26 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Hello every block

So after months of not being able to share my opinion on DNA INFO ive decided to join every block ..

  • @Rob Henry Kissinger once said that "even paranoiacs have real enemies" and some people are legitimately terrified by that even though, in many cases, it is based on an underlying disorder. Harsh moderation, as Wazzy commented, can be a contributing factor and those poor people need our empathy and compassionate understanding.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    “Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”
    ― Joseph Heller, Catch-22

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Sheridan road panhandling out of control again

I had to move because Bjb bought my building, but I still attend classes in the general area.
It went in cycles, the aggressive panhandling, during my residency, the worst when there was a McDonald's express next to Loyola red line. Such fine individuals, very community-service oriented would run in, announce which busses were arriving and then demand payment for this unasked for service.
Going to Cvs or Taco Bell is usually an invitation for some desperate person to rapidly...

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I had to move because Bjb bought my building, but I still attend classes in the general area.
It went in cycles, the aggressive panhandling, during my residency, the worst when there was a McDonald's express next to Loyola red line. Such fine individuals, very community-service oriented would run in, announce which busses were arriving and then demand payment for this unasked for service.
Going to Cvs or Taco Bell is usually an invitation for some desperate person to rapidly approach you and violate your personal space.
I especially take issue with well groomed, clean individuals standing less than five feet from Five guys making it impossible to enter without an interaction with them.
One woman has a very shiny, well maintained bald head. Her regular spot is far too close to the entrance of Five Guys.

I shave mine in solidarity with a family member on chemo and I have stubble by 1pm, if this person can keep it up that well they arent homeless or even marginally housed.
I am well aware people are moving out of nursing and group homes en masse into section 8 subsidized apartments into the zipcode, maybe their caseworkers will see this and address the issue a bit better.

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Sorry, Reid. I missed your suggestion.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    As to the bald woman panhandler, how do you know she isn't going through chemo herself? (Cancer can be expensive enough to impoverish a patient, especially if she loses her job and then her insurance). It can take weeks after finishing chemo for hair to begin growing in, and in...

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    As to the bald woman panhandler, how do you know she isn't going through chemo herself? (Cancer can be expensive enough to impoverish a patient, especially if she loses her job and then her insurance). It can take weeks after finishing chemo for hair to begin growing in, and in a small % of cases the chemo med Taxotere can cause permanent baldness (especially when an aromatase inhibitor--which blocks estrogen production--is taken with or afterward). Also, she might have alopecia (usually genetic or idiopathic), in which there is no regrowth. Don't assume she has the resources to go shave her head regularly in order to scam pedestrians.

    That being said, panhandlers can be bothersome--but in this case, at least they're on the sidewalks instead of walking through traffic, a road rage incident or tragic accident waiting to happen.

43 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Loyola Redline Mugging This Weekend

I'm not seeing it in the news yet but apparently a young man was mugged Saturday night and has now died from the head trauma he sustained. A friend of his posted this on facebook. "He was found early Saturday morning at the Loyola station in Chicago. He was laying at the bottom of the stairs with his wallet missing and with serious head trauma."
This is all the info I have and just wanted my neighbors to be aware.

  • I don’t think there is a question about the cameras working. Still waiting to hear more on what transpired.

  • Bruce_ Comment by TBD, whom you've muted

    As a constituent I see
    1000's of kids flow through that el stop.
    To recap.
    Has someone died between x,y at location? If so ask anyone with info contact...

    Condolences pending notification.

18 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Both Edgewater And Andersonville ‘Have It All’ According To Redfin

According to Redfin, a residential real estate company that provides web-based real estate database and brokerage services, Americans are having a very difficult time lately trying to find a neighborhood that ‘has it all.’ However, both Edgewater and Andersonville offer potential buyers better options as they rank high in a new ranking put out by the company. Redfin cited a […]

    Both Edgewater And Andersonville 'Have It All' According To Redfin
    According to Redfin, a residential real estate company that provides web-based real estate database and brokerage services, Americans are having a very difficult time lately trying to find a neighborhood that 'has it all.' However, both Edgewater and Andersonville offer potential buyers better options as they rank high in a new ranking put out by the company.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

13 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Yesterday's death at the Bryn Mawr Red Line stop?

Hi, neighbors -- I'm just curious if any of you know more details about the man who was hit by the train and died yesterday. The Sun Times names him as "52-year-old James Dillen" -- but that's it. https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/red-purple-line-trains-shut-down-person-removed-from-tracks-at-bryn-mawr/ Does anyone know any more about the circumstances, or about Mr. Dillen?

Thanks,
Michael

    52-year-old man fatally struck by CTA train at Bryn Mawr
    Normal service resumed on the CTA Red and Purple lines about two hours after a person jumped in front of a train Friday morning in the North Side Edgewater neighborhood, according to police. The man jumped in front of the train just after 7 a.m.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    I just feel like the word troubled has negative connotations attatched to it. We never say a person who suffers from a physical illness is troubled. Troubled is usually attatched to people with mental issues not physical.you know people who have behavioral issues are often labeled as troubled. Behavioral issues are generally due to mental health issues. Its a controversial subject.

  • ok, nitpick the word. but i am a hospice volunteer and i hear similar sentiment all the time.

4 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Let's keep our comments civil

Lately multiple threads have been shut down due to violations of EveryBlock's policy of respectful comments.

If you post a comment, do not insult the person that you are reacting to.

........Keep your anger to yourself.

........You can disagree , but don't get nasty.

The rest of us want to see the range of thought on a particular topic.

We can also gain knowledge concerning a local topic.

Thank you for controlling your rage.

  • Kindly control yourself Owen. The record holder on this civilized thread has well over one hundred mutes and that isn't even counting the number of mutes on the record holder's previous EB accounts that were deleted by the moderators.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "People could be nicer. It's not complicated."

    Says the guy who calls people trolls.

    Of course people could be nicer. They could also make use of the mute feature. But people have their own way of doing things.

Jan 10

Updated 38 hours ago

Drywall repair from leak

Any recommendations for a reliable person to repair a small ceiling / wall from a water leak?

  • i am a journeyman carpenter with seasonal availability. this time of year is very light for me and i would love to bid this job for you. let me know how you would like to proceed. matt.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

    John M. Kahoun - View Obituary & Service Information
    Share a memory on John Kahoun's tribute.
    http://www.barrfuneralhome.com
  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Many a warm summer night was spent there with a burger and a beer...or two..or three...

    One of the reasons Moody's beer garden became so popular was that it was all-ages: you could bring the family and eat outside. Also, the bar indoors was very dark--and, before anti-smoking ordinances were...

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    Many a warm summer night was spent there with a burger and a beer...or two..or three...

    One of the reasons Moody's beer garden became so popular was that it was all-ages: you could bring the family and eat outside. Also, the bar indoors was very dark--and, before anti-smoking ordinances were enacted--smoky as hell. So the outdoors became a refuge from smokers too--people still smoked outside, but they could wave the smoke away. (And you & they could see each other and move to a different table).

    I never knew any other Moody's but the one on B'way. I know it's not the end of an era, but it's always sad when a person who established something beloved passes away. May his memory be for a blessing,

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Most beer gardens that serve food are all ages. No?

Dec 05

Updated 2 days ago

Found keys at Devon and Broadway yesterday

Car key/fob and house keys

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Redline issues

Howard to Belmont, expect massive delays.

2 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

TJam Kitchen, Casual Sophistication on Howard Street

Named after its owner and culinary institute trained chef Tony Jamaica, TJam Kitchen at 1418 W. Howard (773-381-8011) is a gem. Though it sways to a Latin rhythm, the menu is influenced by European, North and South American cuisine. The variety at TJam will delight omnivores, carnivores, veggies and vegans alike. Also enjoy the upbeat decor and original art work of co-owner and professional artist Lidoska Guietti. And be sure to check out each day's specials.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    60660Gal,

    Tony, the co-owner, is contemplating extending his hours into the evening. Stay tuned.

  • Reid Hyams X-Art Entertainment • Century 21 Universal

    TJam, the cuisine and the owners are the definition of awesome!!! I'm patently addicted.

3 days ago

Get on our bus to resist Donald Trump! Join us Saturday for the Women's March to the Polls!

Join your Rogers Park neighbors for the Resistance as we march with hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans to send a strong, unified message to Donald Trump that we continue to stand united and support each other in protecting and furthering women's rights and the rights and civil liberties of all people.

The 49th Ward Democratic Party is one of over 100 "supporting groups" that are providing support and marchers for the March to the Polls, the Second Annual Women’s March...

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Join your Rogers Park neighbors for the Resistance as we march with hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans to send a strong, unified message to Donald Trump that we continue to stand united and support each other in protecting and furthering women's rights and the rights and civil liberties of all people.

The 49th Ward Democratic Party is one of over 100 "supporting groups" that are providing support and marchers for the March to the Polls, the Second Annual Women’s March on Chicago, taking place this Saturday, January 20th.

We are sponsoring a bus that will take you directly to the site of the rally and march at the intersection of Congress Parkway and Columbus Drive and bring you back to Rogers Park that afternoon after the march and rally have ended.

Meet us this Saturday, January 20th, 9:00 a.m., at the 49th Ward Democratic Party office, 1774 W. Greenleaf (at Ravenswood). We will have complimentary coffee and donuts to help get your morning started.

Space for the bus is filling up quickly, so please RSVP as soon as possible to guarantee yourself a seat. To RSVP, visit:

https://goo.gl/forms/QPLLXYAcnHocT2Xi1

Complete the form, letting us know how many people will be joining you. Or call us at 773-973-4949.

Last year, we packed three buses with over 150 Rogers Park residents, who traveled downtown to join 250,000 women and their allies who raised their voices for issues each of us hold dear. That historic day embodied the ongoing fight for women’s rights.

This Saturday, we will come together again to celebrate the spirit of the resistance efforts over the past year and unite to focus on the 2018 elections and beyond.

The 49th Ward is clearly strong and united and the March to the Polls this Saturday is an important act of resistance. Please join us for this historic march.

    Women's March to the Polls with the 49th Ward Dems
    Travel together with fellow progressive Democrats to the 2018 Women's March to the Polls. We will meet at 9 a.m. at 1774 W. Greenleaf Ave (at Ravenswood) and ride together to Congress and Columbus where the Women's March will begin. Please RSVP below so we can arrange travel.
    http://docs.google.com

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

One shot, two shot, three shot, four shot.

Just days into the new year. Near Columbia and Clark.

  • Bruce_ Comment by TBD, whom you've muted

    Now on North Shore. Those 3 new cops better hurry up.

Jan 06

Updated 4 days ago

Christmas Tree Pickup/Recycle? - YES!

I just wanted to give an enthusiastic shout-out to the non-profit group, Do The Right Thing - Recycling (http://dtrt-recycling.org/). They just came to my 3rd floor walkup (yes, at 8pm on a Saturday!) and did an exceptional job removing my tree and taking it to be recycled. Well worth the door-to-door $25 donation/charge. (It's only $15 if you meet them at the curb.) Check them out and schedule away your worries of the schlep.

    Tree Recycling Program - Do The Right Thing! Recycling
    Do The Right Thing! Recycling is offering holiday tree pickup services for the north side of Chicago. We pick up your tree directly from your living room floor. We come equipped with reusable tarps and cords, and all we ask is that you remove all decorations from the trees including lights and tinsel.
    http://dtrt-recycling.org

Jan 07

Updated 4 days ago

Land bank.

Howard.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    I thought those first 4 fences were buried on site under the dirt that was hauled in to fill the hole.

  • Landfilling the underground pit was one of the first steps in the development plan.

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Jan 07

Updated 4 days ago

Pratt land bank

Vacant more than 10 yrs.

  • John Warner Conservative neighbor and person that cares

    Or someplace local like 5/3 Bank.

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    So many empty lots in RP. Sad.

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4 days ago

Jan 08

Updated 4 days ago

Moving to Edgewater

Hi! My wife and I are looking to buy our first condo, and we we're wondering what the general opinion is of Ardmore between Ridge and Clark and if there is anything we should be aware of. Thanks!

  • Parking is difficult there. More then most places.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Depends on what part of Edgewater. East of B'way, parking is difficult because of so many apt. bldgs with so few garage spaces. West has more single-family homes and 2-flats with garages, so on-street parking's easier to find. I live less than 1/4 mi. from a Red Line station, and...

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    Depends on what part of Edgewater. East of B'way, parking is difficult because of so many apt. bldgs with so few garage spaces. West has more single-family homes and 2-flats with garages, so on-street parking's easier to find. I live less than 1/4 mi. from a Red Line station, and it has almost never taken me more than 45 minutes, even in rush hour, to get as far south as Jackson St. (Track problems & the like can happen on any line). Ubers & Lyfts are plentiful; and many of the city's taxi drivers live here--easy to flag down a cab on B'way.

    I grew up in NYC, and to get from Queens to Brooklyn on the subway, you had to go through Manhattan. (My husband's commute to college--no dorms at CUNY schools--was 2.5 hrs. each way every day). The NYC subway system is deteriorating due to budget cuts. I lived in Seattle, and drove to law school in south Tacoma-->1 hr. each way). Be glad you don't live in DuPage or Kane County and commute into the Loop. And don't even ask about Los Angeles or the Miami-W. Palm I-95 corridor.

    We Chicagoans don't realize how lucky we are when it comes to commuting from a residential 'hood to downtown.

Jan 05

Updated 5 days ago

Shovel your sidewalk

Resident :

If you have not shoveled your sidewalk, please do so on this Sunday.

It is supposed to reach 30 degrees.

....... ( The cold temperatures will not be an excuse ).

By city ordinance, you are to shovel your sidewalk.

.......( Make walking SAFE for everyone , especially the elderly ).

Thank you for being a responsible resident.

Kenny P.

  • Wow. A simple posting about shoveling snow sure got someone all triggered up and all defensive about protecting the boys.

  • d3 NOH

    No Helen. Why are you opposed to original content on this site and just providing information people want?

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5 days ago

49th Ward Service Office closed Monday for King Day; City garbage pickup on Tuesday, Wednesday

This Monday, January 16th, is a government holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. My 49th Ward Service Office will be closed and only emergency City services will be provided.

If you have a City services emergency on Monday that requires immediate attention, please call 311.

If you receive City garbage pick-up on Monday, your garbage will be collected on Tuesday. If you receive City garbage pick-up on Tuesday, you may not get your garbage picked up until Wednesday. Please plan accordingly.

I wish you a safe weekend as we pay homage to the legacy and memory of Dr. King.

https://www.ward49.com/news/49th-ward-service-office-closed-monday-for-king-day-city-garbage-pickup-on-tuesday-wednesday/

    49th Ward Service Office closed Monday for King Day; City garbage pickup on Tuesday, Wednesday
    This Monday, January 16th, is a government holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday. My 49th Ward Service Office will be closed and only emergency City services will be provided. If you have a City services emergency on Monday that requires immediate attention, please call 311.
    https://www.ward49.com

5 days ago

Edgewater Crossing Guard Out Of A Coma After Car Struck Her On Duty

An elderly Edgewater crossing guard who has been doing her job for over 30 years was struck by a vehicle from behind Monday. The woman, who was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition, is now recovering after coming out of a coma and making steady progression. The 80-year-old Janet Gould has been […]

    Edgewater Crossing Guard Out Of A Coma After Car Struck Her On Duty
    An elderly Edgewater crossing guard who has been doing her job for over 30 years was struck by a vehicle from behind Monday. The woman, who was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition, is now recovering after coming out of a coma and making steady progression.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Follow Me on Friday to Tjam Kitchen

Follow Me on Friday to the official grand opening of one of the hottest, most talked about new restaurants in Rogers Park–TJam Kitchen at 1418 W. Howard (just west of Sheridan).

TJam is usually a breakfast and lunch spot, open Tuesday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but the owners, Tony Jamaica and his wife, Lidoska Guietti, will be keeping their doors open late this Friday to accommodate our Follow Me on Friday crowd!

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Follow Me on Friday to the official grand opening of one of the hottest, most talked about new restaurants in Rogers Park–TJam Kitchen at 1418 W. Howard (just west of Sheridan).

TJam is usually a breakfast and lunch spot, open Tuesday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but the owners, Tony Jamaica and his wife, Lidoska Guietti, will be keeping their doors open late this Friday to accommodate our Follow Me on Friday crowd!

Join your neighbors and me this Friday, January 12th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and sample some of Tony and Lido’s delicious wares, including avocado crostini, fried tofu and their surprise soup of the day. Sip a complimentary glass of beer, wine or soft drink and enjoy live music from a “Gypsy Kings-style” guitarist.

For more information, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/follow-me-on-friday-to-tjam-kitchen/

    Follow Me on Friday to Tjam Kitchen
    Follow Me on Friday to the official grand opening of one of the hottest, most talked about new restaurants in Rogers Park-TJam Kitchen at 1418 W. Howard (just west of Sheridan). TJam is usually a breakfast and lunch spot, open Tuesday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m.
    https://www.ward49.com
  • Reid Hyams X-Art Entertainment • Century 21 Universal

    Great place ~ see you tomorrow at TJam's!

Jan 09

Updated 6 days ago

Edgewater Woman Upset With Lack Of Affordable Housing, Protests Ben Carson Talk Yesterday

Being ranked as the third most segregated city in the country, Chicago is trying to break free of that distinction. Those groups rallying for better affordable housing in more idyllic Chicago neighborhoods found an opportunity to voice their concerns when Ben Carson, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, made an appearance in […]

    Edgewater Woman Upset With Lack Of Affordable Housing, Protests Ben Carson Talk Yesterday
    Being ranked as the third most segregated city in the country, Chicago is trying to break free of that distinction. Those groups rallying for better affordable housing in more idyllic Chicago neighborhoods found an opportunity to voice their concerns when Ben Carson, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, made an appearance in ...
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Jill H 38 years in Chicago, 19 in North Center

    The Color of Law is full of research on how the housing patterns of the past impact peoples' choice of neighborhoods today, and is very likely available at the library.

  • Wazzup not available

    the USA is a capitalist country. Capitalism through income generation will create various forms of housing - including a range of costs - it is the basis for the incentive to work and study hard to improve your chances of living in an idyllic environment. Everyone can make that effort.

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6 days ago

Joe Moore, Alderman of Chicago's 49th Ward ad...

Follow Me on Friday to the official grand opening of one of the hottest, most talked about new restaurants in Rogers Park–TJam Kitchen at 1418 W. Howard (just west of Sheridan). TJam is usually a breakfast and lunch spot, open Tuesday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but the owners, Tony Jamaica and his wife, Lidoska Guietti, will be keeping their doors open late this Friday to accommodate our Follow Me on Friday crowd! Join your neighbors and me this Friday, January 12th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and sample some of Tony and Lido’s delicious wares, including avocado crostini, fried tofu and their surprise soup of the day. Sip a complimentary glass of beer, wine or soft drink and enjoy live music from a “Gypsy Kings-style” guitarist. Tony is incredibly friendly and has a true passion for food. He personally waits on the tables and carefully explains every dish on the menu before he goes back to the kitchen to prepare the meal. Lido is a wonderful artist whose work graces the walls throughout the restaurant. She is also the mastermind behind the delicious apple cake. Tony makes all his food fresh daily and combines his family-owned sensibilities with European, North American and South American influences. Tony and Lido are excited about showcasing their new restaurant to the Rogers Park community. As Tony says, “We are jamming with our taste buds, we keep it simple, basic and fresh.” Please join me in welcoming Tony and Lido to Rogers Park! Follow Me on Friday is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs, businesses and festivals. About once or twice a month on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub, business or festival where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before. Previous Follow Me on Friday locations include Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark; Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; the Caribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood; Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. 1279249371_gossip_birdsSheridan; Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela, 6922 N. Clark; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; The New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; Poitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis; Northside Community Resources, 1530 W. Morse; Felice’s Roman Style Pizza, 6441 N. Sheridan; Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase; Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan; the Greenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf; Taste Food and Wine, 1506 W. Jarvis; Badou Senegalese Cuisine, 2055 W. Howard; Morse Gyros and Chicken, 1335 W. Morse; Den Den Restaurant, 6635 N. Clark; Bop ‘N’ Grill, 6604 N. Sheridan, El Pulpo Loco, 6619 N. Clark; R Public House, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Glenwood Dance Studio, 7017 N. Glenwood; Twisted Tapas, 1146 W. Pratt; La Choza Mexican Grill, 7022 N. Clark; Rogers Park Social, 6920 N. Glenwood; the Pottawattomie Park Picnic in the Park, 7340 N. Rogers; Audio Archaeology, 1324 W. Devon; Thai Spice, 1320 W. Devon; VZN Eye Care, 6814 N. Sheridan; Hops and Grapes, 6816 N. Sheridan; SP Kebab, 6808 N. Sheridan; Devon Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon; The Oasis, 6809 N. Sheridan; Ireland’s, 6511 N. Sheridan; McDonald’s, 6740 N. Clark; Oak Street Health, 1541 W. Devon; BMO Harris Smart Branch, 6556 N. Sheridan; True Nature Foods at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood; Pub 626, 1406 W. Morse; Su Taqueria El Rey del Taco, 7138 N. Clark; The Side Project, 1435 W. Jarvis; NovaCare Rehabilitation, 1214 W. Loyola Court; Leona’s, 6935 N. Sheridan; Capt’n Nemo’s, 7367 N. Clark; Cunneen’s Bar, 1424 W. Devon; Lakeshore Community Partners, 6443 N. Sheridan; the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard; Rogers Pier, 6800 N. Sheridan; Safari Lounge & Ethiopian Cuisine, 7124 N. Clark; Clarke’s Diner, 6431 N. Sheridan; the A&T Pancake House and Grill, 7036 N. Clark; Anytime Fitness Chicago-North, 1346 W. Devon; Theater Above the Law, 1439 W. Jarvis; Rogue Fusion, 7027 N. Clark; Blaze Pizza–Loyola, 6550 N. Sheridan; Caffé ArrivaDolce, 6451 N. Sheridan; the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 7363 N. Greenview; Reflections of Lola, 1771 W. Greenleaf; the State Farm insurance office of Nick Kosiek, 7051 N. Clark; Red Sea Restaurant, 2043 W. Howard; Crepes on the Beach, 1230 W Greenleaf; Bulldog Ale House, 6606 N Sheridan; the Kermes Street Festival at St. Jerome Church, 1709 W. Lunt; Empirical Brew Pub, 1330 W. Morse; I Dream of Falafel, 6558 N. Sheridan; Nodd Pottery, 7063 N. Glenwood; Midnight Mac & Cheeserie, 6981 N. Sheridan; and the Heartland Cafe Bar, 7006 N. Glenwood. Break your cabin fever and join me Friday at TJam Kitchen!

    Alderman Joe Moore's Follow Me on Friday to Tjam Kitchen
    Alderman Joe Moore's Follow Me on Friday to Tjam Kitchen
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Willis P.

Some years ago the northwest corner of Glenwood & Dwevon was owned by Kaplan, who rented out apartments to pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers. Then UPS moved east to their current location. I don't know if Kaplan owns the corner site of the old drug store that vacated a few years ago. Anybody know what Kaplan is up to, or whether he still owns property in the neighborhood. His rentals were bad news.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Rogers Park receives more police officers; gun violence down

Six new police officers hit the streets in Rogers Park this week, as Chicago Police deployed 53 new officers across the City’s 23 police districts. The deployments are the latest installment of the plan to grow the Chicago Police Department by nearly 1,000 officers.

The new deployments come at a time when the 49th Ward is experiencing a significant decrease in gun violence.

Despite a series of horrific shooting incidents last fall, which included the death of school teacher Cynthia...

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Six new police officers hit the streets in Rogers Park this week, as Chicago Police deployed 53 new officers across the City’s 23 police districts. The deployments are the latest installment of the plan to grow the Chicago Police Department by nearly 1,000 officers.

The new deployments come at a time when the 49th Ward is experiencing a significant decrease in gun violence.

Despite a series of horrific shooting incidents last fall, which included the death of school teacher Cynthia Trevillion and the injury of a young man who was a target of gang recruitment, the 49th Ward last year experienced a 33% decrease in homicides as compared to 2016 and a 31% decrease in shooting incidents.

The reduction in shooting incidents continued a trend that began two years ago. Since 2015, the 49th Ward has seen a 42% decrease in shootings.

For more information, including the kind of training these new recruits received, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/rogers-park-receives-more-police-officers-gun-violence-down/

    Rogers Park receives more police officers; gun violence down
    Six new police officers hit the streets in Rogers Park this week, as Chicago Police deployed 53 new officers across the City's 23 police districts. The deployments are the latest installment of the plan to grow the Chicago Police Department by nearly 1,000 officers.
    https://www.ward49.com

Jan 06

Updated 6 days ago

Empty commercial spaces 1200-1400 Devon Ave

I moved just south of Devon Ave off N Wayne Ave a couple of years ago and have noticed that many of the commercial spaces on Devon Ave in my area remain vacant in both older and newer constructed buildings, leading the drag to have a certain gloominess. Does anyone know why this is? Are there just one or two landlords responsible that hold these spaces?

  • SocioloGina Researcher in my 4th Yr in Chicago

    Laura_M, I can see why you would think that. But actually the whole Arcade building, which is a historical property and has housed PP for years, is coming down now and will be replaced by some condos, etc. So that housed my dentist, a coffee shop, and other businesses as well.

  • Planned Parenthood moved a bit further south on Broadway

Jan 10

Old Swedish Bakery Property In Andersonville To Get A New Tenant

When the Swedish Bakery at 5348 N. Clark closed its doors almost a year ago, it sent shock waves through the neighborhood as residents scrambled to get there last sugar fix from the store. But what was really upsetting to some was that a bit more of Andersonville’s Swedish charm was being lost. However, the building has found […]

    Old Swedish Bakery Property In Andersonville To Get A New Tenant
    When the Swedish Bakery at 5348 N. Clark closed its doors almost a year ago, it sent shock waves through the neighborhood as residents scrambled to get there last sugar fix from the store. But what was really upsetting to some was that a bit more of Andersonville's Swedish charm was being lost.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Jan 10

Constant sirens in Edgewater???

Hey there, does anyone know what's going on in Edgewater this morning? Specifically up and down Sheridan between Ardmore and Granville? I'm hearing constant sirens but can't seem to figure out what happened? Thanks

Jan 08

Updated Jan 10

NY Filmmaker releases Documentary about Sullivan High School’s Boy’s Soccer Team

Watch a six minute video by New York filmmaker Anthony Pellino about Sullivan's soccer team, which, this Fall, won the Division 1 Regional Title. On Friday, the Chicago Tribune featured an article about this video. [where: ]

    six minute video - Rogers Park, Chicago
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    http://rogerspark.com

Jan 10

Jan 07

Updated Jan 10

    Perspective | I've been a census enumerator. Asking about citizenship is a terrible idea.
    CHICAGO - The Van Dorn, an overcrowded apartment building in the Rogers Park neighborhood, is Donald Trump's worst nightmare, both as a luxury real estate developer and a nativist politician. Although its name connoted New York Knickerbocker elegance when it was built in 1923, the Van Dorn is now a shabby hive of tiny studios that overheat whenever the oven is dialed to 425.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com
  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "with a few minor exceptions."

    What might those be? And why?

  • Federal employees and their family members who work for our government in other countries. Also, anyone serving elsewhere in the military. Why? I don’t know, but I’d guess it’s because they are only living outside of the US due to their government service, whether it be civilian or military.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

    Morning Spin: Senator accused of sexual harassment fighting to stay on ballot
    Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. An attorney for state Sen. Ira Silverstein predicts the Chicago Democrat eventually will overcome a challenge to his spot on the primary ballot, allowing him to continue his bid for re-election.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Bruce_ Comment by TBD, whom you've muted

    Dan, I have not followed his career in detail. 20 yrs and nothing to really pin as success?

    Can you or anyone help me with good initiatives he led the fight against.

  • I believe their email exchanges can be found capitolfax.com

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Gated Lot.

This lot is next to another vacant lot across from a lot under development.

  • That's privately owned property on Morse to the east of the Mayne Annex, The Mayne Stage, JB Albertos and across the street from another Tawani project that is under development right now. Is Bruce claiming some authority over telling the owner of private property what they can or can't do...

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    That's privately owned property on Morse to the east of the Mayne Annex, The Mayne Stage, JB Albertos and across the street from another Tawani project that is under development right now. Is Bruce claiming some authority over telling the owner of private property what they can or can't do with their own property? Contrary to the claim above, it's not "next to another vacant lot". The owner is using that lot as a parking area in support of a highly successful business on Morse Avenue. It's not "vacant" or unused. Is there a point to posting these photos of privately owned property?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Yes, I think there's a point. It's obviously #3 in a series entitled The Vacant Lots of Rogers Park. What will Tuesday bring? Will it be east or west of Clark? I can hardly wait. Wonder whether he has Mo's farm on his list of vacant lots.

  • Bruce_ Comment by TBD, whom you've muted

    It's all part of a plan.

Dec 26

Updated Jan 08

Lft vs Uber to airport?

any thoughts on best ridesharing service for Rogers Parkers going to airport?

Jan 05

Updated Jan 08

Man Robs Andersonville Bank Yesterday With Coffee In Hand

A man wearing a black winter jacket, black scarf, black sunglasses, black pants and dark gloves walked into an Andersonville bank yesterday morning and presented a note to the teller demanding money. Oddly enough, surveillance footage shows the suspect ready to perpetrate the crime with a cup of coffee in his hand. The incident occurred at a Chase […]

    Man Robs Andersonville Bank Yesterday With Coffee In Hand
    A man wearing a black winter jacket, black scarf, black sunglasses, black pants and dark gloves walked into an Andersonville bank yesterday morning and presented a note to the teller demanding money. Oddly enough, surveillance footage shows the suspect ready to perpetrate the crime with a cup of coffee in his hand.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Yea i seem to remember when i lived at wilson and seeley i saw the tax bill for the building and it said lakeview. Having neighborhoods inside of neighborhoods is a bit confusing to me. Such as ravenswood which is a part of lincoln square etc. Why do we need all these neighborhood labels?

  • Jersey Joe Recent Transplant

    I like the discussion style here. We start down one topic and end up with a completely different one. How about we agree that Andersonville is no more than a state of mind? And that this criminal selected a neighborhood with a poor clearance rate. Like the bank robber, Willy Sutton said: I could rob a bank in Andersonville with one hand because no one will catch me. That, and there are a lot of good coffee shops around.

Jan 08

Open Drumming at New Rhythm Arts Center

Join in on our weekly drumming circle at New Rhythm Arts, 1441 W. Morse Ave. Saturday mornings, 11:30am - 12:30pm. All are welcome. You can also sign up for the drumming class which meets just before open drumming, 10 - 11:30am. Find out more by emailing info@newrhythmarts.org, or drop in to check it out on a Saturday morning. You can also find out more about our music and dance lessons.

    New Rhythm Arts Center
    Listen to our show every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. on Legend Media's station, WGHC, 98.3 fm -OR- Online -OR- on your phone: 563.999.3221. Our show has music and a segment called "Loud and Clear" which highlights poets and writers from the greater Chicago area. If you'd like to be featured, drop us a line at: info@creativeartsofevanston.org.
    http://newrhythmarts.org

Jan 08

New Rhythm Arts Center, 1441 W. Morse Ave.

Sign up or drop in for a class, lessons or events:
SATURDAYS:
10 - 11:30am, African Rhythms drumming class
11:30am - 12:30pm, Open drumming
12:45 - 1:45pm - Kids' drum kit class.
WEDNESDAYS:
4 - 5pm, Kids' Hip Hop and Breakdance
6:30 - 7:30pm, African Dance Class

Private lessons: Guitar, bass, beginning piano, drum kit
Soon to come: Tango dance events, open mic, performances and concerts

Email for more information: info@newrhythmarts.org
Website: www.newrhythmarts.org
Check us out on Facebook. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to making music and arts experiences accessible to all - helping to build a strong community through the arts.

Jan 08

As The Chicago Magic Lounge Nears Opening, Secrets Are Revealed About The Unique Space

The new Chicago Magic Lounge at 5050 N. Clark is promising to offer a unique venue that will be rooted in not only magic history, but also Chicago history. Channeling Schulien’s, the world’s first true magic restaurant which closed in 1999 after an 84-year run, the theatre is hoping to become a new destination in Andersonville. […]

    As The Chicago Magic Lounge Nears Opening, Secrets Are Revealed About The Unique Space
    The new Chicago Magic Lounge at 5050 N. Clark is promising to offer a unique venue that will be rooted in not only magic history, but also Chicago history. Channeling Schulien's, the world's first true magic restaurant which closed in 1999 after an 84-year run, the theatre is hoping to become a new destination in Andersonville.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com

Jan 06

Updated Jan 07

Lost keys and glasses

Keys and glasses lost early hours Saturday morning in the Vicinity of Sherwin and the lake. If found please message me. Thank you! much appreciated!!!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    You might check to see whether someone turned them in at the police station on Clark.

  • Thanks for your advice. We were able to find them in the area and they weren’t buried in the snow!

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