Sunday, July 31, 2011

Establishing Unity in Rogers Park


The message of Unity in our Community has taken root this weekend at the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Unifying Rogers Park event at local business Quest Network Services.


Fred of LifeStorage in the Gateway Centre with Chamber President, Bill Morton


Chamber Vice President, Tsering Dorjee and Bill Morton stand with MultiFacet Network CEO Mark Finley



Signing membership certificates for the first 19 members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, (in chronological order):

Quest Network Services, Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest, Jay Ahmed, Sam's Club, Taste Food & Wine, V-Tone Fitness, Charmers Cafe, Tweedle Press, A & T Grill, Leona's, Ultimate Soccer Chicago, Bill Morton Promotions, A.L. Taylor & Associates, Alden Village North, Dreamtown Builders and Remodeling, LifeStorage, Caribbean American Bakery, Premier Signs & Awnings and The Fish Keg.




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Today in Rogers Park - July 31st, 2011

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton



Lifeline Theatre - Love Thy Neighbor... Till It Hurts


What does it mean to be a good neighbor in one of the most diverse communities in the country? Julie Ganey, Chicago theatre and storytelling veteran, and longtime resident of Rogers Park, brings you stories from Chi-town’s northern border. It’s a tenacious look at how we misunderstand, mistake and misjudge each other — and choose to live together anyway.


Lifeline Theatre 6912 N. Glenwood Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626

3pm. Tickets: $10; call 773 761.4477 or click here.



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Glenwood Sunday Market

Glenwood Sunday Market advertisement


Be sure to visit the RP1000 main page for all kinds of Rogers Park news and updates.

- Bill Morton





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Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Recyclery donates bicycles to the needy

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Rogers Park agency donates bicycles to the needy.

The Recyclery Collective is a non-profit used-bicycle collective. Bicycle sales are held from 10am - Noon every Saturday.

The Recyclery Collective
7628 N. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60626


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MultiFacet teams with chamber for live broadcast


The MultiFacet Network is teaming up with the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce to produce a live broadcast of business owners and Rogers Park residents at todays Unifying Rogers Park event at Quest Network Services.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations and residents are invited to meet and greet at Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce member, Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10 minute) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.
- Bill Morton

ALL ARE INVITED as this is an effort to unify our community.

This is a public event on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 12 noon - 7pm. Call or visit Quest at (773) 761-3555 for more information. There is no fee to attend this event.


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Friday, July 29, 2011

Howard Station




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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Preparing the Unify - Rogers Park



It has been a worthwhile and fulfilling few weeks as the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce visited every local business within the borders of Rogers Park in attempt to pull our community together and unify our efforts to support local businesses and service organizations.

The chamber has invited everyone in town by several means including personal visits, invitations by mail, phone calls and emails. Several local media outlets such as RogersPark.com, The News-Star and the Multi-Facet Network are supporting the cause by extending invitations to their viewers and readership.

I feel it is important to thank everyone who is supporting this event and our local businesses. It is a step forward in stimulating our local economy and saving the benefit of having many great local shops in Rogers Park.


Thank you.

- Bill Morton



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce - Unifying Rogers Park event invitation (click to enlarge)



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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Local chambers voice concerns over new ordinance

Bill Morton, the president of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce, said he is worried the distinction could stigmatize local chambers as political insiders. He said his group functions more as an information source than a political operator, helping small businesses with paperwork for permits and licenses.

Morton said the ordinance would also create “unneeded regulation” of local chambers. “That doesn’t sound good at all,” he said.


Read more at chicago news cooperative.



UPDATE: July 28th, 2011

Emanuel’s Ethics Plan Passed After Hiccup
Chamber officials had expressed concerns they would be required to register as lobbyists and pay hefty fees. But language was added to the ordinance Thursday that would exempt unpaid volunteers or employees of local chambers from registering as lobbyists. Paid chamber members still would be required to register and pay a $350 fee, like other lobbyists.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Woman dies after being pulled from Lake

An autopsy was scheduled Tuesday for a 69-year-old Rogers Park woman who died Monday, almost a week after being pulled from Lake Michigan.
Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Rogers Park woman dies after pulled from Lake Michigan.


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Today in Rogers Park - July 26th, 2011

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton



Rogers Park Garden Group 5th Annual Garden Meander

They have put up with pernicious possums and pachysandra, managed mulberries and malamutes, even raised radicchio and raspberries.  All the while, the gardeners on this year's meander along the 1600 and 1700 blocks of Jarvis Avenue have lovingly tended their plots--whether parkway or patio-side containers--over many seasons.
Come learn from your neighbors what has worked and what hasn't while enjoying a summer evening stroll through Jargowood.  The meander features a record ten gardens this year, but they are close together in a two-block stretch of Jarvis Avenue by Touhy Park.  The evening will conclude with a back-yard reception at the final garden on the meander, and once again Food for Thought will graciously supply light hors d'oeuvres.

Tuesday, July 26, 6-8:45 pm

Start: 1745 West Jarvis Avenue (just east of Clark, across from Rogers Park Fruit Market parking lot)

--Registration opens at 5:45 pm and closes promptly at 6:45 pm
--Gardens open from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm
--Reception from 7:15 pm until 8:45 pm


HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Unifying Rogers Park event.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations and residents are invited to meet and greet at Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce member, Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10 minute) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.

This is a public event on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP's to Quest at (773) 761-3555 are encouraged. There is no fee to attend this event.


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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Glenwood Sunday Market

Glenwood Sunday Market advertisement


Be sure to visit the RP1000 main page for all kinds of Rogers Park news and updates.

- Bill Morton


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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Jesse Jackson keynote speaker at youth conference

From the Press Release:

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will be among the keynote speakers at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership World Leadership Congress July 23-30 in Chicago. HOBY is the nation’s foremost nonprofit youth leadership development organization.

Now in its 43rd year, the 2011 World Leadership Congress is expected to attract more than 400 youth ambassadors from the United States and ten different countries who will engage in leadership learning and hands-on community service projects. Rev. Jackson will address the gathering on July 27 as part of the discussion on “Leadership for Society.”

“Over the past 40 years Rev. Jackson has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice,” said Javier LaFianza, president and chief executive officer of HOBY. “We are honored to have him address our students and know that his words will be inspiring and memorable for all who attend.”

As one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures, Rev. Jackson has been called the “Conscience of the Nation” and the “Great Unifier,” challenging America to be inclusive and to establish just and humane priorities for the benefit of all. He is known for bringing people together on common ground across lines of race, culture, class, gender and belief.

Throughout all, a hallmark of Reverend Jackson’s work has been his commitment to youth. He has visited thousands of high schools, colleges, universities and correctional facilities encouraging excellence, inspiring hope and challenging young people to study diligently and stay drug free.

For his work Rev. Jackson has received more than 40 honorary doctorate degrees and frequently lectures at major colleges and universities including Howard, Yale, Princeton, Morehouse, Harvard, Columbia, Stanford and Hampton. In 1984 he founded the National Rainbow Coalition, a social justice organization devoted to political empowerment, education and changing public policy. In 1996 the Rainbow Coalition and Operation PUSH merged to form the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Jesse Jackson keynotes weekend youth conference at Loyola.


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Dictionary uses RP1000 photography to describe bonfire






YourDictionary, featured a photo from Rogers Park in 1,000 Words to describe bonfire. The photo was originally posted on RP1000 on Sunday, March 20, 2011- First Day of Spring Events.

YourDictionary features a comprehensive library of original articles and is utilized to find answers on grammar, language, spelling, ESL, and more. It has been recognized as the authoritative resource for online dictionary and thesaurus use and has been the recipient of many awards including the prestigious CIO Web Business 50 Award from IDG's CIO magazine, Reference Site of the year from LibrarySpot as well as recognition from Yahoo Internet magazine, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine.




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Friday, July 22, 2011

Today in Rogers Park - July 22nd, 2011

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton




Corey Wilkes Group
Friday, July 22, 2011 at 9pm
Tickets: $15 general admission|$25 reserved

Chicago adored jazz trumpet player Corey Wilkes makes Mayne Stage debut July 22. Wilkes emerged into the Chicago music scene in 2002 and has shared the stage with renowned jazz musicians Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, James Moody and Meshell Ndegeocello. Wilkes also performs extensively in Europe as well as Africa, Japan and South America. Holding down posts as an Artist in Residence and Board Member with the Jazz Institute of Chicago and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians; this young talent has now filled the vacant trumpet seat in the legendary Art Ensemble of Chicago.



HEADS UP




Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Unifying Rogers Park event.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations and residents are invited to meet and greet at Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce member, Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10 minute) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.

This is a public event on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP's to Quest at (773) 761-3555 are encouraged. There is no fee to attend this event.


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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rogers Park child abduction suspect

Chicago police have released a sketch of a man who tried to abduct an 18-month-old girl while her family was at a beach in Rogers Park.
Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Police seek child abduction suspect in Rogers Park.



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Today in Rogers Park - July 21st, 2011

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton



Lifeline Theatre - Love Thy Neighbor... Till It Hurts


What does it mean to be a good neighbor in one of the most diverse communities in the country? Julie Ganey, Chicago theatre and storytelling veteran, and longtime resident of Rogers Park, brings you stories from Chi-town’s northern border. It’s a tenacious look at how we misunderstand, mistake and misjudge each other — and choose to live together anyway.


Lifeline Theatre 6912 N. Glenwood Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626

7pm. Tickets: $10; call 773.761.4477 or click here.




HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Unifying Rogers Park event.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations and residents are invited to meet and greet at Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce member, Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10 minute) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.

This is a public event on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP's to Quest at (773) 761-3555 are encouraged. There is no fee to attend this event.




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Monday, July 18, 2011

Rogers Park to acquire more beat cops

The Loyola Student Dispatch reports that
"Rogers Park will be among the neighborhoods to receive more beat officers under a plan by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to place more cops on the streets".

Tribune reporter, Matthew Walberg writes
"Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans to assign 92 more police officers — including several dozen from administrative jobs in City Hall and police headquarters — to beat patrols as part of his effort to boost the number of cops in neighborhoods hit hard by crime".




I thank Mayor Rahm Emanuel for responding to our calls and letters requesting more beat cops to make Rogers Park a safer place to live and work.

- Bill Morton


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Today in Rogers Park - July 18th, 2011

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton



Forro Party with Swing Brasileiro
July 18, 10 p.m.
$12 general admission|$25 reserved

Mayne Stage proudly brings a traditional Brazilian Forro Party to Chicago with Brazilian band Swing Brasileiro. The party features a traditional Forro dance class, Brazilian DJs and live performance by Chicago's ever popular Swing Brasileiro.




HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Unifying Rogers Park event.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations and residents are invited to meet and greet at Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce member, Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10 minute) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.

This is a public event on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP's to Quest at (773) 761-3555 are encouraged. There is no fee to attend this event.




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Local Chamber of Commerce - Unifying Rogers Park

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce anniversary event

Businesses and Rogers Park residents are cordially invited to the Unifying Rogers Park event on Saturday July 30th, 2011. The purpose of this event is to introduce and refer our community to its local businesses and service organizations. We hope to unify our efforts, to guide businesses, service organizations and individuals to establish new businesses and promote existing businesses within the Rogers Park community.

Businesses and local organizations are invited to speak, meet, and greet at our upcoming event. We invite those, who wish to provide a brief (10 minute) presentation, the opportunity to do so. The purpose of our audience is to create and stimulate an orderly economic growth with local vendors, thereby enriching Rogers Park's diverse population.

This is a public event at Quest Network Services (7301 N. Sheridan Rd.) from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP's to Quest at (773) 761-3555 are encouraged. There is no fee to attend this event. We are looking forward to meeting you. Patrons will be served treats from restaurants and cafes in our neighborhood.


Bill Morton,
President
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce





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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Dangerously Hot

It doesn't take a meteorologist to determine that it is dangerously hot in Rogers Park today. The Chicago Tribune stated in Chicago area bakes in first day of expected heat wave,


"Chicago-area residents braced for a week of hot weather as the heat index reached 103 at the city’s downtown lakefront, with much of the Midwest beginning to bake under a hot air mass that has plagued the South in recent weeks".

As I opened a jewelery and photography shop for a friend at Grandville and Broadway this morning, I realized that without fans or air-conditioning, customers would be at a minimum.


This afternoon at the beaches of Rogers Park, barbeques, swimming and drinking are being enjoyed by hundreds. Walkers and runners are enjoying Sheridan Road from Loyola, and all the way to Northwestern University in Evanston.


Here are some tips for surviving during this dangerously hot weather:

•Check on your neighbors. Elderly people (65 years and older), infants and children and people with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat stress.

•Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. During conditions of extreme heat, spend time in locations with air-conditioning such as shopping malls, public libraries, or public health sponsored heat-relief shelters in your area.

•Get informed. Listen to local news and weather channels or contact your local public health department during extreme heat conditions for health and safety updates

•Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages and increase your fluid intake, regardless of your activity level.

•Wear Appropriate Clothing and Sunscreen. Wear as little clothing as possible when you are at home. Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Sunburn affects your body's ability to cool itself and causes a loss of body fluids. It also causes pain and damages the skin. If you must go outdoors, protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat along with sunglasses, and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher 30 minutes prior to going out. Continue to reapply it according to the package directions.





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Glenwood Sunday Market

Glenwood Sunday Market advertisement


Be sure to visit the RP1000 main page for all kinds of Rogers Park news and updates.

- Bill Morton


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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Recent Rogers Park News and Mentions


This has been a life-affirming week for me. - Bill Morton

A life-affirming activity or attitude emphasizes the positive aspects of life. adj usu ADJ n (approval) The exhibition is an enjoyable and, ultimately, life-affirming experience.
- English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus

A Sad State of Affairs by Michael Luckenbach
CC'd to: ward49@cityofchicago.org, AldMoore@aol.com, Ben Joravosky, Bill Morton, Bob Herguth, Brian White, Charlie Dedrickson, The Chicago Tribune, Daniel McNeil, Greg Wagner, Hal Dardick, Jan Schakowsky, Jeffery Schoenberg, Jen Walling, John Kass, Kimberly Bares, Michael Glasser, Michael James, Mick Dumke, Rob Hart, WGN TV, Tom Byrne and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Thank you to the North of Howard Neighbors Association.

 

Rogers Park Cheetos - 7100 North Sheridan 
 



And ..  The 'Broken Heart' of Rogers Park remains either private or restricted for a third month.
 






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St. Jerome Church Kermes


St. Jerome Church Kermes - 7/16/2011

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Today in Rogers Park - July 15th, 2011

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton


The Chicago Ghost Hunters Group (CGHG) is a ghost investigation, interest, and research group that operates through Meetup.com but maintains an independent identity as a gathering place for all people who wish to share their curiosity, express their belief or skepticism, and learn more about paranormal phenomena.

The Chicago Ghost Hunters Group meets every third Friday of the Month at Charmers Cafe (1500 W. Jarvis), 7pm. $10 suggested donation. RSVP required.



HEADS UP




Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Unifying Rogers Park event.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations and residents are invited to meet and greet at Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce member, Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10 minute) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.

This is a public event on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP's to Quest at (773) 761-3555 are encouraged. There is no fee to attend this event.



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Monday, July 11, 2011

Attention, Rogers Park business owners


Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce - Unifying Rogers Park event invitation (click to enlarge)




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Good morning Rogers Park

Be sure to do something that you feel is worthwhile today.



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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Rogers Park Bed Bugs

I posted a story on the increase of bed bugs in Rogers Park last week. The story was quickly picked up by Curbed Chicago due to it's relevance in our city.




Upon two of my Rogers Park friends bringing up personal bed bug stories in their buildings today,  I decided to elaborate on how wide-spread these blood suckers have become in our community.

A quick search of The Bed Bug Registery, produced reports of at least 36 incidents and counting, within Rogers Park's borders.

6830 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3812 (11 reports)
6633 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-4610 (2 reports)
6400 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-5336 (2 reports)
1243 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3029 (1 report)
1633 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2712 (1 report)
6916 N Lakewood Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3712 (2 reports)
7738 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1102 (1 report)
6945 N Ashland Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-3312 (3 reports)
1705 W Jonquil Terrace Chicago, IL 60626-1011 (2 reports)
7301 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-2215 (3 reports)
1616 W Farwell Chicago, IL 60660-4772 (1 report)
1330 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5402 (1 report)
1246 W Pratt Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-4330 (6 reports)




What can we do about it?

I know of one bed bug specialist: Grand Pest Control

Grand Pest Control is a family owned and operated business located in Chicago, dedicated to supplying professional pest control services at affordable rates in Rogers Park. With over 20 years experience with bed bugs and Integrated Pest Management methods, Grand Pest Control is an eco-friendly solution  in returning your home to a bed bug free environment. You can call Chuck at (224) 200-2887.





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The Parlor of Quest Network Services


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


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Loyola's credit rating improves with sale

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Loyola University Chicago’s long-term rating to A2 from A3 following the successful closing of Loyola’s sale of Loyola University Health System (LUHS) to Trinity Health.

Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Sale of health system improves Loyola’s credit rating.

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Today in Rogers Park - July 10th, 2011

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton



WFMT presents Live from Mayne Stage

11am. $10 general admission. $25 brunch-and-show package.
It's a beautiful morning at Mayne Stage every Sunday, when WFMT broadcasts "Live from Mayne Stage." This week's concert features master guitarists Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic Duo. Enjoy the brunch-and-show package, which includes a non-alcoholic beverage, entrée and a ticket to the performance.


Jimmy Pardo


9pm. $10 general admission. $15 reserved.

Chicago native comedian Jimmy Pardo makes Mayne Stage debut one night only. Pardo most recently is the warm up act for Conan and has appeared in viral videos and tv episodes for Team Coco. Pardo's raucous-but-smart weekly podcast, "Never Not Funny," has revolutionized the way comedians use the Internet to connect with their audiences. It's the No. 2 paid podcast hosted by a comedian, after Ricky Gervais'. Hailed as "The Number 1 Relatively Obscure Thing You Need to be Paying Attention To" by GQ Magazine in 2010, the podcast has featured guests Conan O'Brien, Adam Carolla, Kevin Pollack, and Sarah Silverman.




HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Unifying Rogers Park event.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations and residents are invited to meet and greet at Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce member, Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10 minute) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.

This is a public event on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP's to Quest at (773) 761-3555 are encouraged. There is no fee to attend this event.



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Glenwood Sunday Market

Glenwood Sunday Market advertisement


Be sure to visit the RP1000 main page for all kinds of Rogers Park news and updates.

- Bill Morton





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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Charmers Cafe


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


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Today in Rogers Park - July 9th, 2011

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton




Sons of the Never Wrong

July 9th, 2011 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20 day of

Chicago-based folk trio Sons of the Never Wrong bring an eclectic performance of folk, jazz, pop and rock to Mayne Stage. The band has been creating original "turbo-charged folk music" for 17 years, bringing them a cult-like national following. The Chicago Tribune reviews, "The personal glues that hold the group together are a clear joy in performing together, a sense of gratitude to a loyal fan base, and three dry, delightfully skewed senses of humor." With their different take on three-part harmony coupled with witty, whimsical songs, Sons' style springs from a tradition, describing themselves as "not your grandpop's folk music." The band is comprised of singer and acoustic player Bruce Roper, folk vocalist Sue Demeland multi-instrumentalist and singer Deborah Lader, playing banjo, mandolin and guitar.


Mayne Stage is proud to announce jazz trumpet player Corey Wilkes Group, Billy the Mime and Haymarket Opera presents "Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo" and Stephanie Rogers Band CD Release Party. Tickets for all these events go on sale Saturday, July 9 at noon by calling (866) 468-3401 or online at http://www.maynestage.com/ .





Yard Sale

Saturday, July 9th, 2011 from 8 a.m. til it's gone!! Tons of stuff. Collectibles, some antiques and vintage items, brand new items never used, books, cds, lamps, glass top dining table, side tables, nice sofa, rugs, antique chairs, sturdy IKEA futon, and a bunch more stuff. Just needing to clear the house! 7508 N. Damen Avenue.





HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Unifying Rogers Park event.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations and residents are invited to meet and greet at Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce member, Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10 minute) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.

This is a public event on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP's to Quest at (773) 761-3555 are encouraged. There is no fee to attend this event.




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Early morning story

Anyone who was visiting the lakefront at 5:30 this morning noticed the magnificent sunrise. I saw many at Loyola Beach and Hartigan Beach and even Birchwood at the Lake taking in the sight this morning. I saw about half of the sun-watchers taking photos of the seemingly enlarged reddened sun.




I also took photos of the event, but ... I went deeper.



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Friday, July 8, 2011

China Hut


China Hut 7100 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60626


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Today in Rogers Park - July 8th, 2011

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton



Taste Food & Wine - Wine Tasting
Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery in the heart of the burgeoning Jarvis Square neighborhood of Rogers Park. Owned and operated by a close-knit group who is deeply rooted in the European tradition, this little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

Complimentary tasting 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Taste Food & Wine 1506 W. Jarvis Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626




Yard Sale

Friday, July 8th, 2011 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Tons of stuff. Collectibles, some antiques and vintage items, brand new items never used, books, cds, lamps, glass top dining table, side tables, nice sofa, rugs, antique chairs, sturdy IKEA futon, and a bunch more stuff. Just needing to clear the house! 7508 N. Damen Avenue.



HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Unifying Rogers Park event.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations and residents are invited to meet and greet at Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce member, Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10 minute) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.

This is a public event on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP's to Quest at (773) 761-3555 are encouraged. There is no fee to attend this event.

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neighbor: "glad i moved!"

A recent conversation caught my interest concerning some of the worst aspects of Rogers Park.

My position on the issue:

... for those who consistently excuse the issues in our community including crime, corruption, poverty and violence by saying "It's the city, deal with it" or "It's the Chicago Way".. you are part of the problem, not the solution.

There is not room for this kind of behavior in Rogers Park, even if it has been this way for about 20 years.


-Bill Morton


Read the full story at Everyblock - Glad I moved

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Loyola Property Management


Here is the Press Release from Loyola University:

Loyola Limited, the parent company of Loyola University Chicago’s undergraduate student-run and -managed business enterprises, has launched Loyola Property Management (LPM), a real estate portfolio management firm. Established on July 1, 2011, LPM currently manages a portfolio of nearly 25 retail and residential tenants and $2.2 million in annual revenue for its one client, Loyola University Chicago.

The second business venture of Loyola Limited, LPM will offer retail and residential property-management services. The group is responsible for budgeting expenses, securing renters and collecting rent, complying with laws and regulations, and maintaining many of the investment properties owned and operated by Loyola University Chicago. Currently, LPM employs five undergraduate employees.

“By turning over the management of its retail portfolio to LPM, the University will experience a cost savings, but more importantly, it will provide an invaluable learning experience for the students involved with the business,” said Michael Bouras, president of LPM and CFO for Loyola Limited. “While the entire focus of the group will remain on our sole client, the University, there is a chance that we will expand in the future to serve non-Loyola clients.”

With its latest business enterprise, Loyola Limited looks to capitalize on the success of its inaugural business, The Flats at Loyola Station (www.loyolaflats.com). Launched in July 2010, The Flats is an upscale, luxury 10-unit guesthouse located in the heart of Rogers Park, across the street from Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus (LSC). The group also plans to open two other businesses on the LSC this fall. ChainLinks, an on-campus, not-for-profit bike rental and repair shop, is scheduled to open in fall 2011. Felice’s Roman Style Pizza, a fast-casual Italian restaurant specializing in pizza, along with other Italian foods, is also scheduled to open this fall, likely in October.

“What these students have been able to accomplish in less than a year is remarkable,” said Michael Brosko, associate director of capital planning for the University and Loyola Limited program advisor. “These are legitimate business operations that these undergraduates are taking on, and the entrepreneurial experience they are gaining in the process will serve them positively well after they walk across the stage at graduation.”

LPM Managed Properties:


Retail:

6481 N. Sheridan – McDonald’s and Harris Bank

6566 N. Sheridan – Carmen’s Pizza

Loyola’s Granada Center - Carmen’s Beauty, Subway, RadioShack, MB Financial, Felice’s (coming soon), and Tancun

800 N. State – North Community Bank, El Souk, Holiday Wine & Spirits, Quang Noodle, and Chicago State Loan Co.

840 N. Wabash – Bistronomic

Loyola’s Corboy Law Center – Chick-fil-A

Loyola’s Lewis Towers – Argo Tea Café, Hershey’s, and Einstein Bros Bagels

Pearson and State – Chill, Alfredo’s, and Sally’s Beauty Supply


Residential:

1305 W. Thorndale

6256 N. Winthrop (Hopkins House)


Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola launches new student-run property management enterprise.



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Today in Rogers Park - July 7th, 2011

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton


Yard Sale

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tons of stuff. Collectibles, some antiques and vintage items, brand new items never used, books, cds, lamps, glass top dining table, side tables, nice sofa, rugs, antique chairs, sturdy IKEA futon, and a bunch more stuff. Just needing to clear the house! 7508 N. Damen Avenue.






HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Unifying Rogers Park event.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations and residents are invited to meet and greet at Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce member, Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10 minute) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.

This is a public event on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP's to Quest at (773) 761-3555 are encouraged. There is no fee to attend this event.



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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

From dawn to dusk

Dawn is the time that marks the beginning of the twilight before sunrise. It is recognized by the presence of weak sunlight, while the sun itself is still below the horizon. Dawn should not be confused with sunrise, which is the moment when the leading edge of the sun itself appears above the horizon.

The duration of the twilight period between dawn and sunrise varies greatly depending on the observer's latitude, from a few minutes in equatorial regions to many hours in polar regions. Dawn may easily be determined by observing a thread. When the color of a thread can be determined, changing from black to the thread's distinctive color, the 'crack of dawn' has occurred. This same measure of ambient light can be used to determine, conversely, the instant of dusk.




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Today in Rogers Park

I am starting a regular series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton



(Tickets on Sale today for July 9th show) Mayne Stage presents Forro Party with Swing Brasileiro, folk group Sons of the Never Wrong, live classical music broadcast with WFMT presents Live from Mayne Stage and comedian Jimmy Pardo. Tickets for these shows are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (866) 468-3401 or online at http://www.maynestage.com/



HEADS UP




Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Unifying Rogers Park event.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations and residents are invited to meet and greet at Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce member, Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10 minute) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.

This is a public event on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP's to Quest at (773) 761-3555 are encouraged. There is no fee to attend this event.


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