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Ok, I guess the jig is up. We've been spiriting the bodies across the wall into Calvary and burying them in the dark of night.

— On the neighbor message Murder rate in Rogers Park
2:16 p.m.

Al, I'd forgotten about those windows. I hadn't been in there in the summer for a long time because I didn't care for the two previous restaurants in that space, but I seem to recall that Cafe Suron, the Persian restaurant I loved, would open them in the summer.

— On the neighbor message Awesome Food at Twisted Tapas
3:20 a.m.

I don't know any "jaded psychedelic mushroom heads," NforaC, but the founders of Heartland, who are still owners, BTW, along with someone else, are friends of mine.

3:10 a.m.

How pedestrian of you, Dustin. Actually, either spelling may be used for the colour between black and white; both are accurate. (You'd best be careful or I'll begin sprinkling that "u" in in other comments.)

http://tinyurl.com/om5875l

— On the neighbor message Classifieds?
3:03 a.m.

Hoping for a full recovery for Daniel, Tony.

— On the neighbor message My Partner !
11:31 p.m.

No problem at Ashland & Juneway.

— On the neighbor message Power Outage at Howard/Sheridan
9:48 p.m.

I also don't think that it doesn't matter that Suzanne didn't meet the child she named in Illinois. That child had an unusual name so I think it likely she's the one that comes up in a search. Attractive young woman. Someday, a search on her name may well include a link to the Everyblock comment by Suzanne.

9:33 p.m.

Yes, but that account is inactive. Note that the name is grey, not black, and it's not a link to a profile page.

— On the neighbor message Classifieds?
9:26 p.m.

Why are you questioning Carl, Dee? Note, his account is inactive though he may be the same Carl who rejoined using his full name this time.

— On the neighbor message Classifieds?
8:28 p.m.

Wrong, Brian, though they are more prevalent in the South.

— On the neighbor message Termite contracts and Terminix
8:18 p.m.

Do Evanstonians allow us to use their parks? They charge us if we want to use "their" lake in the summer.

— On the neighbor message Tennis Anyone
7:59 p.m.

Dee and ylhr, this is an OLD post from 2012, which Chicago Comics resurrected in order to spam us apparently.

— On the neighbor message Classifieds?
7:34 p.m.

Chris, I want to see your buddy's face when he opens that gift.

— On the neighbor message Puppies and Flowers and Rainbows and Puppies
3:19 p.m.

Try A & A Moley's Vacuum
928 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL ‎
(847) 328-5512 ‎ ·

Just north of Main St. They repaired my Eureka (before it died) and before that, my Hoover. I think they work on most brands and always have given me good service.

— On the neighbor message Vacuum Repair?
3:02 p.m.

Prissy, he lost at the ballot box before he lost in court.

Norma, what's this about the Socialist one going away. Was he ever here? In person, I mean, not just talked about by others.

— On the neighbor message HEAT or LIGHT?
3:02 a.m.

d3, as I mentioned on another thread, 1658 and 1710 are both Northpoint buildings. You might want to give the office a call and tell them what you observed.

— On the Open311 service request Sanitation Code Violation was closed
2:38 a.m.

Michael, granted bacon IS good, but what's wrong with puppies, rainbows, and flowers?

— On the neighbor message Puppies and Flowers and Rainbows and Puppies
1:56 a.m.

Mike, good to see you commenting here again. I thought maybe you'd given up on Rogers Park. To correct a typo in Dee's comment above so that you might understand what it is, Positive Loitering is just what the name implies. A group goes out for 2 or 3 hours in the evening and loiters for awhile in one spot before moving on to the next. Groups that are, shall we say, negatively loitering break up or move on. Confrontations are avoided. Now that Spring is here (in spite of the snow we had Monday), this will be starting up again very soon.

— On the neighbor message Please, Stop this Madness
1:43 a.m.

Carl, she's right about your assumption--that is, if her profile photo is New. Click on New's profile and enlarge her photo. I already had several days ago. Beautiful young lady, BTW. But you're right, too, that many of us don't like to see our neighborhood denigrated and will, as you put it, push back. Perhaps we should now just drop this and go back to the bike discussion.

3:44 p.m.

I know that New. I'm just surprised that so many areas that I--decades older than you--walk through all the time and that you feel are unsafe. If you came from some small town in Iowa, I'd understand, but you don't.

8:09 p.m.

Lovable, my foot.

8 p.m.

I know, Dave, I went back and read it when this all started here. That's what reminded me that Applejack had participated because Dee referred to him in one of her comments. His comments are now attributed to "Inactive user."

I sold my tennis racket on Craig's List or the Reader ads several years ago. It had been in the back of a closet for years.

— On the neighbor message Tennis Anyone
3:22 p.m.

"Sketchy" is not in my vocabulary--certainly not applicable to ANY place in Rogers Park as far as I'm concerned. Clark/Jarvis/Rogers: Walgreens, RP Fruit Market, Red Violin (haven't shopped there but I hear they have a great selection), and Capt. Nemo's for the best subs and soups you'll find anywhere.

3:08 p.m.

I don't know what's to feel unsafe about at Gateway Center, New. I guess you got to RP after Safeway closed all the Dominick's stores in Illinois. That large, empty store you saw was a bustling supermarket until the end of 2013. By sometime this summer, it will be again with a Jewel store in that space. LA Fitness is on the upper level, accessible through the Atrium on the east side of the mall next to Marshall's. I don't know of a Staples anywhere in RP.

1:07 p.m.

Taylor, come to the next CAPS meeting and talk to the beat cops about what you see. April 24 at 7 PM, Chicago Math and Science Academy on Clark. The meeting only lasts an hour.

— On the neighbor message Jonquil peace
11:40 a.m.

Oh, I suspect the police read it, unlike the gangbangers.

— On the neighbor message Please, Stop this Madness
2:23 a.m.

I think I'm going to be noticing bike lanes now. We drove down to Morse Market this evening. Morse has bike lanes on both sides of the street. When we left and headed west, I noticed north/south lanes on Ashland, I think it was.

12:01 a.m.

Somehow, I find the claim that the gang members read this site hilarious.

— On the neighbor message Please, Stop this Madness
midnight

There's probably no bounce to them anymore anyway, Dee, so don't bother looking.

— On the neighbor message Tennis Anyone
6:15 p.m.

I, too, saw the post after the fact and would have attended if I'd known.

— On the neighbor message Peace Gathering
6:15 p.m.

Taylor, the security patrol--vans with blinking lights and a colorful logo on the side--that drives around is for Northpoint. The vans visit all the Northpoint buildings in NoH. You might call Northpoint and have your neighbors do so too and ask them to have that security team pay more attention to the alley there at night.

As Lori mentioned, there's free access between that alley and the park. The fence keeps being cut. One of the items on this year's Participatory Budgeting ballot may be for a higher fence along the alley made out of something that can't be easily destroyed. It was one of the proposals presented by the Parks Committee at the recent PB meetings. If you want better security, make sure you vote in this year's PB. Voting will be held at various times and places, April 26 - May 3. Watch for the announcement from Ald. Moore's office.

— On the neighbor message Jonquil peace
5:58 p.m.

Yes, I think it's probably the same dog too, but this is not the first time since EveryBlock was revived in January that it's been used to reunite a lost dog with owner. During the first phase of EveryBlock, I helped in reuniting a neighbor with his or her keys that had been found on our building's property. This, I think, is one of the better uses of social media.

5:43 p.m.

Pat, more likely tomato sauce from those pizza deliveries.

— On the neighbor message New Graffiti on Morse Avenue
5:37 p.m.

It's the only farm in RP, Craig, and those chickens produce mighty fine eggs, not to mention the delicious tomatoes she gave me. Mo, let me know when you have some extra from "the girls."

5:12 p.m.

NewToRp, no,no,NO, to bikes on the sidewalk. I have nearly been run over on several occasions. Being hearing impaired, I can't hear them when they come up behind me. The guys--and it's always guys--aren't inexperienced.

1:21 a.m.

Probably so, NewTo Rp. A step above (or below) photoshopping, I'd say.

— On the neighbor message New Graffiti on Morse Avenue
11:06 p.m.

Exactly, Tom, both codes of silence prevent the criminals from being brought to justice. Sometimes, as Apple Jaxx suggests, the criminals are those who are supposed to protect us.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park (in perspective)
3:46 p.m.

Pat, what are you doing up?

— On the neighbor message Tennis Anyone
4:01 a.m.

Dee, did you remember that AJ was part of that running joke before he, too, got killed? But he got resurrected this year and then was sent to sit in the corner. Think he'll be back?

— On the neighbor message Tennis Anyone
2 a.m.

I assume this posting is about the same dog and that he is now home:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/apr09-found-dog-6080778/

Thanks for taking him in.

— On the neighbor message Dog found
1:42 a.m.

Chris, that's a terrier??? Well, that sure blows my thinking that all terriers are small and frequently yappy.

In case you and d3 have never noticed, 1658-68 and 1710-20 Juneway are under the same management, Northpoint. I'm kind of surprised you apparently haven't found problems behind 1700-08, which is the site of the recent fire.

— On the neighbor message Alley clean-up update
1:36 a.m.

d3, not only do I not carry "a mauve/red squarish backpack," I don't carry a backpack period. Back in my day, backpacks were for hikes in the wild. But I'm going to be keeping my eyes open for that backpack to see who you think I am. (No, I don't think your comment was creepy.)

— On the neighbor message Recent shootings in Rogers Park
8:49 p.m.

So, much earlier today, Les M thought people should listen to him/her about my neighborhood when he/she taught at Gale for all of three years 20 YEARS AGO. But now we're supposed to believe Les M. that Bryn Mawr is now safe when it apparently wasn't in the past: "Bryn Mawr is much better than it used to be. If anyone thinks it's bad now, they should have seen it TWENTY YEARS AGO." For some reason that I simply don't understand, people who like their own neighborhoods seem to feel it perfectly ok to tear down other peoples' neighborhoods--neighborhoods they really have no idea what it's like to live in.

— On the neighbor message Recent shootings in Rogers Park
8:48 p.m.

No, you won't get that nap, Dee, but one of our fellow gardeners found two people "napping" there early this morning. She reports tonight, though, that the furniture is now gone.

— On the neighbor message This can't be good...
6:51 p.m.

PLorena, some of the women who started life in this neighborhood at New Life are now long-time residents of North of Howard as they got their own apartments here--some after also passing through the Jonquil Hotel after leaving the shelter. They clearly liked our neighborhood, which you apparently did not.

— On the neighbor message Recent shootings in Rogers Park
4:45 a.m.

I understand the furniture should be removed on Thursday.

— On the neighbor message This can't be good...
1:51 a.m.

Actually, it's not a "post," Michelle. It's a Media Mention that gets posted automatically on EveryBlock. Then the person who is obsessed with crime commented...and so it goes. I've lost track of how many threads there are on this particular incident. Do you really think this one ever had any chance of being at all useful?

1:28 a.m.

Just noticed another of your questions. I've been attending beat meetings. Ours is the 4th Thursday of the month. Come on out for it at Chicago Math and Science Academy on Clark. This month should be particularly interesting.

— On the neighbor message Recent shootings in Rogers Park
1:16 a.m.

Somanylittles, I got off the bus on Rogers at Greenview/Howard at around 9 PM tonight and walked home to Ashland & Juneway. If I had taken the el instead, it would have been from the Howard station. Sometimes it's later than that when I get home. Can I tell you it's entirely safe. No. But no place is entirely safe. Just don't walk around unaware of your surroundings listening to your ipod or talking on your cell. No gangbangers are going to chase me out of my neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Recent shootings in Rogers Park
1:11 a.m.

What was Grover convicted of? Seems too early for you to be thinking of him getting out if he murdered Elmo. Was Elmo given a proper burial?

— On the neighbor message Tennis Anyone
12:41 a.m.

1. The individual seats aren't wide enough and I'm not THAT big.
2. Riding home with packages on lap is awkward. When I have a seat or barrier in front of me, it corrals things from slipping onto the floor. Also, I feel my purse is safer behind a barrier.
3. When I have to stand, there are few solid things to hold on to. The overhead straps are terrible.
4. I have trouble getting up, wedged in between two people, with nothing solid to hold on to. Those of you who are young, just wait till you get older, you'll know what I mean.

In other words--I hate the new cars. The newer buses have some of the same problems.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Red Line
6:05 p.m.

Well, maybe you're right. I don't see bedbugs listed among the critters Off! is good for, but it's useful against a lot more than mosquitos.

— On the neighbor message This can't be good...
7:52 p.m.

According to a different EveryBlock post, the alley has also been called in by one of my neighbors on Juneway. I don't frequent that alley.

John, you forgot to add that a good self-spraying with Off! would be a good idea too.

— On the neighbor message This can't be good...
7:05 p.m.

If the furniture is still there once gardening season finally gets here, the Triangle Park Garden Group is planning to use it to rest on. Two of our gardeners posted photos of it on their Facebook pages a few days ago.

— On the neighbor message This can't be good...
3:48 p.m.

John, It's not PB money, it's menu money. Every alderman in the city gets a pot of it to spend on infrastructure improvements. Our alderman has chosen to let the residents of the ward decide how most of that money will be spent via Participatory Budgeting. Last year, more than 60% was allocated to street repairs and street lighting. Even if we didn't have PB, the money still couldn't be spent on personnel.

3:21 p.m.

I didn't write the rules, John, nor did our alderman.

5:42 a.m.

Congratulations on your re-election, Bob!

4:50 a.m.

No, JohnR. PB money can't be used for personnel expenses.

1:42 a.m.

From my Beat Facilitator:

PRELIMINARY NOTIFICATION VIA BEAT 2422

INCIDENT: (2) PERSONS SHOT

LOCATION: 1600 - 1700 BLOCK OF W HOWARD

DISTRICT: 024TH

TIME: 1939 HRS

SUMMARY: VICTIM (1) M/Black / 24 years old SUSTAINED MULTIPLE GSW(s) AND IS UNRESPONSIVE AND IN CRITICAL CONDITION TO ST FRANCIS. VICTIM (2) M/BLACK/ 33 SUSTAINED GSW(s) TO THE HIP AND STOMACH AND IS IN SERIOUS CONDITION TO ST FRANCIS.

** 024th district Police personnel are preliminary investigators that respond to the scene to render aid and establish a crime scene, once that is completed the scene becomes the responsibility of Area Detectives , we can only give updates on scenes when the give the 024th district Updates .

9:20 p.m.

According to a woman at the corner of Paulina & Howard, two were shot outside the convenience store on the north side of the street.

8:30 p.m.

LOL ^

— On the crime report Aggravated battery: Handgun
7:01 p.m.

Ice cream store on Morse? The only ice cream store I knew about on Morse has been gone for some time.

Belated birthday greetings, William.

— On the neighbor message Common Cup
2:24 p.m.

I wish I could vote for you, Bob. Instead, I'll just give this a bump up.

2:22 p.m.

Tom, I didn't realize that you're the litigious type.

— On the neighbor message Parking spot rental
2:11 p.m.

Thanks, Kyle. That explains why you haven't been campaigning. I looked for a candidates' list last night but couldn't find one. No wonder. I tried the school's and school board's websites.

— On the neighbor message Vote in your LSC election starting tomorrow!
1:33 p.m.

"Andrew," clicking the unneighborly button because one disagrees with another member's comment is what goes against EveryBlock's rules. You implied above that that's what you do. Really funny, your comment about the Democratic Party, especially if you're a Republican whose party members like nothing more than controlling what women can do with their bodies.

— On the neighbor message More Shots Fired in the 49th Ward?
2:39 a.m.

William is right. In answer to a question that was asked on a thread a few days ago, a moderator replied that it takes two users to click on the "unneighborly button" for the comment to turn pink. Note: that only means two alleged users, I'm sure. It could be one person, with two different accounts under different "names" on EveryBlock. "Andrew" apparently clicks on it if he disagrees with the person. That is not the purpose of the button but explains why so many comments get pinked.

— On the neighbor message More Shots Fired in the 49th Ward?
12:32 a.m.

Are you running for re-election, Kyle?

— On the neighbor message Vote in your LSC election starting tomorrow!
12:04 a.m.

It's a bit of a walk, but you may be able to rent a spot in the lot at the far east end of Lunt, on Park District property, I think.

— On the neighbor message Parking Greenview / Lunt
2:53 a.m.

Barry, why did you think I thought vegans are the same as vegetarian? Vegetarians could, I believe, eat butter made from the milk of any animal, whereas vegans would not. It seems that, despite what you say, the restaurant that Robin recommends is Indian and vegan.

— On the neighbor message Dining in RP w/o Canola nor Hydrogenated Oils
2:01 a.m.

Well, if it's vegan, they don't use butter, beef tallow, or lard, so what do they use? I'll stick with my Canola oil.

— On the neighbor message Dining in RP w/o Canola nor Hydrogenated Oils
4:47 p.m.

If I were a few decades younger....

— On the neighbor message Would you walk...with me?
2:47 p.m.

"Andrew," I do comment on that page (it's not a blog) occasionally. So what? And what makes you think I hate him? I don't. I just think he'd make a really terrible alderman.

— On the neighbor message 49th Ward Issues Survey
4:34 a.m.

I've lost track of how many times I've been here and loved it every time. The last time was a Saturday night and the place was packed. I suggest making a reservation if you plan to go on the weekend.

— On the neighbor message Awesome Food at Twisted Tapas
3:48 a.m.

Michelle, I don't think Willy has left EveryBlock. He's under temporary suspension. (Hover your cursor over his name to see that.) Funny thing, the biggest violator, it seems to me, is still posting and commenting.

— On the neighbor message Awesome Food at Twisted Tapas
3:42 a.m.

Wait, let me get this straight. Do you dip the fries in the fondue? Sorry, but that sounds disgusting to me though separately I'd like them, I'm sure. Love that restaurant.

— On the neighbor message Dining in RP w/o Canola nor Hydrogenated Oils
3:42 a.m.

NewtoRp, Michelle, and others whose buildings do not offer recycling, you might want to print out the information provided at the city's website and give it to the property manager for your building:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/supp_info/construction_demolitionsites0.html

— On the neighbor message Recycling in Chicago-- or lack thereof?
3:25 a.m.

William, others of us also know Craig and know what he has done over the years. Not nice.

— On the neighbor message Common Cup
1:15 a.m.

Correction Don. You got rid of some members whose comments you didn't like who may have been trolls. At the same time you left members on who are just as troll like as those you removed--clearly because you approve of their comments. Double standard, Don.

— On the neighbor message 49th Ward Issues Survey
2:37 a.m.

Oh, you like fresh produce? Check out the Glenwood Sunday Market come June 1, on Glenwood between Morse and Lunt. There's a monthly winter market too but not much fresh produce anymore.

http://www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org/

— On the neighbor message More "shots fired" last night
4:52 a.m.

I remember the Top Hat though I never went there. Nevertheless, I bet I can guess who fell off the bar stools.

— On the neighbor message Who Remembers?
3:18 a.m.

Jeremy, this is Rogers Park. Someone is always outraged. I can think of a few occasional commenters here who clearly haven't seen this.

— On the media mention Pot Growers Eye Lerner Site
3:03 a.m.

New, your comment mystified me until I checked the notifications in my email to see the comments that had been deleted.

2:56 a.m.

Thanks for letting us know.

— On the neighbor message Linda came Home this morning
2:51 a.m.

More interlopers. Guess their own neighborhoods are uninteresting, John.

— On the neighbor message More Shots Fired in the 49th Ward?
2:43 a.m.

Yikes, Chet. I learned on a manual transmission but boy was I bad with the clutch. If that's what you have and need it moved occasionally, ask Glenn. I think he can do it.

2:37 a.m.

When summer comes, New, go visit Mo on her farm. Maybe she'll let you feed her chickens. Watch out for the roosters, though. And, no, I'm NOT joking, and it is in RP.

— On the neighbor message More "shots fired" last night
2:04 a.m.

What a strange title for a thread on which to have a pleasant chat. Perhaps we've succeeded in making a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

I like my part of the neighborhood, William, though I've seen many changes over the years. Howard St. was once alive and lined with stores and also a lot of bars, being the closest place to get a drink for the sailors at Great Lakes and the Northshore folks who lived in dry towns. As some of the housing came down, NoH opened up to a large community garden and several parks. In many ways, I suppose I changed along with the neighborhood. I've never felt I wanted to move away.

As Willy mentions, EveryBlock has provided a way to meet Online, and sometimes these Online interactions result in meeting in person. Isn't that so, Pension Pat?

— On the media mention 2 men shot in Rogers Park on Morse
1:47 a.m.

Pick a time and place and see who shows up. Hope that it's not people you don't want to meet. Actually, start a new thread for a Meet-Up--maybe on a Sunday afternoon. We did that in 2012, I think, at Pillars and arranged it through EveryBlock. Maybe Terry Midnight will show up. I haven't seen him since that day. Nice, interesting guy. And one of the other people who came is now a good friend.

— On the media mention 2 men shot in Rogers Park on Morse
7:16 p.m.

Michelle, Tommy Chip, I think the name was, had a Fritos bag as an avatar (or some such snack bag), and said something about liking sticky donuts. Then William, whose comment is still there, chimed in with honeybuns, which I'd never heard of. This was all late night silliness among three people. Tommy got removed as Spam; he wasn't really advertising anything.

William, I like Common Cup. Good coffee, pie, and quiche; those are the things I've had there. But I don't go down to Morse for coffee on a regular basis. Sol Cafe is up here on Howard.

— On the media mention 2 men shot in Rogers Park on Morse
5:33 p.m.

Becky, we are not talking about legally parked cars. Perhaps you don't know that it is not legal to leave a vehicle parked in the same place for more than 7 days. After that, it's subject to being ticketed and towed. I've had neighbors in our building leave their car keys with me if they were going to be out of town so that I can move their car for street cleaning and/or before those 7 days are up.

5:15 p.m.

Let's see, the person who is complaining about getting a ticket while driving because the police have better things to do, wants them to start chalking tires?

4:10 p.m.

Willy, I think you've now asked Craig that question on several threads. Has he answered it anywhere? Last summer after the Gay Pride parade, my friends and I stopped in at Chuckie's where those of us in the alderman's contingent were invited to meet. Craig was there acting all buddy-buddy with Joe.

— On the neighbor message More "shots fired" last night
2:34 a.m.

A low-tech version Tuesday night when the projector bulb burned out and a replacement couldn't be found. But there are a lot of fine proposals in the hopper that have to be winnowed down for the final ballot. I'm going to have a hard time deciding how to vote.

2:03 a.m.

Gee, d3 sure seems to get questioned a lot when he calls 311 and 911. The only questions I'm asked is for more information about the particular car I'm calling in, for example, if that's what I'm calling about.

Kevin in RP, do you call in "abandoned" cars? The police can't be expected to recognize if a car has been in the same place longer than 7 days.

1:53 a.m.

Mr. Ovitz, I won't be at the City Council meeting tomorrow, but do have a couple of questions for you:
1. What is your particular interest in Rogers Park. The 9th Ward is no where near here.
2.. Why do you think that a Republican like yourself is a viable candidate for 9th Ward alderman?

— On the neighbor message The Water is Fine. Come On In.
1:18 a.m.

Baring something else coming up, NewtoRP, I hope to see you there.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
12:59 a.m.

"The original commenter posts a couple of home-made graph charts that may or may not be acurate." Well, that shows just how much you know about the CAPS meetings, Craig--absolutely nothing. Those are handouts from the police for each beat at each CAPS meeting.

12:41 a.m.

As do I, Newto RP, as I have for 50+ years.

— On the neighbor message More "shots fired" last night
9:26 p.m.

Aw, shucks, when I saw this shortly after it was posted I was hoping to see some outraged comments later. Didn't anybody fall for it?

— On the media mention Pot Growers Eye Lerner Site
5:49 p.m.

The proposals and comments from community residents were sent to the Ward Zoning and Land Use Advisory Committee, which will make a recommendation to Ald. Moore. I don't think they have yet made a recommendation, which the alderman can accept or reject. From the information on this page, it looks as though the final decision is in the hands of the City's Department of Planning and Development.

http://www.ward49.com/site/epage/149414_322.htm

4:02 a.m.

Indeed, Willy, that's how I feel too. Sorry, Pat, have to disagree with you. But can we still be friends?

3:48 a.m.

Willy, apparently Craig has appointed himself to be Gordon's campaign manager, and Craig thinks digging up stuff from 7 years ago is going to give his campaign a boost. You should go take a look at the 49th Ward Connection page if you're on Facebook. Some of the stuff there is hilarious.

— On the neighbor message Who Sent the Pink Postcard?
1:21 a.m.

d3, at the last meeting of our beat, I met someone who was attending for the first time who seems as though he wants to get involved in helping solve some of our problems. There were other unfamiliar faces present too. No time to attend. Come now, one hour a month is too much time to spend? At the end of the formal meeting, there's an opportunity to talk to the beat officers present. When I then see them on the street, they recognize me and sometimes we talk if I have concerns. And, no, you can't just "send" information to the police once a month. CAPS has an email address and phone number, and the office is staffed.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
10:31 p.m.

NewtoRP, in addition to the monthly CAPS meetings, Positive Loitering is held in parts of the neighborhood. Perhaps one of the Beat Facilitators who schedule these would be so good as to add a comment here about it.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
6:56 p.m.

Actually, in NoH, the first signs went up on Friday because we're the first sector. Boy, was that good to see. Now, if only all the cars move....

6:45 p.m.

Spam alert: Violetta, who just joined EveryBlock today, is resurrecting energy threads to peddle her company. This thread is two years old. Look at the three comments she's posted today on threads in three different neighborhoods all for the same thing. You can see her other comments by going to her profile page and clicking on the + sign at the top, right-hand side of the page.

6:30 p.m.

NewtoRP, there is nothing required for attending CAPS meetings. Find what beat you live in by looking at the District map here:
http://www.caps24.org/
Then click on the beat number to find out where and when your CAPS meeting takes place. The meeting places I'm aware of prohibit firearms unless being carried by the police. I think you will find that as concealed carry is implemented in Illinois, more and more locations in our community will be posting notices banning guns on site. That is a ban I fully approve of and will be looking to support such businesses.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
4:23 p.m.

Now, now, Mr. Rogers, your sarcasm is showing. Just because the bad boy is acting up again today....

— On the neighbor message Farwell knife Robbery
2:11 p.m.

Family Matters is always looking for volunteers for tutoring and other things:
http://www.familymatterschicago.org/

For a food-related opportunity, the Glenwood Sunday Market will need volunteers this summer:
http://www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org/

— On the neighbor message Looking for Volunteer Opportunities
3:16 a.m.

I can ignore the panhandlers in RP just as easily as I can ignore them on North Michigan Ave., which had at least one per block last Wednesday afternoon.

— On the neighbor message Crackheads in RP
2:59 a.m.

I assume that was in the deleted comment above, E&A. Tommy, I don't think it takes booze.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
2:33 a.m.

What are honeybuns? Donuts are good, especially chocolate frosted. Not so sure about sticky ones. Haven't I seen you somewhere before Tommy--on a blog I no longer visit perhaps?

— On the media mention 2 men shot in Rogers Park on Morse
2:30 a.m.

A better source, Merriam-Webster on sock puppet: "a false online identity used for deceptive purposes." But you ignored the substance of my comment, "Need." I don't think I've read much from you in the way of rational dialogue, either here or elsewhere on this site. It seems you are mostly interested in attacking anyone who supports the Alderman.

5:48 p.m.

"Need," at the very least, Dee and I use our given names and perhaps Willy does too. You seem to be just another sock puppet. Did you even read Dee's long comment? One of the women referred to in her third paragraph is me, and that is the way in which Craig has referred to me on numerous occasions in his now defunct blog and in other blogs in which he is allowed to get away with it. He is a bully.

5:26 p.m.

Good morning, Willy. Malachai has trouble keeping people straight. I ran into that comment about the unit on Chase on another thread, and it was written by somebody else--Phoenix something or other. But Malachai being new here--wink, wink--wouldn't know the players, would he?

6:09 a.m.

Clove, I love your avatar!

2:19 a.m.

This may be your last chance to get help in enrolling from a trained navigator before the deadline on Monday:
• Sunday, March 30, 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m., 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis)

2:19 a.m.

"I'm keeping my trap shut." That didn't last long.

— On the neighbor message Morse & Greenview Shooting
1:20 a.m.

Why Malachai, You wouldn't be referring to me, would you: "Its funny how they all seem to be up commenting around 3AM when a certain legit person arises and then she starts liking all their comments and joining in on their sick comments"? Since you just joined, I do wonder how you would know anything about my habits on EveryBlock. Since you weren't a member, you couldn't see this site--unless, of course, you were already here with a different name. BTW, it's none of your business when I go to bed or arise.

1:20 a.m.

Oh, but speculating is soooo much fun, "Need," and makes me feel important.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
12:50 a.m.

Rantings from the bully of RP. And this is from the perspective of one of his targets.

9:15 p.m.

Now, now, Phoenix, you know that was photoshopped. BTW, why did he call you Dane? It really wasn't very nice of him to do that to a Loyola student-run restaurant where they get training and experience in the food-service business. Fruit flies don't seem like much of a violation to me.

— On the neighbor message Food Alert
1:34 p.m.

Dafford, thanks for the perspective of someone who actually lives on the block. That's what's important, not the ramblings of RP naysayers.

— On the neighbor message Shooting, car crash sounds on Estes?
1:26 p.m.

And WHO do you think is going to--or even can at this point in time--answer "THE Question," NfaC?

— On the neighbor message Morse & Greenview Shooting
1:35 a.m.

Everyblock CAN'T check IP addresses past a certain point. There seems to be a lot of misinformation about that matter.

12:53 a.m.

No, Monica, he can't delete your comments but when he clicks unneighborly it gets the EveryBlock moderators to look at the comments. They can delete them and too many like that can get you suspended.

— On the neighbor message Shooting victim on Stretcher
8:11 p.m.

Robin, as a senior now entitled to a full exam annually under the ACA, I found that my doctor was able to spend more time listening to me when I went in for that exam this year.

8:02 p.m.

I don't remember where I saw it, but Ald. Moore commented somewhere that the store should open by mid-summer if I recall correctly.

— On the neighbor message Updates On Jewel Osco?
7:42 p.m.

Joe, it seems to take more than just one "unneighborly" to make a comment turn pink, but I don't know how many it takes. Note, I didn't say it takes more than one person to click on "unneighborly." With all the sock puppets on EveryBlock, it could be just one person clicking under his various puppets' names.

William, you're an engineer so you should have some idea what it would cost to retrofit a hi-rise with a sprinkler system. Everyone who owns a hi-rise condo isn't Mr. or Ms. Moneybags.

7:35 p.m.

It's fine in the other thread too, Robin, though I'm not sure ":Hook" is really sincere.

— On the neighbor message Two shot on Morse
7:07 p.m.

No, Monica, you haven't been muted if that's what you mean. Someone's comment has been removed as a personal attack. If that was your comment, it was probably something that many of us would agree with, but be careful. You can go to your profile page and you will see you have no mutes.

— On the neighbor message Shooting victim on Stretcher
6:56 p.m.

Out of curiosity, Peter, just what do you think the alderman can do about the price of gas?

6:49 p.m.

Wouldn't that be great, Pat. Would also have been great if they could have passed a Medicare for all bill.

3:05 a.m.

I, too, got an offer from Nicor. Funny thing is that last year our building converted from individual meters for each apartment to the co-op association paying for all the gas to avoid having all those separate gas meters installed outside the building. So I don't have a gas account anymore.

— On the neighbor message Nicor gas
3:03 a.m.

If I could vote in the Field School election, one of community candidates I would vote for would be Bob Fuller, assuming that he is running for reelection.

— On the neighbor message Two Great Rogers Park Folk
2:57 a.m.

Cathy, unfortunately, you can't add a picture with a comment. You will have to post separately, starting a new thread. You could then put a link to it on this thread. Or you could just include the information on the sign here.

— On the neighbor message Found Dog
2:45 a.m.

Perhaps there are advantages to being a senior citizen. My senior's Ventra card has worked just fine ever since I activated it. I don't find the machines as user-friendly when I go to add money and I don't like the fact that the window on the turnstyle no longer displays how much money is left on my card, but those are my only complaints.

— On the neighbor message Issues with Ventra Card?
2:05 a.m.

Kyle, did the state Fire Marshall give a lot of advance warning before he issued his original draconian mandate? Better to be proactive in my opinion.

12:46 a.m.

Gabriel, your message is not entirely accurate. In order to vote in the LSC election at Field School, one must live within the Field School boundaries. For example, I live in Rogers Park but within the Gale School boundaries.

— On the neighbor message Two Great Rogers Park Folk
3:16 a.m.

See you there, Toni.

3:15 a.m.

Personally, I'm waiting to see what's on the agenda for this year before deciding how I think the money should be spent. I think it highly unlikely I will vote 100% for street repairs.

— On the neighbor message Potholes!
2:52 a.m.

Willy, I'm probably old enough to be your mother. I still keep a jar under the sink for grease just like my mother did. Not spaghetti sauce jars, though. I make my own spaghetti sauce.

— On the neighbor message Plumbing
2:51 a.m.

The dog was taken to Animal Care and Control. The person who found him posted widely, including photos, and the dog was reunited with his owner on Monday according to a Facebook post by one of Ald. Moore's staff members.

— On the neighbor message Dog Found
3:44 a.m.

Thanks for that link, Rob. I had no idea....

9:51 p.m.

Anna, are you on Facebook? Perhaps members of the group "Baby Wranglers of East Rogers Park" would be better able to answer your questions. It's a closed Facebook group, but if you are on Facebook just apply to be let into the group. I don't think this is limited to parents of actual babies/infants.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bwerp/

— On the neighbor message Any Homeschoolers out there?
8:31 p.m.

Carl, you had it right.

— On the neighbor message Free Speech
8:22 p.m.

Mac, where did you get the idea that the alderman hires people to sweep curbs? Perhaps you're referring to the people who pick up trash and so on in the various SSA districts through the RP Business Alliance.

Ald. Moore does organize a Spring clean up, which is held on a Saturday usually near the end of April. There was a regular Saturday morning clean-up group North of Howard. I think it might have been organized by posting messages on Nextdoor that indicated where and what time to meet. My understanding is that it disbanded when one participant decided her role was to order everyone else what to do. Jesse, you might try just posting on the West Rogers Park EveryBlock page that you will be out cleaning whatever areas and inviting neighbors to bring bags and join you. I don't know whether there is a Nextdoor that covers your area.

8:06 p.m.

Oh, well, of course, Evanston NEVER has any crime of it's own. Why do they even need a police department? Well, Apple Jaxx, the last shooting around here is being investigated by the Evanston Police. That's where the shooters fled to and are assumed to be from:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/feb08-another-rogers-park-shooting-5990532/

— On the neighbor message Howard Streetscape
4:08 a.m.

"Very telling," Apple Jaxx? Why? Howard St. is the dividing line between the two cities west of the el. Of course both police departments patrol it. An Evanston police officer even attends the CAPS meeting for the northern beats. I do wonder how often someone who apparently lives in North Kenwood actually gets to Howard St.

— On the neighbor message Howard Streetscape
1:44 a.m.

How hilarious. Someone named "UpinRogersPark" accuses another member of being fake. Oh, the irony....

— On the neighbor message Free Speech
1:24 a.m.

Timjz, William has defined the term for you. I guess I didn't do a good enough job of that. "Lurker" is in no way derogatory used in the context in which I used it--reading posts and comments in a forum like this without responding. I'm sorry you took offense. I just wanted to urge you to participate.

1:10 a.m.

Nah, Tom, I met a friend at Twisted Tapas just after 7 PM Saturday night for an enjoyable dinner. I admit, though, when the 147 southbound got to Chase I looked to see whether a crowd was gathering outside The Lighthouse Bar. Nary a soul in sight.

For those here who have problems understanding sarcasm, there's another example in my friend Tom's comment.

12:57 a.m.

Dee!!! Whatever did you do to Max?

4:50 p.m.

Twisted Tapas was hopping Saturday night. I think they did suffer some during this cold winter, but now people are out and about. Tried a new dish tonight: seared Ahi Tuna crusted with black sesame seeds with Wasabi on the side. Very good. And I don't think the wonderful beef tenderloin with blue cheese sauce has been mentioned above. I wanted to lick the plate.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas - Great Food
3:58 a.m.

For the new members, Barbara was sort of our unofficial archivist. When a topic would come up that had been discussed in the past, Barbara would provide a link to it. Now there is a search feature we all can use. I never was able to figure out how Barbara did it without that feature.

— On the neighbor message Where's Barbara?
1:48 a.m.

Ewww, Willy, you watched your catch basin being cleaned? Our three, for a nearly 100-year-old building, need cleaning out every few years.

Since odors have been mentioned above, I might add another source of odors in plumbing systems: holes in the vent pipes allow sewer gas into the bathrooms. As far as I know, this is only a problem with bathroom plumbing. For many years, we would sometimes smell sewer gas. When the bathroom walls were removed to replace the hot, cold, and return line pipes, holes were discovered in the pipes that are there to vent sewer gas out through the roof. We added replacing the vent pipes to the contract for all three apartments, and my neighbors and I no longer get that odor.

— On the neighbor message Plumbing
1:30 a.m.

From my perspective, David, you caught on very quickly to the dynamics. Glad you moved to our neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
11:29 p.m.

I'm not so sure all those cyclists along Sheridan are Evanstonians, Neil. That narrow path east of the cemetery can be quite challenging in the summer with cyclists, skaters, joggers, and walkers all on one narrow path going in both directions. One needs eyes in the back of the head.

— On the neighbor message Walker needing Advice
11:18 p.m.

"Andrew," I just walked back to Juneway, by myself I might add, from the bus stop at Rogers/Greenview/Howard after dinner with a friend at Twisted Tapas. Got home unscathed, as I always do, around 10:20 PM. I recommend that chickens stay out of the hood though. They might die of fright.

11:04 p.m.

Cahill in Evanston answers phones 24/7, or they have an answering service that does and gets someone out quickly in an emergency. They are NOT inexpensive, especially after hours or on weekends.
Glad you found someone and got the job done, Natalie.

— On the neighbor message Plumbing
3:19 p.m.

Carl, THAT was wonderful! You get an A+ in interpretation, and I love your example.

3:06 p.m.

Yes, "Andrew," some of the people here know me. The vast majority don't, of course. Yet I have no trouble traversing the streets North of Howard whenever I need to do so, including well after dark.

— On the neighbor message Walker needing Advice
3:19 a.m.

Rob, if you will read the O.P. DBLight's comments above, it would seem that he valued the comments you call "bickering and nonsense."

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
3:05 a.m.

MandaLeigh, good prediction: "I'm going to assume "Sandra" will probably be the next to be tossed into detention." That's just where "she" is now.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
2:52 a.m.

I don't think I have anything to own up to, Rob. I'm not excusing what I said, nor do I think I have any reason to. But "Andrew" was putting words in my mouth that I DIDN'T say.

Why do you think I might want to know who you are? I did meet some folks through the original EveryBlock, and they have become quite good friends. I think I might like to meet new member Bobby Mac. It seems that he and I have a similar taste in poetry. But you, apparently, are a fan of censorship, which I am not, nor am I of muting. Bobby just got here and you're already advising him to mute people.

2:29 a.m.

Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,

1:39 a.m.

Rob, "Andrew" stated in his comment that I indicated I was going to crash the event. I said no such thing. Nor did I expect that any of Kelly's supporters would crash it either. You, "Andrew," and Suzanne might try to lighten up. It was a lighthearted comment, not meant to be taken seriously as I'm sure Kelly's supporters realized.

1:24 a.m.

Perhaps I worded it a bit incorrectly, Suzanne. "Andrew" read something into my FB comment that I didn't write. He inferred that I'm going; I'm not, and I don't think I implied that I am.

10:29 p.m.

Al, muting it isn't what is needed. Getting it suspended is. Along with "Andrew Mann," who is most likely the same person. He has a history of harassing me on other blogs, and you will see the same going on above.

— On the neighbor message Free Speech
8:52 p.m.

DJM, I know someone who did take an R ballot to vote in the governor's race, but he stopped there. Didn't vote for any other candidates on the ballot.

Mr. Rogers, I'm sure you recall we have our own problems too on occasion. Remember four years ago when the Dems nominated the pawn broker to run for lt. gov.? At least, the party leaders convinced him to step down--only to re-emerge in the fall as an independent candidate for governor.

— On the neighbor message Election Judges
8:41 p.m.

Folks, "Sandra Liebovitz" is a fake account, just here to stir up trouble. The person behind it stole the avatar and name from the Sandra Liebovitz on Facebook (not to be confused with the also fake Sandra LiboWitz on Facebook). I think it's a guy who owns a couple of pit bulls down around Lunt/Morse, BTW.

— On the neighbor message Big Shout out to Inconsiderate Pet Owners
8:26 p.m.

"New" I think it's my neighborhood you referred to as sketchy. I walk through it day and night with no problems. If, as I suspect, you cut in to my neighborhood from Chicago Ave. just north of the CTA viaduct and south of the cemetery, the park you walked by has an ornamental community garden where a few friends and I garden in the summer. But it is certainly a more pleasant walk to stay as close to the lake as possible for the view.

— On the neighbor message Walker needing Advice
6:19 p.m.

I will, DB. They'll appreciate it. I don't remember how detention worked for certain but I think they may still be able to read here but not post. I'm also not sure how many detentions one gets before the account is permanently suspended. The famed photoshopper was suspended permanently during the original EveryBlock, we know he's come back with other, probably multiple, identities since EveryBlock came back to life because it's easy to see through the comments.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
5:45 p.m.

I was placed on detention in the fall of 2012 but I don't remember how long it lasted. It was at least two weeks, ending a day or two before the November election. My guess is that whoever is behind the fake Sandra has gone behind the scenes with EveryBlock administrators to complain about those who are now in detention. It has been going on on Facebook and now here. It's a political cyber war, DB.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
4:11 p.m.

My goodness, look what happens while I try to get something else done. "Someone," quite possibly the person known for photoshopping images and stealing others intact, has "borrowed" Sandra Liebovitz's name from Facebook and created a new account here. On the other hand, this fake Sandra might be EveryBlock's old "RPLover." She's friends with the photoshopper and picked up a lot of his bad habits. Too bad Sandra herself hadn't created an account here first.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
3:02 p.m.

DB, the CAPS meeting never lasts more than an hour. The Commander nearly always comes and gives a report near the end of the meeting.

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
3:48 a.m.

You don't seem to read very carefully, "Andrew."

3:18 a.m.

Andrew, aka Gerny, if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it's a duck.

Rob, I don't think I ever claimed to have "constitutional freedom of speech protection" on Facebook. That's not the issue. A candidate acting as a censor of comments based on the allegation that the commenters are trolls is the issue--especially because he does not censor comments from those who are favorable to him yet use pseudonyms that aren't even names. If he wanted to call the page his campaign page, I wouldn't criticize him for removing unfavorable comments. But he claims it isn't his campaign page.

I don't like censorship and don't practice it here by muting people. EveryBlock has what seems to be a good policy on when comments should be removed. It isn't done to censor viewpoints.

— On the neighbor message Free Speech
3 a.m.

I see there's a conspiracy theorist on this thread too. The article specifically says it was ruled a homicide: "...his death was ruled a homicide by the Cook County medical examiner’s office." Perhaps there was an earlier version of the article before the autopsy was performed that just called it a death investigation. Seems reasonable to me that some investigation is needed before calling a death a homicide.

— On the neighbor message Man dies after Rogers Park fight
9:12 p.m.

Required a sign in??? I don't think so. You are asked to sign in at most any event you go to nowadays, but required, no. If you feel pressured to sign in, a fake name like "Mac" would get you in and many people at the Follow Me on Friday events don't add their email or phone number.

"Andrew," no, I haven't posted or commented much at all on the 49th Ward Connection page and especially not in the past few days.

— On the neighbor message Protect Personal Safety and Freedom of Speech
8:50 p.m.

There's also the Sheridan Rd. (#147) and Clark St. (#22) buses for north south traveling. But you like to walk anyway, right?

8:31 p.m.

DB, that means your meeting is next week at Chicago Math & Science Academy on Clark. Hope to see you there.

Wow, what happened above? Five comments have been removed by the administrator. What on earth happened on this thread yesterday?

— On the neighbor message Chicago's 49th Ward Connection
8:19 p.m.

"New," methinks Samantha was just mimicking the Rogers Park naysayers in that first sentence.

3:12 p.m.

Mike, here's another thread about our neighborhood you'll want to read:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/mar18-am-missing-something-6039415/

You like diversity; you'll find it in abundance here in terms of race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, income level--you name it we have it. We also have beautiful beaches and parks; street festivals in the summer; great restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. I'm a Buckeye transplant who came here to go to school, graduated, and soon moved to Rogers Park for the reasonable rent. I've never wanted to leave.

3:55 a.m.

Rob, what do you think of a candidate who doesn't allow freedom of speech on his FB forum? BTW, I'm pretty sure that Don Gordon didn't create that page. Seems as though it was created by someone named Joe Lake who created a bunch of "Connection" pages for various Chicago wards.

— On the neighbor message Protect Personal Safety and Freedom of Speech
3:27 a.m.

Pratt & Sheridan, the location, IMHO, of THE best restaurant in Rogers Park: Twisted Tapas. Don't know anything about the building, but it's a fine location and just a block to the lake.

— On the neighbor message Moving into RP
9:02 p.m.

Steven, in all fairness the Republican voters didn't have much to choose from. The candidate who lost was the subject of discussion here in January of last year and he even joined in:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/politics/jan10-u-s-congressional-district-9-candidate-5660248/

After all, what person in his or her right mind would want the suicide mission of running against Jan Schakowsky?

8:57 p.m.

I might add, the last thing a political party and its committeeman want is a low turnout when the voters in the ward are overwhelmingly of the same political persuasion. That doesn't even make any sense.

— On the neighbor message Very hard time trying to vote!!!
7:22 p.m.

I do, Michael, and have for the 50 plus years I've lived here. "New," your thread attracts even Edgewater residents to diss the neighborhood most of us love.

— On the neighbor message Am I missing something?
7:18 p.m.

No, Robin, it wasn't. You people with your conspiracy theories.

— On the neighbor message Very hard time trying to vote!!!
7:10 p.m.

Perhaps now might be a good time to suggest that those who want to make sure that flyers are posted properly volunteer to help next time. All you have to do is walk around a precinct with a stack of notices and tape them up. Being able to read a map and "color between the lines" is important. It took me about an hour and a half, two hours at the max, to post them in pct. 1 on Saturday.

— On the neighbor message Very hard time trying to vote!!!
6:23 p.m.

Wow, whack job, indeed. This is who the Republicans of the 9th Congressional District nominated to run against Jan Schakowsky in November:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/19/susanne-atanus-congress-_n_4993555.html

5:54 p.m.

Andrew we know who you are. It's just too obvious.

5:12 p.m.

Pct. 1 poll watcher reporting: There were two Democratic judges and 1 Republican judge, plus the Administrative judge. Odd numbered precincts are supposed to have more
Republican judges than Democratic judges. Just the reverse in even numbered precincts. Fortunately, it was a low-turnout primary or those few judges would have been overwhelmed.

— On the neighbor message Election Judges
12:06 a.m.

I believe that a provisional ballot is counted ONLY if it is cast in the polling place for the precinct where the voter is registered. If true, voting a provisional ballot is no guarantee that the vote will be counted.

— On the neighbor message Very hard time trying to vote!!!
11:51 p.m.

Polls open at 6 AM.

— On the neighbor message Primary Election Day, Tuesday, March 18
11:17 p.m.

Thanks, Kath, for enlightening me. I have some interest in what's going on in West Ridge (known on EveryBlock as West Rogers Park) and in Edgewater, but down in your part of town? No. Not to knock your part of town but I rarely venture south of Jackson.

— On the neighbor message suspicious man
10:06 p.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Primary Election Day, Tuesday, March 18
7:04 p.m.

Personally, I find it interesting that people who seem to live miles away feel compelled to comment on a Rogers Park page. Kath, you won't find me on whichever south side neighborhood you live in. Would you share with us why you're so interested in our neighborhood?

— On the neighbor message suspicious man
7:01 p.m.

Carl, that's terribly cynical. Tell me please what you think I expected to get in return for the contribution I made last month to a candidate running in a special election in Florida for a congressional seat?

— On the neighbor message Political Campaign Contributions
1:32 a.m.

Yes, Robin money in politics "talks," but the candidate with the most money doesn't necessarily carry the day. Think of Meg Whitman, who wanted to be governor of California so bad she spent $175 million in her failed effort, much of it her own money. My bet is that Bruce Rauner will find himself in the same situation if not this Tuesday, then after the November election.

— On the neighbor message Political Campaign Contributions
1:16 a.m.

Michael, thank you for providing us with such graphic evidence, but I truly have no interest in clicking on those photos to get a better view.

— On the neighbor message Big Shout out to Inconsiderate Pet Owners
12:59 a.m.

For dinner while your sisters are here, don't miss Twisted Tapas on Pratt, just steps east of Sheridan.

https://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/jan27-twisted-tapas-great-food-5975767/

Great food and service in a comfortable setting.

— On the neighbor message Night clubs or Lounges
5:20 p.m.

63rd and Bell is on the south side of Chicago. West Ridge, sometimes known as West Rogers Park, is on the far north side. We don't have streets with numbers for names on the north side. Do you really mean 6300 N. Bell?

— On the neighbor message apartment search
2:23 a.m.

That's right Beanop, Chicago does, indeed, have "a huge problem with lack of resources for the mentally ill." I have never run into Mike as far as I am aware, but I have run into people like him. Most of them are mentally ill as I suspect Mike is.

— On the neighbor message suspicious man
8:35 p.m.

AJ, it does seem to me that their advertising implies that the tortillas are made in their own kitchen. That's certainly what I inferred and I'll bet a lot of others did too. Personally, I prefer wheat tortillas anyway and whole wheat when I can get them.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina now open Morse!
8:19 p.m.

Ebales, you may want to use the Feedback box at the bottom of the Everyblock page to ask the moderators to block further comments on your post. It's clear to those who have bothered to read the thread that you've found kitty a new home. There's no reason for any more comments to be added. Thanks for what you've done and, to Dennis, enjoy that cutie.

— On the neighbor message Found: stray kitten, needs a home!
4:55 p.m.

It's in the mind of ethelcarol, Mike. This is truly the most disgusting post I've ever seen on EveryBlock.

2:43 p.m.

Anne, what nonsense comparing the membership of RP with Open Connections to Chicago's 49th Ward Connection. The former page is not political and from what I've seen of it, it deals with the history of RP. Many of the members clearly live elsewhere NOW, but they are reminiscing about the neighborhood they knew when they lived here. That's a far cry from those former residents acting as though they have a stake in the neighborhood now.

— On the neighbor message Magic Pen Hoax
7:15 p.m.

Michael has also been endorsed by IVI-IPO, Senator Dick Durbin, and RP's own Cook County Clerk David Orr. His bar association ratings are outstanding.

1:45 a.m.

Perhaps it's that my friends and I like to talk to each other over drinks and dinner. That was nearly impossible on Tuesday night without shouting. The "odd man out" on the other side of the table said that he missed half the conversation on our side because of the noise.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina now open Morse!
12:19 a.m.

AJ, let's leave the U.S. Supreme Court out of this for now. I have long been an advocate for merit selection of judges, and that doesn't mean selection by a legislative body. Here's a description:
http://www.judicialselection.com/uploads/documents/ms_descrip_1185462202120.pdf

I hope someday this becomes a reality in Illinois

But since we still do elect them, I took my cheat sheet with me, which I prepared after studying the evaluations of the bar associations, when I voted on Tuesday at Pottawattomie Park. As I noted elsewhere, if you live in Rogers Park you live in the 9th subcircuit.

2:38 a.m.

We were underwhelmed tonight. The tacos we tried--the same ones Bill named--were ok but nothing to write home about. The big negative was the noise level. I don't think any of us in our little group will be going back.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina now open Morse!
1:46 a.m.

I thought I noticed that Hedda had rejoined, but I haven't seen any comments from her.

— On the neighbor message Where's Barbara?
2:54 p.m.

That's commendable, Melissa. I hope he comes home to you safe and sound.

— On the neighbor message Where's Barbara?
3:17 a.m.

That's a good point, Susan. Avoid all possibility of being given a "magic" pen. Early voting is open through Saturday, March 15.

— On the neighbor message Magic Pen Hoax
3:15 a.m.

Sorry, Blair, but you're wrong. Children with Down Syndrome--specifically, the son of friends of mine--were referred to as retarded quite often. Most people don't use clinical terminology or differentiate between developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities.

— On the neighbor message In case you missed it
8:53 p.m.

Will wonders never cease? I may actually agree with Suzanne on something. We definitely need more people as judges who see it as a civic duty. I wonder whether employers are as welcoming of their employees taking the day off to be judges as they used to be.

— On the neighbor message Magic Pen Hoax
6:23 p.m.

Carl, voting out the bad judges is mainly an exercise for the November election on the retention ballot where we vote yes or no on retaining sitting judges. In the primary, for the most part, it's selecting people to be judges to fill vacancies. Electing good judges to begin with in the Spring and throwing out the bad ones in the Fall are equally important. For Democrats, there will be few contests on the primary ballot except for the judgeships, but I hope all Democrats will take Carl's advice, study the evaluations of those running, and go vote on either March 18 in your precinct polling place or vote early through Saturday, March 15, at Pottawattomie Park. In addition to the county-wide circuit court races, there are three contests in the 9th subcircuit, of which the 49th Ward is a part. You can skip reading about the candidates in the other subcircuits.

6:19 p.m.

Since Suzanne is not part of the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward, she knows nothing about its inner workings nor does she know anything about the independent views of many of us in the party. She just paints everyone with the broad brush of "Machine." Hey, Suzanne, sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.

— On the neighbor message A Socialist Alderman?
5:53 p.m.

Ah, DB remembers Kathy L. too. In addition, she lectured us on everything she thought we should be doing to "correct" whatever problems she and others perceived in the neighborhood. Pat, think about that final wail from her when they left a page up for us to post on when they took EveryBlock down.

— On the neighbor message Where's Barbara?
10:58 a.m.

But we don't want to keep it a community secret, Tom. Jan Schakowsky had to save it for us once some years ago when it was scheduled to be closed. If it doesn't do enough business, they will close it.

— On the neighbor message Love for Sol Cafe
3:08 a.m.

Hello, Earth to Suzanne: I was out collecting signatures for candidates who DEFEATED incumbents back when you were probably still in diapers--people like David Orr, Harold Washington, and Joe Moore the first time he ran for alderman. I did most of it door-to-door, walking up three flights of stairs, back down, and continuing to the next doorway. That way, I only got signatures of registered voters.

— On the neighbor message A Socialist Alderman?
1:52 a.m.

On Friday, Bill wrote: "There are busy streets, trucks, and buses in Evanston and Skokie, not to mention expressways, but not potholes like ours." Beg to differ, Bill, but driving back from Jewel on Chicago Ave. Saturday evening, my companion said that he hoped the driver behind him didn't report him as a drunk driver for the way he was weaving back and forth to avoid all the potholes.

— On the neighbor message Pothole Probems
1:38 a.m.

Brian, during the original EveryBlock period, I think I told RPEyes that s/he does not live on the shortest street in RP because that is Haskins and, as you point out, no one lives on that street anymore although I did when I first moved here.

— On the neighbor message Grocery Craziness
1:29 a.m.

I'm unclear why Trader Joe's want people to come in and "experience the atmosphere," Vanessa. It's a grocery store with limited selection and strange check-out lines. But if that's what you want, Kym, there's a new one a mile or so north on Chicago Ave. in Evanston.

— On the neighbor message Jewel-Osco Coming to Gateway Center
1:16 a.m.

Shhhhh........

— On the neighbor message Where's Barbara?
5:40 a.m.

Brian, Pat and I need some company on this trip. I'm not going to sit in a pool on some "dormant" volcano though. Didn't they think Mount St. Helens was dormant too when it blew its top in 1980? One great reason to visit that little island: they sent bankers to jail for economic fraud. Still waiting for that here.

— On the neighbor message In case you missed it
2:56 a.m.

There is actually a double standard regarding parking for many workers. Our postal carrier rarely if ever parks in a legal spot yet tickets are never given out. During all of this work by Peoples Gas and its private contractor, we've had their trucks, vans, and private vehicles of some of the workers parked all over the place. This is only two examples. I guess I don't object since the work they are doing is for the public good. If such parking actually obstructs the public way, I would feel differently.

— On the neighbor message Double Standard for CTA Construction Crews
2:37 a.m.

Hey, folks, d3 certainly isn't the first person to veer off the main topic of a post. To answer your question, it seems obvious to me that the owner(s) of the dry cleaner chain decided to rent the storefront where the cleaners is located. There were (and still are) other storefronts available in Gateway.

— On the neighbor message Jewel-Osco is coming to Gateway
2:12 a.m.

Come on, John, I had to stand in the corner for a while just before the November 2012 election. It was very frustrating. I have to admit, though, that it makes me careful now.

I still miss some of the folks who never came back from the corner. There was a cute faun who went and hid in the forest and hasn't been seen again. RP Advocate. I liked him. Several whose names I don't recall, and I don't even know whether Apple Jack is our old friend Applejack. Do you?

But back to your post, Willy, I noticed that Barbara in Ravenswood rejoined early on, but I haven't noticed any comments from her. Diane, though, says she has. More important, perhaps, is the fact that Kathy L. has not come back--yet.

— On the neighbor message Where's Barbara?
1:46 a.m.

Tracey, perhaps you need to learn to read between the lines of "questions" such as those of "Thelonius Lunt." No, not "straightforward."

1:21 a.m.

Al, investigate his specific Socialist party before considering a vote for Beacham, the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).

Suzanne, I collected thousands of petition signatures over the years. I've never met Madigan nor held a public-sector, or union job. Most signature-gatherers are just like me.

— On the neighbor message A Socialist Alderman?
8:57 p.m.

Bryan, "back then" as you put it, NoH was called Germania. By the time I moved here, it was referred to as Juneway Jungle, but it was not a derogatory name. I know that story about the name coming from the plants growing in the sunroom windows, but that's not what I was told. According to the story at the time, it was because NoH was such a tight-packed neighborhood, jungle-like. Except for one small park on Ashland, there was no open space west of Sheridan. The current parkland, community garden, and even the CTA facility west of Triangle Park was all apartment buildings. I lived in two different buildings in what is now Triangle Park.

— On the neighbor message happy birthday chicago.
8:23 p.m.

Carl, thanks for mentioning the post office, but you forgot the street. It's on Paulina, just a few storefronts north of Howard. No need to wait in interminable lines on Devon. Unfortunately, during a recent cutback, the hours were shortened so it doesn't open until 11 AM, but we need to keep this post office.

— On the neighbor message Love for Sol Cafe
3:49 a.m.

But not North of Howard, which was still part of Evanston until early in the last century.

— On the neighbor message happy birthday chicago.
3:46 a.m.

Jeff D, did it occur to you that most alderman simply endorse the slate chosen by the Cook County Democratic Party?

Steven, no I didn't mistake you for an anti-Moore wingnut. I simply said that you're not a lawyer, which you yourself had said. I think you are quite mistaken in your interpretation of the law. It would be illegal for Moore's staff members to discuss Joe's endorsements on city time. Your claim that it would be illegal for them to mention his website is, I'm sure, not true.

3:35 a.m.

Wait--did I understand that right. Brian, are you saying that beer has only been legal in Iceland for 25 years?

— On the neighbor message In case you missed it
2:31 a.m.

I meant to add that while I wish it had been a different store, I'm just glad the space has been taken.

— On the neighbor message Jewel-Osco Coming to Gateway Center
2:16 a.m.

I have been a Jewel shopper ever since I moved to Chicago lo those many years ago. But I liked having a different store handy for comparison shopping and for different products that Jewel doesn't carry. We would go to Jewel on Saturday and I could walk to Dominicks on other days. Thus, I would have preferred something other than Jewel in that space. Since Dominick's closed, the Jewel on Chicago Ave. has been jammed with no place to park and sale items gone by the time we get there. I've read the same thing about the other nearby Jewel stores. Jewel may have decided they don't want to lose that extra business they've been getting by having a different chain move into Gateway.

— On the neighbor message Jewel-Osco Coming to Gateway Center
2:14 a.m.

Greg Hinz' article is missing a detail needed to determine for certain how many valid signatures will be required to get on the ballot in 49. I assume that it is 4% of the number who voted in the last ALDERMANIC election, but the article does not specify that. 9,617 people voted for an aldermanic candidate in the 49th Ward in 2011. If that's what it's based on, only 385 valid signatures will be needed. Steven may think that's easy, but plenty of would-be aldermanic candidates in the past never made it past the starting gate even though only 2% was needed.

— On the neighbor message A Socialist Alderman?
1:59 a.m.

Yes, AJ, tonight I called on that other candidate to remove the photoshopped photo, which has now been up for 20 hours in spite of that candidate's claim that he cleaned up the page on Wednesday. We'll see whether it comes down on Thursday.

2:43 a.m.

Dan Miller, sorry no one answered your question. Sol Café is at 1615 W. Howard, at the east end of the former Howard Theater Building.

— On the neighbor message Love for Sol Cafe
2:33 a.m.

Steven, like you said, you're no lawyer.

1:42 a.m.

And I might add, since they are not all the endorsements of the Democratic Party of the 49th Ward, for Joe to direct them to that website would be wrong. Joe's endorsements appear on his own page. The party's endorsements appear on our party's page.

3:59 p.m.

Some commenting here seem totally clueless about Socialism. There are many "flavors" of Socialism" ranging across a broad spectrum. As Robin noted, Bernie Sanders is a Socialist. No he does not run on a Socialist party label, but he says he is a Socialist and I have no reason to doubt his word. The first American Socialist I was aware of was Norman Thomas, a great man who ran for president several times under the banner of the Socialist Party of America. Neither Bernie Sanders nor Norman Thomas advocated for the violent overthrow of our government. John Beacham seems on the opposite end of the Socialist spectrum if you read about the party to which he belongs. Yes, the U.S. has a whole bunch of different Socialist parties.

— On the neighbor message A Socialist Alderman?
3:57 p.m.

And the website is paid for by Citizens for Joe Moore, Anne, which is stated right at the bottom of the home page. Go peddle your libel somewhere else.

3:54 p.m.

Patrick, the polling place information you will get by searching for the polling place for your address is ONLY for regular election days, in this case, March 18. There is one polling place for each precinct that day--33 polling places total for the 49th Ward. For the early voting days, there is only one polling place per ward and any registered voter in the city can use it. You might actually live closer to Warren Park, You can use the polling place there for early voting--or you can use any early voting site in the city:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/page.php?id=9

11:31 a.m.

I would like to stress that this is Ald. Joe Moore's recommended slate of candidates, which mirrors the slate of the 49th Ward Democratic Party with one exception. There are two well-qualified candidates in the 9th subcircuit race to replace Judge Goldberg: Judge Jerry Esrig, who was appointed to the bench by the Illinois Supreme Court, and Megan Goldish. The members of our local Democratic Party, who came to the endorsement session last month, nearly evenly split their votes between those two candidates. That's why you will not see an endorsement from the party on the sample ballot in that race. Half of us support Jerry Esrig and his signs are in my window.

6:09 p.m.

Well, I'll get dumped on for this, but I use the Howard stop and consider it perfectly safe. Just don't walk around listing to music or texting. Pay attention to your surroundings.

3:31 a.m.

Sorry, Gabriel. Busy day. I just trying a little catch-up before bed. Maybe I'll get to the article tomorrow.

— On the neighbor message issues please
1:33 a.m.

I see the scratching post is still in use.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
5:31 a.m.

Mo, I think Kelly was probably talking about the RP Chamber of Commerce's proposal for a Taste of Rogers. Park. They held a fundraiser last year through Kickstarter to try to get money for it. That campaign failed big time, though the Glenwood Sunday Market had no trouble raising more than they asked for and got the matching funds from Kickstarter

Kelly, a lot of us know Mo and why she posts as Moah. She's not hiding behind a fake name.

4:32 a.m.

Ann on Glenwood, perhaps you should read the whole thread. Yes,Cobbler's moved some years ago, but it has been closed for months.

— On the neighbor message Shoes
4:11 a.m.

I don't think you're going to find anybody who will provide pickup service unless you buy a new product and want them to take the old one away, but you can take such items to Best Buy. Call first to make sure that they will accept the items you have, but I've taken such things as an old hand mixer as well as electronics. I don't think the city recycling center will take home appliances.

— On the neighbor message Old applicances and computers
3:59 a.m.

Gabriel, Mo and I argue about the mayor all the time so I've stayed out of this thread, but I have to ask you about this accusation: "Oh yeah, convincing Obama to not pass immigration reform when they had the Congressional votes to do it did not score any points with me." I beg your pardon? I'd like to know when this was and see some proof please.

— On the neighbor message issues please
3:28 a.m.

Brian, as far as you're aware, has our alderman actually spent any time on this? Lending "support" can mean as little as signing on as a co-sponsor of the ordinance. Ordinances need a majority to pass, of course, so our alderman either has to support it or oppose it. I'd prefer he support it.

2:40 a.m.

Ira, I hope you've been assured we don't always have winters like this one. It must be a real shock after Seattle. Good luck with your decision, but remember, in the summer, it's cooler near the lake. (I'm a shameless plugger for the Rogers Park I love.)

— On the neighbor message Gas Bill
1:54 a.m.

See this thread for a photo of the cat and the phone number to call:

https://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/feb27-lost-cat-6012169/

— On the neighbor message Lost Cat
1:47 a.m.

I hate to recommend the same place as "the pizza delivery boy," but Brian is right there is a shoe repair place on Howard at the alley between Wolcott and Winchester. It's been there for years. Here are a few Yelp reviews:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/national-shoe-service-chicago

— On the neighbor message Shoes
1:20 a.m.

AJ, you have GOT to be kidding with that last remark.

Mr. Rogers, I think you're giving people too much credit for knowing history.

— On the neighbor message Race for 49th Ward Alderman in 2014
8:49 p.m.

Michelle, I believe the EveryBlock dictum not to call people names refers to other EveryBlock members. In other words if E&A had called Anne a Nazi, that would be definitely unneighborly, but he didn't. Some people here think he called Beacham a Nazi, but Beacham is not a member here. In my reading of E&A's comment, I don't think he was even doing that. He just did his search using the wrong term. I'm sure that all of us have done that. I certainly have.

— On the neighbor message Race for 49th Ward Alderman in 2014
4:24 p.m.

Hopefully, they are still working on the building inside where you can't see them. Yes, the grey fences are ugly but across the street from me in Rogers Park I could see from my 3rd-floor apartment junk pile up in the yard that was hidden behind the fence at street level. Eventually they finished the building, removed the grey board fence, and repaired the wrought-iron one. There are now tenants in the building It's no longer the eyesore on the block.

— On the neighbor message The Flats @ 5718 N. Winthrop
2:06 a.m.

Yes, it cold. You'll survive. If you live in one of these beats, come to the meeting.

— On the neighbor message CAPS Beats 2422, 2423 and 2424
1:52 a.m.

That said, I recall that the candidate Anne was promoting in 2011, a woman as equally unqualified as Mr. Beacham, never got out of the starting gate. Her candidate website or Facebook page, whichever it was, quietly disappeared before petitions were even due.

E&A, I didn't notice Beacham using the term "National Socialism," so your search term was faulty. Yes, the Nazis were National Socialists. Not the same thing as Socialists. Search on the name that Beacham used: Party for Socialism and Liberation. You'll find plenty.

— On the neighbor message Race for 49th Ward Alderman in 2014
1:47 a.m.

When I saw Brian's post around 24 hours ago, I was tempted to respond immediately, but, on second thought, I decided that he was "playing" with us and waited to see whether anyone would point out the error in the subject heading of his post. Not as of yet. Congratulations, Brian. You got away with your little joke. Folks, NO ONE is running for alderman in 2014. The municipal election is next year.

— On the neighbor message Race for 49th Ward Alderman in 2014
1:34 a.m.

Mac, that doesn't make much sense. As is pretty clear from other threads he's started here, Ira doesn't live in RP--yet.

— On the neighbor message Parking around Farcroft
9:45 p.m.

North Community not a good neighbor, Carl? It's one of the very few "community" banks we have.

8:17 p.m.

Marc, hello, my comment was specifically aimed at d3, who wrote "it's the same owners willy." In context, it looked as though he was referring to R Public House and Towbar. I haven't been back to Towbar since they got their liquor license but I enjoyed it the times I was there before, and thought the prices were quite reasonable.

— On the neighbor message Peckish Pig
8:04 p.m.

d3, I thought Towbar had the same owners as Taste Food and Wine, not as R Public House.

— On the neighbor message Peckish Pig
4:57 p.m.

Jessi, I think you, and perhaps others, have misinterpreted Steven's comment. I read it as sarcasm.

See my photo at left. On my birthday last summer, we set off 6 of these sky balloons from Farwell Pier, while several of our local police officers stood there and watched. They were enjoying it as much as we and others on the pier were. They did not take us away in handcuffs although I later learned that the sky balloons are illegal in Chicago. Take Willy's advice.

4:56 p.m.

Ira, putting two and two together, if the building is the Farcroft, I have a hard time believing that the windows are not very high quality. If it is that building, I think there's at least one other person who is a member here who lives in that building and who would know what he pays for gas.

— On the neighbor message Gas Bill
3 a.m.

Thanks for mentioning Ethiopian Diamond, Brian. That's another Clark St. establishment--up on the north end--Ethiopian Diamond II. If you like Mexican food, I don't know why you wouldn't like Ethiopian food.

2:37 a.m.

Carl, methinks Kelly doesn't appreciate our Hispanic population. BTW, you forgot Masouleh, the Persian restaurant, and the Eritrean restaurant, the name of which I've forgotten, both on the 6600 block of N. Clark.

6:01 p.m.

I think there's another oopsy in your wonderful 2-part comment, Carl. You wrote: "During the first half of this century, this neighborhood was a relatively wealthy area...." We changed centuries 14 years ago; I think you were referring to the 20th century.

2:53 p.m.

Hey, EveryBlock admins., Media Mentions that arrive more than 24 hours after an event ends aren't very useful.

12:16 a.m.

Wow, Clint, is English your native language?

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
12:12 a.m.

Do you seriously think the police have time to notice whether cars move every 7 days, Chet? They are dependent on people calling in seemingly abandoned cars. In this weather, I tend to be forgiving and don't generally call them in, I will again when all of this ice melts.

Renee, It's too late to get this towed as abandoned before Saturday. You've been incredibly tolerant considering it's in front of your business.

— On the neighbor message Car parked on W Jarvis
8:20 p.m.

I'm not sure about listening to a Supreme Court that declared Corporations are people, Brian, but still....

http://www.policymic.com/articles/80393/obama-has-issued-fewer-executive-orders-than-5-republican-presidents-before-him

— On the neighborhood event Loyola's Candidate Night--Gov. Quinn Attending
8 p.m.

John, I think you misinterpreted Brian's comment. The way I understand it, he's saying that if people want to know what the police are able to share with the community about such incidents, they should attend CAPS meetings.

6:18 p.m.

Hey, watch it Steven "You sound like one of those whacky liberals!." We Liberals just may interpret certain parts of the Constitution differently than you do. One day we just may get a majority on the Supreme Court again too. But Suzanne isn't advocating a different interpretation; she just says to ignore parts she doesn't agree with.

— On the neighborhood event Loyola's Candidate Night--Gov. Quinn Attending
3:13 p.m.

You will get varying opinions on that, Ira. Personally, I think he takes the middle ground. For one example, Ald. Moore was supportive of the renewal of Section-8 certification for 12 large buildings in the North of Howard neighborhood to keep them affordable for, I believe, another 20 years rather than have them turn market rate when the original certification ran out. This was unpopular with those promoting gentrification.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
5:32 p.m.

Thanks, Tom. It's good to get the history straight. I'm not sure that the original poster is even looking at this thread anymore anyway. Has there been any response from him since he posted his questions?

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park neighborhood near Rogers Beach
2:27 p.m.

Now I see why they could be mistaken for bats. The head even reminds me more of a bat. Good photo here:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/a-sharp-eyed-glider-leaping-into-darkness/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

— On the neighbor message Flying Squirrel, no Moose!
1:44 p.m.

Check out Lifeline on Glenwood, south of Morse: http://www.lifelinetheatre.com/

Also The Side Project: http://www.thesideproject.net/

Then there's Theo Ubique if you're into musical theater: http://www.theoubique.org/

— On the neighbor message Community theater opportunities?
8:30 p.m.

If I step on a plastic bag or used coffee cup on the street or parkway, I don't have to find something to scrape it off my shoe or boot. That's one big difference between dog poop and litter.

— On the neighbor message Dog Poop Problems
8:13 p.m.

Dave, I see you're still into bashing Heartland. You used to work there, I believe. Bet you haven't been in there in a long time.

— On the neighbor message Update on Crime Statistics in the 49th Ward
8:12 p.m.

To try to bring this back to Randy's question in case he's still reading this, he DIDN'T ask about West Ridge, he asked about a very specific location in Rogers Park. JP tried to divert him to West Ridge. That's the only reason West Ridge was mentioned by me. Why don't we just try to answer Randy's questions about this area: east of Sheridan near Rogers Beach Park.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park neighborhood near Rogers Beach
8:07 p.m.

Tell us, Anne, if you weren't fired by Don Gordon, why were you so terribly angry with him back then?

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
7:47 p.m.

D3, I had thought that Evanston only sounded the alarm at 8:15 PM when they planned to plow during the overnight hours but it seems to be more complicated than that. Read through this page:

http://www.cityofevanston.org/news/2014/01/snow-route-parking-ban-overnight-jan-21-and-snow-emergencies-issued-jan-22-23/

— On the neighbor message What Is That Noise?!
7:13 p.m.

Suzanne writes: "The IL Constitution is a bastardized document meant to serve the interests of our political rulers -- one CANNOT equate it with the U.S. Constitution. " So how did we get that "bastardized" document, Suzanne? It is Illinois' fourth Constitution, adopted by the voters of our state in late 1970, following a Constitutional Convention, chaired by attorney Samuel Witwer, a Republican, during the time when Republican Richard Ogilvie was governor. In other words, at a time when Republicans had great sway in Illinois, which they no longer have. Is the Constitution a perfect document? Of course not, but it is the Constitution until it is amended. (As an aside, I hope that will happen soon to provide for a fairer income tax, but that's changing the subject. Stay tuned, though, that's coming up for debate this year.)

— On the neighborhood event Loyola's Candidate Night--Gov. Quinn Attending
5:05 p.m.

Kevin hinted of it above, but on other sites where there are similar discussions of the crime statistics, Don's hypocrisy has been pointed out. As a known partisan, I'm glad I didn't have to do it here.

— On the neighbor message Update on Crime Statistics in the 49th Ward
8:49 p.m.

I think GLaDOS must mean the lot at the lakefront, in which case there is no cross street.

— On the neighbor message Greenleaf/Lunt Parking Lot
8:04 p.m.

Gabriel, you KNOW that's what the choice will be. There are two candidates for governor on the Democratic ballot. The other one hasn't got a chance of beating Quinn in the primary. All of the Republicans on the ballot date from the Ice Age. Why don't YOU go to the forum and raise the pension issue?

— On the neighborhood event Loyola's Candidate Night--Gov. Quinn Attending
3:54 p.m.

Thanks, Mr. R. After the other threads I just finished, I needed that.

— On the neighbor message Was anyone actually fond of Dominick's ???
3:38 p.m.

Contrary to NforaC's experience at Gateway, I found the vast majority of the Dominick's employees there friendly and helpful. During December, I made a point of saying goodbye to each of them that I ran into and wishing them well for the future. I feel especially bad for the older ones who will have more difficulty finding jobs.

— On the neighbor message Was anyone actually fond of Dominick's ???
2:13 a.m.

Yes, that's shameful, Bruce, but you're changing the subject.

— On the neighbor message Update on Crime Statistics in the 49th Ward
3:14 p.m.

Does anyone really want angry "Donny" packing?

3:06 p.m.

If it was deleted, it was undoubtedly because it was advertising for a business, which is not allowed on EveryBlock.

Jeremy, seems like you need to rethink that description behind your name.

— On the neighbor message Snow removal
1:39 p.m.

Donny, I'm not your "dear." How patronizing can you get?

1:32 p.m.

Here's an assignment for you, Bruce: Since you constantly carp about holding bad landlords accountable for them, how many of those sexual assaults actually took place in buildings. And then of those, how many were because the assailant had easy access because of poor security?

— On the neighbor message Update on Crime Statistics in the 49th Ward
1:23 p.m.

Donny has actually come up with something I support: "If you want to save 10,000 or more people a year; require that all cars have a breathalyzer installed." It has certainly been talked about Donny, and I wouldn't be surprised if it does get enacted--just like the mandated use of seatbelts and airbags. See, it wasn't really so difficult to understand what Ja was saying, was it?

12:30 a.m.

Randy, those of us near the lakefront also tend to be a friendlier, more neighborly group. We have tons of activities here too for you and your family to enjoy. Anne is right that Gale School may not be one that you will want to send you daughter to, but there are alternatives.

JP, years ago, I enjoyed visiting the little zoo but it had seen better days, and I find it bizarre that you didn't even know that it had closed. There is absolutely nothing in West Ridge to compare with lovely Eastlake Terrace, steps from the beach, with cooling breezes on hot summer days. Biased against the elderly much?

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park neighborhood near Rogers Beach
12:21 a.m.

I got a good belly laugh out of that one, Andrew.

11:59 p.m.

Clint, you may be "tired" of the argument but the fact remains true. Joe Moore was elected alderman in 1991 and re-elected 5 times. If the majority of the voters of the 49th Ward were unhappy with him, they would throw him out. It's been done in other wards. Look at 50 as an example right next door.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
11:53 p.m.

AJ how do your like that? JP troll called YOU a troll. Old JP doesn't seem to be aware of the giant brouhaha last year when the zoo in Indian Boundary Park was closed down, much to the dismay of certain West Ridgeans. Perhaps JP. is writing to us from retirement in Florida and hasn't kept up with the hood.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park neighborhood near Rogers Beach
7:13 p.m.

Gonzo, clearly you didn't have enough sleep last night; better take a nap. I get a kick out of it when some clueless voter asks for a Non-partisan ballot and then wants to know why there are no names of people on it.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
5:28 p.m.

Why anyone would choose West Ridge when they can live steps from the lake is a mystery to me. Randy, there are 3 parks and beaches on the 3-block-long stretch of Eastlake at Howard, Rogers, and Juneway, and you can extend your dog walking north into Evanston along the lakefront path east of Calvary Cemetery. That area is convenient to the #147 bus on Sheridan to downtown as well as to the Redline station at Howard.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park neighborhood near Rogers Beach
5:12 p.m.

Thank you, Terry.

5:11 p.m.

What a bizarre attempt on Suzanne's part to back away. Yes, Carl, of course, everyone reading this thread knew exactly of whom she was speaking.

4:58 p.m.

The voters of the 49th Ward clearly don't agree with you Kathi. Otherwise, Ald. Moore would have been reelected so often.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
4:28 p.m.

If you are registered to vote in Illinois, you aren't "registered to one party." When you go to vote in a primary, you are asked which primary ballot you want. The choices this year are Democratic, Republican, and Non-partisan.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
4:10 a.m.

No, Robin, there is no ad section. Ads simply are not supposed to be placed on EveryBlock--period. From the Guidelines:

"Advertisement - Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”) However, you may share information that would be considered beneficial and of interest to the community, such as community events, concerts, activities or new businesses opening in the neighborhood."

— On the neighbor message Snow geting you down - I can help
3 a.m.

John, can you really hear the Evanston sirens that far south? I'm quite used to them up here.

— On the neighbor message What Is That Noise?!
2:48 a.m.

Speaking of snow plows and the overworked drivers, one just came north on Ashland and went west on Juneway. I guess plow drivers are taking a page from the police about driving the wrong way down one-way streets. No traffic to worry about at this hour, though.

2:15 a.m.

Gonzo, Carl did say that the Dominick's site would be a terrible place for a trade school. And I'd like your definition of "dipsy" please to see whether I need to mark that comment of yours unneighborly.

1:46 a.m.

Now, now, Gonzo. Mother Nature surely had a hand in this. This winter, she's been pretty powerful.

1:18 a.m.

Catherine, Tom Dart's opponents in the primary for sheriff have no support and no chance of winning. I happen to think that, for a change, we have a good guy in that office now. Regarding the Water Reclamation District, I was personally impressed with Josina Morita when she presented her credentials at our ward endorsement session. The newspapers will undoubtedly be making recommendations. Keep watching EveryBlock. I will start a new thread with a link to the bar associations' evaluations of judicial candidates before the primary. When I checked late last week, the site hadn't yet been updated for this year's primary.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
6:25 p.m.

Two more days to register to vote in the primary.
The Chicago Election Board's special hours for last-minute voter registration at 69 W. Washington St.:
- Mon., Feb. 17 – Presidents Day – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tues., Feb. 18 – 9 a.m. to Midnight

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
2:20 a.m.

I trust those are simply snarky questions from someone who thinks one should have to leave their fingerprints as well as a blood sample in order to be eligible to vote.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
7:10 p.m.

Not often when faced with such a headline, Clint. BTW, I didn't click "unneighborly," though that comment certainly was.

4:43 p.m.

Yes, a utility bill is fine, though I doubt that Mr. Rogers' son has one of those yet so I didn't mention it.. Thanks for bringing it up, AJ.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
4:27 p.m.

Some of my favorite commenters are trolls as are some of the commenters I often feel like muting but never do.

An interesting point has been raised above, though. I stick to Rogers Park and 49th Ward for my commenting and posting. Why do some people (and trolls) from other areas post and comment here? It baffles me.

— On the neighbor message We all knew this to be true!
4:10 p.m.

Darrin, seems that NforaC is a little dense or perhaps is a newby to the RP social media scene.

— On the neighbor message Dog Poop Problems
3:50 p.m.

Sarah, as a couple of people have pointed out, it is illegal for owners not to clean up after their dogs. If you live in the 49th ward, check with Alderman Moore's office, 773-338-5796. They used to have laminated signs that you could post on trees or poles in the parkway warning owners to pick up the poop. They probably still have such signs. When we used them before they wore out, it helped a lot. Get more than one, though, so you can replace it when someone tears it down.

— On the neighbor message Dog Poop Problems
4:07 a.m.

Samantha, nothing quite so fun as to get on the bus and try to maneuver around shopping carts and baby strollers parked in the aisle up front.

— On the neighbor message Was anyone actually fond of Dominick's ???
3:19 a.m.

Suzanne, can you even name the stores on the plaza level of Gateway? Which ones have been there for many years? I doubt you know. To the west of the Dominicks's site: GNC and Sally Beauty Supply; east and north: Marshall's and Payless. Other long-time tenants, though not as long, are the UPS Store, T-Mobile, and Anna's Linens. You think those businesses want a trade school on the site that will not draw business to the plaza? Would the new nail salon have rented a store with a trade school there instead of an anchor store? Yes, some businesses have failed. Some businesses, no matter where located, fail. I thought Republicans were supposed to understand business. Why don't you ask the owners of Gateway what they they think of your idea? I'm pretty sure they would laugh in your face.

10:45 p.m.

Suzanne asks: Why is there a push to find "another food store" for the Gateway Dominick's? Well, for starters, those of us who live near there CAN'T walk to "Target, Jewel, Aldi's, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Mariano's, WalMart [not that I'd shop there even if I could], Morse Market, Devon Market." Your idea of a trade school on that site is one of the most ridiculous I've yet heard. That site is the anchor for the shopping center.

1:51 p.m.

Excuse me, my saying that I prefer real ice cream got me marked as unneighborly??? AJ, it's clearly someone else who needs the prune ripple ice cream, not Mr. Rogers.

— On the neighbor message Dairy Queen at Ridge & Howard
2:54 a.m.

Tom, I think Safeway must have to find someone to sublease the Gateway store. I doubt that their lease was up.

— On the neighbor message Howard Dominick's Announcement Soon?
2:38 a.m.

One other piece of ID, Mr. Rogers. It doesn't have to have his address on it as long as he has the DL with his current address. A school or work ID, for example.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
2:38 a.m.

ALERT: I'm reviving a year-old thread so some of the places above have probably closed, but we tried a great Italian restaurant tonight that just opened last fall: La Macchina Cafe, 1620 Orrington, just north of Davis. Our soup, salad, entrees, and the to-die-for chocolate lava cake for dessert were all wonderful. The service was attentive without being overbearing. I would fault the place only for music, which was too loud for our taste, and the strange tables. We were told that the owner made them (or had them made) but they weren't comfortable to sit at. We were also told they will be replaced.

— On the neighbor message Dining Recommendations in Evanston
1:45 a.m.

Vegan cheese pizza??? Umm, no. Are you unclear on the concept of vegan?

— On the neighbor message Best pizza in rogers park
1:33 a.m.

A friend had been told that one lived in a tree near his building but he'd never seen it. A few evenings ago, he went out to have the tree pointed out to him. Just then, the squirrel emerged and "flew" across the street. This was on Birchwood, west of Clark.

— On the neighbor message Flying Squirrel, no Moose!
1:29 a.m.

That headline is certainly an example of yellow journalism at its finest. And this rag pretends to be non-partisan?

1:23 a.m.

I've seen it enforced once with a car registered in the burbs. Problem is how do the police know that a vehicle has been here more than 30 days without getting a city sticker? We really can't expect them to pay that much attention to every car without a city sticker to see how long it's around.

— On the neighbor message Loyola Ave and the Red Line
3:27 a.m.

Neil, have you ever participated in a drum circle? Trust me, it's plenty of positive energy and I'm not fond of loud noise.

— On the neighbor message Occupy for Peace!
3:07 a.m.

The subject has been beaten to death in other places, such as Facebook and Nextdoor, Estes & Ashland, as well as on many threads on EveryBlock since it was revived last month. Here are a couple of them. The first post has 81 comments. Isn't that enough for you?

http://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/jan23-dominicks-shop-now-5970404/

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/feb10-promising-developments-search-new-gateway-grocery-store-5991073/

And, yes, some of us WERE fond of Domiinick's. I walked over there about three times a week.

— On the neighbor message Was anyone actually fond of Dominick's ???
2:50 a.m.

Bump again.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
2:43 a.m.

Those of us not going hope for reviews from those who are.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina to open on Friday!
1:49 a.m.

When I want ice cream, I want real ice cream--not that pretend stuff.

— On the neighbor message Dairy Queen at Ridge & Howard
6:58 p.m.

Barb, how did you manage to revive a thread that has been dormant for two years?

— On the neighbor message Recycle Bins?
4:40 a.m.

Aldermanic staff opposed to a suggestion? The alderman is pretty much opposed to zoned parking--as am I. One doesn't own the street in front of his/her residence. Besides, perhaps those calling for zoned parking should first look into what the city requires to get zoned parking. It's a high hurdle.

— On the neighbor message Loyola Ave and the Red Line
3:57 a.m.

Willy, my web shield doesn't like that page and blocked it.

— On the neighbor message Another Rogers Park Shooting
3:38 a.m.

Anybody got a Zambonie they can borrow?

— On the neighbor message Skate the Lake
8:17 p.m.

Anybody want to chip in to buy him a one-way ticket back to Texas?

— On the neighbor message Another Rogers Park Shooting
3:23 a.m.

AJ, I think you misread Nancy's comment. Seems to me she's saying that Fung's location WAS sketchy in the past, i.e., before Fung's was there. I have no idea where it is, though.

— On the neighbor message Morse Ave. Businesses
3:19 a.m.

Now I'm confused. I was "picturing" this new sign on the north side of Lunt, west of Glenwood, in front of Heartland. There can't be a stop sign there.

2:41 p.m.

Clint, as one who was here and active, I have to correct your statement that "Moore was picked to run in his first election by the outgoing alderman." Yes, that's what Joravsky also claims, but it isn't true. Early in David Orr's career as alderman, he set up Network 49 as an alternative to the regular 49th Ward Democratic Party. We worked the precincts just like the regulars did. We just didn't call ourselves precinct captains. Either before or very soon after Orr was elected County Clerk, everyone in our organization was asked if they wanted to run for alderman. Those who did, presented their "credentials" at a Network 49 meeting, and we voted on whom to support. Moore may have been the personal choice of Orr, I don't remember, but we members voted to endorse Moore. Orr would have supported whomever the members chose.

— On the neighbor message Welcome Joe Moore
2:27 p.m.

Careful, Mr. Rogers, or you'll be given a time-out to mend your ways. I know from personal experience.

10:07 a.m.

To move this up to the top again since the deadline is approaching...

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
12:38 a.m.

Lillie, why do you think that Leona's is closing? It was just sold to a new owner last year.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131125/rogers-park/leonas-chain-sold-new-owner-but-family-keeps-53-year-old-original-spot

— On the neighbor message Morse Ave. Businesses
12:25 a.m.

Dirk, just a little correction. Rogers Park, com is not a publication of the Rogers Park Business Alliance. It's either Mike Glasser's site (he promotes businesses too) or the Rogers Park Builders Group's site.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas - Great Food
5:15 p.m.

Ok, then I can't explain it.

2:08 a.m.

Jim A., it pays to actually read a thread before throwing in one's two-cents worth. I didn't recall the word "whiteness" being used in THIS thread but I've re-read it to be sure--twice. It isn't used in any of the comments above yours or in the original post. Was this just your way of dissing my neighborhood, which you were so fond of doing in the past?

1:47 a.m.

Yes, indeedy, it would easier for you to get your "need for a change" arguments across, wouldn't it.

Muting people, in my opinion, is somewhat childish.

10:27 p.m.

Lacy, I was assuming this new sign is on Lunt. Is it actually on Glenwood?

10:24 p.m.

Specifically, what other restaurants do you mean, Di? I agree with Shaina Rose on Chuckies. Give the public what it wants, and they will come. Twisted Tapas seems to be doing great business, even in a challenging location and with terrible weather since it opened.

— On the neighbor message Morse Ave. Businesses
8:31 p.m.

It's usually referred to as a "living wage." See this site from MIT:
http://livingwage.mit.edu/

3:04 p.m.

Indeed, Sam, a most welcome addition to Rogers Park.

10:58 a.m.

The point is, Brian, why did you include neighborhoods to the east in your post. Do you not understand that you control who sees your posts? You posted this to Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message AIRPLANE NOISE, call 800-439-9569
11:02 p.m.

Rogers Park does not have an airplane noise problem as far as I'm aware. Why did you pick this neighborhood to include in your list?

— On the neighbor message AIRPLANE NOISE, call 800-439-9569
3:10 p.m.

Back to "unneighborly"--Joe, I think the moderators review comments so marked to see whether they violate EveryBlock policy. If they don't, the comments are not removed. One of my comments was so marked soon after EveryBlock returned last month. It has not been removed whereas another comment on that same thread has been.

Enough about the kid's Facebook page please. None of you have any idea why he posted what he did.

— On the neighbor message Police Investigate Pratt-Clark Shooting
11:41 a.m.

Dawn, call Ald. Moore's office, 773-338-5796, and ask them to have your alley baited for rats.

11:26 a.m.

Awesome, indeed! What a wonderful addition to our neighborhood Twisted Tapas is. Be sure to click on the title above to read the full review and see the special offer there. Now, if only I liked shrimp...

2:07 a.m.

Dark blue??? I think you're hallucinating, April. There are some light blue ones, including your two just above mine. Someone I know has asked the administrators what the colors mean. As far as I am aware, they haven't responded. They may not want us to know, though it's pretty obvious that John W. is right on the pink.

— On the neighbor message question about everyblock
1:30 a.m.

Mr. Rogers, yes, as Kelli mentioned, I'm pretty sure that pink means that one or more members have marked a comment "unneighborly." It would be nice to know how many "unneighborlys" it takes, but I doubt that they will tell us. I took me awhile to figure out your comments during the previous EveryBlock days, but I finally got it that you love sarcasm--and you do it very well, I might add. Like you, I have never muted anyone. That doesn't mean I always read long, repetitious comments, though.

I might add for all, it you mark "thanks" or "unneighborly" by mistake, you can undo it by clicking on the word again.

— On the neighbor message Police Investigate Pratt-Clark Shooting
1:25 a.m.

Some seem to have found Mr. Rogers' comment unneighborly. Is sarcasm not allowed here?

— On the neighbor message Police Investigate Pratt-Clark Shooting
4:32 p.m.

I haven't seen a plow up here, but looking out the windows it's quite obvious that a plow has been down both Ashland and Juneway so I would have to disagree with you, Peter.

— On the neighbor message Snow plowing?
11:31 a.m.

In this weather yet! Couldn't he find a sidewalk to shovel?

— On the neighbor message Liberty Power
12:09 a.m.

According to people who getting their info from the police, 3 people were shot, one of them fatally. "Captain" does not indicate his source for 4.

7:02 p.m.

Catherine, sample ballots aren't available yet. Later this month, go here: http://www.chicagoelections.com/
In the list of items under "For Voters" near the top of the page, click on "Sample Ballots." You'll have to enter some information about yourself so that you will get the correct ballot for your polling place.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
6:53 p.m.

Michelle, yes there is a law. In fact, information about it is in the Sun-Times article, though perhaps only in the revised article:

“'The City of Chicago prohibits the releasing of rats into parks or public areas, with fines ranging from $1,000 to $,5000, as rats pose a public health risk and are a public nuisance,' said Molly Poppe, a spokeswoman for the Department of Streets and Sanitation. 'Residents should contact 311 if they witness anyone releasing rats, or for rodent baiting requests in yards, alleys or other public ways to ensure proper abatement.'”

http://www.suntimes.com/25344221-761/pest-control-house-calls-spike-as-rats-seek-refuge-from-extreme-cold.html

4:14 p.m.

I suspect where it may come from and will write to you, Chris.

— On the neighbor message Juneway "fly tossing"
3:01 p.m.

Going back to the original post about rats being trapped at O'Hare and released in parks, in this case, the airport is city-owned so Chicago is the customer. Does anyone seriously believe that the city of Chicago has asked Logan Square Pest Control to release the rats it catches at O'Hare? How much do we taxpayers pay every year to have our alleys baited? There is something seriously wrong with this picture.

2:54 p.m.

Place the blame on yourself, Willy, assuming you don't want to pay more in taxes to buy another fleet of snowplows and hire more workers so that the snow doesn't linger on our streets. In a more normal winter, of course, those extra plows wouldn't be needed and the workers could just collect their paychecks without having to work.

— On the neighbor message Who's to blame?
1:57 p.m.

We're talking about rats here, Michelle. Not something that most folks consider cute, furry critters.

1:29 a.m.

FebGirl, we have to condemn it everywhere. I don't think she was wrong in condemning China--just in not recognizing our own violations of human rights.

1:19 a.m.

How nice, the building owner is "...just very sorry for what happened to that girl."

1:10 a.m.

Bruce, the downstate legislators work for their constituents, not for us. Ideally, all the legislators would work for the good of the state, but thinking that's ever likely to happen is delusional. I do expect that someday this country will have modernized its drug policy but it's slow going.

12:49 a.m.

Willy, a guess here. Your guns are for hunting non-human animals, I'll bet.

12:37 a.m.

Bump again.

— On the neighbor message Re: Random Act of Kindness
12:35 a.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Another Random Act of Kindness
12:34 a.m.

Donny, how did you manage to work Mariann into my last comment. It was addressed to you and Andrew. Both of you keep harping on "Just catch the perp." There are two problems: an apparently bad landlord and the perpetrator of the crime. Working on inspecting the building and getting it secured does, in no way, detract from investigating the crime and, hopefully, catching the criminal.

12:29 a.m.

Seems to me we'd have to get the state legislature to go along with it first. Fat chance.

12:17 a.m.

Good to see you back, Hedda. Any luck with that operation yet?

8:34 p.m.

Why are you boycotting, Willy?

8:27 p.m.

Hello, Earth to Andrew and Donny: The police search for criminals; they don't work on building code violations. The Chicago Dept. of Buildings inspects buildings and cites the owners for code violations; they don't attempt to catch criminals. Get it? This isn't an either/or situation.

8:10 p.m.

That's been clear all along, Donny, and I think that most of us disagree with you. I also think that most of us from the old days on EveryBlock know to simply ignore the comments of a certain person who chimed in above. Apparently you didn't learn that lesson.

4:20 a.m.

No, Chi-town, he didn't break into the shooter's home. He broke into a neighbor's home.

4:05 a.m.

We'll look for the opportunity to work those words into our comments in the future, Willy. They are definitely underused.

— On the neighbor message What's going on at Estes and glenwood?
3:13 a.m.

I haven't been inside but I live across the street from the one on Ashland and watched the rehab. There was no dumpster on our block for months at a time. Perhaps we were just lucky. I watched the debris pile up in the yard inside the fence. Then they brought in a dumpster, filled it, and had it hauled away, and another dumpster left behind. This continued until the debris was gone. No more than a week or two if I recall.

2:59 a.m.

I was unaware that burglary made one subject to the death penalty in Illinois. In fact, I seem to recall that the General Assembly eliminated capital punishment in this state a couple of years ago.

The police would never advocate a private citizen taking the law into his own hands in a case like this. The intruder wasn't in the shooter's home. The door should not have been unlocked to check. And to the contrary of what Chi-town claims, yes, the police want you to call 911 if you think a crime is being committed, not investigate it yourself.

2:01 a.m.

Multiple choice or essay? And what's the study material?

— On the neighbor message Test
8:20 p.m.

Yes, Frank, I think you have the correct "take" on this matter.

6:57 p.m.

I call John J. Cahill Inc., 847-864-5225, a firm I've used for many years for a variety of jobs. They are not inexpensive but I've always been pleased with their work. On occasion, I've called a different plumber to try to save money and have regretted it.

— On the neighbor message Any plumber recommendations.
6:52 p.m.

To repeat: "...the front gate to the building courtyard was completely unsecured and locks to several doors were not working. A window frame to the basement was also off its hinges. " Donny, are you trying to make us believe that all of this happened within days, so, heaven forbid, don't blame the landlord?

10:41 p.m.

For the uninitiated, I assume that Robin is referring to the online Evanston news source, Patch.com. I, too, subscribe to it, but I haven't received any messages from them today about snow. There were a couple yesterday. I find them easy to ignore if I'm not interested. Now if they say "New Restaurant Opening....."

— On the neighbor message Dear Patch.com
8:40 p.m.

Or maybe it's Bruce's friend who own the building.

8:16 p.m.

Tenants in a building with code violations are highly unlikely to admit that they called for an inspection.

8:14 p.m.

"Why sling mud at this landlord? " Why, because he has a history as a slum landlord, apparently. Your attempt to defend him is pitiful. It's almost as though he's a friend of yours. Now THERE'S some speculation for you.

8:10 p.m.

Willy, good luck finding a dog or puppy. I'm more of a cat person, but dogs are good too. Just please remember to keep your new furry friend on a leash when you take him out for walks.

— On the neighbor message Dog Adoption
2:54 p.m.

I, too, wondered about the notice of closing on the door. As Joe mentioned, it was differently-worded from the usual such notice. That aside, as I walked by earlier, someone was putting fresh tablecloths on the tables, and there's a sign on the door indicating that they're re-opening at 3 PM today.

— On the neighbor message Jamaica Jerk
2:40 p.m.

JR Electronic Services installed our intercom system and buzzers and have done repairs when needed. A+ rating from Better Business Bureau:

http://www.bbb.org/chicago/business-reviews/intercoms-systems-and-services/jr-electronic-services-in-des-plaines-il-13000123

— On the neighbor message Recommendation for Intercom/buzzer handyman
9:37 p.m.

Bill, you have alleged that the alderman's staff members routinely check buildings owned by his political opponents, looking for violations. Why should I or anyone here believe you, especially since it seems that you don't even live in the ward? At least the Rockwell L is no where near here.

9:21 p.m.

Good to see you there last night, Chris. Was this your first visit? I may have lost track, but I think I've now been there 4 times.

If you're having a little party, you might want to ask for the side room. We get a little raucous at ours and that way we don't disturb the other diners.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas - Great Food
3:35 p.m.

How about some proof of your accusation at the beginning of your post?

6:01 a.m.

"Where's Poppa," 1970. You're not too young, Pat.

— On the neighbor message Whiskey and taco bar
2:30 a.m.

That might be better than Pepsi on cereal, AJ. (Anyone who understands this comment is giving away their age.)

— On the neighbor message Whiskey and taco bar
3:59 a.m.

Ok, Dee, that's another for the list. Didn't know you hadn't been there.

— On the neighbor message Ordering In
2:55 a.m.

Ah, Dane, IHOP is the only place I can find blintzes.

— On the neighbor message P and S diner
2:52 a.m.

Pat, should I call you or do you want to call me? We're in one of those categories.

— On the neighbor message Have you been a good neighbor ?
7:23 a.m.

jhj, no the law is not infrequently enforced. It's enforced often for parking behind the stop sign at my corner, though the police are being pretty lenient in this weather.

6:49 a.m.

Sorry, Al, a group of us already has plans to go Thursday evening, the warmest day this week. We're not as hardy as you.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas - Great Food
6:23 a.m.

The Democratic Party of the 49th Ward had a lively fundraiser at Heartland Monday night. The attendees included judges and candidates for judgeships. Now if this place were really so dangerous, do you think they would have been there? I didn't notice any anarchists. Maybe they were hiding in the kitchen.

— On the neighbor message Heartland Cafe: Hotbed of anarchists?
2:20 a.m.

It wasn't supposed to be funny, Barbara. I'll email you.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
1:29 a.m.

We got mail today, including a property tax bill.

RP123, suggest you send a formal complaint to our Congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky. Complaining to the post office does no good, but I did have luck with a postal complaint some years ago when I got Jan's staff on the case.

— On the neighbor message Mail Delivery Today?
8:58 p.m.

Apparently it depends on the driver. Our UPS guy won't leave a package unless someone signs for it. But USPS packages get left in the lobby all the time. Fortunately, we have a locked lobby.

— On the neighbor message Package Theft
8:51 p.m.

Kathi, there were three Jewels in RP in the early 60s at least. I don't recall when it closed, but we had one on Paulina, north of Howard, when I moved here. That was the first one they closed, followed by Clark, and then Morse. The Gateway Dominick's location is too large for a store like Whole Foods and they have two stores right up Chicago Avenue. Based on the only Meijer's I've ever been in in Ohio, the location is probably not large enough.

I have confidence that something will move into that space. Some of us will be happy with whatever it is; others won't.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's
4:42 p.m.

They did relocate from somewhere farther south when their rent was raised. The jalapeno gnocchi is great, as is the baked goat cheese, Wagyu short ribs, stuffed muchrooms, etc. I've been here three times with friends and everything we've tried is wonderful. Holly is right about the service too.

— On the neighbor message Twisted Tapas - Great Food
4:23 p.m.

Since Barbara hasn't replied, Dee, the answer is "yes." Surely you remember the squirrel avatar. How long ago was the dinner we three arranged through EveryBlock along with Diane, when Mr. Morse didn't show up? Do you suppose he'll rejoin EveryBlock? Or Diane?

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
3:04 a.m.

Family Matters, 7731 N. Marshfield, 773-465-6011, can always use tutors or, if that's not up your alley, for other things.

http://www.familymatterschicago.org/

— On the neighbor message Get out of the house Rogers park
2:30 a.m.

Willy, the temp. for Tuesday has been revised upwards. Now we're supposed to get a high of +1.

— On the neighborhood event Winter Bonfire at Touhy
2:21 a.m.

Yes, A.J., I lived through that deplorable era. I don't like to see remnants of it return, using new technology that wasn't available then.

— On the neighbor message Heartland Cafe: Hotbed of anarchists?
10:31 p.m.

Yes, Monday is going to be bitter. Not so easy to get to Lincoln Sq. from here on CTA but possible. If her b/f drives you and drinks coffee, he could wait for you at Sol Cafe, 1615 W. Howard, a great coffeehouse with WiFi.

— On the neighbor message Wilye park/ Community Center
2:34 a.m.

Rumors, rumors, and more rumors.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's
2:28 a.m.

Hi, J. L.. Good to "see" you again.

1:26 a.m.

There was some advance warning. I saw a link to this article in mid-December:

http://voices.suntimes.com/business-2/grid/everyblock-comcast-back-journalism/

— On the neighbor message how will it work this time?
1:18 a.m.

Thanks, Aimee, but that place got cited last year I think by the Health Dept. We're happy with the pizza we order from a different place in Evanston out by Dodge. I probably mentioned the name way up there somewhere. They deliver or we pick it up.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
5:13 p.m.

Shelly, if you live near the Red Line, you can take that north to Howard. Get off and walk downstairs to Howard. Do not use the up escalator or go up the stairs from the platform and then down because that will get you down to the ground in the wrong place. The Howard station is complicated. If you get confused, just ask how to get down at the original Howard exit. From the station, walk east one block. The Community Center is on the north side of the street at the corner of Marshfield/Howard.

— On the neighbor message Wilye park/ Community Center
5:05 p.m.

ChicagoGirl, have you ever read the NewStar? Its police blotter consists of snippets. It's not very useful for anything.

3:18 p.m.

It's Willye White Park; she was an Olympic athlete. If your meeting is in the evening, it might be ok to park in the lot for Gale School, on Marshfield, immediately behind the Community Center. Call the Community Center on Monday and ask about that, (773) 262-5051. Otherwise, you'll need to park on the street. If you get about a quarter block north of Howard, you won't have to pay to park on the street. Or try the 7500 block of North Ashland, again a quarter block or so south of Howard.

— On the neighbor message Wilye park/ Community Center
3:11 p.m.

Terry, how good to "see" you again!

— On the neighbor message Annnnnd We're back!
3:01 p.m.

Do people understand that this is just an automatically generated post? EveryBlock picks up the police blotter from the NewsStar.

5:06 a.m.

Three cheers for Dee whose post got Rocky home safe!

— On the neighbor message "Found Dog" Poster 1-22-2014
4:21 a.m.

AJ, there are still independent meat markets in Chicago? We used to have Dee's on Paulina NoH but it closed many years ago.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's
4:02 a.m.

Well, well, if it isn't Maureen with another new EveryBlock persona. How many have there been now?

— On the neighbor message Heartland Cafe: Hotbed of anarchists?
3:34 a.m.

You too, Willy. Come on, you know they both got banned.

Jesse, Becca has a job elsewhere. Don't ask me how I know. I was sworn to secrecy though not by her.

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
4:34 p.m.

Littleton, don't go there! Welcome back..

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
4:31 p.m.

How very reminiscent of Chicago's Red Squad in the 1960s.

— On the neighbor message Heartland Cafe: Hotbed of anarchists?
4:24 p.m.

Carl, it sounds as though you spend all your time shopping. (insert smiley face)

Yes, Robin I know that's what you were referring to. That was my way of saying that I disagreed.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's...where to shop now?
4:13 p.m.

Robin, apparently you weren't shopping in the Howard Dominick's.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's...where to shop now?
7:14 a.m.

I discovered I'd never filled in those boxes in my profile so my stuff is all newly added.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
6:57 a.m.

Let us know what happens please.

— On the neighbor message "Found Dog" Poster 1-22-2014
6:55 a.m.

PBarry, I don't consider "watery beer" much of a recommendation. I'm not into whiskey either, and I don't want hair on my chest thank you, Willy.

— On the neighbor message Bullhead Cantina at Morse and Glenwood
4:49 a.m.

Wow, how this this thread get resurrected. Just pointing out to the newbies here that most of the comments date to early 2013. In the meantime, some places mentioned have closed.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
4:29 a.m.

If you want to know what's going into the Dominick's location on Howard, sign up to receive the alderman's emails:
http://www.ward49.com/
I assure you that he will know before anyone else in the community when there's something official. The rumors and the "I've heard..." comments are just that: rumors.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's
4:19 a.m.

A few of us hardy souls huddled together with the police to stay warm and shared information.

Dane, hope you recover soon. Bernard was there as you probably know.

— On the neighborhood event CAPS Meeting Thursday night
4:05 a.m.

I have shopped at Jewel ever since I moved to Chicago. The first three of their stores bit the dust one by one until none were left in RP. (Yes, way back when, we had one on Paulina, NoH.) After the one on Morse closed, I switched to the one on Chicago Ave. with a trip out to the one west on Howard once a month or so when we have other shopping to do west. I got to be fond of Dominick's over the years it was here, and that's where I would pick up things during the week. I'm really missing it. There are certain things I buy at Whole Foods, and, now that it's there, we stop in to TJ's occasionally. If we haven't found certain produce we want, a trip down to Morse Market in in order.

— On the neighbor message Dominick's...where to shop now?
3:51 a.m.

Dee, except that the glare of the sun off my ice covered windows was nearly blinding this afternoon.

J.V., we need a thaw. The garage door is frozen shut.

— On the neighbor message Thank you
9:20 p.m.

I'm heading down now. If my frozen body is found somewhere between here and CMSA, donate it to science and notify my next of kin.

— On the neighborhood event CAPS Meeting Thursday night
6:30 p.m.

And all the old content is here too.

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
4:35 a.m.

The other person who got cuttings from me sent a photo of it blooming this winter. Meanwhile, the mother plants have had no buds. Stay warm.

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
2:45 a.m.

How's that Christmas cactus doing Williamettia Scott?

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
2:04 a.m.

I guess there's 5. Ian and Katie thanked Jesse's first comment. It's the night owl brigade.

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
1:36 a.m.

Hi, Jesse. Well, that's at least three of us back. We'll see how it goes, though I suspect it will be rocky.

— On the neighbor message Welcome back!
1:18 a.m.

This deal expires Thursday morning at 10 AM.

— On the neighbor message Sahara Kabob is the Reader's Real Deal today
1:25 a.m.

But there was no "next thread" to enter "constructive opinions and posts." I think Pat goofed and instead of making a new thread, he just continued this one. So I plead innocent by reason of Pat's mistake. That makes the rest of us innocent too, except for Pat and you, John. Apparently you didn't give good instructions to Pat.

— On the neighbor message On being civil
1:02 a.m.

Yes, you are justified in feeling uneasy. Dressing provocatively has nothing to do with it. What, if anything, did Customer Service at Dominick's do? There is a security officer on duty there, I believe, at all times. Often, he's in an office to the east of the Customer Service desk where I assume he can watch monitors of store activity. I think he should have been summoned to remove the offender from the store.

You did the right thing by going into the bank during the second incident. Get off the street if at all possible.

The perverts on the el have been around forever. Perhaps someone will know otherwise, but I think they're harmless. Back when I was young and rode the el to and from work, I'd run into the touchy-feely guys on occasion. Once I decided to stand up for myself, I'd loudly confront them, which got them to slink off the train at the next stop. Don't know whether that works with flashers. Had the good luck of never running into one of those.

A CAPS facilitator may be able to give you additional advice for dealing with these incidents.

— On the neighbor message Uneasy feeling.. Looking for advice.
12:46 a.m.

Rely on your gut reaction, Barbara.

— On the neighbor message Best Latte Ever
8:29 p.m.

No, Mac, if you had read that other blog before certain items were deleted, you would understand. But you're right: let's keep our focus on the building and tilework.

6:57 p.m.

Giggle. RPong. I'm technologically incompetent. Couldn't do that even if I wanted to. So let's stop with the cat fight, ok?

Yes, Advocate, good point. Chris, how is your research going for the landmark suggestion?

5:40 p.m.

I'm sorry I didn't get down there again before it closed. If the new place stays open later for dinner, I'm more likely to patronize it--as long as it's good.

— On the neighbor message Pillars Closes Today
4:44 p.m.

I can't believe you posted what you posted in that other blog either, RPong. I understand both of you came to your senses there. There, unlike here, I'm told one can remove their offensive posts. Thanks for doing that.

4:36 p.m.

C.K., I'm also privy by way of email to some of YOUR posts on that blog so I'd be careful if I were you.

2:38 p.m.

Would it be unneighborly of me to hope that Ben was wrong and that the Advocate is right?

— On the neighbor message Have you lived in Rogers Park over 10 years?
2:30 p.m.

I'm confused. Who's in the naughty box?

Pat and all you other southerners and middle Rogers Parkers, we have our very own CAPS meeting on the same night at CMSA. I don't think we should come to yours. Bernard would be mad. I think that Mr. Rogers is probably a west of Clark person and goes to CMSA, if he goes to CAPS. What about it, Mr. Rogers? .... Mr. Rogers, are you still here or did you click that mute button?

— On the neighbor message On being civil
2:24 p.m.

Kevin, I'm so sorry. I had not heard about the fire at your home either. I've been out-of-the-loop lately, assuming you posted about that elsewhere. I hope you're able to get back into your home soon.

— On the neighbor message I was assaulted on the Magnificent Mile
2:08 p.m.

"They" have been stealing bikes since the first bike was made, I'm sure. I had two go bye-bye in the 1960s and gave up on bike riding.

— On the neighbor message Bike stolen
1:49 p.m.

What is, Charlie--arresting someone for selling single cigarettes or the drug bust? I would agree if you mean the former except that it adds to the general bad impression lots of folks get of Howard St. And sometimes it can be a bit difficult just getting into the station with all the hanging out there.

— On the neighbor message Police Shut Down Morse Avenue Drug Market
1:37 p.m.

Apparently not, Advocate. Ben's article says no one was injured. GMPI might just be in hiding from all the bad guys he's been writing about. Maybe he'll come to the meeting in disguise.

— On the neighbor message Have you lived in Rogers Park over 10 years?
5:25 a.m.

I think the term is "loose squares" for those single cigarette sales. I've been noticing that a lot around the Howard station. I reported it at the last CAPS meeting. I know someone who got arrested for selling one. She's not one of the regulars doing it. In fact, she had no idea it was illegal. Someone simply asked her whether she could buy one of her cigarettes, the sale was noticed, and she was on her way to jail.

— On the neighbor message Police Shut Down Morse Avenue Drug Market
2:31 a.m.

Davey, yes there sure are residences in Chicago that have electric heating. When the 12 Northpoint buildings in North of Howard were first rehabbed in the early to mid-1980s, they were converted to electric heat and each tenant controls their own heat and pays for it. These are rent-subsidized buildings for low-to-moderate income people. I don't know what the developer was thinking. The heat for the tenants in these buildings is not subsidized. I can't prove it, but I think electric heat is generally considered more expensive than gas. I have no basis for comparing my heating expense to Chris since we have a central gas boiler that serves the whole building.

— On the neighbor message Heat in the Winter (space heaters?)
2:07 a.m.

Patsy, why don't you and I take that Beetle off the lady's hands. You can have it one week, I'll take it the next. I love orange.

10 p.m.

To add to Moah's litany, remember Scott Lee Cohen, chosen by the wise voters in the Democratic primary in 2010 to be the nominee for lieutenant governor. Pawnbroker Cohen with a shady reputation was talked into dropping out before the fall election and did so, tearfully, at Hop Hous. Great choice, voters! Then there was the year a Larouchie won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. Needless to say, a Republican was elected governor that fall. But my current favorite is the Cook County Circuit Court Judge who, on Monday, was found not guilty of battery by reason of insanity. Although all the bar associations and newspapers found her unqualified or not recommended in last November's election, she was retained on the bench by the voters.

9:49 p.m.

Zoë, thanks for letting us know that "sale" was a tall tale.

9:12 p.m.

John, I think Dee was using the K3 version. At least that's what I assumed.

— On the neighbor message Thanks Mr. Snowplow! Newgard-Greenview Alley
1:13 a.m.

Kat, you're a woman after my own heart. Indeed, I think muting people here makes no sense at all because, as you've pointed out the threads then make no sense. I also think that muting is, in fact, a little childish. Dee, you and I are never likely to get badges, face it, but those are pretty childish too, as Jim pointed out. I sure remember the gold star days in grammar school. I would hope that we've all outgrown that.

— On the neighbor message On being civil
12:49 a.m.

Not when you give me a ride home, Tom.

— On the neighbor message Have you lived in Rogers Park over 10 years?
4:22 p.m.

In fact, I just got out of the shower and used a space heater. The heater is perfectly safe if not in a place where it can fall into water and the outlet is a GFI just in case.

— On the neighbor message Heat in the Winter (space heaters?)
4:03 p.m.

I had no idea that terra cotta mural was up there until someone wrote about it on EveryBlock a year or so ago. The next time I was down that way, I made a point of checking it out. I agree, it must be saved if it all possible.

1:41 p.m.

Bump

— On the neighbor message Thanks Mr. Snowplow! Newgard-Greenview Alley
2:37 a.m.

Never fear, Dee, you may be shoveling enough snow you won't need those pushups.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
2:32 a.m.

KatzLover, I too love cats. How many do you have? Welcome to to whichever neighborhood you're new to.

Bruce, bet you didn't do that flyering at the west end. That was my turf for flyering for the alderman, though I've lived in the middle section for many years.

— On the neighbor message Have you lived in Rogers Park over 10 years?
2:17 a.m.

Was that written with tongue planted firmly in cheek, Advocate?

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Percentages
2:02 a.m.

Amen, John V.

— On the neighbor message On being civil
1:53 a.m.

I want to see a photo of this GIANT BERM. I'm not sure, with the meager amount of snow that fell, there could have been a giant berm, even if the plow had left every bit of it that fell in that alley in front of Alex's garage.

4:25 p.m.

The one at Howard closed when they rehabbed the old station. There isn't really a space for one in the new Howard station or in the old one on Howard either.

— On the neighbor message Where to buy the New York Times?
2:59 a.m.

Advocate, sigh, I can't get from Juneway beach, to Rogers Beach, to Howard Beach without going back to Eastlake. I can't get to Loyola Park from any of those beaches without going to Sheridan Rd. I might as well just take a walk down Sheridan, but that's not what I want to do. That's not a walk along the lakefront. Oh, and no, you can't get to Loyola's campus from Loyola Park. I tried it a couple of years ago. There was at least a one-block detour inland.

— On the neighbor message Just to the west more bike trail expansion.
2:53 a.m.

Kyle, you're late to the party. Check out this thread. You might enjoy it.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/politics/jan26-congratulations-governor-quinn-co-5689617/

Don't know why Gabriel started a new thread. Maybe he couldn't find the old one. If that's the reason, Gabriel, EveryBlock has a search feature at the top of the page on the right.

— On the neighbor message Congratulations Governor Quinn
2:44 a.m.

Kyle, Armadillo's Pillow on Sheridan would love your business too. Am I a shill for them? Well, the owners are friends and neighbors so yes.

2:33 a.m.

Emily, the city doesn't plow alleys. Most of us are grateful when someone with a plow on their personal vehicle helps us out in this way. I know my friend, who can't get his van out until the alley is pretty clear, appreciates it when a plow comes through and he only has to clear in front of the garage instead of having to snowblow the alley out to the street.

2:17 a.m.

Yes, chocolate covered custard for me. Is John getting the donuts? I just had a thought. Will we have to fight the police to get our share?

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
2:03 a.m.

Barbara, Our front door got hit twice. What were probably the original brass kick plates were stolen off our doors several years ago. Not long after, I noticed it had happened elsewhere on the block. We replaced ours using what we thought were theft-proof screws. Then last summer, the one on my entrance's door was removed. Guess the thief noticed that the replacement was pretty flimsy and didn't bother our other two doors. BTW, this reminds me I need some info. from you and am sending a P.M.

— On the neighbor message Check your gate locks
1:18 a.m.

Connie, you were afraid to stop at the stop sign at Howard & Ashland in the 80s??? I WALKED right by that adult bookstore and liquor store twice a day on my way to and from the CTA station. When I returned from work, it wasn't the middle of the day, it was often late at night. I'm alive to tell about it and still live here.

— On the neighbor message Have you lived in Rogers Park over 10 years?
12:51 a.m.

Bubbles, Advocate? I hate to say what that nickname brings to mind--in fact, I don't think I dare say it in this forum. Use your imagination.

— On the neighbor message On being civil
12:35 a.m.

Bet you're extra pleased, John. Great news all around for our Morse area neighbors.

12:27 a.m.

There are still newsstands in el stations? I think all the ones in Rogers Park are gone, though I suppose the new Loyola station might get one when the station is finished.

— On the neighbor message Where to buy the New York Times?
7:16 p.m.

Is it Babs, now? I rather like that. Do you, Barbara?

— On the neighbor message On being civil
7:08 p.m.

And I'm not a lawyer like I suspect some here are so I'm staying way out of that mess, but I would like to find a way to enhance pedestrian access to the lake. If that's ever possible in my lifetime, you stay out of my way with your bike, Bruce.

— On the neighbor message Just to the west more bike trail expansion.
6:57 p.m.

Did someone mention donuts? Are there going to be donuts at the CAPS meeting? Oh, I hope so and that some are frosted with chocolate.

GMPI, will you be there? We'll share the donuts with you, but I get the chocolate.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
6:46 p.m.

There's always cooking at home if you're really desperate to eat.

— On the neighbor message Leona's on Sheridan moving
6:28 p.m.

I'm 100% with you on that last line Sandy, and, being North of Howard, I add Evanston needs one too. Leona's was the place to go because everything else was closed. Maybe it still will be after they move and then I can walk to it, but I'd prefer some place with better food.

6:19 p.m.

Leelee, the meeting was last Monday. At a different meeting in the ward the same night, the alderman said he did not expect Gale (or Field) to be shut down. That doesn't mean it couldn't happen, of course.

— On the neighbor message Gale School Action
5:56 p.m.

You've forgotten another category, C.E. What about us co-op owners? We do not actually own our apartments like condo owners do. Together, we own the building.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park Percentages
5:54 p.m.

Oh, dear, a conundrum--shall I click on Thanks and await the wrath of someone who shall not be named, or forgo the Thanks I would like to bestow on Gabriel. I choose the latter--for now.

Just between you and me Gabriel, I once voted a protest vote for Eugene McCarthy for president. Don't tell anyone, though.

— On the neighbor message Congratulations Governor Quinn
4:39 p.m.

DJ, I've been around here a long time. In Rogers Park, we fight over everything. I've been at many of the meetings. I can still dream. I know it will never happen.

— On the neighbor message Just to the west more bike trail expansion.
4:40 a.m.

I note that CleanupRogersPark, the OP and possible troll, did not follow up on his/her threat to deactivate the account.

— On the neighbor message Self- defense- Pepper Spray
3:10 a.m.

No fighting at the CAPS meeting please.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
3:01 a.m.

Jeanne, I've been informed by email that it's easy to make but the actual recipe wasn't provided. Try an internet search for fesenjan and then make your own. I think Reza's on Clark in Edgewater has it. That's the first place I ever ate it.

2:47 a.m.

Chicken with pomegranate walnut sauce. Did you two have to remind me.

10:42 p.m.

Indeed, that's why I said "can be," not "are." I think I recall that one time it was lethal is when it was used by the Chicago police.

— On the neighbor message Tasers now allowed for Concealed Carry?
9:31 p.m.

Aww, I can dream, can't I? I no longer bike but I'd love to be able to walk over to Juneway beach and head south on the lakefront for as far as I feel like walking that day.

— On the neighbor message Just to the west more bike trail expansion.
9:27 p.m.

Oh, you misunderstood me, Patsy. I meant no beer and pizza for GMPI unless s/he comes to the meeting too. I'm sure you'll be at the meeting if you can find a sitter for all those kids.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
9:23 p.m.

Careful, Jessi, those things can be lethal.

— On the neighbor message Tasers now allowed for Concealed Carry?
8:10 p.m.

But he hasn't told Pat whether he'll be at the CAPS meeting. No beer and pizza unless he attends.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
8:08 p.m.

Armadillo's Pillow on Sheridan would love your business, Ann.

7:55 p.m.

Dee, just teasing you. We're not big on BBQ and you listed two.
Tanya, I make great pot roast; don't need to go out for that.
Mo, yes, everyone should experience Lucky Platter on Main, at least once. We go every few months. Allow plenty of time to let the place sink in.
Haven't been to Prairie Moon in a long time. Guess it's time to go back there too.

— On the neighbor message Dining Recommendations in Evanston
7:33 p.m.

Has anyone checked lately to see whether Loyola is still offering classes and other such things that a university provides or it just a real estate developer now.

A hotel might be a good idea, though.

7:06 p.m.

Donny, haven't you heard about the proposal to build a series of offshore islands? Many fierce battles in RP and Edgewater over this a few years ago. Maybe you should join Friends of the Parks.

http://www.loyolaphoenix.com/3370a20f-60dd-5b05-8270-bef817c2224f

— On the neighbor message Just to the west more bike trail expansion.
7:05 p.m.

Leona's has one advantage: It's open late. When, as last night, I am not up to fixing dinner when the evening's task or meeting is over, we would head for Leona's and could actually find dinner. Not just pizza or fast food. No such luck last night in Evanston, and I can't think of another place in Rogers Park open past 10 PM on weekdays.

6 p.m.

Now, now, boys, have you done anything about preparing for your duel tomorrow at high noon in the pumpkin patch? What are your weapons; who are your seconds? Patsy, are you somebody's second?

— On the neighbor message Just to the west more bike trail expansion.
5:50 p.m.

Barbara, for shame, sending Rogers Parkers to Evanston to buy their papers.

BTW, why did you show up early today as a new neighbor in my followed places? That threw me for a loop. If you're a new Barbara in Ravenswood, what did you do with the other one who was so good at finding all the EveryBlock threads on any subject imaginable? Can you do that too?

— On the neighbor message Where to buy the New York Times?
5:40 p.m.

Well, at least sometime far down the road, Bruce. Or do you have some suggestions for how the CTA can come up with the billions it will take in the foreseeable future?

4:37 a.m.

Diane, I'm pretty sure that Found is on Chicago Ave., just south of Dave's Italian Kitchen, not on Church. I think it moved into Gio's former location.

I'll second Trattoria DOC on Main, though we don't order the pizza there. That's the Advocate's type, not mine. Nikki, thanks for the reminder of Dixie Kitchen. Time to go there again. That place introduced me to Turbodog, which I recently found in Jewel, much to my amazement. I have some in the fridge now.

— On the neighbor message Dining Recommendations in Evanston
4:23 a.m.

Now you're both on me for being "wrong." If I could only remember where I left my marbles, I'd be gone by now.

A friend at the laundromat tonight gave a plug for Ward 8. It doesn't sound like the kind of place we normally go, but maybe we'll try it sometime.

— On the neighbor message Ward Eight
4:09 a.m.

So sorry, Jessi. As you know, I've found that gate open. You have very inconsiderate neighbors.

— On the neighbor message Check your gate locks
3:41 a.m.

I was thinking about Pillars yesterday and wondering what was going on since no one had posted about it lately. Thanks for bringing it up again, Kelly. And, John, please let us know if you find out anything.

— On the neighbor message Pillars
3:37 a.m.

Wait! RPong, with the use of that caret (^), are you accusing CPDGreenleafLover of stalking you online? And in your last comment to me above, are you saying that you think CPD is an unemployed female journalist who is a friend of mine? If so, you're wrong. I have no idea who CPD is, and I don't think I have any friends who are unemployed journalists. Perhaps Offcr. B. can get to the bottom of all this.

— On the neighbor message Congratulations Governor Quinn & Co.
3:28 a.m.

I'm not so sure about us going out for dinner together, Dee. That Little Mexican Cafe, yes, Symphony's on Central St., Dave's Italian Kitchen on Chicago across from the northern Whole Foods, Mount Everest on Church (Indian and Nepalese), Siam Paragon on Main.

— On the neighbor message Dining Recommendations in Evanston
6:45 p.m.

Now, now, RPong, the dear, departed Applejack died of grief having been banned from EveryBlock last fall. If you had time at 5 AM or whenever to change your name, you had time to respond. You still haven't responded, BTW.

— On the neighbor message Congratulations Governor Quinn & Co.
6:34 p.m.

Do we care what a North Park resident (wherever that is) thinks?

4:55 p.m.

Dee, I've never noticed anything strange about Jim Lehrer's eyes. Are you sure we're talking about the same person?

— On the neighbor message Congratulations Governor Quinn & Co.
4:49 p.m.

No, no, blame Patsy. She started this.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Shovels reminder
4:39 p.m.

Let's give Kelly a break. She only joined us here On Oct. 1 of last year. Kelly, the new ward boundaries were announced right here on EveryBlock about a year ago:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/jan19-the-new-49th-ward-4673849/

There ensued much speculation as to when these boundaries would be in effect, and all of that culminated in the Great Ward 49 Burger Summit last February:

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

We had a great time, and Kelly and Joe split the tab for all of us. As it turned out, the new ward boundaries were in effect for the November election.

Welcome to the 49th Ward, Kelly!

— On the neighbor message Ald. O'Conner is he gone from Rogers ?
4:13 p.m.

But without the "e" the "s" is pronounced differently, more like a "z." I don't think Dee has an arz, but if she does, I want one.

3:58 p.m.

Date and time please. Not tonight, though. I have to do the laundry.

— On the neighbor message Self- defense- Pepper Spray
3:58 p.m.

The only "protective" device I carry is a whistle, which I've never used in all the years I've had it. That device cannot be turned against me.

— On the neighbor message FYI: Children chased at Pottawatomie Park.
3:38 p.m.

Well, I see RPLover was here long enough to change her handle but chose not to answer my question. Perhaps she discovered that the title of the NewsHour has not carried Jim Lehrer's name since the fall of 2009. I actually do watch the program most weekday evenings and have not seen Lehrer in a long time except when he moderated a debate last fall. The long-time staff carries on quite well in his absence, RPongreenleaf. You might try watching.

Dee and Gnorth, those comments were definitely unneighborly.

— On the neighbor message Congratulations Governor Quinn & Co.
3:01 p.m.

Dee, just for clarity, there's an "e" on arse. Wouldn't want anyone wondering where your ars is.

2:41 a.m.

Not only are Chuckie's comments gone, Chuck himself is now toast. I thought he was probably about up to his limit.

— On the neighbor message Self- defense- Pepper Spray
2:32 a.m.

RPLover, when is the last time you watched Jim Lehrer?

— On the neighbor message Congratulations Governor Quinn & Co.
2:07 a.m.

Sol got a nice mention in the Sun-Times' Splash Chicago:

http://splash.suntimes.com/2013/01/30/northern-comforts/

— On the neighbor message Best Latte Ever
4:47 p.m.

I need a permit for getting rid of a dead horse??? Only in Chicago.

4:42 p.m.

Don't go there. You'll never get another decent night's sleep.

— On the neighbor message FYI: Children chased at Pottawatomie Park.
4:32 p.m.

You're right, Advocate, I don't. Ever try carrying that thing on the back of a bike?

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
4:22 p.m.

Anyone seen G.M.P.I. lately? I could use that skillet on him, or is it her, for starting this thread?

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
3:28 p.m.

Yes, Dee, you'll notice I didn't say I was going to use the litter on our building's sidewalks, but if Patsy wanted it....

— On the neighbor message Chicago Shovels reminder
1:53 p.m.

Dee?!?!?!

Well, at least you like your liver cooked the same way I do. My cast iron skillet must be an official antique by now. My mom never liked it and passed it to me decades ago. I even took it on a bicycle camping trip one time.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
1:41 p.m.

There's a dead horse under my computer. Will somebody please come dispose of it?

1:25 p.m.

You're in denial, RPLover.

— On the neighbor message Congratulations Governor Quinn & Co.
5:08 a.m.

RPLover, were you so concerned about our tax dollars when W started a war, off the books, in Iraq?

— On the neighbor message Congratulations Governor Quinn & Co.
3:49 a.m.

Sheesh! How stupid of me. Of course the clumping litter wouldn't work. Offer withdrawn, Patsy.

Barbara, if there's one thing I don't need, it's more things to snack on, but thanks for the offer. BTW, you missed a fun-filled evening at the parking garage meeting. There was no vote taken, so I couldn't vote "no" for you in your absence.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Shovels reminder
3:31 a.m.

Todd, seems to me this is a case in which a picture (or even 4) is not worth a thousand words.

— On the neighbor message Ideas on Dealing with Litter in Rogers Park
3:18 a.m.

I propose a duel between Bruce and Donny. Gentlemen, choose your weapons and your seconds. This will be held at high noon on Saturday, February 2, on the pumpkin patch site. If Bruce slays Donny, the garage is toast; if Donny slays Bruce, it gets built with a memorial to Bruce at the top.

— On the neighbor message Is parking the biggest issue in Rogers Park?
10:09 p.m.

Jessi, thanks to you and your husband for choosing Rogers Park. You sound like my kind of people, though we may never meet. Hope you're able to stay here. I do understand your concerns about your kids. BTW, heaven forbid, if anything like this should happen again, the number to call is 911, not 311. You want the police. 311 is for street lights out, abandoned cars., and that sort of thing.

— On the neighbor message FYI: Children chased at Pottawatomie Park.
8:49 p.m.

I'd have to buy a whole bag of oyster crackers just to use a few for this. Maybe I'll try a piece of broken saltine next July. Thanks for the tip, Dee.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Shovels reminder
4:09 p.m.

Thanks for reminding me that it's about time to get some liver out of the freezer for dinner. It's been awhile. Yum.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
4:05 p.m.

Hey, whada ya mean, a tough grader, Advocate? You're the one who's a meager thanker. In my year and a few months on EveryBlock (not counting my 2-week ban), I've given thanks 4,496 times, a little more than twice as many times as I've been thanked. I'm hurt. I just may take my marbles and go play elsewhere.

— On the neighbor message Ward Eight
3:54 p.m.

I'm a little confused about why this event is posted here in Rogers Park. I don't think any part of Rogers Park is in the 47th Ward. Could you enlighten me on that, Zoë ?

3:23 p.m.

Don't we have enough Rogers Parkers fighting over this project? Do we really need outside advice? And ANOTHER parking thread to boot!!!

3:11 p.m.

Good for you, CL, for continuing to get the word out and for pressing the police.

— On the neighbor message Assault in Rogers Park
2:18 a.m.

Patsy, I'll be glad to save my used litter for you. I do clean out the "solids" daily. In fact, I'll even ask my neighbor across the hall to save hers for you too. She has four little darlings; I only have two. You can drive over in your BMW and pick it up.

Dee, if I put a whole saltine in each salt cellar, there would be no room for the salt.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Shovels reminder
2:14 a.m.

John V., deep dish with anchovies, although if Pat insists on thin crust, I'll go with it. I haven't found someone to have anchovy pizza with in decades. Pat, that DOES mean you're weird. Just like me. BTW, is Ary invited?

Pat, I think EveryBlock has the hiccups every so often and parts of threads disappear, or whole threads do. Did you try refreshing the page? I see the whole thread now at 2 AM.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
2:03 a.m.

Patsy, that must take up a parking space and a half. Shame!

1:45 a.m.

Wow, now she disses me for thanking someone's comment! I just can't get no respect.

— On the neighbor message Congratulations Governor Quinn & Co.
1:32 a.m.

Well! If I can't have anchovies on my pizza, I'm not coming.

Dee, I can't believe you really wrote that. And Pat was worried about being deleted.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
6:30 p.m.

Another parking thread????

Ohhh, Patsy, I've always want to ride in a BMW. Would you take me for a spin someday?

5:40 p.m.

Mr. Rogers, I still use the clumping kind of litter--nonscented. I don't like the odor of fake pine and suspect I'd hate those pine pellets. What is this about paper, recycled pellets, Dee, not that I'm sure anything biodegrades in a landfill? Do we have any landfill experts here to advise us on this?

— On the neighbor message Ideas on Dealing with Litter in Rogers Park
4:04 a.m.

John (in 2431), after I posted about the too many Johns, I realized it was a double entendre. Oh, my, how did I do that.

Most of us will sleep just fine, GMPI. Why don't you crawl back into the hole from which you emerged?

— On the neighbor message Ideas on Dealing with Litter in Rogers Park
10:01 p.m.

Anna (Chicago0), I think you misinterpreted at least part of my comment. This whole thing, beginning up there with the original post by the troll, is a thread. I was referring to GMPI, the troll, as the fear-monger.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
9:09 p.m.

Really? So, I got to North of Howard in the spring of '60. Surely, you weren't here then, were you?

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
9:02 p.m.

Anna, you have stated in more than one thread that you are afraid. I'm sorry that you were almost attacked and that you're afraid. I've simply said that I don't feel that way in spite of what has happened to me on the street. The last incident when I ended up, slightly battered, on the lobby floor, was years ago but that doesn't make any difference. I was still out and about, doing my thing the following day.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
6:17 p.m.

Neil, welcome to North of Howard. (No matter when you got here, I guarantee you that I got here first.) I'm not going to claim that I've never been a crime victim, but I come and go, on foot for the most part, wherever I want and at whatever time of the day or night that I want, usually by myself. I do not live in fear like Anna apparently does. I couldn't live that way. This thread is fear-mongering at its worst.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
6:04 p.m.

Yea to more chickens in Rogers Park! Hope you find what you want here Sam.

— On the neighbor message Lookin For a House to rent
5:51 p.m.

There are way too many Johns in Rogers Park Are there 3 or just 2 talking to each other just above the Advocate's comment? I think it's 2. How about if the first John would add a little descriptor behind his name like the last John with the badge has done. Then, we can keep everybody straight.

— On the neighbor message Ideas on Dealing with Litter in Rogers Park
5:45 p.m.

No, Melissa, this will not be on the Participatory Budgeting ballot (or any other ballot) this year. You get to state your opinion; you don't get a vote on it.

— On the neighbor message Is parking the biggest issue in Rogers Park?
5:32 p.m.

Has KathyL changed her handle?

— On the neighbor message Self- defense- Pepper Spray
4:37 p.m.

Hey, Pat, can I join your beat meetings or would that mean I'd have to move down there?

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
5:47 a.m.

NO to more permit parking.

Do tell, Bruce, you supported the Granada Center? Talk about an ugly building on the lake side of Sheridan Road.

Dee writes above: "Warning, being snarky, if not surly. The biggest issue in RP is that we don't have enough issues to beat to death." Dee, your assignment is to come up with some new topics we can beat to death. Don't get help from Kathy. She keeps beating the same ones.

— On the neighbor message Is parking the biggest issue in Rogers Park?
11:24 p.m.

This is turning into a comic opera.

— On the neighbor message Ideas on Dealing with Litter in Rogers Park
3:05 a.m.

Yes, Kelly. The monthly rate would be somewhat higher for non-residents of the Farcroft, but it didn't seem exorbitant to me. I say that, though, as someone who doesn't need parking. One of the rates was $150, but I don't recall whether that was for residents or non-residents. The overnight rate was shown as $4; 5 PM - 8 AM.

— On the neighbor message Is parking the biggest issue in Rogers Park?
2:34 a.m.

Our troll doesn't even know what's known, by some, as the jungle. Now, now, don't tell him. It is kind of refreshing from my standpoint, to see Morse bashed for a change instead of my little neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
11:05 p.m.

Do we REALLY need another thread about the parking garage?

— On the neighbor message Is parking the biggest issue in Rogers Park?
9:39 p.m.

I reported a real and a possible crime directly to our officers friendly at the CAPS meeting last night.

Love it, Kelli,. I, too, had been picturing Santa surrounded by elves.

Re. the quotes in the troll's penultimate comment, see here:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/jan24-attempted-mugging-2100-block-w-lunt-5685266/

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
8:06 p.m.

Wait, that just sank in, Advocate. If Morton puts that in my table salt, why do I have to add rice to the salt cellars in the summer and hope that absorbs the humidity. Even that doesn't work all the time.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Shovels reminder
5:43 p.m.

But it's easier to gripe here, isn't it?

— On the neighbor message Here's another great city service!
3:44 p.m.

It the city now using aqua-colored salt? Too much seems to have been dropped at Ashland & Juneway.

— On the neighbor message Chicago Shovels reminder
3:17 p.m.

Chris, you ducked out early and missed the fight. (Just kidding.) I thought you'd walk me home.

There was a smaller turnout than I expected. I thought the B.K. team made a very good presentation. Tom, Velarde gave the locations of his other locations in the city, but I'm afraid I didn't take notes for you. Perhaps there will be further tweaks to the proposal, based on comments. Their traffic consultant pretty much promised me to do some things to make drivers aware of pedestrians around the exit.

4:02 a.m.

The problem with your post is that this is not an ad that you can remove. This is not CraigsList or The Reader. Your post, along with your email addresses, will remain for all eternity--or something like that--unless you are able to convince the EveryBlock people to remove it. Good luck with that.

— On the neighbor message Be our roommate in Rogers Park. $550
3:36 a.m.

"Troll-bait," John V? The original post is by a troll who just joined early Thursday with the sole purpose of bashing Rogers Park. There are other comments by him/her referring to neighborhood "scum" in other threads. At least two strange critters joined in the wee hours of Thursday; one of them has already been shut down.

— On the neighbor message yes rogers park is sketchy
3:26 a.m.

No TIVO here. I assume that Bogey was sent to the doghouse.

— On the neighbor message RCN TiVo Remote
1:52 a.m.

JMG, a zoning change is NOT needed. To quote from the alderman's original notice of last night's meeting:
"This proposal requires an amendment to the planned development that underlies the Gateway Center Shopping Center, to allow for a drive thru facility. The amendment requires approval of the Chicago Plan Commission and the Chicago City Council."

When someone last night, perhaps Steve, asked about a zoning change, Ald. Moore made it quite clear that this does not involve one.

10:07 p.m.

Dorron, I think that Dee's point in saying that you did a good thing means that reposting this incident from the listserv was a good thing. I agree that it was. I suspect the other two didn't read all the comments.

9:59 p.m.

Grateful that you're ok, Gcam; thanks for letting us know.

4:26 p.m.

Original EveryBlock post for Rogers Park is here, Mary:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/sep17-10-000-ripples-5346296/

I'm still hoping I get one North of Howard is coming Spring.

— On the neighbor message "Buddha" Statue on Loyola/Hardigan Beach
6:40 p.m.

Once again Kathy, if you want an answer from the alderman, write to his office. If he happens to stop by here, he'll tell you that too. But I wouldn't hold your breath for him to answer here.

The answer is that Participatory Budgeting money (menu money) cannot be used to pay people. It's the law.

— On the neighbor message Ideas on Dealing with Litter in Rogers Park
5:23 p.m.

Dee, overnight parking rate was indicated as $4 (5 PM - 8 AM).

Tawani's presentation included a chart of the proposed number of parking spaces for various uses. The number reserved specifically for Farcroft residents was fewer than the number of apartments in that building. I think Diane is probably right that that number is 60. Presumably, that's for long-term parkers. Then there was a number "reserved" for other uses by Bach House and Cat's Cradle. Presumably they would not lease those long-term. And, there was a number to be left open for the community, some of which might be long-term at $150 per month. Clearly, they are not going to leave empty spaces if not needed for Bach House and Cat's Cradle, though.

1:02 p.m.

EthelCarol: "to subsidize other people's selfish projects." A neighborhood school is a selfish project??? This school needs to stay open.

— On the neighbor message Save Gale Elementary Action Today
9:53 p.m.

Good to have you back, John. Congratulations!

9:48 p.m.

Aww, A.C., not nice. The president is busy dealing with those pesky Republicans. The people you gave the number to are probably too dumb to realize what you did.

— On the neighbor message Another Attempted Scam
8:18 p.m.

We could all go dutch treat for old times sake.

— On the neighbor message The NEW 49th Ward
7:44 p.m.

Chester, perhaps so, but this is what I had found on the JULIE site because I couldn't remember the name in Chicago: "If digging within the city limits of Chicago, excavators should contact DIGGER (Chicago Utility Alert Network) at 312-744-7000."

Sorry, if you took it wrong, Melissa. I was trained to try to be accurate.

7:20 p.m.

Now, boys, no fisticuffs.

7:03 p.m.

Oops, yes, I just discovered that, JD. Too eager to try to stop others from calling it. As Julie said, have at it.

— On the neighbor message Another Attempted Scam
6:41 p.m.

Oh, oh, they may have already got you, Julie. That's a 900 number. Never call a 900 number without knowing who you are calling and what that call will cost is what I've been told. Read this from the FTC:
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/telemarketing/tel04.shtm

— On the neighbor message Another Attempted Scam
6:36 p.m.

John J. Cahill Inc., 847-864-5225. I've used them personally for my apartment and so has our building. They are not cheap but may be able to get there in a hurry since it's not a one or two person operation. You want this done, if possible, before 5 PM when the rates go up. Good luck.

— On the neighbor message Fast and Reputable Plumber
2:37 p.m.

Al, of course, there is no connection.
George, they came to my door months ago--probably more than a year ago actually. There are similar scams for natural gas. We've had those guys at our building too, and there is no city wide aggregation contemplated for that.

— On the neighbor message Another "ComEd" scam
12:37 p.m.

Justin, It's DIGGER in Chicago; JULIE in the rest of the state. You must have come in from the suburbs.

10:26 a.m.

Barbara, I don't think that anyone except Kathy thought that he was.

10:17 a.m.

I think that Dee is right, Pat, but, who knows. Stranger things have happened. See you later.

— On the neighbor message Have you lived in Rogers Park over 10 years?
8:34 a.m.

Thank you, Ann. I can't join you that day but I commend you for going.

— On the neighbor message Have you lived in Rogers Park over 10 years?
9:06 p.m.

That's fine, John A, don't venture north of Pratt. We won't miss you. There isn't an area of Rogers Park where I feel unsafe, and I do go out after dark by myself on foot down to and on Howard, no less. Even did when many of you were apparently terrified of my neighborhood.

Pat, my area is also pleasant, just like yours.

— On the neighbor message Have you lived in Rogers Park over 10 years?
7:32 p.m.

One can hope, Pat.

— On the neighbor message Have you lived in Rogers Park over 10 years?
6:08 p.m.

The problem, Dan, is that Kathy has made it pretty clear in several threads that she does not believe the statistics. I have no confidence that she will believe anything posted here if it does not fit her preconceived notions.

— On the neighbor message Have you lived in Rogers Park over 10 years?
5:46 p.m.

Is there anyone questioning the reliability other than you, Kathy?

— On the neighbor message Chicago Crime-- Chicago Tribune
4:32 p.m.

Where is the "No thanks" button when we need it?

4:11 p.m.

CL, now that I've had more time to process your post, I'm concerned that you considered this a sexual assault and yet you think that the police did not process it as such. I hope you will have the opportunity to pursue that issue with the detective.

— On the neighbor message Assault in Rogers Park
12:37 p.m.

Glad you and safe, CL, and hope they catch your attackers.

— On the neighbor message Assault in Rogers Park
3:24 a.m.

Donny, no "e" needed on Madam. I'm not French. Did all of those things work to calm you down? And what did you give the dog, one of Dee's martinis?

— On the neighbor message Vibrating noise this morning?
2:01 a.m.

Thanks, Bernard. We looked at that building tonight from the south side of the street because you-know-who thought that might be the location, but it didn't look like anything was open. The owner of Badou thought it hadn't opened yet either. Have you tried Badou, BTW? That's actually on your turf.

— On the neighbor message Ward Eight
3:46 a.m.

My offer on another thread to put up my southern neighbors for the weekend is now withdrawn. There are just too many of you. Get to the pharmacy Sunday morning for more sensitives, Donny. Hang in there, all.

— On the neighbor message Vibrating noise this morning?
3:24 a.m.

Just a warning, Ben Woodard's article is good and quite balanced but it does contain a few factual errors, such as the number of parking spaces that will be dedicated to Farcroft residents.

3:09 a.m.

You're forgiven, Donny. I guess mine was a failed attempt at humour too.

2:52 a.m.

Go to a CAPS meeting and ask a cop where he/she drinks?

— On the neighbor message Any cop/firemen bars in N Side Chicago?
2:42 a.m.

Personally, I feel I'd be more likely to spray myself than an attacker. I carry a whistle, though I've never used it.

— On the neighbor message Pepper Spray Gun
2:27 a.m.

Joseph, street numbers along there can be really hard to read, and since Evanston has their own numbering system, I can't figure out where this is. I've looked for it, without success, every time I've been down Howard lately, including tonight when we ate on the other side of the street, at Badou Senegalese. Which north/south streets is it between?

— On the neighbor message Ward Eight
1:42 a.m.

Carl, thanks for posting. We finally got there tonight, and we'll be going back. Badou, the chef, and his wife, the waitress, are also charming host and hostess. We had Mafe, a chicken and yam dish cooked in a spicy peanut sauce, and chicken curry with vegetables, which was also mildly spicy. Badou can make the dishes as hot as you want if you like a lot of fire. To us, they were just right. The appetizer section of the menu looked enticing but we knew we wouldn't finish our dinners if we ordered more. and, as someone above mentioned, there's a large selection of vegetarian dishes. They serve fruit drinks and some other beverages, but it's BYOB for alcohol.

The place might be a bit hard to find, located in a strip mall back from the street, at 2055 W. Howard. They're working on getting better signage. And be patient, allow plenty of time because, as Badou writes in that other thread Barbara linked to above, the food is prepared with love.

— On the neighbor message Badou Senegalese Restaurant
1:19 a.m.

Joseph, the phrase in your initial post that worries me is
"...if my next job gives me the flexibility to do so."
What happens to the dog if the job you get after your next job is not flexible, if it, perhaps, includes a lot of out-of-town travel? In my opinion, adopting a pet means a commitment to the animal for its lifetime. Can you, at this time in your young life, make such a commitment?

— On the neighbor message ATTENTION DOG OWNERS: Looking for some advice
8:25 p.m.

Erin, I'm sorry but you'll have to leave the frightened dog at home, ok? My cats wouldn't stand for that.

— On the neighbor message Construction noise at Farwell and Glenwood
2:17 a.m.

We'll save you a burger, Tom. You could send the other half to take notes.

2:05 a.m.

Dave, now that might be some place that would interest me. What has surprised me about this thread is that there isn't just one kind of Chinese food and yet, I think, only Dave has mentioned the type served at the restaurant he recommends. I graduated from Cantonese decades ago.

We made the mistake of going into Joy Yee's in Evanston a couple of years ago. Once was more than enough. They are crowded most of the time when we go by so a lot of people must like it.

1:58 a.m.

Watch it, Donny, I didn't quite say I'm on board. Still hoping for more tweaking. I'd really like those birch trees back. The three little ones tucked in beside Willye White aren't nearly enough.

1:36 a.m.

Oh, Joe, you beat me to it.

— On the neighbor message What's in the middle of Lake Michigan?
1:15 a.m.

Condolences from North of Howard. All quiet here. Perhaps we should have offered to put our southern neighbors up for the weekend.

— On the neighbor message Construction noise at Farwell and Glenwood
1:09 a.m.

I went to Heartland four years ago but haven't heard of anything this time around. Have you? If so, spill the beans. Lots of my friends have already left for D.C. to witness in person.

— On the neighbor message Inauguration Celebration
8:02 p.m.

Robin, you could pick someone out of a homeless shelter who might well be an upgrade from your previous aldercreature.

— On the neighbor message What township are we in?
7:11 p.m.

Ann, one summer day I found a good-size hole in my kitchen screen, though nothing disturbed inside. I think a squirrel must have been surprised by one of my cats before it got in. That was the last time I left something that might look tasty to a squirrel on the windowsill in the summer. And I live on the 3rd-floor. They have no trouble climbing brick buildings.

— On the neighbor message Many Coyotes On The Northside
6:22 p.m.

Terry, you've got to be kidding. Harry on EveryBlock? That's funny.

— On the neighbor message What township are we in?
6:10 p.m.

I was there and chose not to speak because everything I might have said had already been said by many others--and it was a verrrry long meeting already. I went opposed to the project. After hearing the presentation and listening to the earnest pleas from some residents who drive around nightly looking for a place to park, I came away with mixed feelings. Bruce, it wasn't just the folks "with the power to halt the project" who favored it. And most, if not all of the new parking spots you mention are too far away to be useful to the current and future residents of that particular area. After seeing the large renderings of the proposed garage, I don't think it ugly. I wouldn't chose to put it on that site on the east side of Sheridan, but that's a different matter. Susan R, how can you call this a high-rise building? It's not.

5:33 p.m.

Justin, just ignore the naysayers. They will always be with us. With the adrenaline rush, none of us really know what we would do in such a situation. Decades ago, I intervened in a potentially violent argument between a man and woman in my alley. I was told I was stupid for doing so. Even at my age now, I hope I would do it again. You should be proud!

— On the neighbor message Interrupted mugging
2:51 p.m.

Ah, Les, thanks for the name of that sub shop so I could find a video. I'd long since forgotten. Here he is in the cooler at Quiznos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbYIPXIX5f8

— On the neighbor message Many Coyotes On The Northside
5:47 a.m.

How did we get from Chinese food to vindaloo, something I don't much care for, but if you like Devon, Advocate, have you tried Mount Everest in Evanston? That's now our go-to place for Indian.

2:10 a.m.

Just leave the township line blank.

— On the neighbor message What township are we in?
1:56 a.m.

But what about Hyde Park in London?

1:28 a.m.

Advocate, not to mention the fact that Luci asked her question 10 months ago. I do hope that by now, she's found a Chinese place she likes, whether it's in Portage Park, wherever that is, or Rogers Park. Maybe, she really meant Hyde Park.

1:14 a.m.

KathyL, this is not Ald. Moore's website. Why don't you actually send a note to his office rather than posting one here where it may or may not be seen?

— On the neighborhood event Make Rogers Park Safer
5:21 p.m.

Sticks of butter rolled in bacon crumbles sounds around 75% tastier than having to eat a B.K. burger, but it takes all kinds, Advocate.

5:11 p.m.

That's not quite what I was referring to, Mr. Rogers, and I think you know it. Besides which, it wasn't really "poof." I've been reading complaints about this site for months, if not years.

— On the neighbor message Last Call for 7312-18 Rogers (The Ho)!
3:42 p.m.

Ryan and Mike, neither of you can "message" each other because you don't have your email links turned on.

— On the neighbor message Are You Getting DirecTV?
3:36 p.m.

As of mid-afternoon Thursday, Justin has received 128 Thanks. I don't think I've ever seen such a high number of Thanks on EveryBlock. It's a measure of what our community thinks of your actions, Justin.

— On the neighbor message Interrupted mugging
3:21 p.m.

I prefer black Russians, Mr./Ms Advocate--hold the cream.

Those who want a bowling alley, or roller derby rink, or, for that matter, a unicorn stable, are free to try to raise the money to buy the property and erect what they want, as long as it fits the zoning--unless that can be tweaked, as happens occasionally. But wishful think about what one wants on a particular property is just that--wishful thinking. It's not really productive.

— On the neighbor message Last Call for 7312-18 Rogers (The Ho)!
2:49 p.m.

Mr. Rogers, you didn't seriously think we wouldn't reach 100, did you?

Good old Howard Bowl. RIP. At least, the Pivot Point Building was saved so that Tanya can now live there. I'm glad for that.

And thanks to this thread and a friend who explained it to me, I've learned a little popular culture that went right by me at the time. Well, well, Donny, I knew there was something fishy.

2:32 p.m.

Squirrels also climb trees and coyotes don't.

— On the neighbor message Coyote Alert
3:50 a.m.

And another vote for A.A. Moley. They repaired my previous vacuum several times. The last time I took it there, I was advised that while they could replace the motor, which had burned out, I'd be better off buying a new vacuum. And they didn't mean buying one from them, though they may sell them.

— On the neighbor message Vacuum Repair?
6:44 p.m.

OMG, Joel, I've never seen that blog. Well, I don't go to blogs as some in this forum know, but that is wonderful. This one is to be saved for future savoring and to be passed on to friends who will love it too. Thank you for making my day.

— On the neighbor message U.S. Congressional district 9 candidate
12:57 p.m.

Phoenix, you're relatively new here, but this is not the first--and only--place you've commented.

1:38 a.m.

Donny, would you care to tell us what your abiding interest in this project is? You certainly are pushing it, although I note you just joined this site on Tuesday and have commented on no other thread. The rest of us have been around for months and in some cases more than a year. And it's not as though this is the first thread on the topic. I had my say in a previous thread and am now waiting for the meeting to pass final judgment.

1:10 a.m.

She had nothing to fear from someone running on the R ticket no matter his qualifications, Advocate. Meanwhile, I see he still hasn't responded to the suggestion of several of us that he put on a shirt.

— On the neighbor message U.S. Congressional district 9 candidate
8:09 p.m.

Tom, please let us know once you're able to determine it, whether it's Henry or Henrietta. Glad you got the bird and that Anthony kept it safe in the meantime.

— On the neighbor message Has anyone lost a chicken
6:56 p.m.

Mr. Williams, with all due respect, do you think that the photo you are currently posting here is appropriate for a candidate for Congress? It appears to be a pin-up photo.

— On the neighbor message U.S. Congressional district 9 candidate
1:37 a.m.

Barbara IN Ravenswood, since you're so good at showing us links to other places on EveryBlock where things are discussed, perhaps you know how BetaBonnie can turn on her email?

— On the neighbor message The Need To Know Each Other
1:10 a.m.

That's not quite true, Bonnie. Some people--not just the alderman--do post using their full names. There is a private message option, but no one can send you a message because yours is not turned on. To see where it is for others, click on my name, which will take you to my profile page. Click on the plus sign on the top right-hand side of the page. Then you will see an option to send me an email. Your page doesn't have that option, and I don't know how you can now get it. Perhaps someone else can help you do that.

— On the neighbor message The Need To Know Each Other
7:26 p.m.

One el stop is a significant barrier? Anyone who lives near Morse should be able to walk to Jarvis if they want wood-fired pizza. I even walked down to Pillars once from North of Howard, and I'm probably old enough to be your grandmother. One wood-fired pizza place in Rogers park is enough.

— On the neighbor message Pillars Social Cafe
6:25 p.m.

Yep, plus treasurer. Our mutual coop friend told me that fairly recently. You've probably known who I was all along. I'm going to the meeting Wednesday night and will raise both arms to vote against the garage, one arm for you.

— On the neighbor message The Need To Know Each Other
6:09 p.m.

Oh, I've just discovered that the Barbara here is apparently someone I know. Hi, Barbara, long time, no see, if I'm right.

— On the neighbor message The Need To Know Each Other
3:36 p.m.

When we want Italian, we go to Evanston. Would be nice to be able to support more Rogers Park restaurants, though I suppose Italian purists would say where we go now aren't really Italian either.

Advocate, I believe that Cafe Descartes down near Loyola has gelato. Whether it's good or authentic Italian I wouldn't know.

— On the neighbor message Pillars Social Cafe
3:26 p.m.

What would the folks upstairs say to a parking garage?

— On the neighbor message Pillars Social Cafe
2:28 a.m.

Indeed, Pancetta. We'll see whether Mr. Williams can manage to get on the ballot. I'll be glad to help check his petition signatures.

— On the neighbor message U.S. Congressional district 9 candidate
2 a.m.

Ah, yes, the box spring hiding place. We know it well. I'm looking forward to seeing just what the underside of those box springs look like when I eventually buy new.

— On the neighbor message Lost cat
1:54 a.m.

The trouble with the supposed connection to Patch Landscaping is that that company wasn't established until 1991 according to their website so that link seems unlikely to me.

Sorry for posting a link to a website about gangs but this mentions The Patch "gang" in the first paragraph.

http://www.stonegreasers.com/greaser/howard_street_greasers.html

— On the neighbor message Anyone know the history of "the patch"?
1:49 a.m.

Before EveryBlock, I didn't know we had a Sleepy Hollow. Now, I find out we have The Patch, too. Maybe I'm too isolated up here in North of Howard.

— On the neighbor message Anyone know the history of "the patch"?
4:47 p.m.

We do, still, get the pollution from the coal plant across the border in Indiana, though that probably doesn't reach Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message Integrys energy and Chicago questions
3:46 p.m.

Oh, no, I don't think you'll want to keep a chicken in your apartment. I was actually just teasing Tom above. He'd be a great new owner for Henry/Henrietta. Big back yard here, plus a farm in Michigan. I'll vouch for him as a great guy.

— On the neighbor message Has anyone lost a chicken
3:36 p.m.

Tom, no, you can't serve him/her at Heartland. How could you suggest that?

— On the neighbor message Has anyone lost a chicken
11:42 a.m.

That October encounter was on my block though I never saw him. He apparently just travels around Rogers Park and surrounding areas, plying his trade. He must find enough gullible souls to make a living at it.

— On the neighbor message Scam Alert!!!
12:29 a.m.

First scam: maybe he went up to Evanston for awhile but he's been reported in various places around Rogers Park, Bernard. This from October is the first thread I remember seeing about him but it's not the only one:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/kindness/oct05-good-deed-maybe-5410170/

The Com Ed game has been going on for more than a year, I think, with numerous threads on EveryBlock. They were at my door many, many months ago, before I'd ever read about it.

Finally, there was another post tonight about young people selling coupon books:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jan12-youth-work-force-any-insight-5663429/

— On the neighbor message Scam Alert!!!
12:04 a.m.

Anthony, if it turns out to be a hen rather than a rooster, you can just rename her Henrietta. I don't know about one of your friend's suggestions of calling it Hank in that case. (Loved your friends' Facebook comments under the photo!)

— On the neighbor message Has anyone lost a chicken
4:19 p.m.

The Firehouse Grill on Chicago Avenue in Evanston was, in fact, a firehouse to begin with.

— On the neighbor message Abandoned Fire Station for sale
2:09 p.m.

Moah, I was going to call you, but I see you're here. Guess it's not yours.

Anthony, you've named him per his Facebook photo. I think that means you have to keep him.

— On the neighbor message Has anyone lost a chicken
1:24 p.m.

Pigeons are flying rats.

— On the neighbor message Pigeon Poop
3:49 a.m.

If that predicted sleet with slick roads gets here tomorrow night, we'll be ordering some in from Panino's on Dempster in Evanston.

— On the neighbor message Best Pizza In Rogers Park
2:15 a.m.

Thomas, I suggest that you suggest to whomever is responsible for the website that they correct the hours shown in at three different places, none of which agree with what you've provided above.

— On the neighbor message MorseL
1:57 a.m.

Charlie, it is covered by the Lakefront Protection Ordinance.

Chef Roux, the address of the proposed garage, as shown in the original post, is 7317-31 N. Sheridan. You do know that odd-nunbered addresses are on the east side of Chicago streets, I assume.

8:25 p.m.

Did I say it was bad, Hedda? It's just that this is the 2nd pizza thread in EveryBlock Rogers Park so far this year and it's only the 11th day. Remember this:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/local-business/jan03-good-pizza-5636101/#comment-301199

I'm getting a craving for pizza right now, Luci.

— On the neighbor message Best Pizza In Rogers Park
8:16 p.m.

Oliver, we have natural predators here. Early last year, I watched a hawk lunch on pigeon in a tree in front of my building. Natural predators cannot begin to eat all of the pigeons plaguing our neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Pigeon Poop
3:55 p.m.

Does anyone else think that Rogers Parkers have an obsession with pizza?

— On the neighbor message Best Pizza In Rogers Park
3:44 p.m.

Brandi, I understand hating to shop and wanting to get out of the store as fast as possible. I take life a lot slower than I used to and now rather enjoy poking through some stores. You did note, though, that "I like getting to know my neighbors." You could think of the clerks and cashiers as your neighbors; some of them are. In Dominick's especially where I shop often, some of the cashiers know me by name and I have a little personal interaction with them when I go through the line. You can't interact with a machine.

— On the neighbor message Jewel Or Dominick's
3:35 p.m.

Jan Schakowsky will be the 9th Congressional District Representative for as long as she wants to be. David Earl Williams III is tilting at windmills.

— On the neighbor message U.S. Congressional district 9 candidate
3:23 a.m.

Charlie, I can't imagine that Don is suggesting diagonal parking for Sheridan Rd.

3:13 a.m.

Brandi, have you thought about the fact that stores want us to convert to self-checkout so that they can reduce their staff? That means more people out of a job. When I thought about this, I stopped using self-checkout whenever possible.

— On the neighbor message Jewel Or Dominick's
5:27 p.m.

Yes, try here:

http://www.evanstonrebuildingwarehouse.org/

There's a similar place in Chicago, but I've forgotten the name.

— On the neighbor message Recycle wooden double hang windows
5:10 p.m.

Pension Pat, I made the mistake of ordering squab (baby pigeon) at a highly-rated, very expensive restaurant a number of years ago. It was disgusting.

When they worked on the Howard Street station, they did a good job of pigeon-proofing above the viaduct on Howard as well as the new station itself. It can be done.

— On the neighbor message Pigeon Poop
1:44 p.m.

Emily, are you lost? Just curious why you joined EveryBlock Los Angeles today and wandered into Rogers Park, Chicago, to post a link to weird furniture?

— On the neighbor message furniture hunting
3:05 a.m.

Lori, I don't want to hijack this thread. Find the Burger King thread. An official announcement will, I'm sure, be forthcoming.

2:27 p.m.

That's right, Al, no one's mind is going to be changed--unless, of course, they get ticketed. That might do it. As long as people brag about it, though, I'm going to get in a dig.

— On the neighbor message Fenced-in dog park?
1:44 p.m.

Suzanne, that's life. I have a conflict with the Burger King meeting on the 23rd. Tough luck for me that night if I can't resolve it; tough luck for you in this case.

1:38 p.m.

Barbara, it is not clear to me why you revised this old thread. Some threads are best left buried. This is one of them. A new thread about the revised program would have sufficed nicely.

2:18 a.m.

Oops, sorry. Since I know when the market is, I didn't notice that wrong day up at the top. My apologies, Lakesidenan.

— On the neighborhood event Vegetables at a bar
9:47 p.m.

A slight correction to Barbara Moore's comment: the ward's Democrats meet NEARLY every month on the 3rd Monday. In January, that's always Martin Luther King's birthday and we don't meet. Maybe there will be a meeting on a different day this month, maybe not.

I'd like to throw in a plug for Family Matters, which can always use volunteers for tutors and other things:
http://www.familymatterschicago.org/

— On the neighbor message Getting Involved
9:40 p.m.

Mike or Sandi, are you implying that you let your dog off leash at Touhy Beach? You do know that's illegal, right?

— On the neighbor message Fenced-in dog park?
9:32 p.m.

Well, yes, Lakesidenan, the name of the market is the Glenwood SUNDAY Market. Why would anyone think it was on Saturday?

— On the neighborhood event Vegetables at a bar
2:06 p.m.

If a meeting date had been set, there would have been an email blast. It would also be posted on the alderman's website and probably on EveryBlock. Be patient, Steve.

— On the neighbor message 7513-7523 N. Clark Street
1:53 p.m.

Ok, Mr. Rogers, granted the dog park part has a slightly different name than the park itself.

Methinks, if there are any Potawatomi Indians still around, they must cringe at the misspellings of their name. Took me forever to relearn it as Pottawattomie after I moved here from an area with numerous sites of the battles between the Potawatomi and "Mad" Anthony Wayne's forces.

— On the neighbor message Fenced-in dog park?
7:45 p.m.

I may be misremembering, but I think there was a sign outside the last market in December that said No Dogs.

— On the neighborhood event Vegetables at a bar
6:57 p.m.

Thanks, Liz. I was basing my parking comment on times we've gone to Uncommon Ground and had a bit of trouble finding a place to park when their lot was full.

— On the neighbor message Cilantro
6:50 p.m.

Barbara gets points for spelling the park's name right. Yes, that's where it is.

— On the neighbor message Fenced-in dog park?
6:30 p.m.

Ary, northeast corner of Clark and Rogers.

— On the neighbor message The Red Violin
2:28 a.m.

Not many other places you can live and walk to the lakefront without crossing Lake Shore Drive. Excellent public transportation. Classic buildings. Good restaurants and coffee shops. And, as Dee pointed out, great people. How's the apartment hunt going, Jezy?

2:12 a.m.

RPLover: judge, jury, and executioner all rolled into one apparently.

2:05 a.m.

That explains your silence here. So sorry for the hospital stays. I remember you had said that you hoped for a transplant early this year. That's such good news! Now I'm sure we all hope and pray that you stay well until that time.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
8:45 p.m.

Hedda, I tried to turn you into one. Did you ever see my personal message?

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
6:20 p.m.

Well, well, I've gotten a lesson on cilantro today. Thanks to Barbara and others. Maybe it's been called pak chee in dishes I've ordered or maybe that ingredient just didn't appear on the menu. So, there are two Thai places we should try on Devon. If only parking weren't so awful down there.

— On the neighbor message Cilantro
1:54 p.m.

Where is Emily to tell us to stop being silly?

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
3:58 a.m.

Nadoor, shouldn't you be quoting the Qu'ran rather than the Bible? Or is there nothing comparable in your Holy Book?

3:39 a.m.

Nadoor, I don't think camels are allowed in Chicago except at the zoo. I suggest you don't bring yours here.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
3:29 a.m.

I don't know that the free market is continuing this year. I got on their email list because I had/have clothing I want to get rid of. The December email I got from them--Mess Hall doesn't actually run the market--indicated that it would operate through the end of the year. I haven't received an email this year. I've been meaning to write them. If I find out anything, I'll post it.

— On the neighbor message Mess hall free day tomorrow??
3:01 a.m.

Welcome to Chicago, Jezy. Hate to tell you this, but I wouldn't be surprised if most buildings in Chicago are within 3 blocks of 6 (of more) sex offenders. I don't think it takes much to get on that list. I looked at it once for my home address and decided once was enough.

Yes, that building has had reports of bed bugs. See the bed bug registry:

http://bedbugregistry.com/location/IL/60626-2215/Chicago/7301%20N%20Sheridan%20Rd

2:47 a.m.

Dee, I think there is the implication in some of the comments, that he'll just be let go. Certainly not in your comments, though.

2:33 a.m.

Nadoor, I suggest you stay far away from pizza. No, it is certainly not Halal, and the pizza I like definitely mixes animal with dairy. The beetles in the dough just add a little more meat.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
2:11 a.m.

I was kind of wondering about a Thai place called Cilantro. Don't recall any cilantro in any Thai restaurant I've patronized. I do like Thai, though, so maybe I'll add this to my growing list of places to try.

— On the neighbor message Cilantro
2:05 a.m.

I see the pizza wars stayed active on Saturday, and we've been joined by someone who actually seems to know something about pizza. Welcome, Sandy! Will you be playing your dulcimer anywhere in the vicinity soon? (I think it was dulcimer you play; I missed you at Pillars last year.)

My pizza taste is not based on what I grew up with because there was no pizza then--at least not in my hometown. First pizza I ever ran into was somewhere in New York state on a family trip when I was well into high school. Remember thinking it was really interesting, though it was probably not a very good pizza, and hoped I'd find more like it somewhere.

Since discovering it, we have been ordering from Panino's on Dempster. Sandy, they have what they call Sicilian Deep Dish Pan. It doesn't sound like what you refer to as Sicilian, but we love it. They also have traditional pan, stuffed, and thin crust. For everyone's amusement, this is what we usually order: Sicilian with wheat crust and spinach, goat cheese, Kalamatta olives, and Canadian bacon. Sorry, Advocate, to each his own.

Greg, studying the menu, I see that Panino's has gluten-free pizza and pasta. Ah, and on another page I find they also have artisan Neapolitan pizza "crafted in the tradition of Naples." I am, BTW, studying the menu that gets delivered with each order. Whether all of this is listed online, I don't know.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
1:45 a.m.

Robin, I think you misunderstood the crust bit. I am looking for a crust made with some whole wheat flour. I didn't call it whole wheat crust because I doubt that anyone actually uses ONLY whole wheat flour. If a restaurant has it, it is usually specified under options as wheat crust.

Jim, thank you, I have now checked the options at Nueva Italy. They don't offer the wheat crust option and they don't even have pesto. Think we'll just keep ordering from or picking up at the place in west Evanston where we can get the options we want.

Advocate and Dave, thanks for starting that argument about preservatives in tomato sauce. That sent me to the cupboard to check the ingredients on a can, only to discover I'm out. Glad I didn't get around to trying to make spaghetti sauce this week. I'll add that to the shopping list now.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
2:28 p.m.

Pavarotti got to be so portly eating tofu and vegetables? I'd like to see your source for that , Advocate.

Eating pizza is for gourmands. My dinner tonight, home prepared, was gourmet--at least about as gourmet as I get in the kitchen.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
2:37 a.m.

A good wheat crust is NOT gooey, though I can't get it many places. Edwardo's on Howard had it. Sometimes, now, we pick up a pie from Edwardo's on Halsted and bring it home. That's the only Edwardo's still owned by "Edwardo" (whose name is just Edward). That stuff you like, Advocate, reminds me of a saltine, minus the salt, with a dab of tomato and cheese on top. BTW, if Pavarotti didn't sink his teeth into clumps of calories, how did he get so large?

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
1:36 a.m.

I've never understood the allure of the type of pizza served at Gruppo. I want something to sink my teeth into--deep dish. I do agree that ham and pineapple and chicken do not belong on a pizza, though Canadian bacon is nice. I can't find a full menu for Nueva Italy, such as a list of options to put on the pizza, on either their website or Facebook page. And I suspect they don't do a wheat crust. Few places do.

— On the neighbor message Good Pizza
11:39 p.m.

Where else will an alderman help you apartment hunt?

— On the neighbor message Looking to move...
2 p.m.

MC, to clarify MC's comment, one has to have been 65 as of Jan. 1 of last year to apply for the rebate because it's a rebate on last year's bills.

1:49 p.m.

Thanks, legaldiva. Yes, that covers it.

1:36 p.m.

Perhaps the time to have revived this thread, if it was going to be revived, would have been this coming Spring. Ah, well, I suppose we can think Spring.

— On the neighbor message Looking for a nursery / garden center
12:56 p.m.

Legaldiva, what surprised me is that he was not found incompetent to stand trial rather than not guilty by reason of insanity. Can you (or someone else familiar with the law) help me out here? Having served on a jury in a competency hearing at 26th and California many years ago, I would have thought that this would have been an option. Then, if ever found competent, he would have been tried, but meanwhile, he'd be off the streets and being treated.

12:47 p.m.

Rabs, did you click to preview? You will find the print option at the bottom of the preview page. And you need to print from the preview page because the first page that comes up isn't complete.

12:31 p.m.

Mary K-L and others concerned about the effect of wind turbines on birds, do you know that 100 million birds are killed every year in the U.S. by flying into buildings. In Chicago (and probably other cities) bird monitors go out very early every morning looking for birds that are stunned, and perhaps injured, to see whether they can be saved. I don't hear anyone advocating tearing down our tall buildings.

http://www.bcnbirds.org/window.html

— On the neighbor message Integrys energy and Chicago questions
8:59 p.m.

If I had to choose raptors or robins, I'd choose raptors, so munch away guys.

— On the neighbor message Robins??!!
8:36 p.m.

Why don't you call your friendly, local alderman's office and ask? They will probably know.

— On the neighbor message Water dept marking 6600 block N. Greenview
8:26 p.m.

DJM, we won't be using an alternative service. ComEd IS the service provider. The only way you get any electricity is to have ComEd deliver it. They buy the power elsewhere. Some from Exelon, I imagine, but not all. I don't think they can even add anything to the price they pay for it when they bill us.

— On the neighbor message Integrys energy and Chicago questions
4:55 p.m.

Todd, you need to familiarize yourself with the city. Lake Shore Drive does not come as far north as Rogers Park.

Here's a video we saw on the news last night. Zeus is now famous.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8940205

— On the neighbor message Fire Dept. at Lunt Ave. Beach yesterday?
2 p.m.

Dee, that's a riot about sneezing and getting a real, live person to talk to. I'm going to have to try that the next time I get frustrated pushing buttons.

— On the neighbor message Integrys energy and Chicago questions
1:52 p.m.

I should have mentioned CUB, Mary F. BTW, you can get their online newsletter. I get something from them often. As a contributor, I also get their snail mail newsletter.

— On the neighbor message Integrys energy and Chicago questions
8:21 p.m.

I'm not sure why folks don't understand that ComEd will deliver power no matter who you buy it from. They own the transmission lines. Similarly, you can buy natural gas from a variety of companies, but Peoples Gas will deliver it.

Kelli, has the city asked you to sign a contract for this? No. If there's no contract, you can't be charged a fee for switching in the future.

— On the neighbor message Integrys energy and Chicago questions
7:04 p.m.

You all need to read the letter you received a little more carefully. It came from the city. The city, not Com Ed, negotiated the rate with Integrys. You are free to buy your power from any company you choose, but it will be delivered by ComEd. I believe that ComEd no longer even owns any power generators. They have to buy power elsewhere and may be locked into long-term contracts at high rates. As the letter states, the voters passed a referendum in November authorizing the city to do this. For those of you concerned about the environment, the Sierra Club urged voters to pass the referendum.

Jen W., while driving to and from St. Louis last summer, we saw wind farms all over the place south of Chicago. Farmers are taking advantage of a way of making more income.

— On the neighbor message Integrys energy and Chicago questions
5:52 p.m.

Welcome to a New Year in wonderful Rogers Park!

— On the neighbor message Moving Truck route
3:24 p.m.

Wow! Are you planning an open house when it's finished?

— On the neighbor message Farcroft by the Park: Update
3:13 p.m.

Dstroy, I see you don't believe in taking your own advice.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/jan01-new-year-new-promise-5632421/

From now on, I believe we should all feel free to ignore your complaints.

— On the neighbor message Peoples Gas Stinks Again.
12:56 p.m.

Good news that Zeus was rescued. I can only hope that the owner learned his lesson--and that all dog owners will learn the same lesson. Leashed dogs are safe.

— On the neighbor message Fire Dept. at Lunt Ave. Beach yesterday?
12:45 p.m.

Such good news! Thanks to the 24th District men in blue.

noon

Sorry I had to fink out during the night, but it sounds as though they had the upper hand all along.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
11:44 a.m.

3:45 AM - we're back up to 52% and I'm calling it a night.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
3:46 a.m.

I'm trying.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
12:26 a.m.

Uh, oh, Avondale is voting. Have all you Rogers Parkers voted yet?

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
8:29 p.m.

Thom, please read the whole thread. Two of us heard shots exactly at midnight but we're some ways west of that intersection.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired?
2:58 p.m.

Oops, yes, Mary, in the middle of the night, I thought today was Wednesday.

We're now up to 54% of the vote. Perhaps Avondale gave up.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
1:26 p.m.

We have a nice lead at 3:30 AM, 53.7% of the vote, but Avondale can't be counted out until this poll ends. They might awake all energized in the morning and overtake us. So if you haven't voted yet, do. The poll ends sometime today.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
3:34 a.m.

Bump. We have a decent lead at the moment, but don't forget to vote if you haven't yet and to vote often, if you can. Just racked up 20 more myself.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
3 p.m.

Kelli, well if YOU need an ophthalmologist, I recommend Frederick Scelzo, 1015 Central St., Evanston (next to Evanston Hospital), 847-328-6060. I've been going to him for many years. He removed a cataract last month and I couldn't be more pleased. I didn't mention his name before because Delores doesn't need an ophthalmologist.

— On the neighbor message Eye Doctor
2:26 p.m.

Thank you, Marianne. No, her death has not been reported on EveryBlock. When I learned of it on FaceBook last Monday, I was in shock. This is a great loss to the entire city. I came to know her many years ago though I had not seen much of her in recent years. Here's a link to the obituary:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-helen-doria-obit-20121230,0,7478072.story

— On the neighbor message Helen C. Doria, RP resident, obit
5:37 p.m.

For our boiler and radiator repair, we use Williams Stoker & Heating, 773-549-7997, for our co-op building that dates to the early part of the last century. We have used a number of different plumbers. I happen to prefer John J. Cahill, Inc., 847-864-5225. Both are old, well-established businesses. Cahill is not inexpensive.

5:16 p.m.

HELP! Avondale has returned home from eating hot dogs, and they're voting like crazy. If we don't start voting again, we're going to be behind. VOTE NOW!

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
4:05 p.m.

E, do you know what a thread is?

— On the neighbor message Shots fired?
2:30 p.m.

I think you went away, Joel. I've got us up to 52%. Guess my computer just got tired by 5 AM and wouldn't perform anymore because my system is working again.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
2:23 p.m.

I figured out another way to vote multiple times but that's just stopped working. Anyway, we're now down 50.5% to 49.5%, and I'm going to bed.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
5:05 a.m.

Hedda, still a long way to go. The poll closes sometime Wednesday.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
7:22 p.m.

Hedda, what worked for me yesterday to vote often, stopped working by last night. I did manage to vote once again today by switching to a different browser that's on my computer but that I never use. There is a way, I've been assured privately, but I don't know how--yet.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
1:51 p.m.

1:15 PM and we're rapidly losing ground. We're only ahead by 2%. VOTE!

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
1:19 p.m.

Giovanna, before commenting, it would be helpful it you would read the other comments in the thread. If you had, you would have found that several of us called.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired?
1:04 p.m.

At midnight, we heard what we thought were about a dozen shots. Yes, we called. (Ashland/Juneway) I thought the sound was from the south.

— On the neighbor message Shots fired?
1:54 a.m.

"All's fair in love and war." This is war!

I actually had a guy who had voted early come into the polling place on election day and expect to be able to vote again not all that many years ago, Hedda.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
7:59 p.m.

Shhh, yes, Jo P., I've voted about a dozen times today in this round, but not sure we should tell the Avondalers how by posting instructions here. They may be spying on us.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
6:13 p.m.

Bump. We're up to 80% of the total vote. Avondale is still asleep. Let's get even farther ahead before they wake up.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
5:50 p.m.

Jo P, last week it was the semifinals. These are the finals. Please vote again. We're fighting Avondale.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
3:53 p.m.

Thanks, Erin. We're off to a strong start with 70% of the vote. Let's keep it up.

— On the neighbor message Vote for Rogers Park!
3 p.m.

Actually, Jim, the best case scenario is that YOU don't have a clue what source or sources the Advocate used. Neither do I. I suspect that in the Advocate's case, he used multiple sources yet you only want him to cite one--one, I might add, that he may not have even looked at. Just because you apparently routinely turn to Wiki, doesn't mean that everyone does. Sorry for ruining your day by being "unfair."

BTW, of course non-copyrighted material can be plagiarized, but there was no plagiarism in the Advocate's comment unless it's from a source other than Wiki that you and I haven't discovered. You have zeroed in on Wiki. I've at least looked for it in other, more reliable places.

— On the neighbor message It's time to vote, people.
2:50 p.m.

Oh, I thought the new poll would go up next week. Thanks, KMQ. I've voted. Now have to figure out how to keep voting. Erin put up a new thread here:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/dec28-vote-rogers-park-5623916/

— On the neighbor message It's time to vote, people.
2:30 p.m.

Jim, do you actually know anything about copyright, fair use, permissions, public domain and that sort of thing or are you just good at cutting and pasting? I spent my entire career (40 years) at a major publishing company. For at least the last half of my time there, I handled permissions and copyright issues. Last night I read the Wiki article to which you linked and compared it to the Advocate's answer to my question about Avondale. I was rather astounded that you would suggest that a link to Wiki was called for. Many of the facts in the Advocate's reply could have come from any of a number of sources, including the Encyclopedia of Chicago, which is what I would have turned to if I had felt like doing my own research instead of taking the easy route and throwing the question out there.

I am well aware that the promoters of Wikipedia would dearly love for everyone to routinely link to, quote from, and otherwise use their site. That doesn't mean that people have to when it is neither legally nor ethically required. Personally, I don't use the site, and my former colleagues disdain it too.

— On the neighbor message It's time to vote, people.
1:48 p.m.

Susan, to contact Tom, click on his name in the comment above. That will take you to his profile page. Click on the plus sign (+) at the top of the page on the right. You will find on the next page a way to send him an email.

Happy vermicomposting!

— On the neighbor message Worm Condo sough
12:53 p.m.

Mike, your taste in food and mine are widely divergent. I'm glad to hear a good report of the duck salad from Auntie M, though. We'll make it there one day, I'm sure.

— On the neighbor message MorseL
12:42 p.m.

I think that some of the musicians live up there too, though I may be wrong.

— On the neighbor message Rock band loud at night?
1:19 a.m.

Thank you so much John. I've passed that information on to the woman who organized the gathering last night.

— On the neighbor message Morse stop attack
8:43 p.m.

Mitchell, this is not Prescott, AZ. Chicago owns the sidewalks and parkways. If you don't believe me, get a survey of your property. Sidewalk repairs or replacement are sometimes included in the Participatory Budgeting process in the 49th Ward. When I took a bad spill in a situation identical to your mother's, I reported that sidewalk to Alderman Moore's office. The next summer, that section of sidewalk was replaced. I imagine they had to cut out some of the tree's roots to do it.

2:57 p.m.

I assume that we will be battling Avondale next week in the finals. Avondale? Where is that anyway? Time to sharpen our skills on voting multiple times. All advice welcome. (And, no,no,no, I don't recommend trying to do that in an official election, which could put you behind bars. This is the new version of Chicago's vote early and often.)

— On the neighbor message It's time to vote, people.
2:38 p.m.

Slk, if you set out food, please also set out water and try to change it when it freezes.

— On the neighbor message Brown Cat
4:06 a.m.

Kelli, your ophthalmologist is an M.D. Optometrists are not medical doctors and cannot do all the procedures that may, over the years, be needed. If all one needs is an eye exam and contacts, though, an optometrist is fine.

— On the neighbor message Eye Doctor
3:54 a.m.

Calcium chloride or magnesium chloride are, I believe, both better for plants than the cheap rock salt (sodium chloride). I don't know whether they are better for pets, but suspect they are. Many people use way too much ice melt. Salt sparingly.

— On the neighbor message Shoveling
3:44 a.m.

One thing that might well have prevented the assault is good lighting in secluded, dark areas. Wednesday evening, a gathering was held at the site, which is now flooded with light, whereas, the morning of the attack it was dark and lonely. We gathered in a circle of sisterhood, with a few supportive brothers by our sides. A prayer for the end of violence was read, there was music and singing, and candles, and wishes of healing for the victim. It was emotional and healing, I think, for all of us there.

Several of us asked whether anyone knew the condition of the victim and whether she is still in the hospital. No one could answer, but it was suggested that CAPS people might be able to find out. Can you John (Beat Facilitator 2431)?

— On the neighbor message Morse stop attack
2:37 a.m.

I can't think of anything new to add, but to expand on Meg's link to the Glenwood Sunday Market, it takes over the West side of Glenwood from Morse to Lunt every Sunday in the summer with organic produce and other vendors with locally-produced foods, such as baked goods, candy, ice cream, tofu, and so on. From January through April, there's just one market a month, on the second Sunday, in a tavern on the same block. Check it out on Jan. 13.

Summers only, there is also a farmers' market on Sheridan, south of Albion, on Monday evenings. Not necessarily organic.

Welcome to Rogers Park!

— On the neighbor message New Roger's Park Residents
2:12 a.m.

Hey, folks, the West Loop folks woke up and at 1:40 AM we're dead even.
Get out of bed and vote!

— On the neighbor message It's time to vote, people.
1:41 a.m.

Removed cookies and voted again. Thanks. But when I tried removing cookies after that and voting another time, it didn't work.

— On the neighbor message It's time to vote, people.
6:35 p.m.

I voted a week ago. Can I vote more than once?

— On the neighbor message It's time to vote, people.
4:33 p.m.

But, Dee, do you do vermicomposting, or plain, old wormless composting?

— On the neighbor message Worm Condo sough
8:10 p.m.

I think you're on to something, Chester. Now it makes sense.

— On the neighbor message Worm Condo sough
5:15 p.m.

Larry, thanks for another piece of history. The building looked a lot better before that fourth floor was added, in my opinion.

2:04 a.m.

I'm curious too. If I'd known how to search for photos, I would have done it in the middle of the night--though I might not have posted the results here. It was more fun to pull Greg's chain. BTW, Greg, I really do exist. So do a few of the others commenting here, but not the O.P.

— On the neighbor message Frightened
2:01 p.m.

Greg, perhaps you should read the whole thread. "The young lady" you speak of does not exist.

— On the neighbor message Frightened
3:14 a.m.

Well, I'm not going to spell it out for you and get kicked off EveryBlock.

— On the neighbor message Frightened
2:48 a.m.

Greg, perhaps Hasam is trying to tell you something.

— On the neighbor message Frightened
2:17 a.m.

Good grief, we've perverted the Iranians' diet. Why, why why, when Persian food is so wonderful.

2:01 p.m.

Dee, that seems like a good idea to me. That way I'll have someone to take care of me when I'm ancient and senile....... shuffle, shuffle (sound of Dee sneaking away)

— On the neighbor message Frightened
3:09 a.m.

Ganadu, it's only a guess, but when a bus stopped there, it often jammed up traffic under the viaduct. Similarly, the stop on the north side of Howard, west of the viaduct, is also gone.

— On the neighbor message Bus stop
9:08 p.m.

Thanks, Amy. Next time I want that bus, I'll just stand where there used to be a stop east of Ashland, and wave frantically. While work was in progress on the Streetscape, I was told by a driver that they weren't supposed to stop until Sheridan Rd.

— On the neighbor message Bus stop
7:19 p.m.

Terry, while Richie's comment was, unfortunately removed, I recommend that you DO read the whole thread. He was the first here to blow the whistle on "Ms. Pinkbottom." I don't think you need to worry that "she" has a "dog whizzing in the crib." (I'm trying to get mental picture of that, BTW.)

— On the neighbor message Frightened
7:09 p.m.

Svenbro wrote: " Your new place is East of the EL tracks." No, it isn't, so, unless you manage to take some route that gets you east of the el tracks, you can ignore the clearance under CTA viaducts. The Metra is another story; Ashland and Lunt IS east of those tracks..

— On the neighbor message Moving Truck route
6:51 p.m.

Are you sure you're that old, Davey?

— On the neighbor message Salutations
3:52 p.m.

Mike, I don't take the bus all that often, but I've had buses stop for me there recently. Maybe the drivers just feel sorry for an old lady frantically waving at them. I want the Howard/Ashland stop back. I haven't tried waiting there since the work on Howard began.

— On the neighbor message Bus stop
1:51 p.m.

Yes, Marianne, my feelings exactly. "Ms. Pinkbottom" was an obvious troll from her first comments a week or so ago, but I was more than disgusted that he'd use this topic for his sick joke. Ditto Bakai. It's kind of hard to believe that it took until Richie to blow the whistle.

— On the neighbor message Frightened
1:30 a.m.

I'm somewhat confused as to whether people here are talking about getting from the new Howard station to the open-air parking lot at Gateway or to the parking garage south of the station. In any event, if memory serves, at one time the plans included a direct connection from the middle level of the station to that walkway over to the parking lot and stores on the upper level of Gateway. Instead, the community, at a public meeting, decided it wanted that funding used for something else, the Howard Streetscape perhaps. The meeting I'm referring to was some years ago, and I may have the details jumbled.

— On the neighbor message Gateway Goofiness
1:35 p.m.

Advocate, Dee and I are not talking about the collection boxes, which are blue, but the holding boxes, which no longer hold mail and are green. Are you having a little difficulty comprehending the difference?

You get your mail at 10:30 AM? Can we trade carriers?

— On the neighbor message Gun shots near Glenwood and Arthur.
4:28 a.m.

And another good word for Howard St. Animal Hospital, which you can walk to with a dog.

— On the neighbor message Veterinarian?
4:03 a.m.

Rebecca, trust me, a mob isn't going to show up if someone suggests a particular location and time. Right, Terry? What did we have that Sunday afternoon at Pillars this summer? I think it was a mob of 7 getting to know each other a bit.

— On the neighbor message Brunch Mob
2:59 p.m.

Dee, the post office simply doesn't deliver the mail the same way anymore. Each carrier gets a vehicle so they store the mail in it, rather than in the boxes. And, yes, they are often covered with graffiti. Maybe the P.O. has started to remove them, starting at the north end of the city. I'll try to remember to check whether the one at the south end of our block is gone too.

— On the neighbor message Gun shots near Glenwood and Arthur.
2:46 p.m.

Tanya, I had forgotten that the patio wasn't yet covered that evening a few years ago when your blowers interrupted our meal. That was probably within a year of HopHaus opening. I'm sure the covering helps with the noise in both directions, though when we have a party out there, like Monday night, it can get pretty noisy. I've wondered what it's like to live in that building. I know some wanted it demolished for more mall space, but I was glad it was saved.

2:37 p.m.

The very thought of that turns my stomach, Christine.

— On the neighbor message Milennium Dogs coming to Howard St
2:23 p.m.

Emily, think. You must know what that intersection looks like. In case Tanya doesn't come back to answer you, it's obvious where she lives by what she wrote. There's no beauty school there anymore.

In case you do come back, Tanya, what's it like in the summer above HopHaus' patio? One summer evening a few years ago, some friends and I had to change tables because the air conditioning from your building drowned out our voices.

Now that I know there won't be a new curb cut (see the other thread), I'm keeping an open mind.

2:48 a.m.

If I have to eat a hot dog because nothing else is available, I want everything on it--but hold the peppers. All of that stuff masks the taste of the dog itself. What I really would like to see in that space is the return of the best donuts in the whole world. Yes, confession time, I'm a chocolate doughnut addict. Who remembers when Huck Finn was there? I went into a period of major depression when they closed.

— On the neighbor message Milennium Dogs coming to Howard St
2:14 a.m.

Well, that's a different perspective, Chester. But with an apparent hot dog place moving in under the tracks, they'll just be loitering in both places.

— On the neighbor message 7513-7523 N. Clark Street
1:57 a.m.

Dee, do you still have "mail holding boxes" down in Sleepy Hollow? Someone took the one away on my corner a couple of weeks ago. They haven't actually been used to hold mail for a long time, and I was really glad to see it go. Kids would sit on it, especially in the summertime, and bang their feet against it 'till it just about drove me crazy.

— On the neighbor message Gun shots near Glenwood and Arthur.
9:52 p.m.

Thanks, Joe. I thought I had noticed yesterday that the inside of that storefront had new stuff in it that hadn't been there before. I missed seeing the permit, but maybe that wasn't there at the time.

— On the neighbor message Milennium Dogs coming to Howard St
6:01 p.m.

Davey, samosas are grease-infused dough with a little filling of something that's usually rather tasteless. Anything deep-fried is greasy. It doesn't matter whether it comes from the finest restaurant or BK. Do I occasionally eat fries? Sure, a couple times a year, and sweet-potato ones if that's an option.

— On the neighbor message 7513-7523 N. Clark Street
5:53 p.m.

Um, Davey, usually people who object to fried potatoes object to fried food in general. Fried chicken is fried. Get it?

— On the neighbor message 7513-7523 N. Clark Street
1:58 p.m.

I'd rather read Advocate's than Charlie's.

— On the neighbor message Pillars Closing?
1:44 p.m.

Thanks, Advocate. Actually, I rather wish I hadn't looked that up. We proper ladies don't use or understand such acronyms.

— On the neighbor message Favorite Mexican Restaurant
12:30 p.m.

So the person who wants a dinner that doesn't automatically come with fries, suggests ordering the FRIED chicken at a local restaurant. Does that make any sense?

— On the neighbor message 7513-7523 N. Clark Street
11:38 a.m.

Charlie, at the risk of getting banned here again, I have to say that it seems as though you've been getting out of bed on the wrong side a lot lately.

— On the neighbor message Pillars Closing?
11:14 a.m.

Could we please confine this thread to REAL options for someone in Rogers Park who wants to go out for some Mexican food.

— On the neighbor message Favorite Mexican Restaurant
10:56 a.m.

Hey, folks, please note this thread is nearly a year old. Gruppo still seemed to be in business when I walked by Friday night.

— On the neighbor message Gruppo di Amici bldg for sale
12:08 a.m.

"This is not to say everyone will agree all the time." Bernard, I had to laugh at that. Do we all agree ANY of the time? This is Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message 7513-7523 N. Clark Street
7:41 p.m.

That's somewhat better, Joe, though under that scenario I might just get run over by a driver concentrating on his burger while exiting the north exit.

— On the neighbor message 7513-7523 N. Clark Street
4:39 p.m.

We had a delicious late brunch there this afternoon, and the service was attentive. When we had finished, the man who had greeted us when we arrived came over to ask whether everything was ok. I figured that must be Bob, and it was. We told him that we'd been reading the rumors and hoped they weren't true. As expected, he was non-committal, but we plan to go more often. Would really hate to lose this place.

— On the neighbor message Pillars Closing?
4:14 p.m.

Ditto Williams Stoker. Our building bought our steam boiler there in the 80s, and they have kept it in good repair with annual maintenance. I assume they also work on home furnaces.

— On the neighbor message No Heat
12:04 p.m.

Joe, my concerns are less with the quality of food served at Burger King than with my own safety and the safety of other pedestrians (and probably cyclists too) on Clark. I don't expect anything to be built there that I would ever eat in anyway. Not long ago, I was nearly run over by a car exiting from the parking lot through the north exit onto Clark. The driver was only watching for traffic, not people, and I had to whack the car to get the driver's attention. We don't need another curb cut onto that heavily-trafficked street.

— On the neighbor message 7513-7523 N. Clark Street
10:51 a.m.

You're late to the party, WillZ. Read this thread--and come to the hearing in January:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/dec13-7513-7523-n-clark-street-5593451/

— On the neighbor message What's going in at 7513-7523 N. Clark?
10:57 p.m.

Jessica, if you mean you'd be in the Broadmoor, you'd be about 3 blocks from me in North of Howard. Up here, we have a mix of every color collar, every color of people, gay and straight, owners and renters, dog owners, cat owners, and I even know of a pet hedgehog--but all of that is pretty much true throughout Rogers Park. We're what is called very diverse, and most of us love it. We just got a great place to hang out, Sol Cafe, on the south side of Howard about a block west of Bosworth. Crime, sure, but where isn't there? Public transportation by train and bus is a couple of blocks away. If that is the building you're considering, read its history:

http://www.rpwrhs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93:the-broadmoor-hotel&catid=32:transportation-a-business&Itemid=33

— On the neighbor message Moving to area?
5:14 p.m.

Tovi, 10 AM is way too early for night owls, but I do plan to get there sometime tomorrow after the Glenwood Sunday Market. (That's a beautiful cat.)

— On the neighbor message Pillars Closing?
4:46 p.m.

Thanks, Joe. I suspect some of us will be rallying the troops to try to prevent a drive-through there. Cars already wait seemingly forever to exit at the north exit on Clark from the parking lot.

— On the neighbor message 7513-7523 N. Clark Street
1:35 p.m.

We have an antenna on the roof with the antenna cable entering through the window closest to the TV. As Tovi mentioned, aim it toward Sears (it will always be Sears to me) Tower. We get fine reception on most channels, though some pixelation on Channel 7. Every so often, I scan all the channels again.

— On the neighbor message Digital TV Antenna Reception
1:05 p.m.

Before everyone panics, perhaps it would be good to talk to the owner to see whether this is really true.

— On the neighbor message Pillars Closing?
9:28 a.m.

Chester, no it's not a done deal. It isn't a deal at all. It's all in the OP's head.

— On the neighbor message 7314 N. Rogers...Portillo's?
2:16 a.m.

I stopped by to take a look tonight and see that the place I used to get my hair cut--the storefront east of the former station--is now incorporated into the station. Looks good. Hope it stays that way.

— On the neighbor message Photos of the New Jarvis "L" Station
8:44 p.m.

Jon D., by unscrewing my head and screwing it back on sideways, I managed to read the notice. No, it does not include a date for a hearing, but, then, I doubt that such notices ever do. The alderman will set the meeting date, after consulting with the developer to make sure the date is agreeable. This close to Christmas, I would not be surprised if the hearing doesn't take place until next year.

Tom, can you imagine anything else that would need a drive-thru? I doubt that Dominick's is planning to move their pharmacy out there so it can be a drive-thru. I'll be at the hearing if I can be.

— On the neighbor message 7513-7523 N. Clark Street
2:15 a.m.

Advocate, when I was there late on opening afternoon, I didn't have a chance to evaluate the place since a friend happened to be there. and we gabbed in the short time until closing. But on the way out, I did tell Simone, the owner, the one suggestion I had at that point. She was receptive. I haven't had a chance to go back to see whether she's adopted it yet, but I think she will.

— On the neighbor message Loving Sol!
9:12 p.m.

That would be the vacant green space between the two Clark Street entrances to the Gateway Center parking lot, I believe. I know that lot has been looking for an owner or tenant for a long time. Not sure who owns it and whether it's for sale or rent.

To find out who has applied for a change in zoning, why don't you contact your friendly, local alderman, Joe Moore, at 773-338-5796, or ward49@cityofchicago.org
Alternatively, you could just wait for a posting on EveryBlock by the alderman or an email from him if you're on his email list, with further information, including a date and time for a public hearing on the matter.

— On the neighbor message 7513-7523 N. Clark Street
8:52 p.m.

Mike, if your friend accidentally cuts off his own finger in his own woodshop, he has nobody to sue. If he lets somebody else use his woodshop and that person cuts off a finger, that's a liability issue and he'd better have good insurance to cover others using the shop.

— On the neighbor message Pay-to-use Woodshop
5:48 p.m.

Just a thought--I would think there must be huge liability issues with renting out a woodshop.

— On the neighbor message Pay-to-use Woodshop
3:53 p.m.

Yes, well, other than hairballs, the once living critters are the same, Mr. Rogers.

— On the neighbor message cat wondering the neighborhood
8:41 p.m.

Mr. Rogers, mine doesn't have to go out to leave me presents, including on the bed. Yuck!

— On the neighbor message cat wondering the neighborhood
12:15 a.m.

Sorry, Kelly. It's been so long since I answered that survey. I was expecting a graph with percentages like the other questions at the end. As the youngsters say: My bad.

— On the neighbor message 14th District Constituent Survey Results
12:05 a.m.

Dennis, I wonder about Dobie from time to time too. So sorry you never found him.

Mrs. Shark, do you seriously think that a cat seen at Estes and Wolcott could be the same one you see at Devon and California. Not unless it has a chauffeur to bring him over for breakfast.

— On the neighbor message cat wondering the neighborhood
1:21 a.m.

Kelly, the replies to #7 seem to be missing.

— On the neighbor message 14th District Constituent Survey Results
7:30 p.m.

I was perhaps their last customer of the day, just before 6 PM. Rachel, after the shake-down period, I believe they will be open 6 AM - 8 PM weekdays with somewhat different hours on weekends. Today they closed at 6 PM.

— On the neighbor message Sol Cafe is pretty awesome
6:47 p.m.

Simone, it this really true? We need an official welcome from EveryBlockers.

Thanks for the news, Ben.

5:24 p.m.

Kathleen, Gateway Center IS included; it's within the Howard St. SSA. Jarvis is not within any of the three SSAs so, no, stores on Jarvis are NOT included. Click on the link at the end of the alderman's original post. There you will find a list of the streets included. Dominick's, for example, has an address on the south side of Howard.

— On the neighbor message Shop in Rogers Park and Receive up to $50
5:11 p.m.

You've got it, Darryl. I get more and more scam calls the older I get. Just hung up on one today, and it had something to do with saving money on my electricity.

— On the neighbor message Com Ed Refund Solicitor SCAM
4:57 p.m.

I'm pretty sure of it too, RP.

— On the neighbor message Shop in Rogers Park and Receive up to $50
3:46 a.m.

My cats bite me. No big deal.

Sorry, my cats say "no" to a dog, but I wish you luck finding a home for him, Christine.

— On the neighbor message Dog for adoption
2:10 a.m.

Well, Will, if you're serious, you certainly have your pick of stores: Howard St., the shoe capitol of Rogers Park--perhaps of the city.

— On the neighbor message Shop in Rogers Park and Receive up to $50
2 a.m.

I'm sure there was a previous thread on this subject with a lot of recommendations, but I can't find it.

My own recommendation is Chimene Pellar at Midwest Center for Women's Healthcare, 1000 Central St., Evanston (that's the doctor's building next to the purple line station), 847-864-1200. I've gone to her for at least 15 years. If she is not taking new patients, I'm sure that any of the other doctors in that office would be good.

I surprised that Marianne had a bad experience with a doctor in their Skokie office but the doctors are not the same in the two offices.

— On the neighbor message Recommendations for OB/GYN
1:51 a.m.

Something isn't right here. Cats cannot climb brick walls. Unless this is a hoax, kitty has to have come out one of the windows shown in the photo or another window on the second floor.

— On the neighbor message Found: Black Cat
1:04 a.m.

Well, Henry, some of those buildings on Eastlake have what were horse stables, including the one with the narrow passage, which isn't a tunnel. It's on ground level but much narrower than a doorway.

But, yes, we're hijacking this thread. Sorry, folks.

Back on topic: I like Frank McGuire but have no experience with him as an agent.

— On the neighbor message Good Realtor in the RP?
8:22 p.m.

Henry, I wouldn't completely discount that story without checking it out with the historical society. You never know what went on under and around the old buildings in Rogers Park. There's a narrow passage into a building on Eastlake from the beach, which, if I recall correctly, was used for bootlegging during Prohibition. I've seen that passage.

— On the neighbor message Good Realtor in the RP?
2:52 p.m.

Knowing Irish Catholics, I think you mean ...so no-alcohol-allowed venues WILL be in the running, or, in other words, the venue has to allow alcohol, right?

— On the neighbor message Wedding Venue/Space?
1:20 p.m.

You wouldn't be pulling our legs now, would you, Thankster?

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood Blogs
1:31 a.m.

Dermite, yes, earlier this year someone else on EveryBlock called attention to that beautiful terra cotta work on Bruno's. Again, I'd never noticed, but the next time I was in that area I did.

In 2011, some of us were lucky to get to tour Bach House during Open House Chicago before the renovation began. Indeed, another gem!

— On the neighbor message Architectural Gems in Rogers Park
1:29 a.m.

Years ago, we had a mailman who had been on the route a long time. Every afternoon, he would stop at one house on Juneway and walk the owner's dog. I think it was an elderly woman and that someone else could take the dog out morning and night. He just enjoyed doing it for her. How he was missed when he left our route!

— On the neighbor message Mail carrier Paul's last day was today
7:14 p.m.

RP Mother, depending upon the time of your party and, I suspect, the type of drinks you plan, you can rent space in Chicago Park District facilities. I doubt that you could serve alcohol and the party would most likely have to be held when the facility is otherwise open. Check here for the details:

http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/permits-and-rentals/

— On the neighbor message Space for party
1:19 p.m.

Condolences. Have you considered suing the garbage truck company?

8:57 p.m.

Family Matters is one of my favorite causes, Marianne. I've watched it "grow up" during its 25-year history from an after-school learning program for young children to the dynamic organization it is today. For a time after retirement, I served on the Board of Directors. I haven't decided which color to get for myself. Since it's only a block away, I may just walk over there and pick it out in person.

— On the neighbor message Help Family Matters teens
8:52 p.m.

Shoot. Another Glenwood Sunday Market day without full service at Morse. Last time this happened, I sat on the platform and watched a train speed by on the outer track. I'm glad to have advance notice. Thanks, Liz.

1:36 p.m.

I suspect that someone drives to her Aldi, whereas, I walk to Dominick's So much better for the environment.

— On the neighbor message Starbucks on Devon/Broadway
1:21 p.m.

At the risk of offending the purists, I, too, have tried the coffee at most of the shops mentioned above, and I PREFER it to Starbucks. But I don't live near any of the shops, and Starbucks is so gosh-darned conveniently located inside Dominick's. May I be forgiven for sipping my cup of Joe while I shop?

— On the neighbor message Starbucks on Devon/Broadway
3:23 a.m.

Craig, you promoted your hellhole years ago. I don't have to go there to know it's yours. But you know something, Craig, it's just YOUR hellhole. The other denizens of Morse I know don't live in a hellhole. Sweet dreams.

1:53 a.m.

Would you be using EveryBlock to promote your blog, Craig? Personally, I don't visit your hell hole.

11:03 p.m.

Email is on the way, S.W.

— On the neighbor message Christmas Cactus Starts
6:07 p.m.

You both need new calendars. Diane, Monday is the 3rd, Tuesday is the 4th.

2:27 p.m.

Love their quiche!

— On the neighbor message The Growling Rabbit
2:14 p.m.

I don't know whether Jessi is still offering, but you're welcome to a cutting from each of mine. I understand that some I gave out are rooting nicely.

— On the neighbor message Christmas Cactus Starts
1:49 p.m.

What is my favorite coffee? Whatever Songbird Coffee Roasters has roasted recently, though that's not as easy for me to procure since they moved out of our building.

http://www.songbirdcoffeeroasters.com/

I no longer can smell the coffee roasting whenever I go out on my back porch.

— On the neighbor message Starbucks on Devon/Broadway
1:20 p.m.

Tom, oops, thanks for that correction. Right after Thanksgiving, I'm getting my Heritage (turkey) mixed up with the Heirloom (tomato).

— On the neighborhood event Rogers Park Food Co-Op
12:40 a.m.

Only on EveryBlock: We begin with a chicken that has been found. After the thread is reactivated, it devolves into a discussion of homelessness. Along the way, turkeys, goats, pigs. and a duck are added to the mix. And, so far, it ends with a literary discussion, though it's probably not over yet. Amazing.

— On the neighbor message Chicken found
12:22 a.m.

Thanks, Kathy.

Yes, Advocate, the farmer's market can be expensive but the produce is fresh in the summer and tastes better, in addition to supporting local farmers. A plain old imported Mexican tomato cannot compare to a recently-picked Heritage tomato from a local farmer, and I do think that produce loses its nutritional value after being picked so the sooner it's eaten, the better. Perhaps I'm wrong about that, though.
Did you have to mention Fox & Obel; I'm salivating.

— On the neighborhood event Rogers Park Food Co-Op
9:19 p.m.

Ms./Mr. Advocate, didn't you forget the Glenwood Sunday Market in your listing of local markets?

Many, many moons ago we had a food co-op in Rogers Park. Members would place orders, and each Saturday a couple of the members would go down to the North Water Market to buy the produce and cheese, drive it back to a different member's home, and everyone would come and pick up their orders. Later, I believe there was a co-op in a store on Greenleaf, though I was never a member.

— On the neighborhood event Rogers Park Food Co-Op
5:16 p.m.

Dee, at three o-clock in the morning or whatever time it was, all I was drinking was coffee. And, no, it doesn't keep me awake once I hit the sack. Good to see you here; it's been awhile. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Tonight, it's turkey and dressing leftovers, part 3.

— On the neighbor message Happy Thanksgiving!
2:53 p.m.

Barbara in Ravenswood is EveryBlock's link locator. Barbara, I think you remember every topic covered in Rogers Park in the past year. I'm impressed.

— On the neighbor message Where to buy Xmas tree?
1:53 a.m.

Jim, those of us who live here do not view North of Howard through rose-colored glasses. Many of us do, though, consider the glass half full--in my case, as least three-quarters full. On the other hand, for you the glass is at least half empty. I find that quite sad.

— On the neighbor message Happy Thanksgiving!
1:21 a.m.

B. Duggan, that's what happens when one tries to interpret legalese in the middle of the night. But I don't find anything in the city code about licensing goats and pigs--just licenses for horses--so go get your goat (or pig).

— On the neighbor message Chicken found
8:07 p.m.

Marianne, did you miss this thread in April:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/apr19-wild-turkey-alert-4915986/

I doubt that there are flocks of turkeys in Chicago proper, but I saw a good-sized flock in the state park north of Rockford last year.

— On the neighbor message Chicken found
7:45 p.m.

I was surprised by that too, Marianne.

Jeffrey, I assume you were joking about the goat, but just in case someone believes you, I'm fairly sure goats are not allowed in the city.

— On the neighbor message Chicken found
1:05 a.m.

Kathy, yes, the lot on Sheridan was stocked when I rode by there on Wednesday, and I saw someone in the lot. I think he was setting the trees up.

— On the neighbor message Where to buy Xmas tree?
12:59 a.m.

I'm with you RP Advocate, whoever you are.

— On the neighbor message Happy Thanksgiving!
12:56 a.m.

Gee, Jim, aren't you just a ray of sunshine here.

— On the neighbor message Happy Thanksgiving!
11:31 p.m.

Mike, are you perhaps referring to this closing of Glenwood, which is not for street repaving:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/oct27-reminder-cta-close-glenwood-east-tracks-between-pratt-5472597/

— On the neighbor message Glenwood Ave
7:43 p.m.

To add to what you've written, Legaldiva, the agenda of the CTU includes gaining control of the School Board by seeing that it becomes an elected body. The union will then fight to get its members elected and might well succeed. In my opinion, a CTU controlled School Board would be a disaster.

— On the neighbor message School Closings
2:52 a.m.

As long as we're trading with Andersonville, could we throw in at least a couple of Howard St. shoe stores for a good restaurant and a store that doesn't sell shoes?

— On the neighbor message Things that Rogers Park has more than anybody
1:34 a.m.

I think you're on to something, Legaldiva. I see that Sandra Stone just joined today too.

— On the neighbor message School Closings
4:46 p.m.

Hadasa, the site I proposed is the east end of the native plant garden in Triangle Park. That small garden is at the west end of Juneway before it enters the park. Buddha would watch over Juneway. We do, indeed, need more peace in our neighborhood.

Thanks, John, that location for the Loyola one sounds familiar. If "thugs" moved the Buddha, they thankfully didn't do any damage in the process.

Re-reading my comment, I see that I've added to the eventual number of Buddhas in Rogers Park. Correction: make that ten.

— On the neighbor message 10,000 Ripples
2:08 a.m.

Bishops: As you must know since it did not appear on your ballot, this was not a city-wide referendum. It was on the ballot in some precincts of some wards. Adding up the results of this widely-scattered voting would be time-consuming though I imagine that the proponents have done so. Personally, I don't think we should elect school board members any more than I think we should elect judges. The ballot is already too long for most people to have any idea who the candidates are and what they stand for.

— On the neighbor message It's time
10:27 p.m.

It seems that AppleJack is not coming back to join us and update this thread. By now, I imagine that most of those interested have seen at least one of the sculptures, which began arriving in Rogers Park in late October. The first one I saw was in the parkway garden in front of Heartland Cafe, where it looks wonderful. Next was one at the southwest corner of Morse and Glenwood, across the street from MorseL. Finally, this afternoon, I walked over to the Loyola Dunes Restoration Area to view the one there. At first, I thought it was missing, but it's down fairly close to the lake, facing the lake. It's collecting sand. If I'd had a whisk broom, I'd have cleaned it off. There is also one on the Loyola campus, though I don't know where. I've been told there's a fifth here. Perhaps it travels because I haven't heard of a permanent site for it. And, as AJ said, eventually we should have a dozen in Rogers Park. I've proposed a site in North of Howard.

— On the neighbor message 10,000 Ripples
6:41 p.m.

We have a number of cats in our alley that have been through the Treehouse Trap, Neuter, Release program. If a cat seems tame and adoptable, though, they'll place him for adoption, I believe. He needs to have that eye taken care of a.s.a.p.

— On the neighbor message Do you recognize this handsome guy?
1:25 a.m.

They have no rational answer for that, Mr. Rogers.

— On the media mention 2 Dead, 19 Injured In Weekend Violence
2:03 p.m.

Mike, I do often tend to be radical, but obedient, I'm not.

— On the neighbor message Thank you, Craig Gernhardt!
3:39 p.m.

Tom, you haven't been paying attention to listings apparently. Here's a 2-bedroom, 3rd-floor condo for $40,500 on Oakley:

http://www.trulia.com/property/3101252378-7311-N-Oakley-Ave-3B-Chicago-IL-60645

The link to this is on Rogers Park's page on EveryBlock.

— On the neighbor message We are in the top 5! (sorry wrong list)
1:59 p.m.

Gee, I wonder which blog that is, Up. (I can guess.)

— On the neighbor message Morseland
1:49 p.m.

Mike, Craig has been all over the map on that too. And if you don't know that, it would seem that you're somewhat out of it politically.

— On the neighbor message Thank you, Craig Gernhardt!
12:41 a.m.

Amber, look at the post again. In case you didn't notice, this is a two-day event. The second day is Dec. 1.

4:58 p.m.

Apparently there are two Craig Gernhardts in Rogers Park. Willy, I know the other one.

— On the neighbor message Thank you, Craig Gernhardt!
4:19 p.m.

I walked by there, Willy, and looked in now that most of the paper has been removed from the windows. Lights were on and a couple of people inside. A sign on the front door indicates "Opening Soon." Plus there's a notice for an event there on Nov. 30: open mic and something about poetry.

— On the neighbor message Thank You, New Rogers Park Businesses!
7:48 p.m.

Posted Tuesday on Sol Cafe's FaceBook page:

"Just came back from Sol Cafe. We were willing coffee testers for their staff. They are in the home stretch and should be open soon. We can't wait!"

— On the neighbor message Thank You, New Rogers Park Businesses!
2:16 p.m.

I thought that was in March. Does November get an Ides too?

— On the neighbor message Beware The Ides
10:44 a.m.

I hope you find some way of getting your microwave repaired cheaper than buying a new one. If not, though, you can take the old one to Best Buy for recycling:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Recycling-Electronics/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025

— On the neighbor message Looking For Small Appliance Repair Shop
12:53 a.m.

Giggle. Just out of curiosity, how do you stay thin on Pasta, Jen?

— On the neighbor message Devon & Glenwood ?water main break?
12:37 a.m.

The memorial fund was set up by the office of our former alderman, Cook County Clerk David Orr, where Tsering Dorjee had long been an employee, according to the Tribune:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-one-pedestrian-killed-one-hurt-in-west-rogers-park-hitandrun-20121112,0,4919386.story

— On the neighborhood event Benefit for the family of Tsering Dorjee
8:29 p.m.

Reading some of the comments here makes me ever more grateful to the owner of the motorcycle that appeared on my block this summer. When I first saw it, I was dismayed, but after a time I realized I never heard it. It's not as noisy as some of the cars with bad mufflers around here. One day I was outside when he rode up; I thanked him for not revving the engine.

— On the neighbor message noise
4:49 p.m.

Hate speed humps and hate speed bumps in alleys even more. And, no, we don't speed, but as a couple of people have pointed out, you have to slow to a crawl to avoid a nasty jarring.

— On the neighbor message Speedbumps
7:37 p.m.

Marcus, have no fear, Joe has had at least one opponent each time he's run. I don't expect that to change. Those of us who support Joe will work just as hard as we have in the past to see that he is re-elected, assuming he decides to seek re-election in 2015.

— On the neighbor message Thanks, Alderman Moore!
1:27 p.m.

While true, what does that have to do with it? I'm responsible for only one of those "likes" on the original post.

— On the neighbor message Thanks, Alderman Moore!
1:03 a.m.

That is so true, Oak, but so far Willy's remarks seem to be far ahead in this unscientific poll.

— On the neighbor message Thanks, Alderman Moore!
12:32 a.m.

Whatever. BTW, in case I gave the wrong impression, I wasn't there--just wanted to thank those who were big time.

12:28 a.m.

Kudos to all who showed up for this project! Back-breaking work with a thunderstorm to interrupt it on Saturday and nearly gale force winds and cold today. You all make me proud to be a Rogers Parkian.

6 p.m.

Thanks, Mike. Some of that is clearly wrong since Ashland is a north/south street. When I saw the chase on Ashland, they were heading south. I didn't notice where they came from, but if they really came west on Juneway from Sheridan to Ashland, it's very fortunate that no vehicle was trying to go the other direction. Juneway is one-way eastbound. Cars park on both sides of the street and there's only one lane for traffic.

— On the neighbor message Shots Fired Jonquil and Ashland
7:44 p.m.

It would be nice if EveryBlock recorded an actual time on the original posts and on subsequent comments, but it doesn't, and emails often come long after the posting. As others have indicated, this was very early morning. The overnight shootings report in the Tribune doesn't include one for Rogers Park, so presumably no one was hit.

— On the neighbor message Shots Fired Jonquil and Ashland
11:49 a.m.

Light-colored car raced south on Ashland minutes ago, closely followed by a squad car with lights flashing. By the time I got window and storm open to look south, the vehicles were gone, possibly west on Jonquil. I could hear sirens. Now an Evanston squad car just drove by heading south. No scanner here.

— On the neighbor message Shots Fired Jonquil and Ashland
2:08 a.m.

The deactivated account holder is not the only troll in this thread.

— On the neighbor message Lawyer Recommendations?
12:57 p.m.

You really can get a punch card at Common Cup at Morse and Greenview. Buy 9 cups of coffee or tea and get the 10th free to enjoy while using their wi-fi. Great coffee and wonderful pie.

— On the neighbor message New to Rogers Park; Recommendations for...
2:39 p.m.

To follow up Mary's suggestion, it's the Employment Resource Center of the Howard Area Community Center, 1623 W. Howard St.

http://howardarea.org/adult-education-employment/

— On the neighbor message Job counseling services
2:15 p.m.

Bettiegee, you can undo it by clicking on it again.

— On the neighbor message New to Rogers Park; Recommendations for...
2:07 a.m.

I knew it was a bit different yesterday, Dee, but I couldn't remember what.

— On the food inspection Heartland Cafe Inc failed inspection
8:08 p.m.

Yes, Chris B, you (and I) live in the renumbered pct. 31 (formerly 30). Pct. 6 (east side of Sheridan and Eastlake Terr.) also votes in the main school.

Yes, ROPA, that's Gale Annex. Built a few years ago because the main school was seriously overcrowded. You probably saw me there because that's where I'm a poll watcher. Poll watchers can't help set up the polling place. I was the one making the coffee in case you noticed. One of the "judges" was kind of a troubleshooter. It's a new position for this election. She was supposed to roam among several precincts to handle any problems. After visiting all of her assigned precincts Tuesday morning, she quickly determined that she needed to spend the bulk of her time in pct. 1. She's the only reason the place opened as early as it did, and she handled the count at the end too so that it worked smoothly: Obama/Biden, 392; Romney/Ryan, 10; plus 1 vote for the Libertarians and 2 for the Greens. Hope you're pleased about that!

Oh, and thanks for officially complaining. As I noted in another thread when you were asking about the polling place, all of the judges were new to this polling place. I knew that one of them, whom I know, would be bad. I thought another, whom I also know, would be ok. I was right about both of them. The other three regular judges were unknowns before I got there.

— On the neighbor message polling place - Gale
5:14 p.m.

Kevin, you have no basis for suing anyone. I came to believe you on the first round. No more.

— On the neighbor message Mind Crusher Tattoo Strikes Again
4:04 p.m.

Kevin, since your "customers" don't seem to understand that it's not acceptable to post your sticky things wherever they please, perhaps it's time for you to stop producing them. I rather doubt that very many of them are actually putting the stickers on their vehicles.

— On the neighbor message Mind Crusher Zone
3:51 p.m.

EllenJane, last night everybody was probably too exhausted from celebrating the night before. And, BTW, it did pass inspection. The new inspection notice is posted right above the cash register with a Nov. 2 date. I noticed it Tuesday night. Finally, I suggest you study "Mike's" alleged surname--remove a couple of the letters at the end if you have trouble understanding what I mean.

— On the food inspection Heartland Cafe Inc failed inspection
3:39 p.m.

I'm really puzzled by people who seem to think it's ok to post business advertising on public property. It's as trashy-looking as actual trash on the ground.

— On the neighbor message Mind Crusher Zone
5:14 a.m.

Mike, Craig and I have been dueling for decades. Most recently in this forum but previously in other forums and, sometimes, in person. But not on his blogs; I refuse to read hate sites.

RogersParker, the description "flamboyant" was right on, and he enjoyed the attention his attire received throughout the day. You were not the only voter who referred to his Elton John look; I heard that from at least two other voters. I have to disagree with you a bit in saying that his manner of dress that day was not an issue. That, too, was inappropriate in my opinion as were his personal comments to voters about what they were wearing and his terms of endearment to women he'd never met. All of this together with the parking ticket line made for an as unprofessional election judge as I've ever seen in a polling place.

The pay for judges is now $170 providing they complete the advance training. More is paid to judges who pick up the keys in advance and/or return election supplies to a receiving station election night.

2:16 a.m.

Rebecca, indeed. Even if liberals, which I am, are unhappy with Obama about a lot of things, the idea of Mitt getting to name Supreme Court justices was downright scary.

— On the neighbor message Join the Republican Resistance!
10:13 p.m.

Thanks for reporting that, Mike. I don't (and won't) go there.

10:05 p.m.

Chris, based on ROPA,s comments, I suspect that s/he voted at Gale Annex on Marshfield. Will you please clarify what precinct you vote in ROPA?

— On the neighbor message polling place - Gale
6:59 p.m.

Had a great time at Heartland last night after the polls closed, cheering on our candidates. The place was packed when I got there at 9 PM, barely an empty chair in the house, and everyone having a good time with friends, food and drink. I met some new folks and danced a gig with one of them when TV announced that Obama had 274 electoral votes, putting him over the top. After my two Honkers Ales and a delicious BLT with turkey bacon and sweet potato fries (just $7.00 for the food and $4 a piece for the ale). I came home and collapsed in front of the TV for more good news.

Ish, I doubt that you'd be comfortable at Heartland.

— On the food inspection Heartland Cafe Inc failed inspection
6:52 p.m.

Jewel, a giant corporate entity, can hardly be equated with a small, local business that should want to keep the neighbors happy--or at least not pissed off at them.

Willy, that's a great description of JeffO's former postings.

— On the neighbor message Mind Crusher Tattoo Strikes Again
4:47 p.m.

Wish I'd caught that post, Mr. Rogers, but I slept through the morning--well, the part after I finally got to bed in the very wee hours.

— On the neighbor message Thanks to all for your good work!
4:37 p.m.

Mikel, no, don't stay away--certainly not without checking the property out if it becomes available. You like jerk chicken so also check out the offerings of Caribbean Bakery on the south side of Howard, especially the meat pies.

— On the neighbor message Transplant from South Shore says, "Hi!"
4:04 p.m.

CL, you've made some very good points. Voters responded to his parking ticket line in various ways. Some thought it was funny, others were at least a bit angry; and some were utterly taken aback. I didn't think about the fact that someone further back in the line might have heard it and walked out.

Jeanne, no, he's not tall. Hair was hidden under a bright red cowboy hat all day.

Justin, it is inappropriate to call women one does not know terms of endearment. In my younger days, I would tell off construction workers who tried that crap on me. It has nothing to do with sexual orientation. BTW, I hugged my favorite lesbian yesterday when she visited the polling place.

2:16 p.m.

Helen is going to bed now after a very loooong day. BTW, Terry, when are we doing that next get together?

3:20 a.m.

No way, is this JeffO. Jeff would be bragging about cleaning it up.

— On the neighbor message Mind Crusher Tattoo Strikes Again
2:48 a.m.

Chester, last you heard about the pay for election judges must have been decades ago. The election judge in RogersParker's precinct spent the day telling voters he loved what they were wearing, calling women voters terms of endearment, and warning about half of the voters that they couldn't vote if they had varying numbers of parking tickets. As a poll watcher who had to listen to this for 13 hours straight, I was ready to scream--and I didn't get any pay.

2:34 a.m.

Jen, you heard right but the ban ended today.

Dee, I thought maybe you quit along with Bill Savage and John V. Glad to see you didn't. (Yes, I've been lurking during the period of banishment.) Also glad to hear AJ is alive and well. Do you suppose those three could be coaxed back.

Kent, who me, sarcastic? Sometimes I just listen to the devil on my shoulder and can't help myself.

— On the neighbor message Voting at Gale Elementary
8:17 p.m.

Wow, I'm a doll! That's Punkin on the left. He moved in from the alley some years ago.

— On the neighbor message anyone need a ride to vote tomorrow?
7:54 p.m.

I don't know for sure, Dee, but I heard a rumor that AppleJack died.

— On the neighbor message Voting at Gale Elementary
6:19 p.m.

I'll be watching the election results at Heartland tomorrow night with some of my best friends. After a long day at the polls, get that Honkers Ale ready, Mike and Tom. I think Katy's working her tail off in another state.

— On the food inspection Heartland Cafe Inc failed inspection
5:34 p.m.

Well, depending on who you'll be working for, good luck in Wisconsin. Anyone needing a ride in Rogers Park can call 773-973-4900, the 49th Ward Democratic Party's campaign office.

— On the neighbor message anyone need a ride to vote tomorrow?
5:27 p.m.

Hey, folks, I'm back. ROPA, you asked: "Are they nice?" I assume you mean the judges of election. Hard to say. It seems the Board of Elections tossed all the judges up in the air and they landed in a different precinct. At least that's the case across the street at Gale School Annex. I assume you will be voting in the main school. Go in the east door on Jonquil.

— On the neighbor message Voting at Gale Elementary
4:58 p.m.

I talked to Bill Norkett about this problem when he was ward superintendent. Bill gave me his card and said to call him whenever I saw it happening, and he'd come and personally ticket the offender.

— On the neighbor message Raking leaves into gutter - pet peave
5:11 p.m.

As long as you've thrown those in, Nancy, I'll mention that there are actually 10 bar associations, which make evaluations. You can find 9 of them, including the Chicago Council of Lawyers, here in a handy chart:
http://www.voteforjudges.org/2012_GENERAL_ELECTION_RATINGS_from_the_Alliance.pdf

The Chicago Bar Assn. doesn't participate in the Alliance. There are a few judges up for retention who should NOT be retained.

4:30 p.m.

I forgot about the "donut" around the tree that Pugmama mentions, but that's exactly what I've read too (in sources somewhat more reliable than EveryBlock).

— On the neighbor message Building a flower box/ retaining wall
12:09 p.m.

hdjourney, I'd like to address a related issue. You indicated that you built a flower box around a tree in the parkway and filled it with dirt.Others more familiar with planting trees, please correct me if I'm wrong, but the dirt should not have been piled around the tree. Presumably, the tree was planted at the proper depth and additional dirt or mulch should not be placed against the trunk.

— On the neighbor message Building a flower box/ retaining wall
1:47 a.m.

Probably at the Glenwood Sunday Market, either after the time period shown above or near the end of that time period. If you don't know where the market is, it's on Glenwood between Morse and Lunt. It's also Pet Day at the market so your 6-year-old should enjoy that. A little bird told me there will be chickens present.

— On the neighborhood event Thriller Flashmob!!!
6:23 p.m.

Paul, if you "don't know Kelly's position on a property tax increase," why do your signs accuse her of raising the property tax? Do you even know that state legislators have nothing to do with the property tax? Do you know what office you're allegedly running for and what the duties are?

— On the neighbor message Paul Minervino Comments on Everyblock
4:26 p.m.

Not quite true, Peter. He's also got a city-county issue on his signs posted, illegally, in the public way, i.e., the property tax. No, Smile, a state legislator has nothing to do with the property tax. You don't get your property tax bill from the state, do you?

— On the neighbor message Constituent Opinion Survey
3:58 p.m.

Want any more Christmas cactus starts, AJ? I have two old plants, though probably not as old as Jessi's. I'd love a Hens&Chicks.

Jessi, are those starts I gave you doing ok?

— On the neighbor message Christmas Cactus Starts
1:14 a.m.

You might check with Dominick's. I've had flu and shingles shots there so they probably do tetanus too. Since Medicare picks up my tab, I can't tell you what the shots cost.

— On the neighbor message Tetanus shot
1:07 a.m.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but has Suzanne started a dating service in a comment up there apparently early Friday?

— On the neighbor message Mayne Stage is the new Illinois GOP hangout?
12:57 a.m.

John, the city doesn't tow abandoned cars from private property.

— On the neighbor message Jarvis and Ridge
12:24 a.m.

Dee, he was "to the point," I think, if you read the context.

— On the neighbor message Gunshots
2:29 a.m.

Mayne Stage's second post seems to indicate that the GOP paid for use of the venue so, if true, I see no reason to boycott in the future. When I want to be, I'm pretty good at boycotting. All these many years later, I still don't buy head lettuce. During the many years of that boycott, I discovered that other lettuces are much more tasty.

— On the neighbor message Mayne Stage is the new Illinois GOP hangout?
2:31 p.m.

Gary, if your question was addressed to me, the answer is "yes."

— On the neighbor message Mayne Stage is the new Illinois GOP hangout?
2:27 a.m.

It's Gidget in disguise.

7:55 p.m.

I find it interesting that in its comment here Mayne Stage didn't indicate whether the venue was rented or donated for the benefit. Saying that it's "...a for profit venue available to rent by all parties" doesn't mean that anyone paid to use it last night.

— On the neighbor message Mayne Stage is the new Illinois GOP hangout?
7:48 p.m.

Mr. Rogers, so typical of a man--you utterly forgot the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act even though it was mentioned during the debate last night. Please make that #52, though it would be much higher on my list! SP, bet your fiancee supports that one.

— On the neighborhood event Presidential Debate/Obama for America Phone Bank
6:59 p.m.

The next time I'm at the Glenwood Sunday Market, I'll make a point of going over and thanking them for what they do.

6:44 p.m.

Jen, just what was "unethical and barely legal" about approving the extension of Northpoint's section-8 housing? That statement borders on slander.

2:25 a.m.

OMG, My Pi, how long ago did they close? I'd forgotten about it.

Kelly, is the current Carmen's on Chicago Ave. in Evanston the same owner as the one that used to be near Loyola or did the Carmen's that had been on Church St. simply move? Maybe both were owned by the same person. And what does your reference to the IRS mean?

1:18 a.m.

Hope they come, but don't think they start that early in the AM.

— On the neighbor message Waiting For Tree Trimmers
midnight

Rogers Potter??? By the time I got here, it was another Inactive user. And I kind of wondered the same thing before I got to your last comment, AJ.

11:55 p.m.

I'm drooling....

— On the neighbor message Chocolate Cake
8:07 p.m.

The library is on the south end of the block south of Morse, just south of New Field School, 6907 N. Clark.

— On the neighbor message Activities?
8:04 p.m.

How strange, you answered me before my comment was posted???

I don't know a thing about activities for kids but I wonder whether the library, which is close to you on Clark, has anything for you. She's still pretty young for the library, I suppose.

— On the neighbor message Activities?
7:51 p.m.

Ashley, the United Church of Rogers Park at Morse & Ashland has a thrift shop on Morse. It would probably be helpful for people to know the general area where you live in Rogers Park so they can provide information based on your location.

— On the neighbor message Activities?
7:44 p.m.

Tom, as Joe mentioned, all delays in opening are not the city's fault. This from Sol's FaceBook page in mid-September:

"Hello all coffee enthusiasts, SOL supporters, and those patiently waiting for the new shop on Howard St: here is an update. EVERYTHING in the space in 100% complete, EXCEPT for our bar, which is 7 weeks delayed due to off-sight production issues with our fabricator. BUT, have no fear! We have handled the situation, and will be in full gear to get Rogers Park caffeinated and singing."

This bar may need to be in place before the cafe is inspected.

2:04 p.m.

Good brownie; ho hum samosas--but then I'm not really into samosas. I didn't see any food menu posted, just drinks.

9:39 p.m.

Perhaps if some kind volunteer would take him to Pet Day at the Glenwood Sunday Market, a loving home could be found. Info here:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/oct21-paw-ttawattomie-dog-park-we-have-a-name-5424769/

— On the neighbor message Dog found at Galdy the Groomer's.
5:07 p.m.

Tricia, in case she doesn't see this soon, you can send her an email through EveryBlock. Click on her name, then on Menu, and finally on send email.

— On the neighbor message Picketing at nursing homes in RP
4:58 p.m.

Scott, come to Follow Me on Friday at Cafe Descartes tonight and thank him in person.

4:53 p.m.

Reminder to all. It's this weekend.

2:41 p.m.

Pottawattomie Park is on Rogers, west of Clark past the Walgreen's and Metra tracks. The DFA is in the northeast corner of the park, alongside the Metra tracks. It's also accessible from Birchwood by walking south down the alley west of the Jordan School parking lot on Birchwood.

— On the neighborhood event Paw-ttawattomie Dog Park -- WE HAVE A NAME!
2:46 a.m.

Dee, I strongly suggest that you don't mention that first word when you ask around. No need to remind a potential adopter what he's getting into.

— On the neighbor message Dog found at Galdy the Groomer's.
2:40 a.m.

Have you cleared the postponement of the end of the world with the Mayans? If not, is a seance in order?

— On the neighbor message 10,000 Ripples
5:12 p.m.

I've given books to Armadillo's Pillow:

http://www.armadillospillow.com/

If they are hardcover books, they shouldn't be put in with recycling unless you first remove the covers.

— On the neighbor message Recycling Center
2:57 p.m.

Well, as feared, d3 derailed the topic of this thread.

— On the neighbor message Running Red Lights
2:47 p.m.

If you're on Facebook, see this, though it doesn't seem to be updated often:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Loyola-Dunes-Restoration/158056417557214?ref=ts&fref=ts

— On the neighbor message Bird habitat on Rogers Park beach?
2:43 p.m.

d3, don't go there.

— On the neighbor message Running Red Lights
4:23 p.m.

Punkin says "Thanks, but no thanks, I'd rather stay home."

— On the neighbor message Blessing of the Animals
2:44 p.m.

Thanks for trying, AJ, but Chicagoans can't use the County Clerk's offices downtown or in the suburban courthouses. Anyone in Rogers Park or elsewhere in the city has to go to the Chicago Board of Elections. Granted, it's in the same building as the clerk's office downtown, but on a different floor.

http://www.chicagoelections.com/page.php?id=14

The place was hopping last night with people registering when I turned in the last of my registrations around 8 PM.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
2:41 p.m.

Hi, Lori. Welcome to Rogers Park and EveryBlock. I suspect that you intended to attach your comment to this thread:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/talk/oct10-birding-rogers-park-5424240/

— On the neighbor message birding in Rogers Park
2:29 p.m.

If I could share a photo, I surely would. In mid-September, I spent hours watching hummingbirds feed and chase each other during their fall migration. This was at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Apparently they've been stopping here for several years. I also got a fairly close view of a redtail hawk that day.

If you go to Jasper-Pulaski, you need to be there at sunset, and you want an evening when there's a lot of moonlight. The cranes are out-and-about feeding during daylight but gather at dusk. I've never had the chance to go; I just get to see the photos.

— On the neighbor message Birding in Rogers Park
2:22 p.m.

Tim, in addition to what Tovi said about Armadillo's Pillow, 6753 N. Sheridan Rd., the couple that owns the store lives in Rogers Park.
http://www.armadillospillow.com/

— On the neighbor message Where can I purchase Pepper Spray locally?
1:42 a.m.

Justin, Family Matters, founded 25 years ago, is a wonderful organization that always can use volunteers. Located in the North of Howard community, there are programs for teens and after-school activities, including tutoring, for younger children. Take a look at their website.

http://www.familymatterschicago.org/

Then please contact Mary Jo Deysach at Family Matters for more information or to volunteer, 773-465-6011 ext. 110.

— On the neighbor message Looking to Volunteer
1:12 a.m.

All you procrastinators:
The Board of Elections at 69 W. Washington is staying open until midnight to take your registration.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
4:02 p.m.

Why how unneighborly of you both.

3:35 p.m.

Giovanna, only the original poster can put up photos. That's why Tanya was able to do so and you're not.

— On the neighbor message Found Cat - White with Charcoal Gray Patches
3:14 p.m.

No, thanks. I have my whistle and don't want anything that could be grabbed and used against me. Not to mention the potential accidents Bill mentions. On the other hand, if I were in bear country....

— On the neighbor message Where can I purchase Pepper Spray locally?
12:51 p.m.

Thanks for that resource, Barbara. I've just looked up my dentist and doctors and am pleased to see none of them have ever been disciplined.

— On the neighbor message Dentists in RP
3:14 a.m.

How wonderful to know that people came to your aid! That's the good part about your otherwise bad experience. And thanks for the reminder to all to stay off the phone and be alert to their surroundings.

— On the neighbor message Robberies near El stations
1:42 a.m.

Sticks and stones may break my Democratic bones, but names will never hurt me.

8:07 p.m.

We're keeping our collective fingers crossed that it's Stanley, but isn't that a bit far for a cat to roam?

— On the neighbor message Found Cat - White with Charcoal Gray Patches
7:41 p.m.

Hi, Jim: You can keep your mouth shut about having moved and are unlikely to have any problem voting. (Shhh, don't tell anyone I said that.) But if you are challenged and/or want to follow the law, here's what the election judge's manual states about "Who May Vote":

"A voter who has moved within 30 days prior to the election and still resides within the State of Illinois. Voter must complete the Affidavit (Form 1), check Box #3 and complete the Supporting Affidavit B on the back of the form or provide two pieces of acceptable identification."

This would be at the precinct polling place where you are registered, not the one for your new address.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
4:57 p.m.

TOMORROW, Oct. 9, is the last day to register to vote.

Yes, there is Grace Period registration, but you have to go down to the Board of Elections for that and you have to vote at the same time.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
2:40 p.m.

That's a very distinctive nose; good for ID. Looks as though he's made himself at home, Tanya.

— On the neighbor message Found Cat - White with Charcoal Gray Patches
1:30 a.m.

Shucks. I already bought my Christmas cards. Guess I'd better send them early. Wish everyone a happy hereafter.

— On the neighbor message 10,000 Ripples
9:31 p.m.

Totem poles are wonderful but that seems like a lot of work considering that the world ends soon--is it next month?

— On the neighbor message 10,000 Ripples
4:18 p.m.

Greg mentions a good point. Andy, you may not be aware that St. Francis Hospital is up Ridge a short distance in Evanston. That's where the ambulances take emergencies from Rogers Park too so that is a noise factor to consider.

— On the neighbor message Question about the neighborhood
4:12 p.m.

Knock off the honking please, SP. There is far too much unnecessary honking and other noise in the city as it is. By law, the car horn is only supposed to be used as a warning. If you have carefully looked and no one is coming, there's no one to warn.

— On the neighbor message Chicago bike dooring accidents
4:06 p.m.

Liz, the park is on Rogers west of Clark St., past Walgreen's and the Metra tracks. There's a large fieldhouse on Rogers. The dog park is alongside the Metra tracks at the far north end of the park. You can also get there from Birchwood by walking down the alley west of the Jordan School parking lot. The dog park is just south of that lot. BTW, it would help to know where you live in Rogers Park to provide you with the best suggestions of facilities closest to you.

— On the neighbor message kid friendly places
3:55 p.m.

Wesley, have you ever been in Rogers Park? I took a look at your favorite neighborhood restaurants on your profile page, and I've never heard of any of them. What are you doing slumming here?

7:37 p.m.

Wesley, third, if you own a Mercedes, I own a Lamborghini.

6:24 p.m.

Wesley, second, apparently you lived in the wrong neighborhood. I can assure you that most of the home owners in Chicago are Democrats.

6:21 p.m.

Wesley, first, people who really are pro-choice don't call it pro-abortion, so I think we caught you in a little white lie there.

6:17 p.m.

I don't think David's suggestion is good enough. I sort of tested it, as a passenger, this morning. I could open the door with my left hand without turning anywhere near enough to see whether anything was coming.

— On the neighbor message Chicago bike dooring accidents
1:16 p.m.

Marsha, yes, on first glance a couple of years ago, that's what I thought it was too, but the next time I saw it I realized the shape was wrong for a sewer pipe.

10:28 a.m.

AJ, does anything in particular set off the chorus? We were watching a mother hawk and its chick a couple of years ago when we heard a siren in the distance. That set off what we think must have been a pack of coyotes down in the nearby ravine. It was quite wonderful to hear.

— On the neighbor message Coyote Sighting at Pottawatomie Dog Park
2:32 a.m.

You cyclists, please be careful out there! We don't want to see an article like this about you:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-bicyclist-struck-killed-by-semi-on-near-north-side-20121005,0,7151628.story

— On the neighbor message Almost hit by truck on Morse.
7:28 p.m.

Ooo, like your new avatar! Hope it's not copyrighted because I just stole it.

— On the neighborhood event The EW/RP Snootiness Summit (for Sanity)
6:24 p.m.

Oh, wow, CubsFan, you really have fallen hook, line, and sinker for the Tea Party spin.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/columbia.asp

6:13 p.m.

Stefanie, read the alderman's whole message. Its been there for a few years. I've never noticed any graffiti on it. I puzzled over it the first few times I saw it but finally decided it was art.

6:01 p.m.

I've heard various likely scams from people on the streets of Rogers Park. Needing bus or train fare to get to a job or home or wherever is just one of them. I used to occasionally fall for them. If you really think there's a possibility he's legitimate, send him to the Howard Area Employment Resource Center at 1623 W. Howard Street, on Monday. They can determine whether there really is such a job and probably can help him get there. But if you call him, Jessi, I recommend that you block your phone number.

— On the neighbor message Good Deed...Maybe
5:57 p.m.

Focused on the original post as requested: Giggle!

5:34 p.m.

Christine, it mostly means that those cops weren't needed elsewhere because it was a quiet night. Yes, of course, they drive around looking for violations when they're not busy--as they should.

Wow, Kelli, 3 or 4 boots plus a tow. I do hope you've reformed. That's really hard on the pocketbook.

Speaking of the "dreaded within 30' of a stop sign violation," there has been a large kitchen construction truck parked immediately behind the stop sign on my corner for hours. Probably delivering stuff to the courtyard across the street. Bet it doesn't get ticketed but a private vehicle would.

— On the neighbor message Slow night North of Howard
1:52 p.m.

Come on, Cubs fan, can't you find something better than that?

1:21 p.m.

Aargh, Jeffrey, now the comments up above make no sense. Will you please decide who you are?

— On the neighborhood event The EW/RP Snootiness Summit (for Sanity)
2:29 a.m.

AJ, I was in one of the first classes for voters' registrar training back in the mid-80s when the law was changed allowing for registrars. Prior to that, it was all done by Board of Election employees or election judges. I've literally registered thousands of people since then--some of them more than once as they've moved around North of Howard. Slowed down a lot more recently, though.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
2:18 a.m.

Natalie, are you sure he has a permit to ticket? There are signs available at the alderman's office for posting that cite the law that dog owners must clean up after their dogs and probably listing the fine for failure to do so. Those signs don't give people the authority to ticket for the offense. We had those signs on trees in our parkway last summer. None of us thought to get new ones this year.

— On the neighbor message Foolish Pet Owners.
8:18 p.m.

Does this guy have eyes?

— On the neighbor message Dog found at Galdy the Groomer's.
8:05 p.m.

Somehow, female-only events haven't much interested me since I was in Girl Scouts.

— On the neighbor message Coffee with the gals!
8:03 p.m.

Don't most of the stores give out candy on Halloween? I see kids in costumes going into stores looking for treats in the late afternoon/early evening. I doubt that there's much, if any, trick-or-treating in apartment buildings, though there may be on blocks with houses where the people know their neighbors.

— On the neighbor message Trick or Treat Space in RP?
8:02 p.m.

But in order to vote early, you have to be REGISTERED. Time for that is ticking away.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
7:25 p.m.

Kathleen, the question I have for you is why are the front door and the mailboxes open? Do you not have an entry door that locks? That's a requirement in Chicago. If you are a tenant, you should report this to the Building Dept. if your landlord refuses to do anything about it. The landlord should also provide mailboxes that lock, but I don't know whether that's the law.

— On the neighbor message Mail stolen on Oct 3
7:10 p.m.

AJ, from what I've read (never yet experienced), the invisibility spray for some people at Morse/Glenwood needs to also have an odor neutralizer.

— On the neighbor message Neutral Loitering on Morse and Glenwood
6:41 p.m.

KMQ, it must have been Terry. He's pretty awesome--at least on first meeting.

— On the neighborhood event The EW/RP Snootiness Summit (for Sanity)
1:57 a.m.

Kelly, the residents of the ward who have taken part in this process in the past and who have voted on projects, like more than smooth streets--things like a dog park and murals on underpasses, for example. When the vote on projects is held next spring, you will undoubtedly have the opportunity to vote to have the entire million spent on street repair, but I suspect you'll lose. Hope you'll take part and vote anyway.

— On the neighbor message ward 1 million dollar spending
1:46 a.m.

Be careful where you park. Pratt is permit parking.

1:32 a.m.

If Karla comes back with another post, I suggest we all ignore it.

1:11 a.m.

Thank you. I checked this evening and there seems to already be electronics near the tub. Understandable that chemicals would take priority.

8:19 p.m.

Chester, are you taking electronics on Saturday too?

6:35 p.m.

Pure white walls absolutely invite graffiti. Do we want that?

— On the neighbor message Neutral Loitering on Morse and Glenwood
2:16 p.m.

Wikipedia??? Lord only knows who wrote that entry then. Might even have been AJ himself. (Yes, I am an encyclopedia snob who has no respect for that as a source for anything.)

— On the neighbor message Who We Are
2:09 p.m.

Now, now, AJ, you had said you were going to Cuneen's instead. Frankly, I don't think one can socialize in cyberspace. Communicate, yes; socialize, no. They're not the same thing.

— On the neighbor message Socializing among neighbors in decline in USA
3:01 a.m.

So far, my favorite registration this season was for the 64-year-old, African-American woman, who was born in Mississippi. When I asked her for the address of the last place she was registered to vote, she said she had never voted or been registered before. She positively beamed when registration was complete, and I gave her her receipt. Then we hugged. Actually, I may never top that one again.

If you're not registered at your current address, please get that corrected by Tuesday, Oct. 9.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
2:50 a.m.

Some of us got together at Pillars on Sunday but you two at the top of this thread declined the invitation. I don't think Mr. Rogers weighed in one way or the other, but I do wonder what his comment here means.

— On the neighbor message Socializing among neighbors in decline in USA
1:50 a.m.

Is there still a tub in the basement, Chester?

1 a.m.

Yes, moah, that's all too often the case, but those who have posted here got your defense in their email--if they read it. And, having called out "shorty," he's fled as bullies often do.

— On the neighbor message Cocka Doodle Damn!
7:32 p.m.

RP Chick, it's likely that online searches of many of the restaurants you eat at will turn up health-code violations, some of them "really disgusting." Try the buffalo sometime. You might like it.

— On the neighbor message New partner at the Hearland Cafe
8:59 p.m.

Craig bit the dust again.

6:19 p.m.

I just found Christine's deleted comment in my mailbox. Yes, indeed, Rebecca's, Steven's and Mike's comments about it are right on. Reminds me somewhat of her remarks about my section of the neighborhood, but this one was really over the top.

4:52 p.m.

Hmmm, so much for Terry's plea near the top of this thread: "Please thread, be a good thread and make us proud!"

2:53 p.m.

Nice mural. Checked it out Sunday on my way to the Snootiness summit at Pillars.

2:47 a.m.

Did you think I don't know who the videographer is in person? Because I do. I don't quite understand why anyone uses the mute button. "Conversations" don't make sense with missing comments. That's apparent when comments are removed by the moderators.

And I certainly disagree with you on many occasions but I would never "out" you, which you did to me. I didn't appreciate it.

— On the neighbor message Rah Rah For Helen
2:32 a.m.

Why, thank you, AJ! How sweet of you though you seem to have the thanking ratio backwards. Oh dear, I see another Blockhead, er EveryBlocker, has muted me since I last looked. What a shame. A certain videographer and I have butted heads in the past on another, long-since dead site, so I'm not at all surprised about him. Wonder who the others are.

— On the neighbor message Rah Rah For Helen
1:58 a.m.

AJ, Third Coast is in EW--that doesn't mean Terry lives there, as we found out today.

— On the neighborhood event The EW/RP Snootiness Summit (for Sanity)
1:19 a.m.

Al, I'm not sure that I understand the route you walk to get from the bus to Dominick's. Are you saying that you somehow get up on to the "bridge" over the bus corridor. That, I believe, goes between the parking garage and the atrium, and I don't think it's meant to be used by bus riders. If that is what you mean, next time just walk over to the atrium and take the elevator to the level with the plaza. That "bridge" was intended to have another leg that connected to the new CTA station. I think money ran out before it was built. Maybe someday it will be built.

1:06 a.m.

Jim, think about this: the storefronts along the bus depot should also--perhaps mainly--serve the people using those buses. They don't live in census tracts 101, 102, and 103. I have heard that the rents there and throughout Gateway are pegged too high, though I have no proof of that. Another factor I would think is that a proportion of the people with below-poverty income in those tracts, especially in 101, have more disposable income because they have Section 8 certificates or live in Section 8 or scattered-site public housing and are, therefore, paying a smaller percentage of their income for housing.

4:44 p.m.

Good time was had by all who attended. The SoHers proved their snootiness by not showing up.

— On the neighborhood event The EW/RP Snootiness Summit (for Sanity)
4:05 p.m.

Why Baron, you've changed your identity again. If you were to come, would we have to bow to you? There will be tea; not sure about the crumpets.

No beer, Santino; in fact, nothing stronger than coffee.

Thanks, Jessi, but I'm coming after the Glenwood market. Will be bringing voters' registration supplies in case anyone comes who needs to register.

— On the neighborhood event The EW/RP Snootiness Summit (for Sanity)
12:17 p.m.

I'm surprised that Terry didn't mention this get-together tomorrow afternoon:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/sep30-the-ew-rp-snootiness-summit-sanity-5381783/

— On the neighbor message Meet the neighbors?
4:13 p.m.

John, if you live up near Howard, I'll be glad to register you. I've met two of my EveryBlock neighbors that way so far. Just send me an email through EveryBlock. Oct. 9 is, as Visuals4u indicates, the last day to register. If you go to the Glenwood Sunday Market tomorrow, look for the Green and Growing tent. You can register there.

Welcome to the neighborhood.

— On the neighbor message Voter Registration?
1:46 p.m.

Another reason to not use poison: the mouse eats the poison and goes off someplace to die--sometimes someplace pretty inaccessible. If you have ever smelled a mouse that has been dead for awhile, you won't use poison again. I talked to the neighbor who put it out to get that stopped.

Snap traps or, if you feel really humane, you can buy traps that contain the mouse without killing it. If you go that route, though, don't just take it outside the building and let it go. Take it a long way away to the lakefront or a park. I am surprised that two mice came into an apt. with a cat. You must have stupid mice.

— On the neighbor message MICE in our Apartment!!!! UGH!
1:30 p.m.

AJ, Susan, aka, Susy.

— On the neighbor message Feeling Discouraged About... Garbage
1:51 a.m.

Teban, since I guess you're on the block, do you mind the rooster? I'd like to see a link to the prohibition against roosters law in Chicago, BTW. I suspect it's an urban myth. Phoebe, this is NOT an attack rooster anymore than the dogs are attack dogs. I fed the little guy and some of his harem cooked corn on the cob. I held one end while they ran up and grabbed bites.

But if he has to go, he most likely will go the way AJ suggests, and then RPLover will be unhappy because that would be being mean to the rooster.

— On the neighbor message Cocka Doodle Damn!
12:57 a.m.

Yes, Mrs. C, but you have to pay for your own.

— On the neighbor message Gidget in trouble?
6:25 p.m.

The rooster's beautiful and well-taken care of. She thought she was getting all hens when the chicks arrived. So it turned out they weren't all female. There was no stink when I've been there, Shorty, and I got some mighty good tomatoes and a cucumber from that plot.

— On the neighbor message Cocka Doodle Damn!
4:58 p.m.

AJ, I think you probably can't get both of those at either Pillars or Cuneen's.

— On the neighbor message Pillars is hiring
2:42 p.m.

jo p, maybe we passed on campus. Late 50s for me.

— On the neighbor message The 400 Theatre in 1937
2:41 p.m.

Since I won't be able to get home on the Red line from the Glenwood Sunday Market without riding south to Berwyn, I could just walk over to Pillars and then take the bus home. But will I make it to the market?

— On the neighborhood event The EW/RP Snootiness Summit (for Sanity)
2:28 p.m.

RPLover, maybe you should invite your new Committeewoman to accompany you.

— On the neighborhood event The EW/RP Snootiness Summit (for Sanity)
1:09 a.m.

AJ, as I noted above in my response to Kelli, photo ID is NOT needed in Illinois to register to vote, and it's not needed at the polls either unless one wants to vote early. One needs two pieces of ID and one of them has to have the person's current address on it. For example, a utility bill with current address and a social security card works.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
1 a.m.

Oh, my, I hate to admit what that year means to me.

— On the neighbor message The 400 Theatre in 1937
9:32 p.m.

And give up the mystery of who we all are?

— On the neighborhood event The EW/RP Snootiness Summit (for Sanity)
9:27 p.m.

Kat, I've run into too many people who registered to vote at the DMV when they got their drivers' licenses but who never got voters' registration cards. Especially this close to an election, I wouldn't recommend it. That is a great place to renew a license, though, and it's the same building as the Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
2:56 a.m.

Awww, poor Craig, guess bad 'ole Mike and I must have been picking on him.

8:02 p.m.

As long as Rebecca has recommended a friend, I'll recommend mine. Lisa Gordon is a wedding and event planner who very recently moved from Rogers Park to south Evanston. I'm sure she knows many venues and can be as involved in helping with your plans as you want her to be.

http://www.lisagordonevents.com/

If you call her, use the phone number on the contact page; I see she hasn't changed the one on the home page.

— On the neighbor message Wedding Ceremony & Reception...help!
2:10 p.m.

Kelli, I assume Ald. Silverstein's office can take your registration, but call first to make sure. If registration is taken by a voter's registrar, you need two pieces of ID at least one of which must have your current address on it. That can be a lease, utility bill, various types of mail, etc. Photo ID is not required to vote in Illinois except for people who vote early. At the alderman's office, they are more likely to use what is called the motor/voter card. No ID is needed for registration with that. Instead, you provide the ID when you go to vote the first time. And don't listen if an election judge insists you need photo ID; instead, insist that the judge call the Board of Elections or call them yourself from the polling place . The bottom of this page shows various types of acceptable ID:

https://www.chicagoelections.com/page.php?id=68

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
1:47 p.m.

Patrick, you do realize that Rogers is a diagonal street, don't you?

— On the neighbor message Gas main break at Howard and Rogers
1:26 p.m.

You mean there's a person in that bundle?

Craig or anyone else reading this, you can take down the flyer for the missing Mishi. She's no longer missing.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/sep24-cat-still-missing-5368494/

8:14 p.m.

Dennis, I've wondered whether Dobie was ever found. So sorry she wasn't, and I, too, hope she's found a loving home.

I had no idea that there were two varieties of African Grey so I've learned something tonight. Same genus and species but different sub-species, I guess. Koocho will be much happier with you than in a shelter. Did they have an estimate of his age?

— On the neighbor message My new friend, Koocho
8:08 p.m.

Yes, most are now up, at least for the 49th Ward. I sent you an email in response to yours, ROPA. Even folks who haven't moved should be aware that your precinct number may have changed. Mine did. That number is on your voter's registration card.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
5:08 p.m.

The doctors were amazed too, Hedda. She was in her 80s when her kidneys failed following a mild heart attack and she lived to 93.

— On the neighbor message 1300 Block of Greenleaf
4:41 p.m.

Nancy, several comments up, Mark reported that Mishi has been found 4 blocks from home.

— On the neighbor message Cat Still Missing
3:48 p.m.

101, oh, you want to move them to Howard St., huh. No thanks.

3:40 p.m.

Just two weeks to go before voters' registration closes. Don't delay if you need to register or re-register with a new address or name.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
3:22 p.m.

RPLover, I think it was Helga of the ever-changing avatar.

2:40 a.m.

Hedda, how wonderful that you have a transplant scheduled! My mother was on dialysis for a few months, and I know how draining that was for her. Miraculously, her kidneys recovered, though I think that's pretty rare.

— On the neighbor message 1300 Block of Greenleaf
2:31 a.m.

Dave, the Jarvis stop will be closing in November for about 6 weeks for renovation just like the Morse and other north side Red Line stops.

Sorry about your nephew.

— On the neighborhood event Mugging Near Park and Ride Garage
1:37 a.m.

Winston, you do realize that it is legally permissible for handicapped people to move, don't you? When that happens, the signs often stay up for months--or years--until someone with a few smarts takes action to get the signs removed. Why don't you have the alderman's office look into the two permits in question and stop griping here.

— On the neighbor message 1300 Block of Greenleaf
2:10 p.m.

Gee whiz, I thought it was Howard St. that's soooooo bad.....

I did take a peek around the corner when I was down there for the Glenwood Sunday market. Not a pretty sight. I assume it was Jennifer who was sitting on the planter with a few guys milling around.

1:41 p.m.

Yes.

— On the neighbor message 1300 Block of Greenleaf
1:17 a.m.

Phoebe, I think it's Susan, a.k.a. Susy.

— On the neighbor message 1300 Block of Greenleaf
1:10 a.m.

Luna, for future reference, call 311 for city services: burned-out streetlights, abandoned cars, plugged sewer openings, etc. As you discovered, when you want the police, it's 911.

Have a peaceful night and hope they stay quiet.

12:49 a.m.

Whether or not they tow, don't they issue tickets for cars parked on streets with such signs? I don't know whether they do or not but it seems as though they would.

— On the neighbor message Parking on Ashland
8:08 p.m.

PoE has just changed names and avatars in case you don't recognize the writing style. I'd use the T word, but that's not allowed.

5:18 p.m.

Kevin, you're not the only person Jeff has cursed out on the phone if an employee of another business on Morse is to be believed. I talked to him and believe him. Jeff posted his rant about that business last year, back when he was using his real name. I suspect the two of you are not the only victims.

2:54 p.m.

Hedda, I'm sorry you had to be subjected to Winston's uncaring rant. Clearly, he's never had a relative or friend who was on dialysis. Assuming you are waiting for a transplant, I hope it comes through soon.

— On the neighbor message 1300 Block of Greenleaf
11:51 a.m.

No problem, AJ, the troll and my observation about her both bit the dust--as will this comment probably.

— On the neighbor message MorseL Hiring?
1:14 a.m.

Kevin and KP, the person who posted this can't remove it even if he wants to. Only an EveryBlock moderator can do that, though I know of one case in which the originator of a thread asked that it be removed--and it was. I note that Jeff is no longer defending painting over it, so maybe he will.

12:58 a.m.

No noodles at the beach...

— On the neighbor message Parking Near Loyola / Rodgers Park
12:43 a.m.

Thank YOU, Bob. I couldn't remember the "name" of your table at the Glenwood Sunday Market.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
1:01 p.m.

I suspect that this is at the United Church of Rogers Park, but you didn't mention that, Nikki.

— On the neighborhood event Free Healthy Cooking Class
2:45 a.m.

Why Liz, what do you mean?

2:42 a.m.

Sorry, Dee, I can't find my scalpel.

— On the neighbor message Voters' Registration
2:05 a.m.

RP, the cops would probably laugh at you--and then give you a ticket for not stopping for a pedestrian. I only do it when a car turns in front of me when I'm about to cross, so the car is not going fast. And, yes, d3, I do check out the driver as he rounds the corner in front of me.

7:30 p.m.

Susanne, your idea of a Democratic plan is hilarious. You don't really think anyone is going to debate you, do you?

I like Mr. Rogers' definition of rich.

2 p.m.

Actually, David, it's quite satisfying to whack the rear of a car that doesn't give me, as a pedestrian, the right-of-way at crosswalks with something that won't damage the vehicle. Barbara, try that sometime. Newspapers work well for this. Scares the daylights out of the drivers who think they have hit me.

1:32 p.m.

Virag changed a battery for me last year. I'd never been there before, but I'll probably go there next time.

2:53 a.m.

I see Kim Grahl at North Shore University HealthSystem, the same practice as the one Bill recommends but a different doctor. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the doctors there, though. I've been seen by a couple of the others when my doctor is on vacation or booked up when I needed to get in, and have been pleased with them. This is not the same group of doctors that Marianne has recommended.

— On the neighbor message Rogers Park area doctor??
2:37 a.m.

Hey, guys, just don't come up here to buy the "secret" ingredient for your brownies.

2:24 a.m.

Suzanne, you're cherry-picking candidates. Votes for Topinka are not representative of votes for other Republican candidates, and she had the advantage in 2010 of running against a Democrat no one had ever heard of. Heck, I might have voted for her for governor in 2006 except for her choice of a far-right running mate. I didn't want Prosecutor "Put-em-to-death-even-if-they're-innocent" Birkett anywhere near the governor's mansion. Your candidate for governor in 2010 got only 1513 votes in the 49th Ward.

2:13 a.m.

There was a great turn-out tonight. Thanks to all who came!

8:40 p.m.

Another bump up for my friend, David.

12:34 p.m.

Dee, I haven't waived my right to wave pom poms, but I haven't found any pom poms yet.

We're still at #46 with 1158 votes. VOTE!

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
2:11 a.m.

Indeed, Kelli, that was one of the most chilling statements I've ever read from a candidate.

1:02 a.m.

Craig, It was Suzanne who picked 2008 to brag about. In 2012 a few more voters took Republican ballots in the 49th Ward than did in 2008. Your numbers must just be for Republican Committeeman, an office so far down the ballot only the truly dedicated get there.

9:42 p.m.

Tom, closet Republicans don't vote in primaries where they have to declare their party. Only 761 voters in the 49th Ward voted for one of the Republican candidates for president in the 2008 primary. Suzanne's somewhat exaggerated figure of 2000 refers to the November election. Actually, McCain/Palin only got 1811 votes to Obama/Biden's 16,835.

7:01 p.m.

Suzanne, as far as I'm aware, Mayne Stage is owned by ONE of the Pritzkers, specifically James, not the Pritzker family as a whole. I seriously doubt that they all agree on politics; they certainly don't on other issues. Note final sentence of this brief report, which makes it pretty clear where James puts his money:

http://www.ilcampaign.org/patrons/james-pritzker

And another where his contributions are listed by candidate. I don't see any Dems here:

http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?city=Chicago&st=IL&last=PRITZKER&first=JAMES

6:36 p.m.

Dee, the idea of marking the signs "Found" is good. It will tell others that such signs do sometimes bring results.

— On the neighbor message lost shih-tsu
4:16 p.m.

The new board "fence" has become a giant billboard today. Using a stencil, a painter has added 10 identical signs the length of the "fence." It reads:
Est. Always
Flats
Chicago
accompanied by a symbol of an animal above the words.

This, apparently, is what the new owner does. See an example in Uptown:

http://www.uptownupdate.com/2012/07/magnolia-flats.html

— On the neighbor message Proposed clean up 772x ashland
3:46 p.m.

Bill, that's an awful experience. That said, I'll offer the same advice to you that I do to everyone else who expects a speedy response from the alderman to an EveryBlock post: call or email his office to register your complaint about the driver. He does not monitor this site every day. He's made that quite clear.

12:06 a.m.

How wonderful that Lucy is home. I hope that family so enjoyed having her that they'll adopt a shelter dog now.

— On the neighbor message lost shih-tsu
9:18 p.m.

Bill, isn't this CTA viaduct work rather than Transportation Dept. roadwork?

— On the neighbor message Sheridan Road roadwork?
9 p.m.

I rather suspect that the owner of the venue veers to the right with Suzanne.

If Heartland has a watch party, it won't have tickets and the attendees will be cheering the other candidate.

8:27 p.m.

Jim, I'm not sure which tree you're referring to in the courtyard, the spruce or the current deciduous one. If I ever run into the Peoples Housing developer who handled that project again, I'll try to remember to ask her about the fountain. She was so proud of that building. I'm sure you aren't aware that I was one of the PH founders. That's not the only building in which PH combined apartments to make larger ones, and the same thing happened in the Northpoint buildings.

— On the neighbor message Proposed clean up 772x ashland
12:47 a.m.

You beat me to it, Dee.

— On the neighbor message Sheridan Road roadwork?
8:26 p.m.

Jim, I guess I'm getting senile. As noted in my comment above, I thought the fountain was gone by the time I moved to Ashland in '75 and that I'd only seen it in walks around the neighborhood when I lived farther west. My companion says it was still there in the early 80s. Neither of us has any memory of when it was removed, but the blue spruce that replaced it was huge when it was cut down. Hopefully, the tree there now was chosen because it doesn't get too tall.

I don't remember how many apartments were in the building originally--probably more than 40. Yes, Peoples Housing converted it to have only 25 units. The two front entrances on the street originally each had 3 small apartments per floor; after rehab there was only one 3-bedroom apartment per floor. There was more combining in the entrances inside the courtyard. I have not been in the building since the condo conversion took place, but I think I recall that they were advertising it as a 25-unit building. I do know that they made a sort of duplex out of at least one 1st-floor apartment plus basement. They also added what I consider to be ugly metal decks inside the courtyard for the large front apartments.

Winnowing out the bad apples requires good screening. One woman over there in a 3-bedroom had kids and dogs--maybe cats too. The family trashed the apartment. I used to visit the family above her, and the stench in the hall was terrible. When she had to move out, she had her belongings moved down Juneway into a two-flat, which she proceeded to trash. Then there was dear Eloise, who lived in the back and who planted hundreds of tulips in the circle around the spruce so that it would be pretty in the courtyard. Two sides of a coin.

— On the neighbor message Proposed clean up 772x ashland
8:23 p.m.

Now we're down to #46 with 1136 votes.

Vote NOW, vote TOMORROW, vote on MONDAY.....

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
7:13 p.m.

Probably just lane closures, not the whole road, if it's because of this:

http://blogs.luc.edu/ilweekly/2012/09/12/loyola-l-stop-renovations-close-sidewalk/

— On the neighbor message Sheridan Road roadwork?
1:43 a.m.

The new windows were installed when Peoples Housing bought the building in the 80s. That was pretty much a total rehab. After Peoples Housing went under, the new owner didn't do a very good job of screening tenants. There were good ones and bad ones. During the condo boom, the owner decided to turn it into a condo and did another rehab on the inside. Only three apartments were sold. The last of those condo owners moved out a month or so ago. I suspect that all of the units were not fixed up to condo standards and that those are going to need work. He most likely fixed up some units and tried to sell them to get money to fix up some more but the bubble burst.

— On the neighbor message Proposed clean up 772x ashland
7:16 p.m.

Jennifer, I hope your mother's ring turns up. Did she report the loss to the police in case someone turns it in?

Louie, I suggest that you don't give out any more information about the ring. Just let anyone who has lost one tell you what it looked like. You don't want to give it out to someone who didn't lose it.

— On the neighbor message Ring Found!
6:54 p.m.

Still catching up on what I missed during the week my computer was dead. I guess this is Craig's Peeping Tom:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/sep04-peeping-tom-5303844/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=message_email&utm_campaign=headline

— On the neighbor message Pratt and Sheridan
6:40 p.m.

Interesting, Jamie just joined EveryBlock today. Seems to have an agenda.

— On the neighbor message Pratt and Sheridan
2:18 p.m.

Hello to you, AJ. When one stays up to 4 AM it's hard to keep up with you dawn risers. Before EveryBlock, I thought there were only snooty Eastlaketarians, who like to deny that they live in North of Howard. (Tom, if you're reading, no offense to you.)

Re parking on Pratt: While you should know, AJ, that I don't have a vehicle since I've mentioned it in more than one thread, that doesn't mean that I don't ride in my companion's and look for parking. We attended an event at Pratt and Sheridan just about a month ago and looked for parking. We finally found one space, parked, and then saw the permit only sign. This was very early evening. There have been times when we've tried to park in the area and ended up on Ravenswood.

Dee, there's a Sleepy Hollow in Rogers Park???. How can that be? Rogers Park doesn't have any hollows that I know of. I played in Sleepy Hollow, which was a hollow, as a child, but that was in another state.

— On the neighbor message Pratt and Sheridan
1:44 p.m.

I think the protocol is for someone who has lost something to tell the person who found something what the lost item looked like--not the reverse, Jennifer.

— On the neighbor message Ring Found!
2:22 a.m.

Ah, yes, Pratt, the street with permit only parking but still no place to park. Good luck.

— On the neighbor message Pratt and Sheridan
1:59 a.m.

The building is, I'm sure, the most beautiful building in North of Howard. When I first moved to the neighborhood, I'm fairly sure the circle inside the courtyard held a fountain and goldfish pond. By the time I moved to Ashland, that was gone, replaced by a gorgeous blue spruce, which I watched grow over the years. I cried when that was removed.

Not many condos on the block--only in some of the 3-flats. Two co-op buildings and the rest rental.

— On the neighbor message Proposed clean up 772x ashland
1:24 a.m.

No, the property has been sold, and a guy has been cleaning up the yard for the past two days. Work may also be going on inside the building. A building permit for electrical work was posted on EveryBlock a few days ago. It will be rental when ready. I assume that the condo association has been dissolved however that happens.

— On the neighbor message Proposed clean up 772x ashland
12:43 a.m.

S.P., how could anyone confuse 2:30 AM on the 12th with 11 PM on the 12th? And no one at Paulina and Fargo would hear gunfire at Marshfield and Jonquil anyway.

— On the neighbor message Gun fire shots at 11pm on Wed night.
5:39 p.m.

Down again to #43 with 1123 votes.

I don't use Internet Explorer but I seem to have private browsing--whatever it is--in Firefox. I guess I'll check this out later.

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
3:30 p.m.

Good luck, Jeff.

3:15 p.m.

I haven't seen a raccoon in a few years. Guess they moved south down to Wallen. I do find interesting things that squirrels leave in the planters on my porch. Deb, squirrels like tomatoes; I don't know whether raccoons do.

— On the neighbor message Vandals on the decks.
2:55 p.m.

Wrong, AJ, I didn't understand what she was saying.

We've slipped to #44. Gimme a V, gimme an O, gimme a T, gimme an E. VOTE!
Now, where do I find pom poms?

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
1:55 a.m.

Cary, who is now inactive user, is obviously the former C, whom I'm sure many will remember.

Barbara is right. The crime stats were not on this thread.

— On the neighbor message Moving to Rogers Park?
1:44 a.m.

Chester, people to take furniture from an alley are risking a bed bug infestation. This has become a problem in Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message Disposing of broken things
8:20 p.m.

"Dawn your pom poms"???

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
8:12 p.m.

If you don't want to do any of those things, take the appliances to Best Buy. They take lots of stuff, including fans, and are not far away on Howard, east of McCormick.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Recycling-Electronics/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025

Thanks for not just tossing them in the trash!

— On the neighbor message Disposing of broken things
7:54 p.m.

Early A.M., a police car raced around the curve on Juneway and headed south on Ashland and I realized I was hearing sirens somewhere not too far away, so I wondered what was going on.

This afternoon, I registered a delightful young couple to vote. They just moved to North of Howard in May and seem to be quite happy here. I met her through EveryBlock.

— On the neighbor message Moving to Rogers Park?
6:11 p.m.

We've slipped again down to #41 with 1020 votes. We could slip off the Leaderboard at this rate.

VOTE!

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
4:01 a.m.

I think contractors are prohibited from creating noise before 8 AM, but, as Bill suggested, check with the alderman's office. The CTA reconstruction crews have obviously been exempted.

3:47 a.m.

Cat sitting I can do. Let's talk about it.

— On the neighbor message Pet Sitters
3:10 a.m.

This deal seems to expire at 10 AM Tuesday so buy now or forever pay full price.

— On the neighbor message Reader's Deal of the Day: Masouleh
1:54 a.m.

Sorry, AJ, I don't think you get it. Time after time, it's the same group of people who feel compelled to denigrate North of Howard. I don't offer advice to folks thinking of moving to other areas of Rogers Park, many of which certainly have their own problems.

BTW, I have no idea what you mean by "edgy" any more than I understand the concept of "sketchy," which some others use.

— On the neighbor message Moving to Rogers Park?
1:48 a.m.

AJ, I think you've assigned me the wrong color, though my bark is definitely worse than my bite.

— On the neighbor message Doggy parents! PLEASE be more responsible!
1:28 p.m.

A few years I took some stuff to Direct Auctions on Western and they sold it. I got my cut afterward.

— On the neighbor message Anyone know of a local auction house(s)?
3:32 a.m.

Wow! Computer dies and a week later I get it back and find the same people dissing my neighborhood. Nothing changes.

Sorry you won't be joining us here, David. Lots of us love it up here North of Howard.

— On the neighbor message Moving to Rogers Park?
3:13 a.m.

AJ, I guess you nudged Susy back to being Susan. Hard to keep up with her.

— On the neighbor message Doggy parents! PLEASE be more responsible!
2:30 a.m.

Yikes, Dee, please don't send anyone over to dig up my basement. (You might have used Bill, the self-proclaimed bike rider on the sidewalk, himself as the example.)

4:23 a.m.

Thanks, Barbara. I have been totally unaware of this event. Quite impressive. Maybe next year, if I remember or hear about it, I'll walk down to the lake to see it.

— On the neighbor message Fireworks on Labor Day Weekend?
2:54 a.m.

Susan, in your OPINION, Bill and Sean are incorrect. In my OPINION, Bill and Sean are absolutely correct. So, once again, you and I disagree, though now you are posting as Susy instead of Susan.

12:22 a.m.

I'm not really interested in getting on another mailing list. Loyola is well-aware of EveryBlock and could have posted here, as well as asking the alderman to send out one of his email blasts. It's not that I didn't know what I was hearing; it sounded just like the fireworks show in Evanston I hear (and see from my 3rd-floor windows) every year on the 4th. Trouble is I was straining to see fireworks to the north of me when it was actually south.

— On the neighbor message Fireworks on Labor Day Weekend?
12:04 a.m.

Ann, no, the Park District is not in charge of trees in parkways. The Chicago Bureau of Forestry is. It's under the Dept. of Streets and San., and the way to request something is through 311 or the alderman's office. Remember, though, that the city is stressed for money. Nothing is likely to happen very soon.

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/streets/provdrs/forestry.html

— On the neighbor message Tree Leaning Concern
9:09 p.m.

Kelli brings up a point: Henry's will be organic if he grows it. I think this may matter to you, Chester.

— On the neighbor message Looking for Root Parsley
4:51 p.m.

Henry Brockman raises hundreds of things I've never heard of. Ask him whether he raises that. If so, you could pick it up at the Evanston Farmer's Market on Saturday. The contact link is at the top of the page:

http://henrysfarm.com/index.php

— On the neighbor message Looking for Root Parsley
3:40 p.m.

What do you get when you alter wine, AJ?

12:03 a.m.

Pretty loud North of Howard, but typical fireworks sound. Are we starting a new tradition: fireworks for Labor Day weekend?

9:50 p.m.

Stephen, Megan beat you to it:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/sep01-gun-shots-5297348/

— On the neighbor message Shots fired on north shore
12:47 a.m.

Yes, we continue to slip further behind, Dee. We're now #34 with 921 votes. If we get a few more votes, we can pass Skokie and move up to #33.

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
7:03 p.m.

Some of us believe in providing accurate (and legal) answers to the topic at hand, HTT.

And it seems you missed the ferret discussion of a few months ago, or is this a reference to it?

BTW, no, I didn't report Susan and whoever else got zapped farther up this thread. I thought her indignation was rather funny.

— On the neighbor message City Stickers
2:21 p.m.

No, Susan, I don't pay anything for a city sticker. I don't have a vehicle. Never have had one.

— On the neighbor message City Stickers
3:52 a.m.

I'm beginning to think a Grover Norquist faction has moved to Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message City Stickers
12:10 a.m.

Susan, I was going under the assumption that Thomas wanted to obey the law. I guess I should have known better. I never advocate breaking the law, though I do jaywalk on occasion.

— On the neighbor message City Stickers
6:33 p.m.

AJ, you took me alllll the way back to college where I took a New Testament class. I doubt that I've given a thought to Q since that time.

— On the neighbor message Neighborhood Bible Study
5:33 p.m.

Then there's HTT who advocates being a scofflaw and who refuses to read the city clerk's website, which makes it abundantly clear that you can't buy a city sticker anyplace but at the clerk's office after the July deadline without paying the fine.

— On the neighbor message City Stickers
5:23 p.m.

Dave, didn't La Frescasita close earlier this year? I've read that a new market was going to open in that location, and yesterday's ad paper drop included ads for Clark St. Market at that address, 7007 N. Clark.

— On the neighbor message West Farwell
5:11 p.m.

Summur, I'm confused. Caribbean American Bakery, which is #3 on Mary's list of participants, is on Howard, way north of Pratt.

— On the neighbor message Loyola's Taste of RogersEdge
3:56 p.m.

Ah, ah, Bill, you forgot shoes: "...get coffee for a dollar while charging your phone" and trying on shoes.

— On the neighbor message New Business?
3:43 p.m.

Then there's the awesome Glenwood Sunday Market (on Glenwood between Morse and Lunt) for really fresh produce and other delights.

http://www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org/

— On the neighbor message West Farwell
3:26 p.m.

CL, we have a relatively new city clerk. Perhaps she is having her employees enforce the law about showing proof of when you moved.

— On the neighbor message City Stickers
2:55 p.m.

HTT, apparently you've never seen the cops driving slowly down the wrong side of the street late at night shining their light on the windshields. They're looking for city stickers.

Thomas, read the information on the city clerk's site. You can't buy a sticker at Dominick's, etc., after July 15 without paying a $60 fine. To avoid the fine, you have to purchase the sticker at a city clerk's office, and even then they might require proof that you've moved here within the last 30 days.
http://www.chicityclerk.com/

— On the neighbor message City Stickers
3:36 a.m.

Probably no signs yet, Dafford. To everyone else, I've heard that patience is a virtue. It's still August. This event doesn't take place until Oct. 11. There will be plenty of publicity closer to the time of the event. They may not even have all the restaurants lined up yet.

— On the neighbor message Loyola's Taste of RogersEdge
1:37 a.m.

How interesting, Russ. Free roads are an essential government service because you have a car, obviously, but the CTA is not an essential government service for those who don't have a car. I could go on in this vein, but I won't bother because it would go right over your head anyway.

5:38 p.m.

Brubzy, what a wonderful story!. A way to reward him would be to write a letter of recommendation of sorts for him attesting to what he did and include your name, address, and phone number for potential employers to contact you to verify it. Then make a bunch of photocopies for him. Even if you're not comfortable with him passing out your personal information, though, please send him to the Howard Area Employment Resource Center, 1623 W. Howard Street, 773-262-3515.

— On the neighbor message Lost Wallet
5:21 p.m.

Liz, there's a great deal of misunderstanding out there about ALL government programs to help people, it seems. Even, as this thread demonstrates, about programs funded privately.

1 p.m.

Scottish Fold is a new one to me. I agree about the breeding, RPLover. I've been perfectly happy with the "mutts" who have moved in with me--mostly from the alley.

Love your cat too, Jeff. And I knew you were going to respond to the restriction to RP artists.

— On the neighbor message Mezz Gallery opening on Morse Avenue
2:33 a.m.

Jessi, you and I do seem to have actual Christmas cacti. Thanks for those links. Providing the care that first link you suggested really isn't possible in an apartment, I don't think.

— On the neighbor message Christmas Cactus Starts
1:38 a.m.

RPLover, I did enlarge it before I asked. Where are its ears? And is that a kitten's mouth? Admittedly, I've never had a really tiny kitten.

— On the neighbor message Mezz Gallery opening on Morse Avenue
1:28 a.m.

Darrin, someone who posts here does have a snake of some sort for a pet, as well as two other unusual pets. I'm surprised she hasn't commented on this thread. Must not be reading EveryBlock lately.

I've never quite understood the fear of snakes. We had a huge garden when I was a kid, and there were always garter snakes around. Spiders on the other hand...

— On the neighbor message Snakes in Rogers Park.
1:12 a.m.

I have to ask: what is that adorable critter in the photo?

— On the neighbor message Mezz Gallery opening on Morse Avenue
5:48 p.m.

Those who haven't read Bruce's last message above VERY carefully, go back and read it again. Love it, Bruce--a play on another thread, methinks.

— On the neighbor message Snakes in Rogers Park.
4:19 p.m.

As Chris point out, Carl, the "color of night" is darkness. Evanston approximates that for me. I even often have trouble walking down an Evanston residential street after dark. I have no objection to the amber lights.

— On the neighbor message "Amber" Street Lights
3:07 p.m.

BTW, Tom, do you know that you have another Olympic champion on Eastlake. Or, at least he has lived there recently. I don't really know whether he's still there. I probably shouldn't give his name away publicly, though.

— On the neighbor message Favorite houses in Rogers Park
2:07 a.m.

Tom, some friends owned the Moulton house years ago. I got to attend events and meetings there. The sunroom at the front of the house was a lovely space to meet in. I seem to recall that they had similar problems with water-incursion from the roof that owners of Wright homes often suffer.

I agree that the Cat's Cradle should be on a list of great houses of Rogers Park. It, too, was included in Open House Chicago last fall.

— On the neighbor message Favorite houses in Rogers Park
1:58 a.m.

"Tim Fitz of CNR describes himself as a 'professional button pusher' (see his Twitter profile). He likes to start stuff and pit people against each other." Yep, and he succeeded in that right here on EveryBlock too. Thanks for that info., Ray.

— On the neighbor message CNR s/b Renamed 'Chicago Racist Report'
8:38 p.m.

I have two plants that I've had for many years--though certainly nothing like 75. That's impressive! Has your grandmother's been a good bloomer? If so, do you have advice on that? Mine usually produce a few flowers but nothing like I think they should be capable of. And I only get flowers on the side facing the window, meaning that I can't see them all that well, and the guy over there on the left likes to sit on the window sill and knocks some of the buds off.

— On the neighbor message Christmas Cactus Starts
8:29 p.m.

Yes, but maybe the people who posted those other topics tied them in specifically with Rogers Park in some way. In fact, I'm fairly sure at least some of them did. After the initial posts, though, the responders went wildly afield. In any event, it seems that your post didn't get deleted after all.

2:56 p.m.

Jim, I suspect the post that was deleted did not follow EveryBlock's community guidelines:

"Remember, this is a neighborhood-focused site, not an anything-goes forum. There are plenty of other places online where you can talk about stuff beyond your neighborhood; 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."

This post of yours probably doesn't either.

12:46 p.m.

When losing the argument, by all means start calling names.

— On the neighbor message CNR s/b Renamed 'Chicago Racist Report'
2:03 a.m.

Nag, nag. We've slipped down to #30 with 899 votes. Let's have some more Rogers Park pride!

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
1:11 a.m.

Barbara, I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but....

http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2012/07/30/bleeding-heart-bakery-officially-closing-aug-5.php

— On the neighbor message Cafe Coming to Howard St.!
9:58 p.m.

I eat noodles. What are you people talking about?

— On the neighbor message No noodles at the beach?!
5:13 p.m.

Rick, sorry, but that's ridiculous. Scattered-site housing is not in high-rises. They couldn't possibly provide 24-hour security in the scattered site 3- or 6-flats.

— On the neighbor message Felony Arrests at CHA Property 6652 N Ashland
2:19 p.m.

Ok, Darrin, doesn't sound like shopping for mom.

— On the neighbor message Links Abuse
2:11 p.m.

Darrin, just out of curiosity. how do you know he wasn't using his mother's link card to buy food for her?

— On the neighbor message Links Abuse
1:13 a.m.

All you who have lost your dogs, cats, and parrots, don't give up hope. Keep looking. Miracles do happen.

1 a.m.

That sounds lovely, Dee, but you might have to guard it 24/7 from the Jesus tagger.

— On the neighbor message Ten Thousand Ripples
6:30 p.m.

Terri, from the donations page of the Howard Area Community Center website:

In Kind Donations:

Non-perishable food. If your group is interested in conducting a food drive, please download the Food Drive Recommendations.
Diapers and toiletries
CTA fare cards

We do not accept jewelry, knick-knacks, furniture, appliances or toys. Donations may be dropped off at 7648 N. Paulina Street Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

— On the neighbor message Place to donate food in Rogers Park?
12:41 a.m.

Like I said, Simone, it was just a peek; I didn't go in. Nice Light fixtures, and the look I got was enough to reassure me that it's coming along. Hope you don't have to wait too long for the city to ok it.

— On the neighbor message Cafe Coming to Howard St.!
12:30 a.m.

If anyone else has been watching their FaceBook page, you know there's been another delay, but work IS progressing. I noticed the door open today with a couple of people standing there talking, so I crossed the street. The man who had been working inside said they should be open by mid-September. He let me peek in, and work was definitely going on.

— On the neighbor message Cafe Coming to Howard St.!
8:26 p.m.

Bill S., I think you mean you ride on the sidewalk along Chicago Ave. between Juneway and the west entrance of Calvery, right? If so, there's really no excuse for that. There's a marked bike lane on both sides of that stretch of Chicago. Cyclists who complain there aren't enough bike lanes and then don't use the ones there are should be ashamed of themselves.

Terry, the sidewalk/bike path/roller blader/jogging path along the lake is hazardous for everyone. When I dare to walk along it, I'm constantly looking over my shoulder because I don't hear sounds behind me. I don't think there's any safe way to get from that to the east entrance into the cemetery either.

I'm actually kind of surprised they allow bikes in the cemetery. A couple of summers ago, my companion was warned that taking photos inside was against the rules.

— On the neighbor message Change one thing about Rogers Park
7:56 p.m.

No, Terry, we in Rogers Park do not have permission to drill through the south wall of the cemetery from the alley north of Juneway. The maintenance entrance, as Bill said, is on the north wall, near Chicago Ave. It can be seen from Chicago Ave.

— On the neighbor message Change one thing about Rogers Park
3:02 p.m.

There was a sign in a front window of the Witch's Hat house. I don't remember it well but it said something about witches. John Dawson, the owner of the house, was working in the yard one day when I walked by, and I asked him about it. He told me to look up at the roof. There was a cone shape or something like that projecting off the roof. I don't walk that way often anymore so it's not fresh in my mind.

— On the neighbor message Favorite houses in Rogers Park
2:09 p.m.

JLA, the street sweeping schedule for the 49th Ward is posted on the alderman's website:

http://www.ward49.com/street-sweeping/

2:48 a.m.

I think Barbara is right that the house known as Witch's Hat is on the west side of Paulina at the corner of Rogers. I knew the owner, who died early last year. I doubt that it's abandoned; he had next of kin according to his obit in the Tribune.

— On the neighbor message Favorite houses in Rogers Park
2:30 a.m.

As long as S.P. mentioned Juneway, everyone should visit the double 1400-1500 block (Ashland to Sheridan) during the time when magnolias are blooming in the Spring. There's a lovely pink house on the north side of the street with a spreading magnolia in the front yard. When that's in bloom against the matching house, it's stunning.

— On the neighbor message Favorite houses in Rogers Park
2:23 a.m.

That house on Sherwin is the J. Benjamin Moulton House, designed by Walter Burley Griffin. See photo here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mss2400/6255547515/

— On the neighbor message Favorite houses in Rogers Park
5:16 p.m.

Ann, OpenHouse Chicago is scheduled for Oct. 13-14. Watch this site for more information and a list of the locations:

http://www.openhousechicago.org/

One of my favorite houses is on the north side of Sherwin, east of Greenview. It resembles a Frank Lloyd Wright because it was designed by someone associated with Wright whose name I can't remember.

— On the neighbor message Favorite houses in Rogers Park
4:10 p.m.

Thank the Lord, he's apparently afraid to venture North of Howard.

— On the neighbor message Jesus tagger is out of control!
3:54 p.m.

No, Virginia, the best hummos on the face of the earth is made by my companion, but, he doesn't sell it.

Rogers Park or adjacent favorites:
Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon (expensive)
Growling Rabbit, Sheridan & Lunt
Pillars, 6800 N. Sheridan
Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse (breakfast; lunch)
Heartland Cafe, Lunt and &Glenwood
DenDen, 6635 N Clark (Eritrean)
Sahara Kabob, 6649 N. Clark (Assyrian; BYOB)
Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark ( you can walk there)

Evanston:
Dave's Italian Kitchen, 1635 Chicago Ave.
Symphony's, 1945 Central St.
That Little Mexican Cafe, 1010 Church St.
Mount Everest, 618 Church St.
Trattoria DOC, 706 Main St.
Siam Paragon, 503 Main St.

— On the neighbor message Restaurant Hunt!
3:36 p.m.

I decided to check for myself whether there really are two Athlete's Foot stores a couple of blocks apart, and there are not. I've seen the sign above the storefront west of the el viaduct for a long time, but I don't often walk down that side of the street in that block. This afternoon, I went there to check on my way to Dominick's. Lo and behold, the place is a clothing store. I went in and asked the owner about the sign. He said he didn't know what happened to Athlete's Foot and that the signs are going to be replaced next month. My guess is that Athlete's Foot simply moved east to Bosworth, but I probably won't check that hunch out in person.

2:42 a.m.

Jeanne, if there is such an event, get there early and be prepared to stand in line for a long time. It was one of the stops in Open House Chicago last fall. We got there, perhaps an hour and a half before the event ended on Saturday. The line stretched down to the south corner and then east. We were told that we would not get in that day so we went back earlier on Sunday, and did get the tour. Bach House was so popular last year that maybe it's going to be included again this year.

— On the neighbor message Favorite houses in Rogers Park
2:27 a.m.

Ann, take a look at this post. It's worth a try contacting her.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/housing/aug21-looking-sub-lease-apartment-rogers-park-5270936/

— On the neighbor message Apartment help
9:51 p.m.

Dave sharpened scissors and shears for me when he was at the Glenwood Sunday Market in previous years. They were decades old and had never been sharpened. They cut so much better now.

— On the media mention Rogers Park’s Other Farmer’s Market
1:42 a.m.

I rode the North Shore once, but I do think it was only once. Do you know the name is still above the old station on the north side of Howard? It's part of the facade and will be there forever--or at least until the facade crumbles to dust or gets removed.

— On the neighbor message #22 Clark Street car
1:27 a.m.

This pup looks to be in serious need of a haircut, but he's adorable anyway. Are you sure that Rotweiler doesn't want a friend in case you don't find the owner?

— On the neighbor message Found dog
1:22 a.m.

I can't help except to say that you shouldn't omit the Howard area from your search. Lots of us love it here. I wish you luck in finding a new home and in recovering from your unfortunate financial situation.

— On the neighbor message Apartment help
1:18 a.m.

Why Internet repository? Visit the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society on Morse and see their collection in person. Call first to make sure they're open.

http://rpwrhs.org/

— On the neighbor message Old pics of Rogers Park?
9:12 p.m.

Ah, sort of like a Prius.

— On the neighbor message #22 Clark Street car
5:45 p.m.

P&T, some comments are best ignored, though I know it can be difficult to do so.

— On the neighbor message suspicious guy in my building
2:54 p.m.

Zeus, since this incident happened in Edgewater, why didn't you post it to Edgewater EveryBlock? Hollywood, where it occurred, is some distance from Rogers Park.

— On the neighbor message in the news
2:44 p.m.

Thanks, AJ. As a student in Evanston at the time, I didn't get down to R.P. much so I probably never saw those street cars.

— On the neighbor message #22 Clark Street car
2:39 p.m.

I'm confused, Jeanne. I thought Athlete's Foot was the name of the store west of the el on the Evanston side of the street. Are there 2 Athlete's Foot (Feet?) on Howard only a couple of blocks apart? If so, are they the same chain?

2:46 a.m.

Dawn, this post, asking for a volunteer to work with Burmese refugees, just went up on Sunday. Maybe this would be a fit for you.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/aug19-refugees-5261921/

— On the neighbor message New resident
2:33 a.m.

This appears to be a license for Heartland to sell Beer and Wine at the Glenwood Arts Festival, that's all. You can't just set up a booth outside and sell alcohol without a license to do so.

— On the business license Heartland Cafe
2:19 a.m.

"Both Despres and Simpson wrote their books as former Aldermen." Two of THE best former aldermen, I might add, unlike former alderman "Ike" Carothers. Is he still in the federal pen?

— On the neighbor message Aldermanic Power
1:37 a.m.

When was the final run? I remember the tracks were still on Clark when I moved here but I don't remember whether the street cars were still running.

— On the neighbor message #22 Clark Street car
1:26 a.m.

Tamera, I am unclear on how you could have met and signed up for GAS service with the same guy who was at P&T's door wanting to talk about electricity service. The fact is teams of people selling electricity or gas have been roaming Rogers Park for months. I've had both at my door, and I've been accosted by them on the street. Legitimate businesses simply don't sell their product this way anymore. The days of the Avon lady and the Fuller Brush man are long since past.

I also wonder why at least two commenters assume that P&T is a woman. Was there something inherently female in the post?

Finally, I got a kick out of HQ's saying that P&T should have provided "a more detailed description, including: race, weight, complexion, clothing, build, tattoos/scars or the lack there of..." Ummm, P&T was looking through a peephole. How much can YOU see through a peephole?

— On the neighbor message suspicious guy in my building
1:13 a.m.

What happened to the "no thanks" button now that I really want it?

DR, the logo on the Sheik storefront is the company's logo--you know, as Al pointed out in the first comment, it's a company with 120 stores. It's not some little local entrepreneur who has come up with what you consider to be a "retarded sign." That logo must work, though the language you employ wouldn't impress anyone.

12:44 a.m.

Jessi, welcome to the block; I'm at the north end. My companion and I heard what we thought was a couple of shots south of us late a couple of nights ago--maybe Friday. He called 911. A few minutes later, there were more, but we decided that instead it was fireworks. That's all we've heard in some time. The east/west alley on the east side of the street is often used for setting off fireworks.

As Rogers Parker mentioned, I come and go as I please and am not afraid to be out and about after dark. Last night, after dinner at Ethiopian Diamond II on Clark, just south of Howard, I headed home on foot alone because he had to go elsewhere, and I didn't think a thing about it. It was around 10 PM. I walked through the usual crowd of young people on Marshfield near the park. Yes, I know, people say to cross the street, but I can't bring myself to act fearful. I'm not suggesting you act the same as me. Just do what you're comfortable with.

Chester, I recall that someone told me about your incident. I was really sorry to hear about it.

— On the neighbor message spike in gun fire
10:13 p.m.

Wow, Anita, what a terrible story. I'm sure we're all glad it all worked out ok. Enjoy your little one and may he stay healthy!

— On the neighbor message RP Healthcare
12:56 a.m.

Robert, assuming that the cops wouldn't show up is, frankly, a cop out on your part. When you see criminal activity, call 911, always, every time.

5:42 p.m.

Seems to me that Suzanne savored her victory in March as Republican Committeeman (yes, there was a contest for this obscure office) for about a week before she began running for alderman. Since that's a "non-partisan" office and parties won't appear on the ballot, she probably figures no one will know her party. Anyone else get that impression?

10:14 p.m.

Dave, my ex-husband had a somewhat different experience a few months after the divorce. He had an accident and ended up at St. Francis with a broken leg. He called and asked whether he was still covered by my insurance at work. Since he wasn't and had no other insurance, they dumped him on what was then Cook County Hospital. Granted, that was years ago, but that's just one of my horror stories.

— On the neighbor message RP Healthcare
8:07 p.m.

Thanks, Diane, but I only know because I've been going there for some years now. Even then, I looked up the current name in my personal phone book to make sure I got it right. The two times I've been hospitalized, I had fainted at home. My companion wanted to call 911. I refused to let him, knowing they might take me to St. Francis. When my doctor told him to take me to the emergency room the first time, I made him help me down 3 flights of stairs and go to Evanston Hospital. Same thing the second time. That's what I think of St. Francis.

— On the neighbor message RP Healthcare
5:46 p.m.

Bruce, you beat me to it.

Jen, how was it "...finally resolved and handled in a creative way"?

— On the neighbor message Red truck messes up whole project on Lunt
5:34 p.m.

Jen, it hasn't been "Evanston Northwestern Healthcare" for several years. Evanston Hospital and the doctors' group is now part of Northshore University Health System as I and several others noted above.

— On the neighbor message RP Healthcare
3:26 p.m.

Just a little plug here for my friend, the coffee roaster. You can buy his freshly-roasted beans at the Loyola Farmers' Market on Monday afternoon/evening. The beans may have even been roasted that same morning.

http://www.songbirdcoffeeroasters.com/

2:22 a.m.

Wow, AJ, surely Starbucks can't live up to your expectations. I had my own Starbucks fix this afternoon but don't think it's in any way better than my own brew with good, freshly-roasted beans that I grind myself made in a press pot.

8:09 p.m.

I want to second Cecilia's recommendations. Evanston Hospital on Ridge, just north of Central, is wonderful. It's one of the hospitals included in Northshore University Health System, which is affiliated with The University of Chicago. I've had the misfortune of having had to be hospitalized twice in the past 11 years, and I couldn't have asked for better care. Granted, I was not having a baby either time. In fact, I've never been pregnant but I still, of course, need gyne care, and I have been seeing Dr. Pellar at Midwest Center for Women's Healthcare for many years. I don't know whether she or the other doctors there--all women, I might add--are taking new patients, but you couldn't do wrong by giving them a call and inquiring: 1000 Central St., Evanston, 847-864-1200.

For your own care, Derek, you might look into the doctors with Northshore University Health System in the same building on Central St. My primary care physician is in that group.

Congratulations to you and your wife and welcome to Rogers Park!

— On the neighbor message RP Healthcare
7:44 p.m.

E. Louise, so sorry this happened to you! Thanks for letting us know you're ok.

— On the neighbor message Be safe: Attack last night
6:55 p.m.

Anna, you should probably start your own thread, include a photo if possible, and definitely mention where the cat went missing. I've been seeing a calico wandering the streets near me for a couple of weeks but unless yours has been missing that long and you live North of Howard, it's obviously not yours.. This one acts feral; I can't get anywhere near it.

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

Virginia, yes, sorry, I mixed apples and oranges--terrorism and theft. Nevertheless, all types use a public library, including even Evanston's: readers, researchers, perverts, thieves, you name it. It's public, anybody can go in.

— On the neighbor message Basic computer classes in RP?
8:38 p.m.

We're neglecting to vote every day--and I include myself in that forgetful group. We've slipped down to #23 with only 868 votes.

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
7:06 p.m.

Virginia, you must be pretty sheltered if you don't know that, since 9/11, we're all being subjected to searches many places we go, including the ball parks. I was surprised when I got by the guard at Wrigley Monday night without having my fanny pack searched. I think it was searched last year. My friends Monday with actual purses were subjected to "snooping."

— On the neighbor message Basic computer classes in RP?
5:15 p.m.

Tom, haven't you learned how to brew coffee yet?

4:12 p.m.

It would be helpful to know the general location of your building. Meanwhile, are you absolutely sure this cat is a female? Otherwise, this guy is still missing as far as I know:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/aug01-lost-cat-5211641/

— On the neighbor message Found Cat
4:04 p.m.

I think the person who posted on Craigslist must have put the wrong month in the ad for her lost tortie because I can't imagine that anyone would still be advertising for a cat she lost almost a year ago.

— On the neighbor message Found Cat
1:43 p.m.

Welcome to North of Howard!

— On the neighbor message Dry cleaners near NOH?
1:59 a.m.

I figured that was an inside joke.

1:54 a.m.

Aaron, re U-verse, see my comment above. In addition to what I said there, I have been getting a lot of offers from them. I may switch to it later but am letting my friend be the guinea pig for awhile.

— On the neighbor message Internet providers
1:43 a.m.

AJ, haven't you figured out that threads on EveryBlock never retire. Someone--probably someone new--will resurrect it months from now. I'm amazed how new people somehow find old threads.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
1:32 a.m.

Bruce, I have no objection to a change in the law as long as that change CLEARLY protects pedestrians and as long as it has been tested for safety in someplace more applicable to Chicago than Idaho. The Salt Lake City example doesn't work either because, as far as I'm aware, we don't have streets with weight sensors. You're a cyclist; I'm a pedestrian. I have too many near run-overs by cyclists, though, granted, that's usually when they're on the sidewalk.

— On the neighbor message Another point of view on Stop signs.
1:22 a.m.

ScottK beat you to the punch in announcing this here on Saturday:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/aug11-unique-starbucks-planned-broadway-devon-5242049/

9 p.m.

Kate, that makes perfect sense.

Luisa, Rogers Park and West Rogers Park or, as many call it, West Ridge, are separate neighborhoods. You live in West Rogers Park; I live in Rogers Park. Some people think you're on the right side of the tracks, though I prefer the lake side.

— On the neighbor message RATS!
6:15 p.m.

The law you quote seems to ignore pedestrians, Bruce. Does that mean that pedestrians had better darn well stay out of the way of bicycles at intersections where they, the pedestrians, would have had the right-of-way over motorized vehicles?

— On the neighbor message Another point of view on Stop signs.
6:06 p.m.

I have AT&T's DSL at home. A friend in RP recently changed to their U-verse just for Internet, and he likes it. It's wireless and fast, and they came and set it up within a very few days of him ordering it.

— On the neighbor message Internet providers
4:31 p.m.

The whole point of a hose cart, of course, is so that you can keep the hose wound up in the yard ready for use the next time. No one would want to put that away somewhere after each use.

— On the neighbor message Hose cart stolen
4:26 p.m.

The one that I've used most recently moved to the Evanston side of Howard in June, a block or so west of Clark/Chicago Ave., and changed it's name. I had a slip of paper with the new name and actual address but seem to have misplaced it. This is probably the closest cleaners to North of Howard.

— On the neighbor message Dry cleaners near NOH?
4:15 p.m.

Condo developers did not include restrictions on investors in the declarations for their conversions or new buildings because they too wanted to maximize their profits. All too often I have read reports from resident condo owners who are distraught because they have no control over their buildings and that they have difficulty selling because of the high number of investor-owned units. It's difficult to amend a declaration.

Legaldiva, I don't think that much of anything you argued contradicts what I wrote above: "I don't think that condo associations are well-served by investors buying the apartments to rent out." Yes, of course, there are instances in which an investor is better than an empty unit, but we don't even know whether that would be the case here.

— On the neighbor message Buying condo. Advice?
3:04 p.m.

What Liz and Darryl suggested.

— On the neighbor message Basic computer classes in RP?
1:45 p.m.

Bill, tonight I checked out the swinging door on the wide turnstile at the Howard St. entrance where there is no elevator. That door has graphics of a person with a bicycle and a person pushing a stroller. So, they do manufacture more than one type of those doors, and CTA installed the wrong one at Morse.

— On the neighbor message Morse station rehab: C'est magnifique!
12:34 a.m.

If you have large limbs, put them in the parkway with a notice nearby offering free fire wood. A few weeks ago, a limb fell in the parkway in front of a friend's place in R.P. He called 311 and has been waiting for pickup. Yesterday, he heard something outside and went to look. A man was standing near the limb, which had been moved. He said he was considering trying to get it home to use for fire wood. He and my friend carried it two blocks down the street so it's now the other guy's to deal with.

— On the neighbor message Yard Waste drop off
4:01 p.m.

Thanks for the link, Jim. I'll check it out when I get a chance.

Jeff, you forgot Payless, immediately above Foot Locker. I didn't count Marshall's when I came up with 6.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
12:59 p.m.

Personally, I don't think that condo associations are well-served by investors buying the apartments to rent out. Resident owners take pride in their buildings, renters usually do not, and the investors are in it for what profit they can make.

— On the neighbor message Buying condo. Advice?
12:51 p.m.

Yes, Bill was, I'm sure, being facetious.

— On the neighbor message Drug dealing bicycle rider
1:23 a.m.

Bill, the wide turnstile isn't a problem, it's the fact that that swinging door with a wheelchair emblem on it might lead someone in a wheelchair to think that there's an elevator lurking somewhere beyond the turnstile. There's a turnstile like that at the old Howard entrance, and I don't think the door has that emblem.

— On the neighbor message Morse station rehab: C'est magnifique!
1:08 a.m.

Dave, I get the impression that you're interested in this place as an investment, rather than as a place to live. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

— On the neighbor message Buying condo. Advice?
1:01 a.m.

Tom, I came to agree with your perspective that, in some respects, it was good to open up this very crowded neighborhood--a jungle of buildings, which I had heard early on was the reason for this neighborhood's nickname--but I think it went overboard. We did need more green space. The part of Triangle Park north of Juneway is little used, though, and even Willye White is mostly empty a lot of the time. I hope that changes under the new park director.

Jim, I know that some of the displaced residents did move to the area you mentioned, west of Clark and north of Pottawatomie Park. Were there really as many as 20 Peoples Housing buildings? I doubt it. I'm coming up with 12 North of Howard, the Howard Theater Building, the Pratt/Ashland Co-op, which survived, and a building or two on Damen. Did you provide a link to the Rohrbach study somewhere up there? If not, I'll go looking for it elsewhere.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
8:51 p.m.

Ah, of course, I've never gotten on at Morse during rush hour. Today, it just looked like a big, unused space. I know how people hang out in the old Howard station and hope they don't do it down by you when the station's not busy.

5:44 p.m.

For Jim: Buildings demolished in North of Howard:

West of Hermitage, there were 12 apt. buildings, 4 of them on the north side of Juneway. (The land southwest of the diagonal Haskins St. was acquired by the CTA and the rest is now Triangle Park.) On the east side of Hermitage, there was the building Tom lived in (now the community garden), and on the south side of Jonquil at the "foot" of Hermitage there was an apt. building (now part CTA, part parking lot). On Paulina north of Jonquil, a building on the west side (now Harold Washington Playlot) and 2 on the east side (now Northpoint parking lots). The only building demolished for Gale School Annex was a courtyard on Marshfield now used as a teachers' parking lot. There was a baseball diamond where the Annex itself now sits. I don't know whether there was ever a building there a long time ago. One is not shown on the map, which is old but not dated. East side of Marshfield, south of the main Gale, were 3 two-flats (now another teachers' parking lot). Expansion of what had been Kiwanis Park to the current Willye White Park took 2 three-flats and a larger building on the wast side of Ashland and housing that had been on the 2nd and 3rd floors of a business building on Howard, east of Ashland. It also took the strip mall and other commercial building on Howard, west of Ashland, but no housing in those. Then, there had been a large building on the lake side of Eastlake, south of Rogers, with a colorful reputation; it also came down. Finally, some commercial buildings on the east side of Paulina were taken down, but again, no housing in them. I think that's a total of 26 buildings of various sizes that had contained housing.

AppleJack, I think we've hijacked your thread. Sorry!

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
5:23 p.m.

The first two buildings I lived in here in the early 60s were west of Hermitage in what is now Triangle Park. After living in a studio on Haskins for the first two years, I moved to a wonderful double courtyard building on the north side of Juneway. That was the first building demolished, less than 10 years after I had moved to Marshfield. In my opinion, all of the buildings--or at least the vast majority--were still viable buildings that could have been fixed up. As a volunteer precinct worker, I was in all of them many times over the years. They were in no worse shape than the buildings that RESCORP (Northpoint) and Peoples Housing acquired and rehabbed.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
4:25 p.m.

But Robb, none of them will sell anything that I can wear. Today, I looked in the one that opened last week. It's clean, bright, and inviting, selling more athletic shoes plus the sort of shoes some young women totter around in these days looking as though they might fall over at any moment.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
3:54 p.m.

Thanks, Kevin. I just came back from the Glenwood Market. The "feel" of the Lunt entrance is much improved even though there's still only one turnstile. I like the fact that it's now enclosed.

One of the turnstiles at Morse is only an exit. I hope the wheelchair design on the doublewide "turnstile" doesn't mislead anyone in a wheelchair into thinking there's an elevator to the platform.

Why was the storefront eliminated east of the station? The station now seems unnecessarily large, and a source of potential rent income has been eliminated. Plus, that empty east end of the station looks like a great place for people to hang out.

All around, the station is certainly clean and bright though I will miss the murals on the walls of the stairwell. Finally, graffiti on the projections on the roof of the storefront east of the Lunt entrance, which I have been complaining about for a long time, is gone. That's because the roof projections are gone.

3 p.m.

Jim, you like numbers so I'll work on the number of buildings demolished for you. Not hard to do. I've got a map that shows all the buildings that used to be here. Meanwhile, if your wife wears the same size shoe I used to wear, I've got a closet full of shoes, most in excellent condition, that she's welcome to have. They don't fit me anymore. Now I have to get to the farmers' market before it closes.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
12:40 p.m.

DJ, make that former Ald. David Orr, not Tom.. Welcome back to 49.

I think what Anne was getting at is that a description of a black man on a bicycle isn't much for the police or anyone else to go on.

— On the neighbor message Drug dealing bicycle rider
1:21 a.m.

What a strange Starbucks concept. I'm not sure I've ever been in a Starbucks where there weren't several people with their computers accessing free wi-fi.

— On the neighbor message Unique Starbucks planned at Broadway/Devon
1:04 a.m.

I don't much patronize chain restaurants like Panera unless I'm desperate. I had hoped that a nice restaurant would move into the space next to the Howard el station. Instead, yes, it's another shoe store. Jim, at which point do we reach the critical mass for shoes? We already had four such stores clustered near the el and now we have two more.

Timmers, we're hoping that Sol Cafe will be that "vibrant coffee shop" you mentioned. The woman who is opening it isn't a local entrepreneur but she has moved nearby. She hopes to be open by the end of the month and has said that she will have live music. I do think the proximity of Dominick's and the Rogers Fruit Market would keep out another grocery store or fruit market. But then I thought Paulina Certified would be driven out by Dominick's, but it's still here. Some of you may not be aware, though, that Morse Market only expanded to be what it is today after Jewel/Osco closed the store across the street.

As far as the talk of gentrification is concerned, I think I've been hearing that North of Howard was going to gentrify for as long as I've been here. The forces that were at the time, even got all the housing at the west end torn down for an urban renewal/removal tract. That upscale housing that some wanted there and that I fought never happened, and now the land contains the CTA maintenance building and Triangle Park.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
8:31 p.m.

It seems to me that the two go together, Tom. Wishing for something that's unrealistic seems counterproductive to me. I'd like a Treasure Island, but I know that's not going to happen. I wanted a Jewel for Gateway, but once Dominick's came into the space that wish was quashed.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
2:30 a.m.

Tom, how about some realistic suggestions. Trader Joe's is opening a new store on Chicago Ave. in Evanston. There's a Starbuck's in Dominicks. As far as I know, Old Town School doesn't have any outposts, and they've just spent a whole lot of money to buy and rehab the building across the street. Doubt that they are in any position to expand further.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
9:10 p.m.

Dear, Lord, don't let Heartland turn into a Pillars. Cecilia, what are you thinking?

I love Michael and Katy and also the new partner, Tom. This is a marriage made in heaven.

— On the neighbor message New partner at the Hearland Cafe
8:59 p.m.

Have fun, folks! Hope to see the new station on Sunday.

8:44 p.m.

Has anyone else noticed that whenever the subject of empty storefronts is being discussed, Jeff O. calls for another pub or tavern?

8:41 p.m.

You want something local for a pie right now, think blueberry.

— On the neighbor message Rhubarb
7:44 p.m.

Jeff B., strawberries are also not in season here so it doesn't matter that it's still summer, if you buy rhubarb or strawberries now they weren't grown around here. There is a variety of strawberry called Everbearing that produces all summer, but I don't think they're very tasty.

— On the neighbor message Rhubarb
7:41 p.m.

Rhubarb season is Spring/early Summer. Any you buy now is shipped in from elsewhere or has been stored for a couple of months. It disappeared from the farmers' markets in mid-June.

— On the neighbor message Rhubarb
4:15 p.m.

Biddy's phone number was one number different from mine. Boy was I glad when they closed, though it took months for the calls to stop. We ate our pizza at Girgenti and other dishes at Milano. I seem to recall I especially liked their lasagna.

Tom, the government "sponsored rehabbing" didn't begin until the early 80s after the owners of many of the buildings around here had run them into the ground.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
1:18 a.m.

I wonder whether that Walgreens you remember at Howard/Clark just moved east to Howard/Ashland because I doubt there would have been two that close together. I do remember the Capri, but I didn't go out to drink except at dinner so I didn't really know the names of most of them. Some friends used to hang out at Frank's on the south side, though, and I went there a few times. Was Papa Milano's on the NW corner of Howard/Greenview?

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
9:53 p.m.

Yes, it was Sun Flower. There was also another florist in the Howard Theater building. I was partial to Mandarin's hot pot.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
8:02 p.m.

John RP, are you sure there was a Walgreens in the Pivot Point Building? The one I shopped in was where Round the Clock is now. Woolworth's was on the north side between Marshfield and the alley with a radio/RV store, Dumke's, on the corner.

We had 3 or 4 bakeries. Don't remember which one was Davidson's. Maybe it was the one west of the diner that Tom mentions at Howard/Paulina. The one I usually patronized was on Paulina where Howard Area Community Center is, and they did the baking on site. This is where I first got Limpa. Tom, I think the meat market was named Dee's. Was the fish store named Tropiquarium? And there was a wonderful Mandarin restaurant on the east side of Paulina. Early on, there was also a head shop on Paulina.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
7:33 p.m.

Ah, yes, my mail hadn't come yet, but I did too. Hmmm, different precinct number but the boundaries of the precinct haven't changed.

— On the neighbor message New Ward Map with Precincts!
5:32 p.m.

I would add one thing to C. Stefano's directions. For the ride to the Loop, sit near the front of the train, get off at the Lake St. stop, walk south to the escalator or stairs, and you will come up a block south of Lake. From there, you can go through the Block 37 building as described to stay out of the elements. SeanOliver, you need to do more exploring downtown. I can't believe you really suggested switching trains downtown for one stop and I don't think you can switch at Monroe anyway.

— On the neighbor message New Resident
4:50 p.m.

JL, Yep, I saw you again last night there so we have at least 2 "friends" in common.

AJ, you might enjoy this, including the last comment from a son of Girgenti's owner. Also a mention by another commenter about Talbot's, another place the name of which I'd forgotten. I think they had the longest bar in Chicago.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/117398

But I don't think I'll ever forget La Choza--neither the name nor the food. One day I noticed they had just disappeared. Does that mean "The Hut." That's funny because The Hut in Evanston was my hangout when I was in school.

I'm getting hungry.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
3:33 p.m.

Liz, does your posting of this mean that the new voters' cards have been mailed and that you got yours? I know that that's supposed to happen this month, and that they will show new ward and precinct numbers for those affected. There's also a chance that your precinct number will change and that you will have a different polling place even if you stay in the same ward because the Board of Elections is reducing the number of precincts city-wide to save money.

— On the neighbor message New Ward Map with Precincts!
3:01 p.m.

Warning: the Morse Redline station is currently undergoing rehab and is closed, but it's reopening this Friday night. The Jarvis station will also be undergoing rehab this fall and will be closed for a few weeks.
I personally prefer the El to get downtown and the Loop stops are only a block from Dearborn. Take a look at the station closures here:

http://www.transitchicago.com/rednorth/#djarvis

Welcome to Rogers Park!

— On the neighbor message New Resident
2:47 p.m.

I don't understand why people think cats need to go out--especially in the city. I'm glad he's not going to a shelter but not so glad he's going home.

— On the neighbor message Found Cat
3 a.m.

Maybe Howard Bowl had an adjacent pool hall, but that was on the south side of Howard.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
2:35 a.m.

Have you done any snooping at Lunt? Wonder whether they've solved the roadblock created by riders exiting when people are trying to pay fares and enter. I get on there after a visit to Heartland.

2:32 a.m.

JL, you're taking up crochetting? OK. But no, it wasn't either of those sites. Hint: seems we have a friend in common. The only pool hall I knew about was on the 2nd floor of a building on Paulina north of Howard. The building is no longer there. Maybe it was over Villa Girgenti. I haven't been able to remember the name of that restaurant for a long time. Great Pizza. Thanks for the memory, AJ. Fritz Reuter moved to Skokie, I believe, and I think it's still in business. I bowled at Howard Bowl and attended movies at the Howard Theater.

My spell checker wants to change "Eremikophobia" to "Ergophobia," fear of work. I often think my spell checker is not very well read, but I wouldn't expect it to know "Eremikophobia." Miguel, do you always win at scrabble?

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
1:47 a.m.

Hi, JL, I saw "you" on another site last night and almost said "hi" there.

As part of the Howard Streetscape, we're getting new sidewalks. Some of the concrete work is done on the west end at least. Yesterday, I checked both sides of Howard from Marshfield to Paulina. Nary a scrawl, much less a gang sign in the new concrete. They're pristine. Yea!

AJ, Howard/Paulina was still pretty hopping when I arrived. As the North Shore got "wet," a lot of those places closed, and then the North Shore train that brought sailors down from Great Lakes and dropped them at Howard also closed down. The neighborhood changed a lot after that--some good, some bad.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
4:30 p.m.

AJ, did you have to do this? You know what it will spawn.

— On the neighbor message Is Howard Street Pitiful?
2:57 a.m.

You are soliciting donations publicly but you still haven't answered my question, I'm afraid.

2:49 a.m.

Bill, we've been reading about an Evanston colony for several years but were not able to find it. Here's an example of a report from a birders' site:

http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=24752.0

— On the neighbor message Small green parrot like bird in my tree.
2:26 a.m.

I'd like some assurance that supplies are being collected by a reputable organization.

9:29 p.m.

slk, Dobie is an African grey parrot, much larger than monk/quaker parrots, and, as the name suggests, not green.

Kevin, if Lunch Monkey were lost, I think Sharon would be posting frantically on Facebook, and she's not. I can't imagine him flying away anyway. He's such a little charmer.

— On the neighbor message Small green parrot like bird in my tree.
8:25 p.m.

Indeed, thanks for taking her in and to the vet, Yishai.

1:39 a.m.

Mike, same advice as I had for Dave, ignore the provocateur. Every body should.

— On the neighbor message Plea to leash your dogs!
3:53 p.m.

Catherine, by ruling out 3 of our 4 el stations, you've eliminated from consideration most of Rogers Park where you'd be likely to find housing within your budget.

— On the neighbor message Please help, Dog-friendly Apartment Needed
3:55 a.m.

Hmmm, that's two senior moments on the same day, Mike.

— On the neighbor message Reality check.....
3:49 a.m.

Wishful thinking, JL.

3:35 a.m.

Thomas, the residents of the ward voted earlier this year to spend 100k of our ward's "menu" money on murals. Next year, you, as a new resident, will have an opportunity to vote too. Get involved early enough and you could even volunteer on one of the committees that decides what projects will be included in the vote.

#2 John above, menu money can't be spent on wages to pay teens or anybody else to empty trash cans. Yes, the artists will be paid but for infrastructure improvements.

— On the neighbor message Trash Cans
3:32 a.m.

Hope you're on FaceBook. Go to Lost Dogs Illinois to see whether he's been found, If not, post a Lost notice there. Good luck to you and Bogey.

https://www.facebook.com/LostDogsIllinois

— On the neighbor message Have you seen Bogey?
3:06 a.m.

Dave, beware the provocateur!

That's a beautiful dog you have. Husky?

— On the neighbor message Plea to leash your dogs!
2:55 a.m.

I DO mind when people drop bags of doggy doo in one of our recycling bins. After all, they are blue and are clearly for items that can be recycled. The dumpster is right there too, and I doubt that any of us in the building who pay for the service care when dog walkers drop the bags in it.

Ray, I don't even own a dog, but I know that dogs don't do it on command in one's own yard.

— On the neighbor message For Dog Owners
2:14 a.m.

JayCee, back when we had a choice of "thanks" and "no thanks," we could see how many "no thanks" there were on a comment. I don't think that shows up for "unneighborly" except to the person who clicks on it. Posting on EveryBlock requires a thick skin. I've had several comments deleted.

TB, I did not click on "unneighborly" on your original comment, but I did think you had a lot of nerve telling other users of the site what's appropriate to post and what isn't.

11:22 p.m.

Littleton, you do understand that this project was chosen by residents of the 49th Ward who voted in our Participatory Budgeting process, don't you? Viaduct murals were also chosen in, I believe, 2010. That time, there were apparently more worthy submissions so on one weekend day in the summer after the submissions had been winnowed down by a jury of "experts," those interested in doing so, went to the site where they were displayed and voted to chose the ones they wanted. Some of my favorites won and some didn't, but I don't think there was any way to "game" the vote. One resident; one vote allowed. One had to show ID proving they lived in 49.

11:07 p.m.

Jeff, North Shore Optical has been at that location for many years, except for the period when the old Howard Station was being rehabbed and the new stores built. They temporarily moved across Howard to the Evanston side.

— On the neighbor message New Business
7:14 p.m.

Mike, try again:

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1138.html

Rather than the "data," Jim, I'm more interested in the fact that I feel perfectly safe, love this area and most of my neighbors here, and am just plain tired of those who don't live here running it down.

— On the neighbor message Marshfield and Jonquil
12:50 a.m.

So the sign said that there was no hot water and that it would be fixed on Friday. This is Friday, Al. The sign said or at least implied that they'd reopen today.

— On the neighbor message And... Aqua is closed again!
7:31 p.m.

ROPA posted a simple question: does anyone know what was happening at a particular place at a fairly specific time. No one knows, it seems, but the NoH haters have to pile on. It happens every time someone asks a question or posts a comment that has to do with anything North of Howard. For all I know, the Evanston cops were chasing one of their bad guys into my neighborhood and were joined by the cops from Chicago. Makes perhaps even more sense than some of the nasty comments posted above.

— On the neighbor message Marshfield and Jonquil
6:17 p.m.

Darryl, they had a week long Free Market this past May or June, and now are doing it every first Sunday of the month through, at least, the end of the year.

— On the neighbor message Free Market at the Mess Hall!
3:58 p.m.

Thanks for asking that, Lacy. I wondered too, but Joe's response makes sense.

Littleton, after this batch gets painted, we may not have any unpainted viaducts left. Work on your alderman to get PB underway in Uptown.

3:55 p.m.

Sorry, I can't help you, ROPA. I walked through that intersection about 5:30 PM yesterday and came back through it about 7:30 PM. No police or anything else going on. In fact, I walk through that intersection coming and going from home nearly every day. Golly, gee, you'd think I'd be dead by now if my neighborhood was what some of those posters claim it is.

— On the neighbor message Marshfield and Jonquil
3:27 p.m.

It may be too late for this advice, but when I buy a new mattress, I always specify that they have to take the old one away. People in our building just put furniture out in the alley near the dumpster. Eventually, it disappears.

— On the neighbor message Best way to dispose of large furniture
4 a.m.

Washing dishes. Well, that's not possible with no hot water. I think no hot water is a valid reason for license suspension.

— On the neighbor message And... Aqua is closed again!
2:57 a.m.

CL if you live near zoned parking, I guess it must be at the south end of Rogers Park. If I'm wrong, though, and you live north, I think you can park reasonably in the CTA garage just south of the Howard el station with an entrance on Rogers.

Darrin, think about your idea of marked lines on the street. They would have to be long enough to accommodate the longest vehicles, and some of these vans and pickups are really long so space would always be wasted. I know I've often seen vehicles park taking up two spaces or not parking as close as possible to a corner. But if you come upon such a scene after the fact, there's no way of telling whether someone was a jerk when they parked. Last weekend, a motorcycle was parked in front of my apartment just at the no parking here to corner sign. When the owner left on the bike for a few hours, it looked as though the SUV parked behind it had not pulled up to the sign.

— On the neighbor message Anyone have issues with parking?
3:58 a.m.

Seems as though we've lost you, Lloyd, but farther south does make more sense if you'll also have classes at the downtown campus. Do check out Craig's Cafe, Growling Rabbit, sometime, though. Great Coffee and food, and a place you can hang out and read or study.

— On the neighbor message Moving
1:48 a.m.

Christi, it sounds as though your dog got away at the other end of your move so this should probably be posted to Edgewater, rather than Rogers Park. Perhaps EveryBlock users who live in that area will see your post here, but maybe not. Hope you find her.

— On the neighbor message Lost Shih Tzu
9 p.m.

Ben, any news about your lost cat? I saw a flyer for him today on Howard near Ridge. That had a much better photo (and it was right side up). If he hasn't come home, you might want to try posting here again with that photo. He's a handsome guy.

— On the neighbor message lost cat
8:43 p.m.

Thanks, Kathy. I just complained too. The comments are actually so far down the page I would never have seen them.

— On the neighbor message Commotion at Ridge and Pratt
8:33 p.m.

Craig, I'm just back from dodging bullets on Howard. Why do you have to make this stuff up? You, too, don't live here, yet you've been trashing my neighborhood for years. I'd hoped you'd reformed. Guess I was wrong.

— On the neighbor message Moving
8:10 p.m.

Lloyd, if you will notice, the people who actually live around Howard who have posted here are not the ones who are posting all the negative stuff. I'm not especially familiar with the building you mention, though I think it must be the one where a daycare center opened a few months ago on the ground floor. That building has storefronts on the ground floor and, I think, two floors of apartments above. There's a laundromat in the building next door. You can walk across Howard and catch a bus that will drop you at Loyola or walk 3 blocks west to the elevated train, which will also take you to Loyola, downtown, or Evanston to the north. The lake is 2 blocks east with public beaches. A major grocery store is a block west of the train station. There's a dog park about a block west of the store where you can let the pooch run free. When you get here, you will find that Howard is currently a mess because of work the gas company did before the start of the Howard Streetscape project. When that project is finished before the end of the year, Howard is going to be beautiful.

— On the neighbor message Moving
3:04 a.m.

Darrin, it was called the Jungle when I moved here in 1960. Then, people said that referred to the density--tightly packed buildings with no open space--an urban jungle of buildings. The open space you see now wasn't here. Except for the lakefront parks, there was only one other park on Ashland. It was only a relatively few years ago that Ashland was closed and that park was greatly expanded by tearing down buildings on Howard, Ashland, and Marshfield. Another apartment building bit the dust for the Gale School Annex parking lot. The west end of the neighborhood was packed with housing, including the property where the CTA repair facility is located. Etc.

Another story I've heard, though, is that Jungle referred to all of the sunrooms packed with plants. I seem to recall that that supposedly dates to the 30s or perhaps the 20s. Finally, there's the tale that this was a hobo jungle before there were buildings here, putting it early in the last century. Take your pick. I know that it was not a pejorative term when I moved here.

— On the neighbor message Moving
2:41 a.m.

Darrin, that "Jungle" terminology dates back to long before I arrived here as an adult--probably from before I was born. It obviously didn't mean what people take it to mean now. I'll walk anyplace North of Howard, day or night, with no problems.

— On the neighbor message Moving
10:14 p.m.

Note that the person who posted this is now an "inactive user."

8 p.m.

The tiny structure in the intersection is gone by the time of this photo so I guess I never saw it.

— On the neighbor message Regarding Devon and Sheridan
7:42 p.m.

I saw two or perhaps more of that first graffiti when I walked down the lakefront from Greenleaf to Farwell Pier after Follow Me on Friday.

— On the neighbor message I love Jesus too but this is not cool!
5:09 p.m.

I see the naysayers got here first. Welcome to the Howard St. area, Lloyd. I love my neighborhood and, as you can see from my description on the left, I've been here a long time. Would you like to give us a better description of where you're moving to--like an actual address? Those who actually live near Howard might be better able to give you information about the specific building you're moving to.

Yes, there is crime in the neighborhood. Where isn't there crime? Be aware of your surroundings when walking: no texting or talking on the phone, etc.

It can get cold here in the winter. Buy a warm coat.

— On the neighbor message Moving
4:57 p.m.

It's the usual response to such questions: call the alderman's office and report the addresses. I believe that Streets and San will issue citations and that the fines are not cheap.

— On the neighbor message Overflowing Private Dumpsters ..... Smelly!
2:18 p.m.

Dmitry, Bill, anybody know when that tiny structure in the intersection was removed? It looks familiar to me though I don't know whether it was actually still there when I arrived on the scene.

— On the neighbor message Regarding Devon and Sheridan
2:14 p.m.

Are they going to reopen the exit on the south side of Morse? I'm thinking they're not.

— On the neighbor message Scenes from CTA Morse Red Line station rehab
1:26 a.m.

No money to join? I found a $15 membership fee.

— On the neighborhood event Rogers Park Garden Group Garden Meander
8:07 p.m.

Clearly, we're never going to catch up with Mount Airy, Dee, but we need to stay in the top 200 for one of the other prizes.

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
8:02 p.m.

Matt, I hope it was a box placed there by a reputable organization. A lot of them aren't.

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/23/clothing-donation-box-donating-isnt-necessarily-charitable/

http://www.moneyunder30.com/donating-clothing-beware-for-profit-drop-boxes

— On the neighbor message Used clothes
7:54 p.m.

Yes, Anne, I was wondering the same thing and also whether there's a charge for the walk? Seems one has to be a member of the group but that one can join the day of the walk. See here for more information, including the starting point:

http://www.rogersparkgardengroup.org/meetingdetail.htm#867104451

— On the neighborhood event Rogers Park Garden Group Garden Meander
4:40 p.m.

Good point, Mark. Someone who lives near there or who at least goes regularly will, hopefully, get the staff to post signs or print up some handouts.

We only need a few more votes to get back to #15. Currently, we're at #16 with 683 votes. If you haven't voted today, please do folks.

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
4:25 p.m.

There may be another clothing giveaway at Mess Hall next Sunday. I took some clothing there in June, and this is an email I got later that month:

"Free Market at the Mess Hall!
6932 N. Glenwood Ave, Chicago

Sunday, July 1st, 9am-6pm

How it works: Everything is totally free. If you have things you don't want anymore (clothes, movies, music, household items, WHATEVER!!), bring them to share. Take whatever you need! Anything left at the end of the day is donated to local charities.

This Free Market will run Sunday from 9am-6pm. Every first Sunday of the month through the end of the year there will be a Free Market.

Tell your friends, come on out, shake up your stuff and have some fun!!!

We still need folks to volunteer and if you are interested, email Marie with times you can help: marieshebeck@yahoo.com

— On the neighbor message Used clothes
3:44 p.m.

Patrick, I think you misread the notice. It's a lost dog notice; not a found dog notice. There were flyers up for him around Gateway Plaza and the Howard el station this week.

— On the neighbor message Is this your lost dog from Facebook Posting
1:53 p.m.

Indeed, Bill. I thought about the earlier threads about the lifeguards when I heard on the news last night about the incidents at North Ave. Beach.

— On the neighbor message Lake Michigan is a Dangerous Body of Water
10:57 a.m.

By now, Thomas has probably gotten his letter notarized, but for future reference, there are several notaries in Ald. Moore's office. Sorry, Joseph, but the information you provided is considerably outdated.

— On the neighbor message Notary needed
12:56 a.m.

I saw on the news that the Evanston beaches were closed to swimming because of E. coli. We're just south of there, of course.

— On the neighbor message Beachgoers very unhappy this year..
2:26 p.m.

Best Buy takes just about anything you can think of and is actually open every day for many hours, as opposed to the city's site at Goose Island:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Recycling-Electronics/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025

We've taken our stuff to the store on Howard out near McCormick several times.

— On the neighbor message Disposal of small appliances
2:04 p.m.

It's in the 1900 block of Howard just east of the alley between Wolcott and Winchester. I've never gone there because there was a good cobbler closer to me on Howard, but, sadly, he's gone now. Probably retired.

— On the neighbor message Shoe repair
1:44 p.m.

Since you are especially interested in Hispanics, have you contacted St. Jerome's Catholic Church on Lunt?

http://www.sjerome.com/history.html

Also, this Spring a young Hispanic man, Carlos Rosa, was elected to Sullivan's Local School Council as a community representative. He got a lot of votes so he must be connected in the neighborhood. I don't know how to contact him, but, if you're on FaceBook, I think this is him:

https://www.facebook.com/carlosdanielrosa

The newly elected LSC will probably be having a meeting soon if they haven't already, and those meetings are public. You could go to the meeting and introduce yourself to Carlos. I met him the day I voted--a really nice young man.

3:50 a.m.

Oops, I got busy and missed voting on Thursday. But I've now voted early on Friday -- vote #4 for me.

We've moved up to #15 with 599 votes.

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
2:52 a.m.

Where do you want us to be present, Dee? Personally, I don't do mornings. The idea of howling at the moon from the pier sounds interesting, but I have a meeting on 8/1.

AJ, love that acute accent on "Cafe."

— On the neighbor message Common Cup
2:37 a.m.

Rachel, it was Cafe Suron. Remember those gorgeous small tables for two? I guess we ate there late enough at night that the kids were gone.

— On the neighbor message Common Cup
5:08 p.m.

When I need something notarized, I go the the alderman's service office, 7356 N. Greenview. Don't think you need an appointment as such but call first to make sure a notary is there. Joseph gave the number above. Sen. Steans' office is down in Edgewater so not all that close.

— On the neighbor message Notary needed
5:01 p.m.

I've now voted for our library 3 times, once each day. We're up to #16 with 506 votes. Please keep voting folks!

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
4:34 p.m.

I agree with John RP, in one respect: the advice about arming oneself. I disagree with the concurring and understanding part. I'll grant you that I don't wonder around in the middle of the night, but I am sometimes out late, alone, and have never felt the need to arm myself. The only thing on my key chain in addition to keys is a whistle, which I've never used.

— On the neighbor message For the ladies
2:29 p.m.

Oh, Al, thanks. I now know to take this into consideration whenever you post a review of a restaurant.

— On the neighbor message Favorite spot for a hot dog in Rogers Park?
2:15 p.m.

Kat, I think you may be right about the tipped ear. I didn't notice the first time I enlarged the photo. We have lots of feral cats North of Howard, and Tree House has been quite busy with TNR. This guy is so handsome, I was ready to come swoop him up, and then try to explain to Punkin over there on the left why I took in another cat.

— On the neighbor message Gray/White Cat with Green Eyes...stray? Lost?
2:22 a.m.

I've voted twice so far.

2:14 a.m.

Tom, that's unhelpful. Don't tell us that because we're women we need to stay home at night.

— On the neighbor message For the ladies
2:09 a.m.

Giggle. The strange things EveryBlock picks up. Must think "2012 Chase" in article is an address.

5:38 p.m.

I have to admit that I haven't been down to Morse since the station closed. Missed 3 Glenwood Sunday Markets so far. With the extreme heat this summer, walking extra blocks takes too much energy. Thanks for trying to drum up business for Common Cup,. Al. I'll try to get down there before too long.

— On the neighbor message Common Cup
4:25 p.m.

AJ, years ago I realized that hot dogs really aren't very good when judged against other really good food. If that's about all there is available, I'll eat one. And I sure would eat one if the other choice was battered, deep-fried gyros meat. You are kidding, aren't you, Al?

Those of you who posted your choices from West Ridge/West Rogers Park and south Evanston are at at least close to the neighborhood. Jenny up there with her suggestion on Grand is clearly lost.

— On the neighbor message Favorite spot for a hot dog in Rogers Park?
2:34 a.m.

Stalking you, Michael? That's rather funny. Seems to me it was you stalking the alderman yesterday when you hijacked a thread he posted on another subject. I suspect that few of us routinely check out someone's profile. You came on EveryBlock yesterday in your capacity as an employee of the CTU, and you did not reveal that anywhere until the alderman called you on it. How about adding your union title to your description as "Chicago native, Rogers Park / 49th Ward resident" since that's all you've been posting about. As for me, I commented on several threads on varied subjects today.

— On the neighbor message Just another day in City Council
9:07 p.m.

Autumn, I suggest you learn how to spell Bill Eyring's name.

— On the neighbor message Property Flooding Alleviation Survey
7:12 p.m.

Disclosure, Michael, remember?

— On the neighbor message Just another day in City Council
7:02 p.m.

Ditto.

— On the neighbor message Help the Rogers Park Library get $5k!
3:56 p.m.

Joe, and also made up a personal message from you. I suspected as much. Thanks for confirming.

— On the neighbor message Joe Moore TWO THUMBS UP
3:32 p.m.

Is there such a thing as a good hot dog?

— On the neighbor message Favorite spot for a hot dog in Rogers Park?
3:24 p.m.

Oh, and Rogers Park Person, the store that I assume you refer to as a wig store sells a variety of merchandise. The owner has lived in the neighborhood for years and the store has been there for quite a while. What you're really saying is that the merchandise doesn't appeal to you. Clearly she has a customer base--though probably of a different ethnicity from you.

— On the neighbor message What's the new stuff on Howard?
3:25 a.m.

Dolce, I just noticed the sign you mentioned today, studied it for awhile, and wrote down what I thought it said. Strange font, indeed! I was only one letter off, though, so a search turned up the business:

http://www.shiekhshoes.com/gallery.aspx?type=Gallery&CatID=40&gclid=CMrLnvSqr7ECFeEDQAodLV8AhQ

— On the neighbor message What's the new stuff on Howard?
3:15 a.m.

Hey, Stronger, did you see that the alderman told you the same thing I did: call his office with the pertinent information.

— On the neighbor message Joe Moore TWO THUMBS UP
2:12 a.m.

I suspect that "Emma" is a figment of Stronger's imagination. I'm thinking I've read that alleged message from her elsewhere on EveryBlock. If not the same exact words, the sentiment was the same. Might it have actually been posted by Stronger under a different nom de plume?

— On the neighbor message Joe Moore TWO THUMBS UP
1:29 a.m.

Dave, I think you missed my point. The average voter hasn't a clue who most of the candidates are on our current ballots and what they stand for. I don't think the voters are any more likely to know much of anything about what could easily amount to a few dozen candidates for school board. Yes, I know it works in smaller cities and towns, but Chicago is not small.

9:11 p.m.

Michael, you're savvy enough to know that full disclosure should have been made up there in your initial post. I had no idea that you now work for the union.

As far as the resolution itself is concerned, at this point, I think I'd be inclined to vote against it. How many of you who want an elected school board now know much of anything about all of the candidates who appear on our ballots--take judicial candidates as just one example? I am in favor of fewer elected offices, not more.

Disclosure: I didn't vote for Rahm and doubt that I ever will.

5:16 p.m.

Autumn, what is the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce anyway? I never heard of it until it popped up on EveryBlock a few weeks ago. You seem to promote a couple of businesses here, specifically the one your president works for and the wine shop on Jarvis. The Rogers Park Business Alliance has been serving the businesses of Rogers Park for decades. Why do you think another organization is needed? And what education does your president have that would qualify him to run such an organization?

— On the neighbor message What Would You do in the Alderman's Shoes?
6:47 p.m.

Suzanne, we get it. You're a Republican. You like the fact that corporations can buy elections. Most 49th warders aren't Republicans. The alderman IS doing what I hired him to do.

10:58 a.m.

Indeed, Dee, I can't imagine how offering to give away a couch could possibly violate EveryBlock guidelines.

Glad you found a new home for the couch, Joseph.

— On the neighbor message Free Couch!
1:28 a.m.

Please keep them, Dustin.

8:14 p.m.

Stronger, the alderman doesn't work here. Suggest you call his office on Monday, 773-338-5796, and give them the address and the permit number that's shown on the sign.

— On the neighbor message Alderman Moore: Unused handicapped spots!
8:10 p.m.

I hate to tell you this Dolce, but I understand that we're getting 2 new shoe stores, one in what used to be the pawn shop and the other at the west end of the Howard Theater building. I can't imagine why we need more of those.

— On the neighbor message What's the new stuff on Howard?
9:16 p.m.

Scott, there was no source of funding for the project way back then. We all knew that at the time of the planning.

— On the neighbor message Howard St. StreetScape Groundbreaking Photos
7:43 p.m.

Cafe Sol, hopes to be open by later this summer, I think:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/feb16-cafe-coming-howard-st-4750307/

Doubt that there will be any bars opening in that stretch of Howard, Dolce. Where is the other location you're wondering about?

— On the neighbor message What's the new stuff on Howard?
7:31 p.m.

No, Farwell Pier. Yes, it's the same pier, but Farwell is the correct name.

— On the neighbor message Farwell Pier Preservation Society
8:17 p.m.

Rebecca, under the new ward map, that area will be part of 49 but right now it's in O'Connor's ward.

— On the neighbor message Speed Bumps
3:30 p.m.

What good news about your father, John!

— On the neighbor message Lunt Play-lot
3:14 p.m.

You might try posting a note by your doorbell stating that you are working and that all balls, frisbees, sandals, and other miscellaneous items that come over your fence will be thrown back into the park at 7 PM each day (or whatever time you choose) and that you will not interrupt your work to retrieve them during the day. Then enforce it.

You have my sympathy.

— On the neighbor message Lunt Play-lot
3:02 p.m.

I seem to recall that when the traffic circles were installed on Ashland, north of Devon, drivers ran into them fairly regularly. Thankfully, I don't think there are any traffic circles in the 49th ward, nor do I think we're likely to get any.

Thomas, you've barely had time to unpack after your move back to Chicago. I suppose passing a petition would be a good way to get to know your neighbors, but it might also be a good way to alienate them if most oppose speed humps on their block.

— On the neighbor message Speed Bumps
2:50 p.m.

AJ, you know as well as the rest of us that this is a litigious society. The body isn't even in the ground before the lawsuit gets filed.

— On the neighbor message Two POCs
2:15 p.m.

Please ask your neighbor to put out water if the cat hangs around.

— On the neighbor message Kitty (cat) on neighbor's step
2:05 p.m.

Suggestion, KS: if possible, take your own take-out container when you go. It may not be as easy with pizza, but we often take a container or two with us when dining out, knowing that we won't finish all the food.

— On the neighbor message Business of the Week- J.B Alberto's
1:26 a.m.

If you're working the dinner/night shift downtown, the Purple Line should work to get there (if you end up living close to Howard). The first train in the afternoon, leaves Howard at 2.45 PM. But you'll determine the best way to commute once you know where you'll be working and living.

I haven't rented in decades so know little about that anymore. It did occur to me, though, that condos are being rented out. I would think that if you rent one of those, you would most likely also be responsible for paying for your own heat.

— On the neighbor message Question for servers in Chicago.
4:28 p.m.

Oh, so while I'm composing you're posting--and you do know what the Red Line is. If you get a place close to Howard and commute to downtown during rush hours, you can take the Purple Line express. By then transferring to the Red Line at Belmont, you can get into the heart of downtown, in perhaps half an hour. Red Line all the way is probably a little less than an hour.

— On the neighbor message Question for servers in Chicago.
1:42 p.m.

Someone from Florida probably doesn't know what the Red Line is so here's a map of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) rail system:

http://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/maps/P19_2012_CTA_Rail_Map.pdf

Rogers Park may be the only neighborhood in which you can live close to the lake without paying most of your income for rent. Also, here, most of the lakefront is public.

— On the neighbor message Question for servers in Chicago.
1:28 p.m.

May I point out that at this point no one has been tried and convicted?

2:50 p.m.

Until April, the Red Plum mid-week packet of ad papers was delivered by the post office along with the mail. In late March, the packet included a letter, which explained that beginning on April 4, it would be delivered instead by the Tribune's delivery team. I preferred it when it came with the mail because it was left inside the lobby instead of outside. I want some of those ad papers. In any event, Marianne, the letter, which I kept, states: "To stop receiving Red Plum/Local Values or to report a delivery issue, please contact us at 1-800 TRIBUNE or consumerservices@tribune.com" I have never seen coupons in the midweek ads. Sometimes, on Sunday, I see other advertising outside in plastic bag sleeves. The coupons along with Parade Magazine are in those. I assume they are also delivered by the Tribune. I've never seen the Spanish ones.

— On the neighbor message Ad Papers, Doorway Littering
1:14 a.m.

Since Delia resurrected this thread, here's the rather extensive list of items Best Buy will take for recycling:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Recycling-Electronics/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025

I now have it bookmarked.

— On the neighbor message Electronics recycling?
3:21 p.m.

I know a woman who lives here. She and her late husband bought half of one of those buildings decades ago so they owned one of the 2-flats. She has told me that the attached 2-flat is owned by another woman who, I believe, has also lost her husband. They each occupy the entire 2-flat. I'm fairly sure it is not a condo arrangement, but they both do, of course, have to agree on and pay for common-element repairs. I'm sure she told me that just the two of them paid for a new roof for their building, which would not be the case it these were condos.

3:08 p.m.

Kristine, sorry but careful, considerate, and empathetic people do not ride their bicycles on the sidewalk in Chicago.

2:50 a.m.

There have been two solar-powered trash receptacles at the Howard St. El station for several years now, one on each side of Howard. The trash is contained so that it doesn't blow around. I would like them to replace all open top trash cans.

Dolce, what is your source for that "information," or is it just a rumor?

— On the neighbor message Seriously? This is just insulting.
3:27 p.m.

Kathy, one or more redtailed hawks in New York City die every year by eating rats that have been poisoned but haven't yet died. so, yes, hawks eat rats. I watched a Cooper's hawk eat a pigeon in a tree in front of my building early this year.

— On the neighbor message neighbor puts food scraps out
3:37 a.m.

Kat, actually it's children under 12, not 16. who are excused from the law:

http://chicagobikes.org/bikelaws/?show=search&terms=sidewalk

2:59 a.m.

Those who don't participate in Participatory Budgeting have only themselves to blame when they don't like how their neighbors have chosen to spend the money. (That goes for other kinds of elections too.)

— On the neighbor message Seriously? This is just insulting.
1:23 p.m.

Thanks for letting us know, Marianne.

— On the neighbor message neighbor puts food scraps out
1:13 p.m.

Bill, the ban on spray paint is still in effect in Chicago. There is no such ban in the suburbs, as far as I'm aware, and some have posted on EveryBlock that at least some stores in Chicago, reputable ones at that, sell it "under the table."

— On the neighbor message La Raza Tag at Clark and Estes
1:49 p.m.

Long live Sears Tower!

— On the neighbor message OTA Broadcast disruption?
12:58 a.m.

Tom, the parking lot belongs to Jordan School.

I think that the dog owners and others who wanted the dog park are the ones who chose this location. I seem to recall that consideration was also given to cleaning up this particular section of Pottawattomie. I voted for spending the PB money for a dog park, though I don't have a dog, because I think that dogs need a place to play. It cost a whole lot of money, and I doubt that I'd now vote for an additional dog park.

— On the neighbor message Pottawattomie Dog Park
12:53 a.m.

Any news about Sadie, Emily?

— On the neighbor message Missing Cat
2:52 p.m.

Everyone living within hearing distance of the CTA construction work has my deepest sympathy.

— On the neighbor message Air horn
2:35 p.m.

What was it about "conditionally approved" and "pending" in previous messages from the alderman referring to the license that you didn't understand, Suzanne?

2:29 p.m.

WFMT working on my radio here, AppleJack.

— On the neighbor message OTA Broadcast disruption?
2:16 p.m.

Lori, Bernard is the Police Beat facilitator for your beat. Why don't you contact him? You'll find a way to email him here:

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/55697/

— On the neighbor message Drug Dealing
7:38 p.m.

Hey, Kyle, is it time for another Burger Summit?

7:18 p.m.

Jim A, I don't think I know you, do I? I don't know whether Joe's wife would walk to Around the Clock for milk after dark. Personally, I prefer to get mine at Dominick's, which is a longer walk away, and I often walk home from there, the el, or some function in the neighborhood after dark. Thursday, my companion and I got off the el after 11 PM and walked home--down that 'dangerous' Howard St. No drunks or drug dealers in sight. Sure, I've been a crime victim more than once. But the last time was in 1998, and that was a burglary.

7 p.m.

Is it Sam?

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/jul05-lost-cat-5114872/#comment-170938

I guess he needed a little fling.

— On the neighbor message At Home Safe
6:22 p.m.

To Rogers with his endless questions to the wrong person: let me hazard a guess as to why Mr. Patel accompanied his friend Mr. Patel to the meeting. When one walks into the lion's den, it's nice to have a friend for support.

6:29 p.m.

Cathleen, scrolling down my news page here in EveryBlock, I find 7--yes, SEVEN--posts from you entitled "Beach Poets."

— On the neighborhood event Beach Poets
3:06 p.m.

Have you ever heard of shredding paperwork, George?

— On the neighbor message IGS Energy?
3:01 p.m.

Studs, did you actually read any of the comments posted here? If so, where did you get that impression?

— On the neighbor message Looking for a chiropractor...
2:45 p.m.

When I was young, there were legitimate door-to-door salesmen. Some of you have probably heard of the Fuller Brush man, for example. That was a long time ago. Today, the best advice is don't sign up with anyone for anything unless YOU have contacted the company. If you're interested in possibly switching electricity or natural gas suppliers, do your homework and contact companies for more information.

— On the neighbor message IGS Energy?
2:29 p.m.