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Underground Pedway

How safe is the underground pedway near the museums? I know there's an entrance near 1100 S. Columbus Drive near the Aquarium. Input greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Morgan S. Live in Heart of Chicago / Pilsen neighborhood

    a bomb, your description is on point. The Lake Shore Dr. underpass has always been a little risky, but OK to use if you are aware of the environment around you. The Pedway is a great system downtown, except for accessibility for those with mobility disabilities has not been great.

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    I've used the underpass to the museum campus countless times without a problem. In fact, I've never heard of anyone having a problem there, though like anywhere there might have been a few incidents. I consider it to be quite safe.

13 hours ago

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!

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Updated 4 days ago

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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Jan 08

4 Killed, 15 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

...the Near West Side. He was on a sidewalk about 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of West Washburne when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger...

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

...old was shot in the chest and arm just after 4 p.m. in the 700 block of North Christiana, according to Chicago Police. Officers found him unresponsive and initially took him in serious condition...

...1:30 p.m., the 49-year-old was involved in an argument in the 400 block of North Laramie when someone fired shots, striking him in the leg, police said. He was taken to...

...out a gun and shot him in the head about 1 p.m. in the 7200 block of South May, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Trennis, who lived...

...Austin neighborhood on the West Side. A 35-year-old man was standing in the 5300 block of West Lake Street when someone shot him in the chest, police said. He was found nearby after collapsing...

...shot him in the chest, police said. He was found nearby after collapsing in the 300 block of North Lorel. Paramedics took him to Stroger Hospital, where was pronounced dead. A silver vehicle was seen...

...Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A 31-year-old man was outside in the 5400 block of West Eddy when someone shot his right leg from a passing vehicle, police said. He was taken...

...Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of North Springfield when someone in a dark car fired shots in his direction, police said. He was...

...to the 30-year-old and opened fire about 7:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of North Sawyer, police said. Paramedics took him to Norwegian American Hospital, where he was in good condition...

    4 Killed, 15 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Four people were killed and 15 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend. The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon when a man was killed in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 53-year-old was shot in the chest and arm just after 4 p.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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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..

Jan 05

Lost Dog

White shitzu 14 yr old male named Buddy. Missing from the 3100 block of Washington Blvd. He is not wearing a collar. He is wearing a red Christmas sweater. PLEASE CALL 3122181118 if someone has seen or grabbed him. He has been missing since 7pm 1/5/18

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.

Dec 30

  • Breathe for Change for Teen Moms

    Ms. Walendzinski is asking for $1969.76:
    I need mindfulness training to support my school and community in healing from trauma.
    Simpson Academy for Young Women Comment

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The story of the proposed Capitol Hill landmark that somebody actually wants to be landmark

Castanes believes protecting the house could be “a win-win situation” when people want density in this city — the house at 1632 15th Ave, Castanes says, has recently been home to five tenants living throughout the three-story, 3,600-square-foot structure.

    The story of the proposed Capitol Hill landmark that somebody actually wants to be landmark
    The 1898-built Queen Anne Victorian home of a Seattle businessman that has survived through the changes of Capitol Hill at 15th and E Olive St. is lined up for purchase by a townhome developer. In a city scrambling to create more affordable housing and with a nearly 120-year-old house that has definitely seen better days, the trade probably seems worth it.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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Dec 19

Parking Space

I am looking for a monthly parking space or garage parking space by roosevelt and western.

Dec 17

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.

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Dec 14

Man attempts to lure 15-year-old girl into his SUV

Around 7:15 a.m., a man in a light colored compact SUV attempted to lure a 15-year-old girl into his vehicle in the 1200 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said.

    Man attempts to lure 15-year-old girl into his SUV
    Police are warning of a man who tried to lure a teenage girl into his SUV Wednesday morning on the Near West Side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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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 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 29

Nov 26

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With buyer lined up, 15th Ave’s Patrick J. Sullivan House to be considered as landmark

...Board will consider nomination of the P.J. Sullivan House in Miller Park located at 1632 15th Avenue on Wednesday, December 20 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in...

    With buyer lined up, 15th Ave's Patrick J. Sullivan House to be considered as landmark
    The nearly 120-year-old house at the corner of 15th and E Olive hit the market last month just in time, we joked, for Halloween. Listed at $2.2 million, the property is also a prime candidate for redevelopment. Before anything moves forward, the old Patrick J.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 22

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of P.J. Sullivan House for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the P.J. Sullivan House in Miller Park located at 1632 15th Avenue on Wednesday, December 20 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue, Floor L2) in the Boards & Commissions Room L2-80.

    Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of P.J. Sullivan House for landmark status - Front Porch
    Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the P.J. Sullivan House in Miller Park located at 1632 15th Avenue on Wednesday, December 20 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue, Floor L2) in the Boards & Commissions Room L2-80.
    http://frontporch.seattle.gov

Nov 20

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

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)

Nov 17

Updated Nov 20

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?

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