14 hours ago

Updated 55 min ago

Ding dong Obamacare is gone!

A federal appeals court in D.C. has ruled that folks who get their insurance through a federal insurance exchange are not able to get subsidies to purchase insurance as those who purchase insurance through a state run exchange. Illinois has a hybrid ststem which is half state and half federal.Ding dong Obamacare is gone!

  • @Miles the Supreme court will hear arguments eventually in the near future because of the divergent appeals court rulings concerning this matter. I believe that the 5 conservative justices of the Supreme court will uphold the DC appeals court ruling. They will write in their opinion that the only provision...

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    @Miles the Supreme court will hear arguments eventually in the near future because of the divergent appeals court rulings concerning this matter. I believe that the 5 conservative justices of the Supreme court will uphold the DC appeals court ruling. They will write in their opinion that the only provision for providing subsidies in the statue specifically states that those who purchase insurance thru strate exchanges are only allowed to receive subsidies to purchase insurance. They will write that the remedy is for congress to change the law that allows for fedral exchanges to offer subsidies or for the states to set up their own exchanges.

  • emrnibbles: While your prognosticating can you give me next Wed's Lottery Numbers?

8 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Where did the patios go?

First I noticed Poncho Pistolas outdoor seating was gone (that was a week ago, so it maybe back and I did not notice) then last night I noticed that Zaytune's outdoor seating was gone. Is anyone aware of this? Or why?

If I had time this week I would just stop at both for lunch and investigation :)

  • Maybe they didn't obtain permits?

  • rene One of Morty's people

    I was actually worried that it was permits. I hope not. Patios are good for business and the community!

28 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Robbery

Did anyone hear that the nail salon @ 36th & Wallace was robbed today?

Jul 14

Updated 8 hours ago

Stealing Plants is Rude

Who does this!?

  • Flowers pulled out of the ground twice on 29th Emerald!!

  • Good Afternoon Every Block Family! (.:< I can't begin to tell you how heartwarming it is to see our family working together to solve an age old problem. Perhaps, we have something good started hear and by continuing to speak out, we can finally develop a voice that will attract...

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    Good Afternoon Every Block Family! (.:< I can't begin to tell you how heartwarming it is to see our family working together to solve an age old problem. Perhaps, we have something good started hear and by continuing to speak out, we can finally develop a voice that will attract the huddled masses yearning to be free to express themselves collectively and individualistically. It doesn't matter if we start by a complete paragraph or by just saying hello. We love you just the same. Keep up the good work! I see our family is growing. Great!!! Let's all give ourselves a Big Hug!

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5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

  • @beezil , Greene. They just need to post more no firearms allowed warning signs on the platforms. That should do the trick.

  • Sorry City Sorry ward (11) and most Sorry State.remember stay loyal to your Poliiticians and keep voting for them if you like what's happening.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for a housekeeper

Hi there. Does anybody have a recommendation of a good cleaning lady/service in the neighborhood? I'm looking for someone who could come by once every week or two. Thanks!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Air line Noise

My next door neighbor said he read in the bridge port news about a meeting
this week or may be next week about the noise that the air planes are making
going over bridge port. I did'nt see it. Did anyone out there see it ? He said it
was a small peace. If any has seen it did it say were and when the meeting was
going to be ?

  • Midway Noise Compatibility Commission, Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6:30 - 7:30 PM at the Mayfield banquet hall, 6072 S. Archer Ave.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Need Local Lawncare Professional

Any good recommendations for local lawncare providers that are reasonably priced? I need someone to mow the grass (full size lot 25 x 125) and do the other usual stuff (trim shrubs, pull weeds, etc.).

  • Try Rex Lawn Service. 773 219 6857. Tell them Mary Pecci referred you.

3 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Bridgeport Needs Your Help - The 2nd Annual Bridgeport Air & Water Show - A Fun Volunteer Opportunit

The Bridgeport Air & Water Show
Saturday, August 16, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

The Bridgeport Air & Water Show is one of the youngest and most unique air shows of its kind (All Kid Powered Activities). Recognized by both the Chicago Parks District & Friends of The Park – Chicago as “the kind of event we like to see neighborhoods promoting in city parks,” the Bridgeport Air & Water Show is destined to become one of Bridgeport’s most anticipated summer events....

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The Bridgeport Air & Water Show
Saturday, August 16, 5:30pm - 10:00pm

The Bridgeport Air & Water Show is one of the youngest and most unique air shows of its kind (All Kid Powered Activities). Recognized by both the Chicago Parks District & Friends of The Park – Chicago as “the kind of event we like to see neighborhoods promoting in city parks,” the Bridgeport Air & Water Show is destined to become one of Bridgeport’s most anticipated summer events. The citywide support for an event taking place right here in our neighborhood is inspiring to those of us who are working hard to keep Bridgeport safe and a great place to live.

Thriving public parks have an important role in the health and well-being of our community. That is why the Bridgeport Citizens Group is proud to announce that we have been asked to organize the 30 volunteer spots need for this year’s event.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

10 – Water Volunteers: help teach kids to fish (catch & release)

5 – Air Volunteers: teach the art of getting a kite airborne

5 – Kite Decorating Volunteers: help the young ones personalize their kites with crayons and markers

6 – Information Volunteers (daytime): two people are needed at each information table (maps and information for all the day’s activities)

4 – Information Volunteers (nighttime): set up Chicago Astronomers and then remain near the telescope largest portable telescope and answer guest’s questions about the event as well as make call to Park Advisory Council members or local officials if needed.

Volunteer shifts will last 2.5 - 3 hours max. If you would like to volunteer please let us know ASAP.

In your email please include your name, phone number and preferred volunteer position. We will reply to confirm details within 24hrs.

Volunteer Coordinators:
Daniel Pugh – bridgeportcitizensgroup@gmail.com
Maureen Sullivan – maureen@bridgeportbusiness.org

Jul 05

Updated 5 days ago

Missing Cat

William has been missing since the 4th of July. He lives with me on the 33rd place block of South Morgan street in Bridgeport.
He is a very friendly orange cat with soft hair and a wide vocabulary of meows and chirps. No collar.
If you find him I would be most grateful if you could give me a call: 215-470-6131.
Reward or cookies or artwork to the lovely person who will return him to me. He is the best cat I have ever met. I am heartbroken.

5 days ago

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Jun 17

Updated Jul 15

Water Meter Savings (?)

After practically having to sell blood to pay June's water bill (up 10% from last December, up over ONE THIRD from two years ago), I'm seriously considering the Water Department’s extortion tactic -- I mean, generous offer to install a free water meter in my home. Their claim is that I’ll only be charged for what I use, and that my water bill will go down, especially since I’m single, take short showers, water the lawn sparingly, and generally use...

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After practically having to sell blood to pay June's water bill (up 10% from last December, up over ONE THIRD from two years ago), I'm seriously considering the Water Department’s extortion tactic -- I mean, generous offer to install a free water meter in my home. Their claim is that I’ll only be charged for what I use, and that my water bill will go down, especially since I’m single, take short showers, water the lawn sparingly, and generally use water like a desert tortoise.

I’m curious about the experiences of those of you who have had water meters installed. Have your water bills actually gone down, or do the City of Chicago’s grand claims not -- hold water? (Sorry, couldn’t resist)

Also, are these water meters installed outside, like the gas and electric meters? And have there been any issues with vandalism?

  • Funny. I got my bill today, and it's still $96 credit (it's my second bill)

  • Peanut McKinley Park resident

    If anyone has problems with a utility company, in this case- water, that they are unable to resolve on their own, please reach out to the Citizen's Utility Board for help! They are a non-profit established to help the consumer.

Jul 13

Updated Jul 15

Husky Hog

There is a new restaurant in the neighborhood called the Husky Hog. They have a famous Food truck and is now newly located on the southwest corner of 31st and Shields (where Spanky's and the old Shrimp House was located). Amazing Southern BBQ! Yummy stuff. After sampling the menu earlier in the week I then had my wife's birthday party catered from them last night. Joe and Lauren Woodel (owners) came through and all our guests raved about the food. Check out Husky Hog and you will be pleased and back for more.

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

    Sorry, we're more of an "unreasonable amounts of BBQ" family. :P

    Yeah, we'll be checking this out.

  • R. Gar Life long Bridgeporter

    Had brisket and "burnt ends" today. Fantastic! "Burnt ends" are off the charts good.

Jul 10

Updated Jul 15

Looking for mint plants

I'm with the McGuane PAC and am looking for about 6 mint plants to put in the 2 planters by the front doors. If you have any to spare, please respond to this post. Thank you.

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    LMD6204
    can you send me an email so we can get in touch? mvawelter@gmail.com

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

    Creeping Charlie is a close relative of mint. I've got yards of that, if anybody wants it!

Jul 09

Updated Jul 15

New to EveryBlock

Hey neighbors I live in Bridgeport and work at The Plant in the Back of the Yards, good to be apart of the online community now. Thanks for keeping communication going, I look forward to helping

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    Jonathan, National Night Out for the 9th District Police District is Tuesday, August 5 at the 9th station (3120 S Halsted). If you have a poster or display, please consider joining the 9th communities and let more people know about the plant. If you decide to join a fun evening please leave a message at BridgeportCitizensGroup.com. We would love to have the Plant join us.

  • Kevin S. #Bridgeport #Southside #Chicago

    The Plant is a great place. I've been there a few times. Lot's of cool stuff, great ideas & cutting edge ideas going on there.

Jul 15

Find out where all this rain goes

Where does all this rain go? Find out at the Watershed Workshop on Wednesday, July 16. at McGuane Park field house. The workshop starts at 2:00 pm and will run to 6:00 pm. We are living in a watershed when water either seeps into Lake Michigan or the Chicago River. The Watershed Workshop exhibit will show you how this works and how we all can help make our water supply cleaner. Bring your questions about native plant gardening, rain gardens,...

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Where does all this rain go? Find out at the Watershed Workshop on Wednesday, July 16. at McGuane Park field house. The workshop starts at 2:00 pm and will run to 6:00 pm. We are living in a watershed when water either seeps into Lake Michigan or the Chicago River. The Watershed Workshop exhibit will show you how this works and how we all can help make our water supply cleaner. Bring your questions about native plant gardening, rain gardens, etc. There will be Master Naturalists there to answer them. McGuane Park is located at 2901 S. Poplar (between Halsted and Poplar and 29th to 30th Streets South). The exhibit will be located near the lobby on the Poplar side. This is a free community event.

Jul 15

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Jul 06

Updated Jul 14

Free poodle to a great home!!!'

We took in a poodle and saved it and cleaned it up .he name is hunter he is neutered and has a microchip from his breeder .we would love to keep him but we have 3 dogs of are own.he loves a lot of attention.he is 1 year old

  • I lost One Dog On jun 26 2014 at 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm he need medication let me know when you took the Dog please. Thanks

  • @ damns could you please look at this picture and see if this is the dog you either sold to someone or gave away...the dog needs medication...so at least acknowledge the person Venus Landeros and let her know if the dog you had is this dog...here is the picture and...

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    @ damns could you please look at this picture and see if this is the dog you either sold to someone or gave away...the dog needs medication...so at least acknowledge the person Venus Landeros and let her know if the dog you had is this dog...here is the picture and link to where she posted about the lost poodle..and she lost it before you found the one you had so since animals travel, it is a possibility...plese look into this and be a good neighbor, even if it isn't the dog she is looking for she needs to know that information...thanks http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/jul13-lost-my-dog-6256804/?utm_campaign=digest&utm_medium=email&utm_source=digest

Jul 14

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Jul 13

I lost my dog

Miniature male white poodle. About 8" high, 18" long, 10 lbs long thin build & long thin tail, recent haircut, brownish ears. No dog collar or ID call me at 773-860-4847 please I lost on Adams & Lafin on Jun 26 2014 at 8:00 pm please help me.

Jul 13

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Jul 11

Updated Jul 12

Huge Multi-Family Yard Sale!

Sat, Jul 12, 2014 9am-3pm

Hey Everyone! We're having a huge yard sale this weekend!!
there's tons of baby and toddler clothes, toys and gear, electronics, small appliances, shoes and clothing, furniture and more! Stop on by!!!

Jul 12

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Jul 11

Huge Multi-Family Yard Sale!

Sat, Jul 12, 2014 9am-3pm

Hey Everyone! We're having a huge yard sale this weekend!!
there's tons of baby and toddler clothes, toys and gear, electronics, small appliances, shoes and clothing, furniture and more! Stop on by!!!

Jul 09

Updated Jul 11

New Housing at Parnell and 35th...Bad Decision?

Has anyone noticed the article in this month's Gazette about the new townhouses that are being approved for 35th and Parnell? The artist rendering looks more like projects going in rather than townhouses. The company is represented by a Daley and of course alderman Balcer is just pushing it through. "I support it" said Balcer, "people have been notified and nobody has called me yet to complain." Wow that really sounds like a leader for the neighborhood. I live a...

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Has anyone noticed the article in this month's Gazette about the new townhouses that are being approved for 35th and Parnell? The artist rendering looks more like projects going in rather than townhouses. The company is represented by a Daley and of course alderman Balcer is just pushing it through. "I support it" said Balcer, "people have been notified and nobody has called me yet to complain." Wow that really sounds like a leader for the neighborhood. I live a few blocks away and this is the first I am hearing about it. The property was zoned as single family and was recently re-zoned for this project. So basically when people come to White Sox games they will see a large complex that looks like projects being built on 35th street. Not new business, not brand new homes, rather some political buddies once again making bad decisions for our neighborhood!

  • @ happy mom . Any new construction in 35- 36 & Parnell can only improve that neighborhood.

  • @ Joanne, You're probably corrrect . Th fact is is that not many of the residents of that area can afford to purchase any newly constructed home in the area. Also , the odds of getting those with a high income to move into the area is pretty nil when...

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    @ Joanne, You're probably corrrect . Th fact is is that not many of the residents of that area can afford to purchase any newly constructed home in the area. Also , the odds of getting those with a high income to move into the area is pretty nil when one considers the neighborhood. The sad fact is though that if what you've writte about section 8 people eventually renting these new buildings, it will be that they have better living quarters than 90 perct of others in the area that don't live in these new buildings.

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Jul 03

Updated Jul 10

Is anyone embarrassed by the look of Halsted St?

I cant believe the lack of business and the look of Halsted st. There has to be over five abandoned store fronts from 33rd to 35th street. Am I the only property owner that is wondering what Alderman Balcer is doing for this neighborhood? If you look at what the South Loop, University Village and Pilsen has done in the past ten years Bridgeport should be embarrased.

  • Joanne Bridgeport

    JennyMac - I'm glad you think those are fine schools. I chose to send my kids to a Catholic grammar school. I had no choice when it came to high school, they had to go private. Thats why neighborhood people move out of the neighborhood to the suburbs for the public schools.

  • Joanne - Only in Chicago: the higher property taxes you pay, the less chances of your child getting into the Elite Chicago Public high schools. Very broken & unfair system. The middle class is once again struggling to pay for it all by themselves!

Jul 10

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Jul 05

Updated Jul 09

Influx of Aliases on Everyblock & an Increase in Flame-Wars

I recall that prior to its recent resurrection Everyblock encouraged participant to use their own name as a screen name. The idea was that people would be less inclined to “troll” the site if we knew each other in public and simply didn’t hide behind aliases. Do you think that a return to this policy would help to deter the recent “flame wars” a handful of users are engaging in?

Given that many of our newer participants are not digital...

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I recall that prior to its recent resurrection Everyblock encouraged participant to use their own name as a screen name. The idea was that people would be less inclined to “troll” the site if we knew each other in public and simply didn’t hide behind aliases. Do you think that a return to this policy would help to deter the recent “flame wars” a handful of users are engaging in?

Given that many of our newer participants are not digital natives and new to chat-spaces I've included links below to information about these social disreputable actives. I know that when I first came across the concepts I was embarrassed to learn what my nieces and nephew would think of my early chat posts.

Trolling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_%28Internet%29
Flamewar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flamewar

  • GRD GRD

    If anyone gets out of hand in their posts to you or just in general and you don't want to see them, just click on their icon, their profile will pop up at the bottom of the page "visibility" and click on the option to mute them. Problem solved.

  • INTENTIONLY!!! Maybe you just very strongly (to put it mildly) disagree with MY opinions!!!
    I have a constitutional right to them as you do...

Jul 06

Updated Jul 09

McGuane and Palmisano Park Advisory Councils

The PACs meet at 6:00 pm Monday, July 7, at the McGuane field house. On the agenda are family friendly events at both McGuane and Palmisano. All residents are invited to attend and become involved in our parks and nearby play lots.

Jul 01

Updated Jul 09

LOST DOG

Please help find a friend's dog, she is heartbroken.
8 yr old male yellow lab named Bailey. Last seen 34th & Wood on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Has green collar with shamrock on it. Reward for his return.
Please call Ann at 773-247-1953. Thank You!

  • It would be good to check at the Chicago Animal Care and Control Lost Pet Pavilion as well. They are located at 2700 S Western. the guys in the truck pick up animals off the street and hold them at the CACC.

  • I appreciation the information, I will pass it along to my friend. Thank You.

  • NanSea nosy neighbor!

    Did you see the post re: reddish Lab spotted on 32nd Place between Throop and Racine? Hope it's Bailey and he's found safe and sound.

Jul 08

Updated Jul 09

Loose Dog Spotted

Brownish red lab mix (?) spotted eastbound on 32nd place between Throop and Racine at 10:50 AM.

  • NanSea nosy neighbor!

    Did you see the post MRSRAC on 7/1? Lost Lab named Bailey. Call 773-247-1953. Hope it's him. Also a reward notice in the Bridgeport News today.

Jul 09

Benton House Garden Party! Community Workshops and Family Friendly Activities!

Sat, Jul 12, 2014 3pm-7pm

Ello ello,

Benton House is hosting an urban gardening party in our garden!

Family-friendly workshops, garden tour, and BBQ food!

Workshops include: seed-bomb workshop, paper mâché workshop, container pot painting workshop, and more TBA!

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors for some good ol' fashioned garden fun time!

RSVP at the facebook event, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/900804809946416/?ref=22

Jul 09

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Jul 04

Updated Jul 08

Ace Hardware is closing

Too bad it's closing. It was my neighborhood "go to" for keys, locks, mulch, etc. Sure, it was a little more expensive than HD but it was closer! Everything's 30%off.

Jul 06

Updated Jul 08

Sunday night fireworks show on 37th Lowe

"Neighbor" in the middle of the block on the west side of the street decided to have a fireworks show starting around 8:30PM Sunday night and going for over an hour. CPD was called by at least five different neighbors, both 311 and 911 and no surprise here, NO RESPONSE! Not one squad. I don't blame the officers, they are undermanned and over worked. I do blame Garry McCarthy and Balcer. Stop taking our officers for other beats. You had no issues sending us early tax bills so that we wouldn't get them at election time yet you cannot provide the services that we are paying dearly for.

BALCER YOU ARE WORTHLESS!

  • I'll take a church procession anytime over the July 4th fireworks. They surely don't march in the wee hours of the morning or late into the night like the fireworks.

  • hodeho Twelve-year Brighton Park resident

    In my neighborhood, the season of July 4th lasts from early June into late July, with special guest appearances throughout the year. The most popular item now seems to be those eardrum-rupturing concussion mortars. The police should give one warning, but those who ignore it should be given some kind of very expensive ticket. I don't mind a few sparklers or firecrackers, but this military ordnance stuff needs to be shut down. Also, I agree that the explosions are terrible for animals, especially dogs.

Jul 08

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Jul 06

Updated Jul 07

Need contact info of anyone who does TNR work in Morgan Park

A family is willing to trap a mother cat and kittens as well as provide transport for spay neuter and pay for spay neuter services. They have never done this before is anyone will to walk them through how to do it? If the kittens are not too feral I may be able to find foster homes for the kittens. Is there anyone near Morgan Park that would be willing to "help" with this situation? I will loan a trap to the family in Morgan Park but am unable to coach them on how to trap them. I am leaving to go out of town.

Jul 03

Updated Jul 07

Help! I forgot to get my parking stickers!

Anyone on a zoned block have any of the new 355 stickers? I forgot to get them (I know) and have an out of town guest arriving Sunday. I just need to buy one off someone and will get some on Monday.

renepaquin77(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks for reading and double thanks if you can help!

  • well i think it's a shame that you have to pay for them for one thing..it's just another scheme the mayor has to make money. and i suppose this goes on all year long? too bad..cuz over here where i live we only have to put up with that bs during the White Sox games so it's not every day even in summer, it's only when they are in town and playing at US CELLULAR.

  • Jennifer Bridgeport to Bucktown and some places in between

    Rene - I believe the zoned parking came into effect when people were taking up all the spaces on that block before/during games to go to Buffalo Wings & Rings.

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