Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Skokie man charged with Rogers Park stabbing

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Man charged with stabbing in Rogers Park.

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Hollywood Video of Rogers Park closes

Did it close due to location, crime, politics or lack of business?

What we do know for certain, is that it left another large storefront empty in the struggling Gateway Centre Plaza. Note: Storefront 1751A has been closed ever since (over two years ago). Here is the story:

Monday, May 5, 2008
Another Empty Storefront at the Gateway Centre Plaza
http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2008/05/another-empty-storefront-at-gateway.html




Here is Hollywood Video in the current News:

March 30, 2010
Hollywood Video closing doors
http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_details/article/92/2010/march/30/hollywood-video-closing-doors.html
Another retailer is closing its doors in Burlington County. Hollywood Video, a popular video rental store at the Town Center on Route 130 in Willingboro, will close sometime in the next four weeks.

March 30, 2010
Movie Meltdown: Another Hollywood Video Closes Up
http://www.keprtv.com/news/local/89335157.html
Another round of local closures for Hollywood Video. The parent company filed for chapter 11 in February. Now more local stores are closing their doors. Fawn Hernandez isn't happy the Hollywood Video in Pasco is shutting down

March 29, 2010
Bankruptcy closes Racine's Hollywood Video
http://www.journaltimes.com/business/local/article_ab689d1a-3b90-11df-a00b-001cc4c03286.html
Racine's only Hollywood Video store is now a victim of a corporate bankruptcy filing and will permanently close this spring. The local Hollywood Video store, 4700 Washington Ave., will close in about six to eight weeks, an employee said Monday before referring other questions to the corporate media department.


Monday, March 29, 2010

RP father flees with baby

Read about it on Loyola Student Dispatch - Rogers Park father flees with baby.

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Career Fair a Success

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola career fair deemed a success.

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News of the Day

A cab and SUV collide in front of 7301 N. Sheridan Road and hit a pedestrian.

The pedestrains leg was injured and firefighters on the scene had to cut his pants off.

Rogers Bark - Congratulations Val!



Rogers Bark Pet Salon
1447 W. Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626

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Adult Walking Club


Adult Walking Club at Willye B. White Park


Fridays from March 29th - June 6th, 2010

10:00 - 11:00am / Ages 18 & Over / $5





Willye B. White Park 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rats

Don't forget to check under your hood for rats:

RP & Beyond - http://rp-and-beyond.blogspot.com/2010/03/rats.html

Rogers Park / West Ridge Historical Society Press Release

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE





LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY HOSTS ANNUAL HOUSE WALK

ON MAY 2nd in INDIAN BOUNDARY PARK AREA

Chicago – March 15, 2010 - The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society will host its Annual House Walk on Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

This year’s tour will highlight homes surrounding Indian Boundary Park, including the notable Park Castles and Park Gables apartment buildings.

Registration for the house walk is available at www.rpwrhs.org or by calling (773) 764-4078. Admission is $25 for society members and $30 for non-members.

A discounted rate of $20 for members and $25 for non-members will be offered through April 25. Day-of registration will be available at the Indian Boundary Park Cultural Center, 2500 West Lunt Ave. beginning at 12 Noon. The last tour will start at 3:30 p.m.

Several units of the Park Castles and Park Gables will be open for the tour as well as the buildings’ spectacular Art Deco swimming pools. The structures grace the eastern and northern boundary of the park – a magnificent group of Gothic and Tudor Revival style structures built in the late 1920s by developers Gubbins, O’Donnell & Blietz.

Indian Boundary Park was opened in 1922 as the centerpiece of the Ridge Avenue Park District. The 13-acre park was designed as a pastoral landscape with picturesque gardens, a lagoon with a small island, rolling lawns, and meandering paths. Its field house, now the Indian Boundary Park Cultural Center, was designed by prominent architect Clarence Hatzfeld, and is noted for its unusual combination of Tudor Revival design and Native American images and sculptures.

Several other homes near the park owned by notable 1920s personalities will be included in the tour. The Indian Boundary area is a hidden gem on the north side, with an abundance of historically and architecturally significant buildings and landscapes.

A new exhibit in the park’s cultural center, A Park is Your Front Yard: Indian Boundary Park and the Gubbins, McDonnell & Blietz Co-ops, 1915-1929 will be open to tour participants on May 2.

The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society was formed in 1975 to preserve the history of Rogers Park and West Ridge as a vital part of the City of Chicago, and to provide interactive education about these communities to the public.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council Fundraising

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council Fundraising


Youth between ages 13-15 are participating in 'Inner City Hoops' basketball tournaments every Friday at the Willye B. White Park Community Center. The first event was Friday, March 12th and will be held every Friday, with the last event being April 23rd. The event begins at 5:00 pm and lasts until approximately 7:30 pm.


Throughout the duration of the 'Inner City Hoops' tournament, the Park Advisory Council will be operating a concession stand, selling hot dogs, chips, cookies, bottled water to raise funds. All proceeds will go to help fund after school programs and summer camp for underprivileged children. Stop in, catch a tournament, and enjoy a hot dog or just donate to the kids fund.


Through it's fund raising efforts the Council offered 80% discount stocking stuffers for the Winter Holiday so kids could attend park activities while on break. The 80% discount was carried into the winter Park District program session and will continue with the spring program session. Program sessions are 10 weeks and the Spring 2010 session runs from March 29th thru June 6th.


Willye B. White Park and Recreation Center 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

773 262-5051


For additional information visit
www.willyebwhitepark.org

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tainted Milk Alert

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Tainted milk delivered to Chicago.


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Growers Guild gardening club

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola gardening club establishes roots.

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a short online chat

S: I met this woman on the Morse platform tonight, she just lost her job, shes looking to move out of her 1400 apt downtown to a 700 apt in rogers park
She said how she was worried about rogers park at night, and shes been mugged before, so shes probably not going to move to rogers park , but edgewater or andersonville instead

me: she will probably feel better in andersonville
rogers park is still rough

S: yeah, i suggested, if she has been mugged before and she still lives w/ that fear, she better try andersonville
i gave her my card, i hope she sends me an email or a connection on linkedin, she was very nice

me: it is too bad that it has to be this way in rogers park

The Value of Internships

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - College students paying for free internships.

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Some interesting quotes from our 49th Ward Alderman

"To get my support, Show me the money" - Alderman Joe Moore as he pushed an empty white envelope across the table toward Bill Morton at his Jarvis Square office. (2006)

"What do you expect, This is City Hall" - Alderman Joe Moore to Bill Morton and the Citizens for the Adelphi Theater in City Council Chambers (2006)

"This is the guy who said I took a bribe" - Alderman Joe Moore to his wife Barbara when when noticing Bill Morton was in the room (2009)

Lion Combo: Level III

Lion Combo: Level III and Joy in Everyday Life


Thu March 25th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Price: $180 Member ($215 Non Member)
In Room: Meditation Hall


Combined registration for both Shambhala Training Level III, and Joy in Everyday Life.

Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Level 2




Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago 7331 N, Sheridan Road, Chicago IL. 60626

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Earth Hour

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - It’s lights out at Loyola.


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entrenched

To answer many questions in one sentence: I am as entrenched as one could be in Rogers Park.


Thesaurus: English (United States)
entrenched

well-established
ingrained
deep-rooted
fixed
unshakable

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dating Violence Support Group

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola sponsors dating violence support group.


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Loyola University hosts book drive

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola hosting book drive for youths.

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To the Developers

While I terribly dislike developers that demolish beautiful historic, culturally significant buildings and ones that destroy our neighborhood by leaving dangerous unsecure holes in their wake... There is something to be said about developers who do their business legally and are being pressured by Alderman Joe Moore for campaign contributions under threat of being run out of town.

It's hard to take a stand when your livelihood is on the line, I'm sure, but isn't there something that can be done about this?

I've spoken with a great number of developers, and they have told me that they would run Joe out on a rail if they could, but they feel that the bully can't be beaten.

How can the vicious circle be broken?

Looking for some developer feedback here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Loyola University student robbed

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola student robbed at gunpoint.

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Spring Concert at Willye B. White Recreation Center

There will be a spring concert, Monday, March 22 at 6:30 PM at the Willye B. White Recreation Center. The concert will feature the youth who are participating in the P.A.U.S.E. music program. They have learned to read and play music after school and are presenting their second concert.

Please stop in and applaud the hard work of both students and instructor!

Light refreshments will be served following the concert.

Willye White Park Community Room 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago IL 60626

773 262-5051

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Heartland Cafe reopens

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Heartland Cafe reopens after failed health inspection.

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Utilizing Google Buzz to promote Rogers Park again

Cafe Society at Charmers Cafe
Charmers Cafe

Charmers Cafe



Charmers Cafe 1500 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626

Rogers Bark - A Little Green Information


Rogers Bark Pet Salon
1447 W. Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626

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One Day Only

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE





LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY HOSTS ANNUAL HOUSE WALK

ON MAY 2nd in INDIAN BOUNDARY PARK AREA

Chicago – March 15, 2010 - The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society will host its Annual House Walk on Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

This year’s tour will highlight homes surrounding Indian Boundary Park, including the notable Park Castles and Park Gables apartment buildings.

Registration for the house walk is available at www.rpwrhs.org or by calling (773) 764-4078. Admission is $25 for society members and $30 for non-members.

A discounted rate of $20 for members and $25 for non-members will be offered through April 25. Day-of registration will be available at the Indian Boundary Park Cultural Center, 2500 West Lunt Ave. beginning at 12 Noon. The last tour will start at 3:30 p.m.

Several units of the Park Castles and Park Gables will be open for the tour as well as the buildings’ spectacular Art Deco swimming pools. The structures grace the eastern and northern boundary of the park – a magnificent group of Gothic and Tudor Revival style structures built in the late 1920s by developers Gubbins, O’Donnell & Blietz.

Indian Boundary Park was opened in 1922 as the centerpiece of the Ridge Avenue Park District. The 13-acre park was designed as a pastoral landscape with picturesque gardens, a lagoon with a small island, rolling lawns, and meandering paths. Its field house, now the Indian Boundary Park Cultural Center, was designed by prominent architect Clarence Hatzfeld, and is noted for its unusual combination of Tudor Revival design and Native American images and sculptures.

Several other homes near the park owned by notable 1920s personalities will be included in the tour. The Indian Boundary area is a hidden gem on the north side, with an abundance of historically and architecturally significant buildings and landscapes.

A new exhibit in the park’s cultural center, A Park is Your Front Yard: Indian Boundary Park and the Gubbins, McDonnell & Blietz Co-ops, 1915-1929 will be open to tour participants on May 2.

The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society was formed in 1975 to preserve the history of Rogers Park and West Ridge as a vital part of the City of Chicago, and to provide interactive education about these communities to the public.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Another case of corruption in the 49th Ward

I spoke with another developer last night about his company and the political corruption that follows.

I met him at a fundraiser in Lincoln Square. He told me that when working on his new building on Morse Avenue Alderman Joe Moore approached his workers and demanded the purchase of three tables (for his fundraiser), or else the building would not be completed.

While the developer was doing his business legally and within the proper zoning, he bought the three tables.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Eco-Prom at Loyola University

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Eco-Prom features “recycled” king and queen.

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Spring 2010 Career Fair at Loyola University

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Need a job? Here’s a career fair.

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Third Rail Explosion at Morse Station

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Red Line fire sparked by fallen bicycle.

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Willye B. White Park Advisory Council Fundraising

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council Fundraising


Youth between ages 13-15 are participating in 'Inner City Hoops' basketball tournaments every Friday at the Willye B. White Park Community Center. The first event was Friday, March 12th and will be held every Friday, with the last event being April 23rd. The event begins at 5:00 pm and lasts until approximately 7:30 pm.


Throughout the duration of the 'Inner City Hoops' tournament, the Park Advisory Council will be operating a concession stand, selling hot dogs, chips, cookies, bottled water to raise funds. All proceeds will go to help fund after school programs and summer camp for underprivileged children. Stop in, catch a tournament, and enjoy a hot dog or just donate to the kids fund.


Through it's fund raising efforts the Council offered 80% discount stocking stuffers for the Winter Holiday so kids could attend park activities while on break. The 80% discount was carried into the winter Park District program session and will continue with the spring program session. Program sessions are 10 weeks and the Spring 2010 session runs from March 29th thru June 6th.


Willye B. White Park and Recreation Center 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

773 262-5051


For additional information visit
www.willyebwhitepark.org

Thursday, March 18, 2010

CTA to limit time used to deep-clean buses

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - CTA budget cuts getting down and dirty.

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DFPA Second Stage Series at the Mundelein Center

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - The Elephant Man comes to Loyola.

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Loyola Volleyball Club

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Rambler volleyball club gets ready to rumble.

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Cafe Society Silent Film Night



Cafe Society presents silent film night, straight from the Revere 8mm projector.

Enjoy and discuss silent movies projected on the screen in the 1920's Parlor of the former Sheridan Beach Hotel. Movies will be from the Luck collection (excluding the family vacation reels!)

Our projectionist, Krisofer Luck, will explain his history with these films.



RSVP for this event at: http://www.meetup.com/CafeSociety/calendar/12844367

For more information about Cafe Society: http://www.meetup.com/CafeSociety

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

How it should be in Rogers Park

The condensed version:
excerpt from the Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/northnorthwest/ct-x-n-evanston-varsity-20100317,0,5909828.story

Plans to breathe new life into a hidden architectural gem in downtown Evanston picked up speed recently as City Council members agreed to explore the possibility of reopening one of the Chicago area's grandest movie palaces as a performing arts center.

The Evanston City Council has voted unanimously to seek a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as seed money for a possible rehabilitation of the 84-year-old Varsity Theater.

If the city gets the grant funds, it will contribute an additional $50,000. The money would be used to study the finances, architecture and proposed business plan to determine if reopening the shuttered downtown theater as a performing arts center is viable, city officials said.

"I think there's economic development impacts for the community," said Doug Gaynor, the city's director of parks, recreation and forestry. "It's always great to have cultural arts activities in the downtown."

"It needs work, but it's got great possibilities," said Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. "What makes it beautiful and exciting to me is not the shape it's in right now but the shape it could be in."

About half of the interior décor has been removed or painted over, but the theater still has a distinct old movie palace quality, and the structure itself is in solid shape, said owner Steven Rogin.

"I think it could be a focal point for the arts community in Evanston," he said.

It's unclear at this point where the city would get the millions of dollars it would take to rehab the theater and where it would find a permanent tenant for a performing arts center. But Fiske said those are issues that could be addressed later.

"The grant money would allow us to get an idea of what it would take to reconfigure the building so that it would work," she said. "We're really lucky we retained that building."


How it is in Rogers Park

Here are some examples that we encountered when attempting to save and reopen the Adelphi Theater:

"What do you expect, this is City Hall" Alderman Joe Moore to the Citizens for the Adelphi Theater in City Council Chambers

"If you want my support, put the money on the table" Alderman Joe Moore to Bill Morton at his Jarvis Square storefront

Over 1,000 petition signatures hand delivered to Alderman Joe Moore and no response

And, of course... this:






On a more timely note: There is the Wisdom Bridge Theatre.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rogers Park Musicians


Will Netherland performs at:

Cafe Ennui 6981 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL. 60626
Saturday, March 27, 2009 6pm

Will Netherland



Edward Yeo regularly adds a touch of class to many Rogers Park events

Edward Yeo in The Parlor of Quest Network Services



Edward Yeo in the Lil Adler Grand Ballroom


Support local music!

- Bill Morton

Monday, March 15, 2010

Loyola Shuttle Service

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola offers low-carbon shuttle service.

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Green Week at Loyola University

Read about it on Loyola Student Dispatch - Alpha Sigma Alpha Goes Green.

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Whitesell Basketball Camp at Loyola University

Loyola Announces Jim Whitesell Basketball Camp Dates for 2010 (click here to enlarge)

Joseph J. Gentile Center, Loyola University 6511 N. Winthrop Avenue Chicago, IL 60626

Coffee and Coffee



Two coffee groups in Rogers Park: different purposes, but both meeting at Charmers Cafe.


Coffee Party



Cafe Society




Relevant links, Coffee Party:
North Howard Neighbors Association - Photos from the Rogers Park Coffee Party Gathering
http://nhna.blogspot.com/2010/03/photos-from-rogers-park-coffee-party.html


Relevant links, Cafe Society:
Bill Morton Promotions - Cafe Society
http://billmortonpromotions.blogspot.com/2010/03/cafe-society-at-charmers-cafe_13.html



Charmers Cafe 1500 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626

Rogers Bark - Some Spring Cleaning Suggestions


Rogers Bark Pet Salon
1447 W. Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626



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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rogers Park Tourism?

I am repulsed that our visitors have to spend their dollars elsewhere when visiting Rogers Park.

The benefits of tourism have been disregarded for so long that many do not take into account this potential revenue stream.

Most developers that I have spoken with are focused on trends rather than longevity.

This is not in the best interest of our community.


- Bill Morton



Originally posted in response to:
RP & Beyond - Hotels? Motels? Holiday Inn???
http://rp-and-beyond.blogspot.com/2010/03/hotels-motels-holiday-inn.html

Friday, March 12, 2010

Just got back from Willye B. White Recreation Center

It was nice meeting with members of the Willye B. White Park Advisory Council at the Inner City Hoops Teen League Opening Night.

Games are every Friday from 5:30 - 7:30pm.

Concession sales go to assisting local children so they can attend Summer programs this year.

It's a good cause.

- Bill



Willye B. White Park Recreation Center 1610 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL. 60626

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March CAPS Beat 2422 Meeting Today

It's almost spring! The snow is nearly gone, the weather is less intimidating and we hope you will attend the monthly CAPS Beat 2422 meeting. We meet this month at 7450 North Rogers at the Gateway Senior Building - 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 11.

If you could help communicate this meeting to your neighbors, friends, area businesses and clients it would be greatly appreciated. Please join us and bring one or two neighbors, meet your CAPS officers, some of your beat officers and neighbors who want to improve our neighborhood.

Attached is a flyer and an annual calendar indicating the meeting rotation between the Gateway Senior Building on odd months and Willye White Center on even months that you may post or share via email. The calendars will be available at the meeting to post on your bulletin boards and you can update your calendars for the entire year.

We hope to see you Thursday. Bring a friend, your concerns, your ideas and together, we can work on solutions.

Thank you,

Toni
Beat 2422 Co-Facilitator

Eva
Beat 2422 Facilitator





Gateway Senior Apartments 7450 N. Rogers Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Loyola Avenue and Arthur Avenue Robberies

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Two robberies near Loyola campus.

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Rogers Park

With my appreciation


In appreciation for inviting me for an interview on North Town News Magazine, I would like to showcase a few of the shows regarding Rogers Park -



National Night Out '09, 488


Elizabeth Vitell 514-1


Elizabeth A. Vitell, 484-2

Monday, March 8, 2010

Darkness


... And as the town begged Joe Politician for a Million Dollars, the sky got darker, and the fog became heavier.




Loyola Park Fieldhouse 1230 W. Greenleaf Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

Rogers Bark - Now Open on Mondays 9-6


Rogers Bark Pet Salon
1447 W. Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626


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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rogers Park



Lion Combo: Level III

Lion Combo: Level III and Joy in Everyday Life


Sun March 7th: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Price: $180 Member ($215 Non Member)
In Room: Meditation Hall


Combined registration for both Shambhala Training Level III, and Joy in Everyday Life.

Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Level 2




Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago 7331 N, Sheridan Road, Chicago IL. 60626

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Levy House



Behind the Levy House - Rogers Park 3/6/2010 (time lapse)







Levy House 1221 W. Sherwin Avenue Chicago, IL 60626

Outside of Quest Network Services



Outside of Quest Network Services on 3/6/2010 - time lapse of traffic and pedestrians for business study.



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

Discussion on Mexican Food in Rogers Park

Which is your favorite Mexican Restaurant in Rogers Park? I've been visiting Rocky's Tacos at 7043 N. Clark Street lately.

It's almost lunch time!



Related article:

Good Cheap Mexican Food on North Clark Street from Andersonville to Rogers Park
- CHOWHOUND



Lion Combo: Level III

Lion Combo: Level III and Joy in Everyday Life


Sat March 6th: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Price: $180 Member ($215 Non Member)
In Room: Meditation Hall


Combined registration for both Shambhala Training Level III, and Joy in Everyday Life.

Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Level 2




Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago 7331 N, Sheridan Road, Chicago IL. 60626

Friday, March 5, 2010

Good Night Chicago


Lion Combo

Lion Combo: Level III and Joy in Everyday Life

Fri March 5th: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Price: $180 Member ($215 Non Member)
In Room: Meditation Hall


Combined registration for both Shambhala Training Level III, and Joy in Everyday Life.

Prerequisites: Shambhala Training Level 2




Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago 7331 N, Sheridan Road, Chicago IL. 60626

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Rogers Park View

The character of Rogers Park can be described many ways. It is what we know and love about Rogers Park. It is the personality and spirit of where we live. Examples could be the residents, the beaches or even the cobblestone street on Glenwood Avenue. The character that I am referring to in this case are landmarks of our neighborhood, the buildings from the 1920’s and earlier.

Many share my view about preserving the history and culture of Rogers Park. It is the character of the neighborhood that increases business, creates tourism and lures new residents. I would strongly support the maintenance, safety and tenancy of these buildings.

I stated my view on crime prevention earlier. I feel that we must tackle our worst issues head-on. If we are ever going to drastically reduce crime in Rogers Park, we can no longer afford to sweep the issues under the rug. We will not find a long-term solution until we acknowledge the issues.

There needs to be more support for our local businesses. I’ve worked at a local Rogers Park business for over seven years, and have seen how entrepreneurs often struggle before becoming successful. The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce uses a well-rounded approach to supporting local business including, our Shop Local campaign, referrals, networking events and radio/television/internet/press promotional campaigns. Our businesses need to be strong and sustainable to last throughout the years. I’m all about longevity.

- Bill Morton


What are your views?


Originally posted on RogersPark.com - Alderman for a Day

My thanks to Charlie Didrickson for posing the question.

Thank you for the Views!


Today, the views of my interview on North Town News Magazine with Avy Meyers has reached 302, and has stuck there. As far as I can tell, the number of views is permanently broken.

I'm not sure how this happened, but thank you.

- Bill

Elizabeth Vitell of the Rogers Park Community Council




Elizabeth Vitell
Executive Director, Rogers Park Community Council
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY6MiR0bC1Q&feature=player_embedded

Bill Morton
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP6-7K4Bk7E&feature=channel

Marty Levinson
Discusses the state of Barbers and much more
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wlpS33MeDs&feature=channel


Watch it this week on TV

Chicago - Thursday, March 4th, 7:30 pm
Friday March 5th, 2:30 pm, CANTV Channel 19

Evanston - Thursday March 4th, 8:00 pm., Tuesday March 9th,10pm ECMC Channel 6

Suburban - Monday March 8th, 6 pm. Comcast Channels 19 or 35*

Go to http://www.ntnm.org/ for the link to watch any of our shows on Youtube and to see our upcoming schedule.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

He wishes it was the jackpot

The Broken Heart of Rogers Park


Our tour of Rogers Park blogs would not be complete without this one included.

I remember a time before I started blogging. I was working very hard for nearly two years to renovate a beautiful 1920's vaudeville theater, The Adelphi. Back then, when I first learned of the threat of demolition, Craig Gernhardt supported the efforts of my non-profit organization Citizens for the Adelphi Theater and got the word out to the people of Rogers Park through his blog, The 'Broken Heart' of Rogers Park. With his support, and many others, we were able to get over 1,000 petition signatures in favor of saving the Adelphi Theater.

Later, I wrote my own blog. After 283,420 visitors and almost 1,700 articles later, here we are at Rogers Park in 1,000 Words!


The following are a few recent posts specifically about Rogers Park from The Broken Heart:

Dog Friendly Area in Rogers Park?
http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2010/02/dog-friendly-area-in-rogers-park.html

Don't Forget to Vote
http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2010/02/dont-forget-to-vote.html

Suspect in Isiah Stroud Murder Caught in New York
http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2010/01/suspect-in-isiah-stroud-murder-caught.html

Fire on Sheridan (Update)
http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2010/01/fire-on-sheridan.html

Pay-to-Play in the 49th Ward Never Stops
http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2010/01/pay-to-play-in-49th-ward-never-stops.html

Where's The Urban Coaster?
http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2009/12/wheres-urban-coaster.html

1 killed, 1 wounded in Rogers Park stabbing
http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2009/12/1-killed-1-wounded-in-rogers-park.html

Car Chase Through Rogers Park
http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2009/12/car-chase-though-rogers-park.html

Rogers Park Cell Phone Thief Caught
http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2009/12/rogers-park-cell-phone-thief-caught.html

Morse Theatre Says "Watch This Space"
http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2009/12/morse-theatre-says-watch-this-space.html

Shots Fired on Greenview
http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2009/12/shots-fired-on-greenview.html

Rogers Park Crime Spree Continues
http://morsehellhole.blogspot.com/2009/11/rogers-park-crime-spree-continues.html




North Howard Neighbors Association

With the heading GREETINGS FROM 'GERMANIA', may I introduce to you North Howard Neighbors Association. We continue on our tour of Rogers Park blogs with the perspective of Michael Luckenbach.


MORE ON THE 'WISDOM BRIDGE THEATRE SITE' PROPOSAL - http://nhna.blogspot.com/2010/02/more-on-wisdom-bridge-theatre-site.html

OPEN LETTER TO ALDERMAN JOE MOORE - http://nhna.blogspot.com/2010/02/open-letter-to-alderman-moore.html

LAST NIGHT'S MEETING - http://nhna.blogspot.com/2010/02/last-nights-meeting.html

A ROGERS PARK RESIDENT HAS COMMENTS & QUESTIONS REGARDING THE POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT AT 1557-61 HOWARD STREET... - http://nhna.blogspot.com/2010/02/rogers-park-resident-has-comments.html

BREAKING NEWS: CHICAGO TRIBUNE - http://nhna.blogspot.com/2010/02/breaking-news-chicago-tribune.html

NHNA BULLETIN BOARD: BEAT 2422 CAPS MEETINGS - https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=17109381&postID=114225914014665904

ROGERS PARK TREASURE - http://nhna.blogspot.com/2010/01/rogers-park-treasure.html

REAL ESTATE AVAILABLE IN 'GERMANIA'/NOH - http://nhna.blogspot.com/2010/01/real-estate-available-in-germanianoh.html

NORTHPOINT'S 'GOOD NEIGHBOR' POLICY?? - http://nhna.blogspot.com/2010/01/northpoint-good-neighbor-policy.html


A question was asked in the past, "Does Rogers Park deserve it's bloggers?"


I feel we should have several sources of Rogers Park information and updates instead of only one or two.

24/7 North of Howard Watchers

Traffic Director of the day, Bill Morton here. Have you ever read 24/7 North of Howard Watchers?

It does need to be said again, that I feel we should have several sources of Rogers Park information and updates instead of only one or two.


Here is another perspective of Rogers Park via blogging:


Unveiling The Wisdom Bridge Theatre Plan - http://howardwatchers.blogspot.com/2010/02/unveiling-wisdom-theatre-plan.html

Coming Soon To NOH - http://howardwatchers.blogspot.com/2010/02/coming-soon-to-noh.html

Morning Snow Journey - http://howardwatchers.blogspot.com/2010/02/morning-snow-journey.html

The Snow Dance - http://howardwatchers.blogspot.com/2010/02/snow-dance.html

Machine Hacks vs The Human Connection - http://howardwatchers.blogspot.com/2010/02/machine-hacks-vs-human-connection.html

Our Own Piece of Ponzi - http://howardwatchers.blogspot.com/2010/01/our-own-piece-of-ponzi.html

Beat 2422 Calendar for 2010 - http://howardwatchers.blogspot.com/2010/01/beat-2422-calendar-for-2010.html

Help The US Census in Rogers Park - http://howardwatchers.blogspot.com/2009/12/help-us-census.html

Weekend Events In Rogers Park - http://howardwatchers.blogspot.com/2009/12/weekend-events-in-rogers-park.html

RP & Beyond

My name is Bill Morton and I'll be your Rogers Park traffic director for the day.

I have recently noticed some great posts at Rogers Park blog, RP & Beyond. Check it out!

I feel that we should have several sources of Rogers Park information and updates instead of only one or two.


Here is the link list:


New Bar & Restaurant Headed to Morse - http://rp-and-beyond.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-bar-restaurant-headed-to-morse.html

Beer? When did this happen?? - http://rp-and-beyond.blogspot.com/2010/02/beer-when-did-this-happen.html

ANOTHER Fire in RP - http://rp-and-beyond.blogspot.com/2010/02/another-fire-in-rp.html

Winter Olympics and the RP - http://rp-and-beyond.blogspot.com/2010/02/winter-olympics-and-rp.html

Ice Station Zebra, Again - http://rp-and-beyond.blogspot.com/2010/02/ice-station-zebra-again.html

Good News & Bad News - http://rp-and-beyond.blogspot.com/2010/02/good-news-bad-news.html


RP in the New York Times - http://rp-and-beyond.blogspot.com/2010/02/rp-in-new-york-times.html

Food Network Comes to the RP! - http://rp-and-beyond.blogspot.com/2010/02/food-network-comes-to-rp.html

Big Plans for Loyola - http://rp-and-beyond.blogspot.com/2010/01/big-plans-for-loyola.html

Take Me to the RP! - http://rp-and-beyond.blogspot.com/2010/01/take-me-to-rp.html

Alderman for a Day

This is a good one on RogersPark.com that you can comment on: http://rogerspark.com/rp/news_articles/view/alderman_for_a_day


I wrote a nice comment on this article. Check it out, and let me know what you think.
- Bill

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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Let's improve our community! We can do better!

- Bill Morton