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No More Problems

...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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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE 1,050 SQ. FT. OF DRYWALL. ELECTRICAL PERMIT # 100562869 ISSUED 9/26/2014.

    1415 W. 17th St. Issued September 26, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REPLACING OUTLETS AND SWITCHES THROUGH OUT FIRST AND BASEMENT ELEVATIONS TO REPLACE DRYWALL.

    1415 W. 17th St. Issued September 26, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    FRONT BUILDING ON PROPERTY - COMPLETE REHABILITATION OF INTERIOR INCLUDING FIRST FLOOR "VANILLA BOX" COMMERCIAL SPACE AND 6 DWELLING UNITS ON FLOORS 2-4. NEW HVAC SYSTEM. NEW ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. NEW PLUMBING SYSTEM.

    1157 W. 18th St. Issued September 26, 2014 Comment

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Lead Work Area Poison signs now on S Blue Island

Two days ago Lead Work Area Poison signs mysteriously appeared on the metal posts supporting the viaduct on S Blue Island north of 16th. (No information on who to call if community residents have questions. Nothing.) Yesterday when walking my dogs I found two dead birds one block north of where these signs are located. Who owns this viaduct and who is conducting the lead work?

  • That viaduct is in the process of being torn up. I understand that there will be some drainage work done in advance of a future re-build of the viaduct. (Currently, there are several truck strikes a week in the viaduct and the roadway needs to be lowered.

    The entire neighborhood...

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    That viaduct is in the process of being torn up. I understand that there will be some drainage work done in advance of a future re-build of the viaduct. (Currently, there are several truck strikes a week in the viaduct and the roadway needs to be lowered.

    The entire neighborhood is contaminated with lead and other heavy metals. Some parts of the neighborhood are actual SuperFund sites: http://epa.gov/region5/littlevillagepilsen/

    This stuff is a larger issue when dust is being made and stirred up. Even than, it's not acutely toxic - so it wouldn't be something that did in the pigeons. Lead builds up in the system over time and children are especially susceptible - so you just don't want to hang out in dust clouds or let kids play around them.

    BTW - There are two viaducts. Union Pacific owns the north one and part of the south one and BNSF has the remainder of the south viaduct. (It looks like BNSF manages the maintenance on the entire south one.) If you are still concerned, they both have community relations people who you can talk to. I've worked with BNSF and got immediate responses and they were really nice to work with.

  • Emdash 25th ward resident

    Hey there, Gary.

    Thanks so much for responding. Your feedback is so helpful. Last month, work on the the drains on the viaduct north of 1550 S Blue Island was completed. I recall viaduct work completed on the south viaduct--16th Street near Peoria--last year.

    I am familiar with the environmental...

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    Hey there, Gary.

    Thanks so much for responding. Your feedback is so helpful. Last month, work on the the drains on the viaduct north of 1550 S Blue Island was completed. I recall viaduct work completed on the south viaduct--16th Street near Peoria--last year.

    I am familiar with the environmental issues represented at the Loewenthal Metals site on W. Cullerton. I am grateful for the closing of Fisk on Cermak. We deserve and need better air and soil.

    Many thanks for offering to share contact info at BNSF. The viaduct in question (the one with the Lead Work Area Poison signs) is the north one, so I will reach out to Union Pacific.

    Thanks again!

    Kristen

  • Kristen, in case you haven't signed the viaduct petition yet:

    http://youtu.be/9vLeI9m3cVc

    Or go to: chicagoviaduct.com

    Please share it with neighbors!

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What happens to kittens dumped onto the streets?

Rarely is a volunteer able to collect them. Why, because of the cost of saving them.50% or more die within a few weeks. They are often sick and need vetting and meds.Many kittens have PAN LEUK, a swift killer virus, very contagious as these kittens had.(Not contagious to humans but to un-vaccinated adult cats and other kittens). Residents who allow their cats outdoors UNFIXED are responsible for the sick and dying litters born in the alleys and yards all summer....

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Rarely is a volunteer able to collect them. Why, because of the cost of saving them.50% or more die within a few weeks. They are often sick and need vetting and meds.Many kittens have PAN LEUK, a swift killer virus, very contagious as these kittens had.(Not contagious to humans but to un-vaccinated adult cats and other kittens). Residents who allow their cats outdoors UNFIXED are responsible for the sick and dying litters born in the alleys and yards all summer. Also the high percentage of bad Chicagoans who simply abandon their cats who are unprepared to live on the streets. Cats can produce as many as 3 litters per year. Sure ,you say you are a cat/animal lover.. as so many people say they are. Then do something and either donate or help with community outreach and be vigilant in your area. Fosters are needed at PAWS Lurie , Little Village,.for some of the abandoned kittens they have taken on. Who is going to help us volunteers because the city does not and does not care about the current homeless cat epidemic in Chicago. HELP THE FEW CHICAGO VOLUNTEERS working out on the mean streets everyday. !:http://www.gofundme.com/eudx3s

  • 2 died of complications form Pan Leuk. 2 are holding steady.The foster has incurred a huge bill but at least 2 will post probably survive. To the Pilsen resident who dumped these kittens at 3 weeks old on a Cook County Registered Caretakers doorstep..I wish you a living hell for...

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    2 died of complications form Pan Leuk. 2 are holding steady.The foster has incurred a huge bill but at least 2 will post probably survive. To the Pilsen resident who dumped these kittens at 3 weeks old on a Cook County Registered Caretakers doorstep..I wish you a living hell for the rest of your short life. The Caretaker called me and said "HE SAYS HE WILL KILL THEM IF YOU DON'T TAKE THEM". From my view 50% of the Chicago population are criminal. ABandoning an animal is a crime. Felony animal abuse offenders are prsecuted daily in Cook County. Ride with me one day!:http://www.pawschicago.org/tnrforms/cook_county_feral_cats_ordinance.pdf

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Beat Latino: Agenda Alterlatina

Dónde: Cultura in Pilsen, 1900 S. Carpenter

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Dónde: Subterranean Cabaret, 2011 W. North Ave., 2do. piso

Dónde: Schuba’s Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave.

Dónde: Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 Lincoln Ave.

Dónde: Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave.

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Beat Latino: Agenda Alterlatina

Dónde: Cultura in Pilsen, 1900 S. Carpenter

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Dónde: Subterranean Cabaret, 2011 W. North Ave., 2do. piso

Dónde: Schuba’s Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave.

Dónde: Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 Lincoln Ave.

Dónde: Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave.

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Manufactured Nostalgia

...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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Manufactured Nostalgia

...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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Good breakfast

Any good waffle places nearby?

  • lifelonger been here; done it all..

    Oh. the best Waffle place is Waffles on Michigan Ave (or is it Wabash) about 15th. But you need to remortgage your home to pay the bill.

    Harvey's has a good waffle too. 31st and Union.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    I like Waffles too, and honestly find their pricing rather reasonable. I really love The Bongo Room and Polo Cafe. Two of the best breakfasts in the city!

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Fireworks

Just curious who else heard the fireworks? They were going on for a long time ...

  • Omar Alexis Cervantes 19. Pilsen resident.

    They were coming from the U.S. Cellular Field. This is the last weekend of baseball for the White Sox. Expect more fireworks this weekend as well. Last weekend playing at home for the 2014 season.

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2 Dead, 28 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

...2 a.m., a 23-year-old man was injured in a shooting in the 1700 block of South Loomis Street. The man told officers he was standing on the sidewalk when he heard shots and...

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Officers responding to a call of a person shot found a 16-year-old boy in an alley in the 4000 block of West Jackson Boulevard on the city’s West Side with two gunshot wounds.

Police were flagged down in the 3300 block of West Chicago Avenue and discovered a 21-year-old man had been shot in the chest in the 3900 block of West Ferdinand Street. The man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition but was later pronounced dead.

Police were flagged down in the 3300 block of West Chicago Avenue and discovered a 21-year-old man had been shot in the chest in the 3900 block of West Ferdinand Street. The man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition but was later pronounced dead.

Around 3:45 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the 2600 block of North Long Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood, police said. The man was shot in the left thigh and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition. Further details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available

...earlier, a 34-year-old man was shot while riding in a car in the 7700 block of South Stewart Avenue. The man was a passenger in car driving southbound on Stewart Avenue when someone opened...

...people were shot during a “domestic-related incident” around 1:10 a.m. in the 5400 block of South Justine Street. Police said a man was involved in an argument during a family gathering. The man...

Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, two teens were shot in the 6000 block of South Paulina Street in the West Englewood neighborhood. The two were at a party when a black and...

Around the same time, three people were shot in the 6900 block of South Vernon Avenue. The three were walking in an alley and were about to enter the backyard of...

Around 8 p.m., a 19-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the leg in the 5600 block of South Perry Avenue, police said. The teen refused treatment at the scene and was uncooperative with police, officials said.

Around 5:20 p.m., a 23-year-old man was walking outside in the 7400 block of South Colfax Avenue when he heard gunshots and discovered he was hit, police said. The man was taken...

Around 3:40 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the armpit in the 6300 block of South Kedzie Avenue. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition but details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    YES that article spells out the truth. BUT mainstream does not read that magazine. MORE media have to talk about this "cookin the books" deception.

    Most rather keep their heads in the sand like ostriches...and believe that things are good when they are not.

    A walk down Michigan Ave leads...

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    YES that article spells out the truth. BUT mainstream does not read that magazine. MORE media have to talk about this "cookin the books" deception.

    Most rather keep their heads in the sand like ostriches...and believe that things are good when they are not.

    A walk down Michigan Ave leads one to believe we are a glorious prosperous city. Any tourist and foreigner can walk away with that impression. Heck, those who live in those privilleged zones can walk away with that wonderful impression.

    Driving from the Lake to Oak Park on Madison will shatter that impression. One can see just how quickly color changes, the environment changes, poverty begins, accellerates and you are in Tijuana in 1970.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Chuck, google: RT, Chicago, Poverty and you can see a very good video. It explains visually our problem and shows it like it is. It is perhaps that video that got economic reform started in Englewood.

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