36 hours ago

Updated 35 hours ago

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...

3 days ago

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 !

5 days ago

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.

Oct 13

Please do not allow your cat out unfixed!

Please help TRAP NEUTER RETURN Volunteers.
We are self funded and receive no help from the city of Chicago, only grief for this arduous work..
Residents who allow their cats out unfixed are
responsible the surging population and euthanization of thousands and cats and kittens per month at Chicago Animal Care and Control and Animal Welfare League, both are KILL shelters and severely
understaffed.
Anti Cruelty Society is also a KILL shelter.
FREE and low cost Spay and Neuter packages...

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Please help TRAP NEUTER RETURN Volunteers.
We are self funded and receive no help from the city of Chicago, only grief for this arduous work..
Residents who allow their cats out unfixed are
responsible the surging population and euthanization of thousands and cats and kittens per month at Chicago Animal Care and Control and Animal Welfare League, both are KILL shelters and severely
understaffed.
Anti Cruelty Society is also a KILL shelter.
FREE and low cost Spay and Neuter packages are available
at PAWS Lurie Clinic, Little Village
3516 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 521-7729
Please help us and sign on as a Colony Caretaker.
You will get all the support you need from
PAWS Community Outreach
kholmes@pawschicago.org

SUPPORT TRAP NEUTER RETURN.
It has been very effective in many areas of of Pilsen.
We need your help!

Oct 13

Please adopt from Chicago Animal Care and Control

They are waiting for YOU!
Adoption Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday & Friday
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
& 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 2741 S. Western

Saturday and Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(*No Adoption services, everyday between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Aug 05

Updated Oct 12

to clear any allegations or doubts about Nuevo Leon Restaurant

Nuevo Leon Restaurant priority is their customers health and satisfaction. Let me assure ever one that all products at Nuevo Leon are made fresh daily from scratch, multiple times a day , everyday. With that said it only makes sense that when a inspection is being preformed at 9 am and you have fresh product (grated cheese, diced tomatoes; Chile rellenos or fresh cut meats) you are not going to get an good temperature reading. That is when time control...

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Nuevo Leon Restaurant priority is their customers health and satisfaction. Let me assure ever one that all products at Nuevo Leon are made fresh daily from scratch, multiple times a day , everyday. With that said it only makes sense that when a inspection is being preformed at 9 am and you have fresh product (grated cheese, diced tomatoes; Chile rellenos or fresh cut meats) you are not going to get an good temperature reading. That is when time control is practiced over temperature control and it is a legit practice .The way we do things at Nuevo Leon defeats science unbelievable but true. To much volume can not keep up. Always fresh never frozen. We receive products daily 7 days a week twice a day . Nuevo Leon will continue to improve and make all corrections to comply to today's modern ways even though it might change the taste of certain dishes as well as tradition. I am a father first than a business man and I do understand all your concerns and fears for you and your family's health in your choice of food that you eat. REMEMBER THIS my customers and employees are my family and Nuevo Leon will not put you in any harm or danger.thank you all and have a blessed day. The Gutierrez Family.

  • ^Lol, science

  • dcabmazh

    This a complaint on a personal level about Cristobal Vargas, brother of Araceli Ortiz, wife of Daniel Gutierrez from the Restaurante Nuevo Leon in Pilsen. He also goes by the names of Santiago Ortiz aka Santiago Vargas or Cristobal Ortiz.

    I posted the lines below on 800notes.com with the intention...

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    This a complaint on a personal level about Cristobal Vargas, brother of Araceli Ortiz, wife of Daniel Gutierrez from the Restaurante Nuevo Leon in Pilsen. He also goes by the names of Santiago Ortiz aka Santiago Vargas or Cristobal Ortiz.

    I posted the lines below on 800notes.com with the intention of warning other possible victims. I am one of them. I met him online, which is were he finds possible prospects for his frauds. I completely understand that it is my own responsibility and mine alone for signing anything on his behalf, but the way he cons and convinces is the part
    that I find completely unethical and immoral. Aracely knows about his behavior and has acted as an willing accomplice.

    "Cristobal Vargas from Chicago is after single women and has committed fraud with at least 10 victims. He gets them to sign for loans, cars, apartments, etc and then takes off on them. He is a Mexican individual, Cris Vargas, or Cristobal Vargas aka Santiago Vargas or Santiago Ortiz, living at 5105 W 31 place, Cicero, Illinois." As far as I know, his latest cell phone number is 773-543-6127.

    Aracely, please take responsibility of your actions that support your brother.
    Stop him, do something. Don't let this go on any longer.

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