5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Undercover investigation nabs 2 men accused of Rogers Park armed robberies

Jackson, of the 1500 block of Darrow Avenue in Evanston, was charged with three counts of armed robbery with a firearm, attempted robbery with a firearm, unlawful possession of a credit or debit card and possession of a firearm with an expired firearm owner's identification card.

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The men, from Evanston and Blue Island, face multiple felonies in connection with the armed robberies and attempted armed robberies in the 7600 block of North Bosworth Avenue in Rogers Park since Oct. 14, police said.

    'Cover investigation' nabs 2 men accused of Rogers Park armed robberies
    In a 'covert investigation,' Chicago police arrested two suburban men accused of luring people into a Far North Side gangway and robbing them at gunpoint in at least nine incidents in the last month, authorities said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

Author events: Pete Souza, John Hodgman discuss their books

...at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the auditorium at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. The event will be videotaped and is appropriate for ages 12 and older. familyactionnetwork...

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• Florent Groberg discusses his book "8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier's Story From Immigrant to the Medal of Honor" at noon Monday, Nov. 13, at The University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. To make reservations, call The Book Stall at (847) 446-8880.

...From Painful Beaches," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. WBEZ's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me" host Peter Sagal joins Hodgman in...

...the Stars," at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in its Johnson Family Star Theater, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen, hosts of the "Nerdette" podcast on WBEZ, will moderate...

6 days ago

'Cover investigation' nabs 2 men accused of Rogers Park armed robberies

Jackson, of the 1500 block of Darrow Avenue in Evanston, was charged with three counts of armed robbery with a firearm, attempted robbery with a firearm, unlawful possession of a credit or debit card and possession of a firearm with an expired FOID card.

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The men, from Evanston and Blue Island, face multiple felonies in connection with the armed robberies and attempted armed robberies in the 7600 block of North Bosworth Avenue in Rogers Park since Oct. 14, police said.

    'Cover investigation' nabs 2 men accused of Rogers Park armed robberies
    In a 'covert investigation,' Chicago police arrested two suburban men accused of luring people into a Far North Side gangway and robbing them at gunpoint in at least nine incidents in the last month, authorities said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

MARTIN LUTHER KING KUMBAYA CHESS WORKSHOP Monday JANUARY 15th, 2018

Please join us on Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1/15/2018, for our Kumbaya Chess Workshop. All playing levels are welcome. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and endgame technique. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Come join the fun and excitement of learning and playing chess for the day. Register TODAY!

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Please join us on Martin Luther King Day, Monday 1/15/2018, for our Kumbaya Chess Workshop. All playing levels are welcome. Led by Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed, the workshop will feature opening theory, middle game planning and combinations, and endgame technique. Students will be grouped according to skill level. Come join the fun and excitement of learning and playing chess for the day. Register TODAY!

You can visit the below link and also please see the attached registration form.

https://2018mlkdaychess.eventbee.com

LOCATION: Edgebrook Lutheran Church
5252 West Devon in Chicago

OPTIONS: Morning, Afternoon and Full Day with snacks provided.
(Please bring a peanut free lunch for Full-day.)

Please send your chess enthusiast with a water bottle and if staying for the full session, with a lunch (peanut free). A snack will be provided during both morning and afternoon sessions.

6 days ago

'I tried to be what white people valued' — a searing memoir of growing up biracial

Family Action Network hosts Julie Lythcott-Haims for two free events Monday: noon at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 10th Floor Ceremonial Courtroom, 25 E. Pearson St. (RSVP here); and 7 p.m. at Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave. in Evanston (no RSVP required).

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Family Action Network hosts Julie Lythcott-Haims for two free events Monday: noon at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 10th Floor Ceremonial Courtroom, 25 E. Pearson St. (RSVP here); and 7 p.m. at Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave. in Evanston (no RSVP required).

    'I tried to be what white people valued' - a searing memoir of growing up biracial
    Julie Lythcott-Haims has written a deeply affecting memoir about growing up biracial. It's poetic and candid, and it dives into discussions we really ought to be having about race in America - past, present and future.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 09

Blotter: Chicago man charged with domestic battery

...would become irrational, the woman complied and the man then drove near the intersection of Dempster Street and Darrow Avenue. Upon arriving, Dugan said, the man began punching her, pulling her hair and calling her...

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The man dropped her back off at her home and the woman’s friend took her to the emergency room, Dugan said. A wanted bulletin was put out for the man’s arrest, and he was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in the 1900 block of Foster Avenue.

Detectives observed an occupied vehicle in the 2000 block of Warren Street that they recognized as belonging to a person known to be involved in narcotic sales, Dugan said. Detectives also knew the vehicle’s owner had an active warrant for his arrest.

    Blotter: Chicago man charged with domestic battery
    A Chicago resident was arrested Tuesday in connection with a domestic battery incident that occurred in west Evanston on Thursday. Officers responded to Presence Saint Francis Hospital for a woman being treated for swelling and bruising around her right eye and cheekbone after a domestic dispute, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Nov 05

Twin Bed Needs New Home

We have a clean, lightly used, twin bed (metal frame, box springs and mattress with cover) FREE to whoever needs it. We are redoing 2nd bedroom and it has to go ASAP. Besides email, you can call Anne at 847-858-0802 or Anne or Jim at 847-864-6982.

Nov 01

Kiwanis pizza event raises cash for youth to attend Evanston high school sports camp

"An estimated 165 people attended the Oct. 24 event, which was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston.

The event spokeswoman, Marian Kurz, said that about $2,500 was raised, money that would be used to provide scholarships for youth to attend ETHS sports camp."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/news/ct-evr-kiwanis-club-pizzafest-tl-1102-20171101-story.html

    Kiwanis pizza event raises cash for youth to attend Evanston high school sports camp
    Evanston Township High School cheerleaders showed some community service spirit recently, volunteering for Pizzafest at Gigio's Pizzeria in Evanston. An estimated 165 people attended the Oct. 24 event, which was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston. The event spokeswoman, Marian Kurz, said that about $2,500 was raised, money that would be used to provide scholarships for youth to attend ETHS sports camp.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 27

Heightened police presence at Evanston high school after ‘viral threats’

The Evanston Police Department tweeted that it's aware of some "viral threats" being made at the high school, located at 1600 Dodge Ave in Evanston.

1600-1699 Dodge Ave.

    Heightened police presence at Evanston high school after 'viral threats'
    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Extra police will be at Evanston Township High School today. The Evanston Police Department tweeted that it's aware of some "viral threats" being made at the high school, located at 1600 Dodge Ave in Evanston. There is an active investigation, but authorities say there is no credible threat at this time.
    http://wgntv.com

Oct 19

Pickleball At The Levy Senior Center

We are trying to get the Evanston Park District to add 3 Pickleball courts to the gym. They are planning on redoing the gym floor this December and we would like to have 3 courts marked on the floor instead of 2 which is what we currently have. We need to have more players to come in to use the facility to justify the extra court, if you have not played the sport before come on in and give it...

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We are trying to get the Evanston Park District to add 3 Pickleball courts to the gym. They are planning on redoing the gym floor this December and we would like to have 3 courts marked on the floor instead of 2 which is what we currently have. We need to have more players to come in to use the facility to justify the extra court, if you have not played the sport before come on in and give it a try. We are always looking for new players to join us. Friday and Sunday we are open to non members to come in and play. It's for 18 yrs olds and over. Make sure to bring tennis or gym shoes. This is a great workout for all ages. Also a great way to meet new friends.

Oct 14

Author events: Meet Valerie Bertinelli at Winnetka's Book Stall

...for The Atlantic, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Coates will discuss his newest book, "We Were Eight Years in Power: An American...

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...and-Learn event beginning at noon Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. The dress code is business casual; no denim is permitted. For information and reservations...

    Author events: Meet Valerie Bertinelli at Winnetka's Book Stall
    Authors Eric Bodwell, Roger Breisch, Laura Henrikson, Cathy Kern and Eileen Kimbrough will appear at the October Waterline Writers event, beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in the art gallery at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Breisch will read two essays from "Questions That Matter," which will be available for purchase.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Oct 12

New CrossFit training center plans grand opening Sunday

Tucked away in a space at the corner of Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue — and directly across the street from another CrossFit studio — Sharp Edge CrossFit will hold its...

    New CrossFit training center plans grand opening Sunday
    Tani Mintz said spaces where people can gather and feel welcome are hard to come by, a fact she kept in mind when opening her new CrossFit gym in Evanston. Tucked away in a space at the corner of Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue - and directly across the street from another CrossFit studio -...
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Oct 06

Updated Oct 07

Can The Tax

    "Come Back" Commissioner Larry Suffredin
    Outrage toward the Cook County beverage tax is overwhelming in Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin's district - and residents are calling on him to change his position and repeal the tax.
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    Let's add potato chips, candy bars, and anything with high fructose corn syrup!

  • Let's eliminate the padded payrolls and government overreach!

Oct 07

Author events: Jen Lancaster signs new YA book at Naperville's Anderson's

...Qur'an Meant" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Wills is the author of The New York Times best-sellers "What Jesus Meant...

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...and book signing at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago. The book is a prequel to Hoffman's "Practical Magic." Books will be available...

• Steve Paul reads from and discusses his new book, "Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. volumesbooks.com.

...Chester A. Arthur" at a luncheon at noon Wednesday, Oct. 11, at The University Club, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. Admission is $15-$18, plus tax and gratuity. The dress code is business casual...

    Author events: Jen Lancaster signs new YA book at Naperville's Anderson's
    Jen Lancaster signs copies of her new YA book, "The Gatekeepers," at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville. Scott Simon, host of NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday," discusses his new book, "My Cubs: A Love Story," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Wilmette Junior High School.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Oct 04

Updated Oct 06

Neighborhood news about Chicago suburbs

Hello,

I'd like to learn more about Chicago's near suburbs, but EveryBlock seems to only cover Evanston. Is there an active message board similar to EveryBlock that covers suburbs like Skokie, Glenview, and Des Plaines?

Thanks!

  • Catherine NO!

    As silly as it sounds, I'm not sure of the names of the suburbs. I have a lot more Googling to do. At this very early stage, I see different names on Google maps for the same area and I'm not sure why. (Do suburbs have neighborhoods? Do villages exist within cities or are they completely separate entities?)

    I'm not familiar with any suburb besides Skokie and Evanston, because those are the two that the CTA train line goes to.

  • Sarahdonis Nearly 30 years in Edgewater; love RP & A'ville

    What exactly are you looking for, ‘Catherine?’

Oct 06

Dempster Street affordable housing project to proceed without city funding

The proposed building is a three-story, 16-unit property for affordable housing at 2215 Dempster St. in the 2nd Ward. It would take over a roughly 20,000 square foot area, which currently holds a single-family home and a vacant lot.

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But commission chair Ellen Cushing said she believes City Council — which rejected a different affordable housing proposal at Howard Street and Chicago Avenue in July — doesn’t have a proper framework to consider such proposals.

    Dempster Street affordable housing project to proceed without city funding
    Housing Opportunities for Women will proceed with its Dempster Street affordable housing development despite the city's decision to reject the organization's funding proposal, said Savannah Clement, Evanston's housing policy and planning analyst. At a Housing, Homelessness and Human Relations Commission meeting Thursday, Clement said the organization sought 10 percent of its funding from the city....
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Oct 04

Updated Oct 05

ISO: Houseplants and grow lights

Hello,

I'm a houseplant hobby grower and could use more plant grow lights. These can include LEDs, florescent tube lights, workshop lights, aquarium lights, etc. If you have items you don't need, please let me know!

I could also use plant propagation plug trays. This sometimes comes with seed starting kits.

I mainly grow succulents/cacti, orchids, and tillandsia. I'm open to trades.

Thanks!

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    You might have better luck with the virtual garage sale groups on facebook, or nextdoor.com

Oct 03

Say boo! Your guide to 2017 Halloween fun

Our Lady of Perpetual Help parking lot, 1775 Grove St., www.olphglenview.org

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St. Pascal School, 6143 W. Irving Park Road, 773-736-8806; www.scarypopcorn.com

Clarendon Hills Park District Community Center, 315 W. Chicago Ave., 630-323-2626; www.clarendonhillsparkdistrict.org

Downers Grove Museum, 831 Maple Ave., 630-963-1309; www.dgparks.org

The Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., 847-448-8252; www.cityofevanston.org

Little Beans Café, 430 Asbury Ave., www.eventbrite.com

Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St., 847-475-3410; www.davidparr.com

3080 W. Lake Ave; 847-724-2620; www.ysgn.org

Blair Parking Lot, 355 W. Washington Ave., 847-234-4150; www.lakebluffparks.org

Cook Memorial Park, 600 N. Main St., (847) 526-4608; www.libertyville.com

1940 George St., 708-571-3326; www.13thfloorchicago.com

River Trail Nature Center, 3120 Milwaukee Ave., 847-824-8360; www.fpdcc.com

Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave., 708-383-2654; www.pleasanthome.org

Fox Park, 624 S. Oak Park Ave., 708-725-2000; www.pdop.org

Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave., www.pdop.org

Maple Park, 1105 S. Maple Ave., www.pdop.org

The River Forest Public Library and Centennial Park, 735 Lathrop Ave., 708-366-6660; www.rfparks.com

Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood St., 847-674-1500, Ext. 2400; www.skokieparks.org

Spring Rock Park, 4400 Central Ave., www.wsparks.org.

Centennial Ice Rink, 2300 Old Glenview Road, 847-256-6100, www.wilmettepark.org

Hollywood Blvd., 1001 W. 75th St., 630-427-1880; www.hollywoodblvdcinema.com

    Say boo! Your guide to 2017 Halloween fun
    There is no shortage of spooky and not-so-spooky fun to be had for Halloween in the Chicago area. Everything from haunted walks and hayrides to shivery stories and costume parties. The list below is a sample of the Halloween fun. Check the websites of your local libraries and park districts for more Halloween-related events.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 02

Columbus Day Schools-Out Kumbaya Chess Workshop

Super Trainer Shiva Maharaj and staff from Chess-Ed instruct students with opening theory, middle game planning, and combinations, and winning endgame technique. Students are grouped according to skill level: beginner/novice players, intermediate/ continuing players, and advanced/tournament players.

Event Cost: $40 half days; $70 full day.

Event times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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LocationEdgebrook Lutheran Church 5252 West Devon, Chicago, Illinois 60646 View Map
Event Type Workshop
Buy Tickets https://2017columbusdaychess.eventbee.com

    Columbus Day 2017-Kumbaya Chess Workshop - Chicago
    Columbus Day 2017-Kumbaya Chess Workshop , 5252 West Devon - Chicago
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Sep 29

Dempster Diving: A Look at the Upcoming Pace Pulse Bus Route

...run express daily in both directions from Davis to O’Hare with 13 intermediate stops: Dempster and Dodge, Dempster and Kimball/Lincolnwood, Dempster and Crawford, the CTA Yellow Line’s Dempster Station, Dempster...

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Pace operates the #250 Dempster Street bus daily between the Davis Street CTA Station in downtown Evanston and the Kiss ‘N...

    Dempster Diving: A Look at the Upcoming Pace Pulse Bus Route
    Pace Suburban Bus Service is continuing to plan its new network of express bus routes, dubbed "Arterial Rapid Transit," along major roads throughout Chicagoland. Pulse service is proposed for several busy arterial corridors: Milwaukee Avenue, Dempster Street, Harlem Avenue, Cermak Road, Halsted Street, 95 Street and Roosevelt Road.The first route along Milwaukee Avenue between the Jefferson Park Transit Center and the Golf Mill Shopping Center is currently in the planning process.
    http://chi.streetsblog.org

Sep 28

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with forgery in south Evanston

The man came in to a check cashing facility in the 1800 block of Dempster Street on Aug. 18 with a check that was supposedly issued by a Morton Grove healthcare...

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Even after officers activated their sirens, the vehicle did not pull over for several blocks, Dugan said. It eventually stopped in the 800 block of Dempster Street. Dugan said officers noted the man had bloodshot, watery eyes, the scent of alcohol on his breath and slurred speech.

    Blotter: Man arrested in connection with forgery in south Evanston
    An Evanston man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a forgery incident that was originally reported on Aug. 25 in south Evanston. The man came in to a check cashing facility in the 1800 block of Dempster Street on Aug. 18 with a check that was supposedly issued by a Morton Grove healthcare company, Evanston...
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Sep 26

Aldermen reject city funding proposal for 2nd Ward affordable housing development

The building, which is set to be built at 2215 Dempster St. in the 2nd Ward, would contain 16 units of affordable housing and be developed by Housing Opportunities for Women, a Chicago-based organization that helps individuals find affordable housing and aims to combat homelessness.

    Aldermen reject city funding proposal for 2nd Ward affordable housing development
    In a 5-3 vote at Monday's City Council, aldermen struck down a proposal to help fund a three-story affordable housing development, citing concerns about access for Evanston residents. The building, which is set to be built at 2215 Dempster St. in the 2nd Ward, would contain 16 units of affordable housing and be developed by...
    https://dailynorthwestern.com

Sep 25

NOT Hanson Roofing

They were repairing and replacing the tiles on the historic two-flat next door without regard for throwing the broken tiles, rubbish, and materials into our yard - a tile hit our window air conditioner and the "supervisor" said that it was NOT their problem and to call the police. After FOUR broken windows from the broken, loose tiles of winter, the same supervisor said that they were not obliged to install "snow stoppers." One hates to litigate against a neighbor but, if this happens again, there seems to be no other alternative.

Sep 23

Updated Sep 24

Need Help? Northwestern Students Eager to Work!

Hi Neighbors!
My name is Gordon and I’m a student at Northwestern University. I work with a company called Local that connects hardworking and vetted Northwestern students with Evanston residents looking for help in and around their home. To date, we have completed hundreds of tasks including moving, landscaping and cleaning, however this list is only limited by what you think we can do for you! In addition, our prices are usually 40-50% below market rate!

You can find us at: NUstudentworkers.com

I look forward to seeing you all around town!

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    Local
    Local college students for help with anything.
    https://localstudentworkers.com
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    You might have better luck posting this on Nextdoor.com

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