A picture is worth 1,000 words ... especially in Rogers Park.
https://portal.chicagopolice.org/portal/page/portal/ClearPath/Communities/Districts/District24/District%2520Success%2520Stories/2431%2520CAPSThese guys did a good job,they also remind everyone about it in the CAPS meetings all the time, so lets not beat a dead horse, but kudos and good job.The problem with the CAPS meetings is that people can be a bit repetitive, but I guess the problems around Rogers Park are persistent and repetitivebut the citizens can be even more so, which is good, Morse is getting better, I always pickup the trash there and call in gang loitering to 911.Nice pics, but not much of a conversation starter.
jeffo,Found this while exploring the link you provided. It is a very informative page about community policing in Chicago.Beginning in 1993, the Chicago Police Department has been committed to implementing a comprehensive community policing strategy – CAPS – that is designed to make residents an active partner in preventing and reducing crime in all of Chicago’s neighborhoods. That strategy recognizes that police, residents and other neighborhood stakeholders, and other City agencies have to work together to address all the conditions that can lead to crime. No one stands alone; each of us has a role to play in improving the quality of life in our communities.There are several critical elements to the City’s community policing strategy:That police, residents and other City agencies working together can prevent crime and improve the quality of life in all of Chicago’s neighborhoods; That positive working relationships need to be established between local police and residents; and That law enforcement, community-based, and City service strategies need to be developed and implemented in order to prevent and reduce crime.Additional resources from CLEARpath:How CAPS WorksHow Can I Get InvolvedHotlines and CPD ContactsCity Service RequestsProblem SolvingMaking My Neighborhood SaferWhat's Going On In My NeighborhoodFind My DistrictYouth ActivitiesHelp Us Solve These CrimesSafe Passage
http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-06-23/roving-caf%C3%A9-society-wbez-participatory-budgeting-rogers-park Roving Café Society with WBEZ: Participatory Budgeting in Rogers ParkDate:Thursday, June 23 2011 @ 6:00pm AdmissionFREE - Reservations Recommended Venue:WBEZ North Side Community Bureau 2913 W. Devon AvenueChicago, IL 60659 Presenter:Illinois Humanities Council312-422-5580For the first time in the U.S., the city’s 49th Ward lets taxpayers directly decide how public money is spent. Residents of the ward were able to decide last year, through participatory budgeting, how to spend $1.3 million in taxpayer dollars. What are the benefits in participatory budgeting and what are its downfalls? Alderman Joe Moore of the 49th Ward and Elizabeth Vitell, Executive Director of the Rogers Park Community Council will be our guest speakers. Come learn more about this process and more at our Roving Café Society discussion!Joe Moore is known as a pioneer for political reform, governmental transparency and democratic governance, and has represented Chicago's 49th Ward since 1991. Encompassing the majority of Chicago's Rogers Park community and portions of the Edgewater and West Ridge communities, the 49th Ward is one of the nation's most economically and racially diverse communities. Moore won re-election in 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007. He serves on the following City Council Committees: Budget and Government Operations; Rules and Ethics; Energy, Environmental Protection and Public Utilities; Finance; Health; and Historical Landmark Preservation.Elizabeth A. Vitell has been serving as the Executive Director of the Rogers Park Community Council and the Rogers Park Community Development Corporation since December of 2007. At that time, she returned to her roots in Rogers Park from Washington DC, where she worked for the International Justice Mission in strategic planning and outreach in connection with human rights advocacy in South America. Before moving to DC, Elizabeth served the Rogers Park community as a Board member and officer for many years and also as the representative of the City's Law Department’s Drug and Gang House Enforcement Section. Elizabeth speaks, reads and writes fluent Spanish.Click here to RSVP!Created by The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, Café Society is a series of conversations where families, friends, neighbors, and citizens come together to discuss current events and other important political and social issues. By engaging in the meaningful exchange of ideas and perspectives, these conversations aim to enliven the core of democracy and empower the public. "Cafe Society with WBEZ" was started in 2009 as an annual collaboration whereby one of the monthly Roving Cafe Society discussions is hosted at each of WBEZ's facilities throughout the year.Major sponsorship support for the Community Bureaus is provided in part by the Sara Lee Foundation.
^^^^^WBEZ keeps talking about their Rogers Park office, for some reason no one likes the West Ridge moniker even though its more specific and less confusing.At best this is "west rogers park",cmon its West Ridge. WBEZ isnt in league with the police are they? Because the police call all of west ridge and rogers park, rogers park.Quit calling it Rogers Park when its clearly not....To futher confuse mattersthis office isnt even in Joe Moores Ward. Which is okay, but geez kinda weird.I would think that WBEZ if they wanted a "Roger Park" office they would put it near the Howard or Morse EL stop. But thats just what I would do.
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