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Around Rogers Park: Glenwood Greenway Coming to Rogers Park

 

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A year ago, Glenwood Avenue opened as a “Greenway” all the way from Carmen Avenue on the south to Devon Avenue on the north. Part of the greening of Glenwood included a contra-flow lane between Carmen and Ridge Avenue, allowing bikers to continue riding southbound on Glenwood past Ridge Avenue even as Glenwood becomes north-bound only for auto traffic.

 

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Around Rogers Park: Police Search for Masked Assailant after Two Homicides

 

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced that, as a result of additional contributions, the reward is now up to $150,000. This is the largest reward offered in any crime investigation in the city’s history. (Source: WGN TV)

Police have determined that the same gun was used in two homicides that occurred on September 30th and October 1st. These shootings took place in broad daylight. These killings were not part of robbery attempts. No motive has been attributed to these crimes.

 

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Around Rogers Park: Alderman Joe Moore, 49th Ward, Recommends “Yes” Vote on Rent Control Measure

 

In an email to constituents, sent October 25, Alderman Moore recommended a “yes” vote on the advisory referendum to lift the state ban on local rent control measures. This recommendation is consistent with the Alderman’s stated position at the September meeting of the Rogers Park Builders Group.

 

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Verella’s Round-Up: E-Filing and Evictions

 

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The State of Illinois mandated consolidated electronic filing of all legal documents via the state database, effective January 1, 2018. Several counties, including Cook and Du Page, received extensions to the mandate: January 1, 2019 for DuPage, and July 1, 2018 for Cook.

 

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Shari Haefner – New Director of RPBG and Membership Chair

 

Shari Haefner

Shari Haefner is a person of many interests and talents and a long-time resident of Rogers Park. She is naturally outgoing and loves to connect with other people, both personally and professionally.

 

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Rogers Park Builders Group 2018 Year in Review - Video

At our October 23, 2018 meeting, the RPBG presented a video entitled “2018 RPBG Year in Review” which focuses on accomplishments this past year.

The three minute video highlights participation at the Neighborhood Building Owner Alliance Summer Soiree event, RPBG’s charitable efforts, and it features clips from some of our more successful meetings, and other statistics regarding our growth.

Thanks to Boomer Berman and Sheryl Rosenberg for their work in preparing this wonderful tribute to a successful year. We look forward to continued success in 2019. 

 

Why Rent Control Hurts Renters - Video

This video provides a good overview of the arguments against rent control. As numerous studies have shown, there are few winners and many losers when rent control becomes law. This video helps explains the harmful impacts of rent control on low and moderate income families, the very group these policies are intended to benefit. 

 

The High Cost of Rent Control

This is a repost of an article from National Multifamily Housing Council - original article here

That rent control is an ineffective and often counterproductive housing policy is no longer open to serious question. The profound economic and social consequences of government intervention in the nation's housing markets have been documented in study after study, over the past twenty-five years. In response to this hard-earned experience, states and local jurisdictions from Massachusetts to California have banned or greatly constrained rent control. Nevertheless, a number of communities around the country continue to impose rent controls, usually with the stated goal of preserving affordable housing for low- and middle-income families. Rent control does not advance this important goal. To the contrary, in many communities rent control has actually reduced both the quality and quantity of available housing.

 

 

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The Housing Affordability Problem in Chicago


Property owners in Chicago can be forgiven if they feel like they are under siege. Local politicians of all stripes, from Aldermen to State Representatives to the Democratic candidate for Governor, seem to be tripping over each other to placate angry renters clamoring for more regulation of the rental market.

 

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Rent Control: What it is; How to Fight it; and How to Survive it if it Comes

Photos in this article taken by Michael Kardas, Kardas Photography, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

To many property owners, the battle over rent control feels a lot like the movie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. First comes that vague feeling that something is amiss. People start acting strangely for no apparent reason – just a few at first, then more and more as the movie advances. By the time we figure out what is really happening, it’s too late. The pod-people have taken over, and there is nothing we can do to stop them!

 

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NBOA Summer Soirée

Every year, it seems that the Summer Soirée just gets more and more popular. This year was no exception. The 2018 event boasted the biggest turn-out since it began. More than 350 real estate professionals and other guests attended the evening’s festivities. The weather was perfect and the setting – Piper Hall on the Loyola University campus – could not have been nicer. The historic old building and lushly landscaped grounds provided the perfect venue for a summer lawn party. The cool breeze from Lake Michigan, just a few steps from the building, was an extra added bonus at no extra cost!

 

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