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We are planning on having a shuttle bus in front of our new Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce office, to get our Rogers Park constituents to the County Board Finance Committee on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Please be at our office, 7101 N. Glenwood Avenue (Glenwood & Estes) by 7 am.

We will be serving Ronnoco Coffee! #CanTheTax

11:19 p.m.

I stopped by Willye B. White Recreation Center yesterday.

— On the neighbor message Old Jamaican Jerk Restaurant
11:35 a.m.

It was after Chris Cassas was out of Towbar and the original owners were back in. Must of been early to mid-November 2015.

— On the neighbor message Old Jamaican Jerk Restaurant
10:30 a.m.

We had the conversation at Towbar.

— On the neighbor message Old Jamaican Jerk Restaurant
9:56 a.m.

The couple that I mentioned earlier are looking at other spaces in our neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Old Jamaican Jerk Restaurant
9:24 a.m.

It would be great if they did!

— On the neighbor message Old Jamaican Jerk Restaurant
9:18 a.m.

I spoke with a couple who had interest in opening a cafe/bakery in the space, but one of our local politicians didn't like that idea. I've been told that he wants to hold out for a bar next to the new Factory Theater.

— On the neighbor message Old Jamaican Jerk Restaurant
8:44 a.m.

CNN Flint Democratic Debate | Summary

1:28 a.m.

"Housing vacancy: Percent of habitable housing that is unoccupied, excluding properties that are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use".

"The DCI is based on data from the American Community Survey (5-year estimates 2010-2014) and the 2010 and 2013 Zip Code and County Business Pattern data".


6:03 a.m.

I am wondering about the 14% housing vacancy rate for our neighborhood. It seems high considering the average for the State of Illinois is at 9%.

11:42 p.m.

Bruce_, People come to Rogers Park from out-of-town for many reasons. It's a destination for:

People (Visiting family and friends who live here)

Shopping (Unan Imports, Funk Trunk Records / Record Store Day, Morse Fresh Market)

Dining (Luzzat Restaurant, Ethiopian Diamond II, Grill Inn)

Business (Business meetings at restaurants and cafes, Chamber of Commerce Networking events, Financial Literacy / Business Education events)

Health (V-Tone Fitness, Curves, Heartland Health Center)

Worship (Christ Covenant Ministries, United Church of Rogers Park, Agapé Chicago)

Recreation (Our parks and beaches / Lakefront Trail, Artists of the Wall Festival, World Music Festival)

I see about 100 Wounded Warriors along Sheridan Road for their annual event in addition to hundreds of participants every May walking through Rogers Park with 22 lb ruck sacks for awareness of the 22 US veterans who commit suicide daily.

There are those who commute to Rogers Park for their daily jobs in small businesses, non-profit organizations and group homes. I wouldn't count out Loyola University parents either when considering Rogers Park tourism.

The Distressed Communities Index score showed "business development (4.8 percent) - but fell short in other crucial areas". I would say that up by 4.8% is a measurable improvement.

9:14 p.m.

7 criteria used to determine the Distressed Communities Index:

- Level of residents without a high school degree
- Housing vacancy rates
- How many adults are jobless
- Poverty rate
- Income
- Change in employment
- Change in businesses

2:23 p.m.

Roux and Adam of the Rogers Park Food Co-op will be preparing a vegan chili featuring farmers-market vegetables. Good guys.

— On the neighbor message Heat It Up Is Back!
8:59 a.m.

The distress report includes housing vacancy rates, poverty rate and income.

8:02 p.m.

There are plenty of choices along both Clark Street and Morse Avenue for dining.

Here are some of the many Clark Street restaurants (located both north and south of Pratt) for Bruce_:

Hard Water Bar & Grill
Ethiopian Diamond II Restaurant
Nueva Italy Pizzeria
China Hut
Rocky's Tacos
El Famous Burrito
A&T Grill
El Pueblito
Taste of Peru

Along Morse Avenue there is:

Fung's Chines Mandarin
Los Portales
J.B. Alberto's
Morse Chicken and Gyros
Pub 626

8 p.m.

"The village takes its name from the fact that Philip McGregor Rogers, (Irish), came to America in 1838, and in 1844 settled upon the quarter section now called Rogers Ridge, having purchased the land at Government sale. This is now part of the subdivision of Rogers Park. Philip McGregor Rogers died in 1856, having accumulated 1,600 acres of land lying in the present villages of Rogers Park and Ravenswood".


— On the neighbor message How Rogers Park got it's name
7:54 a.m.

I always vote on election day and I don't let local politicians "sample ballots" influence my decision. So, my vote would be Bernie Sanders for the March 15th, 2016 Primary Election.

Everyone's vote is their own.

8:20 p.m.

Are the Police still searching for Amanda Cookson?

A report from when she was missing and then found in September 2014, had her located at the 2000-block of West Lunt.


Hope this information helps.

The WGN article on the original post states "If you have any information about her whereabouts, please contact the CPD Area North SVU at (312) 744-8266".

7:09 p.m.

While the above article sums it up in a nutshell, my main resource for historical information about our neighborhood is the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society!

— On the neighbor message How Rogers Park got it's name
6:33 p.m.

I just got my Verification of Registration card in the mail today! Although Rick Garcia is a good friend, I'm voting for Bernie Sanders for March 15th, 2016 Primary Election. Everyone's vote is their own.

— On the neighbor message Why wait until March 15?
6:12 p.m.

Here are some of my videos from the 2013 African American History Celebration (Appreciating African-American Art and Storytelling). This year's event is sure to be spectacular, like the years before.

8:33 a.m.

Here is a second photo set from the 2012 Loyola Park Fieldhouse Black History Month Celebration. David Fagus used to show up to these events ... I have a couple photos of him in this set.

11:11 p.m.

This is the second year in a row that Kesha cancelled the Colossus weekend. Last year her performance was planned as an exclusive for Loyola University students and staff. The fact that ticket were not available to non-students, had been a bone of contention for some residents.

This year, two performances were offered (one Loyola-only, one public) to see Kesha in Rogers Park. It was nice that Loyola considered our concerns even though the appearance was not to happen.

10:59 p.m.

I'm just thankful that she made it. Many who get shot in Rogers Park are not that lucky.

5:43 p.m.

Here is a photo set from the 2012 Loyola Park Fieldhouse Black History Month Celebration. I love that we have this every year!

5:32 p.m.

I meant to post this update regarding a possible red light camera class action lawsuit on this post earlier.

If a class action lawsuit happened, it would be a significant addition to the City of Chicago finance issue.

4:13 p.m.

I believe that there were two shootings along Clark Street on that same day.

Reporter Linze Rice details the recovery of Khrystyna Trinchuk:

4:06 p.m.

DNAinfo Radio Chicago - Don't Expect A Refund On Your Red Light Camera Ticket:

A class action lawsuit in the making?

8:28 a.m.

We, is in reference to the Loyola Park Advisory Council and my work as a member of the council over the years.

You can study my profile to disambiguate as often as you like.

10:36 p.m.

Helen, the annual Black History Month Celebration at Loyola Park Fieldhouse is another great example of a positive Rogers Park tradition. It is like the Daddy Daughter Valentine's Dance and the Artists of the Wall Festival in that it's a fun, family event, the kind of event that I like to contribute to.

As a member of the Loyola Park Advisory Council, we have assisted with this event for years. Serving food, photographing and videotaping the event. I've worked with the others for setup and breakdown and greeting guests for this event as well. Promoting worthwhile neighborhood events is also something that I often do.

10:08 p.m.

"By the end of 1919, some 1 million blacks had left the South, usually traveling by train, boat or bus; a smaller number had automobiles or even horse-drawn carts. In the decade between 1910 and 1920, the black population of major Northern cities grew by large percentages, including New York (66 percent) Chicago (148 percent), Philadelphia (500 percent) and Detroit (611 percent). Many new arrivals found jobs in factories, slaughterhouses and foundries, where working conditions were arduous and sometimes dangerous. Female migrants had a harder time finding work, spurring heated competition for domestic labor positions".


9:27 p.m.

Here is a nice photo of Northside Community Resources at our event!

— On the neighbor message #77PROUD Financial Education Resource Fair
9:17 p.m.

Nice pivot from the topic, Helen. Just like a politician. How about you run for Alderman?

— On the neighbor message 49th Ward Needs New Leadership
4:10 a.m.

Normal service on the Yellow Line has resumed.


12:46 a.m.

"Great event tonight where we shared financial education information and resources with community members at the ‪#‎77Proud‬ Financial Education and Resource Fair at Loyola Park's Field House. The event was hosted by Equality Illinois, City Treasurer Kurt Summers, MB Financial, and the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce".

source (with photos):

— On the neighbor message #77PROUD Financial Education Resource Fair
9:13 p.m.

"We are just getting started with our ‪#‎77Proud‬ Financial Education and Resource Fair at Chicago's Loyola Park Field House, 1230 W. Greenleaf. Join us tonight! Sponsored by Equality Illinois, Office of City Treasurer Kurt Summers, MB Financial, and the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce".


— On the neighbor message #77PROUD Financial Education Resource Fair
9:11 p.m.

Another well promoted event to benefit our community!

— On the neighbor message #77PROUD Financial Education Resource Fair
5:31 p.m.

"Red light cameras issued nearly 500,000 violations in 2015"


10:19 p.m.

I uploaded a short video about this in May 2008.

— On the media mention The Northern Indian Boundary Line
10:28 p.m.

"The Great Migration, a long-term movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, transformed Chicago and other northern cities between 1916 and 1970. Chicago attracted slightly more than 500,000 of the approximately 7 million African Americans who left the South seeking the promise of economic opportunity during these decades. Before the Great Migration, African Americans constituted just 2% of Chicago’s population, but by 1970 African Americans constituted 33% of Chicago’s population. What had been a largely southern and rural African American culture in the 19th century became a culture deeply infused with urban sensibility in the twentieth century; and what had been a marginalized population in Chicago emerged by the mid-20th century as a powerful force in the city’s political, economic, and cultural life.”


4:07 p.m.

We are almost less than a month Away from our First Spring Jr Guard Competition. (March 26, 2016).

We are less then 5 months Away from our Summer Jr Guard Camp.( July 5, 2016)

To Participate in the Spring Jr Guard Games. You must be Registered for the CPD Spring session for Welles Park. If you are new. You must try out first.

— On the neighbor message Junior Lifeguard program
9:20 p.m.

2016 Chicago Park District Spring Session Registration

Online Monday 2/22/16
In-Person Saturday 2/27/16
Spring Session starts on Monday 3/28/16

Go to

— On the neighbor message Junior Lifeguard program
8:55 p.m.

NIMBY is an acronym for the phrase "Not In My Back Yard". This is very often a derogatory acronym to opposition of developer proposals by local residents.

— On the neighbor message Alternative HS In St. Jerome's building
2:28 a.m.

There is only one Bill Morton in Rogers Park. This is it.

Zingo is someone else. I don't know everyone's anonymous identities here.

3:32 p.m.

I'm really looking forward to this event sponsored by Equality Illinois, the City of Chicago Treasurer's Office, MB Financial Bank and the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce!

— On the neighbor message #77PROUD Financial Education Resource Fair
3:18 p.m.

typo: What instead of Why. Thank you.

3:12 p.m.

Incorrect, Reid. Why do you spin so hard for on this chat board?

3:11 p.m.

This is an annual event that passes through Rogers Park along Sheridan Road. I'm glad that the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring it this year along with the Chicago Veterans organization, Veteran's Crisis Line, Lake County Veterans and Family Services Foundation, Rescue Riders and others!

— On the neighbor message Ruck of Honor Tribute to our Fallen Heroes
3:09 p.m.

The new playground is part of the Chicago Park District - Chicago Plays program. We found out about this last month at our Leone Beach Park Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday January 12th. The playground will be a new design that we will be able to vote on, like the Chicago Park District has allowed in the past.

It will be installed in the footprint of the current playground with new wood chips.

12:14 p.m.

17 minutes ago multiple police SUVs were speeding South down Sheridan Road with lights and sirens.

— On the neighbor message Anyone know what happened?
11:10 p.m.

Photos originally posted on Rogers Park in 1,000 Words on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012.

2:54 p.m.

To put this in context, the water was very low on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 and I was approximately about only a few feet from the sand.

12:13 p.m.

They locked protesters in City Hall during the Chicago Ferguson protest. I'd have to say, that's not right!

9:55 a.m.

I've been waiting for Funk Trunk Records to open and I was not disappointed when I stopped by during their soft opening last week! They have a wide selection of records in many music genres and are as friendly and knowledgeable as can be. The Rogers Park community is pulling for our newest member to have a very successful small business with longevity!

6960 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

— On the media mention Funk Trunk Records opens in Rogers Park
11:06 a.m.


The facts of the case are a warrant was issued for the arrest of Cedomir Zuric in 2008 and Sheriff’s Central Warrant Unit who handles the execution of arrest warrants for child support, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, police fugitives, and electronic monitoring fugitives finally caught up and arrested him on Friday, March 21st, 2014.

Zuric owed a total of $555,876 in past due child support payments for three children to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.


Assistants and attorneys at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services are available for child support information at (312) 803-7953. They have the timing on record.


I understand that your question is regarding how fast $555,876 in past due child can accumulate for three children from beginning of delinquency to the arrest on March 21st, 2014. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has the answer you are searching for.

3:14 p.m.

Mr. Moore, I spoke with Jason Vondrachek. This is my source. I have provided source references for every statement. As for your claim of "wild and unfounded defamatory accusations", that is a defamation of my character in itself.

Your claim of "vacant, crumbling and hazardous building with no architectural or historic significance" is also incorrect. Ed Paschke created his works of art upstairs in the lofts of the Adelphi Theater in early 1970's. "You could often hear the sound of the movies playing below and see the glowing theatre marquee just outside the large panel windows. The perfect setting for the artist who derived so much from the neon colors of night and from the imagery of popular culture".


"The Adelphi, built in 1917 for the Ascher Brothers circuit, was designed by local architect J.E.O. Pridmore" "The Adelphi closed in January 2002. Sadly, the still-viable theater was demolished in January 2006".


Feel free to publish your public apology here.

Also noticed that you did not deny accepting campaign contributions from previous developer Cedomir Zuric, of Golden Hands Contruction in the amount of $13,500 since 2005.

You also did not deny that you campaign contributing developer Chad "Cedomir" Zuric owed a total of $555,876 in past due child support payments for three children and was arrested by Sheriff’s Central Warrant Unit officers on the night of Friday, March 21st, 2014.

You also made no comment on the declining of the community's request to return the $13,500 campaign contributions with the knowledge that those moneys were due to Cedomir Zuric's children.

12:12 p.m.

Current developer Vondrachek was fined nearly $10,000 last May at the same property. A “stop work” order was issued against him. The new developer denied requests from Alderman Joe Moore for campaign contributions and "pulled the plug on the $5 million project after he felt hostility from Ald. Joe Moore"

Moore said in previous dealings with his office Vondrachek was "very confrontational and uncooperative." "I’m pleased to hear he’s pulled the plug. Good riddance," said the 22-year veteran alderman.


Alderman Joe Moore is asking everyone to watch on his behalf if anyone sees the new developer trying to fill the dangerous hole at Clark and Estes that has been a curse to our neighborhood for nearly a decade.

It should be noted that Alderman Joe Moore blessed the demolition of the same property when it was the Adelphi Theater with a rezoning after accepting campaign contributions from previous developer Cedomir Zuric, of Golden Hands Contruction in the amount of $13,500 since 2005.

source: Chicago Board of Elections

Developer Chad "Cedomir" Zuric owed a total of $555,876 in past due child support payments for three children. Sheriff’s Central Warrant Unit officers arrested Cedomir Zuric, 52, on the night of Friday, March 21st, 2014 after receiving a tip that he was staying at a residence in the 4300 block of North Clarendon Avenue in Chicago.


Alderman Joe Moore either did not background check Zuric or was not interested in the developers past due child support when he accepted campaign contributions.

Members of the Rogers Park community including Craig Gernhardt have asked Alderman Joe Moore if he would return the $13,500 campaign contributions with the knowledge that those moneys were due to his children and the 49th Ward boss declined

10:52 a.m.


Aren't those mosaic tiles as part of the Ten Thousand Ripples project beautiful? It was great working with Family Matters on this project. Stop by our next monthly meeting at the Willye B. White Recreation Center on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm, and the council will make time on our meeting agenda to discuss the logistics of installation and more importantly, maintenance.

The third Tuesday of November happens on the 18th.

Willye B. White Recreation Center
1610 W. Howard Street
Chicago, IL. 60626

Thank you!

— On the neighbor message Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council formation
6:01 p.m.

Also sent it along to District Supervisor Sandy Olsen. We are covered.

— On the neighbor message Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council formation
5:48 p.m.

The required information was submitted to the Chicago Park District administration, specifically the Department of Legislative & Community Affairs. We have also sent a copy of our registration to the Loyola Park Advisory Council and Loyola Park Supervisor Mary Hopkins via email. See you tonight!

— On the neighbor message Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council formation
5:25 p.m.

Members of our community formed the Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council to support Chicago Park District programs and events and support responsible improvements which coincide with the nature / open space of the park and beach.

As a member of the new advisory council, I would not vote for anything that would disturb the nature of the park and beach including the wildlife and the old-growth trees.

I think that improving our parks are an important expense, but let's not kick out the Jr. Lifeguard program. This is a Rogers Park tradition from the Sam Leone "Sam's Boys" days, which is the namesake of the park and beach.

Programs I would like to see at Leone Park - Beach include Cultural, Arts and Nature and special events including Theater in the Park, Movies in the Park, and community fundraisers to raise money for park program scholarships for families that can't afford park district fees.

I have lived in Rogers Park for almost twenty years. I have been a member of the Willye White Park Advisory Council for over six years, serving as volunteer, voted in as a member, elected as Secretary, elected as Vice President before being elected President of the council in 2014. I have been a member of the Loyola Park Advisory Council for almost three years, and have helped to organize two Artists of the Wall Festivals, and raised over $1,000 for Loyola Park children fundraising and presenting the Photo Show at Artists of the Wall this year. I was elected and re-elected as President of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce to support our community's great local businesses which include small mom & pop shops and home-based entrepreneurs. Our non-profit organization has grown with community support to 56 members with a new storefront office within the first five years.

I am currently one of eight members of the Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council. Each member is equally as involved in our community and cares greatly for our beaches and parks.

— On the neighbor message Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council formation
3:26 p.m.

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce was founded on April 14th, 2009 to support small businesses in our community and encouraging residents to shop local to stimulate our local economic climate.

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is a non-political, volunteer based organization that represents the businesses, residents, organizations and institutions in the Rogers Park community. It is the official chamber of commerce of Rogers Park, and currently has a membership of 35 local businesses and organizations.

For information on chamber membership benefits, events and programs you can visit the website at

— On the neighbor message Stop The Spam
10:58 a.m.

Since there were a lot of questions regarding the both Rogers Park in 1,000 Words and the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, I'll provide a disambiguation to clarify difference between the two.

Rogers Park in 1,000 Words was created in 2007 to observe and report the issues in our community, so that someone could provide a solution. The issues covered included gang graffiti, littering / fly-dumping, commercial blight and political corruption.

It soon gained a sharp increase in following which, by suggestion of the readership, evolved the site to feature community event notices, and video / photography which showcased the beauty of Rogers Park.

Rogers Park in 1,000 Words continues daily posts to this day with a large following and a heavy presence online, despite the shift to social media and the eventual popularity of everyblock.

I will describe the mission and vision of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, which is different than Rogers Park in 1,000 Words, in my next reply.

— On the neighbor message Stop The Spam
10:39 a.m.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention, Roger Stein.

Everyblock posts updates from Rogers Park in 1,000 Words,, as media mentions. I was not aware that sometime yesterday, several of my Today in Rogers Park series from April - July were auto-forwarded to this site. My sincere apology for any inconvenience, as this was not intentional and certainly not spam.

I will answer the above questions in a separate reply.

— On the neighbor message Stop The Spam
9:10 a.m.

Mastermind Roundtable - Overcoming Life's Roadblocks

In the tradition of salon societies of the 30's and 40's (Google Algonquin Rountable), this is a weekly gathering to share information and ideas. Each week a topic will be introduced by Errol McLendon, who will present a brief presentation focused on highlighting the universal challenges inherent in the subject. Then the group spends the next portion of the evening sharing ideas, expressing concerns and, in some cases, offering comfort. Bring questions, ideas and thoughts.

Arrive at 6:30 pm for informal conversation and noshing. At 7:00 pm we will start the official part of the group and end promptly at 8:00 pm. Anyone wanting to continue conversations is encouraged to retire to a place of libation on an informal basis.

The Growling Rabbit
6981 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626

8:39 p.m.

Have you considered Vedic Day Care?

Vedic Day Care has been open since 1994. The tuition fee is $70 a week, $14 a day. We also have financial assistance available to parents who qualify through Illinois Action of Children. The day care is open from 7 am -6 pm, Monday-Friday, as well as on Saturdays from 11 am - 4 pm. There is also an after school program for kids over the age of 6 years old. The day care has a preschool and kindergarten, (ages 2-6 years old). We have state certified qualified teachers in early childhood education. We teach our day care children how to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic which enables them after graduating kindergarten to be ahead of other children in first grade. Studies have shown that children who enroll in early childhood educational programs are more likely to obtain a postgraduate degree. Some of our children have also gained admissions to selective enrollment elementary schools. In the past with parents' request we have also prepared children to gain admissions into these selective enrollment elementary school (gifted programs).

For the past twenty years the mission of The Vedic Day Care Center has been to nurture the minds of young children by providing them with excellent early childhood education. Subsequently, we have strived to teach them science, math, reading, writing, music, drama, arts & craft.

— On the neighbor message Childcare Needed
12:46 p.m.

Nice to see you here!

2:53 a.m.

Clark Street Festival features (2008 - 2011) that give a fair representation of the event.

Clark Street Festival 2008 photoset

Clark Street Festival 2009 dancing

Clark Street Festival 2010 photoset I

Clark Street Festival 2010 photoset II

Clark Street Festival 2010 video feature

Clark Street Festival 2011 morning set up

Clark Street Festival 2011 morning set up II

Clark Street Festival 2011 band

6:29 a.m.

I found some resources regarding bicycle safety, laws and penalties.

Chicago Department of Transportation - Chicago Bike Laws
(Chicago Bike Program)

League of Illinois Bicyclists State Bicycle Law Pamphlet (PDF)

Safe Bicycling in Chicago (PDF)

4:06 p.m.

"A father to son business, the original owner came to this country and met someone who taught him his trade. A competent man, he opened up his store underneath the El Stop and taught his son the trade".

- RP1000: Cobbler's Rogers Park Shoe Repairs

— On the neighbor message Shoe repair
3:13 p.m.

Yes, gang related. I learned at the CAPS meeting that you can email the photo to be included in the police graffiti database.

Here is a short video about the negative aspects of graffiti and how it is affecting local businesses in Rogers Park:

— On the neighbor message Gang Symbols?
2:29 p.m.

My current profile pic is from a few years back when I attended the Metropolitan Planning Council's Annual Luncheon to meet Mayor Daley in my attempt to save the Adelphi Theater (formerly on Clark and Estes).

I had long hair back then, but short hair now. Having long hair for most of my teenage years, it really amazed me to learn how differently an individual can be treated based on general appearance alone. Especially in City Hall.

— On the neighbor message Pleased to Meet You Neighbors!
9:02 a.m.

Michael, I wish I wasn't in such a rush to get to my next appointment. Next time I'll introduce myself, so we can chat.

Kathleen, we must work together to make Rogers Park a better place to live, work and visit.

RPLover, we met during the RPCC Fresh Start Monday event at Rogers Plaza. I'm still checking up on that place every day.

I've also seen Al Iverson on several occasions on Pratt, Morse and Sheridan Road. I'd like to get to know him better. Al, are you out there?

— On the neighbor message Pleased to Meet You Neighbors!
12:04 a.m.

There are thirteen floors.

Here is The Farcroft "From the Top" in 2009.

— On the neighbor message Activity at Touhy and sheridan
4:25 p.m.

The 1900 block of West Chase Avenue shooting conversation is happening at the following thread:

One thing to note: The Chicago Tribune and WGN listed the general area as the 1900 block of West Chase "Street", instead of Chase Avenue.

3:57 p.m.

I just posted information about the multi-beat CAPS meeting on RP1000 from both Tony Iniquez (beat 2423) and Bernard Garbo (beat 2424).

I'm sure there will be a nice turn-out at the freshly air-conditioned Touhy Park Fieldhouse. I'll be there!

— On the neighborhood event CAPS Meeting -- Beats 2422, 2423, 2424
2:57 p.m.

I just saw a poster for the Heeby Jeebies on the window of the Glenwood Avenue Post Office for their show at Cary's Lounge.

As for live performances at The Lighthouse... It's one of my favorite local watering holes. I'll see you at a couple of your events.

— On the neighborhood event Live Music @ the Lighthouse
2:50 p.m.

Morse Gyros has some amazing hot dogs as I experienced tonight. I posted my experience there on the Business of the Week: Morse Gyros conversation:

— On the neighbor message Favorite spot for a hot dog in Rogers Park?
9:48 p.m.

Today I went to Morse Gyros and ordered their two hot dog special (two hot dogs, fries, and a drink). My girlfriend got the same. The hot dogs were delicious and to my girlfriend and I's specifications, the fries were thick and well cooked, and I can't help but love that they have red cream soda (a weakness of mine). It was a little over thirteen dollars.

Definitely a place to try!

— On the neighbor message Business of the Week: Morse Gyros
9:44 p.m.

You can sign up for Comcast and Clear at local business Quest Network Services, (773) 761-3555.

Whichever business you choose, I hope you shop locally.

— On the neighbor message I need an ISP.
9:33 p.m.

Visited Becca at the Heartland Stand in the Sand yesterday. Vienna Chicago-style dogs with Chicago-style toppings. No ketchup. $3.00.

Jumbo Dog ($3.50) and veggie dog ($2.50).

Checking it out was a great excuse for taking a nice walk down our East-most border with my girlfriend.

— On the neighbor message Favorite spot for a hot dog in Rogers Park?
11:01 a.m.

I've seen all kinds of garbage dumped at the Warren Park Golf Course recycling station at Pratt and Ridge, including used or broken computers and electronics. Televisions probably being the worst.

So, I'm offering an alternative to the improper disposal of computers at the Warren Park facility.

— On the neighbor message Dumping at recycling drop off (Warren Park)
12:48 p.m.

"Nominate Your Library, and support those unsung heroes of story time!

The winning library receives $5,000. The top 200 get innovative early literacy toolkits. Nominations accepted through October 1, 2012".

I nominated the Rogers Park Branch library.

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
9:35 p.m.

To potentially alleviate some of the overflowing at Warren Park, you can bring computers for recycling to Quest Network Services.

Quest Network Services
7301 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626
(773) 761-3555

— On the neighbor message Dumping at recycling drop off (Warren Park)
9:20 p.m.

I also regularly bring my dog, Rock N Roll to Rogers Bark.

Rogers Bark
1447 W. Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626
773.274.BARK (2275)

— On the neighbor message Recommend a Dog Groomer?
9:13 p.m.

Call Quest Network Services to have your computers recycled, 773 761-3555.

Quest is located at
7301 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

— On the neighbor message Place that recycles old computer parts
9:08 p.m.

Jarvis on the Lake Condominium Association Board meetings are held in the JOTL Community Room - Basement of the 1226 West side tier (door that opens on West side garden).

Maybe try there.

— On the neighbor message JOTL forum
8:56 p.m.

Have you tried finding the information on their official website?

It states management info as:
"First Properties, LLC
Phone: 312.829.8900
Fax: 312.829.8950

If you have other questions you would like answer, please send the question to "

Here is a digital copy of the condo association's bylaws:

Monthly Condo Board Meeting Minutes and Updates from 2003 - present:

— On the neighbor message JOTL forum
8:42 p.m.

I always enjoy the Clark Street Festival. You can usually find me tending to the Quest Network Services Clear tent (green), or visiting with each and every business and organization participant.

I have a well-rounded selection of photos and videos featuring past Clark Street Festivals (2008 - 2011) that give a fair representation of the event.

Clark Street Festival 2008 photoset

Clark Street Festival 2009 dancing

Clark Street Festival 2010 photoset I

Clark Street Festival 2010 photoset II

Clark Street Festival 2010 video feature

Clark Street Festival 2011 morning set up

Clark Street Festival 2011 morning set up II

Clark Street Festival 2011 band

— On the neighborhood event Celebrate Clark Street Festival - This weekend!!
3:33 p.m.

My girlfriend drives a lot due to work and constantly laments the same thing. She also becomes agitated when people park illegally at the handicap ramp to the beach on Jarvis. Her roommate is elderly and handicapped so my girlfriend constantly calls 311 on those who park there.

— On the neighbor message Parking Courtesy
11:18 p.m.

My girlfriend lives at Jarvis on the Lake. She loves cats, has one of her own and is inheriting one, both males.

She mentioned being willing to cat sit for 10 days for you. Contact me if you haven't found someone and I'll give you her info.

— On the neighbor message Cat sitter?
11:13 p.m.

It's a labor of love. I'm aware of my surroundings and always have my camera at-the-ready for when something happens around town.

Walking instead of driving also allows me to notice even subtle changes and activities as they are occurring. I walk the perimeters of Rogers Park to visit businesses and photograph/videograph updates every day.

Some call it docu-blogging or ulta-local reporting... I feel that keeping this up is one way that I can contribute to our community.

— On the neighbor message Need suggestions for blogroll
3:22 p.m.

The latest News-Star (volume 108, number 28) stated the amount of time as "After a dozen years of planning".

— On the neighbor message Howard St. StreetScape Groundbreaking Photos
2:46 p.m.

The local businesses and residents have been suffering power outages during this extreme heat. My girlfriend's place went through three in less than 20 minutes, and Quest has gone through five in 2 hours.

You can report outages here:

— On the neighbor message Heat Warning!
4:55 p.m.

Also, check out the bicyclist courtesies started as a response to this post:

— On the neighbor message Walking Courtesies
10:31 a.m.

First, I must say when I wrote this, I had no idea how much conversation it would spark!

I do understand that some people are introverted or trying to avoid trouble. I notice when I'm not around my girlfriend gets that way too, and it drives me crazy that she has to worry about things like that.

Phoebe, I have to apologize, sometimes my brain works faster than my hands do, and errors come out of that. :)

As for what Nolan said:

"A good prime prevention/community organizing technique is simply talking to people in the community, getting to know them. The police crime prevention/CAPS officers say the nosy neighbor is the most effective deterrent because criminals do not want to be identified"

I completely agree. The best way to prevent crime is to know the people.

— On the neighbor message Walking Courtesies
3:46 p.m.

Just a consideration, but maybe the residents had an issue with the lights going into a living area or bedroom in Thresholds and it wasn't someone with nefarious purposes. All angles should be considered on this one.

9:37 p.m.

Willye B. White Park Supervisor, Jerry Wallace is a kind, hardworking man who is putting a lot of time and effort into making improvements at Willye B. White Park.

He will take the time to speak with you, even if he's busy and answers all of the questions you may have, even if he has to take the time to look it up.

He is working on making Willye B. White Park more accessible
to kids in the neighborhood.He is also working on making the park more cost-competitive with organizations in the area that have events for children for free.

A quick note to, the park and recreation center is named after Willye B. White, our five-time U.S. Olympic Champion, we should be sure to honor her, and things named after her.

9:30 p.m.

Pheobe, Here a few suggestions to assist in your blog-roll filling quest.

Rogers Park in 1,000 Words -
RP1000, as it's also called is updated at least once a day with all-things-Rogers Park in photography, words and video.

Word 49 -
Word 49 is RP1000's little brother, and covers Rogers Park, Edgewater and West Ridge twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

I am author of the above mentioned blogs, RP1000 since 2007, and Word 49 more recently.

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce -
This is the official chamber of commerce website. The RPCC posts information in support of Rogers Park businesses and our community as a whole at least once a day.

These three suggestions for your blogroll are fresh and original Rogers Park content for everyone.

— On the neighbor message Need suggestions for blogroll
9:15 p.m.

If Angelo hasn't been found, a cat matching his description was at Shambhala Meditation Center and the parking lot next to Quest. My girlfriend tried to feed him since he was so hungry looking, but he was very skittish of the car.

My girlfriend mentioned his ear looking like it might have been hurt.

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat- Angelo
7:24 p.m.

As far as I am aware, there is no current, registered under the Park District, Warren Park Advisory Board. I know there use to be one, although I am not sure if that was registered either.

List of Advisory Boards:

The current Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council was formed in 2004 in response to neighborhood concerns about the park usage and per request of the park supervisor.

Everyone is welcome to the Advisory Council meetings held in the fieldhouse at 7:00 P.M on the second Tuesday of every month.
Advisory Council news is posted in 2 locations - on a bulletin board in the field house and outdoors on the kiosk board by the stone posts east of the field house.

The members of the 2011-2012 Advisory Council Board are:
• President - Michael Oster
• 1st Vice-president - Jennifer Albom
• Treasurer - Brian Barriager
• Secretary - Valeri Vanourek

In November of 2008, the Advisory Council was awarded an "Advocacy Award" from the Friend of the Parks organization for their outstanding work on behalf of Indian Boundary Park and the Cultural Center.

Accomplishments in 2011 by the Board include:

• April Earth Day - park cleaning and mulching
• May Plant Sale
• Spring Bird Walk
• Independence Day Parade
• Garden Improvements - new plantings and fence installation at Keepers of the Fire Garden; new plantings in front of Cultural Center
• Clearing and new plantings of Bird Sanctuary

Indian Boundary Park Advisory Council information:

— On the neighbor message Warren Park
11:41 p.m.

I feel that public safety should always remain Priority #1.

The Arts and the rich culture and history, and diversity of Rogers Park, which we enjoy, can only survive with our health and safety secured.

I have participated in the local participatory budgeting vote.

— On the neighbor message Participatory Budgeting
12:42 p.m.

They have really good hot dogs as well. Tsering, a good friend of mine, and I eat there as often as our schedules allow.

— On the neighbor message Business of the Week: Morse Gyros
10:56 a.m.

Sorry, I meant 12 minutes, not 12 hours.

— On the neighbor message Woman falls to tracks at Howard
7:29 a.m.

And roughly 12 hours after the story broke on Rogers Park in 1,000 Words, the Chicago Tribune reports at 11:10 p.m. CDT, July 8, 2012:

"The woman made contact with the electrified third rail during the fall at Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line Howard station in the 7500 block of North Paulina Street in Rogers Park, but was conscious and breathing as she left the scene, a CTA official said".


— On the neighbor message Woman falls to tracks at Howard
7:14 a.m.

Yes, I covered it as the firetrucks and police vehicles pulled up. Even have an eye-witness account of what happened on video.

You can view it here:

— On the neighbor message Woman falls to tracks at Howard
7:10 a.m.

I have video footage of fireworks shot from the direction of Birchwood and Eastlake Terrace around same time on 7/7/2012.

The video footage is from the backyard of Jarvis on the Lake. Mentioned this so you can have a correct perspective for reviewing the footage.

— On the neighbor message Shots Fired or fireworks
8:39 p.m.

continued from previous post:

Leone Beach - Small beach located at the East end of Touhy Avenue and the Lake

Touhy Park - Playground located on the corner of Touhy Avenue and Sheridan Road

Loyola Beach and Park -From Touhy to Farwell along the Lake with basketball courts, a food stand, a recreation center, hibachis and

Pratt Boulevard Park - Connected to Loyola Beach at the East end of Pratt)

Columbia Beach Park -at the East end of Columbia Avenue

North Shore Beach Park -at the East end of North Shore Avenue

Hartigan Park -Park and Playground at the East end of Albion Avenue

North of Howard Street there is (in order of suggestion):

Willye B. White Park and Recreation Center - Air-conditioned recreation center with open gym basketball and a fitness center. Large field with outdoor basketball courts and playground.

Harold Washington Memorial Playground - Small outdoor playground located on Paulina Street, North of Jonquil Terrace

Triangle Park - Small park located between Hermitage Avenue, Haskins Avenue and Juneway Terrace

Hope this helps!

— On the neighbor message Sunday RP activities
3:01 p.m.


There is plenty of places to enjoy time with your kids in Rogers Park. We have our beaches, our parks and The New 400 Movie Theater.

The New 400 Theater
6746 N. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60626

General Admission: $7.50
Student: $6.50 (With Student ID)
Matinee (Before 6pm): $5.00
Children (Under 11): $5.00
Seniors (62+): $5.00

The Parks and Beaches of Rogers Park include:

Lazarus Playlot Park is a small playground located near the corner of Columbia Avenue and Lakewood Avenue

Leonard Dubkin Park - Small park without a playground on Ashland Boulevard near Fargo Avenue

Louis Goldberg Park - Small park located on Glenwood Avenue and Greenleaf Avenue

Paschen Park - Small park located at Lunt Avenue and Damen Avenue, with basketball courts and a playground

Pottawattomie Park and Recreation Center - Large park located between Rogers Avenue, Winchester Avenue, Fargo Avenue and the Metra train line. Outdoor basketball court, dog park and recreation center

Mary Margaret Langdon Park - Small Playground and with basketball courts located on Ravenswood and Albion Avenue

Matanky Playlot Park - Small park located at Morse avenue and Ridge Avenue with a playground

Schreiber Park - Small park located at ClarkStreet, Ashland Avenue, Arthur Avenue and Bosworth Avenue has basketball courts, a playground and the Ruby Garden

Along the Lake there is (from North to South)

Juneway Terrace Park - Located at and South of the corner of Sheridan Road and Eastlake Terrace

Rogers Beach Park - Located at and North of the corner of Rogers Avenue and Eastlake Terrace

Howard Beach Park - At the East end of Howard Street, between Howard and Birchwood Avenues

Fargo Beach Park - Small beach at the East end of Fargo Avenue

Jarvis Beach Park - Small park and beach located on the East end of Jarvis Avenue

Sherwin Beach - Very small beach on the East end of Sherwin Avenue (Dog friendly)

continued in next post

— On the neighbor message Sunday RP activities
3:01 p.m.

Call Quest Network Services, 773 761-3555.

— On the neighbor message video camera systems/service/installation
2:30 p.m.

People are stopping into local business, Quest Network Services for water and little air-conditioning breaks during their walks along Sheridan Road.

I made sure personally to put out a cold bowl of water for our pets and even the lost and stray dogs and cats.

Be sure to step into a local business or visit any public service facility if you feel endangered by the heat.

— On the neighbor message This 4th of July is at a record high...
3:53 p.m.

Lots of picnics in the shade of Loyola Park trees, umbrella beach settings and cooling off in The Lake.

Here are some additional Fourth of July beach photos from Sam Leone Beach (Touhy) to Hartigan Beach (Loyola University), during the record hot temperature.

— On the neighbor message This 4th of July is at a record high...
2:30 p.m.

This fourth of July, at most of the beaches fireworks were being shot off. Here are some of the photos I took of the display in the sky.

2:24 p.m.

"And the temperature may go even higher. Thursday is expected to continue to be intensely hot and humid, with highs up to 105 degrees. Peak afternoon heat index readings could reach 108 to 113, the weather service said".

103 degrees: Chicago heat breaks record-high temperature for day

— On the neighbor message This 4th of July is at a record high...
2:22 p.m.

Continued from previous two comments:

General Care for Heat Emergencies:

Heat cramps or heat exhaustion: Get the person to a cooler place and have him or her rest in a comfortable position. If the person is fully awake and alert, give half a glass of cool water every 15 minutes. Do not let him or her drink too quickly. Do not give liquids that contain alcohol or caffeine. Remove or loosen tight clothing and apply cool, wet cloths, such as towels or sheets. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number if the person refuses water, vomits or loses consciousness.

Heat stroke: Heat stroke is a life-threatening situation! Help is needed fast. Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number. Move the person to a cooler place. Quickly cool the body. Immerse victim in a cool bath, or wrap wet sheets around the body and fan it. Watch for signals of breathing problems. Keep the person lying down and continue to cool the body any way you can. If the victim refuses water or is vomiting or there are changes in the level of consciousness, do not give anything to eat or drink.

— On the neighbor message Extreme heat over the next few days....
12:18 p.m.

Continued from previous comment:

Know What These Heat-Related Terms Mean:

Heat cramps: Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms due to heavy exertion. Although heat cramps are the least severe, they are an early signal that the body is having trouble with the heat.

Heat exhaustion: Heat exhaustion typically occurs when people exercise heavily or work in a hot, humid place where body fluids are lost through heavy sweating. Blood flow to the skin increases, causing blood flow to decrease to the vital organs. This results in a form of mild shock. If not treated, the victim may suffer heat stroke. Signals of heat exhaustion include cool, moist, pale flushed or red skin; heavy sweating; headache; nausea or vomiting; dizziness; and exhaustion. Body temperature will be near normal.

Heat stroke: Also known as sunstroke, heat stroke is life-threatening. The victim's temperature control system, which produces sweating to cool the body, stops working. The body temperature can rise so high that brain damage and death may result if the body is not cooled quickly. Signals include hot, red and dry skin; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; and rapid, shallow breathing. Body temperature can be very high—sometimes as high as 105 degrees F.

— On the neighbor message Extreme heat over the next few days....
12:17 p.m.

Some more Hot Weather Safety Precautions directly from the American Red Cross:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 400 Americans die each year due to summer’s sweltering heat. Take precautions against heat related incidents by drinking plenty of water and taking frequent breaks while working outside. Staying inside and avoiding strenuous activity is also recommended.

Red Cross Heat Safety Tips:

Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of the sun's energy. It is also a good idea to wear hats or to use an umbrella.

Drink water. Carry water or juice with you and drink continuously even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate the body. Avoid using salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician.

Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid high-protein foods, which increase metabolic heat.

Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually in the morning between 4 and 7 a.m.

Stay indoors when possible. If air-conditioning is not available, stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine. Remember that electric fans do not cool, they simply circulate the air.

Be a good neighbor. During heat waves, check in on elderly residents in your neighborhood and those who do not have air conditioning.

— On the neighbor message Extreme heat over the next few days....
12:16 p.m.

I'll put this discussion to rest and even thank you when you prove it by re-signing me up for your newsletter and finally accepting my facebook friend request... so I can receive said updates.

Sending requests now.

2:24 p.m.

Yes Helen. It's called transparency and accountability. Updates on a facebook set to private and a newsletter which is exclusive to political supporters does not cut it.

2:01 p.m.

Kelli, You can call me Bill.

When I call out an elected official for being less-than-forthcoming with their intentions for our community, it is independent of the Chamber.

That being said, I understand your concerns, and have offered your answer on another thread:

— On the neighbor message About the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
11:09 a.m.

Kelli, As a rule, if it is posted under my name (the current profile that posted this comment), it is personally from myself, Bill Morton.

And, while the Chamber obviously promotes local businesses as a primary function, I personally have promoted businesses long before founding the RPCC.

I'm a businessman. An entrepreneur. A contributing member of our community.

I have worked at the local small business, Quest Network Services for over 11 years (since they first chose to move to Rogers Park).

I own and operate a local business with my namesake, Bill Morton Promotions in Rogers Park.

It would be a dis-service to our community to cease promoting our great local businesses due to my role in founding an organization which is helping small business owners and Mom-and-Pop shops both stay in business and succeed.

— On the neighbor message About the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
10:10 a.m.

Mr. Moore, Unlike the marijuana decriminalization proposal, could you please inform everyone publicly of all resolutions to City Council before introducing them in council chambers. More transparency in government is needed, and since you were elected to speak on our behalf (even the ones who didn't vote you), we should know every proposal and vote well before you step into city council chambers.

And, for the record, I'm not a cyber-bully.

"During his defense when on trial for his life, Socrates, according to Plato's writings, pointed out that dissent, like the gadfly, was easy to swat, but the cost to society of silencing individuals who were irritating could be very high. "If you kill a man like me, you will injure yourselves more than you will injure me," because his role was that of a gadfly, "to sting people and whip them into a fury, all in the service of truth." This may have been one of the earliest descriptions of pragmatic ethics".

source: Social-Gadfly -
(as previously pointed out by Littleton Arts Uptown).

I believe we can wrap this conversation up now.

9:33 a.m.

more information continued:

Although google street view did not show Emporium Liquor at it's stated address, we were able to find this:

Emporium Liquor boasts an extensive selection of beers, wines and distilled spirits, offering them in a variety of sizes, shapes and brands. Emporium carries microbrews, craft beers and hard-to-find premium liquors.

• Hours: Sunday, noon - 9pm; Mon - Thu, 10am - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 10am - 11pm
• Founding Date: 2005
• Payments accepted: American Express, Cash,Debit Card, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
• Products: Beer, wine, spirits
• ATM: Yes
• Parking: Free lot
• Tastings: Yes
• Ice: Yes
• Kegs: No
• Beer Types: Craft, Domestic, Imported, Microbrew


2:28 a.m.

continued from previous message:

After a quick search for Radhekrisna, Inc. on Jesse White, Secretary of State website, , I found the following information

Entity Name: Radhekrisna, Inc.
File Number: 63631663
Status: Active
Entity Type: Corporation
Type of Corp: Domestic BCA
Incorporation Date: 06/28/2004
State: Illinois
Agent Name: Pradeep Patel
Agent Date Change: 10/20/2011
Agent Street Address: 17241 Browning Dr.
President Name & Address: Pradeep Patel Tinley Park 60477
Agent Street City: Orland Park
Secretary Name & Address: Same
Agent Zip: 60467
Duration Date: Perpetual
Annual Report Filing Date: 05/03/2012
For Year: 2012
Assumed Name: Active - Emporium Liquors

Searching Radhekrisna, Inc. on Google produced the following campaign contributions:
Campaign contributions: Radhekrisna INC
Donor Address: 87 West Joe Orr Road
City: Chicago Heights, IL. 60411
Date: 2007-03-21
Donor Occupation: N/A
Donor Employer: N/A
Recipient: Chicago Heights Unity Party
Amount $200


Campaign contributions: Radhekrisna INC
Donor Address: 87 West Joe Orr Road
City: Chicago Heights, IL. 60411
Date: March 21st, 2007
Recipient: Friends for State Rep for Anthony DeLuca
Amount: $200


While using google maps to view the location, we discovered no matching address. ( google streetview showed that 87 West Joe Orr Road Chicago Heights was a field) Surrounding the location was a fire house, a car sale shop, a Brown's Chicken, and an apartment complex.

2:14 a.m.

Julie and AMP, to answer your questions
" So who are the applicants? What other stores do they own? " and " About 7407 Clark St. Does anyone know who "Chillar Party Inc." is?"

I spent the day looking for this information, and here is what I was able to find:

Pradeep Patel also owns Emporium Liquor, located at 87 W Joe Orr Rd, Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States
Phone: (708) 755-0588

Emporium Liquor in Chicago Heights, IL is a private company which is listed under hard liquor. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $500,000 to $1 million and employs a staff of 1 to 4.


About Emporium Liquor
Website: Information not found
Business Categories: Hard Liquor in Chicago Heights, IL
Ret Alcoholic Beverages | Beer Wine & Liquor Stores
Our records show it was established in 2004 and incorporated in Illinois.
Products or Services: Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholic Drinks, Alcoholic Energy Drinks, Alcoholic Mixed Drinks and Alcoholic Party Drinks
Location Type: Single location
Years in Business: 7
State of Incorporation: Illinois
NAICS Code: 445310, Beer Wine & Liquor Stores


Sales: $452,000


After a quick search for Emporium Liquor on Jesse White, Secretary of State website, , I found the following information

Entity Name: Radhekrisna, Inc.
File Number: 63631663
Status: Active
Entity Type: Corporation
Type of Corp: Domestic BCA
Incorporation Date: 06/28/2004
State: Illinois
Agent Name: Pradeep Patel
Agent Date Change: 10/20/2011
Agent Street Address: 17241 Browning Dr.
President Name & Address: Pradeep Patel Tinley Park 60477
Agent Street City: Orland Park
Secretary Name & Address: Same
Agent Zip: 60467
Duration Date: Perpetual
Annual Report Filing Date: 05/03/2012
For Year: 2012

2:13 a.m.


At the time of posting this thread, the names of the elected officials who were facing federal public corruption charges were not yet released.

Thought that it may be someone from our neighborhood, so I asked Who? with my one statement "Just wondering who...".

5:06 p.m.

Good points, Bill.

Also, remember to set out a dish of water on your stoop or porch so any pets unlucky enough to be lost or alone can get a cool drink. Don't forget to add cool water as the day heats up.

Local businesses are also encouraged to set water dishes for our four-legged friends.

— On the neighbor message Extreme heat over the next few days....
11:52 p.m.

Don't know if this will help, but here's a link to a list of 3D printers.

— On the neighbor message Small scale laser cutting and/or 3D printing?
10:12 p.m.

Right hand side, 4th paragraph. hope it helps!

— On the neighbor message Electronics recycling?
10:08 p.m.

Mr. Moore,
We appreciate the clarification of where your time is spent and applaud your efforts to keep up with the community.

Back on topic:

My girlfriend and I were out running errands and drove past this location. She stopped so I could see what was going on. We discovered the store front had been cleared out.

A Public Notice from the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection is on the door of the old Clark-Rogers Flowers at 7407-7409 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL. 60626. An application for Packaged Goods sales has been filed on 03/28/2012 by Chillar Party Inc.

After a quick search for Chillar Party Inc. on Jesse White, Secretary of State website, , I found some information on the owner of the company.

Entity Name: Chillar Party, Inc.
File Number: 68296846
Status: Active
Entity Type: Corporation
Type of Corp: Domestic BCA
Incorporation Date: 03/01/2012
State: Illinois
Agent Name: Pradeep Patel
Agent Date Change: 03/01/2012
Agent Street City: Orland Park
Agent Zip: 60467
Duration Date: Perpetual

Clark-Rogers Flowers has moved to 3000 W. Peterson
Chicago, IL. and retaind their business phone number, (773) 764-8801.

Photo set of the Clark-Rogers Flowers transition at:

6:50 p.m.


Thank you for the information. It's insightful. I had difficulty reading what Mr. Smith had said so it clears things up quite a bit. I appreciate the information. I've always approved of your insights.

Is the media crazy enough? It wouldn't be the first time... example:

3:08 p.m.

This was a nice evening at Willye B. White Park. The setup went well, and the event started on time. Willye B. White Park Supervisor Jerry Wallace announced the movie.

"Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff".

View the entire story on Rogers Park in 1,000 Words: Movies in the Park at Willye B. White Park

— On the neighborhood event Rango- Movie at Willye White Park
12:14 p.m.

Mr. Moore,

How will this impact how future political campaigns run? Also, would there be any financial limits on yourself or anyone else who runs for office in the 49th ward?

5:37 p.m.

Littleton Arts Uptown,

Following an IP address and hacking are two unrelated things. I do not believe hacking is the right thing to do and refuse to participate in such criminal actions. Please, look it up on for more information.

IP addresses


To keep this discussion relevant to the original subject, "Joe Moore marijuana decriminalization proposal", I happen to think that the link below is an ideal switch over for more information and a more relevant turn of conversation.

This other post discusses that once the change would be signed into action, police would write tickets instead of arresting people for small time possession. What are your thoughts? Especially knowing Mr. Moore is in support of this change.

10:57 p.m.

I just inspected the vandalism at Touhy Park Field House. There was an attempt to remove the graffiti, but traces of it still remain.

Here are some photos of what I witnessed tonight at Touhy Park:

— On the neighbor message State of Touhy Park 6/24/12
10:05 p.m.

I have contacted Tony Iniquez, President of the Touhy Park Advisory Council about this issue and am awaiting his response.

Tony has always addressed concerns quickly in the past.

— On the neighbor message State of Touhy Park 6/24/12
7:05 p.m.

AMP and Dave Pharos,

I do not track everyone, nor do I do so on a regular basis. Only under conditions such as these where a question is being unanswered to discover if they have indeed seen the conversation. If they have not, I would attempt to contact them myself to discover the answer.

6:56 p.m.

Photo set from the Chicago Chariot Festival of India this afternoon.

There is a chant permeating the air, filling the event with dancing, fruit being tossed into the crowd, water being handed out, laughter, bowing, and so much more as these words fill the air...

This was a fantastic event today, which followed the Chariot Parade down Howard, Rogers and Sheridan Road.

— On the neighborhood event Chicago Chariot Festival
10:52 p.m.


If you follow Mr. Moore's profile, he has 94 posts and 242 comments.

The above is a direct link to his profile. It is just my personal feelings that a question of such importance that is coming to a vote should be answered quickly and publicly so that all know his stance. He is voting on our behalf, after all.

I do work at Quest Network Services and, as a bit of a techie, follow IP addresses and happen to know he's taken the time to read this thread. I just don't understand why he hasn't commented after having seen it.

Maybe I'm speaking to soon and Mr. Moore does plan on commenting before the vote. I for one, would have anticipated an earlier statement/comment/post from Mr. Moore on such a large issue.

6:43 p.m.

Mr. Smith,

In regards to your comment of "Mike, why not e-mail Joe or phone his office, given your opinion and ask how he plans to vote?"

Mr. Moore has a very strong presence on everyblock. I'm not entirely sure as to why he has the inability to speak up on this particular conversation.

He has posted these conversations in regards to what he has/is doing recently.

He even posted the following link on events occurring this weekend. I was very disappointed that he missed some key events in our neighborhood, but corrected this overlook by commenting.

I am very interested in Mr. Moore's answer to Mike All's post.

4:11 p.m.

There are more activities going on this weekend. There was the First Commercial Bank Community Shredding Event, the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce's First Annual Silent Auction, the Chicago Festival of India, and a gun turn in event at the United Church of Rogers Park from 10am-4pm.

1:56 a.m.

It's Willye B. White Park. The Park was named after the first 5 time US Track Olympian. Just as a so you know for future reference.

— On the neighborhood event Rango- Movie at Willye White Park
1:48 a.m.

Just want to add that the silent auction will include gift cards from local restaurants, movie passes, antique items and more.

Everyone is invited tonight from 6pm-8pm.

Diane, Alden Village North is at 7464 N. Sheridan Road (on the West side of Sheridan Road between Fargo and Birchwood).

12:30 p.m.

I'm moving my boxes of 7 year-old paperwork closer to the door right now for the free paper shredding event this morning.

— On the neighborhood event First Commercial Bank- Shredding Event
9:33 a.m.

Correction: The event will be held from 10am - 12noon.

Also, If you would like to see more photos from my paper-recycling-and-shredding display...

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

— On the neighborhood event First Commercial Bank- Shredding Event
1:55 a.m.

"From 2000 to 2008, Nayak contributed nearly $10,000 to Chicago Alderman Joe Moore (49th Ward, Rogers Park). Moore, a fervent supporter of Blagojevich, has made no public statements about Nayak's role in the Blagojevich-Jackson scandal, or about today's arrest".

I'm curious, is Mr. Moore going to be giving a statement in regards to the information and potential accusations stated in this article?

Is there any more information or sources that have been uncovered in regards to the situation?

1:40 a.m.

I've seen a local woman kick her dog on Jarvis Beach when it approached beach visitors. The dog was off-leash, and I called 911.

Such abuse is not tolerable.

— On the neighbor message Please, Be Kind To Your Animals
2:30 p.m.

Thank you for sharing!

There is a local business directory on the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce website:

Shop and dine local to support Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message Favorite Businesses
1:51 p.m.

Artists of the Wall 2012 - Barefoot in the Sand everyblock calendar - Saturday, June 16th, 2012 (9am to Dusk)

Artists of the Wall 2012 - Barefoot in the Sand everyblock calendar - Sunday, June 17th, 2012 (9am to Dusk)

Artists of the Wall official twitter page

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone there!

1:46 p.m.

Any sightings or updates on these lost pets?

— On the neighbor message Lost Pets
5:15 p.m.

My dog, Rock N Roll has a microchip.

Here is some info about them from HomeAgain, the company that I subscribe to:

"Your pet’s microchip ID code, just like your pet, is one of a kind. When your lost pet is taken to an animal shelter or veterinary clinic, they will scan your pet for a microchip and will read its unique code. This code is stored with your pet’s profile and linked to your contact information in our pet database—forever.

After your pet’s microchip ID is scanned, you’ll receive a call from HomeAgain about his whereabouts. Rest assured that your listing in our pet database is exclusive to your pet. When you receive a call from us, it is because your pet has been scanned".

I hope this inspires more Rogers Park pet owners to invest in utilizing microchips so their loved ones can be identified after being found.

More information is on the HomeAgain website:

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat- Angelo
8:33 a.m.

The EB posts that I'm subscribed to go directly to my e-mail.

I save the e-mails which include the links to the posts in a folder for future reference.

You can also open up a link directly to that conversation (click the title) and save it as a bookmark on your internet favorites. Just click bookmarks at the top of the internet toolbar and it'll give you a list of choices including "bookmark this page".

Hope these tips help.

— On the neighbor message What happened to the Dobie thread?
12:06 a.m.

"8 or more cameras that are operating in and around their shop. They cover the entire area of Morse and Wayne".

The small business steps up!

Info from Morse Gyros

— On the neighbor message Mor-Way Parking lot OUT OF CONTROL!
9:47 p.m.

at 7315 (between Quest Network Services and Shambhala Meditation Center) is a pay for parking area. there's a number on the lot sign you can call for more information.

— On the neighbor message Looking for Parking??
9:26 p.m.

Devon Avenue construction caused a car cluster at Clark:

Newgard construction all-the-way to Cunneen's on Devon Avenue:

— On the neighbor message Street work
6:22 p.m.

I caught the demolition from Loyola Station yesterday. It was a dusty job and the "dust waterer" didn't start working until he noticed my photographing and videotaping from the platform.

Lots of dust in this feature:

Loyola- demolish Beck's Book Store to build 4-story one-bedroom apartments

6:17 p.m.

There aren't many spaces other than street parking in that area. I'd recommend talking with a neighbor, if available, who has a driveway and seeing if you could come up with some type of deal.

My girlfriend drives, and she usually finds parking easily Mon-Fri from 9am-4:30p, and then will find parking easily from 8-9pm. Otherwise she uses a friend's driveway. She rarely finds decent parking on Sat and Sun.

— On the neighbor message Parking
12:58 a.m.

My girlfriend and I attended this event earlier and she took some great photos! Check them out and be sure to attend since it's open until 2pm and worth a visit.

— On the media mention Rogers Park Garden Group Plant Sale
10:57 a.m.

Becca and Adrian,

I just would like to follow up on potential solutions for the "No Thanks" issue during the Thursday, May 24th meeting.

I think that the "No Thanks" button, while a good idea in theory, allows people to harass those who are having relevant discussions.

I think that a possible solution would be to show the identity of those hitting "No Thanks".

I have long been an advocate of standing by your words rather than hiding behind anonymous personas.

Looking forward to a fast and appropriate solution to the dilemma.

12:43 a.m.

I really do hope that by posting this more people will be on the lookout and help these family members (anyone who has a pet considers them to be family, from my experience) go to their rightful place in the arms of those who love them. My girlfriend and I are keeping a lookout on our infamous walks around town.

— On the neighbor message Lost Pets
11:55 p.m.

I contacted sales at BigBelly Solar .

They quoted $4,000 per solar trash compactor with a minimum order of five.

Cost versus performance?

— On the neighbor message Trash Cans
2:49 p.m.

We didn't get a message from you on our machine. Just come on in.

— On the neighbor message Dobie
1:47 p.m.

There used to be a public trash can on the Northwest corner of Sheridan and Chase years ago. The local businesses on the block were told that the receptacle was removed due to "too much use".

Has anyone seen the amount of litter along Sheridan Road during Memorial Day weekend?

— On the neighbor message Trash Cans
11:42 a.m.

Stop by Quest Network Services at 7301 N. Sheridan Road, and we will print out 8 1/2 x 11 or 11 x 17 posters for you.

(773) 761-3555

— On the neighbor message Dobie
11:29 a.m.

While out on a walk the other day, I noticed the garbage bin myself. So, while I was out today with my girlfriend she and I took some photos of Farwell Pier with the trash bin for Rogers Park in 1,000 Words. I hope you enjoy!

— On the neighbor message FARWELL Pier Forever!
9:11 p.m.

I was last there from 6pm - 7pm when I witnessed the parking lot drug trade.

— On the neighbor message Mor-Way Parking lot OUT OF CONTROL!
8:54 p.m.

I've noticed police stopping by this particular parking lot every hour or so in their car to disperse the drug dealers.

Five minutes later, the drug dealers return to business in the parking lot.

The shop owners are turning a blind-eye to the situation for their personal safety, but that only enables more open-air drug transactions in their parking lot.

— On the neighbor message Mor-Way Parking lot OUT OF CONTROL!
11:25 p.m.

I was just reviewing the past three pages of everyblock posts, and found these questions from John Rogers Park to alderman Joe Moore still unanswered:

"1) Answer the questions raised on this site.

2) Answer some of the questions raised on the 30 April site
Unfunded Pensions.

3) Answer the question raised on the 10 May site

Thought it may be helpful to revisit.

11:19 p.m.

Did you go to the meeting Kevin?

What potential solutions were discussed?

11:07 p.m.

"Witnesses at the scene described the victims as teen girls".

Source: CBS Chicago

8:47 p.m.

I heard the helicopter circling and took a few photos from Jarvis Beach.

8:34 p.m.

I agree. #25 - Neighborhood pride is one of the only reasons in the article relevant to Rogers Park.

While the mentioned, Wrigleyville, Lakeview, Belmont Harbor, Roscoe Village and the Bean are all great. I prefer Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message "40 Reasons I Love Chicago"
4:07 p.m.

I am a member of the Loyola Park Advisory Council. I'll ask about this at the next meeting and report my findings.

In the mean time, we can see that there is a lot of broken glass and hard liquor bottles under the fence. Maybe we can bring a small broom or a stick to get those out from under there and clean it up.

— On the neighbor message FARWELL Pier Forever!
3:57 p.m.

"if the city took the $$ and blew it - how's it going to pay it back?!"

How did our alderman Joe Moore vote on this issue?

— On the neighbor message Holding Chicago Hostage
3:45 p.m.

I just posted a photo set of Farwell Pier up close on RP1000. The article shows the solar panel, the red light, the fence, the graffiti and the litter. (click on photos for a much larger, more detailed view).

— On the neighbor message FARWELL Pier Forever!
3:34 p.m.

I'm not really sure. I heard something about the Army building it.

— On the neighbor message FARWELL Pier Forever!
7:57 p.m.

Here a link to some photos of the pier:

And some history on Philip Rogers:

— On the neighbor message FARWELL Pier Forever!
4:24 p.m.

Thank you for the update, Bill.

My position on the issue is that it never should have been torn down, as it was a great location for a viable business. Long before the renovation of The Morse Theater, we were well on our way with the renovation of the Adelphi Theater for a multi-use facility. It's demolition was a tragedy that under dubious conditions was allowed to happen.

That being stated, I believe that the current "Hole of a Mess" should be a safe location. Public Safety is always first, and the property is currently the site of unsecure fencing, litter and since torn down.. the corner of Clark and Estes has acquired major gang activity including graffiti.

Secondly, I would like the property to be utilized for the use of a small business or community improvement. Optimally, in my mind, the rebuilding of the Adelphi Theater... but this is Rogers Park politics, after all.

Here is an interview on this very subject a few years back:

— On the neighbor message Bill Morton Bait
6:48 a.m.

Here is some information about Jarvis on the Lake. I'm very often there, so I'm looking forward to meeting you.

Also, if you walk West down Jarvis two blocks, you will reach an area known as Jarvis Square. I would recommend:

Charmers Cafe

Rogers Bark

Taste Food & Wine

V-Tone Fitness (just past Jarvis Station)

Welcome to Rogers Park!

— On the neighbor message New to (East) Rogers Park
10:14 p.m.

I took a walk this evening through Touhy Park:

— On the neighbor message Why I love Rogers Park
9:56 p.m.

This is a "turn of events not related to Rogers Park".

How about focusing on the violence/murders/human rights violations in Rogers Park instead?

6:30 p.m.

Here is a photo of my dog Rock N Roll at the 2011 Artists of the Wall Festival

5:58 p.m.

I was telling the Touhy Park Advisory Council tonight of how everyblock helped us to reunite this cat with it's home again.

This was one of the most effective things that I've seen accomplished online.

— On the neighbor message Found Cat
11:28 p.m.

I have a nice photo set of bopNgrill on RP1000:

6604 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

— On the meetup Dinner at Bop N Grill
11:18 p.m.

Today on Loyola Avenue, the Waldorf School held it's May Day event. Many People were in attendance, loving every minute of different activities. Whether it was making jump ropes, flower crowns, making miniature may poles, munching on popcorn, or watching the magician, it was an excellent event!

Check out the photos here:

— On the street closure Block Party
12:25 a.m.

There is another thread, similar to this one at: , which may provide some answers to your question.

Call local computer shop, Quest Network Services. The owner, Kris is very knowledgeable about internet service providers.

773 761-3555

— On the neighbor message Internet Provider
1:13 p.m.

It was Dr. Baldwin who took care of RnR. She is the best!

— On the neighbor message Need a good Veterinarian
11:20 a.m.

Thank you for putting your photo on your profile.

I have long been an advocate for standing by your words instead of hiding behind the veil of anonymity.

We have each others numbers, give me a call when you would like to do this.

— On the neighbor message Proposed clean up 772x ashland
6:08 p.m.

Rogers Park Animal Hospital on Clark Street was closed when I had an emergency situation, and Broadway Animal Hospital wouldn't break from lunch when my dog was paralyzed either.

After cabbing from location to location, VCA Misener-Holley Animal Hospital, took care of the immediate needs of my dog, Rock N Roll, and I take him there to this day.

Saved his life!

1545 Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 274-5264

— On the neighbor message Need a good Veterinarian
11:38 a.m.

Call local computer shop, Quest Network Services. The owner, Kris is very knowledgeable about internet service providers. (773) 761-3555

— On the neighbor message Internet
12:36 p.m.

Just noticed that I took the Pratt Pier photos at sunrise (not sunset).

It is very easy to make a permanent error here on everyblock.

— On the neighbor message Present state of Pratt Pier May Day 2012
2:12 p.m.

Here are some photos of the beautiful Pratt Pier at sunset.

Most of the time, when you are looking from a distance or at the silhouette of the structure, the graffiti cannot be seen.

— On the neighbor message Present state of Pratt Pier May Day 2012
2:07 p.m.

Even a champion for small business in Rogers Park would wince at the thought of getting bed bugs from visiting a coffee shop.

The Howard Theatre Building should be properly maintained ie. bed-bug-removal, before accepting new residential or business tenants.

— On the neighbor message Proposed clean up 772x ashland
8:40 a.m.

Since 1983, HOW has been a leader in permanent solutions to homelessness. Through prevention strategies; expanded, affordable, supportive housing; and individualized support services we have helped thousands take back their lives. HOW operates under the Housing First Model, which ensures that homeless individuals are housed as quickly as possible, and then provided with tools for success and self-sufficiency. -

Since Housing Opportunities for Women was mentioned, some may want to know more about what we are referring to.

That being said, and in response to Helen, I can identify the Housing Opportunities for Women buildings, ... and other buildings where their clients are incorporated with independent renters, such as 7301 N. Sheridan.

Maybe I notice these things because I have been paying attention to the details of our neighborhood for so many years.

As for the new facility proposed for the old Lerner Building site, I know that developer Rich Aronson has been interested in that property and the neighboring property (the former Wisdom Bridge Theater) for many years now. There were several public meetings with the Alderman and the developer (for the Wisdom Bridge Theatre property), which we spent a lot of time and energy discussing, but never materialized. I could go on with details of Aronson's 7315 N. Sheridan Road proposal, which also never materialized, and so on ... etc. If it is Rich Aronson again, based on these facts, don't hold your breathe waiting for the production of this facility.

— On the neighbor message The Lerner site at Ashland and Howard.
8:22 a.m.

Since you mentioned the Howard Theatre affordable housing..

I regularly visit with residents of the building and they are bit up head-to-toe with bed bugs.

No human being should have to live like that.

Way to go "affordable housing" campaign slogan! (sarcasm here)

— On the neighbor message Proposed clean up 772x ashland
8:17 a.m.

Daniel, These are photos, that I took with my digital camera, that I regularly take with me, as I walk the neighborhood.

I posted these photos on everyblock, and my two blogs, Rogers Park in 1,000 Words - and Word 49 -, to alert our neighbors, of the situation, so that if they may have seen the lost pets, they would have the idea, to contact the proper owners.

The quality of the photos are of the same quality as they are on the flyers. In fact, if you click on the photos the quality gets better, so you can identify what the pet actually look like.

Thank you.

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat | Lost Dog
11:25 p.m.

The posters were posted on traffic light poles.

They are recent. Didn't see them posted at these locations a week earlier.

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat | Lost Dog
8:52 p.m.

Being a dog owner myself, I would never take a Lost Pet flyer down.

Marie at Rogers Bark (1445 W. Jarvis), usually has an answer for questions like this.

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat | Lost Dog
7:36 p.m.

I agree. We should get permission, then clean it up!

— On the neighbor message Proposed clean up 772x ashland
2:39 p.m.

Thanks for the link, diana.

The website stated: "Chicago currently has 112 sirens located strategically on poles 1 to 2 miles apart throughout the City to ensure total citywide coverage. EWS may be activated by individual siren, by siren zone (there are 12 siren zones in Chicago), or citywide".


— On the neighbor message Air raid?
11:30 a.m.

Let me know when you would like to do this.

I'll be working at Quest Network Services all day today and tomorrow (computer sales / computer networking / audio and video services), so please call me there to schedule (773) 761-3555.

— On the neighbor message Proposed clean up 772x ashland
10:37 a.m.

Another note on Suzanne's point, There are many city services and resources that you can independently utilize to report an issue, receive assistance or improve our communities.

Here is your no-alderman-required direct link to the City of Chicago categorized by service:

9:06 a.m.

Rich Aronson is a developer who expressed interest in the Wisdom Bridge Theater property and the Lerner Building property.

I spoke with him at two community meetings which where held in the Willye B. White recreation center.

— On the neighbor message Howard & Ashland update?
10:59 a.m.

@Joe Moore,

Thank you for making clear that you feel the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is lacking importance in your political position.

We are finally having a moment of clarity here.

I signed the "Save the Neighborhood Arts Festivals" petition.

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood Art festivals may end
8:47 a.m.

Phoebe, When I spoke with Aronson at Willye B. White recreation center on the issue, he did admit that the entire property had not been inspected and most likely carried contaminants in the South West portion of the property due to the former cleaning facility.

How wide, or deep have those possible health hazards been able to seep during all of those years?

How long would it take for them to bio-degrade, if possible?

Not to be a party-pooper.. but would you like to eat from an urban garden, if you were not really sure?

Public Health and Safety should always come first.

— On the neighbor message Howard & Ashland update?
8:08 p.m.

nice photo!

— On the neighbor message Deer found 1800 W Morse
7:44 p.m.

The land has been contaminated for years since the Lerner Building demolition. It was a laundry facility before the paper operated on site.

I asked developer Rich Aronson and Alderman Joe Moore if the IEPA is aware that dirt is being dumped on the property instead of digging the contamination out?

They said that they would not have an issue with the City of Chicago.

I again asked them if the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency was aware .. and they both seemed stunned when I repeated the question.

— On the neighbor message Howard & Ashland update?
7:32 p.m.

Kyle, I preferred long-standing Standee's.

Also wishing the best for Ann Sathers.

— On the neighbor message Internet Cafes
1:39 p.m.

I'm very-cautiously optimistic, as I have learned to be after my experience with 49th Ward politicians.

12:58 p.m.

I have a nice article on Pillars at:

— On the neighbor message Positive Vibrations:
9:09 p.m.

Thank you for remembering the Adelphi Theater, Larry!

9:06 p.m.

I am delighted that you chose Charmers Cafe for your meetups!

9:02 p.m.

I noticed an Ann Sather letter in the window of the former Bananas Foster.

Check it out at:

— On the neighbor message Rumor?
8:10 p.m.

Quest Network Services at 7301 N. Sheridan Road (Sheridan and Chase) 773 761-3555

— On the neighbor message Internet Cafes
8:06 p.m.

This is true. There was also an Ann Sathers notification on the Bananas Foster door.

— On the neighbor message Bananas Foster-- out of business?
11 a.m.

It is common practice for law enforcement to not reveal information from on going investigations.

— On the neighbor message Attempted Child Abduction
3:58 p.m.

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is accepting volunteers for busiess builder events and neighborhood clean-up days.

The Willye B. White Park Advisory Council is also seeking volunteers for events and community outreach.

11:35 p.m.

It is important to be a registered voter and vote in every election.

•Because your activism, including in reforming the system, will be more powerful if you have voted.

•Because your monitoring of the fairness of the election must begin with voting in it.

•Because there is a real value in not allowing things to get any worse than they have.

Bettering our community with our votes

— On the media mention Are You Registered to Vote?
10:45 p.m.


I certainly do hope that House Bill 5170, "The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act." passes.

As for noting another member of our community who is ensuring that LGBT voices will be heard, I say "Let it be known". If it is completely irrelevant, Becca will take care of it.

8:47 p.m.

Paula Basta, for 14th District Representative, is also a supporter of the the LGBTQ community.

Here is her record of induction to the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame (inducted 2009)

Paula Basta has embraced a passion for social justice since she moved to Chicago in 1979, working to alleviate loneliness and poverty in the lives of seniors and for LGBT and women’s rights. She currently serves as director of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services’ Northeast (Levy) Regional Senior Center.

After joining the Chicago Task Force on LGBT Aging in 2001, she worked to bridge traditional aging-network and LGBT organizations, consistently demonstrating a deep understanding of the intricacies of aging-services provision and a unique gift for coalition building.

Basta’s accomplishments in her field are broad. Among other things, she has worked to set new standards for support of LGBT aging work at the Northeast (Levy) Regional Senior Center, providing meeting space for the Task Force and the community as well as a safe space for LGBT seniors at the center. She has shared her expertise with both the Center on Halsted and Howard Brown Health Center, helping them to become congregate meal sites and enabling more LGBT seniors to receive hot lunches during the week, along with safe places to socialize. She has facilitated the provision of crucial testimony before the Chicago Department on Aging (now the Department of Family and Support Services) over the past five years, ensuring that LGBT voices will be heard in public hearings and paying particular attention to the needs of transgender elders.

Read more at Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame website:

Chicago Reader article:

8:18 p.m.

What kind of dog should we watch out for?

— On the lost-and-found posting LOST DOG (Rogers Park)
7:53 p.m.

It is also healthy to raise concerns here as well.

And dave pharos, counted about fifty individual posters in recent RP posts.

8:04 p.m.

Quest Network Services in Chicago offers audio cassette tape to CD transfer as a service. Super 8 reels to DVD too. 3 - 5 day quick turnaround in most cases.

7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626
(773) 761-3555

— On the neighbor message Cassette Tapes to CDs
2:02 p.m.

I am FOR a Jarvis Station renovation, because it is in the best interest of Rogers Park residents, commuters and local businesses. It is long overdue. Why would anyone oppose this?

12:27 p.m.

Although it is rare that Kevin O'Neil and I agree... The new Everyblock comment policy is a good one.

The comment policy that I created for my Rogers Park blog, Rogers Park in 1,000 Words, is:

" Please check your comment before submitting for the following:

1. Post only truthful information. You are responsible for any defamatory or disparaging content that you submit.

2. Watch your language. Ask yourself this: Would my Mother be ashamed to read what I've written? If so, please don't submit it.

3. Don't make threats. You are responsible for what you submit.

Now that we got through all of that! Relevant comments are appreciated. Thank you".

Keeping our conversations accurate and civil is very important when making positive suggestions to improve our community.

— On the neighbor message Liking new EB comment policy
11:51 a.m.

Bill Savage: The business directory is already coming together nicely. I promote all things Rogers Park on Rogers Park in 1,000 Words.

— On the neighbor message Need Help Finding a Store
1:22 p.m.

I'll be posting a Rogers Park business directory on Rogers Park in 1,000 Words today. Traditionally posted annually in Spring, it seems the need is now. You can view the business directory at .

— On the neighbor message Need Help Finding a Store
11:48 a.m.

That is the rate for a 6ft Fraiser tree. George will include the cut with your purchase.

— On the neighbor message Where to buy Xmas tree?
2:45 a.m.

Jeremiah, I just spoke with George, and he told me that he has only 7 or 8 foot Frazier firs, but can cut it them 6ft for about $70.

— On the neighbor message Where to buy Xmas tree?
2:15 p.m.

I'm a big fan of Taste Food & Wine. I try to attend their wine tastings at least once a week. I've been to The Growling Rabbit only a few dozen times, and they have always been friendly.

I believe in shopping, and dining local.

— On the neighbor message Sunday Brunch at The Growling Rabbit
6:55 p.m.

V-Tone Fitness is a clean fitness center. I know the owners and staff there. Professionals who live fitness.

— On the neighbor message good places to work out?
6:33 p.m.

Victoria, This one is George's lot. He is out there right now mounting trees on top of two cars in the rain.

— On the neighbor message Where to buy Xmas tree?
6:29 p.m.

George's Christmas Tree Lot at 7315 N. Sheridan Road. George is a Rogers Park tradition for Halloween pumpkins and Christmas trees!

Here is a classic photo of George and his trees from 2007 -

— On the neighbor message Where to buy Xmas tree?
4:15 p.m.

John, Even though you stated earlier that someone who does not wish to be transparent is blocking future positive loitering events, I will with due diligence ask.<br>
When you mentioned "The PL events for RP have been cancelled until further notice. This is a request from a Higher Authority", Who exactly were you referring to?<br>
And ... When you stated "The only thing that I can say is that the PL's for Rogers Park are suspended until further notice. This is NOT my decision - it is one that came to me thru higher authority. If you would like to email me privately thru EB, feel free, but you won;t get any different explaination"., Who exactly are you referring to as a "higher authority"?<br>

— On the neighbor message PL last night
12:19 a.m.

I've often be asked Bill Savage's question of balance regarding positive and negative aspects of our community. If we are reporting what is happening in Rogers Park factually without spin, whatever is happening, is what is reported.

— On the neighbor message Starting a New Blog on RoPa!
5:08 p.m.

Very cool, John! I'm looking forward to following your posts when you are ready.

— On the neighbor message Starting a New Blog on RoPa!
12:13 a.m.

I noticed a helicopter searching and circling at 9 or 10pm above Sheridan, Chase, Sherwin and Jarvis several times.

I also noticed four promotional search lights from the from the ground or a roof as well, south of Touhy that night.

1:12 p.m.

It may have has something to do with the upcoming Loyola Station renovation. I have a video press release from the CTA featuring Chicago Transit Board Chairman Terry Peterson, Senator Dick Durbin, Robert Whittmann (CTA) and Vice President of Facilities (Loyola University) Kana Wibbenmeyer regarding the renovation here:

11:56 a.m.

Everything is happening at Quest Network Services... The guest speakers and presentations, the great food from local restaurants and cafes.. and of course business.

3:41 p.m.

It is Wednesday, August 17th 2011, and Alderman Joe Moore's latest e-blast was sent on Thursday, August 11th, 2011. Judging by his pattern of e-blasts and some *upcoming events that he would most likely e-blast about, we are due for another one either today or tomorrow.

I wonder if my Open Letter, my message to his office and reaction from his constituents will prompt him to become inclusive regarding opportunities, events and programs in our community.

*upcoming events/most likely to e-blast about include: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest AKA GAAF this weekend, and Movies in the Park (Wall-E), at Willye B. White Park on August 31st, 2011.

3:29 p.m.

I have various e-blasts that start when I signed up for Joe's list and abruptly discontinued after a short time. This happened with a few different e-mail addresses that I provided and I have records of that.

As for my signing up for his newsletters, Joe has the sheets with my name and email address. I have witnesses that accompanied me to these meetings and will attest to my signing upon entering.

I can even name one of the meetings in particular, The Rich Aronson Proposal meeting for developing the 7315 N. Sheridan Rd. parking lot into a condo complex.

Michael Land invited me to sign-up, and I did. This was at the Lakeshore Health Care Facility near Sheridan and Chase.

There are others that I have spoken with who have been "frozen out" as well. Joe was elected and it is his job to represent us all. Not just those whom he's be-friended.

11:06 p.m.

Did you read the full contents of the open letter?

I am not apply for a job. The point is that 49th Ward residents and voters have been excluded from Alderman Joe Moore's updates, therefore being un-invited to programs and events and knowledge of policy that greatly affects them.

9:12 p.m.

Anyone who was visiting the lakefront at 5:30 yesterday morning noticed the magnificent sunrise -

Creative and eco-friendly businesses like cutom letterpress, Tweedle Press -

Neighbors going out of their way to lend a hand -

Pet friendly -

beautiful -

12:32 a.m.

Richard D., I think this was the purpose of the original post ... so that others do not put themselves in a dangerous situation that neighbor did.

And .. for those who consistently excuse the issues in our community including crime, corruption, poverty and violence by saying "It's the city, deal with it" or "It's the Chicago Way".. you are part of the problem, not the solution.

There is not room for this kind of behavior in Rogers Park, even if it has been this way for about 20 years.

— On the neighbor message glad i moved!
8:39 a.m.

When I had a job with Gay Chicago Magazine, I used to deliver to a box near the right side of the building, in the front. I've noticed that the box has since been removed.

You might want to suggest to the management of Jewel to place the bike rack at this location.

Have you spoken with the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce about working with Jewel to make your bike rack suggestion happen?

— On the neighbor message Andersonville Jewel Needs Bike Racks
1:33 p.m.

Here is a positive update on The Lighthouse. The place has been cleaned-up, repainted and restocked.

The new owners are longtime patrons who worked together to bring back our best little corner bar. I attended a BBQ at The Lighthouse over the weekend and the place is doing very well. Meeting my neighbors at the local watering hole really made me feel at home, just like the old place has for so many over decades.

— On the neighbor message The Dark Lighthouse
1:26 p.m.

Recycling your computer is one of the things you can do to help reduce the need for raw materials, and slow mining and drilling activity; and reuse creates one-hundred times more jobs per ton than landfilling electronics as trash, and recycling creates ten times more jobs per ton.

Sometimes electronics can be reused for parts or resold to those who don't need the latest and greatest.

Thank you for mentioning the cities electronics disposal service.

— On the neighbor message Electronics Recycling Center
6:43 p.m.

Thank you to everyone for your input. I would like to discuss this further in the near future.

— On the neighbor message Parking
12:28 p.m.

Does anyone have any other information about this incident?

4:04 p.m.

Thank you for your suggestions. Your assistance is appreciated as I am currently contemplating this issue.

— On the neighbor message Parking
4 p.m.


Can you convert some of my photos to 3D, or do you need a special camera to create your 3D images.

I think your Burrows photos on flickr are great.

— On the neighbor message Interested in 3D photos of the neighborhood?
4:48 a.m.

I am searching for input on the parking situation so I can make a well informed suggestion to the major parking issue in our community.

I feel that in the best interest of Rogers Park and the 49th Ward, we need to re-assess the parking situation and open the discussion to the residents who are currently suffering these conditions.

Putting aside the special interests of the I-Go company, the C.T.A., the parking ticket revenue etc... How about a real permanent solution to satisfy the agitated commuters.

— On the neighbor message Parking
4:40 a.m.

This isn't a controversial topic. It is a fact that parking in Rogers Park is a major issue and can be very frustrating to it's residents and visitors alike.

I have invited my friends and family to my home in the past and due to their bad experiences with parking, they are hesitant to visit Rogers Park.

This effects the residents and businesses of Rogers Park as well as the 49th Ward voters.

I pose the questions regarding our parking problem because I think that there may be a better solution that has not yet been considered.

I am for bettering our community in any way that I can. Addressing the issue of parking is not only relevant, but long, long overdue.

— On the neighbor message Parking
6:01 p.m.

Kevin, There are a great many who live in Rogers Park who work or care for their families outside of the realm of public transportation on a daily basis. There are also thousands who drive to our neighborhood on a daily basis as well.

While the CTA is a viable option for some, it does not satisfy the needs of all. Two I-Go locations within five blocks of your house also does not constitute a greater good transportation solution for our ever increasing population.

What would you consider the #1 cause of our parking problem?

— On the neighbor message Parking
10:04 a.m.

I have a friend who is a professional massage therapist and is proud of her job. She is outspoken of how illegal operations are ruining the image of her profession. Legitimate therapists have their livelihood challenged on a daily basis due the few bad eggs.

— On the neighbor message MASSAGE PARLORS.....really?????
7:24 a.m.