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Questions For Democratic Candidates for State Representative, 14th District

To: Our esteemed candidates for the Democratic Nomination for State Representative, 14th District, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Paula Basta; Over the past weekend, we posed four questions to each of you, hoping that you can respond with answers on or before Thursday, 5:00PM, so that we can post them on our website before the coming weekend.
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Posted on March 16, 2012

ABOUT JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

Every couple years Rogers Park is flooded by judicial candidates seeking our votes. Selecting competent, experienced and independent judges is a serious matter. However, newspapers and broadcast media provide virtually no coverage or analysis of judicial candidates. The Chicago Tribune is expected to issue its endorsements in all judicial races soon, but for the most part the Trib’s coverage is limited to one paragraph of text concerning each race. Many individual candidates are ignored, mentioned in only one sentence, or listed in a sentence that starts: "Other candidates are: …" Since the Sun-Times apparently does not want to issue endorsements any more, do not look for any coverage there. What’s to do?
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Posted on March 02, 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

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

“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

Snow Parking Ban

Snow Parking Ban There are two different parking bans that are in effect from Dec 1 - Apr 1. In some areas the parking bans are only in effect when snow is over two inches deep. Keep in mind there are streets in the city (map here) where parking overnight, from 3-7 a.m., is prohibited regardless of snow.
Posted on December 07, 2011

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: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20111118/BLOGS02/111119775/quinn-eyes-alderman-joe-moore-for-cabinet-spot#ixzz1e7SQyBxl Stay on top of Chicago business with our free daily e-newsletters
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Posted on November 18, 2011

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

RPBizArts Networking Breakfast - Willye B. White Center

RPBizArts Networking Breakfast - Willye B. White Center Rogers Park BizArts is providing a great opportunity to meet some of the staff of the Willye B. White Park, tour the facility, and learn about a youth created and youth lead urban dance program that is inspiring many teenagers and young adults in the neighborhood. The Willye B. White Center, opened in 2008 and is named after the five time Olympian, Willye B. White. Among the Center’s more recent successes is completion of a youth football program, which just ended its first season with a winning record. Anyone driving along Howard Street in recent months have probably seen the football program in action.
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Posted on November 07, 2011

It’s Time to Close :(  Thanks for a Great Second Outdoor Season!

It’s Time to Close :(   Thanks for a Great  Second Outdoor Season! It's been a wonderful second outdoor season of the Glenwood Sunday Market thanks to you, their farmers and food artisans. First, of course, a huge thank you to all of the farmers and food artisans who make such a sincere commitment to their farms, food and the Market. GSM can never thank all of them enough for their important work in bringing the best in local, sustainable and - whenever possible - organic foods directly to the customers from their local food shed.
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Posted on October 14, 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.”
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Posted on August 24, 2011

Post Offices on the Line as More People go Online - By Susanna Pak

t takes 66-year-old Bernard Thompson between a half-hour and 45 minutes to propel himself to his neighborhood post office on Paulina Street in Rogers Park. “I get out as much as I can,” said Thompson, who uses a wheelchair. “Even though it takes me a long time… I get out.” The 15-year resident of Rogers Park used to have his mail delivered to his home on North Ashland Avenue, but not long after he moved to the neighborhood, he opened a P.O. Box. “Dope dealers and dope addicts would come in there and steal your check out between the first and the third of every month,” Thompson said. “So they did that about three times, and me and my wife got tired of it so we opened a P.O. Box.”
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Posted on August 15, 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


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Posted on May 16, 2011

Aldermen to Pay More for Pork in Wards

Aldermen to Pay More for Pork in Wards by DAN MIHALOPOULOS | May 2, 2011 In the final days of Mayor Richard M. Daley’s long tenure, his administration is raising the prices on some items in the so-called “aldermanic menu,” effectively reducing the ability of City Council members to deliver infrastructure improvements to their wards. Get the whole story here>>
Posted on May 03, 2011

Participatory Budgeting - UPDATE - RESULTS

Click pdf (link) for results>>> PB_Election_Results_2011.pdf Community volunteers have been working since November 2010 in 6 committees developing projects for the 2011 Participatory Budgeting Ballot. The following are the projects being considered: Click here>> Vote on Saturday, May 7th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark. Please bring proof of residency (e.g., driver's license, state ID, signed lease, etc.). Out of town or working that day? Vote early at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview, beginning Monday, May 2nd. The office will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (open until 7 p.m. on Wednesday).
Posted on April 29, 2011

Power-plant emissions bill dead, but not for long

Power-plant emissions bill dead, but not for long A proposal for Chicago to regulate exhaust from coal-fired power plants may be dying. But the bill’s sponsor, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th Ward, says it will come back to life soon. Moore’s legislation is stuck in a joint City Council committee chaired by Ald. Virginia Rugai, 19th, and James Balcer, 11th — close allies of Mayor Richard M. Daley, who oppose the bill. But Moore says he will introduce a similar version after Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel takes office next month and a new City Council convenes. Get the whole story>>
Posted on April 22, 2011

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

By Kurt Fujio for rogerspark.com 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.
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Posted on April 19, 2011

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