2 hours ago

Blue arrow on trees

Does anyone know what this blue arrow means? I'm assuming a utilities of some sort. Any info? Thanks!

7 hours ago

LGBT Neighbors In Brigeport Chicago Outside Event at Palmisano Park Stearns Quarry Park

Sun, Apr 27, 2014 1pm to 6pm or later

Come join us for a day of fun and games:) at the park. We will meet on top of the mountian at 1pm Feel free to bring snacks or we can have a picnic as well It will be at Palmisano Park Stearns Quarry Park 2700 S Halsted

Bring a beach towel or two for you to sit on.

Please note this is a all ages event. Under 18 are welcome.

Also if the weather is bad outside this day we will meet up at Water Place instead 835 N Michigan Ave just steps from the Chicago Red Line. Only if the weather is bad.

See everybody there

Check out our website http://www.lgbtneighborsinbridgeportchicago.org/

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4 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

landscapers noisy equipment

the landscapers in the area have extremely loud equipment ie leafblowers, etc , there goes the peaceful bliss of a beautiful day grrrr

  • Jennifer Bridgeport to Bucktown and some places in between

    Living in the city - anywhere - it's going to be noisy. Unfortunately, if you want quiet, you will need to move to the suburbs or the country. It's always been this way and probably always will.

  • Kevin S. #Bridgeport # Southside

    the noise I was making scraping the ice sheet off my car windows this morning was crazy loud. Hopefully last time for the month but doubtful.

35 hours ago

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2 days ago

1 bedroom apt needed

In search of a 1 BR apt in Bridgeport area, pets allowed.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

How do you feel about the firefighters?

The media have been reporting on a new contract with the firefighters, and I am wondering how you feel about the ones in this city.

Personally, I doubt that we are getting our money's worth from these city employees. First, they work 24 hours on and 48 off -- who really believes that they are working 24 hours? All this schedule does is allow them to sleep on the city job, then go out and work another one since they...

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The media have been reporting on a new contract with the firefighters, and I am wondering how you feel about the ones in this city.

Personally, I doubt that we are getting our money's worth from these city employees. First, they work 24 hours on and 48 off -- who really believes that they are working 24 hours? All this schedule does is allow them to sleep on the city job, then go out and work another one since they are so rested.

Second, why does the city not share data on the amounts, types, and outcomes of fire department calls? At least with the police, we can get an idea of what kind of reports are being made, but where can we go to find out what the CFD has accomplished? How many fires have you had in your neighborhood? I know of only 3 in the past 19 years, at least 2 of which were the residents' fault -- failure to clean out dryer lint, and putting things too close to space heater.

I would rather have the city put money into creating a video game that shows kids, teens and adults how to prevent a fire, what equipment to have in the building to deal with it, and what to do if one starts.

Perhaps some of you will be CFD boosters, and I welcome your stories. But before you laud them for their bravery, please think about all the news stories where the individual who saved someone in a fire was a family member, neighbor, passerby, or even the cops on patrol.

  • If you want to save money for the city cut the number of alderman we have way too many and most do way too little

  • humanstructions B & R Bridgeport Armour School 1965 - VN 1971

    I'm no firefighter but I know some ... have visited several firehouses and I have been in firefights for over 24 hrs ... 24 hours with only brief periods to catch your breath ... and when you DO catch your breath its only smoke and death .... 24 hours with...

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    I'm no firefighter but I know some ... have visited several firehouses and I have been in firefights for over 24 hrs ... 24 hours with only brief periods to catch your breath ... and when you DO catch your breath its only smoke and death .... 24 hours with only water ... no food ... no sleep .... no nothing .... but fighting ..... its not easy and its not fun ... My feeling is that it takes every minute of 48 hrs to recuperate ... only to fight again .... 48 hrs is not a lot of time to recuperate after 24 hrs in a hellish inferno ... There ARE times when fireman can go to work without getting wet but YOU NEVER KNOW!
    I have over 40 yrs working with military personnel including 6 in recruiting field ... 1 (1986) as the top recruiter in Chicago ... I've enlisted people for 6 years (now 8 is the Military Service Obligation.
    Some never left the States and got a 4 year college degree in their spare time .... Some 'bit the bullet' in less than a year ..... When you apply for Police or Fire OR enlist in the Military ..... you JUST NEVER KNOW!
    POLICE and FIRE are WILLING to RUN IN when everyone else is RUNNING OUT!!

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Mar 10

Updated 2 days ago

CAPS Meeting 3/11 Canceled; CAPS Officer available for walk-ins instead

Hello Bridgeporters!

We just found out that the regular CAPS meeting for beats 913/915 for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11th, is CANCELED. This is due to the early voting activity happening in the 9th district community room.

HOWEVER, if you do have an issue to report or information for the CAPS officers, you are welcome to stop by the lobby of the 9th district station (3120 S. Halsted) between 6:30-7:30pm to talk with Officer Mejia and our beat facilitators, Maggie &...

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Hello Bridgeporters!

We just found out that the regular CAPS meeting for beats 913/915 for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11th, is CANCELED. This is due to the early voting activity happening in the 9th district community room.

HOWEVER, if you do have an issue to report or information for the CAPS officers, you are welcome to stop by the lobby of the 9th district station (3120 S. Halsted) between 6:30-7:30pm to talk with Officer Mejia and our beat facilitators, Maggie & Dorothy. There just isn't room for a full CAPS meeting.

Please mark your calendars for the April 8th CAPS meeting, which will be after the election. Meanwhile, please continue to call 911 to report criminal and suspicious activity, and call 311 to report needed city services and building violations.

Stay safe,
Bridgeport Citizens Group

3 days ago

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5 days ago

Apartment for Rent

Two bedrooms, living room, dining room & kitchen w/ appliances. Washer & dryer in bathroom. Hardwood floors in living room, dining room & 1 bedroom. Apartment is on 2nd floor in vicinity of 32nd Parnell. If interested please call 708-639-4747.

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Mar 19

Updated 6 days ago

What is going to be built here?

Does anyone know what is going to be done at 3124(approx address) S Shields Ave. It seems like they are doing to tear down the factory/warehouse there...I don't even know who owns it now...Advance something or other....(is the name I think) Anyway I live on that block and am curious as to what is going on with all the excavators and bulldozers they are using there this week.

  • We own property down the street from this location & would welcome new homes w/open arms. The property has been an eyesore for a number of years & we could not get the owner to clean it up. It's better vacant than what was there.

  • i live directly across trom this site and they are definitely digging a huge whole and getting a foundation for something started. perhaps they will build homes like the ones on the opposite side of Stewart (ST/alley/whatever it is) If they build that then the people will all have their own garages and parking on Stewart street behind their residences also. So the parking should not be to problematic, except the property taxes will go up again.

Mar 25

Updated 6 days ago

What about a hotel instead of a heliport?

Jumping off the Balcer/heliport thread, what about using the site instead to put up a mid-level hotel, like a Choice or Marriott property? There is nowhere for folks from out of town to stay nearby that is decent and reasonable. If we have guests come into town they end up going downtown or out by Midway. Our apartment is too small to accomodate overnighters. The location is convenient to Bridgeport, Sox Park, IIT, Chinatown, Pilsen, Mercy Hospital, the loop, UIC and the West Side Medical Campus, with great public transportation available, especially if they keep the proposed water-taxi stop. Just wanted put the idea out there for consideration.

  • Ro Bridgeport tailor's granddaughter

    Isn't seeking investors for growth and business part of the Alderman's job? Shouldn't he find out if the people of the community want to have a mid-range hotel/motel here and then work to find a delveloper? If not at the Halsted site, how about where the Wrigley factory was? Is there anything definite about what is going to happen there? The project could include a water-taxi stop by 35th St. That would be great for Sox Games. If only I had the capital....

  • imagine imagine all the people living life in peace

    Starbucks was offered the corner of 35th and Halsted before Oscar's took it. They wanted NOTHING to do with this area! Amen Ro.....The Wrigley area is NOTHING but bars. Yeah it is. Ask them if they are really truly busy in the off season? Do you want this area to...

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    Starbucks was offered the corner of 35th and Halsted before Oscar's took it. They wanted NOTHING to do with this area! Amen Ro.....The Wrigley area is NOTHING but bars. Yeah it is. Ask them if they are really truly busy in the off season? Do you want this area to be like Wrigleyville....All Bars? NOPE! We already have people urinating in the street already. Water Taxi? Only water close by is the River. How do you propose that? They still need a way to the park! Do yeah really want a notel MOTEL? Might attract the wrong element. In the past week we had 2 hooker busts already! How about what Halsted used to be? mom and pop shops. Decent shops not junk dollar store nonsense. A really nice place to sit and eat a good meal. Not so hard.

Apr 07

Updated 6 days ago

Clutch Replacement

The clutch on my 2007 Subaru Impreza just bit it. The quote from Firestone was 1300 and seems excessive. Anyone used anyone in the neighborhood for clutch replacement they can recommend? Approximate cost?

6 days ago

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6 days ago

Need an Architect

If u need an architect for building violations, decks, porch, renovations and or new home. Call 360 Design. A Bridgeport Architectural Firm located on Archer Ave for more than 15 years. 312-842-2225 Ask for Bob Link.

Apr 08

Bridgeport Factory Demolition Could Sprout Homes

Today, it operates from 2601 S. Archer Ave. as The Standard Companies, corporate parent company to several smaller janitorial and industrial textile and paper businesses.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

The demolition work in the 3100 block of South Shields Avenue, the site of an industrial laundry business, began earlier this month.

Apr 08

Updated Apr 08

LGBT Neighbors In Bridgeport outside event

Tue, Apr 8, 2014 6:00pm

Come join us for a day of fun and games at the park. We will meet on top of the mountain at 1pm Feel free to bring snacks or we can have a picnic as well It will be at Palmisano Park Stearns Quarry Park 2700 S Halsted, If the weather is bad and raining we will meet at Water Tower Place mall for shopping 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 at the same time!

See everybody there :)

Apr 08

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Apr 05

Updated Apr 07

Handyman services

Anyone out there in need of repairs o your home, I have the PERFECT person for you to call! Me & My Boys----773-376-3867.... They came out, found my water leak in the wall, fixed it! Repaired the wall, and even changed the outlet in the wall! Very reasonably priced! I WILL be calling them in the future to paint!

Apr 07

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Apr 07

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Apr 06

LSC Elections Mon 4/7 and Tue 4/8

On Monday, April 7, parents and community members can vote at their local elementary school. On Tuesday, April 8, parents and community members can vote at their local high school.

To find your elementary school and high school:
Please use this website & plug in your address. You do need to select the “Search by Address” button.
http://www.cps.edu/schools/find_a_school/pages/schoollocator.aspx
Community members voting must be at least 18 years old.
You can vote anytime during the hours of 6:00 am to 7:00...

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On Monday, April 7, parents and community members can vote at their local elementary school. On Tuesday, April 8, parents and community members can vote at their local high school.

To find your elementary school and high school:
Please use this website & plug in your address. You do need to select the “Search by Address” button.
http://www.cps.edu/schools/find_a_school/pages/schoollocator.aspx
Community members voting must be at least 18 years old.
You can vote anytime during the hours of 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Voting takes place at each school.
You can vote for UP TO 5 candidates. You will receive a ballot that includes both Parent Rep and Community Rep candidates.
You do need to present current identification.
If you are a CPS parent voting at your child’s school, you will need the report card you just picked up, plus one more form of ID.
If you are a community member, you need 2 forms of ID to prove you live within the school’s boundaries.
Accepted forms of ID include:
Driver’s License
IL State ID
Credit Card with picture
Voter Registration Card
Matricula Consular
MediPlan/Medicaid Card
Permanent Resident Card
Current Lease or Utility Bill
Thank you so much for your time and commitment to our community and our schools!

Apr 06

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Apr 03

Updated Apr 05

Chinese Kitchen's Service

Anyone else experience the same LACK of service lately at Chinese Kitchen? Not sure if there are new owners, or just new hires. As of lately, they have either been sending me the wrong order, or just don't listen to me as I place my order at all. They just have been giving me whatever they feel like. I called to state how I felt, and they pretty much just brushed me off. I've been enjoying Chinese Kitchen's food for years, and I am now looking to find a new restaurant. Really disappointed.

Apr 05

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Apr 02

Updated Apr 04

Recycling

I rent a house on 31st Place. I take recycling very seriously and only put recyclable materials in the blue bin in my alley assigned to my house. However, I have been warned by the city that my recycling bin will be taken away if I continue to put garbage in it. I don't put garbage in there, so I would appreciate it if no one else would either. I really value my recycling bin and use it for the purpose for which it was intended. How can I ensure I will not get my recycling bin taken away?

  • Jennifer Bridgeport to Bucktown and some places in between

    We've tried that Jim. And they still ransacked the garbage cans. I guess the thinking is if there's some outside, there's more inside.

  • Corey Warner 25 year englewood resident Politicsmylife chi-styl

    Simple solution keep it in your yard, or chain it closed till pickup day..

Apr 04

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Apr 01

Updated Apr 03

Two hispanic males tagging gang graffitti in alley off of 36th at Morgan

10:15 tonight, out walking the dog, came up on a silver sedan, license plate L763200, stopped in the middle of the alley. One hispanic teen/early 20's guy driving and another tagging some gang graffitti. Tagger was also hispanic. late teens/early 20's. Took off down alley and headed east toward Halsted.

Police have been called and the information/descriptions passed on to them.

  • billywood 5500s ashland hope&peace

    Walking the dog is the best part of the day, catching some dopes in the act is a double play good looking out!

  • czrider lifelong resident

    THANK YOU. Appreciate your diligence!!!! You win the BEST NEIGHBOR award this week:)

Mar 27

Updated Apr 02

Just going to leave this here

http://chicagocode.org/7-12-420/

The snow is gone. There are no more excuses. There never were.

  • imagine imagine all the people living life in peace

    My older dog has a playdate every Sunday. My hubby takes him (he knows it's sunday too) We both know he is a good goer, I make him take 4 bags just in case. But, the dog he plays with owner trained her dog to wait until she puts down a piece of newspaper. Just like back in the days before wee pads etc. Good old fashion Chicago Tribune. Always makes me laugh. Food for thought.

  • dversdzn Bridgeporter

    We've got two dogs and in 12 years I have never once not piled up after one of them. I have, however, watched as neighbors let thir dogs do their business and then just walk away. If they walk past me I take a bag out and offer it to...

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    We've got two dogs and in 12 years I have never once not piled up after one of them. I have, however, watched as neighbors let thir dogs do their business and then just walk away. If they walk past me I take a bag out and offer it to them, saying they forgot something. If they go back into the building I live in I try to find out who they are and call them out on it. If you don't want to take responsibility for your dog, don't own a dog.

    There's a woman that lives next to donavan park with several Yorkies. All she ever does is open the door and let them run loose, one actually bit my older dog right in front of a cop. I looked at the cop and he asked me what I wanted him to do about it. I told him his job and he just drove away. People just has no respect for the neighborhood, or their neighbors. It's sad.

Apr 02

Penny Social - this SUNDAY!

We have HUNDREDS of prizes to give away! Please join us!

DOORS OPEN AT 11am in the school building
Penny Social Calling Begins at 12;30 sharp
Refreshments and Lunch for sale!

WIN a flat screen TV, a child's electric riding car, new vacuum, professional waffle maker, plus HUNDREDS of other prizes including jewelry, household appliances, toys, tools, kitchen items, games, snacks, and SO MUCH MORE!

Help us spread the word - and raise money to paint the church domes with this fundraiser!

Apr 01

Updated Apr 02

Volunteer opportunities needed

I was awarded a scholarship to pursue my MFA and one of the conditions is that I do volunteer work in my community. I was wondering if any organizations here in Bridgeport needed any volunteer help. I'd also be willing to volunteer my design services to any non-profits in the area if it would help out.

Thanks

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    The Bridgeport Citizens Group could use a bit of design help with a educational trifold showing CAPS attendees the right way to call 311, 911 and how to report. We have the various components; they just need to be put together.
    The McGuane Park Advisory Council is gathering memories, pictures,...

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    The Bridgeport Citizens Group could use a bit of design help with a educational trifold showing CAPS attendees the right way to call 311, 911 and how to report. We have the various components; they just need to be put together.
    The McGuane Park Advisory Council is gathering memories, pictures, etc. from residents. So far we have material going back to the early 1900s through the 70s. This will likely be several trifolds and likely will not be completed until mid-May or thereabouts. If you would like to do either of these, please send an email to mvawelter@gmail.com.

  • dversdzn Bridgeporter

    Erik, I've got degrees in both Graphic & Industrial Design, but I focus primarily on the graphic end. But I'm willing to help out with whatever someone might need. my work and resume can be viewed at www.kierandelaney.com.

Mar 21

Updated Apr 02

Has Alderman Balcer just put his job on the line with this decision?

"Ald. Jim Balcer (11th), whose Bridgeport ward includes the project, agreed that there would be “almost zero disturbance to the community.” He’s all for a project he called a boon to tourism.

“It means jobs. It means economic growth. It means no TIF money will be used. TIF money will be put in. Fifty or more direct jobs at all level skills will be brought in. Increased revenue for local business. New business and growth in the community, which also creates jobs and revenue. Increased property values,” the alderman said."

I think Balcer has made the mistake of his career.

  • I have been trying to find out where they were advertised. I heard one was held at St. Barbara's but not sure how people heard about it or how much advance notice was given. Was it on EveryBlock recently? Perhaps I just missed it. I looked back through several months...

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    I have been trying to find out where they were advertised. I heard one was held at St. Barbara's but not sure how people heard about it or how much advance notice was given. Was it on EveryBlock recently? Perhaps I just missed it. I looked back through several months of the Bridgeport News and only saw about it advancing through the city council committees, nothing about a meeting. Of course, it could have been slipped in with other things. At any rate, the 11th Ward makes sure our mailboxes get stuffed with whom to vote for at election time, and we also get notified by the city where we can vote. This is not a small thing we should get similar focus for notifications on this and any other major items that will affect our lives and our property.

    If notifications were sent out and I just plain dropped the ball and ignored them, then I will go to Balcer and apologize, but I don't see that as happening. Especially since he has been involved in this for 3 years yet it is new to us.

  • MrCool!! It depends fully on the type of development !!!! And how it is arranged!!

Mar 15

Updated Apr 02

Fish Fry?

Who's doing fish frys in Bridgeport?

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Sox fan, Chicago Loot Drop

    The Knights' fry is from 5-8pm. $10 for adults, $6 for children 6-15.

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Sox fan, Chicago Loot Drop

    Blurb in Bridgeport News today says the Knights of Columbus are doing a fry at Nativity of Our Lord (653 W 37th St) on the 11th.

Apr 02

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Feb 15

Updated Apr 01

Bridgeport Clean and Green

Sat, Apr 26, 2014 10 - 1

Chicago's City Wide Clean and Green Volunteer Clean Up!

We will meet on April 26 at the McGuane Park Field House (29th and Poplar) at 10 am and work until about 1:00, starting in the parks, eventually working our way onto the streets.

We will have some tools, refreshments and supplies, but everyone is encouraged to bring gloves, sunscreen, water and any tools that they might find useful.

Supervised children and teens are encouraged to participate.
Businesses and Organizations wishing to participate or donate please contact us no later than April 15. info@bridgeportalliance.org

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