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Near West Side/United Center Park

I've lived in various Northside neighborhoods for over 10 years now and am looking to make a change. I see that there are some very affordable and NICE condos/apartments in the area between Ashland and Rockwell. And it seems like with the Pete's Fresh opening soon, ample CTA service, and the draw of the Bulls/Blackhawks, there are some roots taking hold to turn the area around and push the development west of Ashland. Any insights would be appreciated, especially if you live in the area!

  • We moved into the neighborhood about a year ago, and love it. Nice neighbors, easy parking and VERY convenient to downtown and other great neighborhoods. The only thing we had a hard time getting used to was the lack of a grocery store nearby, but that's about to change!

  • We live about a half mile east of Ashland and I wouldn't be comfortable there quite yet (small child, husband often travels) But given the direction the area has taken in just the past 2 years I think it's worth consideration.

  • Jdo concerned mom

    Bought our house near Western & Washington 10 years ago. Husband & I are from Chicago so we were familiar with the area & initially hesitant. We decided to go for it & we have never had a problem. Wish more people would give it a chance!!

20 hours ago

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District to Rehab, Build 103 Playgrounds this Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Friends of the Park officials and community members broke ground today to build new playgrounds at Lindblom Park, Murray Park and Kucinski-Murphy Park. These three playgrounds are part of the 103 neighborhood playgrounds that will be refurbished or built across the City in 2014.

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Public Housing Museum on Taylor

I'm sorry if this topic has been beat to death! I don't follow this neighborhood.

Does anyone know if this still might happen?

  • Michael Ramstedt Managing Broker, Krain Real Estate

    No idea. Haven't heard anything. But would love to know if anyone else has.

Apr 09

Updated 2 days ago

Seeking a new Vet Clinic

We live around the United Center area and just adopted a puppy. We already have a cat who has always been taken to VCA animal hospital on Chicago ave. I've never had a bad experience with them but it just seems so expensive. I'd like to start taking them both somewhere new, closer, and a little less expensive. Can anyone recommend a good vet in the west town/west loop/ east village area?

  • I have two pups in West Haven too. I take them to: http://www.villagewestvet.com/ arguably the closest. "Good" prices, good staff, no complaints. near western and chicago.

  • Sarah Ebling east village/ west town

    Mike, that's actually where I ended up taking her, to village west. I thought everyone who works there was very friendly to me and my puppy. The vet answered all my questions, and even informed us of things I didn't think to ask. The only thing I didn't like is there really isn't much parking with it being right next to the school. But I will be going back!

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What's up with the former bank at Halsted and Madison

HI..with all the buying of land and building in the west loop, I often wonder about the building on Madison and Halsted. I think it used to be the old MB bank. I just love the arched windows on the building and wonder why no one does anything with that building. I would think a nice restaurant would love the bottom floor with those windows.

Anyone ever hear of anything going on with this building?

  • atennislover: Thank you for posting the question. I know that there was talk about something going in the building long before the Mariano's complex was built but I have not heard anything since then. I agree with you that the exterior of the building begs for a restaurant or some other positive use. My fear is that restoring the building is cost prohibitive.

    Perhaps others know more. Thank you.

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3 days ago

Summer Enrichment Program for K-8th grades

Do you know your plans for your kids this summer? Consider Urban Christian Academy's summer enrichment program. We offer summer enrichment classes for all ages. Your child will experience wide range of different topics to enrich his/her summer. Better yet, check out our website for full summer program descriptions, registration and much more. http://www.ucachicago.org/

K-4th grade
Project-based learning is a teaching approach which uses projects to engage and focus students into a particular area of interest. Students will work on...

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Do you know your plans for your kids this summer? Consider Urban Christian Academy's summer enrichment program. We offer summer enrichment classes for all ages. Your child will experience wide range of different topics to enrich his/her summer. Better yet, check out our website for full summer program descriptions, registration and much more. http://www.ucachicago.org/

K-4th grade
Project-based learning is a teaching approach which uses projects to engage and focus students into a particular area of interest. Students will work on research-based projects to promote inquiry, problem-solving, and social skills. Teachers, as guides and coaches, will facilitate and monitor student learning and research.

5th-8th grade subject options included
Test Prep (5th-6th Grades)
Physics
Middle School Math
Pre-Algebra
Algebra
Language-Arts
Basketball Clinic
Spanish Immersion
Painting
Drawing Concepts
Sculpture Concepts

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Apr 05

Updated 4 days ago

Considering a move to Tri-Taylor, questions about the area

Hello all.

I lived in the area for a month or two some time ago - wow, over thirteen years, now that I think about it. My girlfriend and I are looking at properties in the area, and I'm surprised at how the area has changed. Looking through recent posts here, it looks like you all love your neighborhood. It's good to see.

One of the places we're looking at is a little west of Western. Just down the street...

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Hello all.

I lived in the area for a month or two some time ago - wow, over thirteen years, now that I think about it. My girlfriend and I are looking at properties in the area, and I'm surprised at how the area has changed. Looking through recent posts here, it looks like you all love your neighborhood. It's good to see.

One of the places we're looking at is a little west of Western. Just down the street is Lexington and Campbell, which has a blue light cop camera stationed at the corner. There's also a boarded up school across the street from it. Should this be a concern? From what I know of the area today, east of the train tracks is where we want to be, but this area is east of the tracks. Thoughts on that?

We've also been looking south of there on Arthington, which looks nice.

Any advice or insight would be much appreciated. Thanks for reading.

  • Bill Waychunas Tri-Taylor Teacher

    There is some really great information about the neighborhood on http://www.streetadvisor.com/tri-taylor-chicago-cook-county-illinois

    Check it out!

  • Ashton From New Orleans to River West to Tri-Taylor

    Lots of great deals to be had over here if you're looking to buy. The area is definitely on the rise with beautiful affordable homes. I also invested in the area west of Western 2 years ago. So far each year has looked different, its been really quiet for the...

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    Lots of great deals to be had over here if you're looking to buy. The area is definitely on the rise with beautiful affordable homes. I also invested in the area west of Western 2 years ago. So far each year has looked different, its been really quiet for the most part on this side. But to be honest, there are some days where it looks questionable, hence the blue light. I will say, if you plan on investing in the neighborhood, you have to be prepared for the long haul as it will get better. It just wont happen tomorrow. Good news is that there are plans in the works to re-purpose that school into a city office building which will bring a little more stability back to our side of Tri Taylor. So good things are happening, just have to be patient.

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lost dog

Doberman found on the 800, block of south Claremont ave..

  • Ev

    Please make sure to check for a microchip. There is a boy listed missing on the facebook page Lost Dogs Illinois that has a microchip-missing roughly 5-6 miles from there. Any vet will scan for free, also shelters will scan and some Petsmart.

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Apr 07

Police: Suspect stole ambulance from Stroger Hospital

About 8:45 p.m., a suspect got into the ambulance as emergency personnel was unloading a patient and taking them into the hospital, located at 1969 W. Ogden Ave., police said.

Apr 07

Stolen Stroger ambulance found in Lyons

About 8:45 p.m., a suspect got into the ambulance as emergency personnel were unloading a patient and taking the person into the hospital, located at 1969 W. Ogden Ave., police said.

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Apr 07

Ambulance Stolen From Stroger Hospital Found In Lyons

About 8:45 p.m., a suspect got into the ambulance as emergency personnel was unloading a patient and taking them into the hospital, located at 1969 W. Ogden Ave., police said.

Apr 07

Ambulance stolen from Stroger Hospital found in Lyons

About 8:45 p.m., a suspect got into the ambulance as emergency personnel was unloading a patient and taking them into the hospital, located at 1969 W. Ogden Ave., police said.

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