Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Final Thought for 2008 (feel free to re-post on your blogs)

(former location of) the Adelphi Theater
7070 - 78 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL. 60626

File under: 49th Ward, 60626, Danger to our Community, Demolition Tragedy, Eyesore, Joe Moore's Folly, Poor Judgement by an Alderman, Un-Secured Demolition Site, Ward Wreckage

original location of video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFGhUQ548Qk

Thank you, and let's not re-elect an Alderman that would do this to our neighborhood in years to come.

- Bill Morton

Monday, December 29, 2008

Devon and Ridge Avenues





















Oblivious Alderman Joe Moore


Joe Moore thinks that Development, is "The single major issue" in Rogers Park.

How about gang violence and murders in Rogers Park? (pictured below)













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Sunday, December 28, 2008

TREE LOT FINAL CLEAN-UP

I was just about to break for lunch when I heard noises outside early this afternoon. George's crew of "elves" had arrived to clean up George's Pumpkin Patch/Christmas Tree Lot! I ran for the camera, of course!


Four guys pulled fence poles, loaded everything on a stake truck and proceeded to sweep and rake the entire area!



George is a very good guy from Shiocton, Wisconsin, who has been running the Patch/Tree Lot at 7313-15 N. Sheridan Road in Rogers Park for a number of years.



He was unsure if he would return in 2009. His business was very slow this year, although the pumpkins and trees were some of the finest!



George has been a good neighbor these past several months. His was a good, local (though temporary) business, which should have been better-supported by the community. IF he returns, I hope Rogers Park and the surrounding areas will welcome him back--with open POCKETBOOKS!


WELL DONE, GEORGE and ELVES!

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Brooks Atkinson (1894-1984) American Theatre Critic

"The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility."

(From: Once Around the Sun (1951)

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Does this sound like any local politician you might know of? Perhaps, this guy?



And, would you know of any other bureaucrats to whom this quote would apply?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Rogers Park


Sherwin on the Lake
1205 W. Sherwin Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626






Quest Network Services
7301 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Rock N Roll

Rock N Roll of Rogers Park at Leone Park Beach



Rock N Roll of Rogers Park at Quest Network Services


Bill Morton and Rock N Roll of Rogers Park at Triangle Park


Rock N Roll of Rogers Park with Marie, owner of Rogers Bark



Thank youRock N Roll of Rogers Park with friends at Sherwin on the Lake



More on Rock N Roll of Rogers Park can be found here.



Some additional areas of interest for the Rogers Park community on RP1000 include:

147 Outer Drive Express

A.L. Taylor and Associates

Adelphi Theater

Albion Avenue

Arthur Avenue

Ashland Avenue

Beach bonfires

Beat 2422

Beat 2423

Bill Morton

Bill Morton Promotions

Bill's Digital Photos

Birchwood Avenue

Bosworth Avenue

Buffalo Joe's

Burr Tillstrom

Cafe Society

CAPS

Caribbean American Bakery

Charmers Cafe

Chase Avenue

China Hut

Clark Devon Hardware

Clark Street

Cunneen's

Devon Avenue

Devon Market

Enjoying the beach

Estes Avenue

Fargo Avenue

First Commercial Bank

Flatts and Sharpe Music Company

Gateway Senior Apartments

Good morning

Good News Community Kitchen

Greenleaf Avenue

Grill Inn

Gruppo di Amici

Hartigan Beach

Hermitage Avenue

Howard Station

Howard Street

J.B. Alberto's

Jarvis Avenue

Jarvis Grill and Wok

Jarvis Station

Jonquil Terrace

Joseph J. Gentile Center

Juneway Terrace

Lake Michigan

Lakeside CDC

Lakewood Avenue

Leona's

Leonard Dubkin Park

Lifeline Theatre

Lightning storms

Loyola University

Loyola University Ramblers

Lunt Avenue

Madonna della Strada Chapel

Mayne Stage

Morse Avenue

Morse Station

Newgard Avenue

North Howard Neighbors Association

North of Howard area

North Shore School

Norshore Theater

Parking

Paulina Street

Poitin Stil

Pratt Blvd.

Quest Network Services

Ridge Blvd.

Robert's Cycle

Rogers Bark

Rogers Park Builders Group

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

Rogers Park Community Council

Rogers Park Garden Group

Rogers Park Presbyterian Church

Rogers Park sunrises over the Lake

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society

Sam Leone Beach

Sam Leone Pier

Shambhala Meditation Center

Sheridan Road

Sherwin Avenue

Sherwin on the Lake

Soo Liquors

Taste Food and Wine

Tax-Increment financing

The Armadillo's Pillow

The Common Cup

The Growling Rabbit

The Lighthouse

The Parlor

Touhy Avenue

Tweedle Press

Ultimate Soccer Chicago

United Church of Rogers Park

V-Tone Fitness

Willye B. White Park

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council

Willye B. White Recreation Center

Winthrop Avenue

Wisdom Bridge Theatre

WLUW

Freaky Nu Nu


Isiah "Freaky Nu Nu" Stroud was born May 7, 1991, making him almost 17 1/2 years old, almost, and now never-to-be, a man. He was not a "little kid". His myspace page is not full of "little kid"-type music nor pictures.

This is a shot from his photobucket album:



Does this look like the contents of a "little kid's" pockets?










No matter what his mother, Ester Stroud, said regarding his "innocence", it certainly appears he lost that long ago. She didn't know her son very well. Too busy is not an excuse.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Rogers Park gangs - The Insane Cutthroat Gangstas


(image from Isiah Stroud's myspace friends) - notice the gang hand gestures


We first learned of Isiah Stroud's brutal stabbing and death this past Saturday morning, thanks to the Broken Heart of Rogers Park (http://www.morsehellhole.blogspot.com/). In this afternoon's update, we are shown an image of the gang, INSANE CUTTHROAT GANGSTAS, with which Isiah (aka FREAKY NU NU) associated. They are also known as B-BLOCK/BOSWORTH BOOTY BOYS. We have also found increased activity online after his murder (Youtube and myspace), which can be considered "net banging".

- Bill Morton



Shambhala Meditation Center opposes 7313-15 N. Sheridan project

Subject: From Shambhala Center

Dear Alderman Moore:

At this time the Shambhala Meditation Center cannot support Mr. Aronson's request for a zoning change on the property adjacent to ours. We have had additional discussions with Mr. Aronson, following the meeting Alderman Moore convened in late October. At that meeting we presented our concept for a project (attached). Our neighbors agreed that the vision we proposed would better meet the needs of our neighborhood. Although Mr. Aronson agreed to take our ideas into account, our later discussions with him have not led to a mutually satisfactory result. We have considered this decision from many different angles. Our present location in Rogers Park and our relationships with our neighbors are extremely valuable to us. We also believe that our presence is valuable to the community in ways that do not seem apparent to Mr. Aronson. We do not believe that a large multi-unit building, mostly seven stories high, although the portion housing the Shambhala Center would be only three stories, is in the best interests of our community. Therefore, we strongly oppose the proposed zoning change for the property at 7313-15 N. Sheridan Road.

Thanks for your assistance in this matter.

Best wishes for the holidays,
Alice Dan and David Stone, Co-Directors
Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rock N Roll

Rock N Roll of Rogers Park at Leone Park Beach



Rock N Roll of Rogers Park at Quest Network Services


Bill Morton and Rock N Roll of Rogers Park at Triangle Park


Rock N Roll of Rogers Park with Marie, owner of Rogers Bark



Thank youRock N Roll of Rogers Park with friends at Sherwin on the Lake



More on Rock N Roll of Rogers Park can be found here.



Some additional areas of interest for the Rogers Park community on RP1000 include:

147 Outer Drive Express

A.L. Taylor and Associates

Adelphi Theater

Albion Avenue

Arthur Avenue

Ashland Avenue

Beach bonfires

Beat 2422

Beat 2423

Bill Morton

Bill Morton Promotions

Bill's Digital Photos

Birchwood Avenue

Bosworth Avenue

Buffalo Joe's

Burr Tillstrom

Cafe Society

CAPS

Caribbean American Bakery

Charmers Cafe

Chase Avenue

China Hut

Clark Devon Hardware

Clark Street

Cunneen's

Devon Avenue

Devon Market

Enjoying the beach

Estes Avenue

Fargo Avenue

First Commercial Bank

Flatts and Sharpe Music Company

Gateway Senior Apartments

Good morning

Good News Community Kitchen

Greenleaf Avenue

Grill Inn

Gruppo di Amici

Hartigan Beach

Hermitage Avenue

Howard Station

Howard Street

J.B. Alberto's

Jarvis Avenue

Jarvis Grill and Wok

Jarvis Station

Jonquil Terrace

Joseph J. Gentile Center

Juneway Terrace

Lake Michigan

Lakeside CDC

Lakewood Avenue

Leona's

Leonard Dubkin Park

Lifeline Theatre

Lightning storms

Loyola University

Loyola University Ramblers

Lunt Avenue

Madonna della Strada Chapel

Mayne Stage

Morse Avenue

Morse Station

Newgard Avenue

North Howard Neighbors Association

North of Howard area

North Shore School

Norshore Theater

Parking

Paulina Street

Poitin Stil

Pratt Blvd.

Quest Network Services

Ridge Blvd.

Robert's Cycle

Rogers Bark

Rogers Park Builders Group

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

Rogers Park Community Council

Rogers Park Garden Group

Rogers Park Presbyterian Church

Rogers Park sunrises over the Lake

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society

Sam Leone Beach

Sam Leone Pier

Shambhala Meditation Center

Sheridan Road

Sherwin Avenue

Sherwin on the Lake

Soo Liquors

Taste Food and Wine

Tax-Increment financing

The Armadillo's Pillow

The Common Cup

The Growling Rabbit

The Lighthouse

The Parlor

Touhy Avenue

Tweedle Press

Ultimate Soccer Chicago

United Church of Rogers Park

V-Tone Fitness

Willye B. White Park

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council

Willye B. White Recreation Center

Winthrop Avenue

Wisdom Bridge Theatre

WLUW