Sunday, April 27, 2008

Neighbors

Bill Morton

Angels are sometimes disguised as Neighbors.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Train Derailed at Howard Yard


Purple Line train derailed (10-75) at Howard Yard at 10:30pm last night.

About 15-20 passengers evacuated safely.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

New Open Mic night in Rogers Park

Rogers Park music
Rock Legend Ken Rebholtz with his daughter Minda on Bass performing open mic night in The Parlor at Quest Network Services on Wednesdays, 7pm.


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

Further information about The Parlor can be found at the official blog:



Friday, April 18, 2008

Earthquake in Rogers Park!

Did you feel it this morning?

5.4 richter scale eathquake out of Evansville, Indiana.

I woke to my couch shaking and my dog growling early this morning.

Very interesting.



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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

North Shore School - May Its Memory Live On Through Its Students

Rogers Park demolition
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North Shore School of Rogers Park

Feels like Summertime in Rogers Park

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No.1 Fire Extinguisher Service

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Chase Avenue

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Spreading Asbestos in the Air


Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition
If the destruction of the historic North Shore School with library, gym and classrooms intact and stocked with supplies was not enough, The demolition crew is now working on weekends in attempt to avoid the IEPA. Asbestos dust is in the air along residential sidestreets and polluting our waters.




Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition
Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition
Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition
Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition
Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition
Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition


Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition
Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition
Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition
Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition


Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition
Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition
Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition
Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition
Rogers Park Asbestos at North Shore School demolition


North Shore School - Gone Forever

Books found on the demolition site of the North Shore School of Rogers Park
Books found on the demolition site of the North Shore School of Rogers Park

Books lost in the North Shore School demolition

Books found on the demolition site of the North Shore School of Rogers Park

North Shore School lessons

School lessons found on the demolition site of the North Shore School of Rogers Park
This is the a chalk board with a class assignment, which remains for a little bit longer while the school is halfway demolished.

School lessons found on the demolition site of the North Shore School of Rogers Park

North Shore School, also known as "the little red school house" was a historically significant and beautiful building which has been an asset to our community for nearly 100 years.

The Parlor of Quest Network Services

The Parlor of Quest Network Services in Rogers Park

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Granada Theater, Chicago, 1990

One of the more heinous acts of vandalism committed by local real estate developers in the last 20 years, the demolition of the Granada Theater, which formerly stood on Sheridan Road just south of the Loyola L station.

Opened in 1926 as a venue for both live performances and movies, it switched exclusively to films in the 1940s. I remember seeing a number of movies at the Granada, including Ralph Bakshi's "Wizards" (in a double feature with Robert De Niro in "The Last Tycoon", weirdly enough) as a kid in the 1970s. It went out of business as a movie house around 1979, though it had a fleeting rebirth as a concert venue (playing host to, among others, Gary Numan in 1980 and Public Image Ltd. in 1982) before it finally closed its doors for good. It was demolished in January, 1990.

As a final insult, the ugly cracker box apartment tower that was eventually built on the site was named the Granada Center. Read more here.

Also, be sure to check out: The Granada Theatre — A Series of Photos Taken Prior to Its Demise



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