"The Chicago Math & Science Academy paid $5.5 million for the vacant Mega Mall in Rogers Park, where it plans to relocate in time for the next school year. The Chicago Public Schools charter school closed this month on its purchase of the property, 7212 N. Clark St. The school has leased the former St. Jerome school at 1705 W. Lunt Ave. since opening in fall 2004. The Mega Mall property is 54,000 square feet on a two-acre site... up from 40,000 feet the school has now in two buildings."
Thursday, May 28, 2009
"The RPGG is holding a special spring plant sale to raise funds for 2010 community gardening programs. If you have plants to donate, please contact Karen McCarthy by email. If you want to buy plants, come see us on Sunday, June 7! "
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
"Down every street, alley and gangway, the jewel of Rogers Park can be seen. Is it the violet? (the State flower of the great Illinois), the top stripe on the Chicago flag depicting the north side? or the many discarded liquer bottles from Soo's? (usually some form of malt liquer, Ice or 40 oz.) or is it the voter fraud and electioneering during elections by incumbent officials? If you think the jewel of RP is any of these, you are sadly mistaken. The real deal is that finger lickin', orange finger residue leavin', cheesiest of the cheesy puffed snack known as Cheetos!"Link
Monday, May 18, 2009
The Tribune's Theater Loop has only good things to say about the English detective story:
"witty, smart and exquisitely toned, with enough self-awareness to freshen the genre without undermining its conventions."Read the full article.
The play runs through June 21 at Lifeline Theater.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Hotei Art Gallery and Gallery B1E owners/operators are looking to show off what Rogers Park has to offer as an arts community. For one night only they are teaming up with local bars, galleries, and over 50 artists and street performers.
"...with great local art, music, food, drinks, and plenty of reasons to get reacquainted with neighbors in this unique community. Hundreds of works of art produced by local artists will be offered up for sale at multiple locations along Morse and Glenwood Avenues, at local galleries, restaurants and bars, and even vacant storefronts festively decorated and accompanied by DJs, bands and other local performers."Admission to the event is $20, which includes access to all sites, entertainment and open bar and drink tickets good at local establishments. Click Here for more information.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Saturday, May 16 from 9am until noon
Gale Community Academy (7600 N. Marshfield) and
Neighbors United In New Possibilities (1505 N. Morse)
CHILE, GREEN, RED, and JALAPENO PEPPERS
HANGING FLOWER BASKETS
and MUCH, MUCH MORE
ALL GROWN BY VOLUNTEERS, PARENTS AND STUDENTS"
All sale profits will be used to purchase educational products and services for Gale Community Academy. For more information, call Greg Roberts at 773-534-2750
"An estimated 5,000 families in the Chicago area participated in CSAs last year. Jim Slama, president of FamilyFarmed.org, a group that advocates for local food systems, says he expects that number to go up again this harvest season.
"CSAs and the local food movement are both exploding," he says. "People want to be able to know and trust their farmer and thus know and trust their food."
A full share of 20 weeks of produce is $695 and should offer plenty for a family of four. Half shares -- what I opted for -- are $450.
"It sounds expensive until you average it out over the course of 20 weeks and realize that it comes out to be about $5 a day for certified organic fruits and vegetables."
Thursday, May 7, 2009
"Maybe the time has come to dub Glenwood Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood as Chicago’s answer to off-Broadway. Certainly that’s the conclusion to be reached if you tally up the nominations for the Non-Equity Jeff Awards announced today"
- SUN TIMES
Artist Reception & Open Studios, Friday, May 8, 6:00 - 10:00 pm
- Live Entertainment
- Raffle drawings
- 50+ Artists all new work
- Free Admission · Free Parking
Art, snacks, entertainment & shopping all in one creative place!
1806 West Greenleaf Ave. • Chicago, IL 60626 • 773-465-4652