Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Deep Freeze at Rogers Park Baptist Church

The Food Pantry at Rogers Park Baptist Church will be receiving a brand new deep freeze on Wednesday July 29. They are looking for some partners to help them fill the deep freeze.

Rogers Park Baptist Church operates a food and clothes pantry two days a week for families and homeless in need. You can help by joining the "Support Rogers Park Baptist Church cause." All proceeds from this cause help the food pantry and youth ministries of the church. Please indicate which ministry you want to support.

You can learn more about this church and its ministries at
http://www.rogersparkbaptistchurch.org/.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A moment of youthful joy

A moment of youthful joy from Mikey on Vimeo.

Rainy morning on Sheridan and Morse


Rainy morning on Sheridan and Morse

I've wanted to post this one for a while.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Taking the show

Billed as:

"Sunday, July 26, 2009 from 1 to 11p.m.
Clark Street (between Morse & Estes)
Admission is free - Vendors Welcome
Live Music, Food from around the world, Children's activities,Fair trade vendors, Arts and crafts and much more..."


This years Clark Street Festival was smaller and shorter than last year, but it still managed to provide entertainment for those who attended.

The following was a highlight:

I spoke with Alan Goldberg

I spoke with Alan Goldberg at a recent Rogers Park BizArts event.

I introduced myself as Bill Morton.

I told him that I am Bill Morton who tried to save the Adelphi Theater from demolition.

I told him that I was the one who formed the non-profit organization, Citizens for the Adelphi Theater to renovate the theater, oppose the demolition and oppose Alderman Joe Moore's pre-paid rezoning.

I reminded him that he called me at Quest one day to ask me why I am fighting so hard to save the Adelphi Theater.



He replied... "... and now it's just a hole in the ground".



I patted him on the shoulder and quietly said to him, "I told you this would happen".

He just looked down in disgust.

Since then, I have become his friend on facebook.
I read his updates about the squirrels taking over his garage, and about his musical events and adventures.

It was very satisfying to hear him admit that I was right on about the Adelphi Theater, but...

I have yet to hear any statement or apology from Alderman Joe Moore, his ZULAC (rubber stamp advisory committee) or the Rogers Park Builders Group.



Let's settle this once and for all.

The entire Rogers Park community now has a dangerous hole in the ground and deserves a solid formal explanation.



The Adelphi Theater is now an unsecure vacant hole in the ground that serves gangbangers and prostitutes and drug abuse.



At the very least, while we were renovating the theater, it was a secure, locked-up area.

What do you have to say for yourselves?

- Bill Morton
former Citizen for the Adelphi Theater
resident of Rogers Park for over a decade
registered voter with a following

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tech Talk event tonight at Flatts and Sharpe Music Co.




Hey everybody! Here’s a little reminder.





Tonight, for the very first time, Flatts & Sharpe is hosting a free seminar we’re calling Tech Talk.

Come learn the most important principles of string selection and guitar maintenance from Ben Hueneke, our highly talented and gracious repair specialist.


If you’ve ever wanted to understand your guitar and how it works a little better, come spend some quality time with other local musicians at our Tech Talk event.


Come for the learning, and stay for the fun! Tech Talk will be held tonight, Friday, July 24, at 6:00pm, here at Flatts & Sharpe. Hope to see you there!

Flatts and Sharpe Music
6749 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626


773 465-5233

Our attempt to save the Adelphi Theater

"The first thing I would like to see with this location is for it to be a safe place.

Secondly, I would like it to be a used place". - Bill Morton

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Alderman Joe Moore's menu money waste


Alderman Joe Moore spent $40,000 of our money for pigeon spikes that didn't work!

Monday, July 13, 2009

This morning

Like the website says, "A New Day has Begun in Rogers Park".


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009


Alderman Joe Moore



Recycle flyers are not getting recycled.
Who's in charge of taking this trash down anyway?
Check out this (still relevant) video from last year:


Find more videos like this on Rogers Park

Missing Dog



Missing Dog!

Name: Precious

Address: 1516 W. Chase Avenue

Phone number: (773) 983-1586

Owners name: Olga Hdz

Description: Black/Gray Yorkie/Poodle
Black eyes. 1 year, 4 months old.
6 pounds

Last seen: June 16th, 2009

She does not have a collar.
Information will be appreciated.
Reward, if found and returned.

Hop Haus

The Pig Pen Closes








You Must check out: Halloween at the Pig Pen




Saturday, July 4, 2009

Patriotic Window Display at Quest



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

4th of July




Alderman Joe Moore's bribe gave us this ...

A new hooker and new graffiti at the "Adelphi Hole".

Thank Alderman Joe Moore for taking a bribe from Chad Zuric to expidite the demolition of the Adelphi Theater.

4th of July at Dominick's