5 days ago

Envision & Wonder Magazine Contest & Open Submission!

Envision & Wonder proudly presents it’s First Magazine Submission & Competition. All Interested Artist, Writers, Dreamers and Musicians are welcome to submit to the October Issue of Envision & Wonder Magazine.

1. There’s a CONTEST. The Theme is Dreams & Nightmares. Objective: Create an original work of art, writing or a combination of both that encapsulates the given theme. Rewards are listed on the Submission page.

2. There’s a CLUSTER CALL. In case you were wondering that Is an Open...

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Envision & Wonder proudly presents it’s First Magazine Submission & Competition. All Interested Artist, Writers, Dreamers and Musicians are welcome to submit to the October Issue of Envision & Wonder Magazine.

1. There’s a CONTEST. The Theme is Dreams & Nightmares. Objective: Create an original work of art, writing or a combination of both that encapsulates the given theme. Rewards are listed on the Submission page.

2. There’s a CLUSTER CALL. In case you were wondering that Is an Open Submission for all Types of Artists. We are seeking anyone interested in Ad Spaces, Previews,Working titles, Works in Progress, Concept Art & Illustration, Articles, Reviews,Comic Strips, Graphic Novel Teasers, Fine Art, and Music.

Full Submission Guidelines Visit: http://www.envisionwonder.com/#!submissions/c1x4y

Submit a Completed Artist/ Group, or Contest release form
See Basic & Group Submission Fees on the Magazine Publication page for official pricing. ( http://www.envisionwonder.com/#!magazine-publications/c189o )
High Resolution Images (300 to 600 dpi): Jpegs, PNG’s
Music & Video footage: Mp3, Wma, Mpg, Flv, & Avi formats :30 seconds to 4 minutes max.
Short Stories and Comics should at least provide 1 to 2 pages, Graphic Novels show 3 to 6 pages of proposed work as previews. Written Files or Manuscripts should be sent as: PDF’s, RTF or TXT (Limited to 3 to 4 Pages: Typed). Reviews should be 200 to 500

So now that the hard part is out of the way. Lets get this Magazine Started. Good Luck!

Interested in Other Opportunities aside from the Magazine? Consider checking out our Book Publication page ( http://www.envisionwonder.com/#!book-publications/cc0o ) for Project Pitches, Manuscripts & Book Submission or Submit to just your Portfolio.

~Celebrate Creativity & Expression.

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Sep 19

Updated 5 days ago

Scam Alert

Three scams are currently back on in a big way. I wrote and posted these but for some very odd reason Every Block deleted them- So I am re-posting again

1. a man (or a group of two) will come by your car-examine it for dents and claim to be able to repair it on the spot

2. A "roofer' stops by-claiming he noticed damage on your roof that can cause immediate problems and offers to repair it right then-for...

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Three scams are currently back on in a big way. I wrote and posted these but for some very odd reason Every Block deleted them- So I am re-posting again

1. a man (or a group of two) will come by your car-examine it for dents and claim to be able to repair it on the spot

2. A "roofer' stops by-claiming he noticed damage on your roof that can cause immediate problems and offers to repair it right then-for a reasonable cost.

3. a duo (usually) rings your bee-and wants to show you how you are being ripped off by Com Ed and Peoples Gas. They show you copies of Com Ed and Peoples Gas "bills" and how they can beat the prices you currently pay by signing on with their third party provider.

  • gloriaartist 51 year EGP Resident

    I meant "ring your bell"---sorry.

  • Thank you for the heads up!

  • gloriaartist 51 year EGP Resident

    Three scams are currently back on in a big way. I am re-posting again

    1. a man (or a group of two) will come by your car-examine it for dents and claim to be able to repair it on the spot

    2. A "roofer' stops by-claiming he noticed damage on...

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    Three scams are currently back on in a big way. I am re-posting again

    1. a man (or a group of two) will come by your car-examine it for dents and claim to be able to repair it on the spot

    2. A "roofer' stops by-claiming he noticed damage on your roof that can cause immediate problems and offers to repair it right then-for a reasonable cost.

    3. a duo (usually) rings your bell-and wants to show you how you are being ripped off by Com Ed and Peoples Gas. They show you copies of Com Ed and Peoples Gas "bills" and how they can beat the prices you currently pay by signing on with their third party provider.

6 days ago

Voters and Housing

@ gpblight, I am not picking on you, but it seems you blame poor black people for every ill on the westside. Yes a good many destroyed it but they did not create poverty. Poverty is a big business for politicians.!!!!
Those who are less fortunate may not have been taught that if you know better(information, education, etc) you can do better.Yes when Election time comes, people will gladly pass out flyers for some of those self-centered politicians who pay...

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@ gpblight, I am not picking on you, but it seems you blame poor black people for every ill on the westside. Yes a good many destroyed it but they did not create poverty. Poverty is a big business for politicians.!!!!
Those who are less fortunate may not have been taught that if you know better(information, education, etc) you can do better.Yes when Election time comes, people will gladly pass out flyers for some of those self-centered politicians who pay them $ 75.00 for a few hours work. Yet they are not the only ones who keeps voting them in.
Where do you get your statistics ?Where do you expect low wage & no income people to live after almost 25-30,000 housing units were demolished(projects) and the severe foreclosure crisis, not to mention high unemployment rates of minorities in Chicago.This was done by design. Please read :University of Chicago Press, Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960. Many of us were once middle-class homeowners & working people (now low-income)who were hit hard during U.S.Economic Crisis and are still trying to recover.

6 days ago

4th Annual West Town Art Walk at Tarnish Featuring the Photography of Cormac Kehoe

Stop by shops up and down Chicago Ave. Friday Oct. 3 from 5pm - 9pm or Sat. Oct. 4th and enjoy a beverage while checking out featured artists along the way.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1510619145845565/1510619825845497/?ref=notif&notif_t=like

Sep 17

Updated Sep 22

Robbery at gunpoint 2100 block Erie

My neighbor was robbed at 10pm tonight at gunpoint while pulling into the garage.

2 African American males (20-25yo one with an Afro) approached him after he pulled into the garage, ordered him out if the car and onto his knees facing the wall as they rummaged through the car and took his wallet, watch and cell phone.

Be aware at night everyone, especially in the alleys. These types of robberies seem to come in waves.

  • Chuck T Battling the dummies

    What was the address, 2100 what? Were the police called? Please provide additional information. This is my block and I work nights. Thank you.

  • Exact address should not be posted online.

Sep 17

Updated Sep 22

Are you interested in playing fall basketball at Smith Park?

Smith Park is still looking for boys or girls between the ages of 13-17 to play in the fall basketball league on Saturday afternoons. Practice and games will be held in the Smith Park gym. If anyone has a child, friend or relative who may be interested in playing fall basketball, please contact Frank at 312-742-7534. The cost is $35. Season will end mid-December. You do not need to live in the West Town Community to play.

Smith Park
2526 West Grand Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60612

smithparkadvisorycouncil.org

This is Frank below, thank you for all your support! :)

Sep 17

West Town residents financing businesses

Hi, West Towners! As supporters of the stores and cafes in West Town, I wanted to share a new way to advocate for local businesses and create a stronger neighborhood economy.

Your many years of love for The Ugly Mug Cafe on Chicago Ave. has encouraged them to open for a second location. They are seeking customers, friends, and neighbors to fund a community sourced loan for the costs of construction. They chose this type of loan instead of traditional financing because they believe in the benefit of community involvement to growing the cafe and the neighborhood. FYI, they built their patio this year using this same lending method.

Check out how this works here:
http://bit.ly/ZqDYuu

Sep 17

Y.O.U Openhouse

Casa Central's Youth Opportunities Unlimited Program is hosting an open house this Friday Sept 19th from 5:00-7:30pm. There will be music and light refreshments served. This is a great opportunity for families to find out about the many services Y.O.U offers as well as people who are interested in volunteering with us. Feel Free to stop by.
1351 N.California Ave.

Sep 16

3rd Meeting of Neighborhood Group - For Those in the Area Bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western

If you live in the area bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western, there is a new neighborhood organization forming. Our third public community meeting and will be held on Saturday September 20th at 10am at the Ukrainian Cultural Center located at 2247 W. Chicago Ave., at Oakley.

We are holding monthly steering committee meetings for the foreseeable future to serve as a public forum for your input and ideas as we work to formalize an organizational structure.

The three existing committees (community affairs,...

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If you live in the area bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western, there is a new neighborhood organization forming. Our third public community meeting and will be held on Saturday September 20th at 10am at the Ukrainian Cultural Center located at 2247 W. Chicago Ave., at Oakley.

We are holding monthly steering committee meetings for the foreseeable future to serve as a public forum for your input and ideas as we work to formalize an organizational structure.

The three existing committees (community affairs, operations, planning and preservation) will present updates and the organization name will be discussed. And we are hosting a social gathering at Tuman's Tap (Chicago & Leavitt) after the meeting.

If you cannot attend, but would still like to get involved, send us an email to

neighborhoodoptions60612@gmail.com.

To check for updates and find out about our progress and goals look here:

http://neighborhoodoptions.blogspot.com

Whether you own or rent come to make your voice heard and please share this information with your neighbors!

Thank You.

JW Glass

Sep 13

Updated Sep 14

police & helicopters

Does anyone know you there are police flying down western Ave going north and helicopters?

Sep 12

Projection Mapping Animations at the High Dive

The West Town Art Walk is just around the corner, taking place on October 3-4. Come out and support all of the amazing featured artists and West Town establishments. And be sure to stop by the High Dive at 1938 W. Chicago Ave. to see two projection mapped animations.

The two animations below will be on display 5pm – 8pm on October 3rd and 11am – 8pm on October 4th:

untitled – 5’ x 7’ – 03:15 (http://vimeo.com/58034310)

the elephant in the room – 4’ x 4’ – 05:45 (https://vimeo.com/105606079)

For more info on the event: http://www.westtownartwalk.com

Sep 09

Logan Square House & Garden Walk featured on Curbed Chicago & LoganSquareTV!

Do you love architecture? Historic homes? Interior tours of Logan Square's magnificent turn-of-the-century homes are available this Saturday. It is going to be a beautiful fall day and now is your chance to get an inside look at the historical richness and beauty of this landmark neighborhood!

Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk is this Saturday, September 13th.

More information and tickets available online: www.logansquarepreservation.org

Presale tickets are available to purchase until Friday, September 12th and available for pickup at Will Call the day of the walk.

Check out what Curbed Chicago said about the House & Garden Walk:
http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/09/04/tour-logan-squares-historic-19th-century-boulevard-homes.php

You can get a sneak peak of one of the houses on LoganSquareTV:
http://logansquare.tv/?p=848

For questions email: logansquarehousewalk@gmail.com

Sep 08

REMINDER: Meeting tomorrow Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at 6 p.m. Smith Park

The Smith Park Advisory Council will conduct its bi-monthly meeting at Smith Park, located at 2526 West Grand Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60612

Topics: Up coming Midnight Circus in the Park
Cameras around Smith Park

Web: smithparkadvisorycouncil.org
We Are On FaceBook

Sep 06

Reminder: Today, Smith Park to host a Movie in the Park.

Come and enjoy a FREE outdoor "Movie in the Park" at Smith Park. Tonight's movie is Back to the Future. The movie will start at 7:30 p.m. Connie's Pizza will be selling Pizza Slices.
Brought to you by Smith Park Advisory Council

Come early to set up and enjoy some great music before the movie begins.

Sep 06

THANK-U Chicago Trib 4 promoting MADE IN CHICGO

http://www.chicagotribshops.com/?track=email-ChicagoShoppingAdE-EditionEmail

Made in Chicago is something DOP has promoted for years. The Chicago Trib now has this link on their digital email Trib page! Thanks for giving local people a place to shine.

Anyone in EGP or other parts of Chicago can investigate and see if being on this page will help them and the MADE IN CHICAGO movement.

Creative people...see if this is a way to promote your product!!!

Sep 02

Updated Sep 05

New Member

Hello Neighbors,

I'm a new member and would like to say hi to all my neighbors.

  • Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) smithparkadvisorycouncil.org

    Greetings Deborah, welcome to the community. Just a few things to help out this weekend. SPAC is hosting a Movie in the Park on Saturday, September 6th at 7:30 p.m. The movie will be Back to the Future. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and if you forget your picnic basket, don't worry, Connie's Pizza will be selling slices of pizza.

    SPAC has a web: smithparkadvisorycouncil.org and we are on Facebook. We have a general meeting next Tuesday at the park. 6 p.m. We look forward to meeting you.

  • Brandon G Brewer. Engineer. Human.

    Hello, and welcome to EB.

Aug 30

Updated Sep 04

Any plans to upgrade the Ashland L station?

The Ashland L station is in dire need of structural and cosmetic upgrades; are there any plans to do so in the near future?

Sep 02

Smith Park Advisory Council General Membership Meeting

SPAC General Membership meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Smith Park

Topics: Midnight Circus in the Park, Cameras around the park.

Visit us on our web: smithparkadvisorycouncil.org
Or Facebook smith park advisory council

Aug 28

Updated Aug 31

Unveiling of Paul Laurence Dunbar Statue

Unveiling of Paul Laurence Dunbar Statue

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, and at the unveiling of the statue.
The unveiling will program will start at 2:30 p.m. sharp.
The location of the unveiling is Dunbar Park 200 East 31st Street Chicago, IL.
This event is free to the public.

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd...

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Unveiling of Paul Laurence Dunbar Statue

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, and at the unveiling of the statue.
The unveiling will program will start at 2:30 p.m. sharp.
The location of the unveiling is Dunbar Park 200 East 31st Street Chicago, IL.
This event is free to the public.

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, and at the unveiling of the statue.
The unveiling will program will start at 2:30 p.m. sharp. Sept 6, 2014

The location of the unveiling is Dunbar Park 200 East 31st Street Chicago, IL.
This event is free to the public.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Beyond the cremonial unveiling of a statue of Paul Laurence Dunbar,what is going on with the future educational curriculum of the underserved, disadvantaged predominantly AFRICAN-AMERICAN students who attend this revitalized urban high school campus in the historic Bronzeville community?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Certainly there must be some innovative writers workshops featuring the literary contributions of writers like Paul Lawrence Dunbar and other literary giants of the Black Cultural Renaissance that took place in Bronzeville! :-)

Aug 22

Updated Aug 24

Jeep Wrangler

Does anyone know of a place where you can lift your jeep and add some tires and rims?

Aug 23

Updated Aug 24

California /Maypole

Fellow Neighbors, this corner is a dangerous hot spot, which dumbfounds me because there is a camera right above yet the drug dealing and gang banging occurs on a daily basis, please help by calling the police when you see them gather.

  • urbaneden* happy in the city*

    Unfortunately being a new resident to the street,your new job will be to call the police...I have found that once a Real newcomer starts making complaints...well somehow by magic the junkies are moving to a new block to buy their dope..when the customers leave so will their dealers..and so it goes* Good Luck..!

Aug 19

Coach House for Rent

2-3 Bedroom coach house for Rent in West Town off of Huron & Damen. $1800 utilities included! Laundry on site! Will be ready September 1st. Pictures to follow but if anyone would like to come see it please contact Ginny @ 312-498-3771. Credit Check - Serious inquiries only! Dogs ok! Cats ok!

Aug 16

Updated Aug 19

West Loop needs bodega

We need a bodega in the west loop, west of Racine and south of Washington. Currently residents in the area have precious few if any options to purchase basic foodstuffs without trekking several blocks. Walkability is key to this neighborhood's success.

  • NAFSBUC Walking my Fitbit and Flatcoat 10k steps/day

    The Ashland, Ogden, Monroe area is sooo under served. I just don't understand it. Why Walgreens on Western and zilch on Ashland or Damen...grrr

  • A CVS store would be ideal. Right now you need to take public transportation or drive to get to these CVS locations:

    1. Western and Chicago Avenue
    2. Roosevelt and Racine
    3. Madison and Kedzie
    4. Odgen and Chicago Avenue
    5. Western and Division (by the Chicago Fire Department)

    I am surprise CVS did not bid/least the Madison and Ashland lot (former Kentucky Fried Chicken location).

Aug 16

Updated Aug 17

News stand needed in west end of West Loop

The West Loop is a virtual newspaper/bookstore desert, especially when compared to other well-to-do Chicago neighborhoods. There's still a sizable population for printed newspapers from across the nation and throughout the world. We need a good news stand, west of Racine.

  • NAFSBUC Walking my Fitbit and Flatcoat 10k steps/day

    Can not even buy a Tribune on the street corner or at BlueLine west of Halsted. So annoying

Aug 14

Smith Park: Smith Park Advisory Council - News and Important Information

On behalf of the Smith Park Advisory Council (SPAC), I would like to thank the Illinois Secretary of State's Office Mobile Unit, (SOSMU) for coming out to Smith Park on July 26th and to all of those who participated in utilizing this great service.

The Movie in the Park took place on July 22nd and over 300 residents attended the event. At the request of community members, SPAC is in the process of providing a second movie in the park...

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On behalf of the Smith Park Advisory Council (SPAC), I would like to thank the Illinois Secretary of State's Office Mobile Unit, (SOSMU) for coming out to Smith Park on July 26th and to all of those who participated in utilizing this great service.

The Movie in the Park took place on July 22nd and over 300 residents attended the event. At the request of community members, SPAC is in the process of providing a second movie in the park soon; hopefully in September, after Labor Day. Due to the school schedules, the movie will be shown on a Saturday night in order to accommodate everyone. We will keep everyone posted as to the exact date and movie showing.

More excitingly and for the first time, Smith Park will host a Circus in the Park. This 2-day event will take place on Saturday, September 27th and Sunday, September 28th, with two showings/times; one at 2 p.m. and the second at 5 p.m., with all proceeds benefiting improvements for the Chicago Park Districts. Tickets are selling quickly so get yours now! If you are interested in attending a performance at Smith Park, please click on this link to purchase your tickets in advance: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/804080

The Ukrainian Festival will take place at Smith Park on August 23 and 24, 2014. The time will be from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. There is a $5.00 suggested donation. Enjoy the music, food and fun.

Finally, if you are not aware, the Cook County Assessor's office has opened a location in the West Town Community to file a Property Tax Appeal. If you feel your property taxes are too high and would like to appeal them, you may do so online. Click on this link for assistance: http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/Internet_Appeals/ResidentialAppealsearch.aspx
You must have your property index number handy in order to complete this form. Once you have provided your information, a representative from the Assessor's office will contact you. THE DEADLINE TO FILE IS AUGUST 18, 2014.

Aug 12

Pershing East back to school August 29, 2014

Back to School Event at Pershing East 8/29/14

We are looking for people to help Barbaque 8/29 at the Pershing Picnic.
If you can grill a hot dog this is you.
Please contact the office if you are available. Call 773-534-9272


773-534-9272



773-534-9272
Please contact the office if you are available.


773-534-9272
Please Please contact the office if you are available.
Hey come for just 2-3 hours...

773-534-9272
Shalom

Aug 11

Updated Aug 12

Roof/Porch Program

Important change to the upcoming 2015 Roof and Repair Program, which provides grants for emergency roof and porch repairs on behalf of income-eligible applicants.
The start date for the 2015 round of roof and porch applications is being moved to Thursday, September 4, 2014. On that day, residents will be able to initiate the application process by calling 311 starting at 9:00a.m.
Calls will no longer be accepted on the first business day of the New Year, as in the previous year. All other guidelines for the program will remain the same and applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first served basis.

Aug 06

Updated Aug 11

Gyms in West Town?

Hi

I'm moving to West Town/UK Village this month from lakeview and am looking for a gym. I know there's Bucktown and WP Athletic Clubs and WP fitness... Just curious if there might be anything closer to Chicago & California?

Th

Thanks!

  • Pure Vibe Fitness on Ashland...West Loop Athletic Club on Randolph...CrossFit Construct and Kareem Fitness on Grand...REACH Beyond Fitness on Chicago...My Time Fitness on Chicago (small place where you swipe in open 24 hours a day).

  • Amy

    Pure Vibes is now Co-op gym. I'm leery of Kareem Team Fitness because Kareem is on the sex offender registry.

Jun 26 2012

Updated Aug 10

Teens selling Tribune for college funds?

I've had several teens knock on my door explaining their success in high school and dreams to attend college. They ask for me to pay $20 for the Tribune and say they will earn money toward college...does anyone have more information about this? It seems a little sketchy to me... Thanks!

  • Kelly new to mt. greenwood!

    I had a guy come to the door requesting the same thing but this time it was for the kids to do the paper route in an effort to show them the benefit of making money legitimately and staying out of trouble/gangs. I told him that I did not want...

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    I had a guy come to the door requesting the same thing but this time it was for the kids to do the paper route in an effort to show them the benefit of making money legitimately and staying out of trouble/gangs. I told him that I did not want to provide him with my CC info or money unless I was comfortable that it wasn't a scam. He offered to front money and then said he would collect it later. I started receiving the Trib daily and he never came to collect the money. Now I can't seem to stop getting the Trib!

  • We have had the same kids show up in previous years, but last Tuesday night around 8:00 pm, a young guy shows up at the door in full digital camo BDUs, desert boots and beret--selling Trib subscriptions. At first I thought it was going to be a vet or Wounded...

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    We have had the same kids show up in previous years, but last Tuesday night around 8:00 pm, a young guy shows up at the door in full digital camo BDUs, desert boots and beret--selling Trib subscriptions. At first I thought it was going to be a vet or Wounded Warrior scam, but he said it was to help him for his military academy?? I felt bad turning him down as he looked genuinely disappointed, but as previous posters noted, if it's legit, why send kids out to push a dying medium?

Aug 09

Doughnuts

I have found the best doughnut in America, who has been to Stan's at North and Damen? They're going to put the drug dealers out of business, there has to be crack in those suckers! Yum yum get u some🙌

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