3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Next 49th Ward Alderman

RP...you have a contested election coming up. Good news! Change is in the air.

Enjoy.

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Gang Conflict in Rogers Park Killed Popular Teacher: Ald.

At the intersection of Morse and Glenwood, where Cynthia Trevillion was shot, flowers and notes mark a make-shift memorial.

    Gang Conflict in Rogers Park Killed Popular Teacher: Ald.
    It would be easy to say Friday night Oct. 13 was unlucky for Cynthia Trevillion. The realty is the tragic event that occurred that night impacted so many more people and highlights an often-overlooked aspect of Chicago's gang violence: it is not just the south and west sides that feel the painful sting of violence.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

  • Sheryl, Youvare 100% correct, and only by strictly enforcing the law through prosecution and incarceration will we've deterr continued violence

  • NoJoe NoMoore, I see these young men out here
    In these streets everyday
    Out there looking for love
    in the wrong places, which is a gang,which is very sad.
    Every one of these young
    men need a Good mom an
    dad in their lives or some kind of role model...

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    NoJoe NoMoore, I see these young men out here
    In these streets everyday
    Out there looking for love
    in the wrong places, which is a gang,which is very sad.
    Every one of these young
    men need a Good mom an
    dad in their lives or some kind of role model to help
    them along the way in life.
    when you are raise in a
    dysfunctional family it will be problematic, an hard.
    It do not have to be a liberal
    thing, or a right wing thing
    It is just about doing the
    right thing about
    cleaning these gangs off our streets.
    Please don't think one time
    that I feel sorry for gangs
    that go out and kill innocent
    people, an please don't
    think that I want the
    Government to take your guns.
    But I hope oneday
    Somebody, anybody can
    come up with the proper
    solution to this epidemic.
    🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕

37 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Another Place to Sit and Read

There is another place to sit and read at the Rogers Park Library. The Friends of the Rogers Park Library brought another set of upholstered bench and ottoman stools for the foyer outside the library's community room. These additions provide another place to sit down before going into one of the library's many events in our Community Room or a break from sitting in the reading rooms. This rounds out the year of Friends' expenditures that included helping our Super...

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There is another place to sit and read at the Rogers Park Library. The Friends of the Rogers Park Library brought another set of upholstered bench and ottoman stools for the foyer outside the library's community room. These additions provide another place to sit down before going into one of the library's many events in our Community Room or a break from sitting in the reading rooms. This rounds out the year of Friends' expenditures that included helping our Super Librarians fight Dr. Brain Drain with buying additional materials for the library's Summer Learning Challenge, hosting Dave DaNaso's World of Reptiles, and Lucy Kalantari's SING ALONG! More photos of these events are in older posts on our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsRogersParkLibrary

Join the Friends of the Rogers Park Library and help us help our neighborhood library. Sign up forms are located at the Reference Desk.

    Friends of Rogers Park Library
    This Friends group is devoted to the strengthening our neighborhood learning center. We are...
    https://www.facebook.com
  • Thanks, Kang, for all that you and the Friends do! Be sure to tell us when the next book sale is. Love our library!

17 hours ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Rogers Park Chamber Volunteers at NEIU Career Fair and University Honors Program

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce spent a busy day last Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Northeastern Illinois University NEIU.

The Chamber participated in the College of Business and Management Career Fair. Chamber President Bill Morton and interns, Emilia Jamarillo and Trudy Leong, greeted and discussed Chamber internship business, social media, and legal opportunities with many of the 1,000 students majoring in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management and Business Administration.

After the Career Fair, Biil Morton and Trudy volunteered with the...

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The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce spent a busy day last Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Northeastern Illinois University NEIU.

The Chamber participated in the College of Business and Management Career Fair. Chamber President Bill Morton and interns, Emilia Jamarillo and Trudy Leong, greeted and discussed Chamber internship business, social media, and legal opportunities with many of the 1,000 students majoring in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management and Business Administration.

After the Career Fair, Biil Morton and Trudy volunteered with the University Honors Program at the North Park Village Senior Apartments at 5801 N. Pulaski Rd. to help at the Apartments' annual Thanksgiving dinner for the residents.

UHP Director Dr. Jon Hageman sent out a last-minute call to UHP students for help and eloquently stated the need.

"Many of the residents are alone and have no family in the area (or at all)--the holidays are times when those residents are particularly alone, and even something small like a meal served by a smiling face lets them know they matter—it gives them a sense of worth and human dignity that is otherwise lacking, or in very short supply.

For me, it’s easy to see work and other things as overwhelming. Taking a couple of hours to serve others whose lives are in many ways much more difficult than mine helps me keep things in perspective. I have seen how a small amount of time on my part can make a big difference in the life of someone who otherwise feels abandoned. Ultimately, we all depend on help from others, and it’s important to repay that in some way."

Chamber President Bill Morton appreciates giving back and providing interns with a well-rounded internship experience, which includes Chamber volunteer work.

Mr. Morton looks forward to Chamber involvement in future university career fairs and supporting his interns' volunteer opportunities. Trudy is an NEIU student and enrolled in the University Honors Program.

3 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce fights poverty with the Midwest Workers Association

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Midwest Workers Association to fight against poverty in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

On Wednesday November 8th, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce President, Bill Morton, traveled to the Back of the Yards neighborhood to meet with the Midwest Workers Association at their headquarters to find a solution to poverty in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

The Midwest Workers Association is a free and voluntary unincorporated membership association which services workers, temporary workers and...

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Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Midwest Workers Association to fight against poverty in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

On Wednesday November 8th, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce President, Bill Morton, traveled to the Back of the Yards neighborhood to meet with the Midwest Workers Association at their headquarters to find a solution to poverty in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

The Midwest Workers Association is a free and voluntary unincorporated membership association which services workers, temporary workers and other low-paid workers and their families. The organization’s mission is to alleviate our member’s most important-poverty- at the root.

“We will participate with the Midwest Workers Association at future Illinois Commerce Commission meetings to fight for keeping utilities affordable for residences because nobody should live without heat in the winter time” said Bill Morton, president of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.

The actions that Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce will take to support Midwest Workers Association are distributing the Association’s postcards, inviting them to speaking engagements in Rogers Park, and offering outreach table opportunities at our local stores.

  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    Helen, you missed our CUB Forum: Utilities Savings Vs. Utilities Scams at our Chamber office on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/872298292922113

    We also met with the Outreach Director of the Citizens Utility Board for over an hour yesterday to follow up on our Chamber / CUB partnership.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Chamber/CUB partnership. That's funny.

Nov 13

Updated 14 hours ago

'Adriana's Angels' shines light on refugees, diversity in children's books

“It comes from experience of real families and my experience of just getting to know these families and what they’ve been through in the past,” she said. “I now live in Rogers Park, which is a traditional place for refugee folks to be resettled. It’s part of my daily life to be around people who have had to leave their homes.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-books-adrianas-angels-1205-story.html

    'Adriana's Angels' shines light on refugees, diversity in children's books
    Author Ruth Goring considers herself a "third-culture kid" - a child who spent most of her formative years living abroad. A native of Kansas City, Kan., Goring considered Colombia her home for most of her upbringing, thanks to being a part of a missionary family.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Nov 10

Updated 30 hours ago

Chef Aaron Sanchez to serve tacos at Mayne Stage

Chef Aaron Sanchez is scheduled to serve tacos from the Tequila Cazadores taco truck from 6 pm to 7 pm Sunday (11/12/2017) at Mayne Stage!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chicagoinc/ct-ent-masterchef-aaron-sanchez-tacos-20171110-story.html

    'MasterChef' judge Aaron Sanchez talks Chicago favorites ahead of visit
    Chef Aaron Sanchez has become a familiar face in Chicago, in part because the city "has the best Mexican food in the whole country." The "MasterChef" judge is set to sign bottles of Tequila Cazadores and serve tacos inspired by the tequila at Binny's Beverage Depot in Highland Park from 1 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    Everyone had a free taste of Tequila Cazadores inspired tacos. This was a complement to our neighborhood restaurants, not competition. This celebrity event brought visitors to Rogers Park, who patronized both Empirical Brewery and Mayne Stage. This was not your regular for-profit, food truck, taking dollars back to where they...

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    Everyone had a free taste of Tequila Cazadores inspired tacos. This was a complement to our neighborhood restaurants, not competition. This celebrity event brought visitors to Rogers Park, who patronized both Empirical Brewery and Mayne Stage. This was not your regular for-profit, food truck, taking dollars back to where they came from, instead of being cycled throughout our community again.

    It is good to have philanthropists visit the neighborhood. What I especially enjoy about Chef Aaron Sanchez, is that he launched the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund, an initiative empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community to follow their dreams and attend culinary school.

    http://AaronSanchezScholarshipFund.com

    Alice Cooper also supports charity work, events and causes, including:

    ANNIKA Foundation
    Artists for Peace and Justice
    A World Fit For Kids!
    Casey Lee Ball Foundation
    Celebrity Fight Night Foundation
    GRAMMY Foundation
    Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
    MusiCares
    New York Restoration Project
    Rape Foundation
    Red Cross
    Save The Music Foundation
    Solid Rock
    Tibet House

    These organizations provide support for Abuse, AIDS & HIV, At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths, Cancer, Children, Conservation, Creative Arts, Disaster Relief, Education, Environment, Family/Parent Support, Health, Human Rights, Mental Challenges, Parkinson's Disease, Peace, Poverty, Rape/Sexual Abuse, Sports, and Unemployment/Career Support.

    So, yes. I like celebrities who help people, and I wouldn't have to think twice about inviting them to Rogers Park to better our neighborhood and help those who are most in need.

    Source: https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/Alice-Cooper

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    I recommend watching the various Al Johnson's Restaurant goats-on-the-roof videos on YouTube. Makes me hungry for Swedish meat balls. Too late to watch the goat cam, however. The goats are down for the winter.

35 hours ago

Nine cool spots for your office party

7145 N. Sheridan Rd.

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920 N. Franklin St.

15 E. Ohio St. in Acme Hotel

3905 W. Fullerton Ave.

2500 W. Bradley Pl.

190 S. LaSalle St., 40th floor

1534 N. Lake Shore Dr.

1721 W. Division St.

1746 W North Ave.

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Gang Conflict in Rogers Park Killed Popular Teacher: Ald.

At the intersection of Morse and Glenwood, where Cynthia Trevillion was shot, flowers and notes mark a make-shift memorial.

    Gang Conflict in Rogers Park Killed Popular Teacher: Ald.
    It would be easy to say Friday night Oct. 13 was unlucky for Cynthia Trevillion. The realty is the tragic event that occurred that night impacted so many more people and highlights an often-overlooked aspect of Chicago's gang violence: it is not just the south and west sides that feel the painful sting of violence.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

44 hours ago

Nov 02

Updated 2 days ago

No more DNA info.

    November 2, 2017
    A lot of what I believed would happen did, but not all of it. Today, DNAinfo and Gothamist deliver news and information each day to over half a million people's email inboxes; we have over 2 million fans across our social channels; and each month, we have over 15 million visits to our sites by over 9 million people.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • d3 NOH

    Not worth a fraction of what it was a month ago though

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Actually...a month ago it was a money losing operation. Now it's a just brand another can pick up or it can fade into oblivion.

Nov 09

Updated 2 days ago

Bill Morton Speaks at Bishop's Dinner

Congratulations and thank you, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce President and Internship Supervisor Bill Morton, for inspiring me about hard work and economic, political, and social commerce.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-4QeMfJEbI&feature=youtu.be

    Rogers Park Chamber Of Commerce President Bill Morton Speaks At Bishops Dinner
    The Rogers Park Chamber Of Commerce President Bill Morton Spoke At The Bishops Dinner In Elmhurst Illinois. It was held at the Diplomat West Banquets Hall. He among others who spoke at the event hosted by Bishop James Alan Wilkowski.
    https://www.youtube.com/

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Neighborhood guide: What to eat, drink and do in Rogers Park

7537 N. Clark St. 773-764-2200

7000 N. Glenwood Ave. 773-465-8005

6920 N. Glenwood Ave. 773-791-1419

1500 W. Jarvis Ave. 773-743-2233

1508 W. Jarvis Ave. 872-208-7916

1330 W. Morse Ave. 773-654-1565

6418 N. Greenview Ave. 773-761-9200

6970 N. Glenwood Ave. 800-595-4849

6902 N. Glenwood Ave. 773-392-9594

6912 N. Glenwood Ave. 773-761-4477

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

2253 W. Devon Ave. 773-338-4488

    Neighborhood guide: What to eat, drink and do in Rogers Park
    Rogers Park is both Chicago's northernmost point and one of its most diverse neighborhoods. The lakefront community extends from Devon Avenue to Howard Street and features both historic homes and a collection of vibrant murals.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    More important than Samantha's thank you for assisting her with our small business suggestions and taking a walking tour of Rogers Park as research for this article, is this message from one of her readers:

    "Replying to @samanthanelson1 @RogersParkCoC
    Ayyyy my old neighborhood! Heartland Cafe is right across the street from the apartment complex I lived in until I was 16".

    Bringing back a positive memory of one of our local businesses, is key to attracting more visitors, and this stimulates our local economy.

    Source: https://twitter.com/samanthanelson1

  • Rob

    "Rob and Helen, I have already addressed these questions, earlier in this thread."

    No you haven't Bill. If there are indeed "manhy works around the neighborhood that we support, that you probably do not know we had a role in making happen" then why can't you come up with an example of at least one?

2 days ago

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