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  • Permit issued for new construction

    NEW CONSTRUCTION OF A 2-STORY MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT WITH A SLAB-ON-GRADE FOUNDATION AND A SIDE-BY-SIDE DRIVE THRU. ZBA APPROVAL ISSUED FOR DRIVE-THRU UNDER FILE 49-17-S, FILED WITH APPLICATION 100653997.

    2315 W. Ogden Ave. Issued December 1, 2017 Comment

Nov 29

Updated Dec 02

Stop your whining.

I feel happy and proud when i see filming in the hood. It can be a slight temporary inconvenience. Shameless is a fabulous show that shines a light on a different way of life.

  • pbsene Local Business Owner, Tired American

    Right on! It creates way more jobs than just the overpaid actors - I have a good friend whose kids are both working behind the scenes on this show.

  • Pilsen/Heart of Chicago area have been part of movie & tv productions for decades. A few people that recently moved into area whine about many things that are not the real issues and concerns that actually effect our lives. The arts in general have thrived over the last few decades in our community, they add a great benefit to our community, and lives.

  • A rare shoot in a neighborhood is one thing. Having a particular part of the neighborhood that is a popular industrial movie set is another. The people who live there get absolutely steamrolled...

    For example, the intersection of Blue Island and 18th is one of those places. There have been...

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    A rare shoot in a neighborhood is one thing. Having a particular part of the neighborhood that is a popular industrial movie set is another. The people who live there get absolutely steamrolled...

    For example, the intersection of Blue Island and 18th is one of those places. There have been multiple shows (too many to count) and over 5 movie shoots there this past year. Each time this happens, the production companies take over entire blocks in the neighborhoods (off set) for their personal parking, trailer parking, and truck parking. Then, adding insult to injury (after kicking all the residents out) they don't even use all of the space.

    This would be a lot better if the Chicago Film Office actually did a service for the people of our City! They are only chartered to roll the red carpet out for outsiders and only have staff to rubber stamp applications given to them by Hollywood. (I confirmed this in multiple calls.) They do not limit shoots at particular locations, make sure the closed space is actually being used, or move the ancillary parking around from shoot-to-shoot. (So the same blocks keep getting hit for parking and catering.) When it rains and shoots are canceled, the "No Parking" zones stay up (even when the streets are empty) and the residents still get ticketed.

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Updated Nov 20

Where to sell used goods locally?

I would like to get rid of some decent electronics that are used but probably still have some value. (55" TV, laptops, etc).

Anyone know of a good place around Pilsen / Bridgeport that buys and resales used goods? (aside from Craigslist, etc)

Nov 18

  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL 1 SET OF LED CHANNEL LETTERS ON THE SOUTH ELEVATION OF THE BUILDING TO READ MEDICAL CANNABIS

    1301 S. Western Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL 1 SET OF LED CHANNEL LETTERS ON THE WEST ELEVATION OF THE BUILDING TO READ MEDICAL CANNABIS

    1301 S. Western Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL 1 SET OF LED CHANNEL LETTERS ON THE NORTH ELEVATION OF THE BUILDING TO READ MEDICAL CANNABIS

    1301 S. Western Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL 1 ROUTED ILLUMINATED CABINET ON THE NORTH ELEVATION OF THE BUILDING TO READ MEDICAL CANNABIS

    1301 S. Western Ave. Issued November 16, 2017 Comment

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Canadian Route 66 Association posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Nov 09

OMG! Keep your property safe. Designate transfers after you die.

THANK Karen Yarbrough for some long needed innovation in Cook County. Went to a seminar last night at Lawndale Community Church.

An excellent speaker Mario spoke on topics important to all of us. He had great slides and a good sense of humor. Everyone was mesmerized.

There are FORMS that will convey property of a deceased for property, FORMS to transfer auto. FORMS to transfer ownership of car. FORMS transfer Bank Account. FORMS to get out of inheritance (property with...

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THANK Karen Yarbrough for some long needed innovation in Cook County. Went to a seminar last night at Lawndale Community Church.

An excellent speaker Mario spoke on topics important to all of us. He had great slides and a good sense of humor. Everyone was mesmerized.

There are FORMS that will convey property of a deceased for property, FORMS to transfer auto. FORMS to transfer ownership of car. FORMS transfer Bank Account. FORMS to get out of inheritance (property with liens and problems inherited.

Sign up and be notified if there is activity that would affect title to your building.

Innovations by Karen will protect many in the community from being swindled out of their property. So many south and west side properties are demolished because of inability to have clear title.

These transfer forms are FREE and require typical recording fees but NO Lawyer.
Follow the legal process (steps). It is easy.

Call and request a speaker come to your organization., It is free.

go to the website. click http://cookrecorder.com, click videos, click mayor video. see the presentation online.

Many things can be done online.

http://cookrecorder.com/

    Cook County Recorder of Deeds - Karen Yarbrough
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    http://cookrecorder.com

Nov 03

Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Our 9 fire extinguishers were on the recall list. Be sure yours is safe. Call Kidde amd ask.

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Nov 01

Lunchbreak: Autumn white mac and cheese

2419 W. 14th Street, Unit C

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

725 W. Roosevelt Road

    Lunchbreak: Autumn white mac and cheese
    Chef Matt Ryan Amazing Edibles Catering 2419 W. 14th Street, Unit C Chicago (312) 563-1600 www.cateramazing.com/ Event: 4th Annual Mac and Cheese Fest November 4 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. UIC Forum 725 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago www.macandcheesechicago.com
    http://wgntv.com

Oct 30

Updated Oct 30

What to Do When ICE Comes Knocking at Your Door

Join Jody Adler, Director of the Community Law Project, and me, for a discussion on what to do in the event that ICE shows up at your place of work.
http://mailchi.mp/ac823e834cb4/what-to-do-if-ice-comes-knocking-on-your-door?e=6548e7251e

    What to Do When ICE Comes Knocking at Your Door
    We are living in an environment in which immigration laws are being aggressively enforced. This has several implications in the workplace. Join Jody Adler, the Director of the Community Law Project, and me for a lively discussion on immigration rights in the workplace.
    http://mailchi.mp
  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Thanks for the thumbs up, Rachel. If you weren't able to catch the live broadcast, you can go to the link and download the podcast. There was some really, really good info shared. I learned a heck of a lot!

Oct 27

Loving Lawndale to Life College Fair and Expungement Event

Reminder: Loving Lawndale to Life College Fair and Expungement Event Saturday, October 28th, from 10 am - 2 pm.

http://mailchi.mp/70a5b16b6e73/loving-lawndale-to-life-college-fair?e=6548e7251e

    Loving Lawndale to Life College Fair and Expungement Event
    Don't miss our last event of the campaign. We will be hosting a nontraditional college fair with college resources and workshops for high school seniors, adult learners and career changers. There will be resource tables with college recruiters, financial aid consultants, community-based organizations and expungement professionals.
    http://mailchi.mp

Oct 16

Updated Oct 26

The Race for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District

The race for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District will very interesting. The 2nd District includes communities on the West and South Sides, including North Lawndale and Englewood. While the communities have similar issues, there will be that tendency to elect "one of our own". For some, "one of our own" is someone from our neighborhood. For some, "one of our own" is one who is easily controlled. For others, "one of our own" is someone with whom we can identify...

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The race for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District will very interesting. The 2nd District includes communities on the West and South Sides, including North Lawndale and Englewood. While the communities have similar issues, there will be that tendency to elect "one of our own". For some, "one of our own" is someone from our neighborhood. For some, "one of our own" is one who is easily controlled. For others, "one of our own" is someone with whom we can identify culturally, regardless of where they live.

When I speak of "culturally", I'm not speaking of race or ethnicity, but about those intangibles that reflect similar values and political philosophies.

I don't know who all will be running. Technically, no one is a candidate until s/he makes the ballot. When the final cut comes, I hope there will be candidates with a demonstrated record of leadership, community service, good judgment; the willingness to carefully weigh and analyze the issues without being a rubber stamp; courage to speak truth to power and be a true advocate for the voters; strength of character (honesty and integrity) and loyalty, and the ability to put the voters' interests above his/her own personal and political gain. If you know of such a candidate, please share below.

  • Mitchellfred Sixty-year resident of North Lawndale/24th ward

    The POTUS wanted to know if he can "pardon" himself...is the jury still out? Fred Mitchell would make a good candidate. He will be declaring himself as a "write-in" candidate.

Oct 14

Updated Oct 26

A legacy gone

Joe Boston building being torn😱 had been there since 1953.

Oct 19

Updated Oct 24

Do we have a people problem or a system problem?

Why do some Chicago neighborhoods have 0 murders per 100,000 and mine East Garfield Park 93 per 100,000? Does 11th District Detectives have a 20% success amd 80% failire rate for solving cases? What are good ways to improve the success rate? Is there a corelation between low solve rate and criminals enbolden to committ crime?...and get away with it?

Is one of the problems a bankrupt city, state, county cannot afford lockup amd many criminals are left on the...

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Why do some Chicago neighborhoods have 0 murders per 100,000 and mine East Garfield Park 93 per 100,000? Does 11th District Detectives have a 20% success amd 80% failire rate for solving cases? What are good ways to improve the success rate? Is there a corelation between low solve rate and criminals enbolden to committ crime?...and get away with it?

Is one of the problems a bankrupt city, state, county cannot afford lockup amd many criminals are left on the streets to committ even more crime? Is a solution to lockup in a lower cost county, state, country? AND provide educational training?

Should should innovative top brains Tesla, Amazon, Google, air bnb, Uber take a stab at solving inner city problems? It is clear government and social,scientists have failed.

The IG investigated Police Overtime to save $&. Should he investigate solve rate amd find out why it is so low?

We know that pod cameras are not used to their best advantage for solving crime.

Source

https://postimg.org/image/70vt35aa6z/

    Chicago By Neighborhood Murder Rate - Postimage.org
    https://postimg.org
  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

    Too many TOS acronyms to keep straight...the TOS above is Terms of Sentencing and not Terms of Service.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Too many uncivilized.

    Solution: Civilize the uncivilized.

Oct 22

Updated Oct 23

Pilsen Open Studios XV

http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/ct-pilsen-artists-open-up-their-studios-on-their-quinceanera-20171020-story.html

"Although most artists are Latino, not everyone uses the same aesthetic and not everyone makes folk art. The Latin American community is just as complex in styles and philosophies as what you are going to find in the Art Institute of Chicago."

    Pilsen artists open up their studios on their 'quinceañera'
    15 years ago, Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events designated October as Chicago Artists' Month. They sent a letter to the muralist Héctor Duarte to propose the idea that he open up his workshop to the public, located across the street from the National Museum of Mexican Art, and offer him some publicity in their brochure.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • In the 15 years of the Open Studios, many of us that live our life in Pilsen/ Heart of Chicago area. we are not allowed to visit the art studios. People with mobility disabilities are excluded due to no access to the studios locations. Maybe that should be included in such articles. Many of the businesses on 18th Street exclude those with disabilities on a daily basis,

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Oct 22

Updated Oct 22

Break ins

FYI just want you to know and be on the lookout for suspicious people. There has been a number of burglaries in the 3100 block of Walnut. 3146 has been hit twice over the past two weeks. 3142 was burglarized Saturday October 21 and 3142 today October 22. In each case the perpetrators gain access through the rear windows. Be alert and report unusual activity.

Oct 22

    Diez y Ocho restaurant 'priced out', re-opens Friday for the last time
    'Diez y Ocho' is the name by which Michael Hernandez calls the neighborhood where he grew up, and it's what he decided to name his burger joint located on 18th St. and Damen Ave., a promising, but short-lived venture that could not survive the increasing cost of commercial space in Pilsen, he said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Michelin Guide 2018: The Full List Of Restaurants That Got (And Lost) Stars

• EL Ideas, 2419 W. 14th St. (Douglas Park)

This article has 77 other Chicago locations (Show)

• Alinea, 1723 N Halsted St, (Lincoln Park)

• Grace, 652 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Acadia, 1639 S. Wabash Ave. (South Loop)

• Oriole, 661 W. Walnut St. (West Loop)

• Sixteen, 401 N. Wabash Ave. (River North)

• Smyth, 177 N. Ada St. (West Loop) = Gained a star this year.

• Band of Bohemia, 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Boka, 1729 N. Halsted St. (Lincoln Park)

• Dusek's Board & Beer, 1227 W. 18th St. (Pilsen)

• Elizabeth, 4835 N. Western Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Elske, 1350 W. Randolph St. (West Loop) - New to List

• Entente, 3056 N. Lincoln Ave. (Lakeview) - New to List

• Everest, 440 S. LaSalle St. (Loop)

• Goosefoot, 2656 W. Lawrence Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Green River, 259 E. Erie St. (Streeterville)

• NAHA, 500 N. Clark St. (River North)

• North Pond, 2610 N. Cannon Dr. (Lincoln Park)

• Parachute, 3500 N. Elston Ave. (Avondale)

• Roister, 951 W. Fulton Market (West Loop)

• Schwa, 1466 N. Ashland Ave. (Wicker Park)

• Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St. (West Loop)

• Spiagga, 980 N. Michigan Ave. (Gold Coast)

• Topolobampo, 445 N. Clark St. (River North)

• Arami, 1829 W. Chicago Ave. (Ukrainian Village)

• Au Cheval, 800 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Avec, 615 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• BellyQ, 1400 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Bohemian House, 11 W. Illinois St. (River North)

• Ceres' Table, 3124 N. Broadway (Lakeview)

• Chilam Balam, 3023 N. Broadway (Lakeview)

• Cumin, 1414 N. Milwaukee Ave. (Wicker Park)

• DeCOLORES, 1626 S. Halsted St. (Pilsen)

• Dos Urban Cantina, 2829 W. Armitage Ave. (Logan Square)

• Dove's Luncheonette, 1545 N. Damen Ave. (Wicker Park)

• Fat Rice, 2957 W. Diversey Ave. (Logan Square)

• Giant, 3209 W. Armitage Ave. (Logan Square)

• Gilt Bar, 230 W. Kinzie St. (River North)

• Girl and the Goat, 809 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Green Zebra, 1460 W. Chicago Ave. (Noble Square)

• GT Fish and Oyster, 531 N. Wells St. (River North)

• HaiSous, 1800 S. Carpenter St. (Pilsen)

• Han 202, 605 W. 31st St. (Chinatown)

• Herb, 5424 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

• Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. (Andersonville)

• Jaipur, 847 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Jam, 3057 W. Logan Blvd. (Logan Square)

• Jin Thai Cuisine, 5458 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

• Kai Zan, 2557 W. Chicago Ave. (Humboldt Park)

• Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave. (Logan Square) - Lost star

• Luella's Southern Kitchen, 4609 N. Lincoln Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Lula Cafe, 2537 N. Kedzie Ave. (Logan Square)

• Mana Food Bar, 1742 W. Division St. (Wicker Park)

• Mango Pickle, 5842 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

• Maude's Liquor Bar, 840 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• mfk., 432 W. Diversey Pkwy. (Lakeview)

• Mi Tocaya, 2800 W. Logan Blvd (Logan Square)

• MingHin Cuisine, 2168 S. Archer Ave. (Chinatown)

• Mott Street, 1401 N. Ashland Ave. (Wicker Park)

• Nana, 3267 S. Halsted St. (Bridgeport)

• Pleasant House Pub, 2119 S. Halsted St. (Pilsen)

• Quiote, 2456 N. California Ave. (Logan Square)

• Sabri Nihari, 2502 W. Devon Ave. (West Ridge)

• San Soo Gab San, 5247 N. Western Ave. (Lincoln Square)

• Smoque, 3800 N. Pulaski Road (Irving Park)

• Sol de Mexico, 3018 N. Cicero Ave. (Belmont Cragin)

• Sushi Dokku, 823 W. Randolph St. (West Loop)

• Table, Donkey and Stick, 2728 W. Armitage Ave. (Logan Square)

• The Angry Crab, 5665 N. Lincoln Ave. (West Ridge)

• The Bristol, 2152 N. Damen Ave. (Bucktown)

• The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor St. (Bridgeport)

• The Publican, 837 W. Fulton Market (West Loop)

• The Purple Pig, 500 N. Michigan Ave. (Magnificent Mile)

• True Food Kitchen, 1 W. Erie St. (River North)

• Two, 1132 W. Grand Ave. (West Town)

• Untitled, 111 W. Kinzie St. (River North)

• Wood, 3335 N. Halsted St. (Lakeview)

    Michelin Guide 2018: The Full List Of Restaurants That Got (And Lost) Stars
    CHICAGO - Twenty-five Chicago restaurants were awarded with coveted stars in the upcoming Michelin Guide 2018. West Loop's Smyth was upgraded from a one-star ranking last year to two stars for what the guide calls "unique and inventive cuisine." Michael Ellis, international director of Michelin Guides, said he's tried about half of Chicago's starred restaurants himself, including Smyth.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Oct 20

KFC recipe challenge: Tribune kitchen puts the 11 herbs and spices to the test

...a bucket of KFC Original Recipe fried chicken that we purchased at the restaurant at 1144 S. Western Ave. in Chicago...

    KFC recipe challenge: Tribune kitchen puts the 11 herbs and spices to the test
    Countless recipes have been tried out in the Tribune test kitchen but never one quite like this. Our mission: find out if 11 ingredients handwritten on a piece of paper could be the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices that go into Kentucky Fried Chicken's Original Recipe - a closely guarded formula that remains one of the world's biggest culinary mysteries.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 19

A guide to eating your way through Chicago's West Side

2255 W. Taylor St. 312-725-0507

2419 W. 14th St. 312-226-8144 ($155+)

This article has 27 other Chicago locations (Show)

4151 W. 26th St. 773-521-7847

2517 W. Division 773-862-8313

3823 W. 31st; 773-847-3907

2500 S. Whipple 773-254-0975

3518 W. 25th St. 773-673-0102

4001 W. Jackson 312-709-8281

3936 W. 31st 773-277-1155

1001 N. California 773-904-7660

5412 W. Madison St. 773-261-2316

3750 W. Ogden Ave. 872-588-3380

2524 W. Chicago Ave. 773-276-6402

2400 W. 21st Place 773-579-6136

2624 S. Central Park Ave. 773-522-8544

1523 N. Pulaski Road 773-276-5825

3759 W. 26th St. 773-823-1499

1000 N. Francisco Ave. 773-235-9218

3500 S. Western Ave. 872-281-5099

2834 W. Cermak Road 773-376-7474

4377 W. 26th St. 773-522-2050

16 S. Western Ave. 312-226-5094

1000 N. California Ave. 872-829-2793

3331 W. 26th St. 773-257-0000

954 N. California Ave. 773-292-1616

1012 N. Western Ave. 773-661-2116

2557 W. Chicago Ave. 773-278-5776

2500 W. Chicago Ave. 773-697-4413

3944 W. Chicago Ave. 773-661-1331

    A guide to eating your way through Chicago's West Side
    While North and South Siders duke it out for Chicago supremacy, West Siders have quietly gone about their business. They don't need to assert anything because they're too busy enjoying a wealth of culinary offerings their warring counterparts don't even know about.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 19

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