4 hours ago

Save the date: National Night Out, August 7, 6pm

We have an idea on the table for National Night Out (NNO) to include neighbors and several WRP Community Watch participants for a 20-30 minute organized walk.

The concept is to have (2) groups of 10 - 15 people walking:
Group (1) would walk from the 20 Sector event (at District 24) over to the 10 Sector event (at Warren Park)
Group (2) would walk from the 10 Sector event (at Warren Park) over to the 20 Sector event (at...

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We have an idea on the table for National Night Out (NNO) to include neighbors and several WRP Community Watch participants for a 20-30 minute organized walk.

The concept is to have (2) groups of 10 - 15 people walking:
Group (1) would walk from the 20 Sector event (at District 24) over to the 10 Sector event (at Warren Park)
Group (2) would walk from the 10 Sector event (at Warren Park) over to the 20 Sector event (at District 24)
The walk will take about 20-25 minutes on a pre-determined route and give visibility to the community about support of NNO.

We are reaching out to everyone registered with the CAPS Beat 2411 Yahoo group to see if you would like to participate.

If you would like to walk please either privately respond ASAP to me (richconcaildi@aol.com) with a YES

If we get enough people, we’ll take the next set in getting this organized and keep you posted on next steps.

NNO this year in District 24:

As an FYI, this year, NNO in District 24 will consist of 3 separate events located on a by-sector basis:

- The 10 Sector (Beats 2411, 2412 and 2413) will have a NNO event at Warren Park potentially from 6:00PM – 8:00PM

- The 20 Sector (Beats 2422, 2423, 2424) will have an event at Pottawattamie Park potentially from 5:30PM – 7:30PM

- The 30 Sector (Beats 2431, 2432 and 2433) will have an event at District 24 Station potentially from 6:30PM – 8:30PM

About NNO
The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, community watch, and other anti-crime efforts with a partnership between law enforcement and community members. NNO also enhances the spirit of community participation in crime prevention and improving the quality of life.
District 24 is one of the largest geographical Districts in the C P D and has one of the lowest crime rates in the entire city. CAPS, the WRP Community Watch program and NNO participation adds to this overall success and supports CPD efforts.

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Congratulations EveryBlock on a great 10-year run

Nothing lasts forever.

Let's hope another company picks up EveryBlock for another 10 years.

7 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Eva Strobeck is running for 49th Ward Alderman

Met Eva Strobeck at the Saturday, July 14th, 3rd Annual Alliance-Builder Awards Dinner, held at the Chicago Teachers Union.

https://www.49thwardforeva.com

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    Eva Strobeck is running for 49th war alderwoman. This is her site about her campaign and her community outreach.
    https://www.49thwardforeva.com
  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    From Eva's website:

    "I have been a tenant and condo owner in Rogers Park for over 25 years. Currently I am a biology tutor. My background is in public health, massage therapy and science education. I have advocated for tenant rights, such as adequate heat, and worked a local tenant...

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    From Eva's website:

    "I have been a tenant and condo owner in Rogers Park for over 25 years. Currently I am a biology tutor. My background is in public health, massage therapy and science education. I have advocated for tenant rights, such as adequate heat, and worked a local tenant hotline. I have been an advocate for universal healthcare for years. I speak Polish fluently and my husband, who is Swedish, speaks some Spanish. I love the diversity of Rogers Park but cannot stand how the city rips off drivers with high tickets and fines. I will be your advocate and an activist alderwoman for the 49th Ward in Chicago. Check out the many issues on my website and get involved on issues from potholes to parking to outrageous water and sewer bills in this city, as well as a moratorium on charter schools in our area."

    https://www.49thwardforeva.com/about-me

  • Rob

    I was hoping you were gonna run Bill.

16 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Recent drowning calls for renewed focus on lakefront safety

Our community was devastated by the recent drowning at our lakefront of 13-year-old Darihanne Torres.

As a father, I can’t begin to imagine the unfathomable pain and suffering her parents and siblings are enduring. I attended Darhanne’s wake on Friday and conveyed to her parents the sorrow of the entire Rogers Park community over their daughter’s tragic death.

Though we mourn the death of young Darihanne, we should not forget the brave first responders and community residents who put their...

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Our community was devastated by the recent drowning at our lakefront of 13-year-old Darihanne Torres.

As a father, I can’t begin to imagine the unfathomable pain and suffering her parents and siblings are enduring. I attended Darhanne’s wake on Friday and conveyed to her parents the sorrow of the entire Rogers Park community over their daughter’s tragic death.

Though we mourn the death of young Darihanne, we should not forget the brave first responders and community residents who put their own lives at risk in an attempt to rescue Darihanne and another girl, who fortunately survived. Please join me in thanking our police officers, firefighters and the countless Good Samaritans who did everything they could to save the two children.

This horrible tragedy reminds us of the critical importance of beach safety and has prompted impassioned conversations and suggestions about what we can do to prevent such tragic events in the future. These include calls for extended lifeguard hours, more signage, enhanced water safety education for people of all ages and better training for public safety officers responding to water safety emergencies.

To read about the ideas that are already being implemented and the Task Force on Beach and Water Safety I am forming, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/recent-drowning-calls-for-renewed-focus-on-lakefront-safety/

    Recent drowning calls for renewed focus on lakefront safety
    Our community was devastated by the recent drowning at our lakefront of 13-year-old Darihanne Torres . As a father, I can't begin to imagine the unfathomable pain and suffering her parents and siblings are enduring. I attended Darhanne's wake on Friday and conveyed to her parents the sorrow of the entire Rogers Park community over their daughter's tragic death.
    https://www.ward49.com
  • Let's tell the whole story. The FBI was obligated to investigate an allegation that Ms. Sullivan sent to them and exposed that she had filed a false claim. End of five year old story. False claim. Simple firing for failure to perform on the job. The FBI isn't a bunch of dummies.

  • Reid Hyams X-Art Entertainment • Century 21 Universal

    Once again Anne, you show your animosity due to your warranted firing by the Alderman. All of which, has caused you to be continuously vindictive with consistent personal and political attacks without substance.

    I spoke to the Joe Moore face to face about this tragedy and others we've had in...

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    Once again Anne, you show your animosity due to your warranted firing by the Alderman. All of which, has caused you to be continuously vindictive with consistent personal and political attacks without substance.

    I spoke to the Joe Moore face to face about this tragedy and others we've had in the past. He gets it and is extremely disturbed by any and all of these deadly incidents. While he's being proactive and putting a plan into place... you're missing so much of the solution due to it being far beyond your comprehension and need to politicize it. Shame on you.

    As a certified PADI diver and living on this lake my entire life, the problem is not only about extending lifeguard hours, it goes far beyond what any lifeguard can do since many of these tragic incidents happen off season and farther out than any lifeguard could get too... even if they were on duty, many are to far out to even see.

    Many safety features need to be put into place and most important is teaching people how to swim, dealing with issues such as hypothermia and rip currents while understanding just how dangerous this lake is.

Apr 08 2016

Updated 2 days ago

    Feral cats weapon of choice for some residents facing influx of rats
    A year ago, it wasn't unusual for Andrea Swank to look outside her Lincoln Park home and see hundreds of little rat footprints in the snow. This year she hasn't seen a single track in her yard. The difference? Swank took in three feral cats, and the results are indisputable.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • KW

    That post is referring to feral cats that are not in a community where the colonies are maintained and contains some misinformation regarding disease. The Cook County Feral Cat Ordinance has specific rules to address all of the concerns posed in that article. Please see here for the full ordinance....

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    That post is referring to feral cats that are not in a community where the colonies are maintained and contains some misinformation regarding disease. The Cook County Feral Cat Ordinance has specific rules to address all of the concerns posed in that article. Please see here for the full ordinance. http://www.whiskersandtailsfoundation.org/info/display?PageID=16827

    1 - Feral cats avoid humans - they do not attack them unless they are being forcefully handled, and they are required to be vaccinated, so they do not spread rabies.

    2. Feral colonies in Chicago are required to vaccinate their cats. "...the species of parvovirus that infects humans is limited to the human species. Viral human parvovirus is a common childhood ailment that is passed strictly by other humans."
    https://www.petmd.com/dog/wellness/evr_dg_parvovirus_across_species

    3. They are required to be spayed/neutered, so they do not breed incessantly breed.

    4. By vaccinating, spaying/neutering the cats disease, breeding and fighting is minimized, while pest control is optimized.

    5. Again, strong odors from urine marking is not an issue since these cats are neutered.

    7. Dying kittens are not an issue in maintained colonies where cats are fixed. Animals die - it's part of life. I see far more dead birds, raccoons, and squirrels than cats.

    6. Any animals allowed outside can get fleas from normal outdoor sources - neighborhood dogs, rabbits, raccoons, opossums all can have drop fleas and fleas can be found in grass and gardens. They exist in nature without having cats around. But the main spreader of fleas is vermin - rats and mice whose populations are controlled by cats.

    8 & 9.Feral colonies do not live in people's attics, sheds, etc, because a requirement of being a feral cat colony caregiver is providing shelter.

    10. Litters of kittens are not an issue with feral cat colonies because, again, they are all spayed/neutered

  • Actually, I'd rather have feral cat colonies than feral rat or mice colonies.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

    Target could hurt local business in Rogers Park Chicago
    Target corporation is planning on opening a location in the Chicago Neighborhood of Rogers Park. Some of the residents of Rogers Park are against this, because they are afraid that the Target Store will hurt local small businesses.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Is this a fake chamber? I can't find the chamber anywhere. Where is the chamber? I can't find an office. Somebody said it moved from Sheridan by the park to Estes and Glenwood. Where? Is it an online thing only?

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Of course it will! And the Evanston Binnys will kill Vinic and Wine Goddess. And walmart destroyed small businesses in rural America. And Home Depot destroyed most the of mom and pop hardware stores (but not our beloved Clark-Devon!!)

    Shop local!!!!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

    Bill Morton Rogers Park Community Benefits Agreements interview WZRD Chicago 4/16/2018
    Bill Morton Rogers Park Community Benefits Agreements interview on WZRD Chicago 4/16/2018
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Rob

    I encourage everyone to watch this. Is there any wonder pretty why much every cause this guy has led the charge for has been a miserable failure?

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

How Rogers Park is Fighting for It's Small Businesses

How Rogers Park is Fighting for It's Small Businesses

https://youtu.be/y0TojeugqSo

    How Rogers Park is Fighting for It's Small Businesses
    Rogers Park, located on the north side of Chicago, has been fighting the construction of a Target Store for the past few months. Bill Morton, the president of the Chamber of Commerce is advocating for community members who are resisting the new establishment
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Rob

    *chuckle* Yeah, maybe back up a few steps and start fighting to pay your rent.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Rogers Park Community Visioning 2017 - Small business testimonies

Rogers Park Community Visioning 2017 - Small business testimonies

https://youtu.be/hegqrQYmg_g

    Rogers Park Community Visioning 2017 - Small business testimonies
    Rogers Park Community Visioning 2017 - Small business testimonies
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Rob

    Everyblock is dead! Time to start posting!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Rogers Park Community Benefits Rally

Rogers Park Community Benefits Rally

https://youtu.be/DHgVYZEIAZw

    Rogers Park Community Benefits Rally 5/30/2018
    Rogers Park Community Benefits Rally 5/30/2018
    https://www.youtube.com/

3 days ago

19-year-old West Rogers Park man shot in face dies

Kyle Newman, 19, was standing outside on the 2400 block of West Jarvis Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when he was approached and shot by unknown offenders, according to police.

    19-year-old West Rogers Park man shot in face dies
    A man who was shot in the face in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on Wednesday has died. Kyle Newman, 19, was standing outside on the 2400 block of West Jarvis Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when he was approached and shot by unknown offenders, according to police.
    http://abc7chicago.com

3 days ago

What Officials Are(n't) Doing About Chicago’s Lead Pipes

"When asked why the Water Department opposes public hearings, Conner suggested they could create “a sense of mass hysteria” if people aren’t educated “in the correct way and right setting” about how the city handles lead."

https://www.wbez.org/shows/curious-city/what-officials-arent-doing-about-chicagos-lead-pipes/0b3cf686-f01d-4465-bd78-04f36683c284

    What Officials Are(n't) Doing About Chicago's Lead Pipes
    Over the past three years, Chicagoans have been deluged with a stream of bad news about neurotoxic, brain-damaging lead in their water. And Curious City has been taking on questions about it for a couple of years now, starting with a resident who wanted to know why the Chicago Park District had been running so many lakefront fountains continuously .
    https://www.wbez.org

3 days ago

19-year-old West Rogers Park man shot in face in dies

Kyle Newman, 19, was standing outside on the 2400 block of West Jarvis Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when he was approached and shot by unknown offenders, according to police.

    19-year-old West Rogers Park man shot in face in dies
    A man who was shot in the face in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on Wednesday has died. Kyle Newman, 19, was standing outside on the 2400 block of West Jarvis Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when he was approached and shot by unknown offenders, according to police.
    http://abc7chicago.com

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

A visit to the 49th Ward service office after voting for Participatory Budgeting

A visit to the 49th Ward service office after voting for Participatory Budgeting

https://youtu.be/K1TcWhwtUP4

    Visiting 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore's office
    Visiting 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore's office
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Is this a fake chamber? I can't find the chamber anywhere. Where is the chamber? I can't find an office. Somebody said it moved from Sheridan by the park to Estes and Glenwood. Where?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

    Comcast to end hyperlocal site EveryBlock, agrees to send users to rival Nextdoor
    Comcast is pulling the plug on EveryBlock, the Chicago-based hyperlocal news site it revived four years ago. The website, which features blurbs about restaurant closings, building break-ins and community events, will go dark July 19, with a link steering EveryBlock users to sign up with Nextdoor, a rival hyperlocal platform.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Maggie neff

    Well, since you haven't an answer to my question, I guess I'll just say..you're welcome,"Rob". You're quite welcome.

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

    Bye, bye Rob. EveryBlock will be shutting you down, too.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

4 days ago

Get your free CityKey ID Card next Tuesday at St. Jerome's Parish Center

Do you need a valid government photo ID regardless of your immigration status?

I am partnering with Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia and Centro Romero to offer Rogers Park residents a free Chicago CityKey ID Card next Tuesday, July 17th, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., at St. Jerome’s Church Parish Center, 1709 W. Lunt (at Paulina).

The CityKey Card is an optional, officially recognized government-issued identification card that you can use to access a range of public and private services....

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Do you need a valid government photo ID regardless of your immigration status?

I am partnering with Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia and Centro Romero to offer Rogers Park residents a free Chicago CityKey ID Card next Tuesday, July 17th, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., at St. Jerome’s Church Parish Center, 1709 W. Lunt (at Paulina).

The CityKey Card is an optional, officially recognized government-issued identification card that you can use to access a range of public and private services. It is designed to reduce barriers to those who have difficulty accessing traditional government-issued identification, such as undocumented immigrants, youth, the homeless, transgender residents, domestic violence survivors, and those recently released from incarceration.

The Program’s goals have since grown to include discounts and other benefits for all of Chicago’s 2.7 million residents. This means that not only does the Chicago CityKey give Chicagoans the dignity and peace of mind that comes with having a government-issued ID, but it also serves as your key to Chicago– serving as your library card, Ventra card and benefits card for cultural institutions, sports teams and local businesses.

For more information on the CityKey program, including the documents you will need to obtain the card, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/get-your-free-citykey-id-card-next-tuesday-at-st-jeromes-parish-center/

    Get your free CityKey ID Card next Tuesday at St. Jerome's Parish Center
    Do you need a valid government photo ID regardless of your immigration status? I am partnering with Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia and Centro Romero to offer Rogers Park residents a free Chicago CityKey ID Card next Tuesday, July 17th, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., at St. Jerome's Church Parish Center, 1709 W.
    https://www.ward49.com

4 days ago

6 killed, 10 wounded in deadly 24 hours in Chicago

Around 11:15 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the ear and cheek while standing outside on the 2400 block of West Jarvis Avenue in the West Rogers Park neighborhood. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

In one shooting, a man was killed in the city’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood when shots were fired from an alley at a group of people standing on Paulina near 88th Street. Another man was injured, but is in stable condition.

...another, officers responded to three people shot around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 7200 block of South Green Street in Englewood. A 16-year-old girl was shot in the head and is in...

About five minutes later, two men were shot, one fatally, on the 8800 block of South Paulina Street in the Gresham neighborhood.

Around 11:45 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot after someone fired at him from a minivan while he was standing on a porch in the 100 block of East 120th Place in the West Pullman neighborhood. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

    6 killed, 10 wounded in deadly 24 hours in Chicago
    CHICAGO -- Six people have been killed, 10 others wounded, in shootings across Chicago since Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. In one shooting, a man was killed in the city's Auburn Gresham neighborhood when shots were fired from an alley at a group of people standing on Paulina near 88th Street.
    http://wgntv.com

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Receive low-cost pet vaccines, microchips, and more at 49th Ward Community Pet Day this Saturday

Keep your pets healthy and safe this summer at my fourth annual 49th Ward Community Pet Day.

The City of Chicago’s Department of Animal Care and Control (CACC) will be on hand this Saturday to provide low-cost vaccines, microchips, and Chicago dog registration, plus we’ll be offering $5 nail trims, free pet ID tags, and much more!

The event takes place this Saturday, July 14th, 10:00 a.m., at Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers.

CACC has the capacity to assist only...

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Keep your pets healthy and safe this summer at my fourth annual 49th Ward Community Pet Day.

The City of Chicago’s Department of Animal Care and Control (CACC) will be on hand this Saturday to provide low-cost vaccines, microchips, and Chicago dog registration, plus we’ll be offering $5 nail trims, free pet ID tags, and much more!

The event takes place this Saturday, July 14th, 10:00 a.m., at Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers.

CACC has the capacity to assist only 100 pets at this event.

Services will be provided to the first 100 pets on a first come, first served basis. So please arrive no later than 10:00 a.m. to register and ensure your place. Pets arriving after 10:00 a.m. may not receive services.

For more information on the event and the services provided, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/receive-low-cost-pet-vaccines-microchips-and-more-at-49th-ward-community-pet-day-this-saturday/

    Receive low-cost pet vaccines, microchips, and more at 49th Ward Community Pet Day this Saturday
    Keep your pets healthy and safe this summer at my fourth annual 49th Ward Community Pet Day. The City of Chicago's Department of Animal Care and Control (CACC) will be on hand this Saturday to provide low-cost vaccines, microchips, and Chicago dog registration, plus we'll be offering $5 nail trims, free pet ID tags, and much more!
    https://www.ward49.com

Jul 07

Updated 6 days ago

Tips for first time home buyers in Evanston

Hello, All

Wondering if people have any suggestions on resources (threads on EB, mailing lists, meetups, ...) to help somebody who's looking to buy their first home in Evanston get up to speed on the market, Evanston taxes & rules, etc.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

BB

  • That's what a good Realtor can do - at no cost to the buyer. Ask around, talk to a few and choose one you/re comfortable with who knows the area and market well. We bought last year with the help of an invaluable guy with a deep knowledge of all things RP/Edgewater. Best of luck to you!

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    Agree with Robin about NextDoor and with David about Realtors. We moved to Evanston from the city two years ago and our Realtor was super-helpful -- she knew Evanston really well and understood what would be important for our family. One thing to be aware of is the preservation ordinance and historic districts -- be sure to understand if you're in a district and if your house is a landmark, and how either designation might affect you.

Jul 09

Updated 6 days ago

50th Ward alderman seat draws a challenger

This should be a race with clearly defined visions about the future of the 50th Ward.

https://50thwardfollies.com/2018/07/09/andrew-rowlas-challenging-silverstein-for-alderman/

    Andrew Rowlas Challenging Silverstein for Alderman
    Andrew Rowlas, a community activist and former educator, has announced his candidacy for alderman of the 50th Ward, challenging two-term incumbent Debra Silverstein. Rowlas is campaigning on a progressive platform of economic development centered around small businesses, improved educational opportunities for neighborhood students, and civic engagement by neighborhood residents.
    http://50thwardfollies.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Hopefully, there won't be multiple candidates and we will get a new alderman

  • wendy carson community activist,and Ilove to bake

    Finally a candidate with an excellent record and a clear progressive vivion for all residents of the 50th ward.

Jul 09

Lend a Hand at Stewardship Work Day--Volunteer at West Ridge Nature Reserve

Lend a Hand at Stewardship Work Day
Sunday, July 15 10 a.m. to noon.

Sign up here. http://www.westridgenaturepreserve.org/contact or contact Steward Tom Murphy at tjmurphy4@comcast.net.

These workdays have resulted in great growth in the preserve, now in its third year. The woodland area has been transformed and a much greater variety of flowering plants can be seen and deer and coyote visit regularly. While the number of waterfowl. is down this year (perhaps due to the unusual weather we have...

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Lend a Hand at Stewardship Work Day
Sunday, July 15 10 a.m. to noon.

Sign up here. http://www.westridgenaturepreserve.org/contact or contact Steward Tom Murphy at tjmurphy4@comcast.net.

These workdays have resulted in great growth in the preserve, now in its third year. The woodland area has been transformed and a much greater variety of flowering plants can be seen and deer and coyote visit regularly. While the number of waterfowl. is down this year (perhaps due to the unusual weather we have had) overall the number of nesting and migratory birds continues to increase.

As for the work day, there are a number of invasive species–including garlic mustard, white sweet clover, pigweed, bedstraw and others that need to be controlled. We may also begin collecting seeds from the golden Alexanders, starry false Solomon's-seal and perhaps other spring-blooming plants. There continues to be invasive woody species and resprouts that need to be removed.

    West Ridge Nature Preserve
    Chicago nature preserve
    http://www.westridgenaturepreserve.org

Jul 07

Jul 03

Updated Jul 06

Cops on bikes taking pictures of car license plates

At 430pm today cops on bicycles taking pictures of cars on the 6500 block of maplewood. When I asked what they are doing I was told "enjoying the neighborhood"

  • Did you photograph him back?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    So you were there and saw them Jimmy? I think not.

Jul 06

Jul 04

Apartment boken into on Bell Ave, 7200 block

There are a gang of thieves breaking into people apartments through the gangway, or they will kick in the back door or garage. Community Alert!

Jul 04

Jul 04

Jul 03

Glass panel work begins this week at Sheridan-Sherwin parking garage

Contractors are scheduled to begin work this Thursday, July 5th, on the installation of new exterior channel glass panels for the parking garage at the southeast corner of Sheridan and Sherwin. The parking garage will remain open and accessible during the construction.

The sidewalk on the Sherwin side of the garage will be closed to allow for the staging of construction equipment and a dumpster. Parking on the Sherwin side also will be prohibited.

The sidewalk on the Sheridan side...

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Contractors are scheduled to begin work this Thursday, July 5th, on the installation of new exterior channel glass panels for the parking garage at the southeast corner of Sheridan and Sherwin. The parking garage will remain open and accessible during the construction.

The sidewalk on the Sherwin side of the garage will be closed to allow for the staging of construction equipment and a dumpster. Parking on the Sherwin side also will be prohibited.

The sidewalk on the Sheridan side will remain open with a canopy to protect pedestrians for the duration of the project. Parking on the Sheridan side will be prohibited on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., but allowed after hours and on weekends.

For more information, including the history of the parking structure, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/glass-panel-work-begins-this-week-at-sheridan-sherwin-parking-garage/

    Glass panel work begins this week at Sheridan-Sherwin parking garage
    Contractors are scheduled to begin work this Thursday, July 5th, on the installation of new exterior channel glass panels for the parking garage at the southeast corner of Sheridan and Sherwin. The parking garage will remain open and accessible during the construction.
    https://www.ward49.com

Jul 03

Looking for tree stumps or logs (4 - 8 inch diameter) for a children’s nature backyard play area.

I’m creating a child’s nature’s play area in the yard for my home daycare kids.
Thank you,
Laura
773-330-5829
Email, call or text

Jul 03

Jul 02

Fed Up With Busted Playgrounds, Mom Starts Twitter Campaign To Put Pressure On CPS

https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/07/02/fed-up-with-busted-playgrounds-mom-starts-twitter-campaign-to-put-pressure-on-cps/

Cassandra Kaczocha is documenting playground neglect through social media in hopes of forcing the district to do something about it.

(click url for entire article on Stone and Boone Elementary Schools)

    Fed Up With Busted Playgrounds, Mom Starts Twitter Campaign To Put Pressure On CPS
    These are selected by the writer and confirmed by the editor This article contains new, firsthand information uncovered by its reporter(s). This includes directly interviewing sources and research / analysis of primary source documents. As a news piece, this article cites verifiable, third-party sources which have all been thoroughly fact-checked and deemed credible by the Newsroom in accordance with the Civil Constitution.
    https://blockclubchicago.org

Jun 29

Updated Jul 01

Has your car's city sticker expired?

Purchase Your New City Sticker
Saturday is the last day of June, which means many City Stickers – particularly those belonging to seniors – will soon expire. Check the expiration month of your stickers and, if necessary, purchase a new one ASAP. Please remember, there is no longer a grace period, so you must have a valid sticker by the end of the month or potentially face ticketing.

If your sticker expires in June, you can purchase one at more...

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Purchase Your New City Sticker
Saturday is the last day of June, which means many City Stickers – particularly those belonging to seniors – will soon expire. Check the expiration month of your stickers and, if necessary, purchase a new one ASAP. Please remember, there is no longer a grace period, so you must have a valid sticker by the end of the month or potentially face ticketing.

If your sticker expires in June, you can purchase one at more than 350 locations throughout the city. Click here ttps://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/ezbuy/locateStore.do?utm_source=50th+Ward+Chicago&utm_campaign=04154b667f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_28_04_53&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9b54b7a4e-04154b667f-321138397 to find a vendor near you. You can also purchase at the City Clerk’s North Side Satellite Office at 5430 W. Gale Street weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If your sticker is expiring, purchase one as soon as possible to avoid costly and unnecessary tickets. For more information, please click here.http://www.chicityclerk.com/city-stickers-parking/purchase-options?utm_source=50th+Ward+Chicago&utm_campaign=04154b667f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_28_04_53&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9b54b7a4e-04154b667f-321138397

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  • I buy one every year for my car. My neighbor from across the street has two cars in his driveway, but never buys a sticker. I guess as long as he does not park on the street he can get away with it. Is that how it works? Seems unfair to me.

  • From what I can tell, he can "get away with it" as long as he never leaves his driveway. He can receive a ticket when parked on the street or when parked in a public garage or parking lot, or even if he is stopped by the Chicago police for any other reason. Sounds risky to me...

Jun 29

Updated Jun 30

Can you recommend any of these roofers?

I've gotten estimates from some roofing companies for roof replacement on a two-flat. I want to run the names by the community and see if anybody can recommend them. The reviews online look good but would like to hear more directly. First if you have something to say about the first batch I'd appreciate since I've already been in contact. But feel free to share comments about the others as well.

TAR Restoration
Presidential Roofing
JL Contractor Services
Horizon Restoration

There were a few others I saw mentioned in posts here I haven't contacted:
Nyberg Exteriors
Lindholm
Moore roofing
Feze roofing

We can keep it simple:
Job Quality: 1 - 5 stars
Promptness/Reliability: 1 -5 stars
Communication: 1-5 stars

  • Patty swmbo Uptown resident 30+ years

    Our condo association used Lindholm in the past and they were fine. They were among the bidders for some work we did last month. We ended up choosing Chicago Roofing Services, even though they were pricey, because we had the most confidence in them. The quality of their work was...

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    Our condo association used Lindholm in the past and they were fine. They were among the bidders for some work we did last month. We ended up choosing Chicago Roofing Services, even though they were pricey, because we had the most confidence in them. The quality of their work was very good and they cleaned up after the job. Note--we eliminated a couple of bids because they didn't even get out of their trucks--make sure you choose someone who actually gets up on the roof to see what needs to be done.

  • I cannot recommend Jack Taff Roofing highly enough! SInce 1949 they have been a staple in the neighborhood. They just came to my house last week after the biblical rain to fix a problem for me. Same day I called!! They also put on my new roof last Fall at a very good price.

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