Hot off the presses! Wednesday June 19th ( which happens to be Juneteenth which is more visibly celebrated up in Milwaukee) from 4 pm - 9 pm come out to Morse Gyros and support the park and local businesses. A portion of all sales will go to the park's basketball and baseball programs. The is the kind of positive loitering that this writer likes to take part in. Why? The Gangster Disciples still believe that they control this corner of Morse and Wayne, but they don't. Just today there were some GD's loitering and parking illegally at Morse and Wayne. So 911 was called and they were told to be on their way. This has been the GD's corner for many years and old habits die hard. But with persistent calls to 911, positive loitering and eating they will eventually learn that this isn't home base anymore.
It would be really nice to see cops come into Morse Gyros and grab a bite to eat. Why? It sends a message that the police care about the community, gives them an opportunity to get to know the locals and most importantly it makes the bangers uncomfortable. Morse Gyros still has the best gyros and chicken for sale in Rogers Park. If you can't make it in person you can order your food through Speedy Northside Food Delivery. Morse Gyros is my new favorite hangout.