Saturday, January 31, 2015

31 January 2015: Complaint Department

 This is the northwest cover of Glenwood and Farwell. It has looked like this for months! With all the tearing up of the neighborhood in the past two years, I am not certain who is responsible for this particular mess, though i suspect it is related to the water main replacement project. This is an otherwise nice block, with lots of thriving businesses (including Caribbean Cuts, Lifeline Theatre, and RP Social). Wouldn't it be a good idea to make the entrance to that block a little more inviting?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

29 January 2015: "Let's Play Two!"

The Ernie Banks statue has been temporarily relocated to Daley Plaza to honor "Mr. Cub," 
who passed away last week at the age of 83. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

24 January 2015: A Sad Memorial

The memorial at Albion and Lakewood where Loyola student Mutahir Rauf was shot and killed in an armed robbery on 5 December 2014. Rest in peace, Mutahir.

Friday, January 23, 2015

23 January 2015: There Goes the Neighborhood

The former site of Carmen's Pizza on the 6500 block of N. Sheridan Rd has met death by demolition, soon to be replaced by yet another in the apparently endless series of bland monoliths with which Loyola is rapidly transforming this end of Rogers Park into a characterless and soulless monument to monotony. 

The last remnants of the ghost sign advertising Maher
Real Estate

Friday, January 9, 2015

9 January 2015: Horses in the Snow

I finally braved the cold today and discovered a herd of wild horses in the snow on Glenwood Ave. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

6 January 2015: Lost Dog

UPDATE: 8:00PM. Jeremiah has been found! What a resilient little critter! 

Rather than post another photograph of snow, here is something more important. This poor little guy has been on his own for two days now in this brutally cold weather. Jeremiah is a foster pup who slipped his leash on Sunday morning and ran off. He is apparently very shy, so do not call to him or try to catch him. Instead, you should text 734.347.1552 and also post the location on One Tail at a Time's Facebook page. Several people have reported seeing him on Tuesday morning in an area ranging from the 7-11 at Pratt and Glenwood to Estes and Ridge. 
It really breaks my heart to think of this poor puppy out in the cold all this time. I thought that i could keep an eye out for him while i was walking my dog this morning, but it is so painfully cold out that my dog refused to stay out for more than the minute or two required for her morning business--and she was wearing a good heavy coat and boots. I can't imagine how cold Jeremiah must be. After i took my dog home, i took a walk around the vicinity of the 7-11, focusing on a few of the alleys, but didn't see him. 

Please share this information as widely as possible. If you are in the neighborhood, print out a few copies of the flyer below and post them where people will see them. Let's get this little boy back where he'll be safe and warm! 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

2 January 2015: One Final Bit of Holiday Cheer

I finally got a chance to take a few pictures of some of the holiday lights here in Rogers Park. The front window of BopNgrill looked especially nice festive. 
The new plaza outside Loyola station

BopNgrill--I should have stopped in for
a couple of their fabulous cheesesteak eggrolls!