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:

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

Terrorist Suspect Found at Devon and Ridge Avenues

I was stopped today by one of Chicago's finest for taking pictures of our surrounding neighborhood. I was also playing around with my camera to adjust the lighting as the pictures were coming in too bright, so I went underneath a bridge taking pictures of a dead pigeon when a cop stopped me. He treated me like I was a terrorist that was trying to blow up a bridge on Devon and Ridge. He took down my information, for further reference, but did not give me his. But I know who he is because I went into the station a few months back to file a complaint and he was very indifferent and wasn't at all helpful and at times argumentative. He actually treated me as though I was the complaint and not the person filing one. He is medium in height, black hair and eyes, and Hispanic looking. Even though I told him that I am an artist/photographer, he told me that taking pictures is weird! Then all of us artist and bloggers must be weird. Maybe the way our boys in blue treat our the law abiding citizens of East and West Rogers Park should be brought up at the next CAPS meeting. There are some good cops out there, it is just a shame that there are a few of them who let the job go to their head. Here are the pictures that I took. Not at all threatening. Please enjoy.

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


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!



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)


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


Caribbean American Bakery

Charmers Cafe

Chase Avenue

China Hut

Clark Devon Hardware

Clark Street


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


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


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


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.