Jul 09 2012

Updated 45 hours ago

Updates on Crime/Vagrancy at Clark & Diversey?

I've been noticing a lot more people loitering against the Walgreens wall at Clark and Diversey since Panera Cares opened up. In addition, it seems like there are more homeless/drunks passed out in door entrances along Diversey after 9 or 10 PM each night. Is this being addressed at all? I haven't heard of an increase in crimes as of yet, but I definitely feel less safe walking around the area now.

  • Too bad this big corporation is not paying taxes, not supporting Cook County Hospital, Medicaid, mental health clinics, DCFS, public housing, police and all other city/county services needed by this population. Public institutions are suffering drastic budget cuts, the last thing they needed was another business to stop paying taxes....

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    Too bad this big corporation is not paying taxes, not supporting Cook County Hospital, Medicaid, mental health clinics, DCFS, public housing, police and all other city/county services needed by this population. Public institutions are suffering drastic budget cuts, the last thing they needed was another business to stop paying taxes. Learn something from our alderman who has for-profit restaurants. He pays a lot of taxes, employs a lot of people, provides food/meeting space to many nonprofit organizations including seniors and other groups, fundraises for many institutions/nonprofits around here, all without fanfare. Keeps his restaurant open on Christmas eve for people who have no where to go. This is only a partial list of all that he does.. Our alderman is not wasting $$ buying national TV commercials to promote himself. He is very humble and quiet about it. He is the big philanthropist around here: pays full boat taxes which support all of these institutions that aid the disadvantaged population.

  • Bob

    For detailed demographic census data re income, occupation, education, housing, family, and transportation characteristics [9pp, downloadable] of the area centered around Diversey/ Clark/ Broadway, please see the Everyblock post: Diversey/ Clark/ Broadway Related Issues. Click the link in the first comment.

    Link to the Diversey/ Clark/ Broadway Related Issues main post:

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/dec22-diversey-clark-broadway-related-issues-6577338/

Dec 21

Updated Dec 24

Ice skating lessons for kids?

Hi - any suggestions for a place for a 5 year old to learn ice skating? I dont think I can give my kid any meaningful tips!

We are in lincoln park. I know the zoo has a little rink, but I didnt see anything about lessons.

Dec 08

Updated Dec 21

Chengdu Impression on Halsted

Does anyone know what is going on with Chengdu Impression on Halsted? It has been closed for weeks now with the same message "we're closed for next few days due to kitchen renovation & other construction works, sorry for any inconvenience, will update soon!" It doesn't appear that any work is being done?
We really like this place and hope that it's not going out of business?

  • Oh no! I have no insight, but this place is surprisingly authentic and awesome for this neighborhood.

  • Any updates from any one? Btw - sweet station is decent, though totally different than chengdu

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