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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

Residents Witness Shooting at Positive Loitering Event

Residents Witness Shooting at Positive Loitering Event Good morning everyone!! First - I want to thank everyone that came out for the PL last night - regardless if you came late, or came out because of the events that occured. Yes - there was some "action" last night. Approx. at 8:30 there was a shooting right in front of us. WE ARE ALL FINE!!!! A group of bangers came out of the bad building on Ashland and one of the bangers broke from the group walked out into the street and fired one shot south on Ashland. He then turned around and disappeared going east on Morse. At that time 2 of us got on the phone and notified 911. At that point the bangers scattered and one of them was spotted going North on Ashland. He was followed (by one of the PLer's) going east on Morse. Police were again notified, and a group of bangers were also spotted on Morse. When the CPD arrived they were all apprehended. Read the entire account here>>
Posted on November 14, 2011

Cops: Man Robbed Loyola Red Line Station Passengers with Sawed-Off Shotgun

Cops: Man Robbed Loyola Red Line Station Passengers with Sawed-Off Shotgun UPDATE - Police have a suspect in custody. Chicago - A robber wielding a sawed-off shotgun robbed several Red Line passengers early Saturday at a Far North Side station just steps away from Loyola University Chicago, police said. The suspect was standing on the platform at the Loyola Red Line station, 1200 N. Sheridan Rd., when he pulled the sawed-off shotgun out of a back pack and began demanding cell phones from people, according to a Rogers Park District police captain. Read more here**
Posted on October 12, 2011

North of Howard 808s Member Reflects on Integrity

By: Dominique Johns. What I’ve learned thus far is that taking a leap of faith, having set goals, and a plan to follow, will keep us on the right path, allowing our dreams to become reality and secure our integrity. Although we have barriers in life that might distract us from achieving our main goals, whether its having children, being in trouble with the law, being financially unstable and so forth, by having faith in ourselves...
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Posted on September 21, 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

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

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

At least 10 hurt in extra-alarm fire near Loyola @ Chicago Tribune

At least 10 people have been injured, most of them seriously, when an extra-alarm fire broke out in an apartment building on the south end of the Loyola University campus -- forcing some of the residents to jump out of windows. At least eight people were listed in serious-to-critical condition, another two in serious-to-good condition and one in fair-to-good condition, according to spokesmen for the Chicago Fire Departrment. Firefighters used ladders to rescue several people from windows at 6244 N. Winthrop Avenue but some jumped and landed in a narrow courtyard closed off by locked gates, according to Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. Read the entire Chicago Tribune article here
Posted on March 14, 2011

Crime by the Numbers and Beyond

By Bob Spoerl for rogerspark.com Jody Weis’ abrupt mid-week leave from his post as Chicago’s Police Superintendent got me thinking: What do the numbers say about crime in the 49th Ward? Fortunately, the Chicago Police Department makes it relatively easy to obtain data about crime reports on a ward-by-ward level. It’s easy; anyone with an internet connection can get these numbers. But I thought I’d make it easy for you in case you don’t want to sift through the data yourself.
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Posted on March 07, 2011

Join the Rogers Park Community Council for a Summer Fundraiser

Join the Rogers Park Community Council for a Summer Fundraiser Thursday, June 17 - 5:30 to 9:30 PM The Glenwood 6962 N. Glenwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60626 Phone: 773-764-7363 10% of the evening’s proceeds go to Rogers Park Community Council Social Service Programs Rogers Park Community Council, 1530 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL 60626 (773) 338-7722 http://www.RogersPark.org Serving the Community Since 1952
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Posted on June 07, 2010

Community News from EveryBlock

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

Rogers Park Street Safety Seminar

Attend an important public safety seminar on Street Safety and Crime Victims Assistance.
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Posted on November 13, 2009

Chicago cops honored for arrest in brick attack

Technically, the Chicago police officers were recognized for how quickly they moved to scoop up a reputed gang member -- in about four minutes -- and gather evidence to show he'd bashed a woman's face with a brick. But what Frances Hitchcock, 60, remembers just as much are the days and months after, when the officers continued to reassure her that she could still feel safe in her Far North Side neighborhood.
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Posted on August 21, 2009

Three arrested in Rogers Park armed robbery attack

A man and two 15-year-old boys were charged with beating and robbing a Rogers Park man as he walked on the street Friday evening, Chicago police said today.
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Posted on August 18, 2009

Jogger Shot During Robbery In Rogers Park

A jogger wearing an iPod was shot during an attempted robbery late Tuesday in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
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Posted on August 16, 2009

Pedal Party in the Park

Pedal Party in the Park Alderman Joe Moore’s 49th Ward Bicycle Day Pedal Party in the Park Touhy Park- 7348 N. Paulina Saturday-July 11-2009
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Posted on July 05, 2009

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