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Looking for a good honest plumber for Pilsen

Some friends of mine on 21st street are having a clogged toilet problem. Three-story house, it's a problem with the toilet on the second floor, only. Seems isolated to that stack. They need a good plumber, but obv. like everyone else, they're budget-minded folks.

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Piano teacher?

Hi, I'm looking for a piano teacher for my five year old. Any recommendations? We have a piano, so we're able to have someone come to us, if needed. Thanks!

  • Merit School of Music is a good school. They may have or know of "at home" teachers. My goddaughter went there for 2 or 3 years. I haven't tried Chicago Academy Of Music on 17th, but they may have or know of resources. That's great that he's starting so young! Good luck. :)

  • Even though Old Town School of Folks Music is north, you could ask them if they have any teachers from or who travel to the Pilsen area.

  • These are great ideas, thank you! I also found a site, takelessons.com, where you can look within an area code and see reviews for a teacher, too. I'm going to check out the places you recommended, as well. Thank you!

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25 Wounded In MLK Day Weekend Shootings

...Village neighborhood on the Near West Side. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of South Morgan when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He had been shot in the...

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...year-old man were in a gray Prius just before 2 a.m. in the 5900 block of South Sacramento when someone fired shots from another vehicle, according to Chicago Police. The woman suffered gunshot...

...South Side. They were standing in a courtyard at 7:43 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Michigan when an unknown male approached and opened fire, according to Chicago Police. A 17-year...

...Heights neighborhood on the South Side. He was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 9900 block of South Carpenter when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He had been shot in the...

Two men were shot early Sunday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The men, ages 19 and 23, were sitting in a parked car about 12:40 a.m. in the 2800 block of West 21st Street when someone fired shots, according to Chicago Police.

...neighborhood. The boy was sitting in his vehicle at 8:24 p.m. in the 6700 block of North Hermitage when an unknown male approached and fired shots, police said. The boy suffered multiple gunshot...

    25 Wounded In MLK Day Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - At least 25 people were wounded by gunfire across Chicago over the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. Two people were wounded in the most recent shooting, which happened early Tuesday on the South Side. A 24-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were in a gray Prius just before 2 a.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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8 injured in city shootings

...1 a.m. on Tuesday, police said. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of South Morgan Street on the Near Southwest Side when he heard gunfire and realized he was hit. A...

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The man, 22, and the woman, 24, were stopped at a light in the 5900 block of South Sacramento Avenue when someone in another vehicle fired shots, police said. They drove themselves to Mount Sinai...

On the South Side, two men and a teenage boy were shot around 7:45 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Michigan Avenue in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood, Chicago police said.

About 5:20 p.m. a 28-year-old man was shot in the 9900 block of South Carpenter Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood.

Another man was shot at a Green Line station about 12:20 p.m. in the 4700 block of West Lake Street on the West Side.

    Man shot at Green Line station in Bronzeville
    Man shot at Green Line station Monday afternoon.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Cleaning person

Im looking for a cleaning person. I pay $15 per hour. I live on 18th st. Near harrison park. I have a small 1 bedroom.

  • Hi Marla - You can call my room mate Kris. She is interested and we live in the area -- CERMAK & PAULINA. 773-562-9365. I am a slob and she keeps up with my mess so she is pretty good.

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Aug 11 2016

Updated Jan 05

Obnoxious Loudness in Pilsen

How can people in certain parts of Pilsen tolerate Banda music and drunkeness in the middle of the night? How? The is a total lack of regard for people who have wake up early. Moreover, if you call the police, you become a target for their animosity. Does anyone know how to silence these folks without becoming a target?

  • Ringo712 Block Captain

    I live in La Villita so it's the same if not more so. It comes with the territory for living around Mexican Immigrants. It's a different way of life you need to get used to if you want to live Amongst different cultures

  • I've been here 6 years..a transplanted South Chicagoan.. Its a shame gentrification has softened peoples ears.. There are bigger fish to fry..but keep complaining about Banda music.. The assault rifles down Cermak Road during school hours bring perspective..

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ATN: January 2018

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

...hours, the area has video surveillance and a seating area. The station is located at 943 W. Maxwell St., and parking is available...

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...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Bridgeport Catholic Academy, 3700 S. Lowe Ave., will have an open house on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. School registration also will begin then. For information, call (773) 376-6223.

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 2003 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 432-1995...

Three children explore how to deal with hurtful words about skin color in My Wonderful Birthday Suit! at Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave. Performances are Tuesday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Feb. 18. Call (773) 227-0180.

Join Chicago Hope Academy for boys’ and girls’ basketball games Friday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m., 2641 W. Harrison St. See chicagohopeacademy.org.

...Monday, Jan. 8. The Queen Contest will be held in the Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium, 1340 W. Washington Blvd., on Sunday, Jan. 14. The parade and river dyeing will be held Saturday, March 17...

...North Central College, Naperville, IL, Sunday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m., and Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Monday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are from $10 to $62...

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. will host adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs from Monday, Jan. 8, through the week of March 12. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

...Call (872) 216-9695 or log on to www.civiclegalcorps.org. The office is at 310 S. Peoria St.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., will host the Fire and Ice Festival Friday, Jan. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy woodcraft, astronomy, a bonfire, and ice skating. Call (312) 742-3918.

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355.

The Field Museum will offer free basic admission on Monday, Jan. 15: Saturday, Jan. 27; and Sunday, Jan. 28; as well as throughout the month of February. The museum is at 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Log on to www.fieldmuseum.org.

...Before Christmas’ runs through Sun., Jan. 7, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St. This comic take on the classic poem features a couple of dancing mice, a spunky...

First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody, informs people of their rights, and organizes volunteers to help.

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers take donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

The hospital is at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Visit www.mercy-chicago.org or call (312) 567-2000.

Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., invites children and their parents or caregivers to gather the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. for a free Storytime early childhood music class. Next date is Jan. 8.

Northerly Island is located at 1521 S. Linn White Dr.

Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., hosts its 17th annual Winter WonderFest, which presents a 170,000-square-foot holiday-themed...

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in various locations on topics including social media, communication plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, and analytics. Call (312) 369-6400.

...of Your Health.” All are offered at Rush at the Johnson R. Bowman Health Center, 710 S. Paulina St. To reserve your spot, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874...

St. Barbara Catholic School, 2859 S. Throop St., will have an open house and book fair on Sunday, Jan. 28. Call (312) 326-6243.

...Walsh School. All-tournament most valuable player was Gabriella Passarelli from St. Jerome, located at 2810 S. Princeton Ave. Walsh School is at 2015 S. Peoria St...

...Gabriella Passarelli from St. Jerome, located at 2810 S. Princeton Ave. Walsh School is at 2015 S. Peoria St.

St. Jerome Catholic School, 2801 S. Princeton Ave., will have an open house on Sunday, Jan. 28. The school is at 2801 S. Princeton Ave. Call (312) 842-7668.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling, including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

...of students, graduates of STCCS, and parents in the community. The school is located at 247 W. 23rd St. Call (312) 326-2837...

Santa Lucia School, 3017 S. Wells St., will host its Lead with Your Heart fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 10. Tickets are $75...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., hosts its annual winter coat drive during January. Donations of warm socks, coats, sweaters, sweatshirts...

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii is looking for liturgical and cultural event volunteers. Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

...on the West Side. The exhibition runs through Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the museum, 800 S. Halsted St.

...Warm up afterward in the main barn with special refreshments. The zoo is located at 2200 N. Cannon Dr. Call (312) 742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org...

    Gazette Chicago " ATN: January 2018
    January 4, 2018 The AARP Foundation Experience Corps will hold volunteer information sessions on Thursday, Jan. 18, Friday, Jan. 19, and Tuesday, Jan. 23. Call (877) 926-8300. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Feb 11

Updated Jan 04

Purse Found Saturday Morning

I found a black purse running this morning in Pilsen on 16th Street. The license is in there so please just let me know your name and what was in it and I will gladly let you come pick it up.

  • jnicks1977 Constructing

    sorry this was returned to the police that day. I don't recall that being the name though.

  • Ringo712 Block Captain

    How would that person know to look on this site? You have their name and ID. You find them.

Sep 13

Updated Jan 04

Pilsen Alliance not so innocent

The Pilsen Alliance isn't so innocent when it comes to race.

  • As a real estate professional ANYWHERE you can't "steer". Meaning you can't direct people to a neighborhood if the intention is good or bad.
    Example: You can't direct a Mexican family to Pilsen simply because they're Mexican and Pilsen presently has a high Mexican population.
    The intention may be good...

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    As a real estate professional ANYWHERE you can't "steer". Meaning you can't direct people to a neighborhood if the intention is good or bad.
    Example: You can't direct a Mexican family to Pilsen simply because they're Mexican and Pilsen presently has a high Mexican population.
    The intention may be good but for a real estate agent, it's illegal even so.
    I don't read any veiled meaning in these posts.
    What the Pilsen Alliance is doing is directly "steering" and even worse.
    They're singling out racial groups as enemies in their own neighborhood for the fact these people are not Mexican.
    Racism to a major degree.
    They have not interest in harmony.
    Their cause is self serving and delusional.

  • Ringo712 Block Captain

    Looks to me there's alot of Indians and other Asian groups moving in as well. What they all have in common is green money. If you don't have money you can't choose were you live.
    Pilsen Alliance are nothing but a bunch of jerks.

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No arrests following incident in White Eagle subdivision

The home is in the 1400 block of Aberdeen Court, police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said in an email. The situation did not pose a threat to the public, he said.

    No arrests following incident in White Eagle subdivision
    Police have blocked off a subdivision street as they are trying to talk with a man in a home with a child
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Updated Dec 18

Books in Spanish

I would like to donate books in Spanish, is there an idividual or organization interested in books these books? They are used but in good shape. Diverse subjects, literature.

Dec 15

Suspect in Arlington Heights home invasion held without bail

Antonio Jones, 32, of the 1000 block of West 14th Street, appeared at a bail hearing Wednesday in Rolling Meadows.

    Suspect in Arlington Heights home invasion held without bail
    A Chicago man was ordered held without bail on charges involving a home invasion and theft of $50,000 from a couple in Arlington Heights last May. Antonio Jones, 32, of the 1000 block of West 14th Street, appeared at a bail hearing Wednesday in Rolling Meadows.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

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Dec 14

Chicago man held without bail in home invasion, robbery of Arlington Heights couple

The charges are all felonies with a sentencing range of six to 30 years. Jones’ last known address is in the 1000 block of West 14th Street.

    Chicago man held without bail in home invasion, robbery of Arlington Heights couple
    A Chicago man was held without bail Wednesday after he was charged with armed robbery and home invasion in the theft of $50,000 from an 85-year-old Arlington Heights man and his 79-year-old wife.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 08

Updated Dec 11

My little Guy Max lost him 12/06/17!!! Live n...

My little Guy Max lost him 12/06/17!!! Live near 17th and ashland was last seen 16th & ashland ave and also heard seen on 16th & Morgan!!! He was with his brother lefty. We found lefty at animal shelter on ashland ave he was brought in by some one who seen them together but only lefty jumped in the car and Max the black French Bulldog ran off. He currently had eye surgery so needs his medication hoping he is somewhere warm!!! I hope he can come back home to us!!! Please any info let us know thank you. Max French Bulldog Black missing/Lost

    Ezequiel Peña
    My little Guy Max lost him 12/06/17!!! Live near 17th and ashland was last seen 16th & ashland ave and also heard seen on 16th & Morgan!!! He was with his brother lefty. We found lefty at animal...
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    1525 S. Sangamon St. 403 December 6, 2017 Comment

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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.

Sep 13

Updated Dec 02

Pilsen is NOT a Movie Set

Is anyone else ticked off by the constant shooting of TV shows in our area? Those involved with the productions (The Chi, Empire, Chicago PDFireMedJustice, ad infinitum) show little respect for the folks whose lives they constantly interrupt. In Pilsen, seldomly does a week go by when The Chi isn't hogging blocks upon blocks of commercial parking space. Do they feed the most expensive meters in America? All one has to do is to try walking past their cables, equipment,...

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Is anyone else ticked off by the constant shooting of TV shows in our area? Those involved with the productions (The Chi, Empire, Chicago PDFireMedJustice, ad infinitum) show little respect for the folks whose lives they constantly interrupt. In Pilsen, seldomly does a week go by when The Chi isn't hogging blocks upon blocks of commercial parking space. Do they feed the most expensive meters in America? All one has to do is to try walking past their cables, equipment, and indifferent personnel to feel their disdain for residents.
We don't want you here.
I don't want you in Pilsen.
Cinespace is but a mile away. Go there.

To digress a bit, what's with the resurgence of gangs and their ilk in Pilsen? Every other wall, building, sidewalk, or trash can is tagged with their graffiti. Where is asswipeman Danny Solis? There must be a lull in counting ill gotten gains to see to some of these neighborhood concerns, no?
When is election day? I've got to wake up my dead relatives and drag them to the polls.

And Can the Soda Tax!

That is all for now. Thanks.

Nov 30

    Former Priest Daniel McCormack Still A Sexually Violent Person, Judge Rules
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - Disgraced former Catholic priest Daniel McCormack could have to stay behind bars indefinitely after a judge Friday ruled he remains a sexually violent person. "I have to say Mr. McCormack ...
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Nov 30

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    ATT IL0970"DECOM UMTS 1900. REMOVE UMTS 1900 RRUS FROM SLEDS. REMOVE (1)UMTS 850 RRU PWER SECTOR AND REJUMPER REMAINING UMTS RRU TO ANTENNA. LTE 6C: FNET: P3 & P4 - SWAP P3 AND P4 ANTENNAS FOR JAHH-65B-R3B ANTENNAS (2 PER SECTOR) AND MOVE THE EXISTING P3 HEX ANTENNA TO P2. MOVE LTE 700 RRUS11 RADIOS TO P1. ADD (3) RRUS4478 RADIOS IN P4 AND CONNECT TO BOTH P3 AND P4.AWS RRU SWAP: P4 - SWAP EXISTING P2 AWS RRUS11 WITH RRUS32-B66A RADIOS ON P4.PCS RRU SWAP: P2 - SWAP EXISTING P3 PCS RRUS12 & A2 WITH RADIO 4415 RADIOS ON P2." "LTE 6C: ADD (3)25 AMP BREAKERS AND SAC LOWER FIBER.AWS: SWAP (2)DUS FOR (2)5216. ADD GPS SPLITTERS, IDLE, (3)30 AMP BREAKERS AND SAC LOWER FIBER. SWAP PP FOR EMERSON 512, (11)RECTIFIERS, (5)STRINGS OF 180FT BATTERIES. REMOVE EXISTING BATTERIES.PCS: ADD (3)25 AMP BREAKERS AND SAC LOWER FIBER."

    1059 W. 13th St. Issued November 28, 2017 Comment

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