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Friday, January 31, 2014

Ke$ha to perform in Rogers Park ... but Rogers Park is not invited.

Ke$ha and Mike Birbiglia perform in Rogers Park ... but, You must be a member of the LUC community in order to purchase and pick up tickets. You will be asked to present a LUC ID when picking up tickets at the Damen Info Desk.


Ke$ha cancelled her performance at Loyola University Chicago.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wanted for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault

About the Crime:

On January 29, 2014, at approximately 7:05 p.m. in the 1200 block of West North Shore, a 24-year-old female victim was in the building's basement laundry room when an unknown male offender approached her from behind and covered her eyes with his hands. The offender stated that he had a gun and told the victim to give him her money.  The offender then removed the victim's keys and telephone from her pocket.  The victim began to struggle with the offender and during this time the offender struck the victim's head against a support beam.  The offender then sexually assaulted the victim. 

About the Offender:

The offender is described as a black male, 5'10"-6'02", wearing tan boots, blue jeans and a black jacket with black and white wrist cuffs.  

What you can do:

·        Report any suspicious people or activity in the area.
·        Be aware of the situation and alert neighbors in the area.
·        Pay special attention to any subjects loitering in the area.
  • Do not wear headphones while walking alone.
  • Contact Area North Detectives if you develop any information on the above incident.

If you have any information please contact the
Bureau of Detectives – Area North
(312) 744-8263
Reference RD# HX132177


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Motivation - Vbody Power Fitness

We all need motivation sometimes, especially in Rogers Park. Last summer, I posted a Vbody Power Fitness workout every morning here on Rogers Park in 1,000 Words. Randy of Vbody is located at 7301 N. Sheridan Road and his videos often feature some familiar Rogers Park locales.

Those that have been following RP1000 since 2013 can recall Summertime!

"Any one can give up, its easy to do!!! But to hold it together when everybody expects you to give up is True Strength!!!! 

You can never give up its just that simple!!! Just some shots of me getting my workout on! explosive pushups med ball slams, plyo box jumps and tons more"

Randy, Vbody Power Fitness

Monday, January 27, 2014

Caio Bella Cafe's new concept

Ciao Bella Cafe's reopening new concept is set for February 1st, 2014

Previously a cafe named Ciao Bella, and previous to that, a cafe named Pillars, is preparing for another transition in February of this year. But, until this transition is in place, they are renting their space for private events to the tune of $1,000 per day, or "Mon - Thurs $225/hr or $1,000/5hr Fri-Sun $325/hr or $1,500/5hr Staff included in these rates".

Described on Event Space in Chicago as "Nestled in the heart of the Rogers Park community of Chicago, Ciao Bella is a warm atmosphere that can be rented for either day or evening meetings or your leisure events. A full kitchen onsite can cater your meal or you can meet during the day and enjoy in-house coffee bar service. Seating is flexible and can be arranged in various configurations. Onsite FREE wifi is available to group rentals", the rental information also notes:

TYPE :Restaurant/Bar/Club
WIDTH :40 Ft
ROOM SIZE :4200 Sq Ft

ATTRIBUTES: Windows, Heat, AC, Bathroom, Deck/Patio, Tables/Chairs and a Perminent Stage.

Kitchen was surprisingly excluded from the description.

Floor Plan 1:

Upon finding this information, I researched Caio Bella Cafe for permits and found that they applied for a liquor licence.

I think we are looking at a new Restaurant/Bar/Club scheduled for February on Sheridan Road.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Giordono's has Valentines Spirit!

Giordono's to offer Heart-Shaped Pizza in their Rogers Park location from February 13th - 16th, 2014

Giordono's - Rogers Park
6836 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626
(773) 262-1313

Located near the intersection of W. Farwell Avenue and N. Sheridan Road, it is convenient to: Loyola University, Lake Michigan beaches, Loyola Park/ Recreation Center, 400 Theater, Mayne Stage, Gentile Arena.


Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat 11am-11pm


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chicago Speed Cameras Interactive Map show no speed cameras in Rogers Park


Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Return of EveryBlock

"Hi neighbors! It’s been a while, but we’re happy to report that EveryBlock is back in Chicago!

Please visit Everyblock. Your login credentials should still work, this includes logging in with Facebook or Twitter. If you cannot remember your password, you can get a new one with the forgot password tool.

Once in, you can reset all of your preferences and daily email deliveries if you like.

Thank you for your ongoing support and please contact us at any time if you have questions, complaints, suggestions or recommendations".
Yours truly,
The EveryBlock Team

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Today in Rogers Park - January 19th, 2014

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 

The Red Line Tap - Gruve Toob - 9 PM

Chicago's newest Jazz Funk group, Gruve Toob, at the Red Line Tap! Featuring Stuart Seale on keys, Steve Koerner on sax, Benjamin Scholz on drums & Steven Hart on bass, Gruve Toob will be keepin' it funky all night long (no walking bass lines allowed).

Red Line Tap features great drink special and food from the kitchen of the Heartland café!

Most of you have Monday off, so what a better way to spend an extra weekend night than keepin' it funky with Gruve Toob!


Saturday, January 18, 2014

City releases pot hole tracker map of Rogers Park


Rogers Park branch of the Chicago Public Library


Concealed Carry in Rogers Park


Friday, January 17, 2014

Chicago #1 for bed bugs in United States, LA comes in second


Information on 911 and 311


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Snow is getting deeper

The snow is getting deeper out there, so be careful while walking, shoveling and driving.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

In memory of Carl Occhipinti


Friday, January 3, 2014

Tonight's options in Rogers Park - January 3rd, 2014


Snowy bus stop at Sheridan and Sherwin