Apr 17

Updated 2 days ago

Wheels stolen.

On my way to work this morning, I noticed a newer model Honda Accord on cement blocks. All 4 wheels had been stolen. This was at Fairfield and North Shore.

  • Mark-2412 CAPS Beat 2412 Co-Facilitator

    Finally, note that thieves are most interested in new tires and expensive wheels. If you don't provide them, you'll make your car a lesser target. Personally, I've always refused to pay for fancy, optional wheels, preferring the old style ones that generally come with cheesy hubcaps. I also don't bother...

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    Finally, note that thieves are most interested in new tires and expensive wheels. If you don't provide them, you'll make your car a lesser target. Personally, I've always refused to pay for fancy, optional wheels, preferring the old style ones that generally come with cheesy hubcaps. I also don't bother with tire treatments that make the tires look shiny new. My car (a minivan) has never seen the inside of a detailing shop. Obviously, I'm not what you'd call a "car guy", because if I were, I couldn't stand to own a car that looks like mine. (Heck, would a real "car guy" be caught dead with the title deed to a minivan in the first place?) But when you live in a neighborhood known to be frequented by parts thieves, there's a lot to be said for the gritty look.

  • WRM

    Thieves can buy key sets that include the lug nut lock keys as well. The next best defense is a quality alarm system that has a tilt sensor so when the car is jacked up the alarm goes off. My friend just had one installed by a local shop in wrp called mi sound chicago. They do great work.

2 days ago

  • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Medieval Times Exploration

    Mrs. Catron is asking for $1018.94:
    My students need 100 copies of Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village along with a teaching guide to have high quality literature to help them explore adversity.
    West Ridge Elementary School Comment

2 days ago

Rogers Park Township Property Tax Appeal Workshop

Rogers Park Township Property Tax Appeal Workshop
Monday, April 30 - 6:30 p.m.
Devon Bank, 6445 N. Western
Please bring your assessment notice in order to more efficiently file an appeal.
Rogers Park Township's southern boundary is Devon Ave.

5 days ago

Do not eat any kind of romaine lettuce, CDC warns

News Alert Fri, Apr 20, 2018, 4:52 PM

Do not eat any kind of romaine lettuce, CDC warns
Public health officials are telling people to avoid all romaine lettuce. An E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that new information about the illnesses in Alaska led them to expand an earlier...

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News Alert Fri, Apr 20, 2018, 4:52 PM

Do not eat any kind of romaine lettuce, CDC warns
Public health officials are telling people to avoid all romaine lettuce. An E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable has spread to at least 16 states and sickened at least 60 people, including eight inmates at an Alaska prison.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that new information about the illnesses in Alaska led them to expand an earlier warning to avoid chopped romaine.. The CDC now says people should not eat any type of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine. The exact source of the tainted lettuce has not been identified, but federal officials have said the contamination appears to come from lettuce grown in the Yuma, Ariz., region.

At least 31 people have been hospitalized, including five who developed a type of potentially life-threatening kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome. No deaths have been reported.

Apr 18

Updated 5 days ago

Don't count on a progressive income tax to bail out Illinois

There aren't enough taxpayers or ANY income level to bail out Illinois of its financial mess. The only help the federal government can provide will be a law to enable Illinois to declare bankruptcy:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180413/ISSUE07/180419967/dont-count-on-a-progressive-income-tax-to-save-illinois

    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
  • Good neighbor: please refrain from name calling. I am not a selfish person and you don't know me. So very sad that a difference of opinion has to sink to name calling.

  • Those wealthy people you are slamming donate millions of dollars to charity, including museums, theaters etc. There are a lot of lower income people that also donate what they can. Bottom line we aren't in the upper 9% but are weighing our options because it is simply becoming impossible to keep up with the rising taxes and fees and fund our own retirement.

Apr 18

Updated 6 days ago

Western and Lunt

It looks like the convenience store moved a couple doors west on Lunt. Anyone know what’s going in their former space? Perhaps BBQ Supply is expanding..

Also, a ‘for rent’ sign has been put up in the window at Mike’s Place.

Change is a coming.

  • Hope these properties don't stay vacant vacant long.

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

    You could ask the Alderman. HAHAHA!!!

6 days ago

Missing 7-pound Maltese back home

Dolma, the super-cute 7-pound Maltese, has been reunited with her mistress in the 6600 block of North Talman. Dolma was in the front yard in the care of a visitor who turned his back for a second, and Dolma bounded away and out of sight. The next day, a neighbor living a block away saw a Maltese wandering aimlessly, and noticed printed notices on lamp posts about a lost Maltese. When he asked, “Are you Dolma?” and Dolma picked up her ears, he carried her back to her house and a grateful owner.

Much relieved and thankful to all who cared.

Apr 18

In need of 1 garage space

Looking for a garage space to rent for my 2nd car near Peterson and western on a monthly basis please any suggestions

Apr 17

Updated Apr 18

Super-cute 7-pound Maltese is missing

Our neighbor in the 6700 block of North Talman is missing her seven-pound white Maltese since Tuesday around noon.

The dog, Dolma, is as tiny as a seven-pound dog would be, and she is as cute as all that suggests. And she is desperately missed.

Please contact me at 773-764-5367.

And thanks.

Apr 15

Updated Apr 17

New neighborhood

Hello everyone im new in neighborhood of rogers park area how is it

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

    CAPS meetings are the best source of crime (and crime prevention) information

  • Deviant Jacked

    I think the above post pretty much sums up the neighborhood.

Apr 13

50th Ward Follies is back

The feisty and irreverent blogger known as 50th Ward Follies has been recovering from serous eye surgery and death of a beloved pet. But she's back now. Here's her site and her first post in several months.

https://50thwardfollies.com/2018/04/13/a-tough-year-so-far/

Yes, I’m still here.

It’s been a tough year so far, beginning with the death of Mr. Cat, my feline companion for more than 18 years...and I miss him every day.

Then I had eye surgery, and serious complications from which I...

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The feisty and irreverent blogger known as 50th Ward Follies has been recovering from serous eye surgery and death of a beloved pet. But she's back now. Here's her site and her first post in several months.

https://50thwardfollies.com/2018/04/13/a-tough-year-so-far/

Yes, I’m still here.

It’s been a tough year so far, beginning with the death of Mr. Cat, my feline companion for more than 18 years...and I miss him every day.

Then I had eye surgery, and serious complications from which I am still recovering.

And then came the March election,, with yet another carpetbagger from the Indo-American Democratic Organization moving into the state senatorial district barely a year before the election, and running a divisive campaign centered around slinging mud at an already-disgraced incumbent. He was aided in this by various special interests, and will no doubt be a reliable vote for those interests in Springfield. His campaign suggests that he will lower the ethical level in Springfield yet another notch.

You can bet he’ll have his own candidate for alderman, and probably, when the time comes, for committeeman as well. Deals are being discussed as you read this, and deals cost money, and money is being raised, lots of it. Google Illinois Sunshine database and check out who’s giving–and who gave and expects to be rewarded.

The aldermanic race begins later this year, officially. In actuality, serious candidates have been talking to potential donors since last year. Who will run? Debra has been raising money, and Ira’s loss of both his leadership position and his senate seat suggests that she’ll want to keep her job, which pays $120,000 per year. Nobody has openly declared but I hear there are at least three potential candidates exploring the possibility of running.

It’s going to be an interesting summer, and I’m feeling better already.

I just love a good fight.

    A Tough Year So Far
    Yes, I'm still here. It's been a tough year so far, beginning with the death of Mr. Cat, my feline companion for more than 18 years. He was wonderfully intelligent, fearless, and the real boss of our household, lording it over a succession of dogs and humans.
    http://50thwardfollies.com

Apr 10

April 9, 2018 street sweeping tickets canceled

The Department of Streets and Sanitation canceled street sweeping Monday due to the unexpected snow. If you received a street sweeping violation on April 9, 2018, you may disregard it as all street cleaning tickets issued yesterday will be voided by the Department of Finance.

Street sweeping will continue as usual on Tuesday on posted streets. The only areas affected by Monday's snow were parts of Section 4 (Ridge to Western between Touhy and Pratt) and Section 15 (Western to Oakley between Touhy and Birchwood).

Apr 04

Updated Apr 05

Chicago pension catastrophe is imminent -- and worse than we thought

Teachers whop are agitating for increased salaries in West Virginia, Oklahoma and other states are harbingers of the political and social unrest that Chicago and Illinois are headed for this year.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-pensions-rahm-emanuel-20180403-story.html

    Chicago's pension precipice: It's worse than you thought.
    Chicago taxpayers, prepare for another kick in the teeth. In fact, it might be a good time to grow fond of the toothless grin. Another recent court decision will put taxpayers on the hook for additional city pension debts. Yes, even more than before.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Daley kicked the can down the road by generously caving to union demands from city workers and then balancing the city's budget by not funding the pension plans. And few, including all those "investigative reporters" and editorialists in the media and civic boosters understood or acknowledged what was happening; the...

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    Daley kicked the can down the road by generously caving to union demands from city workers and then balancing the city's budget by not funding the pension plans. And few, including all those "investigative reporters" and editorialists in the media and civic boosters understood or acknowledged what was happening; the few who did were dismissed as anti union conservatives who didn't like Daley.

    When Daley realized his whole artificial edifice was finally going to crash he didn't run for re election, blaming the death of wife. He, a failed lawyer who barely passed the bar, not to mention getting thru law school, now lives lavishly, cashing in on his extravagant pension and plus "consulting work" for law firms and businesses. Oh yes, and on his investments from the glorious kickbacks he received while in office.

    And yet, he was easily re elected every year.

    Whatever you may think of him, Rahm Emanuel is doing a fine job of trying to clean up the filthy, illegal, twisted and perverted poisonous mess that is Daley's legacy. It is an impossible task.

    And btw, thanks to Daley and that other good ole Dem boy, Pres Bill Clinton, Chicago teachers must rely on their pensions as they can't get Social Security even if they accumulated the required 40 quarters. If they try, a certain amount is deducted.
    And the state, under the Dems, in in an equal mess. Remember that when you vote.

    Remember that free stuff ain't free. And taxing the rich means taxing everyone and everything--including sweetened beverages. If not that, then something else.

  • Rob

    "harbingers of the political and social unrest that Chicago and Illinois are headed for this year."

    A teacher strike does not equal social unrest.

Mar 28

Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council sends thanks to 24th District CPD

A big thank you to the 24th District of the Chicago Police Department.

The Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council, the Manor Block Club and CAP 2411 and 2412 saluted the 24th District on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 to show our thanks for keeping Indian Boundary a safe, welcoming place in our neighborhood for children, adults, families, walkers, runners, picnikers, birders, dogs and anyone else who comes to 2500 W. Lunt with peace and good will.

These men and women of...

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A big thank you to the 24th District of the Chicago Police Department.

The Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council, the Manor Block Club and CAP 2411 and 2412 saluted the 24th District on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 to show our thanks for keeping Indian Boundary a safe, welcoming place in our neighborhood for children, adults, families, walkers, runners, picnikers, birders, dogs and anyone else who comes to 2500 W. Lunt with peace and good will.

These men and women of the 24th District, led by Sgt. Shawn Sisk, keep the Jewel of West Ridge polished and shining. Thank you!

Here are just some of the many officers of the 24 Dist. at the lunch, with officers and members of the IBP Advisory Council.

Mar 23

Updated Mar 28

Chicago area loses population for 3rd straight year

Meanwhile, back on Chicago's earth, people are fleeing our corrupt metro area. And compared to our neighbors, we have some of the slowest job growth in the country. But never fear, our taxes are rapidly rising. Hmm, perhaps there is a connection?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-cook-county-population-20180320-story.html

    Chicago area loses population for 3rd straight year
    The Chicago area has lost residents for a third consecutive year while the country's Southern and Western areas saw population gains. An estimated 13,286 residents left the Chicago metropolitan area - which extends from the city to its suburbs and into parts of Indiana and Wisconsin - according to 2017 data released Thursday by the U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Fred? Who's Fred or has he also already bit the dust?

  • Tas mania Devil Irving and california

    @live from those other censored forums are just that run by people who are closed minded and if your opinion isnt inline with theirs they do what you do call it rude and ban people. Its the new trend run from what you dont want to believe or hear and...

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    @live from those other censored forums are just that run by people who are closed minded and if your opinion isnt inline with theirs they do what you do call it rude and ban people. Its the new trend run from what you dont want to believe or hear and then block people in hopes it will go away. Sad that people cant talk freely without offending everyone because they have become to sensitive. the world would rather be lied to then face the truth the irony behind that as back in the back telling the truth actually lessoned the punishment of the crime.

Mar 27

Looking for garage space to rent

I’m currently searching for a garage space to rent near Peterson and western ave..I have references from my current landlord where I have resided for 8 years now

Mar 26

Mar 19

State Rep Lou Lang Endorses Ram Villivalam for State Senate

This message was posted on Lou Lang's official Facebook Page and Twitter on Saturday:

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"Friends, In politics, all that matters is your word. So, let’s be clear. A new campaign brochure authored and mailed by Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) claiming that I have endorsed him in his primary election is: False.

As a Member of the Illinois Legislative Ethics Commission, which oversaw the investigation of Senator Silverstein related to a sexual harassment complaint, I had pledged to the Niles...

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This message was posted on Lou Lang's official Facebook Page and Twitter on Saturday:

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"Friends, In politics, all that matters is your word. So, let’s be clear. A new campaign brochure authored and mailed by Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) claiming that I have endorsed him in his primary election is: False.

As a Member of the Illinois Legislative Ethics Commission, which oversaw the investigation of Senator Silverstein related to a sexual harassment complaint, I had pledged to the Niles Township Democrats and informed all parties involved in the 8th State Senate district Democratic primary, including Senator Silverstein, that I would remain neutral. Senator Silverstein’s mail piece compromised that neutrality. Now I am no longer neutral.

Today, I endorse Ram Villivalam for the Illinois State Senate as I believe he possesses the integrity becoming of a legislator.

Sincerely,

Lou Lang, House Deputy Majority Leader and Niles Township Democratic Committeeman"

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Source

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reploulang/photos/a.10153563057967879.1073741826.89274887878/10155505659757879/?type=3&theater

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StateRepLouLang/status/975143948409868288

Mar 16

Updated Mar 18

Getting to know more about my neighborhood

I am happy to be stationed here in Chicago. I am still learning the culture, traditions, and the Chicago lifestyle. Still struggling to acclimatize but I am certain I will get there eventually.

  • David Patterson I am a husband, a father, and an Army Recruiter

    Thank you Richard, and Robin. Thank you Steven, and I am based at West Addison Street in the Addison Mall

  • John Sebeck Life long resident of Arcadia Terrance, retired

    Welcome just a friendly reminder, NEVER order ketchup on a true Chicago dog.

Mar 17

  • Chromebooks for the Classroom!

    Mrs. K. is asking for $2242.79:
    My students need access to Chromebooks so that they can research and be familiar with 21st century skills.
    West Ridge Elementary School Comment

Mar 15

Mar 14

    1 questioned after man stabbed to death in Far North Side apartment building
    One person was being questioned after a man was stabbed to death Tuesday evening in an apartment building in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the Far North Side, police said. Police were called to the 2500 block of West Fitch Avenue about 5:30 p.m., initially because of an assault in progress and then to deal with a person stabbed, according to police.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 11

Updated Mar 12

Boone Elementary School held their first ever McTeacher's Night Fundraiser at McDonald's on Peterson

Boone Elementary School held their first ever McTeacher's Night Fundraiser at the Chicago McDonald's on Peterson Ave. A McTeacher's Night is organized to help raise money for local schools by having teachers work at McDonald's and then giving a percentage of the night's sales back to the local school. What an amazing night for Boone.

On Thursday, March 8th, the restaurant was taken over by twenty Boone teachers and administrative staff excited to serve freshly prepared meals to students and...

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Boone Elementary School held their first ever McTeacher's Night Fundraiser at the Chicago McDonald's on Peterson Ave. A McTeacher's Night is organized to help raise money for local schools by having teachers work at McDonald's and then giving a percentage of the night's sales back to the local school. What an amazing night for Boone.

On Thursday, March 8th, the restaurant was taken over by twenty Boone teachers and administrative staff excited to serve freshly prepared meals to students and their families. Teachers handed out orders, cleaned tables, made ice cream treats, served drinks, prepared fries and even dressed up in a Pie costume. Teachers Plaza and Krantz took turns dressed in the Pie outfit almost the entire night and what a blast they had mingling with all the families and taking pictures. Principal Delaney was also in attendance and enjoyed the evening. Principal Delaney played guitar with music teacher Donlin while the Boone 2nd graders sang. Teacher Pratts was there too and helped the singing second graders with their dance moves. Assistant Principal Quakinbush was also in attendance and enjoyed the evening.

The funds earned from the Pie sales and tips will go directly to support teacher appreciation initiatives, and school equipment and school events.

A special thank you goes to Savitha Skowligy, who organized the event as well as everyone who worked and attended.

The McTeacher's Night was courtesy of the Chicago McDonald's Owner/Operators The Funkhouser Family. Please like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/McDonalds-at-3241-W-Peterson-113970615291165/

For more information about events provided by the Chicago McDonald's contact Community Relations Julie Travers at Julie.travers@comcast.net

  • I am all for school fundraising. I did many events when my son was in school. I question having McDondald's use this audience to further their business. They do not serve healthy food and they support industrial farming as well as underpay their employees. It is not the place you...

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    I am all for school fundraising. I did many events when my son was in school. I question having McDondald's use this audience to further their business. They do not serve healthy food and they support industrial farming as well as underpay their employees. It is not the place you want your kids to eat at. I am sure their are other places where a similar event can be held.Holding it at a restaurant that serves healthy food would introduce the idea of healthy food to the children for better life long habits.
    The idea of McTeachers sounds like a corporate highjack for their own benefit. I am happy it raised money for a great cause but McDonald's is just not good for the planet ( the drive thru they created not only increases obesity but also contributes to all the McDonald's litter I pick up on my parkway almost daily) I am sure you could find a better venue. When the new library opens in Rogers Park, it may be a great place to offer an event around story telling similar to a Moth event. No need to include food. Just an idea.

Mar 09

Police on Howard / Western about 8PM

Wondering if anyone has any information as to why the police were at the US Bank on Howard & Western about 7:50PM - 8:00PM today. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Mar 07

In today's climate, would you like to speak with mental health professionals focusing on...

In today's climate, would you like to speak with mental health professionals focusing on mental health issues with children and how to support and manage the stress?

Join us at Rogers Park Parent University at Sullivan HS
6631 N Bosworth
Thursday, March 8 at 11:00am

This informative workshop "Stress" is being presented by Riveredge Hospital:
"We believe in healing and recovery.
"We believe every individual has the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
"We believe in providing quality...

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In today's climate, would you like to speak with mental health professionals focusing on mental health issues with children and how to support and manage the stress?

Join us at Rogers Park Parent University at Sullivan HS
6631 N Bosworth
Thursday, March 8 at 11:00am

This informative workshop "Stress" is being presented by Riveredge Hospital:
"We believe in healing and recovery.
"We believe every individual has the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
"We believe in providing quality care in a compassionate and therapeutic manner."

Please stop in at Parent University for this invaluable conversation.

Rogers Park Parent University at Sullivan HS
"Where It Happens"

En el clima actual, ¿le gustaría hablar con profesionales de la salud mental enfocándose en temas de salud mental con los niños y cómo apoyar y gestionar el estrés?

Únete a nosotros en Rogers Park padres Universidad de Sullivan HS
Bosworth N 6631
Jueves, 8 de marzo a las 11:00

Este taller informativo "Estrés" es presentado por Riveredge Hospital:
"Creemos en la curación y recuperación.
"Creemos que cada individuo tiene el derecho a ser tratados con respeto y dignidad.
"Creemos en la prestación de atención de calidad en una forma compasiva y terapéutica".

Deje en la Universidad de padres para esta conversación valiosa .

Parque de Rogers padres Universidad de Sullivan HS
"Dónde sucede"

Mar 04

Sub-lease

Our rental home is going to be under construction. My sister and I need to find a place to stay for 6 months, starting May 1st. It will be two people and one cat. Reccomendation, pretty please?

Feb 25

Updated Mar 03

Forever homes for hand raised baby bunnies

Center for Learning Abilities has been fostering and adopting homeless animals. We are a learning center and part of our mission is to educate children how to treat people, animals and the environment. We are running out of space for the incoming animals and need help.
We currently are looking for forever homes for adult or baby bunnies. These are a big responsibility. They are a rare an exotic and beautiful breed and grow to be very large. They have...

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Center for Learning Abilities has been fostering and adopting homeless animals. We are a learning center and part of our mission is to educate children how to treat people, animals and the environment. We are running out of space for the incoming animals and need help.
We currently are looking for forever homes for adult or baby bunnies. These are a big responsibility. They are a rare an exotic and beautiful breed and grow to be very large. They have been hand handled since birth and are used to being with a human many hours a day. They eat a lot and need a lot of care. This is NOT a low maintenance pet.
We are also looking for volunteers who can help us take care of the animals or to help us teach others how to take care of animals.
Please call our office at 773-937-7527
We screen and follow all families who adopt the animals and we partner with Chicago animal rescue.

  • Fox valley animal hospital has a low cost spay - neuter clinic for rabbits.

  • They are too young, only a few weeks old. Bunnies must be older. We are on a waiting list for as soon as the veterinarian deems them old enough.

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