2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

New Zaytune location?

I see that there's a new Zaytune sign at 35th and Western. I assume that this is a new one, not the one on Morgan in Bridgeport. Does anyone have the scoop? It's a great place. They might be well-advised to wait until the Western Ave. construction is done (if it ever is!) before opening. That construction is brutalizing business around there, as the Archer Ave. construction is in that area.

  • Paul Lukis Bridgeport Blogger

    Funny enough, I was just at the new location. It looks to be up and running next month.

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

    I rode the bike by this evening with the kid: That's a very high-traffic location that will hopefully be good for their business (and the neighborhood). Now, how about a decent coffee house around here?

Sep 09

Updated 4 hours ago

I think John Kozlar just won this election

After 54 yrs in this neighborhood and countless elections, I have never seen a candidate quite like John Kozlar before. I am a good friend of Pat Thompson's, but after seeing Kozlar's campaign website tonight, he has my vote. This young man has very good ideas planned for our ward and is very specific. You can tell he wants to be our Alderman and goes into detail on things that I did not even know Alderman had. There is no...

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After 54 yrs in this neighborhood and countless elections, I have never seen a candidate quite like John Kozlar before. I am a good friend of Pat Thompson's, but after seeing Kozlar's campaign website tonight, he has my vote. This young man has very good ideas planned for our ward and is very specific. You can tell he wants to be our Alderman and goes into detail on things that I did not even know Alderman had. There is no spin on issues, he does not name call, and if he comes through on his plans, our neighborhood will be back to where it used to be when I was growing up. He deserves this opportunity and we need to give it to him. Take a look for yourself = www.johnkozlar.com It makes me proud to see our next generation step up and make a difference in our neighborhood.

  • Janet isn't your husband also running for the Alderman position? I have lived in Bridgeport for over 40 years. Some comments on this thread are exactly what I hate about Bridgeport. At the core this is a great place to live but there are people who think only their opinion...

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    Janet isn't your husband also running for the Alderman position? I have lived in Bridgeport for over 40 years. Some comments on this thread are exactly what I hate about Bridgeport. At the core this is a great place to live but there are people who think only their opinion counts and name calling back biting is all that matters. I am going to give John a chance. For the record I am originally from Canaryville and I am very proud of that. John didn't allow the dividing line get in the way of his work for the kids there. I don't think her will let any bias line get in his way. Why can't people be kind to each other?

  • John and I have many friends and family in Canaryville. In his announcement speech he talked about how the next Alderman needs to address the needs not only of Halsted street but also the people of Chinatown, Canaryville, Bridgeport and Pilsen. Feel free to check out Casey Cora's DNA article on John's speech. You can hear it on sound cloud.

Aug 18

Updated 10 hours ago

Question about a field in South Grant Park

See the photo attached for the area I'm referencing. Does anyone know when that fairly large field will be back open? This is on the west side of the tracks near 11th street pedestrian bridge. It's been fenced off since the beginning of the year, if I recall correctly.

  • South Loop truth Poliical activist

    All the skate will be is a place for the thugs to congregate and disturb the peace because our mayor will not hire more cops. He must be defeated along with his aldermen like Burns, Pat Dowell, Jason ervin and the new Daley that's running.

  • Yeah, it's going to be a place where they skate, drink, and smoke drugs like they do with the other little one on the other side of the tracks.

29 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Best Internet?

Hey I'm new to these boards so sorry if this is not right. We are looking for just internet because we currently share with our basement neighbor and it's terrible. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  • IlliniNation All things ChiTown

    Although all broadband pricing in the US is ridiculously marked up beyond necessity, Comcast/RCN (whichever of the two is offered in your area) is by far the fastest & most reliable internet in the area. I regularly surpass speeds in excess of 105 mbps on Comcast's 50mbps pkg. AT&T's speeds don't even come close for roughly the same pricing.

  • U verse is very good but there customer service is terrible. If it wasn't for the fact that there internet is the best I would leave. They got me.

11 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Dog Fun!

Would anyone be interested in meeting at Armour Park on 32nd and Lituanica for some dog play time in the kiddie playground area??? I do it often with dogs I come across in the park and we always make sure the playground stays clean for the kids!

38 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Interior Painter

Does anyone have a recommendation for a painting company for the south loop? It would be for painting basically everything in my 2 bed 2 bath condo along with doors and trim, and maybe kitchen cabinets.

  • Marge Swift Moved to White Townhomes i 1979

    FAtherand son 312 909 9585 do inside and outside many have used them in the Chicago homes

  • Parks Painting, happy to connect you if still needed.

Aug 13

Updated 17 hours ago

Will burns and Rahm at jones college prep

I have never been as infuriated as I was today when alderman Fioretti was excluded from the jones festivities. Will burns had nothing to do with jones. Fioretti worked tirelessly with all parties to make Jones what it is today, now Rahm and burns have excluded him and taking credit. Their behavior is disgraceful and disrespectful. Contact them and express your sentiments.

  • South Loop truth Poliical activist

    Children are dying, schools are being closed and all she does is vote with Rahm to cut the amount of police and allow his appointed school board to close schools and have more charters to reward his friends like Bruce Rauner.

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    Absolutely!

18 hours ago

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18 hours ago

Late Night Music

Did anyone on South Prairie hear tuba music last night around 11:00pm? There wasn't anything going on at Soldier Field or Northernly Island, it was really weird.

3 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

How Could They Get Dirty This Fast?

Wanted to have a Jimmy Johns for lunch today.

This location on Roosevelt, under the "L" tracks, has only been open about a year. But now they're shut due to vermin.

5 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Support Viaduct Sanitation Safety Initative

Hello, I live in Pilsen and we recently started a new initiative called #pilsencares. Our community has struggled for a long time with unsanitary viaducts and we believe this negatively impacts health and safety. #Pilsencares is collaborating with non-profit agencies to include other Chicago communities and support a citywide viaduct sanitation program. We had a news story that aired on Fox32 News last week (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26491819/chicagoan-starts-petition-to-clean-up-viaducts%23.VA_R8t2fuMM.facebook)

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Hello, I live in Pilsen and we recently started a new initiative called #pilsencares. Our community has struggled for a long time with unsanitary viaducts and we believe this negatively impacts health and safety. #Pilsencares is collaborating with non-profit agencies to include other Chicago communities and support a citywide viaduct sanitation program. We had a news story that aired on Fox32 News last week (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26491819/chicagoan-starts-petition-to-clean-up-viaducts%23.VA_R8t2fuMM.facebook)

We have another story coming out on Monday (will post update). Please take a moment to read our change.org petition and say YES to ROUTINE viaduct sanitation across the city. We also have a dedicated site now to access the petition on change.org. Should be easier to remember.

New site link: http://chicagoviaduct.com/

Tweet pics of your viaduct conditions to @chicagoviaduct

Please share with ALL friends, family, church members, and businesses (include on social media sites too- Facebook, twitter, instagram, & tumblr). Out of state? No prob. We welcome your support. Please encourage folks to share their story about why they believe we need improved viaduct sanitation programs.

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

    I always thought those looooong viaducts would be a perfect setting for a horror story. Someone needs to dress up as Slenderman and just stand barely out of the shadows, only fleetingly visible as cars motor by.

  • Michelle Fennessy Twitter @drfennessy

    Yes justin. Definitely a bad after school special just waiting to happen. Poor lighting, filthy sidewalks- enough! Please sign petition and tell us why it's important to you and tell all your friends and family. Www.chicagoviaduct.com
    We ALL matter! Thanks china town and McKinley park!

38 hours ago

The South Loop needs YOU!

That’s the goal of the Greater South Loop Association, a not-for-profit neighborhood organization.  It is comprised of an alliance of residents focused on the overarching mission to maintain and improve the South Loop as a vibrant and diverse, inclusive community.  One of the ways GSLA achieves this mission is through it’s regular event calendar and neighborhood streetfest, the 

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Turning right at 31st and Loomis

My number one pet peeve driving home from work is people making a right turn from the LEFT lane at 31st/Loomis. You are supposed to get to the lane closest to the curb to make a right turn period. This intersection seems to be the worst at making a proper turn. Its not rocket science.

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    Drivers are doing this all over especially to avoid pedestrians in the cross walk, I wonder if these drivers know how much the fines are when they are caught? Please call 311 when you see this happening otherwise it is like it never happened. The city goes by the numbers when they assign police to traffic duties.

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

    Are there really, technically multiple lanes over there? If so, they sure could use some paint to make that clear.

2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

YARD SALE!!

Anybody know of any yard sales this weekend?? With lots of kids stuff there.

  • Ok and what was your reason for this comment?

  • The big semiannual South Loop neighborhood yard sale is Saturday, Sept. 20, 8 am to 3 pm, in Dearborn Park, 9th & Plymouth. There's always a lot of outgrown kids stuff.

42 hours ago

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linnick posted 3 photos to Flickr:

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Internet Service Provider - RCN?

We're moving to Bridgeport soon, and are wondering if we should switch from Comcast to RCN? Comcast has generally been great where we are now, but the prices are getting expensive. They're so manipulative the way they structure their prices. We were unhappy with AT&T, so we're not really interested. What have been your experiences?

  • denise b concerned citizen

    I have AT&T internet had to get a $200 home tower to get it to work. No towers in my area. Had to pay up front then they took off bill.Service OK

  • RCN doesnt seem to have as many available channels. I had a friend who had it within his condo (no other choice) and hated it. I always call Comcast on the anniversary of my start day and threaten to leave - they have kept the price the same now for 4 years.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

International Grill in Pilsen

For those of us who've been wondering where Chef Eusebio and Olga from Amelia's went, check out their new restaurant in Pilsen. Essentially the same menu, still great stuff. BYOB. We ate there Friday night. Sorry to see them leave Canaryville, but they're still close by.

  • jim m bridgeport resident 14 years

    amelia's is not gone but the chef has moved on...

  • rene One of Morty's people

    Ah... Well now there are two things to celebrate :)

2 days ago

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Sep 10

Updated 3 days ago

Speed camera

They is a new speed camera on Archer near Wood. These cameras were suppose to be for Schools and playgrounds. None in that area.

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

    JL, you got "democratic" (democracy) and "republic" mixed up. What you're referring to as "republic" is a direct democracy. When leaders make decisions on behalf of their constituents, it's a republic—when the representatives are elected, it's a democratic republic.

  • SETROC Here I am Roc you like a hurricane

    Lets keep voting democrat because this city, county, state, and country are all in such great shape.Now off to take my crazy pills.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Open Registration - After School Homework Center / One-on-One Tutoring / Enrichment Classes

Our program and classes are designed to help students improve and strengthen core reading, writing, and math skills while challenging students to a higher level of achievement in alignment with their potential.

After School Homework Center / One-on-One Tutoring / Enrichment Classes

Visit us at www.ucachicago.org to for more information...
Thanks

4 days ago

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4 days ago

Open Registration - After School Homework Center / One-on-One Tutoring / Enrichment Classes

Our program and classes are designed to help students improve and strengthen core reading, writing, and math skills while challenging students to a higher level of achievement in alignment with their potential.

After School Homework Center / One-on-One Tutoring / Enrichment Classes

Visit us at www.ucachicago.org to for more information

Classes held in New Life Community Church - Bridgeport

Sep 11

Updated 5 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Support Viaduct Sanitation Program

Folks we had a community meeting today to discuss viaduct sanitation initiative. Another news story coming out on Monday and I will post. We also have a dedicated site to access the petition on change.org. Should be easier to remember.

New site link: www.chicagoviaduct.com (its up and running)

Please share with ALL friends, family, church members, and businesses (include on social media sites too- Facebook, twitter, instagram, & tumblr). Out of state? No prob. We welcome your support. Please encourage folks to share their story about why they believe we need improved viaduct sanitation programs.

  • Michelle Fennessy Twitter @drfennessy

    Tweet pics of viaduct conditions near you to @chicagoviaduct

    Please sign and SHARE. We need YOUR SUPPORT!!!

5 days ago

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Sep 06

Updated 5 days ago

Daley Thompson's Illegal Tax Break

It is funny how as soon as you mention Daley Thompson's illegal tax break his supporters go silent. A "clerical error" that continued for 12 years and only stopped when the BGA caught him red-handed is pretty hard to defend.

A new day is dawning- the old machine and it's old ways of doing things has got to go. Good news for the connected like DT is that they can live off of the largesse and fat they've accumulated for decades.

Whether we're talking Daley Thompson with his multi-generational connections, or Emanuel with his billionaire donor bosses, 2015 will mark a return to people power. The clout crooks are getting the boot this time.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/20/daley-relative-tax-breaks_n_3963206.html

Sep 08

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for a Reliable Mechanic

I'm looking for someone I can trust and won't rip me off to take a look at my car. I've been having a few problems with it here and there and would like to have someone in the neighborhood I can take it to when problems pop up. Thanks!

  • JL

    the place to stay a way from bridgeport transmission on 31 st between throop and farrell it's on the east side of the alley.His prices are high and not very trust worthy. I was there once and a friend of mine was there once and we both said the same thing about him not good

  • Don Herman's Quality Service, 43rd Union.

6 days ago

4 Great Reasons to go to Brasserie by LM

That’s the goal of the Greater South Loop Association, a not-for-profit neighborhood organization.  It is comprised of an alliance of residents focused on the overarching mission to maintain and improve the South Loop as a vibrant and diverse, inclusive community.  One of the ways GSLA achieves this mission is through it’s regular event calendar and neighborhood streetfest, the 

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Sep 09

Updated 6 days ago

Petition to improve train viaduct sanitation

EB user Michelle Fennessy posted this Change.org petition to the Pilsen neighborhood. Since Bridgeport has viaducts along the north and east sides, I figured it was worth posting here, as well. I know we have complained about the state of viaducts previously here on EB.

You can view and add your name to the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/chicago-city-and-railroad-officials-maintain-viaducts-to-keep-safe-and-healthy-for-residents-and-visitors

Sep 12

Abandoned car

Thanks to the officer to responded so quickly to the abandoned car

Sep 12

Clothing Pantry Needs Coats!

God's Closet, the free, volunteer run clothing pantry at First Trinity, has been receiving a bunch of requests lately for coats and winter clothes. Donations of used coats can be dropped off during regular hours, or just about any time Sunday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

Call 312-842-7390 if you want to make sure we are there. Small donations in plastic bags can be left outside the community center door.

We are currently open to the public on the following days and...

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God's Closet, the free, volunteer run clothing pantry at First Trinity, has been receiving a bunch of requests lately for coats and winter clothes. Donations of used coats can be dropped off during regular hours, or just about any time Sunday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

Call 312-842-7390 if you want to make sure we are there. Small donations in plastic bags can be left outside the community center door.

We are currently open to the public on the following days and times:
• Tuesdays, 5 to 7 pm
• Fridays, 10 am to Noon
• Sunday Mornings after 10:30 Worship

God's Closet is located at:
First Trinity Community Center
643 W 31st Street
(31st and Lowe)

All clothing and small household items are given free with no strings attached. Except the strings used to sew the clothes... ya kinda need those!

Thank you for thinking of us when donating your used clothing!

Sep 11

Updated Sep 12

Won't someone please think of the helicopter people?

I know when I'm voting this whenever that I will have one thing in mind. The health and well-being of the helicopter people. People born half helicopter. I know that they will promise us two things: a helicopter in every driveway, and six chipotles for every resident.

"Vote for the helicopter people. Vote for trust. Vote for the helicopter people." -Al Capone

  • next time, just take ONE hit and see how you feel.

  • This comment is way too anti-hovercraft and way too pro helicopter! Someone alert the admins!

    How can anyone be an anti-hoverdite? Yeah, I get it, them make loud noises as they cruise between the river and land, but that's the price we pay for badassery. I will personally hand out ear plugs to anyone scared of a litter hover craft noise for 30 seconds a few times a day!

Sep 11

Updated Sep 12

Chicago Marathon

Does anyone know who actually organizes the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? For example, in Boston, the marathon is organized by the Boston Athletic Association. I am having a difficult time trying to find out who organizes Chicago. I have a friend who is very interested in perhaps starting a career in race management. Thanks much.

  • Chicago Event Management is the organizer - cemevent.com - they also plan the Shamrock Shuffle amongst other things (the World Cup Soccer viewing parties, etc.)

  • mikedezz in Printers Row retired educator

    You can also get information from the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA).

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