is and was majority black. Grady actually thought he'd be able to carry that precinct for Byrne, which may indicate he doesn't have a lot upstairs, if you know what I mean. The result: Washington, 197; Byrne, 84; Daley, 35.

My understanding is that Grady's now retired from being a probation officer.

— On the neighbor message Info On 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidates
2:32 a.m.

Why, "Jill," I thought you didn't want to discuss Joe Moore here? Actually, that's all you want to discuss.

— On the neighbor message Info On 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidates
4:26 p.m.

You don't care about the other candidates, "Jill."

— On the neighbor message Info On 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidates
1:17 p.m.

"Jill," you don't read very carefully, not that anyone actually believes you could have read all of Carl's comments, but, of course, the usual suspects thanked you.

— On the neighbor message Info On 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidates
11:39 a.m.

Mr. Jeffe, are you sure you aren't Waiting for Godot, rather than Gozer?

11:35 a.m.

Anneli, Mother Olson is not only omnipotent; I'm sure that she's also omniscient so that since she's holding court at Oasis, it must be open.

Actually, there was a thread that said they'd be back open at 3 PM on a Thursday two weeks ago.

2:11 a.m.

Rob, let me take a stab at it. Gordon would have spent the ward's menu money on asphalt and spreading equipment, then sent his staff members out to fill the potholes. Of course, many of those "repaired" streets would have been dug up weeks later by the gas company or the water department. C'est le vie. Some of us actually pay attention to what's going on in the ward and know why the street repairs came late in the summer.

— On the neighbor message MOORE? Enough already!
1:09 a.m.

How does one say "bug off" in German?

12:56 a.m.

The most brazen incident I know of happened a year or so ago. Someone broke into the mail carrier's vehicle and stole at least three packages, one of them mine. The police found the packaging, and the very apologetic carrier had to bring it to me and explain what happened, along with instructions on how a claim should be filed.

12:54 a.m.

Jill, if you were for real, I might respond, but the way you just magically appeared on Nov. 3 and posted 18 comments on that first day tells me that you're not. You're trolling.

— On the neighbor message Info On 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidates
9:12 p.m.

I didn't know one could have UPS deliveries sent to a UPS store. Being retired, I don't need such service anyway, but how many know that there's a UPS store on the upper level of Gateway Mall in the northeast corner?

7:24 p.m.

Omnipotent Mother, I'm sorry for not properly addressing you previously, but this afternoon, I asked you a question over on the Amara for Mayor thread. Would you mind terribly going there and answering my question?

6:52 p.m.

I wouldn't count on it, Mr. Rogers.

— On the neighbor message Amara for Mayor....
6:47 p.m.

Mother, I'm confused. Is someone running who's a Jehovah's Witness??? I find that hard to believe. In my many years of registering people to vote, I've been told by many JWs that their faith prevents their participation in politics, even to the extent of voting.

Robin, if you're having doubts, check out Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

— On the neighbor message Amara for Mayor....
3:01 p.m.

I particularly like Bill's citation of the Chicago Board of Elections as one of his sources in his first diatribe above. He doesn't include a link because that as a source of the alleged "information" above it is just nonsense.

2:51 p.m.

Here's a thread from early this year:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jan27-package-theft-5975863/

I've also read such complaints on a neighborhood Facebook page. If I recall correctly, it was for such thefts on Eastlake and Greenview NoH. If your building has an inner locked door, ask all your neighbors to get packages out of the lobby and behind that second locked door when they see them. We do that in our building.

5:20 a.m.

Carla, you avoided my question. What was so special on that block of Howard? Of course since you don't live up here you wouldn't know that my neighbors and I had been trying to get a full-service grocery store for our neighborhood since back when David Orr was alderman. It was only when Dominick's committed to placing one here that the Gateway project was a go.

— On the neighbor message Alderman 1% gets revenge
5:11 a.m.

Please tell him also to report this to the police if he didn't do so.

4:26 a.m.

I was going to point out that the amazing Joe Moore managed to get the Granada Theater torn down even before he was elected alderman, but Colleen beat me to the punch. Do tell me, Carla, what were the buildings on "the part of Howard Street that is now the Gateway Mall," which you so miss. No fair asking anyone what was there.

— On the neighbor message Alderman 1% gets revenge
4:22 a.m.

Need, both of those pictured are Mike's candidates.

"...she has a great read..." Spot seems to be having trouble with the English language today.

— On the neighbor message Amara for Mayor....
6:42 p.m.

Suzanne, I'll bet you wish you had challenged Susanne Atanus' petitions.

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic Debates?
5:59 p.m.

Are you sure, Carl? I don't know what Fenton Patterson looks like.

— On the neighbor message Amara for Mayor....
4:17 a.m.

Suzanne most likely has no clue who some of the candidates are.

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic Debates?
3:55 a.m.

Bruce, try actually reading the alderman's post.

3:50 a.m.

Mother, the hopeful candidates have now all filed their petitions. In addition to Connie Gates-Brown and Joe Moore, who both filed at 9 AM on the first day, we now have John Beacham (do check him out if you haven't already), Don Gordon, Grady Humphrey, and Nathan Benjamin Myers. A debate with all of them would be a riotous affair, but will they all survive petition challenges? I have my doubts.

For this and other races, see here:
http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/general/M2015-CandidateFiling-2014-11-17-1415.pdf

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic Debates?
7:15 p.m.

Tuesday night with CAPS.

— On the neighbor message CAPS Beat 2422 November Meeting
6:54 p.m.

One more day on Tuesday.

— On the neighbor message Cermak Fresh Market job fair
6:52 p.m.

Is Smith talking about him/herself re identities?

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic Debates?
4:07 p.m.

Amanda, not sure how you read something into Carl's message that isn't there, but I think you did.

I last heard that the case had been continued yet again in August. So glad that there is finally a measure of justice for the victim.

2:35 p.m.

Bump for anyone looking for a job.

— On the neighbor message Cermak Fresh Market job fair
6:46 p.m.

What happened to Spot. Did Jack lock him up?

6:38 p.m.

Mother, taking someone else's comment on a thread and making a new post out of it is also quite strange, don't you think? It's already become clear that the O.P. doesn't have any ideas of his own and is sounding very much like a broken record, day after day.

— On the neighbor message Need I say MOORE?
6:36 p.m.

There was one, Spam. Apparently you forgot but you did comment on it.

I'll take Snopes as a source over someone's word any day. Thanks, Becky.

2:04 a.m.

Jack did you say, as in Jack and Jill?

4:52 p.m.

I think Larry is telling us that he's Jewish and that he supports Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor, though I did a double take at that headline before I figured it out, Larry.

At this point, I do too.

— On the neighbor message A Jew for Jesus for Mayor
10:06 a.m.

But, Carl, February in Fargo might have been worse than November in Buffalo.

If you haven't clicked on the article title do so; you must see the headdress she's wearing.

12:03 a.m.

Not to mention what happens to the elderly who live in the Lunt co-op and who park in that lot.

— On the neighbor message Park fees increasing
9:38 p.m.

Mike, pay attention. I was responding to "Spot" whose comment was later removed by the moderators.

7:46 p.m.

This must take the cake for the most misplaced, auto-generated Media Mention in EveryBlock.

7:43 p.m.

Suzanne, please delete me from your "we" because, no, we CAN'T "all agree that Joe reads EB religiously." That is a false statement.

5:38 p.m.

I can think of two locations where there are two school buildings. You probably mean Sullivan and the grammar school (the name of which I've forgotten). But if you mean Gale and Gale Annex in North of Howard, when you're desperate you can almost always find parking way west on Juneway just east of Chicago Ave.

— On the neighbor message Barking about parking
3:44 p.m.

Let me throw in another factor. Decide where you would want to be hospitalized if/when that should become necessary. Then make sure that the doctor you chose is affiliated with that hospital.

— On the neighbor message New to RP. Seeking dentist &/or GP
3:30 p.m.

Note Smith's attempt above to demean Bonnie's mom. Pretty much reminds me of another poster, Spot, who also attempts to demean women by using phony words of endearment.

— On the neighbor message 10,000 students and 2 libraries!?
3:18 p.m.

bump

— On the neighbor message lost key
2:04 a.m.

Rebo, if you have lived elsewhere in Chicago before moving here, the street cleaning was done the same way. For efficiency, they clean wards by section, one side of the street one day, the other side the next day. If your area has been cleaned in November, that's it until Spring.

http://www.ward49.com/street-sweeping/

— On the neighbor message Barking about parking
1:50 a.m.

Internist: Dr. Kim Grahl, NorthShore University HealthSystem, 1000 Central St., Evanston, adjacent to the purple line station, 847-570-1410. I don't know whether she's taking new patients, but I don't think you could go wrong with any of the doctors in that practice. http://www.northshore.org/

Dentist: Marie Fischl, 636 Church St., Evanston, 847-864-0822. http://fischldental.com/

— On the neighbor message New to RP. Seeking dentist &/or GP
1:33 a.m.

Hey folks, Emily said in her original post that "This is also done on my very own property & there are no rules against it in my association by-laws, nor have any neighbors complained." See, she already checked the By-laws.

Emily, thank you for feeding the wildlife.

— On the neighbor message Are birdbaths & birdfeeders illegal?
1:19 a.m.

Oops, and another comment of Spot's bit the dust in the past couple of hours.

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
5:40 p.m.

True, Al, but at least with most old media, you get a variety of opinions and biases instead of just those of one blogger.

— On the neighbor message Looking for Local Rogers Park News
5:10 p.m.

Who?

— On the neighbor message Ted Cox blasts Alderman Moore on Twitter
5:05 p.m.

Alli, the dividing line between Rogers Park and West Ridge is, obviously, I think, Ridge. I doubt that there is any community in Chicago that has more than one public library. Work for something realistic such as re-opening the libraries on Sunday.

— On the neighbor message 10,000 students and 2 libraries!?
5 p.m.

The word you're searching for is "tiresome."

2:29 p.m.

It's too bad the profile pages don't include the number of comments the mods have deleted for each member. Spot, in his brief time here as Spot, has already had more comments deleted (including at least two in this thread alone) than have I since I first joined in September 2011. And most of us know that Spot has had previous identities here.

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
2:22 p.m.

Chef, you've contradicted yourself in your own comment. How can a blog be both informative and a good source when at the same time everything said in them could be (and I would add, often is) unverified and false?

— On the neighbor message Looking for Local Rogers Park News
3:05 a.m.

You're a little late, Lake. I posted that link on Tuesday.

2:36 a.m.

How does a thread about a lost Ventra card turn racy?

— On the neighbor message Found - Ventra Card
11:38 p.m.

Robin, that's you. I know people who buy their Ventra cards at places like Walgreens and just charge them at the el. One reason is that some people don't like to be tracked. As I suspected, there would be no way to be sure you were returning such a card to its owner. I don't know what a regular Ventra card looks like except that it doesn't look like mine.

— On the neighbor message Found - Ventra Card
8:50 p.m.

Verena, I think that advice works for most restaurants, which is why we rarely order out and then only pizza.

— On the neighbor message Chinese Food Recommendations
8:11 p.m.

Ah, yes, when one loses the argument he responded thusly ^.

6:56 p.m.

I should clarify my last remark. While I think that Rob could most likely pulverize Spot physically, I'm sure he prefers doing it on EveryBlock intellectually. As does Carl.

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
6:46 p.m.

Robin, as most of the proponents of an elected school board know, it can only happen through a change in Illinois state law. Here's the current law:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/documents/010500050K34-3.htm

— On the neighbor message The CTU Head Speaks Out on Joe Moore
6:32 p.m.

Having finally met Rob over the weekend, I bet he'd pulverize Spot.

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
4:23 p.m.

Well, Chico at least. Remember he ran for mayor last time.

— On the neighbor message Marxist Attacks 49th Ward Alderman
4:19 p.m.

Robin, are you sure that's true for all cards? For example, if someone buys a card at Walgreen's and only adds money to it at el stations, the person's name wouldn't be on the card like mine is (along with a photo). And even if there is a number on that card, why would the person who bought it necessarily know the number?

— On the neighbor message Found - Ventra Card
4:08 p.m.

Spot, anyone who actually knows me knows how often I argue with the alderman, though I don't often do it in a public forum, though I have, even here on occasion. And to the best of my knowledge, Joe doesn't have any "boards" or committees."

1:46 p.m.

Barton, don't you think it's a little late for an October Surprise?

Dee, I don't think there's any question about the stalker bit. You can delete "borderline."

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
1:36 p.m.

Bumpity, bumpity bump

— On the neighbor message Senior Safety Seminar
3:40 a.m.

How will you know if the actual owner of the card responds?

— On the neighbor message Found - Ventra Card
3:25 a.m.

No, Don did not file his petitions yet. Don't you know how to use the Board of Elections website?

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
1:41 a.m.

Mother Olson, all in due time. We still don't know who the candidates will be. As of 5 PM on Monday, only two candidates had filed petitions to run for alderman in the 49th Ward: Connie Gates-Brown and Joe Moore. Other candidates are unlikely at this point to file until the final day, i.e., before 5 PM next Monday, Nov. 24.

Anyone who wishes to keep track of this can do so by clicking on the Unofficial Candidates List link here:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/petition-filing-and-objection-information.html

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic Debates?
1:37 a.m.

I have known Joe since before he was the alderman and consider him a friend. I have also, I am certain, personally known every one who has ever worked for him. I don't recall anyone named Rob in all these years. I met Rob over the weekend, and he didn't look at all familiar to me. Not a Moore staff member and not even a 49th Ward Democratic Party regular. A stranger. I'm glad I got to meet you, Rob.

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
6:07 p.m.

Of course traffic was blocked while the funeral procession passed. It was blocked along Howard too because they would have had to have entered Calvary at the Chicago Ave. entrance.

— On the neighbor message Helicopters Again in RoPa
3:36 a.m.

I don't know whose comments were removed. Doubt that they were all Barton's, though. But you STILL need new glasses. In fact, Barton's comment currently has more thanks than any others.

10:27 p.m.

Get some new glasses, Spot.

9:28 p.m.

Dee, I think I was given a portion of a Philly, but perhaps because the place was packed it may have been incomplete. What I had seemed to be simply dry bun and beef. Perhaps I'll go back and get one sometime just to find out what it is. Your company would be welcome.

5:36 a.m.

Crinedel, you argue that "funding the arts is not a function of government" but I would argue that it is. The Constitution states "Congress shall have Power To...
provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States. I firmly believe that the arts are part of that general welfare. Most if not all civilized societies provide government funding of the arts.

5:23 a.m.

If it was blocked off east of Popeyes, it may have had something to do with this:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/nov16-power-out-second-time-today-6513661/

Read the thread for a comment by Stefanie mid-way down.

— On the neighbor message Howard block off
4:54 a.m.

A comment on this thread got removed???

I've only been to Bullhead once (plus a Follow Me) and was not impressed with the guacamole.

4:48 a.m.

Mo, I had no intention of getting involved here but you brought up the Board although it has nothing to do with the issues in this thread. How do you expect board members to feel about you when you storm out of a meeting yelling the F word at us?

— On the neighbor message psa-
4:43 a.m.

Carl, you commented: "But a ward resident's age, gender and location are all factors in how safe they feel." I'd like to explore that because I suspect that I'm the very sort of person who would fit into what I suspect are your guidelines for the fearful: an elderly female living in what is considered to be one of the most dangerous parts of RP. Yet I don't hide at home, and I don't fear for my safety. Maybe I'm just the exception to the rule but I doubt it.

— On the neighbor message does anyone feel safe here?
3:44 a.m.

Thanks. I was going to check with someone in the building to see whether it was just my apartment or the building. Seems it's the neighborhood. Juneway & Ashland here. Got home at around 9 PM and found it had been out for the second time.

— On the neighbor message Power out for second time today
10:06 p.m.

Mike, the police are employed to catch criminals, etc., so I suppose you don't call 911 when you see a crime being committed because it's the cops job to know about it. Firemen are employed to put out fires so please don't call to alert them to a fire; they should automatically know about it. You're digging your hole deeper. Mike.

— On the neighbor message Nothing safe about it
3:41 a.m.

I doubt that Philly's Best had special pricing Friday night. They offered a slice of pizza and a sample of a sandwich plus a beverage with no charge as part of the event.

3:25 a.m.

They're thinking the same as the people who move to places like Bensenville and then complain about noise from the planes.

2:48 a.m.

Michael, the same for me, though by four years later I was volunteering for Harold.

2 a.m.

What happened to the October Surprise, Lake?

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
10:11 p.m.

Yes, I do, Sherwin Mike. Going on 55 years now. Never had any desire to move out of NoH.

— On the neighbor message does anyone feel safe here?
9:33 p.m.

Lake just patted Spot on the head again.

9:11 p.m.

Barton, in that case you mentioned above, the "Thanks" is kind of like a pet on the head, don't you think?

— On the neighbor message Oasis closed by City
9:07 p.m.

Thanks, Anthony. Not interested for myself personally but wanted to give those who need this a heads up.

— On the neighbor message Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
3:57 a.m.

When you go into Hops & Grapes, look up. Mind boggling: a Dale Chihuly hanging in a Rogers Park liquor store.

3:11 a.m.

So if it's the Park District staff that needs to take action (and I'm not claiming that it is), who notified the Park District staff. Did you, Mike? Did Craig? I doubt it.

— On the neighbor message Nothing safe about it
9:39 p.m.

Anti-Semitism pretty normal in Patton's time, Suzanne? I don't think so--certainly not in my family. And there you go: painting the Islamic world with a broad brush. The Muslims I know personally are beautiful people.

— On the neighbor message Thank you Veterans!
8:57 p.m.

Another interesting thing I learned at our meeting last night, which I hadn't noticed on election day: Suzanne only provided lunches to the Republican judges. We Democrats provide lunches to all the judges; they all have a long, grueling day. The Republican lunches were really nice looking too--undoubtedly paid for by the Koch brothers.

Barton, I guess Suzanne didn't really understand your zinger above.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
2:34 p.m.

That's interesting, JCV.

— On the neighbor message Join Me for an Important Announcement
4:29 a.m.

Carl, Bob does live here and just happens to be a very close neighbor of an aldermanic candidate. Clearly, though, he hasn't been paying much attention this year to ward issues or he would know why the street resurfacing couldn't be done sooner.

Bob, I'll give you a hint--Peoples Gas.

— On the neighbor message MOORE IS LESS! Continued...
4:23 a.m.

Lake couldn't find the 49th Ward even if he had a map.

— On the neighbor message Oasis closed by City
4:12 a.m.

Ah, I've now confirmed that Suzanne made another mountain out of a molehill. During a meeting Thursday evening at the 49th Ward Democratic Party's office, Herbert Z. asked whether the coat he had loaned to an election-day worker had been returned to the office and was told that it had been. All election-day workers are always told to dress warmly, and this election was no exception. So we had one worker who ignored that advice and showed up without a coat. Above, Suzanne accused his area chair that day of letting him freeze, when, in fact, Herb fetched a coat for him as soon as he had a chance. Having known Herb for several decades, I doubted Suzanne's story from the beginning.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
4:06 a.m.

Keep watch on Craigslist if you don't already know this.

— On the neighbor message Stolen bicycle
3:45 a.m.

JMG, I don't find Sheridan Rd. unpleasant to walk along nor do I find it difficult to cross as a pedestrian, that is, as long as I don't try to cross in the middle of a block. I just walked down to the Loyola Park Fieldhouse from North of Howard for a PB meeting on Tuesday night. No problems at all.

— On the neighbor message Say NO To The Mindless "Road Diet"
3:24 a.m.

Anthony, I suspect you mean that by 1 PM when you open there will already be a long line.

— On the neighbor message Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
2:26 a.m.

Craig, time to learn what a lifeguard boat actually looks like, don't you think? I took one look at that photo last night and wondered whether you thought we were all stupid. Thanks, Emily, for confirming what I'm sure most of us thought.

— On the neighbor message Nothing safe about it
2:21 a.m.

Sarah, I'm sorry. Apparently I misinterpreted your remark; it seemed to me as though you were saying that Joe wasn't advocating for certain residents.

1:18 a.m.

No, the parking lanes into which they pull now are eliminated in this far-fetched plan. Try again.

— On the neighbor message Say NO To The Mindless "Road Diet"
5:56 a.m.

Spread the word to your neighbors with kids.

3:41 a.m.

Shewoobydoo your way back here, lady.

— On the neighbor message Senior Safety Seminar
3:35 a.m.

I don't think there are ever going to be updates. In case you haven't noticed, M.cintron deactivated her account.

— On the neighbor message Helping Jay
1:45 a.m.

Sarah, didn't you make a few assumptions in your comment above? The article even states: "Ald. Joe Moore (49th) said he spoke to Commissioner Davis Tuesday night about having the bar re-inspected on Thursday." He can't ask the city of overlook the violations, you know, and you really have no idea what has gone on between the alderman and Mo regarding the farm.

1:39 a.m.

Joe Lake loves politically-motivated gossip as much as he loves meddling in RP. It must be so boring in DesPlaines.

— On the neighbor message Oasis closed by City
1:29 a.m.

I think (hope) that Mark S was being facetious.

Unless I missed it, the proponent and supporters of this "plan" haven't explained what happens to the buses with only two lanes for through driving. Perhaps these people are unaware that buses on Sheridan Rd. actually stop to pick up passengers and let them off--sometimes at nearly every corner.

— On the neighbor message Say NO To The Mindless "Road Diet"
12:46 a.m.

Jewel at Gateway is taking contributions for the Howard Area Community Center. I think the money is to provide Thanksgiving turkeys.

— On the neighbor message Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
9:50 p.m.

Be sure to check with Loyola lost and found in case someone turned it in there.

— On the neighbor message Lost ID
2:42 a.m.

Thanks, Bob. Now I'll participate.
First I should say that I've shopped at Jewel ever since I've lived in Chicago. Way back, we had one on Paulina in NoH. Then there was Clark St. followed by Morse until I was forced to go to Evanston. I'm glad to have them back in my neighborhood. I came to like Dominick's too while they were here and miss being able to take advantage of two stores' sales.

The bathroom is kept ever so much cleaner than it was in Dominick's. While I would prefer an independent coffee "shop" in the store, this coffee addict is glad they invited Starbucks back so I can enjoy a brew while shopping.

For weeks after opening, there were often errors on my receipt. Either the clerk didn't know what something was or the scanner gave the wrong price. The clerks at the Customer Service counter were good at giving refunds but it was a pain to have to make a stop there before leaving the store. The errors are much less frequent now.

I think without exception the employees have been friendly and usually helpful. Occasionally, baggers are unclear on the concept. When we arrive with four cloth bags, I don't understand why they would stuff everything into two of them and then put the two empty bags back in my cart. Granted, everything might fit in two bags, but they were too heavy to carry up 3 flights of stairs.

Some items are strangely missing from the store. Example: the small, 14.5 oz. can of whole tomatoes. They don't seem to have that size in any brand, but they have the tomatoes sliced, crushed, or diced in that size and the diced come in several varieties. I can buy whole tomatoes at either of the Evanston stores.

I rarely buy from the deli but have no complaints about the clerks there when I have. I also have never seen a beggar near the entrances. Seems to me security does a good job at the store. All in all, I'm pleased with the store and the staff.

— On the neighbor message Jewel Store
2:36 a.m.

Dee, I haven't run into a MPC in a long time. How about you?

11:09 p.m.

So Spot has been a member here only since Oct. 1, whereas Barton joined back on May 19--both this year. Then again, we know Spot gets kicked off and comes back with a new name. Barton's credentials are pretty good in the comprehending what he reads category, Spot, unlike you. Whoever he is, I don't think he's running for alderman like your man so Barton doesn't need to come up with plans.

— On the neighbor message Say NO To The Mindless "Road Diet"
9:59 p.m.

So this 3/4-mile-long bike path would dump bikers off at the Evanston border where they would find a path along the "rocks" east of Calvary that carries pedestrians, dog walkers, joggers, skateborders, as well as cyclists, in both directions. Or since automobile traffic wouldn't really be able to flow to Evanston under this plan, maybe Don thinks our neighbor to the north would just close down Sheridan Rd. to vehicular traffic. This plan is worthy of rivaling Bernie Stone's barricade down Howard. But keep in mind the title of Don's book: "Piss 'Em All Off." It would surely do that.

— On the neighbor message Say NO To The Mindless "Road Diet"
6:15 p.m.

Dee, maybe what Spot is saying is that once Don is elected (pause to contemplate that unlikely possibility) he will function without a staff, doing all the work himself, and turn that pot of money he would receive for staff salaries back to the city coffers. But I rather think Mo got it right.

2:43 p.m.

Sounds as though the projects Need voted for didn't receive enough votes for approval.

2:29 p.m.

" Anyone in office long enough has so much money, name recognition and "favors" that they are become unbeatable." Talk to Bernie Stone about that, Mark.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
1:54 p.m.

Ok, Bob, but I just don't see any point in complaining to my neighbors about things I don't like at the store when they can't do anything about them. Trying to compare EveryBlock with Yelp is apples and oranges. The likelihood that any Jewel manager is going to see this thread is quite remote.

— On the neighbor message Jewel Store
3:43 a.m.

Becky, I think that's going to go right over his head, but I love it..

— On the neighbor message Chinese Food Recommendations
3:33 a.m.

Yes, Robin, legal electioneering takes place outside what the Board of Elections calls the "Campaign Free Zone."

— On the neighbor message Illegal Electioneering will not be tolerated
3:17 a.m.

Joe Moore putting his name on a box of doughnuts and delivering it to the judges in an election in which he is not on the ballot and therefore not a candidate is no different than if I had put up a sign by the coffeepot indicating that I had brought the coffee. Yes, I do that and have for many years.

— On the neighbor message Illegal Electioneering will not be tolerated
2:57 a.m.

Yes, Mac, there was a fundraiser at Oasis for a friend of ours with kidney problems. I don't remember whether Joe sponsored it, but he certainly talked it up. That's the only time I've ever been there.

Interesting to know that Craig would rather businesses not be closed down even when they have electrical problems. I suppose he has no idea how many are killed in fires causes by electrical problems every year.

Ever heard of libel, Spot? Your pseudonym won't protect you.

— On the neighbor message Oasis closed by City
2:46 a.m.

No, Mike, I didn't bring up the term "mouthpiece" on this thread (or elsewhere on Everyblock). I was simply answering Carla's question by citing two people who have posted Don's comments word-for-word on EveryBlock. That sounds like a mouthpiece to me. As for you, you're just another political flip-flopper. You've been all over the map on local politics. And Joe is right--I've known you longer than I've known him.

1:50 a.m.

Forgive me for not believing you, Spot. But then it might depend on how you asked the question as in "A candidate delivered doughnuts to the polling places on Tuesday and his name was on the box. Is that legal?" And what is a "representative...at the state level"?

— On the neighbor message Illegal Electioneering will not be tolerated
7:04 p.m.

The doughnut boxes did not contain the name of any candidate in last Tuesday's election. Therefore, no issue for people other than trolls and Field Supervisors who are trying to make an issue of it.

— On the neighbor message Illegal Electioneering will not be tolerated
6:04 p.m.

Dave, I had forgotten you had said you live in 40 so I wonder why it is that you were collecting signatures at a pct. in 49? That aside, looking back, don't you think it would have been more productive to have had what must have been hundreds of petition passers for an advisory referendum on an elected school board working instead to bring out the Democratic vote in Chicago? Teachers really aren't going to be happy with Rauner. I wish all Democrats with petitions that day had been ringing doorbells instead of collecting signatures.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
2:35 p.m.

I don't use the Metra but notice that seating has been mentioned here as needed. A couple of years ago, there was a Participatory Budgeting proposal for a shelter on the platform:
"Metra Station Platform Shelter with Bench
Install 150-foot, three-sided shelter with full bench to protect southbound commuters
from the elements."
The proposal, which was estimated to cost $125,000, garnered 276 votes, not enough for approval. You could try this again. There's one more PB meeting at Loyola Park on Tuesday. Just because it failed once, doesn't mean it would never pass. It took some Pott. Park activists two or three tries to get a new water feature approved this year.

— On the neighbor message Metra feedback opportunity
2:12 a.m.

Need, that was a really bad guess. For starters, Emily has been around since June 2012, using the same name. Then too she doesn't commit Craig's egregious grammatical mistakes.

— On the neighbor message TOTALLY AGREE EMILY !!!
12:58 a.m.

BTW, Spot, Mother is still here, and I sincerely doubt that all of those characters are the same person anyway.

— On the neighbor message "Pissed 'Em All Off"
7:51 p.m.

If Meli's suggestion doesn't work out, check out the lot at the far east end of Lunt. I believe monthly parking is offered.

— On the neighbor message Parking spot
7:45 p.m.

It was also working Saturday night when we were there. In addition to the doors at each end of the store that open with buttons in between the sets of revolving doors, there are two doors in about the middle of the front of the store that open automatically. They aren't visible until you get up by the front window; you sort of have to know they're there. Check out the very front of the store just west of that seating area with the TVs near Starbucks. Look west and east and there are automatic doors in both directions. You can't enter the store there; only exit. This is how the store was designed for Dominick's and Jewel did not change it.

Still waiting for a response from Bob Kaz to my question.

— On the neighbor message Jewel Store
7:27 p.m.

Yes, probably--you certainly always manage to get back.

— On the neighbor message "Pissed 'Em All Off"
11:54 a.m.

Get a life....

— On the neighbor message Illegal Electioneering will not be tolerated
11:23 a.m.

Sorry, off topic--Catherine, where do you find wool slacks. I've looked for the past several winters without success. When I ask the clerks, they commiserate with me because they too would like wool for our brutal winters.

— On the neighbor message Dry Cleaner Recommendations
3:31 a.m.

Kyros, if a buffet lunch will do, give Lao Szechuan on Orrington in Evanston a call. I think they do a buffet lunch, but I've only been there once for dinner a few weeks ago. Good food.

— On the neighbor message Chinese Food Recommendations
3:19 a.m.

I know of two people who did, Larry. I imagine others did too.

— On the neighbor message Leone Park-Beach Meeting
2:57 a.m.

Carla, on a thread very recently, the NoH realtor copied and pasted some stuff from Gordon, probably from his Facebook page. That makes him a mouthpiece. I really find a hard to believe you don't know who the Field Supervisor is. Hint: he rides a bike.

2:51 a.m.

Yeah, rogerparker, I just read your comment in my email notification. Inappropriate content how?

2:44 a.m.

Careful about putting cat food on the porch and leaving it. I used to feed strays that way until I had to clean up possum poop off the porch two or three times. They were attracted to the cat food.

Hopefully, kitty is back home and safe.

2:08 a.m.

Touché, Mr. Rogers.

— On the neighbor message HELP: Rude Motorist
1:52 a.m.

Delusional much?

1:19 a.m.

Bob Kaz, I'm unclear on the point of this thread. You apparently don't work for Jewel so what good does it do to complain here or to indicate what we particularly like? Do you plan to print out the thread and take it in to the manager?

— On the neighbor message Jewel Store
11:39 p.m.

I love this remark from Spot who seems to spend every waking hour on EveryBlock: "You could get off Everyblock once in a while, but then how would you complain?" Spot, I suggest you take your own advice. Sorry it took me 6 hours since you wrote that, but I've been doing things elsewhere.

5:40 p.m.

Emily gets it, so with you, Spot, it's just another case of pot kettle as it was with Reid.

And BTW, it's really none of your business whether any of the circulators are being paid and, if they are, how much. The ones I know, including myself, are volunteers.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
5:16 p.m.

Spot, the pot calling the kettle black.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
12:11 p.m.

Once again, Carl knows whereof he speaks, which makes me skeptical of Dave's story. I'm sure there are those who would dearly love to take away the right of felons to vote after release. The voters of Illinois may have just elected such a person governor.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
11:29 a.m.

James, is s/he still hanging around?

2:32 a.m.

For once, I agree with Spot. Joe Lake's obsession with the 49th Ward is definitely weird.

2:25 a.m.

Kyros, I think "pinking" has gone the way of the Model T. Flagging a comment unneighborly is perfectly acceptable, it seems to me, when it's inappropriate or a personal attack. Certain people here specialize in such comments, and eventually they get booted off. I do not mute people; I want to keep my eyes on them.

2:15 a.m.

I don't know about Reid, but Joe and I have know Aviva Patt for decades through IVI-IPO. Why would we attack her for just joining. I wouldn't attack any real person for joining and then immediately commenting. Spot, on the other hand, is not a real person.

2:07 a.m.

Good Grief, did someone give smithjohnsonjones an archaic dictionary for his birthday?

And Carl, as usual, is right--mouthpiece is the correct word. The best example of a Gordon mouthpiece on Everyblock is the Field Supervisor. Recently, the real estate agent from NoH has joined in as a mouthpiece. That's two examples for you, Carla.

1:18 a.m.

Dave, please don't have a heart attack, but "yes," yuck. But I suspect our reasons for saying that may well be different.

I am not expecting anything that I consider good out of a Rauner administration.

12:57 a.m.

Craig using his own often obscene blog as a source is beyond the pale. (No, I don't read it and never have, but friends used to send me things from it from time to time, especially when he posted something obscene about me.)

Smith, your bit about the hen houses is absurd. At our victory party following the 2011 election, Craig was sitting by himself at the bar. With great reluctance, I went over and shook his hand. In 2013 following the Gray Pride Parade, some friends and I who had marched with Joe in the parade, returned to the neighborhood and joined the alderman at Chuckie's Craig was acting all buddy-buddy with Joe, and again I reluctantly shook his hand. Both times I wanted to wash my hands afterward though I tried to be civil. Never again.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
10:11 p.m.

I don't know whether it's still the case, but there used to be a binder at the front desk at the CBOE containing the names and I think the phone numbers and addresses of the judges, listed by ward and precinct. This is (or at least was) considered public information. Still, even if that book is still there, Bill is right that it would be too much to try to copy hundreds of names and numbers while standing there.

8:56 p.m.

Robin, are you the Joe Btfsplk of the 50th Ward?

http://www.ronmartin.net/blog/archives/1312

Isn't who you have now at least better than Bernie?

8:28 p.m.

Rupert, assuming you asked your question in all seriousness, which some here have not, Joe Moore does have a campaign website, though it has not been updated since the last campaign in 2011:
http://joemoore.org/

I'm sure once the campaign officially begins, it will be.

Robin is that your candidate in 50?

7:40 p.m.

If your radiators put out too much heat or not enough, you may want to change your vents and replace them with these:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/6-1-8-in-IPS-Angled-Steam-Radiator-Vent-Valve-A887/202246274

Clark-Devon Hardware carries them. The vent caps unscrew and come with various size holes. For less heat, install a cap with a small hole, or for more heat, you need a large hole.

— On the neighbor message Radiators
7:41 a.m.

1656 is NOT Northpoint, but the address may not be entirely accurate. And if it is, it may have just been out on the sidewalk in front of 1656. When I posted flyers over the weekend with the address of the polling place, the gate of the new fence at that courtyard building, 1646-56, was securely locked.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired at Juneway & Paulina
7:17 a.m.

I wonder if this is why pct. 1 was missing a judge on Tuesday--a Democratic judge. It would be interesting to know if the judges who received these calls were all of the same party.

7:01 a.m.

Thanks for visiting 49, Aviva. I'm sure you already knew that we're a feisty bunch.

Suzanne, are we really supposed to believe that you and the election judges just happened to all go outside for a little air at the same time? Please note that I commented: "Suzanne marched all the election judges outside in the cold,..." whereas Suzanne wrote: "Helen is totally fabricating the story that I marched three election judges out the door..." Suzanne, I didn't mention how many election judges, but, yes, it was three. The 4th judge arrived later so clearly you remember doing what you are claiming I fabricated. It was when I talked to the Democratic judge about it later and told him that you have no more authority in the polling place than I because we're both poll watchers that he told me he thought you were an attorney.

5:28 a.m.

Robin, you elevated Gordon. He's just an adjunct lecturer.

— On the neighbor message "Pissed 'Em All Off"
8:27 p.m.

A local black pastor was equally perplexed.

— On the neighbor message Celebration!
5:36 p.m.

Our co-op has used Williams Stoker ever since we accepted their bid to replace our boiler in the 1980s. I trust them completely. Are you sure the radiators need to be replaced rather than simply repaired?

— On the neighbor message Radiators
3:13 a.m.

d3 and others, the election judge who checks your application for ballot against the electronic poll book compares the signature on the application to the registration record in the poll book. If the signature doesn't match, the voter should be asked to produce ID. But it sounds as though the judge who took your application did not follow the instructions in the judges' handbook, which reads: "You must always verify the voter's information. Ensure you ask the voter's name, address and year of birth."

3:01 a.m.

Thanks for the info. Maggie. Matt and Betsey are my neighbors. I'm really sorry to hear about this.

— On the neighbor message Arrests on Columbia Beach?
2:21 a.m.

I've walked past this mural a couple of times since it was finished. It's really beautiful.

1:46 a.m.

Robin is right: it was a vote against Quinn, not a vote for Rauner. Sen. Durbin won re-election handily.

— On the neighbor message New Governor?
1:41 a.m.

Dave, you have just insulted about 200 hard-working election judges plus some poll watchers. I'm one of the latter, and I categorically deny that I'm fat. The doughnuts are NOT for the voters.

— On the neighbor message "Pissed 'Em All Off"
1:24 a.m.

Eyes, that was me. Time to find my FOUR MOORE YEARS button from a few years ago.

— On the neighbor message MOORE IS LESS!
1:10 a.m.

Well, well, I see that Hugh arose from the dead on election day. Jill, dear, you should have chosen the name Lazarus.

1:01 a.m.

Spot, I would point out that I'm the ONLY one on this thread who was actually there. Suzanne was NOT there although she does not admit that in her opening salvo. I do wonder how one can file charges with the CBoE and the State's Attorney's office based on hearsay.

12:56 a.m.

Eyes, yes, and to elaborate, when I asked a Democratic election judge what had transpired outside with Suzanne, he told me he had the impression that she was an attorney and that what she said had the rule of law.

10:12 p.m.

Before the polling place even opened on Tuesday morning, Suzanne marched all the election judges outside in the cold, apparently for a lecture on what she felt they should watch out for on election day. If the alderman or I or the Democratic Committeeman had done that, Suzanne would have filed a complaint. My only complaint was last night on EveryBlock. She doesn't really understand what constitutes electioneering. Even her Republican judges soon understood that I knew many of the voters personally and was simply having friendly conversations with them, which no doubt was what was happening between Joe and the voter in pct. 1.

9:19 p.m.

The Republican poll watcher told the alderman to leave the polling place. The alderman told the poll watcher that he had no authority to order him out of the polling place, which is true. One or two of the Republican judges then told him to leave. Joe and the voter then went outside to continue the conversation. When she came back inside, she said that she'd never met Joe and wanted to meet him. Seemed to me she was pretty disgusted by the actions of the Republican poll watcher. I seriously doubt that she signed on to Suzanne's complaint.

Contrary to Suzanne's allegations, there was no cursing by the alderman. By the time he was asked to leave the polling place I was in a position to clearly hear the exchange.

8:13 p.m.

Suzanne, the one making the spurious accusations, was not in the polling place at the time and is either making much of this up or accepting the word of her poll watcher, who rushed over to photograph the alderman talking to a voter. What happened is that a woman, whom I believe had already voted though I may be wrong about that, saw the alderman and rushed over to talk to him. I don't know what they talked about but neither do Suzanne's poll watcher or any of the judges. They were much farther away than was I. The alderman was not on the ballot yesterday and therefore could hardly be accused of campaigning for himself. It not even credible to suggest that he would come into the pct. 1 polling place to campaign for Democratic candidates on the ballot. Rauner got all of 12 votes to 210 votes for Quinn in pct. 1 yesterday.

7:57 p.m.

Susan S, thank you for posting those examples of electioneering. I hope that everyone will go back and read them because nowhere were private conversations listed. Since your comment is now so far up the thread, I think I'll repeat it here:

"Electioneering is prohibited within
100 feet of a polling place. Such
behavior includes the soliciting of
votes, wearing candidate buttons
or badges, hanging campaign
posters, distributing sample ballots or
campaign literature, and talking about
candidates, political parties and/or
referenda."

7:41 p.m.

While the judges were trying to get the pct. 1 polling place open Tuesday morning (late), Suzanne pulled them all aside and trotted them outside, apparently to issue them instructions for the day. All the judges who were there from both parties. Later when I asked a Democratic judge about this, he said he thought she was an attorney and that what she said had the rule of law.. Umm, no. Apparently it was the same nonsense she was trying to peddle here on a different thread.

1:06 a.m.

Pardon me for not believing one word of Kelly Tarrant's allegations.

Rob, how did you find that stuff from Craig about me. However you did it, thanks for digging it up.

11:20 p.m.

What wonderful news, Mike! Thanks for letting us know.

— On the neighbor message Missing Cat
9:31 p.m.

:"Lucas," unlike you, I don't claim that my politically-motivated posts and comments aren't so. Looking through my 46 Posts in the 3 years since I joined EveryBlock, the majority have nothing to do with politics and even the ones regarding registering to vote are non-partisan. You and your friend "Hugh," on the other hand, are here clearly to dump on the alderman period.

— On the neighbor message A survery
9:06 p.m.

Let's see now, I think Joe Lake was banned on this site.

8:41 p.m.

While out and about this afternoon, I saw numerous signs for the same candidate posted near Tuesday's polling places. I think that at least some of them will have to be moved before the polls open at 6 AM because, to my eye, they're too close to the entrance to the polling place to be legal.

— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
8:38 p.m.

Are you referring to the lot at the lakefront?

— On the neighbor message Reserved Parking in Lot B/W Greenleaf & Lunt?
6:19 p.m.

Barry, you forgot to include Tremaine, formerly known as Michael on Juneway, as someone whose name will not be found on a poll list in the 49th Ward.

"Lucas," you can scream it from the rooftops that this wasn't a politically-motivated post but NO ONE will believe you.

— On the neighbor message A survery
4:52 p.m.

Leave it to Craig to screw up his voting instructions. This is how the ballot question reads for O'Donnell:

Annie O’Donnell
334 Yes
335 No

Now go back and read what Craig posted.

— On the neighbor message Vote "No" on this "unqualified" Judge
2:38 a.m.

Robin, there are 12 bar associations serving our area. CBA is only one of them. There are links to all the bar association evaluations plus the Tribune's here:

http://www.voteforjudges.org/judicial-evaluations-results/

Mr. Rogers and rogerparker, 5 of the bar associations recommended a "no" vote on Annie O'Donnell. You may wish to read the evaluation of her by the Chicago Council of Lawyers on pages 17-18 of the following:

http://www.voteforjudges.org/wp-content/uploads/State-Evaluation-Nov-20144.pdf

— On the neighbor message Vote "No" on this "unqualified" Judge
2:34 a.m.

When someone makes an allegation that the ward service staff's response to a call is that they are to(o) busy to handle it but then refuses to back up that charge, the allegation smells to high heaven. "Hugh" had posted a series of leading questions. This was just the last before he went off in search of a new identity.

— On the neighbor message A survery
2:10 a.m.

I know which candidate resorts to that type of profanity, but is he saying he doesn't know where his polling place is? If so, I don't believe it. The board of elections sent mailers to all registered voters with the addresses of their polling places and the volunteers for the Democratic Park of the 49th Ward posted flyers at residential buildings with polling place information. I spent several hours yesterday and today doing that.

10:04 p.m.

No, Dave, Chicago does not need an elected school board. You and the teachers' union hope to elect your representatives to the board, which would be as bad as the current arrangement, IMO.

— On the neighbor message Support Free And Open Elections
9:58 p.m.

Suzanne, I believe it is you who played the race card by insinuating that I couldn't possibly have a friendly conversation with someone of another race. In fact, until the past few years when it became too difficult to do so, I personally registered the majority of the voters in pct. 1 by going to their doors. Yes, Suzanne, I have sat on the living room sofas or at the kitchen tables of thousands of my neighbors to register them--often more than once when they move. It must be hard for you to understand that I know and like my neighbors. I have watched many of their kids grow up.

BTW, for those who don't know what goes on in a polling place, the "list of voters" Suzanne refers to is the poll sheet, which lists all who are registered to vote in that precinct. In some elections I cross off the names of voters when they come in to vote, either because I know their names and addresses or by looking at their applications for ballot, which a poll watcher is entitled to see.

— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
9:54 p.m.

Robin is, of course, correct that voters' registration forms have no place to indicate party affiliation, but sometimes people tell me as one did in early October. In fact, Suzanne, I even suggested he try to find you and sign up as an election judge, and I posted that on EveryBlock for you to see. Although you commented soon after in that thread, I noted that you ignored that information. Here it is again:

"Suzanne, I don't think you ever answered Braig's question about whether you had appointed any election judges for next month's election. I registered some people to vote at Sol Cafe on Thursday, one of them a Republican who inquired about being a judge. I told him to find you. See, I'm helping you to do your job.

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— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
9:27 p.m.

Are we sure that "Hugh" doesn't mean scurvy. Perhaps the alderman's staff was too busy dealing with a serious outbreak of scurvy in the 49th Ward.

If anyone believes that a staff member in the alderman's office told "Hugh" that s/he was too busy to deal with a legitimate problem, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale cheap.

— On the neighbor message A survery
10:26 p.m.

Some years ago, we had a cat who lived at my companion's business. He got out one day in cold weather, and we had begun to think we'd never see him again. After a week or so, he showed up very hungry. We think he had been trapped. Don't give up hope.

— On the neighbor message Missing Cat
4:54 p.m.

Consider the possibility that she may have gotten inside a garage or other warm place and is now trapped. Have you posted flyers in the area with her photo?

— On the neighbor message Missing Cat
4:46 p.m.

Suzanne, it Is NOT illegal for voters to carry campaign material into the polling place and to refer to it inside the voting booth. Some poll watchers and judges try to force voters to throw such campaign material away before they've voted, and that's just wrong. Election judges should periodically check the booths to make sure that voters have not left such literature behind. I know you won't believe me, but as a poll watcher I often remove such literature from the booths even though it's for candidates I support.

With your list of prohibitions above, you are hoping that the folks reading here will infer that all of that is going on at early voting sites and will go on on Election Day. Well, it isn't, and you know it isn't. Except for the friendly conversation, that is. Are you jealous that I actually know a lot of the voters and do engage them in conversation inside the polling place? That, too, is NOT illegal as long as we're not discussing candidates on the ballot.

— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
3:50 p.m.

Aww, Joe, you gave it away. How many precincts is it we have in Calvary Cemetery?

— On the neighbor message Voter fraud prevention mechanism
9:55 a.m.

One account, Spot, that dates back to September 2011, unlike you.

— On the neighbor message Leone Park-Beach Meeting
12:53 a.m.

I am hoping that I will not be hit by a bike or car racing through the crosswalk past me. Nowadays, cars are much more likely to stop than cyclists. Most don't know the law or just don't care.

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12:50 a.m.

Hey, Suzanne, you got another one. Better convince him to stay. Your numbers are really low.

— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
12:20 a.m.

Jesse, I was pleased to see that Garcia is in the race. I have good memories of him but need to recall why. We'll see who makes it onto the ballot. I'm leaving my options open.

9:40 p.m.

Thanks, Barry, for your response to Jim. I can think of nothing to add.

Suzanne, voters are entitled to bring anything into the polling place they want to bring, including voter's guides on the back of Quinn literature. Properly, the judges should ask them to put the material in pocket or purse until they are in the voting booth. Surely you know that, don't you?

— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
9:15 p.m.

Larry, in what way is RP under-served by the Park District? Seems to me we have a lot of parks. I used to think that NoH was being cheated, but that's no longer true.

9:06 p.m.

JCV's name is not Joe, Craig.

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8:41 p.m.

I'm perfectly willing to vote for a Republican and certainly have in the past. But there hasn't been a Republican worth voting for in many years.

8:15 p.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Missing Cat
4:22 a.m.

There's still time to vote early and avoid lines on Tuesday.

4:21 a.m.

How very strange. Someone with the "name" "RogersParkingSpot" questions the identity of someone who uses his actual name. Only in Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message Leone Park-Beach Meeting
4:11 a.m.

Robin and others, you no longer are required to show ID for Early Voting although the judge at Pottawattomie asked for mine on Thursday. Now that the judges have access to voters' signatures via computer, it's no longer necessary to see ID although it's a good idea to take it with you in case your signature has changed or your registration has been challenged for some reason.

I think you can't vote twice because the judge who processes your application for ballot marks you as having voted in the computer.

— On the neighbor message Voter fraud prevention mechanism
3:59 a.m.

You know your dear friend Suzanne would have been on here screaming bloody murder if it had been a Democratic candidate, Dave.

— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
1:31 a.m.

How many do you have Tremaine, aka Michael on Juneway?

You think dressing an animal up is bad--did you watch Jimmy Kimmel tonight? I was switching channels when it came up. A woman brought out a colorful dog. At first, I thought the dog was clothed. Then I realized it was a white dog that had been dyed different colors on various parts of its body. How gross!

— On the neighbor message "Dress That Pet" Post
6:53 a.m.

How about asking the Bosnians and Croats how they feel about the Serbs?

6 a.m.

Dave, I thought you claimed to be a Democrat:
"I am a registered lifelong democrat,..."
"I'm a registered democrat, thanks though."
Your comments on two different threads, Dave.
BTW, just where are you a "Registered Democrat?" Illinois doesn't have voters' registration by party affiliation.

5:39 a.m.

Well, if it isn't Michael in Juneway with a new name and photo. "Tremaine," you're not Mike Tyson either.

4:36 a.m.

Hi, former Michael in Juneway. I see you changed your name to Tremaine to match the photo, but then you changed the photo. Wonder what your name really is? It sure isn't Mike Tyson.

— On the neighbor message "Dress That Pet" Post
4:28 a.m.

Mr. Morton, your Willye White PAC got Family Matters youth to create a series of beautiful mosaic tiles as part of the Ten Thousand Ripples project. Four of the tiles were displayed in an exhibit at the Loyola Museum of Art last year. I was told the intention was to have them installed in Triangle Park. Why haven't they been. Triangle Park is under the jurisdiction of the Willye White PAC.

— On the neighbor message Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council formation
5:51 p.m.

The people from the park district probably won't laugh out loud at your proposal for a swimming pool, but they'll be laughing. There was a group fighting for a pool at what is now Willye White, and you see how much good it did them.

— On the neighbor message A Nature Center - Right Idea. Wrong Place.
5:29 p.m.

I see that the names have been cleverly positioned so that it isn't so obvious that 4 members of the Gordon family are represented on this proposal. I wonder: could this be one of Don Gordon's missing pillars in his run for alderman?

— On the neighbor message A Nature Center - Right Idea. Wrong Place.
5:26 p.m.

Bumpity bump.

— On the neighbor message Found Ventra Card
3:13 a.m.

This article is recommending Hop Haus. So much for timeliness.

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3:11 a.m.

I can't picture 1518 Juneway. I'll have to walk down and take a look. It won for Best Use of Color for a Non-Victorian.

1:40 a.m.

Spot, if Carl were "...just a mouthpiece for [the] alderman," he'd have his cast of characters down pat, but he doesn't. Carl, you're getting Carla mixed up with Anne S., who used to work for the alderman (as well as previously for Gordon) before she was fired. Carla, on the other hand, was the back of the bus in one of Gordon's protests against the parking garage.

12:19 a.m.

Hopefully, this was a one-day problem. But on election day, most voters take the optical-scan ballot.

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10:30 p.m.

Those of us who attended the IVI-IPO endorsement session for representative in Congress had the fun of hearing her in person.

9:49 p.m.

Grady Humphrey = RP's Lar Daly. If true, this will be at least his 3rd attempt at alderman in addition to running for Democratic committeeman and perhaps other offices. I think he may have actually gotten on the ballot once.

— On the neighbor message Grady wants in
8:27 p.m.

I'd noticed the timing of that "organizational" meeting in the Field Supervisor's original post, Joe. A clueless group of rabble-rousers.

— On the neighbor message Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council formation
11:34 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Found Ventra Card
4:11 a.m.

Robin that little bio Gordon wrote for himself is cute. Of course it doesn't mention that his lawsuit sought to invalidate the votes in all of the precincts that he lost and that his spurious lawsuit was thrown out in court.

4:01 a.m.

Ah, you looked him up, Mr. Rogers. That candidate would have been almost as much fun as Atanus.

3:50 a.m.

Reid, hope you can make it to the meeting Monday night. You know history that should be shared. I didn't know you grew up here.

2:28 a.m.

Bingo! Thanks, Former Pot Hole.

I'm not counting the Senate lost just yet, Carl.

— On the neighbor message Is The Local Republican Party Toast?
2:11 a.m.

Apparently there are some in RP whose reading comprehension skills didn't progress beyond 1st grade. Try reading the alderman's post again, especially "I am hosting this meeting so you can hear from community members and the Chicago Park District on possible ways we to make this underused park and fieldhouse a new asset for Rogers Park residents....A number of ideas for redeveloping the Leone facility have been offered over the years. This current conversation began last year as part of a proposal brought up during my Participatory Budgeting (PB) process. While the proposal didn't fit into PB at the time, interested community members kept the conversation going....Some of the community members who have been working with my office and me want to share with you their ideas for Leone Beach and Park and get your feedback and ideas."

Now, in case you still don't understand, what will be presented are ideas offered by members of the RP community. Heck, even Carla said she's seen the proposal and supports it at this point.

1:31 a.m.

LunchMonkey is adorable in her costumes.

— On the neighbor message "Dress That Pet" Post
7:01 p.m.

Not at all, Spot. aka, Place, aka, several others who have lost posting privileges here--just as you will.

2:41 a.m.

Hmmm, RogersParkingPlace was fond of accusing people of drinking too. Do you suppose.....

2:22 a.m.

In my many years in this city, I've been burgled 4 times. Each time, I returned from work in the evening to find a transom window over the back door pried out, or a broken window in the back door, or a busted in front door. (The first burglary was so long ago in a different apt, I don't remember how they got in.) If I'd owned a gun, that would have been 4 more guns on the street. The last burglary was in 1998. Each time, our building increased security measures and we added extra locks on the doors.

— On the neighbor message we have been robbed!
2:15 a.m.

Gal, please--do NOT entertain that possibility.

1:54 a.m.

I have email enabled, Robin.

— On the neighbor message Big Mistake
1:49 a.m.

I sit on the judicial review committee for the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward and have for a number of election cycles. Steven J., I agree with you. I did some research on Laura Marie Sullivan because of the 5 negatives from the bar associations, and I argued vociferously for our party organization to recommend a
"no" vote. I lost that fight, but I still plan to vote "no." See, even local party stalwarts don't necessarily tow the line. (Anymore than the alderman takes his orders from the mayor.)

Teresa, the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward ABSOLUTELY recommended a "no" vote for Cynthia Brim in 2012. In fact, we recommended a "no" vote for the following 5 judges:

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS ON JUDICIAL RETENTION BALLOT
Vote NO on the following candidates:
Cynthia Brim (Mark 232)
Christopher Donnelly (Mark 238)
James D. Egan (Mark 240)
Pamela E. Hill-Veal (Mark 282)
Gloria Chevere (Mark 292)

Please do not tar the local Democratic Party with the recommendations of the county party.

1:43 a.m.

Well, Suzanne, it's clear that you've never stood in line for one of these free flu shots. You sneered: "Do you not like the fact that I've highlighted the reality that Joe is giving out freebie flu shots to aging white liberals..." The last time I got a shot at this event (and presented my Medicare card so the city would be reimbursed), the folks in the line were predominantly "people of color," including a lot of Hispanic women with kids in tow. So what IS the reality, Suzanne?

12:37 a.m.

Really, Robin? Doubt that any of them know what I occasionally drive, and it's usually in a garage anyway.

— On the neighbor message Big Mistake
9:30 p.m.

Lucas, thank you for volunteering at an after-school program for kids.

9:19 p.m.

To those who are too dense to understand the reasoning behind calling the O.P. on his grammatical and spelling errors, it's a case of the pot calling the kettle black for Craig to have even posted this. For Don's sake, I hope the Field Supervisor was not allowed to have any role in the wording on his petition. Think of the errors it would contain. Come to think of it, maybe I should hope that Craig did draft that petition....

— On the neighbor message Big Mistake
6:51 p.m.

Suzanne, I don't believe you.

4:12 p.m.

So, who invited you here, Spam?

5:55 a.m.

Thanks, Lucy. This little guy looked so much like a cat I had years ago that I was tempted, but it's way too soon.

— On the neighbor message Lost kitty
5:24 a.m.

I've met Reid and JCV and hope to someday meet Carl, with whom I've corresponded by email. Hope to meet Becky too. Spot, not so much. The charge that Reid and Carl are one and the same is, on the face of it, bizarre. Their writing styles are nothing alike.

5:17 a.m.

Feminist Bully, well, no, you couldn't have been looking in on these threads occasionally before you joined on Thursday--at least not under that name.

5:10 a.m.

Craig, the plurals of "signature," "volunteer," and "day" don't contain apostrophes.

BTW, nobody paid me or anyone I know to collect signatures for the alderman. We're volunteers just like your guys.

— On the neighbor message Big Mistake
4:54 a.m.

Hey, Suzanne, this one's yours.

4:41 a.m.

Suzanne, do you really have such a bad memory that you don't recall calling out both Mo and me for being on the Board of the 49th Ward Democratic Party? This was, granted, some time ago. Maybe around the same time that, in a conversation with Jeffy O on your ward GOP website, you referred to me this way: "It IS sad to think of Helen as the 70-year old groupie she is." (BTW, I'm not in the habit of patrolling your site but a friend told me to take a look there.)

Folks, she's the Republican Committee(wo)man and she doesn't even seem to know there's an election in less than two weeks. The latest post under "News" on her site is from Dec. 10, 2013. The latest post on her Facebook page is even older, Oct. 14, 2013.

3:15 a.m.

Thanks for that history, Joe. Interesting.

5:22 p.m.

Have you voted yet?

5:29 a.m.

Mama, there are actual printed copies of News-Star (and probably Inside-Booster too). It's rarely worth looking through. It's the sad remains of what once was a good local newspaper, published in a building that stood where the Peterson Garden Project installed the gardens on Howard this year.

4:18 a.m.

Al, did the new home work out on Wednesday?

— On the neighbor message Lost kitty
4:11 a.m.

I rarely see "dibs" in North of Howard.

I think the CTA garage on Rogers at Paulina offers monthly parking, and that's quite close to Touhy/Paulina.

— On the neighbor message What does parking look like in winter?
3:47 a.m.

Reid, the reason you occasionally get Spot's handle wrong as you did a couple of comments above is that each time he gets killed off he comes back with a different word after RogersPark(ing). There have been so many I've lost track.

Carl, thanks for the giggle here "... a multiplied sock pocket..."

3:39 a.m.

Thanks to all for your expressions of sympathy. As always, I have been avoiding walking in the area of the kitchen where the food and water bowls have been for many years even though I picked those up and washed them yesterday. There will be another cat when we're ready.

— On the neighbor message Hard Water bar and grill
2:29 a.m.

DB, maybe you've never been there but there's a covering over the patio, and it's in use all winter. There are heaters for the colder days. Still, Al didn't say that it's going to take place on the patio. He probably doesn't know. Vanessa, maybe your condo board should contact the owners of Hard Water if the noise persists. They seem like a nice couple.

— On the neighbor message Hard Water bar and grill
2:23 a.m.

It would probably be good to avoid common Chicago abbreviations since a non-Chicagoan like the original poster won't know what you mean, such as LSD = Lake Shore Drive.

— On the neighbor message Relocating to Chicago- job around UChicago
8:45 p.m.

Suzanne, would it make you feel any better to know that I WON'T be getting a FREE flu shot paid for by your tax dollars because I already got mine from a pharmacist at our new Jewel--paid for by Medicare. (Well, maybe it was paid for by your tax money.)

3:11 a.m.

Steven, are you naturally naive?

10:44 p.m.

Just to clarify because I can't imagine why you were told that living around the Univ. of Chicago would be particularly unsafe, is that the university you actually mean. Or do you mean the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago? Jenna clearly thinks that's the school. I definitely don't think you want to live in Rogers Park and take public transportation to the Univ. of Chicago.

— On the neighbor message Relocating to Chicago- job around UChicago
10:29 p.m.

Hey, Suzanne and Dave, we don't discriminate. The free flu shots will be offered to Republicans too.

7:12 p.m.

slk, thanks for the "review" of the TBLT and also for your kind words about my Punkin, but it was too late for him. He went to sleep this afternoon.

— On the neighbor message Hard Water bar and grill
6:57 p.m.

To the best of my knowledge there is no such thing as a "state ballot." There is a ballot for the General Election on Nov. 4 that includes candidates for federal, state, and county offices plus a variety of referenda.

4:26 p.m.

Anybody want to predict how many comments there will be on this thread by Holloween (sic) morning?

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3:54 p.m.

Rob, how does that idiom go--If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas, I think.

— On the neighbor message Sneaky Campaign Tactics
4:17 a.m.

If a Chicago relative or friend is in the hospital, do him or her a favor-- print out an application for an absentee ballot from the link Ald. Moore provided above and take it to the hospitalized person. Then return it to the Chicago Board of Elections in person or by mail. Even if the person will be home by election day, s/he may not feel up to going out to vote.

3:49 a.m.

Even the Lost Cat and Found Cat threads, Mr. Rogers?

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3:17 a.m.

Vanessa, is this worse than what you must have heard from Hop Haus and then Rollands?

— On the neighbor message Hard Water bar and grill
3:13 a.m.

Ebales, see this Lost Cat post:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/oct19-lost-cat-6456980/

— On the neighbor message Found: Black and White Cat
5:11 a.m.

For some reason, the photo with your post won't open up for me so that I can read it. Here's the post about the Found Cat:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/oct15-found-black-and-white-cat-6448294/

— On the neighbor message Lost cat
5:02 a.m.

Lynn, that's not the way I took it. Finding someone you don't even know in that crowd would have been a stroke of luck. I was in a booth on the east wall with a bunch of friends, including two siting on chairs in the aisle. You could have seen me without being able to read my name tag. Want to meet--at Sol maybe? Send me an email.

— On the neighbor message Hard Water bar and grill
4:57 a.m.

That award is is a close tie between you and Scotty, i.e., it that's really two different "people."

11:22 a.m.

Larry, have you checked with the fire station on Clark? (Sorry, I couldn't resist, but this will bump your post up.)

— On the neighbor message Did someone lose a dog (Dalmation)?
2:06 a.m.

Mr. Rogers, you do have to admit that at least this and the Wicca thread are diversions from our usual reading matter here. Spot and friends must have taken the night off.

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2 a.m.

Spam, I don't know Mrs. Parker and have no personal reason to defend her. You are trying to claim that she joined EveryBlock on March 12 "SOLELY for the purpose of advertising" a yard sale 7 months later? That's ridiculous! I will agree that she could (and should) have stuck to her original thread and simply kept updating it and adding more information to get the thread to the top of the page.

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1:08 a.m.

Lynn, how do you know you didn't see me? We left just after 6:30 to pick up our real sick kitty from the vet.

— On the neighbor message Hard Water bar and grill
10:55 p.m.

Thanks, Kelly. I don't often walk past that wall west of the entrance (though I did last night without noticing it). I'll make a point of looking for it next time. I usually just go in the entrance from the east.

Robin, there are two: one at Howard; one at Morse.

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4:35 p.m.

Spam, that's too harsh. This is not commercial advertising.

— On the neighbor message Yard Sale, Saturday 10/18, 9-4pm
4:29 p.m.

Misha, actually Gordon doesn't teach in his course in Northwestern's regular Dept. of Political Science, which is in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. And, contrary to what the article Roger linked to calls Gordon (Professor), I was correct with his title. He's an adjunct lecturer in the School of Continuing Studies at NU. I think this is a public page and not one I can access as an alumna:

http://googlesearch.northwestern.edu/search?q=Don+Gordon&site=default_collection&client=default_oneboxes&output=xml_no_dtd&proxystylesheet=default_oneboxes&x=0&y=0

3:53 p.m.

slk, why wouldn't you order the TBLT again? Looking over the menu, it's one of the items I'd be tempted to order.

I sampled the tomato bisque soup (good), chili (ok), and buffalo chicken dip (also good) before I had to leave last night. The owners and wait staff were very pleasant. I'm not fond of TVs blaring all over the place, which is why I rarely went to Hop Haus.

— On the neighbor message Hard Water bar and grill
9:51 a.m.

Lucas, if you actually expect anyone to believe you, perhaps you should answer the alderman's question.

9:40 a.m.

Outside the new Howard Station south of Howard or the old entrance on Howard? Wondering just where to look for it.

— On the neighbor message Wire street art
2:19 a.m.

Carl, I know this is confusing but I think Paige is a different student who has nothing to do with the "survey" from the two-named student at a school s/he refuses to name except to tell us that it's outside Chicago.

The thing is that one of the candidates for 49th Ward Alderman next February just happens to be an adjunct lecturer at a school outside Chicago, and he has been trying with what I gather to be varying degrees of success to get the voters of the 49th Ward to tell him what our concerns are so that he can decide what his positions are on those issues. In spite of Martin-Lewis' protestations to the contrary, I smell a rat here.

1:21 a.m.

"We have visited the community, talked to a police officer, talked to a resident..." Wow, Lewis, or is it Martin, uses the imperial "we" and visited our fair community to talk to "a police officer" and "a resident." Whoopee!

9:27 p.m.

Spot, it's pretty clear that the Former Pot Hole simply changed his own handle once most of the pot holes were filled. We do have that option, and his account dates back to July 12 when thread after thread was filled with complaints about the pot holes in the ward. Your account, on the other hand, is only 17 days old, so who were you before you got "thrown off this board"? Some of us think we know.

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8:43 p.m.

Oops, I forgot to refresh the page. I'm referring to RPCC's suggestion. I know nothing about KittKid's place.

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4:47 p.m.

Seriously suggest you ignore the suggestion immediately above. He took a friend of mine to the cleaners over a repair a few years ago.

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4:44 p.m.

This is one of the problems with the automatic posts. The robot thinks that 1850 Touhy is in RP.

7:39 p.m.

Spot, no Follow Me on Friday is not and never has been a campaign event. They are social events and, as Robin noted, a way to promote our neighborhood's businesses. A lot of attendees probably never even talk to the alderman at the events.

— On the neighbor message Hard Water bar and grill
6:10 p.m.

Beware, d3. They're up here this afternoon, apparently trying to sell both gas and electric service. I just literally chased one away by going down to the entry door, going out, and ordering him off our property. He resisted, insisting that he had the right to ring the rest of the bells, but I won. When I told him I would be calling the police as soon as I got back inside and tried to see the name on his badge, he ripped it off and hid it. He finally crossed the street and headed south.

4:51 p.m.

And now the 49th Ward is stuck with those traffic circles that O'Connor approved when those intersections were in his ward. I was hoping we wouldn't get the speed humps back on Jonquil, which were removed when the street was resurfaced, but no such luck. Say NO to speed humps!

— On the neighbor message Speed Bumps on Morse and/or Ashland?
4:41 p.m.

A Follow Me on Friday here tomorrow. How nice.

— On the neighbor message Hard Water bar and grill
11:47 a.m.

An article in Patch indicates that one of the guys had been arrested in Evanston in July with weapons in his car. This probably explains why Evanston was executing the warrant.

http://patch.com/illinois/evanston/guns-ammo-body-armor-confiscated-swat-team-arrest-0?utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=police%20%26%20fire&utm_campaign=newsletter

— On the neighbor message ?
11:43 a.m.

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

Dan lives in the neighborhood and works out of his home.

— On the neighbor message Computer problems
11:15 a.m.

Spot, why would I or anyone pay any attention to "ratings" of what appears to be a phony organization. One would be a fool to do so. The premier rating agency of charitable organizations very clearly points out that they haven't filed the required paperwork to be a 501(c)4 organization and the IRS has revoked that status. Can you read?

— On the neighbor message Take back Chicago
3:28 a.m.

Dee, well, you know what they say about about old dogs--you can't teach them new tricks.

2:43 a.m.

So who is behind Take Back Chicago? While there are several places on its website where they try to extract my name and email address from me, I find no names associated with the organization on the site. There is the following statement: "Take Back Chicago is a project of Grassroots Illinois Action. Grassroots Illinois Action is a registered 501c4 organization." So I went looking to see who is behind Grassroots Illinois Action with the same results: nada. All of this seems pretty shady to me. And is it REALLY a "registered 501c4 organization?" Not according to GuideStar:

http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/27-1641931/grassroots-illinois-action.aspx

— On the neighbor message Take back Chicago
1:52 a.m.

Woobah, why did you walk west? This was a Beat 2422 walk for North of Howard. You ended up in a different beat. Our walk went east for a block and then north to Jonquil, west to Hermitage and north again to Triangle Park, where I met them.
Then walked east on Juneway and south on Ashland back to Willye White Community Center. My comments on the walk are on the original thread:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/oct11-join-me-howard-street-neighborhood-safety-walk-6441122/#comment-493299

— On the neighbor message Positive night but too tardy to loiter
8:56 p.m.

Spam, you don't really think that EveryBlock moderators read everything here do you? When people think that guidelines are being broken, they have to report it. See the Feedback form at the bottom of the page.

8:27 p.m.

Terry, I wouldn't have taken you for a whiskey type of guy, but then we've only met once at a place that didn't have a license.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina
8:22 p.m.

You brought up another point, Barry, the obligation of cyclists to obey stop signs and so on. Drivers are getting better at stopping for pedestrians in cross walks, but most cyclists just blow through them even though I'm waiting to cross on foot.

7:50 p.m.

If I were running for office--perish the thought--I don't think a bar would be the place I'd choose to try to court the voters. But then, I wouldn't have Craig for my Field Supervisor and apparent overall spokesperson.

— On the neighbor message Take back Chicago
7:39 p.m.

Laura, a warning from the rear is basically useless when one is hearing impaired. I'm not sure that I've ever seen a cyclist on the sidewalk who was considerate of pedestrians.

2:14 a.m.

Mrs. S, unless Pier 1 has opened a new store in Evanston recently, there is no longer a store there. It closed a few years ago after the swimming pool on a floor above it flooded the store. That space was empty for quite a while. There is a futon store on the south side of Davis, west of the Metra tracks.

2:01 a.m.

SpamAlert is, of course, correct. The thread is seeking business opportunities. Kind of like the ambulance chasers but not as shady.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Rentals
1:49 a.m.

Got there late after picking up the cat from the vet and found a nice group of neighbors, who weren't deterred by the light rain, being led by Toni, our beat facilitator, and Ald. Moore. I met a new couple who just moved to NoH (and to Chicago) within the past two weeks and have already gotten active by participating tonight. At the end, we agreed we want these walks to continue until it gets too cold.

10:13 p.m.

I wasn't crafting a response, Spot. I was out walking in the rain with my beat facilitator, my alderman, some police including Sgt. Sisk, and a bunch of neighbors. This while you sputter on the Internet.
http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/oct11-join-me-howard-street-neighborhood-safety-walk-6441122/

I'd like to know a lot of things, Spot, but I don't always get answers. You don't get to dictate what I answer either, and I'm especially unlikely to answer to someone named Spot.

— On the neighbor message Council's Tricks Deny Voters Voice on Schools
9:27 p.m.

You called them "tricks" Spot, I didn't. I have no problem stating that IMO, an elected school board would be a disaster.

— On the neighbor message Council's Tricks Deny Voters Voice on Schools
6:59 p.m.

Dan, I believe you need to look up the definition of "some" and then reread my comment Also, you're not new around here so you know that this thread is about a lot more than the referendum. In fact, if it were only about the referendum, "RogersParkingSpot" could have simply commented on one of the other existing threads on the same topic. I may have lost count, but I believe there are now four such threads, each posted by allegedly different people--but many of us know better than that.

— On the neighbor message Council's Tricks Deny Voters Voice on Schools
6:46 p.m.

"Hugh", you, fortunately, don't get to decide who gets removed by EveryBlock, but I suspect several of your previous incarnations have been.

— On the neighbor message Council's Tricks Deny Voters Voice on Schools
10:36 a.m.

When someone screams over and over who s/he's NOT voting for, the obvious question is: Who are you votiing for? Yet the screamers won't answer.

— On the neighbor message Council's Tricks Deny Voters Voice on Schools
10:15 a.m.

Laura, when a cyclist approaches me from behind, I can't hear him coming. I might inadvertently walk into his path. I have very nearly been run over that way. Bicycles belong in the street period.

2:29 a.m.

Back to the drawing boards on what happened here, Needy. That's one of your more bizarre statements.

— On the neighbor message ?
2:19 a.m.

John RP, your info. is out-of-date. None of Edgewater is in the 49th Ward. BTW, are you trying to claim that all those who don't vote agree with you on this matter?

Need, I am surprised to find we pretty much agree on something--the fact that electing school board members is a bad idea. As far as I'm concerned, it would be jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.

2:01 a.m.

No, Vlad, not donkeys. The whiff of elephant is rather strong around some of these trolls.

— On the neighbor message Council's Tricks Deny Voters Voice on Schools
4:34 p.m.

There certainly has been a lot of tilting at windmills and hee-hawing and braying on EveryBlock recently, Vlad. Personally, it's four Moore years for me.

4:06 p.m.

Joe (or Toni if you're reading this), what's the plan in case of rain? Weather report I saw last night didn't look promising for Monday evening.

11:17 a.m.

I could almost see the steam rising down there on Morse east of Sheridan.

— On the neighbor message Council's Tricks Deny Voters Voice on Schools
1:28 a.m.

I don't know about you, Lucas, but the alderman usually represents me, though we do occasionally have our differences.

— On the neighbor message Council's Tricks Deny Voters Voice on Schools
9:53 p.m.

If Scared does live on Estes, I believe the claim that "the RP 'positive loitering' group has made me feel unwelcome and intimidated in my own neighborhood, even right outside of my apartment building" is specious. The Positive Loitering group doesn't walk and loiter as far north as Estes, and the North of Howard group doesn't go south of Howard.

8:42 p.m.

Please cite the ordinance that makes loitering illegal, Scared.

BTW, most of these events have a police escort. Last month, Commander Waldera loitered with us for part of the time.

4:58 p.m.

We had a great turnout in late September for a stroll around North of Howard. Can we match it this time?

3:18 p.m.

Indeed, chrisfinn, he even delivered it with a little smile.

3 p.m.

Come now, Brian, as the last candidate to face Joe, surely you can do better than that. Did Mr. Herro drop a pot of gold on you as the best chance to get rid of Joe in 2011?

— On the neighbor message Dog and Pony Show
2:58 p.m.

Terry, misplaced comment perhaps? I suspect you meant this for the Moah's Ark thread.

— On the neighbor message "Pass It On"
2:50 p.m.

Good to see some good news here, Sheila, and to know we have such a great person in our neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message "Pass It On"
1:28 a.m.

No, Rob, though if it had been a certain delivery guy, I might have been tempted to try to flag down the police and insist that the guy get a citation. I would have gone to court as a witness if necessary.

1:25 a.m.

Whoever is doing the work, the taxpayers are paying for it, Wags.

— On the neighbor message Water Main Work Too Early!
7:46 p.m.

I just stopped a cyclist on the sidewalk on Sheridan tonight. He took out his earplugs, and I told him that riding on the sidewalk is illegal. His response: "Not a problem." I said, "Yes, it is a problem." He repeated: "Not a problem." Then he proceeded south, riding on the sidewalk.

7:28 p.m.

With an attitude like that, Bob, I hope someone shuts the water off on you sometime when you're in the shower all lathered up.

— On the neighbor message Water Main Work Too Early!
7:12 p.m.

Suzanne, an infusion of cash isn't going to do your organization any good--not in RP.

— On the neighbor message Vote Republican for Alderman Gordon
4:56 p.m.

That's interesting Pot Hole. Herro was hedging his bets, it seems, since he also contributed to Chris Adams, the farthest right candidate for alderman that year, but he sure gave a lot more to Gordon.

— On the neighbor message Vote Republican for Alderman Gordon
2:43 a.m.

Police are still looking around Juneway-Ashland intersection and taking photos there but the person was shot at the alley on Ashland. Apparently she was the passenger in a car. Shooter may have been up at Juneway shooting south.

— On the neighbor message Shooting at Ashland and Jonquil
8:20 p.m.

Lots of activity down near Jonquil on Ashland.

— On the neighbor message Shooting at Ashland and Jonquil
6:49 p.m.

Ashland-Juneway intersection taped off by police.

— On the neighbor message Shooting at Ashland and Jonquil
6:31 p.m.

Those chickens produce mighty tasty eggs. I've had some. No comparison to a store-bought egg laid weeks ago.

1:30 a.m.

Coming home from the west this evening, the barricade at the west end of Juneway looked to be trashed in the parkway on the south side of the street. Wonder whether someone took matters into his own hands.

— On the neighbor message Jonquil Terrace 'Road Closed'
1:22 a.m.

Mark, how is it that you get city-provided garbage bins and presumably city garbage pickup for multiple properties. That service is only properly provided to owner-occupied single-family homes and buildings of 4 units or fewer.

9:35 p.m.

Robin, we can't restore an elected school board because we never had one.

If such a referendum ever gets on the ballot, I will be voting against it.

3:11 a.m.

Rob, you asked the alderman, who may or may not choose to comment here: "Start with which groups approached you supporting the ballot initiatives you sponsored,...." I can't answer that question about groups but he WAS asked at our Democratic Party fundraiser tonight whether the referendum on pay for sick leave was moving forward. So, yes, there is interest in the ward in this referendum from someone who is actively involved in a number of groups. BTW, this doesn't just target city workers if that's what you think. City workers most likely do receive paid sick leave.

3:08 a.m.

Nearly 130 comments into this, someone who actually went with her family and had a good time--thank you RaleighsMa. I suspect that most who went also had a good time. There will always be grumblers and the press is good at finding them. I, too, am hoping for next year with better weather.

5:34 p.m.

Carmela, if the keys found are not yours, you may want to post notices in the area where you lost yours.

— On the neighbor message Lost Keys
2:46 p.m.

The barricade doesn't block the street and is easy to drive around.

— On the neighbor message Jonquil Terrace 'Road Closed'
2:32 p.m.

It's a big difference, Spot.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired around midnight
2:24 p.m.

I'm not so sure about the aliens part, Robin. I've heard they're pretty sneaky and may, in fact, already be here. I can think of a few "people" I'm suspicious about.

— On the neighbor message Siren
2 p.m.

Down to the wire. If you're not yet registered to vote at your current address, do it today--or don't complain if we get Gov. Rauner.

— On the neighbor message Register to Vote Now!
3:12 a.m.

Craig, as you were informed after it happened and you inaccurately reported it here, the car was NOT firebombed.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired around midnight
3:08 a.m.

I don't encounter grumpy employees at either of Evanston's Whole Foods stores both of which are on Chicago Ave., not Clark. (Evanston does have a Clark St. north of Church.)

2:53 a.m.

Sheriff, there won't be a new sheriff elected here because only one guy's running--the current sheriff, Tom Dart. I think he's the only sheriff I've liked since I've lived here.

— On the neighbor message Should "elected official" be a career?
2:40 a.m.

So, far, NO ONE has commented that they called 911. Onsmith commented: "Approximately 6 minutes later, I heard police sirens." How long it ACTUALLY was, no one knows. Was there perhaps a car in the vicinity that didn't need to activate its siren. In other words, a lot of griping with little in the way of facts. How EveryBlockish.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired around midnight
9:20 p.m.

Bumpity bump.
It's down to the wire to register to vote in the November 4th election.

Register online at the link Bob Fuller provided above or get thee to Ald. Moore's office or the Chicago Board of Elections by Tuesday.

— On the neighbor message Register to Vote Now!
2:29 a.m.

Roger, Susanne Atanus is on the ballot in November as a Republican running against our congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky. Her appearance before IVI-IPO for endorsement was amusing. I don't think she's running for mayor--at least not yet--though I suppose anything is possible after she loses on Nov. 4.

1:07 a.m.

Richard, for the future, please keep such a message to a single thread. You can do this by posting the second part as the first comment after the original post and so on. That way, all four parts will remain together.

— On the neighbor message General Safety Tips – Part 1
12:54 a.m.

amanc, why are you asking that question here? Do you think that this is the website of the alderman or of whatever department puts that Road Closed sign up? I have some advice for you. Call the alderman's office and ask. Second piece of advice: ignore the sign at night just as we ignore the similar sign at the west end of Juneway when we return down Chicago Ave. from Evanston.

— On the neighbor message Jonquil Terrace 'Road Closed'
12:45 a.m.

For all the naysayers, from what I'm reading elsewhere those who went are hoping for a successful re-do next year. And also from what I'm reading, that estimate of only 30,000 in attendance is off. Even the Sun-Times writer noted "the crowd was estimated at 30,000 but appeared to be much larger." Friends who went wrote about it being jammed and the writer of the following article thinks that's it "a low count by orders of magnitude."

http://www.ascentstage.com/archives/2014/10/how-to-dump-accelerant-on-the-great-chicago-fire-festival/

6:53 p.m.

Sandra has also left the building, though not willingly.

6:42 p.m.

Chet, if you don't mind, I'll modify your list of officials we should be able to name.
Cook County Commissioners. There are a bunch of them, and I don't think we should have to learn all of them. They run in districts. How about making that singular so that each voter only needs to know his or her own county commissioner?

We have 2 U.S. senators so that one should be plural.

Now, with the modified list, I can name all of them without looking them up.

— On the neighbor message Should "elected official" be a career?
3:51 p.m.

Thanks for the response, Paola.

— On the neighbor message Strong Arm Robbery, Attempted Sexual Assault
2:13 a.m.

So glad you're safe and unharmed. As Lauren asked, it would be good to know the general area where this happened.

— On the neighbor message Strong Arm Robbery, Attempted Sexual Assault
1:16 a.m.

Indeed, issues need to be addressed but not the ones you claim.

8:54 p.m.

Personally, I prefer experienced office holders who have seniority. Who says: "Elected office was never intended to be a career choice"?

— On the neighbor message Should "elected official" be a career?
8:46 p.m.

Suzanne, I don't think you ever answered Braig's question about whether you had appointed any election judges for next month's election. I registered some people to vote at Sol Cafe on Thursday, one of them a Republican who inquired about being a judge. I told him to find you. See, I'm helping you to do your job.

2:36 a.m.

Earlier this week, I noticed a former shoe store next to the Howard station was being painted. This evening as I walked by, I see the walls have been decorated with interesting drawings of hands and fingers, and on the way back I notice signs by the door proclaiming Roman Susan Annex. It will be open in time for Art Round Trip.
http://romansusan.org/annex

Another storefront in the Howard Theater Building now displays the work of a photographer friend in the front window.

2:12 a.m.

I know who the loopy one is on here, and it isn't Eddie.

— On the neighbor message Mayor and Alderman 1% joined at the hip
9:16 p.m.

He didn't look at all disease-ridden the last time I saw him, Becky.

9:06 p.m.

Indeed, Becky, in fact I'm not sure I've ever seen Sister Benita in a skirt.

Now, Eddie, don't cast aspersions at everybody on the west side of Ridge. That, after all, is where the good Benedictine nuns live too though just barely over the line. They're still in the ward.

6:26 p.m.

Wait--this tame white dove has been hanging around RP since June 19, the date of the original post?

— On the neighbor message White domestic dove in my yard.
3:58 p.m.

I'll take one in red please.

— On the neighbor message Advice on t-shirts
2:24 p.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Register to Vote Now!
6:06 a.m.

There's a commercial garage on Howard immediately west of the gas station at Howard & Sheridan.

— On the neighbor message Parking?
3:28 a.m.

Good question, Spam. I was unaware that we even have a Copt community in Chicago much less that they're on the police force.

— On the neighbor message Copt ticketing smokers on sidewalks?
3:10 a.m.

Well, if it isn't Craig shilling for Jeffy.

— On the neighbor message Dero Bike fix-it station vandalized
11:12 p.m.

Someone calling himself RogersParkingSpot and attempting to act like just a concerned citizen is hilarious.

5:53 p.m.

Since Suzanne dragged up an article from 2008, how about this one as a counter:

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2008/05/06/36034/with-no-photo-ids-nuns-denied.html

4:40 a.m.

If your partner didn't have allergies, I might let you borrow Baby Stripes, who is no longer a baby. A couple of stupid mice came in and he dispensed with them. The first, he left as a present on my bed. The second, he left on the bath mat. I narrowly avoided stepping on the body.

— On the neighbor message Mice?!
2:48 a.m.

Is there some reason you can't do it yourself? I've always cut my cats' claws.

— On the neighbor message Help with cutting cat's nails
2:34 a.m.

My companion heard tonight's and called it in.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired
2:27 a.m.

joelcrock, whom I assume just joined in order to diss this festival, has already left the building.

2:06 a.m.

Rob, do you now consider yourself sent to sit in the corner?

— On the neighbor message NO COMPLAINTS here
1:54 a.m.

Well, no, I don't know what she meant and don't know that she did either. You can't walk down to Jarvis and catch the purple to NU in Evanston. But she, too, has left the building.

— On the neighbor message Weds is my last day in RP
1:08 a.m.

That's a neat trick--transferring to the purple line at Jarvis. Is anybody else able to do that? What do you do, stick out your thumb like a hitchhiker and hope the train stops?

— On the neighbor message Weds is my last day in RP
10:17 p.m.

Becky wins in this thread!

— On the neighbor message NO COMPLAINTS here
9:22 p.m.

I have been seeing Marie Fischl for some years now. Her husband, Paul, worked on my implant. I trust both of them, and Nancy, my hygienist, is good and thorough too. 636 Church St., just a couple blocks east of the Davis St. station in Evanston.

http://fischldental.com/

— On the neighbor message Dentist Recommendations?
9:13 p.m.

Expecting a good turnout tonight, though I guess ActionlessMan won't be joining us.

2:18 a.m.

I don't think Barry's full name has a bearing on his comment, Scotty, unless he has a paid position with a candidate, which I seriously doubt. BTW, I see you've been playing no space Scotty recently. Is Scott (space) Phillips taking a breather?

10:28 p.m.

Wow, way to diss the volunteer efforts of a 70-something female to help beautify the neighborhood with a community garden. Yeah, Berry, I don't think she'd be a good fit for Family Matters even if she were sticking around.

— On the neighbor message Weds is my last day in RP
10:21 p.m.

Guess who he ^ works for?

8:32 p.m.

L.RP, you don't seriously expect us to believe that you've tried to volunteer and have been turned down, do you? How are you at weeding? That's what I spent a couple of hours doing this afternoon in a community garden in a park as a volunteer.

— On the neighbor message Weds is my last day in RP
8:15 p.m.

Oops, of course I meant the Republican Committeecreature. Lord help us if she became alderman.

— On the neighbor message Is No Pie Better Than Some Pie?
8:04 p.m.

Carl, one wishes that were true, but he's alive and well on Facebook, I understand, with a new page of trash talk about OUR neighborhood. I haven't gone there but have heard about it. My guess is that Sandra, using some other name, is active there too.

— On the neighbor message good morning
7:58 p.m.

Doesn't seem like too much to ask someone in each building or entrance to a building to take down one flyer once an event is over. I do that in the entrance I live in if one of my neighbors doesn't do so first.

— On the neighbor message Removing flyers
7:48 p.m.

Thanks, Becky. That's interesting because Sandra here actually stole her avatar from a completely different Sandra Liebovitz on Facebook in an attempt to mimic her. It was pretty easy to tell they were different people based on their comments. For awhile, there were two Facebook accounts with the same name and avatar. Then the second one disappeared. I suspect #2 got bounced on Facebook.

— On the neighbor message Everyblock vs Nextdoor in Rogers Park
7:39 p.m.

??? ^ ???

— On the neighbor message Just responding to a verification email
7:10 p.m.

Sandra, it took me all of 2 minutes at most to confirm what Barry said with the search term of "Chicago speed bumps alley." Perhaps you, too, could learn how to do research on the Internet. It really isn't hard.

— On the neighbor message NO COMPLAINTS here
6:37 p.m.

Well, if it isn't the Republican aldercreature weighing in again....

— On the neighbor message Is No Pie Better Than Some Pie?
12:47 p.m.

No point in talking to ExChi anymore. S/he's left the building.

— On the neighbor message Weds is my last day in RP
11:35 a.m.

Send them back to Philly, please.

— On the neighbor message Philly's Best is open
2:23 a.m.

Moist, that poem needs some work. Just saying....

— On the neighbor message Construction on Clark
12:59 a.m.

Going on 55 years in NoH through thick and thin, currently at Ashland and Juneway. Never even considered leaving. Mamagotcha, hope to see you again soon.

— On the neighbor message Weds is my last day in RP
12:50 a.m.

Ok, I'll bite. What's a TastyKake?

— On the neighbor message Philly's Best is open
12:35 a.m.

ks, what's a fry bar? From a photo or two I've seen, it's downright sinful.

— On the neighbor message Philly's Best is open
8:46 p.m.

Where have you all been in previous years? I believe this is an annual event.

— On the neighbor message What are those explosions?
8:29 p.m.

And I read it, Hugh.

— On the neighbor message Thought for Today
5:55 p.m.

I don't think so. I noticed somewhere that they hope to be serving beer soon.

— On the neighbor message Philly's Best is open
5:52 p.m.

So you're dreaming of the return of a grocery store to that location? Is it bigger than the current Morse Market, which expanded after Jewel fled from Morse?

— On the neighbor message What are your plans for Morse, Mr Alderman?
5:50 p.m.

Pot Hole, Mike rips down anything with the alderman's name as soon as he sees it. Wouldn't want his tenants to see such flyers.

— On the neighbor message Removing flyers
5:43 p.m.

Zeferino, you mention DevCorp. You're somewhat behind the times. DevCorp changed its name to Rogers Park Business Alliance quite some time ago.

— On the neighbor message What are your plans for Morse, Mr Alderman?
2:31 p.m.

Which are you doing today, Hugh?

— On the neighbor message Thought for Today
11:17 a.m.

Well, if it isn't Mike L with more nonsense reminiscent of bike boy's. Haven't been to BK , Mike, and rarely eat any burgers. Heading to the Evanston Farmers' Market in a bit, but I won't be buying kale.

— On the neighbor message From the Evanston Patch....
11:14 a.m.

Seems strange that they're opening near Peckish Pig, which offers kale burgers on the menu. The only time I've been there, my companion ordered one, and I tried it. Neither of us will be ordering one again.

— On the neighbor message From the Evanston Patch....
3 a.m.

Before long, no one will understand your non de plume, Moist. You're doomed.

— On the neighbor message Is No Pie Better Than Some Pie?
2:56 a.m.

Chase customers are welcome to come visit our branch at the SE corner of Clark and Howard. I understand there's another new branch on Ridge.

Chase and other large banks aren't so much into providing convenience as they are in protecting their bottom line. When Dominick's closed at Gateway, the Chase location inside also closed. When it was announced that Jewel was moving in, I thought it would have a TCF Bank branch. But it doesn't. I asked about that at the branch in the Jewel on Chicago Ave where I still have to go to bank though I switched my shopping to Gateway. I was told that Chase still has a couple of years on their lease inside the Gateway store and won't give it up so that another bank can use the space.

— On the neighbor message What are your plans for Morse, Mr Alderman?
2:37 a.m.

Well, looky who resurrected a long-dead thread put up by a now inactive user.

4:47 p.m.

Apparently the last group of comments above are about a fireworks "show" around Touhy and the lake at 11:15 PM or so.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired at Greenview & Farwell
2:48 a.m.

Go to Alderman Moore's website, http://www.ward49.com/
and sign up to receive his emails. He sent one out about the Clark St. resurfacing last Friday.

— On the neighbor message Construction on Clark
11:56 p.m.

Oh, that's what a loyalty card is. I don't put those things on my key ring, but I'll bet most people do use their real names and contact info.

— On the neighbor message LOST Keys
11:15 p.m.

Did you consider posting Found notices near where you found the keys? A couple of winters ago, someone posted that she had lost keys at my corner. I sent an email to the residents of our building, and, sure enough, the kids of one of them had found the keys while playing in the snow.

I don't know what a loyalty card is.

— On the neighbor message LOST Keys
4:42 a.m.

We had the police, including Commander Waldera, at our meeting (2422) the same night. Ours was a productive meeting with good attendance. I've heard the same is true of 2431. A friend and I compared notes of our respective meetings afterwards.

— On the neighbor message CAPS Meeting without Police
4:08 a.m.

Todd, where is "down here?" Can you even see the various Nextdoor Rogers Park neighborhoods, of which there are 5, I think? Living in the far north one, I don't even have access to Edgewater, and I can't access your zetaboards chart even though I'm logged in. When EveryBlock shut down early last year, Nextdoor is all we had. When EveryBlock came back this year, most of the action switched over. I'm on EveryBlock every day, but only check Nextdoor every few days.

— On the neighbor message Everyblock vs Nextdoor in Rogers Park
3:52 a.m.

Zoot #3 bites the dust.

Back on topic, I haven't seen a mosquito in RP this summer, and I don't hide indoors.

— On the neighbor message West Nile Virus
1:30 p.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message LOST Keys
4 a.m.

PR, I agree with you, but rogerparker probably didn't intend to derail this thread. My Rogers Park neighbors plus an intruder from Evanston are arguing about the subject of raising the minimum wage on a different thread:
http://chicago.everyblock.com/politics/sep20-raise-chicago-ordinance-15-minimum-wage-6399480/

As far as pizza goes, my favorite in Chicago is Edwardo's on Halsted.

3:52 a.m.

Thank you, James. I just wanted to be sure you meant the same thing by "under-served" as I do, and it seems that you do. Which is why I'm so surprised to read that you think Rauner would actually help the under-served. Can you really say with a straight face that you believe Rauner would try to get policies enacted to help "the working class poor, the mentally ill, the generational lower class that just can't get out of it, the working class low or middle income"? Mostly what I hear from him are policies that would increase his own bottom line.

3:12 a.m.

Vlad, please, think of us NoHers. If the sick ones can't go south of Howard, they'll be congregating in NoH, and I won't be able to work in the garden. Work on that plan some more, will you, to keep them up in Zootsville?

— On the neighbor message West Nile Virus
2:05 a.m.

Negative Needy strikes again.

What a great program for Sullivan students.

1:27 a.m.

James, who do you mean by the "under-served"?

2:24 a.m.

If Walmart paid a living wage, I might actually consider shopping there.

Does anyone really believe that Zoot has interns?

1:19 a.m.

"neleh" (that's Helen backwards) clearly doesn't know what a lurker is, but she and her friends regularly attempt a new EveryBlock low.

— On the neighbor message Update: Glenford S Johnson
1:05 a.m.

The Glenwood Dance Studio had a table at the Glenood Sunday Market today. The address is 7017 N. Glenwood. For information, including a class schedule and fees, see
http://glenwooddancestudio.com/

— On the neighbor message Glenwood Dance Studio
2:51 p.m.

Hmmm, I think I hit a nerve.

— On the neighbor message Quit Bi##hing
12:11 p.m.

And then there's Maureen...

— On the neighbor message Quit Bi##hing
1:52 a.m.

Neighbor, Sociopath is all too serious--scarily so. While you've apparently been a member of EveryBlock for some time, perhaps you haven't picked up on his real name and didn't read his comments earlier this year under that name.

— On the neighbor message Is CHA the problem in Rogers Park ?
1:13 a.m.

Al, I know it may be hard to believe but there actually is such a job, and Suzanne holds it. The same Republican primary voters who choose Susanne Atanus to run against Jan Schakowsky this fall, chose Suzanne to be their Ward Committee(wo)man in the March 2012 election by a vote of 302 to 242 for Kurt Kujio. Of course, Republicans from other wards in the district participated in that stunning nomination this past March, but you get my point, I'm sure.

10:21 p.m.

Suzanne, you read too many horror stories and live, apparently, sometime back in the 20th century. The Machine died a long time ago when patronage was outlawed. The judges of election have far too much to do to try to cook the books on election day, even it they knew how to do it.

6:01 p.m.

Stacey? Where did you get that name from?

— On the neighbor message Is No Pie Better Than Some Pie?
3:31 p.m.

Oh, and Craig is a fine one to talk about Internet stalking.

— On the neighbor message Update: Glenford S Johnson
1:32 p.m.

Inkashi, you are not helping your cousin. The information about gang connections came from the police; the alderman didn't make it up. The police do NOT routinely say that victims are in gangs. Your cousin's death is tragic, but please stop blaming people other than those who killed him. If you're sure the police are wrong, go to the station and talk to them. But you might consider why he would have posted about "changing for the better," which you said he did.

— On the neighbor message Update: Glenford S Johnson
1:31 p.m.

You're going to be waiting a loooong time, Anne. BTW, just which ward do you live in now?

I had a feeling that Jerry also doesn't live in 49, but it's so boring out there in the hinterlands of West Ridge.

Then, there's Scotty who can always be counted on to sound like a broken record.

1:14 p.m.

"Sandra" get her facts straight? Now, that's funny.

9:51 a.m.

Al, let me suggest a new route for you to the plaza at Gateway. When you get off the bus, stay on ground level. Walk across the bus lanes and southbound Paulina. There's a brick-paved crosswalk just north of the entrance to the new el station. Continue on ground level over to the Atrium and take the elevator inside up to the plaza level. I've heard that the route you take is kind of scuzzy.

9:41 a.m.

Yeah, I'm concerned that the polling places have enough judges on election day, Suzanne. If you actually have any applications, they should have been sent to the Board of Elections so that they can be processed and the applicants can get trained BEFORE Nov. 4. Why wait for a new deadline that you were granted because you didn't get it together for the original deadline?

9:33 a.m.

I guess it's escaped your notice that Peoples Gas has been working in the ward, destroying the streets, for a couple of years now, Jerry. Welcome back from your coma. That work is now finished and the streets can be repaired.

1:16 a.m.

You've got it, Roger. That's why the Chicago Board of Elections contacted the Democrats in late August and asked for more applications from us for voters willing to serve as Republican judges. Suzanne claimed on that other thread she linked to above that she HAD submitted applications. So we inquired again on Friday and found that that was not truthful. She's got plenty of time for snarky comments on EveryBlock, though.

1:07 a.m.

Yes, indeed ^.

8:17 p.m.

It looks as though the 7700 block of Ashland, which was milled on Tuesday, is now finished. The new asphalt went down today.

7:50 p.m.

Roger, I note that Suzanne didn't answer your question "And what are the duties and role of a Ward committeeperson...." She didn't answer me when I asked it recently on another thread either, but I can tell you. Her duty is to appoint half of the judges of election, and as of this morning she hadn't submitted a single application for this November's election. Now, I suspect her excuse is going to be that she has until next Tuesday--but that's only because the Republicans asked for an extension to submit applications.

7:33 p.m.

Thanks for reminding me of that history, Joe. I'd forgotten the Amphora name. But I have one for you. After the sale of the building, the first restaurant at the south end had a different name and served food from several African countries though the owner was, indeed, the owner of Edgewater's Ethiopian Diamond. I don't recall the name but it's still on a sign on the south end of the building along with the name Hop Haus. I noticed the sign just yesterday.

7:21 p.m.

Rob, no, one of the people who commented at the end of the article had to tell Woodard he had the gang name wrong. It was also incorrect to state that the alderman named the young man who was killed because the email blast did not name him.

4:21 a.m.

Ahmaad is referring to Oktoberfest, Sunday, 9/21, noon - 6 PM, on Jarvis at Greenview.

— On the neighbor message Social Life
3:39 a.m.

If this flies, I'm glad I don't live in the former Pivot Point building.

2:26 a.m.

Whatever happened at Clark and Rogers Monday night brought out more police than I've ever seen anywhere in our neighborhood. I guess my bus got there after the helicopter had flown on.

5:38 a.m.

Back to the article. Kind of disjointed IMO. Rambling from the BBQ on National Night Out to the Clark St. Festival. While the writer apparently lives in NoH he doesn't write much about our little area. As d3 notes, we've had a community garden on Juneway for 20 years. And, of course, he had to include "...an area pejoratively known for decades as The Jungle" without knowing this area was actually called Juneway Jungle and that the name was not originally pejorative--certainly not when it was a lily-white Juneway Jungle when I moved here.

— On the neighbor message Halfstack Magazine piece on Rogers Parks
5 a.m.

Suzanne, I'm not surprised that you didn't answer my question. To refresh memories, I asked "Suzanne, would you share with us exactly what your job of Committeeman entails?" In fact, Suzanne, isn't it the job of the Republican Committeeman to appoint half of the judges of election? According to the Chicago Board of Elections, you have failed miserably at the ONE job assigned to you, having not submitted a single application for Republican judge. Thus, the Board of Elections has prevailed upon the Democratic Committeeman to submit additional judge applications. This resulted in Alderman Moore sending out an email blast for judges and posting on sites such as EveryBlock to recruit the judges you were supposed to appoint:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/politics/aug28-earn-120-election-judge-novembers-election-6349377/

You expend a lot of verbiage here telling the alderman how to do his job. Perhaps you should attend to your own job first.

3:13 a.m.

Will wonders never cease. Did Craig really credit Ald. Joe Moore for this? Watch it, Craig. Remember, you're the Field Supervisor and chief poop deliverer for the opposition.

— On the neighbor message Landlord bans Bang da Hitta
4:24 p.m.

Robin, "Sandra" is the one who referred to junior high; Date just followed suit mocking her.

5:31 a.m.

Hmmm, Craig and Zoot must be friends.

— On the neighbor message Bang da Hitta car was bombed
4:48 a.m.

I don't buy it. Any woman who can ask "What are some examples of old white men in Congress passing laws that affect American women's reproductive status, and what are examples of such laws currently on the books?" must have been in a coma for decades.

— On the neighborhood event Reproductive Justice Forum
3:32 a.m.

Suzanne,would you share with us exactly what your job of Committeeman entails?

2:54 a.m.

Indeed, Becky, her use of that title seems very strange to me. Carol Ronen, who until a few years ago was the state senator for most in Rogers Park, is the Democratic Committeewoman for the 48th Ward. Our representative in Congress, Jan Schakowsky, refers to herself as Congresswoman. Are Republicans not proud of being women do you suppose?

2:12 a.m.

There's a BIG difference between being found "not guilty" and being innocent. Juries are not infallible as anyone in Illinois who pays any attention should know. 20 death row inmates were exonerated and set free and scores of other inmates who were wrongly convicted have been released. Yet we're supposed to believe that the mistakes made by juries are only in the direction of bad guilty findings? There's a famous case in which a football player was accused of killing his ex-wife and her male friend. He was found not guilty. I don't think I need to name names in that case, but I'll bet that Zoot thought THAT was a wrong decision by the jury just as many of us believe that Zimmerman belongs in jail..

1:49 a.m.

Yes, there are helicopters. Did EveryBlock REALLY need another helicopter thread?

— On the neighbor message Helicopters!!!!
8:06 p.m.

Carl, unfortunately, the water main replacement is not yet nearing an end in RP. I can't say more than that.

Susan, I think many of us are extremely cranky from the noise and inconveniences. You're not alone in that.

3:34 p.m.

Meanwhile, most of us go about living our lives, knowing we're more likely to get hit by a car or dying of a heart attack than we are to get hit with a bullet.

— On the neighbor message violence
3:11 p.m.

Each community got to keep 5 of the sculptures. Loyola still has theirs on a Sheridan Rd. corner. As mentioned above, the ones in front of Heartland and in the Triangle Park Garden in NoH are still there. One that had to be moved was transported to the Benedictine Sisters' property and placed out back near the labyrinth. The public is free to visit it and the labyrinth. The 5th was defaced shortly before it was due to be moved from Loyola Dunes to a new location. It is still in RP but not on public display until it can be properly cleaned.

The Buddha in my avatar is a much smaller version and is on my back porch. For a time, they were available for purchase in two sizes.

— On the neighbor message Where Are The Buddha Heads?
5:17 a.m.

Are they still there or did a squirrel run off with them?

— On the neighbor message Lost Your Keys?
4:25 a.m.

Yes, Rob, neleh is so obsessed with me that she uses my name backwards.

I'm getting a kick out of the fact that Don is apparently afraid to come out of the woodwork

4:21 a.m.

"I welcome transparency and honesty." This from the dishonest and opaque who stole my name and reversed it.

3:39 a.m.

Mac, the address in the police report, 7411 N. Clark, is the courtyard building just north of Rogers so not the building you mention.

— On the neighbor message Gunfire at Rogers & Clark
10:26 p.m.

Came north on Clark St. bus about 9:15. It turns NE on Rogers. Police were all over the place with their cars lined up along Rogers. Thanks for the report Kyros. I figured I could find out what was going on from you.

— On the neighbor message Gunfire at Rogers & Clark
10:17 p.m.

Dee, great summary!

4:44 a.m.

Fascinating. Here, Suzanne admits "A Republican aldermanic candidate doesn't have a chance in h*ll in RP" yet in another thread she claims the Republican candidate for state representative in November is a viable candidate. I think that Edgewater voters, with whom we share Kelly Cassidy, are as Democratic as RP voters and yet Suzanne apparently seriously thinks her candidate can beat Kelly. Delusional?

— On the neighbor message Everything in its place
3:06 a.m.

Vlad, surely you can come up with better reasons that you have so far.

Carla, I almost thanked your comment about ward boundaries and competence, but then you had to throw in that utter nonsense after the comma.

6:59 p.m.

vi·a·ble

adjective: viable

capable of working successfully; feasible.

How out-of-touch the Republican Committeeman is to think that the candidacy of the Republican candidate for state representative is viable in this overwhelmingly Democratic district.

3:32 p.m.

neleh, you're the stalker. Stop using my name backwards.

12:55 p.m.

How very interesting. Mr. M joined on the very same day that Mr/Ms Physiology and Ginger Anderson, both of whom posted similar questions in the past, became inactive users. So which recycled character is he--or is it both?

11:54 a.m.

Looks as though Kat knows. I don't live in an area with zoned parking so don't know how it works. I just figured the alderman's website would have the info.

— On the neighbor message Zone 56 Visitor Pass
2:25 a.m.

The Field Supervisor had the gall to post this:

Credible
cred·i·ble adjective \ˈkre-də-bəl\

: able to be believed : reasonable to trust or believe

: good enough to be effective

Ok, I know Bob Fuller and I know the Field Supervisor. I also know who's credible and who isn't, and it's not the latter.

2:05 a.m.

Ah, yes, and the name calling continues from one of those thread hijackers, Mr. "Change." Of course all of us who generally support the alderman and are proud to call ourselves Liberals are "looney tunes." Who is the knave?

— On the neighbor message Everything in its place
1:27 a.m.

More desperation. The air is thick with it.

Mr. Field Supervisor: I suggest you go back to school to learn about ellipses and all those good things one is supposed to learn before pretending to be a journalist. Also, suggest an ethics class to learn about taking quotes out-of-context.

3:42 p.m.

Need, I think my comment was clear; I even referred to the DNA article. Elizabeth posted about a killing that happened early Thursday afternoon, but she was off on the location. If there had been gunfire outside my building, I most likely would have heard it, and I would have been aware that the intersection was swarming with police all afternoon, but it wasn't. I knew nothing about the incident until my companion called, probably around 3:30 PM to tell me he had been on Juneway heading west and found the area around Paulina taped off. He asked one of the cops what happened and was only told there was a shooting. I was not denying the killing, only the location.

The addresses given in the DNA article and in Kyros' comment above are both in a Northpoint courtyard, not in the Kass building. The photo shown in the DNA article was also taken at an entrance in the courtyard building at 1658-68 W. Juneway.

— On the neighbor message shooting in juneway and ashland
1:14 a.m.

There was no shooting at Ashland/Juneway. I was home at that intersection with a clear view of it until after 6 PM. It was at Juneway/Paulina, and, if DNA is correct, it was the Northpoint building just east of Paulina.

— On the neighbor message shooting in juneway and ashland
9:07 p.m.

If you're eligible to buy them, apparently you can do so online. Follow the links from Ald. Moore's website under Online Purchases:

http://www.ward49.com/applications/

— On the neighbor message Zone 56 Visitor Pass
2:49 p.m.

Rebo, RP's dog park is at the north east corner of Pottawattomie Park along the Metra tracks, 7340 N. Rogers. The closest dog beach is at Montrose unless you want to pay to use the one in Evanston.

— On the neighbor message Dog Attack
4:31 a.m.

Municipal Code of Chicago:
7-12-030 Animals shall be restrained.
Each owner shall keep and maintain his animal under restraint.... It shall be unlawful for any owner to allow his or her animal to cross outside the property line of its owner to any extent, including reaching through, over or under a fence, or to keep or allow his or her animal to be outdoors on an unfenced portion of the owner's property, unless the animal is leashed and under the control of its owner or another responsible person; provided that any animal not secured by a leash or lead and that is outdoors on a fenced portion of the owner's property or outdoors on the premises of another person with consent of that person shall not be considered under restraint unless the fence is of sufficient height appropriate to the size of the animal to prevent the animal from jumping or reaching over the fence. In addition, it shall be an unlawful failure to restrain for an animal to attack, bite, threaten, or jump on any person without that person's consent, outside the property of the animal's owner....
Any owner who violates any provision of this section shall be subject to a fine of $300.00, if the violation does not result in severe injury or death to any person or damage to another person's property. If the violation results in severe injury or death to any person, the owner shall be subject to a fine of not less than $1,000.00 and not more than $10,000.00. In addition to a fine, the owner may be required to submit full restitution to the victim or may be incarcerated for a period not to exceed six months, or may be required to perform up to 100 hours of community service, or any combination thereof. If the violation results in damage to another person's property, the owner shall be subject to a fine of not less than $300.00 and not more than $1,000.00. In addition to a fine, the owner may be required to submit full restitution to the victim.

— On the neighbor message Unleashed dogs on the beach
4:10 a.m.

rogerparker, no, you're now up to 38 mutes, but you have a ways to go to catch up with me at 47. John is way behind us both; he's just far too nice.

Meanwhile, in addition to ExPhys, Ginger and Monica have left the building, and my very favorite cartoon character, Roger Sparking, was thrown out the door for guidelines violations. I think he thought he was invincible. I also noticed recently that neleh hasn't been around.

2:57 a.m.

Hi, Terry, how's the business? As a very long-time resident and supporter of RP, it does tick me off when someone suggests to a resident looking to move that they move out of RP.

— On the neighbor message Moving
4:48 p.m.

Jeff, why would you be encouraging someone to move to Evanston?

— On the neighbor message Moving
3:47 p.m.

Reid, but Nextdoor is mostly boring except when you and and a couple of you-know-whos (one of each gender) go at each other.

3:41 p.m.

d3, it would help to indicate what park you're referring to, but since I know where you live, it must be Willye White. I walked up Marshfield and east on Jonquil just before 5:30 and didn't see anything out-of-the-ordinary. I don't recall hearing sirens after I got in either.

— On the neighbor message FRIDAY SEPT 5: ANOTHER Rogers Park Shooting
3:28 p.m.

Mr. Rogers said: "The faux outrage should embarrass the OP once he/she has had a chance to read it again in a lucid moment." I guess it did, indeed. He/she is now an "inactive user," but I'm sure he/she will be back with a new identity. Actually, it might just be Ginger.

3:15 p.m.

Olgasdottir, dog hours at the beach? Doggy pee doesn't just disappear when dog hours end. People, especially kids, play in the sand.

— On the neighbor message Unleashed dogs on the beach
2:57 p.m.

Mr. Rogers, you wouldn't suspect something fishy just because he resurrected a 2-year-old thread, would you?

— On the neighbor message IGS Energy?
4:40 a.m.

RaleighsMa, email through EveryBlock is not anonymous. If I write to you through EveryBlock, you get my email address. I don't get yours unless you respond to me. I never write to people through EveryBlock unless I've decided I can trust them.

The likelihood of the Commander agreeing to sitting down with Suzanne and a group of residents is, I think, slim to none. There's an officer in 24 assigned to bad buildings. That's the person to meet with if a meeting is going to be held. Her name is Robin Popelka.

Lurker you have great intentions but I'm not sure you've thought this through. I can't report alleged criminal activity in a building I know nothing about, and neither can you honestly do so based on someone else's word. Currently, there are no buildings near me where I suspect such activity. Perhaps there are near you. If so, you have to work with your neighbors there to target the building(s), not with a random group of EveryBlock members. And it would be good to get to know your neighbors if you don't.

— On the neighbor message Gunshots or fireworks??
4:18 a.m.

MooseMama, when I ride the #147 (Sheridan) bus north, I usually get off on Rogers, just after it turns off Howard, and walk home up Bosworth. This is usually after dark. I don't mind walking home from the Howard el station either but the Bosworth walk is a change of scenery. If you've found a condo up here that you like, go for it.

— On the neighbor message Moving
3:33 a.m.

Cindy, he's just an intruder from Edgewater. Ignore him.

— On the neighbor message Unleashed dogs on the beach
3:20 a.m.

No, Sparky, desperation, but you and your little friends will need to go on a bender when you get trounced next February.

2:20 a.m.

I smell desperation.

10:53 p.m.

Am I the only one consistent in all of RP? Unlike the JM haters, I opposed the renaming of BOTH beaches this year, just as I opposed the renaming of Gale Campus Park some years ago.

And, yes, all of this renaming is obviously to get more parks and beaches named after women. I firmly believe that Capt. Progresso is correct in that regard.

6:35 p.m.

But I don't think you need to report this to the police unless there's a new gang into peace, love, and smiles.

— On the neighbor message Whats so funny about ... ?
6:19 p.m.

I remain firmly opposed to changing names of places that already have names. Apparently others don't feel this way.

3:04 a.m.

Bruce, on a post in May, a West Ridge resident asked when the Cermak store was supposed to open.

Your reply: "They don't plan to open but rather flip the building once economy improves."

Carl responded: "back up that statement, Bruce? Cermak said they were buying the store in order to set up one of their own branches. If you have actual evidence of a change in their plans, then let us know. By all means let us know. Link?"

Then I responded: "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."

Then farther down the thread, someone indicated he had contacted the 50th Ward office and was told that last they heard the store was to open in June.

We're still waiting for you to back up your assertion on that thread, Bruce. Lots of cricket chirping since then.

— On the neighbor message Dominicks/JJ Peppers closing
9:29 p.m.

Bruce, and you get your "information" from your navel lint apparently.

Don't know and don't care what claims were made on previous threads about when Cermak would open the store. I don't think Ald. Moore weighed in on the matter of when the store would open.

— On the neighbor message Dominicks/JJ Peppers closing
7:59 p.m.

Lurker, I'm not an authority on the code you cite, but the way people can help is by reporting suspected criminal activity taking place in buildings. As I understand it, the activity must take place in the building, not just by tenants on the street. And then arrests have to be made in the building.

I'm pretty sure a landlord can refuse to rent to someone with a criminal background. Landlords should be doing background checks and all approved tenants should be on the lease.

— On the neighbor message Gunshots or fireworks??
5:26 p.m.

Becky, a) such weapons are manufactured because the gun manufacturers can make a lot of money by making them;
b) the NRA lobbyists have very deep pockets. Did you note Need's comment above: "The initial Chicago CFP ordinance after the McDonald case actually had limitations on caliber size." Why do you suppose those limitations got removed from the bill?

— On the neighbor message Gunshots or fireworks??
4:36 p.m.

Pot Hole, I see you struck a nerve this afternoon.

3:29 p.m.

Carl, of course, is a real, live person whose name is actually Carl, though admittedly I've never met him. Sparky, on the other hand....

— On the neighbor message FRIDAY SEPT 5: ANOTHER Rogers Park Shooting
2:55 a.m.

Becky, you know, I think. Has the NRA ever not approved of a gun?

Lurker et al., you do know that just being in a gang is not illegal, don't you? Your proposed website would not be a good idea.

— On the neighbor message Gunshots or fireworks??
11:37 p.m.

dj, I think what Carl is referring to is the certain person who is going to be proved wrong when the Cermak store does open.

— On the neighbor message Dominicks/JJ Peppers closing
9:13 p.m.

Susan, are you trying to explain facts to the dense?

2:44 p.m.

rogerparker, if you actually believe that none of our violence is a spillover from Evanston, you would be seriously wrong--especially west of Clark St.

— On the neighbor message Gunshots or fireworks??
2:28 p.m.

CPinRP, earlier this year there was a thread in which it was mentioned the old Morseland lot is being rented out for parking. Have you checked to see whether there's a sign up to that effect?

— On the neighbor message PARKING!!!
3:16 a.m.

No, d3, the curb cuts on Juneway certainly are not done. I thought they weren't last weekend but checked it out coming back from Evanston on Saturday. The SE corner of Juneway/Marshfield is still torn up as is a large section on the north side of Juneway at Marshfield. I'm not at all sure they've even installed new ramps at all of the corners along Jonquil.

2:01 a.m.

Dan is our go-to guy and got me set up with a new PC last month.

— On the neighbor message Computer repair recommendations
1:51 a.m.

Roger, yes this thread is about swimming in the lake. How did you manage to work the Cook County Forest Preserve District into it?

— On the neighbor message Swimming Ordinance
1:45 a.m.

Ah, Roger Stein, you too have noticed how very similar the comments of new "neleh' are to those of Sparky and how they so often play tag team here.

6:15 p.m.

Is it for-profit or not-for-profit to benefit some organization or church? If the latter, what does it benefit?

— On the neighbor message New thrift store
5:44 p.m.

I'm afraid I don't quite believe that claim, Peg--not the way the O.P. is written.

Christopher, to clear up what I think some people don't understand, Hillary is an adult, isn't she, not a girl? When you say "girl," I'm pretty sure some here were thinking a child.

— On the neighbor message To the sicko that loves dogs too much
10:44 a.m.

l-t-lurker, actually, this thread BEGAN as "typical RP bs."

— On the neighbor message FRIDAY SEPT 5: ANOTHER Rogers Park Shooting
2:32 a.m.

I smell a campaign "strategist." Remember a certain candidate who was begging on FB a few months ago for issues to latch on to?

2:08 a.m.

d3, you and I have that extra serenity just north of us. Or do you hear wails in the night?

— On the neighbor message Shooting Incidents Mar Labor Day Weekend
10:59 p.m.

Soder, no, there is no such place as East Rogers Park. Apparently it was made up by real estate agents. Just plain Rogers Park is east of Ridge. West Ridge, aka West Rogers Park, is west of Ridge. These are two, separate historic Chicago neighborhoods.

http://www.wildonions.org/NeighborhoodsMap.htm
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1086.html

— On the neighbor message Dominicks/JJ Peppers closing
9:57 p.m.

So why is stevio from Beverly playing around in RP's EveryBlock? Agitating, perhaps? Perhaps if we ignore him, he'll go away.

— On the neighbor message Shooting Incidents Mar Labor Day Weekend
5:20 p.m.

Terry, you asked about the side streets around the shopping on west Devon. Yes, permit parking only, at least north of Devon. We used to park on Talman or nearby to shop at a great market in the area, but now don't go there at all.

— On the neighbor message Dominicks/JJ Peppers closing
5:08 p.m.

What do I think? I think we have another troll, or an old troll with a new name, amongst us trying to stir up another controversy. So, who's going to bite first?

4:58 p.m.

The current score:

Bruce suggesting a connection between rap and the Morse shootings: 2

Abraham Velazquez, the rapper poet: 59*

*http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/sep01-am-gang-bangers-described-neighborhood-rap-off-6356271/

— On the neighbor message It could have been any of us shot on Sunday.
1:15 a.m.

Vic, you forgot to mention the parking problems on and around Devon.

Deba, if you and your mother like Jewel, I think you will find the one at Gateway Center closer to you than the one way out by McCormick.

— On the neighbor message Dominicks/JJ Peppers closing
12:58 a.m.

Deba, we have no clue where you actually live. I've never heard of J.J. Peppers. If you do live in Rogers Park, that is, east of Ridge, the closest store to you that would be similar to Dominick's is probably the new Jewel in Gateway Center at the corner of Clark and Howard. It replaced a Dominick's. I'm quite pleased with the new store.

Morse Fresh Market, 1430 W. Morse, is also a good store, though smaller.

— On the neighbor message Dominicks/JJ Peppers closing
9:28 p.m.

They aren't going to be doing any resurfacing until they finish the corners and curbs would be my guess. Plenty of those are still torn up in NoH.

3:49 p.m.

Once again, Need, the alderman has no authority "to enforce the laws and punish the offenders." That's up to the police and the courts.

— On the neighbor message Shooting Incidents Mar Labor Day Weekend
2:40 p.m.

Anne, enough with the ridiculous name-calling.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Moore petitioner at work
2:23 p.m.

Gay Angel, as far as I'm aware an "African-American female" is not running for alderman of the 49th Ward. Are you sure that person was collecting signatures for her own candidacy? If she was, I suspect that she was running for a different municipal office--perhaps mayor. In which case nothing would have prevented the person shown in the photo above from signing her petition (though she may not have known that she could). Municipal elections in Chicago are non-partisan. Nothing prevents a circulator or a voter from signing more than one petition as long as each candidate is running for a different office. (The rules are different in other elections when candidates are running with party affiliation.)

— On the neighbor message Alderman Moore petitioner at work
1:12 p.m.

And if you didn't get a new voter's card, you'd better check to make sure you're still registered at your current address.

http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/your-voter-information.html

— On the neighbor message Redistricting
5:02 a.m.

Ah, I see that Needy has expanded his/her agenda.

3:55 a.m.

Practice what you preach, Elizabeth.

— On the neighbor message all we need is love
1:47 a.m.

Elizabeth, you thanked his comment?

You'd better get used to the smell of skunks. He's one of them.

— On the neighbor message Watch out the smell it's terrible!!
1:37 a.m.

How can you isolate such data by ward? CAPS provides monthly data by police beat, for example, but beats cross ward boundaries. I would think it unlikely that CPD keeps such statistics by ward.

1:24 a.m.

Why, Dee, don't you know--they're under the delusion that all those anti-Moore trolls are really different people. (Well, not really.) Have you seen that "neleh" expects me to believe that's really his/her name and not just my name backward? We've got almost 6 more months of this nonsense until Ald. Moore is reelected.

10:35 p.m.

The current score:
Bruce suggesting a connection: 1

Abraham Velazquez, the poet: 38

3:37 a.m.

Officer Robin Popelka, who deals with bad buildings, often attends our CAPS meetings. She urges attendees to report such buildings to her.

The alderman's staff members, with their principal responsibilities, are listed here:
http://www.ward49.com/contact-the-ward/

— On the neighbor message Shooting on Morse
3:25 a.m.

Michael, I wonder whether Ghost was hoping folks would get his source, aka The Moonie Times, mixed up with the Washington Post.

Becky, I would take Bruce's claim about GAAF with a grain of salt. On second thought, make that a whole box of salt.

— On the neighbor message How many will avoid Morse Avenue altogether?
2:45 a.m.

And the know-nothings weigh in.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Moore petitioner at work
9:29 p.m.

Gay Angel, two things.
You said: "She even wanted to sign the petition of an independent candidate but couldn't." What would an independent be in a race in which all of the candidates are independents of sorts because there are no parties shown on the ballot?

You also said: "Clearly she was just trying to earn some income with the petition collection." NO. There are plenty of volunteers available to pass petitions. No one is being paid.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Moore petitioner at work
7:30 p.m.

When I downsized my book collection, I gave them to Armadillo's Pillow, the used book store on Sheridan, owned and operated by a RP family:

http://www.armadillospillow.com/

— On the neighbor message Where to donate books?
2:54 p.m.

They weren't just posted near Loyola, Brian. Plastered all over NoH too.

— On the neighbor message Weird letter taped to apartment entrance?
2:43 p.m.

Carl, thank you. Many here were quick to believe the Field Supervisor for the opponent with no proof that what he wrote was actually true. But then most of those who weighed in are also known for their hatred of the alderman so the posting and the comments are really no surprise.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Moore petitioner at work
2:38 p.m.

Smith..., you can't delete your post. You can try to get the moderators to remove it by sending feedback using the form at the bottom of this page.

Thanks for reuniting the pair.

— On the neighbor message FOUND DOG: 8/31 9pm - Friendly Beagle Mix
3:10 a.m.

Cat J., I see that no one has responded to you. One way of getting involved is to take part in Positive Loitering, which nearly always has a police escort. Look for a posting here, join the Facebook group, and/or send an email to the address shown in the posting for the last event here:
http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/aug18-positive-loitering-thursday-august-28th-7-00pm-morse-6327795/

I suggest that you also attend your CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy) meetings. Find which beat you live in by looking at the map here:
http://www.caps24.org/
Then click on your beat number for the date and place of the next meeting.

I hope that your friends make speedy recoveries. Thank you for letting us know their conditions.

— On the neighbor message Shooting on Morse
2:09 a.m.

Timjz, if you have actually paid any attention to the comments of Pot Hole and Poptart it would be quite apparent that the same person is not behind those two names. You're not very discerning.

— On the neighbor message Shooting on Morse
1:51 a.m.

I hope you have something better to do tomorrow, Liz.

— On the neighbor message Weird letter taped to apartment entrance?
9:59 p.m.

You WERE clear, Robin. Some people on this thread just can't read and/or can't understand what they read.

The kids were delighted with the balloons, and I've read of absolutely no choking deaths in RP since Friday evening.

— On the neighbor message Voter information alert
8:42 p.m.

Faisal, similarly to you taking Pot Hole to task for what you call "pure BS speculation," I point out that you are guilty of the same thing. You have no idea where the shooter came from so what you said about it is also "pure BS speculation." I don't take kindly to people who diss my neighborhood anymore than you do to people who diss your business.

— On the neighbor message Shooting on Morse
7:18 p.m.

Carla, you're the one who wrote: " I thought it was common knowledge who I was." "Was" is past tense. Sounds to me as tough you're admitting you were some other identity in the past.

— On the neighbor message Voter information alert
3:50 a.m.

Carla, who are you now? Apparently you were recently someone else. Or are you just having a little difficulty with the English language?

— On the neighbor message Voter information alert
2:36 a.m.

Nancy, while Gordon may be reclusive in terms of commenting here, he does read this site. How do I know? Every once in a while he can't contain himself, and he Thanks Republican Committeeman Suzanne's comments.

RPEP, sorry you have such bad sources. Unlike you, I have a life that doesn't involve EveryBlock 24/7.

— On the neighbor message Voter information alert
1:56 a.m.

When I had my bathroom rehabbed, I bought knobs for the cabinets at Home Depot. They had a nice selection. I gather that's not what you're after, but they probably have a good selection of handles too.

— On the neighbor message best place to get cabinet door handles?
1:35 a.m.

FebGirl, welcome to silly season. It's going to be like this until the alderman is reelected next February.

If I'd figured out that that was your husband last night, I would have looked around for you.

9:53 p.m.

Interesting point. Has anyone seen petitions for John? There's no indication on his Facebook page that he's even aware that it's petition season.

5:49 p.m.

So Anne reports third-hand rumor as though she personally witnessed it. Par for the course.

As I noted on another thread that has since been shutdown by EveryBlock, the instructions to circulators handed out with the petitions for Joe Moore contain this little tidbit: "Ask the signer if he/she has signed any other petitions for 49th Ward Alderman. If the answer is yes, do not allow the person to sign the petition." This instruction sheet was given to me by Bob Fuller on Monday evening when I picked up petitions. Do I believe that any of these allegations are true? No.

2:04 p.m.

We left shortly after the cupcake truck arrived, but, clearly, I saw your husband with the dog a couple of times. I was straining to recall who he was, thinking I must have met him.

The bubble guy was amazing.

2:15 a.m.

I finally found one of the Field Supervisor's photos that was clear enough to read the text. As I suspected, it reads (in part): "Illinois Election law states specificially...." Try spell check, Mr. Supervisor.

— On the neighbor message Voter information alert
1:54 a.m.

Were you there, FebGirl? I saw someone who looked familiar but couldn't place him. He was with a dog. Now my guess is that it was your hubby whose photo I've seen on your FB page.

The empanadas were outstanding!

1 a.m.

Guess some here think Burge should have also been excused. Disgusting.

8:36 p.m.

A nice evening for an outdoor event.

5:10 p.m.

Kristi, they often come to the alderman's Follow Me on Friday events. I'd be surprised if they don't show up at Pottawattomie Park tonight:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/aug29-alderman-joe-moores-follow-me-friday-pottawattomie-park-6349181/

They go to the park and just generally all around RP. I last saw her at the Glenwood Arts Fest with Lunch. If something is happening in the neighborhood, expect them to come.

— On the neighbor message Who needs fabric?
4:39 p.m.

Artistmac, let me reinterate what you wrote with a change or two in parens: "I choose to live in the south side Chicago (NORTH OF HOWARD) neighborhood where I have lived for the last 56 (55) years, not because I 'dont know any better or are part of the issues or at minimum subscribe to it', but because this is MY street, MY block, MY house (apartment), MY neighborhood, and I'm not going to be run out of here by anyone. BTW, artistmac, Juneway is not a jungle and never was. That nickname was given to the neighborhood many, many decades ago and was not a pejorative at the time.

2:17 p.m.

After stuffing yourself with samples, look around over along the sidewalk. Sharon is often there with LunchMonkey and her bike. She's a monk parrot that was originally thought to be male until she laid an egg a year or so ago.

— On the neighbor message Who needs fabric?
4:40 a.m.

Yeah, Neil, probably put up by the "Field Supervisor." If it contains spelling and grammatical errors, it was most likely written by the "Field Supervisor" too.

— On the neighbor message Voter information alert
4:23 a.m.

More innuendo above from the trolls.

3:54 a.m.

Previous relevant thread on Rogers Park charities:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/jun04-rogers-park-non-profit-organizations-6174621/

— On the neighbor message Local Charities
2:39 a.m.

"Roger," it's legal for the homeless to register to vote. Are you trying to disenfranchise them? How very Republican of you.

7:16 p.m.

neleh wrote: "Neleh is my name, not an alias, and I don't understand what you are trying to convey, Reid." Umm, no, Neleh is MY name only you seem to be dyslexic and wrote it backwards to mimic me. Lots of that sort of thing going on on EveryBlock. Still trying to figure out whether Scott Phillips and ScottPhillips are one and the same person, though I think so. But neleh is definitely NOT me.

4:16 p.m.

Becky, you've never seen Sharon and LunchMonkey? My FB profile has Lunch perched on my shoulder wearing her Spiderman costume at the Glenwood Arts Fest.

— On the neighbor message Who needs fabric?
4:57 a.m.

Rob, thanks for pointing out that backward spelling of my name. I missed it but am sure going to be keeping my eye on this.

— On the neighbor message 50 must do things before graduating Loyola
4:48 a.m.

Hey, Craig, you sure do jump all over the map. After seeming to be all buddy-buddy with Joe the summer of 2013, you're now Don's field supervisor? My friends and I haven't forgotten you fawning all over Joe at Chuckie's when we got back from the Gay Pride Parade that year.

— On the neighbor message Voter information alert
4:30 a.m.

Gee, I wonder why I'm so dubious about this claim by Gordon and his supporters? Could it be because the instructions to circulators handed out with the petitions for Joe Moore contain this little tidbit: "Ask the signer if he/she has signed any other petitions for 49th Ward Alderman. If the answer is yes, do not allow the person to sign the petition." This instruction sheet was given to me by the very same Bob Fuller on Monday evening when I picked up petitions.

Silly season is here, indeed.

4:12 a.m.

Says the hall monitor.

12:47 p.m.

Ghost, it's Peckish Pig and it's in Evanston. Don't think Evanston wants a theater for porn. We got rid of our porn bookstores years ago. At one time, there were two of them not more than a block apart on Howard.

— On the neighbor message Howard St. to Get a New Restaurant
12:21 p.m.

If there's an Events calendar somewhere, I've never seen it. When I've occasionally posted about an event that takes place on more than one day, I don't post to the category "Event," but rather to "Neighborhood News" so that it doesn't wind up in more than one thread.

Ok, so I've now found the calendar. Never used it before and will probably never look at it again. Does anybody look at it?

— On the neighborhood event Paté Conaway: Weave!
12:15 p.m.

Some failed blogger didn't consult his dictionary before popping off:

Definition of BEDSHEET
: an oblong piece of usually cotton or linen cloth used as an article of bedding
source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedsheet

— On the neighbor message Who needs fabric?
11:43 a.m.

Good morning, Dee. Wish you could be with us tonight for our friend's birthday celebration.

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
11:18 a.m.

I'm not going to waste my time reading Kevin's list. In support of at least a portion of Loyola's student body, though, I'll say that their young Democrat's group has gotten involved with the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward, and I've enjoyed getting to know some of them.

— On the neighbor message 50 must do things before graduating Loyola
11:10 a.m.

True, John, that it could be from a friend with a new phone, but I think Eddie's comment is on the mark: "If a call gets cut off and they don't call back it's nothing important."

— On the neighbor message Phone Scam
10:48 a.m.

Robin, that's the hall monitor you're talking to.

CoffeeCup, comment #1: in total agreement. For an abbreviation, RP is just fine all by itself. RoPa is too cutesy.

What's this guy from Wrigleyville doing here anyway?

— On the neighbor message 50 must do things before graduating Loyola
9:16 p.m.

Some of us who are real people actually know who Dr. Maat is. People who write uninteresting blogs apparently don't, though.

8:15 p.m.

Mr. R., I should have used that headline! At least it's not on Clark, and Howard does need to fill its storefronts. For a time, all of the storefronts in the theater building had tenants. Now there are several vacancies.

— On the neighbor message Howard St. to Get a New Restaurant
2:32 a.m.

Seems Sparky got his knuckles rapped again, Eddie.

2:21 a.m.

Not an accepted word, "Roger," as I was the first to point out above.

— On the neighbor message Who will be our next mayor?
10:25 p.m.

Al, is that like hassling sock puppets and trolls?

— On the neighbor message Phone Scam
10:21 p.m.

copy cat ^

— On the neighbor message Who will be our next mayor?
10:15 p.m.

Pot; kettle.

9:25 p.m.

Granted, I don't go out walking at 3 AM, but I'm more likely to get run over by a car or a bicycle on the sidewalk than get shot. Some live in fear; I feel sorry for them. I won't live that way.

1:46 a.m.

EveryBlock closed in early 2013. Those of us who have been around since before it closed simply reinstated our accounts. My profile shows that I've been a member since Sept. 14, 2011. EveryBlock came back in January of this year. Yet your profile shows your membership only goes back to July 7 of this year. It does make one wonder just how many accounts under what names you've had, Drew.

1:39 a.m.

irregardless:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irregardless

— On the neighbor message Who will be our next mayor?
1:27 a.m.

Umm, Drew, just who are you referring to as a sock puppet? If it's DRD, I would like to point out that s/he has been around for several months longer than you but has only made 10 comments in all those months, whereas you have been here less than two months and have racked up 147 comments. Who better fits the profile of sock puppet?

12:53 a.m.

Repeating Robin's comment from above:
"Been there, done that. http://chicago.everyblock.com/city-services/jun28-what-do-you-think-karen-lewis-running-mayor-6223730/"

Meanwhile, William "Dock" Walls declared his candidacy for mayor--again:
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/community-activist-walls-announces-mayoral-candidacy-/279424/

12:44 a.m.

Nancy, as I mentioned on another thread, it's too early to be collecting signatures on nominating petitions. But you can start looking for such petitions very soon.

— On the neighborhood event 49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!
11:05 p.m.

Ted, I hope you remember who it was that you allegedly signed a petition for because someone from the election commission may be at your door inquiring about it. By law, petitions for alderman can't be circulated until thus coming Tuesday. For that reason, I'm rather dubious about your claim that someone was at your door with a petition.

7:57 p.m.

I see the grumps are still at it. I'm going out for the evening. Have fun here.

— On the neighborhood event 49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!
4:43 p.m.

The idea that the Back-to-School Picnic destroys the park to the point that it needs new sod is beyond unbelievable, Dave. What we're dealing with here is someone who seems to have an irrational hatred of the alderman.

— On the neighborhood event 49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!
11:07 a.m.

Ah, a few comments have been deleted and one is back up. How interesting.

— On the neighbor message Who will be our next mayor?
3:19 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighborhood event Rogers Pork
1:58 a.m.

I know, Robin. I'm wondering how they're getting away with this.

— On the neighbor message Trucks from RP running on LSD?
1:51 a.m.

Artie P, the alderman was David Orr. I think he was as shocked as the rest of us.

FebGirl, I'd happily blame the president at the time. You remember him, I'm sure.

Dee, touché.

1:36 a.m.

Since you don't drive your car a lot, pay close attention to the street cleaning schedule so that you move your car when necessary. You'll find the schedule here:

http://www.ward49.com/street-sweeping/

— On the neighbor message Places to park?
1:13 a.m.

How good of you to help keep the park clean, Carla. Just as so many of us do elsewhere in Rogers Park or even in Loyola Park when we're there. Last time, I picked up what I found in the Dunes area. I certainly don't claim I own the street I live on because I pick up trash. I guess you're special that you get to "own" public property.

— On the neighborhood event 49th Ward Back to School Picnic This Sunday!
9:22 p.m.

If only that bike could talk. Wonder where all it's been since 2009.

— On the neighbor message Found Bicycle, Stolen?
9:10 p.m.

longer sigh....

6:02 p.m.

sigh....

5:01 p.m.

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.