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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Today in Rogers Park - July 29th, 2012


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


Today is the Seventh Annual Clark Street Festival from 1pm - 10pm on Clark Street between Morse and Touhy Avenues.





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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Today in Rogers Park - July 28th, 2012


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


Today is the Seventh Annual Clark Street Festival from 1pm - 10pm on Clark Street between Morse and Touhy Avenues.






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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Six week old kitten for adoption


I wanted to reach out to you in hopes of you posting a 6 week old kitten available for adoption on your blog.


I recently rescued 5 kittens from a bad environment and was able to find homes for four of the kittens. I have one female kitten remaining. The kitten is playful, eating solid food and litter trained. I have posted two photos along with this email.

I really just want this kitten placed into a good home and unfortunately, I have two cats and will not be able to keep this sweet little darlin’. Again, any assistance or leads from you would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

 Sincerely, Jen Caruso


The best way to reach me is through my email on my blackberry – jennifercaruso@sprint.blackberry.net or a phone call to my cell – 847.754.6414.


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Today in Rogers Park - July 26th, 2012


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



CAPS meeting is tonight, Thursday, July 26, at 7 pm, at Touhy Park (not at Pottawattomie Park, not CMSA) -- it is air conditioned.

This will be a joint meetings with residents of beat 2422, 2423, and 2424.

Attendance at meetings helps improve the quality of life in our neighborhood:

* encouraging active participation,
* developing strategies to address area and block issues,
* meeting other residents and
* getting to know beat officers.

Crime incidents in 2012 remain up by 1% over 2011, however, crime incidents dropped 19% in May and 13% in June (year over year). Total crime stats are still below 2008 and 2009 levels. Details are available at http://www.network2424.com .


BOTTOM LINE
... we need to be remain proactive!

We need to remain diligent in watching our blocks ... especially given the current economic climate. Call 911 WHENEVER you see a problem, including suspicious activity. Over the last 4 years, the concept of neighbors-working-with-neighbors has driven down crime. If we expect to continue see downward trend we MUST remain active on our blocks as things improve ... and continue to Call 911 aggressively!

Please attend CAPS meeting ... get to know your neighbors.

WHEN: Thursday, July 26, at 7 pm (to 8 pm, one hour)

WHERE: Touhy Park Fieldhouse, 7348 N. Paulina, (in park, directly across the street from CMSA)

Please forward this message to your neighbors and call those that don't have internet access.


- Bernard Garbo



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Sunday, July 15, 2012

West Rogers Park = West Ridge



City-sized media and trend-chasing real-estate representatives continue to try to convince that West Ridge is in fact, a section of Rogers Park.

The fact is, Rogers Park's South West borders are exactly Devon and Ridge.

To state it more clearly:

Any location South of Devon Avenue is not in Rogers Park.

Any location West of Ridge Avenue is not Rogers Park.




That being said, here is latest from the Chicago Tribune:


Chicago Tribune: Man dies after being found beaten in West Rogers Park alleyJuly 13, 2012|By Carlos Sadovi | Tribune reporter  
"A 62-year-old man who was found in an alley in the West Rogers Park neighborhood was beaten to death, officials said". 

While viewing the article I also noticed that the attached Google map even states the area as West Ridge.

I know some people feel strongly about this issue. I will reply to all comments.





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Friday, July 13, 2012

Granada Theater 1977

"The area is a mecca for movie freaks, with half a dozen theaters—among them the grand old Granada, dowager queen of Chicago's movie palaces".
Read more at The Chicago Reader: Rogers Park, 1977


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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Woman falls on Howard Station tracks

An eye-witness to the scene describes the woman falling from the platform to the electrical track, shaking and vibrating before CTA staff were able to cut power to the line. The woman, then still shaking, attempted to rise.      

(Listen to the video carefully for the eye-witness account)




































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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fireworks from Jarvis on the Lake


Fireworks over Jarvis on the Lake 7/7/2012


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Jarvis Station renovation update

 Kiewit, kicked up the 130 PSI blower today during our visit of the Jarvis Station renovation.






























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