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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Our Condolences

John, the owner of the Lighthouse Tavern passed away this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with John, his family and friends during this difficult time.

Election Day in the 49th Ward

Monday, February 21, 2011

Blane Roberts visits local businesses

Blane Roberts Blane Roberts tonight at Quest Network Services

Blane Roberts visited local businesses today to discuss the issues on the day before the election.

He would like to remind 49th Ward voters that he is running as a write-in candidate for 49th Ward Alderman.

Here is some information from Blane Roberts for 49th Ward Alderman:

Blight in the Adelphi Hole

This once was the Adelphi Theater.

7070-78 N. Clark Street at the corner of Clark and Estes

49th Ward Democratic Party Board afraid to endorse

The 49th Ward Democratic Party Board is afraid to endorse a Mayoral candidate unless they feel it is a sure thing.

Loyola Student Dispatch reports:

The 49th Ward Democratic Party also voted to endorse Illinois State Representative Susana Mendoza for City Clerk. Mendoza earned 86.4 percent of the vote, over her opponent, Commissioner of Water Reclamation, Patricia Horton, who received 15.6 percent.

Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - 49th Ward Democrats make no mayoral endorsement.



Rogers Bark - It’s Time to Talk Ear Plucking

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


Sunday, February 20, 2011

2011 Aldermanic Election

An example of storefront windows all over the 49th Ward

The Bloggers of Rogers Park

I have been notified of an interesting article about the blogs of Rogers Park which included Rogers Park in 1,000 Words, The Broken Heart of Rogers Park and Al Iverson's Bacon Rodeo.

The following is a sample of the article:

Bill Morton posts amazing pictures of community events and businesses on his blog, Rogers Park in 1000 Words. He also regularly posts links to local real estate news and current events, as well as speaking openly about his dislike of Alderman Joe Moore. This will be an interesting blog to watch as the election approaches.

You can read the article in it's entirety here:

Bettering our community with our Votes

I Voted Bill Morton, registered voter in the 49th Ward

It is important to be a registered voter and vote in every election.

•Because your activism, including in reforming the system, will be more powerful if you have voted.

•Because your monitoring of the fairness of the election must begin with voting in it.

Because there is a real value in not allowing things to get any worse than they have.

49th Ward politics

Alderman Joe Moore

49th Ward politics has never been pretty.

1/2 dozen election cycles

I saw something on Craig's blog that said "1/2 dozen election cycles".

That statement reminded me of a box of Alderman Joe Moore's donuts.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Red Line getaway failure

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Red Line getaway fails for robbery suspect.


Brian White on the 49th Ward

Check out Brian's website at

Friday Special at J.B. Alberto's

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, February 17, 2011

Rock N Roll loves Rogers Bark!

Marie and my dog Rock N Roll enjoying an afternoon at Rogers Bark.

Rogers Bark
1447 W. Jarvis
Chicago, IL. 60626

Thursday Special at J.B. Alberto's

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

Rogers Park "Most Diverse" title Challenged

Joe Zekas' Yo Chicago artcle, Seeking diversity? Skip Rogers Park and head for Skokie, challenges authenticism of Rogers Parks "Most Diverse" title.

The following is from the article:

Rogers Parkers lean heavily on the diversity meme when they describe their community to outsiders. At, for example, the About page touts “Chicago’s most diverse neighborhood.”

You can read the complete article here.

Scott Philips outs Tom Westgard

I received this message from Scott Philips this morning:

Off topic, but I'm sorry to say a local blogger has been officially "outed" as a Joe Moore shill. It seems a local blogger, who claims to operate an objective reporting site, has been secretly working for Joe Moore, albeit in a rather sophomoric manner. I'm very disappointed to say that Tom Westgard has now been completely discredited. You might have seen the fake Twitter account "AldermanBrian," which blatently attacks Brian Whit...e and, presumably, me. While I support Brian, I am not working for his campaign. Having been in touch with Twitter and investigated in other ways, it has been confirmed that 49th Ward blogger Tom Westgard is the childish, spiteful little person behind this Twitter account. This pretty much blows the roof off of any attempts he makes to appear like a legitimate reporting site. If you follow the footprints, it also seems like Joe Moore is likely behind all of Tom's activities. Tom Westgard is clearly a shill for Joe Moore.

Scott Phillips

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Traffic Lights

Rogers Bark - Do You and Your Pet Need a Bit of a Perk-Up?

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


Sunday, February 13, 2011

1529 W. Touhy Avenue


Saturday, February 12, 2011

49th Ward Gunshots

"I'll admit I've been startled by the sound of gunshots in this neighborhood. And there are definitely druggies and too many young men hanging out on street corners (the unemployment rate among young black men in urban areas such as this is as high as 52 percent)."
Read more:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday Special at J.B. Alberto's

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

The Monday Special is veal parmigiana for $5.75

Valentine's Day at The Mayne Stage

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Community First Bank seized

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Failed Rogers Park bank seized by regulators.


Thank you to J.B. Alberto's

J.B. Alberto's
A thank you to J.B. Alberto's from Quest Network Services 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626. You have made our day with a pepperoni and sausage pizza for our Super Bowl enjoyment.

J.B. Alberto's
Pizza by: J.B. Alberto's 1324-26 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626 773 973-1700