Oct 14

Updated 8 hours ago

Neighbors

A question a friend recently posted on her facebook page received a lot of interesting replies. Thought i'd post it here and see if it would have the same effect:

"Do you have a close relationship with your neighbors? Hate your neighbors? Or never look their way & ignore them ( keep to yourself & avoid all contact ) ?"

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Photograph every building/street/sanitation issue, video violations of noise ordinance, loitering, littering etc and send off the evidence to all interested parties (ie gov dept(s), management company, landlord) with notations of date(s), time(s) of day and if known, the name(s) of the individual(s) who are trashing the block/property(s).

  • Thanks for info

9 hours ago

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5 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Piano for sell

Baldwin studio piano for sell, and in good condition. Time to say goodbye to piano, as our piano player has moved on after graduation.

23 hours ago

Gang Sign Translation

Anyone familiar with this gun/pointer/L gang sign?

26 hours ago

Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend

6200 S. Drexel Ave. (Woodlawn)

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131 N. Clinton St. (West Loop)

333 S. Halsted St. (Greektown)

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33 hours ago

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2 days ago

Free Redbox DVD Rental Promo Code

Just text PJOHNSON to 727272 by 12/22 and get a free DVD Rental :)

2 days ago

A Taste of Hyde Park

Do you have friends and co-workers who don't live in the area but always talk about how they should come visit someday?
Give them the gift of Hyde Park this holiday season!

http://www.groupon.com/deals/a-taste-of-hyde-park-1

2 days ago

Music news: YuleTube ends Dec. 20; Menzel holiday album out

The chorus will perform Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

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Nov 30

Updated 3 days ago

Our local homeless peoples

Well, today I saw how we (they?) handle the (mentally ill, homeless, lost souls) in Hyde Park. A "cleanup" crew consisting of a garbage truck and a supervisor in a Streets and Sanitation pickup took most of the (anyone know his name?) stuff (personal belongings?) from the man under the 55th Street viaduct and removed it.

Notice the lack of specific information in that paragraph. Who is this man? Is he a benign being or a ticking time bomb? Who...

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Well, today I saw how we (they?) handle the (mentally ill, homeless, lost souls) in Hyde Park. A "cleanup" crew consisting of a garbage truck and a supervisor in a Streets and Sanitation pickup took most of the (anyone know his name?) stuff (personal belongings?) from the man under the 55th Street viaduct and removed it.

Notice the lack of specific information in that paragraph. Who is this man? Is he a benign being or a ticking time bomb? Who sent the trucks? Why wasn't there a person there to offer him help? Now what happens? We bring him more blankets to write on because it will be freezing tonight and the cycle starts all over again.

I admit, the pile of leftover food he made in the middle of the street this weekend was a digusting mess and the pigeons were loving it. Was this a message about Thanksgiving? Was it his way of showing us we have more than enough to eat, more than he can eat, more than the fowl can consume?

I don't know. But one thing about Hyde Park, it is a safe place for people like this to inhabit. That's not a bad thing. I just wish we would talk about it more. There's a lady in a chair on 51st. A man writing (is it jibberish, or a message?) on 55th. There's Pierre on 53rd and Blackstone (if you don't buy, sell, or trade with him, you should) and several more that we rarely see.

They are the invisible people. But only to those of us who don't want to see them.

Discuss.

  • FitMom Neighborhood Blogger

    Maybe this organization can help. A Safe haven 7734358300

  • sean els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Mentally I'll people need more than a "home".

    It's PC propaganda that the problem is because mean rich people have denied these people homes and that they are just like the rest of us, only they don't have a home.

    Crazy people can and do destructive things like that crazy Islamic extremist who just killed hostages in Australia after living a hateful crazy, extremist life for many years.

Dec 10

Updated 3 days ago

  • I could care less about the politics involved, it could be Bush's library for all I care. I support it only because of the economic benefit it will have on he surronding communities. Economic development doesnt just happen the library will be the spark to jump start it. At the very least those long vacant lots will finally be developed.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    I'm not a psychic but i think UofC will pick UofC. As for a prime location that would have the most positive economic impact and be the most readily accessible via CTA/Metra-train, car, bike and foot for UofC students as well as the rest of Chicagoland, Midway and Ohare... i think it's a toss up between Kenwood, Washington Park and Woodlawn. The later, of course being the most preferable... again for obvious reasons, but i'm just a bit bias. ;D

3 days ago

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Dec 09

Updated 4 days ago

Apartment cleaning services

Hello. I'm looking for someone to clean my apartment on a monthly basis. Does anyone know of someone in the Hyde Park area they can recommend?

  • Try Sweeping Dimensions. The owner is Lari Diaz. You can google them for their number. We have been using them off and on for years and they do an excellent job. They bring their own equipment including a great vacuum cleaner.

  • HP via Naija Active Neighbor

    @Bunnieface -

    Actually I misread the comment.. My apologies..

5 days ago

One-Bit composer Tristan Perich at Hyde Park's Logan Center for the Arts

...for a performance of his "1-Bit Symphony." Tonight, The Logan Center for the Arts (915 East 60th Street, performance penthouse 901) will present "Noise Patterns," the next development in his one-bit music...

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Dec 12

Updated 6 days ago

Dear Hyde Parkers,

See the attached pic, it's your neighborhood in BLUE. You may have noticed, that there have been numerous attempts made on EB, over the past year, to enlist your support in making your blue fade. Your 'blue' being, your safety. There are a few loud misguided hypersensitives in our midst's, that want you to question the way UCPD conducts their business, despite the fact that UCPD has clearly proven for decades to do their job by far better than CPD....

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See the attached pic, it's your neighborhood in BLUE. You may have noticed, that there have been numerous attempts made on EB, over the past year, to enlist your support in making your blue fade. Your 'blue' being, your safety. There are a few loud misguided hypersensitives in our midst's, that want you to question the way UCPD conducts their business, despite the fact that UCPD has clearly proven for decades to do their job by far better than CPD.

Don't take my word for it, see for yourself, the bigger picture.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/il/chicago/crime/

Then bring into consideration, CPD's "good works" in Chatham, Woodlawn (my neighborhood) and the west side. Clearly none of their strategies, good or bad, have worked.
https://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/mar05-keeping-close-eye-cpds-glenn-evans-6021064/

So in short, support your UCPD.

  • While there are certainly factors in the crime rate other than the quality of the police forces, I would agree that the UCPD does appear to keep Hyde Park/Kenwood safe. I can say at least that as someone who grew up in HP, I always felt safe with UCPD around....

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    While there are certainly factors in the crime rate other than the quality of the police forces, I would agree that the UCPD does appear to keep Hyde Park/Kenwood safe. I can say at least that as someone who grew up in HP, I always felt safe with UCPD around.

    I witnessed a mugging a few years ago (I was about a block away) and ran to a UC emergency phone. I'd say an unmarked UCPD car came within 1-2 minutes, and after about five minutes, at least three UCPD cars had stopped. One was taking statements and at least one cruised the area looking for the perpetrators. A CPD car came around this time as well, but clearly UCPD were on the scene in amazing time. And this was for a very low-level crime, an un-armed robbery.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    Interior alterations to existing food service area on basement level 3,364 sq. ft. To include equipment relocation and finish upgrades per plans - Billings Cafeteria- SELF-CERTIFICATION - CONDITIONAL APPROVAL - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION AND AUDIT - 950 E 59TH STREET.

    950 E. 59th St. Issued December 9, 2014 Comment

Dec 12

Tristan Perich's Elegy for One-Bit Alone at the Logan Center (Hyde Park)

Perich returns this Saturday (December 13) at 8 p.m. to the Logan Center for the Arts (915 East 60th Street, performance penthouse 901) to present "Noise Patterns," the next development in his one-bit music. Admission is free with RSVP.

Dec 12

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Dec 11

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Dec 10

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Dec 10

Against all odds, Macbeth performance goes smoothly at Logan Center

That didn’t deter University of Chicago fourth year Eamon Boylan from directing a sold-out run that played last weekend at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

Dec 10

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus tunes in with 'YuleTube' show

"YuleTube" will next take place Dec. 20 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Dec 10

Dec 09

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Dec 08

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Dec 05

Updated Dec 07

Live-In Nanny Needed

Hello - we are seeking a live-in nanny for our 2yo & 5yo. We live in Roscoe Village on the North Side. The ideal candidate will have a friendly and positive attitude; be willing to help with all aspects of household management; and have flexibility re. work times and hours. Primary assistance is needed Mon-Fri., so it's okay if the nanny has somewhere else to live/stay on the weekends. MUST have a driver's license and excellent references. Spanish-speaking okay.

  • Now

    Jannie what does being an attorney have to do with it? No need to answer. I know you're weary of this conversation. But being an attorney implies not necessarily a knowledgeable person but more of a predatory character. I'm basing this on cultural perception and not on who you may be. May you take to heart what Ginni and I are saying to you. Thanks!

  • @Now - against my better judgment I am going to answer and leave it at this: I'm sorry for the misery that's clearly in your life and the negativity that's caused you to post as you have. And I would like to apologize to all the attorneys and other intelligent people who you've insulted through your thread. We have found a nanny and I will be deleting this post and no longer following it. I wish you the best.

Dec 06

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Nov 30

Updated Dec 04

Aldermen Give Themselves a Raise

Looks like 22 of 50 aldermen rejected a 2015 salary increase in light of the city's gross financial troubles. http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-chicago-aldermen-salaries-20141126-htmlstory.html Alderman Cochran is among the 28 aldermen who granted themselves pay increases.

  • Then you should clean your ears because your aren't hearing correctly. Since your so enlightned why dont you run? You should have no problem taking advantage of the "ignorance in your community" and getting elected. Its a formula that has worked for yrs. Good Luck!

  • Sorry...for one thing, that salary would represent a significant pay cut for me.
    Furthermore, there is not enough money to make it worth having to deal with a ward full of ignorant people 24/7.

    No thanks.....

Dec 04

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Dec 03

Special events: WCGC's Don We Now; CGMC's YuleTube; Sistah Sinema; Bowie

The chorus will perform Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St.; Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; and Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

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Windy City Performing Arts—Windy City Gay Chorus (WCGC) and Windy City Treble Quire—will present the annual holiday concert "Don We Now..." Saturday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave.

The chorus will perform Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St.; Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; and Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

Sistah Sinema Chicago will present Thick Relations at Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St., on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m.

Dec 03

Special events: CGMC's YuleTube; Sistah Sinema; Bowie

The chorus will perform Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St.; Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; and Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

The chorus will perform Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St.; Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; and Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

Sistah Sinema Chicago will present Thick Relations at Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St., on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m.

Windy City Performing Arts—Windy City Gay Chorus ( WCGC ) and Windy City Treble Quire—will present the annual holiday concert "Don We Now..." Saturday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave.

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