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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

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

Glenwood Sunday Market - This Weekend!

Glenwood Sunday Market - This Weekend! The last Winter Market of the season gave us a taste of what is to come this summer! Freshly picked asparagus from Hardin Family Farms in Michigan, watercress from Oriana's Orchard, eggs from the best fed chickens in Illinois from Midnight Sun (Nick says he is going to start feeding the chickens flax seed), and amazing mushrooms from River Valley. And that is just a sampling of what was available. For vegatable gardeners, there were beautiful starter heirloom tomato and herb plants, fertile compost and more. And let's not forget about the TREATs from Katherine Anne Confections and amazing baked goods from Bennisons Bakery among others.
Posted on May 31, 2011

Rogers Park RE/MAX NorthCoast merges with Lakeview RE/MAX Edge

CHICAGO, May 1, 2010 – After nearly 25 years of being the only real estate office in Rogers Park specializing in the Rogers Park community, Connie Abels, Broker/Owner announces the merger of her office into RE/MAX Edge, an established RE/MAX office in Lakeview. The move creates a stronger real estate brokerage, one that benefits from a large group of talented real estate agents and the lower overhead costs that come with operating one office instead of two. “I am not leaving Rogers Park. I live here, work here and play here. This is my community.” Abels said.
Posted on April 29, 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

State Senator Heather Steans Springfield Update

State Senator Heather Steans Springfield Update Dear Neighbor, Last week the Senate took a significant step toward creating a balanced budget, passing a revenue resolution that provides estimates on what the state can afford to spend in FY12. This update explains our revenue estimate as well as shares information on bills that I and colleagues are working on in the Senate.
Posted on March 21, 2011

Swap-O-Rama-Rama Chicago - Saturday

Swap-O-Rama-Rama Chicago - Saturday Help save the environment and get a new spring wardrobe! Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through recycling.
Posted on February 11, 2011


As much as Rogers Park is a rental community, condo ownership came on strong in the past decade. A record number of conversions added to the ownership profile here and in West Ridge. Now with the real estate bubble burst, the banks unable to dispose of all their distressed home properties, there is an increased interest in protecting rental assets for the affordable housing they provide. In Rogers Park that is critical.
Posted on February 08, 2011

In case you haven’t heard, Chicago was hit hard with snow this week

In case you haven’t heard, Chicago was hit hard with snow this week By Bob Spoerl #Snomg. #Snowpocalypse. #SnowtoriousBIG. These are some of the most popular Twitter hash tags people used in reference to the massive blizzard of 2011. Twitter users posted, in 140 characters or less, updates about their interaction with the storm. Some tweets were funny, some were depressing, others quirky. In the studios of WTTW 11, on the nightly news show “Chicago Tonight,” where I work during the day as an intern, we dubbed the coming storm “Snowmageddon 2011” in our Tuesday broadcast. Due to the weather, we did not have a Wednesday show.
Posted on February 04, 2011

SAVE THE DATE :Good News Partners Fundraiser with Rick Steves

SAVE THE DATE :Good News Partners Fundraiser with Rick Steves The Chaplain’s Office of Northwestern University and Good News Partners welcome travel guru Rick Steves to Evanston for a feature presentation of “Travel as a Spiritual Act”. On December 5th, 2010 please join Rick Steves--author of over 50 European travel guidebooks and host of the PBS-TV series Rick Steves' Europe as he shares his belief that thoughtful travel expands our world view and shapes how we address the challenges confronting our nation politically.
Posted on October 04, 2010

New Trier teens tutor at Family Matters

On most summer days, 15-year-old Olivia Loucks practices diving or helps out in her mother’s north suburban gallery. But for two mornings a week the Winnetka teenager and five friends make the trek into the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago to tutor elementary school children. Chicago Tribune article here
Posted on August 05, 2010

The hidden housing crisis - Rogers Park hit hard by condo foreclosures

It is hard to tell whether Traci Hargrove is moving on or staying put. On one day she tends the garden at her Rogers Park three-flat, preparing to plant impatiens. But the next day she removes the drapes in her den and takes down her ceiling fans, because she fears losing her home. Read more @ Chicago Tribune
Posted on June 14, 2010

Glenwoood Sunday Market to open This Sunday!

Glenwoood Sunday Market to open This Sunday! The Glenwood Sunday Market will open for the season June 6th! How exciting is it that Rogers Park's new farmers' market will be among the greenest markets in the City of Chicago?
Posted on June 01, 2010

North Lake Shore Earth Day 2010

North Lake Shore Earth Day 2010 This year, they have more exciting programming than ever including cooking demonstrations, a film festival and informative and fun workshops on growing your own food, taking a closer look at food policy, and local community initiatives that are taking sustainability to the next level!
Posted on April 13, 2010

Transition Rogers Park Film Series

Transition Rogers Park Film Series Transition Rogers Park Film Series FOOD FIGHT No Exit Cafe 6970 N Glenwood WED, APR 14 @ 7pm The final film in this four part series- Food Fight, by Chris Taylor, is a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement.
Posted on April 13, 2010

City of Chicago unveils new website

The long overdue city of Chicago website is now up and running online. Click here to check it out
Posted on March 12, 2010

New bar and restaurant coming to Morse Ave.

The owner of the building at 1412 W. Morse, Alex Samrdzija, will be the proprietor of the proposed new business, which will be similar to Xippo, a restaurant and bar that Mr. Samrdzija owns in Lincoln Square at 3759 N Damen.
Posted on March 04, 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

Community News from EveryBlock

Real Estate, Business and Crime news...
Posted on February 19, 2010

CTA authorizes spending $550 million on 406 new rail cars; $674 million total buy

I admit it. I'm suffering from CTA service cuts burnout. So it was great that the CTA board met Wednesday and acted on a couple topics near and dear to my heart -- the new train cars and CTA safety. Next week we'll discuss safety. MORE HERE
Posted on February 11, 2010

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