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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.

Dec 01

Nov 28

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

Nov 27

Neighbors of West Loop added 4 new photos.

As the holiday weekend comes to a close, here is a rundown of neighborhood events this week: • Community meeting about Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus funds, tomorrow at 6 pm at WeWork (220 N. Green) • Community meeting for 167 N. Green, Wednesday at 6 pm at Catalyst Ranch (656 W. Randolph) • Public Safety & Awareness Workshop, Wednesday at 6pm at the 12th District Police Station (1412 S. Blue Island) • Holiday Stroll On Madison Row, Saturday from 1-5 pm • 7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Mary Bartelme Park on Saturday from 6-7:30 pm

    Neighbors of West Loop
    Neighbors of West Loop. 4.8K likes. Non-Profit community group comprised of volunteers representing residents of Chicago's West Loop neighborhoods.
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 27

As the holiday weekend comes to a close, here...

As the holiday weekend comes to a close, here is a rundown of neighborhood events this week: • Community meeting about Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus funds, Tuesday at 6 pm at WeWork (220 N. Green) • Community meeting for 167 N. Green, Wednesday at 6 pm at Catalyst Ranch (656 W. Randolph) • Public Safety & Awareness Workshop- 6pm at the 12th District Police Station (1412 S. Blue Island) • Holiday Stroll On Madison Row, Saturday from 1-5 pm • 7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Mary Bartelme Park on Saturday from 6-7:30 pm

    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 26

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Nov 24

Nov 22

State of the 27th Ward (2017)

...police districts back in 2013 and the relocation of the station from Monroe & Racine to 1412 S. Blue Island. In particular, the change led to a decrease in personnel and a larger area to...

This article has 7 other Chicago locations (Show)

...of West Loop hosted a”State of the 27th Ward” event at Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph). During the event, Alderman Walter Burnett led a discussion about current topics of interest in...

...improvements around the neighborhood, including the Fulton Market Streetscape Project, the forthcoming traffic signal at Morgan & Lake, and parking restrictions along the Morgan Street north of Randolph. The planned West Loop permit...

...Market Streetscape Project, the forthcoming traffic signal at Morgan & Lake, and parking restrictions along the Morgan Street north of Randolph. The planned West Loop permit parking program is still coming soon. Looking further west, Ald...

...soon. Looking further west, Ald. Burnett mentioned the Blackhawks new facility $60 training facility on Jackson just west of Ogden and the new L station at Damon & Lake...

...60 training facility on Jackson just west of Ogden and the new L station at Damon & Lake...

...12th and 13th police districts back in 2013 and the relocation of the station from Monroe & Racine to 1412 S. Blue Island. In particular, the change led to a decrease in personnel...

Fulton West (1330 W. Fulton) ribbon cutting for Glassdoor

    State of the 27th Ward (2017) - Neighbors of West Loop
    On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Neighbors of West Loop hosted a"State of the 27th Ward" event at Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph). During the event, Alderman Walter Burnett led a discussion about current topics of interest in the 27th Ward and the West Loop as a whole, including public safety, development, and infrastructure needs.
    http://neighborsofwestloop.com

Nov 19

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)

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Nov 11

Updated Nov 12

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.

Nov 12

  • Raspberry Pi Video Wall

    Mr. Gutierrez is asking for $580.60:
    My students need Raspberry Pi kits and memory cards to build a Video Wall to display their work.
    Chicago Tech Academy High School Comment

Nov 10

Nov 07

Alderman Danny Solis shared Neighbors of West...

12th District Police and the State's Attorney's Community Justice Center will be hosting a Public Safety & Awareness workshop on Wednesday, November 29th at 6 PM at the 12th District Police Station – 1412 S. Blue Island.

    Neighbors of West Loop
    12th District Police and the State's Attorney's Community Justice Center will be hosting a Public Safety & Awareness workshop on Wednesday, November 29th at 6 PM at the 12th District Police Station -...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 07

12th District Police and the State's Attorney...

12th District Police and the State's Attorney's Community Justice Center will be hosting a Public Safety & Awareness workshop on Wednesday, November 29th at 6 PM at the 12th District Police Station – 1412 S. Blue Island.

    Neighbors of West Loop
    12th District Police and the State's Attorney's Community Justice Center will be hosting a Public Safety & Awareness workshop on Wednesday, November 29th at 6 PM at the 12th District Police Station -...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 07

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Nov 02

  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 12/31/2017 ERECTION STARTS: 11/3/2017, ERECTION ENDS: 11/4/2017. SELF-CERT. CARERRA DE LOS MUERTOS 2017 STAGE. 24X16 MOBILE STAGE. AMERICAN MOBILE STAGING.**SELF-CERT***CONDITIONAL APPROVAL* SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION*AOR CERTIFICATION OF INSPECTION REQUIRED*

    1301 W. 14th St. Issued October 31, 2017 Comment

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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 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

Oct 21

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