2 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Looking for a good dog training class near Bridgeport

I have an adopted dog that is six months old. She has lots of energy and very little discipline. I know there are a lot of online how to's out there but I would prefer a structured class for both myself and the dogs benefit. PetsMart at Roosevelt and Canal offer training but the reviews say it is hit or miss depending on the trainer. Does anyone know of an alternative nearby?

34 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Dunkin Donuts 31st and Halsted what happened?

I was on my way to work this morning and get on the Halsted bus at 31st. I noticed that Dunkin Donuts was closed? There was paper all in the window's and a sign on the door. I didn't have time to go read da sign because the bus was coming. Does anybody know what's going on? I know they were remodeling the dining room by the restrooms. TBH I am a Starbucks guy and don't really go here. But I don't like to see a business especially in Bridgeport fail.

Sep 10

Updated 4 hours ago

Speed camera

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

  • Joe Trutin Lifelong Near Southwest side resident

    Sadly they are allowed to put up a camera anywhere within 1/8th mile of a park or school. Doesnt matter where. There is a graveyard on the northside that sees little pedestrian traffic yet they put a camera outside of that as well.

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    Sadly they are allowed to put up a camera anywhere within 1/8th mile of a park or school. Doesnt matter where. There is a graveyard on the northside that sees little pedestrian traffic yet they put a camera outside of that as well.

    The 1/8th mile placement i think we can all agree is ridiculous. If you wish for that to be changed it was first created in Springfield by our State Senators and State Reps. Call them to let them know you are not happy with the placement of these cameras as well as city officials.

  • denise b concerned citizen

    They are starting to look like a money trap instead of the inteaded use

2 days ago

Updated 6 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!

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

    We weren't able to hang today, but we are interested in future meetups!

  • I'm just seeing this post but I'm interested!!

7 hours ago

GIRL SCOUTS

CALLING ALL GIRLS
The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana are calling all girls between Grades K-12 or ages 5yrs. - 17yrs. Parents if you have a daughter in kindergarten thru 12th grade that is interested in having fun, making new friends, earning badges, doing crafts and activities this is for her. There are several sponsorships in the neighborhood that are starting to register returning and new girls in their troops. Majority of our neighborhood Girl Scouts Troop...

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CALLING ALL GIRLS
The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana are calling all girls between Grades K-12 or ages 5yrs. - 17yrs. Parents if you have a daughter in kindergarten thru 12th grade that is interested in having fun, making new friends, earning badges, doing crafts and activities this is for her. There are several sponsorships in the neighborhood that are starting to register returning and new girls in their troops. Majority of our neighborhood Girl Scouts Troop Leaders have at least 10+ years of experience with young ladies. You can get more information on this wonderful program for girls by contacting Bette at 773-646-5956. If there is no answer please leave a message and you will get a return call.

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3 days ago

Updated 21 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.

  • I spoke with the owner at the Bridgeport location about a month ago and he told me that they are opening a new location near 35th and Archer. This must be it!

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

    Maybe they could start serving Turkish/Greek coffee in the meantime?

28 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

What Happened Yesterday?

What happened yesterday there by the church on the corner of 31st and Poplar? I was walking home yesterday between 10 am to 10:30 am I believe there was 10 to 12 cop cars there and the lights were all flashing and lots of cops there.

Sep 09

Updated 29 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.

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

    Seconded Rene ... any registered voter in the 11th Ward has equal say ...
    Seniority doesn't trump!

  • Hey Josh welcome to a great place to live. Just ignore the trash talkers. Think about all the great things we have here. Easy access to whatever type of restaurant you like within walking distance. Lots of retail, get little neighborhood places, some great kind helpful neighbors.

May 14

Updated 34 hours ago

Dog Park at McKinley Park

My husband and I would like to start a new Dog-Friendly Area (DFA) at McKinley Park. There are a number of people who walk their dogs both on- and (illegally) off-leash within the park, and we think a designated area for dogs would make the entire park safer and cleaner for everyone while also more enjoyable for dogs and their owners.

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My husband and I would like to start a new Dog-Friendly Area (DFA) at McKinley Park. There are a number of people who walk their dogs both on- and (illegally) off-leash within the park, and we think a designated area for dogs would make the entire park safer and cleaner for everyone while also more enjoyable for dogs and their owners.

A DFA is the only place in Chicago parks where dogs are allowed to run and play off-leash. They usually provide ammenities like dog drinking fountains and waste bags, and they follow park hours. Dogs must be registered and have certain vaccines to visit the park.

There are currently no dog parks within Chicago on the South, West, or Southwest sides. The closest to us is about 5 miles away. We think that a DFA at McKinley Park would improve the park and our community.

The procedures for establishing a DFA are on the Chicago Park District website. One of the first steps is to form a group of people interested in pursuing this. It does seem to be an involved process that will require petitions and fundraising, so we're looking for dedicated dog-owners and non-dog-owners alike who would like to join us in this effort. Please reply if this is you!

One of the other steps is to choose an possible location, and my husband and I have a couple of ideas. Since it's supposed to be an under-utilized area, our first suggestion is the southeast corner of the park, which has no fields or structures at this time. Our other (and I think better) suggestion would be part of the gigantic median that exists between the north and south legs of Damen on the east side of the park. I would also ilke to hear feedback on these suggestions and the idea of a DFA in general.

Thank you!

http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/assets/1/23/Comprehensive_DFA_Package.pdf

  • Is this still and idea people are still discussing? I really like the idea, although it's completely absurd for the park district to expect a citizen committee to raise the $150K for the project. Dog owners would be happy with a fenced enclosure. I wonder if all other dog parks in the city had to go through the same process.

  • Mei --Are you still exploring this? I'd like to get involved and help, if so. I'm new the the area and want to help in the effort to explore a dog park in McKinley Park or Bridgeport. A few people on this post have given so much information and, from working as a dog walker years ago, I've talked to others who have started campaigns for dog parks. I think it will be hard, but we have enough resources to give it a go.

34 hours ago

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2 days ago

Speed Camera Survey

Residents of the 12th Ward! Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out this survey regarding the speed camera on Archer. Thank you!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XXTHRSL

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2 days ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    CENTRAL DISTRICT OFFICE - WATER DEPTPBC RETROFIT ONE PROJECTINSTALL (1) 120VAC CIRCUIT FOR CONTROL PANELINSTALL (20) LOW VOLTAGE SENSORS

    3901 S. Ashland Ave. Issued September 17, 2014 Comment

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for an occasional babysitter in the neighborhood

Hello! My wife and I are looking for an occasional babysitter for our three-year-old son. This would be ideal for a local college student, as it would mostly consist of minding the house while the child is sleeping. (We'd most likely be looking at a weekend night once a month.) We're located in southeast McKinley Park, just a couple streets east of the park.

Anyone available, or have any recommendations? Naturally, we'd want to get to know any babysitter, as well as check out references, prior to starting. You can post your contact info here (email is great), and I'll be in touch. Thanks!

  • Hello,

    My daughter, Kasandra, is a freshman at DePaul University and would be interested to do some baby sitting on the weekends. She is free Monday, Friday, and the weekend. Feel free to contact her via email with any question. Her email is kasandra.negrete@yahoo.com.

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

    Thanks, everyone! Gina, I'm shooting a message to Kasandra this afternoon.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days 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.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days 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.

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5 days ago

Updated 4 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.

6 days ago

Updated 4 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 :)

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Sep 10

Updated 4 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.

5 days ago

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6 days ago

Old Wrigley Building Demolition

Does anyone know why the stopped the demolition of the Wrigley Building? I'm sick of looking at a half torn down building as it's been for the last 9 months. Did they uncover something potentially toxic prompting them to stop immediately? I can't think of any reason that would prompt someone to tear down a half of a building and then just leave the rest hanging out. If that was the intent, they shouldn't have bothered demolishing any of it.

Any thoughts?

http://avgerisinc.com/details.php?id=67

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131219/mckinley-park/demolition-begins-on-old-wrigley-gum-factory

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6 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

6 days ago

Sep 11

Updated Sep 14

Sep 14

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Sep 06

Updated Sep 14

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 14

Sep 08

Updated Sep 13

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.

Sep 13

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Sep 09

Updated Sep 13

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.

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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!

Aug 29

Updated Sep 12

Public Townhall Forum for 11th Ward Aldermanic Election

To the 11th WARD! News!

Bridgeport Alliance will be hosting two public town hall forums as the vote for a new 11th Ward Alderman approaches. Details to be announced. At present, BA leaders are reaching out to other community organizations and institutions interested in involvement and participation in the framing and building of the event. Organizations interested should contact info@bridgeportalliance.org. The next planning meeting will be in mid-September. More info available upon request. Thank you!

  • Ro Bridgeport tailor's granddaughter

    I would like the candidates to also address business development: What type of businesses do you think we need in the 11th Ward, especially along Halsted St.? How do you propose to attract them to our community? How will you work with and support local existing and future small business owners?

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

    Those are all excellent questions Bridgeport Alliance ... Thank you for putting this together!

Sep 12

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