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45 hours ago

Thinking about running for alderman? Here's how:

50th Ward Follies, a knowledgeable and savvy resident, explains the timing, the method and the financing:

https://50thwardfollies.com/2018/05/21/aldermanic-election-deadlines/#like-2509

    Aldermanic Election Deadlines
    If you're thinking about running for alderman, it's time to get organized. The election will be held on February 26, 2019. You'll need a total of 473 valid signatures from registered voters to get on the ballot. You can begin acquiring those signatures on August 28, 2018.
    http://50thwardfollies.com

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Moving into this area! Thoughts

We have lived in the city for 27 years, and are thinking of the area of Damen and Jarvis.

  • diana Life is short. Death is long. Act accordingly.

    To clarify: we're only moving because we want a yard and more dogs! Third floor condo isn't very conducive for being crazy dog people! :)

  • Anne Rogers Park resident

    I walked a dog in that neighborhood for a couple of months. Some blocks are nice, others not so much. I did notice a lot of dog waste and garbage around the area. In general, its nice during the day but I have no idea what its like at night. Parking is difficult.

May 16

Updated 6 days ago

Shooting derails wanted

Looking for info on shootings near Devon & Western on Friday afternoon May 11 and near Devon & California Tuesday night May 15 just before midnight.

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

    Check with your CAPS facilitator; she/he is the best source for facts about neighborhood crime.

  • Roger S. Park Teller of truth in a fake news world.

    Thanks. Already reached out to 2411 and 2412 facilitators and neither has responded.

  • They probably can't give out many details.

May 16

May 03

Updated May 04

Landscaper recomendation desired

Looking for recomendation for a landscaper whose design thrilled you and whose work was excellent.

May 03

Upcoming events at West Ridge nature Preserve (5800 N. Western)

Family Nature Day
Sunday May 6
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Jeff Semmerling, an artists who owns the nearby Art Side Out Studio & Mask Shop will lead a bird mask-making workshop, using eye-catching materials. All ages can participate.
Additional bird-themed activities for all ages around the pond and in the Nature Play Area..
If you would like to volunteer to help please contact Gary Morrissey, gmorrissey001@comcast.net

Cleanup and Steward Day
Sat. May 20
10 a.m. - noon
Sign up...

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Family Nature Day
Sunday May 6
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Jeff Semmerling, an artists who owns the nearby Art Side Out Studio & Mask Shop will lead a bird mask-making workshop, using eye-catching materials. All ages can participate.
Additional bird-themed activities for all ages around the pond and in the Nature Play Area..
If you would like to volunteer to help please contact Gary Morrissey, gmorrissey001@comcast.net

Cleanup and Steward Day
Sat. May 20
10 a.m. - noon
Sign up at. http://www.westridgenaturepreserve.org/contact or contact Steward Tom Murphy at tjm2040@rcn.com.

Bird Walks and Fishing Clinics
Bird Walks Wed., May 2 at 7:30 a.m. -- Led by Jill Niland, Chicago Ornithological Society
Sun., May 13 at 8 a.m. -- Led by Lisa Maler, McHenry County Audubon Society
Fishing Clinics Sat. May 5 and Sat May19. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Apr 27

Updated May 01

I would like to give a piano concert.

Where is a good place, that has a piano could I do this?

  • Debbie G Substitute teacher, musician (piano composer)

    Leona's has a baby grand. I'll need their contact info. Indian Boundary actually CHARGES you to have the privilege of giving a concert, so that's out. Harold Washington has one. Thank you for the phone #. I'll have to follow up on that. As for the others, I'll have to follow up on them as well. Thank you all for your advice and suggestions!

  • Theodore Kruzich Senior Citizen of 84 years

    The coordinator of activities for St. Nicholas Church is Andrea (847-864-1185). Call her and submit your request as well as telling her the exact date of your recital. She has the authority to advertise and help in putting on such a concert. Use my name as a reference: I play violin in a chamber music group who uses the chapel on a regular basis ... Ted

Apr 28

Free Kitchen Cabinets

Gently used light wood cabinets from remodeled kitchen.
Base, corner, and wall - lots of them!
Email to arrange time to pick up.

Apr 17

Updated Apr 27

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.

  • A friend of mine installed 4 different wheel locks for his wheels after his got stolen off a Lexus. Like others said, it won't completely stop the thieves, but trying to find 4 different lug nut keys can be very hindering.

  • WRM

    I like that it's good. Regrettably most people wouldn't think to go that far.

Apr 23

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.

Apr 20

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 Apr 20

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 Apr 20

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!!!

Apr 19

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 10

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

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