2 days ago

La Casa Open House - February 2nd

Feb. 2nd - 7th - La Casa Open House - Are you a student looking for a place to live and not sure if you want to live on campus? Find out how to save money by living off-campus. Attendees interested in applying to live at La Casa will have their application fee waived. See full schedule...

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

The ones abandoned by Chicagoans

Thank you for setting food out for the abandoned cats in your area.
Contact PAWS Chicago Community outreach for assistance.
Trap Neuter Return helps everyone.
There are many Pilsen residents who help with TNR.
There are more 2 dozen Cook County
Registered Caretaker/Volunteer feeders in Pilsen.
Join us please!
PAWS Chicago Community Outreach
773 475-9422

Jan 24

Updated 3 days ago

Misguided, foolish and dumb

The cowards that did this do not know anything about what makes this neighborhood vibrant. They are a poor representation of Pilsen--if they even live here...

http://chicago.eater.com/2015/1/23/7879503/bow-truss-pilsen-with-signs-gentrification

Bow Truss Pilsen's Windows Covered With Anti-Gentrification Signs

Customers take down paper Friday morning while owner ponders who put them up.

Some folks in Pilsen decided to make an example on Thursday night of Bow Truss Coffee Roasters while sharing their views on gentrification.

Customers and workers at the coffee shop woke up...

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The cowards that did this do not know anything about what makes this neighborhood vibrant. They are a poor representation of Pilsen--if they even live here...

http://chicago.eater.com/2015/1/23/7879503/bow-truss-pilsen-with-signs-gentrification

Bow Truss Pilsen's Windows Covered With Anti-Gentrification Signs

Customers take down paper Friday morning while owner ponders who put them up.

Some folks in Pilsen decided to make an example on Thursday night of Bow Truss Coffee Roasters while sharing their views on gentrification.

Customers and workers at the coffee shop woke up Friday morning to find their windows covered with cardboard construction paper signs. The signs included phrases like: "Wake up & smellllll the gentrification," and "fresh roasted gentrification served here!"

Bow Truss in August opened in Pilsen and owner Phil Tadros runs two other coffee shops and has plans for two more. He said some customers removed the paper Friday morning and has no leads on the vandals responsible. There was no damage to the shop and no need to file a police report, Tadros added.
Pilsen has been subject of gentrification concerns as demographics have shifted in recent years from a primary Mexican immigrant population. Folks have pondered the negative and positive effects on the community.

But what's with picking on coffee shops this week? Albeit it was somewhat canibalistic, on Thursday Homaro Cantu set up shop outside a nearby Starbucks, and now folks target a Bow Truss to vent about gentrification? Yes, there is a South Park episode on coffee shops.

What do you think? Is there truth behind the signs? Are hipster coffee beans culture's Kryptonite though gentrification? Or is this just vandalism masquerading as a political statement? Maybe this is just all dumb?

  • These comments are disgusting. Makes one wonder if there ever was a period where the white settler didn't feel entitled to every piece of land and community they come across. They just feel entitled to everything. They think they can own everything. I'm white BTW, before you go on with your accusations of racism. I just see what this is- a continuation of colonial ENTITLEMENT

  • Michelle Fennessy Twitter @drfennessy

    I learned a long time ago that there are times when we can't change the mind of another party, so sometimes you have to change how you deal with them.

    We live in a diverse community & everyone needs to respect our cultures and our right to "live" without worrying...

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    I learned a long time ago that there are times when we can't change the mind of another party, so sometimes you have to change how you deal with them.

    We live in a diverse community & everyone needs to respect our cultures and our right to "live" without worrying about new, small businesses getting vandalized bc they represent change. For those who want to believe otherwise, then stay on message and focus on what we ALL want to see in a community- safety, families, fun, events, business growth, & wellness all around. Put the focus back on what it is the community needs to flourish. That's always my strategy.....

5 days ago

Where to get LOW/COST Spay Neuter

PLEASE help stop the killing of over 20,000 dogs, cats and kitten litters at Chicago Kill shelters like Animal Welfare League ( BOTH LOCATIONS) and Chicago Animal Care and Control , Anti Cruelty Society and near suburban KILL SHELTERS. They are overwhelmed by Chicago residents dumping animals and and Chicagoans dumping puppies and litters at kill shelters.. If you think your surrendered pet will be adopted there is a slim chance at any kill shelter.
Take humane action and give your pet a far healthier life by
having your pet spayed or neutered.
Kittens can be spay/neutered at 8 weeks or 2lbs.
Please do not give kittens away NON SPAY/NEUTERED.
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/pet/4861914426.html

Jan 08

Updated Jan 21

Unpaid artists and (lots of) money missing in the 25th Ward

For more than a year and a half, $140,000 of ward funds have been misplaced, and neither Solis nor the city's budget office can explain where they've gone.

http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2015/01/08/a-large-chunk-of-money-is-still-missing-from-the-25th-ward

  • This is not Troy Hernandez. I am a woman and a nurse. I also have done work at the sex-worker legal clinic that just opened in Pilsen and the dozens of us will not be supporting candidates that stigmatize those in the sex industry and who believe in our criminalization...

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    This is not Troy Hernandez. I am a woman and a nurse. I also have done work at the sex-worker legal clinic that just opened in Pilsen and the dozens of us will not be supporting candidates that stigmatize those in the sex industry and who believe in our criminalization and incarceration. Do you think we should be criminalized? If not then why are you using this?

    I also don;t believe Byron's campaign forms that he files. Don't be so naive. Just because Byron, himself, puts down where he gets his contributions doesn't change the fact that his campaign person has accepted money from metal shredders. That whistle blowers in his organization have left because of these shady deals. The people in this community are more concerned about "community organizers" who whore themselves out to the highest paying corporate shill than they are about a non-violent arrest that occurred two decades ago. Disgusting

  • Ryne Patrick Keeping up to date on Uptown

    There are lots of sex-workers in Pilsen who are really turned off by this kind of attack. If the worst thing Jorge ever did in his whole life is get arrested two decades ago for something that should not be criminalized in the first place, then that speaks volumes. I...

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    There are lots of sex-workers in Pilsen who are really turned off by this kind of attack. If the worst thing Jorge ever did in his whole life is get arrested two decades ago for something that should not be criminalized in the first place, then that speaks volumes. I also like how Christians are defending him. Jesus Christ himself befriended a sex-worker, Mary of Magdalene. She became his closest follower in the gospels. When they met I believe the words were, "Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone"

Jan 21

2/8 - New Free Deferred Action For Parents Informational Workshop

Get your questions answered about Deferred Action For Parents. This free informational workshop helps you get the answers you need to find out if you're qualified. See flyer for details

Jan 20

ELLAS On The Move To Help Breast Cancer Survivors

TRP’s ELLAS will be distributing special bras and prosthetics to women with breast cancer on Monday, Jan. 26 - 9:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register contact Araceli Lucio at 312-880-1888. Event will take place at Second Act Cancer Recovery Boutique, 2924 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60657-4109

Jan 20

Wanted: Donor Relations Manager

New job opportunity: TRP is looking for a Donor Relations Manager. Learn more...http://bit.ly/180Py3C

Jan 17

CTA bus garage could be part of Fisk power plant Pilsen redevelopment

The 60-acre site in the Pilsen neighborhood, once reviled for its smoke-belching power plant that contributed to premature deaths and asthma, could be redeveloped into a Chicago Transit Authority bus garage, park and nature walk. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-fisk-cta-0118-biz--20150118-story.html

Jan 16

Free Community Peace Workshop

1/18- TRP will be holding a training workshop on key strategies needed to build a peaceful community using faith based principles for social change. Trainings are FREE and light food and refreshments will be provided.

Jan 16

Need Five Financial Tips to Save Money?

Imagine having your own financial coach for free? Well now you can. Get control of your finances in the new year. The Resurrection Project has financial literacy classes to help you save money. Check out this video on five financial tips. View...http://bit.ly/1DIE3eh

Jan 10

Updated Jan 15

Unshovelled snow on south michigan

Another year another impossible to get parking lot owners to shovel the snow. As a disabled person it is deadly to walk from 1000 south Michigan to 800 south Michigan. This happened last year and calls to Rebekah Scheinfeld, Rahms new CDOt person responsible did nothing. this year 311 complaints are not addressed nor are calls to will burns. It is criminal that the city treats handicapped seniors like this. I am voting for Fioretti, it's time for a change.

  • South Loop truth Poliical activist

    You are a complete and total jerk. Just because one tells the truth about what a racist burns is they are mentally disabled. Let's discuss it in person.

  • South Loop truth Poliical activist

    Let's discuss it in person you ahole.

Jan 14

Need Help Filling Out Financial Aid Paperwork?

Upcoming 1/17 - Are you a student who needs help filling out financial aid paperwork? We can help! Come to a free FAFSA workshop at La Casa. See flyer.

Dec 18

52 and over fitness classes

Fit Results in South Loop is offering a 52 and over fitness class. Seems like the only place offering it in the area. Focusing on mobility, bone/muscle density, aerobic fitness and muscle endurance. Apart from all the other classes.
Great community that brings different neighborhoods together. Gold Coast, Streeterville, River North, South Loop, Loop.
Hapoy Holidays to all!

Dec 17

New Holiday Video From The Resurrection Project!

On behalf of everyone at The Resurrection Project, we wish you a safe and Happy Holiday season! View special holiday message from our staff. http://bit.ly/1whKn8p

Dec 06

Updated Dec 15

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.

Dec 13

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.

Dec 13

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.

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