10 hours ago

57% of the 11th Ward Is In a TIF District, yet the Money Is Not Being Spent In the 11th Ward

57% of the 11th Ward is in a TIF District, yet there are dozens of vacant properties and weed-choked lots along the Halsted Business Corridor*

The new 11th Ward configuration includes: Canaryville, Bridgeport, Pilsen and University Village. If you live in these neighborhoods your taxes are not being used to support your community.

(*source: http://www.civiclab.us/tif_illumination_project)

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Construction on S Halsted around 35th?

Hey just noticed that there are signs that have closed off Halsted going Northbound from 35th St. Seems to be a few blocks. Is this construction?

  • Wednesday at Noon, #8 used Union as a detour! Straddled the center line using both lanes.

  • salty_dog0544 Semper Fidelis

    Gas main trunk line replacement at 31/Halsted. NB closed at 35th to THRU traffic only, local (resident/shoppers) may proceed. Detour route is Wallace.

20 hours ago

McKinley Ice Rink

McKinley Park Ice Rink opens November 28th. Cartoon Skate and Blackhawks clinics coming up. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/ice-rinks/

20 hours ago

CTA Holiday Train, Orange Line

The holiday train is coming to McKinley Park, December 3-6. See schedule for more details. http://www.transitchicago.com/holidaytrain/#schedule

Oct 20

Updated 29 hours ago

What happened to the Bridgeport Vet?

I have been calling the bridgeport vet (Wayne, now that he is alone since Larry passed away) for over a week and there is a message that says the clinic is temporarily closed. Does anyone know why? And also does anyone know if Wayne is going to open again soon? I haven't been there in awhile since my dog and then one of my cats passed on. So I am out of the loop

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Jeanne my dog supposed to be on the name brand 60 milligrams but your vet can either lowered it to 57 milligrams or jack it up to 63 milligrams you can get the generic brand that they compound themselves they can't use the same milligrams as a name brand but it doesn't seem to make a difference in my dog probably if it's a small dog they wil lower to 57 milligrams.great savings. About $45. a month.

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Wayne told me all his years as a vet he only had one dog where they had to change the dosage. Most of the time the dosage will stay the same for life.That is why I get. 6 month worth.

Nov 15

Updated 36 hours ago

Cleaning out the basement

Elliptical for sale -located in Bridgeport
$150 or best offer
Pro Form 900

  • R. Gar Life long Bridgeporter

    How does tomorrow 11:30 work for you?

  • That works well for me. Just shoot me an email and I can send u my address and phone number. Or send me your phone number and email. I am located near 35th and Parnell.

    Terangelic@gmail.com

2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Car keyed

Someone keyed my car all down the passenger side and across the hood while I was taking my daughter to children's dental world. I was parked legally on the east side of Wallace, in front of a house with a giant stair case to the second floor.

If you did this or know who did, please get in touch. I would like compensation for the cost of repairs.

  • Happened between 9 and 10 am on Thursday morning.

  • Mike in Bronzeville Concerned Home Owner

    That is against the rules. You don't mess with a man's vehicle. Sorry to here that Brain, seriously!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago public school

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  • JL

    Can you believe this???
    check this web site out
    This is what are tax dollars are being used for

    Moonbattery » Chicago Public Schools Teach 5th-Graders About “Safe” Anal Sex

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

For sale

Selling used baby furniture...it's in great condition...check out craigslist post below...any questions please ask...thanks!!

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bab/4757152169.html

3 days ago

St Barbara Thursday Bingo 630pm

St Barbara Thursday Bingo. ...Thursdays at 630pm. ....Experience US.....SupEr Strip $ 6,802.00....Tic Tac Raffle $ 3,302.00..... $500.00 Coverall. ..New players TEN DOLLARS OFF any package of$ 22.00 or more plus a Free LUCKY DAUBER. ....Free LUCKY Beads and some raffle tickets......2859 S Throop street Bridgeport Chicago at Archer Ave. ...b463.... Please like us then SHARE US then EXPERIENCE US!

3 days ago

St Barbara Thursday Bingo 630pm

St Barbara Thursday Bingo. ...Thursday November 20th.2014...... $ 500.00 Coverall. ..Super Strip Raffle $ 6,802.00...Tic Tac Raffle $ 3,302.00....New Players TEN DOLLARS OFF ANY PACKAGE OF $ 22.00 or more plus a Free LUCKY DAUBER. ..Lucky Beads ...and 3 Free Raffle Cards....b463...Experience US this Thursday Night!

Nov 15

Updated 4 days ago

For sale

Armoire for sale! Located in Bridgeport.
$300 or best offer

Nov 14

For sale

Selling used baby furniture...it's in great condition...check out craigslist post below...any questions please ask...thanks!!

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bab/4757152169.html

Nov 11

Updated Nov 13

Retrospective- Joey2çents

Drop by @chicagocoffeecompany on 31st & Morgan and checkout my art plus good coffee and friends!

Thanks

Joe

Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

Auto Shop Recommendation Needed--replace smashed side mirror

Any recommendations for an auto shop that can replace a passenger side mirror on a VW? The dealer wants $800, and we think we can get a better price. I appreciate any places you can recommend.

Nov 07

Updated Nov 08

helicopter 35th/Morgan

anyone know what is up with the helicopter hovering over 36th/Morgan area? it has been there for awhile, and it is LOUD, keeping my kid up. :(

  • fiatlux Writer

    Oh, yeah. You're prob right LB. Lol, "allegedly shady" is in a real headline.

  • Thanks south side m. Interesting article. I had not heard anything about this.

Nov 05

Updated Nov 08

2015 Michelin restaurants

Nana and Han 202 made the 2015 Michelin guide--Bridgeport has 2 out of the 59 named. Congrads to the owners. Check out the Eater website:
http://chicago.eater.com/2014/11/5/7158119/2015-chicago-michelin-bib-gourmands

  • Michelin should stick to tires. Best eats in Bridgeport is George's.

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

    Nice to be noticed, all the same.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    Homestyle Taste is also right here (32nd and Halsted) and it's wonderful!

Nov 06

Updated Nov 07

Found Samsung cell phone

I found a Samsung cell phone near Donovan Park this morning. If you lost yours, leave a comment of how I can get in touch or just call it and I will answer.

  • GRD GRD

    Since you can turn it on, look at the carrier and stop into one of the stores, they can look up the owner. If you can get to settings, it will usually display the number in the "about" or at the top.

  • Jennifer Bridgeport to Bucktown and some places in between

    or you can text "Mom," "Dad," or "Babe" and tell them you found their phone. I returned a phone once by looking up "mom"

Nov 01

3700 Block Parnell

Anyone know why 6 police vehicles on the 3700 block of Parnell last night?

Oct 31

McGuane Park Council elections

Elections for next year's council will be held at the monthly meeting, Monday, Nov. 3 at 6:00 pm. McGuane is over 100 years old and has served our community well. Our park needs more residents to step up and get involved. This past year four residents stepped up to get new play ground equipment, roof repairs, plant a garden, conduct a user survey and host a game party for children. Imagine what we can do more with more volunteers. You...

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Elections for next year's council will be held at the monthly meeting, Monday, Nov. 3 at 6:00 pm. McGuane is over 100 years old and has served our community well. Our park needs more residents to step up and get involved. This past year four residents stepped up to get new play ground equipment, roof repairs, plant a garden, conduct a user survey and host a game party for children. Imagine what we can do more with more volunteers. You do not need to stand for election. You can help with a specific project. It will not take a lot of time but it will pay forward. Plan to attend and bring your ideas. The meeting will be held at McGuane's field house.

Oct 26

Updated Oct 29

35th and Iron st. Whats being built?

Does anyone know what is being built at 35th and Iron? Last week they had signs saying ComEd event and there was a large party tent with VIPs. It looked like a ground breaking party. Anyone with info please let us know. Thanks

Oct 24

Updated Oct 29

Halloween event at McGuane Park

The McGuane PAC will host a Halloween party for children from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 30, at the McGuane Field House. Children aged 12 and under can show off their costumes, listen to stories, play some great games and make a great holiday craft. The McGuane PAC is a volunteer group dedicated to making this park safer and meeting the needs of our community. This event is free and children must be accompanied by adults. McGuane is located at 2901 S. Poplar.

  • Thanks Mary! I'm working on the "Pin-the-Nose-on-the-Jackolantern" right now.

  • Maureen@Walkies Owner, Walkies Pet Sitting Service

    All of the Palmisano PAC will be there to help too. (Dan P is on the Palmisano PAC too :-)

Oct 21

Updated Oct 24

Kiddie park?

Does anyone know what's in store for the park at 31st & Lowe? It's been fenced off & today is being dug up. Haven't seen anything regarding it here or elsewhere.

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    The upgrade is part of the park district's plan. McKeon will also be upgraded. These pocket parks are part of our neighborhood and not only make life better, they also increase our home values. Please consider attending park advisory council meetings where you can voice your concerns and ideas for...

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    The upgrade is part of the park district's plan. McKeon will also be upgraded. These pocket parks are part of our neighborhood and not only make life better, they also increase our home values. Please consider attending park advisory council meetings where you can voice your concerns and ideas for activities at these small parks. The McGuane Park Advisory Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at the McGuane Field House. There are many programs available for pocket parks. Please consider attending the Nov. 3 PAC meeting. If you enjoy these parks, we can make them better.

  • Yes that park on 31st and lowe is getting a brand new park it is part of the Chicago park district

Oct 24

Dog Friendly Area in McKinley Park

"Dog owners in McKinley Park and Bridgeport are banding together in hopes of bringing a pooch park to the Southwest Side neighborhood."

http://dnain.fo/1D5ROio

Sep 11

Updated Oct 21

Oct 20

Updated Oct 20

Ten Thousand Ripples Art & Peace Workshop

The Chicago Park District and Changing Worlds will present Symbols of Culture, Symbols of Peace, an Art and Peace Workshop, Saturday, October 25th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, at McGuane Park, 2901 S. Poplar. Join neighbors and friends for a morning of art and peace making activities. Learn about the Ten Thousand Ripples Buddha sculptures in Palmisano Park and work with award-winning artist, Indira Johnson, to create your own symbol of peace. This event is free and open to residents of all ages. The Ten Thousand Ripples exhibit was installed at Palmisano Park in August where it will remain until next summer.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    It just occurred to me... those sculptures will either stop the sledding this winter or make it more dangerous. This is very interesting. I am conflicted about the sledding at Palmisano. It looks so dangerous, what with the bottom of the hill leading to a wall. On the other hand, as a kid I loved sledding so much, and would hate to deprive any child of that experience.

  • R.

    I've sled down it many times and let me say that the fun far outweighs the danger. I haven't seen anyone get injured in the times I've been there, though the sledder has to mind any pedestrians passing by. Sad news if the sculptures interfere this winter, but I suspect folks will just spend more time sledding down the other side.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    I grew up in west Michigan where we had dunes and some of the dunes even had rope lifts. So my idea of sledding is possibly a little safer in some ways, and much more dangerous in others!

Oct 16

Updated Oct 17

Bridgeport Art Walk

In addition to tomorrow's regularly scheduled 3rd Friday open studios at Bridgeport Art Center, I just saw that there is an "art walk" Saturday & Sunday with activities for various ages at various Bridgeport locations (including some food specials!).

Here's the article, which was shared on Nextdoor:
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141014/bridgeport/artists-will-take-over-morgan-street-at-weekend-art-walk

Oct 13

Updated Oct 14

Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is sponsoring this free event which features 150 buildings that will be open to the public Saturday & Sunday. Several of them are right here in Bridgeport or our adjacent neighborhoods. Some buildings aren't usually open to the public. Seems like a great chance to get out and explore!

Check their website for full information: http://www.openhousechicago.org/

  • R.

    I highly recommend visiting Decorators Supply Corp at 36th & Morgan. I went during last year's OHC and thought it was such a cool work space, not to mention fascinating company history.

Oct 02

Updated Oct 07

Sullivan and Kolzar where are you?

Once again Thompson is on the cover of the Bridgeport News. I agree the Bridgeport News is really nothing more than a place for family Happy Birthdays and other announcements but this is direct mail. Social media is a small part of a campaign and everytime Thompson is on the cover of the BPN he is getting free direct mail branding to a very targeted audience. I would like to see Sullivan and Kolzar submit articles and photos to the...

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Once again Thompson is on the cover of the Bridgeport News. I agree the Bridgeport News is really nothing more than a place for family Happy Birthdays and other announcements but this is direct mail. Social media is a small part of a campaign and everytime Thompson is on the cover of the BPN he is getting free direct mail branding to a very targeted audience. I would like to see Sullivan and Kolzar submit articles and photos to the BPN and get rejected and then post the photos and articles on social media telling us that the BPN refused to cover them. It would make for a great impact and it would once and for all prove the point that the BPN has a very big stake in the election but for only one person!

  • rene One of Morty's people

    Right now, I think there are 5 candidates: Maureen Sullivan, Patrick Daley Thompson, John Kozlar, John Tominello and (I know nothing about this one except that he announced on one of the many Bridgeport Facebook Pages) Mike Parrillo.

    Of course, none of this matters until the petitions are turned in, challenged, and the ballots are published. I have a feeling by that time there will only be two, maybe three, candidates.

  • Jeanne Marie Mondrella-Keating Real Esate Broker and Chicago Highrise Rep, Jeanne

    Thanks! Does anyone know anything about John Tominello and Mike Parrillo?

Sep 29

Updated Oct 01

2015 budget hearing for McGuane Park

This is our annual opportunity to request events for McGuane for 2015. Last year we requested Sunday hours and swimming on Sunday and got it. This year we would like to request music, dance and team sports. Please consider attending this budget hearing and supporting McGuane. If you have ideas for events, please post them here and/or attend the McGuane advisory council meeting at 6pm the first Monday of each month at the field house. The budget hearing is tomorrow, Sept 30, at 6:00 pm Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine.

  • Mary, how do you think the meeting went?

    The nice girl who manages Donovan Park told us tonight at the toddler art class that it'll be getting a nice new water feature for next year. She thought that might be through some sort of other funding though.

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    Sorry I didn't get to see you; the reception ladies couldn't tell me if you were there. I think it went well for McGuane. How did it go for McKinley?

Sep 10

Updated Oct 01

Speed camera

Speed camera on Archer near Wood WHY the speed cameras are for schools and playgrounds. None there. Contact 12ward to ask WHY?

  • denise b concerned citizen

    The only way that is going to make a diffence is to have the media there.

  • Pete DeMay A McKinley Park parent and candidate for alderman

    We have some media confirmed for tomorrow. Now don't forget to come to the rally and bring a friend! It's time to show Rahm and his puppets in City Council that we don't want their speed and red light cameras in Chicago.

Sep 21

Updated Sep 25

info on bridgeport

Hi all! I am interested in any and all information on the neighborhood. We are considering buying a home there next spring. We currently live in the nw side and don't like it, too suburban. We are a family of four, we have a 2 and 4 year old. Safety? Friendliness? Schools? Any information would be great!

  • Justin K. McKinley Parker since 2008, south sider since 1998

    Yes, Josh, tons of new development (and higher-end stuff) coming to the areas of Bridgeport south of 35th.

  • Jeanne Marie Mondrella-Keating Real Esate Broker and Chicago Highrise Rep, Jeanne

    Love those new homes behind Donovan as well as 38th place right off Pershing. Ones on 37th place nice as well

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