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Chicago Fire: Who let's them own our streets?

For the umpteenth time, they were rolling a "Chicago Fire" chapter in Pilsen. Of course, nobody could park three blocks around, and you could not even see the signs they posted. They "relocated" my car and nobody in the whole world, including the City of Chicago, could tell me where.
The whole point is: They get subsidies to film locally, but don't benefit the neighborhood at all. They even bring their own food trucks, so they don't spend a cent in the community.
Question is who gives the permit without analyzing what happens when they "invade us"? Why is nobody paying attention to that? Yes, I am talking about Danny Solis.
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  • I guess I've been 'lucky' that they haven't really done much on our block since the first season. Have you contacted the ward office about your concerns? We had a few issues a while back (not Chicago Fire related) and after I calmed down and collected myself I went over...

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    I guess I've been 'lucky' that they haven't really done much on our block since the first season. Have you contacted the ward office about your concerns? We had a few issues a while back (not Chicago Fire related) and after I calmed down and collected myself I went over to the office and talked with a few of their staffers. A day or 2 later somebody came by the block and our issue was resolved. Maybe if you and a few other people from the block calmly voiced your concerns in person or even over the phone you might get some resolution. I've found that petitions don't really do much.

    I feel like these shows should be a net positive for the city but its got to be a big pain in the butt to deal with those things on a regular basis. And they could certainly patronize the local businesses - I'm sure Andorkas, El Milagro and others could supply their food needs quite nicely.

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    they film in our area as well. I do not see an issue. The residents get advanced notice here. It's good for the city. Sad to say, they already have food vendor contracts. And yeah it should be with the local businesses. But that's something that really needs to be taken up with the city and the Alderman who represent them. It's still good for the city. Stop complaining and buck it up buttercup...Some people are just complainers...

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The Ultimate Guide to 2016 Movies in the Parks

Pilsen (1119 W. Cullerton St. Mon. 8/15)

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Rogers Park (7348 N. Paulina St., Wed. 7/27)

Norwood Park (5430 N. Olcott Ave., Wed. 8/10)

Montclare (3020 N. Oak Park Ave., Wed. 8/17)

Portage Park (6343 W. Irving Park Rd., Wed. 8/17)

South Loop (44 W. 15th St., Mon. 8/22)

Rogers Park (1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., Sat 7/16)

East Garfield Park (3201 W. Chicago Ave., Tue 7/19)

Austin (5085 W. Adams St., Thurs. 7/21)

Ravenswood (5100 N. Francisco Ave., Mon. 8/1)

Montclare (6871 W. Belden Ave., Wed. 8/3)

Dunning (6935 W. Addison St., Wed. 8/3)

Lincoln Park (1919 N. Seminary Ave. Thurs. 8/4)

Chicago Lawn (6743 S. Kedzie Ave. Tues. 8/9)

Bronzeville (535 E. 35th St. Sat. 8/13)

Logan Square (2636 N. Kimball Ave. Sat. 8/20)

Clearing (5210 W. 64th St. Tues. 8/23)

Lake View (1230 W. School St., Fri. 8/26)

South Deering (2820 E. 98th St. Sat., 8/27)

West Rogers Park (6748 N. Sacramento Ave., Mon. 7/18)

Belmont Cragin (6100 W. Fullerton Ave. Fri 8/5)

Brighton Park (2725 W. 41st St., Tues. 8/16)

South Loop (1801 S. Indiana Ave., Sat. 8/20)

Irving Park (3546 W. Addison St., Fri. 8/26)

Bucktown (2200 N. Oakley Ave., Mon. 8/29)

West Loop (115 S. Sangamon St., Wed. 6/15)

Albany Park (3000 W. Argyle St., Fri. 7/1)

Loop (337 E. Randolph St., Sun. 6/26)

Lake View (825 W. Sheridan Rd., Thurs. 8/4)

Albany Park (4650 N. Lawndale Ave., Fri. 8/26)

Uptown (4501 N. Clarendon Ave., Fri 8/5)

Garfield Ridge (5120 W. 44th St., Sun. 6/26)

Englewood (513 W. 72nd St., Wed. 7/20)

West Pullman (401 W. 123rd St., Fri. 8/12)

Chatham (8223 S. Princeton Ave., Fri., 6/17)

Garfield Ridge (5625 S. Mobile Ave., Thurs. 6/30)

Gold Coast (808 N. Lake Shore Dr., Sun. 7/17)

Hyde Park (5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Wed. 6/15)

West Town (1419 W. Blackhawk St., Sat. 6/18)

Sauganash (5861 N. Kostner Ave., Sat. 6/18)

Irving Park (3945 N. Springfield Ave., Wed 6/22)

Auburn Gresham (1440 W. 84th St., Mon 7/25)

Bucktown (1722 N. Ashland Ave., Tues. 7/26)

River North (630 N. Kingsbury St., Tues. 8/2)

North Lawndale (3559 W. Arthington St., Fri. 7/1)

Austin (1333 N. Laramie Ave. Thurs. 7/14)

Little Village (2800 S. Sacramento Blvd, Sat. 6/18)

Grand Crossing (7655 S. Ingleside Ave., Tues. 8/2)

Lincoln Park (2021 N. Burling St., Fri. 7/8)

North Center (2509 W. Irving Park Rd., Fri. 7/22)

Edgebrook (6525 N. Hiawatha Ave. Fri. 8/19)

Lincoln Park, Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St. Tue. 7/12)

Humboldt Park (4134 W. Hirsch St., Tue. 6/14)

Little Village (3660 W. 23rd St., Fri. 6/17)

Back of the Yards (5203 S. Lowe Ave., Thurs. 6/30)

Brainerd (1246 W. 92nd St. Wed. 7/6)

Near West Side (2106 W. Adams St. Wed. 7/13)

South Loop (1700 S. Wentworth Ave. Fri. 7/15)

Washington Heights (965 W. 95th St., Thurs. 7/21)

Clearing (5940 S. Central Ave., Thurs. 8/4)

Roseland (201 E. 111th St., Fri., 8/5)

South Chicago (8930 S. Muskegon Ave., Thurs. 8/11)

Garfield Ridge (5010 W. 50th St., Fri. 8/12)

Ravenswood (5100 N. Leavitt St., Sat. 8/13)

East Side (3325 E. 108th St., Sun. 8/14)

Englewood (5727 S. Racine Ave., Thurs. 8/18)

Lincoln Park (2534 N. Greenview Ave., Thurs. 8/18)

Austin (5610 W. Lake St., Fri. 8/19)

Austin (500 S. Central Ave. Sat. 8/6)  

Park Manor (7140 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Fri. 7/8).

Lincoln Park (1001 W. Wrightwood Ave., Sun. 7/17)

Rogers Park (7340 N. Rogers Ave., Tue. 6/14)

Dunning (8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Sun. 7/17)

South Loop (1357 S. Indiana Ave., Mon. 8/1)

Jefferson Park (4630 N. Milwaukee Ave. Thurs. 8/25)

Wicker Park (1425 N. Damen Ave., Thurs. 6/30)

Albany Park (5100 N. Ridgeway Ave., Fri. 7/8)

Lincoln Park (2045 N. Lincoln Park West, Wed. 6/29)

Ravenswood (2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., Tues. 8/2)

Ravenswood (2708 W. Lawrence Ave. Sat. 6/18)

Jefferson Park (5421 N. Menard Ave., Fri. 6/17)

Back of the Yards (4430 S. Marshfield Ave., Tues. 6/21)

Auburn Gresham (8335 S. Honore St., Fri. 7/15)

Pilsen (1824 S. Wood St., Thurs. 7/28)

Lawndale (4320 W. 15th St., Fri. 8/26)

Lake View (3200 N. Lake Shore Dr., Mon. 6/13)

    The Ultimate Guide to 2016 Movies in the Parks
    There's much to love about the Chicago Park District's Movies in the Park program: They're (mostly) kid friendly, free for your viewing pleasure, and spread throughout the city all summer.
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  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    "For its victory with 2,333 votes, “The Dark Knight” earns a Jay Pritzker Pavilion screening at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, as the final presentation of the 2016 Millennium Park Summer Film Series. Admission is free." FROM:http://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/voters-pick-the-dark-knight-as-favorite-chicago-film/
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    Voters pick ‘The Dark Knight’ as favorite Chicago film

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    "For its victory with 2,333 votes, “The Dark Knight” earns a Jay Pritzker Pavilion screening at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, as the final presentation of the 2016 Millennium Park Summer Film Series. Admission is free." FROM:http://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/voters-pick-the-dark-knight-as-favorite-chicago-film/
    Entertainment 08/23/2016, 06:30pm
    Voters pick ‘The Dark Knight’ as favorite Chicago film

    Given the chance to choose their favorite Chicago movie, voters this summer picked one in which Chicago poses as a whole other city.

    Instead of such deeply Chicago-flavored favorites as “The Blues Brothers,” “High Fidelity” and “The Fugitive,” the 12,433 participants in the Chicago Film Office’s online balloting went for “The Dark Knight,” Christopher Nolan’s 2008 smash about Batman (Christian Bale) trying to stop the Joker (Heath Ledger) and his destructive rampage of Gotham City.

    “The Dark Knight” was shot mostly in Chicago in the summer of 2007, and Nolan’s team made use of such iconic sights as the Willis Tower (back when it was still Sears’), the Chicago Theatre, Navy Pier and Lower Wacker Drive. Ledger, who died shortly after production wrapped, won a posthumous best supporting actor Oscar for his work

    For its victory with 2,333 votes, “The Dark Knight” earns a Jay Pritzker Pavilion screening at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, as the final presentation of the 2016 Millennium Park Summer Film Series. Admission is free.

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    So much great outdoor movie info in this thread! Thank you Robert R. We will be there to see Dark Knight this weekend.🌹

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2 shot in Pilsen

A 24-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were sitting outside at 10:52 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Carpenter when a male approached and started shooting, according to Chicago Police.

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    Two people were shot in the Pilsen neighborhood Saturday evening. A 24-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were sitting outside at 10:52 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Carpenter when a male approached and started shooting, according to Chicago Police. The woman was shot in both legs, her calf and foot, police said.
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  • Erin and Mundu, thanks for your insights and data. As I realize we are dealing with a different gang environment than in the 90's, I still think that gangs can move out of a neighborhood as long as there are new business's and development in the area. Yes, Pilsen is...

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    Erin and Mundu, thanks for your insights and data. As I realize we are dealing with a different gang environment than in the 90's, I still think that gangs can move out of a neighborhood as long as there are new business's and development in the area. Yes, Pilsen is a bit slower with gentrifying than some other neighborhoods, but it did take a long time for the gentrifying process up north which is still going on in areas like Uptown and Edgewater. It remains to be seen whether Pilsen will change as drastically as the northside has, but it is changing. And since PIlsen is surrounded by good communities like South Loop, University Village and Bridgeport along with being so close to downtown, the area is very attractive for investment. Yes, there are still pockets of unrest in our community along with surrounding areas, but from when I moved in last year to now, it does seem to be changing. Ethnic demographics in Chicago neighborhoods have also changed drastically throughout the years. Pilsen used to be Czech, Andersonville was Latino when I moved in 16 years ago, Gage Park was Italian about 30 years ago, and the list goes on. Change does happen. Again, I do agree with you both about the difficulties facing police with these smaller gangs, but it's not insurmountable. With enough investment in the community, gangs will move and leave.

  • Mundu Berri is completely on track, as others insight in the issues in Pilsen.

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Avoid the Air and Water Show with Wizard World Comic Con, David Cross, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

Sat 8/20: At Modern School of Film: David Cross at Thalia Hall (1227 W. 18th), the comedian, actor, and director discusses how the films Quadrophenia, American Beauty, and Her have influenced his work. 8 PM

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Through 9/3: Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division) hosts the seventh annual Fly Honey Show from the feminist, sex-positive performance group. Thu-Fri 10:30 PM, Sat 11:00 PM

Fri 8/19-Sat 8/20: Catzilla 4: A Cat Fest at Prop Thtr (3502 N. Elston) features cat-inspired dance performances, spoken word, music, and more, plus the feature act starring real felines: Science Fiction Cats. Proceeds benefit Harmony House. 8 PM

...of diary entries, love letters, and more with a two-show extravaganza at Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln) featuring performances from guests such as Dan Sheehan, Tyler Snodgrass, Christine Wolf, Brooke Allen, Philip...

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54-year-old man shot to death in Gary

Mason, who lived in the 1400 block of West 16th Avenue, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced dead at 6:31 p.m. Sunday, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Thursday ruled his death a homicide.

    54-year-old man shot to death in Gary
    A 54-year-old man died Sunday evening after being shot in the head in northwest Indiana. Christopher E. Mason suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the 2100 block of West 15th Street in Gary, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
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Belgian troupe’s ‘Macbeth’ mash-up fuses words, rock music

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Wright ride, noir fest, rock 'n' roll 'Macbeth'

...a bit of Shakespeare to tell the tale. Aug. 21-22. $28-$240. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St. Tickets and info here...

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