Sunday, October 31, 2010

Police

Several police cars are zooming North down Sheridan Road. Does anyone know what's going on this time? - Bill Morton


UPDATE:

It was a three car crash in front South of Howard Street on Sheridan Road. I'll post some videos tomorrow.


UPDATE II:

He did not have a gun and did not get away with any money or property when he jumped into a 1990 Toyota Camry and hit a parked car and then another moving vehicle in the 7500 block of North Sheridan Road as he fled the scene, police said. He was arrested at the car crash scene about 10:50 p.m., NBC-5 reports. Read more here: http://loyolastudentdispatch.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/holy-halloween-man-in-batman-mask-foiled-in-robbery/

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rogers Park


Rogers Park synagogue focus of terrorist threat

Officials would not identify exact destinations for the packages. A U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they were addressed to two Chicago locations — in the Rogers Park and Lakeview neighborhoods, Chicago Breaking News reports.

read more here: http://loyolastudentdispatch.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/rogers-park-synagogue-focus-of-terrorist-threat

We have issues

Browsing through followers of The Rogers Park Twitter, I found some disturbing Rogers Park updates. Be aware of your surroundings. - Bill Morton




Preparing for the Quest Halloween Party

Here are some photos of our preparations for the Quest Halloween Party in The Parlor. - Bill Morton









Friday, October 29, 2010

Meet Blane Roberts at Quest Network Services

This will be our second Meet and Greet event with Blane Roberts in The Parlor of Quest Network Services. Anyone who would like to meet Blane Roberts for a conversation is invited to attend. - Bill Morton



Meet

BLANE ROBERTS
For 49th Ward ALDERMAN



Blane Roberts
Friday, October 29th 2010 at 7:30pm

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




UPDATE:

A Thank You for attending - http://twitter.com/#!/RogersPark1000/statuses/29146230977

Rogers Park


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Loyola offers forum on cyberbullying and sexting



Loyola University Chicago will host a conference on the dangers of cyberbullying and sexting Friday evening at the Water Tower Campus.

Read more here: http://loyolastudentdispatch.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/loyola-offers-forum-on-cyberbullying-and-sexting


note: This material is very relevant to Rogers Park.

Board game night tonight

Tonight is board game night in The Parlor of Quest Network Services. Quest has had over one hundred board game nights throughout the years. Check it out tonight.

Halloween Walk on Saturday

Halloween has become one of America's favorite holidays and why not?

It is steeped in tradition, folklore, and mythology for starters. It's not just for children but their parents as well - bring the kids and the family dog along for a Halloween Walk.

We'll meet at Willye White Park at 1610 West Howard, Saturday October 30 at 8:30 PM. Bring your sage sticks, incense, candles, glow sticks, flashlights, tambourines, bells, drums for a walk through the three parks North of Howard and on to Rogers Beach. If you have a favorite Halloween tale or family tradition to share we'll take a minute or two for story time.

In some schools of thought, Halloween is the night when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is the thinnest - when those on the living side can communicate to their departed loved ones. It's a time to honor their memory and lives.

Its also a time for preparation for the long winter as we reap the bounty of summer. But most of us relate Halloween to pranks and costumes, parties and fun. So please join us and make the first real Halloween Walk a fun event to remember. Maybe we can frighten the evil spirits away!

Toni
Beat 2422

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

CuBop! at the Lighthouse


Performing Thursday, October 28th, 2010
at The Lighthouse

Monday, October 25, 2010

Public Health and Safety issue

Swanette Triem has workers on her property without a permit displayed again. Those who have been following the Swanette Triem/North Shore School story on Rogers Park in 1,000 Words may remember when Swanette Triem was inspected by the IEPA during the illegal and unsafe demolition of the North Shore School.


The facts:

Swanette Triem continuosly creates public safety and health hazards at her 1217 W. Chase Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626 property. Some of these issues are demolition and construction without a permit displayed, unsecure dangerous and contaminated property, Spreading of Asbestos and other poisons in our air and water.

Swanette Triem is a supporter of Alderman Joe Moore and contributed financially to the alderman before the demolition of the North Shore School.


An observation:

Swanette Triem must believe that her bank account trumps the public safety and health of our community.










From an earlier post concerning Swanette Triem's North Shore School demolition on the same property:

These photos are of the IEPA (Illinois Evironmental Protection Agency), inspecting the North Shore School demolition site for contaminants that could poison residents of Rogers Park.


IEPA inspecting the demolition of the North Shore School in Rogers Park IEPA inspecting the demolition of the North Shore School in Rogers Park IEPA inspecting the demolition of the North Shore School in Rogers Park

The demolition was ordered to stop, but Swanette Triem, had it continued over the evenings and weekends when the IEPA would not be watching. this poisoned the air of thousands of nearby residents with Asbestos and other hazardous substances. Alderman Joe Moore approved the rezoning, then demolition after accepting campaign contributions. You can read more about this here: http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-time-to-revisit.html.




relevant links:

IEPA at North Shore School

Spreading Asbestos in the Air

North Shore School - Before and After

Memories of North Shore School


North Shore School
1217 W. Chase Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626

Rogers Bark - Fido Fleece Are In!!


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

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Success!

The Armadillo's Pillow
And so it goes… The Armadillo’s Pillow will not close!



Thanks to you, the Save the Pillow Campaign and the Literary Support Group membership drive has been a stunning success!

The outpouring of support and concern has been amazing!

We asked if you wanted us to stay and you responded with a resounding YES!!

We couldn’t be happier!

Thank you!

- The Armadillo's Pillow 6753 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626 (773) 761-2558

The Armadillo's Pillow


Relevant posts:

All About Books - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/10/all-about-books.html

Open Mic Night Tonight - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/09/open-mic-night-tonight.html

Tweet Tweet! - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/09/tweet-tweet.html

Visiting businesses along Sheridan Road - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/09/visiting-business-along-sheridan-road.html

When purchasing a used book in Rogers Park - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/09/when-purchasing-used-book-in-rogers.html

Art Photography Artists Architecture - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/09/art-photography-artists-architecture.html

Classics - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/09/classics.html

Literature - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/09/literature.html

Religion - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/08/religion.html

The Armadillo's Pillow - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/08/armadillos-pillow.html

Mythology - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/08/mythology.html

Used Books - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/08/used-books.html

Buy a Book Day at The Armadillo's Pillow - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/08/buy-book-day-at-armadillos-pillow.html

The Big Encyclopedia - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/08/big-encyclopedia.html

Getting booky - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/08/getting-booky.html

Save the Pillow - Part II - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/08/save-pillow-part-ii.html

Save the Pillow! - http://rp1000.blogspot.com/2010/08/save-pillow.html


Barren storefronts pose problem in Rogers Park

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Meet Blane Roberts

It is my pleasure to invite Blane Roberts to The Parlor of Quest Network Services for a meet & greet event. - Bill Morton



Meet

BLANE ROBERTS
For 49th Ward ALDERMAN

Blane Roberts
Friday, October 29th 2010 at 7:30pm

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

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Blogging serves local news needs for Rogers Park




UPDATE

"Hi, Mr. Morton my name is Brandon Love and I am a journalism student at Columbia College Chicago. I am also a new resident to the Rogers park area. I was wondering if you could answer a few questions for me regarding blogging as a new form of media". - Brandon



Brandon,

Thank you for contacting me and welcome to the neighborhood!


What would you say sets blogging apart from other forms of news?

Blogging is set apart from other news sources because the medium often features hyper local reports from residents who know their neighborhood best. Reports can consist of anything from a few sentences about a happening to an entire essay about local crime, politics or culture. I always try to keep my Rogers Park blog relevant to Rogers Park and Chicago's 49th Ward.


How has the Rogers Park neighborhood influenced your blogs?

The state of Rogers Park is what influenced me to create my main blog, Rogers Park in 1,000 Words (www.RP1000.blogspot.com). I was a disappointed when I discovered corruption in the Alderman's office, which I had volunteered to campaign for several years earlier. I had never realized the relationship of politicians and condo developers in Rogers Park before. This realization disturbed me to the point where I had to vent it out. I created my first blog.

Reading through some of my blog posts, you will find other topics influenced by life in Rogers Park such as local businesses, culture, history, local events and photos of every aspect of our neighborhood.


What are some negative/positive aspects of blogging?

Blogs can be a double edged sword.

On one hand, blogs can be used to alert the community of public safety or health hazards in your neighborhood. Blogs can be utilized to promote local businesses and increase sales, so that they can stay open. They are a form of communication, an outlet for creativity and a medium to initiate change.

On the other hand, blogs can be used to cyber bully, spread propaganda and destroy a person’s reputation. Cyber bullying is an abusive act of some bloggers.


How many blogs do you have and also how many would you say that you follow?

I have created many blogs. A few are specifically about Rogers Park or the 49th Ward, others are about my other interests, such as helping small businesses, technology and even a blog to feature my resume to potential employers.

I follow over ten blogs that compliment my photography and writing. I want to stay informed about important information in my neighborhood including news, events, job openings and the latest computer technology updates.

- Bill Morton

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Message from George

I had the opportunity to chat online with George our Pumpkin Patch/Christmas Tree friend.

Pumpkins for Sale!

"Hey Bill, This is George. I'll be seeing you guys in November. Sorry to miss you guys for pumpkin season, but I've been busy. Take care of Aaron for me til I get back. I'll be here for a lil while, so hit me back..."


So, contrary to the assumptions and rumors, George is not sick and will be returning to his Christmas Tree duties in November.

In the meantime, be sure to check out these pumpkin videos and make a purchase from Aaron before Halloween!






The Pumpkin Patch 7315 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL. 60626 (next to Quest Network Services).

Rogers Park



Monday, October 18, 2010

jackolantern

Sheridan and Chase


Rogers Bark - Plants Poisonous to Cats


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

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Blane Roberts

Meet

BLANE ROBERTS
For 49th Ward ALDERMAN

Blane Roberts
Friday, October 22nd 2010 at 7pm

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

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce newletter

The following is from the latest Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce newsletter:


Welcome to the October newsletter of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.

This newsletter will be distributed every two weeks to the board members, committees and business members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, this newsletter will posted right here on the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce website and emailed to those on our ever growing mailing list.



Next meeting of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce: Saturday, October 9th, 2010.


New member benefits:

- 15% discount from Leona's Rogers Park location for members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

- One free month of Search Engine Optimization from Bill Morton Promotions for members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

- One free month of Clear internet from Quest Network Services *(details available at the store) for members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

- Discount admission to the Annual Bishop's Dinner and Awards Ceremony with purchase of a table *(details available through Bishop James Alan Wilkowski)

- Bicycle accessory discount from Robert's Cycle *(details available at the store) for members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

All about books



Today I donated roughly two thousand books to local bookstore The Armadillo's Pillow. The books that I donated were the ones that I saved from the North Shore School demolition a few years ago.

The Armadillo's Pillow is going through a financial issue right now, and hopefully these books can assist in saving the business.

So, if you attended The North Shore School or care about our current Rogers Park businesses, please stop by The Armadillo's Pillow and purchase some books that were from the North Shore School library.

The Armadillo's Pillow is located at 6753 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626. http://www.armadillospillow.com/

Thank you,

- Bill Morton

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rogers Bark - Lights to Keep Your Pooch Safe At Night


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

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Friday, October 1, 2010

The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo at Mayne Stage



A guitar duo that not only celebrate the tradition of guitar performance of the old and the current rapport but also as composers they are a part of a movement in the states who’s aim is to build the new repertoire for the next generation of guitar players. Steel string ten finger tapping guitar prodigy Andreas Kapsalis, and nylon string classical guitarist Goran Ivanovic have fused their musical roots with modern, classical, world, jazz and beyond in this experimental duo. As they continue to create "buzz" throughout global music circles, these masterful musicians are also creating genres & musical styles that have yet to be named.

Mayne Stage
1328 W. Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

(773) 381-4551


Purchase tickets here.

Blane Roberts

BLANE ROBERTS
For 49th Ward ALDERMAN
Blane Roberts