6 days ago

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Next 49th Ward Alderman

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

Enjoy.

  • I did not participate in the Sherwin/Sheridan parking garage meetings as I had work conflicts in the summer and spring they were held. I did attend both of the meetings held at "The Mayne Stage" for the Tawani development on the SE corner of Wayne/Morse . In the initial Presentation...

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    I did not participate in the Sherwin/Sheridan parking garage meetings as I had work conflicts in the summer and spring they were held. I did attend both of the meetings held at "The Mayne Stage" for the Tawani development on the SE corner of Wayne/Morse . In the initial Presentation in 2015, Moore's primary sales pitch to the business and residential community in attendance was the idea that this mixed business/residential/parking development would provide a volume of rental parking spaces which would be made available for rental to community. After community questioning at this first meeting which revealed that there would be almost no spaces available for monthly rental after the valet needs of "The Mayne Stage" and the residents of the new building were met. In the second meeting in 2016 which became a final presentation, floor plans had been modified to meet projected residential and business needs. When questioned about the availability of community parking Moore was evasive and had to be asked several times before admitting that there would be little (2 spaces) if any rental parking available for outside residents despite his passionate sales pitch to the contrary a year earlier.

    Joe is a very effective community manager. He is better qualified than either of the two candidates mentioned in this thread who appear to be "throwing their hats into the ring" What is unfortunate is that in terms of crime issues, I don't see either of them, or any wannabe from the RPCC who is as equally qualified and capable of being Alderman. None of the other three are prepared and qualified to take an effective harsh proactive stance against the chronic cycles of violent crime and the individuals who commit it by their own volition which have plagued the 49th Ward for nearly 3 decades.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Sometimes...ya just need to go fishing.

Jul 26

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Our Picks For The 15 Best Bike Shops In Chicago

Located at 7628 N Paulina St.

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The Studio is located at 621 W Fulton St.; the shop is located at 4359 W Irving Park Rd.

The Studio is located at 621 W Fulton St.; the shop is located at 4359 W Irving Park Rd.

Located at 1337 N Wells St.

...was home to the very first Kozy’s Cyclery location back in the day, at 35th and Ashland, but they left a void after a move up north, in the 1980’s. This...

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Located 2535 N Kedzie Blvd.; relocating to 2769 N Milwaukee Ave. in October

Located at 1558 E 53rd St.

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    It wasn't all that long ago that our friends at Bicycling magazine declared Chicago the most bike-friendly city in the country. Part of what makes our town such a great cycling spot is the plethora of shops around town that can get you rolling, and keep you rolling.
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Rogers Park Community Benefits Coalition - Rogers Park Community Benefits Agreement

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce attended the Community Benefits Agreement Teach-In on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Living Water Community Church. Hosted by Rogers Park neighbors and members, Jane Addams Senior Caucus, ONE Northside, and Caroline Hedger Tenant Association with legal support from the Community Law Project, there was an impressive crowd of familiar faces in attendance.

Jane Addams Senior Caucus, ONE Northside, and Logan Square Neighborhood Association organized the teach-in about Community Benefit Agreements. We learned from Jawanza...

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The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce attended the Community Benefits Agreement Teach-In on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Living Water Community Church. Hosted by Rogers Park neighbors and members, Jane Addams Senior Caucus, ONE Northside, and Caroline Hedger Tenant Association with legal support from the Community Law Project, there was an impressive crowd of familiar faces in attendance.

Jane Addams Senior Caucus, ONE Northside, and Logan Square Neighborhood Association organized the teach-in about Community Benefit Agreements. We learned from Jawanza Malone of Kenwood Oakland Community Organization and the Obama Library CBA coalition about why CBA's are a growing movement in Chicago and around the country!

"We call on Alderman Moore to bring Target Corporation and Three Corners Development to the bargaining table to establish these community benefits for the Concord at Sheridan Development".
- Rogers Park Community Benefits Coalition #RogersParkCBA

More document scans from the event are available here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RogersParkNeighborhoodNews/permalink/1489937294415658

    Bill Morton
    Rogers Park News has 694 members. Rogers Park News (Public Group) is the place for news and conversation about Rogers Park and the 49th Ward....
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  • Wazzup not available

    I am referring to all of Rogers Park -your trying to be confrontational with. My question has made up my mind -it wasn’t a difficult question -in my opinion you are not temperamentally suited for Alderman -so you needn’t bother to answer. Bye

  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    I'm sorry you feel this way. I can accept your faulty perception of me. I have no right to control how you see me. I guess I have to accept that this is how you feel. Your anger is not my responsibility.

3 days ago

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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.

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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.

  • Trudy Leong Student Trustee, Northeastern Illinois University

    North Park Village Senior Apartments provided the food and asked the University Honors Program to serve the seniors. Volunteers having a meal with the residents help instill community presence with the residents. The UHP Director, the students, and Bill Morton were the only volunteers at the dinner.

    North Park Village Senior Apartments wanted the UHP volunteers to help reduce the residents' sense of isolation from the community if no one else except the residents themselves attended the Thanksgiving meal.

  • Phill My rights are absolute and non-negotiable!

    Very nice!

2 hours ago

Looking for monthly parking!

Specifically between Pratt and Columbia, from the lake to Sheridan, or the alley directly north of Pratt. Any leads would be helpful!! Thank you in advance :)

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Why Kim Foxx is an Insult to Criminal Justice System Please read the story below:

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com
Entry for Monday, 11?20/17

Let's see if the media follows the story:
Carjacking and murder charges have been filed against a Wisconsin man who was in a stolen vehicle during a crash that killed his alleged accomplice Wednesday morning on the South Side.

Deangelo M. Williams, 21, was charged with one felony count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, one felony count of robbery armed with a firearm and two felony counts of murder while committing another forcible...

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http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com
Entry for Monday, 11?20/17

Let's see if the media follows the story:
Carjacking and murder charges have been filed against a Wisconsin man who was in a stolen vehicle during a crash that killed his alleged accomplice Wednesday morning on the South Side.

Deangelo M. Williams, 21, was charged with one felony count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, one felony count of robbery armed with a firearm and two felony counts of murder while committing another forcible felony, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

Williams and a 19-year-old man were wearing masks when they carjacked a male at gunpoint at 9:48 a.m. Wednesday as the victim was getting out of his vehicle in the 1000 block of West 61st Street, police said.

They drove off in the stolen vehicle with police pursuing them, police said. The stolen vehicle crashed less than 10 minutes later in the 4900 block of West Wentworth.

The 19-year-old man driving the stolen vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene...
Why do we point this out?
We were told in roll call in 007 that the surviving offender was charged with murder approved by the ASA only later the great office of Kim Foxxx denied the charges. Then the Chief of Detectives over turned them and charged him with murder again. You can only guess what's going to happen in court. Ridiculous.
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  • d3 NOH

    This has nothing to do with affluence

  • This individual case does not have anything to do with affluence , or a converse lack of wealth., jurisprudence has been distorted by affluence for eons.Now, at the other end of the spectrum, we are being seeing a model of jurisprudence also being abridged by indigence.

7 hours ago

    Alderman Moore to host informational meeting on residential development at Pratt and Hermitage
    I invite you to attend a community meeting to inform residents of an upcoming development of a four-story, eight-unit rental apartment building at 1717 W. Pratt (south side of Pratt at Hermitage, just west of the McDonald's). The meeting will take place this Tuesday, November 28th, 7:00 p.m., at the Living Water Community Church, 6800 N.
    http://ward49.cmail20.com

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Alderman Moore to host informational meeting on residential development at Pratt and Hermitage

I invite you to attend a community meeting to inform residents of an upcoming development of a four-story, eight-unit rental apartment building at 1717 W. Pratt (south side of Pratt at Hermitage, just west of the McDonald’s). The meeting will take place this Tuesday, November 28th, 7:00 p.m., at the Living Water Community Church, 6800 N. Ashland (at Pratt).

The site currently is home to a vacant single family residence, which will be demolished to make way for the development....

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I invite you to attend a community meeting to inform residents of an upcoming development of a four-story, eight-unit rental apartment building at 1717 W. Pratt (south side of Pratt at Hermitage, just west of the McDonald’s). The meeting will take place this Tuesday, November 28th, 7:00 p.m., at the Living Water Community Church, 6800 N. Ashland (at Pratt).

The site currently is home to a vacant single family residence, which will be demolished to make way for the development.

The development is allowed under the property’s current RT4 zoning designation. No zoning change, variance or special use permit is required.

I asked the developers to present their plans to the community as a courtesy, given that the development will represent a significant change to the property in question.

For more information on the development, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/alderman-moore-to-host-informational-meeting-on-residential-development-at-pratt-and-hermitage/

    Alderman Moore to host informational meeting on residential development at Pratt and Hermitage
    I invite you to attend a community meeting to inform residents of an upcoming development of a four-story, eight-unit rental apartment building at 1717 W. Pratt (south side of Pratt at Hermitage, just west of the McDonald's). The meeting will take place this Tuesday, November 28th, 7:00 p.m., at the Living Water Community Church, 6800 N.
    https://www.ward49.com

14 hours ago

Show your love for Rogers Park by shopping locally this holiday season and receive up to $50

As we enter the busiest shopping season of the year, I urge you to spend some time, and some dollars, shopping here in our neighborhood. And invite your friends to join you!

We want all our local businesses to thrive–as the saying goes, a rising tide lifts all boats. The more our existing businesses succeed, the better our odds of attracting additional quality shops and services.

Our neighborhood’s business champion, the Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA), is offering a Holiday...

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As we enter the busiest shopping season of the year, I urge you to spend some time, and some dollars, shopping here in our neighborhood. And invite your friends to join you!

We want all our local businesses to thrive–as the saying goes, a rising tide lifts all boats. The more our existing businesses succeed, the better our odds of attracting additional quality shops and services.

Our neighborhood’s business champion, the Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA), is offering a Holiday Shoppers Rebate.

Collect $100 or more in receipts from at least four different INDEPENDENTLY-OWNED businesses in Rogers Park now through Sunday, December 31st, and receive a $25 rebate. Collect $150 or more and receive a $50 rebate. That’s a good deal for you, the people on your gift list and, especially, Rogers Park!.

For detailed information on the program and how to receive your rebate, visit:

https://rpba.org/live-love-shop/

Start collecting your receipts this Saturday, November 25th, and celebrate “Small Business Saturday!” RPBA is marking the day with their third annual “Welcome Station and Selfie Event.”

Begin the day with a visit to RPBA’s Welcome Station at Smack Dab Bakery, 6730 N. Clark. Stop by this Saturday anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon and enjoy a free coffee and doughnut. You’ll get a free tote bag filled with goodies (first 100 visitors) and a list of 21 participating businesses who will be offering specials and discounts all day.

While shopping at the participating stores, take a selfie at each business you visit and share it on social media with the hashtags: #shopsmallropa, #shopsmall and #loverogerspark. The person who posts the most selfies will win a gift card to a Rogers Park business. So shop small and post big!

For more information, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/show-your-love-for-rogers-park-by-shopping-locally-this-holiday-season-and-receive-up-to-50/

    Show your love for Rogers Park by shopping locally this holiday season and receive up to $50
    As we enter the busiest shopping season of the year, I urge you to spend some time, and some dollars, shopping here in our neighborhood. And invite your friends to join you! We want all our local businesses to thrive-as the saying goes, a rising tide lifts all boats.
    https://www.ward49.com

6 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.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Stay classy.

  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    We value our partnerships with both the the Citizens Utility Board and the Midwest Workers Association. Their missions and works are different, and complement each other. This is the best kind of relationship possible.

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

My decision on proposals to expand buildings at 1730 W. Greenleaf and 1710 W. Lunt

I have made my decisions on whether to support proposals to renovate and expand two buildings. One building is located at 1730 W. Greenleaf and the second is at 1710 W. Lunt.

To read more about the two proposals and the reasons for my decisions, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/my-decision-on-proposals-to-expand-buildings-at-1730-w-greenleaf-and-1710-w-lunt/

    My decision on proposals to expand buildings at 1730 W. Greenleaf and 1710 W. Lunt
    I am writing to inform you of my decision on proposals to renovate and expand two buildings. One building is located at 1730 W. Greenleaf and the second is at 1710 W. Lunt.
    https://www.ward49.com
  • Reid Hyams X-Art Entertainment • Century 21 Universal

    Sounds like a solid plan I approve and can support.

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days 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...
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  • Thanks, Kang, for all that you and the Friends do! Be sure to tell us when the next book sale is. Love our library!

Nov 13

Updated 3 days 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
  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Oh look a post about a kids book...finally something we can all comment positively on.....

  • wendy carson community activist,and Ilove to bake

    I am purchasing this book for my granddaughter.

Nov 10

Updated 4 days 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.

4 days ago

Nov 02

Updated 5 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 5 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/

Nov 16

Updated 5 days ago

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

7537 N. Clark St. 773-764-2200

1500 W. Jarvis Ave. 773-743-2233

1508 W. Jarvis Ave. 872-208-7916

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2253 W. Devon Ave. 773-338-4488

7000 N. Glenwood Ave. 773-465-8005

6920 N. Glenwood Ave. 773-791-1419

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

    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?

5 days ago

Nov 09

Updated 6 days ago

7th Annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival

"The Festival showcases features, shorts and experimental films in all styles of funny. It opens on Thursday, November 9th, 2017, with a program of Chicago Short Films at The Second City, and continues through Saturday, November 11th."

http://www.hollywoodchicago.com/news/28083/podtalk-executive-director-brent-kado-on-the-7th-chicago-comedy-film-festival-nov-9-11-20

    Podtalk: Executive Director Brent Kado on the 7th Chicago Comedy Film Festival, Nov. 9-11, 2017
    Printer-friendly version E-mail page to friend PDF version CHICAGO - If you hear the sound of laughter from the vicinity of the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago, then most likely it is coming from the New 400 Theater, the base for the 7th Chicago Comedy Film Festival.
    http://www.hollywoodchicago.com
  • Emilia Loyola University Communications Intern

    It was a good experience to attend the 7th Chicago Comedy Film Festival. I had the opportunity to meet Jessica Hardy, Brent Kado, and Jill Olson, who are the ones that set up this event. They were very welcoming, and assisted anyone who had doubts regarding the schedule of the...

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    It was a good experience to attend the 7th Chicago Comedy Film Festival. I had the opportunity to meet Jessica Hardy, Brent Kado, and Jill Olson, who are the ones that set up this event. They were very welcoming, and assisted anyone who had doubts regarding the schedule of the screening.

    Every year hundreds of filmmakers, agents, producers and industry players from Chicago, New York and LA join the Chicago Comedy Film Festival.

    I attended the Q&A with the directors of the short comedy film "With Great Purpose." On the Q&A they shared some of their experiences doing this film, and what inspired them to create this film

    Later I went with Bill Morton, president of the chamber, to a meet and greet with the movie makers where the red carpet was sponsored by Lagunitas. It was fun to be there and be able to talk to some of them.

  • Rob

    President of what chamber Emilia?

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Gunshots and more gunshots...

Just now (3am Sat) we heard a series of about 10 shots east of Clark and Devon. Tuesday night we heard shots coming from the same direction but a bit further away. Anyone else hear this and did anyone hear anything about the Tuesday incident?

Nov 17

Updated 6 days ago

Residential street sweeping extended to Friday, Dec. 8, weather permitting

The City’s Department of Streets and Sanitation is extending its residential street sweeping program until Friday, December 8th, weather permitting. This means the 49th Ward’s street sweeper will continue clearing away the fall leaves and debris from residential streets in the ward, assuming we do not experience any snowfall.

For more information, including a copy of the 49th Ward’s street sweeping map and the updated schedule, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/residential-street-sweeping-extended-to-friday-dec-8-weather-permitting/

    Residential street sweeping extended to Friday, Dec. 8, weather permitting
    The City's Department of Streets and Sanitation is extending its residential street sweeping program until Friday, December 8th, weather permitting. This means the 49th Ward's street sweeper will continue clearing away the fall leaves and debris from residential streets in the ward, assuming we do not experience any snowfall.
    https://www.ward49.com

6 days ago

Nov 13

Updated Nov 17

Bill Morton and Economic, Political, and Social Commerce

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce influence on and Chamber President Bill Morton‘s guidance for intern Trudy Leong, Northeastern Illinois University Business Administration Major and Political Science Minor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYddis-zzX0

At:
Beta Gamma Sigma
2017 Global Leadership Summit: Revolutionary Learning
Orlando, Florida
November 3, 2017

Trudy Leong
Acting President
NEIU Beta Gama Sigma

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    Bill Morton and Economic, Political, and Social Commerce According to Trudy Leong
    Bill Morton and Economic, Political, and Social Commerce Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce influence on and Chamber President Bill Morton's guidance for intern Trudy Leong, Northeastern Illinois University Business Administration Major and Political Science Minor.
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    Robin - his plan to unseat the current self serving Alderman. Foie Gras to you!

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

    @Wazzup - I think we all understand the motives. What are the specifics?

Nov 12

Updated Nov 17

Will Binny's be a short drive away?

Some of us, especially those on the north end of RP, have been missing Evanston's Whole Foods South store since it closed in March. Binny's is interested in the site. Wonder what the neighbors up there will think of that.

https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/binnys-proposed-former-whole-foods-site?utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=business&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=article-topstories&utm_slot=1

    Binny's Proposed For Former Whole Foods Site
    EVANSTON, IL - A libational replacement for the shuttered Whole Foods store at 1111 Chicago Ave. in Evanston is being considered, as Binny's Beverage Depot is interested in moving into the site. A community meeting has been scheduled by 3rd Ward Alderman Melissa Wynne for next week to discuss the plans.
    https://patch.com
  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Brad and Soter, it's pretty clear from the article in Patch as well as one in Evanston Now, that Binnys is interested in the site so I'm unclear why you would question their interest. The only strings attached seem to be possible objections from the neighbors. There's no way I...

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    Brad and Soter, it's pretty clear from the article in Patch as well as one in Evanston Now, that Binnys is interested in the site so I'm unclear why you would question their interest. The only strings attached seem to be possible objections from the neighbors. There's no way I would drive to Lincolnwood to buy a few bottles of wine or beer, but a Binny's a mile north of me would be great.

    Sandy, yes a CTA bus, #205, runs south on Chicago Ave. from Church St. to the Howard terminal and north from the terminal to Davis.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Since Mr. Binstein himself turned up for Ald. Wynne's community meeting on Wednesday night, I think it safe to say that Binny's is seriously interested in this site. No surprise, the local liquor dealers, including Vinic, object to the competition.

    http://evanstonnow.com/story/business/bill-smith/2017-11-16/78734/liquor-dealers-object-to-competition

Nov 15

Updated Nov 17

Northeastern Illinois University Students and A Just Harvest

Northeastern Illinois University​
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week​

Wednesday, November 18th:
3:30pm-7:30pm - Trip to A Just Harvest
Every night A Just Harvest​ feeds a nutritional dinner to anyone in need. Join a group of students going to this community kitchen to serve a meal (Space is limited so please RSVP).

http://neiu.edu/university-life/sites/neiu.edu.university-life/files/documents/2015/11/Hunger%20Week%20Family%20Sponsorship%202015.pdf

Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week​. During this week, Northeastern takes part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness in Chicago and around the world.

    http://neiu.edu

Nov 17

Nov 16

Sullivan Students’ “Thanksgiving Video” Highlights School’s Diversity

If you can spare 6 minutes, catch this great warm up for the holiday season …. The digital media students at Sullivan High School produced THIS VIDEO for a special Thanksgiving Celebration held at the school Tuesday, November 14, co-sponsored by Sullivan High School and newly created non profit Friends of Sullivan. [where: ]

    THIS VIDEO - Rogers Park, Chicago
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    http://rogerspark.com

Nov 13

Updated Nov 16

Why I support the proposed public safety training academy

As you may know, the City Council last Wednesday voted 48-1 to authorize the acquisition of 30 acres of vacant land in the City’s West Garfield park neighborhood to construct a training facility for police officers, fire fighters and paramedics. Mayor Emanuel sponsored the measure and because it involved a real estate transaction, it came before the City Council Committee on Housing and Real Estate, which I chair.

Allow me to explain why I was one of the 48 alderman...

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As you may know, the City Council last Wednesday voted 48-1 to authorize the acquisition of 30 acres of vacant land in the City’s West Garfield park neighborhood to construct a training facility for police officers, fire fighters and paramedics. Mayor Emanuel sponsored the measure and because it involved a real estate transaction, it came before the City Council Committee on Housing and Real Estate, which I chair.

Allow me to explain why I was one of the 48 alderman to support the proposal. Simply put, the new academy is a necessary step in the long road to reforming our broken Police Department.

The proposed public safety training academy is in direct response to the U.S. Justice Department’s call to improve police officer training procedures and facilities.

For a further explanation, please read my full statement on this important police reform issue:

https://www.ward49.com/news/why-i-support-the-proposed-public-safety-training-academy/

    Why I support the proposed public safety training academy
    As you may know, the City Council last Wednesday voted 48-1 to authorize the acquisition of 30 acres of vacant land in the City's West Garfield park neighborhood to construct a training facility for police officers, fire fighters and paramedics.
    https://www.ward49.com
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  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Whatever it was, it's gone now.

Nov 16

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