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Decent Gyms in the Area?

Hi neighbors. My husband and I are looking for an affordable and clean gym to join in the Pilsen - South Loop - Chinatown - Bridgeport area (we live at Archer and Canal). I have not heard the best reviews for the place at Canal and Roosevelt, nor for the one west of us at Cermak and Rockwell. This past month, we signed up for a month's membership at the gym in the Chinatown park district building. We're not that impressed though and were wondering if there were other good options in the area. We'd appreciate any suggestions you might have!

  • Depending on what exercises you want out of the gym, it maybe cheaper to buy some cheap equipment and work out at home. I have dumb bells, resistance things and jump rope. I work with those as well as core exercises and itsatisfies my needs. There are So many you tube videos that will help with aerobic activities for free!

  • Miki love the South Loop!

    We love Snap Fitness @ S. Michigan and Roosevelt -- learn more at the website http://www.snapfitness.com/gyms/chicago-il-60605/5595
    reasonable fees (free trial period, so definitely check it out to see if you like it), 24 hour access, which it sounds like you are looking for, owners are terrific people!

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Where to Eat While Watching the Chicago Marathon

800 S. Desplaines St., University Village, 773-318-9526

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233 E. Erie St., Streeterville, 312-344-1374

30 E. Hubbard St., River North, 312-226-5556

JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W. Adams St., Loop, 312-660-8866

519 N. Clark St., River North, 312-284-1377

1547 N. Wells St., Old Town, 312-624-9430

1800 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Park. 312-981-7070

553 W. Diversey Pkwy., Lincoln Park, 773-234-2320

3415 N. Broadway, Lake View, 773-305-0024

2552 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park, 773-248-4580

2301 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park, 773-244-1112

1233 N. Wells St., Old Town, 312-548-3319

540 N. Wells St., River North, 312-527-1850

401 N. Franklin St., River North

820 W. Randolph St., West Loop, 312-888-3455

1408 W. Madison St., West Loop, 312-226-9529

230 S. Ashland Ave., West Loop, 312-666-7253 Plates of chilaquiles are known to induce a powerful runner’s high-esque endorphin surge, a fact we totally didn’t just make up right now.

1337 W. Taylor St., Little Italy, 312-733-8881

1725 W. 18th St., Pilsen, 312-226-2654

1227 W. 18th St., Pilsen, 312-526-3851

2119 S. Halsted St., Pilsen, 312-426-3385

2618 S. Archer Ave., Chinatown, 312-808-1999

234 W. 31st St., Bridgeport, 312-842-9200

3901 S. Michigan Ave., Bronzeville, 773-285-1700

2139 S. China Pl., Chinatown, 312-328-0001

1152 S. Wabash Ave., South Loop, 312-291-0100

  • The culinary history lesson was well presented sir.. I am certainly aware of Mexican culinary history, maybe not so detailed as you sir. history and even have my own thoughts on Asian influence when it comes to west coast Mexican cuisine. All in all I wasn't seeking traditional Mexican and my meal was a pleasant surprise and well prepared.Everyone is entitled to their opinions but Dia De Los Tamales should never be compared to Taco Bell...in my ever so humble.

  • Actually torta and sandwich are two different things. You are correct about the sandwich; food historians generally attribute the creation of the sandwich to John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. This Englishman was a gambler and in 1762, during a 24 hour gambling game, he told the cook to prepare...

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    Actually torta and sandwich are two different things. You are correct about the sandwich; food historians generally attribute the creation of the sandwich to John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. This Englishman was a gambler and in 1762, during a 24 hour gambling game, he told the cook to prepare his food in such a way that it would not interfere with his game. The cook presented him with sliced meat between two pieces of toast. This meal required no utensils and could be eaten with one hand, leaving the other free to continue the game.

    The torta has been prepared in some variation in many parts of the world, it is also known in Spain as bocadillo or bocata and la bala fría in Venezuela. Torta also means "cake" in countries like Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. The torta has a unique history well described by "Tortologo" Roberto Ayala in his book: "El Gran Libro de las Tortas". According to his findings, the history dates back to the sixteenth century with Leonardo Da Vinci and his guest and protector Ludovico Sforza. Da Vinci wanted to surprise his guest by improvising a snack that consisted of placing hard pieces of meat covering the entire dish between two larger pieces of bread. This could be considered the initial stages of the torta. With the Spaniard bringing wheat during the conquest and the arrival of the French colonizers, the torta took shape in Mexico with the influence of other civilizations.

    I also compared Día de los Tamales with the French cuisine. I have tasted their tamales and I find that the masa is bland, dry or mushy, underseasoned, with a mediocre salsa, and overpriced. The shop is nice with decent art, but I prefer the cart lady on 26th st. with questionable sanitation with a great savory tamal at $1.50 each and I don't need to add Luisiana, Sriracha, or any other hot sauce to improve the flavor.

    Again, this is my opinion and my own taste buds....

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Brasserie LM presents live music!

That’s the goal of the Greater South Loop Association, a not-for-profit neighborhood organization.  It is comprised of an alliance of residents focused on the overarching mission to maintain and improve the South Loop as a vibrant and diverse, inclusive community.  One of the ways GSLA achieves this mission is through it’s regular event calendar and neighborhood streetfest, the 

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Looking for Nanny Share Family and Nanny in LOOP or WEST LOOP

Our daughter has been part of a nanny share for the last year and it has been great. Our nanny is unfortunately unable to continue caring for two children so we are on the hunt for a new nanny and nanny share family.

We are looking in either the west loop or loop area. We don't mind hosting periodically, but are more inclined to find a couple that prefers to host.

We are hoping to find a new nanny share to begin on or before Dec 1. Our daughter is 13 months old.

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    QUARTERLY (OCT,NOV,DEC 2014) ELECTRICAL PERMIT FOR AMTRAK PROJECT 16194666/T3238284 847-898-4280 ? NO CHANGES TO HISTORIC LIGHT FIXTURES OR HISTORIC LANDMARK

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