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Updated 12 hours ago

Attempted stabbing- 900 block of S. Racine

Early Saturday morning 3-4 a.m, I was waiting for someone to let me into an apartment (forgot my keys, oops) when a hooded man wearing all black approached asking if I was alright (rightfully so, as I was alone in the wee hours of the morning) Then he pulled out a boxcutter and began trying to stab at the back of my head. As soon as I screamed, he ran away. As soon as I was able to get indoors,...

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Early Saturday morning 3-4 a.m, I was waiting for someone to let me into an apartment (forgot my keys, oops) when a hooded man wearing all black approached asking if I was alright (rightfully so, as I was alone in the wee hours of the morning) Then he pulled out a boxcutter and began trying to stab at the back of my head. As soon as I screamed, he ran away. As soon as I was able to get indoors, I called 911 and they sent out a car to patrol the area but had no luck finding him. Be on the lookout for a man wearing a black fur-lined coat with a scarf wrapped around his head and sunglasses. Not sure if he will try this stunt again, but thought I'd get word out.

  • West loop realist Teacher political operative

    Sign up for a concealed carry class. Go to the range and practice. Protect yourself. Thank god you are safe.

  • I'm glad you are okay and I'm sorry for the very scary ordeal you went through.

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Nov 02

Updated 35 hours ago

Why Jesus Garcia?

Since Fioretti has consistently backed CTU and has a long record of being pro education and garcia did nothing for education, why did Karen Lewis back Garcia? What's the real back story?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    No the honorable Harold Washington was not the exception. Remember Mr.Epton the last minute Jewish mayoral candidate and his campaign theme
    " Before it is to late"! :-)

  • Juan from South Loop 13 year South Loop resident

    WLR,

    Nothing I said precludes race hustling. Its call Identity politics. I mentioned it above. They know people are more likely to identify with someone of their race. Like I said before the people have to see their candidate as qualified. They don't vote for some random unqualified candidate just...

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    WLR,

    Nothing I said precludes race hustling. Its call Identity politics. I mentioned it above. They know people are more likely to identify with someone of their race. Like I said before the people have to see their candidate as qualified. They don't vote for some random unqualified candidate just because of their race. Like I said above race can be the tie breaker. If Gery Chico, Chuy, or Gutierrez ran they would be seen as qualified and would have a large Hispanic following. Jesse Jr, candidate #5 to some, would have had a large AA following.

    Identity politics in itself is not bad. Monitory candidates use to try and reach higher office. It helps to be able to get a loyal following without have to spend a great deal of money. Especially when you may be at a funding disadvantage.

    The CTU may have made a strategic decision by picking Chuy. They may see a candidate with the potential to have a base of followers without expending large some of money to get him introduced.

    Remember, because he is not your preferred candidate does not mean others don't see him a equally qualified.

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Fire Reported At Vacant Old Post Office Building

The fire started around 8:25 a.m. and spread to the roof and top floor of the vacant building at 433 W. Van Buren St.

2 days ago

Fire reported at vacant old Post Office building in Loop

The fire began on the roof and top floor of the building at 433 W. Van Buren about 8:25 a.m., according to police and Fire Media Affairs.

2 days ago

No injuries in small fire at old post office

The fire was reported around 8:45 a.m. at the former main Chicago post office that spans the Congress Expressway at 433 W. Van Buren St.

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Crews Tend to Fire at Old Post Office

A cloud of gray smoke was seen emanating from the building, at 433 W. Van Buren Street. Video from NBC Chicago's helicopter showed firefighters on a high-rise ladder.

2 days ago

Small fire at old post office in South Loop

The fire was reported around 8:45 a.m. at the former main Chicago post office that spans the Congress Expressway at 433 W. Van Buren St.

3 days ago

Neighborhood Thanksgiving Day Feed

Annual Thanksgiving Day Feed
We cordially invite you to join us for our annual feeding of the less fortunate, on Thanksgiving Day. Donations are graciously accepted and can be made on behalf of your organization, Chapter, office, Lines, or individuals. In addition, high school students in need of Community Service hours are also encouraged to volunteer. This event is a family-oriented Service Project. We will prepare 500 meals and transport them to neighboring Senior citizen buildings. Please plan to join...

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Annual Thanksgiving Day Feed
We cordially invite you to join us for our annual feeding of the less fortunate, on Thanksgiving Day. Donations are graciously accepted and can be made on behalf of your organization, Chapter, office, Lines, or individuals. In addition, high school students in need of Community Service hours are also encouraged to volunteer. This event is a family-oriented Service Project. We will prepare 500 meals and transport them to neighboring Senior citizen buildings. Please plan to join us. Contact Greg Jackson directly @ 773.505.3848 regarding your donation(s). Looking forward to seeing you and yours on Thanksgiving Day.
Items Needed: (2) large foil pans -
Mac / cheese
Green beans
Dressing / gravy
Sweet potatoes
(50) pk. dinner rolls
(5) pound cakes
Location: Quinn Chapel Church
2401 South Wabash (free parking lot)
Time: 9a - noon
Date: Nov 27, 2014

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Nov 17

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for a female workout buddy!

Hi fellow south loopers! I just moved back to the South Loop (my favorite part of the city) and need to get moving especially with this cold weather. My default in the winter is to stay in and order takeout.

Looking for another female or a group of females that would like to workout together and motivate one another! I have a gym membership to xsport fitness on 8th and state. I am also open to trying other workout studios in the south loop. Two that I am really interested in trying are UFC Boxing and 105F bikram.

If there are any ladies out there interested in a workout buddy give me a shout :)

- Aria

  • Hi Aria,

    Yes, I will join you. I plan to buy the groupon later this week. :)

    Jenny

  • Hey Aria,

    If you're interested in doing weights and don't mind a guy, I'm also a member at XSport. I just moved and my old roommate (my previous gym buddy) moved up to Old Town so I'm also looking for someone to go with.

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Westward Group Climate Change Tokyo, Asia, Paris Summit: Klimatförändringar

USA-Kina flytta om klimatförändringar som är kritiska till Asien

En uppsättning rapporter av den mellanstatliga panelen för klimatförändringar (IPCC), sist som släpptes den 2 November, 2014, sätter scenen för regeringar att förnya sina ansträngningar på frågan genom ambitiösa åtaganden för ett heltäckande klimatavtal i Paris i December 2015.

Syntesen släppt den här veckan och tidigare tre volymer av rapporterna har tydligt etablerat bevis om klimatförändringar den sannolikt irreversibla skadan på kritiska ekosystem och sårbarhet för mänskliga och ekonomiska system. Det...

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USA-Kina flytta om klimatförändringar som är kritiska till Asien

En uppsättning rapporter av den mellanstatliga panelen för klimatförändringar (IPCC), sist som släpptes den 2 November, 2014, sätter scenen för regeringar att förnya sina ansträngningar på frågan genom ambitiösa åtaganden för ett heltäckande klimatavtal i Paris i December 2015.

Syntesen släppt den här veckan och tidigare tre volymer av rapporterna har tydligt etablerat bevis om klimatförändringar den sannolikt irreversibla skadan på kritiska ekosystem och sårbarhet för mänskliga och ekonomiska system. Det finns ett smalt fönster av möjligheter att minska utsläppen så att vi kan garantera temperaturstegringen stannar inom målet 2 grader Celsius (C) i slutet av detta århundrade.

I Asien och Stillahavsområdet finns det ett särskilt behov att ta itu med denna fråga. Senaste utvecklingen vinster att vändas på grund av klimatpåverkan är väl förstådda. Den andra volymen av IPCC-rapporten, effekter, anpassning och sårbarhet, släppt i mars 2014, tydligt beskrivas skadorna på de fysiska och ekonomiska systemen i vår region.

Regionen är en stora geografiska utbredning som också hem till den största populationen av världens fattiga, vilket gör det särskilt känsliga för effekterna av klimatförändringarna. Dessa effekter omfattar vattenstress, livsmedelsförsörjning, kustnära översvämningar och erosion, förde med sig risken för utrotning av terrestrial och sötvatten arter och ökad prevalens av vektorburna sjukdomar.

Anpassning till dessa är sättet att gå framåt. Men det finns gränser, som tydligt har erkänts av IPCC. Detta gör rollen som riskreducerande eller minska utsläppen av växthusgaser (GHG) central till något svar till klimatförändringarna. Så nu är IPCC tydligt erkänna komplementariteten mellan anpassning och begränsning i samband med globala hållbara utvecklingen.

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Nov 20

Updated Nov 20

LOST DOG Brown and Black Puggle

Smalls and is a brown and black Puggle. He has no collar, as it was tangled in another dog's leash when he got loose today. Last seen around 4:45PM on 15th and Racine.

  • Ev

    So very glad to hear Smalls is back home safe!

Nov 09

Updated Nov 20

Morgans Bar and Grill

Hey!

I may have missed it, but does anyone know what happened to Morgans?

Thanks!

  • 25th Little Italy

    Morgan's closed because they couldn't compete with the new bars that opened in the area. UIC did hold their lease, but the decision had nothing to do with UIC.

  • Interesting...good to know! Hopefully, a great new place will open there soon!

    Thanks

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Updated Nov 19

Website/forum/reviews on Homeowner's Associations in the South Loop

Does anyone know if there a website or forum about HOA's in the South Loop? I'm a soon-to-be first-time home buyer, and I just want to make sure I research the properties I'm interested in.

To current homeowners, what do you suggest is the best way to find out about homeowner's associations? Thanks in advance!!

  • GSLA Board of Directors South Loop Community organization

    Would you like to post your question to our facebook page and we can see if anyone has some guidance for you? We have many HOA contacts and would be happy to put you in touch with any specific buildings you may be interested in.

  • I will do that. Thank you!

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Updated Nov 18

What's going on at 1421 W. Taylor

Hi Neighbors. Just want to introduce myself and let you know that we are very close to opening Bascule Wine Bar and American Bistro. We are very excited to be in the Neighborhood and look forward to seeing you in when we open.

Cheers,

Jason

  • Most excellent news Jason! Thanks and we're looking forward to the opening.

  • Hey Jason,

    Thanks for letting us know! Great for the neighborhood! Will definitely stop in to check it out.

    Cheers!

  • Dizzle83 Tri-Taylor resident. Mom. Pet owner. Journalist.

    Hi Jason,
    I work for an online publication called Cusp Magazine. If you're interested in promoting Bascule feel free to email me masterson.dee@gmail.com and we can talk about possibly featuring you in our Spring issue. We have a print and video component.

    Cheers,
    Danielle

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