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  • South Loop Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    We've been at SLES for several years now and are disappointed with the increasingly negative environment. The school leadership, the principal, in particular is blatantly rude, shows reverse prejudice- treating her African American and Hispanic families with disregard, holds childish grudges, and seems rarely happy. On the flip side she certainly knows her students and does maintain an open door, but as a principal those seem to be the things that are non-negotiable, and what good are they when the communication is sour. Given her demeanor it is our belief that she is modeling negative behavior for her staff and students and in turn there is a culture of disrespect. We've dealt with a few teachers who believe in motivating/ encouraging students by belittling them. Many teachers are very 'old school' and not fit to prepare our children for a college or career of the 21st century. This past year we learned that the assistant principal "left" given some physical encounters with students. His casual demeanor was misleading when in reality he was negatively interacting with them- smacking them upside the head, bumping into them intentionally, etc... These incidents are actually documented with the district. Just another example of the contagious negative behavior. Additionally the school has a bullying issue. No surprise there. Now there are certainly plenty of good caring staff, teachers, and families at the school who contribute to creating a positive learning environment but the overall experience is not one that deserves a recommendation. There are also lots of 'clicky' families, low school spirit, and poor parent engagement. We had been warned by other families, who had come and gone after only a few years, of the poor school culture and the warning is one we wish we certainly would have heeded.

    South Loop Elementary School (1212 South Plymouth Ct) Published on GreatSchools August 26, 2016 Comment

11 hours ago

Circle That Date: Coming Events In Lincoln Square

Health Elements, 79 E 16th St, Chicago, IL 60616​ Chicago, IL 60616

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3443 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60657, 41.7139380381563, -87.7529021308068

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60657

Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611

Houndstooth Saloon, 3369 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60657

Tuman's Tap & Grill, 2159 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

The WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway Chicago, IL 60631

artist's front yard, 1931 Colfax Street Evanston, IL 60201

Dark Horse Tap & Grille, 3443 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60657

5151 N Claremont Ave

2317 W Foster Ave

5122 N Claremont Ave

5347 N Bowmanville Ave

2441 W Carmen Ave

2515 W Gunnison St

5350 N Washtenaw Ave

    Lincoln Square Events Calendar - Lincoln Square IL Patch
    Calendar of free events, paid events, and things to do in Lincoln Square, IL on the Lincoln Square, IL Patch Calendar
    http://patch.com

11 hours ago

Circle That Date: Coming Events In Lake View

Health Elements, 79 E 16th St, Chicago, IL 60616​ Chicago, IL 60616

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3443 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60657, 41.7139380381563, -87.7529021308068

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, 3700 N. Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60657

Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611

Houndstooth Saloon, 3369 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60657

Tuman's Tap & Grill, 2159 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Laugh Factory-Chicago, 3175 N Broadway Ave Chicago, IL 60647

artist's front yard, 1931 Colfax Street Evanston, IL 60201

Dark Horse Tap & Grille, 3443 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60657

3352 N Kenmore Ave

3425 N Seminary Ave

    Lake View Events Calendar - Lake View IL Patch
    Calendar of free events, paid events, and things to do in Lake View, IL on the Lake View, IL Patch Calendar
    http://patch.com

18 hours ago

Police: Armed robberies reported in South Loop, Near West Side

at 3:55 p.m. Aug. 22 in the 2200 block of South Michigan; and

at 4:45 p.m. Aug. 25 in the 600 block of West Polk.

    Police: Armed robberies reported in South Loop, Near West Side
    Four armed robberies have been reported in the Near West Side and South Loop neighborhoods in the last three weeks. In each case, a man got out of a black four-door car, walked up to victims and pulled out a handgun, then demanded their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

18 hours ago

“Storytime with Sousa,” free concert Sunday, August 28 at Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens

Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens 1801 South Indiana Avenue Chicago, IL

    South Loop Connection
    Sunday, August 28, 2016 2:00pm 3:00pm Chicago Women's Park & Gardens 1801 South Indiana Avenue Chicago, IL Join Chicago Symphonic Winds for Storytime with Sousa, an interactive musical experience combining the art of narrative with music to create a multi-sensory storytelling concert for kids.
    http://southloopconnection.blogspot.com

18 hours ago

Police: Armed robberies reported in South Loop, Near West Side

at 3:55 p.m. Aug. 22 in the 2200 block of South Michigan; and

at 4:45 p.m. Aug. 25 in the 600 block of West Polk.

    Police: Armed robberies reported in South Loop, Near West Side
    Four armed robberies have been reported in the Near West Side and South Loop neighborhoods in the last three weeks. In each case, a man got out of a black four-door car, walked up to victims and pulled out a handgun, then demanded their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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John Legend, Tika Sumpter, and Parker Sawyers reflect on Southside With You

150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

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1715 Maple Ave.

7601 S. Cicero Ave.

1500 North Clybourn Avenue

600 N. Michigan

100 N. State

2828 N. Clark St.

322 E. Illinois St.

1471 W. Webster Ave.

7000 Carpenter Rd.

    John Legend, Tika Sumpter, and Parker Sawyers reflect on Southside With You
    In the late summer of 1989, Barack Obama drove from Hyde Park to South Shore in his rickety yellow Datsun hatchback to pick up Michelle Robinson, his colleague and adviser at the Loop law firm Sidley Austin, for what would become a historic first date.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

23 hours ago

Developer receives official go ahead to dig in for new South Loop mall

A new five-story mall will replace a one-story industrial building at Jefferson and Taylor streets

...been issued allowing developers to start construction on a new five-story retail complex at 909 S. Jefferson Street. Unveiled earlier this year, the project is expected to deliver over 100,000-square-feet...

    Construction to begin on new South Loop mall
    A permit has just been issued allowing developers to start construction on a new five-story retail complex at 909 S. Jefferson Street.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

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Updated 24 hours ago

Results of Roosevelt Road Upgrade - NOT GOOD!

The "upgrade" of the Roosevelt Road corridor is producing several unwelcome consequences, and the CDOT management seem unwilling to make any changes.

Westbound buses stopping just west of Michigan now jam up the intersection because they removed the bus cutout. The big articulated buses turning into Roosevelt often block BOTH westbound lanes when they stop.

The addition of an additional, unnecessary crosswalk east of Indiana now causes huge backups of traffic on Indiana (back to 16th street during events). This...

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The "upgrade" of the Roosevelt Road corridor is producing several unwelcome consequences, and the CDOT management seem unwilling to make any changes.

Westbound buses stopping just west of Michigan now jam up the intersection because they removed the bus cutout. The big articulated buses turning into Roosevelt often block BOTH westbound lanes when they stop.

The addition of an additional, unnecessary crosswalk east of Indiana now causes huge backups of traffic on Indiana (back to 16th street during events). This was also unnecessary.

Cars are making illegal turns in and out of the BP Station at Roosevelt and Wabash, despite the traffic control devices.

And the biggest problem wasn't addressed - the pedestrians crossing mid-block under the "L" tracks. A barrier to prevent this MUST be installed.

Then there's the new street furniture. The photo shows a bench outside the "L" station. Why won't the police work on this issue?

  • There does need to be some "global" coordination for the SL if it's been divided into 3 wards. I agree that there should be frequent interaction and participation among all 3 wards in the interest of the distinct area known as the SL. Attempting isolated strategy and development solely focused on each ward may not be optimal for developing the area effectively or addressing the residents concerns effectively. The re-mapping was ridiculous in the first place and this is the result of the shortsighted re-map.:(

  • West loop realist Teacher political operative

    What Dowell is saying that it's not her job. You also noticed that Sophia King and Danny Solis didn't even bother to respond. The reason is they know they are protected by Rahm and as long as they continue to vote with him, they will benefit from his campaign cash....

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    What Dowell is saying that it's not her job. You also noticed that Sophia King and Danny Solis didn't even bother to respond. The reason is they know they are protected by Rahm and as long as they continue to vote with him, they will benefit from his campaign cash. The interests of the people in their ward are the least of their concern. They only respond to Rahms donors and developers and contractors. Take a look at the donate list. All those Roosevelt road contractors donated to rahm. That's all that matters. We the people have very little if anything to say.

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Pizano's Hit With a Stop Work Order at New Location in the Sloop

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The Nook Openning up at 1929 S. Archer

Some More Info on Rylon's Smokehouse (67 E. Cermak...

Akirah's (1845 S. State) Launches a GoFundMe Page

Old L'Oreal Institute Building (2101 S. Wabash) Be...

    Sloopin - A South Loop Blog: Pizano's Hit With a Stop Work Order at New Location in the Sloop
    Looks like the new Pizano's at 21st & Indiana has had a little setback. A stop work order went up the other day. Violation notes that they didn't have the proper licensing to build out a restaurant. Hope this doesn't lead to a total project abandonment - was looking forward to them coming to the neighborhood.
    http://www.sloopin.com

31 hours ago

Barack and Michelle Obama’s love affair—with each other, and the city—hits the big screen

150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

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...Theater). Their fabled first kiss outside a Baskin-Robbins occurs not at the corner of Dorchester and 53rd (the spot has been marked with a commemorative plaque since 2012) but at 53rd and...

...and 53rd (the spot has been marked with a commemorative plaque since 2012) but at 53rd and Woodlawn, where the film crew turned a Harold's Chicken Shack into a Baskin-Robbins for...

322 E. Illinois St.

1471 W. Webster Ave.

600 N. Michigan

1500 North Clybourn Avenue

1715 Maple Ave.

7601 S. Cicero Ave.

7000 Carpenter Rd.

2828 N. Clark St.

100 N. State

    Barack and Michelle Obama's love affair-with each other, and the city-hits the big screen
    Plenty of couples banter, woo, and fall in love in Chicago, despite the vast majority of American films locating romance elsewhere (most often in New York). But in dramatizing the first date of Barack and Michelle Obama in the summer of 1989, when they were colleagues at a Loop law firm, writer-director Richard Tanne returned to the city where the couple met and, three years later, married.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

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