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Parking

Found that a couple of cars are reserving parking with chairs and or boxes. I have permit to park on my block and feel that this is very inconsiderate and very frustrating. I understand if we had alot of snow but til now we havent. Worst is that these same cars kept putting these items after the snow was more than halfway melted away. I deal w every winter but this is ridiculous to so in this manner. If heavy snow hits , its all your for a while, but if we get an average dusting, no reason to do this to your neighbors. What is resolution? Is their one?

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    No dig, no dibs!

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    For fun and amusement, switch all the dibs around on your block.

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Man stabbed in Heart of Chicago neighborhood

The man was outside in the 2000 block of West Coulter Street around 1:30 a.m. when he was stabbed by an unknown attacker in the arm and back, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.

Jan 23

Election 2015: 25th Ward Aldermanic candidates discuss the issues

25th Ward candidates for alderman will meet today with the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board to discuss issues impacting the ward on the Lower West Side.
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The Resurrection Project - Casa Querétaro

Does anyone know if "The Resurrection Project" (TRP) is a respectable property manager? I noticed they're building a large development on the corner of 17th and Damen. I checked out their other properties: Casas Guerrero, Maravilla, and Morelos by going to the City of Chicago's building dept. online. It seems there are no violations to speak of so they must be doing a good job?

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Does anyone know if "The Resurrection Project" (TRP) is a respectable property manager? I noticed they're building a large development on the corner of 17th and Damen. I checked out their other properties: Casas Guerrero, Maravilla, and Morelos by going to the City of Chicago's building dept. online. It seems there are no violations to speak of so they must be doing a good job?

I noticed Pilsen Alliance featured a story on their website that had an anti-TRP/Solis slant. http://www.thepilsenalliance.org/article/46

While looking up TRP's track record, I came across a lot of mudslinging. I hope I'm not inciting one of those lengthy, contentious threads for which EB is known, but would someone please enlighten me as to all the organizations and players that are supposedly fighting for Pilsen/Heart of Chicago?

  • TRP is pretty ineffective with anything other than taking public money to build private residences (like what you mentioned). It's the same-old, same-old Chicago nonprofit story with the executive director being there for too long and having too much of a controlling grip on what goes down. It needs new...

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    TRP is pretty ineffective with anything other than taking public money to build private residences (like what you mentioned). It's the same-old, same-old Chicago nonprofit story with the executive director being there for too long and having too much of a controlling grip on what goes down. It needs new leadership blood, but that will never happen. Pilsen Alliance's former exec director cleverly referred to him as Raul "rey del mundo" - real name Raymundo - b/c of his short-man's macho complex and dictatorial approach

    They try to do "community organizing" but again leadership doesn't understand it nor know how to do it. I'd say most residents in Pilsen have heard of TRP, but consider them pretty inconsequential in terms of day-to-day neighborhood life. Part of TRP being out of touch with the community is that they charge pretty much market rates for their apartments (albeit their apartments are in better condition than most Pilsen apts), and think they are charging a super affordable rate.

    Also, they are in with the alderman, which can be beneficial, but it further discredits TRP's supposed community-based approach. They are not a voice for the community no matter how much they tout they are.

    Finally, most of the parishes that they list on their website as partners are minimally involved in the organization, and some of them even resent that TRP lists them as a partner.

  • Thank you so much for a well written response to my post. It seems like the Lower West Side doesn't take to EveryBlock. So they charge market rent huh? That's interesting. I've driven by some of their properties in Little Village and Pilsen. I'm not impressed but they seem to...

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    Thank you so much for a well written response to my post. It seems like the Lower West Side doesn't take to EveryBlock. So they charge market rent huh? That's interesting. I've driven by some of their properties in Little Village and Pilsen. I'm not impressed but they seem to be better run than comparable buildings in Humboldt Park run by the likes of Bickerdike and Hispanic Housing. When I drove by, the surrounding areas were clean and well kept.

    As far as being in with the alderman, I read somewhere that he and TRP were proposing a special tax for anyone who wanted to conduct business on 18th Street. When I read that I thought, do they want to drive businesses away? How would you characterize Solis' approach to business? I was talking to an employee at Plzn. She told me they made it virtually impossible for the owner to open. I can only imagine that by "they" she meant the Solis administration? It looks like he may be in trouble this year. He's going to at least be forced into a runoff. I'm seeing a lot of signs for Sigcho.

    You said they TRP takes public money to build private residences. It would seem that the development on 17th, Casa Querétaro, is geared towards public housing. 15 of the 45 dwellings will be set aside for CHA tenants. The remaining 30 units will be affordable to households with incomes of up to 60% of area median income.

    See for yourself at this link:

    http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/dcd/tif/T_048_CasaQueretaroCDC.pdf

    Scroll down to the fourth page and you'll get the idea.

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This Would Be A Great Spot For...?

Every Mexican restaurant that's opened at this spot has failed...probably because there are a million other Mexican restaurants within a half mile radius to choose from? This is a prime location right underneath the Damen Pink Line Stop. Does anyone have any ideas as to what kind of business would work here?

  • Abuelo's, which was in that space for a few years, was incredible. Delicious, fresh menu options, very cool decor, great service. What eventually killed them was that another place -- in Texas, i heard -- had the same name, and there were some petty legal disputes. The restaurant closed, tried...

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    Abuelo's, which was in that space for a few years, was incredible. Delicious, fresh menu options, very cool decor, great service. What eventually killed them was that another place -- in Texas, i heard -- had the same name, and there were some petty legal disputes. The restaurant closed, tried to come back as El Fua, under different management, to no avail. Kobre followed, but was apparently never actually open to the public. I remember in 2007, when this spot was a cute woman-owned cafe and book store, even before it was Abuelo's. It's not the multitude of restos that makes the spot fail, because clearly so many spots are thriving and new cafes etc are opening up here. It's about management... and maybe the rent. (???) I wish the guys who ran Abuelo's would come back. :***(

  • I remember Abuelo's as well. I agree...it was great and I miss it. The restaurant that took its place, El Fua, wasn't great. It closed. I find it hard to believe that Abuelo's closed because of a squabble about its name. There must have been another reason.

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    I remember Abuelo's as well. I agree...it was great and I miss it. The restaurant that took its place, El Fua, wasn't great. It closed. I find it hard to believe that Abuelo's closed because of a squabble about its name. There must have been another reason.

    I also recall having performed there in a samba band when it was a "cute woman-owned café". That failed too...maybe it was ahead of its time. I'm thinking an empanada café would be perfect for that location. ...you like empanadas? I don't know of any in the area.

    Right now I believe it's being rented by "El Jibarito Stop".

  • i freakin' love empanadas. make it happen!

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Every restaurant that's opened at this spot has failed...probably because there are a million other restaurants within a half mile radius to choose from? This is a prime location right underneath the Damen Pink Line Stop. Does anyone have any ideas as to what kind of business would work here?

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More Than 100 Undergo Tests To Find Kidney Match For Father Of Six

As potential donors filled out the initial paperwork Saturday at Lincoln United Methodist Church, at 2242 S. Damen Ave., Secundino and his family sat quietly nearby, his 11-year-old daughter Nelly next to him.

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Updated Dec 12

Käytä Luotettavien Lähteiden Ostaessaan Lahjakortteja

Yksi yksinkertainen ja kätevä lahjaksi antaa Lahjakortit ovat aina suosittu valintalomakauden aikana. Vaikka lahjakortin avulla antaa valita, miten haluat vastaanottajanvapautta, se luo myös paremmat mahdollisuudet huijarit pahaa-aavistamattomiakuluttajia.

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    It's Finnish - dunno why we've been seeing Nordic language items here in the last few weeks.
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    It's Finnish - dunno why we've been seeing Nordic language items here in the last few weeks.
    Translated text below for those who are curious as to content above:
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    One simple and convenient gift giving gift cards are always a popular choice during the holiday season. While using a gift certificate allows you to select how you want the recipient of freedom, it also creates better opportunities for scammers evil-aavistamattomiakuluttajia.

    Although often overlooked, the gift of fraud can occur either When a voucher is purchased or redeemed. Some cheats can buy gift cards varastetunluottokortin information, or to steal the gift card number and PIN, but leave the card stock. From there, the thieves can sell these cards, or use the funds have been allocated stock purchase resalable goods. The thieves also try palauttaavarastetun goods store credit, which they later sell.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    ADD THREE (3) ANTENNAS, SWAP THREE (3) ANTENNAS AND ADD ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT TO EXISTING COLLOCATION. NO GROUND WORK PROPOSED, NO CHANGE TO ELECTRICAL SERVICE, NO NEW STRUCTURES, NO CHANGE TO EXISTING STRUCTURE HEIGHT. NO TRENCHING.

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Local merchants make gift giving easy during holiday season

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Fasan Florist, 1600 W. 35th St., (773) 523-8564, www.fasanflorist.com, cs@fasanflorist.com. Facebook. Since 1924, this family-owned...

T2 Kitchen Cabinet, 3520 S. Morgan St., (773) 247-8282, info@t2cabinet.com. Since 2005, T2 Kitchen Cabinet has offered well-constructed...

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF- CERTIFICATION PERMIT Coversion of existing 16,000 sf masonry building to "Office" and "Medical Service Use" building- includes new landscaping at adjacent parking lot (Administrative Adjustment under 100545185) interior alterations, new MEP and life safety systems, ADA upgrades and 50% green roof(3406 SF) LEED Gold.

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Hvad the Shearin Group Leadership Training formidler: Centreret lederskab

Ledelse er nøglen til udvikling af enhver person, virksomhed og samfund i ethvert samfund i verden. Det har givet ordre og videre til hvad der engang var en golde verden regeret af grusomme og uudgrundelig karakter. Mennesker er faktisk kommet en lang vej at giver en højere følelse af formål for alle områder i det globale miljø.

I dagens dynamiske og omskiftelige verden, har Shearin Group Review ( http://theshearingroups.org/news/ ) givet sin eksemplariske andel i at forbedre virksomhedsledelse gennem effektiv...

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Ledelse er nøglen til udvikling af enhver person, virksomhed og samfund i ethvert samfund i verden. Det har givet ordre og videre til hvad der engang var en golde verden regeret af grusomme og uudgrundelig karakter. Mennesker er faktisk kommet en lang vej at giver en højere følelse af formål for alle områder i det globale miljø.

I dagens dynamiske og omskiftelige verden, har Shearin Group Review ( http://theshearingroups.org/news/ ) givet sin eksemplariske andel i at forbedre virksomhedsledelse gennem effektiv ledelse træningsprogrammer.

Baseret i Avignon, Frankrig, er Shearin en ansete lederudvikling og personlighed vurdering virksomhed, at levere høj kvalitet træningsprogrammer under opsyn af ekspert undervisere med en lang tradition for faglighed.

Shearin gruppe uddannelsestjenester enestående programmer fokuserer hovedsageligt på gennemprøvede og konkrete resultater. Virksomheden sørger for, at kunderne vil nå en høj standard for lederskab kapaciteter på alle niveauer, derfor tilskynde personalet til at udføre og nå deres fulde personlige potentiale. Shearin hovedsagelig udvikler ledere, der trives i deres holdninger, dem, der vil indgyde engagerede og innovative teams; dermed væsentligt øge rentabiliteten mål.

De mange år det har eksisteret, har Shearin vundet over hundrede tilfredse faste kunder. Denne brede kundegrundlag viser hvor meget Shearin har opnået i sit lederskab uddannelsestjenester.

Hvordan gør Shearin det? Gennem en gennemprøvet leadership program kaldet centreret ledelse, en effektiv ledelse system giver så mange fordele. Denne øverste udøvende udviklingsprogram udnytter fremragende, moderne lederevner til ledere, senior og mellemleder personale.

Shearin Leadership Training Program ( http://theshearingroups.org/ ) har til formål at omdanne ledere til effektive ledere ud over bedre rentabilitet, samarbejde, integration og kunde/klient service.

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SV TCL & Associates Probe Company Semiconductors: En kort gjennomgang av sin virksomhet for de siste

Semiconductor industry er kanskje den mest dynamiske og produktiv industrien i dag som det gir i hele verden med verktøy som er viktige i alle nivåer av det globale samfunnet og i ulike applikasjoner fra industrien til handel til utdanning underholdning til kunst og mange andre områder. Riding på denne bølgen, har SV TCL Associates kommet ut med viktige verktøy som gir brukere fordelene av høyteknologiske verktøy som forbedre og opprettholde effektiviteten og produktiviteten i hver unikt program.

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Semiconductor industry er kanskje den mest dynamiske og produktiv industrien i dag som det gir i hele verden med verktøy som er viktige i alle nivåer av det globale samfunnet og i ulike applikasjoner fra industrien til handel til utdanning underholdning til kunst og mange andre områder. Riding på denne bølgen, har SV TCL Associates kommet ut med viktige verktøy som gir brukere fordelene av høyteknologiske verktøy som forbedre og opprettholde effektiviteten og produktiviteten i hver unikt program.

SV TCL Associates startet sin virksomhet i 1994 produksjon gode halvleder-testing produkter. Det har tatt hensyn til behovene til alle typer tester-kravene til mange semiconductor bedrifter. Siden begynnelsen, SV TCL, som et ledende selskap i bransjen, har forsøkt å gi kvalitet test-løsninger til mange kunder og møte deres tekniske og produksjon standarder i nåtiden og, forhåpentligvis, helt inn i fremtiden.

SV TCL Associates har evnen og ressursene å gi komplett nøkkelferdig tjenester for sonden kort, siste test og direkte dock og administrere alle aspekter involvert i hele prosessen med design, fabrikasjon og sette sammen komponenter.

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