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Personal research

Would anyone like to sign up for a neighborhood compost collection service? Pick-up and replacement of a provided 5-gallon bucket will go to feed a local worm farm. Vermicomposting. $10/pick-up or price dependent on pick-up requirements. I would like to start providing such a service on bicycle with trailer, would you like to have this service? Research only now, and then will plan accordingly!

  • I would definitely be interested!

  • here is my email, nirdvandajs@gmail.com please send me your contact if interested so that when I further develop this idea we can begin working together! thank you for the feedback

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Lebowski Fest @ Thalia Hall

Join fellow Lebowski fans for a night of abiding and what-have-you, including live music by My Blue Valentine and a screening of The Big Lebowski at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased online for $20 in advance, $25 day-of.

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OHC: It’s Like a Backstage Pass to Chicago’s Architecture

4 Thalia Hall (1807 South Allport Street): Our own Bill Motchan did a series of articles about the recently restored Pilsen landmark. Formerly a Bohemian residential, retail, and theater building, it’s now a suds house under the protection and care of a local restauranteur-turned-preservationist.

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

10 The Kemper Building (1 East Wacker Drive): This weekend is the only time this building’s observation deck is open to the public.  The glass is old and foggy, but you get some great insight into the design of the nearby buildings like Marina City and 35 East Wacker.

10 The Kemper Building (1 East Wacker Drive): This weekend is the only time this building’s observation deck is open to the public.  The glass is old and foggy, but you get some great insight into the design of the nearby buildings like Marina City and 35 East Wacker.

9 Inland Steel Building (30 West Monroe Street): Architects are always gaga over this building.  But to us noobs, it looks like any...

8 Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture (111 West Monroe): Unfortunately, most of the architects studios that are open to the public are pretty boring...

7 City Hall (121 North LaSalle): Yes, this is a great piece of architecture, but it’s more than that. You...

6 Holy Name Cathedral (735 North State Street): There are a bunch of churches on the list this year.  But if you can...

5 Columbian Model and Exhibit Works (1528 West Adams Street): We know you love architectural models. Google tells us so.  These are the people who...

3 Second Presbyterian Church (1936 South Michigan Avenue): Yes, another church.  But this one has a totally different vibe. Instead of gothic-frontiersman style, this one is straight outta Hogwarts.

2 Prairie Material Concrete Factory (835 North Peoria Street): I haven’t actually been to this one, but people I know who have been there say it’s pretty cool.

1 The Pullman Administration Building (11057 South Cottage Grove Avenue): This is the best of the remaining Pullman District buildings.  Ordinarily it’s kept locked...

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we are tired of dirty, unsafe, deteriorating viaducts

Tell the city to take care of the ageing, dirty, unsafe viaducts!!

We need your help to make our voice heard by the city administration.

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Gyms in the neighborhood

Hello everyone,

Does anyone have a recommendation for a gym in Pilsen?
Any quick reviews on Pilsen Gym on Bishop St. or Energym Fitness Center on Cermak Ave?
I found some helpful tips on Yelp, but was looking to get more information and suggestions from local neighbors.

Thank you!

  • Erinleej Eco Business Owner

    I'd recommend Rockfit at The Bridgeport Arts Center. He specializes in Kettle bell training & often offers free classes on Saturdays: http://www.rockfit.co

  • wvkc Dog lover, volunteer, Pilsen res.

    Hi Ahleli,

    I can't say much about Pilsen Gym on Bishop, but the Women's Workout and Wellness on Monroe in the loop is wonderful. It's off of Washington/Wells (Pink line!) and is around $25/mo for all machines and classes. It's a supportive group of women of all ages, sizes, and shapes.

    K

  • LA Fitness at Roosevelt and Canal is fine, although it gets very crowded during peak times. Lots of machines, weights, classes, trainers, and a pool. Bathrooms could be a bit cleaner, but its a gym. Don't pay more than $30/month and don't pay a startup fee (unless they go down to like $20, then it might be worth it). Just walk if they don't come down from the initial price they offer you.

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