Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Census 2010 now hiring!


Although you may have missed the first opportunity to attend brief, informational meetings held at local libraries, there are still quite a number of dates available.



Courtesy: United States Bureau of the Census 


Rogers Park Library 
6907 N. Clark Street 
Chicago, IL 60626 

Friday, October 2, 2009 -2 pm

Monday October 5, 2009 - 7 pm

Friday October 9, 2009 -2 pm
  
Monday October 12, 2009 - 7 pm

Friday October 16, 2009 -2 pm

Monday October 19, 2009 - 7 pm

Friday October 23, 2009 -2 pm

Monday, October 26, 2009 - 7 pm

Friday, October 30, 2009 -2 pm


You'll find out info regarding:

How to apply
Starting pay
Positions available
Qualifications needed


For more information, call (866) 861-2010

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

Shop locally, act responsibly, and be a part of our community.

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Friday, September 25, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Now Showing at the New 400 Theater

Now Playing at the New 400: Fame (PG), I Can Do Bad All By Myself (PG-13), Taking Woodstock (R), and Inglourious Basterds (R).

The New 400 Theater
6746 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

http://www.thenew400.com/

The New 400 Theaters is a first rate venue showing 1st run movies on 4 screens. Ticket prices are: $5 Matinee (until 6pm), $7.50 Adults, and $6.50 Students

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Be a Part of our Community!

Show your support of our neighborhood's
newest park facility
by coming out this Saturday morning.




You can use public transportation, as the park is a very short walk from the Red Line Howard Street station, which is also the terminus for bus routes 147, 201, 205, 206, 215, 97, and 22.




This map is provided by Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.

Visit our website http://www.rogerspark.cc/

Or contact us for membership information chamberinfo@rogerspark.cc

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Now Showing at the New 400 Theater

There will be special Midnight showings of "Taking Woodstock" (starring Demetri Martin) this Friday and Saturday night at The New 400.

The New 400 Theater
6746 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

http://www.thenew400.com/

The New 400 Theaters is a first rate venue showing 1st run movies on 4 screens. Ticket prices are: $5 Matinee (until 6pm), $7.50 Adults, and $6.50 Students

Monday, September 21, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Now Showing at the New 400 Theater

Coming this friday (9/25) to the New 400 Theaters: Fame (PG); and I Can Do Bad All By Myself (PG-13).

The New 400 Theater
6746 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

http://www.thenew400.com/

The New 400 Theaters is a first rate venue showing 1st run movies on 4 screens. Ticket prices are: $5 Matinee (until 6pm), $7.50 Adults, and $6.50 Students

Try this tomorrow...you might like it!

http://www.worldcarfree.net/

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Here Comes the Sun

The Rogers Park 2nd Annual Cancer Survivors/Awareness Health Fair was held today at the intersection of Jarvis and Greenview Avenues. Here are some pictures of this Beatles-inspired fair.

The poster said, "Dress up hippie style", and Nancy Sell did just that!


Emcee Michael Harrington (fine job, Michael!) and a cancer survivor who spoke of his struggle with the disease.


'The Beatles' Trivial Pursuit was a offered as a raffle prize.


Though he's not really Sir Paul, he was a great look-alike, and roamed the crowd, speaking with everyone. Quite a nice gentleman, originally from Livermoor--Colorado!


Classical sitar music was featured, performed by the group 'Sandalwood'. Very soothing and inspiring.


Another cancer survivor, who delivered her poignant story. Sometimes health improves with a better attitude, and hers was great!






Awareness of cancer and its cause is so necessary. This group, led by Nancy Sell, Michael Harrington, and many volunteers, performed an outstanding service to our neighborhood today, AND provided entertainment, too.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Friday, September 18, 2009

Come on out for great music!

Stroll on over to Willye B. White Park tomorrow, September 19th, between 10 AM and 6 PM to hear some of the world's finest musicians at the Wisdom Bridge Arts Project's World Music Festival.

Weather forecasts say sunny, in the lower 70's, making it a nearly perfect day!

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce hopes to see you there!



Thursday, September 17, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Now Showing at the New 400 Theater

500 Days of Summer will be coming to the New 400 this Friday.

The New 400 Theater
6746 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

http://www.thenew400.com/

The New 400 Theaters is a first rate venue showing 1st run movies on 4 screens. Ticket prices are: $5 Matinee (until 6pm), $7.50 Adults, and $6.50 Students

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Now Showing at the New 400 Theater

Now playing at the New 400: Whiteout, Julie & Julia, District 9, and Inglourious Basterds.

The New 400 Theater
6746 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL. 60626

http://www.thenew400.com/

The New 400 Theaters is a first rate venue showing 1st run movies on 4 screens. Ticket prices are: $5 Matinee (until 6pm), $7.50 Adults, and $6.50 Students

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rogers Park business: Ennui Cafe

Ennui Cafe
6981 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626

CONSUMER FINANCE: ONE FLAVOR SATISFIES ALL?

Consumer Protection Should Work for Consumers

by Tom Donohue
September 08, 2009 at 10:03 AM

Despite the headlines, health care and climate change aren’t the only issues that Congress will consider this fall. Also up for possible consideration is the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) Act, legislation that would dramatically reshape consumer finance.

This bill, said to be a response to the financial crisis, would actually just create another big, ineffective government bureaucracy. While there were certainly excesses in the financial services industry that hurt many Americans, the one-size-fits-all approach to consumer finance required by this bill is the wrong answer to the challenges we face.

The CFPA would mandate that all financial institutions offer “plain vanilla” financial products designed by Washington bureaucrats. To offer products that break from this mold, institutions would be required to jump through a number of costly regulatory hoops. Institutions would also be forced to pass judgment on the ability of individual consumers to understand, for example, a mortgage that is not plain vanilla, but may better suit their needs.

The U.S. Chamber supports transparency and plain English disclosure of the risks and benefits of financial products, but this legislation goes too far.

In a country as large and diverse as ours, families and businesses inevitably have different needs. Requiring that these needs be met by one set of solutions is misguided. Financial innovation has been, by and large, a positive force for consumers. It has provided more options, more flexibility, and the ability to customize solutions to fit individual needs. It wasn’t too long ago that credit cards were rare. Today, they are everywhere, with terms and benefits as different as we are. If the CFPA had been around a few decades ago, we may not enjoy the convenience that comes with swiping a card.

The CFPA would also limit access to credit at a time when small businesses need it the most.

Small banks, unlike their larger competitors, may find it difficult to comply with the deluge of new rules. They may also have trouble absorbing the fees that the CFPA would impose in order to finance itself. Instead of stimulating responsible lending, banks may be held hostage by the CFPA. Even for those entrepreneurs lucky enough to secure a loan under the new regime, the cost of borrowing would increase.

Creating the CFPA to deal with consumer finance issues makes about as much sense as dictating the sizes, flavors, and temperature of coffee because a few consumers spilled their beverages and were burned. We must protect consumers, but in a way that protects economic opportunity and consumer choice.


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Monday, September 7, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Labor Day, 2009


The 3 cent stamp, issued by the Post Office in 1956

Labor Day holiday closings


Tribune staff report
September 7, 2009


Monday is Labor Day, a national holiday honoring American workers and the symbolic start of fall. The following public services will be affected:

Schools: All public schools in Chicago and surrounding suburbs will be closed. Visit your local school district's Web site for more information.

Government offices: All city, county, state and federal offices will be closed.

Postal service: No regular mail pickup or delivery, except for Express Mail. Most post offices will be closed.

Courts: Federal, state and county courts will be closed.

Banks: Closed.

Financial markets: Closed.

Transit: Metra (metrarail.com), Pace (pacebus.com) and CTA (transitchicago.com) will operate on limited Sunday schedules. The CTA also will re-route 15 buses through 6 a.m. Wednesday for a taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Michigan Avenue.

Waste pickup: Trash normally collected Mondays will be picked up Tuesday.

Beaches: Last day of the season for several beaches along Lake Michigan, including in Chicago.

Libraries: All Chicago Public Library branches will be closed. Outside Chicago, check with your local library.

Parking: Meters must be fed.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Aflac benefits

Aflac Rep. Jay Ahmed is a Business Member of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce. Email Jay for some great rates on your benefit plan, jay_ahmed@us.aflac.com