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Jeff, Need is so clueless he thought you were serious.

1:20 p.m.

Found out at the CAPS meeting that the guy shot on Juneway was shot inside an apartment, perhaps self-inflicted. That's sure a lot better than a drive-by.

2:32 a.m.

Pat, why are you trying to bait him to comment? He commented on several threads, including this one, last Friday. That's not even a week ago. Let it go.

— On the neighbor message Beat 2432 Meeting Report
2:09 a.m.

I think it would still be useful to go to the police station and report what you witnessed.

BTW, the police often don't arrive with sirens blaring, which only tells the bad guys that the cops are on the way.

— On the neighbor message Waiting for the bus
1:34 a.m.

ptgrp and Jeff, have you filled out the survey?

9:07 p.m.

Anything that The Pond gives a thumbs up to gets a thumbs down from me.

— On the neighbor message Who is FGFM?
8:53 p.m.

Depends?

3:59 p.m.

Mr. Rogers, s/he's figured out that s/he's boring.

— On the neighbor message Electronics Recycling
3:15 p.m.

Why does an Insane Troll in Des Plaines care about what goes on in Rogers Park?

1:05 a.m.

Assuming that this is a sunken sewer and not a pothole, which can be repaired easily, I think it takes a crew from the water department to rebuild it, and that doesn't happen quickly. It's quite possible that it's been looked at and perhaps even scheduled for repair sometime down the road.

10:37 p.m.

Maggie is interesting. She gets mad when people point out her atrocious spelling but not when people tell her she uses words without knowing what they mean.

— On the neighbor message Fund for Rehab
9:08 p.m.

Thanks, FGFM. I assume that F.GFM, who became FGFM. before imploding, is now FGFM_. I never read the disgusting Hellhole but occasionally ran into DUI on Chevanston before I stopped reading that. I do not visit the racist Chicago News Report.

I note that Littleton's mimic up near the top of this thread as also gone bye bye.

— On the neighbor message What is Everyblock for?
8:14 p.m.

So, Daniel, when someone posts something totally erroneous you just go merrily on your way believing it?

— On the neighbor message What is Everyblock for?
8:03 p.m.

Well, that troll didn't last long.

— On the neighbor message Hello neighbors!
7:52 p.m.

Robert, the night before a move is not the best time to suggest this, but the CAPS meeting for our beat is Tuesday (tomorrow), 7 - 8 PM, at the community center in Willye White Park. Hope you can make it in spite of moving the next day.

— On the neighbor message What is going on is Rogers Park?
7:48 p.m.

Tammy, Ald. Moore will be sending out an email about the event closer to the date. Are you on his email list? If not, go to his website and fill in your email address:
http://www.ward49.com/
I don't recall where I learned the date for this year, but here's a posting with the location as CMSA:

http://heyevent.com/event/6ldu4jl4orwtia/6th-annual-trash-to-treasures-swap-e-recycling-paper-shredding

Ranman, electronics recycling was held on Saturday at the Trash to Treasures event last year so, no, it hasn't been some time since the last one.

— On the neighbor message Electronics Recycling
6:53 p.m.

The deadline for filling out the survey is approaching according to a post on Facebook.

4:11 a.m.

You also mean "misspelling."

— On the neighbor message Fund for Rehab
2:38 a.m.

More specifically re the latter event MM mentions: Trash to Treasures is the weekend of June 13. I don't think the location has been announced yet.

— On the neighbor message Electronics Recycling
2:04 a.m.

Cairo, my guess is that it's just a misspelling.

— On the neighbor message Fund for Rehab
1:11 a.m.

Spam, you don't live here. Most of us do. Move to RP, run into him once or twice, and then let's see what you have to say.

— On the neighbor message Fund for Rehab
8:15 p.m.

Carl, in addition to miserable, lonely, stupid and not being able to drive, you forgot OLD. But maybe you haven't seen that one yet. Trolls like The Fiend love to call intelligent people old. It makes them feel so superior.

7:53 p.m.

So, was FGFM. the same troll as F.GFM? (I may have the period in the wrong spot for the latter troll name.) It went inactive before I could check its comments.

We in RP had enough aggravation with the witch. Do we now have to put up with trolls mimicking FGFM, Littleton, and others who don't live here? The Des Plaines Pond also has his mimic.

— On the neighbor message What is Everyblock for?
7:43 p.m.

FGFM, was it Craig who called you Brian Gilbert recently? There are only a couple of people who would believe Craig so if it was him, I'm getting further confirmation on The Fiend.

— On the neighbor message What is going on is Rogers Park?
7:06 p.m.

FGFM, I note that The Fiend gave up trying to answer your question after a few failed attempts. All s/he's got in his/her arsenal is insults.

— On the neighbor message What is going on is Rogers Park?
3:42 p.m.

Perhaps you ^ should take your own advice.

— On the neighbor message Fund for Rehab
12:56 a.m.

Well, well, well, if it isn't the tag team of The Fiend and Tremaine, aka Michael in Juneway--again. When one is losing s/he brings in the other.

— On the neighbor message What is going on is Rogers Park?
12:45 a.m.

ptgrp, a year or so ago, I met with one of these students. She really wasn't a bit interested in what I had to say when it varied from her preconceived idea of her story line. She kept trying to steer me to say what she wanted to hear. Journalism has gone down the tubes.

— On the neighbor message Segregation vs. Diversity in Chicago
6:52 p.m.

Dee, the "Artist" is most likely another sock puppet friend of the drunk.

— On the neighbor message Fund for Rehab
6:39 p.m.

Becky, since you passed the ball, errr, I mean buck, to Carl, he's been absent from this thread. Guess you're going to have to organize it. Or maybe, now that we've met, that's where we should have the lunch we talked about.

— On the neighbor message New Mexican Food Gem in Rogers Park
6:09 p.m.

If you're not familiar with the florists in the town where you want them delivered, many local florists can take an order and have it delivered in the other town by a florist there. FlowersFlowers offers that service. See the last paragraph here:

http://www.flowers-flowers.com/index.php/order/

— On the neighbor message Looking for Florist
5:39 p.m.

The Pond just waiting to swoop in with his thumbs down.

2:52 p.m.

John, if someone were to tag our brick building, what would you have us do--paint over it? We don't have the equipment of the Grafitti Blasters. Also, would you like to pay more taxes to hire a bunch of new city employees to patrol the streets looking for grafitti? Get a grip, man.

2:45 p.m.

Williams Stoker & Heating Co.

http://www.stokerheating.com/

They installed our building's boiler many years ago and service it annually. We also use them for problems with radiators.

— On the neighbor message Hot Water Radiator Installer needed
2:43 a.m.

Stunning poster.

— On the neighbor message 22nd annual Artists of the Wall Festival
2:20 a.m.

still wrong ^

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park, Chicago-Wikipedia
1:25 a.m.

Wish I'd been there for the temper tantrum. After Follow Me on Friday, I headed to Morse Market, and then had to get home. I saw John, Pat, Rob, and other P Lers at Morse and Glenwood so I crossed to say hello. That's where I heard about Craig's little snit fit. Guess he's still hitting the juice.

11 p.m.

Artie, thanks for asking that this thread be removed. I saw Pat tonight and he holds no ill feelings.

I understand that Craig acted the As* that he is tonight.

8:50 p.m.

Artie, you blew it. Now, perhaps, you would be good enough to send a message to the EveryBlock moderators, using the feedback form at the bottom of the page, and ask them to remove this thread.

Then, I suggest that you get to know Pat. If you did, you wouldn't have posted that in the first place.

3:12 p.m.

Mr. Rogers, "...force-fed geese honking out at the futility of their existence." Is that like Need honking out at the futility of his/her existence?

2:47 p.m.

Looking forward to checking this out.

4:53 a.m.

Space Cowboy, when you hover your mouse over the photo of the truck driver, can't you hear him talking to his girlfriend? Neither can I.

— On the neighbor message EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Joe Moore lie's
4:07 a.m.

I figured it had to be the garage west of the gas station. What a great place for a mural.

"Irish Pirate = Littleton" Gee, Jeff, what a surprise--not.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park #1 for Murals Northside
1:50 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Green and Yellow Parakeet spotted
1:35 a.m.

I enrolled in the pilot program for a smart meter and have now had one for about 8 years. Under what is now called ComEd's Real-Time Pricing program, I've saved $353.34 (20.3%) through 2014. I highly recommend it.

— On the neighbor message Community Meeting - CAPS Beat 2431
1:15 a.m.

FGFM, is The Pond in Des Plaines capable of explaining anything?

12:57 a.m.

Does anybody know what a stature of limitations is?

Maybe Joe Stature knows.

9:13 p.m.

Report from the Beat Faciliator of the last Beat 2432 meeting:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/may14-beat-2432-meeting-report-6854289/

Beat meetings are every other month with community safety meetings in the alternate months. The police do not attend the latter.

— On the neighbor message Community Meeting - CAPS Beat 2431
3:25 p.m.

Pat, your email address is not enabled on EveryBlock. If it were, Chris could have sent you a message through EveryBlock. Your address wouldn't show and he would not get your address unless you responded. I've forgotten how to enable email. Maybe someone else will help you with that. Meanwhile, I've send a message to both you and Chris so you'll have his email address and he yours.

— On the neighbor message Are these safe ?
4:40 a.m.

I was going to suggest posting on the Facebook page Lost Dogs Illinois but I see you already have. Good job.

— On the neighbor message Found dog
4:16 a.m.

Try Kenilworth, but then long ago the daughter of a U.S. senator was murdered there.

— On the neighbor message Moving blocks in RP?
10:01 p.m.

Have you or someone taken him to a vet to check for a chip. I think the scan is free.

— On the neighbor message Found dog
9:46 p.m.

Based on that ^ nonsensical sentence, the Pond must have gone to Elkhorn High too.

— On the neighbor message Person Shot at Greenleaf & Sheridan
1:32 a.m.

Chris, meet Pat; Pat meet Chris. I'll be glad to connect you by email. Just say the word, Pat.

— On the neighbor message Are these safe ?
9 p.m.

Hey, Jeff, I might have come in to say hello if I'd known. Doubt that I'll get there tomorrow. And you sneaked by me too, Becky.

— On the neighbor message Sol Cafe
8:38 p.m.

Nancy, I thought that dogs were now allowed on patios outside restaurants. I've certainly seen them inside the fence at Towbar. I've also seen them inside the fence at Heartland though perhaps tethered to the fence and they climbed through to sit under the table.

— On the neighbor message Heartland Cafe?
11:40 a.m.

Plenty of revisionist history above from the garage opponents.

— On the neighbor message What a BEAUTY!
3:06 a.m.

Yes, Heartland opened in 1976:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7YYv5hfg_U

— On the neighbor message Heartland Cafe?
2:38 a.m.

Do tell us some more bedtime stories, Fiend. You're very inventive.

2:28 a.m.

Good job, ptgrp. Guess Craig doesn't understand the meaning of "Amenities/Facilities." But then since he's from Elkhorn High, I guess I understand.

— On the neighbor message Leone Beach kayak rental?
9:28 p.m.

Thing, how could he have? He wasn't elected--thank goodness.

— On the neighbor message What a BEAUTY!
11:41 a.m.

To echo Cody, the zoning was NOT changed. It's interesting that RP2020, who got this matter dead wrong, just knows for a fact that Pritzker plans to turn the Farcroft into a condo. And just HOW would you know that? We have a case RP2020 spewing out wild accusations, just hoping that some of them will stick in someone's mind.

— On the neighbor message What a BEAUTY!
11:40 a.m.

Tammy and Timothy, I don't think it's a good idea to post addresses of womens' shelters publicly. Fortunately, neither of you gave the actual address of New Life. A phone number for contact, though, is fine.

Sarah, belated congratulations on being thrice-blessed. You must have your hands full.

— On the neighbor message Baby Supplies Donation?
11:15 a.m.

Ah, thank you. Since I only have one email address, that should be easy.

— On the neighbor message EveryBlock Got A Facelift
2:34 a.m.

I think dogs are allowed on the patio, Rosalita.

— On the neighbor message Heartland Cafe?
2:31 a.m.

Gene, no the Chevanston post itself wasn't all that bad, but it was a complete lie. Jeff loves a good fight to erupt in the comment sections of his posts but the site has been so boring, no one is commenting anymore. Plus, he totally enables Craig. Comments don't get posted there until Jeff has looked them over. He let Craig post lewd comments about me on more than one occasion but censored my responses.

Becky, you can be sure Jeff is commenting on EveryBlock.

— On the neighbor message "I Win" is gone.
1:52 a.m.

Spam, I'm afraid to log out. I'm not at all sure I know what my log in is.

Reid, there's a problem with the email notifications of Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down. Example: A recent notification informs me that ptgrp has given me a Thumbs up for "Fear you???? That's a crock of s**t," which is above on this thread. It then informs me that other neighbors who have given me a Thumbs Up for the same comment are Carl Good, Mr. Rogers, Cairo, Dee, and Reid Hyams. The notification immediately before that informs me that Jonquil Fiend gave me a Thumbs Down for that same comment. Then it informed me that the same five people listed above gave me a Thumbs Down. So, Reid, which was it for you--a Thumbs Up or a Thumbs Down? Actually, I think I know the answer.

— On the neighbor message EveryBlock Got A Facelift
1:27 a.m.

Scroll down to April 8 and you'll see that it was Mr. Kara at CMSA who asked for the MacBook Air, but you'll also see on this page that Ms. Salas has had some outrageous requests.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/?only=classroom-fundraisers

— On the classroom fundraiser Chromebooks for Our Class
12:53 a.m.

Entertaining, ks? Perhaps because he wasn't writing filth about you or threatening you. You do get your kicks in strange ways.

— On the neighbor message "I Win" is gone.
1:06 a.m.

Fear you???? That's a crock of s**t.

— On the neighbor message EveryBlock Got A Facelift
12:53 a.m.

By the Lake, right on.

— On the neighbor message What a BEAUTY!
9:58 p.m.

Emily, she can't have grown up already.

— On the neighbor message Baby Supplies Donation?
9:52 p.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message We Need Your Voice!
2:39 a.m.

Welcome to EveryBlock, Jarvis Square. Oh, I know you didn't just join today, but you've been thanking all your sock puppet buddies since you did join a week ago and just waiting in the wings to begin commenting. Looking over your comments above, I predict you won't be with us for long.

But as long as you're here, do tell what benefit the garage would be to the residents of the Farcroft and the visitors to the Bach House if it had been built on Morse west of Sheridan. A disabled friend was supposed to meet me at Bach House for an event last Saturday. He couldn't find a parking place within walking distance so he went back home.

Will, only a few panels were up the last time I saw the garage. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished structure.

— On the neighbor message What a BEAUTY!
2:01 a.m.

I think someone is playing with The Fiend's mind tonight.

— On the neighbor message EveryBlock Got A Facelift
1:12 a.m.

Leigh has left the building.

— On the neighbor message Divy Bikes
5:38 p.m.

Kyros, the tipoff on the link you posted is that the title of the page is "The Broken Liver of Rogers Park. It's a spoof of the Hellhole, making fun of Craig's garbage postings. At one time, Craig did have a Howard Hellhole. He used to wander up and down Howard posting flyers for it. I followed behind, ripping them down.

So you know nothing of his history. As an example, read the first comment following this blog post:

http://chevanstonrogerspark.blogspot.com/2013/03/pratt-clark-site-of-daytime-shooting-24.html

The blogger, Jeff Olson, gave Craig free rein but didn't allow me to respond.

— On the neighbor message I Win
1:11 a.m.

Lori, the fence at Willye White was not approved in the PB vote but the alderman used some of his extra menu money for it. It was installed last year.

— On the neighbor message Concerned
9:24 p.m.

Kyros, why can't you believe what Craig is doing here, including his slur against me. This is not new; he's been doing it for years on other sites. He is not a nice person, and that's putting it mildly.

— On the neighbor message I Win
9:06 p.m.

The Fiend: "Carl,.... I was considering getting a CCL, now because of you, I'll certainly go ahead and get it." How terribly rational--not.

I also note that The Fiend woke up his buddy Tremaine to join the chorus and thank his comments. Still up, Jeffy?

— On the neighbor message Robbery on Red Line @ Morse 8:30am 5/11/15
4:16 a.m.

Looks as though the folks in RP are requesting that deliveries be made by other than the sotted one. He sure seems to have a lot of time on his hands tonight.

— On the neighbor message I Win
10:39 p.m.

"Slappy happy" - is that your nickname, Bruce?

— On the neighbor message I Win
9:14 p.m.

Dee, if you're not familiar with Evanston, that Enterprise location Peter mentions is across the street from and just a bit north of the Century 12 movie theaters.

— On the neighbor message Car Rentals Serving E Rogers Park?
8:55 p.m.

I drive and my companion is driving at the moment, having just left here in our van.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Police
8:40 p.m.

Oh my, I haven't heard any violin music for poor, dumped on Craig.

— On the neighbor message I Win
3:31 a.m.

Clearly, RP2020 must either not have a vehicle or has a garage for it. I suppose there might be some place in RP where parking is not a problem so that leaving booted vehicles on the street doesn't cause a problem, but I can't think of such a place.

— On the neighbor message Denver Boots
3:21 a.m.

On what grounds would you contest the ticket? If left turns were prohibited and you turned left, it sounds as though you deserved the ticket.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Police
2:04 a.m.

Cody, add BestOf, born April 26, to that birthday list.

4:49 a.m.

BestOf, wow, that's impressive. You managed to write down all those links in a phone call? You truly are amazing. Oh, and BTW, we'll add you to the folks whose birthdays we'll be celebrating in late April each year.

4:45 a.m.

Cody, are you as amused by Suzanne's weird obsession in finding Barbara Moore hiding behind you and others here as I am?

— On the neighbor message Mr Alderman: Say NO to Spike Lee
4:32 a.m.

Excuses, excuses^.

— On the neighbor message Denver Boots
4:14 a.m.

ChicagoNeighbor, thank you. A year or so ago, I went searching trying to figure out what this strange bishop--Wilkowski--had to do with Rogers Park and what his church was all about. I came across some of what you've linked to above regarding the child molesters and was sick to my stomach.

3:59 a.m.

Was this the result of a two-day bender?

Dee, you really don't want a delivery from him anyway.

— On the neighbor message I Win
3:15 a.m.

RPer sort of forgot that the city sends reminders to the person the vehicle is registered to if tickets aren't paid on time so, no, the owner knows there are unpaid tickets even if the "kids" have tossed them.

Jennifer, I don't see booted cars stay on the street longer than a day.

— On the neighbor message Denver Boots
4:22 p.m.

Gene, you want to look like Wilford Brimley?????

— On the neighbor message Question for Moderators
4:53 a.m.

Kyros, agreed that the RPBA's website also is a bit hard to use, but click on "JOIN US" on the right-hand side of the home page and you'll find the membership benefits and how much it costs to join. Membership fee is based on number of employees.

4:49 a.m.

Thing, of course, is just the most recent incarnation of someone else who loved to tell everyone s/he disagreed with to move on.

4:34 a.m.

Yes, Pond, you posted a link to the Rogers Park Business Alliance's Facebook page, so contrasting that fine organization with the "Chamber of Commerce" did NOT constitute launching a personal attack.

4:25 a.m.

Who's Wilford Brimley?

— On the neighbor message Question for Moderators
4:16 a.m.

Kyros, Shaal Grey isn't dead--just sleeping like ILoveRogersPark. When an account is inactivated, you can't find the profile page.

3:03 a.m.

Kyros, how do I know these things? My only source of information about Rogers Park and what goes on here is NOT EveryBlock as yours seems to be. To check the address of the "chamber," all you have to do is walk by and look in the window. You will see a tiny basement office reached only down a narrow stairway. There is a doorway inside that presumably leads to a larger space in the back. The opening of this office was announced publicly a few months ago. Prior to that, the chamber didn't even have an office.

Since these posts have appeared on EveryBlock, Morton has gotten somewhat busy posting things in the name of the chamber on a couple of neighborhood Facebook pages--and I don't just mean on the numerous Facebook pages that he himself has created. He is synonymous with the chamber.

2:42 a.m.

Perhaps not in official statistics, Robin, but they sure look for shell casings when there are credible reports of shots fired.

— On the neighbor message Jonquil and Ashland! Juneway! Helen NoH!!!
9:57 a.m.

And? Well, for starters, the RPBA's Facebook page is up-to-date with many recent postings, as opposed to the chamber's woefully out-of-date page:

https://www.facebook.com/RogersParkChamber?fref=ts

2,274 people have liked the Business Alliance's page, whereas only 300 have clicked "Like" for the chamber's page

2:54 a.m.

d3, your SO is wrong. We're closer than you. The shots were very loud. There were only 4 or 5 and we had a living room window open so I don't think we could have missed hearing more unless someone else was shooting from much farther away.

2:34 a.m.

Peggy, the word that came to me upon reading your last comment above was "Pot."

2:17 a.m.

Cody, I see that Suzanne bought your suggestion hook, line, and sinker. I'm sure that you know that putting together a Most Wanted List and publicizing it would be promptly overruled by the Commander but Suzanne seems to think it a great idea.

2:10 a.m.

Kyros, you seem to be assuming that the "chamber" has employees. As an alleged non-profit, it probably has to have a board with officers but I strongly doubt that it has any employees. Morton is it as far as I'm aware. The office is in a below-ground-level storefront at 7231 N. Sheridan, which makes its upcoming workshop "How to Become Accessible & Work with People with Disabilities" seemingly inaccessible to people with many disabilities. My guess is that the irony of that would be lost on Morton.

1:34 a.m.

But the Pond in DesPlaines probably didn't mute you, Kyros. If he had, he wouldn't see this thread. That was the beauty of muting the only troll I've ever muted--one of the incarnations of Sid, the witch. Once I did that, I didn't see any more posts from him, though I had the option of revealing comments he made on other threads if I wanted to.

— On the neighbor message It’s a Mute-iny !!
9:12 p.m.

I assume you mean the weird map that shows Haskins down around Interstate 55.

— On the neighbor message Let's stop the trolling please
4:13 a.m.

Kyros, above you wrote: "... the mutes will be removed from my account soon enough," Mutes don't get removed from accounts unless the people who muted you remove the mutes. If you are thinking that mutes go away when the account of a person who has muted you is inactivated, that doesn't happen. (Or have I misunderstood you again?)

— On the neighbor message It’s a Mute-iny !!
3:26 a.m.

Yeah, I think it was on the block. 4 shots. Apparently no one hit. We saw people scattering while I called 911. Took a while to get an answer. Both Chicago and Evanston police are driving around.

Kyros, what are you hearing on the scanner? Shots were just before midnight.

— On the neighbor message Jonquil and Ashland! Juneway! Helen NoH!!!
12:13 a.m.

Meanwhile, has anyone noticed that newby "Hank Adams" bit the dust. Did she even last 24 hours?

6:17 p.m.

The irrelevant Pond posts links to sites that aren't up-to-date. What's new? By now, though, perhaps JB Alberta's has gotten their money's worth out of joining the bogus chamber.

6:03 p.m.

< I'm mostly missing in the avatar and there's not a thing I can do about it. But the way I show in the full photo is absolutely intentional. As Dee knows, I love Noah, Jr., and it's fine that he shows full face in the avatar.

— On the neighbor message Question for Moderators
3:54 p.m.

Says the troll who hasn't even tried to post a pic as an avatar.

— On the neighbor message Question for Moderators
1:43 p.m.

As I pointed out Pension Pat, while a bit crazy in a fun sort of way, is NOT a lady. He's a man.

— On the neighbor message Question for Moderators
12:16 p.m.

For those who haven't noticed, the account of "Everything Seems" has been removed from EveryBlock and perhaps all of her comments have been as well. But she'll be back; she always comes back eventually when her account gets closed.

— On the neighbor message Bothersome Neighborhood Kids
3:58 a.m.

Swervedriver, what neighborhood are you visiting from? Most active residents of Rogers Park know that Pension Pat is a he not a she and that he's a CAPS facilitator.

— On the neighbor message Question for Moderators
3:26 a.m.

Kyros, on Tuesday you wrote: "Rob - 'ILove Rogers Park' was given a time out for being naughty, when he was caught using Tommy’s account." No, ILRP has just been silent except for "thanking" his troll friends' comments ever since he was caught talking to himself because he forgot to sign in from one of his other accounts. His ILRP account is still active:
http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/195581/

3:09 a.m.

Good morning, ^ troll ^. How very interesting. Everything Seems has disappeared on the same day that you were born.

2:39 a.m.

My condolences, Carl! I see Marie Fischl at http://fischldental.com/
and highly recommend her. But my last root canal was so long ago, I don't recall where I was going at the time.

— On the neighbor message root canal ˚⌇˚
2:06 a.m.

Good luck to you, Al. I hope you both enjoy your life there and that, one day, you'll return to Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message See you around
4:57 a.m.

WaldorfMom, I think it unlikely the moderators will ever read your post. If this were a truly moderated site, someone would read each post and comment before it goes live rather than have to remove things later. What gets their attention is when posts and comments are marked unneighborly, especially when so marked by more than one person. You can also get their attention by sending Feedback using the form at the lower right-hand side of any EveryBlock page. And yes, Sid's activity last night caused me to mark everything he wrote unneighborly and also send in Feedback. I didn't count the number of posts but there must have been at least a couple of dozen separate threads.

— On the neighbor message Question for Moderators
2:55 a.m.

^ Um, sure. Tell us some more bedtime stories, MM. Oh, and look, she changed the cute saying after her "name."

— On the neighbor message White Men Have Lost Their Masculinity!
1:38 a.m.

Cody, careful about Fung's. I noticed a couple of days ago that they passed their inspection but with conditions. That last part didn't sound good.

— On the neighbor message Let's stop the trolling please
1:33 a.m.

Kyros, let me get this straight. There were three recent "shooting incidents" but only one person was shot. Is that correct? And all of those shooting incidents were SOUTH of Howard, right? I think I'll just hunker down in my own safe neck of the woods in NoH.

— On the neighbor message Child Shot at Wolcott & Birchwood
12:38 a.m.

The original post was truthful on the day it was posted. Therefore, it isn't bogus.

1:18 a.m.

Thanks, John. Do you make soup with those lentils?
We're looking for someone to replace a lot of our lintels. Do they do that too? (Sorry, I couldn't resist.) Passing this recommendation on to our president.

1:06 a.m.

I'd been wondering about that window display on Howard.

— On the neighbor message Pop up art galleries?
8:50 p.m.

How bizarre can you get. Liked and shared by all his other FB pages.

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
6:18 p.m.

Uh oh, watch out, Dee has a chain saw as well as an axe.

— On the neighbor message Knife Sharpening near Rogers Park
2:31 a.m.

Becky, Tremaine's old ID was "Michael in Juneway."

— On the neighbor message Philly's Best is open
2:21 a.m.

Peggy, I think you've got the wrong person behind the troll "Everything Seems." The content of the two comments that troll left here, which were deleted by the moderators for their inappropriate content, is reminiscent of comments over the years by a cast of characters belonging to a woman with the initials M.M., and I don't mean Marilyn Monroe. Yes, "Seems" claims to be a man but I highly doubt it.

— On the neighbor message Bothersome Neighborhood Kids
2:03 a.m.

My guess is that the more they blather away, the more Cameron can see that TM and JF are just a couple of trolls (or perhaps one troll with two accounts) and that their comments can be ignored. Reid, don't waste your time arguing with them. It was a beautiful day. I went out and walked a labyrinth.

— On the neighbor message Greenview & Howard
6:13 p.m.

Funny thing, I meet a lot of folks in RP. I've actually met both Robs. Trucker Rob at the Great Burger Summit of 2012:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/feb16-the-great-ward-49-burger-summit-2012-4692199/

and plain Rob, whom the TM troll tried to disparage above. Like, Emily, I'm Facebook friends with the latter who has an active account. I believe that Trucker Rob also has an active account but we're not "friends."

4:38 p.m.

If it turns out that the gangway belongs to the neighboring property, I was going to suggest "entertaining" them with opera too. I don't think one can loiter on the property where they live. But if the gangway belongs to the condo building, "no loitering" signs posted by the condo association in the gangway might help.

Emily, if you're a condo owner, check to see whether your association's records contain a survey of the property.

— On the neighbor message Bothersome Neighborhood Kids
4:09 p.m.

The public meetings I mentioned above have continued. On Friday, I received a postcard for the next one to "learn more about the proposed project, anticipated project benefits and impacts, and have the opportunity to provide feedback." It will be held on Thursday, May 14, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, at Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway.

3:05 a.m.

Rob, have you looked at the "chamber's" Facebook page? It hasn't been updated in over a year. The last post was for Valentine's Day 2014:

https://www.facebook.com/RogersParkChamber?fref=ts

2:35 a.m.

You say that you share a gangway with the building next door, but while that gangway may be shared in practice, it actually belongs either to your condo association or to the owners of the building next door. As a first step, I think you need to establish who owns that property. If the young people are hanging out on your building's property, you should have remedies you wouldn't have if the property belongs to the owners next door.

— On the neighbor message Bothersome Neighborhood Kids
2:07 a.m.

Becky, that's assuming s/he actually lives here. I doubt it anymore than that "Tremaine" does.

— On the neighbor message Greenview & Howard
9:15 p.m.

I sure do, Alissa. After posting that, I remembered that a knife sharpener also comes to the Evanston Farmers' Market, the first of which is on May 9. There's no guarantee the guy will be there though. The May markets are not so well attended because produce is sparse so he may not show up until a little later in the season. But if you have that Saturday morning free, you could give that a try.

— On the neighbor message Knife Sharpening near Rogers Park
6:55 p.m.

Dave (Sharpening by Dave) used to come to the Glenwood Sunday Market and did a good job on some scissors and knives for me. Take a look at the calendar on their website to see whether any of the sites are convenient for you.

http://www.sharpeningbydave.com/

— On the neighbor message Knife Sharpening near Rogers Park
6:23 p.m.

Bill, I think there were rumblings from the "Chamber of Commerce" about a Taste of Rogers Park prior to last year, but the neighborhood was assured that it would be a reality last year:

http://tasteofrogerspark.webs.com/

Does anyone recall it actually happening? I think not. I know that their attempt to raise $10,000, half of which would be matched, through a Kickstarter campaign failed big time.

6:09 p.m.

Carl, get over here and clean the coffee off my keyboard!

— On the neighbor message Return of the Witch?
5:48 p.m.

Jeff, you put it very bluntly, but that is also what I saw on the video.

3:23 p.m.

Dave, I do think Reid's opinion is more valid than the opinions of trolls.

— On the neighbor message Greenview & Howard
3:12 p.m.

Perhaps you could stop spamming this site, Brett. I know you were blocked on at least one Facebook page after being asked to knock off the spam.

— On the neighbor message Return of the Witch?
1:53 a.m.

ptgrp, oops! My bad.

1:35 a.m.

That's right, Ines. UNO leased the former St. Scholastica building from the Benedictines.

— On the neighbor message Sun Times reports: Feud threatens UNO schools
1:26 a.m.

Gal, perhaps three of you have missed Sidney. So far, 52 have muted this newest incarnation

12:55 a.m.

Becky, Jeff might make you some art but I doubt that he'll make you a hat. Ask Will where he got his. (BTW, your question will go right over the Pond's head, but I'm sure you know that.)

— On the neighbor message Really cool Rogers Park YouTube channel
12:47 a.m.

Yes, but we got into the building a few minutes before midnight.

— On the neighbor message Greenview & Howard
12:34 a.m.

How many accounts do you have Tommys Mommy--who is no one's mommy.

— On the neighbor message A growing problem...
12:24 a.m.

Having attended Lyric Opera tonight, my companion and I just walked home from the Howard el station. Quiet and peaceful out there (and a bit too chilly for the last day of April).

— On the neighbor message Greenview & Howard
12:18 a.m.

There were pubic meetings a few years ago that covered the stop gap measures being taken then and also the long-term proposals under the Red and Purple Modernization Project:

http://www.transitchicago.com/rpmproject/

3:51 p.m.

d3, I always sat on the Greenview side of the patio. The smoke didn't waft around the corner. Assuming they keep the patio as it is, keep that in mind for the future.

2:35 p.m.

Heaven help us. Has the witch returned as a sockpuppet?

— On the neighbor message Tat, tat, tat
2:38 a.m.

I know quite a bit about them because I know two of the places where they live, some times interact with them pleasantly, and watch them coming and going from one of the buildings, usually as a group. You're the one who doesn't know anything about them, JF.

2:22 a.m.

Just to echo others here, after seeing this on the news tonight, I recommend leaving your dogs in MN:

http://abc7chicago.com/pets/more-than-35-dogs-sick-with-flu-at-paws-tinley-park-shelter/687426/

— On the neighbor message How's that dog flu?
2:05 a.m.

Bill, Joe doesn't have any friends--not real ones obviously--although he has a ton of fake FaceBook friends.

1:53 a.m.

Maybe just half of Tremaine, who claims s/he lives on Juneway.

Cameron, I live farther west and north of that intersection. I suppose the North of Howard haters would say I'm in an even more dangerous area. But I don't feel North of Howard is dangerous and am not afraid to go where I want at any time. Mostly what I've read about happening on Greenview is theft of packages left by delivery persons in lobbies.

— On the neighbor message Greenview & Howard
1:47 a.m.

Becky, he writes a lot of non-sentences, for example: "This appears to happen Rogers Park and many other EveryPark members." And I'm still wondering what an EveryPark member is.

— On the neighbor message Really cool Rogers Park YouTube channel
12:35 a.m.

Ah, but Carl, remember Lake's original account on EveryBlock was shut down by the moderators. There was some really nasty stuff back then.

— On the neighbor message Really cool Rogers Park YouTube channel
9:45 p.m.

The new owner "co-owns Evanston's La Macchina Cafe. He said he would be 'aiming for the same feel' as La Macchina in Jarvis Square." YES! La Macchina is fantastic; I hope he means not just the feel but also the food.

2:28 a.m.

Bruce is into making bets. Trouble is he claims he has bets when the other parties haven't agreed to the bets.

2:18 a.m.

Just as I thought, "Jonquil Friend" has no idea that some of these Trilogy clients he disparaged above, live in buildings in NoH. That's because they're quiet and mind their own business.

2:14 a.m.

Three advertizing threads, including yours Mark, as well as one by Maggie who defended you vociferously, were all removed on the same day.

— On the neighbor message Live and Learn
8:19 p.m.

Indeed, Becky, one wonders whether Ms. Salas ever gets any of her numerous requests funded.

— On the classroom fundraiser Wilson Techniques Training
7:56 p.m.

What do you want to bet that "Jonquil Friend" hasn't a clue where the Trilogy housing in NoH is located.

3:10 a.m.

Who would do that sort of thing? The same people who drink beer or liquor while walking along. That is illegal, you know, so why would they bother disposing of the container responsibly?

— On the neighbor message Hard to Visualize
3 a.m.

"Shaal," do you think you can get away with lying here? Apparently so. You know full well that Morton only filed with the Secretary of State's office on Monday so that the status of the alleged chamber then became active. You also know full well that Cody didn't post an "invalid photo of the Chamber of Commerce" on Monday. I've checked Cody's comments page and his posts page. Apparently he took Monday off. His last comments and his last post were on Sunday, when the chamber was still shown as "not in good standing."

2:08 a.m.

Yeah, Shaal, thanks for creating a new account on Monday so that you could point out that Morton finally filed with the Secretary of State's office nearly a month late. But you were late with that news, which had already been reported in this thread.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Chamber of Con Arts
1:38 a.m.

Tom, some months ago, I did ask one business owner whether she was aware that the RP chamber was not affiliated with the national group. She seemed rather shocked when I told her it wasn't. And do you really think Morton gives all those businesses good exposure? There are a handful that he promotes regularly; the rest I never see anything about from him.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Chamber of Con Arts
3:06 a.m.

Helloooooo. Nobody is looking for a new location. This thread is three years old.

— On the neighbor message Pekin House Chinese Restaurant CLOSING!!!
2:37 a.m.

What a great idea. Veggies, either roasted or raw, would be very good with the baked goat cheese as a dip.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
3:50 p.m.

Joe talks to himself days later.

3:26 a.m.

Tom 2422, No, I don't think businesses do know what they're joining when they join Morton's "Chamber of Commerce." I think most assume that it is part of the nation-wide system of such chambers, but, in fact, it isn't. A year or so ago, I looked into that matter and found, just like Cody has, that Morton's chamber has no affiliation with the others. That's a scam, IMO.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Chamber of Con Arts
3:23 a.m.

Mark, your name seems familiar to me. Perhaps I've seen you on stage somewhere. Or perhaps I'm just thinking of the character "Shallow" in Shakespeare's plays. In any event, I agree with Dee that your post, while interesting, violates the EveryBlock guidelines. There are a great number of "professional" dog walkers and pet care givers in the community. I think that even those who are supporting your post here would strongly object if all of them started posting their services on EveryBlock.

4:10 p.m.

Bump.

4:22 a.m.

Good luck to you. Guess I can take you out of the Triangle Park Garden Group. Wish we'd connected in person more often.

— On the neighbor message Looking for an inexpensive painter
4:16 a.m.

Well, Cody, from what I understand, the so-called bishop who is the secretary of this organization doesn't live in Rogers Park either.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Chamber of Con Arts
3:44 a.m.

Cairo, I don't think you have any basis whatsoever for thinking that Gregory never went to Bullhead. He didn't write one word about Bullhead. I do think it's safe to say that Gregory does not patronize businesses owned by Treacy. I went to Bullhead twice--once for a Follow Me on Friday and once for dinner with friends. I found nothing to entice me to go back.

— On the neighbor message Pub 626
10:20 p.m.

Last days to vote the PB ballot: Friday and Saturday.

3:50 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Anyone lose a bird?
3:48 a.m.

Ta da! The Internet is a wonderful thing. Mary and Cody, it's the Chicago Tree Project.

http://www.chicagotreeproject.org/

http://www.publicartinchicago.com/2014-chicago-tree-project/

Thanks for bringing them up, Mary. I saw two of them on Wednesday on the way home from Montrose Beach and wondered about them myself.

— On the neighbor message Savage destruction of local artist's artwork.
3:29 a.m.

Thanks for the update, Mei. Poor baby. I hope you can visit him.

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat, Cream/Tan with Blue Eyes
2:53 a.m.

What a bizarre Facebook page!!! The only thing on the "Haskins Avenue" page that has ANYTHING to do with Haskins Avenue is the map posted on Feb. 16, which appears all the way at the bottom of the timeline, presumably when the page was created. If you go to the About page, it shows a non-existent address of 7502 N. Haskins Ave and a map of a section of Interstate 55. There was never a 7502 N. Haskins. This tiny diagonal street is north of Howard, and there isn't a Haskins anywhere else in Chicago.

As Cody indicates, there is no housing on Haskins. But there used to be. What makes me so angry about this is that my very first apartment in Chicago was on Haskins--7749 N. Haskins to be exact. I lived there for two years in a studio apartment. If I recall correctly, the rent was $69.50. A Facebook page for a street could be used to provide a history of the street and its residents, but Morton doesn't know anything about that. Instead, it's filled with the garbage postings of a self-promoter.

2:24 a.m.

Cody, you didn't even mention all the folks named "Name not displayed." A petition on which the "signers" don't have to use their names or list actual addresses and on which some signers even indicate they live in foreign countries is as good as the paper on which it isn't written.

12:54 a.m.

There's a garage on Howard immediately west of the gas station at Howard & Sheridan. Though it's a bit outside your stated area, I assume the CTA garage on Rogers offers monthly parking.

5:56 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Found Key
2:08 a.m.

McChubby has been busy here.

— On the neighbor message Alfred E. Newman, Joe Lake, Senator Claghorn
2:04 a.m.

HI

(That's a greeting to Damon). So, two trolls have responded to you, and so far one troll--the major disruptor in RP EveryBlock--thanked you. I'm not clear what to think about that.

— On the neighbor message Scientific Research on Internet Trolls
1:20 a.m.

NYC, no painter to recommend but I wonder the same as Dee. You've been so quiet, I thought you'd gone back east.

— On the neighbor message Looking for an inexpensive painter
1:08 a.m.

And Cody apparently commented before he'd had his morning coffee. Wrong thread, Cody.

— On the neighbor message Jarvis street
1:14 p.m.

I've seen a Husky being walked around here so I assume that's you with her, Karim. Beautiful dog. So glad you got her back so quickly.

3:40 a.m.

Budlong, I'm not positive but this may be the last year that condos and co-ops get the rebate.

3:27 a.m.

Elizabeth T., surely you're joking. Or maybe you mean it's Leona's fault?

— On the neighbor message Pizza Hut on Howard
3:06 a.m.

Sandy, you can undo an "unneighborly" by clicking on it again. That works when you've mistakenly given someone "Thanks" too. BTW, an interesting collection of trolls Thanked Jim's comment.

— On the neighbor message Alfred E. Newman, Joe Lake, Senator Claghorn
2:55 a.m.

Why are track records unimportant? MorseL got praise when it opened, but how long did it take to go downhill? The last time I ate there, the food was barely eatable.

— On the neighbor message Pub 626
2:46 a.m.

I'm going to miss the sculptures. Great art? No, but they added whimsy to the street.

— On the neighbor message Savage destruction of local artist's artwork.
2:21 a.m.

^ fine, but we're we're talking about a Pizza Hut on the north side of Howard in Evanston, so it's the Evanston alderwoman's fault.

— On the neighbor message Pizza Hut on Howard
2:22 a.m.

Dear Fungs: A friend tells me that you have good food, and if he had put up a post praising your restaurant, that would be fine. But it violates the EveryBlock guidelines for you to advertise your own restaurant here. See the "EveryBlock Don'ts" on this page:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/help/guidelines/

2:17 a.m.

What's anonymous about the online survey, anonymous FGFM? The group conducting the survey is mentioned in the OP. More here:

http://www.artspace.org/

10:38 p.m.

ChicagoNeighbor, then please fill out the survey mentioned in the OP.

Alison, I'm confused. First you said you thought Crindel was joking. He is not joking. Then you said you thought it was Cody who was kidding. Cody may be kidding. It is often difficult to figure Cody out.

6:36 p.m.

We order from Panino's, Dempster & Dodge, in Evanston. Because we like deep dish, we need to order an hour or so before we want to eat, but as long as we get the order placed in time, it always comes when we want it. The delivery charge is a bit steep so sometimes we order and pick it up. They have many styles of pizza and even gluten-free and wheat crusts.

http://paninospizzeria.com/evanston/index.html

— On the neighbor message Pizza Hut on Howard
6:13 p.m.

Welcome back to Rogers Park where dozens of blocks of streets were resurfaced last year. Here's a list that our alderman sent out in mid-September. More blocks were added later.

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/154883_322.htm

At the top of that page, sign up to receive notices from Ald. Moore so that you can stay informed on what's happening in the ward, including Participatory Budgeting. This is the week for that vote. You can vote for all $1 million of our ward's menu money to be spent on street resurfacing and new sidewalks if that's what you want.

— On the neighbor message What's going on with the streets?
4:23 p.m.

Great! Now we're getting old feeds from Evanston.

3:02 a.m.

No, Alison, from reading Crinedel's comments in the past, I don't think he was making a joke. I suspect that he opposes all subsidized housing. (And there is no such thing as a worthless Van Gogh; perhaps you were joking.)

Cody, back to the books on his life. He moved back in with his parents and lived there well into his 20s, and his brother Theo supported him later.

1:59 a.m.

Heavens to Betsy, we wouldn't want to subsidize substandard artists like Vincent Van Gogh, who may never have sold a painting in his lifetime and, therefore, according to Cody was an incompetent artist. "Substandard" art is only in the eye of the beholder. IMO, paintings of Campbell's soup cans are substandard, yet Warhol was quite successful during his lifetime.

6:15 p.m.

Carl is thinking quite clearly, Cody. You're not. Supporting the arts is something that societies that value art do--that is, civilized societies.

4:24 p.m.

Good story, Bill. We had a reservation for 7:00 last night. I finally got to meet Al I., who arrived with his wife a bit later, and sat near us.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
3:48 p.m.

Another fabulous evening at TT with some friends. Chocolate lovers must try the mousse for dessert.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
4:16 a.m.

Marck, if you're referring to the city's recycling pickup, I believe it's every two weeks, not every two months, and only single-family homes and owner-occupied small buildings get city pickup.

5:15 p.m.

Even later rumor: Well-known bicycle delivery person moving to Wicker Park where the tips are better and he won't be shot at.

— On the neighbor message New Commander
4:30 p.m.

Cody!!!!!! You told.

2:58 p.m.

Peggy, I was going to be generous and give it 6 months. Whiskey and tacos failed so beer and tacos is supposed to succeed?

— On the neighbor message Pub 626
2 a.m.

Chris, isn't it against the EveryBlock rules to answer a question posed in the OP? Shame on you.

— On the neighbor message Core aeration for lawn?
1:30 a.m.

I wish Khamis would bring back Sahara Kabob.

12:47 a.m.

RP2020, Julie is mixing apples and oranges. The proposed tavern on Clark has nothing to do with the subject of her post. And Julie apparently missed the info. in the alderman's message that the tavern doesn't need his approval--or perhaps deliberately overlooked it.

— On the neighbor message Nudity, liquor, strip clubs
12:42 a.m.

?

— On the neighbor message Thanks
12:24 a.m.

The two (if they are two though I suspect only one who likes to talk to himself) twerps wouldn't open their mouths so violence wouldn't happen. But, no, I doubt that Rob is violent--just young and strong.

12:23 a.m.

Dee, you haven't met Rob yet, but when you do you'll see why "Tommy's Mommy" (who isn't anyone's mommy) and I Love RP (who doesn't) might be little more than splats on the pavement if they ever said such things to Rob's face.

9:31 p.m.

Unlike the Pond, I actually know the people in the Reader story.

4:56 p.m.

And as anyone who knows the person Needy is referring to knows that's not her name.

— On the neighbor message Anyone know what happened?
3:30 a.m.

Just Joravsky blowing smoke and the Pond falling for it.

3:24 a.m.

Becky, who wants to take out the trash and have to deal with a locked dumpster? I don't.

2:39 a.m.

Carolina, did Ramona come home? I hope so. I notice that your Facebook post on RP Neighborhood News has disappeared.

— On the neighbor message Missing Cat
1:48 a.m.

Thanks, Kat. No more petting dogs for me while out. Had no idea I could transmit to my cat.

— On the neighbor message Dog Flu Shot
3:34 a.m.

Golly Gee, Craig, I walked thought that very dangerous intersection twice Wednesday night and the second time, walking home, it was after dark. In fact, I walk through that intersection most days. I'm surprised I'm still alive to write about it.

— On the neighbor message Gang activity at Ashland and Jonquil
3:25 a.m.

More on the urban legend of shoes in the trees and on power lines:

http://www.snopes.com/crime/gangs/sneakers.asp

3:13 a.m.

FGFM, you live in the wrong neighborhood. Mail is picked up at 5 PM from at least two boxes I can easily walk to.

— On the neighbor message Need a good accountant please....
2:43 a.m.

I shared your FB post on a different neighborhood group page.

— On the neighbor message Missing Cat
2:37 a.m.

Seems Carla must be a friend of the Pond in Des Plaines. Funny thing, Carla, you only call out nasty comments from people you disagree with. And for your information, Dee's a friend of mine and that's just what her friends call her.

— On the neighbor message Another Charter School in Rogers Park?
1:34 a.m.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Robert. Craig, the prophet of doom and gloom, would rather scare you. Yes, of course, there's some crime. Where isn't there crime? Craig just missed a bullet down on Morse last year.

— On the neighbor message Gang activity at Ashland and Jonquil
3:14 a.m.

Kat, did you look at the DNA article? Only registered voters within the boundaries shown for option 2 can sign the petition.

— On the neighbor message 1248 W. Devon dry precinct status?
3:02 a.m.

It's a wonderful story, Kyros. It involves the person pictured in the original post. Since he's commenting here, perhaps he'll tell you about it--though I doubt it.

2:39 a.m.

And don't forget, they may not even live in the neighborhood. Surely that must be illegal.

1:51 a.m.

What a terrifying time Mouse must have had riding in the engine compartment and getting burned. You're going to be giving him extra love and treats. So glad he's home!

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat, Cream/Tan with Blue Eyes
8:46 p.m.

DIE, Thread!

8:39 p.m.

Leigh, yes, yours is a late reply--a VERY late reply. How did you manage to dig up a post that's more an a year old? Mike's last comment on it is from March 25, 2014. He moved to Rogers Park about 2 months later. Now please just let this thread go dormant again.

8:32 p.m.

Umm, no, ILRP, but that might be you.

8:16 p.m.

And then there are those of us whom the Pond in DesPlaines blocked so we can't see his silly FB page.

10:43 a.m.

bump

— On the neighbor message Found Samsung Phone
2:27 a.m.

Just curious--so the owners are going with collecting the signatures of 2/3rds of the registered voters in the area specified? That's tough, especially since it's hard to reach people and registered voters move but are still counted as the total number of registered voters in the specified area.

— On the neighbor message 1248 W. Devon dry precinct status?
12:55 a.m.

What isn't explained is how True Nature is going to fit into Heartland. That first room at Heartland where groceries, etc. are sold now is nowhere near as large as True Nature.

5:57 p.m.

This was certainly popular. River Valley Mushrooms had completely sold out of mushrooms before I got there. The vendors did very well and some folks found a new place to shop. Fortunately, I had pre-ordered my chocolate chip cookies from B-Tru or I wouldn't have gotten any of those either.

1:07 a.m.

Question: do you want your own plot in a community garden to grow vegetables for yourself? There are also community gardens in parks where a group gardens together in an ornamental garden, but I suspect that's not what you have in mind.

— On the neighbor message Community Gardens in the area
9:10 p.m.

At this point I feel I need to say I've never had a problem with Chase. I moved a checking account there a few years ago as well as an IRA CD when it matured at BofA because BofA had the nerve to charge me a fee for taking a government-required minimum distribution from the IRA. That policy is bizarre. I've never been charged a fee for taking my RMD at another institution.

8:23 p.m.

^ From someone who clearly never owned a curious cat.

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat, Cream/Tan with Blue Eyes
2:22 a.m.

Rosalita, I think the one you mention is actually Gallery B1E's library mentioned in the original post.

5:04 p.m.

Cody, careful there. At first I took your reference to CG to be someone else.

Carl, I think I saw some activity from Eddie last night or at least the fact that that "name" is still live and not inactive.

— On the neighbor message Who is HR?
4:48 p.m.

It was tragic. 20 + years before the fire, I had lived directly below that apartment.

4:45 p.m.

Looks to me as though Cody spotted another impersonator of one of our EveryBlock neighbors. I noticed him earlier on Friday. Check out the "name" of the new neighbor who joined on Friday:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/?only=neighbor-activity

Look familiar though different? He's almost certainly Scotty who got booted off EveryBlock earlier this year and who has mimicked Reid's name in the past.

— On the neighbor message Who is HR?
1:31 a.m.

Speaking as an "older" person, there was nothing in the coverage I found frightening, though I was shocked at what I consider CindyBee's callousness. Two died, others injured, families without homes, businesses destroyed, and all Cindy can think about is her favorite TV programs. That, in addition to using an offensive acronym in her title.

— On the neighbor message wtf! TV weather
10:01 p.m.

While that is true, Pamela, it has no affect on the percentage of registered voters who turn out in each election because Jehovah's Witnesses also don't register to vote.

— On the neighbor message Turnout
9:15 p.m.

Before you know it, it will be time to paint over that Summertime Fun panel during Artists of the Wall 2015.

— On the neighbor message A last look at winter 2015 in Roger's Park.
2:52 a.m.

d3, I see dog poop left on the ground much more often than chicken bones.

— On the neighbor message BBQ Season is almost on again
2:27 a.m.

Have you posted flyers in the area? Also, if you have moved since he was microchipped, did you update your contact information? Hope you find Mouse Mouse soon.

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat, Cream/Tan with Blue Eyes
7 p.m.

rogerparker, yes, we have separation of church and state. We also have laws against discrimination. Holding elections on Saturdays would be blatantly discriminatory against Orthodox Jews, who would, I think, be prohibited from voting by their religion.

— On the neighbor message Turnout
6:55 p.m.

A couple of summers ago, the alderman held a Follow Me on Friday there. Fish Keg provided food and the alderman provided libations. I hung out for awhile with friends at a picnic table in the side yard, but, no, it wasn't "THE BEST NIGHT OUT".

5:51 p.m.

Thanks for the heads up ptgrp. I've noticed that HH visits occasionally but participates only by giving thanks--and probably unneighborlys.

I don't want a casino but realize that no one is going to ask for my permission. My prediction is that whatever they say the revenue is going to be used for will be a lie. Remember--the state lottery was supposed to solve all our education funding problems.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Stands Out
5:30 p.m.

I've heard of sore losers but rogerparker seems to be a sore winner.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Stands Out
3:32 a.m.

And the correct link to find out more information about Between Friends is

http://www.betweenfriendschicago.org/

— On the neighbor message Pinwheels for Prevention
1:57 p.m.

That is what's being alleged by a group of former UNITE staff and volunteers regarding that union's endorsement of Rahm:

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/17806/unite_here_rahm_emanuel_open_letter

— On the neighbor message Garcia's Accomplishments
1:34 p.m.

I think you're referring to Trilogy. I'm pretty sure they do rent some of their parking spaces. Contact them to find out when they have anything available:
http://www.trilogyinc.org/contact/

— On the neighbor message Looking to rent a parking space?
1:13 p.m.

You might want to ask the moderators to remove this posting by using the feedback form at the bottom of the page. And then put up a new post that includes the date of the event and a correct link to the Between Friends website.

— On the neighbor message Pinwheels for Prevention
12:55 p.m.

A&T has parking? (not that I care)

Re pancake houses: does anybody have good blintzes? When I get a craving, I can get them at International House of Pancakes but someplace must have much better ones.

The reviews of Papa Romeo's are priceless, though.

— On the neighbor message Upscale restaurant
8:32 p.m.

ptgrp, I thought Leona's had gone seriously downhill before it was sold. Since then, I don't think I've read anything positive about it. Do you recommend it?

IMO, Twisted Tapas is mighty fine dining with an excellent wine selection. I wouldn't be ashamed to take anyone there. There's also Towbar on Jarvis. Then there's Uncommon Ground though, yes, it's on the Edgewater side of Devon.

— On the neighbor message Upscale restaurant
2:11 a.m.

Calling Mr. Rogers: Lake is again erroneously citing "75 murders and shooting victims in 2013-2014."

1:47 a.m.

Joe, I hope you're not trying to imply that Don Rose lied about all those other polls in which the Tribune got it quite wrong.

12:48 a.m.

To go with John's list of former restaurants in RP, perhaps we should list for him all of our favorite restaurants downtown, in Edgewater and other Chicago neighborhoods, and Evanston that have also closed over the years. That REALLY would be quite a list.

— On the neighbor message Upscale restaurant
7:59 p.m.

I've been an adult for many decades, and I voted for Chuy on Wednesday.

— On the neighbor message Rahm's New Commercial
7:47 p.m.

I hope that the "professional" dog walkers and the owners who use them will take special note of this. I think some walk dogs belonging to two or more families at once. Not a good idea now.

7:24 p.m.

Ok, Bob, I see that Thanks do work from the email notifications--but that's sure a lot of trouble.

3:48 p.m.

I see our Republican Committeecreature got out of the wrong side of bed today. But then, that seems true most days.

— On the neighbor message Upscale restaurant
2:36 p.m.

Love #2.

3:03 a.m.

Peg, things aren't so hunky dory in your new home of Evanston either:

http://www.evanstonnow.com/story/public-safety/bill-smith/2015-04-01/69611/two-questioned-in-shots-fired-incident

Maybe you should be concentrating your crime-fighting efforts up there.

— On the neighbor message Helicopters?
2:32 a.m.

Thanks and Unneighborly buttons do not work (at least for me) when the original post is a Media Mention except for the two comments that appear on the Home Page. Once I've expanded a thread, either on the Home page or as a separate tab, those buttons don't work. What Bob K mentions is interesting. I can't try it here since I wasn't subscribed to this post until now.

2:21 a.m.

Rick, condolences to you and your family. What a terrible thing to have happen. The owner is utterly irresponsible. When your mother pulled Milo aside, that should have been enough to tell the pitbull owner to keep going. I hope someone knows who this is and will report it.

— On the neighbor message Dog on the Loose
11:20 p.m.

Michael Archangel, once again the voice of reasonl

Becky, extended run through May 17. Get your tickets now! Thanks for the reminder. I'd planned to see whether some friends want to go:

http://www.theoubique.org/

11:09 p.m.

Posted too soon. I meant to add: I voted for Chuy on Wednesday.

9:44 p.m.

Kisse, since you've only been here 4 years, some background: Michael Harrington had the honor of being beaten by Joe Moore in the aldermanic race 12 years ago. This may explain why you find his comments unreasonable. The alderman's opponents in this ward at least are not inclined to kiss and make up.

9:43 p.m.

d3, the menu for the original restaurant indicates you can choose real or fake cheese, though they didn't word it quite that way.

— On the neighbor message Vegetarian/Vegan Taqueria Opens On Howard St.
4:13 p.m.

Peg, Di asked whether anyone had heard helicopters in the morning earlier this week. Your 5:45 PM helicopter doesn't count. BTW, do you ever hear helicopters up there in Evanston?

— On the neighbor message Helicopters?
2:40 p.m.

Seems that the Tribune's record of accuracy in polling leaves a lot to be desired. Do they ever get it right? Don Rose points out some of their major flubs over the years. Maybe they just hope to discourage Chuy's voters from coming out.

http://www.pdaillinois.org/site/content/about-tribune-poll

1:20 a.m.

No, Bruce is not Phoebe, and John W's dog, Phoebe, is not on EveryBlock.

1:13 a.m.

Kim, I don't know what neighborhood that's in but you might get answers from people who actually live there if you would post your question in that neighborhood's EveryBlock.

— On the neighbor message How is Block
9:53 p.m.

Peter, you are a failed aldermanic candidate in that you filed but didn't manage to get on the ballot. Then, if I interpret your comment correctly, you find Suzanne's post funny. What's amusing about a post that is most likely offensive to blacks? As someone who met Dr. King on two occasions, I find it offensive. Then, for good measure, she tosses in an anti-Hispanic barb.

9:43 p.m.

Did you say "blood on the streets," Larry? Good grief, I hope you called Craig. He loves to photograph blood on the streets.

— On the neighbor message Helicopters?
4:30 p.m.

Their hours are rather strange for a Mexican restaurant--closed Saturday and closes at sunset on Friday. The owner seems to be Mexican but is she also Jewish?

— On the neighbor message Vegetarian/Vegan Taqueria Opens On Howard St.
4:17 p.m.

Pat, you haven't figured out that Black Angel, aka Black Is Beautiful, aka Christ, etc., is the witch that you sat next to at Twisted Tapas and then bantered with on EveryBlock for awhile have you? Did anyone keep track of just how many "names" Sidney posted under? He'll be back.

— On the neighbor message Has it really happened ?
3:48 p.m.

ptgrp, Frances Willard would not approve.

2:23 a.m.

Need, you're a little slow on the uptake.

2:21 a.m.

Clarification needed. Do you mean that your plates expired on MARCH 31?

— On the neighbor message Contest an expiered plates ticket
2:15 a.m.

I think you, too, Becky, except that I do so sincerely.

— On the neighbor message My vote
9:53 p.m.

I see no evidence that rogerparker didn't know what a dirt bike is. I also suspect that riders of real motorcycles would laugh at the thought that a dirt bike is a motorcycle.

— On the neighbor message Female shot on Lunt
9:48 p.m.

The FatBoys sign is up on the storefront advertising jerk and soul food, and the paper that's been covering the windows is gone. No sign of when they're going to open, though.

— On the business license FATBOYS
6:47 p.m.

Nothing--on the national scene. I thought he was great in Congress.

2:53 p.m.

Fools do make fools of themselves today.

2:51 p.m.

If I'm using pine nuts in a salad (instead of pesto), I "toast" them in a pan with a little olive oil. Then let it cool and add it all to the salad.

BTW, walnuts also make good pesto in lieu of pine nuts.

1:42 p.m.

^ and with correct spelling?

1:22 p.m.

At one time I would have agreed with Spam. So glad to have that behind me.

— On the neighbor message Chase need more lights for security!
1:18 p.m.

John B at least lives in Chicago, unlike Barney Frank.

1:14 p.m.

Street sweeping begins North of Howard in 5 1/2 hours. Move your cars before 9 AM please.

3:36 a.m.

I don't know Kate. (And now this post will be bumped up.)

2:58 a.m.

I don't think anyone in our building cares if poop bags are deposited in our dumpster. What I hate is having to fish them out of our blue bins meant only for recycling.

— On the neighbor message Are trash cans/dumpsters city property?
2:52 a.m.

Robin, Medicare isn't a company, but why do you need to deal with them? I don't think I've ever had to contact them.

— On the neighbor message Comcast out again
2:21 a.m.

Eddie, I toast almonds in the oven at 400 degrees. Doesn't that do the job. I too often burn nuts when I try it in the frying pan.

1:34 a.m.

d3, Pita Pit's menu, which I brought home from the Follow Me on Friday, doesn't show doners, but they have some mighty fine ingredients for their pitas.

Sandwich God, does a pita constitute a sandwich?

1:17 a.m.

Sandwich God, you want me to use a vinaigrette or mustard on my BLT? No way!

Spam, I was hesitant to admit it but I, too, like mayo on corned beef.

1:05 a.m.

Bruce gets bored sometimes and drags out his long-dead posts. Must not have found his supplier.

12:44 a.m.

Is Scrapper lost, wandering around looking for the right thread?

12:18 a.m.

Joe, perhaps I'm one you think is throwing Fioretti under the bus, but my criticism pales to this from his friend and constituent, Bonnie McGrath:

http://www.chicagonow.com/mom-think-poignant/2015/03/i-cant-stand-rahm-and-neither-can-bob-fioretti-no-matter-what-he-says-now/

3:21 a.m.

Robin, do you protest when the White House holds an Easter egg hunt every year on the lawn? That's government property. This is hardly a religious ceremony.

— On the neighbor message Easter Egg Hunt at GMSA
2:41 a.m.

Omnivore was born
Vegetarian became
Not for me, she said

— On the neighbor message Chase need more lights for security!
1:37 a.m.

You may have eaten it in Berlin, Manda, but it seems to have originated in Turkey and sure looks and sounds like Greek Gyros. Why would SP Kebab serve a German street food if it didn't have middle east origins?

— On the neighbor message Chase need more lights for security!
1:25 a.m.

Sandwich God, what about me? Am I not admitted to the Kingdom of Heavenly Sandwiches? I ordered a BLT first up there ^. I'd like it on whole wheat toast with lots of mayo.

10:45 p.m.

MandaLeigh, is a döner a Turkish gyros?

— On the neighbor message Chase need more lights for security!
8:50 p.m.

If you live in North of Howard, please, please, please move your cars early Wednesday and Thursday or watch where you park the night before. Let's get all the winter sludge off the streets.

3:05 p.m.

Michael, he just used a mirror. Easy to do.

2:55 p.m.

You seem to be on to something, Eddie. It's pretty clear that the real Vigil wouldn't post such a message here.

— On the neighbor message Auto body repair shop
3:02 a.m.

Eddie, the real reason is more likely that Rahm promised Fioretti something. Speculation is that Fioretti's campaign debts will be paid off with Rahm's campaign funds--all perfectly legal. I strongly doubt that someone who was so against the current administration had a conversion.

2:33 a.m.

As has been pointed out previously, probably on a different thread, the TIF map is not accurate, at least for the former Howard/Paulina TIF. If you click on the only project shown in that TIF, you get the name of the project as "Howard Theater" with an address of 1615 W. Howard but the description is of a development downtown. Perhaps because that TIF has expired, the other projects the money from that TIF was used for is not shown at all, including Gateway Center and ending with the Howard Streetscape.

— On the neighbor message TIF funds and Rahm spending...
4:24 p.m.

Amazing assortment of choices at Pita Pit. There was a great turnout and everyone I talked to praised the food. Vegetarians will find plenty to eat here as well.

2:53 a.m.

Good luck, Pish.

— On the neighbor message Lost Wallet
2:35 a.m.

Stan, the pond in DesPlaines thanked you.

2:17 a.m.

I think it's fairly clear from the video that the driver of the Audi was not conducive to being confronted--peacefully or any other way. BTW, the video has apparently been taken down.

1:26 a.m.

Bigchibro, how do you offer to exchange info with a driver who leaves the scene after he runs into you?

3:15 a.m.

Attempts to paint Chuy as a party line follower are simply pitiful. He began his political career as an ally in the Washington administration, and he has such anti-establishment supporters as County Clerk David Orr with him now.

— On the neighbor message Rahm or Chuy
3:27 p.m.

I asked Suzanne a direct question about whether she ever goes to any of the theaters in RP and she avoided answering it. I suspect that means she doesn't, and I seem to recall that she's also been pretty clear about not liking any of our restaurants since Gateway Bar and Grill closed. I think she really doesn't like RP very much so why does she live here?

BTW, Suzanne, I love it that you "asked the owner [of Peckish Pig] why she chose that spot." Are you, perhaps, the only RP resident who doesn't know that the owners of Peckish Pig also own Towbar in Jarvis Square?

2:59 a.m.

Eddie, who is Kevin and his friend Ben Stevens?

1:32 a.m.

Try some other thoughts, Gal.

1:09 p.m.

Great that they got a field trip to Adler.

— On the neighbor message Gale Math & Science Academy
2:33 a.m.

BTW, Rob, a conversation/friendly argument we had about development on that lot has nagged at me. Thanks for making me think more about it.

2:30 a.m.

Let's see--we have a theater group planning to move into the Howard Theater building on Howard. Then there's Lifeline, Theo Ubique, The Side Project, BoHo Theatre, and, of course, Loyola University has theater productions. Have I missed any? Guess Suzanne thinks that's not enough. Suzanne, do you ever go to any of the theaters we already have?

2:27 a.m.

I ran into a neighbor at a Starbucks in Evanston Tuesday afternoon. He's not a friend, just someone I see occasionally as we pass on the sidewalk and exchange a few words. Much to my surprise, when I approached his table, he stood and gave me a hug. We now know each others names. He's black (I'm not) and I'm old enough to be his mother. Was this an unspoken conversation about race?

1:55 a.m.

Still astounded at the idea of eliminating left turns. How bizarre.

8:48 p.m.

d3, walking directions to dog park: south on Clark, west on Birchwood, just past the Metra viaduct, south in the alley between the viaduct and Wolcott. Or park in the Gateway lot and walk from there. Makes more sense living up here to approach the park from the north.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Beach Laws?
6:16 p.m.

d3, there have been Chuy signs in Heartland's windows since long before the February election. I assume they're still there. Could well be that Chuy doesn't have yard signs yet. They do cost money. One of the owner's had a Chuy sign taped or stapled to the top of a Moore sign in his own front yard in early February.

2:46 a.m.

Kyros, Sidney was all over the map on most topics. He certainly had many racist comments along the way. Perhaps you just missed seeing them.

2:35 a.m.

Rob, took a bit for that to sink in. That's dark.

— On the neighbor message What's up, Doc?
9:44 p.m.

No, Scott, Sandy so far has 3 points for both snarkiness and substance.

Somehow we survived for 4 years without a first lady. So now the first lady gets a high-paid chief-of-staff? Did the voters elect Rauner's wife too?

2:23 a.m.

Not so great on idioms, though, Dan. Thanks, Becky.

— On the neighbor message New Mexican Food Gem in Rogers Park
1:51 a.m.

Since we're quoting from old threads, I wrote this on February 14: "I seriously doubt that Tommy's Mommy is anybody's mommy..." and that has become ever more clear as time has gone on.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/politics/feb10-alderman-moore-receives-champion-democracy-award-common-cause-6680409/#comment-572598

Scotty, if it is you, Mr. Cosgrove is the only person who can answer your question. I believe that he still lives in RP but I have no reason to think he ever visits EveryBlock. Even if he did, I doubt that he'd give you the time of day. He, unlike another former Moore staffer, is gainfully employed and seems to be enjoying his life greatly. We're Facebook friends so I can follow developments in his life.

9:53 p.m.

Ah, the week we spent in Santa Fe a few decades ago--what wonderful food. I'd forgotten Blue Mesa, Eddie. We only got there once, and it was great.

Becky, are you passing the ball to Carl? I don't see a response from him.

— On the neighbor message New Mexican Food Gem in Rogers Park
3:35 p.m.

Let's do look at Congress, Suzanne. I'm particularly delighted by the escapades of one Aaron Schock. Talk about lack of ethical principles...

— On the neighbor message Election Reform
4:38 a.m.

Dave, there's no way for you to prove that. The alternative view is that if folks hated Joe as you do, they would have turned out in droves to turn him out of office.

4 a.m.

Becky and Carl, how about organizing an EveryBlock gathering there?

— On the neighbor message New Mexican Food Gem in Rogers Park
2:51 a.m.

I counted one crow this week. Haven't seen any rabbits.

— On the neighbor message What's up, Doc?
1:11 a.m.

According to rogerparker, Chuy spent "30 years as part of the Machine." Say what???? This may be the first time I've ever heard the Washington administration and the alderman who supported him called part of the machine. That's breathtakingly ignorant of Chuy's background.

1:05 a.m.

Thanks, again, Dan and now a link on how that Super PAC that's "not Rahm's" was formed:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140620/BLOGS02/140629984/emanuel-backers-form-super-pac-to-raise-millions

Anyone who believes that Rahm couldn't let the PAC know not to accept money from Herro is very naive.

— On the neighbor message Republicans for Rahm
12:04 a.m.

You didn't ask, but there is a fenced dog park in Rogers Park. It just isn't a beach. Pawtowattomie in the far northeast corner of Pottawattomie Park on Rogers just west of Clark.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Beach Laws?
11:47 p.m.

^ is this on the wrong thread, d3? In any event, yeah, sometimes it's best to hold your tongue but I would have been tempted to say the same thing.

RogersSB, I, too, noticed "Tremaine's" comments about the times he indicated, but that doesn't mean I believe s/he was actually there.

— On the neighbor message Sherwin street!!
10:37 a.m.

Thanks, Dan. "Chicago-based investor David Herro, who has given $150,000 to Chicago Forward" (that's Rahm's super PAC) So now will those Rahm backers who excoriated Gordon for taking Herro money in 2007 tell us what they think about Rahm taking Herro's money? For those who haven't been paying close attention, Herro also helped fund the Swift Boat campaign against Kerry.

— On the neighbor message Republicans for Rahm
12:47 a.m.

RogersSB, you may be right, after all. Why else would Christine show up on this thread? Doubt that she knows the blogger. And Eddie, yes, I got the street wrong. It is Fargo.

— On the neighbor message Sherwin street!!
9:09 p.m.

Pat, you've never been stopped for driving while black. Based his comments here, neither has Eddie. But I'll bet you that rogerparker has and that perhaps he's had even more unpleasant encounters with the police than that. Even if he hasn't, he surely has friends and relatives who have. Try, just once, to put yourself in someone else's shoes. The police are not saints. Most of them are good; some are not. The ones we have here now in the 24th district are so much better than some years ago, but I still see drivers stopped on my corner on a regular basis for no obvious reason. The drivers are black; the officers are white. It must be terribly humiliating when you've done nothing wrong.

— On the neighbor message Blue Ribbons
8:44 p.m.

Another endearing quality about Rahm--when he gave up his congressional seat to go to Washington and Quigley was elected to that seat, word had it that Rahm fully expected to reclaim "his seat" when he came back to Chicago. Instead, there turned out to be an opening for him to become mayor. BTW, in case you can't tell, my use of "endearing" is sarcastic.

— On the neighbor message Rahm is the Devil
4:41 p.m.

RogersSB, I've come to think that "Tremaine," aka "Michael in Juneway," is actually someone who lives on Jarvis and who writes a boring blog. But you may be right, after all. It's one or the other. (Maybe I'll come to Common Cup to see who you are.)

d3, Tremaine's whole purpose in life seems to be to trash NoH precisely because he knows that I'll stand up for my neighborhood. Pretty sad case. Probably has no life to speak of and no friends. I've been pretty much ignoring him.

— On the neighbor message Sherwin street!!
3:19 p.m.

Elections have consequences. Those who sat out the governor's race because they weren't fond of Quinn will now suffer along with the rest of us who rely on public transit. Except there's no way this is going to fly with the state legislature.

2:55 p.m.

It's a deal, Robin. Do you have my number?

2:14 a.m.

Visiting Rogers Park I see, Pain. How are things in your own hood?

Eddie, most of the commercials paid for by Rahm's campaign are anti-Chuy, not pro-Rahm. Similar to the mailings I received before the primary.

2:05 a.m.

Joe, what did TIF funds have to do with the community garden at Howard & Ashland? I am fairly sure that the last of the Howard/Paulina TIF money was used for the Howard Streetscape.

Suzanne, the description of the Howard Theater project on the city's site is clearly wrong. It must be a description of a project in some other TIF district. This is the Howard Theater project:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1999-01-23/news/9901230141_1_theater-portion-howard-theater-tax-increment-financing

1:51 a.m.

As do I, Guy.

— On the neighbor message Need apartment in East Rogers Park April 1
1:50 a.m.

This lady wasn't going to miss her chance to vote:

http://abc7chicago.com/society/102-year-old-celebrates-birthday-becomes-us-citizen-and-votes/563878/

And yes, this was possible because of Grace Period registration.

— On the neighbor message Rahm is the Devil
1:15 a.m.

Eddie, Sandy expressing concerns wasn't a tizzy. I had the same concerns prior to the meeting where the developer presented the plan for parking. Apparently, the Morgan's garage is greatly under-utilized.

6:53 p.m.

For coffee shops and light fare:

Sol Cafe on Howard. Glazed and Infused Doughnuts, Friday - Sunday, but they get snapped up fast so you have to get there early.

Common Cup on Morse at Greenview. Great pie.

Growling Rabbit on Sheridan at Lunt. I like their quiche.

— On the neighbor message New to the neighborhood
5:09 p.m.

Eddie, by attempting to equate Garcia with Palin, you lost any credibility you might have had in this debate.

Les, you claim that the Teachers' Union is "not making robo calls to members to vote Chuy." I find that very hard to believe since I, a non-member, just got such a call about half an hour ago except that it was a real person on the line representing the union.

2:24 p.m.

Pat, street sweeping schedule??? We may still get more snow.

— On the neighbor message Snow gone, dog poop blooms
3:46 a.m.

Robin, I'll walk anywhere through NoH with you any time.

3:42 a.m.

Twisted Tapas: the food, the wine, and the owner and staff are all wonderful. Best to go with a group so you can order lots of little plates and thus sample a good variety of their offerings.

— On the neighbor message New to the neighborhood
3:27 a.m.

Man, did this thread ever turn into a train wreck.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina closed
2:49 p.m.

bump

— On the neighbor message Ring found
2:57 a.m.

Nothing happened to it, Kristin. Construction just isn't finished yet but that will be closer to Alexandra when it is than the CTA garage Lucy mentions. Alexandra, that building under construction at Sheridan and Sherwin is a parking garage.

— On the neighbor message Parking
2:04 a.m.

This has been going on for years. I got that very same story at least 5 years ago. They are not affiliated with ComEd and, yes, they want to convince you that you should switch to another supplier.

— On the neighbor message Door to door, asking about ComEd bills
10:48 p.m.

RogersSB, no. I do think misguided Eddie actually lives in RP, unlike the Lake who throws his bombs from Des Plaines.

Eddie, are you trying to pass off that hack piece as coming from the "editorial board of the nation's number one newspaper"? The writer, Julie Bosman, is simply the midwest correspondent for The NYT. I seriously doubt that the editorial board of the paper will be taking a stand one way or the other on this race.

1:08 a.m.

A few from the Positive Loitering group enjoyed each other's company Sunday afternoon over libations and appetizers at The Mezz (upstairs at Mayne Stage).

— On the neighbor message Excellent evening at Mayne Stage
12:33 a.m.

I recall those posts by Christophe on EveryBlock. He apparently moved the classes indoors for the winter.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/168987/posts/

— On the neighbor message Fitness Group at Loyola Park?
6:50 p.m.

Has "Tremaine" ever been anywhere is the question. Tremaine, aka "Michael in Juneway", with his/her third avatar since joining, who writes such snappy comments. Not.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina closed
8:38 p.m.

Hallelujah! Craig's not coming to my neighborhood. How did we get so lucky?

8:12 p.m.

ptgrp, you'd think Lake would have on opinion on this don't you think?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/des-plaines/crime/ct-alderman-arrested-des-plaines-met-20150313-story.html

— On the media mention Police warn of burglaries in Rogers Park
2:38 a.m.

Bill, isn't bad service worth it to admire the chandeliers?

2:02 a.m.

Lucy, riding the bus is beneath Republicans. Didn't you know that? But I managed to climb over the snow piles to take the #147 down to Twisted Tapas for the first EveryBlock gathering a week and a half ago.

I was not a fan of Bullhead but, as Cairo says, it's never good when a local business needs to close. I agree with others that the space was too large for that business. Biggie, MorseL was in that location before Bullhead. And before that it was a dollar store if I'm not mistaken. Top Hat was somewhere else on the block.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina closed
1:54 a.m.

Sorry for the confusion, Cairo. I was responding to Kyros' first comment: "Kale Burgers on Howard Street ?!?" The antecedent to my "They" is "Kale Burgers" but that, admittedly, it not at all clear. The kale burger I tasted was at Peckish Pig sometime last year.

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood openings
12:57 a.m.

They've been on Howard St., probably ever since Peckish Pig opened. My companion ordered one while I had a conventional burger. I tried his and will stick to the latter, thank you.

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood openings
11:19 p.m.

Hope to get a chance to check this out Saturday before heading off to an early concert.

— On the neighbor message Support two gymnasts from Willye White!
1:14 a.m.

Good heavens. Will wonders never cease. Craig, the undercover journalist, has to go to another source to try to solve the mystery.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina closed
10:45 p.m.

Becky, does that mean you will or won't be joining us for drinks sometime?

— On the neighbor message Drinking Water Concern
9:43 p.m.

Ah, ptgrp, a man after my own heart. Much to my delight, I read recently that coffee CAN count toward those 8 glasses we're supposed to drink every day.

— On the neighbor message Drinking Water Concern
3:26 p.m.

Thanks, but I think I'll just keep following my dentist's advice.

— On the neighbor message Drinking Water Concern
5:14 a.m.

Les, by no means did Detroit have only the Auto Industry. You named our Art Institute. Well, the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum is also a world-class museum. Friends of mine made a special trip to Detroit, fearing that the city was going to sell off its masterpieces, which they didn't do. That's just one example.

3:46 a.m.

Keep your fingers crossed. The winner will be announced on March 13.

3:28 a.m.

Oh, did you, Bruce? Highly unlikely. In any event, I walked through that park on my way home from Evanston this evening, and Triangle Park, including my community garden, is looking just fine, thank you.

— On the neighbor message What areas in Rogers Park to Avoid Moving?
12:29 a.m.

Al, the reason I whomped Ms. Sunshine is that I spent quite a number of years working, purely as a volunteer, to provide decent, affordable housing (read: low-income housing) to my NoH neighbors at a time when a lot of the housing stock up here was in pretty bad condition. She is the sort of person who would have fought our efforts and who would have fought the earlier scattered-site public housing in RP. Those were bitter battles. I don't like seeing them raised again.

— On the neighbor message What areas in Rogers Park to Avoid Moving?
11:08 p.m.

Wow, CG81, good going! You get 10 stars for hijacking a thread, and on the very first comment you ever made on EveryBlock too.

10:25 p.m.

Down to the wire. One more vote please from everyone.

4:07 a.m.

Did you learn spelling phonetically, Eddie?

1:55 a.m.

Kyros, apparently you didn't understanding the "pinking." It wasn't done by the moderators. At some point, in response to a discussion on a thread, a moderator explained that if two people marked a comment as "unneighborly," it turned pink to call it to the attention of the moderators, who would then review it and decide whether it should be deleted. Once the word was out, members tried to get comments deleted by clicking on unneighborly. It was abused and apparently they did away with the pink. I haven't seen it in months.

When I mentioned trying to get automatic posts deleted, it was by sending Feedback using the form at the bottom of the home page and telling the moderators that some specific auto-generated thread had nothing to do with Rogers Park. I especially did it when the post involved something nasty out in a suburb on a street with the same name as one of ours.

1:52 a.m.

So how many did show tonight, Bill? Seems to have been a lot of drop-outs. Perhaps we should try different nights. Tuesdays are CAPS meetings for the various beats. I do want to join in again.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
1:19 a.m.

And then little Ms. Sunshine sends me the following email through EveryBlock so that I now have her real name and an email address:

"I'm sorry that my post obviously offended you. There are statistically higher crime rates associated with/around a high density low-income neighborhoods; it is perfectly reasonable to want to move to areas associated with less crime."

As though this is supposed to excuse her post.

— On the neighbor message What areas in Rogers Park to Avoid Moving?
10:01 p.m.

Media Mentions are not posted here by human beings. This is a Media Mention. I used to be able to get a moderator to remove a Media thread that didn't belong here, but it seems there's little moderation going on now.

9:21 p.m.

Larry, I assume that's a different group of African-American clergymen than the group that endorsed Rauner.

— On the neighbor message Who's for Chuy?
9:12 p.m.

Oh, the horrors of living among people in low-income housing. I suggest you try Lincoln Park instead. Or, better yet, maybe head for the Northshore suburbs.

— On the neighbor message What areas in Rogers Park to Avoid Moving?
9:08 p.m.

That's great news! I'll bet Loba is happy to be home too,

— On the neighbor message Lost Dog (Ashland & Arthur)
8:58 p.m.

You've already said far too much, Kyros.

— On the neighbor message Slow mail
8:46 p.m.

d3, we have a great carrier on the route now. The only problems I have with the mail is when she's off.

— On the neighbor message Slow mail
2:39 p.m.

No, I hadn't, Al. I'm sure glad we managed to put a stop to this on Howard before I had to learn to fly.

— On the business license FATBOYS
2:29 p.m.

Yes, Pat, it's old news. These old news stories from the News-Star have been burping out for days now. If we didn't comment on them they'd quickly sink to the bottom.

3:17 a.m.

Two days left. Please vote for "Loyola Park of Chicago Park District" Tuesday AND Wednesday. I can almost see the kids in our parks playing with this equipment.

1:39 a.m.

A celery drink with a pastrami sandwich sounds as bad to me as lemonade with steak.

— On the neighbor message Looking for new Deli in Rogers Park
1:06 a.m.

Bill and Maggie, I'm not going to make it tomorrow night. Have fun and let us know who shows up.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
9:04 p.m.

What a cutie. Hope you find her soon.

— On the neighbor message Lost Dog (Ashland & Arthur)
8:55 p.m.

Do you mean that huge courtyard on the east side of the curve? Sounds to me like some kind of urban legend. I will have lived in this building with views of that building from nearly all my windows for 40 years come the end of July. I think it highly unlikely that tale could be true without my hearing about it. Even if you mean the light-colored brick building on the west side of Ashland. The Haitians I knew, BTW, lived west of Marshfield.

— On the neighbor message Voodoo on the beach?
8:51 p.m.

Kyros, time for Bible study. You've got your people mixed up. Apologies for this link if you can't separate the comedian from what's being revealed about the man, but this is one of my very favorite routines:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgsFCyD4nEw

— On the neighbor message Gunfire at Damen & Birchwood
8:36 p.m.

No, Al, it's on the north side of the street. For weeks, the former Jamaica Jerk had a sign in the window advertising an Aguas Tortas was coming. Then that sign disappeared and someone here posted that the Aguas Tortas in Evanston had closed.

Just ignore "Tremaine." S/he is just looking for attention.

— On the business license FATBOYS
8:03 p.m.

Eddie, you forgot his position as Field Supervisor for the losing candidate in the 49th Ward last month. Maybe that was the beginning of a new career for him.

— On the neighbor message Avy Meyers interviews Mr. Broken Heart
7:53 p.m.

Haitian mafia? You lost me, d3. Across what street--the other side of Juneway from you?

— On the neighbor message Voodoo on the beach?
7:36 p.m.

It would be difficult to take the Bible literally in any event because of the numerous inconsistencies.

— On the neighbor message Gunfire at Damen & Birchwood
7:29 p.m.

Great news! Thanks so much for letting us know, Sam.

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
5:05 p.m.

Indeed, you're right, LEO. Welcome to NoH. That particular storefront wasn't actually empty for long.

Al, Howard is no longer the shoe capital of Chicago. One of the new stores didn't last long and two of the oldest closed recently.

It remains to be seen whether Fatboys will be another location of the place in Pullman. Who wants lemonade with steak? In any event, it's a small space.

— On the business license FATBOYS
3:02 p.m.

Heading down to the wire. Just 3 more days to vote.

3:34 a.m.

Who knows. It isn't open yet, Kyros.

— On the business license FATBOYS
2:30 a.m.

Just because Avy and Joe don't know who ptgrp is, doesn't mean nobody here does.

— On the neighbor message Avy Meyers interviews Mr. Broken Heart
2:22 a.m.

Lucy, I walked by on the way to the el this afternoon to go down to the Glenwood Market. It's the storefront I thought it must be, three west of Marshfield I think, with white paper in the windows.

— On the business license FATBOYS
9:54 p.m.

Good morning. Set your clocks ahead it you haven't done so yet.

And then VOTE! Just 4 days to go.

3:17 a.m.

Fatboys??? Not an inspiring name for a business IMO. Wonder whether this is the storefront where the Mexican restaurant was. I think that's the only vacancy on the north side of Howard in that block.

— On the business license FATBOYS
3:14 a.m.

Shelby, would that dough be chocolate chip?

1:58 a.m.

Cairo, there are a lot of people of Haitian descent in Rogers Park. I've known a few in the past but not currently. Doing a search, the United Haitian Church seems to meet and hold its services at the Rogers Park Presbyterian Church. On Howard in West Ridge, there's Kizin Creole, a Haitian restaurant. For some years, there was a Haitian restaurant on the Evanston side of Howard, a few storefronts west of the el. Here's some confirmation as recently as 2010:

http://rogerspark.com/rp/news_articles/view/help_our_haitian_neighbors/

— On the neighbor message Voodoo on the beach?
1:09 a.m.

RogersSB, yes just before he committed EveryBlock suicide, his last user name had 211 mutes. His current user name already has 93 mutes.

12:15 a.m.

Early morning Bump.

4:01 a.m.

Wait! Myron, Mr. Rogers can't be dead. He posts here regularly.

1:28 a.m.

The past week or two proves one thing: Rogers Parkers love talking about food.

— On the neighbor message Looking for new Deli in Rogers Park
11:58 p.m.

Did I just see a red flag above? Rustyg, do you mean that you haven't created a condo board? I think by law an association must be created within a certain period of time after the first unit is sold.

— On the neighbor message Appeal Process
11:32 p.m.

Friday night Bump.

9:27 p.m.

Venus, just because there's a thread on RP's EveryBlock doesn't mean you have to read it.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
7:46 p.m.

OMG, I'm sitting here salivating for a corned beef sandwich with potato pancakes. Now those potato pancakes have to have applesauce and sour cream with them. Robin, correct me if I'm wrong, but in a Kosher deli, I couldn't have sour cream and corned beef together, could I? Was Ashkenaz Kosher? That's so long ago, I don't remember.

I'd also love someplace for good blintzes. When I get a craving, there's only IHOP.

Clearly, Reid already has a location for the deli.

— On the neighbor message Looking for new Deli in Rogers Park
3:36 p.m.

^ Sounds like an Occupy Rogers Park tactic. Oh, I know, they have a new name but their original one just won't die.

3:17 p.m.

There are debates scheduled, rogerparker.

3:10 p.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Support two gymnasts from Willye White!
4:08 a.m.

Good morning. Please vote today.

4:06 a.m.

Chuck, this is Rogers Park, not Logan Square, but thanks for letting us know that you cheered the Hawks on.

— On the neighbor message bulls win without rose, butler
3 a.m.

John, I thought that you probably had something to do with those films.

Bill, not sure whether I'm up for two weeks in a row. I'll think about it.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
2:42 a.m.

Pat, yes you are too trusting. See your email.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
2:20 a.m.

"Young Sleep" seems to have put up the post and gone to sleep.

— On the neighbor message I am looking for a fresh start.
1:47 a.m.

Carl, I don't understand your question. As I indicated, our building's assessment went up 6% (rounded off) from 2014. We don't get separate tax bills in a co-op although we are entitled to the various exemptions, which makes apportioning the taxes each fall a headache for our treasurer.

— On the neighbor message Appeal Process
2:59 p.m.

ptgrp, re your comments about poor diets: that's what makes our farmers' market--the Glenwood Sunday Market--so great. It has programs to help those on food subsidies buy healthy food and encourages customers to donate food to be given to those who need it. Suzanne has only disdain for our market.

— On the neighbor message Republicans for Rahm
2:26 p.m.

Condolences to RP condo owners. Our 18-unit co-op's assessment only went up about 6%.

— On the neighbor message Appeal Process
1:58 p.m.

Rob will thank you.

— On the neighbor message bulls win without rose, butler
4:21 a.m.

Uh oh, not good. When I run out of B Tru's chocolate chip from the Glenwood Sunday Market, this is going to be very tempting.

2:24 a.m.

We'll never know, Lucy, but Jeanne put the thread up and has bumped it as has Robin. Others here are probably voting too. But keep in mind that EveryBlock is not the only place this is posted. It's on the two neighborhood Facebook pages and probably on the Baby Wranglers of RP Facebook page too. That's the group I suspect is plugging it hard.

2:19 a.m.

Woody! Haven't heard that one in a long time. But then Suzanne will just say he was a Commie.

— On the neighbor message Republicans for Rahm
1:51 a.m.

Whoa, several more name changes while I fixed and ate dinner and watched TV and then an implosion. Buh bye, Jack.

— On the neighbor message Who's for Chuy?
12:12 a.m.

OK, so your team won today out there in the desert, Rob, but M.F. is right, baseball is basically boring. I go to one Cubs game a year with the 49th Ward Dems. (Please don't unfriend me.)

— On the neighbor message bulls win without rose, butler
11:56 p.m.

And down s/he went as Helpha. Unless I missed a few, that character had 7 names since the account was established on Jan. 20.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
11:49 p.m.

It would, I think, be difficult to appeal the valuation of your single condo unit. Your condo association should appeal for all units. Too bad you just got to EveryBlock tonight. There was a workshop on the appeals process at Loyola Park tonight:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/housing/mar02-workshop-how-appeal-your-property-tax-assessment-held-6719023/

— On the neighbor message Appeal Process
8:05 p.m.

First off, many thanks to mcleary for posting this thread and then to Bill for organizing the event.

Pat, did you have to sit in a corner when you arrived at your meeting more than an hour late because you were having too much fun at TT to leave?

Chris, having removed my large Moore campaign sign from the north sunroom window, I have a much better view of the intersection from my computer. Sorry you couldn't make it last night.

And then there are the name changes obvious here. Jack--one of those N.P.s Pat mentioned above--has now changed his name for the 5th time since joining in late January. The Christ of Witchcraft is inactivated, probably self-inflected, and seems now to be Witch God, whom he's had waiting in the wings.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
7:49 p.m.

I must have walked past these buildings many times without paying attention to them.

5:26 p.m.

Yes, Jack W, you've said that before. So, this is your 4th name since joining EveryBlock a little more than a month ago. What gives?

— On the neighbor message Who's for Chuy?
5:13 p.m.

Welcome to EveryBlock, Moon Fairy. Isn't basketball a strange topic for a moon fairy to be interested in? Unicorns seem more up your alley but, in any event, isn't Gibson also sidelined?

— On the neighbor message bulls win without rose, butler
4:55 p.m.

Once more week to vote--daily.

5:22 a.m.

Bump. Workshop is tonight.

2:20 a.m.

Gene, I think it must have been Mr. Lake who was being addressed.

2:11 a.m.

Having had a little nap, Bill, you left FF off. She showed up but then abandoned us to join a handsome man at the bar. Pat stuck a rose in my mouth and I did a little dance, though not on the table. Joe--as in the alderman--drove Sheila and me home. Hope everyone else made it home safe.

Lucy, I think there will be more get-togethers. Do you work until 8 PM every night? You should have stopped in, though. We were there past 9.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
1:23 a.m.

mid-afternoon Bump!

3:12 p.m.

James lives in Edgewater. His sole purpose in visiting Rogers Park's EveryBlock is to trash our neighborhood. Much like Peg. One has to wonder what goes on in the minds of such people.

2:58 p.m.

I'm pretty sure you can get a prescription filled at any Jewel/Osco as long as the chain has your prescription on file. Give them a call and ask.

— On the neighbor message Your Jewel-Osco Pharmacist
2:40 p.m.

No, I wasn't talking about you, Pat, but our friend from the foursome on Sunday. Now it sounds as though he, too, is under the weather and won't be able to come.

2:31 p.m.

Jill, we'll miss you. I was looking forward to seeing you.

Chris, hope to see you. I've been wondering what happened to you. Do you have a different dog-walking route?

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
2:22 p.m.

Keep those votes coming, neighbors. This one runs through March 11.

3 a.m.

Bill, next time, please check the weather report before picking a date. I'm looking for my ice skates. Assuming tomorrow's rain will have turned to ice by evening, everybody be careful out there!

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
1:20 a.m.

Sam, please let us know whether we succeeded.

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
1:14 a.m.

I liked the pharmacists at Dominick's and wish Jewel had brought them back but so far so good with the ones now at Gateway Jewel. Good to know that one came looking for you in the store. George used to do that at Dominick's.

— On the neighbor message Your Jewel-Osco Pharmacist
12:58 a.m.

This is not the first posting about strange things being found on beaches. I think the others were on beaches father north in RP and involved dead animals, not skulls.

— On the neighbor message Voodoo on the beach?
midnight

Stan, I think you're on to something. That screen name is even reminiscent of her first one on EveryBlock.

9:46 p.m.

Thanks, FF. I meant to check their FB page because there usually are specials. Wonder whether we'll all count as one table though.

Spam, it's always best to use proper grammar. You know we EveryBlock grammar police are out to get those who don't.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
8:12 p.m.

Bill, my companion is feeling a bit under the weather--and is not on EveryBlock anyway--but a friend of mine, and of Sheila and John ^ too, will be joining us.

7:10 p.m.

Ah, Bill, I see you've moved the time ahead to 6 PM. Frankly, I never look at those Upcoming Events at the bottom of the EveryBlock home page--except when someone has indicated on a regular thread that they've posted there. Looks as though you're not going to be able to make it Lucy since he scheduled it for 6-8 PM. Bill, who is "covering" the first drink? If it's TT, seems unfair to take their freebie and then leave.

Pat, you left early yesterday and missed the second act. Some of us moved into Act One and entertained the waiters when Heat It Up ended.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
3:08 p.m.

I'll be there.

2:50 p.m.

Hey, I like being called a classy broad. What about you, Becky?

2:42 p.m.

Mr. Rogers, kudos for picking up on Bernard's typo and taking advantage of it.

2 p.m.

Lucy, I noticed that Thanks on Bernie's nasty comment and wondered about it. Thanks for explaining. I've done that occasionally myself, but I always notice it immediately and undo it. BTW, have you noticed that Bernie has been inactivated?

— On the neighbor message RP Election Ennui
4:21 a.m.

I'm in.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
4:04 a.m.

Early morning Bump!

3:56 a.m.

I don't know whether there are still one-bedroom apartments available but it' s very dog-friendly. The fenced courtyard is pretty much used as a dog park. I live across the street and watch the dogs cavort there all the time. Building has around 25 units.

http://www.becovic.com/ashland

— On the neighbor message Looking For Dog Friendly Apartment
9:42 p.m.

Assuming that you're on Facebook, join the following page and ask questions about the area there. The CAPS facilitator for that beat, Bernard Garbo, and other residents there can most likely answer your questions and concerns.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/16282641198/

8:37 p.m.

Heading off to Heat It Up!

11:46 a.m.

Suzanne, has once again revealed her lack of knowledge. Now it's about taxes. Suzanne, retirement income is not free from the federal income tax like it is from the Illinois tax. I'll be glad to help with the pension crisis just as soon as your fat-cat friends raking in 6-figure pensions pay their fair-share. Most of them don't pay their fair share while they're still working, much less in retirement.

— On the neighbor message RP Election Ennui
10:20 a.m.

Not sure, but I think Bernie is just a copycat of Pervy. Neither one with any originality though.

— On the neighbor message Making whine with sour grapes
3:56 a.m.

Early AM Bump!

3:44 a.m.

Why should those collecting various kinds of retirement money pay tax on it? Because some of that money has never been taxed. But then Republicans like those above don't really believe in taxes anyway.

— On the neighbor message RP Election Ennui
3:42 a.m.

Thanks, Carl. Lena for the Spanish name for Helen? One of my great grandmothers was Lena--from Austria. Some of us descendants are thinking it was probably a nickname for Magdelena.

— On the neighbor message Who's for Chuy?
11:04 p.m.

Yes, Avital would thank Bernie, Ignatius. In case you're not aware, she doesn't live in Rogers Park either but loves to stick her nose in here. They both clearly hate our neighborhood and apparently get their jollies out of insulting us.

— On the neighbor message RP Election Ennui
10:47 p.m.

I was against the garage, too, Nancy, until I went to the public meeting and heard the horror stories about parking in that area. I'm pretty sure I know where Steve lives, and the garage will be ideal for him. Our parking is safe and secure but more than half a mile away. My companion just got home from parking the van and walking back.

Are you thinking your premium will be raised if you report this to your insurance? If so, I hope you're right about being able to just replace the bumper.

— On the neighbor message Anyone see the person who hit my car?
10:38 p.m.

Oops, James got in there with another comment while I was writing. $150,000??? That's nonsense. Bill, if you were suggesting that retirement income above $50,000 for a single person be taxed, I'd agree. I'd even go lower than that. Maybe using the same threshold as is used for the federal tax on S.S., which is way too complicated to discuss here.

— On the neighbor message RP Election Ennui
5:55 p.m.

As a retiree, I pay virtually no state income tax. My "income" is from a pension from the company for which I worked for 40 years, social security, annuity, RMDs, and interest. I pay state income tax only on the interest. I was shocked the first year I filed my taxes after I began taking S.S. and pension payments to discover that only the interest income was taxable in Illinois. I have no objection to taxing a portion of retirement income as long as the bar is set high enough so that retirees aren't hurt.

But, for once, James is right. It would not be a popular move.

— On the neighbor message RP Election Ennui
5:44 p.m.

I have a feeling that Jill struck Robin the wrong way. She is quirky but I love her. It's hard to name a favorite: baked goat cheese, jalapeño gnocchi, stuffed mushrooms, wagyu beef, tenderloin, and grilled asparagus. Hold the shrimp and Brussels sprouts, but then those are foods I just don't like period.

Count me in for an EveryBlock gathering there. Reserve the west room. That's where we try to hold parties.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas Still Going Strong!
4:01 p.m.

Yes, she is. You ^ are not.

— On the neighbor message Making whine with sour grapes
3:23 p.m.

You shouldn't have needed to get Sen. Steans to intervene but we are so lucky to be represented by her and Kelly Cassidy--people who actually care about their constituents' welfare.

I've seen photos of FebGirl's son at his new home. It really is a home, not a warehouse for the disabled.

— On the neighbor message Help!! State Budget Cuts
3:14 p.m.

Carl, is "Chuy" a common nickname for Jesús in Mexico? I've been asked why he's called that and haven't been able to answer.

— On the neighbor message Who's for Chuy?
2:58 p.m.

Morning bump for the early risers.

4:17 a.m.

But will you be there, Ignatius?

Last chance to buy your ticket at the $20 price.

4:16 a.m.

Paco, please don't suggest to someone who their state rep and senator are without knowing where they live. Most of Rogers Park is represented by Kelly Cassidy and Heather Steans and that's where Feb Girl lives.

— On the neighbor message Help!! State Budget Cuts
4:09 a.m.

In the new parking garage, I bet, Steve. The one certain members of the community didn't want built.

Sorry to hear about that, Nancy.

— On the neighbor message Anyone see the person who hit my car?
4:01 a.m.

Carl, I meant to comment on this earlier. I'm no authority on TIFs but I think what you're suggesting would not be legal. It is my understanding that TIF money can only be spent in the TIF district in which it is collected. When we were close to the end of the Howard/Paulina TIF, there were suggestions on how to spend the remaining funds, some of which were for things outside the boundaries of the TIF district. Those suggestions were discarded.

I'm also curious why you spell Garcia's nickname "Chuey." The campaign signs in my windows and my button all have it as "Chuy."

— On the neighbor message Who's for Chuy?
3:46 a.m.

It is, indeed, applicable, Michael, though I doubt the Acceptance stage will ever be reached.

— On the neighbor message Five Stages of Loss and Grief
3:31 a.m.

Frankly, I have no interest in the sexual orientation of the various business owners in RP, Need. I'm just happy when people want to open businesses and develop property here. I think that's true of most Rogers Parkers. Maybe it's time for you to find a home elsewhere where you'll be more comfortable.

— On the neighbor message Good-bye, MorWay
3:27 a.m.

Bernie, I suggest you look up the definition of "gloat." I've just reread all of my comments since the results of the election were in and find no gloating on my part. The vast majority of my comments since then have had nothing to do with the election.

How nice that you're still interested in Rogers Park even though you moved last year. Yes, as long as I was checking out my own comments, I checked yours and found this from Sept. 1: "I decided I no longer feel safe in Rogers Park at all. Was born in this area, grew up here and even graduated from Loyola University. I've moved this month and am so relieved to be gone." Most of us don't miss you.

— On the neighbor message Making whine with sour grapes
3:07 a.m.

Carl, a correction: Social Security benefits are not taxed in Illinois.

— On the neighbor message RP Election Ennui
2:49 a.m.

Suzanne, I don't buy what you claim about the judges. In the first place, people I know who serve as judges are proactive. If they don't hear from the Board of Elections, they contact the Board. Secondly, the judge who was assigned to pick up the key and who went to Gale Annex on Monday to start setting up attempted to call all the judges on the list he was given, including your Republicans. He got no answers to his calls and could not leave messages. Granted, I'm taking his word for it, but, frankly, I trust his word more than yours.

— On the neighbor message RP Election Ennui
2:44 a.m.

Dan, assuming you read the comment from Rob that opened this thread and that included a direct quote of Gordon's on his Facebook page, you HAVE read how he took his loss--by insulting 66% of the voters. I had read the entire post by Gordon on his page Thursday night and was, frankly, not really surprised. After the way he reacted 8 years ago, I didn't expect a normal concession message.

— On the neighbor message Making whine with sour grapes
12:56 a.m.

Obama Library - I want the library in Chicago. Generally I am against turning over parkland for a private venture, and if a library proposal called for taking part of, say, Loyola Park, I would be up in arms. But I don't use the parks on the south side. If southside residents would rather have the library than some of that parkland, who am I to object? It's their neighborhood, not mine. My thoughts on this matter have been evolving. That's where I stand at the current time.

— On the neighbor message Who's for Chuy?
8:54 p.m.

Poor Craig. His post clearly didn't illicit the response he hoped for. Another big fail.

8:27 p.m.

Dan, I don't read this thread as gloating. Rather, it is pointing out that once again Don Gordon is a very poor loser. I think that is further evidence that he would have been a terrible alderman.

— On the neighbor message Making whine with sour grapes
8:02 p.m.

Voting ends Monday.

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
4:43 a.m.

Oops, wrong thread.

4:38 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Handy person wanted
4:07 a.m.

Winding down--just 4 days left to vote.

4:06 a.m.

This is probably an eye-opener for many though not for those of us old enough and involved enough to know about Chicago's Red Squad:

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1049.html

And then, of course, there was Jon Burge. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

3:55 a.m.

But Mr. Rogers isn't.

— On the neighbor message Can civility return to Every Block ?
11:26 p.m.

FGFM, that comment is inaccurately punctuated. I think you want a question mark at the end, not a period.

11:11 p.m.

Yes, a common promise and one broken by Rahm. Sounds good but where will the money come from to pay them. Chuy's safe neighborhoods platform:

http://chicagoforchuy.com/issues/safe-neighborhoods

— On the neighbor message Who's for Chuy?
11:08 p.m.

The Pond had nothing to do with Waguespack's re-election, of course, but that won't stop him from trying to take credit for it.

— On the neighbor message Can civility return to Every Block ?
5:54 p.m.

Bob, your first post today was that of a sore loser, complete with insults to the winner.

4:41 p.m.

Tom, you forgot to mention staff member Cecilia, who also deserves a shout out.

— On the neighbor message Thank You
3:39 p.m.

There are now two on this thread in serious need of counseling but neither will seek it.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park's first murder of 2015
3:34 p.m.

Speaking of sore losers....

signed: Helen

3:09 p.m.

44% of the RP residents who voted on Feb. 24. Now we have to convince the approximately 12% who voted for the losing candidates to come out in April for Chuy as well as work on those who didn't vote at all.

— On the neighbor message Who's for Chuy?
3:04 p.m.

Time to vote again.

4:33 a.m.

Keep it up. Just a few more days to vote.

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
4:27 a.m.

Just reread Rob's comment. Pat, you're not cooking Sunday, are you?

See you and C on Sunday, John. Ignatius will you be there? I think not for Rob. EPD, you'll be easy to spot--the one with the baby.

— On the neighbor message Can civility return to Every Block ?
1:24 a.m.

EPD, I was joking about feeding the baby chili. Do bring the baby. Then the attendees can ooh and aah over her as well as over the chili. It is certainly more of an adult event but so what. My nephew and his wife have been taking their daughter just about everywhere since shortly after birth. I think she's the better for it.

— On the neighbor message Can civility return to Every Block ?
10:47 p.m.

EPD, I don't recommend feeding chili to an infant, but I'm sure she'd be welcome at the event. It wouldn't have worked when it was held at the Glenwood Bar but at Mayne Stage you can grab a table and take turns getting chili samples. To save money, buy your tickets early, either at the RP Business Alliance on Morse or online. Look for Pat and me with some other old fogies in the peanut gallery, snarfing down chili and drinking beer. More info here:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/mar01-chili-lovers-6702972/

— On the neighbor message Can civility return to Every Block ?
9:45 p.m.

^ Wish I could thank that a dozen times!

— On the neighbor message Can civility return to Every Block ?
9:33 p.m.

When did elected politicians become career employees? Obviously when the voters decided to continue electing them to public office. Seems pretty clear to me. As such, they deserve pensions just like all employees. Unfortunately, the private sector has been tossing pension plans out the window, which I find unconscionable. As most are well aware, no one can really live on Social Security. Yet the red party would love to gut that too.

— On the neighbor message RP Election Ennui
9:28 p.m.

Tom, Joe got the wake-up call 8 years ago, and yesterday's results prove it.

— On the neighbor message I hope Don Gordon is our next alderman
4:42 p.m.

Yes, Pat, you missed me. You are, as Ignatius implies, wishing for unicorns and rainbows, and I love you for wishing that, but that's not reality. Some of the enmity runs a lot deeper than the election that ended yesterday and involves some deeply flawed personalities. I think you know that. So be grateful for the friendships and good times you have. See you for chili on Sunday, Pat.

— On the neighbor message Can civility return to Every Block ?
3:51 p.m.

Meanwhile, pct. 1 of the 49th Ward was supposed to have 3 Republican election judges and 2 of the Democratic persuasion. When the polling place opened at 6 AM, only 3 judges were present--the 2 Democrats required and 1 wearing a Republican name badge who was actually a Democrat. The judges Suzanne had work in November and who were supposed to be there yesterday did not show up. Finally, at 9 AM, the judges swore in a voter to serve as the 4th election judge (and second "Republican"). She was chagrined putting on that Republican badge, but what the heck--she can use the money and has served as a judge in the past. Fortunately, the turnout was low or the judges would have been overwhelmed.

— On the neighbor message RP Election Ennui
3:10 p.m.

sour grapes ^ x 2

— On the neighbor message Congrats to Joe Moore
3:04 a.m.

Bump again.

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
2:50 a.m.

Thanks for posting that link again, Lucy. It was getting hard to find Robin's comment with it.

2:50 a.m.

RSBro, do you vote in pct. 1? There was one write-in for alderman though since there were no declared write-in candidates, we'll never know who that person wrote in.

— On the neighbor message The elephant in the room...
1:34 a.m.

Good post, ptgrp. I would make just one small correction. Speaking of poll workers, you write "...s/he's probably been up since 4:45..." Election judges are supposed to report to their polling places by 5 AM so everyone working a full day, including poll watchers, are up well before 4:45.

— On the neighbor message The Bickersons Love Election Day
1:17 a.m.

Mr. Rogers, they hid the doughnuts from you. A box was delivered to each polling place but the alderman's name was not on it.

— On the neighbor message Voting At Leona's
12:32 a.m.

spam

11:36 p.m.

Great statement to start the day for me, RogerS.

— On the neighbor message A Message from Alderman Joe Moore
5:54 a.m.

Stick to framing paintings, Bob. You're lousy at politics.

5:09 a.m.

RogerS, the title of your post is inaccurate. Mr. Gordon is a lecturer, not a professor. I seriously doubt that he has the PhD that would be needed to be a professor.

— On the neighbor message Direct questions for Professor Gordon.
4:59 a.m.

Not only is the article nearly 8 years old that Craig linked to, the judge threw that nonsense suit of Gordon's out of court.

— On the neighbor message A direct question to Joe Moore:
11:43 p.m.

Susan, thank you for serving as a judge--especially in the nursing homes.

— On the neighbor message 49th Ward Nursing Home Voting Problems
10:08 p.m.

I wasn't offended, FGFM, but unless you're voting and helping to bump this up, you don't belong here.

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
9:45 p.m.

Thank you for your service to the 49th Ward and to the city, Joe. We don't always agree but you listen to me and respect my opinion whether it is in agreement with yours or not.

— On the neighbor message A Message from Alderman Joe Moore
9:41 p.m.

I assume that was written tongue-in-cheek, Lucy, or don't you know that "Tremaine was birthed here as "Michael in Juneway," using the avatar of someone named Tramaine who lived far from here--some state in the SE part of the US if I remember right. Who knows what his name is really.

— On the neighbor message Moving sign
9:34 p.m.

RogerS, I doubt that they'll be a written concession speech. Someone is probably writing a victory speech. Gordon and his camp followers appear to be delusional.

— On the neighbor message Election Drama - 101
8:40 p.m.

Pat, yes there are rules. You want them followed in other parts of life so you should also want them applied at election time. If O'Connor's signs were in the parkway or on other public property, they should have been removed. I have not seen any Moore signs on public property except on the parkway along Pottawttomie Park for early voting. Tomorrow, they will be tolerated on public property near polling places. That's it. Willie Wilson's signs appeared around here in parkways a few days ago. By the next day, they were gone. It wouldn't surprise me if Streets and San is removing signs that are illegally placed.

— On the neighbor message Political Thugs in the 40 th Ward
7:20 p.m.

I'm not even from Chicago originally yet I know it was the Tribune that got it wrong.

— On the neighbor message A direct question to Joe Moore:
6:14 p.m.

Yes, it was MOB, ptgrp. It wasn't jam-packed, though. Nicholas Kraemer conducted last night and thanked those of us in the audience for skipping the Oscars. The harpsichord got a workout. The stagehands had to turn it around 4 times because Kraemer played it while conducting some of the works but another harpsichordist played it in two and needed to face Kraemer. You missed a wonderful concert, Diane, but then all of their concerts are. Good to know their are other MOB fans in RP.

— On the neighbor message Embarrassment for the 49th.
5:13 p.m.

Question, Pat: Were they on public property? That's a no, no except near polling places on election day.

— On the neighbor message Political Thugs in the 40 th Ward
5:43 a.m.

This vote of mine on Monday will not be followed by one on Tuesday but I'll be back in the game on Wednesday. Lucy, please keep bumping this up. I'll be otherwise occupied.

3:01 a.m.

Someone else will have to give the daily reminder on Tuesday please.

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
3:01 a.m.

Yes, FGFM, why do you ask?

2:57 a.m.

That ^ is totally uncalled for Need. Get your facts straight. She used to work for the post office, and she has been pretty clear in her comments that she isn't there anymore. C-Dub even mentioned above the person in charge there now. Don't know why I'd think you'd be any more accurate on this subject than you've been on crime, though.

— On the neighbor message USPS
2:31 a.m.

Christine is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, Rob.

— On the neighbor message Signs do NOT Vote
2:22 a.m.

Oh, Gordon said he's pleased to have Mike's endorsement because he's a long-time resident and activist? Well, I'm a longer-time resident and actual activist as opposed to a blow-hard one, and I endorse Joe Moore.

1:19 a.m.

Sorry, I took the evening off for a Baroque concert. ptgrp, I most certainly was NOT neleh. In fact, I took every opportunity I had to point out that neleh was a troll who had reversed my name.

FGFM, was it Scooter who used to claim that Joe Moore and his wife actually lived in Evanston and maintained the house in 49 only to entertain people? Don't know whether he was delusional or deceitful.

— On the neighbor message Embarrassment for the 49th.
1:05 a.m.

Way back on Oct. 3, Rob asked: Serious question for Craig- Why is Gordon himself not posting here? For a guy who claims he is gonna be a proactive hands on alderman, why isn't he engaging with anyone on sites he can't control?" Now, two days before the election, those are still appropriate questions to ask.

— On the neighbor message Mayor and Alderman 1% joined at the hip
11:29 p.m.

Thank you, Carla. I think we have that corrected now. So kind of you to let us know.

— On the neighbor message Candidates Get Carried Away
10:35 p.m.

Backed into a corner, the Lake retreats to his home in Des Plaines. Thank you, Gal.

— On the neighbor message Embarrassment for the 49th.
5:26 p.m.

Real names have nothing to do with it. This fits you to a T:

" troll
One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument"

5:12 p.m.

Suzanne is probably just jealous that she doesn't actually know anyone in the polling places except for a few judges and watchers she's appointed.

— On the neighbor message 49th Ward Nursing Home Voting Problems
5:04 p.m.

Just walked back from the Black History Month Celebration at Loyola Park. I know that Dan Sullivan thinks he owns Jarvis Square, but he doesn't own the public part. Yet there's a Gordon yard sign planted firmly in the corner parkway garden outside Towbar. That's one of the guys who gave a video endorsement of Gordon. Come and get it Craig since you probably put it there.

— On the neighbor message Signs do NOT Vote
4:49 p.m.

Once again, Suzanne, there is nothing to prohibit poll watchers from talking to voters in polling places as long as they are not electioneering. Stop spreading that falsehood.

— On the neighbor message 49th Ward Nursing Home Voting Problems
12:46 p.m.

Putting signs on public property is illegal but it is tolerated at early voting sites and outside polling places on election day only--as long as they are placed more than 100 feet from the door to the polling place. Placing signs on private property without permission from the owner is unethical at least. On my rounds yesterday, I saw a bunch of Gordon's signs in the yards of multifamily buildings, including Northpoint. No way in H*ll would Northpoint have granted permission for those signs. When Mike--yes, that Mike--was Northpoint manager, he tried to enforce a rule against tenants placing signs in the windows of their apartments.

— On the neighbor message Signs do NOT Vote
12:36 p.m.

Will the annoying troll from Des Plaines go away on Feb. 25? Poof!

12:18 p.m.

In our building, we require moves through the rear to cut down on wear and tear in the front stairwells. Thus, occasionally our alley gets blocked when someone is moving in or out.

— On the neighbor message Moving sign
12:11 p.m.

Done.

2:36 a.m.

And another vote...

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
2:34 a.m.

Welcome, Lucy.

— On the neighbor message Muting
2:29 a.m.

The alderman's office has no influence over the U.S. Postal Service, a federal agency. I suggest calling or, even better, writing to our congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky. I have done so in the past when I've had complaints about service, and the problems have been resolved.
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
5533 Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 506-7100

— On the neighbor message USPS
2:18 a.m.

Lucy, Pervy will have to disappear.

http://youtu.be/u5HOt0ZOcYk

10:33 p.m.

I'll be there, Bill.

— On the neighborhood event Chili Lovers
9:49 p.m.

A few years ago, I watched a guy letting his dog go in our yard and then start to walk away. I called down to him from my 3rd-floor window, asking him to clean it up. He was pretty surprised and indicated he didn't have anything to use. So I told him I'd get a bag. I didn't really think he'd wait, but there he was. I threw it down. After he cleaned up the poop, I thanked him and he went on his way. I want to believe that exchange changed his behavior from then on.

— On the neighbor message Bad Dog Owner, BAD!
9:24 p.m.

How was the turnout at Warren Park today, Robin? I heard it was crowded at Pottawattomie.

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
9:16 p.m.

Reid, Mo will accuse you of stealing her style. Do you know Mo?

— On the neighbor message Muting
9:10 p.m.

We're not at all complacent, Roger, even though we know there isn't going to be an upset in 49.

— On the neighbor message 49th Ward Nursing Home Voting Problems
9 p.m.

Craig, do you know the difference between early voting and nursing home voting? Clearly, you don't. Your thread title is a lie.

6:36 p.m.

dj, to which I would add that the article was published 2 1/2 months ago, more than a month prior to the public meeting held at Loyola at which a Unite representative was given ample opportunity to raise the union's concerns and the Atira representative provided what I considered good answers.

12:39 p.m.

Sorry, I couldn't resist, Gene.

— On the neighbor message Muting
1:58 a.m.

And again...

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
1 a.m.

bumpabumpabumpa

12:56 a.m.

Mmmmm, those look good.

— On the building permit Permit issued for renovation/alteration
12:04 a.m.

I already have my ticket and am meeting some friends there, Bill. I think they are still looking for cooks so do enter. How about putting up a post on EveryBlock? Sheree probably won't. I was thinking about doing so but it would be better posted by someone with fewer mutes so that it's seen.

I'll look for you there, too, Reid.

— On the neighbor message Muting
11:13 p.m.

Bill, I've been pushed over the edge and just became the 143rd person to mute guess who. With 8 bizarre posts by the same person on my Home page, it became too much to skip over them. Begone, witch!

— On the neighbor message Muting
10:12 p.m.

Indeed, Robin is right. A friend will be driving some folks to Pottawattomie Park tomorrow to vote. The sites are open until 5 PM.

— On the neighbor message Early voting?
9:59 p.m.

I'll bet rpfriend wishes he'd posted this in the right neighborhood.

Cue: fire away, Pervy.

9:55 p.m.

Not 2 days old, Barton. She was just birthed today.

7:08 p.m.

Proof, Jack? Put up or shut up.

— On the neighbor message Does Gordon have any real endorsements?
11:58 a.m.

Bumpity bump.

3:28 a.m.

Bump,

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
3:08 a.m.

Now that's really brilliant--covering up a towing sign with a Gordon poster. Thanks, Rob.

— On the neighbor message Local Politician Trashes Public Art
3:03 a.m.

Carla, it doesn't really matter what you consider Morningside Court to be. The fact is that it's a building for seniors; it's not a nursing home. And it's only two blocks east of the new building you cite at Morse and Greenview. But I'm not really clear on what your point is regarding the height of buildings on Morse. It seems as though you disapprove of the height at Morse and Greenview but want a multi-story building at Morse and Wayne that contains a "mini superstore" for you to shop in. I think it unlike that Col. Pritzker will be building that for you.

— On the neighbor message The Real Don Gordon
2:53 a.m.

Cookies? Anybody know what this address is now (or was).

— On the building permit Permit issued for renovation/alteration
2:04 a.m.

Congratulations, Rob!

— On the neighbor message Cutting Costs
11:58 p.m.

FGFM, he needs us to tell him about Rogers Park (49th Ward) since he's never been here.

— On the neighbor message Does Gordon have any real endorsements?
10:52 p.m.

Pervy, put the sauce down. You're on the wrong thread.

10:33 p.m.

Carla, one again, what you wrote is "Joe Moore already allowed structures taller than two stories on Morse Avenue." Morningside Court is on Morse, is a lot taller than 2 stories, and was built before Joe Moore was alderman so clearly HE isn't the one that allowed structures taller than 2 stories to be built on Morse. And NO, Morningside Court does NOT front on Sheridan Rd. Do you actually live in RP?

— On the neighbor message The Real Don Gordon
10:29 p.m.

That's right, which makes it especially egregious that one of Gordon's workers posted those signs. Jeffrey, surely you know Craig or at least of him. I think he used to live down there.

— On the neighbor message Local Politician Trashes Public Art
9:56 p.m.

Carla, that's NOT what you wrote, though, is it?

Cue Pervy to wake up and post one of his one-liners.

— On the neighbor message The Real Don Gordon
9:47 p.m.

ptgrp, no one can show you a successful indictment that has come out of Khan's office because there hasn't been one.

Legislation to combine the duties of the two offices, sponsored by Ald. Moore among several others, was introduced nearly two years ago. Hopefully it will get out of committee sooner rather than later. To read the proposed ordinance, click on the pdf link here:

https://chicago.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1319110&GUID=33027463-5F85-472F-8522-16569E387FD6&Options=Advanced&Search=

— On the neighbor message Cutting Costs
9:29 p.m.

Having watched Don's mind-numbing campaign videos, I suspect most of his students fall asleep in class. I hope my contributions to my Alma Mater aren't helping pay his salary.

9 p.m.

One I missed last night--Carla wrote: "Joe Moore already allowed structures taller than two stories on Morse Avenue." Reality check: Morningside Court was built in 1983. Carla, how long do you think Joe has been alderman anyway?

— On the neighbor message The Real Don Gordon
8:42 p.m.

rpfriend, as far as I'm aware, no one who lives within the boundaries of Rogers Park lives in the 50th Ward. Shouldn't this have been posted to West Rogers Park?

8:25 p.m.

FGFM, I doubt that he'd choose Oasis. After all, the alderman held a very-well-attended Follow Me on Friday there recently. Victory Parties as well as Loser Parties call for free food and drink for the campaign workers. How will a campaign that didn't accept contributions pay for that? I think MandaLeigh probably has it right. Just hope the candidate and workers aren't so depressed that they slide into the lake and have to be saved.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon's Victory Party
8:19 p.m.

Spam Alert, on the contrary, I've never seen anything slapped up over a mural. Until this incident, people in RP have respected the murals, which most of us love. The viaducts themselves are in disrepair, but that's the canvass the artists have.

— On the neighbor message Local Politician Trashes Public Art
8:10 p.m.

It's so cold the Gordon signs are huddled up to the Moore signs outside Pottawattomie Park.

— On the neighbor message It's so cold in Chicago jokes.
7:59 p.m.

Fact of the matter, Pervy, is that Joe has never given a campaign speech at a Follow Me on Friday. He does give a pitch for the business holding the event and urges attendees to come back to patronize the place. That's the whole purpose of the event.

7:43 p.m.

Suzanne, as I commented in that other thread: "More nonsense from Suzanne. Awaiting proof that the groups listed have contributed to Joe's campaign, Suzanne. Looking down that list of endorsements that Joe received, I can easily pick out several that wouldn't possibly have the funds to contribute to political campaigns."

I'm still waiting for that proof, Suzanne.

— On the neighbor message Does Gordon have any real endorsements?
7:28 p.m.

Whoopee, that should win an Oscar. Is it too late to get it nominated?

Carl, not only was that campaign event that Don attended sponsored and paid for by the Republican Committee(wo)man, but remember she also was the moderator. In addition, I learned from someone who was there that there was a large Republican bannor across the stage. Obviously, Joe Moore wouldn't attend such an event.

7:06 p.m.

More nonsense from Suzanne. Awaiting proof that the groups listed have contributed to Joe's campaign, Suzanne. Looking down that list of endorsements that Joe received, I can easily pick out several that wouldn't possibly have the funds to contribute to political campaigns.

— On the neighbor message Does Gordon have any real endorsements?
12:50 p.m.

I've heard that you're an attorney, Carla. I think you'd lose in court with that argument.

— On the neighbor message Local Politician Trashes Public Art
3:41 a.m.

Let's keep voting and bumping this to the top of the page.

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
3:34 a.m.

Hope you voted while you were here, Pat.

3:30 a.m.

Carl, I'm sorry that you and some others feel that way, but I don't. I cast enthusiastic votes for both Garcia and Moore.

— On the neighbor message I've voted; have you?
3:14 a.m.

That does seem to be the way he counts, Mr. Michigan. Thank you for getting vaccinated.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Safety Keeps Improving
2:48 a.m.

Carla, this thread isn't about schools--charter or otherwise. Are you trying to change the subject? The topic of this thread is the posting of Gordon's campaign signs on public murals--a shameful act.

Knowing that they were illegally posted on the public way, a friend of mine who works nearby removed them as carefully as he could yet some of the paint on the mural still came off with the tape. I hope that this does not happen again.

— On the neighbor message Local Politician Trashes Public Art
2:05 a.m.

That's right, Carla, Herro gave that huge contribution to Gordon because of his (Herro's) connection to Walmart and because of Joe's sponsorship of the big box ordinance. Most RP residents don't support businesses that shaft their workers like Walmart does. No supporter of unions would shop there. The thought that the little mall at Morse & Wayne (it took you three tries to get the intersection right) could hold a superstore is beyond ridiculous.

— On the neighbor message The Real Don Gordon
9:02 p.m.

Ah, Carla, another Walmart shopper; another anti-union Gordon supporter. I might have known. She probably doesn't care that his yard signs were not union produced.

— On the neighbor message The Real Don Gordon
4:31 p.m.

Don may be smarter than that, Pervy, but you and your ilk aren't.

— On the neighbor message Local Politician Trashes Public Art
3:34 p.m.

Mike, don't be absurd. They're Gordon's signs. One of his henchmen obviously put them up.

— On the neighbor message Local Politician Trashes Public Art
3:28 p.m.

And another place to vote.

5:05 a.m.

It's a new day; time for another vote.

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
4:52 a.m.

Then I guess I never will run into you in Twisted Tapas, Al. Hope all goes well for you.

For those who haven't yet voted, you have 4 more days for early voting.

— On the neighbor message I've voted; have you?
4:48 a.m.

Ah, yes, the same David Herro who helped fund the Swift Boat attacks on John Kerry in his presidential bid.

— On the neighbor message The Real Don Gordon
2:56 a.m.

Becky, Mr. Rogers noticed that Lake mixed up the aldermen of the 1st and 49th wards in a comment some ways above your asking about it: "So....no one is going to comment on the fact that Lake doesn't know Proco Moreno from Moore?"

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Safety Keeps Improving
2:45 a.m.

Nick, how did you get in there? I was talking to Jack.

2:21 a.m.

Sure you did even though you claim to live on Juneway, "Tremaine."

2:16 a.m.

Mr. Rogers, miscommunication. I don't click on the gangsta rap videos either. I was referring to the "interview" Avy did with Craig.

Jeffrey, Craig was banned here during the original EveryBlock. That's probably why his name now has the underline between his first and last names. When he rejoined, he couldn't use the original name. Even though he's managed not to get kicked off again, he still spews negative stuff about the site.

— On the neighbor message Young Pappy and Bang da Hitta (Duet)
2:14 a.m.

We? How many are you?

1:53 a.m.

A better place is ask your question is at the ward service office.

1:43 a.m.

Self created, Stanley.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon's page not being truthful.
11:35 p.m.

Whoa, and look what Suzanne started.

— On the neighbor message Union Members & Supporters, Beware....
11:23 p.m.

NICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

— On the neighbor message Young Pappy and Bang da Hitta (Duet)
9:54 p.m.

Spark was here last week. Got buzzed in. When they knocked on my door, I opened it and told him he had to leave the building. We argued over that for awhile as I slowed backed him down to the 2nd floor. When he knocked there, I told him I was calling 911 if he didn't leave. I kept arguing, I got louder until a guy on the first floor came out. Spark guy called his supervisor for advice and then left. The person who buzzed him in got a talking to. Spark and/or other alternative energy companies have been here at least a half dozen times over the past few years. I also get phone calls asking to speak to the person who pays the light bill. I just hang up on those.

— On the neighbor message Beware of the impostors/predators
7:23 p.m.

EPD, she doesn't believe in contraception either. You know, good Catholic girl. The wonder is that she only has one child. Maybe that says a lot about her relationship with her husband.

— On the neighbor message Does life begin at conception?
2:26 p.m.

Not long ago, a friend and I were discussing the fact that Jeffrey hadn't shown up in RP since EveryBlock came back to life last year. Did you feel the vibes, Jeffrey?

Mr. Rogers, did you miss that video when Craig proudly posted it right after his "performance"? It's even worse watching it the second time around. Clearly, he was hoping for a repeat performance, which Avy didn't give him. He is so full of himself.

— On the neighbor message Young Pappy and Bang da Hitta (Duet)
2:12 p.m.

Happy day after Presidents Day.

3:33 a.m.

Just voted for the 2nd time.

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
3:17 a.m.

Oh, someone from down south who want to dictate our choice of alderman. Thanks for the heads up, Nick.

James, it was those businesses you seem to so respect that shafted their workers.

— On the neighbor message Reassessing Joe Moore
11:05 p.m.

10 hours or so later, the post is still on Gordon's page even though a different resident has weighed in with "There was a waiting list last year for sure, and I wouldn't be completely surprised if there's one again, even with our additional 50 new beds."

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon's page not being truthful.
10:47 p.m.

The pond and pervy are best friends, don't cha know.

10:19 p.m.

ptgrp, voting in your own precinct is only for Feb. 24. There is only one early voting site in each ward plus the Board of Elections site downtown. You can vote early in any of them with government-issued photo ID.

— On the neighbor message I've voted; have you?
10:10 p.m.

Becky, I find it more telling that in one comment he's clearly the shafted worker in the business sector yet an hour later he becomes a retired business executive.

— On the neighbor message Reassessing Joe Moore
9:55 p.m.

Mama..., you need a proofreader! Armitage is a long way away from here. For those who may be interested, the garden is at Juneway and Hermitage.

— On the neighbor message Howard Area Community Garden openings
1:57 p.m.

It's only when there's enough protest from the unaffiliated that Gordon cracks down on Craig. Witness Craig's insincere apology on another thread. There was enough publicity last year about the plots selling out that Gordon knows that what Craig posted about the garden is an outright lie.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon's page not being truthful.
1:33 p.m.

Vote cast. Thanks for letting us know about this Sam.

— On the neighbor message IKEA challenge to help RP organization!
1:22 p.m.

Bumpity bump...

4:45 a.m.

One more week to vote early. The sites are open on Monday, Presidents Day.

— On the neighbor message I've voted; have you?
4:38 a.m.

Oops, wrong thread... Sorry.

4:29 a.m.

My memory is just fine, Jack.

— On the neighbor message Union Members & Supporters, Beware....
4:20 a.m.

To the best of my recollection, Jack, the only time I've been to Growling Rabbit with others, was once last year with a group of four and a time or two with a woman young enough to be my daughter. I can't imagine anyone describing her as an "older lady."

Your charges against Joe as anti-union and anti-labor are lame attempts to turn voters against him. It's a big fail, Jack, as you will find out the night of Feb. 24.

— On the neighbor message Union Members & Supporters, Beware....
2:03 a.m.

I've not given the question asked here a whole lot of thought in the past though I've never believed that life begins at conception. So when does it begin? It many ways breath = life, so for me, I think, life begins with that first breath at birth.

— On the neighbor message Does life begin at conception?
1:10 a.m.

ptgrp, you need more practice, That line needed a couple more "Blessed Be"s in it.

— On the neighbor message Muting
11:33 p.m.

Jack, fact is, you don't even know what time the Sunday Market closes, do you? Those who have actually talked to me at the market, such as Sheree and Ann, know that I dash in there after 1 PM. It closes at 2 PM, Jack, so why would I claim to get there late afternoon.

— On the neighbor message Union Members & Supporters, Beware....
11:11 p.m.

ptgrp or Reid, does that union have more than one member?

11 p.m.

Shira, trying to converse rationally with someone who thinks that "most people suck" is not likely to get you anyplace. Fortunately for us, he doesn't live anywhere near RP.

10:51 p.m.

Well, I won't be around to see that, ptgrp. You may be thanking a sockpuppet in FGFM, but the wonder is that you also thank the pond in Des Plaines. That puzzles me.

Becky, 8:30 is the shank of the evening.

— On the neighbor message Does life begin at conception?
10:35 p.m.

Yeah, notorious for the Evanston hoods who come down and hang out there. In how many instances of shootings on Howard, does the perp flee north into Evanston.

— On the neighbor message helicopters ad sirens
10:19 p.m.

Well past 1910, ptgrp. We had to come down to Howard St. in the 50s when I was at NU.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon (49th Ward) a Tea Party plant?
8:07 p.m.

Or click on your own screen name, drofter. I think you're visiting Rogers Park from another neighborhood that must be far less contentious than this one. You only have 1 mute yet you've been a member since 2009. That would be incredibly impressive if you commented here often.

Robin, you must be the champion of WRP.

— On the neighbor message Muting
4:58 p.m.

That's ^ rich. The latest reincarnation, known now as Pervy, has been back less than a month and already has 34 mutes.

— On the neighbor message Muting
4:33 p.m.

Jack, I asked you a question. You gave me a tirade without going anywhere near my question. Could it be that you lied about talking to me at the Sunday Market?

BTW, I guess most of those imported Turkish teachers at CMSA must have changed their names after they arrived here. After that charge surfaced on EveryBlock some time ago, I checked the names on classroom doors each time I went to CMSA for CAPS meetings. Yes, there were a few Turkish names but the vast majority were not.

— On the neighbor message Union Members & Supporters, Beware....
4:30 p.m.

Pat, I confess, I muted you 4 times. It's my little secret on how it's possible to mute someone more than once. I really shouldn't have told you. Now you'll probably sneak extra jalapeño into my chili at Heat It Up.

— On the neighbor message Muting
4:18 a.m.

Oh, we've talked at the Sunday Market, have we, Jack? What time do I get there?

Anecdote: a neighbor sent her daughter to CMSA for middle school before they offered high school. Said daughter then got a scholarship to a highly-rated boarding school, Phillips Exeter Academy, for high school. From there to a great university in the east from which she's now graduated. And you're trying to tell me that she was taught by unqualified teachers at CMSA?

— On the neighbor message Union Members & Supporters, Beware....
3:20 a.m.

^^^ ? The event was on Wednesday.

2:31 a.m.

Bill, I do take some delight when moderators finally zap stalkers like Spot. Another of that ilk is probably not long for this world when the mods start working again.

— On the neighbor message Muting
2:22 a.m.

Or Becky?

— On the media mention Early Voting Begins
2:12 a.m.

But even if some of the businesses on the list have closed, the businesses have nothing to do with the community garden, which is the focus of this thread.

— On the neighbor message Hello Howard 2015 Garden Registration
2:01 a.m.

Sure it's there. I walk by it whenever I go to Chase Bank.

— On the neighbor message Hello Howard 2015 Garden Registration
1:56 a.m.

Becky, I almost feel like a voyeur. How about you?

10:22 p.m.

Jack, I don't recall ever seeing you around the Democratic Party office on Greenleaf or on the bus going to Indiana, Wisconsin,or Iowa to campaign for Obama in 2008. I consider myself in the Liberal wing of the Democratic Party, but I also have a brain and can think for myself. I sent money to Wisconsin in the recall effort of Scott Walker--a labor issue if there ever was one. I haven't set foot in a Walmart, where you probably shop, in decades, and then it was only to take my late mother shopping in another state.

— On the neighbor message Union Members & Supporters, Beware....
10 p.m.

Ah, while I was composing, Carl confirmed what I was writing.

— On the neighbor message Muting
9:40 p.m.

I have yet to mute anyone though I've been sorely tempted in the case of the #1 mutee. This is not his original account here, as you probably know, and I was close to pressing mute when the moderators sent him off to oblivion until he created a new account. Others in your list of mutees have also been banned in the past but have arisen from the grave with new names, some of them only slightly different, such as Craig and Lake. Sometime last year there was a very obvious attempt to get some of us thrown off EveryBlock. There seemed to be a perception that if someone racked up enough mutes, the moderators would remove them. Someone--Carl, I think--noticed that he and I and perhaps others were accumulating a lot of mutes in a very short time period. One thing that is unfair about the mute system is that they never go away, even after the "person" who has pressed mute gets thrown off EveryBlock or inactivates his own account.

— On the neighbor message Muting
9:39 p.m.

Jeff, you've probably noticed that the Aguas Tortas sign is no longer up. Someone commented in a different thread that the Evanston location has closed and, indeed, that seems to be true. If you're on Facebook, take a look at the comments in the left column:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aguas-Tortas/166472363501747

— On the neighbor message Live Theater Returning to Howard Street
6:04 p.m.

I love when when someone claims to be able to speak for the "founding fathers of American democracy."

I seriously doubt that Tommy's Mommy is anybody's mommy, and I'll take Common Cause over any EveryBlock troll's opinion any day.

3:55 p.m.

Happy Anniversary, Dee!

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2:10 p.m.

Happy Valentine's Day.

4:34 a.m.

Happy Valentine's Day. Please vote.

4:18 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Hello Howard 2015 Garden Registration
2:34 a.m.

It does seem that way now, Robin, but they did whack a few of Pervy comments late Wednesday or early Thursday.

12:20 a.m.

And now a segment on the PBS NewsHour:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/bringing-portrait-private-artist-vivian-maier-big-screen/

— On the neighbor message latest on Vivian Maier
12:03 a.m.

Maude? Do I need to watch more TV?

Good luck with your birding. There's a nature preserve west off Howard in Skokie where my companion sometimes goes to photograph birds:

http://www.skokieparks.org/emily-oaks-nature-center

— On the neighbor message What was Don Gordon's role in banking?
11:54 p.m.

Funny thing, "rpfriend," there is just such a referendum on the ballot. It reads:

Should the City of Chicago have an Elected School Board?
Yes
No

I voted 'no' on Monday. Just as ptgrp has figured out, all kinds of special interest groups would be promoting a slate of candidates, including the Chicago Teachers' Union. I don't want a board controlled by the union or any other special interest group.

11:35 p.m.

Becky, that's wonderful. I missed hearing about it at the time. At least it was funny and didn't create a panic like the broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" did in 1938.

— On the neighbor message What was Don Gordon's role in banking?
9:50 p.m.

Julia, you don't live in RP either. Just saying....

9:29 p.m.

BTW, where do you do your birding?

— On the neighbor message What was Don Gordon's role in banking?
8 p.m.

Becky and Robin, addressing comments to the moderators on a thread isn't going to do anything. Use the Feedback form at the bottom of any page. Please.

7:40 p.m.

FGFM, I don't think Suzanne has ever been classy to begin with.

2:31 p.m.

Unless you're wedded to being near a Metra station, you might check out the building across the street from me, Ashland Commons:

http://www.becovic.com/ashland

Tenants let their dogs run and play inside the fenced courtyard. It's sort of like they have their own dog park. This is a quiet block just a couple of blocks from the lake and the Howard el station, with a Jewel also within walking distance.

— On the neighbor message Hello, soon-to-be, Rogers Park neighbors.
1:44 p.m.

Another morning rolls around so we can vote again.

3:53 a.m.

Well, he has a different insult for me, ptgrp, but at least one of those got removed by the mods Thursday as a personal attack.

3:20 a.m.

My, my how times change. Three years ago, everyone in the Morse area seemed to be down on the plaza at Morse and Wayne. Seems they would have been pleased as punch back then if Col. Pritzker had purchased the property. Craig's buddy, Jeffy (now inactive user) sure had plenty to say then.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/mar20-1317-w-morse-parking-lot-doom-the-morway-4833600/

And then the thread was resurrected last fall and Craig weighed in but not to tell us how the plaza had been cleaned up. How disingenuous to now fake concern about the "hard working owners of the businesses that occupied the spaces." (I know that I used a big word, Craig, but you'll find it in a dictionary.)

2:59 a.m.

Like you muted me on Facebook, Lake?

2:05 a.m.

Nick, you asked whether Craig has a soul. The answer is 'no.' The attack on Wayne who is still mourning his son--and will for the rest of his life--is beyond the pale and could only have been made by a sub-human.

— On the neighbor message Young Pappy and Bang da Hitta (Duet)
1:24 a.m.

I'd heard that Gordon had been in banking but hadn't seen any proof of it before--at least not lately. I'm sure I must have read that Tribune article at the time. Sorry, ptgrp, I was one of those nimby's on the marina issue, but then I live closer to the lake than you, I think. I do think it strange that the background of a candidate for public office is such a big, dark secret. Project manager is so nebulous.

— On the neighbor message What was Don Gordon's role in banking?
1:05 a.m.

Freddie's Modern Kung Fu near the Howard el station:

http://freddiesmodernkungfu.com/

I know nothing about it aside from the fact that it's been there for 3 years or so.

— On the neighbor message Martial Arts School???
12:59 a.m.

Shira, add Sol Cafe to that equation because they always have an exhibit on the walls. Currently, it's photographs.

— On the neighbor message Live Theater Returning to Howard Street
7:48 p.m.

Suzanne, give it a rest. Barbara Moore is NOT commenting here.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon (49th Ward) a Tea Party plant?
7:44 p.m.

FGFM, Don's not the only one in his own little world. Add Suzanne. They make a nice twosome, don't you think?

Suzanne, Anne says it's Joe. You even thought it might be me. Craig thinks it's somebody else.

— On the neighbor message Union Members & Supporters, Beware....
7:35 p.m.

The Bang Bang pie at Sol is good; sometimes it's chocolate. But I agree I'd rather have a G & I doughnut.

— On the neighbor message RP coffee shops
2:32 p.m.

Jack preferred Bush in 2000 yet calls himself a Democrat??? I don't think so.

BTW, Nick, Blaine never got on the ballot whatever year it was he was circulating petitions.

2:25 p.m.

stalker

6:06 a.m.

Good morning. Time to vote.

4:51 a.m.

Shall we take him on a snipe hunt?

4:43 a.m.

Carl, Sol doesn't make the doughnuts. They probably get a shipment of as many doughnuts as the bakery can spare Friday - Sunday.

https://www.goglazed.com/story.php

I have occasionally scored one early afternoon but if you really want to try one get there as early as possible.

I also like Growling Rabbit and Common Cup but they're too far to walk to for me.

— On the neighbor message RP coffee shops
4:33 a.m.

ptgrp, read the article again. You will find two Hispanic surnames among the group complaining.

4:01 a.m.

The 49th Ward already has enough judges according to a list I've seen from the Board of Elections.

3:40 a.m.

Gabriel, it's called giving families a choice.

— On the neighbor message Union Members & Supporters, Beware....
3:36 a.m.

Jack up there seems to have been out to lunch.

Our co-op association contested our property taxes once or twice and got a reduction. The last time we contested them, we didn't.

— On the neighbor message Property Taxes
3:33 a.m.

From this document, it looks as though Kenilworth Ave. was an earlier name for Touhy:

http://www.chsmedia.org/househistory/nameChanges/start.pdf

3:25 a.m.

Paige, thank you for making sure you find a place for your pets. ptgrp mentioned Eastlake Terrace but indicated it's not close to a grocery store. On the contrary, there's Jewel within walking distance on Howard in the Gateway Center plaza. Transportation, though would be at the Howard Red/Purple/Yellow Line station or various buses at the Howard terminal.

— On the neighbor message Hello, soon-to-be, Rogers Park neighbors.
2:13 a.m.

Another yawner. As opposed to Don's videos that would put most people to sleep, our dynamic alderman was awarded a "Champion of Democracy" Award from the good-government organization, Common Cause, on Wednesday for, among other things, his sponsorship of the "Fair Elections" public financing question on the February ballot. Joe's a doer; Don's a talker.

1:31 a.m.

Diane, will you see whether Club Detour is in that old phone book? Here's a drink token from the place, which must have closed during prohibition:

http://tokencatalog.com/token_record_forms.php?action=DisplayTokenRecord&td_id=371890&inventory_id=417442&attribution_id=380765&td_create_uid=39

Wonder how many drinks one could get for a dollar? More on Club Detour:

http://dimbeautyofchicago.blogspot.com/2009/01/thats-life-whichever-way-you-turn-fate.html

9:02 p.m.

I'm finding a Club Detour at that address back in the '20s.

"JACK YONOVER
N. U. '21
Invites you to visit the Club Detour 1511 Howard Street * Continuous entertainment; * Dancing * No cover ^ No minimum "

Scroll down the second column past the memories of the guy who wrote an article for Encyclopaedia Brittanica (sic) for the above:

http://www.forgottenbooks.com/readbook_text/The_Purple_Parrot_v20_1000826914/41

3:54 p.m.

I know Nick. I'm probably older than you. I date back to when phone numbers were only 6 digits long and exchanges were names plus a number. My original number after I moved into Chicago was ROgers 1-xxxx--and it still is except that it's now expressed in all numbers. I guess I thought that long ago all numbers in RP had the ROgers exchange name. 743 is certainly a familiar exchange as is 262, which I suppose was originally AMbassador. Thanks Nick and John RP.

3:31 p.m.

New day - time to vote again.

4:41 a.m.

Now, now, that wasn't nice, FGFM.

4:33 a.m.

That's a strange phone number for Rogers Park, but there were plenty of sailors on Howard when I first moved here.

4:30 a.m.

rpfriend, the state legislature paved the way for the mayor to appoint the school board back when Daley was mayor and only the state legislature can change it. You will find an advisory referendum on the ballot re an elected school board. I voted "no" on it.

4:18 a.m.

I thought Robin's error was a hoot. Those doughnuts are to die for but they're usually gone by the time I stop in at Sol. If you park behind Sol, be careful. Only some of the spots are for Sol's customers, and they are so marked.

— On the neighbor message RP coffee shops
4:07 a.m.

And another thing, Carla. Above, you claim: "I only post when obvious lies are posted...." yet in another thread you wrote "Don't care if Joe gives 'em a ride, it's when he goes into the voting booth with them to 'help.'" That's an obvious lie from you.

3:30 a.m.

Oops, I just re-read my comment from Feb. 4 addressed to Sandy. I can't believe I wrote that. Try this instead:

Sandy, re your proposal to change street names, don't mess with the name of the old Indian Boundary Line, which in RP is ROGERS.

http://forgottenchicago.com/articles/the-northern-indian-boundary-line/

3:19 a.m.

Lake, Gordon hasn't won any elections and that will still be true on Feb. 25. You prattle away about having won elections for others, but I don't think many believe you. But I'll give you that if you'll agree that I've won 6 aldermanic elections for Joe as well as 3 aldermanic elections for his predecessor, David Orr. And that's not counting all the state legislators I've elected as well as our congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky, and our wonderful mayor, Harold Washington, twice. See how silly that sounds just because I've worked in dozens of political campaigns for 45 years, many of them successful?

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon (49th Ward) a Tea Party plant?
3:13 a.m.

Oh, you like Participatory Budgeting, Carla? I'm surprised. After all, that's Joe Moore's initiative to allow us to have a say in how the ward's menu money is spent. So, good for you for helping with that. Now, what have you done lately. Voting for the playground equipment can be done daily from the comfort of your home, but you'd rather snipe here.

1:14 a.m.

I don't know Lucy or care whether or not her name is really Lucy Jenkins. She's clearly one of the good folks in the neighborhood. While Carla's only comments here are snipes at Joe Moore and those who support him (while thanking or ignoring her buddy's, like Craig's, posts and comments). Carla, are you helping to get new play equipment for Loyola Park like Lucy is:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/improvement/jan26-help-loyola-park-win-imagination-playground-6646267/

I don't think so.

11:44 p.m.

Ah, that's ^ where he's been.

— On the neighbor message Witch God Declares Chicago Best Weed!!
9:05 p.m.

The Field Supervisor seems to have gone strangely silent the past few days, Nick. He must be plotting another attack.

— On the neighbor message A total waste of breath and time?
9:03 p.m.

Isn't that ^ stalking ?

— On the neighbor message A total waste of breath and time?
8:22 a.m.

Wish we could see how many votes we have now.

7:47 a.m.

I guess that appearance by Craig on Avy's show didn't do Gordon any good.

7:46 a.m.

Nick, I doubt that Suzanne knows who Bernard is. She doesn't seem very connected to what's going on in the neighborhood to me.

— On the neighbor message Creative Campaign Tactic # 287
7:19 a.m.

Why, Anne, Suzanne said Nicky is Barbara (or perhaps me). Mike of the Crow's Nest also thinks it's Barbara, while your buddy Craig claims he's either Kevin O. or John somebody. Seems Nicky has everyone guessing.

7:07 a.m.

To return to the subject of this post, the endorsement of Joe Moore ends:

" We appreciate his [Moore's] leadership, and he is endorsed over adjunct Northwestern lecturer Don Gordon, who doesn’t propose realistic, immediate solution for the pension crisis."

Go Joe!

6:51 a.m.

Becky, I think that was a little joke but just in case you were serious or there's someone else here who hasn't been paying attention, go here:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/offices-on-the-ballots.html

Click on the Sample Ballot link and follow the instructions. It takes clicking through several pages to get to your sample ballot. The offices on the ballot are mayor, city clerk, city treasurer, and alderman. There are also 4 advisory referenda in the 49th Ward.

— On the neighbor message I've voted; have you?
6:25 a.m.

An endorsement from tbfurman, whoever he is, is as meaningless as one from Mike Luckenbach, Scott Phillips, or Craig Gernhardt. I've never heard of Furman before. Joe Moore, on the other hand, has the endorsement of our congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky, and I noted today that our state representative, Kelly Cassidy, has Joe's campaign posters up on her fence.

— On the neighbor message 49th WARD VOTER SPEAKS....
8:48 p.m.

Michael, I believe what you've posted is not entirely accurate. It is my understanding that campaign work for a candidate for county office was performed in the 49th Ward service office but by an unpaid intern--not by staffers paid with taxpayer money. That's a big distinction.

8:22 p.m.

Who is Amera?

7:59 p.m.

Good to hear they didn't disown you.

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat
5:58 p.m.

No, Reid, it isn't. Joe Moore's campaign and the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward are also offering rides to the polls. Just call 773-973-4949. A friend of mine whom you also know has already been asked to drive someone to Pottawattomie Park this week.

— On the neighbor message Is This Not Illegal Electioneering...
5:50 p.m.

Thanks for that additional link, Jeanne. This looks like really fun stuff.

4:01 a.m.

Voting starts today. Let's rack up those votes for Joe Moore.

12:37 a.m.

Lake, this isn't Facebook. You don't get to thank yourself here.

12:31 a.m.

O M G, don't go THERE ^! Been there; done that.

12:23 a.m.

76 views but how many of those are by Lake? 3 of them are by me, not that I've actually watched the video 3 times.

12:21 a.m.

Welcome from a fellow Buckeye though not OSU.

9:11 p.m.

Neil, I think I could be said to be an average Rogers Parker, and you think I have what???

9:09 p.m.

One Sunday last month I saw a USPS vehicle parked on my block. Later I checked my mailbox and found mail although I'm sure I picked my mail up on Saturday. Later, I heard they are now delivering packages on Sunday, but this wasn't a package.

— On the neighbor message No First Class Mail Out of Rogers Park
8:42 p.m.

You Tune? Does anybody know what that is?

8:25 p.m.

So Suzanne now thinks that Nicky is either Barbara Moore or me because a reference to Hedda Hopper ages one??? Well, that last part is true, but Suzanne, I'm old enough to be Barbara's mother. I doubt that she has any idea who Hedda Hopper was. Guess that ages you, though, too.

— On the neighbor message Creative Campaign Tactic # 287
8:20 p.m.

Where? Google doesn't seem to think that exists.

— On the neighbor message Is "dibs" unneighborly?
7:15 p.m.

Reid, in this context, YOUR spelling of stardom is correct.

— On the neighbor message More about Joe Lake
5:29 p.m.

Jeanne, where is the playground in Loyola Park?

3:01 a.m.

Is Henry still missing?

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat
2:47 a.m.

Smalls, this was posted to the neighborhood of Rogers Park, The shooting did not happen in the neighborhood of Rogers Park. EveryBlock is not divided into police districts. In case you've had your eyes closed, Don Gordon and his buddies have been making hay with the shootings that have happened in Rogers Park--the neighborhood.

Bruce is a low-class bore. I ignore him.

— On the neighbor message Shooting at Peterson & Wolcott
2:37 a.m.

Wow, that last one from Carla takes the cake.

2:24 a.m.

He couldn't cut it on his own, Nicky. He needed an alter ego. He and Spot disappeared on the same day, remember.

2:14 a.m.

Not that I recall, Dan.

— On the neighbor message What would you do?
2:09 a.m.

Actually, he posted a LINK to a news article. Whoopee! That's almost as good as him posting a link to a Wikipedia article.

10:04 p.m.

Something tells me that Craig is most likely banned from stepping inside the door of Heartland, Reid. So the troll patrol would have to come without its leader. But then Flake doesn't know where RP is and Pervy would probably not make it past the Buffalo Bar. Better have alternative guests lined up.

— On the neighbor message More about Joe Lake
7:12 p.m.

Ooooo, did someone mention hot air? DG specializes in it

6:52 p.m.

Nicky, we all know who thought of that. He delivers pizzas in his spare time when he isn't playing on the Internet.

— On the neighbor message Creative Campaign Tactic # 287
2:16 p.m.

Wish I had a video camera available. I'd go shoot a video of my neighbor who is finally shoveling the sidewalk nearly a week after the snowstorm. I'd make sure that the yellow signs that recently appeared in the windows of the building show. I guess they figured if might reflect badly on Gordon with that snow-covered walk out front--but I think it's too late.

— On the neighbor message Creative Campaign Tactic #284
1:59 p.m.

So do I when they pertain to our neighborhood. This one doesn't.

— On the neighbor message Shooting at Peterson & Wolcott
4:04 a.m.

Good morning all. Time to vote again.

2:37 a.m.

Kyros, such postings just feed the perception that guns are being fired in RP daily. EveryBlock has an appropriate neighborhood for your post. This isn't it.

— On the neighbor message Shooting at Peterson & Wolcott
2:30 a.m.

I just noticed--Lake posted his I.Q. above.

— On the neighbor message Creative Campaign Tactic #284
2:14 a.m.

You can even bring your pooch inside, and a pooch valet will play with it in the bar area while you shop.

1:54 a.m.

jldoolittle, on occasion when someone has tried to claim dibs on my block, someone else who wants to park simply moves the furniture or whatever from the street and puts it in the parkway. I am not aware that there has ever been retaliation. Some years ago, I even removed a blockade or two from in front of our building even though I didn't want the parking spot. It might be different if there were a lot of claimed spots on the block, but when it's only one or perhaps two jerks, they get the message.

— On the neighbor message Is "dibs" unneighborly?
1:44 a.m.

Drug scene? Are you sure? I thought it was a sexual predator haven.

— On the neighbor message More about Joe Lake
12:53 a.m.

Needy, let's see some proof of your allegation that Joe Moore is an advocate of Dibs. This from you is just another case of throwing s**t against the wall to see what will stick. You do that a lot.

— On the neighbor message What would you do?
12:50 a.m.

That's not in Rogers Park, Kyros.

— On the neighbor message Shooting at Peterson & Wolcott
12:33 a.m.

DB, it's good to see you back here, but if Pervy keeps giving you Thanks, you're going to wind up on thin ice with your friends.

12:25 a.m.

Nicky, I think Craig called himself the Field Supervisor. That would seem to be lower on the totem pole than a Field Manager. At least when I went from being a supervisor to a manager at work, it was a promotion.

The part I like best about Mike's cut and paste post is this from the last paragraph: "If residents are unclear as to where I stand they come online here and ask me...." Umm, no, not here, because Gordon is afraid to come here.

Mike, the biggest troll of them all above is on your side.

7:17 p.m.

Have you reported that address to the alderman's office or to 311?

— On the neighbor message Bad Neighbor? Hang This!
12:57 p.m.

Ranman, did it ever occur to you that perhaps Bruno enjoys running the tavern and liquor store and simply doesn't want to sell it? He sat behind me at the meeting on the proposal for a hotel at Albion & Sheridan, seemingly just to find out more about what his new neighbor may be.

4:03 a.m.

I did and today too.

3:09 a.m.

We've rarely had anyone on our block who tried this. Those few who have soon learn it's not acceptable.

— On the neighbor message Is "dibs" unneighborly?
2:34 a.m.

Al, not only is there snow in other parts of the city, you should see Lincolnwood where I spent Thursday afternoon. Shoveled crosswalks? You've got to be kidding. I couldn't even find crosswalks because none of the sidewalks had been cleared. I hiked a ways down Lincoln Ave. in the street.

1:30 a.m.

DaveP, reality check: No the alderman did NOT say that his "office is responsible for handing out tickets concerning the lack of shoveling." This is what he DID say:

"If you are aware of a property owner who has not shoveled their walk, please email or call my office with the address of the property and we will attempt to reach out to the owner and advise them of their responsibilities. If they fail to heed our warning, I will direct my Ward Superintendent to issue them a ticket."

The Ward Superintendent works for Streets and San as I'm sure you know. Clearing crosswalks is the good thing to do, but as far as I'm aware, the law does not require property owners to clear crosswalks. If anyone can prove otherwise, post a link.

11:33 a.m.

Yes.

— On the neighbor message Is "dibs" unneighborly?
11:16 a.m.

Thanks for that click-saver link, Robin.

3:36 a.m.

Rob, did you notice that farther down that thread, he plans to make us all join block clubs so that he can communicate with us better? Good luck with that!

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon's plan to deal with the snow -
3:34 a.m.

Jack, it doesn't come anywhere close to Craig's lame posts. But he's your buddy too, right?

3:13 a.m.

I doubt that I'm your neighbor, but three cheers for you, Go Girl!

— On the neighbor message Thank you Streets and San!!
3:08 a.m.

I managed to get to the Howard el station Wednesday afternoon over several sidewalks and across a bunch of crosswalks, all of which had been sufficiently cleared as to pose no problems whatsoever. All accomplished without door hangers and stickers.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon's plan to deal with the snow -
1:34 a.m.

Bruno's has it's own clientele. The customers are highly unlikely to switch to some fancy new place so the idea that Joe is trying to drive Bruno's out-of-business by granting new licenses is a figment of rpfriend's imagination.

1:21 a.m.

Unless Suzanne contacts you to fill out an application to be a judge, just go to the link she provided, print the form, fill it out indicating you're willing to serve for either party (unless you really are a Republican), and mail it in or take it to the address at the bottom of the form. I trust you have reliable child care; it's a long day.

As Suzanne indicated, you need credentials to be a poll watcher. You will find information about poll watching here:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/serving-as-a-poll-watcher.html

You have to decide who or what you would want to be a poll watcher for. I can only provide information on Joe Moore's campaign and the Democratic Party. The campaign office is at 1774 W. Greenleaf. If interested, it would be best to go over and talk to the campaign manager, Damon. He's generally there from around noon to 9 PM, Monday-Thursday. Friday-Sunday the office is also open though not as late.

12:57 a.m.

EPD, I've checked and the word is that we have a full complement of Democratic judges in the 49th Ward for Feb. 24. Suzanne probably needs Republican judges. The election judges are appointed by those two political parties although the Board of Elections will appoint to fill vacancies. Have to get downtown now. More later on poll watchers.

2:42 p.m.

Not true, Mike. We got mail on Tuesday and we're on the same route as you. This will explain why many did not get a delivery on Monday:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/city-services/feb02-no-first-class-mail-out-rogers-park-6662157/

— On the neighbor message No Mail Delivery?
1:42 p.m.

He's a good deal funnier than your buddy, Craig, Carla. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, you know.

5:20 a.m.

I hope that Lucy and I aren't the only ones still voting.

4:41 a.m.

Yes, sometimes he does sound intelligent like the alderman, Pervery, unlike you. I imagine Joe gets a kick out of these wild speculations like yours. But do tell why Joe would use a screen name for such a comment?

— On the neighbor message Ward Snow Removal Efforts Continue
4:21 a.m.

The Sun-Times is delivered daily to the guy who lives in the apt. beneath me--and I don't think FGFM lives there.

4:09 a.m.

He's got the sun, got the moon
Got the deep blue sea

3:31 a.m.

Sandy, re your proposal to change street names, don't mess with the name of the old Indian Boundary Line, which in RP is Ridge.

http://forgottenchicago.com/articles/the-northern-indian-boundary-line/

3:02 a.m.

While I wouldn't wish it on any of my other fellow Rogers Parkers, I almost wish the OP were experiencing January 1967. He wouldn't have been making any deliveries for days without a sled dog team.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Moore promotes tax-payer waste
2:52 a.m.

I sent you an email.

— On the neighbor message Snow blower on Juneway?
6:19 p.m.

If you work downtown, you can vote early at the Chicago Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington. Anyone legally registered in the city of Chicago can vote early at any of the sites, which are listed here:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html

— On the neighbor message Early voting?
4:52 p.m.

Not from the 49th Ward, though. Did you ever change your registration to Des Plaines from wherever you used to live in Chicago?

— On the neighbor message Early voting?
3:11 p.m.

EveryBlock neighbor, this article will explain why Laurino and O'Connor have mailed the same flyer except for the names and pictures:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/338388/hold-emanuel-super-pac-rides-rescue-17-incumbent-aldermen

rpfriend, kind of pitiful that you have try to coax residents of other wards to ask their friends in 49 to vote for your candidate, whom they most likely know nothing about. Heck, most residents of 49 have never heard of him.

— On the neighbor message 40th Ward Candidate
4:43 a.m.

It's a new day. Time to vote again.

4:09 a.m.

RP10, you need to read the while thread.

— On the neighbor message Thank you Streets and San!!
4:04 a.m.

Oh.

— On the neighbor message Are You On The Short Bus?
4:03 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Food Co-op Community Presentation
3:57 a.m.

Nicky, are you dyslexic? I tend to forget about Cross-Rhodes. Thanks for the reminder.

3:39 a.m.

Joe L8ke, while true that the referenced article does not pertain to the 49th Ward, that Pond out in Des Plaines posted it to the neighborhood of Rogers Park, which includes part of the 40th Ward whose alderman, Pat O'Connor, is a beneficiary of Rahm's Super PAC. In addition, items pertaining to West Ridge (West Rogers Park) often are posted here, and their alderman, Debra Silverstein of the 50th Ward, is also a beneficiary. Thus, it is slightly appropriate, though deceptive, to post the link here.

3:27 a.m.

Spanokopita! Where can I get some of that?

11:02 p.m.

I doubt that Bruno would ever sell the building, but Bruno is not going to live forever. Then, it will be sold. And what will happen to the facade then?

9:36 p.m.

No, I didn't and don't intend to.

8:56 p.m.

Spam. Evelyn, I suggest you read the EveryBlock Guidelines.

— On the neighbor message Looking for a Realtor?
7:57 p.m.

Are we obligated as EveryBlock members to click on every stupid link Lake posts? I rarely do.

7:49 p.m.

If you still need a plumber, I use John J. Cahill Inc., a family-run firm in Evanston, 847-864-5225.

— On the neighbor message Plumber
4:07 p.m.

RPScott, awaiting the next one from you but a few of us have your number.....

— On the neighbor message Be green when you remove snow
3:55 p.m.

Clearly, but lets not bridge the span.

3:47 p.m.

My UPS delivery arrived but no sign of a mail carrier.

— On the neighbor message No First Class Mail Out of Rogers Park
3:19 p.m.

Maggie?

— On the neighbor message Are You On The Short Bus?
3:24 a.m.

Keep voting daily please.

3:21 a.m.

ptgrp, tried to respond earlier but we had a power outage up here in the boonies. I think you misunderstood my comment. No way did I think you were the OP on that other thread.

— On the neighbor message Question
12:48 a.m.

RPScott, will you please retract your post. The paramedics have been on my block three times tonight and hauled those shovelers off to the ER because they didn't recognize a tongue-in-cheek post.

— On the neighbor message Be green when you remove snow
12:41 a.m.

Rob, surely you didn't believe this post, did you? Helena Handbasket, indeed! She must live with someone named Gotu.

My comment about Frank being a nice guy was meant for ptgrp even though he does refer to his wife as "the missus."

— On the neighbor message Selling condo and need local realtor
4:53 p.m.

Fortunately, I was neither eating nor drinking anything when I reached this post.

— On the neighbor message Ridge-Rogers-Touhy Solution
4:08 p.m.

Michael, re the "Gidget" videos, the short one you found may be all that's left. Craig got so much flak over his worst video, I think he must have taken it down. Here's his EveryBlock posting of the video that's left--yes he got thrown off EveryBlock sometime after posting this:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/sep29-negative-loitering-morse-glenwood-the-movie-5388105/

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
2:18 p.m.

Well, he's done it on at least two threads, one of which I'm highly suspicious of because of the "name" of the OP and the comments s/he thanks.

— On the neighbor message Question
2 p.m.

Frank McGuire is a really nice guy.

— On the neighbor message Selling condo and need local realtor
1:57 p.m.

Wrong thread, Liz?

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

This takes the cake for a disingenuous posting. I give it 10 stars in that category.

— On the neighbor message Reassessing Joe Moore
1:38 p.m.

I'm up to 6 votes.

2:33 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat on Fargo Ave
2:27 a.m.

Why, because you don't understand it, Peg, and are trying to make it out for something it isn't?

— On the neighbor message Are You On The Short Bus?
2:18 a.m.

The snow has been falling for some time now, and no one has cleared the sidewalks. I haven't seen a snow plow either.

— On the neighbor message Plowing the Side Streets
1:36 a.m.

Will someone please tell Damen that it "needs to wider"?

1:34 a.m.

Mike seems to have had a little trouble writing coherently tonight.

— On the neighbor message Selling condo and need local realtor
1:28 a.m.

Diana, instead of the knee-jerk "You don't like their music? Okay, that's fair so work that out like neighbors should," perhaps you should actually read the full comments of the actual neighbors to this house. Complaints about the parties and music fall on deaf ears.

— On the neighbor message "Liberated" house on Ridge
1:24 a.m.

Craig, I'm sure that Kevin loves being called a heavy hitter, but my guess is that you have only yourself to blame for the fact that he's back on EveryBlock. You made a couple of really bad guesses about the identity of one of the characters on an Albion Hotel proposal thread and named Kevin specifically. I sent him a link to that thread. I do keep friends informed when their names are being taken in vain.

1:12 a.m.

Nicky, you forgot or never knew about Craig's companion blog: Howard Hellhole. He would put up flyers "advertising" it along Howard St. I'd go out and tear them down whenever I saw them.

You didn't tell ptgrp who runs Chevanston. His name is Jeff Olson writing under the pseudonym of the person for whom RP is named: Philip MeGregor Rogers. Is that blog still active, not that I care?

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
12:22 a.m.

ptgrp, if your question is for real, that's Craig's blog (or former blog), and it shows you clearly what he attracts.

Yes, Michael, I saw one particularly disturbing video Craig shot of Jennifer while he taunted her to make her act up more.

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
9:24 p.m.

Once Scotty got bounced there sure arose a bunch of new characters, including ^.

— On the neighbor message Are You On The Short Bus?
10:26 a.m.

# 5 for me.

2:57 a.m.

Tintin, depending on where you live, there's also a UPS store on the Plaza level at the Gateway Mall.

— On the neighbor message ups package stolen?
2:40 a.m.

Loyola has a nice little tavern on the lower level of the student center with a good porter on tap for only $4.50. The delight was being carded at my age. It's university policy to card everyone.

— On the neighbor message Political Etiquette
1:57 a.m.

Lake, Becky is giving you a grammar lesson--something you should have learned by 4th grade.

12:59 p.m.

You can trust my avatar, Becky.

Robin, asking Craig to stop spewing lies is like asking birds to stop singing.

— On the neighbor message Question
11:31 a.m.

Of course Scotty's alter ego will need a new name too. RogersParkingSplat perhaps?

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
4:27 a.m.

Yes we do and I did--again.

4:16 a.m.

Good Morning!

ptgrp, have you visited WFMT in the past few years? It's in No Man's Land. Doubt that you'd find anyplace for a glass of wine. Last time we were out there was New Year's Eve 2013-14 for the Midnight Special party.

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
4:15 a.m.

I'll grant you that it's late but I just nodded off while watching that video, Nico, and, no, I haven't been drinking.

— On the neighbor message Does Don Gordon have a PR problem?
3:42 a.m.

Yes, Mayor Harrison, I've thought for some time there was something going on at 7415 N. Sheridan. On very rare occasions, there are lights on at night. The house next door to the north is suspicious too. Lots of coming and going of different people.

— On the neighbor message Problem buildings in our neighborhoods
3:17 a.m.

Becky, he looks much better in person, but you're going to have to trust me unless you ever show up for a Follow Me--or Carl's party. Carl, where and when is the party?

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
2:55 a.m.

Did he really, Rob? I guess he didn't ban you on his page like he did me with one of his "....has left the building."

Liz, the jalapeño gnocchi is another of my favorites.

2:46 a.m.

Does your hubby fly? Craig seems to think so.

— On the neighbor message Question
12:39 a.m.

ptgrp, if we're ever at the same table and you try to hog the baked goat cheese or others of my favorite dishes, you'll find yourself stabbed with a fork.

10:59 p.m.

That must be photoshopped, Rob. We all know there are now at least three subbasements there. The lowest one is for a secret casino for hotel guests only.

I don't think the article lives up to its title. Where's the struggle? But writers don't choose their own titles.The writer should take a stroll around the south end of RP, though. There still is a used book store, Armadillo's Pillow, not far north, and fine dining at Twisted Tapas, just east of Sheridan at Pratt. I hope, as does she, that the hotel, if approved, will bring more good restaurants.

10:27 p.m.

Philip Scott

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
6:21 p.m.

Wait--Scotty fled town? Is that true?

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
4:57 p.m.

I voted again today.

5:32 a.m.

Carl, lo and behold, a third pillar appeared recently. Probably on Wednesday. It's very wordy. I got bored before I'd read much of it.

— On the neighbor message Does Don Gordon have a PR problem?
4:09 a.m.

d3, perhaps you should come to CAPS meetings. Those shots fired last week were discussed Tuesday night.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park man charged in Evanston shooting
3:30 a.m.

ptgrp, you indicated that you went to Gordon's website and that you "liked the bits about money in politics and being a project manager--in theory." Has it occurred to you that he never mentions where he was a project manager or what he actually did? I find this very puzzling. Candidates for political office routinely describe their backgrounds in some detail yet Don Gordon does not do so..

— On the neighbor message One serious question
10:26 p.m.

Sorry, I neglected to post a link to the Executive Summary of the poll:

https://electjoemoore.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/executive_summary_-_ward_49_poll_results-21.pdf

— On the neighbor message One serious question
10:15 p.m.

Terebill, regarding opinions about Joe, you wrote "...people don't like him/don't agree with the things he does..." As you have conveniently ignored in order to press your own view, a professional poll was conducted last month. According to the executive summary of the poll "Joe Moore has a strong personal popularity rating (62% favorable / 26% unfavorable), and most voters give him a positive job rating as well (62% positive / 30% negative). It would seem, Terebill, that yours is the minority view, but the definitive poll is the election itself, which will, thankfully, be over at 7 PM on Feb. 24.

— On the neighbor message One serious question
9:51 p.m.

"You didn't use your real name. You were dishonest." <<<from a character named RogersParkingSpot is REALLY funny.

— On the neighbor message One serious question
6:09 p.m.

Desperation, Mr. Rogers.

— On the neighbor message EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Moore campaigns with "Chuy"
10:06 a.m.

Do tell, FGFM. I haven't heard much about him since the old Forum49 days. Regularly did battle there with him and Craig.

— On the neighbor message Joe Moore (Politician) Ward 49 - Wikipedia
3:28 a.m.

I spoke with Ann this evening after our CAPS meeting and find that I misrepresented the source of her salary. Yes, it is all tax money. So, take that, Suzanne. It's all perfectly legal. She doesn't read EveryBlock so I'm forwarding your comments to her. My guess is that she'll be outraged by them. She loves working for the market.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon Forum Thread
3:15 a.m.

BTW, how did the meeting go? I guess it wasn't as contentious as the hotel meeting.

2:58 a.m.

Carl, I have a horror story from Cermak Fresh Market, which we decided to try last Saturday. It involves the check-out and isn't over yet. The transaction is stuck in limbo because the clerk pressed credit after I had already swiped my debit card and entered my pin.

They did have some "interesting" selections in the meat department. I stared at one item almost in disbelief.

2:56 a.m.

I voted today and yesterday.

2:38 a.m.

One has to forgive people with tiny brains. They just can't conceive of the fact that we Democrats have opinions of our own. No, Craig, the campaign of Joe Moore is not "sporting a Chey (sic)/Moore campaign sign in the yard at Lunt and Greenview." A supporter of Joe Moore and of Chuy Garcia, who happens to be the president of the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward, is "sporting" those signs in his yard. The Democratic Party of the 49th Ward has no signs in its windows for mayoral candidates. Why don't you go take a photo over there? Or why don't you take a photo in front of Moore's house? I don't think you'll find a Garcia sign there. (If I ever get my hands on some Garcia signs, they'll be in my windows right beside those for Joe.)

— On the neighbor message Joint Garcia/Moore sign appears
2:36 a.m.

As Rob and Michael noted, the "photo" was from an IVI-IPO press conference announcing its endorsements:

http://www.iviipo.org/

And Michael is right, the title of this post is an outright lie. Is anyone really surprised that the Field Supervisor lies?

— On the neighbor message EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Moore campaigns with "Chuy"
2:20 a.m.

This is an old thread. Someone resurrected it yesterday. Could it now be laid to rest again?

2:01 a.m.

No wonder Gordon is so far behind. His Field Supervisor doesn't understand the difference between campaigning and a press conference held by an organization to announce its endorsements. Yes,Craig, of course they were at the same event, but it wasn't a joint campaign event as you are trying to make it out to be.

— On the neighbor message You can't have it both ways, Alderman Moore
1:40 a.m.

Nancy B, again, thanks for that recommendation of Hewn for good bread. We picked up a loaf of whole wheat last week and went back for another today. Each day, they list the breads they have that day on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/hewnbread

We also got a chocolate almond croissant today, which we split. Flaky and yummy.

1:04 a.m.

I voted.

4:34 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message latest on Vivian Maier
4:22 a.m.

See you later, Toni.

— On the neighbor message CAPS Beat 2422 1/27/15
4:20 a.m.

What a lovely photo of Louis. Hope he has many years to live.

4:17 a.m.

Ah, ah, Carl, "mispelling?" Shame on you.

There's always the possibility that "hurtles" is a typo on the part of Irene, isn't there?

— On the neighbor message CMSA Students' Award Winning Poetries
4:03 a.m.

Rob, thanks for that link to the thread on Don's Facebook page. No, George is indeed, NOT a "moorista," but he IS living proof that one doesn't have to be a friend of the alderman to get a zoning change, which he needed a number of years ago to expand his building on my block.

3:44 a.m.

What is the Heartland Health Center clad with? I rarely get down on Devon and haven't seen it. I'm inclined to think the renderings look pretty blah, but as Kat mentions, the materials could make a big difference.

2:30 a.m.

Hey, Scotty, you forgot to mention that that "pricey" flyer had the union bug on it. Do you even know what that means? Joe's posters also carry the union bug. Do Don's?

Rob also introduced himself to me late last year under the "not real name" he's using here. I wonder whether his family even knows what his name is. He must have adopted this fake name as soon as he could speak.

— On the neighbor message Another lesson in political communications
12:02 a.m.

Frank, we always operate a ground and phone operation. We have the willing volunteers to do it. Political volunteers know there won't be jobs for them for their efforts. You know that pesky Shakman decree. Another thing you're wrong about is Gordon keeping all of his former supporters. Some now see him for what he is. Most folks are smart enough to know your three posts above are B.S.

— On the neighbor message Joe Moore Citizen Action Endorsement!
10:29 p.m.

Holy Toledo, does Suzanne ever have talent--talent for twisting everything around to fit her own evil agenda.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon Forum Thread
9:38 p.m.

On the general topic of grocery shopping, Carl, I imagine you've noticed that a new store is going into that storefront in the mall on the northeast corner of Clark and Lunt.

9:32 p.m.

Suzanne, what right did you have to assign Colleen, a member of your Republican organization, "to present Joe's viewpoint on his successes in the Ward" as you put it. No right whatsoever, and just goes to prove that Joe was absolutely correct in turning down your "invitation." What a bizarre event that must have been.

— On the neighbor message No show Alderman sends proxy
8 p.m.

Ah, to Suzanne again, Mr. Lamping doesn't wear knickers nor has he ever worked in finance, but I suspect all his friends are getting a kick out of you thinking he's FGFM. I am also highly suspect of your characterization of the question he asked as would be everyone who actually knows him.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon Forum Thread
6:31 p.m.

Suzanne by writing "...as an independent entity, it seems highly inappropriate for ANY aldermanic staff to be working for the organization since taxpayers are funding aldermanic staff positions" in reference to Ann Hinterman working half time for the Glenwood Sunday Market, you seem to be as clueless as the candidate you held a "forum" for on Sunday. I do not know the exact source of Ann's salary for that position, but it likely comes from the alderman's campaign funds. That position cannot be funded with taxpayer dollars. There is no way of running more than a bare-bones service office with the amount of money budgeted by the city. Don doesn't understand that and neither do you.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon Forum Thread
6:15 p.m.

Why, yes it was, "Tremaine." What a good memory you have, especially since Ghost of a Sociopath met his timely end on September 24 last year and you didn't join EveryBlock until October 9. Would you like to tell us who YOU were previously?

Here's the thread announcing the death of Ghost/Zoot:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/sep23-west-nile-virus-6403905/#comment-482865

6:17 a.m.

Mr. Jeffe, see this thread for comments from Rob who attended:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/politics/jan25-don-gordon-forum-thread-6644666/

4:35 a.m.

Why Carla, how unladylike of you. Where are we supposed to look up these ideas he's propounded? His website is virtually empty. Two of his four Pillars have no ideas at all and the other two are terribly shallow. He prattles on and on on his Facebook page, but that has no organization and the topics most often have nothing to do with the job of alderman. Apparently, that's similar to the stuff he talked about at the "forum."

4:20 a.m.

I guess it's a trade-off on taxes then, Robin, because I now shop at the Gateway Jewel instead of at the Evanston Jewel stores. I only shopped at Dominick's for sale items and things I needed in between weekly trips to Jewel.

For those interested in a food co-op:
https://www.facebook.com/RogersParkFood

3:59 a.m.

Hold it, Rob--school board members elected by the LSCs??? I thought he's been promoting a school board elected by all the voters. I can't fathom how an election by LSC members would work.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon Forum Thread
3:17 a.m.

Thanks, Becky. I guess I've been misinformed, but as you can imagine, I sure wouldn't take Spotty/Scotty's word for it.

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
3:07 a.m.

Suzanne, I understand you had a timekeeper there. Did he fall asleep from boredom or doesn't he understand what a timekeeper is supposed to do? The moderator is not the one who is supposed to be paying attention to the time so the fact that your watch battery gave out is immaterial.

Robin, from what I heard, very little of what was said had anything to do with the position of alderman.

Kate, what did he say about TIFs?

10:50 p.m.

Moist's name here was clearly a play on someone who called himself _______ of a Sociopath. I don't recall what the first word was. That character was clearly a reincarnation of Jordan Zoot, who had been banned. It didn't take the Sociopath long to get banned. But, no, Spot is not Zoot--there has been no ranting from him about guns.

10:27 p.m.

Reid, I enjoyed having a beer with you Friday night, but I doubt that you'd enjoy doing so with Spot/Scott.

Spotty, you're so out-of-date. Stamps don't need to be licked anymore, and we don't need to pay anyone to stick them on envelopes. We have a steady supply of volunteers.

3:58 p.m.

Robin, yes, I know that. But I don't believe Scott's b.s. about knowing who visits his pages.

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
3:45 p.m.

Reid, in case you don't know, I'm sure that Dylan can tell you that Scott has no way of knowing who visits his website and Linkedin page. But wasn't that cute of him above--quickly switching to his Spot account and then back to Scotty?

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
3:04 p.m.

Yes, Mr. Jeffe, it's a pipe dream. They already snubbed their nose when Edgewater tried to lure them.

Robin, two TJs could fit into the Gateway Jewel. Surely you're aware that there's a TJs a mile or so north on Chicago Avenue, which opened before Dominick's ever closed. The company doesn't site stores that close together. The Jewel may be a massive disappointment to you--it isn't to everyone. Personally, I find little I want to buy in TJs.

5:40 a.m.

Another successful re-uniting of pet with owner through EveryBlock. Thanks for letting us know, Gene.

— On the neighbor message FOUND CAT!
3:28 a.m.

Yes, thank you, Carl. I went back and re-read it with your comment in mind. Like Tom, I'd like to hear it. It just doesn't come off right in print.

— On the neighbor message CMSA Students' Award Winning Poetries
3:12 a.m.

A friend and I were talking Saturday afternoon and we both agreed that this was one of the best Follow Me on Fridays ever. It was such a fun, friendly crowd. Plus, who knew that a neighborhood bar like Oasis would have vanilla porter and only $5 a bottle. The hosts provided buns and a nice array of meats and cheese, plus tomato slices and lettuce for sandwiches, along with potato salad, cole slaw, and chips and salsa. All of that was soon gone and someone sent out for pizza.

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
2:56 a.m.

Carl, are you sure the Green Party endorsed Don. His "Our Endorsements" page still reads "Testimonials coming soon..."
http://www.gordon2015.org/our-endorsements.html

Meanwhile, Joe has received endorsements from IVI-IPO, the Chicago Police Sergeants’ Association, and a personal endorsement from our congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky.
http://joemoore.org/tag/endorsements/

In addition, Joe will be honored on February 11 by Common Cause, a nonpartisan watchdog group:
http://www.commoncause.org/states/illinois/events/champions-of-democracy.html

— On the neighbor message Joe Moore Citizen Action Endorsement!
2:38 a.m.

And you ^?

9:53 p.m.

Robin, I think you've probably figured out who you don't want to hire as your agent if you ever decide to sell your house.

— On the neighbor message UWF says "No" to Joe Moore
6:43 p.m.

rogerparker, some of us know Sheila. We're not all as young and agile as you apparently are. Keep such comments to yourself unless you know whereof you speak.

— On the neighbor message Meter Parking on Morse
2:33 p.m.

Nico, I doubt there will be any donkeys in the room on Sunday though there may be a handful of elephants in addition to Suzanne and Colleen. The only candidate who will be there claims no party affiliation.

2:20 p.m.

I'll keep my fingers crossed.

— On the neighbor message FOUND CAT!
4:39 a.m.

Could it be this one:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/lost-found/jan03-lost-cat-east-rogers-park-6601329/

— On the neighbor message FOUND CAT!
3:57 a.m.

If Jumanji is stil missing, check out this Found Cat post--black long hair:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/jan23-found-cat-6640936/

— On the neighbor message Lost cat East Rogers Park
3:55 a.m.

Oh, RPScott, everyone must have forgotten the original topic of this thread. That happens a lot on EveryBlock. So again you ask "anyone know who the PR genius is?" It would not surprise me if you named him in your original post above, but I doubt that he or anyone in the know would admit it.

3:48 a.m.

Irene posted the texts of the poems in a new thread:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/jan23-cmsa-students-award-winning-poetries-6640717/

— On the neighbor message CMSA Students Win Big last weekend!
3:33 a.m.

You mean I didn't get any actual truffle in that bottle of oil that cost an arm and a leg?

Robin, popcorn with butter and parmesan sounds wonderful!

10:40 p.m.

buTdoyOureAlLywAnttO?

— On the neighbor message Witch God On The Verge Of Going Viral!
10:13 p.m.

Good to see you and your lovely wife and son tonight, Reid. And I got to spend some time with Rob, whom I had only met late last year at another Follow Me. Robin, the allegedly bullied owner was a gracious host. I'm sure a good time was had by all. The place was packed, and I suspect the cash registers took in a tidy sum once the first, free drink had been downed..

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
9:01 p.m.

Change the name to Scotty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCtNkGxOwNo

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
12:26 p.m.

In spite of reports to the contrary, there has been no groundbreaking, Neil, nor can there be unless and until several governmental entities sign off on the proposal.

— On the neighbor message Tonight's meeting at Loyola about the hotel
4:35 a.m.

Apparently Peg can't read either. The DNA article says nothing about frozen pipes. It says a pipe broke. Old buildings often have pipes break unless the plumbing system has been replaced. In our building, it always seems to happen after 5 PM on weekends when it costs the most to get a plumber. In addition, the article doesn't say there was a lack of food handlers licenses." It says there was no licensed food handler present at the time the inspectors came--late morning when the bar had just opened. Peg must miss Hamilton's.

— On the neighbor message Bar 63 License Suspended
9:21 p.m.

Irene, can you copy the text of each and paste it into the comments here? If you don't have the texts, the students could probably send them to you.

— On the neighbor message CMSA Students Win Big last weekend!
9:06 p.m.

Interesting--when "Jack W" first posted his comment this morning, he used a slightly different name. From my email notification:

"Jack R. 60626 posted a comment to Don Gordon and participatory budgeting., to which you are subscribed:

I'm voting for Don Gordon!"

So what's the name change all about, Jack?

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon and participatory budgeting.
7:38 p.m.

Becky, I think the term "discretionary funds" refers to funds provided by the city that don't have a targeted use, and those funds would come from taxes we pay. If I'm right about that, no, the free food and drink at the Follow Me events couldn't be paid for with those funds. But you know how certain people make a big to-do out of how much the alderman raises for his campaign fund. Absolutely, some of that money is used for such things as the Follow Me on Fridays. How much the venue provides on its own and how much the campaign funds pay for probably depends on each venue.

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
7:09 p.m.

Plenty of people know about it, Anne.

— On the neighbor message Report on Gale School....
4:15 p.m.

Shucks, I got here too late to see what's been deleted.

Of course, the event is FOR the Oasis.

Get well, Al. Maybe we'll eventually meet.

— On the neighbor message Follow Me on Friday to the Oasis
4:04 p.m.

I'm afraid he would have failed at that too, Nico. He doesn't know how to project.

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
4:25 a.m.

No surprise here but Craig jumped the gun on the alleged sale of Charlie Hebdo. The newsstand hasn't received the publication yet.

1:51 a.m.

Nico, haven't you been told that Republicans always know what is good for us--in fact, that they just inherently know everything. It is rather surprising, though, that Frank is against development; most Republicans want development. I think it's just his basic hatred of Joe..

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
1:33 a.m.

When I blew the image up before reading the text, I just about split my gut open laughing.

— On the neighbor message A modest hotel proposal-
10:42 p.m.

Becky, I'm not Jewish and I think I saw what you did there.

Tax-exempt groups (501(c)3s) can't make endorsements. No lobbying or endorsements allowed. They'd lose their tax exempt status.

9 p.m.

Peg, it pays to have a sense of humor if you're going to play on EveryBlock. I suspect you don't have one, but I think d3 was kidding.

8:41 p.m.

Robin, NOW has never appealed to me as the sort of organization I'd want to join. I prefer Emily's List, for one example.

6:50 p.m.

Did anybody send him a map of how to get here?

6:36 p.m.

Gee, why don't "we," Meli? Feel free to buy the strip mall and find a developer to put up a hotel for you there, but leave me and most of the rest of us out of it. Maybe Mike will put up some of the money.

— On the neighbor message Tonight's meeting at Loyola about the hotel
1:01 p.m.

Carl, I think that comment was written tongue-in-cheek. That's why I thanked it.

12:46 p.m.

Love it that Don apparently tried to formulate a response to Mo after he noticed this thread or someone reported it to him. But what a bizarre response. He admits that it's hard to get people to vote but thinks he can get everyone to participate in Participatory Budgeting.

And to claim that the turnout at PB meetings and voting looks like a meeting in Winnetka simply means that he hasn't gone to the meetings himself and is making an assumption.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon and participatory budgeting.
12:29 p.m.

Good show Tuesday night, Suzanne, sending that flunky of yours to the public meeting on the hotel proposal essentially to give a campaign speech for Don. He forgot to tell the group he represented the Republican interests in the ward, though.

4 a.m.

Lurker, you need to read the whole thread.

— On the neighbor message Permit/Neighbor Notification Question
3:28 a.m.

I haven't seen any sharks in RP but just in case I'll stay away from the lake until we know for sure.

— On the neighbor message Mar Gable Show, Facebook, Jan. 20, 2015
3:17 a.m.

I was trying to see who was making the asinine comments and inappropriate noise back there. I guess it was you, though from under a chair.

Great comment at the meeting tonight, Rob. I note that Craig didn't report on it. Nor did he report that the answer to the question on taxes is that Loyola will not be exempt from taxes on that property. He also didn't report that at the end, one of Suzanne's flunkies gave what was essentially a campaign speech for Don. Here's that really interesting connection between Don and the Republican Party rearing its head again.

Finally, ptgrp, if I misunderstood your comment above and you were serious, please ignore my "Thanks." I found it hilarious.

3:12 a.m.

No, FGFM, they didn't endorse Don either, but they did endorse Rahm Emanuel for re-election. That is your candidate for that office isn't it, Craig?

3:10 a.m.

I don't know how I could have been staring at you. You must have been hiding under one of the chairs in the back because I didn't see you. Fortunately.

11:38 p.m.

Rob, are you bringing the popcorn?

3:20 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighborhood event Alderman Moore to Host Wage Theft Legal Clinic
3:08 a.m.

Scotty, apparently you didn't get the memo from your glorious leader. He seems to oppose it. Better come to the meeting and hold his hand.

2:57 a.m.

What good news! This must be in the space the Howard Area Employment Resource Center moved out of last year when space opened up for it across from the main HACC building on Paulina. The windows are covered but I thought something was going on in there. There's at least one error in the Trib article. The address is in the block immediately east of the CTA station, not 2 blocks east. Maybe Sol Café can change its hours to accommodate theater patrons.

— On the neighbor message Factory Theatre coming to Howard Street!
2:31 a.m.

Oh, Rob, if I understand what you're saying, I missed that. It must be what Joe implied on another thread.

1:12 a.m.

Nico, he did emerge on the Rogers Park Neighborhood News Facebook page Monday night. Mo and I beat him up and he ran off to "campaign."

— On the neighbor message Waldorf Schook Moving out of RP?
1:02 a.m.

Only back less than 24 hours and already muted 11 times. Bet that's a record.

— On the neighbor message More positive threads
12:53 a.m.

Yes, thanks for the laughs, Dylan. I've occasionally read about you on your father's page. I think he's quite proud of you.

— On the neighbor message Waldorf Schook Moving out of RP?
11:25 p.m.

"Your lame attacks that I'm someone else is just that. Lame." I love it. Now Spot is so delusional he thinks that's his real name. Sorry, Spotty, I've searched all the poll sheets in the 49th Ward and haven't yet found a registered voter named "RogersParkingSpot." Joe shouldn't bother answering trolls.

8:25 p.m.

Carl, Rob, and Reid exist--just as I do. We are not trolls; we actually use our own names on EveryBlock. Anyone posting as "RogersParkingSpot" is a troll. In this case I believe that Scott Phillips is behind the troll.

BTW, the first time I ever saw Scott, he was belly-up to the bar at Act One. I had been at an event up on the mezzanine early last year. As we were leaving through Act One, someone pointed out Scotty to me.

— On the neighbor message Waldorf Schook Moving out of RP?
7:45 p.m.

Apparently Mike spends all his time up in the Crow's Nest. Those of us who walk around the neighborhood have seen work going on at both buildings for months.

— On the neighbor message Report on Gale School....
3:46 p.m.

Did you expect consistency from Scotty?

What I love is the response to the two comments above, obviously posted in jest by Carl and Nico, that were taken seriously by the dim bulbs on this thread--but at least we now know that Craig can read.

3:43 p.m.

Is there going to be a Craig, Part 2, interview? He was so riveting in the first one--NOT.

— On the neighbor message Ald, Joe Moore, 760 2
2:17 a.m.

One never knows, Nico. After all, Mitt is thinking of a third run. Some people never learn to give up.

1:43 a.m.

The results of the professional poll conducted reveal that
"When voters are forced to choose between the top two candidates, Joe Moore almost 70% of the vote (67% Moore / 20% Gordon / 12% undecided)"

12:50 a.m.

Or maybe inside polls are those taken within the Gordon household.

12:13 a.m.

What leads you to think there was another shooting, Meg, and just where do you think this took place. I imagine that somewhere at some time there was another shooting but your comment is uselessly vague. Not even the two Beat Facilitators who have commented on this thread or the alderman seem to know whereof you speak. Seems to me that you may have heard a rumor. RP is full of those.

— On the neighbor message Pratt and Clark
10:01 p.m.

I don't know all that they have done but they've been working inside and outside of the main building for weeks, and they obviously put a new roof on the Annex before winter set in.

— On the neighbor message Gale School STILL not repaired
9:38 p.m.

So, I'm curious, Kate, if you had known that Waldorf was looking for a new location, just what is it that you would have had to add to the conversation, as you put it above? So far, all I've seen from you is grumbling that you didn't get personal notice from our alderman that the school was planning to move. As others have mentioned, I've seen more than one article about the matter.

— On the neighbor message Waldorf Schook Moving out of RP?
9:30 p.m.

Nico, I've got a better use for that property. See the Waldorf School thread.

4:32 p.m.

I have an idea. I understand that Leona's isn't doing too well under it's new ownership. Let's buy that property, tear down the building and build Waldorf a new School. There's already a second parking lot east of the alley. Through eminent domain, we could probably acquire some more of the property east of the alley too if Waldorf needs more space.

— On the neighbor message Waldorf Schook Moving out of RP?
4:26 p.m.

Joshua, your "logic" is seriously flawed. If all of the people who park in Rogers Park had legally registered cars, there would still be just as many cars but the city and state might be taking in more in revenue. BTW, many of the out-of-state cars no doubt belong to students attending schools here--Loyola and NU. I don't believe any law requires them to buy new Illinois plates when their residence here is temporary. They are supposed to buy city stickers.

Julia is talking about a totally different matter--residential zoned parking. Except in rare circumstances, I disapprove of it.

1:38 p.m.

Don's incredibly poor showing before IVI-IPO last week surprised even me. All he had to do was give opening and closing statements and answer a few questions from the audience, and he blew it. He didn't even have the common sense to stand up so that those in the back of the room could see him. I can't imagine what he'd do in an actual debate--crawl under the table perhaps.

1:21 p.m.

All of the jaw flapping by Spot doesn't make any of what he squawks true.

1:10 p.m.

Carla, by your own admission, those blocks of Sheridan around Loyola were commercial. No one builds funky bars anymore. The Granada Theater is gone and is never coming back. The traditional character of the neighborhood--what does that even mean? How about going way back when Sheridan Rd. was littered with billboards? Building higher and higher--the proposed hotel is only 4 stories high along Sheridan and 5 on Albion. Hardly a tall structure, but then you and your cohorts refer to a different 4-story building on Sheridan as a tower. In your eyes, the proposed hotel will be ugly, but not in mine--and I've seen some really ugly proposed buildings.

How do you know the residents will be inconvenienced by the hotel traffic? Again, it's your opinion and you don't live there.

I think Nick figured it out.

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
3:43 a.m.

Good luck in your continuing search, Rena.

— On the neighbor message Crime and Home Values
9:27 p.m.

You would suspect right, Ur-Joe-P-J.

— On the neighbor message Silly Season? Nothing silly about it
9:25 p.m.

BTW, Carla, I asked you a couple of questions farther up this thread: "why NOT on Sheridan Rd. and what makes it ugly?"

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
9:18 p.m.

Well, I guess it demolished the snow.

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
7:12 p.m.

Awww, Peter, you gave him a heads up so that he could correct his errors, but I still love the 4-story "Pritzker Parking tower." It's not as tall as the buildings around it yet they call it a tower. Go figure. And then there's that "unpopular" Burger King that usually has a line of cars at the drive-through.

6:43 p.m.

Verena is right about the reams of paper boxes. Last time I moved (a long time ago and within NoH) I carted such boxes home from work.

— On the neighbor message Boxes
6:23 p.m.

A sleight clarification of your last comment, fellow "Ur." There are, indeed, 33 precincts currently, but the Board of Elections has reduced the number of precincts because so many are now voting early. In 2007, the ward had 42 precincts, so Don "only" wanted to throw out the votes of a little less than half the voters.

— On the neighbor message Silly Season? Nothing silly about it
6:15 p.m.

Good Grief !!! A large "earthing moving equipment" has been seen. Do you think this might have been a typo for "earthling"? Run for the hills before it eats you.

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
6 p.m.

He'll have plenty to say, Michael. None of it will make much sense, though.

— On the neighbor message Police at Clark and North Shore
5:39 p.m.

H and T, last time he lost, DG tried to continue the campaign in the courts by having the votes of about half of us thrown out. Not a cool move.

— On the neighbor message Silly Season? Nothing silly about it
11:07 a.m.

Well, I guess FF believes "her."

10:53 a.m.

Kris, I suggest you go back and read the original post. The proposal for 2-way traffic is only from the alley to Sheridan--just as you suggest.

Carla, why NOT on Sheridan Rd. and what makes it ugly?

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
1:45 a.m.

Troll Alert: Marielisa just came out of the blue on Friday with a totally phony story. Does anyone

12:50 a.m.

That's weird!

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park (in perspective)
1:55 a.m.

Three comments Dee:

The Sky room at Loyola Park Fieldhouse holds a lot of people.
Early voting starts Feb. 9. By the 22nd especially a lot of people will have already voted.
Suzanne already indicated that written questions would be taken from the audience so that they can be screened. I'm just concerned with who would be doing the screening.

Now a question for you: Do you REALLY think that Joe would participate under any circumstance in a debate sponsored by Suzanne, the REPUBLICAN Committeecreature?

1:49 a.m.

Jenna, you "wonder if this hotel developer has considered the financial effect of VRBO and airbnb on the hotel industry"??? You do understand that the Hampton Inn chain is a Hilton brand, do you not? I do think they know what they're doing when it comes to hotels.

— On the neighbor message Hotel at Albion and Sheridan?
1:20 a.m.

Spot, isn't it time for you to go visit your buddy up in Des Plaines. I think he's lonely.

12:52 a.m.

Robin, Suzanne is actually right about something: IVI-IPO is not neutral. In fact, IVI-IPO held its endorsement session for the 49th Ward alderman race earlier this week. With a quorum of 49th ward members present, on a motion to endorse Joe Moore, the vote, I believe, was 20 yes, 0 no, and 1 abstention (the moderator). That's a binding endorsement from the local members for Joe Moore.

8:11 p.m.

Becky, I'm confused. You didn't lose your original name. Your account, dating back to 2009, is still active:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/11658/

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park (in perspective)
5:46 p.m.

This seems to be Revive Old Threads Week in Rogers Park. But as long as it's been revived, I scrolled through it. Very interesting: So "Spot" knows Tom M. and the fact that he's now in Texas. Very few people have any idea what that's all about--and Anne S. is a prime suspect. She does have good reason to hate him.

— On the neighbor message MOORE IS LESS!
5:25 p.m.

Aldertrack had a little fun with this Wednesday morning. Its link to the DNA article reads: "49th Ward Aldermanic Forum to Include Just One Candidate - New band name: 'Don Gordon and The Republicans'"

http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=fd19771b35af61a7e5478cb85&id=788592b95e&e=0df22effdd

4:25 a.m.

I guess Kathleen directs her out-of-town guests to the bedbug motel just up the street.

2:54 a.m.

As long as I've lived in RP, I never knew about the terracotta on Bruno's until someone mentioned it on EveryBlock several years ago in a discussion about the building's fate. Next time I was down that way, I made a point of looking for it.

1:30 a.m.

I've fed raw liver to my babies. Of course, they're covered in fur and purr.

— On the neighbor message Drinking Water Concern
1:20 a.m.

Why Ur, Becky? (I may be a little slow. If so, attribute it to my excessive age.)

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park (in perspective)
12:47 a.m.

Feel free to come over and attempt to dress my cat. I'll provide the bandages afterward.

— On the neighbor message National Dress Up Your Pet Day
8:51 p.m.

For future reference, we have a post office branch on the east side of Paulina just a few storefronts north of Howard. It has limited hours, though. It doesn't open until 11 AM and is not open on Saturday.

— On the neighbor message Post office
8:27 p.m.

This ^ sounds like plain Becky. Who are you? And where is Becky who has been missing for a few days.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park (in perspective)
8:16 p.m.

Joe, as usual, you don't know what you're talking about. Voters may have anyone of their choosing assist them in voting, including a poll watcher. If they don't have anyone to help them, then two judges of election of opposite political parties do the assisting.

7:56 p.m.

Anne, no poll watchers are NOT prohibited from interacting with voters. Poll watchers are prohibited from electioneering in the polling place. It would be really difficult not to interact with a voter entitled to assistance with voting who asked that the person providing that assistance be the poll watcher. I know that it may give Suzanne a heart attack to know that in the past I used to assist a couple of blind people in the precinct who trusted me to cast their ballots according to their directions. It was all perfectly legal.

7:43 p.m.

I see that Suzanne answered one of my questions, and the answer is as I expected. No, Suzanne, you are not a credible moderator much less the person who should be choosing the questions that will be asked. I hope that you and Don and the few I expect will attend have a good time with each other that Sunday afternoon. Joe will be spending his day much more productively as will I.

7:15 p.m.

Afraid of DG? Bwahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

— On the neighbor message Bananas for Gordon?
4:51 a.m.

Oh, my, I love being in a trifecta with Carl and Becky! Does that mean I'll get to actually meet them someday?

4:47 a.m.

I think by law, the condo association has to provide details on any lawsuit against the association but perhaps not until you have a signed contract. I assume you have an attorney. Talk to him/her about this.

Reid's a nice guy. The "warnings" from "Spot" are all political; she hates the alderman, he likes the alderman.

— On the neighbor message Crime and Home Values
4:36 a.m.

Ah, Carl, I've been searching the city's website only to find that you've already posted the regulations. Well, just in case no one believes you, look here:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/traffic/svcs/abandoned_vehicles.html

d3, I've gotten cars towed though I wait more than 7 days unless they have flats and so on. In our building, we move other residents' vehicles when they're going to be out-of-town. It's good to be friends with your neighbors.

4:16 a.m.

Thanks for that analysis, Carl. Joe clearly caught on to something she wrote, and you've provided backup. She has gone after me with a viciousness that often made me think Spot knows me; Anne does.

3:12 a.m.

daveP, if you think DG is "a better equipped and smarter opponent" you've been smoking something. DG was utterly unprepared for his appearance before a group Tuesday night. I've seen more impressive kids running for class president.

2:20 a.m.

Perhaps someone should check on Spot. She's lost it.

1:52 a.m.

Near the top, daveP asked: "When, if ever, has Joe had a public debate with a challenger?" I don't recall whether there was a debate in 2011 but perhaps Dave slept through the 2007 election. There was at least one debate between Joe Moore, Don Gordon, Jim Ginderske, and Chris Adams. There were debates in prior years too. I recall one in which Grady Humphrey participated. You're right, Nick, if the candidates knocked off the ballot show up, this will be a circus. I'll bring the popcorn.

Sorry, Mother O, I just got here and may have to quote from several comments way up on the thread.

1:50 a.m.

Suzanne, are there any members of the "49th Ward Republican Organization" other than you? Do you have monthly meetings like we Democrats do?

Who do you propose to moderate this debate?

1:46 a.m.

He has a multi-car garage? Do tell. I thought he promotes bicycles and public transportation for all of us.

— On the neighbor message Was this the opening shot in a campaign?
9:06 p.m.

I don't really equate yellow with bananas. When I think of yellow it's either in terms of yellow journalism as practiced by the candidate's Field Supervisor or as cowardice.

— On the neighbor message Bananas for Gordon?
4:50 a.m.

Rena, Mac is generally a negative commenter, especially about anything around Howard St. I'm two blocks west at Ashland and Juneway and love the neighborhood. If you now live in WRP (West Ridge), think about how nice it will be so close to the lake. If Meli has the right building, that condo is a steal.

— On the neighbor message Crime and Home Values
4:32 a.m.

But surely not together?

4:19 a.m.

Sally, I think that most in Rogers Park would condemn the actions of those two women. Few here do the selfish "dibs" bit in the winter. When some newby tried it on our block a few years ago, some of us simply moved the furniture to the parkway.

Nick, you seem to be geographically challenged.

1:16 a.m.

And I see he's still using yellow as his campaign color.

— On the neighbor message Bananas for Gordon?
10:37 p.m.

Did his caretaker take the day off?

10:27 p.m.

I prefer doughnuts, Rob. Especially with chocolate icing.

9:31 p.m.

Bad guesses all.

9:12 p.m.

BTW, Joe's endorsement page on his campaign's website has two endorsements on it.

8:29 p.m.

I had one at the campaign office on Saturday, Spot. Got a hug too!

8:18 p.m.

It's your buddy, DG, who marched around in a cardboard school bus looking utterly buffoonish.

8:07 p.m.

Yes, d3, sidewalk repair has appeared on the PB ballot, and I think a lot of blocks have been repaired/replaced using that menu money. At least last year, sidewalks were included in the vote for street resurfacing and street lights, with a percentage of the total amount designated for each of the three.

6:10 p.m.

Tom, I wasn't talking to you--unless you're also "Tremaine," who originally posted here as Michael in Juneway using the actual avatar of someone named Tremaine. Once he was called on that, he switched his name to Tremaine and dropped the photo of the actual Tremaine.

3:15 a.m.

The clown with 10 IDs and OCD issues would appear to be you, Spot? Most recent obsession is the FOP non-endorsement matter.

3:06 a.m.

On the other hand, it could well be a stray cat that doesn't have a home. Over the years, I've fed many such kitties on my porch and ended up adopting or finding homes for many of them.

2:57 a.m.

It's probably not illegal but it is utterly selfish.

2:51 a.m.

No, Needy one tenant has notified the alderman's office of her objection. She doesn't own the building. She claims that the management company doesn't allow it. Is that claim accurate or not, Neither you nor I know. And what you think the Chicago Board of Elections would do about it baffles me.

— On the neighbor message Seriously Joe??
1:54 a.m.

Oh, and which of your many names do you use on the streets, Michael/Tremaine?

8:52 p.m.

Nick, didn't anyone tell you that you can't ask candidate Gordon questions here? He won't comment here because he's afraid someone will pick on him and he's a sensitive creature.

— On the neighbor message Question For Repeat Challenger Gordon
8:45 p.m.

Tremaine, aka Michael in Juneway, I think it unlikely that you own a building.

— On the neighbor message Seriously Joe??
8:32 p.m.

Known throughout the ward as a bad guesser ^.

— On the neighbor message Police Sergeants Endorse Joe Moore
8:27 p.m.

Ooooo looky that--the el stop learned a word from Gordon. It's one of Don's favorites: minion. Nick, are you a minion?

7:26 p.m.

Tremaine, aka Michael in Juneway, you have no credibility with those of us who have watched you here.

5:10 p.m.

Ah, so now Scotty claims to have received a robo poll call. But neither Scotty nor Spot (same person?) can tell me who the first person asked about was. Sorry, Scotty, but there were a whole bunch of questions. Only four ?-now that's really nonsense.

12:17 p.m.

Oh, HORRORS, Rob, you're suggesting that Mike actually go to the alderman's website for information.

— On the neighbor message 2013 PB49 Project Fails
11:48 a.m.

Lake, you don't have to use your real name. Your inane comments are enough to identify you.

11:59 p.m.

I figured you couldn't answer those questions.

11:53 p.m.

This is not a personal recommendation, Robin, but I've read good things about Cally's Curls on Howard, just east of Clark. Parking is available in the Gateway Center lot. Look up their reviews.

— On the neighbor message Salon Recommendations?
11:51 p.m.

Then it was not the poll that Ald. Moore commissioned. You still haven't answered the question I asked on another thread so I'll ask it again here: What questions were asked on the poll you allegedly received? And I'll add, who was the first person the pollster wanted an opinion about?

11:40 p.m.

Spot, you never asked how I KNOW that the poll was conducted live and not by robots. I KNOW because, you see, I was one of those polled--in person, last month, by a guy who gave his first name, though I no longer recall it. After the fact, I asked Joe about and learned that it was his poll. Joe asked whether the pollster was polite, which he was. You have no credibility on this site, Spot. Give it up.

8:08 p.m.

You've got that right, Rob. Spot didn't waste a moment jumping back in hoping frantically that someone--anyone--will believe him.

5:01 p.m.

Rob, help me here, would you? Spot claims that both he and his partner offered opinions on an automated poll. Can you figure out how that would even be possible? Not even a human pollster will take opinions from two different people at the same number, and I think it's pretty clear that a robot couldn't. I think I smell a prevaricator here.

4:07 p.m.

Mr. Rogers has been Mr. Rogers ever since he joined EveryBlock back in May of 2012. How about you, Spot? How many names have you had each time your account has been suspended?

2:13 p.m.

Desperation is thick in the air today.

2:06 p.m.

Crinedel, the two neighborhoods are often combined??? No. But some people do tend to post in the wrong neighborhood. Look up there at the top of the thread. It clearly says this is for Rogers Park news.

— On the neighbor message Crime is down
2:31 a.m.

No, Spot is wasn't automated and it wasn't lame. If you were called, tell me the questions.

BTW, the desperation evidenced since the results of the poll were released has been hysterically funny.

2:21 a.m.

Andy, Joe apologized several times in this thread for posting incorrect information. He can't edit the post. By commenting on the thread, all you did was keep it alive. He was endorsed by the Chicago Police Sergeant's Association though.

2:03 a.m.

I'll pass, thank you, but what a fascinating thread. :-)

— On the neighbor message Chipotle sort-of twofer
1:34 a.m.

Here are more street lights approved in 2013:

o 1400-1600 W. Juneway - COMPLETED.

o 1500 W. Greenleaf - COMPLETED.

In fact, I can look out the north window beside me and see one of those new Juneway streetlights helping to light up a formerly very dark street. Thank you Participatory Budgeting!

— On the neighbor message 2013 PB49 Project Fails
12:20 a.m.

Ewwww, squid. Throw it back.

— On the neighbor message Nasty experience at EL REY Del Taco
12:06 a.m.

The PB vote is, of course, open to every 49th Ward resident 16 and over, including people who aren't registered to vote in other elections and it's even open to Craig. The voting days and sites are widely advertised. Those who want to vote on how their money gets spent are urged to do so but griping after the fact is what children do.

— On the neighbor message 2014 PB49 Project failures
midnight

Awww, poor Craig, he needs a bike rack. Maybe we should set up a GoFundMe site for him and see if anyone would actually contribute to it.

— On the neighbor message PB49 Project Failures 2010
6:48 p.m.

The polling company wouldn't lie or they wouldn't get clients, Spotty. I've seen the actual poll results.

— On the neighbor message Barely A Month To Election Time
7:54 a.m.

Meanwhile, Crinedell, why did you post that here? It happened in WEST Rogers Park. That neighborhood has its own EveryBlock site.

— On the neighbor message Crime is down
7:52 a.m.

No, Spot, the call wasn't automated and it wasn't lame. It was quite professional. And I've seen the results. Your candidate is going down in flames.

7:20 a.m.

Well, Nick, now it's exactly a month to the first day of early voting. Do you vote early? I do. And how about those poll numbers for Ald. Moore!

— On the neighbor message Barely A Month To Election Time
7:06 a.m.

Thanks, Mother O. Hasn't the interloper from Des Plaines been trying to convince us otherwise?

— On the neighbor message Crime is down
6:43 a.m.

No, Spot, it wasn't a tele-robot poll. The poll was conducted by live humans, and the results were just as I expected they would be: a substantial majority of the voters believe that Joe is doing a good job. The part I love best, though, is that Gordon's negatives equal his positives among people who know him.

5:33 a.m.

Robin, all good schools "drain" the best students from bad neighborhood schools. What do you think Lane Tech and Francis Parker do?

6:30 a.m.

I sure hope someone took Jumanji in or that he found a warm place to stay.

— On the neighbor message Lost cat East Rogers Park
4:15 a.m.

Nick, your comment doesn't make sense. Mother Olson had a beard the last time I saw her here, so apparently she did shave.

Pat, can we make an exception for someone in particular riding his bicycle and let him go on with it?

— On the neighbor message Great Job Clearing Snow 49th Ward
4 a.m.

OK Girl, "creaming the best students" or parents looking for the best alternative for their kids, which is what smart parents do? Somehow, nobody calls foul when parents send their kids to someplace like Lane Tech, which is NOT in the neighborhood, but they get their knickers in a knot when parents send their kids to a charter school, which IS in the neighborhood.

3:51 a.m.

d3, we also "lost" a side mirror while parked on Juneway some years ago. My companion also thinks a truck did it. At least it's been clarified that parking on the carriage walks is legal.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park-Brick through car window
3:44 a.m.

William, it would be helpful if you actually knew what you were talking about. Kelly let marriage equality sit on the back burner??? That's one of the most ridiculous statements I've ever read on EveryBlock. It was brought to the floor when there were enough votes to pass it, and Kelly was one of the legislators working furiously to get those votes.

3:35 a.m.

Hello, Robert. Fasten your seatbelt. There's an election here in February and insanity reigns.

— On the neighbor message Hi!
3:08 a.m.

Especially if your home is empty during the day and if it's your place and you have the option of doing so, contact ComEd to have a smart meter installed. Then you get real-time pricing. If you turn your thermostat down at night when you go to bed and when you're not home, you should see a savings. I've had one of those meters for years and have saved a lot during that time.

— On the neighbor message It's cold, y'all!
10:43 p.m.

Nancy, thanks for that recommendation. My mouth started watering as I read Hewn's list of breads, but they seem to be missing sourdough. I can't figure out why I've never noticed them.

Carl, Heartland used to have a wonderful whole wheat, which they served at the table. I would buy it by the loaf and take it home. The new owner didn't like it and did away with it.

4:35 a.m.

FGFM, you wrote: "Most successful aldermanic challengers have had to run more than once to get elected to the best of my knowledge." That may or may not be true, but it isn't true of the current aldermen in either 50 or 49. They were elected on their first tries against incumbent aldermen. In Silverstein's case, against Bernie as I'm sure you know. In Moore's case, against a guy who had been appointed by the mayor to fill out David Orr's term when he was elected county clerk.

— On the neighbor message Notary Needed
4:11 a.m.

Wow, Sandy, your cat really does have 9 lives.

— On the neighbor message Picking a Vet
3:50 a.m.

It might help to know where he lost them. Case in point: two or three winters ago, someone posted that she had lost her keys on my corner. I sent out an email to everyone in our building and got a response back from a resident that his kids had found the keys while playing in the snow. He never would have found the owner without my email.

— On the neighbor message Lost Keys, Rogers Park
3:30 a.m.

But not by 57 different people, Lake.

3:03 a.m.

Who says the position is officially part-time? It's as much time as the person filling it puts into it. It used to be true that most alderman held other jobs--often as attorneys--but I don't think many do today. Ald. Moore and his predecessor, David Orr, stuck to being aldermen after election.

Peg you do understand that that expense account money has to pay for office rental, phone bills, equipment, staff salaries, etc., don't you? The alderman can't pocket it.

2:57 a.m.

AMP, if you went to your block club meeting you discovered this WAS your block club meeting. I guess whoever invited him, didn't run it by the other members, huh?

— On the neighbor message Barely A Month To Election Time
2:25 a.m.

Muting is for the weak.

8:23 p.m.

Bump up.

— On the neighbor message Lost Keys, Rogers Park
5:32 a.m.

Let our state rep. know what you think.

5:20 a.m.

James, all one has to do is go to your EveryBlock profile and look at your posts to see that they have all been posted in Edgewater. Also your comments on EveryBlock seem to mostly be about Edgewater. Put 2 and 2 together and one comes up with the assumption that the person posting and commenting lives in where else: Edgewater.

I often wonder what used to be on Sheridan Rd. in Edgewater before all those monster highrises were built. Guess you like them. At least we're not tearing down gorgeous old buildings like the Farcroft in order to build new highrises that include parking.

4:59 a.m.

How can he vote absentee when his brain is absentee?

— On the neighbor message Joe Lake, Republican Darling
4:42 a.m.

Jude, Howard Street Animal Hospital is great but unless they've hired another vet very recently, they're not accepting new patients.

— On the neighbor message Picking a Vet
5:40 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Lost cat East Rogers Park
5:36 a.m.

James, you think the canyon on Sheridan Rd. in Edgewater created by the residential highrises is pleasant???

5:21 a.m.

It will be better once the election is over--much better.

— On the neighbor message More positive threads
6:27 a.m.

Another thing, Eddie, I wonder whether Khan discovered that asking for contributions is illegal. In a comment after a blog post, Anne suggests that this link she provides goes to a site where one can contribute:

Anne Sullivan permalink
December 4, 2014 6:27 pm
Let’s see? http://www.gofundme.com/i9mdwg

But that GoFundMe page now has no content. Looks as though Khan must have taken it down.

4:37 a.m.

Eddie, you must have been on to something when you commented above about that fake OLIG Facebook page: "Next you will be telling us that the Facebook page "Chicago's Legislative Inspector General" also is a fake even though it is using a picture of your Grandson (I think) standing next to you in a tinfoil hat as its cover photo. Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113674328789674/"

It seems that Lake or L8ke removed the photo after you blew the whistle.

11:28 p.m.

We seem to be having an epidemic of missing black cats in RP. Hope this case ends better than the last one. Good luck. I assume you've put that flyer up in the area where you live. Is s/he chipped?

— On the neighbor message Lost cat East Rogers Park
9:29 p.m.

Yep ^

2:19 a.m.

Ah, I wasn't thinking in terms of pledges but just as a registration fee.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Polar Plunge?
8:40 a.m.

Jean...., did you add an extra zero to what you call a nominal fundraiser fee?

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Polar Plunge?
1:02 a.m.

Interesting, Rob. Personally, I was out celebrating NYE in Evanston listening to some great music, including Corky Siegel and His Chamber Blues.

1 a.m.

Charlie, I keep my resolutions hidden in the side room at Twisted Tapas, where I can review them each time I'm there.

12:33 a.m.

JohnL, if you didn't want to have a conversation, why did you resurrect this thread on which no one had commented since the day after the November election. You like gloating, apparently.

— On the neighbor message Voter fraud prevention mechanism
12:30 a.m.

Yes, indeed, a great ending. Bet she never expected to see that purse again. You made her day, SSA.

12:20 a.m.

Erica, I'll bet that store had a reusable bag that you could have purchased. The wonder is that you resurrected a thread that has been dead for 8 months, posted by a student who has long since written her article. Not an auspicious start for a new member.

12:12 a.m.

Reminder, the wake for Committeeman David Fagus is today.

4:39 a.m.

Meanwhile, it's now January 2015, and Gordon's endorsement page on his website still reads: "Coming soon in December, testimonials..."

http://www.gordon2015.org/our-endorsements.html

And 3 of his 4 touted Pillars are still awaiting his thoughts.

4:31 a.m.

JCV, I expect a visit from you when you awaken to clean the coffee off my monitor and computer desk. I had just taken in a mouthful when I read: "I won't rest until I can legally smoke a joint with Helen while sitting at a blackjack table in downtown Chicago! ;-" Oh, wait, on second thought, keep those germs at home.

— On the neighbor message If Colorado can do it, so can we!
3:52 a.m.

Drivers' licenses contain addresses. The person certainly could have moved but that's the first thing to go on.

1:20 a.m.

Do let us know what you do with the Chinese okra.

— On the neighbor message Cermak Fresh Market
2:44 a.m.

Hmmm, well I still don't want a casino in Chicago.

Remember how the state lottery was supposed to solve all our education-funding problems?

— On the neighbor message If Colorado can do it, so can we!
2:41 a.m.

Type "catalytic converter" into EveryBlock's search box. You will find that there are 124 separate postings on the subject, probably most, if not all, about theft of them. Narrow the search to just posts in Rogers Park and there are 5.

— On the neighbor message Catalytic Converter Theft!!!
2:25 a.m.

Whether you ride the Red Line or the Metra to work would, I would think, depend upon where you work downtown. While it's in the past, I never had any problems riding the Red Line on a daily basis, often rather late.

Personally, I prefer to live closer to the lake--it's cooler in the summer. Yes, those few blocks do make a difference. Like d3, I'm quite happy up in the northeast corner of Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message Possible Move to Rogers Park
9:41 p.m.

I beg to differ, Reid. Not everyone can go to Indiana to gamble. Those who can least afford to gamble can also least afford that trip, meaning that the little money they do have may stay in their pockets to pay for food and the rent.

— On the neighbor message If Colorado can do it, so can we!
3:43 p.m.

Careful, someone might mistake that hand-off for something else. :-)

— On the neighbor message Extra Jewel stamps up for grabs
3:04 p.m.

In our building, we're grateful for the scrappers who patrol our alley, taking away items we would otherwise have to pay our waste hauler extra to remove. As always, Need takes one or two examples and generalizes to make them apply to a whole group.

— On the neighbor message Thank a cop!!!
3 p.m.

Get help, Need. You truly are sick.

— On the neighbor message Catalytic Converter Theft!!!
2:45 a.m.

Please report the theft to the police if you haven't.

— On the neighbor message Catalytic Converter Theft!!!
1:54 a.m.

Carla, how many other long-dead threads do you intend to dredge up?

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
2:17 p.m.

Rob exists. I met him in November at Philly's Best, and then had the pleasure of introducing him to Ald. Moore at the Follow Me on Friday held at Mayne Stage earlier this month. I've never met Scotty though he was pointed out to me once at Act One. Thinking about what the two of them look like, I suspect Scotty wouldn't dare call Rob a coward to his face.

12:23 p.m.

Because nobody reported it to them obviously. You don't really think they read everything here do you? Mark it unneighborly like I did.

4:04 a.m.

Looking forward to listening to Joe's segment when it comes up on YouTube.

— On the neighbor message Join us for "Live From The HEARTLAND"
12:55 a.m.

Spam.

12:50 a.m.

PetsMart sells that too. I had a high-value coupon for it and ran into a sale, which made it affordable. My cat or cats at the time ate it. At the moment I have too much food on hand since one of my two furry friends got terribly ill and we ended his suffering soon after buying two bags of special food I got from the vet.

12:47 a.m.

Eddie, you're forgetting about the back door, which often leads directly to the outdoors. Still, the only times I've had a cat get out and run away is when I "adopted" a half-feral cat. He was incredibly fast getting out the door, through the railing pickets and down the stairs. It happened a few times in his first months inside, but he was always back by the next day, looking contrite. Now that he's tame, I still am careful but he doesn't have the urge to run away.

— On the neighbor message Missing my Black Kitty
12:31 a.m.

After the roofers and then the bricklayers who rebuilt the parapet walls combined with the squirrels who used the antenna as a jungle gym had all done serious damage to the old antenna, which we had before TV was digital, we installed this on the roof of our 3-story building:

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/STELLAR-LABS-30-2155-/30-2155

My companion did the installation in 2011 and aimed it at Sears Tower. We may have fine-tuned it by me checking reception on various channels and calling out the window to him up on the roof. As I mentioned above, we get Channel 2 just fine as well as many more channels than we ever watch.

— On the neighbor message Channel 2 - poor reception?
9:35 p.m.

"kissed baby products"? Is that supposed to be "used"?

8:40 p.m.

From the last time Connie lost her cat, Lex:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/jun06-lost-cat-black-white-flecks-has-collar-and-6178671/

— On the neighbor message Missing my Black Kitty
5:33 p.m.

For those interested, watch for an announcement of the wake and funeral service on Monday.

— On the neighbor message David Fagus--Rest in Peace
3:06 a.m.

I hear good things about this Facebook group, Baby Wranglers of East Rogers Park:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bwerp/

1:07 a.m.

Maybe the secret to getting 2 is to move closer to the lake. (Tom, Rlynn, and I all get it.) I'd really miss "60 Minutes," which is all I watch on 2.

— On the neighbor message Channel 2 - poor reception?
5:58 p.m.

bump

— On the neighbor message Missing Keys
2:29 a.m.

No, but my antenna is on the roof. When digital took over, we had problems with 7, but those have cleared up since 7 installed a new antenna. I don't recall ever having problems with 2.

— On the neighbor message Channel 2 - poor reception?
12:08 a.m.

Spot, I know how you love to disparage me but not only did I not post a comment on this thread on Christmas, I posted only two comments total on Dec. 25: one a thank you to Joe Moore for his beautiful tribute to our friend and Democratic Committeeman, David Fagus, who died on Christmas Eve, and the other, which was simply a link to a YouTube video of a Christmas song, on the "Good Morning" thread. I did read EveryBlock during the day, and your absence can only be considered a blessing.

7:53 p.m.

Flush it!

1:11 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VInCKglcdcM

— On the neighbor message Good Morning
5:04 a.m.

That's a beautiful tribute, Joe. The hearts of many of us who knew, worked with, and loved David are heavy. It's hard to believe we were with him just three weeks ago and he seemed fine.

— On the neighbor message David Fagus--Rest in Peace
4:15 a.m.

Y9ou missed one, Rob: Our Endorsements:

http://www.gordon2015.org/our-endorsements.html

I guess no one has endorsed him yet.

11:48 p.m.

Christmas Day may not be the best day to attempt to reach them.

11:44 p.m.

I first saw Vivian Maier's work the opening night of an exhibit at the Cultural Center, which was packed. I have no idea whose negatives were used for those prints. Later, we attended the BBC film, which I believe is named "The Vivian Maier Mystery," at the Block Cinema at Northwestern. Again, it was packed but fortunately we got there early. There was only one showing. The prints in that film were from Goldstein's negatives. Then, last year, came "Finding Vivian Maier" by Maloof using prints of his negatives. All in all, from what we've seen, my photographer friend and I think that Maloof got the best negatives, but it was the luck of the draw. I see no reason to diss either of them.

Vanessa mentions an HBO documentary. Is this yet a third film? If so, based on whose negatives. We don't have cable.

— On the neighbor message Vivian Maier news - Jeff sells negatives
7:32 p.m.

Keep in mind that you're talking to someone from Portage Park--wherever that is--who intruded here on Monday. Granted, there are Rogers Parkers with the same attitudes, but I suspect far fewer of them than in some other neighborhoods.

— On the neighbor message white privelige
4:02 p.m.

oops: ...who chose the ones listed.

Ignatius, the site you provided a link to specifically states: "*We are not an official affiliation or endorsed group of the Progressive Caucus." "Progressive Caucus" is another name for the Progressive Reform Coalition" according to their Facebook page. I'm questioning just who put up the website.

3:47 a.m.

What a strange website. No information about what constitutes a "Progressive Aldermanic Candidate" or who close the ones listed.

2:23 a.m.

How interesting. One of the people who commented on the DNA article--the one with the salacious name--sounds just like "our" Need. Is that a coincidence?

1:49 a.m.

And then there's the guy, who according to FGFM is D.U.I., who opened an EveryBlock account as Frank Arizona less than two weeks ago, and several name changes later, is now Nate Higgerz.

— On the neighbor message The Ballad of Joe Lake
10:29 p.m.

Craig talking about ethics? Give me a break.

10:19 p.m.

Bumpity bump!

3:30 a.m.

Bump

3:30 a.m.

Interesting development, Tom. Thanks for posting the link.

— On the neighbor message Vivian Maier news - Jeff sells negatives
1:11 a.m.

Mr. Photoshop at work again. Guess he doesn't have any deliveries to make in the rain.

— On the neighbor message Outsiders buying the 49th Ward Election?
6:15 p.m.

Would you two please go back to your respective communities, Uptown and Des Plaines, and leave us alone?

2:59 p.m.

Mother O, Neil, and others who agree: Surely you must know that the moderators don't read all the content on EveryBlock. If you think they should do something, send them feedback, using the form at the bottom of every page. You can also mark posts and comments as unneighborly, which will bring them to the moderators' attention.

2:41 p.m.

Most of whom don't live in the 49th Ward.

— On the neighbor message The Ballad of Joe Lake
1:31 a.m.

Your friend???? You banned me on Facebook.

10:33 p.m.

Is that ^ one of his Pillars???

10:25 p.m.

This would most definitely be the same Lake who banned everybody on the 49th Ward Connection page who challenged him, telling those still standing that so-and-so has left the building.

— On the neighbor message The Ballad of Joe Lake
10:18 p.m.

Bill, that's par for the course for Spot. He usually manages to accompany it by references to my alleged drinking problem and pill use.

5:08 p.m.

Rogerparker, what is it that you don't understand about the fact that Faisal Khan and staff have spent a million dollars of taxpayer money and have NOTHING to show for it except "allegations"? Not ONE finding of guilty.

3:25 p.m.

I've heard of babbling brooks but this is the first babbling lake.

— On the neighbor message Who is Joe Lake?
3:10 p.m.

Bump.

4:13 a.m.

There was a great turnout for this event. I assume the naysayers weren't there.

3:03 a.m.

Desperation is thick in the air...

— On the neighbor message Pay-to-Play
2:47 a.m.

Lake, four candidates had their nomination papers challenged, not three as you state, and one of them has been ruled off the ballot.

2:44 a.m.

Reid got to the answer before I did, Suzanne, except I think the city's attorneys are called Corporation Counsels rather than Corporate Counsels. Indeed, they get paid whether they have cases or not.

— On the neighbor message Pay-to-Play
11:41 p.m.

Hana is not exactly played up on EveryBlock as a restaurant newcomers should try. In fact, I'd never heard of it until it appeared on this notice.

11:20 p.m.

Is there are way of shooing these Uptowners back south? And as far as Lincoln goes, he's only been here a week and this is at least his 4th name.

— On the neighbor message Good morning northsiders!
10:35 p.m.

I know some don't like to be bothered with facts, but perhaps it would be instructive to read a biography of Ziaur Rahman from a probably neutral source:

http://biography.yourdictionary.com/ziaur-rahman

— On the neighbor message Pay-to-Play
5:16 a.m.

Dan, why should FGFM ask him if Spot won't pick up the phone and ask the person who could answer the question he posed in another thread? Haven't you heard--EveryBlock is THE place where folks are supposed to ask their questions and then complain when their questions don't get answered.

— On the neighbor message Don Gordon's Cycling Advocacy
1:09 a.m.

Latin is so out-of-use, Cairo. Biggie just modernized it a little by throwing in some Italian.

7:36 p.m.

Suzanne: pot; kettle. BTW, the offensive comment I was referring to, which I removed, was a slur against a minority. (I was thinking earlier today that if my life-long Republican mother had had to deal with the likes of Suzanne while she was doing volunteer work for the party she might well have turned into a Democrat.)

4:36 p.m.

Mr. Rogers' video link is spot on and add another dimension: white, male privilege.

— On the neighbor message white privelige
3:05 p.m.

Suzanne, Steve was referring to comments on a Facebook page--Don's campaign Facebook page. Do you really not know how Facebook works? Don could remove the offensive comments His Field Supervisor could probably remove the comments too. When someone posted an offensive comment on the Facebook page of the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward a few months ago, I removed it as soon as I saw it. That's what a good manager does. BTW, you're a great one to talk about losers.

3:44 a.m.

Mother, I think Misha has been dead for some weeks now. DB, no way was Misha Mother's husband or she'd know that he's dead. See the comments on this thread, about a third of the way down the page. "Misha" is greyed out.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/improvement/oct16-what-kind-issues-affecting-rogers-park-community-6450492/#comment-495798

— On the neighbor message Please go away Sun God Christ Morgan
7:40 p.m.

Steve, interesting typo for "grilled" in two of your comments above. A Freudian slip?

— On the neighbor message Grilled cheese?
6:42 p.m.

Ah, Michael M., you'll note that one of Spot's comments above has been removed as libelous.

6:35 p.m.

But speaking of trolls, Storm up there has been on this site less than a week, and this is his third name.

— On the neighbor message white privelige
6:09 a.m.

Thanks a heap for moving that post to the top, SpamAlert. It could have been allowed to die.

— On the neighbor message white privelige
6:05 a.m.

DJM, I'll take your grilled cheese but make it on a hearty whole wheat please. Add some bacon along with the tomato and it's even better. American cheese is for children.

— On the neighbor message Grilled cheese?
3:12 a.m.

Let's not forget the many threads posted by SG when he was WitchCraft that were so incendiary that the moderators deleted the threads in their entirety. And the dozens of comments of his that were deleted. David D., you apparently haven't spent much time on this site. Most of those of us who do were thoroughly fed up with him.

— On the neighbor message Please go away Sun God Christ Morgan
2:20 a.m.

I might add that it was a serious slur on Brian.

10:30 p.m.

She probably was serious--and it shows her level of competency in politics as well as how well she knows the folks in the ward.

10:29 p.m.

Summur, perhaps you should have made it clear that the survey is only for people who attended on Saturday--not for others who might have come on Sunday or who might attend in the future.

— On the neighbor message Polar Palooza Survey
4:59 p.m.

Neal, I took a stack of nature magazines over to Chicago Math and Science Academy a couple of years ago. I suggest checking with the school before throwing them out.

5:31 a.m.

I was there with a group in early December and had a grinder with fries. I think it cost around $10, which didn't seem out-of-line to me. It was quite good and was as much food as I wanted for dinner. They also have a dark beer on tap that I really like.

4:41 a.m.

Let's see now, Craig has spent hours in the past dissing Positive Loitering and now we're supposed to believe that he's worked with John Warner on cleaning up the corner??? If anyone believes that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell them.

— On the neighbor message Good-bye, MorWay
4:27 a.m.

Mother Olson, who knew it would be as easy as simply asking him to go away. Thanks a heap!

— On the neighbor message Please go away Sun God Christ Morgan
4:13 a.m.

Thanks for the heads up, Rob. I went looking for that deleted comment in my email notifications. Wow, now that's one of the most intemperate comments I've ever seen.

Need, two things:
1. It's clear that you don't know Mary. I do and apparently Al does too. She does not use the name you have given her. For someone who was supposedly victimized by the alderman, she seems to be terribly forgiving since I often see her at the alderman's events, including on Monday night.

2. Anne Sullivan was never the alderman's chief of staff. If she told you that, it was apparently wishful thinking on her part. I doubted that she had been and I've now confirmed it.

3:45 a.m.

Need, do you even know Mary? I don't think you do or you wouldn't call her what you did.

1:48 a.m.

smytten, that's not true. From the link that SpamAlert posted above:

"All Chicago residents using his or her vehicle in the City must have a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker, regardless of where the vehicle is registered. Failure to do so can result in a minimum $200.00 ticket and additional fees. Tickets can be issued every day until vehicle is in compliance with the Wheel Tax."

— On the neighbor message Parking Ticket
4:37 p.m.

Carl, am I crotchety too? If that's ^ actually true, it puts Lake in his 90s.

— On the neighbor message Joe Lake, Republican Darling
4:09 p.m.

Ah, well, there's your answer, Need. If I were to tell you that I'm the Queen of England, would you believe me?

3:25 p.m.

"Tremaine" sure seems to know a heck of a lot about that particular disabled spot for someone who doesn't live on that block. Good heavens, could this be a resurrection of RPonGreenleaf? Mother Olson, I believe you're right.

3:29 a.m.

Emily, what Greg says is exactly what the police themselves say at CAPS meetings. Do call back if they're still out there or next time they are after hours.

— On the neighbor message Being Dismissed by 911
2:52 a.m.

Hate to burst your bubble, Sun God, but the House Republicans insisted on adding a provision to the budget bill banning the District of Columbia from legalizing marijuana as the price for them to support the bill.

— On the neighbor message Joe Lake, Republican Darling
2:48 a.m.

Is that what she told you, Need?

4:13 a.m.

Just like you and I do, Gene.

— On the neighbor message Who is Joe Lake?
4:06 a.m.

Tremaine (aka Michael in Juneway), just who is it that is taking unfair advantage of the system if there is NEVER a vehicle parked in Disabled Parking Spot #77101?

1:20 a.m.

The point of the original post is quite obvious, Pill. It's just something that you don't want to see.

— On the neighbor message Joe Lake and RogersParkingSpot thank Racist
10:49 p.m.

Good luck on the move.

— On the neighbor message Take Out Recommendations
3 a.m.

John, one can't get a disabled parking spot without providing proof of disability to the state.

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fin/supp_info/revenue/parking_forms/residential_disabledparkingsigns.html

If the spots near you aren't being used by vehicles with the correct permit number, you can try to get the signs removed.

1:54 a.m.

By law, you should have purchased a city sticker within 30 days of moving here. (I'm unclear how new residents are supposed to know that though.)

— On the neighbor message Parking Ticket
1:32 a.m.

Ah, DB, I, too, have been a target on his disgusting blog. I don't read it but friends have sent me samples from time to time. Do you suppose he's figured out yet that you exist? Calling you a sock puppet reveals the level of his intelligence.

— On the neighbor message Avy Meyers interviews Mr. Broken Heart
8:20 p.m.

You can't fool me, Dee. You're not eligible.

— On the neighbor message Holiday Cookie Baking Event ( For SENIORS )
5:20 a.m.

Gene, if we get a convention together of true RP Trailblazers, I hope you'll come.

— On the neighbor message Gene just got a Trailblazer Badge
5:19 a.m.

I didn't exactly have a great opinion of Avy before I watched this alleged interview, and now I know why.

— On the neighbor message Avy Meyers interviews Mr. Broken Heart
5:11 a.m.

Maybe lay off the weed so that you understand what you're thanking too, Sun God.

— On the neighbor message Joe Lake and RogersParkingSpot thank Racist
4:41 a.m.

Welcome to the club, Susan! FebGirl, go to your profile page and click on "Learn more about badges" then follow the instructions. Dee, you need to join too so that you can come to the convention.

— On the neighbor message Helen Just Got a Trailblazer Badge Too!
4:16 a.m.

NOT funny, Smet.

2:26 p.m.

Left-wing Liberal here--and proud of it.

— On the neighbor message "Hand's up, Don't shoot"
2:10 p.m.

I'm unclear about what was ever "cool" about Denny's. It was and is just another fast-food restaurant.

4:19 a.m.

Greg, I would just as soon hear from Jennifer Clark where they plan to park the cars.

I've never eaten in a Denny's in my life and would just as soon keep it that way. What I'd love to have back is Sayat Nova, which was on the east side of Sheridan, south of the Loyola station. It's been firmly ensconced on Ohio St. east of Michigan for decades, but it started here:

http://www.sayatnovachicago.com/chicagos-original-armenian-restaurant.html

3:38 a.m.

I assume you let the folks at the Evanston shelter know about him. That's a terrible area to just drop off a cat with no homes nearby.

3:02 a.m.

Ta da, Becky has a Trailblazer Badge. Maybe soon we can have a convention of us trailblazers who actually live in RP.

— On the neighbor message Helen Just Got a Trailblazer Badge Too!
2:19 a.m.

Ah, Becky, he tells you he loved the kids he taught in West Chatham, but what did he think of the kids who needed love the most--those he taught years ago at Gale: "When I was teaching at Gale in the early 1990's (which was the teaching experience from hell---I fled the school after two years and luckily was able to find a much better school." I suspect the kids here were better off after he fled. I live and walk among the very young people he fears.

— On the neighbor message "Hand's up, Don't shoot"
2 a.m.

Denny's, Carla??? You mourn the loss of Denny's? How Schaumburgian of you.

While it certainly won't affect me up on the north end, I wonder just where the valets will be parking those cars. Most likely on our already overcrowded streets. That's the only downside I see to this proposed project.

1:11 a.m.

You've got the hang of it, Lucy. I see you've got one too.

— On the neighbor message Helen Just Got a Trailblazer Badge Too!
9:59 p.m.

Wow, that was easy. Thanks, Gene!

3:51 a.m.

Nighty night, thread. See you the next time a plumber goes fishing.

— On the neighbor message Any plumber recommendations.
3:48 a.m.

Banker, I like Bernie too, but I don't think he's running for mayor of Chicago.

— On the neighbor message Become a Team Fioretti 49th Ward Captain!
3:26 a.m.

How are the Spanish conversations going, Barbara, and why have you now become a parka?

— On the neighbor message A Walk To The Lake
3:16 a.m.

You're very forgiving, FebGirl. Fact is Mr. Wilson has been busy since joining EveryBlock a few days ago searching for threads about plumbing issues. He's also posted to old threads in Avondale, Jefferson Park, Ravenswood, Beverly, Clearing, Galewood, Albany Park, and 4 different threads in Logan Square, His comments to two Liincoln Square threads were at least timely in that they were just posted this month.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/191231/comments/

— On the neighbor message Any plumber recommendations.
2:54 a.m.

Me too, except it was coffee on mine.

8:50 p.m.

Spot, Dee and I don't mute people--at least I don't think Dee does. It's REALLY tempting sometimes, though.

I think more to the point about Lake's participation here is that since he was "reborn" on Oct. 26 after having his previous account suspended, he's posted 21 times and made 199 additional comments, and yet he has only been thanked 124 times. Of course, if he could "Thank" his comments here like he "Likes" his comments on Facebook. he'd have a better ratio of comments to thanks.

7:32 p.m.

Thanks, Pat, but, as you know, I rarely do mornings. Bake one for me, will you?

— On the neighbor message Holiday Cookie Baking Event ( For SENIORS )
7:02 p.m.

Spam ^

— On the neighbor message Any plumber recommendations.
4:25 p.m.

Lake, you're not invited to our election night party. Your friends are going to be crying in their beer.

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
3:54 p.m.

In our most recent exchange with the service office, my companion sent an email about a problem at 1:27 PM last Tuesday. Wayne responded 4 minutes later, and by the next day, the problem was on its way to being fixed. Oh, but then, I forgot, I'm just the alderman's toady so we get special service I suppose.

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
4:50 a.m.

And this has what to do with Rogers Park? From EveryBlock's Guidelines: "We want to encourage conversation that is relevant to the community. Let’s keep EveryBlock focused on neighborhood issues. If you’d like to discuss a citywide or nationwide issue, please be sure to mention how it relates to a specific location or issue in your neighborhood." You want to buy my leftover ration books, Need?

10:23 p.m.

Not only without attribution to you, Carl, but also without quotes. I thought those words seemed familiar. From Nov. 25th here:
http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/nov25-witchcraft-christ-ask-for-peace-and-calm-protest-6530322/

— On the neighbor message Backwards America
2:22 a.m.

Source ^, because I don't think you know whereof you write. The police don't keep records by ward. Are you sure you ever lived in Chicago?

10:34 p.m.

Shovel.

— On the neighbor message Shooting near Albion and Lakewood.
10:28 p.m.

Robin, I don't think Lake's figures could be from the 49th Ward. Police stats are by district and beat as far as I'm aware so those numbers must be for the whole 24th District, which, as I'm sure you know, is a lot larger than the 49th Ward..

— On the neighbor message Shooting near Albion and Lakewood.
9:10 p.m.

Yes, Lake, over MUCH time--years and years of time.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
5:47 p.m.

The Troll lives in DesPlaines.

5:06 p.m.

Now why am I not surprised that Crinedel avoided answering my question?

Becky, there are plenty of people who attend religious services but who wouldn't lift a hand to help others. At the same time, I have atheist and agnostic friends who do.

1:17 a.m.

Greg, his Ward Services Pillar should be really easy to write. All he has to say is that, if elected, he'd retain the very capable ward services staff Joe now has so that they can continue to provide the fine services this ward now has. But then, they probably wouldn't want to work for Don.

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
10:51 p.m.

There must be something in the water in DesPlaines.

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
8:38 p.m.

Mike, I hope she gets it back, but please warn her NOT to hang her purse on the chair anywhere in the future. It's way to easy to steal it.

— On the neighbor message Lost Purse at Bullhead
6:50 p.m.

Mike, the troll here is the one who commented immediately after yours above.

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
6:43 p.m.

http://www.armadillospillow.com/

I'm sure they carry children's books, and the owners live in the neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Local Bookstore in Wards 50,49 or 40
4:08 p.m.

I love it ^. (But I wouldn't go anyplace public with the person wearing it.)

— On the neighbor message Ugly Christmas Sweater
3:17 a.m.

Leelee, do you mean Trilogy?

— On the neighbor message Parking Space
2:48 a.m.

While waiting for the 147 on Howard Thursday evening, I noticed that the light poles have been decorated, probably thanks to the Howard St. SSA.

— On the neighbor message Holiday lights on Sheridan Road
2:45 a.m.

This coming weekend there's Polar Palooza:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/dec01-celebrate-holiday-season-rogers-parks-first-winter-festival-6540316/

Sign up to receive email notices from the alderman of news and neighborhood events:

http://www.ward49.com/

Welcome to the neighborhood. I live down the street from you.

— On the neighbor message Winter Activities/Neighborhood Get Togethers?
2:39 a.m.

Crinedel, tell me, do you support government programs that assist those who work but who do not earn enough to provide the basic necessities of life?

2:28 a.m.

Of course, Michael and Katy are still around. I saw both of them tonight--just not at Heartland.

— On the neighbor message Good Restaurants in The Area
2:09 a.m.

Brian understands the guidelines. You've been spamming for days now, Mike. You just copy and paste your comments from thread to thread.

— On the neighbor message In my opinion....
1:18 a.m.

Mike, that comment needs editing. It should begin: "In my opinion..." because that's what it is.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
5:06 a.m.

Emily, don't you find it strange for a candidate to actively seek people to post complimentary comments here but decline to enter the fray here himself? In other words he lets his former students take the heat. I find that cowardly.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
4:14 a.m.

I'm worried for the cats, Mo. As you know, you have enemies.

— On the neighbor message feeding ferals- cats with "tipped" ears.
3:52 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Found Cat
3:38 a.m.

The lighting of the trees is part of Polar Palooza. d3 figured out why it ends at Farwell.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/dec01-celebrate-holiday-season-rogers-parks-first-winter-festival-6540316/

— On the neighbor message Holiday lights on Sheridan Road
3:31 a.m.

Anthony, I know you meant well, but I'm not sure it's a good idea to post the location of a women's shelter on a public site. In any event, I think a donation to New Life would have to go through Good News Partners:
http://www.goodnewspartners.org/

— On the neighbor message Place to donate baby food?
1:43 a.m.

Dee, I hope you will report that email to EveryBlock.

As to Kon, he does exist. I know the name is not common and looks made up, but he's a "member" of Don's Facebook campaign page and also of at least one of the neighborhood Facebook pages. I realized I thought I had seen the name in full on Facebook so I went looking and found it.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
1:32 a.m.

Indeed, Dee, Mike and Spot may be tied at having their recent personal attacks removed by the mods.

— On the neighbor message The CTU Head Speaks Out on Joe Moore
1:13 a.m.

Robin, I'm shocked by your comment about Twisted Tapas. I've been there numerous times. The food and service have always been top-notch.

— On the neighbor message Good Restaurants in The Area
12:53 a.m.

Sigh, one really shouldn't have to teach a former publisher the English language, but really, Craig, "complain" is a verb. Eric couldn't have filed four complains. Since you made the same error three times, I don't think it can be excused as a simple typo. And your link brings up 5 blank pages. Did anyone else find something at that link?

— On the neighbor message Big Mistake
11:41 p.m.

Indeed: Twisted Tapas on the north side of Pratt, just east of Sheridan. See these previous Everyblock threads:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/jan27-twisted-tapas-great-food-5975767/

http://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/apr03-awesome-food-twisted-tapas-6068683/

Welcome to Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message Good Restaurants in The Area
3:08 a.m.

Greg and Mother O, you know what happens to snitches...

2:39 a.m.

Ray, the Special Service Areas were not determined especially for this promotion. They've been in existence for some time. You can read about each of them by following the links, which are pretty faint, at the top of the Rogers Park Business Alliance's page:
http://www.rogers-park.com/

For example, the Howard St. SSA is here:
http://www.rogers-park.com/ssa-19-howard-street/

— On the neighbor message Shop Rogers Park 2014 Special Service Areas
2:15 a.m.

Spot, pay attention. No one called Don a racist. If you don't know what playing the race card means, look it up.

— On the neighbor message The CTU Head Speaks Out on Joe Moore
12:30 a.m.

yawn

— On the neighbor message Owner claims Alderman slanders him
12:06 a.m.

Carla, I'm beginning to think you really don't know much about RP at all.

2:39 a.m.

d3, our building did not lose power on Thanksgiving, though we did on Friday.

— On the neighbor message Another Power Outage
2:30 a.m.

Robin, is he any relation to your former alderman?

2:08 a.m.

Carla, if Joe had nothing to do with the Pritzker projects you name, why was he able to tell me not to worry when I contacted him after it was announced the Bach House had been sold. While the house itself was protected, I was afraid the adjoining lot to the south would be sold off by the new owner. While Joe was not at liberty to share who bought the property, he was clearly aware of what was planned for the property. BTW, you named the Breakers. As far as I'm aware that's in Edgewater, and I don't think Pritzker was involved with that building.

1:58 a.m.

Need, wouldn't it be nice if we did have "Brown's version of the sequence of events," but, in fact, he's dead and was never able to present his version. And, no, ALL of the evidence was not presented to the grand jury. It seems pretty clear that the prosecutor rigged the outcome. To try to sort out the truth and present all the evidence, a trial was needed. The prosecutor apparently didn't want that to happen.

12:07 a.m.

Lake, I can't imagine who would pay you for your inane postings.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
11:54 p.m.

Now, now, Carla, if your buddy had been elected 8 years ago, you'd give him all the credit for any revival, wouldn't you?

7:28 p.m.

But according to HoneyB on another thread, he isn't even very good at that, Roger.

— On the neighbor message The CTU Head Speaks Out on Joe Moore
4:26 p.m.

It isn't, Lake. A host of former participants on that page got thrown off months ago. It's your own private playground.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
3:47 a.m.

I go off for some culture this afternoon and return to find a thread scrubbed fairly clean.

Now to the question of Alex. I certainly don't think it's been cleared up either. I have a really hard time believing that somehow Alex, who most definitely is in Florida with his family, found out about this thread and signed up in order to praise Don's classes. How do I know he's in Florida? His Facebook page, which includes the photo that had been displayed here as "Alex's" avatar, as well as the FB page of his wife.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
7:38 p.m.

Wow, just wow! Mike's vitriol is off the charts this morning.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
11:57 a.m.

Indeed, JVC, I find that to be an incredible coincidence personally.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
1:18 a.m.

Umm, Carl, I wouldn't be so sure of that if I were you. Seems to me as though Spot took the bait.

— On the neighbor message Alderman salaries
1:04 a.m.

^ exactly why there should have been an indictment, which is NOT a conviction, so that evidence could be presented in court in an attempt to find the truth.

2:40 p.m.

Howard Area Community Center, 7648 N. Paulina, has a food pantry so they would most likely appreciate your donation. Give them a call at (773) 262-6622.

— On the neighbor message Place to donate baby food?
2:31 p.m.

Ah, guess I should have expanded the thread. Thanks, mama.

— On the neighbor message Gas outage Clark/Pratt?
2:25 p.m.

It's SPAM. Now if others would simply mark it unneighborly, which I did when it first appeared, maybe the mods will notice it and remove it.

4:25 a.m.

Natural gas outage centered at the Howard station???

— On the neighbor message Gas outage Clark/Pratt?
4:23 a.m.

I haven't counted them, but there have been an unusual number. On a neighborhood Facebook group page, outages were reported in various parts of RP on Thanksgiving. I didn't lose it then but did, like you Jim, on Friday.

— On the neighbor message Another Power Outage
4:09 a.m.

HoneyB, that process NU now goes through with teacher evalution is very impressive. Something that would not have been possible way back when I was there before computers. Thanks for sharing.

Terebill, Einstein would have been a terrible alderman.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
3:46 a.m.

It depends, dj. Our UPS driver will not leave a package unless he actually hands it to someone. And I think he always wants a signature. I know he does when he delivers a package to me, and I've signed for packages for other people in my entrance.

2:56 a.m.

"Terebill," where do you get the idea that student reviews don't count for much? On the contrary, although it was a long time ago, I found other students' appraisals of classes I was considering taking at NU to be a great source. In particular, I recall that I needed a history course and signed up for one based on student praise for the professor teaching it. They were right; he made history come alive.

HoneyB, I don't doubt what you say but it's best to cite your source(s) so that people don't think you're making it up.

— On the neighbor message Is Don Gordon Serious?
3:57 p.m.

Your cat will not thank you once you actually try to brush his/her teeth, Gene. I suggest wrapping said cat securely in a bath towel before attempting it.

5:47 a.m.

Which one of them, Tj?

2:48 a.m.

Tj, brush his/her teeth. You can get a little brush and cat "toothpaste" at a pet store.

2:45 a.m.

Roger, indeed, Grady was the newly-appointed Democratic precinct captain for pct. 1 when I ran into him in late 1982 or early '83 stumping for the re-election of Jane Byrne. Now, mind you Grady is black. I was the independent Democratic volunteer, stumping for Harold Washington in that same precinct, which is and was majority black. Grady actually thought he'd be able to carry that precinct for Byrne, which may indicate he doesn't have a lot upstairs, if you know what I mean. The result: Washington, 197; Byrne, 84; Daley, 35.

My understanding is that Grady's now retired from being a probation officer.

— On the neighbor message Info On 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidates
2:32 a.m.

Why, "Jill," I thought you didn't want to discuss Joe Moore here? Actually, that's all you want to discuss.

— On the neighbor message Info On 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidates
4:26 p.m.

You don't care about the other candidates, "Jill."

— On the neighbor message Info On 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidates
1:17 p.m.

"Jill," you don't read very carefully, not that anyone actually believes you could have read all of Carl's comments, but, of course, the usual suspects thanked you.

— On the neighbor message Info On 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidates
11:39 a.m.

Mr. Jeffe, are you sure you aren't Waiting for Godot, rather than Gozer?

11:35 a.m.

Anneli, Mother Olson is not only omnipotent; I'm sure that she's also omniscient so that since she's holding court at Oasis, it must be open.

Actually, there was a thread that said they'd be back open at 3 PM on a Thursday two weeks ago.

2:11 a.m.

Rob, let me take a stab at it. Gordon would have spent the ward's menu money on asphalt and spreading equipment, then sent his staff members out to fill the potholes. Of course, many of those "repaired" streets would have been dug up weeks later by the gas company or the water department. C'est le vie. Some of us actually pay attention to what's going on in the ward and know why the street repairs came late in the summer.

— On the neighbor message MOORE? Enough already!
1:09 a.m.

How does one say "bug off" in German?

12:56 a.m.

The most brazen incident I know of happened a year or so ago. Someone broke into the mail carrier's vehicle and stole at least three packages, one of them mine. The police found the packaging, and the very apologetic carrier had to bring it to me and explain what happened, along with instructions on how a claim should be filed.

12:54 a.m.

Jill, if you were for real, I might respond, but the way you just magically appeared on Nov. 3 and posted 18 comments on that first day tells me that you're not. You're trolling.

— On the neighbor message Info On 49th Ward Aldermanic Candidates
9:12 p.m.

I didn't know one could have UPS deliveries sent to a UPS store. Being retired, I don't need such service anyway, but how many know that there's a UPS store on the upper level of Gateway Mall in the northeast corner?

7:24 p.m.

Omnipotent Mother, I'm sorry for not properly addressing you previously, but this afternoon, I asked you a question over on the Amara for Mayor thread. Would you mind terribly going there and answering my question?

6:52 p.m.

I wouldn't count on it, Mr. Rogers.

— On the neighbor message Amara for Mayor....
6:47 p.m.

Mother, I'm confused. Is someone running who's a Jehovah's Witness??? I find that hard to believe. In my many years of registering people to vote, I've been told by many JWs that their faith prevents their participation in politics, even to the extent of voting.

Robin, if you're having doubts, check out Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

— On the neighbor message Amara for Mayor....
3:01 p.m.

I particularly like Bill's citation of the Chicago Board of Elections as one of his sources in his first diatribe above. He doesn't include a link because that as a source of the alleged "information" above it is just nonsense.

2:51 p.m.

Here's a thread from early this year:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jan27-package-theft-5975863/

I've also read such complaints on a neighborhood Facebook page. If I recall correctly, it was for such thefts on Eastlake and Greenview NoH. If your building has an inner locked door, ask all your neighbors to get packages out of the lobby and behind that second locked door when they see them. We do that in our building.

5:20 a.m.

Carla, you avoided my question. What was so special on that block of Howard? Of course since you don't live up here you wouldn't know that my neighbors and I had been trying to get a full-service grocery store for our neighborhood since back when David Orr was alderman. It was only when Dominick's committed to placing one here that the Gateway project was a go.

— On the neighbor message Alderman 1% gets revenge
5:11 a.m.

Please tell him also to report this to the police if he didn't do so.

4:26 a.m.

I was going to point out that the amazing Joe Moore managed to get the Granada Theater torn down even before he was elected alderman, but Colleen beat me to the punch. Do tell me, Carla, what were the buildings on "the part of Howard Street that is now the Gateway Mall," which you so miss. No fair asking anyone what was there.

— On the neighbor message Alderman 1% gets revenge
4:22 a.m.

Need, both of those pictured are Mike's candidates.

"...she has a great read..." Spot seems to be having trouble with the English language today.

— On the neighbor message Amara for Mayor....
6:42 p.m.

Suzanne, I'll bet you wish you had challenged Susanne Atanus' petitions.

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic Debates?
5:59 p.m.

Are you sure, Carl? I don't know what Fenton Patterson looks like.

— On the neighbor message Amara for Mayor....
4:17 a.m.

Suzanne most likely has no clue who some of the candidates are.

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic Debates?
3:55 a.m.

Bruce, try actually reading the alderman's post.

3:50 a.m.

Mother, the hopeful candidates have now all filed their petitions. In addition to Connie Gates-Brown and Joe Moore, who both filed at 9 AM on the first day, we now have John Beacham (do check him out if you haven't already), Don Gordon, Grady Humphrey, and Nathan Benjamin Myers. A debate with all of them would be a riotous affair, but will they all survive petition challenges? I have my doubts.

For this and other races, see here:
http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/general/M2015-CandidateFiling-2014-11-17-1415.pdf

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic Debates?
7:15 p.m.

Tuesday night with CAPS.

— On the neighbor message CAPS Beat 2422 November Meeting
6:54 p.m.

One more day on Tuesday.

— On the neighbor message Cermak Fresh Market job fair
6:52 p.m.

Is Smith talking about him/herself re identities?

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic Debates?
4:07 p.m.

Amanda, not sure how you read something into Carl's message that isn't there, but I think you did.

I last heard that the case had been continued yet again in August. So glad that there is finally a measure of justice for the victim.

2:35 p.m.

Bump for anyone looking for a job.

— On the neighbor message Cermak Fresh Market job fair
6:46 p.m.

What happened to Spot. Did Jack lock him up?

6:38 p.m.

Mother, taking someone else's comment on a thread and making a new post out of it is also quite strange, don't you think? It's already become clear that the O.P. doesn't have any ideas of his own and is sounding very much like a broken record, day after day.

— On the neighbor message Need I say MOORE?
6:36 p.m.

There was one, Spam. Apparently you forgot but you did comment on it.

I'll take Snopes as a source over someone's word any day. Thanks, Becky.

2:04 a.m.

Jack did you say, as in Jack and Jill?

4:52 p.m.

I think Larry is telling us that he's Jewish and that he supports Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor, though I did a double take at that headline before I figured it out, Larry.

At this point, I do too.

— On the neighbor message A Jew for Jesus for Mayor
10:06 a.m.

But, Carl, February in Fargo might have been worse than November in Buffalo.

If you haven't clicked on the article title do so; you must see the headdress she's wearing.

12:03 a.m.

Not to mention what happens to the elderly who live in the Lunt co-op and who park in that lot.

— On the neighbor message Park fees increasing
9:38 p.m.

Mike, pay attention. I was responding to "Spot" whose comment was later removed by the moderators.

7:46 p.m.

This must take the cake for the most misplaced, auto-generated Media Mention in EveryBlock.

7:43 p.m.

Suzanne, please delete me from your "we" because, no, we CAN'T "all agree that Joe reads EB religiously." That is a false statement.

5:38 p.m.

I can think of two locations where there are two school buildings. You probably mean Sullivan and the grammar school (the name of which I've forgotten). But if you mean Gale and Gale Annex in North of Howard, when you're desperate you can almost always find parking way west on Juneway just east of Chicago Ave.

— On the neighbor message Barking about parking
3:44 p.m.

Let me throw in another factor. Decide where you would want to be hospitalized if/when that should become necessary. Then make sure that the doctor you chose is affiliated with that hospital.

— On the neighbor message New to RP. Seeking dentist &/or GP
3:30 p.m.

Note Smith's attempt above to demean Bonnie's mom. Pretty much reminds me of another poster, Spot, who also attempts to demean women by using phony words of endearment.

— On the neighbor message 10,000 students and 2 libraries!?
3:18 p.m.

bump

— On the neighbor message lost key
2:04 a.m.

Rebo, if you have lived elsewhere in Chicago before moving here, the street cleaning was done the same way. For efficiency, they clean wards by section, one side of the street one day, the other side the next day. If your area has been cleaned in November, that's it until Spring.

http://www.ward49.com/street-sweeping/

— On the neighbor message Barking about parking
1:50 a.m.

Internist: Dr. Kim Grahl, NorthShore University HealthSystem, 1000 Central St., Evanston, adjacent to the purple line station, 847-570-1410. I don't know whether she's taking new patients, but I don't think you could go wrong with any of the doctors in that practice. http://www.northshore.org/

Dentist: Marie Fischl, 636 Church St., Evanston, 847-864-0822. http://fischldental.com/

— On the neighbor message New to RP. Seeking dentist &/or GP
1:33 a.m.

Hey folks, Emily said in her original post that "This is also done on my very own property & there are no rules against it in my association by-laws, nor have any neighbors complained." See, she already checked the By-laws.

Emily, thank you for feeding the wildlife.

— On the neighbor message Are birdbaths & birdfeeders illegal?
1:19 a.m.

Oops, and another comment of Spot's bit the dust in the past couple of hours.

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
5:40 p.m.

True, Al, but at least with most old media, you get a variety of opinions and biases instead of just those of one blogger.

— On the neighbor message Looking for Local Rogers Park News
5:10 p.m.

Who?

— On the neighbor message Ted Cox blasts Alderman Moore on Twitter
5:05 p.m.

Alli, the dividing line between Rogers Park and West Ridge is, obviously, I think, Ridge. I doubt that there is any community in Chicago that has more than one public library. Work for something realistic such as re-opening the libraries on Sunday.

— On the neighbor message 10,000 students and 2 libraries!?
5 p.m.

The word you're searching for is "tiresome."

2:29 p.m.

It's too bad the profile pages don't include the number of comments the mods have deleted for each member. Spot, in his brief time here as Spot, has already had more comments deleted (including at least two in this thread alone) than have I since I first joined in September 2011. And most of us know that Spot has had previous identities here.

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
2:22 p.m.

Chef, you've contradicted yourself in your own comment. How can a blog be both informative and a good source when at the same time everything said in them could be (and I would add, often is) unverified and false?

— On the neighbor message Looking for Local Rogers Park News
3:05 a.m.

You're a little late, Lake. I posted that link on Tuesday.

2:36 a.m.

How does a thread about a lost Ventra card turn racy?

— On the neighbor message Found - Ventra Card
11:38 p.m.

Robin, that's you. I know people who buy their Ventra cards at places like Walgreens and just charge them at the el. One reason is that some people don't like to be tracked. As I suspected, there would be no way to be sure you were returning such a card to its owner. I don't know what a regular Ventra card looks like except that it doesn't look like mine.

— On the neighbor message Found - Ventra Card
8:50 p.m.

Verena, I think that advice works for most restaurants, which is why we rarely order out and then only pizza.

— On the neighbor message Chinese Food Recommendations
8:11 p.m.

Ah, yes, when one loses the argument he responded thusly ^.

6:56 p.m.

I should clarify my last remark. While I think that Rob could most likely pulverize Spot physically, I'm sure he prefers doing it on EveryBlock intellectually. As does Carl.

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
6:46 p.m.

Robin, as most of the proponents of an elected school board know, it can only happen through a change in Illinois state law. Here's the current law:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/documents/010500050K34-3.htm

— On the neighbor message The CTU Head Speaks Out on Joe Moore
6:32 p.m.

Having finally met Rob over the weekend, I bet he'd pulverize Spot.

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
4:23 p.m.

Well, Chico at least. Remember he ran for mayor last time.

— On the neighbor message Marxist Attacks 49th Ward Alderman
4:19 p.m.

Robin, are you sure that's true for all cards? For example, if someone buys a card at Walgreen's and only adds money to it at el stations, the person's name wouldn't be on the card like mine is (along with a photo). And even if there is a number on that card, why would the person who bought it necessarily know the number?

— On the neighbor message Found - Ventra Card
4:08 p.m.

Spot, anyone who actually knows me knows how often I argue with the alderman, though I don't often do it in a public forum, though I have, even here on occasion. And to the best of my knowledge, Joe doesn't have any "boards" or committees."

1:46 p.m.

Barton, don't you think it's a little late for an October Surprise?

Dee, I don't think there's any question about the stalker bit. You can delete "borderline."

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
1:36 p.m.

Bumpity, bumpity bump

— On the neighbor message Senior Safety Seminar
3:40 a.m.

How will you know if the actual owner of the card responds?

— On the neighbor message Found - Ventra Card
3:25 a.m.

No, Don did not file his petitions yet. Don't you know how to use the Board of Elections website?

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
1:41 a.m.

Mother Olson, all in due time. We still don't know who the candidates will be. As of 5 PM on Monday, only two candidates had filed petitions to run for alderman in the 49th Ward: Connie Gates-Brown and Joe Moore. Other candidates are unlikely at this point to file until the final day, i.e., before 5 PM next Monday, Nov. 24.

Anyone who wishes to keep track of this can do so by clicking on the Unofficial Candidates List link here:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/petition-filing-and-objection-information.html

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic Debates?
1:37 a.m.

I have known Joe since before he was the alderman and consider him a friend. I have also, I am certain, personally known every one who has ever worked for him. I don't recall anyone named Rob in all these years. I met Rob over the weekend, and he didn't look at all familiar to me. Not a Moore staff member and not even a 49th Ward Democratic Party regular. A stranger. I'm glad I got to meet you, Rob.

— On the neighbor message Incumbent Aldermen
6:07 p.m.

Of course traffic was blocked while the funeral procession passed. It was blocked along Howard too because they would have had to have entered Calvary at the Chicago Ave. entrance.

— On the neighbor message Helicopters Again in RoPa
3:36 a.m.

I don't know whose comments were removed. Doubt that they were all Barton's, though. But you STILL need new glasses. In fact, Barton's comment currently has more thanks than any others.

10:27 p.m.

Get some new glasses, Spot.

9:28 p.m.

Dee, I think I was given a portion of a Philly, but perhaps because the place was packed it may have been incomplete. What I had seemed to be simply dry bun and beef. Perhaps I'll go back and get one sometime just to find out what it is. Your company would be welcome.

5:36 a.m.

Crinedel, you argue that "funding the arts is not a function of government" but I would argue that it is. The Constitution states "Congress shall have Power To...
provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States. I firmly believe that the arts are part of that general welfare. Most if not all civilized societies provide government funding of the arts.

5:23 a.m.

If it was blocked off east of Popeyes, it may have had something to do with this:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/nov16-power-out-second-time-today-6513661/

Read the thread for a comment by Stefanie mid-way down.

— On the neighbor message Howard block off
4:54 a.m.

A comment on this thread got removed???

I've only been to Bullhead once (plus a Follow Me) and was not impressed with the guacamole.

4:48 a.m.

Mo, I had no intention of getting involved here but you brought up the Board although it has nothing to do with the issues in this thread. How do you expect board members to feel about you when you storm out of a meeting yelling the F word at us?

— On the neighbor message psa-
4:43 a.m.

Carl, you commented: "But a ward resident's age, gender and location are all factors in how safe they feel." I'd like to explore that because I suspect that I'm the very sort of person who would fit into what I suspect are your guidelines for the fearful: an elderly female living in what is considered to be one of the most dangerous parts of RP. Yet I don't hide at home, and I don't fear for my safety. Maybe I'm just the exception to the rule but I doubt it.

— On the neighbor message does anyone feel safe here?
3:44 a.m.

Thanks. I was going to check with someone in the building to see whether it was just my apartment or the building. Seems it's the neighborhood. Juneway & Ashland here. Got home at around 9 PM and found it had been out for the second time.

— On the neighbor message Power out for second time today
10:06 p.m.

Mike, the police are employed to catch criminals, etc., so I suppose you don't call 911 when you see a crime being committed because it's the cops job to know about it. Firemen are employed to put out fires so please don't call to alert them to a fire; they should automatically know about it. You're digging your hole deeper. Mike.

— On the neighbor message Nothing safe about it
3:41 a.m.

I doubt that Philly's Best had special pricing Friday night. They offered a slice of pizza and a sample of a sandwich plus a beverage with no charge as part of the event.

3:25 a.m.

They're thinking the same as the people who move to places like Bensenville and then complain about noise from the planes.

2:48 a.m.

Michael, the same for me, though by four years later I was volunteering for Harold.

2 a.m.

What happened to the October Surprise, Lake?

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
10:11 p.m.

Yes, I do, Sherwin Mike. Going on 55 years now. Never had any desire to move out of NoH.

— On the neighbor message does anyone feel safe here?
9:33 p.m.

Lake just patted Spot on the head again.

9:11 p.m.

Barton, in that case you mentioned above, the "Thanks" is kind of like a pet on the head, don't you think?

— On the neighbor message Oasis closed by City
9:07 p.m.

Thanks, Anthony. Not interested for myself personally but wanted to give those who need this a heads up.

— On the neighbor message Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
3:57 a.m.

When you go into Hops & Grapes, look up. Mind boggling: a Dale Chihuly hanging in a Rogers Park liquor store.

3:11 a.m.

So if it's the Park District staff that needs to take action (and I'm not claiming that it is), who notified the Park District staff. Did you, Mike? Did Craig? I doubt it.

— On the neighbor message Nothing safe about it
9:39 p.m.

Anti-Semitism pretty normal in Patton's time, Suzanne? I don't think so--certainly not in my family. And there you go: painting the Islamic world with a broad brush. The Muslims I know personally are beautiful people.

— On the neighbor message Thank you Veterans!
8:57 p.m.

Another interesting thing I learned at our meeting last night, which I hadn't noticed on election day: Suzanne only provided lunches to the Republican judges. We Democrats provide lunches to all the judges; they all have a long, grueling day. The Republican lunches were really nice looking too--undoubtedly paid for by the Koch brothers.

Barton, I guess Suzanne didn't really understand your zinger above.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
2:34 p.m.

That's interesting, JCV.

— On the neighbor message Join Me for an Important Announcement
4:29 a.m.

Carl, Bob does live here and just happens to be a very close neighbor of an aldermanic candidate. Clearly, though, he hasn't been paying much attention this year to ward issues or he would know why the street resurfacing couldn't be done sooner.

Bob, I'll give you a hint--Peoples Gas.

— On the neighbor message MOORE IS LESS! Continued...
4:23 a.m.

Lake couldn't find the 49th Ward even if he had a map.

— On the neighbor message Oasis closed by City
4:12 a.m.

Ah, I've now confirmed that Suzanne made another mountain out of a molehill. During a meeting Thursday evening at the 49th Ward Democratic Party's office, Herbert Z. asked whether the coat he had loaned to an election-day worker had been returned to the office and was told that it had been. All election-day workers are always told to dress warmly, and this election was no exception. So we had one worker who ignored that advice and showed up without a coat. Above, Suzanne accused his area chair that day of letting him freeze, when, in fact, Herb fetched a coat for him as soon as he had a chance. Having known Herb for several decades, I doubted Suzanne's story from the beginning.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
4:06 a.m.

Keep watch on Craigslist if you don't already know this.

— On the neighbor message Stolen bicycle
3:45 a.m.

JMG, I don't find Sheridan Rd. unpleasant to walk along nor do I find it difficult to cross as a pedestrian, that is, as long as I don't try to cross in the middle of a block. I just walked down to the Loyola Park Fieldhouse from North of Howard for a PB meeting on Tuesday night. No problems at all.

— On the neighbor message Say NO To The Mindless "Road Diet"
3:24 a.m.

Anthony, I suspect you mean that by 1 PM when you open there will already be a long line.

— On the neighbor message Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
2:26 a.m.

Craig, time to learn what a lifeguard boat actually looks like, don't you think? I took one look at that photo last night and wondered whether you thought we were all stupid. Thanks, Emily, for confirming what I'm sure most of us thought.

— On the neighbor message Nothing safe about it
2:21 a.m.

Sarah, I'm sorry. Apparently I misinterpreted your remark; it seemed to me as though you were saying that Joe wasn't advocating for certain residents.

1:18 a.m.

No, the parking lanes into which they pull now are eliminated in this far-fetched plan. Try again.

— On the neighbor message Say NO To The Mindless "Road Diet"
5:56 a.m.

Spread the word to your neighbors with kids.

3:41 a.m.

Shewoobydoo your way back here, lady.

— On the neighbor message Senior Safety Seminar
3:35 a.m.

I don't think there are ever going to be updates. In case you haven't noticed, M.cintron deactivated her account.

— On the neighbor message Helping Jay
1:45 a.m.

Sarah, didn't you make a few assumptions in your comment above? The article even states: "Ald. Joe Moore (49th) said he spoke to Commissioner Davis Tuesday night about having the bar re-inspected on Thursday." He can't ask the city of overlook the violations, you know, and you really have no idea what has gone on between the alderman and Mo regarding the farm.

1:39 a.m.

Joe Lake loves politically-motivated gossip as much as he loves meddling in RP. It must be so boring in DesPlaines.

— On the neighbor message Oasis closed by City
1:29 a.m.

I think (hope) that Mark S was being facetious.

Unless I missed it, the proponent and supporters of this "plan" haven't explained what happens to the buses with only two lanes for through driving. Perhaps these people are unaware that buses on Sheridan Rd. actually stop to pick up passengers and let them off--sometimes at nearly every corner.

— On the neighbor message Say NO To The Mindless "Road Diet"
12:46 a.m.

Jewel at Gateway is taking contributions for the Howard Area Community Center. I think the money is to provide Thanksgiving turkeys.

— On the neighbor message Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
9:50 p.m.

Be sure to check with Loyola lost and found in case someone turned it in there.

— On the neighbor message Lost ID
2:42 a.m.

Thanks, Bob. Now I'll participate.
First I should say that I've shopped at Jewel ever since I've lived in Chicago. Way back, we had one on Paulina in NoH. Then there was Clark St. followed by Morse until I was forced to go to Evanston. I'm glad to have them back in my neighborhood. I came to like Dominick's too while they were here and miss being able to take advantage of two stores' sales.

The bathroom is kept ever so much cleaner than it was in Dominick's. While I would prefer an independent coffee "shop" in the store, this coffee addict is glad they invited Starbucks back so I can enjoy a brew while shopping.

For weeks after opening, there were often errors on my receipt. Either the clerk didn't know what something was or the scanner gave the wrong price. The clerks at the Customer Service counter were good at giving refunds but it was a pain to have to make a stop there before leaving the store. The errors are much less frequent now.

I think without exception the employees have been friendly and usually helpful. Occasionally, baggers are unclear on the concept. When we arrive with four cloth bags, I don't understand why they would stuff everything into two of them and then put the two empty bags back in my cart. Granted, everything might fit in two bags, but they were too heavy to carry up 3 flights of stairs.

Some items are strangely missing from the store. Example: the small, 14.5 oz. can of whole tomatoes. They don't seem to have that size in any brand, but they have the tomatoes sliced, crushed, or diced in that size and the diced come in several varieties. I can buy whole tomatoes at either of the Evanston stores.

I rarely buy from the deli but have no complaints about the clerks there when I have. I also have never seen a beggar near the entrances. Seems to me security does a good job at the store. All in all, I'm pleased with the store and the staff.

— On the neighbor message Jewel Store
2:36 a.m.

Dee, I haven't run into a MPC in a long time. How about you?

11:09 p.m.

So Spot has been a member here only since Oct. 1, whereas Barton joined back on May 19--both this year. Then again, we know Spot gets kicked off and comes back with a new name. Barton's credentials are pretty good in the comprehending what he reads category, Spot, unlike you. Whoever he is, I don't think he's running for alderman like your man so Barton doesn't need to come up with plans.

— On the neighbor message Say NO To The Mindless "Road Diet"
9:59 p.m.

So this 3/4-mile-long bike path would dump bikers off at the Evanston border where they would find a path along the "rocks" east of Calvary that carries pedestrians, dog walkers, joggers, skateborders, as well as cyclists, in both directions. Or since automobile traffic wouldn't really be able to flow to Evanston under this plan, maybe Don thinks our neighbor to the north would just close down Sheridan Rd. to vehicular traffic. This plan is worthy of rivaling Bernie Stone's barricade down Howard. But keep in mind the title of Don's book: "Piss 'Em All Off." It would surely do that.

— On the neighbor message Say NO To The Mindless "Road Diet"
6:15 p.m.

Dee, maybe what Spot is saying is that once Don is elected (pause to contemplate that unlikely possibility) he will function without a staff, doing all the work himself, and turn that pot of money he would receive for staff salaries back to the city coffers. But I rather think Mo got it right.

2:43 p.m.

Sounds as though the projects Need voted for didn't receive enough votes for approval.

2:29 p.m.

" Anyone in office long enough has so much money, name recognition and "favors" that they are become unbeatable." Talk to Bernie Stone about that, Mark.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
1:54 p.m.

Ok, Bob, but I just don't see any point in complaining to my neighbors about things I don't like at the store when they can't do anything about them. Trying to compare EveryBlock with Yelp is apples and oranges. The likelihood that any Jewel manager is going to see this thread is quite remote.

— On the neighbor message Jewel Store
3:43 a.m.

Becky, I think that's going to go right over his head, but I love it..

— On the neighbor message Chinese Food Recommendations
3:33 a.m.

Yes, Robin, legal electioneering takes place outside what the Board of Elections calls the "Campaign Free Zone."

— On the neighbor message Illegal Electioneering will not be tolerated
3:17 a.m.

Joe Moore putting his name on a box of doughnuts and delivering it to the judges in an election in which he is not on the ballot and therefore not a candidate is no different than if I had put up a sign by the coffeepot indicating that I had brought the coffee. Yes, I do that and have for many years.

— On the neighbor message Illegal Electioneering will not be tolerated
2:57 a.m.

Yes, Mac, there was a fundraiser at Oasis for a friend of ours with kidney problems. I don't remember whether Joe sponsored it, but he certainly talked it up. That's the only time I've ever been there.

Interesting to know that Craig would rather businesses not be closed down even when they have electrical problems. I suppose he has no idea how many are killed in fires causes by electrical problems every year.

Ever heard of libel, Spot? Your pseudonym won't protect you.

— On the neighbor message Oasis closed by City
2:46 a.m.

No, Mike, I didn't bring up the term "mouthpiece" on this thread (or elsewhere on Everyblock). I was simply answering Carla's question by citing two people who have posted Don's comments word-for-word on EveryBlock. That sounds like a mouthpiece to me. As for you, you're just another political flip-flopper. You've been all over the map on local politics. And Joe is right--I've known you longer than I've known him.

1:50 a.m.

Forgive me for not believing you, Spot. But then it might depend on how you asked the question as in "A candidate delivered doughnuts to the polling places on Tuesday and his name was on the box. Is that legal?" And what is a "representative...at the state level"?

— On the neighbor message Illegal Electioneering will not be tolerated
7:04 p.m.

The doughnut boxes did not contain the name of any candidate in last Tuesday's election. Therefore, no issue for people other than trolls and Field Supervisors who are trying to make an issue of it.

— On the neighbor message Illegal Electioneering will not be tolerated
6:04 p.m.

Dave, I had forgotten you had said you live in 40 so I wonder why it is that you were collecting signatures at a pct. in 49? That aside, looking back, don't you think it would have been more productive to have had what must have been hundreds of petition passers for an advisory referendum on an elected school board working instead to bring out the Democratic vote in Chicago? Teachers really aren't going to be happy with Rauner. I wish all Democrats with petitions that day had been ringing doorbells instead of collecting signatures.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
2:35 p.m.

I don't use the Metra but notice that seating has been mentioned here as needed. A couple of years ago, there was a Participatory Budgeting proposal for a shelter on the platform:
"Metra Station Platform Shelter with Bench
Install 150-foot, three-sided shelter with full bench to protect southbound commuters
from the elements."
The proposal, which was estimated to cost $125,000, garnered 276 votes, not enough for approval. You could try this again. There's one more PB meeting at Loyola Park on Tuesday. Just because it failed once, doesn't mean it would never pass. It took some Pott. Park activists two or three tries to get a new water feature approved this year.

— On the neighbor message Metra feedback opportunity
2:12 a.m.

Need, that was a really bad guess. For starters, Emily has been around since June 2012, using the same name. Then too she doesn't commit Craig's egregious grammatical mistakes.

— On the neighbor message TOTALLY AGREE EMILY !!!
12:58 a.m.

BTW, Spot, Mother is still here, and I sincerely doubt that all of those characters are the same person anyway.

— On the neighbor message "Pissed 'Em All Off"
7:51 p.m.

If Meli's suggestion doesn't work out, check out the lot at the far east end of Lunt. I believe monthly parking is offered.

— On the neighbor message Parking spot
7:45 p.m.

It was also working Saturday night when we were there. In addition to the doors at each end of the store that open with buttons in between the sets of revolving doors, there are two doors in about the middle of the front of the store that open automatically. They aren't visible until you get up by the front window; you sort of have to know they're there. Check out the very front of the store just west of that seating area with the TVs near Starbucks. Look west and east and there are automatic doors in both directions. You can't enter the store there; only exit. This is how the store was designed for Dominick's and Jewel did not change it.

Still waiting for a response from Bob Kaz to my question.

— On the neighbor message Jewel Store
7:27 p.m.

Yes, probably--you certainly always manage to get back.

— On the neighbor message "Pissed 'Em All Off"
11:54 a.m.

Get a life....

— On the neighbor message Illegal Electioneering will not be tolerated
11:23 a.m.

Sorry, off topic--Catherine, where do you find wool slacks. I've looked for the past several winters without success. When I ask the clerks, they commiserate with me because they too would like wool for our brutal winters.

— On the neighbor message Dry Cleaner Recommendations
3:31 a.m.

Kyros, if a buffet lunch will do, give Lao Szechuan on Orrington in Evanston a call. I think they do a buffet lunch, but I've only been there once for dinner a few weeks ago. Good food.

— On the neighbor message Chinese Food Recommendations
3:19 a.m.

I know of two people who did, Larry. I imagine others did too.

— On the neighbor message Leone Park-Beach Meeting
2:57 a.m.

Carla, on a thread very recently, the NoH realtor copied and pasted some stuff from Gordon, probably from his Facebook page. That makes him a mouthpiece. I really find a hard to believe you don't know who the Field Supervisor is. Hint: he rides a bike.

2:51 a.m.

Yeah, rogerparker, I just read your comment in my email notification. Inappropriate content how?

2:44 a.m.

Careful about putting cat food on the porch and leaving it. I used to feed strays that way until I had to clean up possum poop off the porch two or three times. They were attracted to the cat food.

Hopefully, kitty is back home and safe.

2:08 a.m.

Touché, Mr. Rogers.

— On the neighbor message HELP: Rude Motorist
1:52 a.m.

Delusional much?

1:19 a.m.

Bob Kaz, I'm unclear on the point of this thread. You apparently don't work for Jewel so what good does it do to complain here or to indicate what we particularly like? Do you plan to print out the thread and take it in to the manager?

— On the neighbor message Jewel Store
11:39 p.m.

I love this remark from Spot who seems to spend every waking hour on EveryBlock: "You could get off Everyblock once in a while, but then how would you complain?" Spot, I suggest you take your own advice. Sorry it took me 6 hours since you wrote that, but I've been doing things elsewhere.

5:40 p.m.

Emily gets it, so with you, Spot, it's just another case of pot kettle as it was with Reid.

And BTW, it's really none of your business whether any of the circulators are being paid and, if they are, how much. The ones I know, including myself, are volunteers.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
5:16 p.m.

Spot, the pot calling the kettle black.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
12:11 p.m.

Once again, Carl knows whereof he speaks, which makes me skeptical of Dave's story. I'm sure there are those who would dearly love to take away the right of felons to vote after release. The voters of Illinois may have just elected such a person governor.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
11:29 a.m.

James, is s/he still hanging around?

2:32 a.m.

For once, I agree with Spot. Joe Lake's obsession with the 49th Ward is definitely weird.

2:25 a.m.

Kyros, I think "pinking" has gone the way of the Model T. Flagging a comment unneighborly is perfectly acceptable, it seems to me, when it's inappropriate or a personal attack. Certain people here specialize in such comments, and eventually they get booted off. I do not mute people; I want to keep my eyes on them.

2:15 a.m.

I don't know about Reid, but Joe and I have know Aviva Patt for decades through IVI-IPO. Why would we attack her for just joining. I wouldn't attack any real person for joining and then immediately commenting. Spot, on the other hand, is not a real person.

2:07 a.m.

Good Grief, did someone give smithjohnsonjones an archaic dictionary for his birthday?

And Carl, as usual, is right--mouthpiece is the correct word. The best example of a Gordon mouthpiece on Everyblock is the Field Supervisor. Recently, the real estate agent from NoH has joined in as a mouthpiece. That's two examples for you, Carla.

1:18 a.m.

Dave, please don't have a heart attack, but "yes," yuck. But I suspect our reasons for saying that may well be different.

I am not expecting anything that I consider good out of a Rauner administration.

12:57 a.m.

Craig using his own often obscene blog as a source is beyond the pale. (No, I don't read it and never have, but friends used to send me things from it from time to time, especially when he posted something obscene about me.)

Smith, your bit about the hen houses is absurd. At our victory party following the 2011 election, Craig was sitting by himself at the bar. With great reluctance, I went over and shook his hand. In 2013 following the Gray Pride Parade, some friends and I who had marched with Joe in the parade, returned to the neighborhood and joined the alderman at Chuckie's Craig was acting all buddy-buddy with Joe, and again I reluctantly shook his hand. Both times I wanted to wash my hands afterward though I tried to be civil. Never again.

— On the neighbor message Canvassing for Alderman Moore
10:11 p.m.

I don't know whether it's still the case, but there used to be a binder at the front desk at the CBOE containing the names and I think the phone numbers and addresses of the judges, listed by ward and precinct. This is (or at least was) considered public information. Still, even if that book is still there, Bill is right that it would be too much to try to copy hundreds of names and numbers while standing there.

8:56 p.m.

Robin, are you the Joe Btfsplk of the 50th Ward?

http://www.ronmartin.net/blog/archives/1312

Isn't who you have now at least better than Bernie?

8:28 p.m.

Rupert, assuming you asked your question in all seriousness, which some here have not, Joe Moore does have a campaign website, though it has not been updated since the last campaign in 2011:
http://joemoore.org/

I'm sure once the campaign officially begins, it will be.

Robin is that your candidate in 50?

7:40 p.m.

If your radiators put out too much heat or not enough, you may want to change your vents and replace them with these:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/6-1-8-in-IPS-Angled-Steam-Radiator-Vent-Valve-A887/202246274

Clark-Devon Hardware carries them. The vent caps unscrew and come with various size holes. For less heat, install a cap with a small hole, or for more heat, you need a large hole.

— On the neighbor message Radiators
7:41 a.m.

1656 is NOT Northpoint, but the address may not be entirely accurate. And if it is, it may have just been out on the sidewalk in front of 1656. When I posted flyers over the weekend with the address of the polling place, the gate of the new fence at that courtyard building, 1646-56, was securely locked.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired at Juneway & Paulina
7:17 a.m.

I wonder if this is why pct. 1 was missing a judge on Tuesday--a Democratic judge. It would be interesting to know if the judges who received these calls were all of the same party.

7:01 a.m.

Thanks for visiting 49, Aviva. I'm sure you already knew that we're a feisty bunch.

Suzanne, are we really supposed to believe that you and the election judges just happened to all go outside for a little air at the same time? Please note that I commented: "Suzanne marched all the election judges outside in the cold,..." whereas Suzanne wrote: "Helen is totally fabricating the story that I marched three election judges out the door..." Suzanne, I didn't mention how many election judges, but, yes, it was three. The 4th judge arrived later so clearly you remember doing what you are claiming I fabricated. It was when I talked to the Democratic judge about it later and told him that you have no more authority in the polling place than I because we're both poll watchers that he told me he thought you were an attorney.

5:28 a.m.

Robin, you elevated Gordon. He's just an adjunct lecturer.

— On the neighbor message "Pissed 'Em All Off"
8:27 p.m.

A local black pastor was equally perplexed.

— On the neighbor message Celebration!
5:36 p.m.

Our co-op has used Williams Stoker ever since we accepted their bid to replace our boiler in the 1980s. I trust them completely. Are you sure the radiators need to be replaced rather than simply repaired?

— On the neighbor message Radiators
3:13 a.m.

d3 and others, the election judge who checks your application for ballot against the electronic poll book compares the signature on the application to the registration record in the poll book. If the signature doesn't match, the voter should be asked to produce ID. But it sounds as though the judge who took your application did not follow the instructions in the judges' handbook, which reads: "You must always verify the voter's information. Ensure you ask the voter's name, address and year of birth."

3:01 a.m.

Thanks for the info. Maggie. Matt and Betsey are my neighbors. I'm really sorry to hear about this.

— On the neighbor message Arrests on Columbia Beach?
2:21 a.m.

I've walked past this mural a couple of times since it was finished. It's really beautiful.

1:46 a.m.

Robin is right: it was a vote against Quinn, not a vote for Rauner. Sen. Durbin won re-election handily.

— On the neighbor message New Governor?
1:41 a.m.

Dave, you have just insulted about 200 hard-working election judges plus some poll watchers. I'm one of the latter, and I categorically deny that I'm fat. The doughnuts are NOT for the voters.

— On the neighbor message "Pissed 'Em All Off"
1:24 a.m.

Eyes, that was me. Time to find my FOUR MOORE YEARS button from a few years ago.

— On the neighbor message MOORE IS LESS!
1:10 a.m.

Well, well, I see that Hugh arose from the dead on election day. Jill, dear, you should have chosen the name Lazarus.

1:01 a.m.

Spot, I would point out that I'm the ONLY one on this thread who was actually there. Suzanne was NOT there although she does not admit that in her opening salvo. I do wonder how one can file charges with the CBoE and the State's Attorney's office based on hearsay.

12:56 a.m.

Eyes, yes, and to elaborate, when I asked a Democratic election judge what had transpired outside with Suzanne, he told me he had the impression that she was an attorney and that what she said had the rule of law.

10:12 p.m.

Before the polling place even opened on Tuesday morning, Suzanne marched all the election judges outside in the cold, apparently for a lecture on what she felt they should watch out for on election day. If the alderman or I or the Democratic Committeeman had done that, Suzanne would have filed a complaint. My only complaint was last night on EveryBlock. She doesn't really understand what constitutes electioneering. Even her Republican judges soon understood that I knew many of the voters personally and was simply having friendly conversations with them, which no doubt was what was happening between Joe and the voter in pct. 1.

9:19 p.m.

The Republican poll watcher told the alderman to leave the polling place. The alderman told the poll watcher that he had no authority to order him out of the polling place, which is true. One or two of the Republican judges then told him to leave. Joe and the voter then went outside to continue the conversation. When she came back inside, she said that she'd never met Joe and wanted to meet him. Seemed to me she was pretty disgusted by the actions of the Republican poll watcher. I seriously doubt that she signed on to Suzanne's complaint.

Contrary to Suzanne's allegations, there was no cursing by the alderman. By the time he was asked to leave the polling place I was in a position to clearly hear the exchange.

8:13 p.m.

Suzanne, the one making the spurious accusations, was not in the polling place at the time and is either making much of this up or accepting the word of her poll watcher, who rushed over to photograph the alderman talking to a voter. What happened is that a woman, whom I believe had already voted though I may be wrong about that, saw the alderman and rushed over to talk to him. I don't know what they talked about but neither do Suzanne's poll watcher or any of the judges. They were much farther away than was I. The alderman was not on the ballot yesterday and therefore could hardly be accused of campaigning for himself. It not even credible to suggest that he would come into the pct. 1 polling place to campaign for Democratic candidates on the ballot. Rauner got all of 12 votes to 210 votes for Quinn in pct. 1 yesterday.

7:57 p.m.

Susan S, thank you for posting those examples of electioneering. I hope that everyone will go back and read them because nowhere were private conversations listed. Since your comment is now so far up the thread, I think I'll repeat it here:

"Electioneering is prohibited within
100 feet of a polling place. Such
behavior includes the soliciting of
votes, wearing candidate buttons
or badges, hanging campaign
posters, distributing sample ballots or
campaign literature, and talking about
candidates, political parties and/or
referenda."

7:41 p.m.

While the judges were trying to get the pct. 1 polling place open Tuesday morning (late), Suzanne pulled them all aside and trotted them outside, apparently to issue them instructions for the day. All the judges who were there from both parties. Later when I asked a Democratic judge about this, he said he thought she was an attorney and that what she said had the rule of law.. Umm, no. Apparently it was the same nonsense she was trying to peddle here on a different thread.

1:06 a.m.

Pardon me for not believing one word of Kelly Tarrant's allegations.

Rob, how did you find that stuff from Craig about me. However you did it, thanks for digging it up.

11:20 p.m.

What wonderful news, Mike! Thanks for letting us know.

— On the neighbor message Missing Cat
9:31 p.m.

:"Lucas," unlike you, I don't claim that my politically-motivated posts and comments aren't so. Looking through my 46 Posts in the 3 years since I joined EveryBlock, the majority have nothing to do with politics and even the ones regarding registering to vote are non-partisan. You and your friend "Hugh," on the other hand, are here clearly to dump on the alderman period.

— On the neighbor message A survery
9:06 p.m.

Let's see now, I think Joe Lake was banned on this site.

8:41 p.m.

While out and about this afternoon, I saw numerous signs for the same candidate posted near Tuesday's polling places. I think that at least some of them will have to be moved before the polls open at 6 AM because, to my eye, they're too close to the entrance to the polling place to be legal.

— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
8:38 p.m.

Are you referring to the lot at the lakefront?

— On the neighbor message Reserved Parking in Lot B/W Greenleaf & Lunt?
6:19 p.m.

Barry, you forgot to include Tremaine, formerly known as Michael on Juneway, as someone whose name will not be found on a poll list in the 49th Ward.

"Lucas," you can scream it from the rooftops that this wasn't a politically-motivated post but NO ONE will believe you.

— On the neighbor message A survery
4:52 p.m.

Leave it to Craig to screw up his voting instructions. This is how the ballot question reads for O'Donnell:

Annie O’Donnell
334 Yes
335 No

Now go back and read what Craig posted.

— On the neighbor message Vote "No" on this "unqualified" Judge
2:38 a.m.

Robin, there are 12 bar associations serving our area. CBA is only one of them. There are links to all the bar association evaluations plus the Tribune's here:

http://www.voteforjudges.org/judicial-evaluations-results/

Mr. Rogers and rogerparker, 5 of the bar associations recommended a "no" vote on Annie O'Donnell. You may wish to read the evaluation of her by the Chicago Council of Lawyers on pages 17-18 of the following:

http://www.voteforjudges.org/wp-content/uploads/State-Evaluation-Nov-20144.pdf

— On the neighbor message Vote "No" on this "unqualified" Judge
2:34 a.m.

When someone makes an allegation that the ward service staff's response to a call is that they are to(o) busy to handle it but then refuses to back up that charge, the allegation smells to high heaven. "Hugh" had posted a series of leading questions. This was just the last before he went off in search of a new identity.

— On the neighbor message A survery
2:10 a.m.

I know which candidate resorts to that type of profanity, but is he saying he doesn't know where his polling place is? If so, I don't believe it. The board of elections sent mailers to all registered voters with the addresses of their polling places and the volunteers for the Democratic Park of the 49th Ward posted flyers at residential buildings with polling place information. I spent several hours yesterday and today doing that.

10:04 p.m.

No, Dave, Chicago does not need an elected school board. You and the teachers' union hope to elect your representatives to the board, which would be as bad as the current arrangement, IMO.

— On the neighbor message Support Free And Open Elections
9:58 p.m.

Suzanne, I believe it is you who played the race card by insinuating that I couldn't possibly have a friendly conversation with someone of another race. In fact, until the past few years when it became too difficult to do so, I personally registered the majority of the voters in pct. 1 by going to their doors. Yes, Suzanne, I have sat on the living room sofas or at the kitchen tables of thousands of my neighbors to register them--often more than once when they move. It must be hard for you to understand that I know and like my neighbors. I have watched many of their kids grow up.

BTW, for those who don't know what goes on in a polling place, the "list of voters" Suzanne refers to is the poll sheet, which lists all who are registered to vote in that precinct. In some elections I cross off the names of voters when they come in to vote, either because I know their names and addresses or by looking at their applications for ballot, which a poll watcher is entitled to see.

— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
9:54 p.m.

Robin is, of course, correct that voters' registration forms have no place to indicate party affiliation, but sometimes people tell me as one did in early October. In fact, Suzanne, I even suggested he try to find you and sign up as an election judge, and I posted that on EveryBlock for you to see. Although you commented soon after in that thread, I noted that you ignored that information. Here it is again:

"Suzanne, I don't think you ever answered Braig's question about whether you had appointed any election judges for next month's election. I registered some people to vote at Sol Cafe on Thursday, one of them a Republican who inquired about being a judge. I told him to find you. See, I'm helping you to do your job.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Your Favorite Bike Rack Design at this Sunday's "Art Round Trip" Festival"

— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
9:27 p.m.

Are we sure that "Hugh" doesn't mean scurvy. Perhaps the alderman's staff was too busy dealing with a serious outbreak of scurvy in the 49th Ward.

If anyone believes that a staff member in the alderman's office told "Hugh" that s/he was too busy to deal with a legitimate problem, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale cheap.

— On the neighbor message A survery
10:26 p.m.

Some years ago, we had a cat who lived at my companion's business. He got out one day in cold weather, and we had begun to think we'd never see him again. After a week or so, he showed up very hungry. We think he had been trapped. Don't give up hope.

— On the neighbor message Missing Cat
4:54 p.m.

Consider the possibility that she may have gotten inside a garage or other warm place and is now trapped. Have you posted flyers in the area with her photo?

— On the neighbor message Missing Cat
4:46 p.m.

Suzanne, it Is NOT illegal for voters to carry campaign material into the polling place and to refer to it inside the voting booth. Some poll watchers and judges try to force voters to throw such campaign material away before they've voted, and that's just wrong. Election judges should periodically check the booths to make sure that voters have not left such literature behind. I know you won't believe me, but as a poll watcher I often remove such literature from the booths even though it's for candidates I support.

With your list of prohibitions above, you are hoping that the folks reading here will infer that all of that is going on at early voting sites and will go on on Election Day. Well, it isn't, and you know it isn't. Except for the friendly conversation, that is. Are you jealous that I actually know a lot of the voters and do engage them in conversation inside the polling place? That, too, is NOT illegal as long as we're not discussing candidates on the ballot.

— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
3:50 p.m.

Aww, Joe, you gave it away. How many precincts is it we have in Calvary Cemetery?

— On the neighbor message Voter fraud prevention mechanism
9:55 a.m.

One account, Spot, that dates back to September 2011, unlike you.

— On the neighbor message Leone Park-Beach Meeting
12:53 a.m.

I am hoping that I will not be hit by a bike or car racing through the crosswalk past me. Nowadays, cars are much more likely to stop than cyclists. Most don't know the law or just don't care.

— On the neighbor message Help Prevent Death by Bike
12:50 a.m.

Hey, Suzanne, you got another one. Better convince him to stay. Your numbers are really low.

— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
12:20 a.m.

Jesse, I was pleased to see that Garcia is in the race. I have good memories of him but need to recall why. We'll see who makes it onto the ballot. I'm leaving my options open.

9:40 p.m.

Thanks, Barry, for your response to Jim. I can think of nothing to add.

Suzanne, voters are entitled to bring anything into the polling place they want to bring, including voter's guides on the back of Quinn literature. Properly, the judges should ask them to put the material in pocket or purse until they are in the voting booth. Surely you know that, don't you?

— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
9:15 p.m.

Larry, in what way is RP under-served by the Park District? Seems to me we have a lot of parks. I used to think that NoH was being cheated, but that's no longer true.

9:06 p.m.

JCV's name is not Joe, Craig.

— On the neighbor message Leone Park-Beach Meeting
8:41 p.m.

I'm perfectly willing to vote for a Republican and certainly have in the past. But there hasn't been a Republican worth voting for in many years.

8:15 p.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Missing Cat
4:22 a.m.

There's still time to vote early and avoid lines on Tuesday.

4:21 a.m.

How very strange. Someone with the "name" "RogersParkingSpot" questions the identity of someone who uses his actual name. Only in Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message Leone Park-Beach Meeting
4:11 a.m.

Robin and others, you no longer are required to show ID for Early Voting although the judge at Pottawattomie asked for mine on Thursday. Now that the judges have access to voters' signatures via computer, it's no longer necessary to see ID although it's a good idea to take it with you in case your signature has changed or your registration has been challenged for some reason.

I think you can't vote twice because the judge who processes your application for ballot marks you as having voted in the computer.

— On the neighbor message Voter fraud prevention mechanism
3:59 a.m.

You know your dear friend Suzanne would have been on here screaming bloody murder if it had been a Democratic candidate, Dave.

— On the neighbor message Electioneering inside the Prohibited Zone
1:31 a.m.

How many do you have Tremaine, aka Michael on Juneway?

You think dressing an animal up is bad--did you watch Jimmy Kimmel tonight? I was switching channels when it came up. A woman brought out a colorful dog. At first, I thought the dog was clothed. Then I realized it was a white dog that had been dyed different colors on various parts of its body. How gross!

— On the neighbor message "Dress That Pet" Post
6:53 a.m.

How about asking the Bosnians and Croats how they feel about the Serbs?

6 a.m.

Dave, I thought you claimed to be a Democrat:
"I am a registered lifelong democrat,..."
"I'm a registered democrat, thanks though."
Your comments on two different threads, Dave.
BTW, just where are you a "Registered Democrat?" Illinois doesn't have voters' registration by party affiliation.

5:39 a.m.

Well, if it isn't Michael in Juneway with a new name and photo. "Tremaine," you're not Mike Tyson either.

4:36 a.m.

Hi, former Michael in Juneway. I see you changed your name to Tremaine to match the photo, but then you changed the photo. Wonder what your name really is? It sure isn't Mike Tyson.

— On the neighbor message "Dress That Pet" Post
4:28 a.m.

Mr. Morton, your Willye White PAC got Family Matters youth to create a series of beautiful mosaic tiles as part of the Ten Thousand Ripples project. Four of the tiles were displayed in an exhibit at the Loyola Museum of Art last year. I was told the intention was to have them installed in Triangle Park. Why haven't they been. Triangle Park is under the jurisdiction of the Willye White PAC.

— On the neighbor message Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council formation
5:51 p.m.

The people from the park district probably won't laugh out loud at your proposal for a swimming pool, but they'll be laughing. There was a group fighting for a pool at what is now Willye White, and you see how much good it did them.

— On the neighbor message A Nature Center - Right Idea. Wrong Place.
5:29 p.m.

I see that the names have been cleverly positioned so that it isn't so obvious that 4 members of the Gordon family are represented on this proposal. I wonder: could this be one of Don Gordon's missing pillars in his run for alderman?

— On the neighbor message A Nature Center - Right Idea. Wrong Place.
5:26 p.m.

Bumpity bump.

— On the neighbor message Found Ventra Card
3:13 a.m.

This article is recommending Hop Haus. So much for timeliness.

— On the media mention Chicago: Top 10 Bacon Burger Joints
3:11 a.m.

I can't picture 1518 Juneway. I'll have to walk down and take a look. It won for Best Use of Color for a Non-Victorian.

1:40 a.m.

Spot, if Carl were "...just a mouthpiece for [the] alderman," he'd have his cast of characters down pat, but he doesn't. Carl, you're getting Carla mixed up with Anne S., who used to work for the alderman (as well as previously for Gordon) before she was fired. Carla, on the other hand, was the back of the bus in one of Gordon's protests against the parking garage.

12:19 a.m.

Hopefully, this was a one-day problem. But on election day, most voters take the optical-scan ballot.

— On the neighbor message Voting
10:30 p.m.

Those of us who attended the IVI-IPO endorsement session for representative in Congress had the fun of hearing her in person.

9:49 p.m.

Grady Humphrey = RP's Lar Daly. If true, this will be at least his 3rd attempt at alderman in addition to running for Democratic committeeman and perhaps other offices. I think he may have actually gotten on the ballot once.

— On the neighbor message Grady wants in
8:27 p.m.

I'd noticed the timing of that "organizational" meeting in the Field Supervisor's original post, Joe. A clueless group of rabble-rousers.

— On the neighbor message Leone Park - Beach Advisory Council formation
11:34 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Found Ventra Card
4:11 a.m.

Robin that little bio Gordon wrote for himself is cute. Of course it doesn't mention that his lawsuit soug