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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Our greatest asset


Rogers Park model tragedy

Sabanovic, a 25-year-old model and college student, was last seen alive May 12 as she headed from Chuckie’s bar in Rogers Park to the Exit nightclub near North and Elston avenues.
Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Rogers Park model reportedly binge drinking before fatal crash.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Rogers Park sunset


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pixel Induced

Thank you to Pixel Induced for featuring RP1000 photography.

Pixel Induced is a place for photographers from all walks of life to share their experiences, learn or teach others with No Borders Nor Boundaries.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

EdgeVille Buzz

Thank you EdgeVille Buzz for mentioning Rogers Park in 1,000 Words.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Rogers Park BBQ


Rock N Roll at 7315 N. Sheridan Road


12 Hours

I've been up all night working on a special project. When I returned to Quest Network Services this morning, Kris owner of Quest mentioned that it has been twelve hours since I last posted our sunset over Rogers Park.

Here's to working on the projects that we feel are worthwhile, until they are complete.

- Bill Morton

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Loyola plans PNC Bank partnership

A message sent this morning from Loyola University Chicago’s Financial Services outlined the university’s plan to make PNC Bank the official banking service on both the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses. The process will include the removal of all existing campus ATM machines, which currently belong to JPMorgan Chase Bank, and the addition of an electronic services branch inside of the Centennial Forum Student Union.
Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola announces plans to partner with PNC Bank


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Rogers Park man accused of sexual assault

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Rogers Park man accused of assaulting 13-year-old he met on Internet.


Rogers Bark - Summertime Bath Club!

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


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Omar Estrada

Omar Estrada shrine Touhy Park

Pictured above is the shrine of Omar Estrada, who was shot to death sitting on this bench in Touhy Park.

I had the opportunity to meet his family at the shrine this afternoon.

Who is responsible for his murder in Rogers Park?

I'll open this one for the views of our community.



Thursday, March 17, 2011
The Rogers Park cover up

Touhy Park

Friday, September 28, 2007
Rogers Park walkthrough 9/27/07 Part VIII

Touhy Park

Teen shot, critically hurt in Rogers Park - Chicago Breaking News


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Open today

The soft launch of the reopening of The Lighthouse is happening today.

Reopening celebration is coming soon.

The Lighthouse 7301 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL. 60626


Today in Rogers Park

7301 N. Sheridan Road


Omar Estrada

Evanston is mourning the death of Omar Estrada, who was shot Thursday while sitting on a park bench in Rogers Park.

Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Evanston High School mourns death of Omar Estrada.


Missing woman's car found

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Missing Rogers Park woman’s car found.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Foggy Day along the Lake


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tip Monster

Tip Monster at J.B. Alberto's


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This morning


Monday, May 16, 2011

Loyola Medicine - Some bed bugs carry MRSA

Loyola Medicine News Press Release:


As if the recent resurgence of bed bugs wasn’t bad enough, Canadian researchers have found some of the little blood-sucking critters carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, the potentially deadly superbug known as MRSA.

Added to that, the researchers also found bed bugs with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium, or VRE, another potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

But to make matters worse locally, a recent survey by a national pest-control company has found that Chicago is the fifth-most bed-bug-infested city in the United States.

Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Chicago fifth-most infected city with bed bugs.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Today in Rogers Park


Saturday, May 14, 2011

One for my friend on Sheridan and Chase


Friday, May 13, 2011

North Town Community News presents 20 year celebration line-up

North Town Community News is celebrating 20 years of presenting un-cut news, politics, local events and culture from the neighborhood, the city and the suburbs together with topics of interest to a broad segment of the community.

The show has earned three National Awards by the Alliance for Community Media for Best News Show and Making a Difference.

I have had the pleasure of being interviewed by Avy Meyers on North Town Community News.

Judge James Shaprio
Circuit Court Cook County and Court Watch Advocate

Elizabeth Vitell
Executive Director, Rogers Park Community Council

Bill Morton
President and Founder, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

Or, you can watch on television:

May 12th, 2011 7:30pm CANTV Channel 19

May 10, 2011 10:00pm ECMC Channel 6
May 12, 2011 8:00pm ECMC Channel 6

May 16, 2011 6:00pm Comcast Channels 19 or 35


Foggy day


Blogger Down

Blogger was down for about a day and it looks like two posts on Rogers Park in 1,000 Words were erased in the process.

I will not be accepting comments questioning it as a conspiracy theory or some sort of personal attack because this is not the case. Blogs across the board have experienced the same losses.

I will repost Lightning over Rogers Park and Howard Street, Ashland Avenue & Rogers Avenue today.

Thank you,

Bill Morton


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lightning over Rogers Park


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Farewell Alumni Gym

Students faculty and alumni at Loyola University Chicago gathered to celebrate one final farewell to Loyola’s Alumni Gym. Alumni Gym was first opened in 1923 and since that time has provided decades of Loyola students a place to hang out, play sports and most of all make memories.

Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola bids final farewell to Alumni Gym.


And So 'It' Goes

Michael Luckenbach posts a followup to my April 1st, 2011 A Walk Down Howard Street, noting that exactly one month afterwards, the blight remains unresolved.

This is a long story that began for the readers of Rogers Park in 1,000 Words with the maintenance of the Wisdom Bridge Theatre and the demolition of the Lerner Building on Ashland and Howard Street.

During this time everyone has been called into question including, Alderman Joe Moore, Developer Rich Aronson, The Wisdom Bridge Arts Project, former occupants Dev Corp North, the Howard Street SSA and the current property owners.

I've posted a wealth of information in earlier posts and have many currently unpublished documents, but let's view the North of Howard Neighbors Assocation's position on this issue in our community first:


Rogers Bark - New Candle Scents!

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


Monday, May 9, 2011

Festival of Architecture

The exhibit features blueprints, photos, architectural drawings, and letters surrounding the creation and maintaining of the buildings on the Loyola Lakeshore Campus.

Young explained that the Festival of Architecture is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the first printed architecture book and that she thought it was essential Loyola play a role in the festival.
Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola featured in Festival of Architecture.


Friday, May 6, 2011

John's Tulips


7301 N. Sheridan Road

7301 N. Sheridan Road


Chase Rummage Sale


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Successful two year anniversary

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce two-year anniversary celebration!

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce anniversary event

The Board and Directors of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
Without the support of the entire Board, this event would not have been as successful as it was.

Back in the Days BBQ
Mark Finley was our guest speaker, presenting the Multi-Facet Network and the business plan and investment plan to bring Back in the Days BBQ to Rogers Park.

Bill's Digital Photos

Official photographer of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce two-year anniversary event.

Caribbean American Bakery

Thank you for your tasty donation!

Charmers Cafe

Thank you for your tasty donation!

Quest Network Services
Thank you for hosting our event at your business!

Premier Signs & Awnings
Thank you for providing our new Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce banner.
Dex for being our Official Grill Master.

Fred of LifeStorage for contributing to our networking event.

Mary Ellen and Kris of Alden Village North for contributing to our networking event.

Laini of Comcast Business Class Service for contributing to our networking event.

And everyone who attended, celebrated and made connections during our annual anniversary event.

Thank you,

Bill Morton, President
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce
(773) 850-0049


Rogers Park shore


Loyola Senior Art Exhibition

Japanese relief, sexual violence, death, and an artist’s interpretation of her face are among the issues illustrated by Loyola University Chicago artists at the 2011 Senior Art Exhibition.

Regardless of the medium, the art revealed at the Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex has one common underlying purpose: to evoke.
Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - Artists impress at Loyola Senior Art Exhibition.


Alden Village North


Chicago, Ill. – Chicago Bulls’ Sidney Green recently visited developmentally disabled children and young adults in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. Green passed out t-shirts and autographed photos to several fans at Alden Village North Health Facility for children and young adults. A power forward, Green played on the Bulls from 1983-1986.

“We have a group of seven guys who watch every Bulls game together and get so excited when cheering on their favorite players. They talk about the good and bad plays for days after,” says Mary Ellen Schweitzer, community liaison.

“When Sidney came in, I knew who he was right away. I told the guys, we should have known the staff was planning something special for us because they kept asking us about the Bulls and our favorite players,” says Lorne Mackey, 31, resident.

“The Bulls are my favorite team, and it was great to have Sidney come and visit on my birthday. It was a great day,” says Sam Galloway, 35, resident.

Recently, Alden Village North underwent a total top-to-bottom renovation. The updated facility provides nearly 100 special needs children and adults with larger bedrooms, increased bathing rooms as well as classroom and programming spaces.

“We try and do lots of outings and trips with our residents; they go to Cubs games, the movies, the Shedd Aquarium and museums, shopping, out to eat, and even the beach. But most of all, our residents love watching Chicago sports. They know the teams, stats and when all the games are on. Basketball playoffs are one of the best times of year here because they get really into the games,” says Janine Ciemny, Administrator, Alden Village North.

Alden Village North offers specialized programs to address the needs of developmentally disabled children and young adults and is located at 7464 N. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. For more information, call 773.338.0200 or visit .


Monday, May 2, 2011

Loyola Finals Bingo Bash

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Loyola’s Finals Bingo Bash goes bust.


Morse Avenue


J.B. Alberto's

J.B. Alberto's

J.B. Alberto's 1326 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL. 60626


Burrows Moving Co.

Burrows Moving Co. Burrows Moving Co. 6542 N. Clark Street Chicago IL. 60626


Clark Devon Hardware

Clark-Devon Hardware has been providing professionals and consumers with the right products for the job since 1924.

Clark-Devon Hardware 6401 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60626 (773) 764-3575


Rogers Park mosque and synagogue alert

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Rogers Park mosques, synagogues on alert after Bin Laden’s death.


William Ferris Chorale at Loyola

Read about it at Loyola Student Dispatch - Critic loves performance, hates chapel acoustics.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Growling Rabbit

The Growling Rabbit
The Growling Rabbit 6981 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626

Loyola fundraiser to support St. Bernadette's School for Special Children

The event lasted from 7:30-11 p.m., providing food from J.B. Alberto’s and other local restaurants, and selling artwork done by Simpson Hall residents as well as students from St. Bernadette’s. All donations and proceeds from the artwork went towards the school.
Read more at Loyola Student Dispatch - i Drink for Hope inspires Loyola students to support school.