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Sign up for Sullivan High School’s 3rd annual DREAMers 5K fun

Sullivan's 3rd annual DREAMers 5K fun run is 100% organized by Sullivan's DREAMers Club students. All proceeds from this race will go towards a scholarship fund for our undocumented seniors trying to pay for college. This race is meant to be lighthearted and fun! It is not timed, but your pride is still on the line! Please join us for the great event and stay for the post-race party where you will hear music from our rock band and enjoy refreshments. Event details and schedule Race Day: May 13th Race Start Time: 9:00am Click HERE for registration information or email Liz Bieze .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Posted on April 07, 2017

Rogers Park Welcomes First Avocado Store (Please scroll through the end and click for pizza offer)

Ever since he was a young boy, growing up in Nigeria, Augustine Emuwa enjoyed a daily treat: eating avocados. Now, years later, Mr. Emuwa is bringing his life’s joy to Rogers Park – by opening the first ever store dedicated exclusively to his favorite food. Located on the corner of Touhy and Clark, in a former law office serving mostly a Latino clientle, Mr. Emuwa’s store features a full array of items, all made from his favorite fruit. Fruit? Mr. Emuwa eagerly explains: “You might be inclined to call it a vegetable, thanks to its green hue and savory taste, but the avocado is technically a fruit, and even more specifically, a single-seeded berry.” Emuwa continues. “People don’t realize the variety of things one can do with avocados. Avocado chips. Avocado fries. Bacon, lettuce and avocado sandwiches. Come in for breakfast and try our delicious avocado omelets!” Pointing at his new pizza oven, Emuwa face brightens with his newest offerings: “And people are going to love our avocado pizzas! They’ll never want tomato based pizzas again!” In cooperation with Gale Math & Science Academy (1631 W. Jonquil), Emuwa is using the school’s renowned 3rd floor garden and green space as a research lab, with impressive results. At Gale’s green space, two of Emuwa’s sales clerks, Tonia Andreina and Shapree Mallory, both of whom are also biologists experienced in genetic modification, are changing the culinary world with their latest discovery: orange avocados. “We think orange avocados will help stimulate sales” says Ms. Andreina. “Many kids simply aren’t drawn to foods that are green.”
Posted on April 01, 2017

Sifu Freddie Offers Free Saturday AM Meditation Sessions

Sifu Frieddie Lee of Freddie's Modern Kung Fu has been studying martial arts and meditation techniques for over twenty years. As a service to the community,
Posted on July 15, 2014

BizArts Meeting

Rogers Park BizArts events provide us with an exceptional opportunity to learn about the host business, and also to meet, mingle and learn about other business owners, artists and community residents. BizArts events are open to the public, and we encourage attendees to contribute $5.00 (or more) at the door, to assist in the cost of organizing these events. (Members and advertisers of Rogers Park Business Alliance and of need not pay.) Everyone is encouraged to bring a canned good, as BizArts contributes canned goods to deserving local causes.
Posted on September 26, 2012

Property Tax Appeals Seminar for Rogers Park homeowners

Property Tax Appeals Seminar for Rogers Park homeowners There will be two seminars: 1. Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at the Croatian Cultural Center, 2845 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 2. Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at the Loyola Park Field House, 1230 Greenleaf, Chicago, IL
Posted on August 21, 2012

The Show WIll Go On! Midsummer Night’s Dream Premiers Friday, New Location

This week's fire at the field house at Indian Boundary Park has caused the Fury Theatre to change location of their first outdoor show, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The production, a labor of love by the company's two founders, Arin Mulvaney and Mark Dodge, is the result of countless hours of work by the two, as well as their own funds. Please attend Friday's performance, at its new location, Chippewa Park 6748 N. Sacramento, 7:00PM. Check performance schedule
Posted on May 26, 2012

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.
Posted on March 16, 2012


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?
Posted on March 02, 2012


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

Building Paranoia in Rogers Park

Building Paranoia in Rogers Park By Larry Shure: A few years ago I found a great collection of essays in a book titled, Architecture of Fear (1997), which contained the article “Building Paranoia,” by Steven Flusty. It was adapted from a paper published for the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture in 1994 and develops a vocabulary for describing the kinds of spaces he saw being created throughout the L.A. region. I remember reading this chapter, shuddering, and being thankful that I don’t live in L.A. Read more at Larry's Blog: Ultra Local Geography
Posted on February 24, 2012

“Black Family Reunion”

“Black Family Reunion” Afrikan Heritage/Black History program at Loyola Park Celebrate the diverse elements of Black history and culture at this annual event with music, readings, and refreshments. Music, dance, interesting figures. Harold Bellamy , a BNICEH/IMPRUVE member who is a retired Buffalo soldier of the 6th Infantry, Black centenarian(s), return of Rufus Hunt, Tuskegee airman. Date: Sunday, February 26, 2012 Time: 12 to 4 p.m. Location: Loyola Park 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. FREE For more information, contact Selena 773.761.7306
Posted on February 24, 2012

Two weeks after gang murders, a reason for youth to dance in Rogers Park

Two weeks after gang murders, a reason for youth to dance in Rogers Park By Bob Spoerl They jived and dipped and grooved and spun and yelled and swayed and made the wind at times seem a step behind. The “they” are creative dancers living and performing in Rogers Park. One night after the Grammy's, a group of young dancers from the neighborhood known as 808s -- the name is an ode to loud hip hop music, 808 being the penal code for noise violation -- teamed up with a professional dance company from the far North Side, Phoenix Rising, to produce a dance show called "Lover's Lane." It was only several weeks after two young men were shot and killed near Howard Street in Rogers Park.
Posted on February 17, 2012

Loyola El station to be remodeled this summer:

Loyola El station to be remodeled this summer: McDonald’s and Harris Bank slated for demolition in plans for plaza: After nearly five years of planning, the renovation of the Loyola Red Line El station is scheduled to begin in late May, according to university officials. Construction will begin shortly after Loyola's commencement ceremonies. In a related project, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced possible future plans to make Loyola a Red/Purple Line transfer station. Read the Loyola Phoenix Story Here
Posted on February 16, 2012

2012 “Immigrants Aspire!” Scholarship Competition

2012 “Immigrants Aspire!” Scholarship Competition Elizabeth Walder, Esq., founder and President of Immigration Law Associates in Skokie, IL, has been helping foreign nationals achieve their immigration goals for more than 20 years. As a result, she understands the critical role of higher education in unlocking the door of opportunity for immigrant youth and their families. Yet financial concerns often stand in the way. To underscore her commitment to immigrant communities in and around Chicago, Mrs. Walder, with her attorneys and staff, is pleased to announce the “Immigrants Aspire!” scholarships and essay competition. Three scholarship awards – a grand prize of $2,000 and two runner-up prizes of $500 – will be payable directly to each winning student’s college or university. Winners will also be honored at a special reception and their essays will be featured on the Immigration Law Associates website.
Posted on February 16, 2012

Cesar “Augusto” Izquierdo 5.22.57 - 2.11.12

Cesar “Augusto” Izquierdo 5.22.57 - 2.11.12 Though most people associate Rogers Park's famous Peruvian restaurant Taste of Peru with his more gregarious older brother Cesar, those of us who frequented the restaurant have always been charmed by Cesar's mellow younger brother, Augusto. Indeed, Augusto was the welcoming face at Taste of Peru for more than ten years. A quiet and gentle man who was always ready to make sure guests experienced the wonderful flavors of a family-owned Rogers Park eatery. Most would not get the opportunity to know that behind the efficient professional, was the heart of a man who worked hard every day to provide for his family back home in Peru. ....
Posted on February 13, 2012

Tickets Available for Monday’s 808s “Lovers Lane” Performance

Come join 808s Youth Empowerment Thru Dance as they join the new Rogers Park based dance group, Phoenix Rising Chicago, for their first collaborative show. All proceeds benefit the 808s You can see great dance and contribute to a great up and coming cause. Monday, February 13, 2012 Wyllie B. White Field House 1610 W. Howard Doors open 6:30PM .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Check this site to learn about ticket information, or join 808s email list by emailing “” to be notified once we start making advanced tickets available. Check out the video invite created by the 808s.
Posted on February 08, 2012

Buried Treasure in a Bookshelf

Buried Treasure in a Bookshelf By Bob Spoerl, for 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.
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 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!
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.
Posted on January 19, 2012

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