Tagged with Rogers Park

Rogers Parkers love to (car) share

By Erica Christoffer Maybe you’ve seen them in a parking lot near your house, zipping along a busy thoroughfare, or on display at a local street festival. It’s I-GO Car Sharing, and the Rogers Park community has been savvy on this non-profit’s purpose for years. “The Rogers Park community really reaches out to us because … Continue reading

Mary Jane’s story

By Erica Christoffer What Mary Jane Haggerty wanted most of out life was the happiness of others. And, that is exactly what she achieved. Mary Jane, who became known as a brilliant housing advocate and community activist in Rogers Park, passed away Dec. 28, 2008 following a year-long battle against stage four breast cancer. She … Continue reading

Local Greens’ movement gains speed statewide

By Erica Christoffer They call themselves “Greens.” They are left of center, environmentally progressive and despise the country’s two-party political system. While this movement has long called Rogers Park home, it has quietly gained speed throughout the rest of Chicago. They are the Green Party of Illinois. And with Rich Whitney’s success two years ago … Continue reading

Rogers Park condo scams prey on buyers, renters

By Erica Christoffer Mike Skowronski doesn’t know where he would live if the condo he rents underwent foreclosure. He fears the only notice he’ll get is from a bank, one day out of the blue, which will tell him to vacate the premises – “immediately.” A resident of a Rogers Park apartment building for seven … Continue reading