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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.

  • Rob

    You are right Jeffrey. Grudge-trolling doesn't feed or house people. However, Grudge-trollers don't go around proclaiming that they are fighting poverty when they aren't doing anything of the sort.

  • Things take time. You can't do everything at once. You can't rush things if you want them to turn out right. Like Taste of Rogers Park. It's taking years and years or more but it will be great when it's done. Fighting poverty in Rogers Park might take a little longer but the chamber's right on top of it. https://m.facebook.com/TasteofRogersPark/

23 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Next 49th Ward Alderman

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

Enjoy.

Nov 02

Updated 6 hours 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 7 hours 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/

3 days ago

Updated 10 hours 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

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

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?

17 hours ago

Nov 09

Updated 28 hours 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?

39 hours ago

Updated 31 hours 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?

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours 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

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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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

#bgsleaders
#Northeastern Illinois University

    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.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Wazzup not available

    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 2 days ago

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

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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

2 days ago

3 days ago

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

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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
  • Wondering why on earth Everyblock has removed this blatantly racist user but somehow failed to remove his racist comment.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Whatever it was, it's gone now.

3 days ago

Nov 10

Updated 3 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
  • Reid Hyams X-Art Entertainment • Century 21 Universal

    @Rob: I think you're correct in making that statement + Bill seems to like hanging out with celebrities... I just saw a photo of him with Alice Cooper posted all over Facebook as a page banner...

  • 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

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

No, those recent tax hikes haven't improved Chicago's financial health

From Crain's Greg Hinz and Truth in Accounting:

In a report that City Hall won't like much, a Chicago-based watchdog group says hundreds of millions of dollars in recent tax hikes haven't done much to improve Chicago's woeful financial condition—at least so far.

Truth in Accounting, a somewhat conservative research group whose board runs the ideological spectrum, gives the city an F on its overall financial breakdown, saying each Chicagoan would be on the hook for $41,700 in unfunded liabilities if the city shut down tomorrow and had to reconcile its books—more than many people make in an entire year. Overall, it concludes that "Chicago finances (are) still in peril."

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171115/BLOGS02/171119936/watchdog-group-gives-chicago-finances-an-f

    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
  • YakovBok In the RP since 1996

    And yet people will continue to vote the clowns back into office simply because they have a "D" after their names.

  • Dan Miller RP/WR resident since 1978

    Democrats have been running Chicago and the General Assembly for 32 of the last 34 years. Yes, both parties are to blame. But one party deserves more blame than the other, and unless we recognize where blame belongs, our elected leaders will keep digging the financial hole deeper.

6 days ago

Updated 4 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
  • obviously those who hate immigrants will report here about hating immigrants. We know what's going on.

  • wendy carson community activist,and Ilove to bake

    For many who have worked with and continue working with Immigrant Children they find it a rewarding experience and learn much from these children. Yes at times it may prove difficult but the rewards are amazing. I feel sorry for any of the children you work with . Obviously you have a lousy attitude which would be transferred to the children.

Nov 08

Updated 4 days ago

Venting

Speaking of parking issues in Rogers Park... an old gentleman across the street on North Shore has a designated handicap spot. When he returns from wherever, he parks in his spot. Then, as soon as an adjacent spot opens up he removes his placard from the window and moves his car there, taking up an extra space.

I fume every time I see this. What’s his deal? Does he just like an unobstructed view of the street? And, (yes, I know you can’t always tell), he doesn’t seem to have a disability.

It just apppears selfish and un-neighborly.

  • that's nice of you to say Omar..IDK which comment you are talking about but nonetheless it is quite mean

  • as usual the last few posts end up with some immature comments,

4 days ago

5 days ago

Rogers Park - 1.1 percent decline in housing prices

"In the Uptown and Rogers Park neighborhoods, there was a 1.1 percent decline."

http://depauliaonline.com/2017/11/13/depaul-institute-housing-studies-finds-neighborhood-rent-topping-off/

    DePaul Institute of Housing Studies finds neighborhood rent topping off * The DePaulia
    The Institute of Housing Studies at DePaul University's report on Cook County's housing prices found some of the county's most expensive areas' housing prices of single-family homes flatten off. This phenomenon is occurring after the prices have been increasing steadily for many years.
    http://depauliaonline.com

Nov 03

Updated 5 days ago

Conversation about dangerous intersection of Clark Street & Howard Street

Numerous auto accidents at the intersection of Clark Street and Howard Street, along the Chicago / Evanston border, have raised concerns over the public safety issue.

One noted case involved pedestrians. Would a clear turning lane, and a light to turn left help?

Photo by Julie Stevenson‎.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RogersParkNeighborhoodNews/permalink/1471477849594936/

    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

MARTIN LUTHER KING- KUMBAYA CHESS WORKSHOP Monday JANUARY 15th, 2018

Please join us on Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1/15/2018, for our Kumbaya Chess Workshop. All playing levels are welcome. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and endgame technique. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Come join the fun and excitement of learning and playing chess for the day. Register TODAY!

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Please join us on Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1/15/2018, for our Kumbaya Chess Workshop. All playing levels are welcome. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and endgame technique. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Come join the fun and excitement of learning and playing chess for the day. Register TODAY!

You can visit the below link and also please see the attached registration form.

https://2018mlkdaychess.eventbee.com

LOCATION: Edgebrook Lutheran Church
5252 West Devon in Chicago

OPTIONS: Morning, Afternoon and Full Day with snacks provided.
(Please bring a peanut free lunch for Full-day.)

Please send your chess enthusiast with a water bottle and if staying for the full session, with a lunch (peanut free). A snack will be provided during both morning and afternoon sessions.

For more information about monthly scholastic tournaments and other events, including schools-out day workshops and summer camps, please visit us at www.chess-ed.com Or email us at info@chessed.com please include the subject matter.

Chess - "The Sport of the Mind"

    MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY-Kumbaya Chess Workshop 2018 - Chicago
    MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY-Kumbaya Chess Workshop 2018, 5252 West Devon - Chicago
    https://www.eventbee.com
  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    That's quite a distance from Rogers Park. Did you intend to post in this area? Nevertheless, I hope that some of our young people are able to attend.

  • That would be great. I'm trying to reach out to the Rogers Park community, to get more involved in this game. Hi Helen :)

Nov 04

Updated 5 days ago

#KidneyForMarcoGinzalez

Important please read all my friends, family....

#KidneyForMarcoGonzalez
#KidneyBestLifeEver

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I am asking all of my friends, family to take a moment , remember what it was like to be 19 years old. Dating, competitive sports, traveling, working your first real job, nights with your friends,driving your first beater, getting lost finding your freshman college class,dreaming of your future.

Now in the midst of all of that fun, add fainting without warning, weight gain and swelling 10lb -20lbs in a...

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Important please read all my friends, family....

#KidneyForMarcoGonzalez
#KidneyBestLifeEver

Rush.donorscreen.org/register/donate-kidney
I am asking all of my friends, family to take a moment , remember what it was like to be 19 years old. Dating, competitive sports, traveling, working your first real job, nights with your friends,driving your first beater, getting lost finding your freshman college class,dreaming of your future.

Now in the midst of all of that fun, add fainting without warning, weight gain and swelling 10lb -20lbs in a matter of a few days, exhaustion not eliminated by a good night’s sleep, shoebox filled with daily medications, no salt diet, sneaking the seasoning packs from ramen,many visits to neurologists, cardiologists, nephrologists , twice weekly infusions to stabilize and countless blood draws.
Remember now you are 19 years old. This is the life my grandson Marco has dealt with since he was ten.
For him the attempts to stabilize his kidneys is over. Now we are in the race for his life, a race to give him the youth this disease has stolen.
We fear the tests, the surgery and the pain. But change your focus for a moment, our family fears Marco will not be able to drive or live independently to enjoy the gift of youth so many of us have enjoyed and taken for granted.
people of color needing organs, the closer the match- the better his odds of the transplant giving him the dreams he keeps tucked away for fear they will never be.

It’s a huge commitment, it’s a great sacrifice and not one of you should consider it lightly in anyway. But if you think you would like to donate,even if not for Marco, give that gift to someone else who is waiting to live their best life.

To begin the screening process go to
https://rush.donorscreen.org/register/donate-kidney

Marco Gonzalez is the patient.

I thank you for reading this, for considering donation and for sharing this post with everyone you know.

thanks again

    Get Started - Donor Registration
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  • Best wishes for success!

  • I'll hold you and your grandson in my heart. I don't meet donor criteria, but someone will. A close relative of mine died in his forties and four people received organs, which has always comforted me. Because kidneys can also be harvested from living donors, I hope his wait goes quickly.

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Nov 03

Updated Nov 12

Parking needed

I know I am not the only one who has noticed the parking situation in Rogers park, but it seems to have become worse. Many of the cars I see parked have at least 3 feet in front of them and 3 feet behind them resulting in even less parking. We need to put pressure on Alderman Joe Moore to do something! Either initiate permit parking or build a couple of parking garages, or even draw lines in the road...

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I know I am not the only one who has noticed the parking situation in Rogers park, but it seems to have become worse. Many of the cars I see parked have at least 3 feet in front of them and 3 feet behind them resulting in even less parking. We need to put pressure on Alderman Joe Moore to do something! Either initiate permit parking or build a couple of parking garages, or even draw lines in the road to make sure people aren't greedily taking up multiples spots. I personally am affected by this because some nights I work until 12:30 am then have to be back at 10 am the next day.. I drive around some nights for 1-2 hours looking for parking and its never close by to where I live. I know others feel the same way.
Please please lets do something about this! With winter around the corner its only going to get much worse.

  • Just one word. There's a great future in plastics. Think about it. (Mr. McGuire to young Wazzoomba The Graduate.)

  • Nan

    Not looking for conflict - or to spin this 'parking; thread in yet another direction, but I think over time, many of us may have knowingly or inadvertently revealed bits and pieces of information that could ultimately lead to being identified (I inadvertently discovered who at last two people on...

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    Not looking for conflict - or to spin this 'parking; thread in yet another direction, but I think over time, many of us may have knowingly or inadvertently revealed bits and pieces of information that could ultimately lead to being identified (I inadvertently discovered who at last two people on EB are in the 'real world)' - so yes, I wouldn't characterize it as 'drama' to not publicly identify where someone lives if they haven't chosen to do so themselves.

    I'm don't know what any of Wazzup's prior comments have to do with someone else identifying where he lives. Even if someone does manage to lead a trail to their own door, that shouldn't suggest that it's good practice for someone else to do it, even if it's not being done maliciously.

    Did Heather find parking??

Nov 12

  • Future Bilingual Learners and Engineers

    Ms. Miranda is asking for $244.20:
    My students need the magnet letters and sight words games in order to practice their English words. They also need manipulatives for STEM activities during the year.
    Jordan Community School Comment

Nov 11

Apply now for your child to attend a Rogers Park school next year

The Chicago Public Schools application period of the 2018-2019 school year is now open and will continue through Friday, December 22nd.

With the exception of some public charter schools, all CPS schools use the same online application. To apply to a CPS school,

I urge you to visit our schools to see first hand the amazing educational opportunities available to your children.

For a schedule of tours and contact information for each school in Rogers Park, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/apply-now-for-your-child-to-attend-a-rogers-park-school-next-year/

    Apply now for your child to attend a Rogers Park school next year
    The Chicago Public Schools application period of the 2018-2019 school year is now open and will continue through Friday, December 22nd. With the exception of some public charter schools, all CPS schools use the same online application. To apply to a CPS school, visit Go.CPS.edu.
    https://www.ward49.com

Nov 11

Nov 08

Updated Nov 10

Discounted Pet Microchips @ Pet Supplies Plus

I received this offer and wanted to share:

"Did you know that microchipped pets are 2.5X more likely to be returned to their owners?" Pet Supplies Plus microchips are only $19 and include lifetime registration. Download discount voucher here:

https://www.vippetcare.com/holidaychip/

Offer expires 12/31/17

  • Wazzup not available

    remember - when you take your pet in for their shots - ask the Doctor or assistant to scan for the chip to make sure it is still readable. As pets grow sometimes the chip slides under the muscle and is not readable. That happened to my rescue so we inserted another chip - glad we discovered it. Just had the chip checked in October - all good. Not that I would ever let her ladyship off the leash! :-) except fenced dog area.

  • dj long time RP home owner

    My dog had a chip inserted as a puppy. When we adopted him at 2 yrs, the vet at Uptown couldn't find it in the usual spot. We were told that if the pet is really active after the chipping that the microchip can migrate. Only after quite a while...

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    My dog had a chip inserted as a puppy. When we adopted him at 2 yrs, the vet at Uptown couldn't find it in the usual spot. We were told that if the pet is really active after the chipping that the microchip can migrate. Only after quite a while he finally found it down in the chest area. Not all vets would be so patient and could conclude he wasn't chipped. He need some surgery which would slow him down for a few days. It was a good time to have him re-chipped. It then stayed in placed for the rest of his life.

Nov 10

need a floor guy

need someone to sand and finish wood floors in small house.
pros only.

Nov 10

MARTIN LUTHER KING KUMBAYA CHESS WORKSHOP Monday JANUARY 15th, 2018

Please join us on Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1/15/2018, for our Kumbaya Chess Workshop. All playing levels are welcome. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and endgame technique. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Come join the fun and excitement of learning and playing chess for the day. Register TODAY!

You can visit the below link and also please see the attached...

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Please join us on Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1/15/2018, for our Kumbaya Chess Workshop. All playing levels are welcome. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and endgame technique. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Come join the fun and excitement of learning and playing chess for the day. Register TODAY!

You can visit the below link and also please see the attached registration form.

https://2018mlkdaychess.eventbee.com

LOCATION: Edgebrook Lutheran Church
5252 West Devon in Chicago

OPTIONS: Morning, Afternoon and Full Day with snacks provided.
(Please bring a peanut free lunch for Full-day.)

Please send your chess enthusiast with a water bottle and if staying for the full session, with a lunch (peanut free). A snack will be provided during both morning and afternoon sessions.

Nov 06

Updated Nov 10

Good Morning Rogers Park!

What are you thankful for today?

http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/11/thankful.html

    Thankful
    I am thankful for my family, my friends, my neighbors and the wonderful view from my apartment. Here's to many more years in Rogers Park!...
    http://rp1000.blogspot.com

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