Oct 20

Updated 5 hours ago

What happened to the Bridgeport Vet?

I have been calling the bridgeport vet (Wayne, now that he is alone since Larry passed away) for over a week and there is a message that says the clinic is temporarily closed. Does anyone know why? And also does anyone know if Wayne is going to open again soon? I haven't been there in awhile since my dog and then one of my cats passed on. So I am out of the loop

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Jeanne my dog supposed to be on the name brand 60 milligrams but your vet can either lowered it to 57 milligrams or jack it up to 63 milligrams you can get the generic brand that they compound themselves they can't use the same milligrams as a name brand but it doesn't seem to make a difference in my dog probably if it's a small dog they wil lower to 57 milligrams.great savings. About $45. a month.

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Wayne told me all his years as a vet he only had one dog where they had to change the dosage. Most of the time the dosage will stay the same for life.That is why I get. 6 month worth.

31 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Garden clubs?

Greetings all,

I am a teacher at Graham in Canaryville and want to make a small garden with my students. Are there any garden clubs nearby (or avid gardeners) who would be willing and able to share their knowledge and expertise?

Thanks

14 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Where Did the Tens of Millions of Dollars in 11th Ward TIF Money Go?

The City’s TIF program has syphoned tens of millions of dollars out of the 11th Ward in the form of higher property taxes and rents. But where did it go? It certainly did not go to curbing the festering urban blight along the Halsted business corridor, its intended purpose. So where did our tens of millions of dollars go?
Here are some important and interesting facts about how the City Council creating Chicago’s TIF program:

1. If two TIF districts...

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The City’s TIF program has syphoned tens of millions of dollars out of the 11th Ward in the form of higher property taxes and rents. But where did it go? It certainly did not go to curbing the festering urban blight along the Halsted business corridor, its intended purpose. So where did our tens of millions of dollars go?
Here are some important and interesting facts about how the City Council creating Chicago’s TIF program:

1. If two TIF districts share a border money from one TIF can transfer to the other TIF.
2. If the second TIF shares a border with yet another TIF the money can continue transferring.
3. All South-Side TIF Districts share at least one border with another TIF district.
4. By this bizarre mechanism the increases in your property taxes and/or rent can be used to build the controversial $1.1 billion DePaul arena.

For more information about 11th Ward TIFs and how our politicians are abusing the program join us on Thursday, December 4 @ The First Trinity Lutheran Church Community Room 643 W. 31st Street 7:00pm to 9:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/484372715038029/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

41 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Construction on S Halsted around 35th?

Hey just noticed that there are signs that have closed off Halsted going Northbound from 35th St. Seems to be a few blocks. Is this construction?

6 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Cleaning out the basement

Elliptical for sale -located in Bridgeport
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    How does tomorrow 11:30 work for you?

  • That works well for me. Just shoot me an email and I can send u my address and phone number. Or send me your phone number and email. I am located near 35th and Parnell.

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43 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Car keyed

Someone keyed my car all down the passenger side and across the hood while I was taking my daughter to children's dental world. I was parked legally on the east side of Wallace, in front of a house with a giant stair case to the second floor.

If you did this or know who did, please get in touch. I would like compensation for the cost of repairs.

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34 hours ago

Updated 24 hours ago

After School Homework/Tutoring Program

Does your child need help with homework?
Are you too busy to help ?
Is the homework too hard for your middle schooler and you feel like you can't help?

We can help! We have qualified tutors/teachers onsite to assist K to 8th graders.

Onsite Location: Bridgeport
New Life Community Church
3039 S. Normal Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Contact us: 773.357.7173

Open Hours: Mon to Fri 3pm to 6pm
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28 hours ago

  • Santa Lucia School reviewed

    Santa Lucia is a wonderful, warm, welcoming, and diverse school with a great curriculum. The teachers are very good and challenge the students. The principal makes everyone feel loved. They have many parents who help a lot. The only problem I see is that the school is small and doesn't offer a lot of extras. There is no gym or outdoor play. There isn't any real art or music. There is also no technology. My kids were happy there though so I guess that is what is important. We are no longer there but we were happy when we were there. We still hear rumors that they will close because they are so small but they are still open so who knows. I wish them luck and I know that they do a good job if they could give the kids more extras it would be a perfect school. Other schools in that area are very clicky and do not welcome everybody so in that way Santa Lucia is good. I gave it a three star only because there aren't the extras that you look for when you are paying a lot of money.

    Santa Lucia School (3017 South Wells Street) Published on GreatSchools November 20, 2014

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

After School Homework/Tutoring Program

Does your child need help with homework?
Are you too busy to help ?
Are the homework too hard for your middle schooler and you feel like you can't help?

We can help! We have qualify tutors/teachers onsite to assist K to 8th graders.

Our Onsite Location: Bridgeport
New Life Community Church
3039 S. Normal Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Contact us: 773.357.7173

Open Hours: Mon to Fri 3pm to 6pm
Visit us online: www.ucachicago.org

  • "are the homework too hard?"
    "we have qualify tutors"

    good lord.

  • Sarah Coleman Urban Christian Academy - Staff

    Thanks all for your great comments. Wow! people actually read my post. I did post another one which has the correct grammar. I apologize for my poor grammar, I am not an educator nor tutor nor teacher. I am just a IT person helping the after school program. I am not qualify to be your kids tutor, but I have to say we do have qualified teachers in the center and they are excellent! :-)

41 hours ago

Updated 38 hours ago

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  • JL

    Can you believe this???
    check this web site out
    This is what are tax dollars are being used for

    Moonbattery » Chicago Public Schools Teach 5th-Graders About “Safe” Anal Sex

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40 hours ago

$1.39 Billion in TIF Account but the City Claims a $636 Million Budget Deficit

"...at the end of 2011, there was $1.39 billion left in the TIF bank accounts yet the City claimed a budget deficit of $636 million at the start of 2012.

For more information about TIF and how 11th Ward politicians are abusing this program join us on Thursday, December 4 @ The First Trinity Lutheran Church Community Room 643 W. 31st Street 7:00pm to 9:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/484372715038029/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Another greasy Daley gets ready to be the 11th Ward boss

Patrick Daley has started his campaign! Get ready to taste the flavor of more Machine politics, corruption and unswerving loyalty to Mayor One Percent! Kind of makes me glad that McKinley Park is no longer in the 11th Ward ...

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141119/bridgeport/patrick-daley-thompson-unveils-campaign-website-video

  • Ro Bridgeport tailor's granddaughter

    It is time to end the Daley Dynasty in the 11th ward, and put an end to the corruption and cronyism.

  • BridgeportProud Proud & Loud

    patrick DALEY thompson

Nov 06

Updated 43 hours ago

Daley Tompson signs without DALEY name

Patrick Daley Thompson dropped his middle name for the Alderman election and only put his initial "D". When he ran for Water Dept Commish he had the entire Daley name for his middle name. Does he honestly think we do not know he is a Daley and that we had enough of the same old bull they try to pull every election? Wake up people!

  • West loop realist Teacher political operative

    We do not need another one of this crime family that fixes not only taxes and zoning but murder. WE now have the Rahm/Rauner--"Im gonna shake up Springfield" -Daley crime family back in the saddle with Bill Daley on the transition team. They all must be defeated and all Rahm's aldermen

  • Ro Bridgeport tailor's granddaughter

    He can drop the Daley name, but he looks like a Daley, and he no doubt will act like a Daley, carrying on the family legacy of corruption, influence peddling, pay-to-play politics and sweetheart deals for insiders. It is time to liberate the 11th Ward from the Daley Dynasty.

6 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Slow The F**k Down

Dear neighbors,
Do you have children? Do you want them to die? Then why do you race down the street? Especially from 38th to Pershing on Emerald? Newsflash: the light at 39th is only 30sec long.
Note: we are tired of you racing to meet or beat the light, so if you end up with a flat, SUCK IT!
You're welcome.

  • sch

    YEAH ROAD RAGE, THE WORLD IS MY MARIO KART

  • I got speedbumps installed on my block.

    it took a lot of work and about 2-3 years for "menu funding" to come through.

    There is a specific process that the city has developed that starts with a petition drive. The alderman's ward office can provide the forms. My ward office...

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    I got speedbumps installed on my block.

    it took a lot of work and about 2-3 years for "menu funding" to come through.

    There is a specific process that the city has developed that starts with a petition drive. The alderman's ward office can provide the forms. My ward office nicely and eagerly provided the forms and explained the process, but also mentioned that of all the times a person has requested forms "we never see them back again" and speedbump projects almost never leave the launching pad due to lost interest from the neighborhood residents........Regarding the petition, you must obtain 80-percent support from the residents of your block and at least one adjacent block. I have no idea how "80-percent" support is calculated. After which a traffic study is conducted to determine viability and qualification.

    I am not a resident in Balcer's ward although I have a business here (that's why i'm on this list) I am a resident of the 44th ward where the speedbumps were just recently installed.

    No alderman should be allowed to squash an initiative like I am hearing here.

    the design of the speedbumps have changed. They are much, much longer, and the whole firetruck and snowplow rationale is bogus.

    If you guys think speedbumps are a viable traffic improvment for your neighborhood, go for it! I know from first hand experience that it is hard work, and one of you needs find a point-person or take the project on yourself to get it done and it involves putting the screws to your alderperson (respectfully and constructively) and not letting up.

    hope this helps.

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

For sale

Selling used baby furniture...it's in great condition...check out craigslist post below...any questions please ask...thanks!!

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bab/4757152169.html

2 days ago

St Barbara Thursday Bingo 630pm

St Barbara Thursday Bingo. ...Thursdays at 630pm. ....Experience US.....SupEr Strip $ 6,802.00....Tic Tac Raffle $ 3,302.00..... $500.00 Coverall. ..New players TEN DOLLARS OFF any package of$ 22.00 or more plus a Free LUCKY DAUBER. ....Free LUCKY Beads and some raffle tickets......2859 S Throop street Bridgeport Chicago at Archer Ave. ...b463.... Please like us then SHARE US then EXPERIENCE US!

2 days ago

DC think tank says Chicago pension crisis fueled by TIFs

Did you read this article in the Gazette? This is maddening!

http://www.gazettechicago.com/index/2014/10/dc-think-tank-says-chicago-pension-crisis-fueled-by-tifs/

For more information about TIF and how they are effecting the 11th Ward Join us on Thursday, December 4 @

The First Trinity Lutheran Church
Community Room
643 W. 31st Street
7:00pm to 9:00pm

When we Illuminate the TIFs of the 11th Ward!

https://www.facebook.com/events/484372715038029/

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Patrick Daley Thompson Says "I will continue to work with our neighbors and police officers"

Really?! Patrick Daley Thompson has never been to a local CAPS meeting.
The guys website is a bunch of meaningless cr*p.

  • Same old same old. All nonsense before an election. Wait until they start with the money distributions to local organizations to get their vote. Sad. I'm ready for a change, like now.

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2 days ago

St Barbara Thursday Bingo 630pm

St Barbara Thursday Bingo. ...Thursday November 20th.2014...... $ 500.00 Coverall. ..Super Strip Raffle $ 6,802.00...Tic Tac Raffle $ 3,302.00....New Players TEN DOLLARS OFF ANY PACKAGE OF $ 22.00 or more plus a Free LUCKY DAUBER. ..Lucky Beads ...and 3 Free Raffle Cards....b463...Experience US this Thursday Night!

Nov 08

Updated 2 days ago

youyo - yum!

Finally stopped there last night and really liked it. My only complaint is that I would like to see more fresh fruit (I'm a sucker for raspberries) but really, the yogurt and the toppings were good. The place is super clean and bright! Highly recommended.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/youyo-chicago-2

3 days ago

3 days ago

You're kidding, right? PDT doesn't even have a platform

Patrick Daley Thompson: "Judge Me on 'Ideas and Platform,' Not Family Ties"
All he's got is the family name and a history of tax fraud

3 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

For sale

Armoire for sale! Located in Bridgeport.
$300 or best offer

3 days ago

Bridgeport Vet

A couple of weeks ago or so there were posts about them being temporiarly closed due to Wayne possibly being sick. I tried to call and the phone is disconnected. Does anyone have any information or updates as to what happened.

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4 days ago

5 days ago

After School Tutor/homework program

Does your child need help with homework? Are you too busy to help your child on his/her homework? We can help. Can check us out....

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5 days ago

  • 5 stars out of 5: Rocky's on Yelp

Nov 14

Updated 5 days ago

Found cat 34th and Morgan

Post here if you know the cat. Good samaratin has it.

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Nov 15

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Nov 14

Nov 11

Updated Nov 13

Retrospective- Joey2çents

Drop by @chicagocoffeecompany on 31st & Morgan and checkout my art plus good coffee and friends!

Thanks

Joe

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Nov 12

Updated Nov 13

Auto Shop Recommendation Needed--replace smashed side mirror

Any recommendations for an auto shop that can replace a passenger side mirror on a VW? The dealer wants $800, and we think we can get a better price. I appreciate any places you can recommend.

Nov 12

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Nov 11

Nov 09

Updated Nov 10

Preschools

Does anyone know how competitive it is to get into one of the Catholic preschools for next year? Preferably BCA (as a non-parishioner).

  • salty_dog0544 Semper Fidelis

    You should have no problem at all, at least at BCA, they started a 2nd pre-K 3 class last year. Registration begins in late January for new students and is $100-125, IIRC. (If you aren't already, become a member of the parish in order to receive a discount on tuition)

  • I wouldn't say getting a preK spot at BCA is no problem at all. As far as I know, they have wait listed kids the last few years and I know people that did not get a spot. I'm not saying it's impossible to get a spot as a non-parishioner, but their preK classes do fill up.

Nov 08

Updated Nov 10

Reclaim Chicago

We, the people of Chicago, are in deep trouble. We’ve got venture capitalist Bruce Rauner as governor – a man who values profit above all else and believes that the market is the best way to solve all of society’s needs. Our mayor, Rahm Emmanuel, has sided with big money and corporations over people time and time again. The profit-over-people policies adopted by these politicians has been crushing middle- and working-class people for years.

And that just ain’t right.

But...

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We, the people of Chicago, are in deep trouble. We’ve got venture capitalist Bruce Rauner as governor – a man who values profit above all else and believes that the market is the best way to solve all of society’s needs. Our mayor, Rahm Emmanuel, has sided with big money and corporations over people time and time again. The profit-over-people policies adopted by these politicians has been crushing middle- and working-class people for years.

And that just ain’t right.

But we won’t take this injustice sitting down! That’s why The People’s Lobby and National Nurses United are collaborating on the Reclaim Chicago project, a campaign to remove big-money and corporate interests from the center of Chicago policymaking by electing City Council candidates who truly represent the interests of this city’s residents.

Will you join us?

Help us kick off the Reclaim Chicago Project by attending the launch, an inspirational and motivational event in the style of a political convention, where endorsed candidates will pledge their support for Reclaim Chicago’s “People and Planet First Platform,” which puts the well-being and common good of Chicago residents at the heart of City Council’s agenda. Afterwards, we will take to the streets to canvass for endorsed candidates.

The launch will be on
Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 9:30- 11am
National Association of Letter Carriers Hall
3850 S Wabash Ave, Chicago IL 60653
Please RSVP here: http://www.reclaimchicago.org/launch-event/

Let’s make real people a priority this February! Let’s Reclaim Chicago!

Want to learn more? Visit us at www.reclaimchicago.org !

  • What an idiot! Was Quinn or Daley any better. Decades in Illinois and Chicago politics. Don't talk to no-one no-one sent. Liberal democrats in this city and state have been following along like lemmings for years. It is time to pull your heads out of the sand and realize things...

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    What an idiot! Was Quinn or Daley any better. Decades in Illinois and Chicago politics. Don't talk to no-one no-one sent. Liberal democrats in this city and state have been following along like lemmings for years. It is time to pull your heads out of the sand and realize things don't change if you still vote into office the same type of people who have been there before. So if you like the way the state and city have done things for the past 50 years dealing with things like pensions and crime listen to this line of BS above.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    bogner - Why are you against gay marriage? Why are you in favor of tax cuts for the wealthy and for large corporations? Why are you in favor of cutting educational funding for k-12 education? Why are you in favor of cutting assistance for students at public universities?

  • Rauner on Gay marriage “Now it's passed, it's the law, I don't have any agenda to change it and the only way I'd change it is if it were done in a referendum — the voters said that they'd want to change it,”
    Rauner on income taxes “It’s very important...

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    Rauner on Gay marriage “Now it's passed, it's the law, I don't have any agenda to change it and the only way I'd change it is if it were done in a referendum — the voters said that they'd want to change it,”
    Rauner on income taxes “It’s very important that we overhaul the entire tax code here in Illinois. Our property taxes are too high. They should be capped and reduced overtime,” he said. “It’s also important that we roll back the Quinn-Madiagan income tax over the next four years. That’s our policy and that’s our plan.”
    If you have any issues with what I have quoted being said by the Governor Elect above who really has the problem.
    As far as public education there is so much money thrown at it already and it is mismanaged. Look at all the private grade schools and high schools across the country run by different religious groups that produce better quality students with a fraction of the budgets per student. The same with our state run Universities. The cost has gone ridiculous but can anyone tell me why? I went to several different state run Universities when I was going to school and could work to pay for my schooling at the same time. Now University of Illinois is somewhere around 35K + a year. Who can afford that. Why has it gotten so ridiculously expensive and do you think just implementing programs to give more aid is the problem or is addressing the issue of why it is so expensive in the first place the problem. By the way I am an independent but around Chicago that means I must be a republican because so much of the population just blindly pulls the lever for the democrats no matter what.

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