7 hours ago

New Holiday Video From The Resurrection Project!

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Dec 06

Updated 2 days ago

South loop skate park noise

What's the point of living in an expensive building when mayor Emanuel and will burns along with the park guy kelly open a skate park so the neighbors can hear loud violent anti-women rap lyrics pounding. Messages left with cpd no response. Guess this us what mayor pay to play wants.

  • I can't believe they let that wiesel Bob O’Neill, President of The Grant Park Conservancy, convince the city take TIF money and foist the skate park in that space, which is technically not Grant Park. Their only goal is to use it to make inside money when they take it...

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    I can't believe they let that wiesel Bob O’Neill, President of The Grant Park Conservancy, convince the city take TIF money and foist the skate park in that space, which is technically not Grant Park. Their only goal is to use it to make inside money when they take it over during Lalapalooza, you watch.

    Combine this mess with the incredibly poor presentation of the headless statues, Agora, and this corner is crapola that would not be allowed near the north side of the park. (Poor organization, wasted space, No landscaping, no lighting, no seating, etc.) They should rip that shiit out and put in another formal space.

    O'Neill needs to be neutered, is this an elected position? And why is Grant Park Conservancy being allowed to represent on Museum Campus and Northerly Island issues when they are not part of Grant Park; that is not legal in sense of the park district by-laws.

  • West loop realist Teacher political operative

    That's what he talks about to gain favor with Rahm.

4 days ago

Please be vigilant

About cats being boarded up in buildings near you.

In the last 2 weeks a friendly cat in Bridgeport was boarded up in a house next door to the colony cats feeder for 5 weeks. He is recovering.
The contractors came back and found him weak and nearly
starved nearly to death.
PILSEN, 21st Street , yesterday
I rescued a cat that was meowing for help from a 4th floor attic that had been boarded up.Luckily many people, including the...

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About cats being boarded up in buildings near you.

In the last 2 weeks a friendly cat in Bridgeport was boarded up in a house next door to the colony cats feeder for 5 weeks. He is recovering.
The contractors came back and found him weak and nearly
starved nearly to death.
PILSEN, 21st Street , yesterday
I rescued a cat that was meowing for help from a 4th floor attic that had been boarded up.Luckily many people, including the building owner, helped me
get into the space.
The cat, a neighbors pet,,entered the 4th floor of the building
BECAUSE IT'S OWNER ALLOWS THE CAT OUTDOORS IN THE CITY.
When the board up workers entered it hid in an inside gutter
remodeled over.
Luckily it had only been in there 2 days and'
appeared healthy and alert.
Please do not be UNBRAVE about checking buildings and garages
being boarded up in your area.
I carry a crowbar and create a small opening
on one of the windows in case a cat is trapped inside.
As a volunteer many contractors have told me they find
dead cats when they go in to remodel.

Being vigilant and simply checking and listening could save a cats life.

4 days ago

Beware is you have posted kittens on Craigslist

Beware of this couple:

Free Kitten warning (chicago)
Beware of donating your kitten or any animal to young man ( about 23) and his blond girlfriend ( about 19). They stating they are from California and live in expensive apartments by Navy Pier. Man has lots of scratches on his wrists, and weird dark tattoos.Their phone number 805-908-93-27. They live on 175 N Harbor Drive apt 508, Chicago, IL. They perform ritual practices on kittens. My kitten get away from...

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Beware of this couple:

Free Kitten warning (chicago)
Beware of donating your kitten or any animal to young man ( about 23) and his blond girlfriend ( about 19). They stating they are from California and live in expensive apartments by Navy Pier. Man has lots of scratches on his wrists, and weird dark tattoos.Their phone number 805-908-93-27. They live on 175 N Harbor Drive apt 508, Chicago, IL. They perform ritual practices on kittens. My kitten get away from them and was found with swollen eye, limping in a alley, shivering in a rain. Thanks to microchip I was contacted and get her back. Man blocked my number and refused to give back cat supplies. Please protect your kittens from him!

Dec 10

Struggling to pay your mortgage? Free foreclosure prevention assistance

TRP is working to keep individuals and families in their homes. If you are struggling to pay your mortgage and not sure what to do please contact us for free foreclosure prevention assistance. Read more... http://resurrectionproject.org/programs-and-services/foreclosure-prevention/

Dec 06

Updated Dec 09

South loop skate park noise pollution

Mayor Emanuel, Will Burns and the Park District have decided to turn the area around Grant PArk into a place for loud violent, anti-woman rap music played so loud it penetrates into expensive condo buildings. Police and Alderman Burns were notified--no response--I guess this is what Emanuel wants. Now we will have a magnet for more crime and thugs coming into the neighborhood. He must be defeated.

  • Bob Dobson

    Go back to Michigan!

  • Bonasera Pro communist pro euthanasia

    Hey how bout skate boarding with headphones ?? That might work.
    And what if you're a skater that doesn't like rap? Do they take requests ?

Dec 08

TRP Launches New Lending Circles To Help Families Build Credit

Families are still struggling to recover from the recession and living paycheck to paycheck, The Resurrection Project (TRP) has teamed up with Mission Asset Fund (MAF) and Chase Bank to create a new Lending Circles program.

The Lending Circles are designed to help financially vulnerable families save money, establish a credit history, and improve their credit score. As part of the program, participants will be required to create a savings plan, and will be able to meet with a TRP financial coach to establish and accomplish financial goals.

Participants will be required to attend a financial coaching session before they apply to ensure they are qualified.

Read full story:

http://resurrectionproject.org/trp-partners-help-families-escape-circle-poverty-new-lending-circles

Dec 06

Updated Dec 08

Eartipped cats are our best Rodent Control

Wherever there is a registered colony of feral/homeless cats in Pilsen
you will never find rats in that alley.
Male cats DO NOT spray territorial scents once TNR'd/ Neutered.

  • I love having cats in my neighborhood they keep the rat population to a minimum. I know most of my neighbors leave food out for the cats and I do see the on occasion sleepin under my deck

  • Thank you Duke cj. Did you know PAWS Lurie clinic will loan you a trap and you can get that cat in your yard fixed for $26/full package with Mircrochip? If you simply sign on as a registered caretaker it is free for any cats you trap nearby. Contact PAWS...

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    Thank you Duke cj. Did you know PAWS Lurie clinic will loan you a trap and you can get that cat in your yard fixed for $26/full package with Mircrochip? If you simply sign on as a registered caretaker it is free for any cats you trap nearby. Contact PAWS Community Outreach for more info.773 475-9425 Female cats need to be recovered a few days extra in cold weather, in trap, fed and watered due to their bellies being shaved. Or you may wait until March. Breeding season begins mid February. See our Volunteer page here www.facebook.com/chicagotnr.

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    Took me a little while to get used to this program, since we have a dog who gets curious about these dog-like neighbors on the other side of the fence.

    We've got one local cat who's definitely not fixed, though. Boy does she sing!

Dec 06

Free Cat Spay Neuter through December

At PAWS LURIE CLINIC , Little Village
For any Chicago residents owned cat!

By appointment 773 521-7729

Dec 06

Please leave Left Eartipped homeless cat alone

Homeless cats , anywhere in the U.S. , with their LEFT EARTIP missing have been Trapped -Neutered and Returned to the exact location they were collected.
This work is done by volunteers under Cook County Ordinance 07-0-72
Management of Feral Cats
http://www.pawschicago.org/tnrforms/cook_county_feral_cats_ordinance.pdf

Pilsen suffers epidemic homeless cats and kittens due to Pilsen residents allowing their cats out UNFIXED to breed freely. Pilsen residents are known to abandon cats and
kittens to the streets which is a crime and a form...

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Homeless cats , anywhere in the U.S. , with their LEFT EARTIP missing have been Trapped -Neutered and Returned to the exact location they were collected.
This work is done by volunteers under Cook County Ordinance 07-0-72
Management of Feral Cats
http://www.pawschicago.org/tnrforms/cook_county_feral_cats_ordinance.pdf

Pilsen suffers epidemic homeless cats and kittens due to Pilsen residents allowing their cats out UNFIXED to breed freely. Pilsen residents are known to abandon cats and
kittens to the streets which is a crime and a form of Felony Animal Cruelty.

Residents who allow their cats outdoors are breaking the LEASH LAW.

TNR
is an effective, humane and proven cost efficient alternative to TRAP TO KILL.
PLEASE do NOT trap an EARTIPPED cat and take it to a Kill Shelter:
Kill Shelters: Animal Care and Control, Anti Cruelty Society andAnimal Welfare League

The cats microchip will be scanned and it will be returned to it's location/feeding area by a volunteer.
By trapping and taking an eartipped cat to a kill shelter
you are
1. Working against the Cook County Ordinance
2. You are costing taxpayers by having that KILL shelter
intake and house the cat.
3. You are wasting precious volunteer time as a volunteer
will be pulled off TNR to return the cat to the location on it's micro chipped location.
4. Due to overcrowding 90% of cats in kill shelters become ill within 48 hours .The cat then has to be medicated and recovered prior to return.

The are Cook County REGISTERED Colony Caretaker Volunteer residents all over Pilsen.
Resident Caretakers volunteer and help manage the
cats in their area.

If you have an issue with a homeless cat in your area
CONTACT 773 475-9425
PAWS Community Outreach and they will contact the caretaker or assist in a solution to whatever issue is present.

Dec 05

TRP's New Community Peace Training Kicks off in January!

TRP's New Nonviolence Peace Training begins Jan.4th at St. Procopious in #Pilsen. See full schedule & participate!

Dec 05

Dollars and Sense Workshop for College Students

12/11 - Free workshop - Dollars and Sense - Are you a college student trying to figure out how to pay for college? Get the information you need to finance your education. See flyer...

Dec 02

Updated Dec 02

FREE SPAY AND NEUTER AT PAWS Lurie, Little Village NOW!

PAWS Lurie Clinic is offering FREE SPAY NEUTER for Chicago residents cats from any zip code through December.
Please help lower KILL rates at our shelters by getting your cat fixed for FREE!
BE HUMANE, BE PART OF THE NO KILL SOLUTION! Thank you!
https://www.facebook.com/pawschicago/photos/a.328485016271.148959.39056691271/10152454239731272/?type=1&theater

  • Call 773-521-SPAY (7729) to make an appointment.
    All services are by appointment only.

Dec 02

A Room of Her Own At La Casa Student Housing

Happy Giving Tuesday! Olga often did her homework on the same space where she slept: on the living room floor.Today, Olga is a La Casa resident with her own bed and academic support to help her graduate. Help students like Olga reach their dream of graduating from college. Learn more about Olga's journey and how your support impacts our youth...http://resurrectionproject.org/get-involved/donate/

Nov 26

Updated Dec 02

Parking spot for rent?

Hello neighbors,

I'm due to have my baby mid-January and the parking situation in Pilsen seems to be getting worse. People double park to save spots for other cars and I end up parking far from home. It'll only get worse the bigger I get and the colder it is outside.

Does anylne know of a parking spot for rent near 19th street and May? Thanks for any info you can provide!!

Isabel

  • Maybe Perez restaurant would rent overnight? Or maybe the back alley behind the old Casa Aztlan. They use to have a couple spaces there until they got foreclosed...

  • Thanks Jorge. I'll look into it. But I'm not optimistic about the situation :(

  • Nor am I, believe you me. I live on a "residential parking only" street, and don't even bother to get a permit because there is never a single spot. I always park two or three blocks away.
    I'd love to take down some useless "no parking" signs and other restrictions, check on the many "disabled parking" signs to guarantee their correct use, and propose a plan to allow private parking areas to rent overnight parking for something like a dollar a night...

Nov 24

PLEASE don't dump animals.

Chicago has one of the highest resident 'DISPOSAL" rates of pets in the nation.
Chicagoans, dumped, 'surrendered over 8,000 dogs at Chicago Animal Care and Control last year EVEN MORE at Animal Welfare League-BOTH LOCATIONS (KILL SHELTER)and Anti Cruelty(KILL SHELTER). Most were KILLED. I saw a family walk into Animal Care and Control, 2741 S Western, with 3 grown happy dogs they were dumping to be killed. Just the usual laziness that they don't want to walk and feed them...

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Chicago has one of the highest resident 'DISPOSAL" rates of pets in the nation.
Chicagoans, dumped, 'surrendered over 8,000 dogs at Chicago Animal Care and Control last year EVEN MORE at Animal Welfare League-BOTH LOCATIONS (KILL SHELTER)and Anti Cruelty(KILL SHELTER). Most were KILLED. I saw a family walk into Animal Care and Control, 2741 S Western, with 3 grown happy dogs they were dumping to be killed. Just the usual laziness that they don't want to walk and feed them anymore. The family was laughing and joking all the while. I saw a lady walk into Animal Welfare League and hand off her small dog that was about 9 years old to the staff person. Looked healthy and happy...She turned coldly and said "Bye, bye Precious" and walked out. 90% chance that dog was KILLED in a week due to overcrowding at that KILL shelter. If you have a cat that is at breeding age and the male is spraying or the female is yowling PLEASE take advantage of FREE AND LOW COST SPAY NEUTER available in Chicago/PAWS Lurie Clinic. Having that animal fixed will END those issues.
CHOOSE TO BE A HUMANE CHICAGOAN !

Nov 22

Don't fear the Opossums

They fear humans , they will not attack your pet or childen and they are 99% IMMUNE to Rabies. The only mammal that is such. Better than rats and they eat all that Pilsen garbage in the alleys,.
"Opossums benefit humans in many ways, helping control a number of unwanted pests. Although opossums are nonaggressive, nocturnal creatures that generally aren't dangerous, they are often nuisances that dig in the garbage, take up residence under a porch, raid a well-tended garden or wreak havoc in the chicken house.":http://homeguides.sfgate.com/possums-eat-dangerous-81806.html

Nov 02

Updated Nov 20

Aldermen - Lazy & Coasting?

Not being from Chicago, I had never heard of an Aldermanic system before. From what I have been able to gather, it seems like a crooked, well paid figurehead position, more than an active position, especially for some who have been in office for many many years. Am I way off?

The one thing I reached out to Alderman Danny Solis's office about (safety at Throop Park after 6 stitches in my sons head) I got completely blown off about.

Any opinions?

  • Blue Line L Douglas Park B train

    Jorge, you wouldn't accept corp. contributions or you just haven't yet received them? Also, the Dunkin Donuts and Subway in the neighborhood are franchisees, local owners who chose an established model to do business. and the DD on Paulina had already been in the neighborhood for several years (they moved from the L station) and hires local residents.

  • Blue Line, The Dunkin Donuts (2) in Pilsen are family owned, & managed by Pilsen residents. They bring employment, stability to the community, and a well named Brand (& tasty donut) to the community. Subway is now the largest franchised business in the country now, passing McDonalds, this is a plus for any community they open in. You would think that someone running for Alderman would be aware of the diversity, investment, & community involvement of many businesses in the 25th Ward.

Nov 20

OUR Chicago Animal Care and Control

was forced by Chicago residents to kill over 7,000 animals in 2013:

Free and Low cost spay/neuter is available at PAWS Lurie Clinic, Little Village.
http://www.pawschicago.org/spay-neuter-clinic/

Please TRY TO find a solution before surrendering your
pet to a Chicago KILL Shelter.
OTHER Kill Shelters:
Animal Welfare League
Anti Cruelty Society.

Our local Humane Society of the U.S. chapter can assist some zip codes
with medical for their pets.
Anti Cruelty Society has a Charity Clinic.
Animal Welfare League, Chicago Ridge has a low cost vet clinic
open 6 days per week.

Nov 20

Pit Bull/ Pit Bull Mix spay neuter surgery special offer!

HALF price S/N surgery for Female and Male Pit Bull/Pit Bull Mix at ANTI CRUELTY SOCIETY NOW.
Free Parking in their garage!
Please understand the health of longevity of your Pit depends on YOU getting that pet spayed(F) or neutered(M).
Give your Pit Bull or Pit Mix the GIFT this holiday season of s/n.
CALL NOW:
http://anticruelty.org/spayneuter-clinic-and-pet-health/spay-neuter-clinic/

Nov 11

Updated Nov 13

UIC/ Jesus "Chuy" Garcia host forum on Race & Inequality

"The panel discussion, sponsored by UIC's Great Cities Institute and the UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, will follow remarks by author Andrew Diamond on his new book, "City on the Make: Race and Inequality in Chicago." "

UIC Student Center East, Room 302, at 750 S. Halsted St. Thursday Nov. 13 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2014/11/10/uic-host-forum-race-inequality-chicago?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ProgressIllinois+%28Progress+Illinois%29

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Troy - here's what you wrote: "That said, I'm looking forward to hearing from both candidates in the coming months."

  • West loop realist Teacher political operative

    A vote for a fringe candidate is a vote for Rahm. That's the garcia plan....dilute for Rahm.

Nov 10

FREE 2nd Ward Flu Clinic

Make plans to head out to the 2nd Ward Flu Clinic on Wednesday, November 12th from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. at Old St. Mary's Church, 1500 S. Michigan. Help protect yourself and others from the flu virus this winter.

Oct 22

Updated Oct 23

Construction on Lots located S. Jourdan Ct.

Morning All,

Just wondering if anyone had some insight: Our office is located at 1932 S. Halsted and our office overlooks S. Jourdan Ct. where two empty lots are located. We've noticed a lot of digging happening and were curious if anyone knew what sort of plans have been made for said lots. I realize we could probably ask one of our maintenance men, but I thought I'd reach out to the community first.

Side Note: it looks like they...

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Morning All,

Just wondering if anyone had some insight: Our office is located at 1932 S. Halsted and our office overlooks S. Jourdan Ct. where two empty lots are located. We've noticed a lot of digging happening and were curious if anyone knew what sort of plans have been made for said lots. I realize we could probably ask one of our maintenance men, but I thought I'd reach out to the community first.

Side Note: it looks like they were removing some sort of tanks as well. We know that there use to be houses on that location that were lost in a fire, but we're curious what these giant tanks were used for. My co worker did a brief permit history search but couldn't find much info.

Thanks in Advance and have great day everyone!

  • Those lots have been dirty eyesores for years - glad something is happening with them

  • Amanda Noble Sq/Wicker Park/ Ukrainian Village

    Just the short time we've been here, we totally agree. Eyesore indeed. Just wondering what could be going on. It's not the most ideal place for say apartments..

    I keep thinking maybe parking? Extension of the park right there? Something to do with the school? Or an art performance I don't understand.

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