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10 Great Literary Salons to Check Out in Chicago

...has quickly become a South Side hub for rising literati. Every third Sunday. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St. Free. curbsidesplendor.com

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...its quick-witted hosts, Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast. Every third Monday. The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. Free. essayfiesta.com

...John Green and comedian Cameron Esposito. Quarterly, with next reading on September 19. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. $10. zulkey.com

...by some of the Midwest’s finest writers and performers. Every third Wednesday. Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave. Free. facebook.com/gutsandgloryshow

Funny Writers, comedians, actors, and journalists put out a “live magazine” every week, addressing the news of the day with varying degrees of snark in Christopher Piatt’s popular Uptown series. Every Saturday. Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway. Free. thepapermacheteshow.com

...awkward silences at this avant-garde series they started in 2005. Monthly. Outer Space Studio, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. Free. facebook.com/pages/Red-Rover-Reading-Series/198562136827206

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Lights, Sanitation, & ACTION @racine & @morgan viaducts

For those non believers out there with gloom and doom philosophies about a community voice-- Change is possible!


-need more sponsors for sanitation kits
-more activity for petition and -ongoing community discussions to improve viaduct sanitation standards.

  • Michelle Fennessy Twitter @drfennessy

    Folks we had a community meeting today to discuss viaduct sanitation initiative. Another news story coming out on Monday and I will post. We also have a dedicated site to access the petition on change.org. Should be easier to remember.

    New site link: www.chicagoviaduct.com (its up and running)

    Please share with ALL friends, family, church members, and businesses. Out of state? No prob? We welcome your support. Please encourage folks to share their story about why they believe we need improved viaduct sanitation programs.

  • Michelle Fennessy Twitter @drfennessy

    Viaducts don't have an address, but they have a twitter account now. Share pics of viaduct conditions near you to @chicagoviaduct then go to chicagoviaduct.com and say YES to ROUTINE sanitation programs. Please remember to share with family, friends, colleagues, church members, and anyone you feel is affected by unsafe conditions in these important walkways for residents & visitors.

  • Michelle Fennessy Twitter @drfennessy

    See recent DNA info article: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140917/university-village/residents-decry-viaducts-on-16th-st-our-front-yard-looks-like-toilet

    We also have dedicated domain for petition. Go to www.chicagoviaduct.com. Say yes, share your story about how disgusting viaducts impact your life, then share with family and friends. Recruit 5 peeps today and tell those folks to recruit 5 more.

    We need to Rally!

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9/11 Service Day

On 9/11 we remember and we also use it as a day to give back. In recent years supporters advocate for a 9/11 Service Day as a way to give back to the community. I hope folks think about ways to get more connected with local events and help each other. Many of you know I am advocating for routine viaduct sanitation programs. Please take a moment to sign and share our petition. It's easy to fill out. Tell folks all around how important it is that the city hear your perspective about why current policies are ineffective and unsanitary. Let's all make a difference.

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Viaduct story- Pilsen & Beyond #pilsencares

Here's the most recent story about our efforts.

Racine cleaned last week, Morgan done just last night.

We need support for petition folks!


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Facilitators Needed for Support Groups

If you or someone you love has a mood disorder, DBSA-GC is looking for facilitators to begin training to serve new areas. Facilitators currently moderate and manage their support groups across the city in six locations. 

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  • 5 stars out of 5: Belli's on Yelp

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Listings: Free Classes at Exhale Spa, Design Harvest Festival, And More

WEST TOWN—This weekend September 20th and 21st, the Grand Ave Design District will be a mecca for home and garden designers and...

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  • Pilsen Elementary Community Academy reviewed by a parent

    Very bad school.. Mrs. ALAN the worst assistant principal ever. She acts sarcastic when you talk to her and the principal acts like a star only seen in assembly's out walking through the hallways. Worst academic strategy even the teachers say it's to much for the children

    Pilsen Elementary Community Academy (1420 West 17th Street) Published on GreatSchools September 15, 2014

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Sweet indoor cat found at 18th & Racine

Hello, I carried this cat home from 18th and Racine on Saturday night. He is an older kitten, male, very sweet and affectionate, obviously someone's indoor kitty and I'd like to get him home to his people.

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  • Visibility and Creativity -->Things we want!

    Ms. Talavera is asking for $340.74:
    My students need construction paper to create colorful projects to express and describe what we are reading. We also need a document camera to solve problems together.
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  • Permit issued for easy permit process


    2014 S. Racine Ave. Issued September 12, 2014 Comment


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