2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Explosions

There have been repeated loud explosions during the day today. I called 311. They said they had several calls about it but knew nothing. I was transferred to 911 who also knew nothing. I was then transferred to fire dept and was told there was a "festival going on at Mercy Hospital" and that was the source of the explosions.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Will burns and Rahm at jones college prep

I have never been as infuriated as I was today when alderman Fioretti was excluded from the jones festivities. Will burns had nothing to do with jones. Fioretti worked tirelessly with all parties to make Jones what it is today, now Rahm and burns have excluded him and taking credit. Their behavior is disgraceful and disrespectful. Contact them and express your sentiments.

  • For those of you in the second ward who will become part of the third or fourth ward... all I can say is "Welcome to the Terror Dome"!!!

  • NAFSBUC Walking my Fitbit and Flatcoat 10k steps/day

    Hey, the old 25th kinda sux rocks too since Solis, who had some clout and lived inTri-Taylor has gone to Chinatown and now Irwin gets ghetto to University and the guy who has strip parties in the hood for his buddies is sure to win...groan. Some folks are hoping Fioretti decides to run in this district. So bleeped up!

Aug 12

Updated Aug 13

Aug 12

Pershing East back to school August 29, 2014

Back to School Event at Pershing East 8/29/14

We are looking for people to help Barbaque 8/29 at the Pershing Picnic.
If you can grill a hot dog this is you.
Please contact the office if you are available. Call 773-534-9272


773-534-9272



773-534-9272
Please contact the office if you are available.


773-534-9272
Please Please contact the office if you are available.
Hey come for just 2-3 hours...

773-534-9272
Shalom

Aug 02

Updated Aug 06

Parlor Pizza

Any one with any news on what is happening with Parlor Pizza on the corner of Washington and Green? It is seemingly construction-complete, but has been inactive in any social media capacity re: an opening date. Wondering because assuming something must have gone wrong with mgmt, or licenses, etc.

  • They do update on Facebook usually every other day or so but never with any dates on opening. Right now it seems they are going through the hiring process so maybe they are nearing the final stages and getting servers, bartenders, etc. I walk by every morning on my way to work and it looks like it's ready to open! We'll see I guess...

  • Looks like middle to end of August!

  • Oh my goodness! How do you have this info Eric Johnston? Last update as of July 30 was there was no official opening date. Fill us in on how you know!! :)

    I walk by every morning on my way to work and I still see things going on and being done outside (I'm sure inside as well). This place has teased us long enough!

Jul 28

Updated Jul 29

Dearborn Park Yard Sale

Does anyone know if the annual yard sale is scheduled to take place in September this year in Dearborn Park? Thanks.

  • Yes. September 20. If you'd like a booth contact sandi@southloopneighbors.org

  • Thank you so much for the information. I will contact them!

Jul 23

Hey Chicago!

CRE Credit Services is happy to finally have a presence in the Windy City. Check out our office in The Loop. (Awesome El you got here!)

We started our credit education and consultancy services in Texas and have just expanded to 44 locations nationwide. Looking forward to being of service to Chicago and learning how to eat hot dogs without ketchup :)

Jul 19

Fwd: FW: Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT Exam Application

The City of Chicago is pleased to inform you that the application period for the entry-level Firefighter/EMT exam started July 16, 2014 and will run through September 16. This is the period of time when applicants can sign up for the exam, which will be administered on December 13 and 14, 2014. In 2006, the age to sit for the exam was 19 and the age to enter the academy was 20. We have lowered the age to sit for...

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The City of Chicago is pleased to inform you that the application period for the entry-level Firefighter/EMT exam started July 16, 2014 and will run through September 16. This is the period of time when applicants can sign up for the exam, which will be administered on December 13 and 14, 2014. In 2006, the age to sit for the exam was 19 and the age to enter the academy was 20. We have lowered the age to sit for the exam and enter the academy to 18. It is our hope that younger individuals who get on the eligibility list will be motivated to attend college and stay out of trouble and will find a sense of opportunity about their futures.

Attached is the job announcement, as well as the FAQ’s, which provides all of the key information about the application process and the exam. In case you’d like to cut-and-paste the link to the application website, here it is: www.cityofchicago.org/FireApplication. The website also contains links to additional information.

During the posting period, applicants can call (312) 744-4976 or email fire-application@cityofchicago.org with any questions or concerns, and they can also seek assistance in Room 100 in City Hall.

We have also modified the way candidates can apply for Veterans Preference. Applicants may apply for Veterans Preference at any time, even after the posting has closed. There is no longer a cutoff date for the submission of documents showing eligibility for Veterans Preference. However, the later the preference is applied for, the later it will be applied. Detailed instructions on how to apply for the Veterans Preference are included in the attached FAQs.

Fire Commissioner, Chicago Fire Department

Commissioner, Department of Human Resources

Jul 18

Site Maintenance - 7/19 at 9 p.m.

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Jul 17

Bringing chess back to the city of Chicago

The South Loop is one of the neighborhoods being considered as a home for the Chicago Chess Center:

http://dnainfo.com/chicago/20140717/downtown/chess-players-want-central-downtown-club

Jul 04

KICS Cup is an Annual International Youth Soccer Cup

7/21-7/26 at Dunbar Park. We will need Field Marshals (the person who checks team rosters/player passes before the game), concession help and hospitality help.

KICS Cup is an annual international youth soccer cup to the heart of the city focused on competition, camaraderie and cultural exchange. Our mission is to offer soccer opportunities for youth locally, nationally and internationally through programs like the Chicago KICS Cup and the Chicago KICS Community League while also improving infrastructure here in the city. This years' tournament should be exciting with 80-100 teams from Italy, Ghana, Ethiopia, China, Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, Colombia, Puerto Rico and the US.

More details at www.kicscup.com .
Our promotional video can be seen at https://vimeo.com/90064622

Jun 30

Volunteer Opportunities!

Recent graduates with I/O, community or business psychology degrees wanted to deliver culturally responsive programs to #Chicago communities. Please leave a message.

1 (872) 221-3929

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Our mission is to help communities reach their potential by amplifying the impact of resources. We do this through training, education, coalition building, and Dynamic Evaluation. We work to inspire community involvement on all levels. We are committed to creating thriving communities for a socially just world.

Jun 27

New tool helps Chicagoans answer big questions about power bills

The City of Chicago and the Citizens Utility Board have launched a free calculator to help consumers decide whether to remain with the City’s power deal with Integrys Energy Services or switch back to Commonwealth Edison.

The free online service is at: www.ChicagoPowerCalculator.com.

The City estimates that Chicago residents have saved more than $30 million with Integrys so far. However, because of changing market conditions, the City has negotiated a new offer for the final year of the deal.

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The City of Chicago and the Citizens Utility Board have launched a free calculator to help consumers decide whether to remain with the City’s power deal with Integrys Energy Services or switch back to Commonwealth Edison.

The free online service is at: www.ChicagoPowerCalculator.com.

The City estimates that Chicago residents have saved more than $30 million with Integrys so far. However, because of changing market conditions, the City has negotiated a new offer for the final year of the deal.

Under the Integrys deal, customers living in single family homes are being charged 5.299 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), plus a $22.36 monthly fee. Customers living in apartment or condominiums are paying 5.299 cents per kWh, plus a $9.06 monthly fee. To compare, ComEd is charging 7.596 cents per kWh through September.

Whether or not the Integrys deal is right for you all depends on your usage.

“CUB created this calculator because we want Chicagoans to have all the tools they need to make the right electric choices for their households," CUB Executive Director David Kolata said.

The tool is easy to use. Chicago consumers can input an estimate of their monthly electricity usage, pick their housing type and the calculator compares what they would pay with ComEd versus Integrys.

Consumers who decide they want to switch back to ComEd can do so any time, without paying an exit fee. Just call the Integrys Hotline, at 1-888-802-2885.

Jun 25

Updated Jun 26

Open-Space Advocates Vow to Protect Parking Lots?

Chicago beat out Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future site of the George Lucas museum, a facility that's sure to be a worldwide tourism destination, yet it's already opposed by open-space advocates.

If this was a serene lake shore wetland, or even a beach, I could understand the desire to protect it from development. But, according to news reports, it's a couple parking lots between Soldier Field and McCormick Place.

Not sure what we'd be protecting by preventing the development of parking lots.

The Chicago Trib story is at this link:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-sources-say-chicago-to-win-lucas-museum-20140624,0,6741871.story

  • Amen! Plus the area is trying to become known as Museum Campus, so another museum sounds kosher.

  • GRD GRD

    Because there were plans to turn it into parkland, it's not in the museum campus. It's east of the drive that is not supposed to be built on. McCormick PL East wasn't supposed to be there. First will come another museum then other buildings will follow, once you erode the...

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    Because there were plans to turn it into parkland, it's not in the museum campus. It's east of the drive that is not supposed to be built on. McCormick PL East wasn't supposed to be there. First will come another museum then other buildings will follow, once you erode the law on this, you will get more buildings and the lakefront will be lost as it is. All the politicians care about is $$$$.

    Instead of putting up a building, because it's parking, turn it back into parkland. Hey if you can remove an airport and make that into Northerly Island, why not?

    Be careful here, these fat cats don't care about the quality of life on the south side.

Jun 22

Updated Jun 23

Please Help Local Non-Profit, Top Box Foods, win a Grant by Voting on Facebook

Top Box Foods Chicago's ONLY non-profit selected to compete to win a grant in the national Zipcar/Ford Communities with Drive Facebook voting contest. VOTE here: goo.gl/8hzocW (click green Vote and scroll to find Top Box Foods and click VOTE!)

We are in 2nd place and the voting ends this Wednesday June 25!

Can you please VOTE for Top Box Today! We need your help. This funding will be a game changer and allow us to deliver our fresh fruits, veggies and high quality foods to more underserved
neighborhoods in Chicago.

Vote once and share with friends. Vote here: goo.gl/8hzocW
Thank you so much!

  • I votes and posted to our Facebook page, please like us:
    https://www.facebook.com/cureillimois
    I am not a great typest, so Illinois is spelled wrong, and we need all the help we can get,the legislators care- the more followers the larger vote.

  • Thank you Madeleine so much for taking the time to vote! I just liked your page and am interested in learning more.

  • thank you I meant to say the larger the vote the more legislators listen.
    Anytime you would like to talk, let me know, think we could work together.
    Please spread the word.

Jun 22

Pls VOTE for Top Box Foods in Facebook Grant Contest

Chicago's only non-profit selected to win a grant in the national Zipcar/Ford Communities with Drive grant Facebook contest. VOTE here: goo.gl/8hzocW We are in 2nd place and the voting ends Wednesday June 25!
Can you please vote for Top Box Today! We need your help. This funding will help us deliver our fresh fruits, veggies and high quality foods to more underserved neighborhoods in Chicago.
Vote once and share with friends goo.gl/8hzocW

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