2 hours ago

Bridgeport Comics & Games closed?

I just recently noticed that Bridgeport Comics & Games on Halsted closed... are there any other games/hobby stores in the area?

7 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Bed Store on 35th Going Going Gone

I see the bed store which has been there for yours has moved from the corner of 35th and Halsted right under Bridgeport's own version of the NY Tines Square sign. It is all cleared out so it does not look like its being remodeled or anything. Can we even hope for something decent to open up? By the way for New Years we should let the ball drop from this location lol

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    What was there before the bed store? Bridgeport retail gets sadder every year.

  • JP in Bridgeport lifetime bridgeport resident

    Walgreens

  • JP in Bridgeport lifetime bridgeport resident

    It's a great prime spot something inviting should open Chipotle Potbelly dare I say Starbucks far enough away from our two wonderful independent coffee shops but something that would anchor the block and others might follow

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Child care for 3 month old

My wife and I are relatively new to Bridgeport and recently had a baby. I am wondering if people have any recommendations for child care options that we can check out in and around Bridgeport? thanks!

  • Hi, I am a former teacher with 10 years of classroom experience in K-4th grade. I left teaching to have my baby girl, now 3.5-years-old. After she turned 1, I started working as a nanny, first for a family with 3 children (2.5 months, 4 years, & 5.5 years), then...

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    Hi, I am a former teacher with 10 years of classroom experience in K-4th grade. I left teaching to have my baby girl, now 3.5-years-old. After she turned 1, I started working as a nanny, first for a family with 3 children (2.5 months, 4 years, & 5.5 years), then for a family with 2 children (2.5 months and 2.5 years). I am currently looking for a new opportunity because the family I was with moved out of state. Ideally, I am looking to provide care for 1-2 children in my own home (in Canaryville, near 47th/Halsted) along with my own daughter. However, I am open to other options. I would love to discuss with you what your needs are and how I might meet them. I am able to provide a complete resume with references and I can be reached by call/text at 312-437-0606 or by email at nadiaes@yahoo.com.

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14 hours ago

Need a new and affordable place to live?

Open House - 3/8 - 3/10 - Did you know TRP has affordable housing options in Back of the Yards? Join us for a free open house and take a tour.

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Scouts on the Southwest Side

Did you know that more than 800 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts do service for their communities on the Southwest Side? We complete a wide variety of civic-minded projects each year, including collecting food our needy neighbors through the Chicago Food Depository -- 34,778 pounds of food (28,983 meals) in 2014.

If your family and your son is not yet involved in Scouts, then now is the time. Please reach out to us right away so you don't miss the next opportunity to do community service or to participate in outdoor adventures.

www.beascout.org

http://www.pathwaytoadventure.org/districts/iroquois-trails/

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Pathway to Adventure Council

1218 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 421-8800, ext. 241
andy.pierce@scouting.org

4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

House Cleaning in Bridgeport?

Looking for a rec for a good cleaning person or service that either uses natural cleaning products or is willing to use mine.

  • Grace Housekeeper

    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Please feel free to call me 773-858-0926. Look forward to hearing from you!

  • wow looks like alot of people are looking for work..

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4 days ago

  • Super Radical Button Maker ("Radical Badges")

    Mr. Carlovsky is asking for $708.24:
    My students need super radical buttons! These buttons will be our radical badges for each unit we explore. What a fun reward and personal accomplishment!
    Namaste Charter School Comment

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Ald Burke's street again gets special plowing early and often

http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/398143/city-plows-pay-close-attention-ald-ed-burkes-street

I hope that every incumbent alderman and machine candidate in the runoffs loses his or her seat. Our council members have become too self-important.

  • g...... resident

    This is beyond arrogant. Should not be allowed to happen.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Cool Site Showing Voter Turnout

I realize a lot goes into a decision to vote for one candidate or another. As many of you know, I have been very active trying to get elected officials to address health and safety concerns in Chicago viaducts (www.chicagoviaduct.com or twitter @chicagoviaduct.com). I can't help but think of all the railroads and viaducts in some areas where there was dismal support for Rahm Emanuel during this recent election. Englewood is one area lacking support. It's a strong African American...

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I realize a lot goes into a decision to vote for one candidate or another. As many of you know, I have been very active trying to get elected officials to address health and safety concerns in Chicago viaducts (www.chicagoviaduct.com or twitter @chicagoviaduct.com). I can't help but think of all the railroads and viaducts in some areas where there was dismal support for Rahm Emanuel during this recent election. Englewood is one area lacking support. It's a strong African American community and is the same area where Demario Bailey, 15 years old, was killed (@64th and State) over his winter coat while on the way to a basketball game. Let's get better lighting, improve roads conditions inside, increase patrols, make reporting viaduct concerns more efficient, hold railroads and city services accountable, and clean things up. Better yet, please read the comments left by citizens all over Chicago. We have been at this for 6 months now. Take back our viaducts, take back Chicago!! Please share our petition at www.chicagoviaduct.com for #health and #safety!! Thanks.

Voter turnout:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-comparing-emanuels-2011-election-to-2015-20150225-htmlstory.html

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Oct 09

Updated 5 days ago

New person running for Alderman Pete Mc May

You need to highly consider this man. Meet him at the ralley to get rid of the speed cameras on Archer and Paulina.He was there fighting against it. Alderman Cardenas voted for speed camera.

  • Tony Adams curmudgeon

    I'm guessing not being on the ballot is just about impossible overcome. It was pretty embarrassing to watch the returns and see so many wards with very competitive races of two, three, four or more people running and then to see the 12th ward listed as "Uncontested" - especially when we al know that isn't true.

  • denise b concerned citizen

    I just feel that if he did not find Pete to be threat them his name would have been put on the ballot.

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5 days ago

Urban Christian Academy - After School Programs

Weekday Programs

* Students come everyday from nearby schools for homework help
One-on-one tutoring with a certified teacher for math, reading and writing (advanced scheduling is needed).

* Private piano lessons

* NWEA/MAP Test Preparation for 7th Grade students (coming March 4); for students interested in applying for selective enrollment high schools such as Walter Payton and Whitney Young. Registration is open now!

Saturday Programs

Group guitar lessons

Private piano lessons

One-on-one tutoring for math and reading (advanced scheduling is needed)

Summer Program 2015 News
Our 2015 summer program will be held in New Life Community Church in Bridgeport. More details will be posted to our website in the coming days. Visit us at www.ucachicago.org

Feb 24

Updated 6 days ago

Looks Like A Runoff!

With 36 of 38 precincts counted, it looks probable that there will be a runoff between Daley and Kozlar -- presuming there isn't any last-minute hanky-panky. Maureen Sullivan's supporters are going to be a big key. Enormous dollars and efforts are going to be expended by the machine, but an alliance between Kozlar and Sullivan supporters would be formidable. No matter what happens, Kozlar, Sullivan, and the voters in the 11th Ward have taken a major step forward in restoring democracy there. Congratulations!

  • JP in Bridgeport lifetime bridgeport resident

    I totally agree with Michellle's statement that if Kozlar wants Maureen voters votes then give her a position in helping our community and let's work together so we can all win.

  • Rebecca Mantz Friendly neighbor

    Kozlar is from Bridgeport right? I agree though, he is genuine and passionate. We need someone like him who will listen to us as community members.

Feb 22

Updated 6 days ago

I agree with this statement. Found it on another page about the election for Alderman.

All you Daley Thompson people keep talking about age and inexperience. What about my nephew who joined the Marines at age 18 right of high school? It's ok for him to defend your freedom but it's not ok for someone who's 26 to run for Alderman? You people are a bunch of hypocrites. I'm voting for John Kozlar!

  • south loop realist political activist

    Everyone must come out to stop the murder, tax, contract, fixing family the Daleys from getting another of their own into government. He must be stopped and now we are ready for six more weeks of Jeanne Marie shilling for the low life Daley so she can get more real estate referrals.

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

    South Loop -- waiting for you -- need any real estate?

Feb 24

Updated 6 days ago

Shout out to my wonderful Dog Sitter!!!

Hi Everyone! I'm Pam from Gold Coast! I know I'm posting a little out of my neighborhood but I just wanted to say thanks and recommend my Dog Sitter who's local to your area and who's taken such wonderful care of my beloved Golden Retriever Max for almost 2 years now since my back surgery left me unable to care for him. Max is 16 years old and I know he wouldn't be around today if it wasn't for Kevin's...

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Hi Everyone! I'm Pam from Gold Coast! I know I'm posting a little out of my neighborhood but I just wanted to say thanks and recommend my Dog Sitter who's local to your area and who's taken such wonderful care of my beloved Golden Retriever Max for almost 2 years now since my back surgery left me unable to care for him. Max is 16 years old and I know he wouldn't be around today if it wasn't for Kevin's compassion and care. Max could not get up on his own until Kevin took him in after my back surgery and helped strengthened his legs so he could get up and walk on his own again. My back condition keeps me from having Max back home at my condo but I assure you, he loves his new home and all his new friends! I visit him every week and couldn't say more about Kevin and how passionate, loving and accommodating he is to all off his clients. With that said I will leave you with a photo of Max and his best buddy Ragazzo! If you would like more info contact me or contact Kevin at Dogouton35th@gmail.com

  • Keep cool baybee. You have to realize your post is just vague enough to read like spam. It also looks fishy when this is your first post. I'm glad it isn't spam. I'm even happier your dogs receive excellent care. Kevin sounds great, and good for you for taking such good care of your doggies.

  • JP in Bridgeport lifetime bridgeport resident

    Thanks Tad! I really appreciate your help in explaining. You said exactly how I felt! Pam I'm a big dog lover myself. you should see my Facebook. I'm glad to hear that your story is indeed legit. My apologies. Just want to keep things real and honest.

Feb 18

Updated 6 days ago

I am so Angry at Daley Thompson! He is a liar!!

Daley Thompson has said he was against the heliport, but I just found out he is getting money from the owner's family of the heliport to fund his alderman campaign! I live on 28th street and am against how they shoved this down our throats. And now Illinois records show that Mark Heffernan gave $1,000 to Daley Thompson's campaign. I am NOT voting for Daley Thompson. HE IS A LIAR!

Feb 09

Updated 6 days ago

Removal of turn lanes

Have there been discussions / postings about the removal of turn lanes at 31st & Halsted and 35th & Morgan? Following the latest repairs / road work at these intersections, turn lanes were removed - the lane to turn westbound onto 35th St. from northbound Morgan St. and the lane to turn westbound onto 31st St. from northbound Halsted St. Removal of these turn lanes has a significant impact on traffic since these are both busy intersections in the neighborhood. Also, they didn't remove the eastbound turn lanes from the southbound direction of Morgan and Halsted, so it makes even less sense to have removed the westbound turn lanes.

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

    Shoot, at this point I'd settle for just an explanation of why they need the right lane blocked off on 31st still.

  • MLP19 Keeping an eye out

    I realize now that they are still doing an extensive amount of work at 31st & Halsted, but I'm still curious to see whether that turn lane will reappear when the work is finally completed.

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

    Yeah,I guess every time I think they've finished working on a given part of that area, it's blocked off again a week later.

Feb 23

Updated 6 days ago

Election Day Tomorrow! Maureen in '15!

It's election day tomorrow! I hope everyone who hasn't early voted gets out and votes for a better 11th ward. If you're still wondering who to vote for, check out he video and the website.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyIL_yqXNl4

http://sullivan11thward.com/

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

    Bad news, Eddie: Looks like the political groundhog saw its shadow. 6 more weeks of campaigning!

  • Is that Pizzatoni Phil who saw the shadow of his pizza pie?

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We came up short, but I am proud of our campaign.

Friends,

After a hard fought 6 months, we came up short last night in the 12th Ward. It will take some time to tally the results (write-in votes aren’t officially tabulated on election night) but it is safe to say we got over 20% of the vote – more than respectable considering the myriad obstacles we faced.

I am really proud of our all volunteer campaign; an effort funded primarily through small individual donations and powered by 12th Ward residents...

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Friends,

After a hard fought 6 months, we came up short last night in the 12th Ward. It will take some time to tally the results (write-in votes aren’t officially tabulated on election night) but it is safe to say we got over 20% of the vote – more than respectable considering the myriad obstacles we faced.

I am really proud of our all volunteer campaign; an effort funded primarily through small individual donations and powered by 12th Ward residents who selflessly gave countless hours of their time.

Building an effective, progressive political organization is no mean feat –yet we managed to do just that in just a matter of months. Thanks to our efforts and unity, our candidates will be even more successful in future elections – and we now have the Ward structure necessary to help Jesus “Chuy” Garcia bring home a historic victory in just 6 short weeks!

Thank You All!

Solidarity,

Pete DeMay

Feb 23

Updated Feb 24

Kids play house (step 1-2-3).

Free to good home. Kids play house in excellent condition. The last owners left it and our association has ok'd its donation to a good home. Has cute sink in the front that hooks up to a hose and FAB kitchen for a little one. You'll need a SUV or small truck. Its made of plastic so may be able to disassemble for pickup.

  • Hi Michelle my family would love this if it's still available. Would Friday be soon enough to pick up?

  • Michelle Fennessy Twitter @drfennessy

    Hello Kasia! It's yours!!! I won't be back in the city until weekend of March 14th. Can you email gini@drfennessy.com and she can help to setup a time to meet for pickup? You'll need a small truck or something. I promise not to give this away and look forward to...

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    Hello Kasia! It's yours!!! I won't be back in the city until weekend of March 14th. Can you email gini@drfennessy.com and she can help to setup a time to meet for pickup? You'll need a small truck or something. I promise not to give this away and look forward to it going to a good home for kids to enjoy it. It's really darling. Address: 1111 W. 15th St. There is a loading dock there or we can use the side gate by racine viaduct. Gini will get you my cell number and we can text on the day you arrive.

  • Hurray! Thank you so much, I am so excited! I really wanted to get my kids one this year! I will email Gini to get everything set up, it will be no problem to bring a truck. Thank you again!

Feb 21

Updated Feb 24

El Rey Valet Parking Again

Well another Saturday I didn't get a spot in front of MY home because the ElRey hall is parking the valet cars in front of my home. I wrote to Cardenas 2 weeks ago, not even a reply back. He is a joke. I'm just glad it wasn't below zero and carrying a 3 month old, would be horrible. Let's hope Pete gets voted in and this nonsense stops.

  • Tony Adams curmudgeon

    One of the saddest things, to me, about this place is that while the neighborhood is nearly devoid of bars and entertainment venues that appeal to local residents (uh, or at least to me), this place opens up and encourages people to drive there (and drink and drive away) by having valet parking.

  • Tony Adams: You just described every restaurant of worth in Chicago.

Feb 23

Updated Feb 24

Let's get out and vote Peter John DeMay for 12th Ward Alderman!

The best way for you to easily make a difference in our neighborhood, ward and city is to get out and vote on Election Day: Tuesday, February 24, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.!

We recommend a write-in vote for Peter John DeMay for 12th Ward Alderman to best serve our neighborhoods through full funding for education, more opportunities for youth, responsible economic development, and increased attention to city services. Learn more about Pete by visiting http://petedemay.us.

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The best way for you to easily make a difference in our neighborhood, ward and city is to get out and vote on Election Day: Tuesday, February 24, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.!

We recommend a write-in vote for Peter John DeMay for 12th Ward Alderman to best serve our neighborhoods through full funding for education, more opportunities for youth, responsible economic development, and increased attention to city services. Learn more about Pete by visiting http://petedemay.us.

Unlike current 12th Ward alderman Cardenas, who obeys Mayor Rahm Emanuel by voting with him nearly all the time, Pete will serve as an independent voice on the City Council, fighting against punishing and regressive city policies like the speed and red light cameras that Rahm and Cardenas wholly supported.

Pete is a write-in candidate, so you must write in his full name – “Peter John DeMay” – when voting. Here's what we recommend:

1. On your ballot, check the box for “Write-In” under 12th Ward Alderman.

2. Write in “PETER JOHN DEMAY” for 12th Ward Alderman. Please write the full name: Votes for “Pete DeMay” may not count.

3. Vote for Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for Mayor!

If you have any questions or problems with voting on Election Day, members of Pete's all-volunteer team will be present outside every 12th Ward polling location. We are happy to help! Also, feel free to contact Pete directly at 773-791-1428 or Campaign Manager Tony Diaz at 708-856-1111.

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Feb 23

Standardized Test Reform

The Opt Out bill –HB 306 – is in the Illinois legislature. Passage means that parents can decide what tests their child will take. Passage of HB 306 is the first step to get our state politicians to stop wasting tax dollars on 10 to 21 tests per year. It is the first step toward making our politicians understand that we want our children to learn about art, music, social studies, and science; values and skills that help kids develop...

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The Opt Out bill –HB 306 – is in the Illinois legislature. Passage means that parents can decide what tests their child will take. Passage of HB 306 is the first step to get our state politicians to stop wasting tax dollars on 10 to 21 tests per year. It is the first step toward making our politicians understand that we want our children to learn about art, music, social studies, and science; values and skills that help kids develop the ability to cooperate, solve problems, reason, make sound judgments,and know basic civics. You can help get this bill passed by calling Rep. Acevedo (773-843-1500) or Rep. Esther Golar (773-925-6580). Help get our education system back on tract and stop paying billions to testing and grading corporations.

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Feb 22

west side and south side economic development

Living wage jobs in blighted neighborhoods is so vital to building community and diminishing crime that i think the only way to change the current trend in these area's of the city is to create tax free enterprise zones which would include no property tax ,income tax ,or sales tax to all willing to embark on real change in these area.

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Feb 22

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Feb 16

Updated Feb 21

The Watchdogs: Daley nephew Patrick Thompson — running for alderman — faces conflicts

More reasons NOT to vote for Daley Thompson. He will not be good for any of us in being our representative in city hall. Here is the Sun Times link - Click Below:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/373030/watchdogs-daley-nephew-patrick-thompson-running-alderman-faces-conflicts

  • Rebecca Mantz Friendly neighbor

    I just don't know any one would want to elect someone who cannot represent us 100% of the time.

  • Paul Zickus B & R Bridgeport Armour School 1965 - VN 1971

    I hope there, very least, is a runoff and the voters closely examine the issues, the candidates, their passion ... its not credentials that makes a person successful in accomplishing goals and objectives its how he or she goes about it ... vociferously, exploring every option or looking for ways...

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    I hope there, very least, is a runoff and the voters closely examine the issues, the candidates, their passion ... its not credentials that makes a person successful in accomplishing goals and objectives its how he or she goes about it ... vociferously, exploring every option or looking for ways to cut corners and award friends or relatives.

    The case is clear in some peoples minds ... others are undecided ... some people don't even know that there is an election next Tuesday.

    I just hope that all three candidates show such an interest and love for the 11th Ward next Wednesday!

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