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Posts from November 2014

An “Only in Rogers Park” Sunday Fall Afternoon

This past Sunday, with it being a beautiful sunny afternoon, I texted him and invited him over. 45 minutes later, as I was digging bats, whiffle balls and, luckily, a tennis ball out of my trunk, they showed up. We proceeded immediately to Touhy Park, where I started offering them a little hitting and base running instruction. Midway through our activity, a young adult, perhaps around 25, grabbed a seat at the bleacher. His headphones were on, and it appeared he was only half watching us play. We soon forgot that we have a spectator in attendance, and we lost ourselves playing a makeshift baseball game with our two bats and a yellow tennis ball (the whiffle balls destructed with two swings of a bat. After a short stint of running bases, we wound things up with a few final at bats, with each of us taking turns pitching to one of the others of us. I then announced that I had to leave. The kids decided to continue playing, and as I exited the field, the gentleman started walking away as well. Our paths crossed.
Posted by Mike G on November 04, 2014 |

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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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