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Updated 6 hours ago

Found large male tabby boy cat very loving and missing his home.

Found in southeast Pilsen near Cermak and Morgan 11/14/17.

Contact me for details

  • What a precious little face! Seems to be a bot frightened though. Hope he can be reunited with his people soon. In the interim, thank you for helping him. Many, many blessings to you!

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2 days ago

Eight Pilsen Homes Have Sold for $600K or More This Year

729 W. 19th St.

1704 S. Newberry Ave.

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1105 W. 16th St.

    Eight Pilsen Homes Have Sold for $600K or More This Year
    Published today at 11:46 a.m. Looking to buy ultralow in trendy Pilsen? You're too late: Price per square foot in the Lower West Side, which includes the neighborhood, has skyrocketed from $84 to $225 over the past five years.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Alderman Patrick D. Thompson added 2 new phot...

New viaduct lights at 16th and Peoria. Further renovations to this viaduct will take place in the Spring.

    Alderman Patrick D. Thompson
    Alderman Patrick D. Thompson, Chicago, Illinois. 2.5K likes. Welcome to my Facebook! Follow me on Twitter @AldPatDThompson or check out www.ward11.org to stay updated on the 11th Ward.
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  • What of the Halsted viaduct two blocks east? Along with the one on Union, probably the worst in the city. Maybe we can borrow some ideas from Rogers Park. Thanks.

3 days ago

    Protect Rental Property Assets with an LLC
    Real Estate has always been considered a safe investment since the supply is finite and the demand grows with the population. Even though we have seen some swings in the real estate market over the past decade, the theory still is held true by many.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

3 days ago

    Why We Love Good Guys
    Not long ago while going through some old photos and memorabilia, I found a press clipping from the Chicago Daily News - a newspaper that folded years ago. The story described how a fireman ran into a burning building an saved three small children. The kids were living in a building in a poverty stricken...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Nov 09

Updated 4 days ago

Neighbor repeatedly reporting us to City agencies... Is there any way to stop the harassment?

The older, single woman living in the house next door to us has been repeatedly reporting our house to various city agencies, complaining of rodents (rats, which live in HER yard), "trash" in our yard, building code violations. We have had our yard inspected repeatedly with no violations. Can she be reported for harassment?

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    It'll run it course. The departments will see a pattern develop and stop responding to her. Contacting the Alderman's office as well as the main departments that are her favorites to explain your circumstance may expedite things toward some peace and quiet.

    I had to call out the Streets &...

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    It'll run it course. The departments will see a pattern develop and stop responding to her. Contacting the Alderman's office as well as the main departments that are her favorites to explain your circumstance may expedite things toward some peace and quiet.

    I had to call out the Streets & Sans Supervisor for my neighborhood to put to bed once and for all that our fence on the alley wasn't a problem for traffic (since it was my neighbor's one and only pressing issue, apparently). As soon as he met me in the alley, he pointed to the house with the old lady in it who was causing the huff and said he remembered her from 15 years earlier when she was causing a condo development headaches and calling all the time. He gave me his direct number and said to call if I ever had an issue. They've never been back out since.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    what's the saying....those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones? I think every block has one...... Scott and I just so happen to live next door to ours...lol...

5 days ago

Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

    Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities - Greater South Loop Association
    About the survey: The objective of the survey is to gather feedback from stakeholders in the South Loop, including community residents, families who live within the proposed expanded boundary for South Loop Elementary School, and families who attend South Loop Elementary or National Teachers Academy.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 11

Updated 6 days ago

Lights Out

Most of the street lights on Paulina St. between 18th St. and Cermak Rd. are out. Anyone know why?
The area around Cooper School is especially dark. I've seen groups of young girls and elderly women walking cautiously in the area, while groups of young men linger about.
There is some construction going on with the roads (sewers) but it can't be impossible to have some temporary lights for safety.
- concerned guy

  • Don't do this ^. (Likely nothing will happen.)

    If anything breaks in the City, a 3-1-1 request will be routed directly to the City agency responsible for fixing the problem. You can even request text messages for updates. Just about every agency is responsive. (... except for Streets & Sanitation...

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    Don't do this ^. (Likely nothing will happen.)

    If anything breaks in the City, a 3-1-1 request will be routed directly to the City agency responsible for fixing the problem. You can even request text messages for updates. Just about every agency is responsive. (... except for Streets & Sanitation - good luck with them, if you ever need them...) Fortunately, there is a separate agency for street lighting.

    This is the direct link to the form for Street Lights out: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/traffic_signals_andstreetlights/svcs/street_light_1_out.html

    For any other future request, you can go to this site: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html or dial 3-1-1 from any phone.

  • Ward 25 25th Ward Alderman

    Lights are on Paulina from 18th St to Cermak rd. There are lights out from 1659 - 1715 W 19th St. I have submitted a work order fo get them repaired.

6 days ago

Nov 11

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

    November Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row - Greater South Loop Association
    The Greater South Loop Association hosted over 50 area neighbors at Motor Row Brewing on November 8th, 2017 for the November Neighbor's Night Out. Leaders from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) attended to share updates, mostly related to the opening of the Wintrust Arena, which has now begun its official event schedule.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 11

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

    October Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future - Greater South Loop Association
    At the October GSLA Neighbors' Night Out, about 35 people joined in conversation about metro Chicago regional planning issues. The event was held at Bulldog Ale House, 901 South State Street. Two urban planners from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning-the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendal, Lake, McHenry, and Will-joined the...
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 11

Nov 09

South Loop Culinary Crawl on November 16, 2017 - Experience the Evolution

Experience the Near South's Tasty Cuisine. Hop aboard our trolley to visit 4 venues for 4 tastings/drink samplings in 3 hours. Join the Fun!

3 separate routes - 2 different times. You choose the time, we choose the place.

12 restaurants participating:
14 Parish, Burger Bar, Cafe Press, Chicago Firehouse, The Field Bistro, Kitty O'Sheas, Kroll's South Loop, Kurah Mediterranean, Pizano's Pizza, Reggies, Sociale, Tapas Valencia, Weather Mark Tavern.

One early tasting tour - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Two...

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Experience the Near South's Tasty Cuisine. Hop aboard our trolley to visit 4 venues for 4 tastings/drink samplings in 3 hours. Join the Fun!

3 separate routes - 2 different times. You choose the time, we choose the place.

12 restaurants participating:
14 Parish, Burger Bar, Cafe Press, Chicago Firehouse, The Field Bistro, Kitty O'Sheas, Kroll's South Loop, Kurah Mediterranean, Pizano's Pizza, Reggies, Sociale, Tapas Valencia, Weather Mark Tavern.

One early tasting tour - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Two late tasting tours - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Check in at Near South Planning Board, 2600 S. Michigan Avenue - Free Parking. Enter for a chance to win a gift card at each location!

Register at www.theNSPB.com or call 312-987-1980.

    Homepage
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    http://thenearsouthplanningboard.org

Nov 09

Tax-sharing deal brings Tractor Supply Co. to Wauconda

Tennessee-based Tractor Supply Co. is set to lease more than 25,000 square feet in the Wauconda Crossings center at 600 W. Liberty St. The store is expected to open in March 2018, according to village documents.

    Tax-sharing deal brings Tractor Supply Co. to Wauconda
    A store selling everything from clothes to camping equipment will move into long-vacant retail space in a Wauconda shopping center -- but it took a tax-sharing agreement with the village board to seal the deal. Tennessee-based Tractor Supply Co. is set to lease more than 25,000 square feet in the Wauconda Crossings center at 600 W.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Nov 09

Nov 08

Nov 06

Confessions of a Condo Board member…

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    Confessions of a Condo Board member... - Greater South Loop Association
    (The names have been changed to protect the innocent) "I ended up on my building's board kind of by accident... I've never served on something like this before and am not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do." - Lucy, new board member "Our management company just gave us notice that they will not be renewing their contract with us......
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 05

Nov 04

Who’s Bud Billiken, anyway?

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    Who's Bud Billiken, anyway?
    August is nearly upon us, and that means the Bud Billiken Parade is right around the corner. Have you heard of this annual event and wondered what it celebrates? Our friends at the Chicago Defender Charities made us aware of their annual gala, A Night in Bronzeville, which is coming up this Thursday, August 3.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Education Update: Summary of community meetings #2 and #3 to discuss a high school proposal for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville

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    Education Update: Summary of community meetings #2 and #3 to discuss a high school proposal for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville
    Parents and community members packed the gymnasium at the South Loop Elementary School's main building (1212 S. Plymouth) on Tuesday, June 21 and the cafeteria and gymnasium at National Teachers Academy on Monday, July 10 to hear more information and provide feedback on the recently released proposal to repurpose NTA into a high school serving the Near South neighborhoods of the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Neighbors’ Night Out summary – July 2017, Riverline South Loop development

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    Neighbors' Night Out summary - July 2017, Riverline South Loop development
    Approximately 65 neighbors attended the GSLA's July Neighbors' Night Out to meet representatives from the Riverline development team, CMK and Perkins + Will, and to get a close-up look at the current construction progress. The event was held at Sociale (800 S Clark St).
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Education Update:  Results of GSLA’s Community Surveys on the Near South High School Plan

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    Education Update: Results of GSLA's Community Surveys on the Near South High School Plan
    This post summarizes the key findings of two GSLA surveys which followed the first and third community meetings held by CPS to gather feedback on a proposal to expand the South Loop Elementary School's boundary southward to 22 nd Street and close the National Teacher's Academy elementary school (NTA) to repurpose it to serve as a 1,000 student high school which would be available to students residing in the South Loop, Chinatown, Armour Square, Bridgeport, and north Bronzeville areas.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

September Neighbors’ Night Out – Getting Active: Workouts and Bike Transit!

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    September Neighbors' Night Out - Getting Active: Workouts and Bike Transit!
    This month's NNO was a bit of a break from the norm, with a free 30-min workout session at the beginning to allow neighbors to check out the new Evolve & Elevate fitness studio, located in East Pilsen. The host establishment for the beverage and presentation portion of the evening was the Pleasant House Pub, located at 2119 S.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

May 18

Updated Nov 02

Mowing/Snow Removal Service

Hello!

Looking for a lawn care/snow removal service for a small lot in Pilsen. Please reply with any recommendations! Thank you!

  • Hey there, I know a guy in the Logan Square neighborhood. GTZ Lawn Care provide lawn mowing and yard cleanup give them a shout 773-397-1659

Nov 02

Nov 01

This is Your Brain on Beer Comedy Show!

Where comedians put there skills to the test after indulging in a few delicious brews from Motor Row Brewing. The stakes are high when the audience chooses who's skills held up the best!
Hosted by: Ramon Smith and Leah Eva
More info at: mrandmrssmithcomedy.com

Nov 01

Private Northwest School announces $8.6M in property acquisitions around Summit campus

...school. Construction on Seattle Academy’s $48 million “vertically oriented” new middle school building at 13th and Union, meanwhile, is underway. The academy project is the second phase of a two-phase, $70...

    Private Northwest School announces $8.6M in property acquisitions around Summit campus
    The challenges of educating Seattle's youth are daunting. But schools continue to be a growth industry on Capitol Hill. Summit Ave's private Northwest School announced Wednesday morning $8.6 million in property acquisitions to expand its city-style mixed middle and high school campus.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 01

Oct 31

This bright timber loft in Pilsen can be had for $355K

1610 S. Halsted St #403, Chicago IL [Redfin]

    This bright timber loft in Pilsen can be had for $355K
    Despite being a newer 2006 construction, this sunny fourth-floor corner unit on Chicago's Lower West Side looks and lives like a much older converted industrial loft. Situated at the border of the University Village and Pilsen neighborhoods, the bright home features high timber-beamed ceilings and a playful pop of yellow in its living room.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Oct 30

Confessions of a Condo Board member….

Confessions of a Condo Board member….

    Confessions of a Condo Board member.... - Greater South Loop Association
    (The names have been changed to protect the innocent) "I ended up on my building's board kind of by accident... I've never served on something like this before and am not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do." - Lucy, new board member "Our management company just gave us notice that they will not be [...]
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Oct 29

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Oct 26

Updated Oct 26

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Oct. 26-Nov. 1

Bracket Room (1315 S. Halsted St. 312-226-8010) offers $6 Tito's bloody marys, $5 Lagunitas drafts, $5 tater tots and 99-cent jumbo wings from 4 to 7 p.m.

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WhirlyBall (1825 W. Webster Ave. 773-486-7777) hosts tastings and complimentary games of WhirlyBall against members of Dogfish Head...

Formento's (925 W. Randolph St. 312-690-7295) offers $6 antipasti, $7 house cocktails, $3 beers and half-price select glasses of wine in the bar area from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Upstairs at the Gwen (521 N. Rush St. 312-645-1500) offers $9 select cocktails and glasses of wine, $6 craft beers, $6 edamame hummus and $9 burrata flatbread from 4 to 6 p.m.

Split-Rail (2500 W. Chicago Ave. 773-697-4413) offers $1 chicken nuggets, $2 bottles of Rolling Rock, $3 Crooked Tree IPA, $4 deep-fried deviled eggs, and $5 amaro, Benedictine and bourbon cocktails from 5 to 7 p.m.

Bar Roma (5101 N. Clark St. 773-942-7572) offers half-price appetizers and $6 glasses of rosé from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: Oct. 26-Nov. 1
    Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • That Bar Roma happy hour is seriously awesome. Half price meatballs are my go-to. Nice that it goes pretty late, too.

Oct 25

How to Check if you are Entitled to a Red-Light Camera Ticket Refund

You may be entitled to a refund from the City of Chicago red-light camera settlement. Here is how you can check online to see if you qualify to receive a refund or have your violation debt forgiven.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/10/check-to-see-if-you-are-entitled-to-red.html

    Check to See if you are Entitled to a Red Light Camera Refund
    As many drivers in and around the City of Chicago know, red-light cameras have been installed on many of the intersections we navigate. Unfortunately, many of us know all too well of how they work as you may have received a violation notice in the mail sometime soon after seeing the flash of the camera as you went through an intersection.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Oct 16 2012

Updated Oct 25

Pilsen dog park needed

New gal here and decided to post regarding a need for a dog park in Pilsen. There are doggies everywhere!

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    There are quite a few puparents who frequent Jackson Bark. All routes to and from are less congested than going to the dog parks around the loop or northside, plus free parking is available. Click the map icon at the bottom of the page for directions www.jacksonbark.com

  • Agree with melirodgriguez! The small triangle next to the pool at Dvorak Park would be an ideal place for a dog park where many dogs are there most days anyway. I have taken my dog there many times and met other dog owners in the neighborhood who would love to...

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    Agree with melirodgriguez! The small triangle next to the pool at Dvorak Park would be an ideal place for a dog park where many dogs are there most days anyway. I have taken my dog there many times and met other dog owners in the neighborhood who would love to have a dog park, new and old residents. For now, I do visit the dog park on Wabash in-between 16th and 18th which is a great park but a bit of a walking distance from Pilsen. There are really no dog parks for owners to use in the nearby area and it would be nice to have a designated space so dogs can run freely and safely.

Oct 25

Oct 22

Updated Oct 24

Columbus vandalized in Little Italy

http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/chicago/ct-vandalizan-estatua-de-colon-en-little-italy-20171009-story.html

"Colón es visto como un héroe por muchos, especialmente por los italiano-americanos, pero es visto como un colonizador asesino de indígenas americanos entre otros."

    Vandalizan estatua de Colón en Little Italy, Chicago
    Un residente de Pilsen fue arrestado el sábado luego de rayar una estatua de Cristóbal Colón con pintura de aerosol en el barrio italo-americano de Little Italy, dijo la Policía de Chicago. Tres hombres fueron descubiertos vandalizando la estatua en Arrigo Park, 801 S.. Loomis St, poco después de la medianoche.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Pat

    That's a shame. Defacing public property. You can disagree and speak your mind, but to actually try to destroy a public statue is sickening. Where do you draw the line? And using profanity diminishes your point.

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,

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

Aug 21

Updated Oct 22

Loud Motorbike Racing Over East Pilsen

Motorcycles, some easily reaching speeds over 100mph, race on Dan Ryan Expy with impunity. Nightly, between midnight and 4am, motorcycles speed South of Roosevelt to God-knows-where. I never hear a siren give chase. What gives? Where's the State Police? You could easily make a few thousand in fines for empty state coffers.
Loudest is Ryan over Canalport @2am. Your help will be appreciated.

  • Noel Siwel , hey BUDDY The DAY is Friday Sept 22 / the TIME is 6:30 AM / the PLACE is in Pilsen

  • Noel Siwel , hey BUDDY The DAY is Friday Oct 22 / the TIME is 6:30 AM / the PLACE is in Pilsen

Oct 21

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