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The "African-American Getty" for Sale

...Hawe; original music from Cepia, Sienna, and Detalles; and more. Released as part of the 2005 May 1st Reboot and CSS Reboot, the launch party for the new volume takes place Tuesday...

THE2NDHAND celebrates the release of its 15th issue, "LE2EMEMAIN," tonight at Skylark, 2149 S. Halsted, tonight (Sunday). Editors Todd Dills and Jeb Gleason-Allured are joined by Joe Meno and...

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The Reader moves out of its longtime offices at 11 E. Illinois today, heading for the Sun-Times Building a few blocks away. The paper's staff has been blogging about the process all week.

...have cool stuff to peruse. Send five copies of your zine to the theater at 5153 N. Ashland, 60640, and bring free joy (and, of course, your unique perspective on the world) to...

In a stark take on the remaining public housing near Halsted and Division, the New York Times says, "the Plan for Transformation, a national model in its scope and original ambition, is off schedule and in need of more money."

Biannual publication AREA Chicago is holding a fundraiser at Danny's Tavern, 1951 W. Dickens, tonight from 10pm to 2am. It's free to get in, but 25 percent of the bar proceeds will go to AREA -- so drink up!

PISTIL Magazine will celebrate the release of its fifth issue, "Idol," at the Hothouse, 31 E. Balbo, with a gallery exhibit and silent auction benefiting the American Red Cross. Featured artists include...

...work must not be previously published. Entries go to Chicago Literary Awards, Another Chicago Magazine, 3709 N. Kenmore, Chicago, 60613...

City Newsstand, 4018 N. Cicero in Chicago, and Chicago-Main Newsstand, 380 N. Chicago in Evanston, are great resources for hard-to-find magazines and newspapers, but little did you know they also have a pretty good website. Check out their Top Tabloid Headlines of 2003 -- FEBRUARY TO BE CANCELED!

...6, 7:30 pm, 1350 N. Wells) and Quimby's (November 8, 8:00 pm, 1854 North Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233...

...Ave.), plus an open house at Women and Children First (November 8, 1-2 pm, 5233 N. Clark). Sponsored by Chicago NOW...

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The ones abandoned by Chicagoans

Thank you for setting food out for the abandoned cats in your area.
Contact PAWS Chicago Community outreach for assistance.
Trap Neuter Return helps everyone.
There are many Pilsen residents who help with TNR.
There are more 2 dozen Cook County
Registered Caretaker/Volunteer feeders in Pilsen.
Join us please!
PAWS Chicago Community Outreach
773 475-9422

  • Michelle Fennessy Twitter @drfennessy

    I don't always have free time but would love to donate! I send annual donations for a cat center in ohio as well. great that we have orgs out there helping our stray animals in pilsen. thanks for your service!

  • Any chance PAWS can provide a workshop for building a temp shelter for cats/dogs to stay warm? There are several empty, unclaimed lots in East Pilsen and would like help on building SOMETHING. I can cover the materials. Just need guidance for building.

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City lists 'problem landlords' on website

Properties at 1301 S. Tripp Ave., 1001 S. Mayfield Ave. and 1624 S. Loomis St. are on the Chicago Building Department's list of "problem landlords."

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Properties at 1301 S. Tripp Ave., 1001 S. Mayfield Ave. and 1624 S. Loomis St. are on the Chicago Building Department's list of "problem landlords."

Properties at 1301 S. Tripp Ave., 1001 S. Mayfield Ave. and 1624 S. Loomis St. are on the Chicago Building Department's list of "problem landlords."

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Misguided, foolish and dumb

The cowards that did this do not know anything about what makes this neighborhood vibrant. They are a poor representation of Pilsen--if they even live here...

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Bow Truss Pilsen's Windows Covered With Anti-Gentrification Signs

Customers take down paper Friday morning while owner ponders who put them up.

Some folks in Pilsen decided to make an example on Thursday night of Bow Truss Coffee Roasters while sharing their views on gentrification.

Customers and workers at the coffee shop woke up...

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The cowards that did this do not know anything about what makes this neighborhood vibrant. They are a poor representation of Pilsen--if they even live here...

http://chicago.eater.com/2015/1/23/7879503/bow-truss-pilsen-with-signs-gentrification

Bow Truss Pilsen's Windows Covered With Anti-Gentrification Signs

Customers take down paper Friday morning while owner ponders who put them up.

Some folks in Pilsen decided to make an example on Thursday night of Bow Truss Coffee Roasters while sharing their views on gentrification.

Customers and workers at the coffee shop woke up Friday morning to find their windows covered with cardboard construction paper signs. The signs included phrases like: "Wake up & smellllll the gentrification," and "fresh roasted gentrification served here!"

Bow Truss in August opened in Pilsen and owner Phil Tadros runs two other coffee shops and has plans for two more. He said some customers removed the paper Friday morning and has no leads on the vandals responsible. There was no damage to the shop and no need to file a police report, Tadros added.
Pilsen has been subject of gentrification concerns as demographics have shifted in recent years from a primary Mexican immigrant population. Folks have pondered the negative and positive effects on the community.

But what's with picking on coffee shops this week? Albeit it was somewhat canibalistic, on Thursday Homaro Cantu set up shop outside a nearby Starbucks, and now folks target a Bow Truss to vent about gentrification? Yes, there is a South Park episode on coffee shops.

What do you think? Is there truth behind the signs? Are hipster coffee beans culture's Kryptonite though gentrification? Or is this just vandalism masquerading as a political statement? Maybe this is just all dumb?

  • These comments are disgusting. Makes one wonder if there ever was a period where the white settler didn't feel entitled to every piece of land and community they come across. They just feel entitled to everything. They think they can own everything. I'm white BTW, before you go on with your accusations of racism. I just see what this is- a continuation of colonial ENTITLEMENT

  • Michelle Fennessy Twitter @drfennessy

    I learned a long time ago that there are times when we can't change the mind of another party, so sometimes you have to change how you deal with them.

    We live in a diverse community & everyone needs to respect our cultures and our right to "live" without worrying...

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    I learned a long time ago that there are times when we can't change the mind of another party, so sometimes you have to change how you deal with them.

    We live in a diverse community & everyone needs to respect our cultures and our right to "live" without worrying about new, small businesses getting vandalized bc they represent change. For those who want to believe otherwise, then stay on message and focus on what we ALL want to see in a community- safety, families, fun, events, business growth, & wellness all around. Put the focus back on what it is the community needs to flourish. That's always my strategy.....

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Byron Sigcho challenges Ald. Danny Solis in the 25th Ward

The 25th Ward encompasses a culturally diverse group of neighborhoods: Pilsen, Little Italy, Chinatown and the West Loop. And because its City Council seat is on the ballot in February, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see incumbent Ald. Danny Solis and challengers running against him bumping into each other at community events and meetings, except they’re not. And after repeated attempts to reach Solis over the phone proved unfruitful, EXTRA took to the streets in an attempt at some...

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The 25th Ward encompasses a culturally diverse group of neighborhoods: Pilsen, Little Italy, Chinatown and the West Loop. And because its City Council seat is on the ballot in February, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see incumbent Ald. Danny Solis and challengers running against him bumping into each other at community events and meetings, except they’re not. And after repeated attempts to reach Solis over the phone proved unfruitful, EXTRA took to the streets in an attempt at some face time with the alderman, who has served since 1996 when he was appointed by then Mayor Richard M. Daley. EXTRA also spoke with Byron Sigcho, an outspoken 31-year-old who was recently endorsed by Reclaim Chicago to challenge Solis.

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http://extranews.net/byron-sigcho-challenges-ald-danny-solis-in-the-25th-ward.html

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  • Help Us Listen And Learn!

    Ms. Fonseca is asking for $334.42:
    My students need headphones to help incorporate mini lessons for target skills in mathematics.
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LOST DOG

Has anyone seen this dog? If so please contact us. Thank you.

  • Please check Chicago Animal Care and Control. They have tours daily of pets lost and brought to their facility at 2741 S Western. If that sweet dog had a microchip it will be life saver. Mayor Emanuel recently shortened the 'stay time 'for all animals at our KILL shelter.
    I AM HOPING ACHILLES IS FOUND.

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Where to get LOW/COST Spay Neuter

PLEASE help stop the killing of over 20,000 dogs, cats and kitten litters at Chicago Kill shelters like Animal Welfare League ( BOTH LOCATIONS) and Chicago Animal Care and Control , Anti Cruelty Society and near suburban KILL SHELTERS. They are overwhelmed by Chicago residents dumping animals and and Chicagoans dumping puppies and litters at kill shelters.. If you think your surrendered pet will be adopted there is a slim chance at any kill shelter.
Take humane action and give your pet a far healthier life by
having your pet spayed or neutered.
Kittens can be spay/neutered at 8 weeks or 2lbs.
Please do not give kittens away NON SPAY/NEUTERED.
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/pet/4861914426.html

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  • Cooking with Preschoolers!

    Ms. Ryan is asking for $397.21:
    My students need a microwave and toaster oven so that we can make recipes that require baking. My students also need a blender so that we can make smoothies.
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