Mar 12

Updated Mar 17

Does This Happen Often?

It has come to my attention that a Gen-Y visitor to Tower 4 on South Prairie took his own life by jumping from the 35th floor, and landing in the (empty) swimming pool on the 6th level (top of the parking podium). I believe this was the morning of Tuesday, the 10th.

Hazmat crews were working at the building yesterday.

I've seen nothing in the media about it. Are high-rise jumpers common to be "un-news worthy"?

  • Sara Brandt New South Loop Resident

    Jeffrey, I think the idea is that depression can cause the person to feel hopeless so having suicide in front of you in that state makes it a more likely option. I have no idea if that's true or not. I see the youth violence a bit differently. That seems...

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    Jeffrey, I think the idea is that depression can cause the person to feel hopeless so having suicide in front of you in that state makes it a more likely option. I have no idea if that's true or not. I see the youth violence a bit differently. That seems like much more a societal rather than medical issue and not sure it originates from seeing kids killed on the news but rather what these kids see on their street corners.

    I do wish the topic of suicide was much more prevalent in our society. It happens so often and yet people don't know that. It makes me wonder if perhaps we would be less judgmental and more connected if we realized there are so many around us that see only death as an option.

  • Jeffrey Booker 40 years in Chicago; the city does not work well.

    I would like to expound on both of your points. Not so much a public debate, but rather an attempt to exchange perspectives. You seem to be compassionate and that is a good thing. It seems as though you can send messages, but I'm not sure how that option is accessed.

Mar 16

Fit Results Monthly Networking Event

Our Monthly Networking Event has arrived once again! Mark your calendars, 21st of March at Brasserie by LM. 4pm
Most of our members will be there along with some of their friends.
Come have a talk, a drink, or a laugh... No push-ups or pull-ups sorry! We will leave that for the gym.

Mar 10

Pleasant Farms Compost Collection

Commuity Compost Collection by bicycle with Pleasant Farms! Closing waste loops and creating powerful soil for more local food to be grown! Contact pleasantfarms@gmail.com if you want to sign up for this service. We provide the container!

Feb 18

See the bird's eye view of the new Cermak Green Line station

http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e2489bf46a0d5c42a5e06ce3f&id=22632e8564

Drone Media Chicago published this video of a quadcopter flying over the CTA's newest station (number 146, I believe) at 12 E Cermak Rd.

The station, designed by Ross Barney Architects and opened for service on Sunday, February 8, 2015, has a unique tube enclosure that keeps the narrow, center platform free of columns. It's the first fully-enclosed outdoor 'L' station in Chicago.

Feb 17

Updated Feb 18

VIDEO: 3rd ward aldermanic candidate forum

Hear what candidates for alderman had to say during a public forum hosted by Chicago Southside Branch NAACP: http://ow.ly/Je1LY

Feb 17

VIDEO: 25th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Forum

It's never too late to learn before Chicago's election on February 24th - you can find out more about the candidates for alderman with this forum hosted by UIC Students Against Sweatshops – Local 15: http://ow.ly/Je754

Feb 11

Volunteer at Glessner and Clarke House Museums

Share your interest in history and architecture with thousands of visitors each year by volunteering as a docent at the Glessner and Clarke House Museums. New docent training begins on Saturday February 28 and continues each Saturday through March 28. Hours are 9:30am to 12:30pm each week, and participants must attend all five classes. Once classes are completed, trainees will be assigned to work with a current docent to refine and practice their tour before giving a certification tour. Once...

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Share your interest in history and architecture with thousands of visitors each year by volunteering as a docent at the Glessner and Clarke House Museums. New docent training begins on Saturday February 28 and continues each Saturday through March 28. Hours are 9:30am to 12:30pm each week, and participants must attend all five classes. Once classes are completed, trainees will be assigned to work with a current docent to refine and practice their tour before giving a certification tour. Once certified, docents are asked to commit to a minimum of 24 hours of service per year - as little as two hours per month. For more information, contact Museum Coordinator Gwen Carrion at gwencarrion@sbcglobal.net or 312.326.1480, or download an application at: http://glessnerhouse.org/documents/VolunteerApplication_000.pdf

Feb 04

Joint CAPS MEETING BEATS 133 & 211

Joint CAPS MEETING BEATS 133 & 211
The commanders of 1st and 2nd District are erasing the 31st boundary line to work together on serving the community.
The includes CAP BEATS 133 & 211
The meeting is for 1 hour.

Date
Monday February 9, 2015
Time
6:30 p.m-7:30p.m.
Location
Illinois College of Optometry
3240 S. Indiana Av Room 1200
Chicago, IL

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