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Found Cat

I found this black cat (male) last night. Please send me if you think it's yours

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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.

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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.

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  • 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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Updated Nov 29

vote davis out of office

we dont need danny davis in office anymore eliminating the tax breaks for education. davis is out of touch.

https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/28/davis-whacked-over-tax-vote-impact-on-illinois-higher-education/

    News-Gazette ... [US Rep. Rodney Davis], whose congressional district includes the University of Illinois, three other public universities, four private universities or colleges and several community college districts, said he was "cautiously optimistic" the tax break would be retained. I think the total number of universities and colleges in Davis' district is 13.
    https://capitolfax.com

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Nov 22

Bright, art-filled University Village loft lists for $425K

1524 S. Sangamon Street #806, Chicago IL [Redfin]

    Bright, art-filled University Village loft asks $425K
    Located in a 100-plus-year-old converted cold storage building, this crisp University Village loft pops with dramatic splashes of color. Perfect for displaying artwork, the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom condo unit features an open, light-filled living area with floor to ceiling windows, travertine stone flooring, a dedicated dining area, gas fireplace, and a white kitchen with stainless appliances.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

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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)

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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.

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ATN November, 2017

Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., will host a Mass of Remembrance on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m. that includes a candlelight service. Call (312) 492-8442 or log on to www.holyfamilychicago.org.

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...

This article has 43 other Chicago locations (Show)

...926-8300 for upcoming volunteer information sessions, all at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 300 N. Central Park Ave.; Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 28, 740 E 56th Pl.; Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3030...

...Ave.; Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 28, 740 E 56th Pl.; Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3030 W. Fullerton Ave.; and Thursday, Nov. 30, 6200 S. Drexel Ave...

...740 E 56th Pl.; Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3030 W. Fullerton Ave.; and Thursday, Nov. 30, 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

The Art Institute is located at 116 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to www.artic.edu.

...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...

...Fest Trivia Night on Saturday, November 11, at Nativity of Our Lord Church Hall at 653 W. 37th St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the games begin at 7 p.m...

...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...

Chicago Hope Academy will host a track dedication on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m., 2640 W. Polk St., and an open house at 2189 W. Bowler St. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to chicagohopeacademy.org.

Chicago Hope Academy will host a track dedication on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m., 2640 W. Polk St., and an open house at 2189 W. Bowler St. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to chicagohopeacademy.org.

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens’ advisory council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 5. The park is located at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. Call (312) 328-0821.

(People Organizing to Win, Engage, and Resist) will host a grassroots campaigning workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Loyola University Law School, 25 E. Pearson St. Sessions are $40 each. Call (312) 804-3230 or email tom@civiclab.us.

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

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

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.

Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St., will host Music @ Grace on Thursday, Nov. 9, featuring Roosevelt University jazz ensembles. Call (312) 922-1426 for time.

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The Greater South Loop Association will host a Neighbors Night Out featuring an update on development in and around the McCormick Place Convention Center at Motor Row Brewing, 2337 S. Michigan Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m.

The organization will offer Securing Your Building for the Holidays on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Baderbrau, 2515 S. Wabash Ave. Cost is $10.

The theatre is at 100 S. Racine Ave. Call (312) 374-8834 or log on to www.childrenstheatre.org.

Kenwood Academy High School will host open houses on Saturday, Nov. 11, for seventh and eighth graders at 10 a.m. and noon and for high schoolers at 1 and 4 p.m. The school is at 5015 S. Blackstone. Log on to http://www.kenwoodacademy.org/.

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School will host a parent shadow day on Friday, Nov. 3, and an incoming freshman placement test Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 a.m. The school is at 3737 W. 99th St. Call (773) 881-6566 or log on to www.mothermcauley.org.

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. Dates are Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.

...open house on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6410 S. Dante Ave. Entrance exam is Saturday, Dec. 2. Contact Bill Nolan, director of admissions, at (773) 324...

Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Dr., will offer free after-school archery field trips to groups of ten to 45 participants...

Park 571, home of the Eleanor Boathouse at 2828 S. Eleanor St., offers classes running through Saturday, Dec. 9: Boot Camp, Mondays at 6:30 p.m...

Frances W. Parker School will host an open house for grades nine through 12 on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. Deadline to apply for the school is Friday, Dec. 1. The school is at 330 W. Webster Ave. Call (773) 353-3000 or log on to www.fwparker.org.

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W. 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/market.

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1340 W. Washington St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, the Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and...

A free grief support group in Spanish will be held at Presence Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Lake Shore Room, tenth floor, 1431 N. Claremont Ave., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Wednesdays of Nov. 8 and Dec. 6. Call Ely Pulido at (847) 653-3143 or Gabriella Valentino at (847) 653-3185 to register.

...exhibit, Nowhere People, running now through Saturday, Dec. 2, at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, tells the story. The exhibition by photographer Greg Constantine features 39 black-and-white...

St. Matthew’s 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.

The school is at 247 W. 23rd St. Call (312) 326-2837 or visit www.sttheresechicago.org.

San Miguel School on Oct. 7 had a ribbon cutting and open house for its community center. The school is located at 1954 W. 48th St. Call (773) 890-1481.

will present Compassionate Heart: She Said What? Women’s Wisdom in Buddhism and Christianity on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

on Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Call (773) 702-2368 or log on to www.smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.

...is on display through Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St.

UIC Student Veterans Affairs will host its Veterans Day 3k walk and 5k run on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 8:30 a.m. at 750 S. Halsted St. For more information, visit dos.uic.edu/vet5krun.

...Tots. The bank will accept donations of new unwrapped toys through Friday, Dec. 15 at 2869 S. Archer Ave and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations will be accepted at each location or via...

...donations of new unwrapped toys through Friday, Dec. 15 at 2869 S. Archer Ave and 1410 W. Taylor St. Monetary donations will be accepted at each location or via the bank’s website at...

    Gazette Chicago " ATN November, 2017
    November 2, 2017 The AARP Foundation Experience Corps seeks volunteer tutors for kindergarten through third grade to help students with their reading skills. Register at (877) 926-8300 for upcoming volunteer information sessions, all at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 300 N. Central Park Ave.; Tuesday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

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Bears Player And Math Lover Sam Acho Tells CPS Kids To Ignore The Doubters

Smyth Elementary, 1059 W. 13th St., is an international baccalaureate school known for a great school culture and a focus on personalized learning to allow students more flexibility in how they learn, Whitmore said.

    Bears Player And Math Lover Sam Acho Tells CPS Kids To Ignore The Doubters
    NEAR WEST SIDE - Chicago Bears linebacker Sam Acho said he never really planned to play football professionally. He was more interested in math.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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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 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

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