41 hours ago

Probation for St. Charles man who had marijuana mailed to him while on house arrest

"I don't trust you," Kane County Judge John Barsanti said as he sentenced Braham Thomas, of the 1400 block of 14th Street. "If you come back in front of me (for a probation violation), I'm not going to make this speech again."

    Probation for St. Charles man who had marijuana mailed to him while on house arrest
    A 20-year-old from St. Charles who was on home monitoring on three pending felony drug cases when he was charged with having cannabis oil mailed to him to later sell was sentenced Monday to 6½ years of probation. "I don't trust you," Kane County Judge John Barsanti said as he sentenced Braham Thomas.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

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)

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Please suggest an honest electrician

Hi everyone,

Please share information on electricians you have had work for you at your home that were honest and priced fairly.

thanks

  • Leonard2003 kyria

    Do you have a suggestion for an electrician? Be neighborly Lamrry. Thank you

  • @Leonard
    I'm looking for electrician recommendations. I'm being neighborly. Not sure what you mean? Are you trying to stir things up perhaps?

2 days ago

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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 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
    EvoLve theme by Theme4Press * Powered by WordPress Cook County Recorder of Deeds - Karen Yarbrough
    http://cookrecorder.com

Nov 05

Nov 03

Kidde fire extinguisher recall

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

Nov 02

Church keeps fighting City parking requirement

The church has used as a chapel a rented storefront at 1443 W. Roosevelt Rd. since 2011. Church members want to buy the building and an adjacent three-flat to...

...that developers would buy the land that formerly housed their Circle Cleaners at 1417 to 1431 W. Roosevelt Rd. While the City demolished the dry cleaning building in 2013, the land sits empty and...

    Gazette Chicago " Church keeps fighting City parking requirement
    November 2, 2017 A judge has ruled that Immanuel Baptist Church must have 19 parking places for its congregation of about 60, but opened the door for the church to file an amended complaint. Church leaders therefore continue to fight the City ordinance requiring the church to provide the parking spots.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

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

Nov 02

Oct 26

reidcpr87 posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Oct 26

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 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 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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Oct 11

Updated Oct 12

Car Windshields on 16th St

Does anyone have any issues with parking their cars on 16th and getting tiny nicks in their windshields? My bf has complained about this happening to him twice. He thinks someone's doing it; I think it might be from pebbles falling from the train tracks. Other cars parked nearby display the same type of scratches, too.

  • My first thought when I read the title of the post was 'trains' . I don't think anyone would be throwing rocks at your windshield, unless you've done something to anger someone haha. My guess is the same as yours - gravel/pebbles from the metra line either falling from the...

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    My first thought when I read the title of the post was 'trains' . I don't think anyone would be throwing rocks at your windshield, unless you've done something to anger someone haha. My guess is the same as yours - gravel/pebbles from the metra line either falling from the rumble of the trains or actively getting shot into the air as the train rolls by. If you don't want to move your car to another street, you could try getting one of those windshield covers that loops over the side mirrors. I hear they are useful in the winter for getting snow & ice off your car fast, but I've never used them myself

  • Yes. This happens. The trains do launch gravel into the air at speed. We had a stone break a double pane window on our house and the alignment of the holes was such that only a train in the middle of the overpass could have done it.

    BNSF has a...

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    Yes. This happens. The trains do launch gravel into the air at speed. We had a stone break a double pane window on our house and the alignment of the holes was such that only a train in the middle of the overpass could have done it.

    BNSF has a community relations and claims department to address any large amount of damage, but I suspect small nicks and gouges in a windshield would be tougher to cover. (Most auto insurance policies fix windshield nicks for free since they can grow into cracks.) Parking on the North side of 16th St. vs. the South side, should keep one out of the path of anything thrown from the tracks.

Oct 07

Updated Oct 12

Cleaning prson

Hi. Im looking for a cleaning person every other week. $15.00 per hour. Im at 18th and Wood. :)

  • Marla S Pilsenmama

    Hello Anna. If you give me your email address I will contact you. Thanks!

  • Anna espinosa Brighton Park neighborhood watch.

    annatrevino34@gmail.com

Oct 06

Do you believe this article? Shootings down?

Is the count accurate? OR can the system be gamed? Anybody know? Another shot dead on 3200 W Maypole today.

Source Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-police-strategic-support-center-20171001-story.html

    CPD to launch new support centers to analyze district-level shootings
    The Chicago Police Department will add six technology-driven "nerve centers" over the next year to combat shootings in some of the city's most violent neighborhoods, officials announced Sunday. The nerve centers - known as Strategic Decision Support Centers - use computer software designed to help better predict where shootings may occur and allow supervisors to analyze shooting data in real time to quickly determine where to best deploy officers.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 06

New rec center coming to Addams/Medill

Addams/Medill Park at 1301 W. 14th St. soon will be the site of a major new facility, the Exelon Student Recreation Center. Development costs for the 100,000 square foot multi-purpose indoor recreation center and its outdoor area will total $25 million.

    Gazette Chicago " New rec center coming to Addams/Medill
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Oct 04

Looking for seamstress

Im looking for someone who can sew a costume for a 2 year old? Any suggestions?

Oct 03

UIC students push for faculty diversity

http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/ct-hoy-uic-demands-latinx-representation-20170928-story.html

In 1973, a group of Mexican-Americans and Puerto Ricans protested the displacement of Mexican households by the construction of the university, and despite many arrests, continued to push for Latino inclusion on-campus. The pressure led to the founding of the LCC and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program.

    40 years later, UIC students demand more Latinx representation
    Students of Mexican and Latin American descent from the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) gathered today to urge for more representation at the faculty and administrative level in the same place where, more than 40 years ago, students fought for the inclusion of Latin American Studies to the UIC curriculum.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Sep 29

Updated Oct 02

Need Dentist Recommendation

Hello neighbors!! I have noticed Bport has a plethora of dentist offices which is great and all, but which one is the best to choose? Any recommendations are appreciated! OH and I have Guardian insurance. Thanks!

  • Bruce Brighton Park

    Check out the insurance website. They normally have a list of providers that they use and you might save money using their providers.

  • Thank you!

Oct 02

kenh5041 posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Oct 01

Great Diversity speech goes ciral after racial incident.

We need these kimds of strong toleremce speeches in Chicago. It would go a long way in healing the rift between communities amd CPD.

Chicago could lead the way in solving this issue....if only they would think of neighborhood residents FIRST.

We see no,change in how our 11th District Police is run despite Task Force Reports amd Justice Departmemt Reports. Glad Madigan Attorney General will pick up where JD has gone dark.

Source below

https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/air-force-lt-generals-speech-on-racial-slurs-goes-viral/

    Air Force Lt. General's speech on racial slurs goes viral
    Lt. Gen Jay Silveria had some fighting words for thousands of cadets, faculty and senior officers at the Air Force Academy in Colorado this week after someone wrote racial slurs on message boards outside the dorm rooms of five black students.
    https://www.cbsnews.com

Oct 01

Shots heard 6:04 anybody else hear?

I awoke today and heard about 5-6 shots. Sounded like near Homan/Washington or Homan/Warren. Did anyone else hear? Anyone know what happened? Be careful!

Sep 30

Sep 13

Updated Sep 28

Pilsen Alliance not so innocent

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

  • Morgan S. has interpreted all of it incorrectly. We're only still commenting because of Morgan S's absolutely puzzling misreading of all of it. There is zero malice or accusation from this end. Bye, now. Sorry this has dragged out so long for no reason, Orange.

  • 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.

Aug 01 2014

Updated Sep 27

Pet turtle rescue

I have a red ear slider turtle to give away to a caring person. My friend's grandchildren had a turtle she was concerned was being mistreated and asked me if I could help her rehome it. If you're interested let me know. You tube has some good videos on how to care for it. I'm looking for a truly responsible pet owner. If I can't find one, I'll have to euthanize it by a vet.

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