2 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

R.I.P. Charlie Rose

miss your knowledge

2 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

4 days ago

Updated 4 hours 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
  • IshKabbibble, The nation may be recovered but you are equating the nation with individuals in the nation. And with salaries stagnated and rents through the roof, what do you think people should do? What about the elderly and especially elderly women. Are they suppose to go back to work just to please you?

    It is said you can judge a society by how it cares for its neediest. In my opinion we are doing a piss poor job of that.

  • Leta, Those individuals have the same opportunity as everyone, but it only they can help themselves. No one is going to walk up to them and offer them a job or advancement other than that that they pursue and earn by their own merit. Everyone has to deal with the...

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    Leta, Those individuals have the same opportunity as everyone, but it only they can help themselves. No one is going to walk up to them and offer them a job or advancement other than that that they pursue and earn by their own merit. Everyone has to deal with the rising cost of living. It is a reality of the world that we live in. The elderly have worked for a living should be taken care of by social security or whatever private pension plans they were enrolled in that circumvented their payroll tax obligation to social security retirement.

    John F. Kennedy may have hit the nail in the head when made the following two statements:
    "The efforts of the Government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves"

    and

    "In short, it is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now......only full employment can balance the budget, and tax reduction can pave the way to that employment. The purpose of cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus"

    FYI, It is ironic that you bring this topic up, because during his tenure as President, Cuzin' Barry proposed on several occasions to modify our current method of computing annual senior retirement benefits to a chained CPI formula who would reduce their benefits to that group so he could sweep funds into other areas of the social safety net. He sure wasn't the Centrist that he professed to be nor was his ideology balanced.

3 days ago

Updated 12 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

2 days ago

Updated 15 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 16 hours 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?

43 hours ago

Updated 16 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!

  • karen returned to my roots

    You should be able to get one from Walgreens home care stores. There is one inside the Walgreens on western and Howard

  • Nan

    The home health care store at Howard and Western closed quite some time ago. You might try contacting wetsling.com. If they don't have what you're looking for, they might know who does.

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

4 days ago

Updated 19 hours 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!

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44 hours 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 2 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....
    https://www.facebook.com

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5 days ago

Updated 3 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 3 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.

4 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

5 days ago

Dec 03

Updated 5 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?

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

    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 07

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

Dec 03

Updated Dec 05

Sunday picks: Darlene Love fills Arcada with tunes, spirit

...Courtney Crouse directs. Previews at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The show opens Monday, Dec. 4. $34, $39. theo-u.org...

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

...Exposition. See the classic Tchaikovsky ballet starting Friday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $35-$158. (312) 341-2300 or joffrey.org. Through Saturday, Dec. 30

...Dari Simone as Red. 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave., Chicago. $15-$40. redtheater.org...

...for their "Finally It's Christmastime" tour at Chicago's House of Blues this weekend, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $50-$55. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com. 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3

...cappella group performing a series of three concerts Sunday to Tuesday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $149.50 and more for verified resale tickets. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com...

Jay-Z, Vic Mensa: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Tickets start at $67. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com.

Joe Pug, Juanita Stein: 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) Wednesday, Dec. 6, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $22-$32. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

Thrice, Circa Survive: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $48. (844) 425-5923 or aragonballroom.org.

Andrew Ripp: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Evanston S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $20-$35. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

    Sunday picks: Darlene Love fills Arcada with tunes, spirit
    Darlene Love and Shirley Alston Reeves (of the Shirelles) share a concert bill filled with holiday music on Sunday at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $49-$99. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    "Here's to boy bands

    Arlington Heights native and Joseph Jefferson Award nominee Max DeTogne co-stars in Theo Ubique's revival of "Altar Boyz." A sendup of boy bands and the Christian pop music scene, the mock concert unfolds during the final performance of a Christian rock band whose members are named Matthew (DeTogne), Mark, Luke, John and Abraham. Courtney Crouse directs. Previews at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The show opens Monday, Dec. 4. $34, $39. theo-u.org."

  • Oooh, my favorite Christmas song is by Darlene Love:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omp0G9RzD8I

    Wish Steven Colbert would get her on his show!

Dec 05

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.

Dec 03

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

Dec 02

Weekend picks: Santa's on the scene at Des Plaines Winter Wonderland

...m. Saturday, Dec. 2; and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The show opens Monday, Dec. 4. $34, $39. theo-u.org...

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

...Exposition. See the classic Tchaikovsky ballet starting Friday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $35-$158. (312) 341-2300 or joffrey.org. Through Saturday, Dec. 30

...m. Saturday, Dec. 2; 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave., Chicago. $15-$40. redtheater.org...

...for their "Finally It's Christmastime" tour at Chicago's House of Blues this weekend, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $50-$55. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com. 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3

...cappella group performing a series of three concerts Sunday to Tuesday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $149.50 and more for verified resale tickets. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com...

Lynne Jordan's "A Great Big Diva": Noon Saturday, Dec. 2, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $12. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

The Wild and Hungry, Revolt Coda, Barret's Hidden Agenda: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Live Wire Lounge, 3394 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 756-5363 or livewire.do312.com.

Angry Planet, Useless Fox, Over The Sun, River Snakes: 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at The Mutiny, 2428 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 486-7774 or themutinychicago.com.

Afterlife + SoundNest w/ Angelz, Bijou & Ciszak, Kings Of Class, Nikho, GoodSex, Eric Dangerwayne, Hi Five, Who Cares: 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Evil Olive, 1551 W. Division St., Chicago. $10. afterlifechi.com.

Jay-Z, Vic Mensa: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Tickets start at $67. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com.

Thrice, Circa Survive: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $48. (844) 425-5923 or aragonballroom.org.

Andrew Ripp: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Evanston S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $20-$35. (847) 492-8860 or evanstonspace.com.

    Weekend picks: Santa's on the scene at Des Plaines Winter Wonderland
    The Winter Wonderland Holiday Festival promises loads of games, crafts, performances and visits with Santa this weekend at its new location of the Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines. No admission charge. (847) 391-57111 or dpparks.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Dec 02

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.

Dec 01

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION OF 16 DWELLINGS IN EXISTING 3 STORY MIXED USE BUILDING AS PER PLAN.**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    6945 N. Ashland Blvd. Issued November 29, 2017 Comment

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...

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