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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Rogers Park Campaign Office Broken Into

Does Joe Moore still say that "Crime is Down"?

Police Thursday are investigating the break-in and theft of a computer from a political campaign office on the Far North Side. The ward's committeeman doubts the break-in was political in nature, though.

About 7:20 a.m. police got a call that a door was open at the office on the 1700 block of West Greenleaf, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said. The 49th Ward Democratic Party campaign office is at 1774 W. Greenleaf Ave., according to 49th Ward Democratic Committeeman David Fagus.

Responding officers found that a window had been broken and a door opened, Perez said.

A computer and monitor were taken, Fagus said.

It was not immediately known what time the break-in may have occurred. The incident is being investigated as a burglary, Perez said.

Fagus said this sort of thing has not happened at the office previously. "It's kind of an odd occurrence," he said.

The office is used mainly by Ald. Joe Moore, Fagus said, and the group Organizing for America, a national Democratic group, also uses the space.

Still, "it would be very unlikely (the break-in) is political," he said. "Nobody in the office is running for anything at the moment," and he noted the computer taken "was the one with the best monitor." Whomever broke into the office saw what appeared to be a valuable computer and monitor, broke in, and left, Fagus said.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Alhambra Cafe and Coffee House

1622 West Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626

Something good

I have some great things cooking that I couldn't even hint at until now.

More details next week.

Thank you to my readers, always.

- Bill

Monday, November 23, 2009

Alhambra Cafe and Coffee House

1622 West Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happening Today

Heartland Harvest Run

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 8 am

The Heartland Cafe, Glenwood & Lunt

Heartland Athletes United for Peace.

Run free.

Donations will benefit La Voz de los de Abajo.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Change in Rogers Park?

Do you feel that things are changing in Rogers Park or do you feel that we are still in the same 16+ year rut?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Alhambra Cafe and Coffee House

1622 West Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Joe "Greeley" Moore 1931 - 2009

Joe Greeley Moore - 1931 - 2009

Joseph Greeley Moore set the vibe that for several decades sustained the No Exit Cafe in Rogers Park, where coffee-fueled conversation and long games of chess trumped humdrum concerns over dollars and cents.

Mr. Moore, 77, died of complications related to renal failure on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in a hospital in Kentucky, said his wife, JoAnn. He had been living in Kentucky for several years.

Mr. Moore bought the No Exit circa 1959, a year after it opened on Foster Street in Evanston. When Northwestern University decided it needed the property (now a parking lot) in 1967, Mr. Moore moved the cafe south to 7001 N. Glenwood Ave. in Chicago, still hard against the "L" tracks.

He was politically active and a "talker," friends said, and in the No Exit, which took its name from the title of a Jean Paul Sartre play, he found both a profession and a second home.

"He lived in the place, practically," said Sue Kozin, who with her husband, Brian, owned the cafe from 1977 to 2000.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Alhambra Cafe and Coffee House

1622 West Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626

Hana Restuarant on Sheridan

Hana Restaurant is open! Located in Rogers Park at 6803 Sheridan, in the old Mandarin Restaurant space, they serve delicious Japanese cuisine, including teriyaki and and sushi.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

It is Clear

Clear internet service at Quest Quest Network Services is a representative of the new Clear internet service.

For more information about Clear, pricing, internet speeds and availablity, please contact:

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

I will continue to follow the progress of Clear service in Rogers Park and our local computer services business, Quest Network Services.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Levy House from 7301

Levy House from 7301

Levy House from 7301

Ice Skating project

I got word about an ice skating project in the works in Rogers Park for this Winter.

I will be charting this project's progress as it happens.

Looking through my window

Looking through my window

Looking through my window

Looking through my window

Looking through my window

Looking through my window

Interesting article with a Rogers Park reference

"He's a happy little guy, very optimistic, never gives up, multi-talented," explained my friend Laurie Nayder of Rogers Park...

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Alhambra Cafe and Coffee House

1622 West Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626

Kilmer Triangle improvements

Have you noticed the improvements this summer at Kilmer Triangle (middle of the Rogers/Ashland/Birchwood intersection)? Take a look. All plants, mulch and labor were generously donated by Gethsemane Garden Center.

Next time you're at Gethsemane, thank the staff and management there. Gethsemane has been very active in landscaping traffic circles and medians and other public spaces – donating shrubs, trees, labor and other materials. Jargowood Block Club is a lucky beneficiary of their generosity.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stuck at 400,000

I've been doing very well with readership of Rogers Park in 1,000 Words. I've had 277,597 Visitors since June 22, 2007 and people curious about it's Author have pinned my Profile Views to a now unchanging 400,000.

I'm even getting positive comments these days. Can you believe it?

Thank you for breaking my stats!

No, really. Thank you!

- Bill Morton

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Al Goldberg is replacing his sign

Al Goldberg is replacing his FOR SALE sign at 7313-15 N. Sheridan Road, as I type this.

I wonder if it will include the now-infamous CONTRACT PENDING (by developer Rich Aronson), or if Mr. Aronson simply gave up on the property.

As my readers know, I am not a fan of most Rich Aronson's condo projects. I'll go ask Al right now.

Part II

I spoke with Al about the property while he hammered in his new sign.

Al Goldberg told me "The Rich Aronson Deal is Dead".

Sent a new resident to the Alderman's storefront

I recently met a new resident to Rogers Park who was very interested in what is going on in the neighborhood.

She asked me for a few organizations to contact.

One of the locations that I suggested was the Alderman's storefront near the Jarvis Red Line.

Why would I do this, you may ask?!

I wanted to know what the Alderman and his assistants are telling new residents.

One of the first things mentioned was "You will see a lot of blogs in the neighborhood. Don't believe any of them."

I wonder why they would say that?

The lighthouse

This Morning

This Morning

This Morning

Monday, November 2, 2009

Calvary Cemetery photos

Toni Duncan has some great photos of Calvary Cemetery on her blog 24/7 North of Howard Watchers.

You can view them at .

Revisting a video for This Morning

This video, A Moment of Youthful Joy goes right along with my earlier posts This Morning.

A moment of youthful joy from Mikey on Vimeo.

This Morning

This Morning

This Morning

This Morning

This Morning

This Morning

This Morning

This Morning

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Haste Makes Waste

"The 10' evergreens are most likey to cover up the ugly lot they created by destroying those beautiful buildings.

I heard that the lot was contaminated, and they couldn't do anything with it once the buildings were demolished.

This seems to be the case with many buildings that are hastily demolished in Rogers Park such as, the North Shore School and the Lerner Building.Remember, Haste Makes Waste!"

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CTA - Working on the Crumbling Bridge

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