4 days ago

Jay

Almost midnight and some dude keeps yelling "jay" outside near grand and may, but I cannot see him! Is he locked out? Is he drunk? He is now honking. This is awesome.

4 days ago

Meet the 27th ward aldermanic candidates

Candidates for alderman in the 27th ward took part in a forum hosted by the Chicago West Side Branch of the NAACP. Watch it online at: http://ow.ly/I37tC

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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  • M G2 Wicker Park Resident

    I've marked you as un-neighborly. Please don't spam our boards.

6 days ago

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Jan 23

Updated Jan 25

New Construction at Old Lumber Yard Across From LaSalle School?

It looks like there's construction starting at the lumber yard where Trader Joes was supposed to go... I didn't realize there was a decision made about what was going there in its place. Does anyone know? Apartments or condos I'm sure?

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Condos with retail on the first floor.

  • Scott Rappe Architect, Father, Fourth Generation East Villager

    Per building permit status, January 21:

    ERECT 4 STORY - 33 DU RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH 1ST FLOOR EMPTY TENANT SPACES FOR RETAIL AND RESTAURANT - 43690 SQUARE FEET - PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED UNDER APPLICATION

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100543892 TO CHANGE SITE PLAN TO ADD THREE ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES. REVISION TO FLOOR PLAN LAYOUT TO ADD THREE ADDITIONAL DWELLING UNITS - NEW TOTAL 36 DUS

Jan 15

Updated Jan 22

"Bad Landlords"

Some of you may have heard by now that the City is planning on posting a list of "Bad Landlords". Granted there may a few here and there. However, I feel that if the city post a list of "Bad Landlords then there should be a list for "Terrible Tenants" as well!

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Nothing kills a lie better than truthful info.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The world is just a different place than 50 years ago. The internet has changed everything, Email has changed everything. Hackers have changed everything. Revolution is just not the same anymore with all the media stuff facebook, twitter, etc.

    Things are just different and a trillion dollars could travel round...

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    The world is just a different place than 50 years ago. The internet has changed everything, Email has changed everything. Hackers have changed everything. Revolution is just not the same anymore with all the media stuff facebook, twitter, etc.

    Things are just different and a trillion dollars could travel round the world with the click of a mouse in a second. THINK on how fast that is! Things that were a twinkle in someones' eye can be a 3 dimensional item within hours thanks to 3d printing.

    Things are just different, faster, maybe better and maybe worse. It is hard to sort out but one must do the best they can.

    In 50 years China built itself up into a superpower. In the same 50 years the south and west sides of Chicago cratered to unlivable conditions where 1/3 of the population has fled to the suburbs. 1.2 million have left; most in minority neighborhoods because living conditions are the worst.

Jan 19

Updated Jan 19

Jason Ervin continues to get caught up in questionable activities

A Multimillion Dollar gets a $2000 per month rent agreement for a $2k donation . No wonder these neighborhoods do not improve
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/301614/watchdogs-movie-studio-boss-pays-20k-debt-city-hall-sun-times-inquiries

  • Project North Lawndale Why are the W.Side Alderman Paid for NOTHING?

    Ervin does not campaign, would be interesting to see if he gets investigated for campaign funds that he
    doesnt spend. He simply challenges everyone who wants to run

Jan 13

How Taxes/TIFs in the 27th Ward have been spent

I went to this last time, and it was very surprising how our taxes/TIFs in the 27th Ward have been spent. They are having another free/public meeting. This time the meeting is in the Near North with plenty of free parking. I highly recommend attending.

Saturday, January 24, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Marcello’s ~ Father and Son Restaurant
645 West North Avenue

Here is the URL for more information:
http://tinyurl.com/27th-Ward-TIF-meeting

The meeting is being hosted by Gabe Beukinga, candidate for 27th Ward Alderman, and Tom Tresser of the CivicLab TIF Illumination Project.

Oct 17

Updated Dec 22

The 26 ward needs a new alderman

If you agree.... please take a closer look at Juanita Irizarry. I think she will do a better job of looking out for the entire ward

  • I think JUANITA IRIZARRY is the best candidate for the 26th ward.
    Here is her webpagehttp://juanita26ward.wordpress.com/

  • Sorry better link.
    Here is her webpage http://juanita26ward.wordpress.com/

  • No way. Sorry. I have had a change of heart about Juanita. I was very disheartened to learn that she is being 'run' by another politician who donated heavily to her campaign. He'll just be pulling her strings. We don't need any more cronyism in Chicago politics! I'm sick of...

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    No way. Sorry. I have had a change of heart about Juanita. I was very disheartened to learn that she is being 'run' by another politician who donated heavily to her campaign. He'll just be pulling her strings. We don't need any more cronyism in Chicago politics! I'm sick of it!

    Plus, read her webpage carefully, especially her past experience in public housing. She will just jam more of this down our throats in a community that has no jobs to support additional public housing just like MALdoNADA is doing.

    Adam Corona is the one to vote for. He is not indebted to anyone and has a genuine passion to move the ward forward AND most importantly, to listen to his constituents.

Dec 14

Updated Dec 15

George Badonsky died today

For those who are old enough to remember; GEORGE BADONSKY was a pioneer in Chicago restaurants.

His portfolio included many restaurants now long gone. The Brewery (burger joint on N. Broadway), Tango (sophisticated seafood restaurant on Belmont/Sheridan), Georges, La Bastile (French Bistro) ...and the fancy expensive French Restaurant on Astor street (forgot the name).

George gave gay waiters a job way before the Gay Pride Parade was even a concept. Many earned good livings, were able to be creative in...

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For those who are old enough to remember; GEORGE BADONSKY was a pioneer in Chicago restaurants.

His portfolio included many restaurants now long gone. The Brewery (burger joint on N. Broadway), Tango (sophisticated seafood restaurant on Belmont/Sheridan), Georges, La Bastile (French Bistro) ...and the fancy expensive French Restaurant on Astor street (forgot the name).

George gave gay waiters a job way before the Gay Pride Parade was even a concept. Many earned good livings, were able to be creative in their jobs, and could live very very well because of the jobs he provided for them.

He had peers and rivals Gordon Sinclair, Rich Melnan, the Levis...it was alot of fun in those days the early 70s as Chicago restauranteurs changed what dining out meant to the public.

This is a tribute to a man who helped Chicagoans become acquainted with all kinds of dishes. He loved food and wine his whole life.

Dec 05

PARTYMAN Alderman Winning because He Challenges Runners before Election Day ??

CHALLENGE HIM.. If you're knocked off of the ballot.. CAMPAIGN! Go Door to Door and Explain what is going on.. Tell them to Remember your name at the booths! WRITE YOUR NAME IN !! then go for a Runoff and FORCE him to Debate with you! You have support!! If you're hungry enough, you can SAVE YOUR COMMUNITY FROM MORE STRIPPER PARTIES AND other PARTIES PARTIES PARTIES!

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