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City of Chicago Building Inspectors Not Doing Their Job.

I reported over a month ago a two-building whereas mexicans had been rehabbing this two -flat without a building permit and without a dumpster. They were throwing the drywall, the old electric box and ports and old plumming into the back yard and the debris from the dust and pieces of drywall and garbage is flying all over the neighborhood and into my own yard. I put this complaint into the 311 system as an emergency and spoke on the...

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I reported over a month ago a two-building whereas mexicans had been rehabbing this two -flat without a building permit and without a dumpster. They were throwing the drywall, the old electric box and ports and old plumming into the back yard and the debris from the dust and pieces of drywall and garbage is flying all over the neighborhood and into my own yard. I put this complaint into the 311 system as an emergency and spoke on the telephone with an Inspector within the building department, to the current date July 15, 2014 no inspector, no violation given for rehabbing w/o permit. The new owner of this building obvious has ties with the building inspector because I even report this to Alderman Michelle Harris but of course we dont expect any results from her office, which is a joke to the south side 8 ward. This is why neighborhoods and blocks within the communities go down in property value. She and the city allows these people to come in and work without permits and they destroy these homes from which they are not licensed contracted and make a mess of the valued properties in the black neighborhoods. This whole City of Chicago Building department should be shut down. This is why those firefighters were killed in 2010 because the building should have been torn down and the inspectors of course took money under the table and didnt do their jobs in inspecting that building, now those men lives have been destroyed because of their negligence and "Don't give a dam attitudes". There is about to be a media report on this building and we need the neighborhood support because if you bought a house or building, they would shut you down if you didn't have a permit to add a deck, enhance your property and will shut you down. Therefore we expect the same from those who do not live in the neighborhood and are buying these properties to fall under the same rules and guidelines.

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    ???
    1. How do u know for sure that they were Mexican ?
    2. So it's the MEXICANS that are responsible for making a "mess of the valued properties in the BLACK neighborhoods"

  • You are incorrectly assuming that because the activity is ongoing, building inspectors have not visited.

    The City takes this very seriously because they/we aren't getting paid. My experience is that this stuff is looked in to with 24 hours.

    It's cheaper to pay a fine than to pay an architect/engineer. (BTW - People of all ethnicities know this fact.). If it really bothers you, keep calling and putting in new tickets with the building department. If they visit enough, it will stop.

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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.
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Chicago's historic Pilsen neighborhood enters a new era

...minded housing to Pilsen.  In 2012 the modern six story dorm La Casa opened at 1818 S. Paulina Ave.  Built to provide residences and educational resources to low-income college undergrads, La Casa has...

...story, 45-unit affordable rental apartment building that will rise on a vacant lot at 17th and Damen.  Casa Querétaro, named after the central Mexican state and city, will provide below market...

...Benito Juarez.  A mural of mosaic tiles (1991) at the Orozco Academy/Cooper Academy at 1645 W. 18th St.  also portrays famous Mexicans, including “Los Tres Grandes” (the great muralists): Diego Rivera, David Alfaro...

...vintage)  Later this month, the third location of Bow Truss Coffee will be opening at 1841 W. 18th, and Magik St Tavern, a bar that will include an indoor taco cart, plans to...

...mural and garden project) at 18th from Western to Leavitt, and the Orozco Garden at 1940 W. 18th St.  El Jardin de las Mariposas at 1835 S. Carpenter Ave. features a gazebo designed to...

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...Pilsen contains the best concentration.  At the neighborhood social service agency Casa Aztlan, located at 1831 S. Racine, a mural (1974) depicts famous Mexican icons, such as Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, Frida Kahlo...

...David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco.  “Alto Al Desplazamiento Urbano De Pilsen” (1997) at 1805 S. Bishop St. honors the plight of Pilsen’s working class.  Additionally, a mural to commemorate the late...

...dessert, visitors can visit the small churro factory Don Churro El Moro de Letran at 1626 S. Blue Island Ave. These staples were joined by the relatively flashier Del Toro in 2012.  The tacos, sopes...

...hipster crowd.  Coming soon, the Wicker Park Bocce Club, who created a public court at Damen and Crystal, will deliver their second publicly accessible court on a currently vacant lot at Halsted and...

...spectacles moved from its West Loop location to a 57,000 sq. foot space at 2120 S. Jefferson in 2013.  Redmoon’s presence is expected to be a catalyst for increased investment and...

...indoor taco cart, plans to be up and running in the Lacuna Artist Lofts building (2150 S. Canalport) by the fall...

...and the Orozco Garden at 1940 W. 18th St.  El Jardin de las Mariposas at 1835 S. Carpenter Ave. features a gazebo designed to reflect the butterfly palace at Teotihuacan, the pre-Colombian city...

...street in America” when it was fully unveiled.  The mile and a half stretch of Cermak Road and Blue Island Avenue between Halsted and Wolcott utilizes environmentally friendly design features, including reflective surfaces to conserve energy...

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Recommendations for Concrete Work?

We're looking to get our concrete front steps redone and wondering if anyone had recommendations for people they've used? We have a sunken front patio, common Pilsen/Bridgeport, and a few places we've called have acted like they had no idea what we were talking about.

Thanks!

  • Pilsen Restoration did a great cement job for me. 312-403-1324. I hear this guy does good work, too. He's done things for me, but I haven't tried him for cement yet. Eleno 773-899-7214. Good luck!

  • I had a new concrete basement slab done by Navarro's Concrete, based out of Cicero.
    I thought they did a good job and their quote was less than most of the other concrete contractors I received quotes from.

    You can find their site here: http://www.navarrosconcrete.com/

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Night Out: Movies in the Parks at Harrison

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Latino Film Festival Selection (NR) Enjoy a film from the International Latino Cultural Center?s annual Latino Film Festival in your local park. Selección del Festival de Cine Latino (NR) Disfrute de una película del anual Festival de Cine Latino del Centro Cultural Internacional Latino de Chicago en su parque local.

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African Festival; Air & Water Show; Fiesta Del Sol

The National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., (312) 738-1503, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Mondays. The Galeria sin Fronteras exhibition runs through Sunday, Aug. 17. Log on to www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

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The African Festival of the Arts will be held in Washington Park, 51st Street at Cottage Grove Avenue, Friday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 1. Enjoy education, entertainment including music and dance, a...

...annual BlowOut Sale fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 8, from 3 to 8 p.m. at 2010 W Carroll Ave. Buy artwork, screen prints, t-shirts, stationery, and collectables and enjoy food and craft beers...

Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., needs volunteers to catalog books and create program ideas for its library.

...to the Chicagoland Youth Football League (CYFL). Practice begins Monday, Aug. 4, at McGuane Park, 2901 S. Poplar Ave. from 6 to 8 p.m. The league will register youngsters ages 9 through 14...

Alderman Walter Burnett of the 27th Ward is informing the community that Cook DuPage Transportation (CDT), located at 1200 W. Fulton Market, is hiring people with or without a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and will train candidates to obtain their CDL. Call (312) 666-6479.

Café Society and Fitness Formula Club will host Yoga on the Terrace, Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. Dinner will follow, and will include chicken and smoothies. Cost is $30. Go to yogaontheterrace@eventbrite.com or kweber@FFC.com.

Centers for New Horizons at 4150 S. King Dr. offers violence prevention and programs that help people deal with the after-effects of violence...

Chicago Hope held its annual Navy Seals Camp for male underclassmen from July 20 through 26 in Alexandria, VA. Students visited the Gettysburg battlefield in Pennsylvania and trained with active Navy Seals. The school is at 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600.

...Aug. 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the 9th District Police Station, 3120 S. Halsted St. This annual event brings together the police, local organizations, and residents of the Bridgeport, Canaryville...

De La Salle’s Institute Campus is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Its Lourdes Hall Campus is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl.

De La Salle’s Institute Campus is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Its Lourdes Hall Campus is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl.

...28, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Link accepted. Green City Market, two locations: 1800 N. Clark St. and 53rd St. and Hyde Park Blvd. at Harold Washington Park. Thursdays through Oct. 30...

...3 p.m. Link accepted. Green City Market, two locations: 1800 N. Clark St. and 53rd St. and Hyde Park Blvd. at Harold Washington Park. Thursdays through Oct. 30. Link accepted. Lincoln Park, Armitage Avenue and...

...Hyde Park Blvd. at Harold Washington Park. Thursdays through Oct. 30. Link accepted. Lincoln Park, Armitage Avenue and Orchard Street, Lincoln Park High School parking lot, Saturdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 1...

...lot, Saturdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pilsen Community Market, 1800 S. Halsted St., Metro Bank parking lot, Sundays through Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m...

...Saturdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Union Park Community Market, Ogden Avenue and Washington Street, Tuesdays through Sept. 9, 4 to 8 p.m...

...Sol, Pilsen’s annual alcohol-and tobacco-free festival, runs through Sunday, Aug. 3, at 1400 W. Cermak Rd. Festivities include live music by local talent, carnival rides, sports tournaments, an art pavilion for...

...Court Justice, on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 a.m. at the Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct. HFS Chicago Scholars is located at 1074 W. Taylor St., Suite 201. Call (312) 421...

...m. at the Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct. HFS Chicago Scholars is located at 1074 W. Taylor St., Suite 201. Call (312) 421-4070 or log on to www.hfschicagoscholars.com...

Holy Trinity Croatian, 1850 S. Throop St., holds bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Call (312) 534-8200.

...Saturday, Aug. 23, and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, at Washington Park at 5531 S. King Dr. and the Broadway Park Armory at 5917 N. Broadway. The first date will bring together...

...14, at Washington Park at 5531 S. King Dr. and the Broadway Park Armory at 5917 N. Broadway. The first date will bring together 200 tenth through 12th graders; from that group, a...

The Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave., is presenting Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014, now through...

...laptops donated by William Blair & Co., a global investment banking firm. MEF is located at 718 S. Loomis St. Call (312) 738-8300...

Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., is offering Downtown Sound through Monday, Aug. 11. This event features an eclectic mix of...

...Jazz Festival runs Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 28 through 31, at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., and in Millennium Park. For more information see www.chicagojazzfestival.org or call 311. The...

Cardinal Francis George consecrated a new altar at the Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen St., on June 28. Relics of St. Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Order, which runs the...

...Aug. 16, from 2 to 10 p.m. in the garden and parking lot at 1336 W. Flournoy St. Enjoy live music as well as games, raffles, and children’s events. This year the...

...of Aug. 17 and Sept. 21, 2 to 4 p.m., starting at Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Ave. PDNA’s Movies in the Park returns to the Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens...

St. Barbara Parish at 2859 S. Throop St. will hold its annual Parish Festival Saturday, Aug. 16, from noon to 11 p.m...

The Saint Ignatius College Prep Summer Soiree to benefit scholarships will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, in Tully Hall, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $150. Log on to www.ignatiusalumni.org/claverendowment. The school is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Procopius Parish, 1641 S. Allport St., will hold a novena to the Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos from Sunday...

St. Therese Church, 218 W. Alexander St. will host the Feast of San Rocco di Simbario Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and...

Santa Lucia Parish at 3022 S. Wells St. will hold its annual outdoor festoon on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 3 to 10 p...

...Moynihan, Max Pasiennik, Joey Rivera, Leo Rugai, and Vince Ventura. Sheridan Park is located at 910 S. Aberdeen St. Call (312) 746-5369...

Join the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., for a prayer walk with Mary in Arrigo (Peanut) Park on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Julie Berggren, a spiritual director and retreat leader, will lead the walk. Call (312) 421-3757 to register.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will host its back to school fair on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (312) 225-5300.

South Loop Neighbors (SLN) will host a neighborhood yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Dearborn Park, 865 S. Park Terrace, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, e-mail sandi@southloopneighbors.org.

Help serve breakfast to the needy at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St., the second Saturday of each month.

Greektown will host Taste of Greece, 100 to 400 S. Halsted St., on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24, noon to 11 p.m. Come and...

...Festa Italiana, brought to the community by the University Village Association, will be held on Taylor Street east of Ashland Ave. from Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 14 through 17. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m...

Saint Anthony Hospital, 2875 W. 19th St., has announced the winners of its annual Cutest Kid Contest. Family members nominated children for...

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., will host the North Coast Music Festival from Friday through Sunday, Aug. 29 through 31, featuring electronic music and hip hop. Log on to www.northcoastfestival.com for times, lineup, and after party events.

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