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The South Loop needs YOU!

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 

39 min ago

Interior Painter

Does anyone have a recommendation for a painting company for the south loop? It would be for painting basically everything in my 2 bed 2 bath condo along with doors and trim, and maybe kitchen cabinets.

43 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

How Could They Get Dirty This Fast?

Wanted to have a Jimmy Johns for lunch today.

This location on Roosevelt, under the "L" tracks, has only been open about a year. But now they're shut due to vermin.

  • Wow and I wanted to try this one day. Scary

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    Wow, I eat there all the time! In fact, I'm due for a free sandwich next time. It's always looked clean to me. I guess the kitchen wasn't kept as sanitary as the serving and eating area. UGH!

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Updated 3 hours ago

Residents Decry Viaducts on 16th St.: 'Our Front Yard Looks Like a Toilet'

A group of University Village residents wants the city to fix the “abysmal” streets and sidewalks that run under the 16th Street viaducts once and for all.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140917/university-village/residents-decry-viaducts-on-16th-st-our-front-yard-looks-like-toilet

  • Michelle Fennessy Twitter @drfennessy

    Thanks Danny! Tell everyone you know to sign petition at www.chicagoviaduct.com (our #pilsencares group bought the domain). Send gnarly pics to twitter and Instagram @chicagoviaduct. We have cultures brewing of filth we collected at Racine viaduct. We plan on presenting data from petition (including comments that residents leave) and culture results to city. I'm working through city hall connections so we are not alone. Chicago I need you to rally!!!

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Aug 18

Updated 4 hours ago

Question about a field in South Grant Park

See the photo attached for the area I'm referencing. Does anyone know when that fairly large field will be back open? This is on the west side of the tracks near 11th street pedestrian bridge. It's been fenced off since the beginning of the year, if I recall correctly.

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New coffeehouse in West Loop

A new, independent coffeehouse is coming to West Loop! The Ugly Mug Cafe, in West Town, is opening it's second location in early 2015. What's interesting is they are seeking customers and new neighbors to fund a community-sourced loan for the costs of construction. They are choosing this type of loan instead of traditional financing because they believe in the benefit of community involvement to grow the cafe and the neighborhood. FYI, they built their patio this year using this same lending method.

Check out how this works and how you can invest in the neighborhood you love:
http://bit.ly/1Dl9ppr

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4 days ago

Tenika Ewing, 32, fatally shot in Gary

A woman was fatally shot in Gary early Sunday morning, police said.Tenika Ewing, 32, was found shot inside of a vehicle in the 700-block of Jefferson Street around 4 a.m., police said.No other details have been released.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Support Viaduct Sanitation Program

Folks we had a community meeting today to discuss viaduct sanitation initiative. Another news story coming out on Monday and I will post. We also have a dedicated site to access the petition on change.org. Should be easier to remember.

New site link: www.chicagoviaduct.com (its up and running)

Please share with ALL friends, family, church members, and businesses (include on social media sites too- Facebook, twitter, instagram, & tumblr). Out of state? No prob. We welcome your support. Please encourage folks to share their story about why they believe we need improved viaduct sanitation programs.

  • Michelle Fennessy Twitter @drfennessy

    Tweet pics of viaduct conditions near you to @chicagoviaduct

    Please sign and SHARE. We need YOUR SUPPORT!!!

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Sep 10

Updated 4 days ago

Cleaners

Anyone recommend a good and reasonable price cleaner in the West Loop?

  • lauren east lakeview

    Clean as a Whistle on Adams is great.

  • smith3 west loop

    After disappointing experiences at several other dry cleaners, I found, and am most happy with, Morgan Cleaners (949 W. Madison). Friendly service sure, however it's the winning combination of the quality of their work plus their attention to detail (special attention to spots/stains, mending, replacing of buttons, etc.).

4 days ago

4 Great Reasons to go to Brasserie by LM

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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Chicago Marathon

Does anyone know who actually organizes the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? For example, in Boston, the marathon is organized by the Boston Athletic Association. I am having a difficult time trying to find out who organizes Chicago. I have a friend who is very interested in perhaps starting a career in race management. Thanks much.

  • Chicago Event Management is the organizer - cemevent.com - they also plan the Shamrock Shuffle amongst other things (the World Cup Soccer viewing parties, etc.)

  • mikedezz in Printers Row retired educator

    You can also get information from the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA).

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Sep 03

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for a unique/ unconventional event space...

Hi all-

We're looking for an event space; around 4000 square feet for around 150 people. We've searched quite a bit, but haven't found the ideal space just quite yet. It's for a wedding, and we're trying to avoid the "standard" wedding venues (I know that's terribly vague). Anyways, if anyone knows of a venue or a resource to look at, it would be very much appreciated.

Cheers,
Kevin

  • Please post back the final decision!

  • I was just reminded of the wedding that we attended at the Chicago Historical Society. It was very interesting. I also saw that there was a function at the Mariano's on Halsted and Monroe. Unusual but beautiful setting for a smaller gathering like a rehearsal dinner. I love weddings. As Gary requested...please let us know your choice(s). Good luck.

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