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Posts from April 2012

America’s Newest Heroes

This year, the Lost Boy’s homeland achieved an important milestone: South Sudan legally achieved independence, and though their new homeland faces overwhelming challenges and struggles, including more attacks from the North (its about oil reserves), they know that they have an important mission: to use their new found educations and build up their homeland. One of Rogers Park’s leaders, Peter Bul (who serves on the Board of Directors, Sudanese Community Association of Illinois), has already launched a school, which services hundreds of youth. (Peter is in his mid to late 20s). Another young man, age 22, speaks of his desire to start a school to teach engineering skills to high school graduates.
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Posted by Mike G on April 28, 2012 |

May 19th: A Choice Between Two Marches

Join the Family Matters’ 23rd Annual Walk A Thon, in support of Family Matters, an after school mentoring, tutoring and youth empowerment organization focusing on improving people’s lives North of Howard street – now celebrating our 25th year anniversary. Some people walking downtown might wonder if their efforts are worthwhile. Will their voices be heard? Support our walk, and you can rest assured that your efforts will go rewarded as the funds earned as a result of this walk go towards supporting important programming. Some people might not want to attend protest rallies downtown, out of fear of Chicago riot police. Join the Family Matters walk – our police are there to be sure that we cross Sheridan Road in safety. The protest rallies are serious demonstrations where attendees must generate attention so that the world leaders in attendance (and the media covering the protests) hear what the protests are all about? The focus of the Family Matters Walk A Thon is about having a peaceful and enjoyable stroll along the lakefront, and joining afterwards for a community picnic and perhaps some entertainment.
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Posted by Mike G on April 13, 2012 |

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Mike G's photoMike Glasser

Mike has a long term relationship with Rogers Park, having lived here at various times in his life, most recently returning to the neighborhood in August, 2009. While living here as a third year law student, he remembers drunken nights at Biddy Mulligan’s and hosting a couple of memorable parties that he, hypocritically, now forbids his own tenants from having. Years later, after completing his stint as a lawyer, Mike started investing in apartment buildings in Rogers Park (and elsewhere), and soon after, did what many newly divorced real estate investors do: he moved into one of his buildings. In 1992 Mike was one of the founding members of the Rogers Park Builders Group, an organization that he eventually headed for six years, until yielding those reigns three years ago. Around a decade ago, on a whim, he reserved the web site “Rogerspark.com,” which he has been developing ever since, and which co-hosts RP BizArts networking events. Mike is the proud father of three wonderful children, Amy, Mitch and Ella.

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