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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - March 28th, 2013

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 

Red Door Animal ShelterWGN Interview
WEBSITE | PHONE: (773) 764-2242

Since the Middle Ages, a red door has been the symbol of a safe haven. This is what Red Door Animal Shelter provides for the animals in its care. In the Chinese art of feng shui, a red door brings luck to those who live behind it. This is what Red Door wants for the animals in its care.

Red Door Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter committed to helping animals in need. Its primary focus is on the rescue, shelter and adoption of cats, dogs and rabbits—the three most popular pets in the United States.

Red Door provides a cageless environment for its animals, giving them the closest-to-a-home experience that a shelter can provide. While our emphasis is on re-homing the animals through resourceful adoption programs, the shelter does offer permanent residence for those few animals not placed in homes.
Furthermore, Red Door is one of only five no-kill, multi-species shelters in the country that admits rabbits as well as cats and dogs, spays/neuters them and places them up for adoption.

Red Door will be on WGN radio this morning between 9-10am on the Jonathon Brandmeir show.

Listen to WGN radio online right now Listen on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device.  Search for WGN Radio in the App Store or Android’s Google play or click here for iPhone/iPadListen on iHeartRadio or TuneIn Radio.

Ciao Bella Cafe 6am Opening

Pillars Cafe in Rogers Park reopens as Ciao Bella Cafe with new ownership.
More photos at the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

CAPS meeting - beat 2422, 2423, and 2424 at 7pm
Chicago Math & Science Academy, 7212 N. CLARK STREET (in the cafeteria) CHICAGO, IL. 60626

Community policing has become a popular crime-fighting strategy across the country, but there is no one definition of community policing or one specific way of carrying it out. From the time he was appointed in April 1992, Police Superintendent Matt L. Rodriguez advanced a strategy of community policing that is specific to Chicago. CAPS is a unique philosophy that borrows from the experiences of other cities, but also breaks important new ground in meeting the needs of the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago community. 

What makes CAPS innovative is that it brings the police, the community, and other City agencies together to identify and solve neighborhood crime problems, rather than simply react to their symptoms after the fact. Problem solving at the neighborhood level is supported by a variety of strategies, including neighborhood-based beat officers; regular Beat Community Meetings involving police and residents; extensive training for both police and community; more efficient use of City services that impact crime; and new technology to help police and residents target crime hot spots. 

With CAPS, police officers continue to enforce the law and respond rapidly to serious crimes and life-threatening emergencies. But CAPS recognizes that the police alone cannot solve the City's crime problems. It takes a combined effort of police, community, and City government working together. 

Implementation of CAPS began in April 1993 with the official roll-out in five of the City's 25 police districts: Englewood (7th), Marquette (10th), Austin (15th), Morgan Park (22nd), and Rogers Park (24th). These prototype districts are diverse in terms of their demographics, economics, crime problems, and levels of community organization. As such, they provided a valuable laboratory for testing and improving the CAPS model before it was expanded Citywide. 

Implementation of CAPS in the other 20 police districts began in 1994, and the strategy is now operational in all of Chicago's neighborhoods. The five original prototype districts continue to serve as a laboratory for testing new ideas and new technology. 

CAPS has been recognized as one of the most ambitious community policing initiatives in the United States. It has been cited as a model by numerous national experts, including officials at the U.S. Department of Justice and academic authorities on community policing. Management guru Tom Peters featured the Chicago Police Department and CAPS in his latest business video, Service With Soul. 

By opening up the dialogue between police and community, CAPS is producing a number of important success stories at the neighborhood level. Across the City, the CAPS partnership is tackling serious crime problems, as well as those neighborhood conditions that breed crime -- conditions such as abandoned buildings and vehicles, vacant lots, drug houses, and graffiti. 

Together, we are working to identify and solve neighborhood crime problems, block by block, and to improve the quality of life in Chicago's neighborhoods. 

Information from the last meeting on Rogers Park in 1,000 Words

Mayne Stage
Magic Slim tribute show, A Night For Magic

With a nod to the historic past of this grand facility, Mayne Stage features a restaurant (Act One Pub) and performance space that reflects the unique and diverse history of Rogers Park. Mayne Stage is happy to present a variety of terrific acts in its 230-seat multipurpose entertainment venue.

The Mayne Stage is happy to announce the Magic Slim tribute show, A Night For Magic. All proceeds will go to Magic’s family. Tickets are available in advance through the venue, at a cost of $25.00. Please spread the word to all your contacts and get your tickets while they last. Space is limited.

This All-Star blues tribute will include performances by Shawn Holt and the Teardrops, John Primer, Billy Boy Arnold, Otis Clay, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Burns, Billy Branch, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Wayne Baker Brooks, Eddie Shaw, Nick Moss, Grana Louise, Big Time Sarah, Zac Harmon, Carl Weathersby, Linsey Alexander, Mike Wheeler, J.W. Williams, Steve Cushing, Zora Young, Lurrie Bell, Jimmy Johnson and the Chicago Blues All-Stars, Nalle (Denmark), Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lurrie Bell, Jimmie Johnson and Zora Young.

Red Line TapOpen Mic, Hosted by Micki Croisant

The Red Line Tap hosts music up to 7 nights a week featuring local and national acts on stage, from their resident band the Mudflapps, to Micki’s open mic and all sorts of great shows daily, Red Line Tap has something  for everyone!

Sign up at 8 pm / Music at 9 pm

Each Performer gets 3 songs or up to 15 minutes


Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce 4 Year Anniversary Celebration.

All Rogers Park businesses, organizations, institutions, community leaders, and residents are invited to meet and greet as the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce celebrates four years of supporting and unifying Rogers Park businesses.

This event will be hosted at Quest Network Services, 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Guests will be warmly welcomed to short (10-15 minutes) presentations by local businesses and service organizations and served tastes from restaurants and cafes of our neighborhood.

This is a public event on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 from 12 noon - 7pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 are encouraged. RSVP's to facebook and walk-ins are OK. This is a free community event.


1 comment:

Bill Morton said...

Purchased a delicious cup of Metropolis Coffee (a lighter blend than other local cafes) and an orange for the opening of Ciao Bella Cafe this morning.

The CAPS meeting was productive, with an entire section on working with small business owners to be pro-active instead of just reactive against gangs.

The Mayne Stage event "Magic Slim tribute show, A Night For Magic" Sold Out early in the day.