Thursday, April 04, 2019

New signs for a new The Harold Washington Memorial Children's Playlot
7710 N. Paulina Street,
Open Dawn to Dusk
Bring your little ones!
(Thank you, Irma!)

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Friday, December 21, 2018

Can you help?

(Also, interviewing for a 'full-time' employee)
Attention RP neighbors....
Hi Kitty Kitty, the Rogers Park, no kill cat shelter/sanctuary, is looking for volunteers .... transportation can be provided if needed.  Contact Jasmine at
1-773-540-1870 (Call or text)
 Hi Kitty Kitty is extremely shorthanded volunteers during this Holiday Season.  Please consider giving an hour or two, one day a week, to assistance with cleaning, feeding,  and socializing the kitties. These precious babies have no homes or families to spend time with for the holidays. Please consider giving the most precious gift of all ....your Time.

Monday, February 06, 2017


(click map to enlarge)
NHNA map copyright by mcl
"When individuals join in a cooperative venture, the power generated far exceeds what they could have accomplished acting individually."   R. Buckminster Fuller
Our motto:
"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem!"

Views from the Crows Nest ....

"Morning Sky"

Thursday, June 09, 2016


One car, off alley parking available immediately.  Space is located in the rear of 7712 N. Paulina Street.  $55.00/month ($50.00 prepaid). Email Mike at and leave name and phone number.....

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


A couple of comments and thoughts, on this day after the election: 
 First, congratulations to Joe Moore on his reelection as Alderman of the 49th Ward. Let's ALL move forward together, in the best interest of the people of Rogers Park and the 49th Ward. 
 Second, thank you Don Gordon, for a campaign focused on the issues.  I also thank you for your love for, longtime commitment to and active involvement in, the people and community of Rogers Park. It's a pleasure and a privilege to know you and call you a friend and neighbor. 
And thirdly, Gordon supporters should take real pride in their support of the next Mayor of Chicago, The Movement to Elect Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


The residents of the 49th Ward are in need of, and long overdue, a change in Aldermanic leadership. Our 24 year incumbent, Joe "I'm at the top of my game" Moore has been 'feeding' at the Public Trough for way too long. He no longer represents or 'governs' in the best interest of the residents of the Ward, unquestioningly aligning himself with Mayor Emanuel and all manner of special interest organizations and individuals, i.e. Charter Schools, property developers and owners/managers, etc., etc., etc. (can you say Burger King, Pritzker Parking tower, UNO (privatization and closing of CPS schools), 'Hole on Estes', liquor licensing, North Shore School, attempt to privatize Willye White Field House, foie gras, problem rental buildings, store front vacancies, and on and on....). The Ward is being, and has been, 'governed' in a very hit or miss, helter skelter fashion for the past 24 years. Where's the PLAN?  Fact is, there is no Comprehensive Community Development Plan for Rogers Park or the 49th Ward and there never has been. 

The incumbent's motto and modus operandi, in dealing with Ward issues and his constituents, is, notification not consultation, ignoring community residents input and concerns, in favor of his 'special interest' groups and individuals, as well as being a mouthpiece/puppet of the Mayor. As Eric Zorn stated, "Alderman Joe Moore who used to be a reformer has become such a hack!"  Watch the video:
Go to minute 7 in the video

The time for a change is NOW!  For new leadership and direction in the 49th Ward, I'm supporting and voting for Independent, Progressive 49th Ward Aldermanic candidate Don Gordon.  You should too!
Mike Luckenbach
Rogers Park resident since 1975
Get to know Gordon!
On February 24, 2015....
VOTE GORDON for the 49th!

Monday, November 24, 2014


Photos of Amara meeting and greeting Rogers Park residents, being introduced by 49th Ward Aldermanic candidate Don Gordon, taken at the 2014 Glenwood Arts Fest.

Mayoral Candidate Dr. Amara Enyia Officially Files Petitions for the 2015 Municipal Election

After months of campaigning, mayoral candidate Dr. Amara Enyia will stand with supporters to submit her petitions today for the 2015 municipal election. As the most unconventional of the declared candidates, she has amassed significant support from all sides of the city with her grassroots campaign.
“Today is the culmination of months of hard work on a campaign that will change the landscape of politics in Chicago,” Dr. Enyia said. “This campaign reflects a new type of leadership that is diverse, passionate, independent, and driven by innovative ideas."
So far, the campaign has been endorsed by Northside Democracy for America, Southside Democracy for America, the Justice Party and the Veterans Party of Illinois.
“Chicagoans want a strong, independent voice – someone not beholden to special interests or tainted by politics as usual," Enyia said. "Chicagoans are tired of the same players and their stale ideas that have only held the city back. The people want new energy, new voices and new ideas that can move us forward. It’s time Chicago has leadership that actually represents not just our today, but also our tomorrow."
Amara will be joined by supporters at 3:00pm today at the Board of Elections at 69 W. Washington for the official filing.