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Spotlight - ROGERS PARK BUILDERS GROUP The Rogers Park Builders Group (RPBG) was founded in 1993 by real estate professionals, independent property owners and financial institutions to help the community realize its potential. Joining with the more that 60 community groups in the area, RPBG has been a catalyst for initiatives ranging from neighborhood revitalization to obtaining exposure in the media for the area’s cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage. RPBG annually produces events that highlight successful efforts within the community and that encourage newcomers to participate in the continuing rejuvenation of Rogers Park. More about RPBG here
Posted on February 27, 2012

Volunteer Opportunities-RPCC

The Rogers Park Community Council has formed a Nominating Committee to gather volunteers for service as Board members for either RPCC or the Rogers Park Development Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of RPCC). The Nominating Committee members for 2011 are Lorraine Dostal, Dick Gregory and Sarah Lisy.
Posted on July 01, 2011

Rogers Park Builders Group Newsletter

Rogers Park Builders Group Newsletter Rogers Park Builders Group (RPBG) is a non-profit grassroots organization that serves as a networking resource for landlords, real estate professionals, and developers. The mission of RPBG is to promote responsible ownership, property management, development, and maintain affordability within a dynamic and ethnically and financially diverse community. Our newsletter is produced three times a year and reaches over 1600 people familiarizing them with opportunities and success within our unique and diverse neighborhood. Click here to read newsletter>>
Posted on May 12, 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

Historical Society Annual House Tour - May 1st

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society holds its 25th annual House Tour featuring Morse Avenue and the Glenwood Arts District The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society proudly announces its 25th annual house tour, to be held on Sunday May 1 from noon until 5:00 PM. This year’s tour features historically significant houses, a church and a former synagogue, among other spots of historical value surrounding Morse Avenue and Glenwood Arts District.
Posted on April 19, 2011

North Side Community FCU’s New Branch in Rogers Park + Event Photos!

North Side Community FCU’s New Branch in Rogers Park + Event Photos! The North Side Community Federal Credit Union (NSCFCU) on Monday, January 24, 2011 held a “launch luncheon” to kickoff its new joint venture with the Howard Area Community Center (HACC) as part of a unique effort to add affordable banking to the list of social services that are available to residents of Rogers Park, a mixed income neighborhood on Chicago’s far north side.
Posted on February 14, 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

Alderman Moore’s Decision on Proposal to TIF the 49th Ward

For the last year and a half, a group of activists led by former Lakeside Community Development Corporation Director, Brian White, and a community organization, A Just Harvest, have demanded that I support Mr. White's proposal to impose a ward-wide Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district that would provide grants to landlords for low income housing in the 49th Ward. Mr. White and his allies call their brand of TIF a RIF (Residential Improvement Fund).
Posted on January 18, 2011

Struggling to Hold Onto Your Home? The Mortgage Relief Project May Help

Struggling to Hold Onto Your Home? The Mortgage Relief Project May Help In an effort to help struggling families to keep their homes, Governor Pat Quinn's Mortgage Relief Project will hold a special outreach event. Date: Saturday, December 11, 2010 Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Truman College Cafeteria 1145 W. Wilson
Posted on December 08, 2010

Tenant/Landlord Workshop Series

Tenant/Landlord Workshop Series Presented by: Community Investment Corporation CIC Each participant will receive a Certificate of Completion upon completing all four sessions! Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m.
Posted on November 18, 2010

Tom Westgard talks to Ald. Moore about the RIF proposal

Alderman Joe Moore on the RIF Tom Westgard, who writes the Mountain of Evidence blog asked Alderman Joe Moore some basic questions about the Rental Improvement Fund or RIF. Here is his response:
Posted on November 15, 2010

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

Seminars for Condominium Owners and Associations

Seminars for Condominium Owners and Associations Are you unsure of the new FHA requirements for condominiums? Would you like to learn the ways you can avoid delinquencies and foreclosures? Have you expressed interest in learning the basic rights and responsibilities of condominium ownership?
Posted on September 10, 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

Alderman Moore Gives Green Light to Howard St Development

Alderman Moore Gives Green Light to Howard St Development The Alderman sponsored a community meeting in February and a follow-up meeting on May 3rd on a proposed zoning change to allow construction of a new residential and commercial development at 1557-61 W. Howard (the former Wisdom Bridge Theater building and the former DevCorp North office building).
Posted on May 25, 2010

A Call for Action in Support of “A Place to Live” - Update by Polyana Wolf

A Call for Action in Support of “A Place to Live” - Update by Polyana Wolf Community meeting to show support for good quality, affordable housing Lakeside CDC and Northside P.O.W.E.R. have teamed up with local landlords, renters and affordable housing advocates to call for the establishment of a rental improvement fund (RIF) in the 49th Ward.
Posted on April 13, 2010

Community Meeting on Proposed Development at 1557-61 W. Howard

Developers Richard Aronson and Scott Sinar will present their proposal for a seven-story mixed-use building. The building would contain 60 residential units and 15,000 to 30,000 square feet of commercial space. The proposal would also include 60-75 parking spaces located within the building. More here...
Posted on February 19, 2010

You May Be Eligible for Property Tax Relief

Posted on December 18, 2009

Tiff regarding Proposed “Rental Improvement Fund”

Today I received an email from Alderman Moore, and a brochure written by Brian White, Executive Director of Lakeside CDC, promoting Friday’s landlord’s meeting where they will present a proposed “Rental Improvement Fund” whereby local landlords within most of the 49th Ward would be entitled to grant money to repair their buildings, in exchange for the landlord committing to keep a certain number of units within the building affordable. Read the whole article here.
Posted on November 16, 2009

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