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Two weeks after gang murders, a reason for youth to dance in Rogers Park

Two weeks after gang murders, a reason for youth to dance in Rogers Park
By Charlie on February 17, 2012
By Bob Spoerl They jived and dipped and grooved and spun and yelled and swayed and made the wind at times seem a step behind. The “they” are creative dancers living and performing in Rogers Park. One night after the Grammy's, a group of young dancers from the neighborhood known as 808s -- the name is an ode to loud hip hop music, 808 being the penal code for noise violation -- teamed up with a professional dance company from the far North Side, Phoenix Rising, to produce a dance show called "Lover's Lane." It was only several weeks after two young men were shot and killed near Howard Street in Rogers Park.
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Loyola El station to be remodeled this summer:

Loyola El station to be remodeled this summer:
By Charlie on February 16, 2012
McDonald’s and Harris Bank slated for demolition in plans for plaza: After nearly five years of planning, the renovation of the Loyola Red Line El station is scheduled to begin in late May, according to university officials. Construction will begin shortly after Loyola's commencement ceremonies. In a related project, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced possible future plans to make Loyola a Red/Purple Line transfer station. Read the Loyola Phoenix Story Here
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2012 “Immigrants Aspire!” Scholarship Competition

2012 “Immigrants Aspire!” Scholarship Competition
By Charlie on February 16, 2012
Elizabeth Walder, Esq., founder and President of Immigration Law Associates in Skokie, IL, has been helping foreign nationals achieve their immigration goals for more than 20 years. As a result, she understands the critical role of higher education in unlocking the door of opportunity for immigrant youth and their families. Yet financial concerns often stand in the way. To underscore her commitment to immigrant communities in and around Chicago, Mrs. Walder, with her attorneys and staff, is pleased to announce the “Immigrants Aspire!” scholarships and essay competition. Three scholarship awards – a grand prize of $2,000 and two runner-up prizes of $500 – will be payable directly to each winning student’s college or university. Winners will also be honored at a special reception and their essays will be featured on the Immigration Law Associates website.
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Cesar “Augusto” Izquierdo 5.22.57 - 2.11.12

Cesar “Augusto” Izquierdo 5.22.57 - 2.11.12
By Mike G on February 13, 2012
Though most people associate Rogers Park's famous Peruvian restaurant Taste of Peru with his more gregarious older brother Cesar, those of us who frequented the restaurant have always been charmed by Cesar's mellow younger brother, Augusto. Indeed, Augusto was the welcoming face at Taste of Peru for more than ten years. A quiet and gentle man who was always ready to make sure guests experienced the wonderful flavors of a family-owned Rogers Park eatery. Most would not get the opportunity to know that behind the efficient professional, was the heart of a man who worked hard every day to provide for his family back home in Peru. ....
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Tickets Available for Monday’s 808s “Lovers Lane” Performance

By Charlie on February 08, 2012
Come join 808s Youth Empowerment Thru Dance as they join the new Rogers Park based dance group, Phoenix Rising Chicago, for their first collaborative show. All proceeds benefit the 808s 808syouthdance.org You can see great dance and contribute to a great up and coming cause. Monday, February 13, 2012 Wyllie B. White Field House 1610 W. Howard Doors open 6:30PM .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Check this site to learn about ticket information, or join 808s email list by emailing “808syouthdance@rogerspark.com” to be notified once we start making advanced tickets available. Check out the video invite created by the 808s.

Buried Treasure in a Bookshelf

Buried Treasure in a Bookshelf
By Mike G on February 08, 2012
By Bob Spoerl, for rogerspark.com Rogers Park handyman Michael Cain (no, not Michael Caine, the famous English actor) has helped renovate plenty of homes and fixed plenty of broken items in his nearly 25 years owning and operating “Mike’s Home Repair” on Chicago’s North Side. While every project is unique, one of his recent repairs sticks out like a diamond in the rough. “Nothing like this has ever happened,” Cain said, referring to what he found on-site several weeks ago. Cain and his crew were tearing down a bookcase in an old Rogers Park coach house. What happened next would have titillated your inner pawnbroker: six pistols, assorted jewelry and collectable coins were found stashed away inside the decaying book storage unit. It’s one of those eerie, exciting happenings when you don’t know if it’s appropriate to jump for joy or call the cops.
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RPBizArts Networking Breakfast - Green Spirit

RPBizArts Networking Breakfast - Green Spirit
By Charlie on February 06, 2012
Eating healthy foods has never been so delicious and easy. Learn how to prepare a variety of dishes for daily breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Learn about raw foods and how adding even a small amount of raw foods to your diet can get you on the path to feeling your best. Rogers Park BizArts meetings are open to all local artists, businesses and community residents. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:30 to 9 a.m. Green Spirit - 7551 N. Ridge Blvd. Cost is $5. Payment is optional for members and advertisers of the events’ co-hosts: the Rogers Park Business Alliance and rogerspark.com. Also, we encourage you to bring a canned good that will be distributed to deserving local pantries. Bring a neighbor and a couple of friends!
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Windy City Beekeepers

Windy City Beekeepers
By Charlie on February 02, 2012
Barbara Ryan is a member of the Windy City Beekeepers. WCB has beekeepers who are looking for a place to put their hives. They have all the equipment and knowledge necessary to install a hive on public (community gardens) or private (back yard or roof top) places, and are looking for possible sites. If anyone is interested in hosting a hive in exchange for some honey, contact Barbara at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Spotlight - Alpha Adjusting

Spotlight - Alpha Adjusting
By Charlie on January 23, 2012
Alpha Adjusting Company is a licensed and credentialed public adjusting firm located in Chicago and available for nationwide claim services. In just the past seven years we've handled more than SEVENTY MILLION DOLLARS of adjustments and settlements on Real Property (both business and personal), Business Interruption, and Loss of Earnings claims. Our case work has extended into 13 states across the country. Find out more about Alpha Adjusting here.

2012 Adopt the Public Way Garden Grant -  APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

2012 Adopt the Public Way  Garden Grant -  APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
By Charlie on January 23, 2012
Under the cover of today's snow are summer's plants, getting ready to send up their pale shoots. Gardeners like to think about such things and dream of spreading flowers and shrubs in every parkway, traffic circle and park. If this is you, the Rogers Park Garden Group (RPGG) wants to help. Grants of up to $500 for plant material, soil amendments, and mulch are available to anyone who is creating, restoring, or enhancing a garden located in the public way. The grants program is called, "Adopt the Public Way." Anyone is eligible, but the garden must be in Rogers Park, east of Ridge and north of Devon. Grants are also available for anyone running a youth program that wants to add gardening to the activities; and for the youth projects, the gardens don't have to be in the public way.
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