2 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

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?

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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.

  • 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?

  • 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🙌

Aug 03

Updated Aug 04

Car Crash | Western Ave and Chicago Ave | Sunday, August 3rd

Around 3am, I awoke to the sound of speeding cars racing/chasing (South) down Western Ave and then a terrible impact at Chicago Ave. Two fire trucks, six ambulances and several police vehicles attended the scene. This is the only news online so far http://wgntv.com/2014/08/03/several-injured-in-ukrainian-village-crash/

Aug 01

Distressed Shabby Chic Wine Bar

Shabby Chic Distressed Dresser turned Bar Wine Rack/Storage! This antique piece was in much need of some TLC! New decorative knobs, fresh paint and wine storage gives it a whole new look! The curled feet is what I fell in love with - very rare in new furniture. FOR SALE: $300 FIRM!
HEAVY!

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED by Square
Call or text me at 312-498-3771

Thanks for looking!

Jul 28

Updated Jul 28

New Lyft Passangers

Hello! Looking for a free ride for your first Lyft ride. Use code JEOR11 for a $25 credit with Lyft. Happy Lyfting!! Code is only good for first time riders, please share! Thanks!

  • Passengers* (I didn't notice the misspelling) :-/

Jul 25

Updated Jul 26

Big news from the near west side

http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/07/22/illinois-medical-district-approves-300m-gateway-project.php

The Illinois Medical District Commission has approved a plan to construct a $300 million development that will include a hotel, retail space, office space, a residential tower, and a parking structure. The Epstein-designed project totals 1.16 million square feet, made up of a 10 story, 225-room hotel; 92,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space; 16 story, 200-rental unit apartment building; 224,000 square feet of multi-family housing; 100,000 square feet of laboratory space; 88,000 square foot medical office building;...

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http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2014/07/22/illinois-medical-district-approves-300m-gateway-project.php

The Illinois Medical District Commission has approved a plan to construct a $300 million development that will include a hotel, retail space, office space, a residential tower, and a parking structure. The Epstein-designed project totals 1.16 million square feet, made up of a 10 story, 225-room hotel; 92,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space; 16 story, 200-rental unit apartment building; 224,000 square feet of multi-family housing; 100,000 square feet of laboratory space; 88,000 square foot medical office building; and 40,000 square feet of "urban farm greenhouses". The IMDC has been working for years to find a suitable project to fill nearly 9.5 acres of vacant land, hoping to bring more life to the district dominated by hospitals and medical facilities, and after a request for proposals, have approved this plan. The $300 million tab will be picked up by the project's developers. Construction is slated to begin in spring of 2015.

  • Do you know where this will be?

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

    On the vacant land at Ogden/Damen/Harrison near Stroger Hospital

Jul 19

Fwd: FW: Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT Exam Application

The City of Chicago is pleased to inform you that the application period for the entry-level Firefighter/EMT exam started July 16, 2014 and will run through September 16. This is the period of time when applicants can sign up for the exam, which will be administered on December 13 and 14, 2014. In 2006, the age to sit for the exam was 19 and the age to enter the academy was 20. We have lowered the age to sit for...

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The City of Chicago is pleased to inform you that the application period for the entry-level Firefighter/EMT exam started July 16, 2014 and will run through September 16. This is the period of time when applicants can sign up for the exam, which will be administered on December 13 and 14, 2014. In 2006, the age to sit for the exam was 19 and the age to enter the academy was 20. We have lowered the age to sit for the exam and enter the academy to 18. It is our hope that younger individuals who get on the eligibility list will be motivated to attend college and stay out of trouble and will find a sense of opportunity about their futures.

Attached is the job announcement, as well as the FAQ’s, which provides all of the key information about the application process and the exam. In case you’d like to cut-and-paste the link to the application website, here it is: www.cityofchicago.org/FireApplication. The website also contains links to additional information.

During the posting period, applicants can call (312) 744-4976 or email fire-application@cityofchicago.org with any questions or concerns, and they can also seek assistance in Room 100 in City Hall.

We have also modified the way candidates can apply for Veterans Preference. Applicants may apply for Veterans Preference at any time, even after the posting has closed. There is no longer a cutoff date for the submission of documents showing eligibility for Veterans Preference. However, the later the preference is applied for, the later it will be applied. Detailed instructions on how to apply for the Veterans Preference are included in the attached FAQs.

Fire Commissioner, Chicago Fire Department

Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Jul 18

Site Maintenance - 7/19 at 9 p.m.

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EveryBlock will be down for site maintenance starting Saturday, July 19th at 9 p.m. EST, and will be back online the morning of Sunday, July 20th. We appreciate your patience, and we apologize if you see this message in multiple neighborhoods.

Jul 17

Bringing chess back to the city of Chicago

West Town is one of the neighborhoods being considered as a home for the Chicago Chess Center:

http://dnainfo.com/chicago/20140717/downtown/chess-players-want-central-downtown-club

Jul 17

Bringing chess back to the city of Chicago

The Near West Side is one of the neighborhoods being considered as a home for the Chicago Chess Center:

http://dnainfo.com/chicago/20140717/downtown/chess-players-want-central-downtown-club

Jul 14

Elston Avenue

Walsh Construction is trying to put a TRANSFER of TRASH location on 949 Elston. All of the neighbors received a notice of hearing. It's going to be on July 18, 2 pm, City Hall. 121 LaSalle, Room 200. They want to use it as a modified transfer station. From what I understand, previously they had a construction company there and they were loud at all hours of the night, waking the neighbors, etc. I also heard that the backyards had debris from the site and odors. I was not here at that time but I'm concerned about all of those factors and also chemicals, being close to the water. Please attend the meeting- we need your voice!

Jul 07

The Illinois Secretary of State's Mobile Unit Coming to Smith Park

The Smith Park Advisory Council welcomes the Secretary of State's office to Smith Park on Saturday, July 26th at 10:00 a.m. Anyone who needs a change of address, renew their Illinois Driver's License or State ID's stop by the Smith Park Field House located at 2526 W. Grand Ave.

For more information visit SPAC at smithparkadvisorycouncil.org or email us at: emailsmithparkadvisorycouncil@gmail.com

Jul 06

Updated Jul 07

Any good news in West Garfield Park?

I bought a property here ten years ago and have not seen much improvement. I live in the building. I hope that the Lot Program, or whatever it is called, which allowed EGP residents a shot at buying vacant lots for a buck moves into WGP. There are at least 6 vacant lots on my block. Gardens!

  • There is something called the "Large Lot" program which offers vacant lots for sale for 1 dollar with a maximum purchase of 2. You have to live at and own a property on the block where this is being offered. EGP started taking applications for lot purchases on July 1st. If that is where you reside, I wouldn't waste any time!

  • Taj's page are envirnoment dose not define who we are.

    Thank you so much.
    I'm on it now!

Jul 06

Smith Park Advisory Council Sponsors a Movie in the Park

The Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) will sponsor a Movie in the Park on Tuesday, July 22, at 8:00 p.m. This year the movie will be GhostBusters.

Come early and bring your lawn chairs and blankets, Smith Park will give out FREE Popcorn to everyone who attends.

If you have any questions, please email SPAC at: emailsmithparkadvisorycouncil@gmail.com or visit our web at smithparkadvisorycouncil.org

Jul 05

Updated Jul 05

Meet New People/Young Professionals 25-40@ Vertigo Sky Lounge

We are having a free social event At the Dana Hotel's Vertigo Sky Lounge catered towards social young professionals in their late 20's, thirties and early 40's.
The Link is here is you would like to sign up and join us:
http://www.meetup.com/312hicago-afterdark-singles/

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