5 days ago

Updated 57 min ago

Uptown / Rogers Park Short 8,406 Affordable Housing Units, 22% of Demand

Chicago—Uptown/Rogers Park
Affordable Housing Demand (Households)
37,657

Affordable Housing Supply (Units)
29,250

Under Supply of Affordable Housing (Units)
8,406

8,406 / 37,657 = 0.22322543, or 22%

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/12/report-cook-county-short-nearly-190000-affordable-rental-units

    Report: Cook County Short Nearly 190,000 Affordable Rental Units
    Cook County's affordable housing supply has not kept up with demand, according to a report issued by the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University. Through analysis of data from the American Community Survey, the institute found a gap of 187,848 affordable units in 2015. "What we've seen is the affordable rental stock shrinking.
    http://chicagotonight.wttw.com
  • Wazzup not available

    with all the new apartments going up - where most if not all have some affordable housing units- how is this possible in Rogers Park. It seems like every new apartment construction has affordable housing.

  • Insufficient affordable housing across the entire city of Chicago is a simple fact no matter which neighborhood is considered. It doesn't matter if you measure the length of the CHA waiting list or the number of individuals and families who are living below 60% of the Area Medium Income or...

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    Insufficient affordable housing across the entire city of Chicago is a simple fact no matter which neighborhood is considered. It doesn't matter if you measure the length of the CHA waiting list or the number of individuals and families who are living below 60% of the Area Medium Income or any other method of measurement. Not many years ago a thousand or so people, many of whom camped outside overnight, flocked to Edgewater hoping to find affordable housing at places like Edgewater Shores Apartments and Pines of Edgewater but many were turned away. New construction and the Chicago Affordable Requirements Ordinance just can't keep pace with the demand. It's a fact of life and not, as this posting seems to suggest, a problem that is unique to any one neighborhood.

3 hours ago

    Is Participatory Budgeting Good For Chicago, Or Just Good PR?
    Rebecca Wei lives in Rogers Park, and like many Chicagoans, she takes the 'L' everywhere. "I pass by the Morse 'L' stop twice a day, every day, and once or twice a year, there's a guy standing there from the alderman's office, who's like, 'Do you want to vote on how to spend a million dollars?'
    https://www.wbez.org

34 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

R.I.P. Charlie Rose

miss your knowledge

25 hours ago

Follow Me on Friday to the Heartland Cafe Bar and celebrate the latest artistic murals

Celebrate the holiday season and Follow Me on Friday to the Heartland Cafe Bar, 7006 N. Glenwood, this Friday, December 15th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. I will be joining the Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) in a “symbolic ribbon cutting” of the latest artistic additions to the Mile of Murals Project.

Check out the newly renovated and historic Heartland Cafe Bar located on Glenwood just north of Lunt, enjoy some complimentary food and drinks, and meet the mural artists to learn about their process and inspiration.

For more information, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/follow-me-on-friday-to-the-heartland-cafe-bar-and-celebrate-the-latest-additions-to-the-mile-of-murals/

    Follow Me on Friday to the Heartland Cafe Bar and celebrate the latest additions to the Mile of Murals
    Celebrate the holiday season and Follow Me on Friday to the Heartland Cafe Bar, 7006 N. Glenwood, this Friday, December 15th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. I will be joining the Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) in a "symbolic ribbon cutting" of the latest artistic additions to the Mile of Murals Project .
    https://www.ward49.com

25 hours ago

Blizzard of Books Sale at the Rogers Park Library this Saturday

Celebrate 30 Years of Helping Your Neighborhood Library
Buy Books at the Friends of the Rogers Park Library Blizzard of Books Sale
Saturday, December 16, 2017
10 AM to 4 PM
Second Floor Meeting Room
Chicago Public Library
Rogers Park Branch
6907 N. Clark Street
312 744 0156
We hope you will buy books to make a donation to help us buy more Books for our Rogers Park Library Book
Pricing:
Hard Cover or Large Paperback Book $1
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Celebrate 30 Years of Helping Your Neighborhood Library
Buy Books at the Friends of the Rogers Park Library Blizzard of Books Sale
Saturday, December 16, 2017
10 AM to 4 PM
Second Floor Meeting Room
Chicago Public Library
Rogers Park Branch
6907 N. Clark Street
312 744 0156
We hope you will buy books to make a donation to help us buy more Books for our Rogers Park Library Book
Pricing:
Hard Cover or Large Paperback Book $1
Paperback Book $0.50
Pocket Size Paperback Book $0.25
5 for $1 or $0.25 for one VHS Tapes
5 for $1 or $0.25 for one CD
5 for $1 or $0.25 for one
$.50 per DVD Disk
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rogers Park Library. All proceeds from this sale to benefit the book collection and programs for the Rogers Park Branch Library.

3 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

ISO Waterproof Sling

Any thoughts on where I can find a waterproof immobilization sling? For a big guy with a broken shoulder who desperately needs a shower.
I've trying googling, without much success. I won't have a lot of time to make calls during business hours, so your experiences are appreciated!

  • I would try calling the Big Guys Doctor...they should know..f they dont try a random Orthopedic s office

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

    We opted to get one on Amazon. Not waterproof, but will be used just for showering.

    Thank you to everyone who responded!

34 hours ago

Updated 29 hours ago

marijuana regulation

There are bills in Springfield to regulate marijuana like alcohol. One of the reasons I am very in favor of this is that it would make the street business less valuable, reducing the violent competition for turf.
You can talk to our legislators in Springfield here:
http://action.mpp.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=22929

    Get Informed
    Coalition for a Safer Illinois Learn more about what you can do to help regulate marijuana like alcohol in Illinois. Sign up, volunteer, or contact your legislators. Want to learn more? Get involved and receive regular updates in your inbox!
    http://action.mpp.org

5 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Jewelry Appraising?

Looking to get estate jewelry appraised. Any suggestions? We don't want to pay more than the items are worth. And I don't want to schlep the jewelry downtown

  • Heh, I'm not here to entertain; just to be entertained.

  • lisaann mom

    The Bryn Mawr guys are great, both at appraisals and repairs. I have 30 plus years personal experience with them. I do hope this helps, is polite, and up to everyone's standards.

3 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

LOST KITTEN

Did anyone lose a kitten near Sheridan and Lunt? I found it today in the beach parking lot. He is clearly someones cat as he is litter trained.

Sep 24 2016

Updated 2 days ago

Looking for apt, Please help

Iam looking to move ASAP, need studio or roommate, Edgewater or Rogers Park area prefer something w/a bit of outdoor space, I hv stable income but not the best credit, hv good consigner if needed ....

  • MSE

    Looking for affordable housing Edgewater or Rogers Park any ideas?

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Any indoor tracks near Loyola for the winter?

Hi all. I live very close to Loyola campus and do a lot of walking around the campus and elsewhere the rest of the year. I like cold weather walking, but this weather is just cold for me, and I'm really missing my daily long walk.

I called Loyola's rec center, and the indoor track is only accessible to those with a Loyola affiliation. I have none. I'm looking for an indoor track that might be accessible to the community, preferable free because I live in Rogers Park, but happy to pay a small amount for use. Not looking for cardio, treadmills, etc.--just a closeby track I can use for the winter. Can anyone help? Thank you!

3 days ago

Willye White Park to receive new mini soccer court

I am pleased to report that Willye White Park, located on Howard Street at Ashland, is one of 50 Chicago parks slated to receive a new soccer court, also known as a “mini pitch.” The soccer court will be the latest addition to the three-acre park, which is also home to the Park District’s newest fieldhouse.

The soccer court is scheduled to be constructed this spring immediately north of the fieldhouse on the site currently occupied by an outdoor basketball court. The basketball standards will remain and the surface can easily double as a basketball court.

For more information, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/willye-white-park-to-receive-new-mini-soccer-court/

    Willye White Park to receive new mini soccer court
    Dear Neighbor, I am pleased to report that Willye White Park , located on Howard Street at Ashland, is one of 50 Chicago parks slated to receive a new soccer court, also known as a "mini pitch." The soccer court will be the latest addition to the three-acre park, which is also home to the Park District's newest fieldhouse.
    https://www.ward49.com

Nov 22

Updated 4 days ago

Rogers Park Community Benefits Coalition - Rogers Park Community Benefits Agreement

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce attended the Community Benefits Agreement Teach-In on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Living Water Community Church. Hosted by Rogers Park neighbors and members, Jane Addams Senior Caucus, ONE Northside, and Caroline Hedger Tenant Association with legal support from the Community Law Project, there was an impressive crowd of familiar faces in attendance.

Jane Addams Senior Caucus, ONE Northside, and Logan Square Neighborhood Association organized the teach-in about Community Benefit Agreements. We learned from Jawanza...

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The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce attended the Community Benefits Agreement Teach-In on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Living Water Community Church. Hosted by Rogers Park neighbors and members, Jane Addams Senior Caucus, ONE Northside, and Caroline Hedger Tenant Association with legal support from the Community Law Project, there was an impressive crowd of familiar faces in attendance.

Jane Addams Senior Caucus, ONE Northside, and Logan Square Neighborhood Association organized the teach-in about Community Benefit Agreements. We learned from Jawanza Malone of Kenwood Oakland Community Organization and the Obama Library CBA coalition about why CBA's are a growing movement in Chicago and around the country!

"We call on Alderman Moore to bring Target Corporation and Three Corners Development to the bargaining table to establish these community benefits for the Concord at Sheridan Development".
- Rogers Park Community Benefits Coalition #RogersParkCBA

More document scans from the event are available here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RogersParkNeighborhoodNews/permalink/1489937294415658

    Bill Morton
    Rogers Park News has 694 members. Rogers Park News (Public Group) is the place for news and conversation about Rogers Park and the 49th Ward....
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Dec 08

Updated 4 days ago

Developer provides construction logistics and timetable for Sheridan-Devon project

I hosted a community meeting Tuesday night to provide neighborhood residents with an update on the timeline and logistics for the construction of the “Concord on Sheridan,” the development currently underway on the 6400 block of Sheridan Road, just north of Devon.

For a summary of the information provided, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/developer-provides-construction-logistics-and-timetable-for-sheridan-devon-project/

    Developer provides construction logistics and timetable for Sheridan-Devon project
    I hosted a community meeting Tuesday night to provide neighborhood residents with an update on the timeline and logistics for the construction of the "Concord on Sheridan," the development currently underway on the 6400 block of Sheridan Road, just north of Devon.
    https://www.ward49.com
  • maryd Born, raised and remain in East Rogers Park

    I was not aware that this was going to be a multi-level extension. I hope that the developer is using bird safe glass. Or taking other precautions to make the building bird safe. It saddens me to no end walking past these buildings in our beautiful neighborhood and finding dead and stunned birds from window collisions. There is no reason for it.

  • Deviant Jacked

    I would vote for bullet proof glass over bird safe glass.

Apr 11

Updated 5 days ago

Engagement Ring Found

Found what appears to be a diamond engagement ring while walking in Rogers Park. If you lost a ring in the last couple days please send me a message with a detailed description, photo (if you have one) and where you lost it (if you know).

  • So, why Rob?

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Katgault29, might you have lost your ring on Northwestern's landfill? There's a report on Nextdoor of a woman's ring being found there a few days ago.

6 days ago

Free Toy Giveaway

Rogers Park Presbyterian Church 7059 N Greenview
toy giveaway is on December 23, 2017

Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

We are still collecting new and used toys in working condition
Elder, Frank 773-577-9940

Dec 03

Updated 6 days ago

Forum on Affordable Housing Development in Rogers Park - Contacts for the Power Points

The Forum on Affordable Housing Development in Rogers Park last Wednesday, November 29, 2017, provided information that deserves closer study. Please contact the following Illinois and City of Chicago departments for the presenters' Power Points.

Beth Demes, Board Member, Illinois Housing Council
Jack Markowski, President, Community Investment Corporation, and Board Member, Chicago Housing Authority
Cary Steinbuck, Director of PRA Acquisitions and Special Initiatives, Chicago Housing Authority
Kara Breems, Project Manager, City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development

https://www.ward49.com/news/dont-forget-to-attend-tonights-forum-on-affordable-housing/

    Don't forget to attend tonight's forum on affordable housing
    I am writing to remind you of an important meeting tonight. The Rogers Park Business Alliance , the official chamber of commerce and business development organization for Rogers Park, and Northside Community Resources (NCR) , Rogers Park's long-established social service agency, are hosting a Forum on Affordable Housing Development in Rogers Park.
    https://www.ward49.com
  • Live From Rogers Park

    Mr. Bill is busy with his snow shovel raffle these days and doesn't have time to mess around here about affordable housing stuff. And the bishop is busy doing bishop stuff and the West Garfield Park guy is doing West Garfield Park stuff. The chamber guys are busy. Give them a break.

  • Rob

    BIll - so, are you not able to tell us what FOIA request you are talking that had this 20% figure you are claiming?

Dec 07

Updated Dec 07

Work on Morse/Wayne development to begin Monday

The City of Chicago Department of Buildings yesterday gave Tawani Enterprises the go-ahead to begin construction of an eight-story apartment building on the southeast corner of Morse and Wayne. Tawani informs me they will begin mobilizing the site next Monday.

Construction is scheduled to last approximately two years, with completion targeted for spring, 2019.

Tawani and its contractor, Pepper Construction, will host a “Meet and Greet” Open House for neighborhood residents on Thursday morning, December 14th. Stop by on your...

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The City of Chicago Department of Buildings yesterday gave Tawani Enterprises the go-ahead to begin construction of an eight-story apartment building on the southeast corner of Morse and Wayne. Tawani informs me they will begin mobilizing the site next Monday.

Construction is scheduled to last approximately two years, with completion targeted for spring, 2019.

Tawani and its contractor, Pepper Construction, will host a “Meet and Greet” Open House for neighborhood residents on Thursday morning, December 14th. Stop by on your way to work anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m., enjoy a complimentary roll and cup of coffee and meet the construction team. This is a great opportunity to ask any remaining questions you may have about the project and its construction.

For information on the development, next week's mobilization activities and the construction timeline moving forward, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/work-on-morsewayne-development-to-begin-monday/

    Work on Morse/Wayne development to begin Monday
    The City of Chicago Department of Buildings yesterday gave Tawani Enterprises the go-ahead to begin construction of an eight-story apartment building on the southeast corner of Morse and Wayne. Tawani informs me they will begin mobilizing the site next Monday. Construction is scheduled to last approximately two years, with completion targeted for spring, 2019.
    https://www.ward49.com
  • Live From Rogers Park

    Tawani and Col. Pritzker are solid investors in Rogers Park. Their partnership with our alderman continues to improve the neighborhood. The Emil Bach house, Farcroft, Mayne Stage, Mayne Annex and this new development are great improvements. Rogers Park rocks with things like this. We have theater and Rogers Park Social and the Heartland and great restaurants like Twisted Tapas and Ethiopean food and and Cuban food and gobs of other great stuff like Peruvian food because we have an alderman who works for us. Rah rah for Rogers Park.

  • Reid Hyams X-Art Entertainment • Century 21 Universal

    Totally agreed with you Live, 100%!!!

Dec 06

Updated Dec 07

Affordable Requirements Ordinance, Rogers Park Development, Power Point, Part 2

Forum on Affordable Housing Development in Rogers Park, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, ARO presentation and additional information.

Thank you, Kara Breems
Project Manager, Department of Planning and Development

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Seems like the Joe Cheer Squad is upset.

  • "Affordable" ie, confiscated from taxpayers = nonaffordable for taxpayers.
    Fair share is everyone pays taxes in proportion that they use them. Large swathes of the west and south sides for example consume more in government services such as police, fire, education than they pay for in taxes.
    Let's stop this...

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    "Affordable" ie, confiscated from taxpayers = nonaffordable for taxpayers.
    Fair share is everyone pays taxes in proportion that they use them. Large swathes of the west and south sides for example consume more in government services such as police, fire, education than they pay for in taxes.
    Let's stop this feel good scam by class warriors of calling it affordable and label it what it is--a government approved crime of highly compensated middle people taking money from some and giving it to others. If you want to help others live in housing they can't afford, you can independently donate to an entity called a housing charity which will donate the money to the owner.
    Now that's fair. And affordable for more people.

Dec 05

Updated Dec 07

    Why Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent [Infographic]
    Where you decide to shop this holiday season could have a major impact on both the economy and our environment, according to a new infographic from CustomMade, the online marketplace for custom goods.
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com
  • Live From Rogers Park

    Mr. Bill will you post a list of Rogers Park businesses that are locally owned for our holiday shopping? BTW I don't consider buying pizza or an order of Kung Pao chicken as holiday shopping. Please give us a list and do a public service as the chamber.

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Thank you for encouraging people to shop locally, Mr. Morton. That's good for our neighborhood!

Dec 06

Updated Dec 06

Affordable Requirements Ordinance, Rogers Park Development, Power Point, Part 1

Forum on Affordable Housing Development in Rogers Park, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, ARO presentation.

Thank you, Kara Breems
Project Manager, Department of Planning and Development

  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    A thank you to Kara Breems - Project Manager, Department of Planning and Development, for sharing her ARO Power Point presentation from the Forum on Affordable Housing Development on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

    Thank you again, to Trudy, for taking the time and energy to follow up, and post here to keep us all informed!

Dec 01

Updated Dec 06

Street Sweeping Enforcement Getting Done Correctly

This years mild fall weather has resulted in streets and curb areas being littered with leaves. The extra street sweeping by the 49th Ward is a great idea. Even moreso, after getting in from work at 1:00 am and getting out to move my car before the (;00 am restriction went into effect, I was very happy to see the 24th District CPD out ticketing illegally parked cars this morning. Ticketing of this nature is not merely an enforcement issue;...

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This years mild fall weather has resulted in streets and curb areas being littered with leaves. The extra street sweeping by the 49th Ward is a great idea. Even moreso, after getting in from work at 1:00 am and getting out to move my car before the (;00 am restriction went into effect, I was very happy to see the 24th District CPD out ticketing illegally parked cars this morning. Ticketing of this nature is not merely an enforcement issue; it instills the reality that laws, no matter how insignificant should be obeyed.There was no excuse for those individuals in violation of parking restrictions as notice had been more posted with more than sufficient warning. At times, small issues such as complying with bicycle, pet or parking ordinances may seem insignificant.There always seem to be a few non caring individuals who can't comply with reasonable community policy.

  • Lol, yeah Live,I have no doubt that you are the "go to" guy for such information. I'll pass, but thanks just the same.

  • Live From Rogers Park

    Have a lovely day Margaret with your shy little doggie. We love both of you.

Dec 05

Updated Dec 05

Lost keys on Rogers Park Lakefront

Hi Neighbors, I went for a run along the lake path with my dog from Albion ending at Leone park this morning around 10am and dropped my keys.

I noticed they had fallen off my clip when I got to Leone park and I retraced all my steps...no luck. There are about 5 keys and a black Fob with a CAC tag. Please let me know if anyone finds them??? Thanks in advance 🙏

  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    I'll take a walk over there, to check it out. Did you visit the beach at all, or just the park?

  • Hi Bill, thank you! I did spend a fair amount of time looking at the beach and grass. I just ran to the water and turned around.

  • Update: Rogers Park/ Edgewater community is the best! A very kind gentleman found them on his walk and was able to track me down through CAC, who got in touch with me and I now have my keys! 🙋‍♀️Thank you, and look forward to paying it forward soon. ♥️🙏❤️

Dec 05

Alderman Moore to hold meeting on proposed Loyola athletic practice facility

I invite you to attend a community meeting to review Loyola University’s proposal to build a three-story athletic practice facility on the university’s campus at the southwest corner of Loyola and Winthrop Avenues.

The meeting will take place Monday, December 11th, 7:00 p.m., at the Damen Student Center, 6511 N. Sheridan, in the Sister Jean Schmidt Ballroom on the north end of the second floor.

For more information, including directions to the Damen Student Center, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/alderman-moore-to-hold-meeting-on-proposed-loyola-athletic-practice-facility-at-loyola-and-winthrop-avenues/

    Alderman Moore to hold meeting on proposed Loyola athletic practice facility at Loyola and Winthrop Avenues
    Dear Neighbor, I invite you to attend a community meeting to review Loyola University's proposal to build a three-story athletic practice facility on the university's campus at the southwest corner of Loyola and Winthrop Avenues. The meeting will take place Monday, December 11th, 7:00 p.m., at the Damen Student Center, 6511 N.
    https://www.ward49.com

Nov 27

Updated Dec 04

What do you want our community to look like? Join me for a forum on affordable housing in Rogers

The Rogers Park Business Alliance, the official chamber of commerce and business development organization for Rogers Park, and Northside Community Resources (NCR), Rogers Park’s long-established social service agency, are hosting a Forum on Affordable Housing Development in Rogers Park.

The forum will be held this Wednesday, November 29th, 6:30 p.m., at the Ethiopian Diamond II Restaurant, 7537 N. Clark (just south of Howard).

Learn about affordable housing in Chicago and Rogers Park and the tools that are available to help our community maintain its economic diversity and remain home to people of all incomes.

For more information, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/what-do-you-want-our-community-to-look-like-join-me-for-a-forum-on-affordable-housing-in-rogers-park/

    What do you want our community to look like? Join me for a forum on affordable housing in Rogers Park
    The Rogers Park Business Alliance , the official chamber of commerce and business development organization for Rogers Park, and Northside Community Resources (NCR) , Rogers Park's long-established social service agency, are hosting a Forum on Affordable Housing Development in Rogers Park.
    https://www.ward49.com

Nov 29

Updated Dec 04

Alderman Moore to host meeting on proposal for a Salerno's Restaurant and Bar at 1631 W. Howard

I invite you to attend a community meeting to review a proposal for an Italian restaurant and bar at 1631 W. Howard (just east of the Howard Red Line Station). The meeting will take place next Wednesday, December 6th, 7:00 p.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland).

Salerno’s Restaurants, a family-owned chain of Italian eateries with locations throughout the Chicago area, including its flagship location at Grand and Racine, is looking to open its 11th...

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I invite you to attend a community meeting to review a proposal for an Italian restaurant and bar at 1631 W. Howard (just east of the Howard Red Line Station). The meeting will take place next Wednesday, December 6th, 7:00 p.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland).

Salerno’s Restaurants, a family-owned chain of Italian eateries with locations throughout the Chicago area, including its flagship location at Grand and Racine, is looking to open its 11th restaurant here in Rogers Park.

Rob Salerno, a second generation member of the Salerno family, set his sights on the old Howard Theater building in the storefront formerly occupied by Little Unicoco, a Nigerian restaurant, which closed earlier this year (see photo below).

Mr. Salerno proposes to operate a traditional sit-down restaurant, with a take-out counter in a room located just east of the dining area. Mr. Salerno also proposes to provide seating at a bar, which will be situated in the west side of the dining area.

For more information on the proposal and the zoning relief Mr. Salerno is requesting, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/alderman-moore-to-host-community-meeting-on-proposal-for-a-salernos-restaurant-and-bar-at-1631-w-howard/

    Alderman Moore to host community meeting on proposal for a Salerno's Restaurant and Bar at 1631 W. Howard
    I invite you to attend a community meeting to review a proposal for an Italian restaurant and bar at 1631 W. Howard (just east of the Howard Red Line Station). The meeting will take place next Wednesday, December 6th, 7:00 p.m., at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W.
    https://www.ward49.com
  • Reid Hyams X-Art Entertainment • Century 21 Universal

    T Jam is awesomely delicious + the owner and his wife are super friendly = the recipe for success. Welcome to Rogers Park!!! Thanks Joe, R

  • Bill in Rogers Park Rogers Parker - co-founder of Glenwood Neighbors

    This is great news about Salerno’s being interested in opening in Ropa. Neighborhood needs a good Italian restaurant - and very cool they have a proven track record. Hope everything goes smoothly.

Nov 18

Updated Dec 04

Next 49th Ward Alderman

RP...you have a contested election coming up. Good news! Change is in the air.

Enjoy.

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

    ^EveryBlock

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

    I would encourage any resident of the 49th Ward to turn their ideas and desire and willingness to represent their neighbors into a run for alderman. We can never have too much competition along those lines.

Nov 27

Updated Dec 02

North Side cultural center unites Rohingya refugees together

“The Rohingya [had] no place to learn English, no place to sit down together, so we made a place for everyone to meet here,” Zakaria said.

http://www.columbiachronicle.com/metro/article_bcc4cada-cf1b-11e7-a464-738c8ac2cd00.html

    North Side cultural center unites Rohingya refugees together
    Nasir Zakaria is one of hundreds of Rohingya, a stateless Indo-Aryan people from the Rakhine State, Myanmar, who found refuge in Chicago's North Side. After immigrating to the U.S. from Myanmar in 2013 and settling in Rogers Park, Zakaria said he could not sit idly while his people suffered from horrendous persecution.
    http://www.columbiachronicle.com

Nov 09

Updated Dec 01

7th Annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival

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

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

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

Nov 28

Updated Dec 01

Women’s Fair and Holiday-Giving Opportunities in the District, continued

The second panel will include women who have been successful in their careers – whether that’s a career in healthcare, the corporate world or the public sector. Confirmed panelists include Cara Smith from the Cook County Sherriff's Office; Jean Franczyk, who is the CEO and president of the Chicago Botanic Garden; Gwenn Rausch, who is the CEO of Heartland Health Centers; and Eva Peroulas, who is the Clinical Nurse Manager of the Family Birthing and Women's Health Center at the...

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The second panel will include women who have been successful in their careers – whether that’s a career in healthcare, the corporate world or the public sector. Confirmed panelists include Cara Smith from the Cook County Sherriff's Office; Jean Franczyk, who is the CEO and president of the Chicago Botanic Garden; Gwenn Rausch, who is the CEO of Heartland Health Centers; and Eva Peroulas, who is the Clinical Nurse Manager of the Family Birthing and Women's Health Center at the Swedish Covenant Hospital. The panelists will discuss topics such as how to get your foot in the door, mentorship programs and choosing a career, among others. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions during both panels.

I hope to see you next Wednesday. Again, please click below to reserve your seat.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgjrqhwosKvXKrIBC-lClT3e_ZKXcDvDPWiL9R5MddAbFQUg/viewform

As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 773-769-1717 or reach out online with any questions or concerns.

Annual holiday coat drive

Representative Cassidy, Alderman Osterman and I are collecting new and gently used hats, coats and gloves for local children in need from now until Dec. 21. Please bring donations to my office located at 5533 N. Broadway between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you have any questions, please call 773-784-2002 or send an email to repcassidy@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
Heather Steans
Senator Heather Steans
7th District – Illinois

    http://docs.google.com
  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Trudy, may I suggest that you leave a link to your original thread when you post a new one labelled "continued"?

  • Rob

    Or, you know Trudy, just use one post to link to the event on the Senators Page and then write a brief synopsis instead of directly copy and pasting such a massive chunk of text that it requires two posts.

Dec 01

Contact my 49th Ward Service Office to request a leaf and yard waste pick-up

For the second year in a row, we’ve experienced a very late fall. We are now in December and many trees have yet to shed their leaves and home owners are still clearing their property of leaves and yard waste.

As a result, the 49th Ward from now until the Christmas holiday will have its own truck devoted exclusively to picking up leaves and yard waste.

If you are the owner or resident of a home receiving City of Chicago...

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For the second year in a row, we’ve experienced a very late fall. We are now in December and many trees have yet to shed their leaves and home owners are still clearing their property of leaves and yard waste.

As a result, the 49th Ward from now until the Christmas holiday will have its own truck devoted exclusively to picking up leaves and yard waste.

If you are the owner or resident of a home receiving City of Chicago garbage pick-up (single family homes and apartment buildings with five units or less), place your bagged yard waste next to your garbage carts and contact my 49th Ward Service Office at ward49@cityofchicago.org (or 773-338-5796) to request a special City yard waste pick-up.

This service will be available until Friday, December 21st.

If you are an owner or resident of an apartment building larger than five units, contact your private waste hauler to arrange a pick-up of your yard waste.

As a special reminder, when you clean your yard, DO NOT blow or rake your leaves and yard waste into the street. City street sweeping will end in one week and most of our streets have seen the last street sweeping of the season. The leaves you blow into the street simply will compost into mud and will not be cleaned by the City until street sweeping resumes in April.

Not only is keeping your street clean the neighborly thing to do, but blowing or raking your leaves and yard waste into the street is against the law. You could be subject to a fine of $250 if you do so. Fines will increase for repeated offenses.

Thanks for your help in keeping the 49th Ward clean!

https://www.ward49.com/news/contact-my-49th-ward-service-office-to-request-a-leaf-and-yard-waste-pick-up/

    Contact my 49th Ward Service Office to request a leaf and yard waste pick-up
    For the second year in a row, we've experienced a very late fall. We are now in December and many trees have yet to shed their leaves and home owners are still clearing their property of leaves and yard waste.
    https://www.ward49.com

Nov 29

Updated Dec 01

Advice needed!

Recently, my puppy got out and my very kind neighbors took her in. They fed her and ended up babysitting for about three hours. They were beyond wonderful. They even offered to watch her again. Their kids loved her and she obviously has a great time with them.
My dog is a lot of energy and can intimidate most people. I want to express my gratitude with cookies or something.
Here is my problem:
They are Hasidic and I want to give them something they can enjoy. I am not religious, and I don’t want to make them anything that would not follow their lifestyle. I don’t want to disrespect them in any way.

Any suggestions?

  • Whatever you decide to do, don't bring something you baked yourself. An Orthodox person will not eat food made in a non-Kosher kitchen. If you bring something to eat, it must have have the kosher symbols on it. That's why others are suggesting Tel Aviv or Northshore bakeries or the kosher bakeries at Marianos on Touhy or Jewel on Howard. Always leave food in original packaging so one can tell where it is from. Gift card is easier!

  • Buy them a doggy minora.
    https://www.judaica.com/dog-menorah.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIysDxj_jo1wIVSbnACh3OTQJcEAQYBCABEgJIDPD_BwE

    The one above is kinda expensive but I'm sure you can find them cheaper.

    Anyway it's a thoughtful gift thats a nice momento of the situation.

Nov 30

Updated Nov 30

Follow Me on Friday to the Midnight Mac & Cheeserie

Please join me as I head to Sheridan Road after work on Friday to sample some gooey, decadent macaroni and cheese at a fun recent addition to the Rogers Park restaurant scene.

Follow Me on Friday to Midnight Mac & Cheeserie, 6981 N. Sheridan (at Lunt) this Friday, December 1st, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Join me in trying some of the delicious and creative ways Midnight Mac & Cheeserie prepares what is America’s favorite comfort food. To compliment the Mac and Cheese, I will be offering up free beverages, including beer, wine or soft drinks.

For more information, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/follow-me-on-friday-to-the-midnight-mac-cheeserie/

    Follow Me on Friday to the Midnight Mac & Cheeserie
    Please join me as I head to Sheridan Road after work on Friday to sample some gooey, decadent macaroni and cheese at a fun recent addition to the Rogers Park restaurant scene. Follow Me on Friday to Midnight Mac & Cheeserie, 6981 N. Sheridan (at Lunt) this Friday, December 1st, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    https://www.ward49.com

Nov 28

Updated Nov 30

"Logistics" of Target project imposed on us

From a letter sent to Alderman Moore regarding his letter seeking community input to limit construction-related disruption caused by his Target project on Sheridan Road:
"We will absolutely expect more accurate and complete information ahead of time about this project than was ever provided to the neighborhood regarding the hotel construction at Albion and Sheridan, including any notification of when and where sidewalks were to be completely closed (causing great risk to pedestrians walking perilously in traffic to avoid time-consuming...

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From a letter sent to Alderman Moore regarding his letter seeking community input to limit construction-related disruption caused by his Target project on Sheridan Road:
"We will absolutely expect more accurate and complete information ahead of time about this project than was ever provided to the neighborhood regarding the hotel construction at Albion and Sheridan, including any notification of when and where sidewalks were to be completely closed (causing great risk to pedestrians walking perilously in traffic to avoid time-consuming delays in crossing Sheridan Road twice to get to the "L", or else jaywalking dangerously across Sheridan), when and why stickered parking spaces were removed (despite promised that this would not happen), and where and when alleys would be totally obstructed, as the one in the 6400 block of North Magnolia already is for a significant portion of any given day for the convenience of the mega-buildings on Sheridan Road."

  • Jeffrey Littleton Yo soy Uptown.

    It's fair to call Sheridan Rd. a residential street from Berwyn to Devon, arterial, but residential.

  • d3 NOH

    It's an arterial used to commute to a highway .. whereby none of the buildings seem to accept delivery trucks even when they have a driveway for it..
    So half blocked by delivery trucks at any given time of the day ... a city planning nightmare...

Nov 25

Updated Nov 29

Strongarm Robbery: 1300 block W Greenleaf

CASE# JA518238

Does anybody know the details of this case?

  • NoJoe NoMoore

    Apparently there have been three separate incidents of this nature in the immediate ERP/Heartland Cafe area. The first two which occurred on 11/16 came out in the media Saturday night after a third incident in late evening hours on the night of 11/24-25. I don't know if they are actually related incidents.

  • NoJoe NoMoore

    Why isn't this third incident being reported in the community alerts. It occurred well before the Alderman's or CPD's press release and email s? And why are they suppressing the details?

Nov 28

Updated Nov 29

Women’s Fair and Holiday-Giving Opportunities in the District

From State Senator Heather A. Steans, 7th District
November 28, 2017
Dear Friends,

Giving TuesdayI hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. As we now turn to Giving Tuesday, I’d like to remind you of the robust network of organizations that serve our community. Many are looking for donations to help our neighbors put food on the table, settle into new homes and stay warm during the winter. If you can lend a helping hand, please review...

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From State Senator Heather A. Steans, 7th District
November 28, 2017
Dear Friends,

Giving TuesdayI hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. As we now turn to Giving Tuesday, I’d like to remind you of the robust network of organizations that serve our community. Many are looking for donations to help our neighbors put food on the table, settle into new homes and stay warm during the winter. If you can lend a helping hand, please review the list of donation opportunities for non-profit and social service organizations in District 7 here. If there is a local organization that you feel should be added to this list, please reply to this email or call my office at 773-769-1717 with their information.

I invite you to join me from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 for a Women’s Fair at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, located at 5649 N. Sheridan Road. This free cross-generational event will include a wide range of exhibitors such as Sarah’s Circle, Planned Parenthood, Edgewater Village, and other organizations that assist women, as well as two panel discussions. Click here to reserve your seat.

The first panel will feature female entrepreneurs who will talk about their experience starting their own business and offer advice to attendees. Confirmed panelists include Mary Morten, who is the president of Morten Group; Sonat Hart, founder of Koval Distillery; Karen Rose, who owns City Olive; and Alex White, founder of the band White Mystery.

http://ct.symplicity.com/t/ilsd/fbed2eea9d8e121fefd2a03fa7e9b709/599128664/realurl=http://bit.ly/2ig2rOR

    http://docs.google.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Omar - you can sign up for Sen Steans' newsletters http://www.senatorsteans.com/

  • so "she comes when she is asked...." Hmm, not very convincing. Nothing I've seen indicates that she pays very much attention to Rogers Park, and everything I've seen indicates that she is very active in Edgewater.

Nov 28

Updated Nov 28

Police issue community alert about strong arm robberies in area

The Chicago Police Department Bureau of Detectives–Area North issued a “community alert” about two recent strong arm robberies that occurred in the area bounded by Touhy on the north, Pratt on the south, Ravenswood on the east, and Damen on the west.

In each incident, two offenders encountered the victim on the street, struck the victim with their fists and took the victim’s property. Both incidents occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The first incident occurred on the 1900 block of...

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The Chicago Police Department Bureau of Detectives–Area North issued a “community alert” about two recent strong arm robberies that occurred in the area bounded by Touhy on the north, Pratt on the south, Ravenswood on the east, and Damen on the west.

In each incident, two offenders encountered the victim on the street, struck the victim with their fists and took the victim’s property. Both incidents occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The first incident occurred on the 1900 block of W. Greenleaf at approximately 9:15 p.m., the second occurred on the 1800 block of W. Pratt at approximately 9:20 p.m.

The two offenders were described as black males, approximately 5’8″ to 5’10” in height with slim builds and wearing all black clothing.

Be aware of your surroundings and alert your neighbors. Pay special attention to any suspicious people loitering in the area. If you see something, call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s), including any vehicle description and license plate number.

If you have any information about the crimes described above, please call the Bureau of Detectives–Area North at 312-744-8263.

https://www.ward49.com/news/police-issue-community-alert-about-strong-arm-robberies-in-area/

    Police issue community alert about strong arm robberies in area
    The Chicago Police Department Bureau of Detectives-Area North issued a "community alert" about two recent strong arm robberies that occurred in the area bounded by Touhy on the north, Pratt on the south, Ravenswood on the east, and Damen on the west.
    https://www.ward49.com
  • JohnL Happy in Edgewater

    November 16 and today is November 28. Bet they are in hiding or long gone!

Nov 28

Alderman Moore hosts community meeting on construction logistics for Sheridan-Devon development

I invite you to attend a meeting to provide you with an update on the timeline and logistics for the construction of the “Concord on Sheridan,” the development currently underway on the 6400 block of Sheridan Road, just north of Devon.

The meeting will take place next Tuesday, December 5th, 7:00 p.m., at the Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon (at Lakewood).

For more information, visit:

https://www.ward49.com/news/alderman-moore-to-host-community-meeting-on-construction-logistics-for-sheridan-devon-development/

    Alderman Moore to host community meeting on construction logistics for Sheridan-Devon development
    I invite you to attend a meeting to provide you with an update on the timeline and logistics for the construction of the "Concord on Sheridan," the development currently underway on the 6400 block of Sheridan Road, just north of Devon. The meeting will take place next Tuesday, December 5th, 7:00 p.m., at the Heartland Health Center, 1300 W.
    https://www.ward49.com

Nov 21

Updated Nov 28

Why Kim Foxx is an Insult to Criminal Justice System Please read the story below:

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com
Entry for Monday, 11?20/17

Let's see if the media follows the story:
Carjacking and murder charges have been filed against a Wisconsin man who was in a stolen vehicle during a crash that killed his alleged accomplice Wednesday morning on the South Side.

Deangelo M. Williams, 21, was charged with one felony count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, one felony count of robbery armed with a firearm and two felony counts of murder while committing another forcible...

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http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com
Entry for Monday, 11?20/17

Let's see if the media follows the story:
Carjacking and murder charges have been filed against a Wisconsin man who was in a stolen vehicle during a crash that killed his alleged accomplice Wednesday morning on the South Side.

Deangelo M. Williams, 21, was charged with one felony count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, one felony count of robbery armed with a firearm and two felony counts of murder while committing another forcible felony, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

Williams and a 19-year-old man were wearing masks when they carjacked a male at gunpoint at 9:48 a.m. Wednesday as the victim was getting out of his vehicle in the 1000 block of West 61st Street, police said.

They drove off in the stolen vehicle with police pursuing them, police said. The stolen vehicle crashed less than 10 minutes later in the 4900 block of West Wentworth.

The 19-year-old man driving the stolen vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene...
Why do we point this out?
We were told in roll call in 007 that the surviving offender was charged with murder approved by the ASA only later the great office of Kim Foxxx denied the charges. Then the Chief of Detectives over turned them and charged him with murder again. You can only guess what's going to happen in court. Ridiculous.
Another comment:

  • Live From Rogers Park

    How are things going in Norwood Park these days? Or is it Portage Park? They all sound alike. Are you still a confirmed ammosexual or do you swing to a different tune these days?

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

    @Phill - How very typical of you to avoid answering a question. LOL!

Nov 15

Updated Nov 28

Northeastern Illinois University Students and A Just Harvest

Northeastern Illinois University​
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week​

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

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

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

    http://neiu.edu
  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Very good post, Trudy Leong! Thank you.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    It's really quite shameful the way this intern is being used

Nov 27

Rogers Park's Lucas Jade Zumann takes fantasy trip in 'Thrill Ride'

"Proceeds from the film will go to the Mason Parrish Foundation, a charitable corporation dedicated to supporting research and providing handicapped-equipped vans for families living with a diagnosis like Mason’s."

https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/rogers-parks-lucas-jade-zumann-takes-fantasy-trip-in-thrill-ride/

    Rogers Park's Lucas Jade Zumann takes fantasy trip in 'Thrill Ride'
    Before he was propelled into the national consciousness in "20th Century Women," the acclaimed 2016 film starring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning, Rogers Park native Lucas Jade Zumann worked closer to home making "Thrill Ride."
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

Nov 27

Updated Nov 27

Found keys on “Glenwood” between Arthur and Devon

Hi ,
Found a set of keys on a New York printed lanyard and other recognizable items . I’ll give it a day otherwise I’ll drop them off at the 24 police station.

  • Because the last time I walked into the 24 police department was less than desirable because of delinquency and rudeness , I decided to drop these keys off at Loyola’s security office on Sheridan . They looked like a college kids anyways . Good luck !

Nov 27

Strong Arm Robberies 024th District (Rogers Park)

About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to two recent Strong Arm Robberies that have occurred within
the boundaries of the 024th District (Lincoln). These two robberies occurred in the
area between Damen to Ravenswood, and Pratt to Touhy. In these robberies, two
offenders encounter the victims on the street, strike the victims with their fists, and
then take the victim's property.
Incident times and locations:
• 1900 block of W. Greenleaf on November 16, 2017 at 9:15pm.
• 1800 block of W. Pratt on November 16, 2017 at 9:20pm.
About the Offender:
The two offenders have been described as male Blacks, 5'8"-5'10" tall with slim
builds, and wearing all black clothing.

Nov 02

Updated Nov 27

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

    "Live From Rogers Park", we choose causes that matter to us and our community, rather than "pick a winner once in a while". Why would we choose an easy fight, only to win, when there are so many important, substantive issues in Rogers Park to fight for?

  • Rob

    Bill - Instead of posting here at 3am, why don't you choose to find a few more folks to sign up for you ̶s̶c̶a̶m̶ chamber of commerce so you don't have to go begging for rent?

Nov 25

Updated Nov 27

Shop Small Saturday

Shop Small and share your support for the spots you call your own, whether it's V-Tone Fitness or even your go-to local restaurant. Places like these help keep our community strong and vibrant, and potentially employ your friends, family, and neighbors.

Here is an inclusive neighborhood small business guide:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RogersParkNeighborhoodNews/permalink/1492481127494608/

    Bill Morton
    Rogers Park News has 697 members. Rogers Park News (Public Group) is the place for news and conversation about Rogers Park and the 49th Ward....
    https://www.facebook.com
  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Rob - thank you for posting the rebate info!

  • Score:

    Bill Morton: 0 (excess information and lists, call for support for local businesses is undermined by attempt to promote a struggling Facebook page whose most recent posts are more than a month old)

    Rob: 1 (with a single post manages to deflate the political agenda behind Bill's lists)

    SpamAlert: -1 (yelling from the bleachers only counts for negative points)

Nov 18

Updated Nov 27

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce fights poverty with the Midwest Workers Association

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Midwest Workers Association to fight against poverty in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

On Wednesday November 8th, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce President, Bill Morton, traveled to the Back of the Yards neighborhood to meet with the Midwest Workers Association at their headquarters to find a solution to poverty in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

The Midwest Workers Association is a free and voluntary unincorporated membership association which services workers, temporary workers and...

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Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Midwest Workers Association to fight against poverty in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

On Wednesday November 8th, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce President, Bill Morton, traveled to the Back of the Yards neighborhood to meet with the Midwest Workers Association at their headquarters to find a solution to poverty in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

The Midwest Workers Association is a free and voluntary unincorporated membership association which services workers, temporary workers and other low-paid workers and their families. The organization’s mission is to alleviate our member’s most important-poverty- at the root.

“We will participate with the Midwest Workers Association at future Illinois Commerce Commission meetings to fight for keeping utilities affordable for residences because nobody should live without heat in the winter time” said Bill Morton, president of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.

The actions that Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce will take to support Midwest Workers Association are distributing the Association’s postcards, inviting them to speaking engagements in Rogers Park, and offering outreach table opportunities at our local stores.

  • Score:
    Bill Morton: 1
    Helen, Rob, Live, Michael: 1

    It's a draw! Bill's arguments are a little weak, and the accusations of self-promotion hit home, but he keeps his cool. Helen, Rob, Live and Michael get some zingers in, but draw no real blood.

  • Scoring, 2nd tier players:

    SpamAlert: -1 (fails to contribute anything with his comment, sad)

    Littleton: 0 (fails to overcome finger wagging tendency, takes game a little too seriously)

    Phill: no score (has become irrelevant, in danger of elimination)

Nov 13

Updated Nov 27

Bill Morton and Economic, Political, and Social Commerce

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

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

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

Trudy Leong
Acting President
NEIU Beta Gama Sigma

#bgsleaders
#Northeastern Illinois University

    Bill Morton and Economic, Political, and Social Commerce According to Trudy Leong
    Bill Morton and Economic, Political, and Social Commerce Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce influence on and Chamber President Bill Morton's guidance for intern Trudy Leong, Northeastern Illinois University Business Administration Major and Political Science Minor.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    Economic, Political, and Social Commerce to improve our neighborhood of Rogers Park!

  • Too bad Wazzap and Bill Morton's political and economic positions are diametrically opposed.

Nov 09

Updated Nov 27

Bill Morton Speaks at Bishop's Dinner

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

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

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

    I know, it took a while for me to get used to that too!

  • Live From Rogers Park

    Bill the bishop looks fabulous in his ecclesiastical gowns. Does the bishop still travel all the way from the far south side of Chicago up to Rogers Park to protest against the new CHA housing on Sheridan and the Target store that will hire Sullivan High School students and their...

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    Bill the bishop looks fabulous in his ecclesiastical gowns. Does the bishop still travel all the way from the far south side of Chicago up to Rogers Park to protest against the new CHA housing on Sheridan and the Target store that will hire Sullivan High School students and their family members? Does he know that Target promised to pay above minimum wage to support Rogers Park families who need work? Does the bishop know that Target is working with Sullivan High School to create jobs? Does the chamber's bishop from near Indiana know what really is happening in Rogers Park?

Nov 08

Updated Nov 26

Venting

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

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

It just apppears selfish and un-neighborly.

  • Owen Wilson Sock it to me!

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

  • smartypants Be Nice

    2 decent people. I had a temporary disability and was given a handicapped permit for 6 months. I was all healed up after 2 months and tossed the permit so I wouldn't be tempted to use it at, say, a crowded supermarket lot. My good friend has a mom in...

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    2 decent people. I had a temporary disability and was given a handicapped permit for 6 months. I was all healed up after 2 months and tossed the permit so I wouldn't be tempted to use it at, say, a crowded supermarket lot. My good friend has a mom in Edgewater who is 84 and uses a walker. He drives her everywhere but always drops her at the restaurant door then goes by himself to find legitimate street parking rather than taking up a handicapped space that another person may need. Though he does have her placard in his glovebox if legitimately needed.
    It can be hard to always do the right thing rather than doing the easy thing, but it is so worth the clear conscience. More people should try it.

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