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Posts from May 2013

New Parking Meter Idea a Real Gamble

Last year at this time this website offered a unique idea that I think would undo the horrible mess made when the City approved the parking meter deal, and bring legal gambling into the City of Chicago in a far more ingenious way than simply adding a casino and installing slot machines in the City’s airports and race tracks. Why not convert each of the City’s parking stations into a one eyed bandit slot machine?
Posted by Mike G on May 19, 2013 |

On a Rogers Park “Must Do” List

The Must Do Experience that inspired me to write this particular blog post is an event that is occurring next Saturday: the Family Matters Annual Walk-a-thon. There is something a uniquely pleasurable and fulfilling about participating in this happening – to join a group of around 400 people for a walk up the lakefront on a beautiful Spring day, talking to friends, united behind a desire to support a truly outstanding Rogers Park organization. And then enjoy the community barbeque following the walk. Learn more about Family Matters at
Posted by Mike G on May 11, 2013 |

Support Family Matters at 24th Annual Walk-a-thon on May 18th

Next Saturday, May 18th, Family Matters, a fabulous Rogers Park organization (on whose board I sit), conducts its 24th Annual Walk-a-thon - its primary fund raising event of the year. If you are available next Saturday morning, consider joining us for our 5 mile walk. Why not call a friend or two and have them join you? The Walk offers you a great chance to catch up with friends, enjoy a beautiful day strolling along the lakefront, and support a fantastic organization. Family Matters seeks a minimum $20 contribution for each walker, and we encourage you to raise additional funds via Sponsorships. Our goal is to reach $80,000 with 400 walkers (last year we raised over $60,000), so we encourage you to be as generous as you can with your contribution!
Posted by Mike G on May 11, 2013 |

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About the Author

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 “,” 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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