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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rogers Bark - California Naturals

This month we are excited to introduce California Naturals! California Naturals is a dog food designed for dogs who have sensitivities to multiple ingredients. CalNat has the shortest ingredient list of any dry pet food and combines just one protein, one fat and one carbohydrate source to create a hypoallergenic pet food. We now carry the three basic dog food formulas; Lamb & Rice, Chicken & Rice, and Herring & Sweet Potato. Come on in and check it out!
April is a busy month as we are also introducing a new line of toys for the store. We discovered Loopies at a trade show back in October and we are so excited to bring them to Rogers Park! There is even a line of Loopies toys specifically made to play with in water. So all you dog-owners whose pooches like to get dirty in the lake, we’ve got some fun in store for you. There are also squeaker toys, plush toys, and cat toys for those non-water fans out there. Stop on by and see what we have!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

BEFORE the community meetings ...

BEFORE the community meetings,

BEFORE the bribery,

BEFORE the rezoning,

BEFORE the demolition of the Adelphi Theater,

BEFORE the property went into foreclosure,

BEFORE the Adelphi Theater became a dangerous unsecure hole with a 20 foot drop.

Read more here

Never Get Over It - Rogers Park in 1,000 Words

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

One Hole Of A Mess

North Howard Neighbors Association: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!

One Hole of a Mess

One Hole of a Mess addresses Adelphi Theater tragedy

Tonight at 10 PM, Carol Marin addresses a major issue in our community.

Where once stood the Adelphi Theater, at the corner of Clark Street and Estes Avenue in Rogers Park, is now a dangerous, unsecured hole in the ground. Carol Marin interviews Rogers Park residents and Alderman Joe Moore about the consequences we are now facing as a community due to the negligent decision to demolish the historic Adelphi Theater.



Tuesday, March 17, 2009

One Hole of A Mess

Don't miss: "One Hole of A Mess" in the 49th Ward!

An investigative report by Carol Marin,
NBC, Channel 5,

Wednesday, March 18th at 10 P.M..

North Howard Neighbors Association: MUST VIEW

Public Health Issue

Dear Bill Morton,

I'm a college student, and I'm writing a paper (not to be published) about the Rogers Park community and the recent health violations at the Heartland Cafe. I've read your blog, but I was wondering if you could tell me a little about your organization and who it represents in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Why have you written blog entries criticizing the the owners of Heartland Cafe? Do political disagreements between liberals and conservatives play out in the neighborhood in ways other than the controversy over the cafe? Is there a presence of conservatives in Roger Park? What are your group's feelings toward Alderman Moore and the city government?

I would appreciate any information you can give me on these topics. If you would prefer to communicate by telephone, let me know and I will send you my number.

Thank you,


I am a part of the Rogers Park community and I feel that recognizing and solving our problems is more productive than ignoring them.

I didn't write the posts about Health Violations at the Heartland Cafe. Those posts in particular were written by Grammar Gal.

Had I written about the unsanitary condition of the Heartland Cafe, I would have addressed the owners by stating:

"The owners of the Heartland Cafe should have ALWAYS had the Heartland Cafe in sanitary condition. This is a public health issue that is inexcusable. I am sure that many, if not most of their customers will have the common sense to not eat at the Heartland Cafe after this addition to their long record of Violations."

Getting sick after dining in or having food delivered is not on my To-Do List.

- Bill Morton
Rogers Park in 1,000 Words

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rogers Park Biz Arts Meeting Wednesday 7:30 am

Quest Network Services will be hosting the Rogers Park BizArts breakfast on March 11th, 2009. This event will highlight the renovation of Quest’s 1920’s style Parlor and the unique services of this local Rogers Park business. “We look forward to meeting members of our community and networking with other professionals in Rogers Park” states Kristofer Luck, owner of Quest Network Services. The breakfast networking event is $6 and will begin at 7:30am.

Quest Network Services
7301 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626
Phone: 773 761-3555

Quest Network Services Biography

Quest Network Services was established as an electronic Bulletin Board System on May 19th, 1994, by Kristofer Luck. Quest Network Services offered computer sales in a storefront located at 5543 N. Broadway Avenue in 1999, then computer sales, computer repair and computer networking in a storefront located at 4811 N. Ashland in 2000. In July of 2001, Quest Network Services established business in Rogers Park at 7301 N. Sheridan Road, where the business currently is located. Ever since the move to Rogers Park, Quest has been a part of the community, offering computer support, computer repair, computer networking, and computer sales. Rogers Park residents and businesses alike have also utilized Quest's "Virtual Office", (copy, fax, internet, and computer rental service), for everything from homework, art projects, legal issues, and business start-up.

Over the past few years, Quest has been expanding to include audio recording, video editing, web design, and gaming tournaments. The recent physical expansion of the storefront to include the Parlor Room added the ability to host free movie nights, a private meeting space, and community events.

Quest Network Services is Rogers Park’s local computer shop and internet cafĂ©.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Community Meeting Reminder



Monday, March 9th @ 7:00 p.m.
Loyola Park Fieldhouse,
2nd Floor, 1230 W. Greenleaf.

Commander Sobczyk will discuss his strategy for enhancing the safety of our neighborhood, answer questions and hear community concerns.

Source: North Howard Neighbors Association: COMMUNITY MEETING NOTICE--REMINDER!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Rock N Roll

Rock N Roll of Rogers Park at Leone Park Beach

Rock N Roll of Rogers Park at Quest Network Services

Bill Morton and Rock N Roll of Rogers Park at Triangle Park

Rock N Roll of Rogers Park with Marie, owner of Rogers Bark

Thank youRock N Roll of Rogers Park with friends at Sherwin on the Lake

More on Rock N Roll of Rogers Park can be found here.

Some additional areas of interest for the Rogers Park community on RP1000 include:

147 Outer Drive Express

A.L. Taylor and Associates

Adelphi Theater

Albion Avenue

Arthur Avenue

Ashland Avenue

Beach bonfires

Beat 2422

Beat 2423

Bill Morton

Bill Morton Promotions

Bill's Digital Photos

Birchwood Avenue

Bosworth Avenue

Buffalo Joe's

Burr Tillstrom

Cafe Society


Caribbean American Bakery

Charmers Cafe

Chase Avenue

China Hut

Clark Devon Hardware

Clark Street


Devon Avenue

Devon Market

Enjoying the beach

Estes Avenue

Fargo Avenue

First Commercial Bank

Flatts and Sharpe Music Company

Gateway Senior Apartments

Good morning

Good News Community Kitchen

Greenleaf Avenue

Grill Inn

Gruppo di Amici

Hartigan Beach

Hermitage Avenue

Howard Station

Howard Street

J.B. Alberto's

Jarvis Avenue

Jarvis Grill and Wok

Jarvis Station

Jonquil Terrace

Joseph J. Gentile Center

Juneway Terrace

Lake Michigan

Lakeside CDC

Lakewood Avenue


Leonard Dubkin Park

Lifeline Theatre

Lightning storms

Loyola University

Loyola University Ramblers

Lunt Avenue

Madonna della Strada Chapel

Mayne Stage

Morse Avenue

Morse Station

Newgard Avenue

North Howard Neighbors Association

North of Howard area

North Shore School

Norshore Theater


Paulina Street

Poitin Stil

Pratt Blvd.

Quest Network Services

Ridge Blvd.

Robert's Cycle

Rogers Bark

Rogers Park Builders Group

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

Rogers Park Community Council

Rogers Park Garden Group

Rogers Park Presbyterian Church

Rogers Park sunrises over the Lake

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society

Sam Leone Beach

Sam Leone Pier

Shambhala Meditation Center

Sheridan Road

Sherwin Avenue

Sherwin on the Lake

Soo Liquors

Taste Food and Wine

Tax-Increment financing

The Armadillo's Pillow

The Common Cup

The Growling Rabbit

The Lighthouse

The Parlor

Touhy Avenue

Tweedle Press

Ultimate Soccer Chicago

United Church of Rogers Park

V-Tone Fitness

Willye B. White Park

Willye B. White Park Advisory Council

Willye B. White Recreation Center

Winthrop Avenue

Wisdom Bridge Theatre