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Quinn Eyes Alderman Joe Moore for Cabinet Spot

Quinn Eyes Alderman Joe Moore for Cabinet Spot It seems like the new Chicago City Council was just sworn into office, but one of its members may be preparing to move on quite soon. City and state insiders are buzzing with talk that Alderman Joe Moore (49th), a reformer who represents the Rogers Park area, is on Gov. Pat Quinn's short list to head the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The agency has an interim director, John Kim, but Mr. Quinn is known to be looking for a permanent candidate, and the selection of Mr. Moore would please environmental groups. The Greens weren't thrilled when Mr. Quinn recently named Downstate state Rep. Tom Holbrook to another big environmental job: chairman of the state's Pollution Control Board. Read more: Stay on top of Chicago business with our free daily e-newsletters
Posted on November 18, 2011

Scared to go Home - Active Thread on Everyblock

There is an interesting thread on Everyblock right now, where neighbors are helping neighbors deal with a problem building and potential drug dealing. Go here to read or contribute>>>
Posted on August 29, 2011

Rogers Park Community Council - Lakefront News

Rogers Park Community Council - Lakefront News Welcome to Issue No. 3 of the Rogers Park Community Council's Lakefront News, bringing you monthly news for and about our local nonprofit community and the people we serve. In this edition, we have some exciting news regarding one of our former Victim Advocacy Support Program clients, Monica. Read Issue #3 right here>>
Posted on June 23, 2011

A Neighborhood Success Story Beat 2431 CAPS

A Neighborhood Success Story Beat 2431 CAPS Loyola Park, a twenty acre gem in the Chicago Park District, is one of the 49th Ward’s many treasures. As with many treasures, there is often a dark side. Along with its excellent beach, large park area and recreational facilities, Loyola Park was becoming dangerous. It was plagued by group drinking, drug dealing, petty theft, prostitution and assaults. From May to November overnight camps, of people too drunk or unwilling to find their way back to their apartments, were set up behind bushes, under trees and out on the beach. A community park was becoming lost to the community. Read the rest here>>
Posted on June 08, 2011

Residents React to Participatory Budgeting Year 2

Posted on May 16, 2011

Spring Chase 5K @ Heartland this Sunday May 15th

Spring Chase 5K @ Heartland this Sunday May 15th Athletes United for Peace and Heartland Cafe present SPRING CHASE 5K Sunday May 15th. Promoting friendship & Peace through sport. Meet @ Heartland Cafe 7000 N Glenwood by 8:00 AM RUN FOR FREE Post race breakfast.
Posted on May 11, 2011

This week at Mess Hall! Happy May!

Mess Hall is an experimental cultural center in the heart of Rogers Park, Chicago. It's a place where visual art, radical politics, creative urban planning, applied ecological design & other things intersect & inform each other
Posted on May 02, 2011

Illinois 14th District State Representative Appointed to Fill Vacancy, After Harry Osterman Resigns

By Kurt Fujio for As the recalcitrant spring weather in Chicago remained cold, rainy, and gloomy, the Democrat committee meeting scheduled to begin at 1:30pm on Saturday afternoon at Regis Hall (Loyola University, 6340 N. Winthrop) started twenty minutes late, after people had ample opportunity for friendly casual conversation in the lobby and slowly made their way into the meeting.
Posted on April 19, 2011

Transition Rogers Park Transforming Community - Upcoming Events

Transition Rogers Park Transforming Community - Upcoming Events The mission of Transition Rogers Park is to confront climate change, peak oil and today’s economy by bringing together the head, heart and hands of our friends and neighbors in Rogers Park and, through a broad and inclusive, community building process, create local self-reliance in our food; energy; transportation; health care; commerce; education; communication; and the arts.
Posted on January 29, 2011

The Results of the 49th Ward Underpass Mural Vote “Mass Underpass Murals Project”

The Results of the 49th Ward Underpass Mural Vote “Mass Underpass Murals Project” Nearly 600 49th Ward residents voted this weekend at the Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival to select the artistic murals that will grace CTA and Metra underpasses in the 49th Ward.
Posted on August 27, 2010

Upcoming @ Mess Hall

This is the announcement list for Mess Hall, an experimental cultural center in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Mess Hall hosts a printed matter archive, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, public projects, actions, events, meals, and more.
Posted on August 27, 2010

Willye White Park Council Fundraiser

Youth between ages 13-15 are participating in Inner City Hoops basketball tournaments every Friday at Willye White Community Center. The first event was Friday, March 12 and will be every Friday with the last event being held April 23.
Posted on March 18, 2010

Transition Rogers Park Film Series - Tonight

Transition Rogers Park Film Series - Tonight NO IMPACT MAN No Exit Cafe 6970 N Glenwood WED, MAR 10 @ 7pm
Posted on March 10, 2010

Don Gordon talks with Blago - Updated with Video

The longtime RP resident and former 49th ward candidate for Alderman talks with the indicted former Governor at Northwestern Univ, where he is currently an adjunct professor of political Science. Go to the Blago Blog here... Watch the program on C-SPAN here.
Posted on March 03, 2010

The Privilege of Voting in Illinois - By Sandy Goldman

For generations citizens have died to protect the sanctity of our Constitution and to protect our right to vote. Illinois is not a third world country whose citizens are required to vote as their leaders determine. This is characteristic of countries like Iran and the former Soviet Union. Read Sandy's column here
Posted on February 16, 2010

CAPS Community Policing in Rogers Park

Have you ever wondered what a Community Policing program/meeting is like? You can learn more about 24th Police District CAPS here.
Posted on January 07, 2010

You Have a Date With Democracy—Decide How Your Tax Dollars Will Be Spent in the Ward

Dear Neighbor, Around the United States and here in Chicago, city leaders are increasingly asking residents for suggestions about budget spending. Here in the 49th Ward, we're going one step further. Through a novel experiment in democracy, I'm not just asking for your opinion--I'm asking you to make real decisions about how we spend our money.
Posted on October 28, 2009

Alderman Moore’s City Council Report

Alderman Moore's City Council Report
Posted on October 20, 2009

Music, Theater, Food and More from the Heart of Rogers Park

Neighbors, Friends, Family- Everyone! • This week's Live from the Heartland Radio Show (view show live, visit or listen in at 88.7 FM): Featured guests include Dick Simpson, professor of Political Science at UIC and former alderman; Dan Hall, WBEZ coordinator; and Rita Webb, activist from the Nonviolent Peaceforce
Posted on October 16, 2009

Heather Steans State Senator Legislative Update

Dear Neighbor, The United States claims to be the most free and independent country in the world. Yet all of our citizens do not have equal rights. In Illinois, same-sex couples have to fight to visit each other in hospitals, make health care decisions, and raise children together.
Posted on October 16, 2009

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