2 days ago

Updated 9 min ago

Log Cabin Republican Calls Police on Wrong Woman

In what appears to be another case of calling the police because someone is Black, Morry Matson, Log Cabin Republican candidate for Edgewater's Mayor, has a lot of explaining to do. His last claim to fame was promoting a multi-million dollar carnival boardwalk in front of lots of people's homes and cutting off their unobstructed views of the lake.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/black-woman-says-cvs-manager-called-police-because-she-had-wrong-coupon/

    Black woman says CVS manager called police because she had wrong coupon
    Camilla Hudson wanted to use a manufacturer's coupon at CVS on North Broadway on Friday night, but a manager who said he'd never seen a coupon like that called the police, she said in a Facebook post. "So, THIS just happened: I had the police called on me for attempting to use a coupon @ the CVS Pharmacy located at 6150 N.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • The important result is that CVS did the right thing. They publicly honored their customer, disciplined (fired) two employees for improper behavior on the job and preserved their reputation in the community. Matson's reputation was not damaged because it was less than commendable to begin with.

  • Andrew Linc Sq Lifer

    I'm not sure what you say is correct. You don't know what transpired. They probably got fired because she was black and raised a hoot. Corporate PR people run scared every time someone hollers "Racism". They're use to Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton years of corporate shakedowns. Hope it never...

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    I'm not sure what you say is correct. You don't know what transpired. They probably got fired because she was black and raised a hoot. Corporate PR people run scared every time someone hollers "Racism". They're use to Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton years of corporate shakedowns. Hope it never happens to you.

    Last year I witnessed a scene in Sarasota where a TJ Maxx clerk was accused of "racism" because she would take a food wrapper from a customer's hand to throw away. Instead, she pointed to a nearby trashcan. lots of hollering ensued and a lot of protesting was directed towards the camera in the ceiling. I hung around until the manager showed up to tell her that this was a baseless claim. This left a bad taste in my mouth.

    K: A legitimate coupon would have a bar code that would go thru. There's the rub.

27 hours ago

Updated 46 min 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
  • The light has fizzled out on the occupy light brigade. Sad. They must be busy looking for some kind of social cause or something to complain about or a martyr to champion. Or are they on vacation?

  • Reid Hyams X-Art Entertainment • Century 21 Universal

    Maybe the light brigade has decided to take swimming lessons, they'll need them once this moves over to NextDoor... but why start now, let them reach their destiny and sink to the bottom. Some are already there, like some of the fish known as "bottom feeders" ~

18 hours ago

Updated 55 min ago

Chariot of India Festival Parade in Rogers Park on 7/14/2018

Chariot of India Festival Parade returned this year to Rogers Park. I posted 9 videos along Ashland Avenue and Farwell Avenue.

https://youtu.be/TlTcojnu584

    Chariot of India Festival Parade Rogers Park 7/14/2018
    Chariot of India Festival Parade Rogers Park 7/14/2018
    https://www.youtube.com/

5 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Goodbye

it is proven again - bad companies fail. Moderators who supported attacks by certain individuals caused a drop in readership and the demise of this service. I hope moderators have learned a valuable lesson as they move to other employment.

No more attacks -Hooray.

  • headsup not available

    Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is THE business organization in Rogers Park - Bill Morton is their leader and advocate. Rogers Park News is a great addition to his efforts to inform Rogers Park and Edgewater residents of what is happening in Rogers Park, Edgewater and RogersEdge. Bill Morton should run for Alderman of Rogers Park.

  • Rob

    "Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is THE business organization in Rogers Park"

    Yeah, sure it is.

3 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Rogers Park News facebook group

Rogers Park News (Public Group) is the place for news and conversation about Rogers Park and the 49th Ward.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RogersParkNeighborhoodNews/permalink/1468074743268580

    Bill Morton
    Rogers Park News (Public Group) is the place for the quickest and most complete news and conversation about Rogers Park and the 49th Ward. Here is a video from Oct 20, 2010, about the importance of...
    https://www.facebook.com
  • Maggie neff

    Right,Reid. Let's throw caution to the wind. This site has become nothing more but a podium for cowardly trolls with no fear of accountability. It can't shut down soon enough.

  • Reid Hyams X-Art Entertainment • Century 21 Universal

    Agreed Maggie.

18 hours ago

Updated 3 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

    Main
    Eva Strobeck is running for 49th war alderwoman. This is her site about her campaign and her community outreach.
    https://www.49thwardforeva.com
  • Maggie neff

    Heh Rob. Why would you put my name in quotation marks? That doesn't make sense. It's not an alias. I obviously, and at times to my regret,opted out of the option to hide my identity.

  • paulina and touhy too many inconsiderate people

    i hope you beat the current weasel. a suck up should not be in office.

24 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Edgewater CVS Manager Running For 48th Ward Alderman In Hot Water After Calling Cops On Black Woman

A manager at the 6150 N. Broadway CVS Pharmacy is in hot water after calling the police on a black woman who he accused of using a counterfeit coupon. That manager, Edgewater resident Morry Matson, also happens to be running for 48th Ward Alderman as an independent and was a state delegate for the Donald […]

    Edgewater CVS Manager Running For 48th Ward Alderman In Hot Water After Calling Cops On Black Woman
    A manager at the 6150 N. Broadway CVS Pharmacy is in hot water after calling the police on a black woman who he accused of using a counterfeit coupon. That manager, Edgewater resident Morry Matson, also happens to be running for 48th Ward Alderman as an independent and was a state delegate for the Donald ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Running for Alderman in the 48th????? With his judgement on this coupon/police issue - not a chance - - - - Does anyone know if he has withdrawn as yet????

2 days ago

Updated 4 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.

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

18 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Loyola University online security issues

"Loyola University Chicago has dealt with online security issues several times in recent years. Most often, students receive phishing emails appearing to come from Loyola officials asking for their student ID information."

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RogersParkNeighborhoodNews/permalink/1743180705757981/

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

    Our lack of cyber security is the biggest threat to the U.S.

43 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

what are the wooden pedestals with hearts for?

What are the wooden pedestals with
❤️ hearts for?

  • Information on the posts explains everything for those who can read English. I didn't notice if it's also in Spanish.

  • d3 NoHo

    If you wanted to cross Sheridan sure it looks like some of them have a blurb about it.... Without crossing I passed about four of these that didn't have anything other than a heart on them.

Jul 06

Updated 22 hours ago

Choppers and sirens

What’s up with all the helicopters over Newgard and Pratt/glenwood. Anyone know?

  • Walt Kennedy Web Developer, Photographer, Graphic Designer

    @chrisfinn - Seems that expression of sadness, condolence and prayer for family would be more appropriate than judgement. WWJD? Ask yourself.

  • chrisfinn bornagain chicagoan

    Hey Walt Kennedy. that's my opinion. Or isn't this a free country anymore?

2 days ago

Jul 05

Updated 2 days ago

Before our library was connected to the Internet

The Rogers Park Library was one of the first branch libraries to make available computers for public use. The Friends of the Rogers Park Library, with money raised from book sales, bought two 386 desktops in 1992, and were loaded with WordPerfect 5.1 were made available for word processing to library users. We were not in the position to restore the library hours cut in 1992. However, we tried to find a way to keep our neighborhood library relevant. They...

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The Rogers Park Library was one of the first branch libraries to make available computers for public use. The Friends of the Rogers Park Library, with money raised from book sales, bought two 386 desktops in 1992, and were loaded with WordPerfect 5.1 were made available for word processing to library users. We were not in the position to restore the library hours cut in 1992. However, we tried to find a way to keep our neighborhood library relevant. They were a popular attraction and were heavily used.
Alderman Moore’s office contributed computers that were made into learning stations. Students can learn to type and be drilled on basic arithmetic. Though these were not the state of the art PCs, their useful life was extended and well used by students of all ages.
As the lead organization of a city-wide coalition, the Friends of the Rogers Park Library successfully campaigned to restore the library hours in 1993 and Mary Dempsey was appointed Library Commissioner in 1994. She made it a priority to connect the Chicago Public Library to the Internet. When we opened on June 8, 1999, in a new facility, it had six top of the line desktops connected to the Internet. The Chicago Public Library for many more users was their only on-ramp to the Information Superhighway.
Unfortunately, branch library hours were again cut back in 2010 during the last economic download. Though our branch library still has shorter hours, we now have 24 PCs connected to the Internet, 12 on the Adult side, and 12 on the children’s side. We even have Cyber Navigators, funded by the Chicago Public Library Foundation to assist those who are using computers for the first time, and for those who need reminders on their lessons. There is even a scanner that will copy your old photos and documents into a jpg file, and for a small fee print copies.
Join the Friends of the Rogers Park Library and help keep our library relevant.

5 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
  • Nextdoor requires "somewhat real names" but they are -not- all "real names". Everyblock was not at all perfect, but I will still miss it. The news aggregation was occasionally laughable, but it did start some useful discussions that might not have been started by a neighborhood poster, especially since the...

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    Nextdoor requires "somewhat real names" but they are -not- all "real names". Everyblock was not at all perfect, but I will still miss it. The news aggregation was occasionally laughable, but it did start some useful discussions that might not have been started by a neighborhood poster, especially since the "neighborhoods" are defined much too tightly. I have had a Nextdoor ID since the previous time Everyblock was about to die, but I rarely used it or even checked it, since I have personally found only a few useful posts, mixed in with many things Everyblock would consider advertising.

  • Maggie neff

    I did learn a lot about local politics and gained a new perspective about our elected officials. That has definitely been an eye opener.

3 days ago

Updated 3 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!!!!

Jul 09

Updated 3 days ago

Could someone please suggest an authentic and not mediocre Mexican restaurant?

Having trouble finding a good Mexican restaurant in the RP area?
I am forced to go to the ones I'm familiar with that are authentic on Lawrence, Kedzie and elsewhere, like Big Wig tacos and burritos on LaSalle and Chicago Avenue ! I just would like a local Taco and not have to travel far.

THANKS RP citizens !

  • GaToR Cherokee I am a comedian, actor, singer

    Edgewater tacos better be very fresh if they charge in a astounding $375 + $275 / taco !!

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    It's south of RP but Carmela's on Lawrence just west of Broadway makes the best carnitas tacos around.

3 days ago

Jul 04

Updated 3 days ago

    Berrios tweaks formula; home assessments rise on North Side, fall on South Side
    The new home values are based on three years of changing home sales prices since the last major reassessment, and Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios' office says it is using a new model in an attempt to make the system more fair.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

5 things to know about Chicago's Croatian community

Grocery stores across the region carry them, including Devon Market, 1440 W. Devon Ave., in Rogers Park and Minos Imported Foods, 648 W. Lake St., Addison.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Blessed Aloysius Stepinac Croatian Catholic Mission, 6346 N. Ridge Ave., posted on its Facebook page that it will be holding mass at 9 a.m. but canceled its usual 10:30 a.m. service, which is said in Croatian.

    5 things to know about Chicago's Croatian community
    All eyes have recently been on Chicago's Croatian community as their home team gears up to compete in its first World Cup final Sunday. But Croatians have called the Windy City home for years, with many of Chicago's most notable politicians and athletes tracing their roots back to the country.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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

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

Updated 3 days ago

5 things to know about Chicago's Croatian community

"Croatian soccer fans react to the go-ahead goal in World Cup semifinal against England during a watch party at the Croatian Community Center in Rogers Park on July 11, 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)"

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RogersParkNeighborhoodNews/permalink/1738152076260844/

    Bill Morton
    "Croatian soccer fans react to the go-ahead goal in World Cup semifinal against England during a watch party at the Croatian Community Center in Rogers Park on July 11, 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Rogers Park events

"Are there any events in Rogers Park this month?"

Yes! They are listed here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RogersParkNeighborhoodNews/permalink/1731137166962335

    Ivorie M Chavours
    Rogers Park News has 1,619 members. Rogers Park News (Public Group) is the place for news and conversation about Rogers Park and the 49th Ward....
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

5 things to know about Chicago's Croatian community

Grocery stores across the region carry them, including Devon Market, 1440 W. Devon Ave., in Rogers Park and Minos Imported Foods, 648 W. Lake St., Addison.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Blessed Aloysius Stepinac Croatian Catholic Mission, 6346 N. Ridge Ave., posted on its Facebook page that it will be holding mass at 9 a.m. but canceled its usual 10:30 a.m. service, which is said in Croatian.

    5 things to know about Chicago's Croatian community
    All eyes have recently been on Chicago's Croatian community as their home team gears up to compete in its first World Cup final Sunday. But Croatians have called the Windy City home for years, with many of Chicago's most notable politicians and athletes tracing their roots back to the country.
    http://www.chicagotribune.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

EveryBlock Is Dead!

Now that EveryBlock is officially dead. Please feel free to join us on the Rogers Park News group on Facebook:

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

    Rogers Park News
    Rogers Park News (Public Group) is the place for news and conversation about Rogers Park and the 49th Ward. Aggregated from over 30 types of news, in several categories, including: Art Bars &...
    https://www.facebook.com
Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

3 days ago

One Of Sweden’s Most Acclaimed Artists Opens New Show In Andersonville

A new show from one of Sweden’s most acclaimed artists today has opened her new show at the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville now through Sunday, September 23. Karen Broos has received much attention and gathered international praise with a style of painting that is reminiscent of past Swedish masters with a more contemporary approach. […]

    One Of Sweden's Most Acclaimed Artists Opens New Show In Andersonville
    A new show from one of Sweden's most acclaimed artists today has opened her new show at the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville now through Sunday, September 23. Karen Broos has received much attention and gathered international praise with a style of painting that is reminiscent of past Swedish masters with a more contemporary approach.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

3 days ago

5 things to know about Chicago's Croatian community

Grocery stores across the region carry them, including Devon Market, 1440 W. Devon Ave., in Rogers Park and Minos Imported Foods, 648 W. Lake St., Addison.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Blessed Aloysius Stepinac Croatian Catholic Mission, 6346 N. Ridge Ave., posted on its Facebook page that it will be holding mass at 9 a.m. but canceled its usual 10:30 a.m. service, which is said in Croatian.

    5 things to know about Chicago's Croatian community
    All eyes have recently been on Chicago's Croatian community as their home team gears up to compete in its first World Cup final Sunday. But Croatians have called the Windy City home for years, with many of Chicago's most notable politicians and athletes tracing their roots back to the country.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

Jul 09

Updated 4 days ago

Apartment Rental

I'm looking for a studio or 1 bedroom apartment where I am about 40 minutes by transit to 175 N State street. I am a single woman so safety is a premium. $700-800 is my range. Any suggestions would be helpful. It doesn't have to be Roger's Park. Thank you .

  • steven beckerman Lifelong resident of the Rogers Park neighborhood.

    Hate to say it, but in that price range, you're probably looking at studios, or sharing a larger apartment with roommates. That travel range would put you up near Loyola, or one of the red line stops nearby or to the south. Studios abound up and down Winthrop and Kenmore in Edgewater.

  • Pam Spacek rogers park

    I have an extra bed in the living room where my ex-roommate slept.Safe area and just a few blocks to Jarvis "L" No smoking and there are pets here

5 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

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Thank you Officer Steve Ommundsen

Our neighborhood had the tragedy of Darihanne Torres drowning at Loyola Park Beach last week, Friday, July 6, 2018. Her death is a loss for our community. Darihanne's companion was saved by a Chicago Police Officer who attempted to rescue both girls. As mentioned in the link below:

https://rogersedgereporter.com/2018/07/10/rogers-park-mourns-girl-who-never-stayed-sad/

"Chicago Police Officer Steve Ommundsen, who was among the first on the scene Friday. Ommundsen responded to a call of swimmers in trouble in the choppy waters off Loyola Beach. It...

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Our neighborhood had the tragedy of Darihanne Torres drowning at Loyola Park Beach last week, Friday, July 6, 2018. Her death is a loss for our community. Darihanne's companion was saved by a Chicago Police Officer who attempted to rescue both girls. As mentioned in the link below:

https://rogersedgereporter.com/2018/07/10/rogers-park-mourns-girl-who-never-stayed-sad/

"Chicago Police Officer Steve Ommundsen, who was among the first on the scene Friday. Ommundsen responded to a call of swimmers in trouble in the choppy waters off Loyola Beach. It was about 7:30 p.m. after lifeguards had gone home for the night. Ommundsen, himself a former Chicago lifeguard, immediately stripped to his underwear and dove in the water, swimming about 100 yards to a girl who was floating motionless in the water."

“She was barely conscious,” Ommundsen said. “She wasn’t really aware of what was happening.”

“Her body was already under the water,” he said. “I wish I would have been able to get them both.”

Officer Steve Ommundsen is a member of the patrol for our Beat 2431. He is the officer on the right-side in the picture I took on our beat walk with 24th District Commander Nieves, Kevin O'Neil from Alderman Moore's office, Carolina Juarez from the Rogers Park Business Alliance, and another outstanding officer in our beat Matt Mckenna on June 18.

I commend Officer Ommundsen for his lifesaving actions. His selflessness, putting his own life at risk, exemplifies the spirit of our 24th Police District whose officers who do their best to serve and protect us. The other picture shows the second watch bike officers who patrol the lakeshore of our neighborhood. Also, Alderman Moore is working with the Chicago Park District to make lifesaving gear readily available to first responders at our beaches.

Thank you Officer Steve Ommundsen,
Kang Chiu
Co-facilitator
Beat 2431

    Friends, classmates, mourns girl who 'never stayed sad'
    By John Carpenter When friends passed Darihanne Torres in the halls at Jordan Elementary School, she always made them smile. This was just one of many memories offered Monday evening at a lakeside memorial for Torres, 13, who drowned in Lake Michigan Friday. Known to her friends and family simply as Ari, she was remembered...
    https://rogersedgereporter.com
  • So sad for these kids. Most likely the first such tragedy like this they have experienced. Was good to see the neighborhood come forward and support them and this girls family. They still need us. I understand the funeral is Saturday. I plan to pay my respects and show support. I know others will also.

  • headsup not available

    Officer Ommundsen is a hero - he did not think twice about what needed to be done. Now here is an example to present to our children as we teach them how to grow up to be good people. Thank you Officer - You are a wonderful person. Your family must be very proud of you.

Jul 10

Updated 5 days ago

Found dog

We found this little scared guy on our porch at Ashland and Pratt. Managed to get him to vet--no chip. Have posted on Lost Dogs, Facebook. He's friendly.

  • Hey Julia, I was trying to find a way to PM you, but I can't seem to. Can you try me, please? Or you can email me at vishnel@gmail.com

  • He is adorable...

5 days ago

Jul 02

Updated 5 days ago

Neighbor's noisy dog

Hey RP family,

Does anyone know how to find out who is the owner/landlord of a rental property? I live next door to a home that has been converted into a two-unit property. The renters in one of the units leave their dog out for extended periods of time and the dog barks a LOT. I tried a nice letter when I moved in last summer, and was treated to a series of nasty texts in return, though the owners...

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Hey RP family,

Does anyone know how to find out who is the owner/landlord of a rental property? I live next door to a home that has been converted into a two-unit property. The renters in one of the units leave their dog out for extended periods of time and the dog barks a LOT. I tried a nice letter when I moved in last summer, and was treated to a series of nasty texts in return, though the owners said they would buy a no-bark collar for the dog. Well, it's warm out again, and the dog is barking again. I want to go straight to the landlord now, but have no idea who it is.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

J.

  • Bye

    Janvier..maybe calling Felines and Canines and/ot Anti Cruelty may bring some some suggestions . .

  • Janvier RP resident, singer/songwriter, MS in Child Dev.

    Thanks d3 and 60660Gal for the suggestions.

    The dog has been out a lot less since I first posted here, so maybe my neighbor got the message. Knock on wood :-)

    J.

Jun 29

Updated 6 days ago

Where is the security deposit?

How does one find if one's Security deposit is not comingled with the landlord's money? The building has more than 20 units

  • I think when tenants live out the security deposit they see it as a right. It is their money as they see it an really there is nothing you can do when they do that. If bad tenants and bad landlords were only in business with each other that might work. When I as a good landlord get a couple of bad apples I have to eat it. I have great tenants now.

  • d3 NoHo

    Kuria: the law allows you to sue the landlord, and that all fees for your attorney and court would be paid by the landlord. There are attorneys that will take these cases with no cost to you except they take a cut of what you win (and they end up getting thousands in fees too paid by the landlord)

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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

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