20 hours ago

Updated 14 min ago

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

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

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

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

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

6 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Gunshots and more gunshots...

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

  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    Did you report this to the police?

  • Yes. Tuesday we heard lots of sirens almost immediately afterward but last night we did not, even after reporting.

Nov 09

Updated 6 hours ago

Bill Morton Speaks at Bishop's Dinner

Congratulations and thank you, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce President and Internship Supervisor Bill Morton, for inspiring me about hard work and economic, political, and social commerce.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-4QeMfJEbI&feature=youtu.be

    Rogers Park Chamber Of Commerce President Bill Morton Speaks At Bishops Dinner
    The Rogers Park Chamber Of Commerce President Bill Morton Spoke At The Bishops Dinner In Elmhurst Illinois. It was held at the Diplomat West Banquets Hall. He among others who spoke at the event hosted by Bishop James Alan Wilkowski.
    https://www.youtube.com/

5 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Bill Morton and Economic, Political, and Social Commerce

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

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

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

Trudy Leong
Acting President
NEIU Beta Gama Sigma

#bgsleaders
#Northeastern Illinois University

    Bill Morton and Economic, Political, and Social Commerce According to Trudy Leong
    Bill Morton and Economic, Political, and Social Commerce Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce influence on and Chamber President Bill Morton's guidance for intern Trudy Leong, Northeastern Illinois University Business Administration Major and Political Science Minor.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Wazzup not available

    Robin - his plan to unseat the current self serving Alderman. Foie Gras to you!

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

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

6 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Will Binny's be a short drive away?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

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

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

2 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Northeastern Illinois University Students and A Just Harvest

Northeastern Illinois University​
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week​

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

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

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

    http://neiu.edu

2 days ago

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

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

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

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Why I support the proposed public safety training academy

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Why I support the proposed public safety training academy
    As you may know, the City Council last Wednesday voted 48-1 to authorize the acquisition of 30 acres of vacant land in the City's West Garfield park neighborhood to construct a training facility for police officers, fire fighters and paramedics.
    https://www.ward49.com
  • Wondering why on earth Everyblock has removed this blatantly racist user but somehow failed to remove his racist comment.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Whatever it was, it's gone now.

2 days ago

Nov 10

Updated 2 days ago

Chef Aaron Sanchez to serve tacos at Mayne Stage

Chef Aaron Sanchez is scheduled to serve tacos from the Tequila Cazadores taco truck from 6 pm to 7 pm Sunday (11/12/2017) at Mayne Stage!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chicagoinc/ct-ent-masterchef-aaron-sanchez-tacos-20171110-story.html

    'MasterChef' judge Aaron Sanchez talks Chicago favorites ahead of visit
    Chef Aaron Sanchez has become a familiar face in Chicago, in part because the city "has the best Mexican food in the whole country." The "MasterChef" judge is set to sign bottles of Tequila Cazadores and serve tacos inspired by the tequila at Binny's Beverage Depot in Highland Park from 1 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Reid Hyams X-Art Entertainment • Century 21 Universal

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

  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    Everyone had a free taste of Tequila Cazadores inspired tacos. This was a complement to our neighborhood restaurants, not competition. This celebrity event brought visitors to Rogers Park, who patronized both Empirical Brewery and Mayne Stage. This was not your regular for-profit, food truck, taking dollars back to where they...

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    Everyone had a free taste of Tequila Cazadores inspired tacos. This was a complement to our neighborhood restaurants, not competition. This celebrity event brought visitors to Rogers Park, who patronized both Empirical Brewery and Mayne Stage. This was not your regular for-profit, food truck, taking dollars back to where they came from, instead of being cycled throughout our community again.

    It is good to have philanthropists visit the neighborhood. What I especially enjoy about Chef Aaron Sanchez, is that he launched the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund, an initiative empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community to follow their dreams and attend culinary school.

    http://AaronSanchezScholarshipFund.com

    Alice Cooper also supports charity work, events and causes, including:

    ANNIKA Foundation
    Artists for Peace and Justice
    A World Fit For Kids!
    Casey Lee Ball Foundation
    Celebrity Fight Night Foundation
    GRAMMY Foundation
    Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
    MusiCares
    New York Restoration Project
    Rape Foundation
    Red Cross
    Save The Music Foundation
    Solid Rock
    Tibet House

    These organizations provide support for Abuse, AIDS & HIV, At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths, Cancer, Children, Conservation, Creative Arts, Disaster Relief, Education, Environment, Family/Parent Support, Health, Human Rights, Mental Challenges, Parkinson's Disease, Peace, Poverty, Rape/Sexual Abuse, Sports, and Unemployment/Career Support.

    So, yes. I like celebrities who help people, and I wouldn't have to think twice about inviting them to Rogers Park to better our neighborhood and help those who are most in need.

    Source: https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/Alice-Cooper

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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

From Crain's Greg Hinz and Truth in Accounting:

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

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

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

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com
  • YakovBok In the RP since 1996

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

  • Dan Miller RP/WR resident since 1978

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

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

'Adriana's Angels' shines light on refugees, diversity in children's books

“It comes from experience of real families and my experience of just getting to know these families and what they’ve been through in the past,” she said. “I now live in Rogers Park, which is a traditional place for refugee folks to be resettled. It’s part of my daily life to be around people who have had to leave their homes.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-books-adrianas-angels-1205-story.html

    'Adriana's Angels' shines light on refugees, diversity in children's books
    Author Ruth Goring considers herself a "third-culture kid" - a child who spent most of her formative years living abroad. A native of Kansas City, Kan., Goring considered Colombia her home for most of her upbringing, thanks to being a part of a missionary family.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • obviously those who hate immigrants will report here about hating immigrants. We know what's going on.

  • wendy carson community activist,and Ilove to bake

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

Nov 08

Updated 3 days ago

Venting

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

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

It just apppears selfish and un-neighborly.

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

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

3 days ago

3 days ago

Rogers Park - 1.1 percent decline in housing prices

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

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

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

Nov 03

Updated 3 days ago

Conversation about dangerous intersection of Clark Street & Howard Street

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

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

Photo by Julie Stevenson‎.

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

    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

https://2018mlkdaychess.eventbee.com

LOCATION: Edgebrook Lutheran Church
5252 West Devon in Chicago

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

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

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

Chess - "The Sport of the Mind"

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

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

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

Nov 04

Updated 4 days ago

#KidneyForMarcoGinzalez

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

#KidneyForMarcoGonzalez
#KidneyBestLifeEver

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

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

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

#KidneyForMarcoGonzalez
#KidneyBestLifeEver

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

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

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

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

Marco Gonzalez is the patient.

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

thanks again

    Get Started - Donor Registration
    https://rush.donorscreen.org
  • Best wishes for success!

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

Nov 03

Updated 5 days ago

Wheelchair-bound man in need of meds missing from Far North Side nursing home

...ABC7 Eyewitness News. He wheeled himself out of Lakefront Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the 7600-block of North Sheridan Road in the city's Rogers Park neighborhood. He was only wearing a light brown jacket...

    Wheelchair-bound man missing from Far North Side nursing home
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS A 66-year-old man who is partially paralyzed, wheelchair-bound and in need of medication was reported missing from a nursing home on Chicago's Far North Side. Willie Rushing was last seen around 8:15 a.m. Thursday, his son told ABC7 Eyewitness News.
    http://abc7chicago.com

5 days ago

Nov 03

Updated 5 days ago

Parking needed

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

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

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

  • Nan

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

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

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

    Did Heather find parking??

6 days ago

6 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 09

Updated Nov 10

7th Annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival

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

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

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

    The 2017 Chicago Comedy Film Festival runs from Thursday, November 9th through Saturday, November 11th. The Opening Night program will take place at The Second City, 1616 North Wells Street in Chicago. The general film programming will be screened at the New 400 Theater, 6746 North Sheridan Road, in the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago. For complete details and ticket information, www.chicagocomedyfilmfestival.com

  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    "Completing her degree at Indiana University, Hardy moved to Chicago and studied at The Second City, completing their beginner, conservatory and acting programs. Currently, she shares her love of improvisational comedy by teaching both children and adults. Her dream was to always make a feature film, but as she said,...

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    "Completing her degree at Indiana University, Hardy moved to Chicago and studied at The Second City, completing their beginner, conservatory and acting programs. Currently, she shares her love of improvisational comedy by teaching both children and adults. Her dream was to always make a feature film, but as she said, “...I didn’t go to school for it so I felt like I shouldn’t.” However, after a death in her family, she knew she had to embrace her time and do what she really wanted. Her first feature film, so aptly timed to today’s conversation about sexual harassment in the film industry, was Off the Cuff, a mockumentary about sexism in the Chicago improv scene. Learning from this filmmaking endeavor, Hardy went on to make two more feature films with her husband Brent Kado under the auspices of their production company Flowfeel Films.

    Now in its seventh year, the CCFF had a few obstacles in its path as Hardy met with some resistance being told that she should follow in the footsteps of a long-standing male director and not do things her own way. She confided, “I felt that we were being compared to things...and maybe we weren’t given a lot of credit in the beginning.” She continued, “[Now] we’ve built something really great and I think we’ve shown that we have great voices...”

    http://ff2media.com/blog/2017/11/02/ccff

Nov 08

Updated Nov 10

Discounted Pet Microchips @ Pet Supplies Plus

I received this offer and wanted to share:

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

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

Offer expires 12/31/17

  • Wazzup not available

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

  • dj long time RP home owner

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

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

Nov 10

need a floor guy

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

Nov 10

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

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

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

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

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

https://2018mlkdaychess.eventbee.com

LOCATION: Edgebrook Lutheran Church
5252 West Devon in Chicago

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

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

Nov 06

Updated Nov 10

Good Morning Rogers Park!

What are you thankful for today?

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

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

Nov 01

Updated Nov 10

    'Army Of Moms' Will Form A Group In Rogers Park
    ROGERS PARK - Mothers Against Senseless Killings, known as the "Army of Moms," will once again expand, this time to Rogers Park later this month. T he murder of a 64-year-old Rogers Park teacher, along with a separate shooting of a 15-year-old boy, has become the catalyst for the group's latest expansion, group founder Tamar Manasseh said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Wazzup not available

    @ Tittleton - do not try to reduce the standard of living for those who worked hard for their homes and pay heavy taxes to live in an uncluttered beautiful neighborhood - and you will not be harassed. Tents and outdoor living environment does not contribute to the type of...

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    @ Tittleton - do not try to reduce the standard of living for those who worked hard for their homes and pay heavy taxes to live in an uncluttered beautiful neighborhood - and you will not be harassed. Tents and outdoor living environment does not contribute to the type of environment working good people want for their families. For those that do not expect city handouts the concept of clean and landscaped streets is not hard to understand. Jim Cappleman is the best thing to happen for Uptown - Helen Schiller was a disaster and created the gang and ghetto environment Alderman Cappleman is trying to correct. Hooray for the working and professional class residents who are contributing to the improvement of Uptown.

  • Jeffrey Littleton 3rd Generation Uptown

    Yay .....Army of Moms.

    🌠⭐🌠🌝🌞🌞🌟🌠🌝⭐🌟🌠

Nov 07

Updated Nov 09

Cook County Falls Short of Sweetened Beverage Tax Projections

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce intern Trudy Leong update on total revenue collected to date from the Cook County sweetened beverage tax.

Freedom of Information Act FOIA request #17-0723 for "total revenue collected to date from the Cook County sweetened beverage tax" submitted on October 16, 2017.

Rachel Dailey, Administrative Assistant V, Aide to Legal and Government Affairs | Office of the President responded on October 27, 2017.

"The Office of the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners...

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Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce intern Trudy Leong update on total revenue collected to date from the Cook County sweetened beverage tax.

Freedom of Information Act FOIA request #17-0723 for "total revenue collected to date from the Cook County sweetened beverage tax" submitted on October 16, 2017.

Rachel Dailey, Administrative Assistant V, Aide to Legal and Government Affairs | Office of the President responded on October 27, 2017.

"The Office of the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners is in receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (the “Act”).

On Monday, October 16, 2017, we received your request for the “total revenue collected to date from the Cook County sweetened beverage tax.” Pursuant to section 3(e)(vii) of the Act, we extended the deadline to respond to your request, up to and including Monday, October 30, 2017.

Attached is information responsive to your request.

The County has complied with your request for information."

The tax “originally was to take effect July 1.”
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-07-28/judge-expected-to-rule-in-cook-county-soda-tax-lawsuit

“The county was counting on raising $67.5 million with the tax through Nov. 30.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-cook-soda-tax-layoffs-20170712-story.html

$67.5 million divided by 5 months (July1 – November 30) = $13.5 million projected per month.

Total revenue collected to date from the Cook County sweetened beverage tax from August 2 – September 17 = $16,666,262.

August 2 – September 17 = 1.5 months
$13.5 million projected per month * 1.5 = $20.25 million projected for 1.5 months.

$20.25 million projected for 1.5 months
$16,666,262 collected August 2 – September 17.

#CanTheTax
@CanTheTax

Nov 09

Follow Me on Friday to Nodd Pottery

Cozy up to the kiln and join me for some hot chocolate and pastries as I head to the Glenwood Avenue Arts District to welcome the newest addition to the Rogers Park arts scene.

Follow Me on Friday to Nodd Pottery, 7063 N. Glenwood, this Friday, November 10th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

For more information, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/follow-me-on-friday-to-nodd-pottery/

    Follow Me on Friday to Nodd Pottery
    Cozy up to the kiln and join me for some hot chocolate and pastries as I head to the Glenwood Avenue Arts District to welcome the newest addition to the Rogers Park arts scene. Follow Me on Friday to Nodd Pottery , 7063 N. Glenwood, this Friday, November 10th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    https://www.ward49.com

Nov 09

Lifeline Theatre and Rogers Park

"Lifeline Theatre has been in its current home — a converted Commonwealth Edison substation on Glenwood Avenue, near the Morse Red Line stop — since 1985. Over time, it has become a flagship institution for what’s now called the Glenwood Avenue Arts District.

For Gregory Altman, 45, a 20-year resident of the neighborhood and owner of Rogers Park-based Chicago Condo Management and Maintenance Co., Lifeline has been just what the name implies. Altman can’t say for sure that the tenants...

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"Lifeline Theatre has been in its current home — a converted Commonwealth Edison substation on Glenwood Avenue, near the Morse Red Line stop — since 1985. Over time, it has become a flagship institution for what’s now called the Glenwood Avenue Arts District.

For Gregory Altman, 45, a 20-year resident of the neighborhood and owner of Rogers Park-based Chicago Condo Management and Maintenance Co., Lifeline has been just what the name implies. Altman can’t say for sure that the tenants and owners he works with are driven specifically to locate in Rogers Park by the presence of Lifeline or other cultural institutions, which have included, in recent years, the Mayne Stage on Morse and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in the No Exit Cafe on Glenwood Avenue.

But, he said, “it certainly creates the positive foot traffic that weaves the fabric of the neighborhood. When we had nothing else happening around Glenwood and Morse, the critical mass of those theaters helped to build that kind of traffic around what was basically, at the time, a bedroom community with vacant storefronts.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/ct-re-1112-homebuying-theater-20171107-story.html

    Living near the limelight: Some Chicagoans find local theaters add more value than expected
    When scouting locations for a new home, buyers and renters generally take into account proximity to schools, shopping and transit networks. But in an area like Chicago that never stops bragging - and with good reason - about its lively performing arts scene (which kicks into high gear with the fall season), there's an increasing awareness that theaters are an added value for residents.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 07

Updated Nov 08

Parking spot near Pratt and Ravenswood for rent?

Hi anyone know of any parking spaces or garage space that is available at or near Pratt and Ravenswood. Responsible home owners looking for a space. thanks!

  • There is a pay lot on Ravenswood, north of Farwell, south of Morse. It was run by Parqex, but I'm not sure now. I've never seen a lot is cars in it. They rent my the hour, day, month.

  • holly homeowner rogers park

    Thanks Estelle!

Nov 08

Oct 26

Updated Nov 07

Rogue Fusion

Anyone know what happened with Rogue Fusion? The phone is disconnected and various sites indicate it is permanently closed. What a shame!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Thanks for that description of chilaquiles, Omar. That doesn't sound appealing to me though I am fond of a good salsa verde. El Garcia has received some good reviews in the Facebook group Rogers Park Neighborhood News. I've been meaning to try it.

  • ServSafe certificates, whether for food handler or food manager, have a certificate number. The City of Chicago has additional certification for food service managers, also with a unique identifying number.

Apr 06

Updated Nov 07

Handyman

Hi All..
Anyone know a good, honest handyman for several projects?
Thanks!

  • Deborah Grimson I am a musician for hire. Piano, flute, recorder.

    Howard Grimson 773-465-6788. Please do not call him though tonight through Wed night, or next Sunday night through Wed. morning. He will be unavailable. But he does fantastic work! Reasonably priced, too!

  • Joe Chicago Transplant

    I called Urban Handyman as recommended above. Might want to re-think that referral. When I called, someone picked up, and I could hear music and shuffling noises for a few seconds, followed by a "Yeah?".

    So I asked if this was the handyman service. "Yeah, uh yeah. Whats up. What...

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    I called Urban Handyman as recommended above. Might want to re-think that referral. When I called, someone picked up, and I could hear music and shuffling noises for a few seconds, followed by a "Yeah?".

    So I asked if this was the handyman service. "Yeah, uh yeah. Whats up. What do you need"?

    " I have some work and I would like to schedule an appointment for an estimate".

    "Well, I uh I uh, I don't do estimates. You know what I mean? You want me to work or not, I don't do estimates".

    Wow, just wow. And I go to their website and see they do electrical and plumbing but cannot find a license for either on the city's website. Not sure if they even actually have a home repair license. And the company web site says they do have free estimates. Not according to the guy on the phone they don't. Man 0 man how unprofessional can one get?

Oct 31

Updated Nov 07

Bushra Amiwala for 13th District Cook County Board Commissioner Fundraising Dinner

Come support Bushra Amiwala in her run to represent the 13th District (representing Rogers Park) on the Cook County Board. Ticket includes a three-course meal at a local family restaurant in the 13th district. We will have the opportunity to hear about Bushra's goals and vision for Cook County. Additional donations and contributions are open and appreciated.

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Monday, November 13 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Marilyn's Restaurant and Pancake House
900 Dempster St, Morton Grove, IL 60053
Please contact Gracie at gracie@amiwala2018.com with any questions or concerns.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amiwala-for-cook-county-fundraising-dinner-tickets-39338481457?aff=es2

    amiwala2018
    https://www.amiwala2018.com
  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    Thank you for asking "Live From Rogers Park". The expansion to our new office needed to happen. Our old office at 7231 N Sheridan Road only had room for one desk. Our new office has three large desks and plenty of room. We purchased all of the office furniture and...

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    Thank you for asking "Live From Rogers Park". The expansion to our new office needed to happen. Our old office at 7231 N Sheridan Road only had room for one desk. Our new office has three large desks and plenty of room. We purchased all of the office furniture and equipment from the previous business, so that we could quickly move in and get right to work, without spending too much time on office design and arrangement.

    Another improvement at our new office (7101 N Glenwood Avenue), is that we now have a service window and reception desk to address community questions and needs.

    An interesting aspect of the move, was when we had to remove a storefront window to get our two commercial Konica Minolta (bizhub 200 & bizhub C220) copy machines in. That cost us a bit, to synchronize both Ardmore Glass and The Professionals Moving Specialists for the delivery.

    Recent developments include the networking of our computers and installation of our 8 camera security system by Kris Luck of Quest Network Services.

    Our campaign, which was a combination of three fundraiser events per week, a membership drive, and gofundme, was enough to facilitate the move and get us started at our new home.

  • is this the new campaign headquarters, Bill?

Nov 07

Nov 07

Nov 02

Updated Nov 06

No more DNA info.

    November 2, 2017
    A lot of what I believed would happen did, but not all of it. Today, DNAinfo and Gothamist deliver news and information each day to over half a million people's email inboxes; we have over 2 million fans across our social channels; and each month, we have over 15 million visits to our sites by over 9 million people.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • d3 NOH

    It's suprising dnainfo did not actually do paid infotainment ads since all of their 'x restaurant coming soon' pieces were opinionated gushy PR pieces.

    But in 2017 if you are in media not selling ads for videos you are going to lose the bet ..and dna didn't even do video news. Dna had a flawed business model by modern media standards.

  • I suppose it will be relatively quiet for a while, since the DNAInfo/Gothamist employees will be paid for the next three months (unless they get another full-time job), but I hope there are already discussions going on in the background for those local news organizations to be acquired up by a more "professional" company - one not scared by unionized employees. I don't personally think profit was ever a significant part of Joe Rickets' goals for DNAInfo/Gothamist.

Oct 24

Updated Nov 05

Bill Morton Nomination for the Saint Joseph the Worker Award

Congratulations for being honored with the St. Joseph the Worker Award, Mentor and Internship Site Supervisor Bill Morton for all your hard work for and commitment to the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce and the Rogers Park community.

Reservations for the Dinner and Ceremony at:
http://www.diocesenw.org/bishopsdinner.htm

    The Bishop's Dinner and Awards Ceremony
    http://www.diocesenw.org
  • your 1st paragraph makes sense. The second one less so. As for the third, I can't make heads or tails what you're trying to say!

  • Phill Domo My rights are absolute and non-negotiable!

    What about Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat that truly hates unions?

Nov 05

Twin Bed Needs New Home

We have a clean, lightly used, twin bed (metal frame, box springs and mattress with cover) FREE to whoever needs it. We are redoing 2nd bedroom and it has to go ASAP. Besides email, you can call Anne at 847-858-0802 or Anne or Jim at 847-864-6982.

Nov 01

Updated Nov 05

Alderman Moore provides update on recent shootings and police and community response to them

Here is an update on the recent shooting incidents in Rogers Park and let you know what my office and others in the community are doing to address the violence:

https://www.ward49.com/news/alderman-moore-provides-update-on-recent-shootings-and-police-and-community-response-to-them/

    Alderman Moore provides update on recent shootings and police and community response to them
    I am writing to provide you an update on the recent shooting incidents in Rogers Park and let you know what my office and others in the community are doing to address the violence. These shootings are unsettling, to say the least, especially as we were making great progress over the last year and a half.
    https://www.ward49.com
  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    "In January 1992, we announced the Safe Streets Violent Crime Initiative, designed to allow each field office to address violent street gangs and drug-related violence through the establishment of FBI sponsored, long-term, proactive task forces focusing on violent gangs, crime of violence, and the apprehension of violent fugitives. The Violent...

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    "In January 1992, we announced the Safe Streets Violent Crime Initiative, designed to allow each field office to address violent street gangs and drug-related violence through the establishment of FBI sponsored, long-term, proactive task forces focusing on violent gangs, crime of violence, and the apprehension of violent fugitives. The Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force became the vehicle through which all of the federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies joined together to address the violent crime plaguing their communities. The FBI’s Safe Streets and Gang Unit administers 160 Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Forces nationwide, staffed by nearly 850 FBI agents, more than 1,500 state and local law enforcement personnel, and nearly 100 other federal law enforcement agents.

    These task forces pursue violent gangs through sustained, proactive, coordinated investigations to obtain prosecutions under the U.S. Code, Titles 18 and 21, including violations such as racketeering, drug conspiracy, and firearms violations. The Safe Streets Task Force concept expands cooperation and communication among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, increasing productivity and avoiding duplication of investigative efforts."

    https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/violent-crime/gangs/violent-gang-task-forces

  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    "One of the key facets of a Safe Streets Task Force is the Enterprise Theory of Investigation (ETI). Combining short term, street level enforcement activity with such sophisticated techniques as consensual monitoring, financial analysis, and Title III wire intercepts investigations using ETI aim to root out and prosecute the entire...

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    "One of the key facets of a Safe Streets Task Force is the Enterprise Theory of Investigation (ETI). Combining short term, street level enforcement activity with such sophisticated techniques as consensual monitoring, financial analysis, and Title III wire intercepts investigations using ETI aim to root out and prosecute the entire gang, from the street level thugs and dealers up through the crew leaders and ultimately the gang’s command structure. For the past 14 years, the ETI has proven time and again how effective federal racketeering, drug conspiracy, and firearms investigations can be, whether it is providing the incentive for witnesses to cooperate or imprisoning the gang’s leaders for decades.

    The following lists the Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Forces by state nationwide:

    Violent Gang Task Force List (By State)":

    Illinois

    Eastern Illinois Safe Streets Task Force
    Hispanic Gang Task Force
    Joint Task Force on Gangs - Tactical
    Metro East Safe Streets Task Force
    North Suburban Gang Task Force
    Peoria Area Safe Streets Task Force
    Quad Cities Federal Gang Task Force
    Rockford Area Violent Gang Task Force
    Safe Streets Task Force - WRA
    Will County Violent Crimes Task Force
    Windy City Task Force

    https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/violent-crime/gangs/violent-gang-task-forces

Nov 03

Updated Nov 04

Wheelchair-bound man in need of meds missing from Far North Side nursing home found

...ABC7 Eyewitness News. He wheeled himself out of Lakefront Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the 7600-block of North Sheridan Road in the city's Rogers Park neighborhood. He was only wearing a light brown jacket...

    Wheelchair-bound man missing from Far North Side nursing home found
    A 66-year-old man who is partially paralyzed, wheelchair-bound and in need of medication was reported missing Thursday from a nursing home in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. Police said Friday that he had been located. Willie Rushing was last seen around 8:15 a.m. Thursday, his son told ABC7 Eyewitness News.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Wazzup not available

    so much for their security - they don't have a front desk that is manned for patient security? Shut them down!

  • Where is this vendetta of yours coming from Wazzup?
    One incident and you call for shutting the place down? I haven't seen any complaints about Lakefront.

  • A) He needs a wanderguard. B) If he has had elopement issues before, there needs to be a picture of him behind the front desk as an elopement risk C) There needs to be someone at the front desk at all times.

Nov 04

Snow removal

I am Elder, Franklin Rhodes and l have taking care of the grounds at Rogers Park Presbyterian Church for 20 years
My job have went volunteer and l will still take care of the grounds but need a income looking for snow removal jobs in the neighborhood have snow blowers.

Email: church7059@gmail.com
Phone#773-577-9940

    Gmail
    Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. 15 GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access.
    https://accounts.google.com

Nov 04

Updated Nov 04

Second Story Studio Art Gallery 2251 W. Devon presents Fine Art Photography. Join us!

Presenting the fine art photography of Kelly Anderson and Dave Suarez. Kelly's amazing art photos and Dave Suarez's concert photos from the last 40+ years.

Never before seen photos of bob marley, stevie ray vaughn, mick jager, the talking heads, and many many more.

The gallery is open weekends and by appointment. Come through and say hello. Check out the work. You won't believe some of this stuff.

The flyer is from the opening but we'll be showing until the weekend after thanksgiving.

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