30 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Seriously Rogers Park?

Violence has always been an issue in Rogers Park for as long as I can remember. It has improved in the last 10 years, but Morse Avenue needs help, it really does. It needs viable businesses that people can frequent and meanwhile not have to fear for your life. Morse Avenue needs to be revitalized in ways that parts of Andersonville and Edgewater have been in recent years. With gang bangers loitering, intimidating people, driving by, shooting each other and...

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Violence has always been an issue in Rogers Park for as long as I can remember. It has improved in the last 10 years, but Morse Avenue needs help, it really does. It needs viable businesses that people can frequent and meanwhile not have to fear for your life. Morse Avenue needs to be revitalized in ways that parts of Andersonville and Edgewater have been in recent years. With gang bangers loitering, intimidating people, driving by, shooting each other and in this case passersby, businesses are not going to bother setting up shop on Morse Avenue. Further, people need to report crime and not just walk by the BS and say nothing. People also need to stop buying political BS from those who have allowed slumlords to rule in Rogers Park for so long. That too contributes to the issues in the community. The lack of jobs and real opportunities for youth is yet another contributor. Absent parents and poor school systems. The list goes on and on. There are many reasons for the gang violence in Rogers Park and the reasons don't include block groups trying to make their neighborhoods safe.

As mentioned at a community rally tonight (designed to bring people together), WE the people need to rise up and develop shared strategies to combat the violence and offer solutions and assistance to our youth. Standing up at a rally and blaming others is never going to solve the problem people. You are smart enough to realize that, I'm sure of it! What I witnessed tonight is sad! I hope this community learns from the mistakes of the past and it can come together to solve the gang violence and the problems it creates in Rogers Park. Community block groups have worked to clean up certain areas of this community. That's a fact! Why blame them people? I understand people are pissed about Trump and the economic and political climate, but to blame block groups is ridiculous. There has to be a better way to channel your frustration and anger. Just sayin...

  • JJ RP RP resident

    I will try to make it Wednesday night. What time and where?

  • d3 NOH

    Sol cafe order an LA Smog then initiate the secret head thrust

Oct 06

Updated 3 hours ago

    "Come Back" Commissioner Larry Suffredin
    Outrage toward the Cook County beverage tax is overwhelming in Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin's district - and residents are calling on him to change his position and repeal the tax.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Now, do you really believe that? And more important, do you think the Everyblock moderators will believe it?

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A steaming sack of s---

    @Phill Domo - As in the past, we are laughing at you...not with you!

3 hours ago

Stolen bicycle from corner of Glenwood and W. Touhy.

Wife's bicycle stolen from corner of Glenwood and W. Touhy. Green Schwinn coaster with milkcrate on front. Her main means of transportation. No questions asked if returned.

4 hours ago

Court Advocacy Training

Court Advocacy Training

The next training for current and prospective court advocacy volunteers will
be as follows:

Topic: Best practices of Court Advocacy.

Speakers:
Community Relations Headquarters - Commander Ron Holt
Community Relations Headquarters- William Townsell
024th District Community Relations Office-Sgt. Shawn Sisk
024th Community Relations Organizer -Mayra Gomez

Date and Time: October 21, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Willye White Park 1610 W. Howard

RSVP: Please confirm E-mail at caps.024district@chicagopolice.org.

Working Together for a Safer Community!

City of Chicago - Rahm Emanuel, Mayor

Department of Police - Eddie T. Johnson, Superintendent

9 hours ago

Lost kitty!

Did anyone lose a cat? Found her in the parking lot at the end of Lunt next to the beach. She didnt seem scared, and was totally unphased by me. I could not take her home with me as i have 2 cats that would not appreciate that at all, but just wanted to get the word out.

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Who were the intended targets.

Our neighborhood has seen the pattern before. Innocent people get shot.
The intended targets sing show tunes and taunt on utube.
More unrelated shootings follow.
No arrest.
Eventually intended target is hit.
Repeat.

  • Bertha, I'm a child and adolescent psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience. I have worked with gang-bangers, street kids and kids in the DCFS system.

    Kids can respond very well if given the help they need. The problem is that the amount of help they need is massive and...

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    Bertha, I'm a child and adolescent psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience. I have worked with gang-bangers, street kids and kids in the DCFS system.

    Kids can respond very well if given the help they need. The problem is that the amount of help they need is massive and complex. Intervention is needed with the kid, individually, his parents and family, school, community, and the justice system. Many of these kids are 40 hrs a week jobs, in themselves.

    You get it right that there are limits on how much we can help. Our world is a broken place. I actually even see some kids who benefit from a short time of being
    locked up. For them, more of their needs are met in jail. However, it is absolutely untrue that kids don't change. They all want to grow. And you'd be surprised how many of them do!

  • Bruce_ Comment by TBD, whom you've muted

    Kudos to the PHD approach tempered with real experience.

    Not certain how to fire back up Positive loitering and positive artist loitering.
    While these only treat symptoms by reducing opportunity for retaliation there was often strong community engagement.

15 hours ago

Joe Moore and the Participatory Budget

Dear Alderman Moore,

In light of the tragic events in our neighborhood, any chance we can submit new ideas for the Participatory budget?

I for one would like to recommend the following:

Putting the full amount of the fund behind closing the "shooting window." Let's pay our officers a half hour of transition time extra, so that there is no gap in police force on our streets.

OR

If the Dunkin Donuts is that infested with drug deals, let's rent...

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Dear Alderman Moore,

In light of the tragic events in our neighborhood, any chance we can submit new ideas for the Participatory budget?

I for one would like to recommend the following:

Putting the full amount of the fund behind closing the "shooting window." Let's pay our officers a half hour of transition time extra, so that there is no gap in police force on our streets.

OR

If the Dunkin Donuts is that infested with drug deals, let's rent out that space. Turn it into a police sub station. Or a community check in.

OR

Let's put the funds towards LIGHTING Glenwood. And putting up more cameras.

Just a few ideas that would mean a lot more than some piece of art on the beach.

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Did anyone see anything?

Sunday morning (10/15) around 5am I thought I heard something that sounded like a car accident. Got up and looked out my windows but couldn't see anything and didn't feel like going outside at that hour. Later that morning I got a call from someone in my building who told me that my he saw my car had been hit... as had 3 other neighbors (two of them other people in my building).

The four cars were parked on Pratt facing westbound across from Newgard, around 1434 Pratt. I'm asking if maybe someone - anyone - saw anything, got a description, license plate, something? Coz, of course, there was no note...

  • It is easy to not bother to call 911 either because you think its not a big deal or you think.someone else already did but I feel its better to call then to be sorry you didn't. Be anonymous if you prefer

  • Stepping into the conversation....RP needs to start installing more surveillance cameras on the commercial strips and apartment buildings.

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Outdoor meeting with police and community leaders to be held Monday night in response to recent

Please join me, together with 24th District Commander Roberto Nieves, community leaders and neighborhood residents, as we meet to map out an action plan in response to the recent gun violence in our neighborhood. The community meeting will take place tomorrow (Monday, October 16th), 7:00 p.m., at the corner of Morse and Glenwood.

For more information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/news/outdoor-meeting-with-police-and-community-leaders-to-be-held-monday-night-in-response-to-recent-violence/

    Outdoor meeting with police and community leaders to be held Monday night in response to recent violence
    Please join me, together with 24th District Commander Roberto Nieves, community leaders and neighborhood residents, as we meet to map out an action plan in response to the recent gun violence in our neighborhood. The community meeting will take place tomorrow (Monday, October 16th), 7:00 p.m., at the corner of Morse and Glenwood.
    http://www.ward49.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    It took so many generations to get to this point. This is a deep societal issue that requires a seismic shift to correct. In the current political climate, there will be no money for parenting training, job training, etc.; to get at the roots of the problem

  • Robin, same old, same old tired useless solutions all involving tax $$$. There are many $$$$ available for job training starting with the public schools. The root of the problem, which you won't like, is to look at which demographic(s) are causing the problem and why aren't there stronger punishments.

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

    good - we need to put more effort into prevention; in the long run, this costs so much less than punishments. A year in prison costs about the same as a year of college tuition. Which is a better investment for society?

3 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Woman killed in Morse and Glenwood shooting

Our hearts are heavy today as our community grieves the loss of an innocent victim to gun violence.

A woman in her early 60s was fatally shot Friday night at 6:30 p.m. as she was walking on Glenwood, just south of Morse.

According to police officials, two juveniles were on the street speaking to occupants of a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Morse and Glenwood when a second vehicle, which witnesses describe as a dark SUV, drove by. An...

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Our hearts are heavy today as our community grieves the loss of an innocent victim to gun violence.

A woman in her early 60s was fatally shot Friday night at 6:30 p.m. as she was walking on Glenwood, just south of Morse.

According to police officials, two juveniles were on the street speaking to occupants of a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Morse and Glenwood when a second vehicle, which witnesses describe as a dark SUV, drove by. An occupant of the second vehicle fired shots at the juveniles. Tragically, one of the bullets struck the woman, who police say was an unintended victim.

After the shooting, the juveniles and both vehicles fled the scene.

The woman was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police have asked me to withhold the identity of the victim until they are certain all members of her family have been notified.

Police officers canvassed the area searching for both the perpetrators and witnesses who might have information about the crime. Police detectives are examining video footage, which may help lead to the identification of the perpetrators and their intended targets.

In what police tell me was an unrelated shooting 30 minutes earlier, a 15-year-old boy was shot in an altercation in an alley behind in the 7400 block of Ridge Avenue. The victim is hospitalized in critical condition. Police have little information about this second crime and will be questioning the victim when he is able to talk.

If you have seen anything that might aid in the investigation of these crimes, please contact Area North Detectives at 312-744-8200.

Additional gang crime teams have been dispatched to both the Morse and Ridge and Touhy areas in the wake of these incidents.

For more information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/news/woman-killed-in-morse-and-glenwood-shooting/

    Woman killed in Morse and Glenwood shooting
    Our hearts are heavy today as our community grieves the loss of an innocent victim to gun violence. A woman in her early 60s was fatally shot Friday night at 6:30 p.m. as she was walking on Glenwood, just south of Morse.
    http://www.ward49.com
  • JohnL Happy in Edgewater

    It helps if people call the police ^^^^^^^^and report a situation. Not sure that hanging around on a corner is a criminal offense.

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

    Kit - did you call 911 to report suspicious behavior?

Oct 06

Updated 34 hours ago

    After the Cook County soda tax dies
    Is it too soon to gloat? Nah. Crack open that can of soda with gusto, taxpayers. You won. Relentless public pressure appears to have doomed the Cook County soda tax. The County Board Finance Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday. As of Friday, 12 of the 17 commissioners had signed on to repeal it.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Ah, yes. The fool in question is squandering their money on how many gallons of unnaturally sweetened beverages per day?

  • Phill Domo You can't take my rights away, you'll fail

    Omar, if you hate pop then don't drink it. Simple, right?

36 hours ago

Smalls! I'm Looking for Smalls!

Hi,
A while back a person here on EveryBlock posted a recommendation regarding a manson, Wally Tuckpointing.
The person uses the name "Smalls."
If you know Smalls, will you please ask him or her to contact me here? I need a recommendation ASAP
Thanks

4 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

6567 N Glenwood PARTY BUILDING

6567 N Glenwood is a building full of students.
And a building that is party central almost every night of the week.

And they party in the back of the building so the sounds reverberate in the alley and off the buildings.

A few weeks ago after a raging party that involved all three floors of the building, I finally had to call in a noise complaint at 1 am. And the party was broken up

Tonight Again I had...

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6567 N Glenwood is a building full of students.
And a building that is party central almost every night of the week.

And they party in the back of the building so the sounds reverberate in the alley and off the buildings.

A few weeks ago after a raging party that involved all three floors of the building, I finally had to call in a noise complaint at 1 am. And the party was broken up

Tonight Again I had to call in a noise complaint. An hour later after NO response and a growing party I had to call it in again. The party was broken up.
But and hour later, they were back out and partying even harder than before.
Another call. Another police visit.

This building is out of control. What can be done? Obviously they have little regard for the police, and have NO regard for their neighbors.

  • lisaann mom

    And contact the building owner. Let them know you are documenting and calling police and Loyola. Also, do not wait until 1 am to call police. The Chicago noise ordinance says 10 pm-8 am is quiet time. Hang in there. I have been through this.

  • Thanks for feedback and comments everyone. Appreciate it!

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Crime Scene Hoyne Between Birchwood and Howard

Walked home from CTA through a phalanx of CPD and the citizens who normally run the open air drug market in the parking lot behind the Public Storage at Hoyne and Howard. Heard complaints about bullet holes in cars, but no sign of EMT. Wondering if anybody in the n'hood heard anything about this. Hoping this particular enterprising gang finds a new distribution location. Nothing subtle about their presence all summer, so this event was just a matter of time. What is it about Howard and Hoyne so irresistible to the criminal element? Calls to CPD and Ward office and nothing changes.

  • @MA - graduates of Miss. Tidwinkle's Finishing School are aware that change cures all illegal activity and social and political ills. Unfortunately the Tidwinklers haven't a clue as to what that really means aside from having their servants open the windows, freshen the air and change the drapes.

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A steaming sack of s---

    @Omar - The CPD is on a short leash of their own making. Could they be more aggressive arresting based on loitering laws? Perhaps but consider the verbiage:

    "Whenever a police officer observes a member of a criminal street gang engaged in gang loitering with one or more other persons...

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    @Omar - The CPD is on a short leash of their own making. Could they be more aggressive arresting based on loitering laws? Perhaps but consider the verbiage:

    "Whenever a police officer observes a member of a criminal street gang engaged in gang loitering with one or more other persons in any public place designated for the enforcement of this section under subsection (b), the police officer shall, subject to all applicable procedures promulgated by the superintendent of police: (i) inform all such persons that they are engaged in gang loitering within an area in which loitering by groups containing criminal street gang members is prohibited; (ii) order all such persons to disperse and remove themselves from within sight and hearing of the place at which the order was issued; and (iii) inform those persons that they will be subject to arrest if they fail to obey the order promptly or engage in further gang loitering within sight or hearing of the place at which the order was issued during the next eight hours."

    A little complicated and forces a time element to be considered.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

need to hire/borrow van to move bookcase

(Does "Acts of kindness" include needing one?)
I need to get a bookcase from south Evanston to north of Howard, about two miles.
I can help carry (needs two), and pay a little, but it needs to move soon and all my leads fell through.

  • Try Garret Riviere, I don't have his phone number but his FB is here: https://www.facebook.com/garrettriviere19

    This is what he does, he also works for Dolly. He helped me move some stuff last month and everything went really well. Highly recommend.

  • Hello, while I don't have a van or moving truck, I am more than happy to help you move the item. I'm home at 4:30 pm and weekends. I love at Thorndale Beach South. There is no charge to help you move it. George

4 days ago

4 days ago

Election Day is tomorrow-get a final look at the proposed projects

Don’t forget, the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting Election Day is tomorrow (Saturday, October 14th). Polls will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Your polling place is at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark Street (just south of the firehouse and across from Touhy Park).

This year you will be asked to vote on two separate ballot questions. First, you will be asked to vote on the percentage of the ward infrastructure ballot that you believe...

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Don’t forget, the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting Election Day is tomorrow (Saturday, October 14th). Polls will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Your polling place is at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark Street (just south of the firehouse and across from Touhy Park).

This year you will be asked to vote on two separate ballot questions. First, you will be asked to vote on the percentage of the ward infrastructure ballot that you believe should be devoted exclusively to street and alley resurfacing and sidewalk repairs.

Second you will be asked to vote on how the remainder of the ward’s infrastructure ballot should be allocated. You will be given four votes to choose among seven project proposals that were developed, researched and proposed by your neighbors, not politicians and bureaucrats. And it will be you and your neighbors, not City Hall, who decide which projects will move forward.

Information on the project proposals, as well as the blocks proposed for street and alley resurfacing and new sidewalks, will be on display throughout the day at the Chicago Math and Science Academy.

You can vote electronically or on a paper ballot.

For more information, including a link to a sample ballot and instruction on how to vote online, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/news/election-day-is-tomorrow-get-a-final-look-at-the-proposed-projects-4/

    Election Day is tomorrow-get a final look at the proposed projects
    Don't forget, the 49th Ward's Participatory Budgeting Election Day is tomorrow (Saturday, October 14th). Polls will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Your polling place is at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark Street (just south of the firehouse and across from Touhy Park).
    http://www.ward49.com

5 days ago

5 days ago

How will you experience Clark Street in 2027? Get a preview next Tuesday

You are invited to join the Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA), and me next Tuesday, October 17th, at 6:30 p.m., as we unveil the Vision Clark Street Master Plan, a look into the future of Clark Street! The event will take place at The Diamond Room, 7545 N. Clark (just north of the Ethiopian Diamond II Restaurant).

The Master Plan is the result of an eight-month planning process led by RRBA and the 11-member Vision Clark Street Steering Committee, comprised of residents, business owners and community stakeholders.

For more information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/news/how-will-you-experience-clark-street-in-2027-get-a-preview-oct-17/

    How will you experience Clark Street in 2027? Get a preview next Tuesday
    You are invited to join the Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) and me next Tuesday, October 17th, at 6:30 p.m., as we unveil the Vision Clark Street Master Plan, a look into the future of Clark Street! The event will take place at The Diamond Room, 7545 N.
    http://www.ward49.com

5 days ago

Follow Me on Friday for food, drinks and early voting!

Friday is the last day of early voting in the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Election, and I’m hosting a special “Follow Me on Friday” to mark the occasion.

Follow me this Friday, October 13th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., to vote early at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis), and then join me for fried chicken, mac and cheese and liquid refreshments (including margaritas, beer, wine and soft drinks).

If fried chicken and mac and cheese...

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Friday is the last day of early voting in the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Election, and I’m hosting a special “Follow Me on Friday” to mark the occasion.

Follow me this Friday, October 13th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., to vote early at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis), and then join me for fried chicken, mac and cheese and liquid refreshments (including margaritas, beer, wine and soft drinks).

If fried chicken and mac and cheese is not enough to get you to vote, as an added incentive, we’ll enter you in a raffle to win one of four $50 gift certificates to 49th Ward restaurants!

The winners of the raffle will be drawn and announced at the conclusion of the Follow Me on Friday event at 7:00 p.m.

Please note you are not required to vote to enter the raffle (or attend the party, for that matter).

http://www.ward49.com/news/follow-me-on-friday-for-food-drinks-and-early-voting-8/

    Follow Me on Friday for food, drinks and early voting!
    Friday is the last day of early voting in the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Election , and I'm hosting a special "Follow Me on Friday" to mark the occasion. Follow me this Friday, October 13th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., to vote early at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N.
    http://www.ward49.com

6 days ago

Election Day is this Saturday

This is just to remind you that we have a big election coming up this Saturday, October 14–the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Election, where you vote on how to spend the ward’s discretionary infrastructure budget. It’s taking place at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark (next to the firehouse and across the street from Touhy Park) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Exhibits detailing each of the project proposals will be on display.

If you can’t make it to the school this Saturday, you can vote early either online or at one of our early voting sites.

For information on how to vote online or the location of our early voting sites, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/news/election-day-is-this-saturday/

    Election Day is this Saturday
    This is just to remind you that we have a big election coming up this Saturday, October 14-the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Election , where you vote on how to spend the ward's discretionary infrastructure budget. It's taking place at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N.
    http://www.ward49.com

Oct 09

Updated 6 days ago

Early voting for Participatory Budgeting continues this week; vote online or at mobile sites

We are entering our final week of early voting in the Participatory Budgeting election.

Online voting continues now until 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 14th. To vote online, email my office at ward49@cityofchicago.org, with the phrase “Online Voting” in the subject heading, and provide your name and street address. My staff will respond with the URL to the early voting website and a special access code to enter at that site. Then proceed to vote, following the instructions provided.

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We are entering our final week of early voting in the Participatory Budgeting election.

Online voting continues now until 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 14th. To vote online, email my office at ward49@cityofchicago.org, with the phrase “Online Voting” in the subject heading, and provide your name and street address. My staff will respond with the URL to the early voting website and a special access code to enter at that site. Then proceed to vote, following the instructions provided.

You can also vote in person this week at several locations throughout the ward. Here’s the schedule:

49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview

Monday, October 9 – Friday, October 13
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Northside Community Resources, 1530 W. Morse

Monday, October 9 – Friday, October 13
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jarvis Red Line Station

Wednesday, October 11
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Loyola Red Line Station (Sheridan Road entrance)

Thursday, October 12
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/news/early-voting-for-participatory-budgeting-continues-this-week-vote-online-or-at-mobile-sites-2/

    Early voting for Participatory Budgeting continues this week; vote online or at mobile sites
    We are entering our final week of early voting in the Participatory Budgeting election. You'll have plenty of opportunities to decide how to spend $1 million on ward improvement projects. Take a look at a PowerPoint presentation of this year's proposed projects and review a sample ballot .
    http://www.ward49.com

Oct 11

Oct 10

Updated Oct 10

Proposed artistic sculpture receives strong support at community meeting

Artist Davis McCarty’s proposal for a Rogers Park “entry point” artistic sculpture received strong support from community residents who attended a recent meeting I hosted on the proposal.

“Quantum Dee” is a 20-foot stainless steel and dichroic plexiglass sculpture in the shape of a spire. The proposed sculpture is intended for one of the Sheridan Road entry points to Rogers Park–either the north entry at Juneway Beach Park (see first rendering) or the south entry at the Devon-Sheridan triangle (see...

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Artist Davis McCarty’s proposal for a Rogers Park “entry point” artistic sculpture received strong support from community residents who attended a recent meeting I hosted on the proposal.

“Quantum Dee” is a 20-foot stainless steel and dichroic plexiglass sculpture in the shape of a spire. The proposed sculpture is intended for one of the Sheridan Road entry points to Rogers Park–either the north entry at Juneway Beach Park (see first rendering) or the south entry at the Devon-Sheridan triangle (see second rendering).

Please read the link below for more information about the proposed sculpture:

http://www.ward49.com/news/proposed-artistic-sculpture-receives-strong-support-at-community-meeting/

Then share your thoughts about the sculpture, its location and whether we should commission a second identical or similar sculpture. You may either share your comments here or email me at ward49@cityofchicago.org.

    Proposed artistic sculpture receives strong support at community meeting
    Artist Davis McCarty's proposal for a Rogers Park "entry point" artistic sculpture received strong support from community residents who attended a recent meeting I hosted on the proposal. "Quantum Dee" is a 20-foot stainless steel and dichroic plexiglass sculpture in the shape of a spire.
    http://www.ward49.com
  • Rob

    Make sure CDOT does whatever it's going to do at the Devon-Sheridan triangle before putting this in.

Mar 11

Updated Oct 10

Bodyworker and Shoe repair

Anybody know an awesome bodyworker/Licensed Massage Therapist with at least 7 years exp and multi dimensional? I've been searching and I do know about place by jarvis square... Anybody else who will WOW factor me? Namaste!

  • smartypants Be Nice

    BAD experience with the place on Damen just north of Lawrence. He resoled my husband's shoes and in less than a month there was a large hole in one shoe. When I took them back in, with my receipt, I was shocked that the man wouldn't stand by his work. He refused to resolve that shoe for less than another full fee.

  • lisaann mom

    For bodywork, keep it in the neighborhood!

    Try Karen at http://www.rogersparkmassage.com/ .

    She is great. If you want to get to meet her first, she usually does chair massage at the Common Cup on Thursdays form 4-6.

    I highly recommend her.

Oct 10

Oct 09

Oct 06

Updated Oct 08

What day is Trick - or - Treat for 60626?

Hi there! I am an Ohio transplant and I would love to participate in trick - or - treat. I live in the Jarvis Square area. What day is trick - or -treat?

  • In Chicago, it is always *on* Halloween and kids usually start going around after school lets out (on weekdays) and will go until dark or so.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    If by participate, you mean you want to hand out goodies, be aware that kids probably won't be coming to your door if you live in an apartment building. I suggest checking with your neighbors before stocking up on candy to see what usually happens in the Jarvis Square area.

  • JMG

    Hot spots on Halloween are usually areas with concentrations of sfhs. Look for blocks with lots of decorations on porches for trick or treating.

Oct 08

Oct 08

rwchicago posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Oct 06

Updated Oct 07

need work space in rogers park

i am looking for a studio/work space close to home. approximately 200sqft would be ideal. i need 24 hour access (no loud noise at night) and at least 30amp power. secure building as i will be using and storing very valuable tools and materials. message me with leads please. cheers.

Oct 07

    Can The Tax Shuttle Bus / Bank at Work Event / Bishop's Dinner
    Can The Tax Shuttle Bus / Bank at Work Event / Bishop's Dinner
    http://web-extract.constantcontact.com

Sep 28

Updated Oct 06

Protect your health with a FREE flu shot at Alderman Moore's office

With our continued summer-like weather, it’s hard to believe that flu season is fast approaching. But it’s just around the corner and once again I’m offering FREE flu vaccinations to 49th Ward residents.

The vaccinations will be provided on Saturday, October 7th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (while supplies last), at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

This year I’m hosting the free flu shot event in conjunction with the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting Election. Stop by the Ward Service Office to get vaccinated and then vote for your favorite neighborhood improvement proposals.

For more information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/news/protect-your-health-with-a-free-flu-shot-at-alderman-moores-office/

    Protect your health with a FREE flu shot at Alderman Moore's office
    With our continued summer-like weather, it's hard to believe that flu season is fast approaching. But it's just around the corner and once again I'm offering FREE flu vaccinations to 49th Ward residents. The vaccinations will be provided on Saturday, October 7th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    http://www.ward49.com
  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Don't forget I'm offering FREE flu vaccinations TOMORROW at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis). Supplies are limited so please come early to make sure you receive your shot.

Oct 03

Updated Oct 06

    Lincoln Towing Says 464 Complaints Over Two Years A 'Miniscule' Number
    CHICAGO - Drivers lodged 464 complaints during the past 21 months against the notorious firm Lincoln Towing, almost all of them alleging illegal tows, according to data provided to DNAinfo by state officials.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Now Wazzup, do you think if Lincoln towing operated on the up 'n up, there would be that many complaints against them?

    Orange....I wish, in my fit of anger, it occured to me to sue. Of course the Walgreens employees questioned said Walgreens does not dictate Lincoln towing operating policy.

  • Walgreens does not dictate Lincoln Towing's policy but by signing a service contract with Lincoln Towing they accept, approve and own the policy. Lincoln Towing is a contractual agent of Walgreens. As such, Walgreens shares responsibility for unlawful towings. Walgreens employees would not know that so their standard response is that "we don't have anything to do with it".

Oct 06

Oct 05

Saturday Support Family Matters at its 27th Annual Walk A Thon

Get out on a beautiful Fall weekend (registration begins at 9AM), and join me for a walk along the Rogers Park and Evanston Lake front, and then enjoy a community meal with fellow walkers and other members of Family Matters. [where: ]

    Saturday Support Family Matters at its 27th Annual Walk A Thon - Rogers Park, Chicago
    Get out on a beautiful Fall weekend (registration begins at 9AM), and join me for a walk along the Rogers Park and Evanston Lake front, and then enjoy a community meal with fellow walkers and other members of Family Matters. -
    http://rogerspark.com

Oct 05

Sep 14

Updated Oct 05

Toni Taxwinkle Should be Impeached

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-soda-tax-kass-met-0914-20170913-column.html

When she was 4th Ward Alderman from 1991-2010, Alderman Joe Moore was politically aligned with Preckwinkle. I wonder what his perspective is on this assinine tax?

    Hidden treasures in Toni Taxwinkle's idiotic pop tax
    Taxpayers are rightfully angry about Toni Taxwinkle's costly and idiotic soda pop tax, though there are some hidden gems in it, too. But angry taxpayers jamming the county boardroom on Wednesday weren't looking for treasure. They were looking for vengeance on Taxwinkle for her ravenous penny-per-ounce soda pop tax.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Perceptions and impressions are certainly not invalid--they can point to real problems, although in the case of employment percentages, you ultimately have to have real numbers in order to have any impact.

    I wonder why it is that Cook County doesn't seem to provide a breakdown on who it hires....

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    Perceptions and impressions are certainly not invalid--they can point to real problems, although in the case of employment percentages, you ultimately have to have real numbers in order to have any impact.

    I wonder why it is that Cook County doesn't seem to provide a breakdown on who it hires. I have to say, that murkiness alone gives your perspective some credence.

    Chicago does a slightly better job, apparently, although Latino city employees are still far behind their share of the city's population. I don't know what the situation is like in 2017, but these are the stats from 2015:

    "Of the more than 32,500 total city employees, nearly 46 percent are white, 31.8 percent are black, 18 percent are Hispanic and fewer than 3 percent are Asian American." (Compared to a city that is roughty 30% white, 30% Latino and 30% Black). https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/the-watchdogs-whites-still-hold-most-top-city-jobs-under-rahm-emanuel/

    In any case, it seems like just about every governmental office in the state has much better representation by whites (strongly overrepresented) and blacks (who achieve parity to their population in many Chicago--and likely Cook Cty--government offices), and Latinos are still pretty far behind as the "newcomers." But if you're going to blame Preckwinkle for low Latino hiring in Cook County, you have to blame every single other government entity in the state as well.

  • Gabriel Resident of PRRP

    Omar, yes I do place blame on every single government entity and their leaders starting with Rauner, including Preckwinkle, and ending with 16Shots Rahm.

    The underepresentation of LatinX groups has been ongoing and well known to LatinX policy advocates. Preckwinkle was a disappointment because people had hopes that she was cut from a different cloth. That turned out to be limited differences with Emanuel but not a reformer when it came to LatinX underrepresentation.

Oct 04

Alderman Moore to host final meeting on Touhy/Rogers/Ridge intersection improvements

I am pleased to report the water main installation work on Touhy Avenue is finally completed and Touhy will be resurfaced curb to curb from Clark to Western.

In conjunction with the resurfacing, the City will complete the long-awaited safety improvements to the intersection at Touhy, Rogers and Ridge.

I invite you to attend a community meeting to learn about the planned improvements. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 11th, 7:00 p.m., at the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers.

For more information, including illustrations of the proposed improvements, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/news/alderman-moore-to-host-final-meeting-on-touhyrogersridge-intersection-improvements/

    Alderman Moore to host final meeting on Touhy/Rogers/Ridge intersection improvements
    I am pleased to report the water main installation work on Touhy Avenue is finally completed and Touhy will be resurfaced curb to curb from Clark to Western. In conjunction with the resurfacing, the City will complete the long-awaited safety improvements to the intersection at Touhy, Rogers and Ridge.
    http://www.ward49.com

Oct 04

Vote early in our Participatory Budgeting Election and win a chance for a free dinner

Early voting in PB49, the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting election is underway. This is where we give you and your neighbors decide by a direct vote how to spend $1 million of the 49th Ward’s capital improvement budget.

As an added incentive to vote early, we are giving you an opportunity to enter a raffle to win one of four $50 gift certificates to 49th Ward restaurants.

Simply stop by the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis)...

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Early voting in PB49, the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting election is underway. This is where we give you and your neighbors decide by a direct vote how to spend $1 million of the 49th Ward’s capital improvement budget.

As an added incentive to vote early, we are giving you an opportunity to enter a raffle to win one of four $50 gift certificates to 49th Ward restaurants.

Simply stop by the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis) this week or next, Monday through Friday, anytime between 9:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m., and cast your vote for your favorite ward improvement project proposals. Then enter the raffle. Just as you can only vote once, you can only enter the raffle once.

Please note: you are NOT required to vote to enter the raffle. But I certainly hope you will decide to cast a ballot. The more people who vote in “PB49,” the more likely the winning projects will reflect the true needs and desires of the people of the 49th Ward.

For more information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/news/vote-early-in-our-participatory-budgeting-election-and-win-a-chance-for-a-free-dinner/

    Vote early in our Participatory Budgeting Election and win a chance for a free dinner
    Early voting in PB49 , the 49th Ward's Participatory Budgeting election is underway. This is where we give you and your neighbors decide by a direct vote how to spend $1 million of the 49th Ward's capital improvement budget.
    http://www.ward49.com

Aug 29

Updated Oct 04

Why Did 49th Ward Ald. Joe Moore Use "hazy ethics" To Sell His House?

Per 8/29/17 Crain's Chicago Business story:"A Chicago alderman whose house went on the market last week sent out an email assuring constituents and others that his next address would still be in his ward. Then he solicited their help getting his current address sold.

While Ald. Joe Moore (49th) says he was careful to send the email from his personal address and not a city address funded by taxpayers, one close observer of the City Council said Moore's email fell...

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Per 8/29/17 Crain's Chicago Business story:"A Chicago alderman whose house went on the market last week sent out an email assuring constituents and others that his next address would still be in his ward. Then he solicited their help getting his current address sold.

While Ald. Joe Moore (49th) says he was careful to send the email from his personal address and not a city address funded by taxpayers, one close observer of the City Council said Moore's email fell into hazy ethical waters.

"He appears to be taking advantage of his position as alderman for private purposes," said Dick Simpson, a professor of political science at University of Illinois at Chicago who was the 44th Ward alderman from 1971 to 1979. "That should always be avoided." , FROM:http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20170829/CRED0701/170829880/did-ald-joe-moore-cross-a-line-with-house-for-sale-email

    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
  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    UPDATE:FROM:http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20171002/CRED0701/171009991/alderman-joe-moore-sells-rogers-park-house-quickly
    October 02, 2017
    Alderman sells Rogers Park house quickly. Did a controversial email help?
    By Dennis Rodkin (Excepts)
    "Ald. Joe Moore, 49th, sold his Rogers Park home, which he had asked friends and supporters to help him find a buyer for in an August email. Crain's reported at the...

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    UPDATE:FROM:http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20171002/CRED0701/171009991/alderman-joe-moore-sells-rogers-park-house-quickly
    October 02, 2017
    Alderman sells Rogers Park house quickly. Did a controversial email help?
    By Dennis Rodkin (Excepts)
    "Ald. Joe Moore, 49th, sold his Rogers Park home, which he had asked friends and supporters to help him find a buyer for in an August email. Crain's reported at the time that the email fell into an ethics gray area.

    Moore and his wife, Barbara, sold the house Sept. 29 for $640,000, he said in an email. That's about $10,000 less than the $649,900 they were asking when they listed it in late August.

    The house was on the market nine days before going under contract, compared to the average of 147 days for houses sold in Rogers Park in the past 12 months, according to Midwest Real Estate Data.

    "Given the speed with which we sold the home, we undoubtedly could have gotten much more," Moore said. "Coulda, woulda, shoulda."

    Asked if the buyer received his email promoting the house, Moore wrote: "Believe it or not, I haven't asked the buyers how they found out about the house sale. This is primarily because we let our attorneys and agents do the talking for us, but now that the deal is done, I certainly will ask them next time I see them. I'm curious myself."

    The buyer is not yet identified in public records. The buyer's agent, Rose Alvarez of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group, declined to comment.

    Represented by Yvonne Carns of @properties, the four-bedroom house on Fargo Avenue sold for the second-highest price paid for a home in Rogers Park in the past year, according to MRED. In January, buyers paid more than $1.47 million for a home on Albion Avenue near Loyola University Chicago."..."Moore emailed that he and his wife have already closed on their next address, a condominium on Sherwin Avenue. Public records do not yet show what they paid. "

  • JohnL Happy in Edgewater

    Chicago Alderman and "Hazy Ethics"...anyone surprised?

Sep 25

Updated Oct 04

The paper shredder is back! Shred and recycle old papers and documents Wednesday, October 4th

Back by popular demand, the mobile shredding truck sponsored by Midway Document Destruction will be providing free paper shredding and recycling to residents of the 49th Ward and beyond Wednesday, October 4th, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

This year I’m hosting the “Shred-a-thon” in conjunction with the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting Election. Stop by the Ward Service Office to drop off your old or unwanted papers and then vote for your favorite neighborhood improvement proposals. Just make sure you don’t shred your ballot!

For more information, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/news/the-paper-shredder-is-back-shred-and-recycle-old-papers-and-documents-wednesday-october-4th/

    The paper shredder is back! Shred and recycle old papers and documents Wednesday, October 4th
    Back by popular demand, the mobile shredding truck sponsored by Midway Document Destruction will be providing free paper shredding and recycling to residents of the 49th Ward and beyond Wednesday, October 4th, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).
    http://www.ward49.com
  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Don't forget that the popular mobile shredding truck sponsored by Midway Document Destruction will be providing free paper shredding and recycling to residents of the 49th Ward and beyond TOMORROW at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Shred your no longer needed documents and then vote the Participatory Budgeting ballot today.

Oct 04

Oct 04

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Oct 02

Updated Oct 03

Looking to rent a room

I have a friend who is looking to rent a room in Rogers Park. If you have a spare let me know. He is responsible, quiet and super nice.

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