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Archdiocese closing schools as it faces budget issues

St. Hyacinth, 3640 W. Wolfram St., Chicago

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St. Ladislaus, 3330 N. Lockwood Ave., Chicago

St. Turibius, 4120 W. 57th St., Chicago

St. Rene Goupil, 6340 S. New England Ave., Chicago

In Chicago, St. Dorothy School and St. Columbanus School on the South Side will be consolidated into a new school operating at the St. Columbanus site, at 7120 S. Calumet Ave.

  • psmokeyz Smartphones ARE the zombie apocalypse

    I can just see those poor nuns panhandling at the intersections now.

  • C. M. D. Avondale Triangle resident

    Not to make the conversation unpleasantly serious, but the lack of nuns is a huge reason the Catholic schools are closing. Nuns taught for little more than room and board, maybe a small stipend. The numbers of women joining religious orders started plummeting after Vatican II, and now Catholic schools...

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    Not to make the conversation unpleasantly serious, but the lack of nuns is a huge reason the Catholic schools are closing. Nuns taught for little more than room and board, maybe a small stipend. The numbers of women joining religious orders started plummeting after Vatican II, and now Catholic schools have to pay for administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, even office workers - all jobs that used to be done for close to free. It's a shame to see the schools close, but it's just not financially feasible to keep some of these places open - student tuition doesn't come anywhere near covering the cost of operation, but fewer students means even less money.

  • there are very few nuns left...amazes me that younger generation with children will buy a kick butt car.. 100 million screen TV ,,,best cell phones and gaming GARBAGE but wont pay for education that is great... something wrong in the USA,,

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    EXISTING 3 FLAT RESIDENCE INCLUDING SERVICE ENTRANCE; 4 METERS

    2323 N. Hamlin Ave. Issued October 29, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    GARAGE

    3018 N. Christiana Ave. Issued October 29, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPAIRS TO EXISTING PORCHES TO AN EXISTING 36 DWELLING UNITS RESIDENTIAL 4 STORY BUILIDNG WITH BASEMENT AS PER PLANS

    3108 N. Milwaukee Ave. Issued October 29, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    2 STORY SIMGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE - NEW REAR WOOD STAIRS AS PER PLANS

    2510 W. Moffat St. Issued October 29, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATION TO EXISTING GARDEN LEVEL UNIT WITH MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING.(CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS)

    2735 N. Francisco Ave. Issued October 29, 2014 Comment
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    ERECT NEW 2 STORY FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT, 2241 SF, TYPE 4A CONSTRUCTION WITH NEW NON COMBUSTIBLE METAL DECK, 190 SF, NEW 2 CAR DETACHED FRAME GARAGE 19' X 20'-4" AND 6' X 105 L.F. AS PER PLANS. **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    2625 W. Medill Ave. Issued October 29, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION OF 4-UNIT RESIDENCE AND REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING 3 STORY ENCLOSED REAR PORCH WITH NEW 3 STORY OPEN REAR PORCH. REPLACE ROOF. CLEAN MASONRY. REPLACE WINDOWS.(CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS. CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.)

    1719 N. Maplewood Ave. Issued October 29, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **DECONVERT 3 UNITS TO TWO UNITS.RENOVATE/ALTERATIONS TO 2ND FLR -ENTRY, INSULATION W/EXPOSED CAVITIES, BATHROOM , KITCHEN W/ELECTRICAL, REMOVE UNUSED CHIMNEY, REPLACE CENTRAL BEAM @ BSMT, INSTALL NEW HEADERS AT 1ST & 2ND FLOOR, INSTALL NEW FURNACE & DUCTOWRK, REPLACE EXISTING FENCE PER PLANS

    1624 N. Whipple St. Issued October 29, 2014 Comment

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Seeking Out Shoe Donations

Hello All,

I am a local artist, and I have an upcoming installation that involves shoes. I am hoping to collect around 100 pair for this project, but shoes can be very pricey!

I'm reaching out to see if there are any neighbors that happen to have shoes that you may not want anymore. Maybe you are purging - tossing or donating, or maybe you just want to help an artist out.

If so:
Please message me! I'm looking for...

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Hello All,

I am a local artist, and I have an upcoming installation that involves shoes. I am hoping to collect around 100 pair for this project, but shoes can be very pricey!

I'm reaching out to see if there are any neighbors that happen to have shoes that you may not want anymore. Maybe you are purging - tossing or donating, or maybe you just want to help an artist out.

If so:
Please message me! I'm looking for more classic styles - no sneakers or modern sandals. So this could be heels, pumps, oxfords, boots (depending on what kind), flats, etc. I only have a month before the installation, so I'll probably take anything!

I live in the area, and would be happy to meet in a neutral place or make a pick up!

Thanks!!!

  • John, thanks.

    Do you (or any others) happen to know of other thrift stores in the area? Most of the pairs that I've found at Salvation Army are surprisingly $17 or more. Good will has a bunch for $6.99, with a rare pair coming in at $4.

    I've asked both if they have any shoes that they can't sell, and both of them ship those off to 3rd World countries... which is great, by the way!

  • Treekeeper Betsy, GREAT idea!

    I will put a box out tomorrow and post the location afterward.

6 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Big transit oriented development planned near California Blue Line Stop

From the GGNA neighborhood group: Hello Neighbors, Alderman Moreno's office has confirmed that the community meeting for the old Max Gerber site will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30th at the Candela Restaurant at 2451 N. Milwaukee Avenue. This project team has requested a zoning change from C1-1 to RBPDw/B3.5 underlying/TOD for a fifteen and an eleven story connected towers with 253 rental units, 70 parking spaces and retail on the first floor at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave....

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From the GGNA neighborhood group: Hello Neighbors, Alderman Moreno's office has confirmed that the community meeting for the old Max Gerber site will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30th at the Candela Restaurant at 2451 N. Milwaukee Avenue. This project team has requested a zoning change from C1-1 to RBPDw/B3.5 underlying/TOD for a fifteen and an eleven story connected towers with 253 rental units, 70 parking spaces and retail on the first floor at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave. I hope you can come and please tell neighbors who live close to this project about the meeting.

Curious to hear what others think about TOD development. I believe it's by the same team that put up the silver TOD building at Division and Ashland.

I thought TOD usually came with less parking than 70 spots. The one at Division and Ashland has zero parking spots.

I think it's interesting that the city is going back to the way they used to build near major intersections and transit hubs such as this. Like the coyote building at Damen and Milwaukee. Or the hairpin arts building. Smaller units, taller, more dense.

I think it's a good idea, as Logan Square has become less and less populated over the years. I seem to recall reading we have a fraction of the population we once had.

I think it would help make the area more vibrant. I've lived in 100+ unit buildings in the past, and people have the misconception that all 100 people will be causing traffic, or waiting in line at the El all at the same time. But even with 100 or 200 units, the fraction that are doing any one thing at the same time are slim to none.

Should be a lively conversation. People get all up in arms about change and the threat of shadows or traffic.

I say bring a tiny bit of our neighborhood's density back! Come join the fun conversation. For those unfamiliar, this development is slated for the now empty lot across from Cozy Corner diner.

  • Bearmosa Resident of Hermosa

    One random thought I just had about this, which maybe one of you can address is: Is it better for the city and for the environment if Logan Square gets preserved and expensive so that working class and middle class residents continue to infill other under utilized areas (Garfield Park,...

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    One random thought I just had about this, which maybe one of you can address is: Is it better for the city and for the environment if Logan Square gets preserved and expensive so that working class and middle class residents continue to infill other under utilized areas (Garfield Park, Lawndale, Englewood, Chicago Lawn, etc)? Meaning, as folks are priced out of Logan Square they continue looking west and south for new opportunities to settle down? Wouldn't that have just as, or better, a impact on the environment and the city's tax base, since even a SFH 25X125 standard Chicago lot is considered tiny and dense, by American standards ( and considering and assuming that most of these households were/are commuting toward the loop)? The city lost over 200,000 residents on the south side over the past 10 years and gained a little under 100,000 along the north/northwest/loop over the same time period. That obviously hasn't fixed our deteriorating tax situation? I find it very odd to build so high vertically when there are still so many neighborhoods in Chicago in need of more competent/highly paid/educated home buyers and renters. About 20% of all the land in North Lawndale for instance is vacant lots and about 20% of the houses there are also abandoned. From a policy and urban planning perspective, it already seems like the city has rolled the dice on density on the north and northwest sides rather than addressing the continued gutting of neighborhoods outside of those areas, but I think some sort of low density preservation could actually spur development across the city in surrounding areas that also have excellent access to public transit (eg, Garfield Park, Lawndale have two CTA lines and major arterial bus routes).

  • Got back from the meeting a while ago. 2 hours +. I think area residents have protected Milwaukee Avenue from development once again. My silly synopsis: Residents believe there is no such thing as a person without a car, Milwaukee Ave. is perfect as is, everyone is an urban planner...

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    Got back from the meeting a while ago. 2 hours +. I think area residents have protected Milwaukee Avenue from development once again. My silly synopsis: Residents believe there is no such thing as a person without a car, Milwaukee Ave. is perfect as is, everyone is an urban planner in Logan Square, unless you've lived here 25+ years, shut your trap, modern architecture has no place in Logan Square (it's for Lincoln Park or some yuppie neighborhood), we're all scared of the barbarians at the gate, GGNA is overwhelmed with requests for development and doesn't know what to do, people have 2 cars each and their right to park those 2 cars in front of their house must be protected, we don't believe their should be density near public transportation, and the Alderman must be on the take even thinking of hosting this meeting. Good night.

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Updated 5 hours ago

HVAC Recomendations?

Elo Folks! Got a bit of a heating problem and it's now a bit beyond us. We've replaced the coupling, and the furnace stays on for...maybe five to ten minutes, then shuts down. Pilot light out! Can anyone recommend a local person/business who's reliable and fair? A guess is a valve is shot, but I'm not going to chance making it worse. Any suggestions very much appreciated. Thanks!

  • LEH Est. in Chicago 1973

    Again,...thanks for the names and number people! Appreciate it.

  • Kelly B Beaucastel's Mom

    Metro Air Group is fantastic! Have used them for annual maintenance and repair for more than 7 years. Very reasonable and all of their service people are personable and courteous. Call Janine at 773-736-1400

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Cats on 2400 block of Monticello need help!

Dear neighbors: I work at Tree House, but I also live a block from where 7 adoptable adults and I think 5 very small kittens are all living on a front porch. Neighbors I know alerted me to this situation, the front gate is locked, and the homeowners are what I'd call "not 100% cooperative. I went by early this morning and managed to easily lure some of them down to the sidewalk (I got one lovely, young, short-haired tuxedo...

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Dear neighbors: I work at Tree House, but I also live a block from where 7 adoptable adults and I think 5 very small kittens are all living on a front porch. Neighbors I know alerted me to this situation, the front gate is locked, and the homeowners are what I'd call "not 100% cooperative. I went by early this morning and managed to easily lure some of them down to the sidewalk (I got one lovely, young, short-haired tuxedo female I named Monopoly and a tiny, male Snowshoe Siamese kitten I named Kimchee, both went to Tree House today for tests, exams and spay/neuter). I simply do not have foster homes or adoption floor spots for all these cats. I have a foster (but no adopters) for all the little kittens, but if anyone can help foster some of these young, healthy adults/older kittens until I can get them adopted or into other foster, please do let me know (I would have them vetted before they came into your house).They've got bad food and no shelter, and one seemed pretty underweight to me....they ate the food I brought like crazed zombies - they're obviously not being fed properly. THANK YOU Erica@treehouseanimals.org

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  • Thank you so much for your care and concern Erica! It is so disheartening that the feral cat population is as large as it is. Every little bit that any of us can do to improve it and educate the public is a great thing. We adopted our former street kitty from Tree House's community cats program, and I'm so glad he is off the streets!

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