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Mexican, Puerto Rican Communities Come Together To Help Native Regions

An account has been set up at the Wintrust Bank branch on 18th and Blue Island Avenue in the Pilsen neighborhood.

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The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance is at 3000 N. Elbridge Avenue, Chicago, 60618.

The National Museum of Mexican Art is at 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, 60608.

    Mexican, Puerto Rican Communities Come Together To Help Native Regions
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A destructive hurricane in Puerto Rico and earthquakes in Mexico bring Chicago's Mexican and Puerto Rican communities together to try to help. The " Chicago for Mexico and Puerto Rico Relief Fund " is being organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Sep 13

Updated 35 hours ago

Pilsen Alliance not so innocent

The Pilsen Alliance isn't so innocent when it comes to race.

  • Morgan S. Live in Heart of Chicago / Pilsen neighborhood

    To all fellow Every Block readers , The accusation by Ltt-Rch is false and malicious of myself.

  • Morgan S. has interpreted all of it incorrectly. We're only still commenting because of Morgan S's absolutely puzzling misreading of all of it. There is zero malice or accusation from this end. Bye, now. Sorry this has dragged out so long for no reason, Orange.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERTIFICATION WITH STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW. INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING 3660 SF 2-STORY 2-UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING INTO A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH EXISTING DETACHED GARAGE. PREVIOUS DEMO RENOVATION PERMIT #100719070.

    1848 S. Allport St. Issued September 18, 2017 Comment

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Updated 3 days ago

Pilsen is NOT a Movie Set

Is anyone else ticked off by the constant shooting of TV shows in our area? Those involved with the productions (The Chi, Empire, Chicago PDFireMedJustice, ad infinitum) show little respect for the folks whose lives they constantly interrupt. In Pilsen, seldomly does a week go by when The Chi isn't hogging blocks upon blocks of commercial parking space. Do they feed the most expensive meters in America? All one has to do is to try walking past their cables, equipment,...

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Is anyone else ticked off by the constant shooting of TV shows in our area? Those involved with the productions (The Chi, Empire, Chicago PDFireMedJustice, ad infinitum) show little respect for the folks whose lives they constantly interrupt. In Pilsen, seldomly does a week go by when The Chi isn't hogging blocks upon blocks of commercial parking space. Do they feed the most expensive meters in America? All one has to do is to try walking past their cables, equipment, and indifferent personnel to feel their disdain for residents.
We don't want you here.
I don't want you in Pilsen.
Cinespace is but a mile away. Go there.

To digress a bit, what's with the resurgence of gangs and their ilk in Pilsen? Every other wall, building, sidewalk, or trash can is tagged with their graffiti. Where is asswipeman Danny Solis? There must be a lull in counting ill gotten gains to see to some of these neighborhood concerns, no?
When is election day? I've got to wake up my dead relatives and drag them to the polls.

And Can the Soda Tax!

That is all for now. Thanks.

  • Marla S Pilsenmama

    I love to see Chicago streets in a movie. There was a time years ago that they didn't allow filming in Chicago. His name was Richard J. Daley. I'm glad those days are gone. LOVE LOVE LOVE Shameless.
    I hope they continue shooting scenes on our streets.

  • I hope they bring more filming to this city. I'd rather look at Chicago onscreen than Los Angeles.

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

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    Mrs. Rodriguez is asking for $616.73:
    My students need several of the same book to read together during guided reading time as well as Spanish books for my bilingual students.
    Pilsen Community Academy Comment
  • Flexible Seating for Independent Reading/Group Work (6th Grade)

    Ms. B. is asking for $271.12:
    My students need flexible classroom seating for independent reading and group work.
    Manuel Perez Elementary School Comment
  • Seeing the Numbers: Hands-on Learning!

    Ms. Lugo is asking for $564.56:
    My students need manipulatives and materials (magnetic whiteboard, place value blocks, storage boxes) for hands-on learning in math!
    Pilsen Community Academy Comment

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Cross country: WW South leans into victory

Junior Zach Kinne was third in 14:39.4 and senior Ryan Kennedy 19th to lead champion Neuqua Valley, which won 112-119 over Wheaton Warrenville South. The Tigers were led by juniors Scott Maison and Sean Maison and sophomore Billy Hauenstein in 18th, 20th and 21st.

    Cross country: WW South leans into victory
    PEORIA -- Wheaton Warrenville South sophomore Kaitlyn Nenninger wanted a cross country race at Peoria's Detweiller Park on Saturday to help erase her 2016 Class 3A meet. The Tigers -- and particularly Nenninger -- certainly will remember what happened.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Sep 15

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR & EXTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING 3 STORY BRICK BUILDING 3 D.U WITH REAR OPEN PORCH: ERECT 4TH FLOOR ADDITION OF THE BLDG. AND REAR OPEN PORCH; CONVERT FRONT ENCLOSED PORCH TO UTILITY ROOM AS PER PLANS.

    1321 W. Cullerton St. Issued September 13, 2017 Comment

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Sep 14

Did you lose your keys??

Found on 18th street. Email me at xfyjvjdag@mail.com or respond to this so that I can give them back to you.

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Sep 12

Updated Sep 14

Tabby cat found

Very friendly male (?) cat dark stripes found roaming around 19th and Morgan Streets in Pilsen I am caring for him but very much hope to reunite with owner or find a suitable new home as I'm allergic to cats

  • Since you are allergic to cats, get in touch with PAWS, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 60614 - 773-935-7297 (PAWS). PAWS has a no-kill policy. Keep in mind that the owner bears the responsibility of attempting to locate his/her missing cat. Bless you for trying to help this cutie in spite of your allergy.

  • Everything that Gabe in Dearborn Park said! Many, many blessings to you!

Sep 08

Updated Sep 14

Can Rent Control Stem Gentrification in Pilsen?

Vicky Romero, whose parents immigrated to 18th and Bishop in the early ’50s and have stayed there ever since, said, “Within the past 10...

    Can Rent Control Stem Gentrification in Pilsen?
    Last night, the Pilsen Alliance, a community organization that's spearheaded the neighborhood's anti-gentrification efforts, hosted a panel and community discussion on rent control-regulating how much landlords can raise rents in a given timeframe-at the Dvorak Park Advisory Council.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

  • Why doesn't this Alliance buy properties and rent them out with this control?
    I think that'd be an excellent assurance to this issue.

  • They had their offices in this building, when it was foreclosed on for not paying the mortgage - given 3 extensions over 2 years - no mortgage payment by the then owner. Was abandoned for a few years, why was it not bought by the "Pilsen Alliance" and turned into a rent controlled system? or is it a excuse to get on their soap boxes, again.

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Perez Restaurant Forced Out By New Landlord After 33 Years In West Loop

Just where he will reopen is uncertain; his restaurant had a second location for a time at 1163 W. 18th St. in Pilsen, but he closed it last year and leased the building to another restaurateur, not knowing he would be needing a new place himself all too soon.

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The casual restaurant, 853 W. Randolph St., will close Sept. 30, after the building's landlord declined to renew the lease, as first reported by Eater Chicago.

    Perez Restaurant Forced Out By New Landlord After 33 Years In West Loop
    WEST LOOP - Perez Restaurant, a beloved Mexican restaurant on the West Loop's hottest strip of eateries is closing after almost 33 years. The casual restaurant, 853 W. Randolph St., will close Sept. 30, after the building's landlord declined to renew the lease, as first reported by Eater Chicago .
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Sep 13

'A huge boost': Gifts put Naper Settlement $1M closer to fundraising goal

...which will feature an interactive, digital wall that will showcase Naperville's history from the 20th and 21st centuries...

    Gifts put Naper Settlement $1M closer to fundraising goal
    Plans to build a new welcome center and Innovation Hall at Naper Settlement came one step closer to reality Tuesday when museum officials announced $1 million in contributions toward the nearly $4 million project. The Naperville Heritage Society announced two $500,000 donations from the Tellabs Foundation and the Birck Family Fund.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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