52 min ago

Updated 12 min ago

Useful e - mail address

robin.popelka@chicagopolice.org

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She is the 24 th District's officer in charge of monitoring BAD buildings.

She can share your information with your Beat officers to improve their patrol of your block.

She can also meet with owners / managers of buildings to assist them in their supervision of their property.

If necessary , she can have city inspectors visit the site.

She can also take the owner to
Housing Court.

She can be a valuable resource in your efforts to improve your block.

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Don't forget to involve your Alderman.

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Thank you for your efforts to improve
Rogers Park.

  • Craig_Gernhardt Official Account

    Pat, you are the CAPS beat facilitator where the "bad building" in the 1200 block of West North Shore rape occurred in January.

    Please fill us in on how you and these methods are coming with the progress.

    Have you reported this bad building to Robin? It was all over...

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    Pat, you are the CAPS beat facilitator where the "bad building" in the 1200 block of West North Shore rape occurred in January.

    Please fill us in on how you and these methods are coming with the progress.

    Have you reported this bad building to Robin? It was all over the news. And brought up at at least one of your CAPS meetings.

    How is the Alderman's involvement helped rectify this unsecured and "bad building?"

    Let us know how all this stuff you posted is working out regarding the "bad building" where the rape happened in January.

    We have a rapist still on the loose. Is the building safe and secure now?

3 hours ago

Updated 23 min ago

People's Gas Parking Restrictions

It’s appalling how People’s Gas is allowed to set open ended two week parking restrictions on nearly every part of a 3 block radius around Estes and Greenview. If this was downtown or even Lakeview they’d be forced to have much more defined timelines, better communication to the community, and a more restricted closure schedule. Are the project managers at People’s so bad that they can’t plan for one street for two days, the next street for two days, and so on?

  • There's a section of Wolcott at morse that's four weeks and they have yet to do anything

  • d3 NOH

    FWIW -- I lived in lakeview when they were doing this, and it's not true that they didn't shut down entire blocks for weeks at a time. It was actually much more of a problem there than I've experienced here--they would post the no parking signs for 3 week dates,...

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    FWIW -- I lived in lakeview when they were doing this, and it's not true that they didn't shut down entire blocks for weeks at a time. It was actually much more of a problem there than I've experienced here--they would post the no parking signs for 3 week dates, then repost them before that period ended because the original period no work had taken place, or they didn't finish. This is a sign from Aldine/Broadway in Lakeview when it was going on: https://www.flickr.com/photos/danebrian/5964893243/ (taken on 7/22, but notice the sign that's newest is actually below that for no parking through august)

    At least I've not seen any sideways signs anymore...

    I agree though the politicians in this city seem to write these companies a blank check to shut down everything they want. Sheridan and Loyola is prime example #1 of that--what happened there last year with the construction was mismanaged (shutting down 1 of the 2 lanes during rush hour, for no reason when no work was happening, routinely).

2 days ago

Updated 36 min ago

Where are the BAD buildings ?

From reading postings ( and from personal experience ), it seems clear to me that BAD buildings ( landlords / management firms / CHA ) are the source of anti - social behavior in R. P.

Lawabiding community residents have had enough.

Decent people do not have to live in fear. They should not have their " quality of life " diminished by the actions of society's MISFITS.

These BAD buildings ( and their occupants ) need to targeted for...

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From reading postings ( and from personal experience ), it seems clear to me that BAD buildings ( landlords / management firms / CHA ) are the source of anti - social behavior in R. P.

Lawabiding community residents have had enough.

Decent people do not have to live in fear. They should not have their " quality of life " diminished by the actions of society's MISFITS.

These BAD buildings ( and their occupants ) need to targeted for corrective action.

The police department , elected officials , city departments , and local residents have to band together in a unified assault on this " CANCER "
that affects all of us .

Please list the address of any building
on YOUR block that causes you concern:

..... Poorly maintained
..... Loitering nearby
..... Thug residents

Your reported addresses can serve as a list of buildings to be targeted for corrective action.

Thank you.

  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    Change cannot occur if the mentality of those we expect the change from are tainted and skewed.

    Racial profiling and bigotry are the real issues aisde from gang violence.

    Perhaps one feeds the other.....

  • Now

    Becky, redlining was not used to put blacks in the least desirable places. It was used in the 1960s by people to buy real estate at very cheap prices by spreading rumors of black families buying houses in white neighborhoods and also moving in token black families into those neighborhoods. The result was white flight to the surburbs. Confirming NewToRPs observations.

6 days ago

Updated 59 min ago

Oak Street Health!

Are you on Medicare/Medicaid and is a senior? Have you seen the new Seniors only doctors office located on 1541 W. Devon across from the hardware store? If not you need to, Oak Street Health is a very unique company taking on improving Older adults health by offering services that you won't find in many doctors offices. First they offer rides for seniors and as you can remember with all the crazy winter weather we had it was extremely difficult...

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Are you on Medicare/Medicaid and is a senior? Have you seen the new Seniors only doctors office located on 1541 W. Devon across from the hardware store? If not you need to, Oak Street Health is a very unique company taking on improving Older adults health by offering services that you won't find in many doctors offices. First they offer rides for seniors and as you can remember with all the crazy winter weather we had it was extremely difficult to get to your doctors appointments if you rely on the CTA to get around. Oak Street Health patients enjoyed being picked up and dropped off for their appointments. They also have a community room that all patients can come and enjoy anytime even if they just want to hangout and have coffee with friends. Plus they are able to enjoy many of the programs happening in the community room such as workouts, presentation on diabetes and other health related issues. I hope you really take a look at it if you or someone you know is a senior who is on Medicare.

  • I like the idea of the community room. Because social isolation is a detriment to health, especially of seniors. Conversely, having support of community can help them (and everyone) survive a health crisis. This shows that this company is thinking about more than just the medical factors in the health of their patients.

  • Oak Street Health we work closely with the hospitals that Nana Cross mentioned above in addition to Advocate and Resurrection Hospitals. With that being said, although we have admission privileges at these hospitals we are able to send you to whatever hospital you would like as long as your insurance would allow us. Hope this helps!

3 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Best eating in RP (for NewToRP)

Hi guys, since NewToRP is new to RP, and since her sisters are in town, and since she had a bad experience at Giordano's last night, thought the long time locals could help her out with suggestions on neighborhood gems!

I'll through a few out:
- Heartland Cafe (long wait for the food, but great environment and good quality)
- Grill Inn for Burgers
- Common Cup for coffee
- Twisted Tappas? Okay I confess I've not eaten there myself, but I hear only great things about it :)

What would you guys put on a list of must-eat places?

  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    Sorry Helen. :-)

  • The Bishops nearly 10 years NOH

    My mother-in-law was in town for the weekend and offered to treat us to dinner on Friday, so off to Peckish Pig we went. The 45 minute wait went quickly with a couple of seats at the bar for the ladies while we all enjoyed a drink; I did sample...

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    My mother-in-law was in town for the weekend and offered to treat us to dinner on Friday, so off to Peckish Pig we went. The 45 minute wait went quickly with a couple of seats at the bar for the ladies while we all enjoyed a drink; I did sample a couple of the local and house beers on tap. We all enjoyed our entrees (burger, pork spare ribs and pork belly) and the chocolates for dessert were divine!!!! Whatever you do, you gotta add it to the list - can't miss!!!!

    - chris

15 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Understanding the Violence in RP "The Shooters Prospective"

Anyone reading this knows the home I come from, poor, single, uneducated mother content with living the hood life, the non-existent father and that I ain't the smartest apple in school. No pity-party needed and even if I wanted it, none of you self-righteous, holier-than-thou, silverspoon-fed m-----f----s would throw it for me.

Yeah, I'm angry.....and I should be, cause in a weird way you m-----f-----s are part of the reason why I'm out here on the hunt at 2 a.m.(I'ma...

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Anyone reading this knows the home I come from, poor, single, uneducated mother content with living the hood life, the non-existent father and that I ain't the smartest apple in school. No pity-party needed and even if I wanted it, none of you self-righteous, holier-than-thou, silverspoon-fed m-----f----s would throw it for me.

Yeah, I'm angry.....and I should be, cause in a weird way you m-----f-----s are part of the reason why I'm out here on the hunt at 2 a.m.(I'ma get back to that in a sec). Anyway, I just popped a pill, washed it down with 80 proof and my two homies in the car with me just lit a blunt and passed it to me. The tactical plain-clothes officers are headed in for shift-change and we ain't too worried about the fat-a-- blue and whites working the graveyard shift. The 40 cal. on my lap got 16 hollow-tipped slugs and on my dead big brother, somebody from the hood that did it is gonna die tonight.

Haha, ya'll think I'ma drug-crazed thug right? Wrong!... Truth is, is that I'm hurting about what happen to my brother and my other friends in the hood, and scared it could happen to me. But the hood teaches you that you gotta use that hurt and fear to strike back, if not, then you ain't gone live long where I come from.

Funny though, how it seems like I was groomed for this moment all my life, the abuse at home, weed-smoking mama telling me I would never be sh-t, getting jumped on after school, teachers who saw only a dumb, bad kid and not understanding how to help, and you people reading this who cross the street when you see someone like me as though I'm garbage to be avoided, thereby confirming my thug identity... smh.

No blame game here though, cause when I pull this trigger tonight, I'm probably gonna be caught, and if I end up spending the rest of my life in prison, it's cool cause everything I've experienced in life told me I never had a chance anyway.

Sleep well tonight, tell yourself it was "him" who pulled the trigger not you.

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    Ummm... "whitey"? "cursed from birth"? "mentally deficient"? yea... that's enough Everyblock for today. *slowly walks away*

  • Jenny G. JP homeowner

    I watched an interesting documentary (I forgot the name) of a school program for at-risk kids that had mentors and teachers trying desperately to help and be role models for these kids but many of them still chose the streets instead of the scholastic direction even though they were given...

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    I watched an interesting documentary (I forgot the name) of a school program for at-risk kids that had mentors and teachers trying desperately to help and be role models for these kids but many of them still chose the streets instead of the scholastic direction even though they were given all of the necessary resources to make the right choice and many were very bright when they applied themselves. It just shows you so much of it comes down to these kid's peers and their influence. To see how proud of themselves they were when they did good in school, and then to see all that potential just get swallowed up into the streets at the end was very sad.

    Many of these kids can be given the opportunity but they would need to make the choice to seize that opportunity and I think they are ill-prepared to make that choice, especially when they don't have the support at home and their friends and the streets are calling them to the other side. Party, drugs, chicks, false machismo, money, etc. seems to be the easier decision in the end as opposed to hard work, dedication, and alienation.

    So many in the community care and want all of our youth to succeed. I wish there were a clear answer but it all starts at home. If these kids don't have a strong support system to empower them to make the right decisions, it's just fighting an uphill battle.

1 hour ago

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5 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Vacuum Repair?

I'm looking for a repairman that fixes Bissell and Eureka - got a broken belt. Any recommendations?

  • Sarahdonis 20 year neighbor

    I'm another happy Kirby owner!! I've had it for 18 years, no problems. Has a shampoo attachment, and can be used as a blower as well. Great for getting leaves off the balcony!!

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Sarahdonis, I've used the spray attachment and blower to paint six wrought iron chairs and table! The only thing I haven't figured out is how to get the Kirby to make dinner.

27 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

  • I agree, Jim. There's nothing minor about the fact that the homicides were reclassified, regardless of the mathematical scope at issue, and I was also surprised by it, since murder stats are subject to media scrutiny more than other crimes and have historically been very difficutl to manipulate. It was...

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    I agree, Jim. There's nothing minor about the fact that the homicides were reclassified, regardless of the mathematical scope at issue, and I was also surprised by it, since murder stats are subject to media scrutiny more than other crimes and have historically been very difficutl to manipulate. It was a spectacularly stupid thing for those police bureaucrats to do, if only because it creates skepticism in the public mind about ALL crime statistics. There's a ballooning effect: one reporter discovers 10 reclassifications for 2013. A second article inflates that to "18," so "18" will now be widely cited throughout the internet and no doubt further increased. Then public opinion shifts to "you can't trust ANY of the numbers..." So just a little bit of manipulation becomes a much bigger problem.

  • Olgasdottir Long time Rogers Park gardener

    The reality is that citywide crime is down, but in individual pockets it's worse than ever. I'll consider crime down when anyone can walk down any street and feel secure, not just Lincoln Park or Streeterville.

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Lose Your Lizards?

Found these 2 guys in my front yard this morning, in a container in a paper bag. They were dead (it seemed), brought them in and now they have arisen. Just in time for Easter. About 4" nose to tail. No tags or chips. Are they yours? If so, wtf?

  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    0_o

    "scoop them out of the bathtub with his hand..."

    Oh my....that many? I'm going to be sick.

  • Dee in E Rogers Park East Rogers Park over 10 Years

    Third floor? That won't stop the creepy crawlers! We had a problem w/ants BUT the strangest things were 1) a mouse -- seems our neighbor kept leaving their back door open, mouse came into their apt and for all we can figure out it came into our apt through the...

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    Third floor? That won't stop the creepy crawlers! We had a problem w/ants BUT the strangest things were 1) a mouse -- seems our neighbor kept leaving their back door open, mouse came into their apt and for all we can figure out it came into our apt through the gas hose from the oven (even though we all have cats!); and 2) one nice warm night in the summer came back home well after dark, climbed the three flights of wooden stairs to the back entrance, got to the top of the third floor and there was a nasty looking POSSUM!! Sorry but you will see centipedes. I usually capture them under a glass and throw them out the back door. Too many legs to "squish"!! Ick.

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Looking for an apartment for rent.

Hi everyone! I am new to the area and I am looking for an apartment that's around $500 or $600. Anyone have any great picks for an apartment. Just a good looking, clean place is all I need. If you have any tips let me know. Thanks! :D

  • pat c resident-photographer

    Price fixing by done in Chicago since the mid 1990s.

  • zippy8 mostly happy resident

    I second Stephanie's suggestion to get a roommate. To me it'd be worth it to live in a larger, nicer place and probably a better location. In this economy it may be more common now, even with some "older" folks.

2 hours ago

CTA Unveils Rebuild of North Red Line Including New Stations

CTA Unveiled a plan that calls for a reconstruction of the red line from Belmont to Howard which includes a near complete rebuild of the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations. The construction will also include rebuilding all tracks, support structures, bridges, and viaducts between Leland and Hollywood Avenues. The new stations will include all modern amenities including elevators for those with disabilities. The new tracks and signals are promising to increase speeds and reliability.

2 hours ago

Weekly Update from your Alderman – April 18th, 2014

For residents living between Ardmore and Catalpa from Kenmore, Winthrop and Sheridan

Performing at the Berger Park Coach House Theater (6205 N Sheridan Road)

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Tomorrow we will be hosting our 2nd Annual 48th Ward Easter Egg hunt at Senn Park, Elmdale and Greenview, starting at 10am. Please join us for this fun filled family event, which is cosponsored by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and Lil’ Buds Theatre.

...in welcoming Mariano’s to the neighborhood. This great new store will be opening at Foster and Sheridan Road at 7:45am on Tuesday morning. In addition to the hundreds of jobs created, the...

Where: 24th District Auditorium, 6464 N. Clark, Chicago, IL

Where: Chicago Police Department, 20th District Community Room, 5400 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL

The City Clerk’s Office looks forward to bringing our City Sticker Sales to the 48th Ward this summer. Save the date for sales in the 48th Ward on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 from 9:00 am - 3 pm at 5533 N. Broadway Ave.

The Midwest Pesticide Action Center can answer your questions, guide you to resources, and help you understand the role tenants and landlords play to reducing bed bug infestations. Click here for more information. Join them on Thursday May 29, 6:30 pm at the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway.

...with a barbecue and refreshments for all volunteers at the 48th Ward Streets & San yard, 5853 N. Broadway.  For more information or to register for a project, contact 48th Ward intern Laura Kaliski...

Berger Park (6025 N. Sheridan Rd.) is hosting an entire week of programming in honor of Earth Day, featuring a multi-disciplinary approach. All events are free. For details call the park office: 773-761-0376.

Upcoming Events at the Bezazian Library (1226 W. Ainslie)

Education and Training Division, 1300 West Jackson

View and discuss the film “La Scoperta Dell’Alba” at Sentieri Italiani (5430 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL). The film follows two siblings, Caterina and Barbara Astrengo, as they decide to...

Where: Epworth United Methodist Church Sanctuary; 5253 N. Kenmore, Chicago, IL

2 hours ago

Eating Healthy in Edgewater

Eating out shouldn’t derail your health goals. Nor should you sacrifice one of the things we love most about food: How good it tastes.

3 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

big boom?

Did a transformer just explode five mins ago? Sounded like north of Devon near Glenwood?

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    Possibly:
    1. a dumpsters in the area that is being placed on the ground off the back of a truck
    2. a dump truck dropping its load then inching forward to release the back gate off the pile then BOOM. Surprising louder than expected
    3. heavy machinery depositing concrete pieces in an empty dumpster

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Has anyone tried to negotiate peace between our warring factions.

Considering the human carnage left in the wake of the 15 yr old feud. Has anyone from the police, politicians or anyone else reached out to those feuding? There have Ben attempts to profit yes. The cease fire peeps and folks get involved once money is involved. Have there been other attempts?

  • Bruce Mayberry, Roger Parkansas

    Cite sources. What oversight does cease fire use. Who do they report to? Noone. Cease fire is a joke. No accountability or structure. Either provide facts or continue be the POS that CF continues to siphon money for these cradle to grave drain.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    Ceasefire lost their funding before they had enough time to have a real impact

30 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

us marshals state police what's going on?

Has anyone else noticed US marshals an state police presents in rp lately the past week or so

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    They're looking for someone, I've noticed as well.

  • They're leaving presents now??? MAYBE IT'S THAT GLASS EYE I'VE BEEN ASKING FOR!!! :) About time they started GiViNg BaCk To ThE CoMmUniTy!!! Lol

    I"M LOVIN IT!!!

3 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Update on Police Efforts to Stem Violence in Rogers Park

The Chicago Police Department is working around the clock at an aggressive strategy to prevent a repeat of the unusual spike in gun violence that has plagued our neighborhood in the last few weeks.

I attended Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy's monthly "CompStat" accountability session for north side district commanders this morning.

Though I am not able to share the details of the specific strategies employed, rest assured that 24th District Commander Thomas Waldera (see photo below) is receiving reinforcements from...

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The Chicago Police Department is working around the clock at an aggressive strategy to prevent a repeat of the unusual spike in gun violence that has plagued our neighborhood in the last few weeks.

I attended Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy's monthly "CompStat" accountability session for north side district commanders this morning.

Though I am not able to share the details of the specific strategies employed, rest assured that 24th District Commander Thomas Waldera (see photo below) is receiving reinforcements from other Chicago Police Department units and is employing them in a comprehensive manner to prevent another outbreak of violence. The City of Evanston is also helping by redeploying some of its police officers to Howard Street.

Commander Waldera has been out in the field late into the night directing his forces.

These efforts are bearing fruit. The police have recovered six guns, some of them fully loaded, from, from suspected gang members. The individuals possessing those guns were arrested and charged.

Police also have arrested and charged an individual suspected in the March 25th shooting of a man at Ashland and Jarvis. They believe they know the identity of the other assailant and are currently searching for him.

Police also arrested an individual they suspect of being involved in the early Tuesday morning shooting of a 16-year-old boy at Jonquil and Ashland. Unfortunately, they currently only have enough evidence to charge the individual with the unlawful possession of an automobile.

The police and my office cannot do it alone, however. We need the involvement of all community residents. I urge you to attend one of the upcoming monthly CAPS beat meetings.

For information on the time and location of the CAPS meetings and more information on the efforts of the 24th District and my office to stem the gang violence, visit;

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/152105_322.htm

  • John Warner 12 year resident - RPPL - Beat Facilitator 2431

    New to RP - It was announced at my Beat meeting last Thursday night that the Commander had requested and has received extra officers for the District. I have no idea how many or if there are extra squads, but I do know that there is an increase in patrols...

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    New to RP - It was announced at my Beat meeting last Thursday night that the Commander had requested and has received extra officers for the District. I have no idea how many or if there are extra squads, but I do know that there is an increase in patrols in my beat (2431 - (Clark to the Lake and Pratt to Lunt) and the surrounding beats as well as up in NOH area. Commander Waldera has been out on most of the patrols at night to direct where the squads and officers are to go. He has been very pro-active in the situation.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    According to the "East Rogers Park and NOH Neighbors" Facebook page, it was fireworks that were heard around 9:30 PM Sunday up at the north end of RP. A little Easter cheer, you know.

45 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

New building on Broadway?

Anyone know what is being built next to the Broadway Antique shop?

  • These urgent care medical clinics are a feature of Obamacare, and they're opening up all over the country. They're designed to reduce patient flow and cost at hospital ERs. One of many aspects of the ACA that doesn't get much attention.

  • DK Living and Playing in Chicago

    What about next to Element Resale-there is some construction being done there?

34 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Bach House Open House

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Bach House on Sunday, April 27 before it opens to the public for paid tours. See details in the "photo."

  • John Versical condo president / retail marketing educator

    Hope I can make it to this!

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Dory, I doubt that anyone here can answer your question. I just posted the notice I found on the Bach House Facebook page. You can try to reach someone there.

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

When to call 911/311 to report buildings...

I'm sure this has been posted and re-posted but I want to call out the 311 to report the landlord/building as having tenants that are gang members.

Other neighborhoods on Everyblock have mentioned that they started "phone trees" to communicate information that needed to get around. Might not be a bad idea at all to note suspicious behavior etc.

When to call 911

If you see any gang criminal activity such as drug dealing, fighting, breaking into garages, etc.. please...

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I'm sure this has been posted and re-posted but I want to call out the 311 to report the landlord/building as having tenants that are gang members.

Other neighborhoods on Everyblock have mentioned that they started "phone trees" to communicate information that needed to get around. Might not be a bad idea at all to note suspicious behavior etc.

When to call 911

If you see any gang criminal activity such as drug dealing, fighting, breaking into garages, etc.. please call 911 and report the activity.
If you observe multiple gang members loitering on a street corner, in a park, etc.. Call 911 and report it.
If you observe gang members drinking in public call 911 and report it.
Remember you can remain anonymous when you call 911.

When to call 311

If there are gang members living in a building call 311 and ask to report the building to the troubled buildings department and they will issue viloations to the building owner and pressure them to evict the gang members or the landlords will receive fines and possibly lose their properties.
If you observe any gang graffiti please call 311 or go to www.cityofchicago.org and report it. They will remove it free of charge. Even if it is not on your property just call 311 and give them the address. Graffiti makes the neighborhood look bad and gangbangers like to hang in areas that look unkept.
Remember you can remain anonymous when you call 311.

  • John Warner 12 year resident - RPPL - Beat Facilitator 2431

    Feihong - Unfortunately no - that goes directly to 311 and by passes the 24th District. What the 24th District is doing is something totally separate that 311. You still have to send the pics to graffiti@caps24.org for CPD to get them.

  • John Versical condo president / retail marketing educator

    @Feihong -- Yes, that's all you need. If address can't be determined you should include the intersection/side of the street the alley is on, or any other info that might narrow down the location.

Apr 12

Updated 12 hours ago

Walking does a body good!

Morning RParkers,

Since moving to Chicago in August I gained about 20 pounds :-( I was on the verge of losing my last 10 pounds to reach my healthy BMI, which sucked!

So I promised myself to kick butt! I went on a health kick, cleaned up my diet and ditched the zip car and CTA replaced it with walking roughly 6-8 miles a day.

My coworkers think I'm nuts lmao. I canceled my gym membership and happy to report...

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Morning RParkers,

Since moving to Chicago in August I gained about 20 pounds :-( I was on the verge of losing my last 10 pounds to reach my healthy BMI, which sucked!

So I promised myself to kick butt! I went on a health kick, cleaned up my diet and ditched the zip car and CTA replaced it with walking roughly 6-8 miles a day.

My coworkers think I'm nuts lmao. I canceled my gym membership and happy to report since March 31, as of this morning, according to my doctor's scale I lost 12 pounds. My home scale says 14, but whatever.

My doctor was amazed. I told her I've been walking the fat away :-)

18 more pesky pounds....to reach my ultimate healthy BMI goal.

I'm starting a walking club....please join us next Saturday. Healthy Living!! :-)

  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    Hi Tanya, I walked a lone lol. My sisters even ditched me.

  • Di

    :(
    I totally forgot about it. I am still interested though

13 hours ago

Need to rent a parking space

I am getting divorced and want to live on Eastlake terrace. Please help me find a parking spot to rent!

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Healthcare for Medicare Recipients

Just received a postcard advertising Oak Street Health at 1541 Devon Ave. They treat only Medicare patients AND provide complimentary door-to-door rides to appointments (for eligible patients). Getting to appointments can be the most difficult thing for seniors. Pass this along to a senior you know.

  • robin in WRP Tired, very tired

    I work for a podiatry practice in Edgewater. We have several patients who see the medical staff at Oak Street, and they are all very happy. The staff that I have dealt with are great, and they also have very nice social activities

  • I work for Oak Street Health and am more than happy to answer any questions. I've never seen so many dedicated, happy people working together. We're opening six more offices in Chicago this year.

Feb 10

Updated 17 hours ago

eta for edgewater/ uptown mariano's

does anyone have an eta on the edgewater/ uptown mariano's on sheridan and foster... i saw last week paint cans, and tarps over things as well as the signs for each asile gone but no actual work.. also there have been multiple electrician vans in the lot but i do not see any actual work going on... what is holding this up and when will this open finally

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    I apologize if my tone sounded rather cavalier--I am very lucky to be able to afford to indulge both my low-carb diet and foodie tastes. (As to organic produce, there are some fruits and a few veggies where organic vs. conventional doesn't matter--anything you peel, for instance, except tubers, is...

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    I apologize if my tone sounded rather cavalier--I am very lucky to be able to afford to indulge both my low-carb diet and foodie tastes. (As to organic produce, there are some fruits and a few veggies where organic vs. conventional doesn't matter--anything you peel, for instance, except tubers, is safe to eat if grown conventionally as long as you don't eat the peel). As to TP and paper towels, I usually get them either at Costco or via Peapod; I rarely buy animal-origin milk, for dietary reasons. (My husband & son don't like it anyway).

  • TuesdayApril 22 Is Grand Opening Of Marianos On Sherida foster

19 hours ago

Looking for a subletter

Hey everyone,

I'm trying to sublet my one bedroom apartment in East Rogers Park. It's $750, but I'm willing to negotiate. Only a block away from the beach, and an 8 min walk to the Loyola Red Line stop. Sublet would start from right now till 8/1. Please let me know if anyone's interested, thanks!

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Understanding the Violence in Rogers Park

For most of you who regularly visit this blog, (e.g. law-abiding, mainstream society citizens) or "white people" (no racism intended), will never become the "intended" target of a shooting, nor will your children. Although you the readers and I share the same community, we have totally different realities within it.

The grey minivan who's occupants killed 16 year old Keno Glass just a few days ago. They were "hunting" with one "game" in mind oblivious to anything else. See, the...

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For most of you who regularly visit this blog, (e.g. law-abiding, mainstream society citizens) or "white people" (no racism intended), will never become the "intended" target of a shooting, nor will your children. Although you the readers and I share the same community, we have totally different realities within it.

The grey minivan who's occupants killed 16 year old Keno Glass just a few days ago. They were "hunting" with one "game" in mind oblivious to anything else. See, the occupants realities and you guys reality will never cross. But my reality is that they could have saw me before they saw Keno.

I am one of many who live in the economically starved portions of Rogers Park where everyone wants to get out, but just trying to survive the next day, week, month consumes all your energy. Education is the way out, everyone knows this, but finding support and having opportunity to persue it is something rarely given.

So we find ways to pacify ourselves alcohol, drugs, the newest Jordans loud music, the new dance, promiscuity. All to not think about our circumstances or lack thereof.

Yeah we look rough, tough and thugged out, but theres a lot more than what meets the eye.

There are complete retards in our neighborhoods though that have given up all hope of ever be anything other than what our society has labled them. These are the shooters and killers.

Everyday, because of these people I have watch every passing car as I walk through my neighborhood because when the killers from the rival neighborhoods come "hunting" they don't care that I'm not in a gang or that I've never held a gun in my life, they don't care about my dreams and aspirations, but because I look like everyone else I become a target? I may not be a perfect, law-abiding, mainstream society citizen, I smoke weed, I listen to loud music, and I wear Jordans, but this does NOT MEAN I SHOULD DIE!

This is my reality in Rogers Park and I need you guys to understand it.

  • Michael Luckenbach 36 year resident of Rogers Park-North of Howard

    "Low income people living with lots of other low income people creates an environment where healthy economic growth is nearly impossible and crime flourishes. Everyone knows that it within an economically stable community, adequate education can be provided, and stable family structures can be established, which allow the children of...

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    "Low income people living with lots of other low income people creates an environment where healthy economic growth is nearly impossible and crime flourishes. Everyone knows that it within an economically stable community, adequate education can be provided, and stable family structures can be established, which allow the children of this community to take advantage of the numerous resources available, thereby going forth into the world to become productive citizens of society.
    In many low income communities the exact opposite has been prepetuated for generations and generations. How can a kid be expected become anything other than what he's seen in his home and in his community all his life and his mothers and fathers before him? Is he wrong for doing what humans have done throughout existence, adapt and become a part of his environment weather good or bad? Most of these kids spend 90 percent of their lives within a 6 block radius of their homes."
    thechiraqi

    IMO, everyone has the right to and must be provided with the opportunity and or subsidy, if needed, for safe and affordable housing, whether it's rental or owned, The problem is concentrating subsidized/low-income housing in a single building, block or neighborhood.
    Striving to create true mixed-income communities is a long term solution for all residents, especially those with the least advantages....who do and have become generationally trapped in this kind of 'poverty based' environment and economy.

    This is the 900 lb. elephant in the room and it needs to be confronted

  • AWOFINC Continual Growth Through Service

    We'd love to have all those truly interested in reducing and preventing violence join us for the next Violence Prevention Coalition meeting for Rogers Park. The VPC is comprised of residents, business owners, clergy and stakeholders who meet regularly to discuss and implement solutions to violence in RP. We love all these great opinions and could use this intensity at our next meeting in May. We will be sure to post the date and location here on EB.

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

RP restaurant delivery options

Any recs for good restaurants that deliver? I tend to order from the same places and would like to try some new places.

  • butter crust from nueva is awesome.

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    At this point I'm more interested in meeting Craig than the food. Craig, do you deliver NOH say this Thursday 24 Apr ~6:30PM?

Apr 14

Updated 23 hours ago

Rogers Park Enjoys Quiet Weekend after Last Week's Incidents

Chicago police officers under the leadership of Commander Thomas Waldera responded quickly last week to several shooting incidents in Rogers Park. Commander Waldera requested and received re-enforcements from the Chicago Police Department. The Commander has been on the streets with his tactical lieutenant each night from dusk to dawn personally directing the allocation of those officers.

Thanks to their efforts, Rogers Park experienced no shooting incidents over the weekend.

Last Thursday, a 21-year-old man was shot by an unidentified man...

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Chicago police officers under the leadership of Commander Thomas Waldera responded quickly last week to several shooting incidents in Rogers Park. Commander Waldera requested and received re-enforcements from the Chicago Police Department. The Commander has been on the streets with his tactical lieutenant each night from dusk to dawn personally directing the allocation of those officers.

Thanks to their efforts, Rogers Park experienced no shooting incidents over the weekend.

Last Thursday, a 21-year-old man was shot by an unidentified man on the 1600 block Morse Avenue Thursday night at approximately 8:00 p.m., and a 25 year-old woman was shot while sitting in her car on the 6600 block of N, Sheridan Road Friday morning shortly before 2:00 a.m.

Commander Waldera tells me police believe the Morse Avenue shooting was gang-related, the latest in a series of shootings resulting from a conflict between two factions of the same street gang. Earlier in the week one man was killed and two others were injured in what police believe to be a gang-related shooting on the 1600 block of W. Howard Street.

The police are not certain whether the Sheridan shooting was the result of the same gang conflict or a separate "road rage" incident. They are still investigating.

I have been in constant communication with Commander Waldera since last Monday's shooting incident. His hands-on and proactive response to these incidents has helped to stem the violence and prevent a further escalation of the conflict.

Police will continue to be on heightened alert this week.

If you would like more information about the police response to the recent shootings or what you can do to help stem the violence, I urge you to attend one of the upcoming monthly CAPS beat meetings.

For the time place and loication of the beat meetings, visit:

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/152025_322.htm

Commander Waldera will be present at both meetings.

  • Timjz Optimistic Rogers Parker

    My Partner and I are hopeful too, and honestly, we couldn't move if we wanted to because we would have to wait until the property values go up. That said, we do want to stay because we love our place and I don't feel the rest of the city is...

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    My Partner and I are hopeful too, and honestly, we couldn't move if we wanted to because we would have to wait until the property values go up. That said, we do want to stay because we love our place and I don't feel the rest of the city is much better in terms of violence. We are hopeful and we are counting on change soon. In the meantime, with the warm weather here, we will be gardening and watching out for our corner and we'll let it be known that we are staying and in it for the long haul...and continue enjoying all the good things Rogers Park has to offer.

  • Peter in Rogers Park Rogers Park artist.

    Best of luck Timjz.

25 hours ago

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41 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Found Keys

Keys found Greenleaf and Glenwood. Labeled "Steve" on a blue name holder.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Eric, I put your message up on Nextdoor for Rogers Park and a couple of local Facebook group pages.

  • Paulina Fargo Resident Rogers Park resident since 2009

    A note posted on the fence of the building of Ashland and Jarvis (can't recall exact address) is looking for a set of loss keys. I believe it was car keys that were lost.

43 hours ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Police taped off area around Rosehill & Hermitage

I just went for a run and saw that police had taped off the alley behind an apartment complex at Rosehill and Hermitage. There were cops all over the place and I was wondering if anyone knew what happened.

36 hours ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Celebrate Clark Street Event promotion

Anyone know who to contact about the Celebrate Clark Street event? I'm with Glenwood Dance Studio and my studio is hoping for a performance space to showcase our dancers.

Also if anyone has a booth they'd be willing to share with a nonprofit, we're also looking to have more of a presence at Glenwood Arts Fest.

Thanks,
Elijah

  • Nevermind, found an email for Ana Bermudez with Roger's Park Business Alliance at 773.508.5885 or email abermudez@rogers-park.com.

    I'd love to hear about the booth share option though.

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Joe Moore - I volunteer to sponsor a public forum for you to discuss Ward issues with residents.

Joe – As you know, there have been lots of discussions on social media these days about the state of the Ward from the surge of recent crimes, to economic development plans for our commercial corridors, to education. There have been myriad specific questions asked of you in many threads. I respectfully request that you meet with Ward residents in a public forum to discuss ALL the issues of concern and interest to YOUR constituents. I am happy to:

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Joe – As you know, there have been lots of discussions on social media these days about the state of the Ward from the surge of recent crimes, to economic development plans for our commercial corridors, to education. There have been myriad specific questions asked of you in many threads. I respectfully request that you meet with Ward residents in a public forum to discuss ALL the issues of concern and interest to YOUR constituents. I am happy to:

1) sponsor this and make all arrangements for the location;
2) collaborate with your office (or the 49th Ward Democratic organization – EVEN Helen) to organize and publicize the event;
3) create a preparatory program agenda to insure you are prepared with data necessary to answer FAQ’s; and,
4) Moderate the session with a member of the 49th Ward Democratic Organization to insure that the forum runs with decorum and all resident questions are covered.

I believe it is appropriate to give you at least two to three weeks to prepare before such an event occurs. Will you agree to this public forum? If so, I will reach out to your office immediately and we can begin working on this. Thank you

  • The role of anyone who seeks public office is to serve the community and not just to engage in combat with members of a different political party. If Suzanne had good or better ideas of how to serve the community she would have been elected by now but it hasn’t...

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    The role of anyone who seeks public office is to serve the community and not just to engage in combat with members of a different political party. If Suzanne had good or better ideas of how to serve the community she would have been elected by now but it hasn’t happened. Healthy debate for the right purposes is good. But if it’s simply debate between political party dominance it doesn’t help the community. Alderman Moore has done a fine job of community service and it is independent of his party affiliation.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Stacey, I like this comment of yours: "Officials have real jobs and actually devote their lives to public service." You probably weren't around when David Orr was our alderman, but this year he is celebrating his 35th year of Public Service. That is exactly the way he feels about it. He went on to become Cook County Clerk. I think Suzanne doesn't like him either, but he still lives in our ward and is beloved by many of us.

3 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

So disgusted!

So my sisters are in town visiting....I thought it would be a great idea to take them to Giordano's on Sheridan to experience their first Chicago deep dish. Bad idea! My sister was loving her slice of deep dish pepperoni when she discovered a cooked ROACH! We were immediately mortified! The waitress grab the plates so quickly so that we couldn't take a picture, and the manager came over to apologize.... he was truly embarrassed. He kept asking "what can I do, I'm so sorry... what can I do....do you want me to make you another pizza." We said absolutely NO NO No! And left.

We didn't make a scene, but it was soooo very disgusting. Yuck!

  • I second the recommendation for Pequod's

  • Apart Pizza is good. It's in Edgewater on Broadway, but they don't do pan or deep dish pizza. They also deliver to RP through GrubHub.

2 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Murder rate in Rogers Park

Rogers Park has a serious uptick in murders for 2014. Summer hasn't even arrived, and we've already matched the total for 2013. We're only four months into the calendar year.

This is on track to be the worst year for murders in 5 years. This is an issue that should be front and center. Not swept under a rug.

Yet, Alderman Joe Moore is more concerned about Divvy.

http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/local/redeye-graphic-rogers-park-homicide-report-20140416,0,3004314.htmlpage

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

    I think Ald. Moore is doing a good job. I also think that he is taking a balanced approach to the issues and concerns of the neighborhood. Having discussions on Divvy is part of the balanced approach and great for Rogers Park. Becoming obsessed with one particular dynamic and complete...

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    I think Ald. Moore is doing a good job. I also think that he is taking a balanced approach to the issues and concerns of the neighborhood. Having discussions on Divvy is part of the balanced approach and great for Rogers Park. Becoming obsessed with one particular dynamic and complete focus on one thing leads to one becoming unbalanced - and that is not a good thing. I for one am going to tune out all of the sensationalizing of the recent events and am going to be out and about this beautiful weekend enjoying Rogers Park. The more of us out on the streets, the more it creates a positive energy and invites more of the good people to come out and feel good about our neighborhood. I definitely will include trips to Twisted Tappas, Bullhead Cantina and others. Enjoy RP this weekend if you can!

  • Part of an elected official's job is looking at the big picture. Is crime important? Absolutely! But, we also need to focus of other aspects of the neighborhood, even positive ones like increasing options for transportation and recreation in the neighborhood (Divvy), capital improvements to the neighborhood (Participatory Budgeting) and highlighting positive aspects of our neighborhood (Follow Me Friday). Being so narrow minded as to focus on one issue alone leads to neglect in other areas, which is never a good thing.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

A POP in the alley between Loyola and Arthur streets?

I just heard a loud pop in the back alley after hearing what I had thought were a group of rowdy guys. Now I'm not so sure they were just clowning around. This is between Glenwood and Lakewood .

Apr 05

Updated 2 days ago

Would you walk...with me?

I'm thinking of starting a walking club. Would anyone be interested in walking with me? I'm a lover of health and wellness. I feel I wasted money buying a membership to VTone because I haven't been since I walk every where for fun.

Walking is a great way to explore, stay fit and possibly lose weight if that's your goal.

You typically burn roughly 100 calories per mile at a brisk pace. I walk all over from central RP to...

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I'm thinking of starting a walking club. Would anyone be interested in walking with me? I'm a lover of health and wellness. I feel I wasted money buying a membership to VTone because I haven't been since I walk every where for fun.

Walking is a great way to explore, stay fit and possibly lose weight if that's your goal.

You typically burn roughly 100 calories per mile at a brisk pace. I walk all over from central RP to Belmont, to West ridge to Kimball, to Evanston. A goal is to walk to the Grand red line stop in the city.

A little about me for people who may not be too open to other cultures:

I'm 33( well in a couple of months), tall and often mistaken for Aisha Tyler in which, I think, I do not favor....and a lover of life and all races, and culture.
Love my day job (working with homeless people), marketing and development.

Anyway, anyone interested? I'm thinking I want to start end of April. Hopefully, the weather is steady....

  • Donna McGrath 17-year resident of Rogers Park

    I can't make it tomorrow but next Saturday is good for me. Thanks again for pulling this together! I think it's a great idea.

  • NewToRp Native New York...new to RP.

    Thanks Donna. :-) see you next Saturday.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Thorndale Positive Loitering - Thursday April 24th

Hello,

Thorndale positive loitering is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 24, beginning at the southeast corner of Thorndale and Broadway (Little Corner Restaurant). Please note beginning time change.

Walkers will walk the walk on Thorndale and Winthrop and Kenmore between Hollywood and Granville.

Days of the walk will change weekly and will be scheduled the night of each walk.

Meredith Mays Espino & Rachel Sibio-Sanchez Thorndale Positive Loitering Coordinators
Lynn Pierce, Thorndale Action Task Force Chairman, Emeritus Coordinator

  • ChicagoGirl0042 30+ Years in Logan Square/Edgewater/Andersonville

    At the last walk we had 26 people show up, we would love to have a great turnout again this time around, so please join us! Pets and Children are welcome!!!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

My Partner !

This is my second post and I would like to thank everyone who was concerned enough to reply and care. My Partner Daniel was back and doing much better, unfortunately he was Gay bashed last night by three men.
I dont know all the details as yet and he is home from the hospital this morning it happened last night and as soon as I find out more i will re-post the area,he is securely asleep and I didn't want...

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This is my second post and I would like to thank everyone who was concerned enough to reply and care. My Partner Daniel was back and doing much better, unfortunately he was Gay bashed last night by three men.
I dont know all the details as yet and he is home from the hospital this morning it happened last night and as soon as I find out more i will re-post the area,he is securely asleep and I didn't want him to relive it today . So please be very conscious and be careful walking alone. I only know it was three men 2 white 1 black and in there twenty's.

I am so angry but will let god handle this. As stated in my last post, he is the most gentle caring guy . I am asking for your spiritual energy (prayer ) for my best friend ( Daniel ) that he doesn't have any head trauma ,he was hit repeatedly on his head !

“It's not enough to have lived.
We should be determined to live for something.
May I suggest that it be creating joy for others,
sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind,
bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”
― Leo Buscaglia

  • Al I. Rogers Park since 2006

    I'm so sorry to hear this.

  • bigchibro 15yrs+ ERP Extroverted "Can Do'

    Happy Easter, I will definitely take time out of my day to day to say a special prayer for you for healing , spiritual uplifting and fortitude.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Police closing off Pratt at Clark and Ashland

Looks like police are blocking off Pratt between Clark and Ashland. Is something going on in the neighborhood?

  • Julie Lifelong Rogers Parker

    Is St Jerome's doing the Stations of the Cross? It is Good Friday.

  • KMQ Firmly entrenched in Rogers' Park

    Ah...okay...thanks everyone.

Apr 02

Updated 3 days ago

Building Condition Report Recommendations

Does anyone know of a good, affordable company or individual that can do a full evaluation of a building - e.g. evaluating the roof, electrical,heating, and water systems, and overall condition of the common areas (inside and outside) of the building - not individual units? We're a relatively small condo association and we'd like to have one done and am having a hard time finding one. We've already looked on Yelp and contacted several places, either they dealt only with...

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Does anyone know of a good, affordable company or individual that can do a full evaluation of a building - e.g. evaluating the roof, electrical,heating, and water systems, and overall condition of the common areas (inside and outside) of the building - not individual units? We're a relatively small condo association and we'd like to have one done and am having a hard time finding one. We've already looked on Yelp and contacted several places, either they dealt only with individual condo inspections, were not thorough enough, or didn't return phone calls. In the case of one of the most popular companies on Yelp's list, Domicile Consulting - they were very difficult to reach - by phone or through their website. Tried contacting them for months! When I finally got them, they promised to send a draft contract out and never did. Then when I tried calling them back to remind them, still never returned my calls. I would not say I'm difficult to deal with. At any rate, I would welcome any suggestions!

  • Ann - What is the purpose of the evaluation? The company/person that you seek to hire will probably vary depending on what you need. For example, do you need the building evaluated for real estate transaction purposes, fiscal planning or are there building condition issues that need to be addressed? Are you considering improving the building somehow - new windows, mechanical system, energy efficiency, etc.? Your answers will help determine the type of evaluation that is necessary and the correct professional for the evaluation.

  • Ann

    Good Questions Chad -
    We want do some proactive planning because we have an older building that is in need of repairs and we want to determine the best ways to make these repairs, get cost estimates, and create a timeline for the repairs need to be made. We want, as much as possible, to avoid being caught by surprise with a huge special assessment and/or the boiler breaking down in the middle of the winter, for example.

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