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“Black Family Reunion”

“Black Family Reunion” Afrikan Heritage/Black History program at Loyola Park Celebrate the diverse elements of Black history and culture at this annual event with music, readings, and refreshments. Music, dance, interesting figures. Harold Bellamy , a BNICEH/IMPRUVE member who is a retired Buffalo soldier of the 6th Infantry, Black centenarian(s), return of Rufus Hunt, Tuskegee airman. Date: Sunday, February 26, 2012 Time: 12 to 4 p.m. Location: Loyola Park 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. FREE For more information, contact Selena 773.761.7306
Posted on February 24, 2012

Glenwood Sunday Market Moves Indoors

Glenwood Sunday Market Moves Indoors Mark your calendars for a wonderful series of Holiday Markets to be hosted by the Glenwood Sunday Market at The Glenwood Bar. November 13 and 20 will be devoted to Thanksgiving preparations with your favorite farmers and food artisans. December 10 and 11 will be a special Winter Holiday Farmers and Craft Event with all kinds of items both food and gifts! More details to come or feel free to contact Market Director Sheree Moratto at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 773-508-5885, ext 13.
Posted on November 10, 2011

Rogers Park/West Ridge neighborhood - openhousechicago Event

Rogers Park/West Ridge neighborhood - openhousechicago Event The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society is announcing a partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation to showcase the Rogers Park/West Ridge neighborhood, which has been selected as one of six areas throughout the city of Chicago to be represented in the foundation’s new event, openhousechicago, taking place Oct. 14-16, 2011.
Posted on October 10, 2011

Chicago’s First Casino Possibly in the Cards

By Susanna Pak Almaz Yigizaw expanded her Edgewater restaurant Ethiopian Diamond to a Rogers Park location two years ago, in the middle of a still-struggling economy. “I just focus on food and service, and people are coming,” she said. “A restaurant is a restaurant, then the purpose is serving food and drink – that’s what I’ll stick to.”
Posted on August 24, 2011

Part One: Chanelle Prepares for the Pageant

Part One: Chanelle Prepares for the Pageant By Bob Spoerl for Rogers Park resident and Lane Tech senior Chanelle Hutchinson celebrates her 18th birthday on Easter Sunday this year, one week before she vies for the title of Miss Chicago Teen. “I hope at least I get top 10 so I can say it’s worth my time,” Hutchinson jokes during an interview.
Posted on April 24, 2011

I Am Chicago - Rogers Park/Edgewater edition.

I Am Chicago - Rogers Park/Edgewater edition. We set up a portable, natural-light studio on Chicago’s neighborhood corners. We spend a day there documenting the characters of the city by inviting all who pass by to step into our studio. We take full-body portraits of them to record the exact way they have presented themselves to the streets on that given day, brown paper bags and all. Some strut, some smile, some grill, some glare, some frown... To encourage participation we offer everybody a professional 8x11.5 inch print of their studio portrait, made on the spot. Our goal is to set up our studio on 30 of Chicago’s corners. The purpose of ‘I am Chicago’ is to collect material for an exhibit, a book of photographs, and a film. Go to "I Am Chicago" Website>>
Posted on April 21, 2011

It’s Sonny in Rogers Park

Bob Spoerl for Imagine being in the middle of Tahrir Square in Cairo during the recent Egyptian revolution. It’s something that’s not imaginary, but real for Ismail Ibrahim. He was there on Feb. 11. “Never in Egypt did I imagine this would happen,” says the 65-year-old Rogers Park resident. It was a dream come true for him, something that causes the practical businessman to jump up out of his seat. Ibrahim is perhaps best known in the 49th Ward as the owner of Sonny’s Food Store. Ismail’s friends know him as Sonny – in fact, everyone calls him that.
Posted on February 28, 2011

An Ethiopian Dinner with a Sudanese Activist

An Ethiopian Dinner with a Sudanese Activist By Bob Spoerl for Freedom in Southern Sudan Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Feb. 7 accepted the request of an astounding 98.83 percent of nearly 4 million registered voters in Southern Sudan. While this news might mean next to nothing for Chicago residents not familiar with Sudan, it means a whole lot to Rogers Park resident Magai (Peter) Bul.
Posted on February 12, 2011

The Recyclery Collective - 2011 Bike Repair Classes

The Recyclery Collective - 2011 Bike Repair Classes Learn bicycle maintenance at The Recyclery Collective, a nonprofit bicycle shop. Payment is sliding scale to make classes affordable to those with limited income. Register at the to save your spot.
Posted on December 15, 2010

Loyola - Community Holiday Party

Loyola - Community Holiday Party Thursday, December 16, 2010 5:30 PM Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts 1020 West Sheridan Road first floor auditorium Chicago, Illinois 60626        
Posted on December 13, 2010

Shop Jarvis Square

Shop Jarvis Square Spend the afternoon at the intersection of Jarvis and Greenview. Get your holiday shopping done at the annual artisans market (artists will be at 3 different locations this year) and visit local businesses to enjoy special day of discounts and events. It is a great way to meet all your holiday shopping needs and support the Chicago artists community! Check out for more details.
Posted on December 08, 2010


The Shambhala Meditation Center has been a quiet force in the east Rogers Park community since 1996. This past May, for the first time in its nearly twenty-year history, the SMC has a full-time Director, Mr. Tom Adducci. Tom was previously the Director of the Minneapolis Shambhala Center. Tom is a Chicago native.
Posted on August 04, 2010

Calling All Artists! Applications to Design an Underpass Mural Now Being Accepted

Calling All Artists! Applications to Design an Underpass Mural Now Being Accepted All Chicago-based artists are invited to submit a design for one of twelve murals that will grace the CTA and Metra underpasses in the 49th Ward. The "Mass Underpass Murals Project" was one of the funding proposals that received voter approval in the Participatory Budgeting Election last April in which I gave the 49th Ward residents the power to determine how I would spend the 49th Ward's capital budget allocation.
Posted on June 23, 2010

Local aouther reads from her first novel this weekend at Printers Row Lit Fest

Local aouther reads from her first novel this weekend at Printers Row Lit Fest Millions of readers across generations have laughed and cried with the March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women. And there has never been a more beloved heroine in the history of American letters than Jo March, Louisa’s alter ego and an iconic figure of independent spirit and big dreams. But as Louisa knew all too well, big dreams often come at a cost. Kelly O’Connor McNees reads from her novel, The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott, Sunday June 13 at 11am at Dearborn Station.
Posted on June 09, 2010

Eclipse the Violence Spoken Word Showcase & Blacks for Green Art Exibition

Eclipse the Violence Spoken Word Showcase & Blacks for Green Art Exibition Eclipse the Violence event is a spoken word showcase as well as an art exhibition that will feature young men and teenagers from Family Matter's Programs. MAy 21st 6:00 - 7:30 at No Exit
Posted on May 20, 2010

Spring Thing 2010 @ Greenleaf Art Center

Spring Thing 2010 @ Greenleaf Art Center 2010 Group show and open studio event. Friday May 21st, 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Posted on May 17, 2010

“Trash” to Treasure Free Swap - Spring 2010

“Trash” to Treasure Free Swap - Spring 2010 1615 W. Howard Street Drop-Off Only: Saturday, May 15 Noon-4pm “Free Shop”: Sunday, May 16 2pm-6pm (Preview Noon-2pm for ticket holders who donated on Saturday)
Posted on April 29, 2010

GIFTED - Messhall Dec 11th

"GIFTED”: 12 ARTISTS DISTRIBUTE SUSTAINABLE ART Chicago, IL – December 11, 2009 – Twelve Chicago artists explore the concept of a gift economy in “gifted,” an exhibition of free distribution. The December 11th experience at Mess Hall in Rogers Park presents various forms of sustainable art through community-driven works, educational scenarios, patterns, and handmade objects.
Posted on December 03, 2009

Loyola Ensembles Holiday Concert

Loyola Ensembles Holiday Concert Wednesday, December 2, 2009 7:30 PM
Posted on December 01, 2009

Recyclery Awarded Grant

Recyclery Awarded Grant The Chicago Community Trust awards $8,000 to local community bike project
Posted on November 19, 2009

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