3 days ago

Updated 18 min 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?

1 hour ago

Neighborhood Thanksgiving Day Feed

Annual Thanksgiving Day Feed
We cordially invite you to join us for our annual feeding of the less fortunate, on Thanksgiving Day. Donations are graciously accepted and can be made on behalf of your organization, Chapter, office, Lines, or individuals. In addition, high school students in need of Community Service hours are also encouraged to volunteer. This event is a family-oriented Service Project. We will prepare 500 meals and transport them to neighboring Senior citizen buildings. Please plan to join...

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Annual Thanksgiving Day Feed
We cordially invite you to join us for our annual feeding of the less fortunate, on Thanksgiving Day. Donations are graciously accepted and can be made on behalf of your organization, Chapter, office, Lines, or individuals. In addition, high school students in need of Community Service hours are also encouraged to volunteer. This event is a family-oriented Service Project. We will prepare 500 meals and transport them to neighboring Senior citizen buildings. Please plan to join us. Contact Greg Jackson directly @ 773.505.3848 regarding your donation(s). Looking forward to seeing you and yours on Thanksgiving Day.
Items Needed: (2) large foil pans -
Mac / cheese
Green beans
Dressing / gravy
Sweet potatoes
(50) pk. dinner rolls
(5) pound cakes
Location: Quinn Chapel Church
2401 South Wabash (free parking lot)
Time: 9a - noon
Date: Nov 27, 2014

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2 hours ago

Happy Birthday Maureen!

Do you know what Maureen Sullivan wants for her birthday? She wants trash cans on Halsted. She wants clean viaducts. She wants responsive government, business development, and high quality public schools. I can't figure out how to get her any of those things, but she can.

Today is Maureen's birthday and she is delivering her petitions to the board of elections, and in February she will appear on the ballot as a candidate for 11th ward alderman. As alderman, Maureen...

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Do you know what Maureen Sullivan wants for her birthday? She wants trash cans on Halsted. She wants clean viaducts. She wants responsive government, business development, and high quality public schools. I can't figure out how to get her any of those things, but she can.

Today is Maureen's birthday and she is delivering her petitions to the board of elections, and in February she will appear on the ballot as a candidate for 11th ward alderman. As alderman, Maureen has promised to fight for a better 11th ward. She has plans to bring solar compactors, clean up the viaducts and work with the community to bring responsive government and more businesses to our community. I may not be able to fulfill her wish list, but I can help her fulfill it for all of us. Today is Maureen Sullivan's birthday and I would like to suggest a very appropriate gift.

If you are able, I would like to suggest making a donation today to Maureen's campaign. Here is a convenient link http://ow.ly/EMLrn

I happen to know that every little bit counts, and gets us closer to fulfilling all of Maureen's birthday wishes... for all of us!

6 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Looking for a female workout buddy!

Hi fellow south loopers! I just moved back to the South Loop (my favorite part of the city) and need to get moving especially with this cold weather. My default in the winter is to stay in and order takeout.

Looking for another female or a group of females that would like to workout together and motivate one another! I have a gym membership to xsport fitness on 8th and state. I am also open to trying other workout studios in the south loop. Two that I am really interested in trying are UFC Boxing and 105F bikram.

If there are any ladies out there interested in a workout buddy give me a shout :)

- Aria

  • Hi Aria,

    Yes, I will join you. I plan to buy the groupon later this week. :)

    Jenny

  • Hey Aria,

    If you're interested in doing weights and don't mind a guy, I'm also a member at XSport. I just moved and my old roommate (my previous gym buddy) moved up to Old Town so I'm also looking for someone to go with.

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Where Did the Tens of Millions of Dollars in 11th Ward TIF Money Go?

The City’s TIF program has syphoned tens of millions of dollars out of the 11th Ward in the form of higher property taxes and rents. But where did it go? It certainly did not go to curbing the festering urban blight along the Halsted business corridor, its intended purpose. So where did our tens of millions of dollars go?
Here are some important and interesting facts about how the City Council creating Chicago’s TIF program:

1. If two TIF districts...

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The City’s TIF program has syphoned tens of millions of dollars out of the 11th Ward in the form of higher property taxes and rents. But where did it go? It certainly did not go to curbing the festering urban blight along the Halsted business corridor, its intended purpose. So where did our tens of millions of dollars go?
Here are some important and interesting facts about how the City Council creating Chicago’s TIF program:

1. If two TIF districts share a border money from one TIF can transfer to the other TIF.
2. If the second TIF shares a border with yet another TIF the money can continue transferring.
3. All South-Side TIF Districts share at least one border with another TIF district.
4. By this bizarre mechanism the increases in your property taxes and/or rent can be used to build the controversial $1.1 billion DePaul arena.

For more information about 11th Ward TIFs and how our politicians are abusing the program join us on Thursday, December 4 @ The First Trinity Lutheran Church Community Room 643 W. 31st Street 7:00pm to 9:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/484372715038029/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

  • Down with the man. Vote for change. get your neighbors to vote,too. I've heard that Ben Javorski (sp?), that writes for the reader, knows more about TIFs than anybody else.

  • Tom Tresser is the real TIF scholar. Contact him for a presentation on YOUR ward's TIF situation.

    http://www.tifreports.com/

    Be sure to donate as well, it is an all volunteer project.

25 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

11th Ward Alderman Debate?

Does anyone know if there is going to be a debate between the canidates for Alderman of the 11th ward?

25 hours ago

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32 hours ago

Cragin Spring posted 1 photo to Flickr:

39 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)

43 hours ago

Presentation on Animal Abuse Laws and Procedures Dec 1

http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/dec01-what-you-need-know-animal-abuse-6524612/

When I tried to post this locally, it automatically went to the area of the event location -- which is at Chicago Animal Control at 2741 S Western. Unfortunately, most of the neighbors in that area are the 10,000 residents of the Cook County jail, who won't be able to attend.

So I put the link above and hope you will look at it, as it seems many EveryBlockers do care about the topic.

5 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Another greasy Daley gets ready to be the 11th Ward boss

Patrick Daley has started his campaign! Get ready to taste the flavor of more Machine politics, corruption and unswerving loyalty to Mayor One Percent! Kind of makes me glad that McKinley Park is no longer in the 11th Ward ...

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141119/bridgeport/patrick-daley-thompson-unveils-campaign-website-video

  • Joanne Bridgeport

    If elected, does he promise to replace the money his cousin Patrick Daley stole from the City pension funds? Also, he states he will continue to work with the community and police dept. What has he done for this community? And as far as the police go, I haven't seen a squad car in Bridgeport for months.

  • I grew up inBP.. Went to Healy school with Mark Gyrion..remember him?..Richies cousin who was involved in that truck for hire scandal a few yrs back..I wouldn't vote for a Daley if u put a gun to my head

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Oct 20

Updated 2 days 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.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Garden clubs?

Greetings all,

I am a teacher at Graham in Canaryville and want to make a small garden with my students. Are there any garden clubs nearby (or avid gardeners) who would be willing and able to share their knowledge and expertise?

Thanks

2 days ago

Westward Group Climate Change Tokyo, Asia, Paris Summit: Klimatförändringar

USA-Kina flytta om klimatförändringar som är kritiska till Asien

En uppsättning rapporter av den mellanstatliga panelen för klimatförändringar (IPCC), sist som släpptes den 2 November, 2014, sätter scenen för regeringar att förnya sina ansträngningar på frågan genom ambitiösa åtaganden för ett heltäckande klimatavtal i Paris i December 2015.

Syntesen släppt den här veckan och tidigare tre volymer av rapporterna har tydligt etablerat bevis om klimatförändringar den sannolikt irreversibla skadan på kritiska ekosystem och sårbarhet för mänskliga och ekonomiska system. Det...

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USA-Kina flytta om klimatförändringar som är kritiska till Asien

En uppsättning rapporter av den mellanstatliga panelen för klimatförändringar (IPCC), sist som släpptes den 2 November, 2014, sätter scenen för regeringar att förnya sina ansträngningar på frågan genom ambitiösa åtaganden för ett heltäckande klimatavtal i Paris i December 2015.

Syntesen släppt den här veckan och tidigare tre volymer av rapporterna har tydligt etablerat bevis om klimatförändringar den sannolikt irreversibla skadan på kritiska ekosystem och sårbarhet för mänskliga och ekonomiska system. Det finns ett smalt fönster av möjligheter att minska utsläppen så att vi kan garantera temperaturstegringen stannar inom målet 2 grader Celsius (C) i slutet av detta århundrade.

I Asien och Stillahavsområdet finns det ett särskilt behov att ta itu med denna fråga. Senaste utvecklingen vinster att vändas på grund av klimatpåverkan är väl förstådda. Den andra volymen av IPCC-rapporten, effekter, anpassning och sårbarhet, släppt i mars 2014, tydligt beskrivas skadorna på de fysiska och ekonomiska systemen i vår region.

Regionen är en stora geografiska utbredning som också hem till den största populationen av världens fattiga, vilket gör det särskilt känsliga för effekterna av klimatförändringarna. Dessa effekter omfattar vattenstress, livsmedelsförsörjning, kustnära översvämningar och erosion, förde med sig risken för utrotning av terrestrial och sötvatten arter och ökad prevalens av vektorburna sjukdomar.

Anpassning till dessa är sättet att gå framåt. Men det finns gränser, som tydligt har erkänts av IPCC. Detta gör rollen som riskreducerande eller minska utsläppen av växthusgaser (GHG) central till något svar till klimatförändringarna. Så nu är IPCC tydligt erkänna komplementariteten mellan anpassning och begränsning i samband med globala hållbara utvecklingen.

2 days ago

Nov 15

Updated 2 days 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

3 days ago

Updated 2 days 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!

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

After School Homework/Tutoring Program

Does your child need help with homework?
Are you too busy to help ?
Is the homework too hard for your middle schooler and you feel like you can't help?

We can help! We have qualified tutors/teachers onsite to assist K to 8th graders.

Onsite Location: Bridgeport
New Life Community Church
3039 S. Normal Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Contact us: 773.357.7173

Open Hours: Mon to Fri 3pm to 6pm
Visit us online: www.ucachicago.org

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

After School Homework/Tutoring Program

Does your child need help with homework?
Are you too busy to help ?
Are the homework too hard for your middle schooler and you feel like you can't help?

We can help! We have qualify tutors/teachers onsite to assist K to 8th graders.

Our Onsite Location: Bridgeport
New Life Community Church
3039 S. Normal Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Contact us: 773.357.7173

Open Hours: Mon to Fri 3pm to 6pm
Visit us online: www.ucachicago.org

  • "are the homework too hard?"
    "we have qualify tutors"

    good lord.

  • Sarah Coleman Urban Christian Academy - Staff

    Thanks all for your great comments. Wow! people actually read my post. I did post another one which has the correct grammar. I apologize for my poor grammar, I am not an educator nor tutor nor teacher. I am just a IT person helping the after school program. I am not qualify to be your kids tutor, but I have to say we do have qualified teachers in the center and they are excellent! :-)

3 days ago

Updated 3 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

  • ?

3 days ago

$1.39 Billion in TIF Account but the City Claims a $636 Million Budget Deficit

"...at the end of 2011, there was $1.39 billion left in the TIF bank accounts yet the City claimed a budget deficit of $636 million at the start of 2012.

For more information about TIF and how 11th Ward politicians are abusing this program join us on Thursday, December 4 @ The First Trinity Lutheran Church Community Room 643 W. 31st Street 7:00pm to 9:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/484372715038029/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Nov 06

Updated 4 days ago

Daley Tompson signs without DALEY name

Patrick Daley Thompson dropped his middle name for the Alderman election and only put his initial "D". When he ran for Water Dept Commish he had the entire Daley name for his middle name. Does he honestly think we do not know he is a Daley and that we had enough of the same old bull they try to pull every election? Wake up people!

  • West loop realist Teacher political operative

    We do not need another one of this crime family that fixes not only taxes and zoning but murder. WE now have the Rahm/Rauner--"Im gonna shake up Springfield" -Daley crime family back in the saddle with Bill Daley on the transition team. They all must be defeated and all Rahm's aldermen

  • Ro Bridgeport tailor's granddaughter

    He can drop the Daley name, but he looks like a Daley, and he no doubt will act like a Daley, carrying on the family legacy of corruption, influence peddling, pay-to-play politics and sweetheart deals for insiders. It is time to liberate the 11th Ward from the Daley Dynasty.

Nov 15

Updated 4 days ago

Slow The F**k Down

Dear neighbors,
Do you have children? Do you want them to die? Then why do you race down the street? Especially from 38th to Pershing on Emerald? Newsflash: the light at 39th is only 30sec long.
Note: we are tired of you racing to meet or beat the light, so if you end up with a flat, SUCK IT!
You're welcome.

  • sch

    YEAH ROAD RAGE, THE WORLD IS MY MARIO KART

  • I got speedbumps installed on my block.

    it took a lot of work and about 2-3 years for "menu funding" to come through.

    There is a specific process that the city has developed that starts with a petition drive. The alderman's ward office can provide the forms. My ward office...

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    I got speedbumps installed on my block.

    it took a lot of work and about 2-3 years for "menu funding" to come through.

    There is a specific process that the city has developed that starts with a petition drive. The alderman's ward office can provide the forms. My ward office nicely and eagerly provided the forms and explained the process, but also mentioned that of all the times a person has requested forms "we never see them back again" and speedbump projects almost never leave the launching pad due to lost interest from the neighborhood residents........Regarding the petition, you must obtain 80-percent support from the residents of your block and at least one adjacent block. I have no idea how "80-percent" support is calculated. After which a traffic study is conducted to determine viability and qualification.

    I am not a resident in Balcer's ward although I have a business here (that's why i'm on this list) I am a resident of the 44th ward where the speedbumps were just recently installed.

    No alderman should be allowed to squash an initiative like I am hearing here.

    the design of the speedbumps have changed. They are much, much longer, and the whole firetruck and snowplow rationale is bogus.

    If you guys think speedbumps are a viable traffic improvment for your neighborhood, go for it! I know from first hand experience that it is hard work, and one of you needs find a point-person or take the project on yourself to get it done and it involves putting the screws to your alderperson (respectfully and constructively) and not letting up.

    hope this helps.

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4 days ago

Updated 4 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

4 days ago

After School Homework/Tutoring Program

Does your child need help with homework?
Are you too busy to help ?
Is the homework too hard for your middle schooler and you feel like you can't help?

We can help! We have qualifiedtutors/teachers onsite to assist K to 8th graders.

Our Onsite Location: Bridgeport
New Life Community Church
3039 S. Normal Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Contact us: 773.357.7173

Open Hours: Mon to Fri 3pm to 6pm
Visit us online: www.ucachicago.org

4 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!

4 days ago

DC think tank says Chicago pension crisis fueled by TIFs

Did you read this article in the Gazette? This is maddening!

http://www.gazettechicago.com/index/2014/10/dc-think-tank-says-chicago-pension-crisis-fueled-by-tifs/

For more information about TIF and how they are effecting the 11th Ward Join us on Thursday, December 4 @

The First Trinity Lutheran Church
Community Room
643 W. 31st Street
7:00pm to 9:00pm

When we Illuminate the TIFs of the 11th Ward!

https://www.facebook.com/events/484372715038029/

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Patrick Daley Thompson Says "I will continue to work with our neighbors and police officers"

Really?! Patrick Daley Thompson has never been to a local CAPS meeting.
The guys website is a bunch of meaningless cr*p.

  • Same old same old. All nonsense before an election. Wait until they start with the money distributions to local organizations to get their vote. Sad. I'm ready for a change, like now.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Website/forum/reviews on Homeowner's Associations in the South Loop

Does anyone know if there a website or forum about HOA's in the South Loop? I'm a soon-to-be first-time home buyer, and I just want to make sure I research the properties I'm interested in.

To current homeowners, what do you suggest is the best way to find out about homeowner's associations? Thanks in advance!!

  • GSLA Board of Directors South Loop Community organization

    Would you like to post your question to our facebook page and we can see if anyone has some guidance for you? We have many HOA contacts and would be happy to put you in touch with any specific buildings you may be interested in.

  • I will do that. Thank you!

5 days ago

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5 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 08

Updated 5 days ago

youyo - yum!

Finally stopped there last night and really liked it. My only complaint is that I would like to see more fresh fruit (I'm a sucker for raspberries) but really, the yogurt and the toppings were good. The place is super clean and bright! Highly recommended.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/youyo-chicago-2

5 days ago

You're kidding, right? PDT doesn't even have a platform

Patrick Daley Thompson: "Judge Me on 'Ideas and Platform,' Not Family Ties"
All he's got is the family name and a history of tax fraud

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