Thursday, September 29, 2011

The first pumpkins of the year


7315 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL. 60626


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1342-50 Estes



1342-50 Estes Chicago, IL. 60626



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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Here Comes The Sun third annual cancer survivorship and awareness festival



"Awareness of what happens after a positive cancer diagnosis is important, both for patients and caregivers, said Bill Morton, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce president, who stopped by Sell’s tent Saturday".

Read more at Medill Reports Chicago - Sunny support group brightens up gloomy Saturday.



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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Another Rogers Park Success

Thank you to Bill's Digital Photos for the group shot, Premier Signs and Awnings on Clark Street for the banner, Quest Network Services for hosting the event and the Rogers Park community for attending. A special thanks to Back in the Days BBQ, Caribbean American Bakery and Charmers Cafe. Event promoted by Bill Morton Promotions and the Multi-Facet Network.

Preparing for 2012 was our best event yet. Networking and introductions, referrals and the spirit of unifying to better our businesses, organizations and the Rogers Park community were the agenda of the day. Thank you to everyone who participated for contributing to another successful Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce event!
Bill Morton, President
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce



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Thursday, September 22, 2011

2012 event this Saturday

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is initiating Rogers Park's preparation for 2012 at their next event, which is accurately titled "Preparing for 2012".

Chamber President, Bill Morton stated that everyone is invited to participate and utilize the resources available at the Preparing for 2012 event. “This event benefits our members as well as other local businesses and organizations in Rogers Park with information and tips on... winterization, 4th quarter tax strategies and projecting the future of Rogers Park business in the coming year”.


In addition to Rogers Park 2012 presentations and info-packs, this is a networking event where guests will be introduced to our community and businesses can connect with other businesses and organizations in our neighborhood. Tastes will be provided by eight local restaurants and cafes including Back in the Days BBQ, Caribbean American Bakery, Charmers Cafe, Hop Haus, Leona’s, Luzzat Restaurant, Royal Coffee and The Fish Keg. The event will also be photographed by Bill's Digital Photos and broadcasted live worldwide on the Multi-Facet Network.


Who: Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce presents

What: Preparing for 2012 event

When: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 2-7pm

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

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

Rogers Park Chamber 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.

For more information or questions, call the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce at (773) 824-7400.


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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Today in Rogers Park - September 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


Rogers Park Community Peace Walk & Dedication


At 6 pm, we will meet at the United Church of Rogers Park Peace Pole, 1545 W. Morse Avenue, walk north on Ashland Avenue to the Willye B. White Recreation Center at 1610 W. Howard Street, walk one more block north on Marshfield Avenue and then west on Jonquil Terrace to Hermitage. We will end the walk at the newly installed peace pole in Triangle Park, where a brief dedication ceremony and calls for peace will be delivered.


Everyone is welcome. Here's the program:


• Re-dedicate United Church of Rogers Park Peace Pole, led by Rev. Catiana McKay.

• Walk for Peace (See map for route info.), which will include a brief stop at the Willye B. White Community Center.

• Brief dedication ceremony for new Triangle Park Peace Pole, led by Triangle Park Advisory Council President Stephanie Gillespie Schrock.

• Call for peace in the community, led by special guest Tio Hardiman, CeaseFire Illinois director featured in the award-winning documentary film "The Interrupters."

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Sunday, September 18, 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, September 17, 2011

Try Our New Wines


The Lighthouse 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626




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Friday, September 16, 2011

Today in Rogers Park - September 16th, 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.



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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Today in Rogers Park - September 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




Stephanie Rogers CD Release Party
Thursday, September 15th, 2011 at 8pm
Tickets: $15 general admission|$20 reserved

Mayne Stage is proud to welcome back folk singer Stephanie Rogers Band for release of latest album "Daisy Petal in the Dirt." Stephanie Rogers is a multi-instrumental songstress whose sound evokes the passion of Tori Amos, the be-bop chill of Rickie Lee Jones, and the siren of Kate Bush. Her dynamic range and vocal style are welcoming, memorable, and delivered with a top-notch infectious approach that leaves the audience longing to hear and learn more about her. Rogers, who founded Hipchick Records in 2000, is known for her clever lyrics, quirky humor and soulful melodies. After performing in the alternative rock scene around Chicago in the early 1990s, she moved to Los Angeles to act. She learned how to play guitar, moved back Chicago and started Hipchick Records.




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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rock N Roll in the park


My dog Rock N Roll playing at Loyola Park Playlot in Rogers Park


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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Follow Rogers Park in 1,000 Words




Follow Rogers Park news and updates via your Google account, Twitter, or Yahoo. Click here & sign in.





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Monday, September 12, 2011

Ashland and Pratt

Here is the photo shoot that I mentioned. It was taken on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, and it clearly showed the rival gang graffiti all along the way (before the recent shooting of the 13, 15 and 19 year old kids on Ashland and Pratt).


Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Pratt - A walk from the Lake to Ridge

- Bill


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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Matansky Playlot


Matansky Playlot at Morse and Ridge in Rogers Park


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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, September 10, 2011

Today in Rogers Park - September 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



Haymarket Opera presents "Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo"

Saturday, September 10th 7:30pm

Tickets: $45 general admission

The Haymarket Opera Company makes its debut with this exciting production of a rarely heard masterpiece of George Frideric Handel. This delightful pastoral serenade for three singers and orchestra tells one of Ovid's tales from Metamorphoses. The opera features soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, mezzo soprano Angela Young Smucker and bass Benjamin LeClair.



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Clark and Devon from Deluxe Diner


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Friday, September 9, 2011

Today in Rogers Park - September 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



Rebecca Loebe will be performing here from 7:30 until 10pm or so. Becca is an American folk/pop singer/songwriter based in Atlanta, Georgia. She became a contestant on the NBC television show The Voice in April 2011. She also was the 2009 Kerrville New Folk Award Winner. It is sure to be a great show. Please come by for this intimate acoustic and truly memorable performance.

She'll do two sets. Suggested donation $15 per person.






Haymarket Opera presents "Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo"

Friday, September 9th 7:30pm

Tickets: $45 general admission

The Haymarket Opera Company makes its debut with this exciting production of a rarely heard masterpiece of George Frideric Handel. This delightful pastoral serenade for three singers and orchestra tells one of Ovid's tales from Metamorphoses. The opera features soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, mezzo soprano Angela Young Smucker and bass Benjamin LeClair.




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This morning at Leone Beach



Caught in the waves at Leone Beach


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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sheridan Chase Food Mart


Sheridan Chase Food Mart
7301 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

No Smoking - Leone Park


Leone Park on Sheridan and Touhy


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

From Howard Street and Sheridan Road




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Monday, September 5, 2011

Sunset this evening



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Bill's Digital Photos

A look at Bill's Digital Photos in action at Loyola Park Beach on Labor Day


Here is some information on an independent photographer that has contributed to Rogers Park in 1,000 Words on many occasions, Bill's Digital Photos.

I am a reliable, Chicago based, independent photographer. My photography specialty range from family celebrations, birthday parties, anniversary and special events to large corporate events.


I have successfully photographed large activities as the American Cancer Association Walk and Roll fund raising event held in downtown Chicago for the past 6 years; the Chicago Flower and Garden Show held at Navy Pier for the last two years and other annual events including the Rolling Thunder's Toys For Tots events. These photos are available for inspection upon request.

To balance my background, I enjoy creating group shots from family backyard parties and I also enjoy taking portrait and glamour shot photography.

Photography is an art. I produce quality digital photos, artistic as well as candid images. Color photographs as well as black & white photography are available. Professional photography equipment and friendly service, before and after, are standard with every photo captured. I always bring backup equipment to each photography event.

I keep overhead costs down with a simple business plan. I am an "on location" photographer only. Have Camera / Will Travel.




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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Rogers Park 2012


The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is initiating Rogers Park's preparation for 2012 at their next event, which is accurately titled "Preparing for 2012".
Everyone is invited to participate and utilize the resources available at our Preparing for 2012 event. This event benefits our members as well as other local businesses and organizations in Rogers Park with information and tips on winterization, 4th quarter tax strategies and projecting the future of Rogers Park business in the coming year.

- Bill Morton



In addition to Rogers Park 2012 presentations and info-packs, this is a networking event where guests will be introduced to our community and businesses can connect with other businesses and organizations in our neighborhood. Tastes will be provided by local restaurants and cafes including Back in the Days BBQCaribbean American Bakery, Charmers Cafe, Luzzat Restaurant and The Fish Keg. The event will also be photographed by Bill's Digital Photos and broadcasted live on the Multi-Facet Network.

Who: Rogers Park Park Chamber of Commerce presents

What: Preparing for 2012 event

When: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 2-7pm

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

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

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El Train Passing By

Check out the El Train Passing By photo at G.L.I. Press - "El" Train Passing By.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kaymak at Devon Market



Atour Foods is a small family-owned and operated business that makes traditional Middle Eastern food products. The company has been proudly serving the Chicagoland area since 1975.

Atour Foods’ mission is to provide top-quality food products and friendly service to their valued customers.

Not to be missed is their all-natural Kaymak also known as Clotted Cream or Devonshire cream, a versatile cream spread that can be eaten with nearly every meal. Sample Kaymak at select grocery stores and farmer’s markets, and see why it has been their best-selling product for more than 15 years!

Founded in 1975, Atour Foods began as an importer of ethnic foods to a concentrated community of Middle Easterners in Chicago. In the years that followed, this tight-knit community slowly began to disperse into different suburbs. Atour Foods was challenged to retain its original customer base. In 1989, Atour Foods was purchased by three Assyrian-Iraqi brothers, who brought with them the experience of running three successful businesses in Iraq. The family realized the opportunity to introduce new foods and high-quality products to an expanded, diverse customer base in the Chicago area. In 1994, Atour Foods started developing its own products, including the Kaymak that remains the store’s best-selling product today. As Atour Foods celebrates its 34th year in operation, they are planning new product additions to their line of high-quality Middle Eastern foods.

Atour Foods supplies their world class Kaymak to Devon Market in Rogers Park.



Devon Market 1440 W. Devon Ave Chicago, IL 60660 (773) 338-2572



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Man harasses students at Loyola University

Loyola University Campus Safety stated in a memo:

The Department of Campus Safety is writing to alert you that a male subject has reportedly been harassing individuals near Regis Hall and the 7-Eleven located next to the Lake Shore Campus. The subject, who has been seen primarily during the evening hours (7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.), reportedly approaches female students on the street and asks for cigarettes, hugs, and kisses; he asks inappropriate questions; and in some cases, he has attempted to make contact with the students.
Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola warns of man harassing students near Rogers Park campus


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Friday, September 2, 2011

Rogers Park dogs



Rogers Park dogs by Bill's Digital Photos.



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Loyola events to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

On September 10, Loyola’s School of Social Work and the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis will host The Trauma and Terror of 9/11: 10 Years Later, a day-long conference featuring experts who will interpret the intense emotions of the day and its long-term effects. Following the conference will be a candlelight vigil commemoration service on the East Quad of Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus held on September 11, at 8 p.m. During the ceremony, the Loyola community will gather around the University’s peace pole to honor those who lost their lives. The ceremony will include music, prayers from different faith traditions, reflections, and remarks by Loyola President Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.

Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola plans events to mark 9/11 anniversary.



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Thursday, September 1, 2011

View from Sherwin on the Lake


A view from my apartment at Sherwin on the Lake by Bill's Digital Photos.



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Loyola Station renovation update from the CTA



Chicago Transit Board Chairman Terry Peterson, Senator Dick Durbin, Robert Whittmann (CTA) and Vice President of Facilities (Loyola University) Kana Wibbenmeyer speak about the upcoming Loyola Station renovation.
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