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WXRT - a bit of history you might never hear

SIDETRIP THEATRE (circa late 1972 (prep)/early 73-broadcast) - the very first rock program on WXRT - which was then a foreign language station the rest of the broadcast day. SIDETRIP was hosted by Don Bridges and ran from 12M to 3AM - I know - I was the board op. Others followed like John Platt, Mitch Michaels Salchow, Seth Mason etc....but somehow Don's contribution to change the WXRT landscape from foreign language to underground rock - always gets left untold. Arnie Granat and Jerry Michelson of JAM PRODUCTIONS were also instrumental because initially they were the very first sponsors.

  • I think I heard Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express on this show. Unfortunately the “Mavericks” of back then have morphed into only a couple of hours on Monday night worth of listening on Xrt.
    Thanks for the post.
    Cheers

May 13

May 11

TEEN LEADERSHIP SUMMER CAMP at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens - a few spaces available

Summer 2018 TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP REGISTRATION PACKET
http://chicagowomenspark.com/TeenCamp.php

1. Review info packet attached below or request packet from park. (enclosed / attached below)
2. Schedule child's interview at park. Interviews are June 2, 2018 from 9:00am-2:00pm. (No make-up date available at this moment)
3. Bring completed CPD Volunteer Application and supplemental documents to interview.
4. CWPG Staff will notify selected teens to come register for camp beginning Tuesday, June 4, 2018.

Thanks in advance for all your support and help!...

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Summer 2018 TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP REGISTRATION PACKET
http://chicagowomenspark.com/TeenCamp.php

1. Review info packet attached below or request packet from park. (enclosed / attached below)
2. Schedule child's interview at park. Interviews are June 2, 2018 from 9:00am-2:00pm. (No make-up date available at this moment)
3. Bring completed CPD Volunteer Application and supplemental documents to interview.
4. CWPG Staff will notify selected teens to come register for camp beginning Tuesday, June 4, 2018.

Thanks in advance for all your support and help! Please let the Women’s Park staff know if you have any questions at 312-328-0821 or Vincent Williams at vincent.williams@chicagoparkdistrict.com.

ENCLOSED INFORMATION for CAMP PARTICIPANTS:
· Teen Leadership Camp Flier
· CWPG 2018 TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP INFORMATION including Goals, Requirements, Specifics, Dates, Costs Interview Information
· ‘MINOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION’ Form
· Leadership Camp Participant Interview Goals & Suggestions Preparation sheet

    Chicago Women's Park and Gardens Advisory Council - Teen Leadership Camp
    Chicago Women's Park and Gardens Advisory Council
    http://chicagowomenspark.com

May 10

May 09

5 sports bars to watch the NBA and NHL playoffs

1315 S. Halsted St., bracketroomchicago.com, 312-226-8010

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

2005 W. Division St., fatpourchicago.com, 773-698-8940

622 N. Fairbanks Court, timothyotooles.com, 312-642-0700

3509 W. Fullerton Ave, parkandfieldchicago.com, 765-426-6657

    5 sports bars to watch the NBA and NHL playoffs
    Both the NBA and NHL playoffs are bearing down on their championship finals, as semifinal play begins within the next week for both leagues. Sadly, neither the Bulls nor the Blackhawks sniffed the postseason this year, but we know that doesn't necessarily preclude people from watching.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 09

How to live Chicago Party Aunt’s best life

1250 S. Union Ave., 312-733-7820

This article has 13 other Chicago locations (Show)

4914 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-725-1300

1655 N. Sedgwick St., 312-266-1616

4441 W. Irving Park Road, 773-283-8331

2119 W. Irving Park Road, 773-478-7915

252 W. 26th St., 312-225-5555

2056 N. Lincoln Park W., 773-929-5363

340 W. Armitage Ave., 773-281-9101

1079 W. Taylor St. and 1068 W. Taylor St.

1079 W. Taylor St. and 1068 W. Taylor St.

71 W. Monroe St., 312-332-7005

1955 W. Addison St., 773-248-0455

3259 E. 95th St., 773-933-9855

9233 S. Western Ave., 773-238-7075

    How to live Chicago Party Aunt's best life
    Chicago Party Aunt (CPA) - or @chipartyaunt - the local Twitter sensation, counts beloved weatherman Tom Skilling, Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan and both former frontmen of Van Halen - David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar - as alleged sexual conquests. She is devoted to the bottle (Malort) and her current husband, Kurt (For now.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 08

NEEDED: Cleaning Lady--Bridgeport

Hello!

Looking for recommendations for a cleaning lady in the Bridgeport neighborhood every 2-3 weeks for our home.

Thank you in advance!

May 06

The blog below recognized by Chicago Trib as one of 20 best in April.

I was pleased to hear that my blog, "Go Do Good," has for the third time in the last 12 months been recognized as one of the top 20 (in a specific month) by the Chicago Tribune. Let me share you with you another blog (one of the 20 recognized also for outstanding composition) that might be of help to someone you know in PAIN seeking an alternative method other than using opioids like NARCO. The blog is by Chicagoan...

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I was pleased to hear that my blog, "Go Do Good," has for the third time in the last 12 months been recognized as one of the top 20 (in a specific month) by the Chicago Tribune. Let me share you with you another blog (one of the 20 recognized also for outstanding composition) that might be of help to someone you know in PAIN seeking an alternative method other than using opioids like NARCO. The blog is by Chicagoan Judy Marcus. Having helped a senior relative secure a medical marijuana card, I'm familiar with the process but Judy's blog spells it all out plus provides an opportunity to learn more. Please share with those who might want to consider an alternate to opiod Rx. http://www.chicagonow.com/opinionated-woman/2018/04/everything-you-need-to-know-to-buy-medical-marijuana-legally-in-illinois/

    Everything you need to know to buy medical marijuana legally in Illinois
    I've experienced debilitating back pain off and on for over a decade. When the pain gets bad enough, I alternate between taking Aleve and Norco, an opioid which was prescribed for me by an orthopedic surgeon. Norco makes me feel like I'm floating on a lovely white cloud.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

May 03

Wheaton man accused of abusing teen wants to move to Florida

Glen Ellyn police say the alleged abuse of the teenage boy occurred on April 14 at Health Track Sports Wellness, 875 Roosevelt Road. Dacanay was an employee at the time of the alleged assault.

    Wheaton man accused of abusing teen wants to move to Florida
    A DuPage County judge will rule Friday whether a Wheaton man charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault of a minor can move to Florida as his case progresses.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

May 03

Wheaton man charged with sexual abuse of a minor

...allegations of abuse were reported to the police at Health Track Sports Wellness, located at 875 Roosevelt Road. The department transferred the investigation to the DuPage Children's Center because the report involved...

    Wheaton man charged with sexual abuse of a minor
    A Wheaton man has been charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in Glen Ellyn. On April 20, Gregory Dacanay, 42, was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim between the ages of 13 and 17, according to the Glen Ellyn Police Department.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

May 02

Banh mi-focused Mr. Saigon replaces University Market on 12th Ave

Mr. Saigon will open at 734 12th Ave. You can learn more at mrsaigonbanhmi.com.

    Banh mi-focused Mr. Saigon replaces University Market on 12th Ave
    Mr. Saigon, geared toward providing Capitol Hill with convenient, quality, and affordable Vietnamese cuisine, is slated to replace a longtime quick mart on 12th Ave. The restaurant, the Mr. Saigon group's first venture, is planned to debut May 14th in the former home of University Market.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

May 01

South Loop Business Spotlight: Edible Arrangements

South Loop Business Spotlight: Edible Arrangements

    South Loop Business Spotlight: Edible Arrangements - Greater South Loop Association
    The GSLA's mission is to bring neighbors together to create a vibrant, inclusive South Loop community, which must include a thriving local business community. Our Business Spotlight series is intended to increase awareness of small businesses in the area, so residents can shop locally to keep more of their dollars within the community to drive more local investment.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Apr 29

Updated May 01

Front Page Chicago Trib Expose on TWIN PEAKS Restaurants

Front page news in today's Chgo Trib: "Charges Say Twin Peaks Was Abusive - Ex-'breastaurant' staffers in Orland Park go to EEOC" Quote from story: "The charges filed with the EEOC also allege that the dressing room where the women were expected to change was doorless, drawing catcalls from male colleagues and that security camera was angled inside."

  • Orland Park isn't in South Loop?

  • You're right but one of the three major litigants featured in the article in the Tribune, Daryll Rodriguez lives in the south Loop on Polk.

Apr 20

Updated Apr 23

Fulton Market apartments, St. Boniface condo plan clear key city vote

Lastly, the Commission passed a somewhat unusual zoning amendment “clarifying” that the apartment development at 1350 S. Union Avenue will contain no more than 99 units. The University Village project’s been under construction since early 2017 and is expected to be completed soon.

This article has 9 other Chicago locations (Show)

...story, 220-foot Fulton Market apartment tower set to replace the Fabbri Sausage factory at 166 N. Aberdeen. Developed by MCZ and penned by SCB, the approved design will contain 236 rental units...

...a previous approved plan was amended, clearing way for a new seven-story building at 171 N. Wabash. Designed by HPA, the mixed-use building will feature 81 rental units, 5,500 square...

The commissioners gave the official thumbs up to pair of large utility projects. They included a 12-acre facility for Peoples Gas at 4025 W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood and an even larger 30-acre Commonwealth Edison complex at 3400 N. California Avenue in Avondale.

The commissioners gave the official thumbs up to pair of large utility projects. They included a 12-acre facility for Peoples Gas at 4025 W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood and an even larger 30-acre Commonwealth Edison complex at 3400 N. California Avenue in Avondale.

Other approved projects were a Gold Coast retail development at 1139 N. State Street, a 35-unit residential building at 2317 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, a 134...

...Gold Coast retail development at 1139 N. State Street, a 35-unit residential building at 2317 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, a 134-unit mixed-income senior housing development in Calumet Heights, an...

Commission approves an addition to Lakeview's Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School at 3731 N. Broadway. The new four-story structure will contain 34,000 square feet of space for new classrooms and a gym. pic.twitter.com/6LugGe3SSr — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) April 19, 2018

Commission approves the plan for the Montclare #CalumetHeights development at 9329 S. Stony Island Ave., which will offer 134 units of senior housing. The $34 million project would receive $3 million in TIF assistance. pic.twitter.com/U1E5tMduJY — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) April 19, 2018

Commission approves @GothamGreens' plan for a commercial greenhouse at 720 E. 111th St. in the #Pullman neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/zunYfJq1Kh — Chicago DPD (@ChicagoDPD) April 19, 2018

    Fulton Market apartments, St. Boniface condo plan clear key city vote
    Thursday's meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission saw a number of new developments approved over the course of the long-more than six hours-and topsy-turvy public hearing. This month's meeting was particularly eventful as nearly two dozen activists interrupting the proceedings to protest the Obama Foundation's lacks of a formalized community benefits agreement with regards to the proposed Obama Presidential Center.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

  • When the St. Boniface School was demolished the facade was removed for preservation. Any idea what happened to it?

  • Chicago Real Estate Agent I am a real estate agent with @properties.

    @Lionel Mandrake I bet the Archdiocese of Chicacgo has it in storage. You could call their real estate department and they might be able to tell you.

Apr 13

Updated Apr 17

Record Row ... NOT Motor Row

As more and more development and investment continues to flood the South Loop area, I can't help but wonder if anyone will discuss Record Row -- the TRUE identity of what everyone seems to want to brand "Motor Row."

"Record Row" is the more relevant history for this area of Chicago. If the powers that be were smart, the strip along Michigan near McCormick's new 'Entertainment District' should really become a cultural corridor for Chicago, celebrating the historical Jazz and Blues contributions that line that entire strip. Nashville has Broadway Street ... New Orleans has Bourbon Street .... why on earth doesn't Chicago have something similar????

There's a great documentary on this strip if anyone is interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC7qXuoI-Wo

    Record Row
    Record Row - Was produced by WTTW in Chicago (PBS) and aired in February 1997. I happened to tape it. Lost my tape a few months ago and then discoved that Record Row had disappeared from the earth more or less. Found one copy in a small college's library somewhere in the south but not available for loan.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • I feel once we are past the negative perceptions of the area and truly embrace the great history of Bronzeville we will be rewarded in ways that are innumerable, if and when the resources are put in the promotion of what happened here. As a people we have never excluded...

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    I feel once we are past the negative perceptions of the area and truly embrace the great history of Bronzeville we will be rewarded in ways that are innumerable, if and when the resources are put in the promotion of what happened here. As a people we have never excluded even as we were not included. What concerns me is that this should be on the front of the consideration of the tourism bureau's investment portfolio, lets consider this area as an asset and as something to present to the World for celebration.If you can have art festivals, rib festivals and so on in the North side neighborhoods, why not have these festivals in the Southside venues.

  • The History and the greatness of Bronzeville is what we have to preserve, if we let this area become anything other than an Historical area then we have lost a great treasure.

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Mar 20

Updated Apr 03

Dog Waste

How can we as a community work on reducing the amount of pet waste in Pilsen? Every block has at least 2 piles of pet waste around my area, 16th to 18th between Halsted and Racine. The alderman signs are not working. At this point, its about getting together as a community because it has gone too far. Not only that, my dog tends to eat the waste. So let's save our community and my dogs breath. Should we encourage...

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How can we as a community work on reducing the amount of pet waste in Pilsen? Every block has at least 2 piles of pet waste around my area, 16th to 18th between Halsted and Racine. The alderman signs are not working. At this point, its about getting together as a community because it has gone too far. Not only that, my dog tends to eat the waste. So let's save our community and my dogs breath. Should we encourage businesses and home owners in the area to provide waste bags? I know that it's not their problem, but if we care about our neighborhood, our health, the expense could be ever changing. Beer and alcohol bottles are next. I love the culture, small businesses, and the food carts in the morning. It's a really special place to live. Please. Ideas are welcome!

  • MaPaCa Live well in West Humboldt Park.

    Becca, unfortunately it is very difficult to educate people of low social responsibility. My neighborhood has seen a large uptick in pet waste clean-up responsibility during the past 5-6 years not due to any other reason than gentrification, unfortunately. As a Latina I had wished differently for years but it...

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    Becca, unfortunately it is very difficult to educate people of low social responsibility. My neighborhood has seen a large uptick in pet waste clean-up responsibility during the past 5-6 years not due to any other reason than gentrification, unfortunately. As a Latina I had wished differently for years but it is hard to teach an old dog owner new tricks. Many of the people who let their pet waste lay where it was excreted are the very same people who have left the neighborhood. I think there is a soon-to-be-discovered link between intelligence, dog poop clean-up, and the ability to afford one's residence.

  • They should create a dog park so people know where to take their dogs. I know many people like to use the trees planted on the sidewalk, but as you pointed out, don't pick up after themselves.

Mar 28

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REMODELING AN EXISTING FAST FOOD RESTAURANT. UPGRADING RANGE HOOD AND VENTILATION SYSTEM. CHANGING INTERIOR FINISHES. MINOR CHANGES TO ELECTRICAL FIXTURES AND KITCHEN PLUMBING AND FIXTURES.

    1322 S. Halsted St. Issued March 26, 2018 Comment

Mar 27

Mar 25

Shots Fired 5200 Block of Agatite

Anyone else hear this? Five shots were fired between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. today...first one shot and then four more in succession. I;m pretty sure this occurred during a domestic situation.

Mar 25

Mar 24

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ***DIRECT DEVELOPER SERVICES*** REVISION TO PERMIT NUMBER 100680853; ENCLOSE AMENITY SPACE ON 5TH FLOOR; REVISIONS TO COMMON AREAS ON FLOORS ONE, FIVE, SIX AND SEVEN; LIGHTING IN THE GARAGE ON FLOORS 1 AND 2, AND LIGHTING IN CORRIDORS ON ALL FLOORS HAS BEEN REVISED. THE MECHANICAL PLANS HAVE BEEN REVISED TO REDUCE THE QUANTITY AND LOCATIONS OF HVAC EQUIPMENT IN A NUMBER OF DWELLING UNIT TYPES ON FLOORS 2-7. WINDOWS ON THE NORTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED OR RELOCATED. THE BORROWED LITE OPENINGS IN THE TYPE 3 UNITS HAVE BEEN RECONFIGURED; ALL AS PER PLANS

    710 W. 14th St. Issued March 22, 2018 Comment

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