2 days ago

Updated 19 min ago

Comcast out again

For the umpteenth time, Comcast is out again--this time both cable and Internet. But it should be back by "12:52 a.m." How amazingly precise for an outfit that can't furnish a utility reliably. How big an area is out?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Robin, Medicare isn't a company, but why do you need to deal with them? I don't think I've ever had to contact them.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Helen - Medicare is a massive bureaucracy. I work for a health care practitioner, and occasionally I have to call them regarding a billing issue

17 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Are trash cans/dumpsters city property?

I am a dog walker here in Edgewater and the reason why I am asking this is because an acquaintance who is a dog walker in FL said they can't throw bags with dog poop in any trash can that isn't theirs. I never even thought about this before, and since I live on a building I have no idea what the code for this is. Are the trash cans and dumpsters in the alleys city property?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    I don't think anyone in our building cares if poop bags are deposited in our dumpster. What I hate is having to fish them out of our blue bins meant only for recycling.

  • Scott Gunthorp A'ville guy

    I agree with Helen. I think people are just glad the poop is being picked up. My building has a dumpster that is near the sidewalk and people are constantly putting their poop bags in. It is a private trash bin, but we don't care. It's just nice to have...

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    I agree with Helen. I think people are just glad the poop is being picked up. My building has a dumpster that is near the sidewalk and people are constantly putting their poop bags in. It is a private trash bin, but we don't care. It's just nice to have the poop off the grass and sidewalks.. I've lived here with this going on for about 14 years and have never seen a rat. I think that we should all be good neighbors and just keep the poop off the grass/sidewalks.

20 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Mayor

I think its time we had a woman run for mayor.

  • Put a formidable candidate and I'd vote sex and race mean little to me it's about who is going to do the most honest fair job

  • uhm this life long Chicagoan is wondering why it matters if Krissy is a native Chicagoan? Hell at least she is expressing interest in who is running our city. Unlike the majority of native Chicagoans who either do not vote or vote for the same person over and over no matter what - they could be arrested, dead or clearly a crook - but if they are up for re election here they still have job security. I say we need more Chicagoans like Krissy.

44 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Street Sweeping Season Begins Wednesday--Schedule for April 1 through May 18 Posted

Street sweeping season begins officially Wednesday, April 1st. Though the 49th Ward street sweeper is already out cleaning the streets as weather permits, today marks the first day this year that the city will post the bright orange "no parking" street sweeping signs on residential streets.

To view a map of the 49th Ward street sweeping areas and a schedule for April 1st through May 18th, visit:

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

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Street sweeping season begins officially Wednesday, April 1st. Though the 49th Ward street sweeper is already out cleaning the streets as weather permits, today marks the first day this year that the city will post the bright orange "no parking" street sweeping signs on residential streets.

To view a map of the 49th Ward street sweeping areas and a schedule for April 1st through May 18th, visit:

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

Each residential street in the 49th Ward is swept approximately once a month. Residential street sweeping this year will continue until the end of November.

PLEASE NOTE: STREET SWEEPING WILL BE CARRIED OUT UNDER THE OLD WARD BOUNDARIES UNTIL MAY 18TH.

Following the start of the new city council term on Monday, May 18th, street sweeping will switch to the new ward boundaries. I will publish the schedule for May 19th through the end of November as soon as it becomes available.

Special note for those who live in the portion of the new 49th Ward that was once in the 40th Ward: Your streets will be swept by the 40th Ward on April 1st 2nd, 3rd and 6th. For the precise days your street will be swept, visit Alderman Patrick O'Connor's web site at

http://www.aldermanoconnor.com/street-sweeping/2014-street-sweeping-schedule-for-40th-ward/

Also please note, our commercial streets, and Ravenswood and Glenwood along the CTA and Metra embankments, are posted with permanent street cleaning signs and swept once or twice a week.

How can you help? Remind your neighbors to move their cars on street sweeping days. Refrain from blowing or raking leaves or other debris into the streets. Pick up litter along the curb rather than leaving it for the street sweepers. Our street sweeper vehicles are slowed down by large volumes of leaves and litter. The more cooperation we have from community residents, the more effectively we can sweep your street.

  • daveP been around awhile

    email and text alerts....don't risk a ticket!

    http://sweeparound.us

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    If you live in North of Howard, please, please, please move your cars early Wednesday and Thursday or watch where you park the night before. Let's get all the winter sludge off the streets.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Street sweeping begins North of Howard in 5 1/2 hours. Move your cars before 9 AM please.

15 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Affordable car oil change?

Do you guys have any tips on where I can get a not-overpriced car oil change? I thought about learning to do it myself, but was talked out of it by an acquaintance who said it's really messy. I am just very savvy and like saving money whenever I can. Any tips on affordable places here in the north side other than Groupon deals?

  • The jiffy lube on Pratt and western is really good and there is usually no wait.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Jiffy Lube usually has coupons for $8-12 off

  • Phil L. property owner/lincoln square

    several of my friends use the Jiffy Lube at Bryn Mawr and Ashland and I've seen coupons in my mail box from time to time, I think you can also download a coupon from the Jiffy Lube website.

38 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

CMSA Robotics team advance to FTC World Championship

COMPETING AGAINST THE WORLD:
CMSA’S ROBOTICS TEAM ADVANCES TO FTC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Chicago, IL - (March 30, 2015) – For the first time in its robotics program history, Chicago Math and Science Academy’s high school robotics team, RoboTitans Team #7006, will compete in FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship April 22-25, 2015 in St. Louis. The RoboTitans are one of 5 teams from Illinois, and the only public charter school, advancing to this prestigious competition.

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COMPETING AGAINST THE WORLD:
CMSA’S ROBOTICS TEAM ADVANCES TO FTC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Chicago, IL - (March 30, 2015) – For the first time in its robotics program history, Chicago Math and Science Academy’s high school robotics team, RoboTitans Team #7006, will compete in FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship April 22-25, 2015 in St. Louis. The RoboTitans are one of 5 teams from Illinois, and the only public charter school, advancing to this prestigious competition.

The World Championship is the final FCT tournament of the season. 128 teams from around the world will compete in St. Louis for the honor of being the world’s best. In addition to moving forward to the World Championship the RoboTitans also received the 3rd place Motivate Award at the North Regional Super Regional Championship this past weekend in Iowa.

“To say we are proud of this team of freshman is an understatement. Their efforts and hard work have placed CMSA on the world stage for the first time. It is the icing on the cake coming off a very successful season which earned CMSA 10 trophies”, states Principal Aydin Kara. “We are very grateful to the coaches and mentors for the countless hours with these students to help prepare them for this honor.”

Students involved in FTC learn to apply real-world math and science concepts, develop program-solving, organizational and team building-skills, and are eligible for millions of dollars of scholarship funding. CMSA has a consistent track record in robotics achievements and regularly hosts FTC and FLL qualifiers at its campus. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

CMSA is managed by Concept Schools, a Chicago-based, not-for-profit charter school management company with 30 charter schools in the Midwest region.

  • Dan Miller RP/WR resident since 1978

    Who doesn't know Kate? Yes, I am the same.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    I don't know Kate. (And now this post will be bumped up.)

42 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Ald Joe Moore & Rahm Emanuel - Racially Insensitive & Out of touch

Late last week flyers declaring, 'Free Chicken wings for Early votes for Rahm' were circulated in Roger's Park. Below is Maryann Ahern's tweet's about said flyer.

https://twitter.com/MaryAnnAhernNBC/status/582196687969476609

Many journalists & politicos agree that the African-American vote is going to be decisive in this election. Some African-American leaders I know in Rogers Park thought it was racially insensitive to court their vote by offering free chicken wings. One even said, 'God D***, did Joe have watermelon there too?'

  • dj long time RP home owner

    Ah, c'mon Eddie - lutefisk was my Swedish dad's favorite food. But I'll admit my Norwegian mother couldn't stand the odor in the house for the holidays while it was soaking. To my Swedish family Mom was marrying up. The Swedes were sort of okay with that though - at...

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    Ah, c'mon Eddie - lutefisk was my Swedish dad's favorite food. But I'll admit my Norwegian mother couldn't stand the odor in the house for the holidays while it was soaking. To my Swedish family Mom was marrying up. The Swedes were sort of okay with that though - at least she wasn't Italian! By the time I got engaged they had come around somewhat as my fiance was German - but Lutheran!

    Your comments on Swedish and Lutheran food are hilarious (having been brought up that way). Thank you for giving me a good laugh today!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Eddie, I toast almonds in the oven at 400 degrees. Doesn't that do the job. I too often burn nuts when I try it in the frying pan.

21 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

USDOJ, Governor Rauner, Windy City Times, NAACP, ABC 7, Joe Moore doners place Homo-Phobic statement

49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore by doing a simple cross reference of E.B. Subscribers who made homo-phobic statements with your doner list we can prove you have taken money from racist and anti-L.G.B.T who constantly post on E.B. Rogers Park.

  • Sandwich God loves a nice turkey and swiss

    Sidney I command you to rest. The government called me earlier and said they are moments away from arresting you for public harassment. It's scary. Stop now and they might lay off. Smoke a cool j and relax. Don't forget to have a sandwich!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    d3, Pita Pit's menu, which I brought home from the Follow Me on Friday, doesn't show doners, but they have some mighty fine ingredients for their pitas.

    Sandwich God, does a pita constitute a sandwich?

47 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

USDOJ U.S. Attorney 219 S. Dearborn (312)353-5300: E.B. Rogers Park Is Guilty Of Cyber Hate.

We humbly ask D.O.J to investigate e.b.rogers park for "cyber hate comments" against blacks and that a racist culture exist that does offer support for 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore who we believe has recieved financial support from racist.

  • Sandwich God :

    I've heard the same thing.

    The FEDS are ready to indict Black Angel.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Sandwich God, you want me to use a vinaigrette or mustard on my BLT? No way!

    Spam, I was hesitant to admit it but I, too, like mayo on corned beef.

May 14

Updated 4 hours ago

I have solved the reason behind the crime in RP.

Yep

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Too weird and too kinky Bruce. You even got Christine Kreutz stirred up with those comments. Leather, latex, boys locked in a cave? Too much weed Bruce.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Bruce gets bored sometimes and drags out his long-dead posts. Must not have found his supplier.

20 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

New visualization tool from Chicago Tribune about Rahm Emanuel's donors

The Chicago Tribune just published a fascinating visualization tool that allows you to see lots of Mayor Emanuel's donors and what benefits their companies received. It's a mind-boggling network of pay-to-play.

People keep talking about Rahm Emanuel's financial savvy -- they are right. He's just using his considerable skills to enrich his donors, rather than being a PUBLIC SERVANT, which implies having the good of the public in mind.

http://apps.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/rahm-emanuel-contributions-2015/#

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Right. I think it's always been in Lincolnwood unless it moved from
    Andersonville.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Is Scrapper lost, wandering around looking for the right thread?

5 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

North Side Pets wants to help with your pet care needs!

Bonded and insured and in biz since 2006 ! We are your neighborly go-to place for dog walking and cat care (birds, fish and small mammals too). Please visit us on Yelp.com and contact us to set up a free meet and greet today! Let Fluffy have some fun in the sun while you are at the office all day.

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Chase need more lights for security!

People really need to be respectful.
Studipty come home late there people having sex.
i had to call the cops!
where can i go report!
We need more lights to secure!

  • ptgrp E. of Sheridan, Not FGFM's sockpuppet

    I love currifying things that shouldn't be curried.

    Sidenote: even though I have indian relatives, I always associate curry with the music lessons I got in west ridge in junior high, my first exposure to the neighborhood. It was the first neighborhood I visited that had its own smell, unless you count driving through Gary. Sometimes I'll hear or play a piece I learned back then and smell 90s Devon again.

    Becky, what's the punchline to the vegan zombie joke?

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Garam Masala, translated from Hindi, means a mix of hot spices and is not a specific recipe. It generally includes black and white peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, black and green cardamom pods, bay leaf and caraway. I like to add turmeric, ginger, chilis, star anise and garlic. There is no real recipe or authentic blend that is true Garam Masala.

24 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

C.P.D Internal Affairs, Ill State Police, Gov. Rauner, NAACP, USDOJ: Cops post racist chatter on E.B

Racist public servants who been posting on E.B. we want your sheet removed so the public knows who you are. All racist who support 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore financially should be outed for all racist statements made. on E.B. against blacks. 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore, we ask you give back all money you collected from the racist who post on E.B. Rogers Park.We also request The Ill. State Police interview Joe Moore cronie Anne Hinterman about the 49th Ward office volunteer/pay structure of his office. We ask the Ill. State Police monitor this thread for cyber-bullying, and electronic harrassment by 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore Cronies.

  • Sandwich God loves a nice turkey and swiss

    It's time for your dinner sandwich, Sidney. I've made one for you and sprinkled a little extra special lithium on it just for fun!

  • SpamAlert Hates being spammed

    I've sent a sampling of Sidney's postings here as well as the link to his man-on-cat&dog sex video on YouTube to President Obama, the Attorney General and the Comcast home office. I asked that they investigate the "moderators" on EB for sleeping on the job.

21 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Anyone else hear or see the woman screaming about race on Morse Ave yesterday.

Her chants mirrored several posts and comments.

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    If "she" was screaming about public support for the proposed parking garage it may have been Colonel Pritzker.

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Craig take a break. Peddle your pizza. Do the bubble bath thing with you know who.

May 18 2012

Updated 11 hours ago

Who has the coolest dog picture in Rogers Park?

Here is my entry.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Bringing back the dog contest.

  • Would love to put up a picture of my pup but sadly there some unstable folk on this site and I wouldn't want to be accosted in the street. I might have to end their ability to post and I wouldn't want to do that.

11 hours ago

Coming to the Red Line Tap

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Sunday 4.12.2015: Al Scorch / Devil in A woodpile / Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons

4.16.2015 – 4.25.2015: The 2015 International Pop Overthrow Fest

Wednesday 4.29.2015: Bang Tango / Chronic Edge / Teeze /...

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THE RED LINE TAP PRESENTS
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UPCOMING SHOW HI-LIGHTS:

Thursday 4.2.2015: The Chicago Swing Project; Lessons and Dance

Thursday 4.9.2015: The Wyldz / Photograph (Last Vegas / Black Actress) / Curio

Saturday 4.11.2015: Amy LaVere / Woodrow Hart and the Haymaker / Old Grand Dad

Sunday 4.12.2015: Al Scorch / Devil in A woodpile / Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons

4.16.2015 – 4.25.2015: The 2015 International Pop Overthrow Fest

Wednesday 4.29.2015: Bang Tango / Chronic Edge / Teeze / Kevin Lee and The Kings

Thursday 4.30.2015: The Cadaver Dogs

Friday 5.1.2015: MDC / Channel 3 / Death Wish / Destroy Everything / Spare Change

Saturday 5.2.2015: Oldies Dance Party with Expo 76

Sunday 5.3.2015: Front Country / The Bonesteelers

Friday 5.8.2015: Husker Du’s Grant Hart / Bear With Hawk Fist / Brandon Harrod / Adam Rebelius / Exploding Head Syndrome

Sunday 5.10.2015 Faster Pussycat / Loveblsat / 4Without / The Prowl / Lynch / DJ Bashert

Wednesday 5.13.2105: 28 North / Wesley Harding / Lutz

Wednesday 5.20.2015: The Red Paintings

Friday 5.29.2015: Uke-Hunt (Spike Slawson – Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Saturday 6.6.2015: Raw Power (Italy) / Death Wish / Modern Day Rippers / Vortis

Friday 6.12.2015: Hard Fall Hearts / The Amazing Heeby Jeebies / The Hi Views

Saturday 6.13.2015 The Meatmen / Depravos De La Mour / Side Action

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Oct 25 2012

Updated 11 hours ago

Rent Parking from Field School?

Why doesn't Field School rent parkin to the community?

  • Bob Fuller 8-year Rogers Parker, Sunday Market volunteer

    Bruce and everyone, the final agreement between Field School and the Heartland wasn't available at last week's LSC meeting. Principal Metcalf said it should be finalized in the coming weeks and go into effect. Not sure about all the details, but apparently the Heartland will be providing healthy cooking workshops and possibly a field trip for students to the orchard associated with the business. No word yet on how residents can benefit from this beyond fewer Heartland customers parking on the street.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Counter bump bump

Sep 17

Updated 11 hours ago

You are Beautiful Mural Restored.

One of RP most photographed murals has been restored.

  • I like the one at Pratt & Ravenswood by what's his name? - like it 'cause it's not quite done/finished so you can imagine stuff when you look at it - the one across the street (which took forever to complete) too perfect and one day there was a chicken drawn on in the middle, but it was quickly painted over - I liked that crude little chicken scribble. Also like the one on Farwell with the sleeping person.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    There are many to choose from and glad they get refurbished from time to time.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Evening counter bump.

13 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

New Edgewater Chipotle Accused Of Questionable Recruiting Tactics

The owner of an Edgewater pizzeria says two women who identified themselves as managers of a Chipotle Mexican Grill franchise that opened in Edgewater on Monday came into his store on March 20 and tried to hire away his employees. “They came to the front counter, they said, ‘Hi, we are from Chipotle to say […]

  • You'd think that with all of the people that are out of work that Chipotle wouldn't have to go trolling for employees.

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Thoughts on N Glenwood Bike Lane

Looking for some thoughts on this. The other day I was going east on W Hollywood and when I got to N Glenwood, I stopped to take a left on to N Glenwood - which at this point is one way heading northbound. As I pulled out a biker was going southbound - against the traffic and I almost hit him. Even though he was breaking the law, it really wouldn't have mattered because I really don't want to hurt...

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Looking for some thoughts on this. The other day I was going east on W Hollywood and when I got to N Glenwood, I stopped to take a left on to N Glenwood - which at this point is one way heading northbound. As I pulled out a biker was going southbound - against the traffic and I almost hit him. Even though he was breaking the law, it really wouldn't have mattered because I really don't want to hurt anyone.

So I got to thinking and the problem is that a lot of bikers use Glenwood but the issue is that when heading southbound at Ridge, they have to make a decision - ride on Ridge where there is no room or go the wrong way on Glenwood. I wonder if we shouldn't have a southbound bike lane from Ridge to Edgewater Ave on Glenwood and then direct the southbound bikers to take a right and go over to Clark (sort of like the bike lane on Ardmore at the end of the lake front trail). Anyone have an idea on how to make it safer for everyone?

  • Just curious. You have been hit by multiple bicyclists on the sidewalk?

  • john early ave resident for 10+ years

    Hey all - I feel that this topic is being hijacked. May be some good debate about whether bicycles should have tags or about not following the rules of the road - but that was not the intent here. Can you start a new topic for that? Thanks.

Nov 15

Updated 15 hours ago

Question about parking ticket

Hello All

I have a question about a parking ticket I received. Just east of Sheridan Rd, on Pratt (and some other blocks) there are signs posted that state "3-hour parking 9am-9pm".

I received a ticket dated 11/12/2014 at 10:15PM - which means AFTER 9pm. In the description, it states "more than 3 hours since 4:03pm".

However - on the back of the ticket, it states the following is grounds for contesting a violation: "The illegal vehicle condition did not...

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Hello All

I have a question about a parking ticket I received. Just east of Sheridan Rd, on Pratt (and some other blocks) there are signs posted that state "3-hour parking 9am-9pm".

I received a ticket dated 11/12/2014 at 10:15PM - which means AFTER 9pm. In the description, it states "more than 3 hours since 4:03pm".

However - on the back of the ticket, it states the following is grounds for contesting a violation: "The illegal vehicle condition did not exist at the time of the compliance violation."

It seems to me that since the ticket was written at 10:15PM, there were NO parking restrictions at that time and therefore there was no illegal vehicle condition, so I should be good to contest. Thoughts on this?

My other question is that the sign is slight confusing since there are no days of the week listed on there....does this mean the parking restrictions are also in place for Saturday and Sunday as well?

I have heard a lot of people have complained about these signs to the alderman's office, and a police officer even took down one of the signs (but not all of them). Any input on this?

Thanks!

  • Hello everyone....I just wanted to follow up on this post and let you know what happened. I contested the ticket by mail, stating that "the illegal vehicle condition did not exist at the time of the compliance violation", which was listed as grounds for contesting a violation. As a recap,...

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    Hello everyone....I just wanted to follow up on this post and let you know what happened. I contested the ticket by mail, stating that "the illegal vehicle condition did not exist at the time of the compliance violation", which was listed as grounds for contesting a violation. As a recap, I was given a "more than 3 hours" parking ticket at 10:15pm in a zone where the parking restrictions were from 9am-9pm (meaning there was no violation at 10:15pm, when the ticket was written). The only evidence I submitted was a photograph of the parking sign.

    I just received a letter stating that "it is the finding of the Administrative Law Judge that the information submitted supports a determination that the violation did not occur" and I am not responsible for the fine.

    Bottom line: they are NOT allowed to issue tickets after the parking restriction time is over.

    I hope this will help someone in the future!

    Thanks for all your input.

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Clearly this thread is about race. Buy a cup of coffee and talk about it with the lady screaming on Morse.
    Glad I could help.
    What if she parked at 4 left at 5 returned at 10 and parked in the same spot?
    Better call Saul.

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

  • Jey CM Dog walker and animal lover

    When I moved and didn't have a car I purchased moving boxes at walmart and carried them with me on the bus, no issues at all!

  • Al I. Not Defender of Cartoon Cows

    Can you trade your son-in-law for a car? Or seriously, go look on Amazon. We ordered our moving boxes from them, they showed up in a few days, it was a very slick and easy process.

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

  • 30 years on the public roll and zero accomplishments. That is all.

  • Carl Good, I think for once we may be in agreement on a question related to politics - I agree that Rahm's primary motivation appears to be, more than for the typical pol, "cold and calculating" opportunism.

    I oppose the minimum wage increase but, as stated, Rahm's endorsement of it...

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    Carl Good, I think for once we may be in agreement on a question related to politics - I agree that Rahm's primary motivation appears to be, more than for the typical pol, "cold and calculating" opportunism.

    I oppose the minimum wage increase but, as stated, Rahm's endorsement of it at this time seems beyond cynical.

    Sadly, I find no single good reason to vote for either mayoral candidate. I rather despise them both for their records, for various reasons (no need to get into tedious detail here). Oh well, as they say - it is what it is.

16 hours ago

Are you childfree by choice?

If yes, we want to invite you to join our group on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/209011706984/

Looking for more childfree folks in Chicago to make new friends, hang out and celebrate our child-freedom.

2 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Former Mayoral Candidate Bob Fioretti Endorses Rahm for Re-Election

Here's what he said:

“The city's finances are a serious problem. It’s grave, and I don’t believe Mr. Garcia is ready to deal with the problems this city faces on the financial front. I don’t think he’s demonstrated it on the campaign trail, during the debates and especially with his call for a commission to study the city’s financial problems.”

Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-fioretti-endorses-emanuel-20150329-story.html

“We need a mayor that can dive in, rather than a mayor that wants to create a...

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Here's what he said:

“The city's finances are a serious problem. It’s grave, and I don’t believe Mr. Garcia is ready to deal with the problems this city faces on the financial front. I don’t think he’s demonstrated it on the campaign trail, during the debates and especially with his call for a commission to study the city’s financial problems.”

Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-fioretti-endorses-emanuel-20150329-story.html

“We need a mayor that can dive in, rather than a mayor that wants to create a commission to look at the problem that his supporters say does not exist. The mayor and I disagree on many issues. . . . My endorsement is about which of these two candidates is ready and able to take on the tough financial challenges this city faces. For me, that candidate is Rahm.”

Chicago Sun-Times

http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/477945/ald-bob-fioretti-endorsing-rahm-emanuel-mayor?utm_source=Chicago+Sun-Times&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=333567_BREAKING+NEWS%3a+Fioretti+endorses+Emanuel+in+runoff+for+mayor&ID=333567_BREAKING+NEWS%3a+Fioretti+endorses+Emanuel+in+runoff+for+mayor&dm_i=2JCP,75DR,2HTMZ9,FRAE,1

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Suzanne I just can't tell you how much it sickens me when I see all those limousines from Astor Street and the Gold Coast parked next to the Howard Street Garden and all those socialites growing tomatoes and eggplants on our subsidized land. They all are Republicans free-loading on on the backs of poor tax payers in Rogers Park. Why should we subsidize people like Penny Pritzker and Abra Prentice Anderson Wilkin? They can afford to buy their own food and not mooch on us.

  • Suzanne Devane Ward 49 Republican Committeeman

    Don't mislead folks, Steady. You know Penny is a Democrat and she works for Obama. But yes, moochers are troublesome.

Mar 13

Updated 16 hours ago

Low income housing?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone can give me any info. I replied to a craigslist ad and viewed a nice apt in edgewater, $750 large studio. An Internet search turned up nothing bad but it is listed as low income housing. has anyone lived in low income housing before and does it imply anything dangerous or negative? I'm just not really sure if the term is a red flag or if I should proceed with the apartment. I'm a woman living alone so trying to be careful. The building is on Winthrop, south of thorndale. I like the area a lot.

  • PLSmithA Freelance writer and concerned citizen

    Check out the Bryn Mawr Apts on Kenmore & Bryn Mawr. (Call first, because there are income guidelines.)

  • Jey CM Dog walker and animal lover

    I live in a low income building and aside from the weird neighbors I have nothing to complain. I don't feel in danger and all I have to do is ignore these people, nothing else. Some of them are very rude, as in make you hold the door open for...

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    I live in a low income building and aside from the weird neighbors I have nothing to complain. I don't feel in danger and all I have to do is ignore these people, nothing else. Some of them are very rude, as in make you hold the door open for them and don't even say thanks, run you over trying to get in while you are getting out of the building, etc. But other than that nothing to complain about! My building is on N Winthrop with W Rosemont and managed by Hunter Properties.

Mar 21

Updated 16 hours ago

Looking for a good, reasonably priced veterinarian

New to the Edgewater area and I'm looking for recommendations for a veterinarian. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • It's a bit of a tragedy that Meisner-Holley became a VCA hospital. They were an absolutely fabulous vet office with a stellar reputation for many, many years before the last full-time doc who privately owned it retired and sold it. I used to love them. I didn't think they were awful after VCA bought the practice but I only went back a couple times after that and wasn't thrilled.

  • Jey CM Dog walker and animal lover

    Broadway Animal Hospital in Edgewater or Milaknis in West Rogers Park. Just whatever you do, don't take your pets to VCA on Devon, they are rude and have bad reviews online for a reason! ;)

19 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

rogerparkr we speak out against E.B.site racism so why do you speak out against us?

When people stand up agaisnt racism flies come the same way they come looking to eat dead fish.

  • Black Angel Black Is Beautiful

    Fake black brother I got to go. Keep trying and maybe one day you will learn to respect the black blood in you and the struggle of blacks against racism, segregation, discrimination.

  • Against *us*? How many personalities do you have in there, Sybil?

22 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel opens big lead on mayoral challenger Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia

Today's Tribune poll finds Rahm with the support of 58% of likely voters and Chuy at 30%.

Some interesting tidbits from the poll:

"Asked which candidate was more 'in touch' with people like themselves, 40 percent said Emanuel while 36 percent said Garcia. Another 10 percent said neither mayoral contender and 3 percent said both."

"[T]he poll found Garcia trails Emanuel among union households, with the mayor at 47 percent to 39 percent for Garcia."

"The latest poll found 46 percent of public school parents backing Emanuel compared with 40 percent for Garcia."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-mayors-race-met-0331-20150330-story.html#page=1

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    It's looking more and more like Chuy is going to end up in the same Chicago Hall of No Fame as Michael Bilandic, Dock Walls and Lar "America First" Daly. No doubt the CTU leadership will blame Chuy instead of taking the blame themselves for having made a very bad decision. I think they would have had a better chance had they backed Fioretti although they still would have lost. Chicago just isn't ready for a bleach blonde Mayor.

Mar 18

Updated 18 hours ago

Rahm is the Devil

Vote for Jesus!

33 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Easter Egg Hunt at GMSA

Today our Pre-K through 1st grade students had a great time meeting the Easter Bunny and Hinton for Easter eggs. There were plenty of smiles!

  • Were the eggs " colored " ?

    Black Angel will be outraged.

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    robin, Eretz Israel was defined as a "Jewish (religious) State" on May 14, 1948 (5 Iyyar 5708). Therefore Israel is a religious institution organized on the basis of a parliamentary democracy unlike the Roman Catholic Vatican City State, another religious corporation, which is an absolute monarchy (in technical terms). By...

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    robin, Eretz Israel was defined as a "Jewish (religious) State" on May 14, 1948 (5 Iyyar 5708). Therefore Israel is a religious institution organized on the basis of a parliamentary democracy unlike the Roman Catholic Vatican City State, another religious corporation, which is an absolute monarchy (in technical terms). By international definition, Israel is a religious state or a religious institution. Since Israel is a religious corporation operating on a quasi-governmental basis, should the United States government support it to the tune of billions of dollars per year? The United States doesn't give foreign aid to The Holy See. The Easter egg roll on the south lawn of the White House is chump change in comparison. But the White House Passover Seder is pretty expensive. Braised brisket and seared salmon doesn't come cheap these days. Should the Obamas pay for it out of their own pocket? Or should they host it at the Mayflower Hotel instead of in the White House on federal property?

Oct 02

Updated 19 hours ago

FOUND - near Vedgewater - silver ring

Found this morning -- silver ring. Message me and describe.

2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Auto body repair shop

I was recently in an accident / altercation and my car has front and rear damage as well as several dents around the car. I need a good repair shop in the Edgewater / Rogers Park area. Any suggestions?

  • Steady Eddie quick on the drawl

    Hey Ben, how's your buddy Kevin Boyle? You guys been out drinking tonight?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    You seem to be on to something, Eddie. It's pretty clear that the real Vigil wouldn't post such a message here.

  • Howard Auto at 2857 Howard st. Ph# 773-262-7193. These guys are courteous, professional, timely, and have various awards from the Better Business Bureau for outstanding service and no complaints. I've personally brought my car there multiple times and these guys are a god send. Highly recommend them and no, I don't have any endorsement affiliations.

3 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

E.B. Blacks: Shame on you for reading racist comments on E.B. for 3 years and not challenge racist.

Black people what is wrong with you? Why have you posted on E.B. and not challenged racist chatter meant to hurt black people?

  • Black Angel Black Is Beautiful

    I am black Gene . Aint my fault you aint born a black king or black queen but I know some gay black men who might want to date you Gene. You want me to set you up with a gay black man Gene?

  • B A :

    From your comment to Gene, I think that YOU are a " black queen ".

    Can you verify ?

24 hours ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Racist since you think we that black guy go knock on his door and ask him. That black dude been gone

6413 N. Glenwood is his address according to an article posted on E.B. which is how the racist know his name. rogerparker, Helen N of H, take _Becky with you and knock on his door. We aint him but gocask him anyway and bring racist and racist cops with you since you think we him. You will be surprised to find out WE AINT HIM.

Mar 23

Updated 20 hours ago

Was Starbucks wrong for posting messages about race on their cups to get people talking about race?

I believe that we should talk about race and if we don't we will suffer.

  • I think that totals 4. And Black Angel..who made you the Boss of EveryBlock?

  • 60660 Gal :

    Accuracy is not one of his strengths.

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    Be careful about saying anything negative about " the Boss ".

    You might show up on his " RACIST LIST ".

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    I'm still waiting for an updated ranking of the " RACIST LIST ".

    I'm hoping to move up on the list.

21 hours ago

You have 4 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

CBS 2, NBC 5, ABC 7, WGN 9, FOX 32: We can prove at least 1 who left racist comments is a C.P.D.

Cops you should not be posting comments on threads that have racist comments or are race based with the intent to hurt blacks unless Cops are standing up against racism.

23 hours ago

5 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Garden Plot?

Anyone know of available garden plots to rent near Edgewater/Andersonville? I am probably too late for this year but it can't hurt to look!

  • Isola J Namaste!

    Hi, AJ. I would send you the message, but I don't think you have the email messaging option enabled. Sending a private message: To turn on this feature, click on the account menu in the top right corner of the page and select "Manage your settings." Click on the "Email"...

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    Hi, AJ. I would send you the message, but I don't think you have the email messaging option enabled. Sending a private message: To turn on this feature, click on the account menu in the top right corner of the page and select "Manage your settings." Click on the "Email" link on the right side of the page. Then, look for the “connecting with your neighbors” heading and mark the checkbox. (We have turned this option off by default for all our existing users because we didn’t want to catch anyone by surprise.).

36 hours ago

Get Your Egg Hunt On! 48th Ward Spring Fling Saturday

Who doesn’t love a good egg hunt? The annual 48th Ward Spring Fling is sure to outdo last year’s merriment with a whole new round of fun this Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  The event will be held again this year at Senn Playlot at 5887 N. Ridge Ave. The Spring Fling started back in […]

2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Shots Fired: 3:30am Sunday Morning

Good morning, everyone! Just wanted to see if anyone heard or knew anything about the shots fired this morning around 3:30am near the 1600 block of Morse/Lunt. My girlfriend and I heard 2-3 shots that sounded like they were directly underneath our window. Called 911 and we never heard sirens so I don't think anyone was injured. Anyone know anything?
Thanks and have a great Sunday!
Amy

  • d3 NOH

    hmm... fireworks in March. OK. then we ask, when will CPD start taking fireworks seriously?

  • Thanks, Mike! That link is super helpful. I guess M-80s make sense because it was so flippin' loud. Crazy to see how the sound carried. Thanks for the info! Still gave us a good scare, but glad to know what heard was likely some jerks setting off fireworks at 3:30am and not shooting each other.

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

CBS #2, NBC #5, ABC #7, we ask 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore denounce E.B. racist and E.B. racism

We want to know why 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore corresponds with racist on E.B. and does not denounce their racist political support?

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    From the article, "... Charles Thomas asked if Mayor Emanuel would help the alderman pay off his campaign debt ... he said that's a possibility."

  • larry from crazycar.com Been trying to get away from here for too long now

    I don't think Fioretti will sway many voters, and I didn't see much in the way of a get out the vote operation during the general election that could help in the runoff.

40 hours ago

April First Friday at the Galleria

Our monthly FIRST FRIDAY events return for 2015 on Friday, April 3 from 5PM to 8PM. Kick off your weekend with your friends at the Galleria. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings and live music from our special musical guest, Taylor Rogers with Sam Sharp!

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