Saturday, April 30, 2011

Howard Street, Ashland Avenue & Rogers Avenue



In response to A Walk Down Howard Street - Rogers Park in 1,000 Words and And So 'It' Goes - North Howard Neighbors Association,

Don Gordon replied via email with everyone in local government and the media CC'd.





Michael,

Thanks for putting this out there and thanks to Bill Morton for the pics. The sad thing about this is that this lot has sat vacant for well over a dozen years - long before the current economic crash and for a long time while development in the city was in a boom cycle. Yet this corner and the sites just east of it remained either empty or in gutted out condition. It's hard for me to fathom that with a little effort from our alderman this couldn't have been addressed, but then again he was a bit "busy" making sure that the geese were safe, keeping Wal-Mart out of other blighted areas on the far south side and catering to union interests while plying his image nationally.

As a commercial realtor I'm sure you realize that now it's too late and any market driven solutions won't happen until we're well out of our economic mess, which will be years down the road. This is the collateral damage that a community suffers when their elected representative is "MIA". In the interim, I guess it wouldn't hurt to have a community garden or even a wildflower garden and not just a fence around an area that looks like it belongs in the middle of Kandahar. Whatever the interim solution the alderman should be on the owner of the property (bank or otherwise) to clean up their act and make the area look decent until something is done to develop it.

So once again we're faced with the same recurring question - Where's Joe?

Don

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Mayne Stage

Mayne Stage
Mayne Stage 1328 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL 60626 (773) 381-4554


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Loyola University thefts

Campus Safety is warning Loyola University Chicago students not to leave valuables unattended, as a new series of thefts have occurred on campus.
Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola students warned about new round of thefts.


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RPCC anniversary event today

Here are the updates of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce two year anniversary eventRogers Park Chamber of Commerce at Quest Network Services today at 5pm.

The event will begin with a meet and greet, introductions and networking at 5pm. Followed by guest speakers, presentations and group photos by Bill's Digital Photos.



Guest speakers for the celebration will include RPCC members, business services organizations and Mark Finley of Back in the Day Barbeque. Membership certificates updated with the new RPCC logo and officers will be presented to current chamber members. Tastings will be provided by Charmers Cafe and Carribean American Bakery.





The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce has a diverse mix of businesses and service organizations that range from restaurants to business services, a fitness center, a wine shop, a custom letterpress print shop and more. It is in every businesses best interest to join the chamber and unify our efforts to improve your business and stimulate an orderly economic growth, enriching our community of Rogers Park. - Bill Morton, Chamber President

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

Date/Time: Today - Saturday, April 30th, 2011 / 5pm - 10pm

Invites/Pricing: Everyone who is interested in increasing their business should attend. Anyone interested in improving Rogers Park should attend. Invite your friends and neighbors. There is no charge for this event.

Please bring: Business cards, Promotional materials and warm greetings for your neighbors.

Note: If you are considering joining the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, please review the rate card. Rate cards will also be available at this event.





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Friday, April 29, 2011

Fargo


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Sweet Attila's

Sweet Attila's


Sweet Attila's
6981 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626




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In preparation


Purchasing charcoal and lighter fluid in addition to a new BBQ grill at Walgreen's on Clark and Rogers in preparation for the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce two year anniversary event this Saturday.
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Taizé prayer at Madonna Della Strada Chapel

It’s Taizé style prayer at Loyola University Chicago’s Madonna Della Strada Chapel.
Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyolans get chance to reflect at Taizé.



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Mozart, Pachelbel and Schubert at Madonna Della Strada Chapel



Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Requiem performed at Madonna Della Strada.


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At the end of Sherwin Avenue






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Arts & Culture - Rogers Park

For those in denial, including some developers, politicians who accept funding from those developers, and followers of those politicians who receive favors from the politicians... Writer Dan Savage explores the Art & Culture of The Adelphi Theater, Granada Theater and others.

Time Out Chicago: Arts & Culture - Chicago Memories


A lot of my cultural experiences as a kid and teenager were in art-house movie theaters…the Varsity…in Evanston…the Adelphi on Clark. I miss the Granada [on Sheridan]. - Dan Savage



The Adelphi Theater of Rogers Park


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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rogers Park National Bank


Rogers Park National Bank was founded in 1912. For the five years prior to the construction of this building in 1917 Read more at Forgotten Chicago
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Lost Eras






Lost Eras 1511 West Howard Street Chicago, IL 60626



Lost Eras has been providing Costumes, Props, Make-up and Scenery to Theaters and Film-Makers since 1969. Our clientele includes famous venues such as The Steppenwolf Theatre and The Goodman Theatre. We also cater to College, High School and Elementary school drama departments as well as local Theatre Houses right here in the American Midwest!


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Jarvis Station

Jarvis Station Jarvis Station


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Missing Cat





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President over Rogers Park



Sheridan Road was rumbling at 10:15am with Marine One overhead.
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Good morning

Good morning Rogers Park.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Quest Network Services


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


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Lakeside Treasures - New location

Lakeside TreasuresLakeside Treasures has moved from it's Sheridan Road location to join the businesses of Jarvis Square.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rogers Park gas prices

A gasoline sale at the new Shell on Sheridan and Touhy in Rogers Park

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Train derailment makes commuters late

The shutdown forced hundreds of morning commuters to take shuttle buses, including Loyola students making their way between the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses.
Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - L train derailment makes Loyola students late for classes.


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Rogers Bark - We’re Carrying Two New Brands of Food!


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

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Loyola Student Robbery Victim


Loyola University Chicago student was the victim of an armed robbery at 10 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of W. Arthur Avenue, according to Campus Safety.
Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola student victim of armed robbery.


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Anniversary Party at Quest Network Services


The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is celebrating two yearsRogers Park Chamber of Commerce of representing local businesses and service organizations in Rogers Park. Everyone is invited to attend at Quest Network Services on Saturday, April 30th, 2011.

The event will begin with a meet and greet, introductions and networking at 5pm. Followed by guest speakers, presentations and group photos by a professional photographer. Business owners will have an opportunity to learn more about and join the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce during the event as well.

Guest speakers for the celebration will include members and business service organizations. Membership certificates will be presented to chamber members and tastings will be provided by several local restaurants, cafes and bakeries.


The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce has a diverse mix of businesses and service organizations that range from restaurants to business services, a fitness center, a wine shop, a custom letterpress print shop and more. It is in every businesses best interest to join the chamber and unify our efforts to improve your business and stimulate an orderly economic growth, enriching our community of Rogers Park. - Bill Morton, Chamber President



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

Date/Time: Saturday, April 30th, 2011 / 5pm - 10pm

Invites/Pricing: Everyone who is interested in increasing their business should attend. Anyone interested in improving Rogers Park should attend. Invite your friends and neighbors. There is no charge for this event.

Please bring: Business cards, Promotional materials and warm greetings for your neighbors.

Note: If you are considering joining the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, please review the rate card. Rate cards will also be available at this event.
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Howard Station

Howard Station
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce celebrates two year anniversary


Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
Established April 14th, 2009
www.RogersPark.cc


Mission Statement:
To provide leadership and representation in order to benefit the members operating businesses in the Rogers Park Community.

Vision Statement:
To guide businesses, service organizations and individuals to establish new businesses and promote existing businesses within the Rogers Park community. To create and stimulate an orderly economic growth, thereby enriching Rogers Park's diverse population.

I would like to thank all of the business members and board of directors for a successful start to the official chamber of commerce of Rogers Park. Over the past two years we have built the foundation for longevity and are well established in our community. Bill Morton, Chamber President

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Loyola Student Dispatch celebrates Birthday

Read about it on Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola Student Dispatch celebrates first birthday.

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CAPS Beat 2422 Meeting Reminder

Please attend the April CAPS Beat 2422 meeting, Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 pm at Willye White Community Center, 1610 W. Howard. There will be changes made to upcoming beat meetings!

Dates and times will be changed in all beats in District 24.

Reposted from 24/7 North of Howard Watchers.
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Touhy Avenue bridge




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

- Bill Morton



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Earth Night VII: Planet Art School

Friday, April 15, 2011
8:00pm – All Ages
Loyola University Chicago’s Mundelein Center
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626


Loyola University, Chicago, Burners Without Borders and the Chicago Art Department invite you to be part of the 7th annual Earth Night celebration! As part of North Shore Earth Week's annual festivities, Earth Night brings together artists and community members to create art for the Earth.

This year, Loyola's Department of Fine and Performing Arts is opening its doors to the newly refurbished facilities at the Mundelein Center.

Participants will have unique opportunities to work with accomplished artists and community organizations in creative workshops that highlight our connection to the planet through their materials and/or their message.

PROGRAM:
8pm Doors Open - Food and Beverages Served
8:30-9:30 - Opening Reception
9:30-1:30am - Workshops/Galleries/Lounge Open
1:30-2am - Closing Reception


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Red Mango opens


Loyola University Chicago has jumped on board to the frozen yogurt craze taking the nation by storm, and recently added Red Mango to the other successful businesses operating in The Morgan at Loyola Station.

Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Red Mango opens at Loyola Rogers Park campus.


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Citgo to Shell



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Monday, April 11, 2011

Rogers Bark - Expanded Hours!


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

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Society Hosts Annual House Tour

Society Hosts Annual House Tour on May 1
featuring the Morse Avenue neighborhood
and Glenwood Arts District

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Please join the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society for our annual house tour on Sunday, May 1, 2011. In this year's tour, we are featuring the neighborhood of our new home on Morse. In addition to several homes nearby on Touhy, Estes, and Glenwood, we will be featuring the United Church of Rogers Park and the former Congregation B'nai Zion. Also featured will be the history of the commercial development of Morse Avenue and highlights of the Mile of Murals in the Glenwood Arts District. Four private homes will also be visited.

Prices for this year's tour are $25 for members in advance, $30 for members on the day of the tour, $30 for nonmembers in advance, and $35 for nonmembers on the day of the tour.

The tour will be self-guided, and registration will open at 12:00 p.m. at the Society's offices at 1447 W. Morse. Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m., and the event ends at 5:00 p.m. All attendees will receive a souvenir booklet of the house tour. We hope to see you there!
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Upgrading the system

Quest Network Services of Rogers Park

I have more Rogers Park content for you, but it has been difficult to post due to a problem with my computer network. I've been trying to work the configuration myself for a week and a half to no avail.

It is time to call in the professional. Kris Luck of Quest Network Services will be working on my system to ensure that when there is a story to post in Rogers Park, I can get it to my readers in a timely, efficient manner.

And when it is time to upgrade to four or more computers for video editing, web hosting and search engine optimization, I can rely on Quest Network Services for that as well.

Quest Network Services
7301 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626
(773) 761-3555
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Friday, April 8, 2011

Broken Heart of Rogers Park

Broken Heart of Rogers Park Screenshot of The "Broken Heart" of Rogers Park this morning.

I've received a lot of questions and comments regarding Craig Gernhardt's The Broken Heart of Rogers Park today. I haven't spoke with Craig today, so I can't tell you what is going on this time.

I can show you what happened last time:

Thursday, August 16, 2007



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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This morning




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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Missing Dog

Yoshi is a 5 year old spayed female pomeranian she was taken from the back deck area of 6723 Glenwood around 6pm on 4/2/2011. Please help us find Yoshi if you have any information please email cozycreatures@gmail.com or call 773.310.3222
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Monday, April 4, 2011

Garbage truck hits electric pole near Jarvis


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Friday, April 1, 2011

A walk down Howard Street












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