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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Somebody's Watching Me

Bill Morton at Dominick's.

Dominick's 1763 W. Howard Street Chicago, IL 60626
Store Phone: 773-761-7022
Pharmacy Phone: 773-761-7103
Pharmacy Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM
Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:00PM

Touhy Park

Howard Station

Sheridan and Jarvis

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

At the Mayne Stage RT @WMFChicago2010: Ready for some Indo-Afro-Flamenco? We are too! Come out to Mayne Stage at 8pm. $15:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Rogers Bark - Help Me Choose New Lines and Products to Carry In Our Store!

Rogers Bark Pet Salon
1447 W. Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626


Friday, September 24, 2010


Have Craigslist users traded "dates for roses" with this?

Sherwin Beach

Now that I have uploaded over five hundred of my original Rogers Park videos on the RP1000 youtube channel, I can feature relevant works on Rogers Park in 1,000 Words more frequently.

And speaking of relevancy, The Rogers Park Twitter theme of the day is "Enjoying our Lake and beaches".

- Bill Morton

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Do you recognize this scam in Rogers Park?

A federal jury convicted a city building inspector today on charges he demanded thousands of dollars in bribes to overlook code violations.

Jose Hernandez was convicted on two counts of soliciting or accepting bribes. U.S. District Judge David Coar scheduled sentencing for Dec. 14.

Witnesses said Hernandez informed them of code violations, then gave them the number of a private "expediter" whom he said would take care of the violations for a fee.

Victims who didn't pay soon found a "stop work order" sticker on the front of their building, leading to months-long delays in obtaining permits and approvals to resume work.

Read more here:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Open Mic Night tonight

Open Mic, every Tuesday Night at 6pm.

Everyone is invited!

The Armadillo's Pillow 6753 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626 (773) 761-2558



Announcing: Bill Morton Promotions offers one month trial of Search Engine Optimization to ALL members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.

Members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce currently include:

Bill Morton, President
Tsering Dorjee, Vice President
Bishop James Alan Wilkowski, Director / Interim Treasurer
Nina Interlandi Bell, Secretary
Toni Duncan, Director
Jay Ahmed, Director

Paul Miller - Membership Committee

A & T Grill - Business Member
Bill Morton Promotions - Business Member
Charmers Cafe - Business Member
Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest - Business Member
Jay Ahmed at Aflac - Business Member
Leona's - Business Member
Quest Network Services - Business Member
Sam's Club - Business Member
Taste Food and Wine - Business Member
Tweedle Press - Business Member
Ultimate Soccer Chicago - Business Member
V-Tone Fitness - Business Member

- Bill Morton

Monday, September 20, 2010

Delivering to Rogers Park

J.B. Alberto's 1326 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626
(773) 973-1700

The Monday Special is veal parmigiana for $5.75

Loyola University

The Rogers Park Twitter theme of the day is Loyola University.

- Bill Morton

Rogers Bark - California Naturals Introduces New Grain-Free Line

Rogers Bark Pet Salon
1447 W. Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626


Saturday, September 18, 2010

For the Love of Rogers Park

- Bill Morton


For better or for worse... It is I Love Rogers Park Day on The Rogers Park Twitter.

Check it out, comment, re-tweet.. be a part of our community.

Today is the first day of the rest of our lives.

- Bill Morton

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Friday special

J.B. Alberto's J.B. Alberto's 1326 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626
(773) 973-1700

The Friday Special is the shrimp dinner for $6.90 and the perch dinner for $5.50

Thursday, September 16, 2010

BBQ or broiled

J.B. Alberto's J.B. Alberto's 1326 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626
(773) 973-1700

The Thursday Special is the BBQ chicken dinner for $5.95 and the broiled chicken dinner for $5.95

Tonight! Jarvis Square Wine Affair

Thanks Bill, we have a big event tonight. 40 wines $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

Still have tickets left. (see attached).


Taste Food and Wine
1506 Jarvis Ave
Chicago, Il, 60626

phone 773-761-3663

Third Annual Jarvis Square Wine Affair!

Jarvis Square Wine Affair

Another thirty thousand milestone

This year is turning out to be a good one for everything I'm involved with in Rogers Park. RP1000 Youtube has now reached a milestone 30,000 upload views. This comes only days after blog counterpart Rogers Park in 1,000 Words celebrated 300,000 Visitors since June 22, 2007.

What is next?

There are currently 469 original Rogers Park videos uploaded to RP1000 videos. The next milestone is expected to be Video 500.

- Bill Morton

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The Rogers Park Twitter now has 64 followers.

I am excited to announce some of them:

Name: ChiBusiness
Location: loop - chicago
Bio: Tapped into endless resources on helping Chicago Small Business Owners - and helping people learn financial skills.

Name: outsidein
Location: New York, NY
Bio: Leading provider of hyperlocal news & info. Community Mgr @estheribrown & coworkers tweeting! Also @BloggersWeLove & @OutsideinAPI.

Name: Outsidein 4 Bloggers
Location: New York, NY
Bio: @Outsidein drives traffic 2 bloggers who write about their communities. Cmmnty Mgr @estheribrown chats w you re: hyperlocal, citizen journalism, local blogging.

Name: Tom Mannis
Location: Chicago, IL USA

Name: Phoenix Sports
Location: Chicago
Bio: LU Phoenix Sports is the sports sections for the student newspaper for Loyola University Chiacgo, the Pheonix.

Name: Enjoy Illinois
Location: Illinois
Bio: The Illinois travel team here. Use #askillinois for insight and advice to help you plan your trek to Chicago and the Land of Lincoln.

Name: Chicago Cares
Location: Chicago
Bio: Chicago Cares creates and manages 200+ projects a month that directly benefit our community! Volunteer today!

Name: Crain's Chicago
Location: Chicago
Bio: Crain's Chicago Business is the premier source of business news in print and online. Tweeted to you by @GabiTompkins.

Name: Lake Claremont Press
Location: Chicago
Bio: Lake Claremont Press--An indy press publishing books on Chicago/Chicago history by authors with a passion and organizations with a mission.

Name: My Rogers Park
Location: Chicago, IL
Bio: positively biased news and views from chicago's far north side

Location: Chicago, IL
Bio: Channel Chicago is the premier social networking site for the city of Chicago and the surrounding areas. 'Tune In' to find out 'What's On Next!'

Name: Chicago Bites
Location: Chicago
Bio: Chicago dining adventures brought to you by @Zesmerelda & @Wheelygrl

Name: Illinois Weather
Location: Illinois
Bio: Severe weather and flood alerts for Illinois. For more weather alerts for Twitter users, click on web link above. Feeds by NWS

Name: Chicago Non-Profit
Location: Chicago
Bio: Connecting Chicagoland charities with social networks and engaging socially-conscious professionals involved with the non-profit community

Name: Gapers Block
Location: Chicago
Bio: Slow down and check out Chicago!

More to come,

- Bill Morton

Tweet Tweet!

Here are some updates from The Rogers Park Twitter

If you are considering utilizing Clear for your internet service, please make your purchase at Rogers Park business Quest (773) 824-7400

jaydelaney Great Chicago Trib story about Loyola Flats, a new student run biz at Loyola U. (I'm on their advisory board)

LUPhoenixSports Men's Basketball schedule announced

25% off of all books at The Armadillo's Pillow 6753 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626 (773) 761-2558 Please RT to support a local business

Serious comments about voting. Join the conversation

Outside with my friends and my dog Rock N Roll at the Clear sidewalk sale. Stop by for coffee, conversation and Clear. 7301 N. Sheridan Road

Chinese photo exhibit premieres at Loyola

Video of Sherwin on the Lake beach party

in front of Quest selling Clear Internet at our sidewalk sale. Sign up for clear today and get $50 off any service at Quest!

whatsonchicgoIL #chicagoevents Oct 2, 2010: Rogers Park Launches Harvest Celebration at Willye B. White Park: WHAT: Howard Street...

Buy a used book online from local bookstore The Armadillo's Pillow

Wearing my J.B. Alberto's t-shirt today. - Bill Morton

CBS and ABC News truck traveling South on Sheridan Road in Rogers Park

Playing some Jazz and World music loudly at the Clear sidewalk sale at 7301 N. Sheridan Road. Music courtesy of

Suspects in Rogers Park iPhone robbery

The Wednesday Special is half slab BBQ ribs dinner for $8.10 and the full slab BBQ ribs dinner for $11.60 J.B. Alberto's

Can't go one day without mentioning custom letterpress business Tweedle Press. Owner Nina Interlandi Bell is THE BEST!

Just a reminder... Todays Rogers Park twitter background is to support The Armadillo's Pillow book store

The lights are on at the Clear sidewalk sale in front of Quest Network Services. We have been staying later each day. 7301 N. Sheridan Road

BBQ ribs dinner

J.B. Alberto's J.B. Alberto's 1326 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626
(773) 973-1700

The Wednesday Special is half slab BBQ ribs dinner for $8.10 and the full slab BBQ ribs dinner for $11.60

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

An earlier tweet

"I'm back in Rogers Park. Visited 69 W. Washington to pick up voter registration cards for our community. I consider it a civic duty. - Bill"

Check out more short pieces about Rogers Park at The Rogers Park Twitter

- Bill Morton

Another thousand

Another thousand people just passed by our Clear sidewalk sale in front of Quest Network Services.

You would never realize how many people travel by car, bus and bicycles unless you sat out here watching all day.

Shout out to the runners from Loyola University!

- Bill Morton

Selling Clear

I'm outside of Quest Network Services at 7301 N. Sheridan Road selling Clear. Did you know that Quest is an authorized Clear dealer of Rogers Park?

So, If you are at home in your apartment, don't be a hermit! Come out and buy some Clear internet service.

As a bonus, I will take your photo at the Clear booth and post it on RP1000!

- Bill Morton

Fried chicken dinner special

J.B. Alberto's 1326 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626
(773) 973-1700

The Tuesday Special is fried chicken dinner for $5.50

Rock N Roll

Rogers Park resident Rock N Roll is not registered to vote in the 49th Ward. Are you?

Monday, September 13, 2010

60626 Delivery

J.B. Alberto's 1326 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626
(773) 973-1700

The Monday Special is veal parmigiana for $5.75

Rogers Bark - What You Always Wanted to Know About Anal Sacs

Rogers Bark Pet Salon
1447 W. Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Blogging at the Clear sidewalk sale

I'm at the Clear sidewalk sale in front of Quest Network Services. Stop by to get Clear or chat about Rogers Park on this beautiful day.

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

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A message from Bishop James Alan Wilkowski

I am so very grateful that as we remember 9/11 today, no Sacred Books have been burned.

I believe that it goes without saying that such an act would have been deplorable on so many levels.

While it is good that no Sacred Texts will be burned today, I am still deeply pained by the many hate filled blogs that desecrate the Moslem faith and those who follow it. For we all breathe the same air, drink the same water, relax under the same sun, view the same stars and share the same planet.

We call God by different names, but are called by Him as one name - His Children.

It is my hope that this day of reflection will be peaceful and sacred.


note: the original post can be found on Bishop James Alan Wilkowski's blog

Easy to Follow Rogers Park relevance

For the photos, videos, updates and more Rogers Park relevancy than you can consume in one sitting there is Rogers Park in 1,000 Words. Follow Rogers Park in 1,000 Words

For personal commentary in short form concerning Rogers Park related updates, events, and true stories look no further than the Rogers Park Twitter. Follow Rogers Park Twitter

The most up-to-date videos of Rogers Park life and struggles. Acclaimed by current and former Rogers Park residents as the real deal. Subscribe to RP1000 Videos

- Bill Morton

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Visiting businesses along Sheridan Road

I spent some time today visiting business along Sheridan Road in Rogers Park.

We first visited The Armadillo's Pillow to pick up some Rogers Park roasted, Songbird Coffee for our guests in The Parlor.

Checked out some used and hard to find books while we were at the bookstore.

and bought one of the new Flatts & Sharpe Music Company t-shirts from owner, Chris Bell.
(*and met new employee Cathlene Keen!)

I am pictured here with the Flatts & Sharpe Music Company t-shirt, on the mantle of The Parlor of Quest Network Services.

- Bill Morton

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

We ordered China Hut

and I got this fortune

China Hut 7100 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL. 60626 (773) 381-3838


Celebrating 300,000 Visitors since June 22, 2007 with a 16 inch thin crust pizza with ground beef, fresh garlic, onions and extra sauce from J.B. Alberto's.

Thank you,

- Bill Morton