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Update: Jackson Park Dog Park

Added to the agility training course:
construction horse
suspended tire
cones

Many thanks to the anonymous benefactor of the bucket of fetching balls. I moved it all to the car, as balls go missing, i'll distribute them among the three Wooflawn dog parks. https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn Speaking of which, if anyone has any old toys your pup has lost interest in, please consider donating them to the dog park to give them a second life.

Driving Directions: LSD to Science Drive, go south on Columbia Drive beyond MSI's southern parking lot where you'll find the bridge to the tennis courts. Parking by the courts is free. The 'dog park' is located in the NE court enclosure. See bird's eye view => http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/apr17-jackson-park-dog-park-6094931/photos/

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    West Loop is one of our favs too but this year we've rarely had the chance to visit. Now that Charlie can be trusted off leash in open spaces, there are many more options. Each day we try to go somewhere different nearby.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    update to the update:

    Tire hoop was collecting rain water so i drilled a row of drainage holes at the bottom.
    Added adjustable supports so the hoop's high and location can be changed at will.
    https://flic.kr/p/osv8MC

    For the latest donation of unique toys, a big woofworthy tail-wagging 'Thank You' from all our furikids.
    https://flic.kr/p/obeysk

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The Promontory opens today

The new establishment, at 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue, features a “hearth to table” theme and a menu by Chef Jared Wentworth, whose work...

...53rd Street corridor. The Promontory occupies the south end of the two-story building at 53rd and Lake Park that had been a shuttered Borders bookstore...

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    DEMOLITION OF EXISTING TWO STORY FRONT PORCH AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW OPEN ONE STORY FRONT PORCH AND GROUND FLOOR BACK DECK ON EXISTING THREE STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME PER PLANS- SAME SIZE

    5421 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Issued July 22, 2014 Comment

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Long-awaited restaurant and concert hall Promontory hosts grand opening today

Promontory, located inside the old Borders building at 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue, will have a 300-seat capacity restaurant on the first floor and a 600 standing-room music venue on the second floor.

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Promontory Quietly Opens Two Days Ahead of Schedule

Upstairs at 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., the music venue was still a work in progress.

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Fire Response @ 54th & Drexel

Four fire trucks just responded to what appears to be a fire in the basement apartment in the greystone a few buildings down from the corner of 54th and Drexel. Perhaps coincidentally, this is also in or near the same building where -- to the untrained eye -- there are a lot of comings, goings, and general loitering that seem vaguely suspicious. I asked the firemen standing around what was going on, and they first ignored me, and told me it's "absolutely not [their] job" to communicate with neighbors about the nature of fires on their street. So, any neighbors out there who can shed some light on what's going on -- either this time in particular, or in general?

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REVISION TO PERMIT 100535560 TO CHANGE THE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR TO RJL GROUP, INC

    1554 E. 55th St. Issued July 17, 2014 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT: INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING RETAIL STORE AS PER PLANS. TO INCLUDE RECONFIGURATION OF HEALTH CORNER, NEW FINISHES, CASEWORK, AND MODIFICATIONS OF THE EXISTING MEP SYSTEM

    1554 E. 55th St. Issued July 17, 2014 Comment

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Promontory Restaurant/Bar to Open Shortly Before the Apocalypse

Oft-delayed restaurant and live music venue, Promontory, is scheduled to open as the End of Days approaches, according to informed sources. "Our two outdoor patios will offer splendid views of the Four Horsemen as they ride in to lay waste to humanity," said an unnamed soon to be out of work employee. "Try our BBQ" he added.

  • I don't have an email address or # I would like to give out over social media either. :-(
    Too bad this site doesn't have a private room option or something.

  • zgwarnki Now, I can say Kenwood. Thanks, Obama!

    Well, this is a tad frustrating. Can't you just add me to the list as zgwarnki and I'll bring the scarf I am wearing in the picture or something?

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Promontory Restaurant Will Open on July 23

The team has spent two years renovating two floors of the former Borders bookstore at 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. into a restaurant and venue.

Jul 16

Harold Washington Park advisory council forming

The Harold Washington Park Advisory Council held its inaugural meeting Monday night, July 7, at the Del Prado building, 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd.

...a dog park or dog run, a smaller fenced-in area, potentially near Regents Park, 5050 S. Lake Shore Dr.

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  • Developing Play Skills in EC Special Education!

    Ms. Friel is asking for $706.35:
    My students need dramatic play materials for the classroom, a play kitchen, play dishes, a chef costume, and play phone to help them use their imagination!
    Harte Elementary School Comment

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Thinking about moving to Hyde Park. Good or bad?

I'll be working in the Loop (I'm a programmer), and Hyde Park seems like a good place to live, based on rents. Is there a crime problem? Any good dive bars or hole-in-the-wall restaurants? Parks? Thanks!

  • EddieM, that's so funny, I'm glad it's not just me that gets the interrogation...

  • Couple of as-yet unmentioned points...

    1) HP is home to one of the Chicago Park Districts outdoor ice rinks. I raised 2 boys in this neighborhood, and basically for us the Midway Ice Rink is the winter equivalent of The Point. My kids and I always run into our friends...

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    Couple of as-yet unmentioned points...

    1) HP is home to one of the Chicago Park Districts outdoor ice rinks. I raised 2 boys in this neighborhood, and basically for us the Midway Ice Rink is the winter equivalent of The Point. My kids and I always run into our friends there, and meet new ones as well. Sadly, starting this past winter it is no longer free to skate, but it's still only a couple of bucks (plus rentals if you don't own). If you don't know how to skate, this is the perfect place to learn because it's close to home, cheap, and very friendly to inexperienced skaters. Most importantly, its a really easy and enjoyable way to avoid going into complete hibernation in the dead of winter.

    2) Your original question about dive bars was not really answered with any specifics. My answer is The Cove. Looks a little sketchy from the outside, but pretty friendly inside, good bartenders, and a mix of local residents and student clientele. Unlike Jimmy's (which a lot of people might consider #1 because it's more or less the "U of C bar"), they actually have a some good of craft beers (3 Floyds, Lagunitas, Revolution) and a bunch of decent TVs.

    Also, the U of C operates "The Pub" in the basement of Ida Noyes, which is mostly students but has a good atmosphere. It also has the best beer selection in the neighborhood, perhaps not counting the relatively new Porkchop - but Porkchop is a restaurant with a small bar area, not a bar.

    Best cocktails in the hood by far are at A10, but that is most definitely not a dive.

    In my opinion, avoid The Falcon Inn. It's just not fun there.

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Updated Jul 15

Meeting with Law Enforcement

Next Monday, July 14, @ 7:00 PM the Jackson Park Advisory Committee will host a meeting at the Iowa Building located at 56th & South Shore Drive,
There will be members of the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Park District Security will be present.
The committee will be offering snacks to those attending.

  • I could not attend. What was discussed and did many people participate?

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