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Buried Treasure in a Bookshelf

Buried Treasure in a Bookshelf 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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Posted on February 08, 2012

RPBizArts Networking Breakfast - Green Spirit

RPBizArts Networking Breakfast - Green Spirit 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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Posted on February 06, 2012

Spotlight - Alpha Adjusting

Spotlight - Alpha Adjusting 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.
Posted on January 23, 2012

Alderman Moore’s Statement on the Proposed Parade and Public Assembly Ordinance

Remarks of Alderman Joe Moore Regarding the Parade and Public Assembly Ordinance January 17, 2012 The right to protest and petition our government for a redress of grievances is the foundation of our democracy and our most cherished freedom. I can think of no neighborhood in our nation where that freedom is more treasured, and practiced more frequently, than the 49th Ward of Chicago. That is why the proposal to increase the fines for resisting arrest and the proposed changes to the City of Chicago's parade and public assembly ordinances are of such concern to me and many of my 49th Ward constituents.
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Posted on January 19, 2012

He had a Very Powerful Dream…..And Shared it with all Americans.

He had a Very Powerful Dream…..And Shared it with all Americans. The 20th century's most influential civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Ga. King entered the civil rights movement in 1955. That same year, he led a bus boycott that was initiated by Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Ala., where blacks were made to sit at the back and give up their seats to whites. In 1963, King participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech to a crowd of 250,000. Learn More Here
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Posted on January 16, 2012

CTA - iGo Smart Card

CTA - iGo Smart Card Since January 2009, I-GO and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) have offered the Chicago Card Plus I-GO card, the nation’s first joint smart card providing seamless access to a public transit system and a car-sharing service. The Chicago Card Plus I-GO card enables its dual-account holders to access CTA trains and buses, Pace buses, and every car in I-GO’s fleet—most of which are near or adjacent to CTA routes or rail stations. And now you can get the Chicago Card Plus I-GO card for only $15 – a $60 savings off the regular application fee – plus $50 in CTA transit fare credit! Find out all about it here...
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Posted on January 14, 2012

High Ridge YMCA - MLK Food Drive

High Ridge YMCA - MLK Food Drive The High Ridge YMCA is teaming up with Ys across the city and suburbs for a week-long, Metro-wide food drive starting on Martin Luther King Jr., Day to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. King’s philosophy was one of inclusion, particularly including those less fortunate. According to the GCFD, nearly 142,000 hungry men, women and children rely on the Food Depository every week, with 37 percent of those served being children. Northern Illinois Food Bank will serve more than 500,000 people this year across its 13-county service area, up 168 percent from 2006.
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Posted on January 13, 2012

Tricoci University in Rogers Park Celebrates Graduates

Tricoci University in Rogers Park Celebrates Graduates Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (TUBC) is the premiere beauty education provider that is redefining the industry and producing salon-ready graduates prepared for successful careers. Founded by international beauty industry leader Mario Tricoci in 2004
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Posted on January 13, 2012

Local Fitness Facility to Host Wed Jan 11 BizArts Breakfast

Local Fitness Facility to Host Wed Jan 11 BizArts Breakfast "180 Personal Fitness is hosting the January breakfast meeting of the Rogers Park Business and Artist Networking Group (RPBizArts), scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 7:30 - 9:00AM, 317 W. Howard Street, Room 206, Evanston; $5.00. 180 Personal Fitness trainers are offering attendees of Wednesday's BizArts function a coupon, redeemable for one free personal training session, a $35 value.)"
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Posted on January 10, 2012

Host an Exchange Student

Host an Exchange Student Are you a people person? Interested in other cultures or languages? Like the idea of forming friendships with a students or teachers from other countries? Then hosting might be right for you.
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Posted on January 09, 2012

Two Local Fitness Facilities Ready to Help You Get Fit!

Two local fitness facilities are able to help you achieve your fitness goals and are offering fabulous affordable New Years packages to get you on the way to accomplishing a healthier lifestyle.
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Posted on January 09, 2012

New Board Member Joins Family Rescue

New Board Member Joins Family Rescue January 5, 2012- CHICAGO---Family Rescue, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating domestic violence in the greater Chicago metropolitan area is proud to welcome Neil Vincent to the Board of Directors.
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Posted on January 09, 2012

In Memory of Neil Lifton

In Memory of Neil Lifton Note: An event to honor the cherished memory of Neil will be held on Saturday, January 21st, 5:00PM - 9:00PM (onward) at Lifeline Theater, 6912 N. Glenwood. The community of Rogers Park has lost one of our valued residents and business owners, Neil Lifton. Though he had only moved to Rogers Park in the past decade, Neil had quickly become the recognizable face of Duke's Bar. Many of us appreciated Neil's love for music and we appreciated the way that he converted Duke's into an intimate venue for local music acts. On a good night, we would be delighted when Neil would grab his guitar and play along with the band, giving those of us watching a wonderful chance to see a man living that for which he was most passionate. We offer his loving wife Mary our heartfelt condolences and our best wishes during this difficult time. The attached video shows Neil performing songs that he had written and performed for his adopted community that loved him.
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Posted on January 04, 2012

Rogers Park Community Council Announcement

Rogers Park Community Council Announcement SMALL ACTS ADD UP TO LIFE CHANGES Dear Friend, In my four years as Executive Director of the Rogers Park Community Council, I have personally witnessed how meaningful the service provided by our program staff has been for the scores of clients who have passed through our doors. Sometimes the acts of service impact on clients' lives dramatically. Sometimes the effects are small, incremental and deeply significant. When our Housing Director finds an apartment for a family facing eviction or secures the timely return of a wrongfully withheld security deposit, the relief and impact are obvious. When domestic violence victims see the criminal justice system work as it should, meting out appropriate penalties for abuse and affording protection for survivors, the powerful effect of our VASP staff's intervention is plain.
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Posted on December 28, 2011

The Next Alderman of the 49th Ward

The Next Alderman of the 49th Ward By Edward Mcclelland: For the last month, there’s been a rumor that Gov. Pat Quinn is considering appointing Ald. Joe Moore as head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Moore has been on the City Council since 1991, tying him for fourth most-senior alderman, and he has long been open to a new job. In 2000, he ran unsuccessfully for Clerk of the Circuit Court. Last year, he considered running for state representative. Moore’s wife, Barbara, recently withdrew her candidacy for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District because “close member of my family is under serious consideration for a regulatory post that would create a strong conflict of interest were I to be elected to the Water Reclamation District. Though the appointment is not certain, I cannot in good conscience continue to ask my friends and supporters for their time and financial support, knowing that I may not be able to serve.” Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/The-Next-Alderman-of-the-49th-Ward-135931063.html#ixzz1hDM1JCbG
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Posted on December 21, 2011

BizArts Canned Food Drive for 2011 Completed

BizArts Canned Food Drive for 2011 Completed Canned goods contributed throughout the year at meetings of the Rogers Park Business & Artist Network (RP BizArts) found their home today, as they were delivered to Little People’s Day Care, which is completing its Food and Toy Drive to benefit Housing Opportunities for Women (HOW).
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Posted on December 19, 2011

James Pritzker to restore, open Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House

James Pritzker to restore, open Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House Retired Col. James Pritzker is most known for the 8-year-old military library that bears his name. And the meticulous restoration of the library's new home, the Monroe Building on South Michigan Avenue, is winning him praise. But he's about to launch another, even higher-profile restoration project. 7415 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626, USA Starting in the spring, Pritzker will begin restoring the exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House on Sheridan Road in Rogers Park. Once complete, the plan is to open the home for overnight guests and events, making it one of only a handful of Wright homes nationwide the public can rent. Read the Chicago Tribune article here
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Posted on December 16, 2011

“Speculating Over Process—- a blog post”

In his most recent blogpost, the owner of this website discusses the community process that might take place to find Alderman Moore's replacement, presuming the Alderman accepts a State cabinet post. Read it here...
Posted on December 12, 2011

Ald. Joe Moore in Running for State EPA chief - Wife Barbara could be a candidate to replace him

Ald. Joe Moore in Running for State EPA chief - Wife Barbara could be a candidate to replace him By Hal Dardick, Chicago Tribune reporter 8:12 p.m. CST, December 7, 2011 Longtime 49th Ward Ald. Joe Moore could be leaving to run the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and the resulting shuffle could see his wife end up as his successor on the City Council. Barbara Moore's last-minute decision not to run for the regional sewer board lent credence to that scenario in Democratic circles. Read the entire Chicago Tribune article here
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Posted on December 07, 2011

Willye B. White Youth Prevail in City Wide Tumbling Competition

Willye B. White Youth Prevail in City Wide Tumbling Competition On Saturday, December 3rd, a newly formed tumbling team consisting of youngsters aged 8 - 10 representing the Willye B. White Center placed first overall in the City of Chicago Tumbling Competition, conducted at the Broadway Armory. Four of the tumblers on the WBW team, coached by Stephan Fouche and Sherman Bryant, scored highly in individual competition: Micah Hightower (1st), Nishawn Madden (1st), Daesoni Mills (2nd) and Clarence Walker (3rd). All four of the aforementioned youth participated on the Willye B. White football team, in the City's Junior Bears Program. That team completed in a post season bowl game, finishing the season with a 4-3 record.
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Posted on December 07, 2011

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