5 hours ago

Chicago's next great park? Hardly

...of Chicago's business district, to be connected via a new Red Line station at 15th and Clark, new roads, and bike lanes...

    Chicago's next great park? Hardly
    On a warm afternoon in May, a pair of geese and their gaggle of goslings waddle single file over broken pavement and shaggy patches of weeds on their journey to the edge of the Chicago River. Elsewhere, red-winged blackbirds chirp their nasally songs while yellow butterflies flutter over wildflowers peeking through piles of rubble.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

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44 hours ago

Black Chicago Summer Events (June 2018)

Jun 23-24 (Sat-Sun): Chicago Food Truck Festival @ 1600 S. Wabash

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Jun 15-17 (Fri-Sun) Taste of Randolph @ Randolph & Peoria

Jun 23-24 (Sat-Sun): Randolph Street Market Festival @ 1341 W. Randolph Street

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Chicago Summer Guide

1600 S. Wabash Ave

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53rd and Harper/Harper Court

1501 W. Randolph St (Lake and Ashland)

560 W. Grand Ave

5701 W. Jackson Blvd.

1900 W. Jackson Blvd

9729 S. Yates

6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

3728 S. Prairie Ave

100 S. Racine Ave.

644 E. 79th St

    Chicago Summer Guide
    Warmer temperatures have to be on the way. For many Chicagoans, it is what we start telling ourselves around this time of year; it's the mantra that helps most of us get through the sometimes brutal and snowy winters. Thoughts of walking or biking on the lakefront, BBQs in the park-any park-, outdoor pools opening and the last days of school.
    http://chicagodefender.com

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4 days ago

Chicago Summer Guide

1600 S. Wabash Ave

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53rd and Harper/Harper Court

1501 W. Randolph St (Lake and Ashland)

560 W. Grand Ave

5701 W. Jackson Blvd.

1900 W. Jackson Blvd

9729 S. Yates

6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

3728 S. Prairie Ave

100 S. Racine Ave.

644 E. 79th St

    Chicago Summer Guide
    Warmer temperatures have to be on the way. For many Chicagoans, it is what we start telling ourselves around this time of year; it's the mantra that helps most of us get through the sometimes brutal and snowy winters. Thoughts of walking or biking on the lakefront, BBQs in the park-any park-, outdoor pools opening and the last days of school.
    http://chicagodefender.com

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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 12

Thousands Participate In Chicago River Cleanup

Volunteers at Ping Tom Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave. (Credit: Friends of the Chicago River)

    Thousands Participate In Chicago River Cleanup
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Around 2,000 volunteers went to 70 sites near the Chicago River to help out in the annual spring cleanup effort. They removed plastic, cans, tires and other garbage from the river. "The Chicago River system has improved dramatically thanks, in part, to volunteers such as those who turned out today," said Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director of Friends of the Chicago River.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 12

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 11

New CTA stop and buried Metra tracks on tap for ‘The 78’ megadevelopment

The intersection of Clark and 15th streets will form a gateway to The 78. Note how 15th dips under the enclosed Metra tracks.

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On Tuesday, the Related team will present its long-awaited plan for the former Chicago Spire site at 400 N. Lake Shore Drive. The public meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the ballroom of Streeterville’s Sheraton Grand Hotel.

    New CTA stop and buried Metra tracks: A closer look at 'The 78' development
    After breaking cover in October, the massive 62-acre development known as 'The 78' was the topic of a formal community meeting on Thursday evening. Presentations from developer Related Midwest and architectural master planner Skidmore, Owings & Merrill outlined new details of the plan to transform the vacant riverfront parcel between Chicago's South Loop and Chinatown into a new mixed-use neighborhood.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

May 11

May 10

Chicago Police Search For Suspects Involved In South Loop Armed Robberies

20 minutes after the robbers hit Bronzeville, Chicago Police say the same men may have hit another residential area near 15th Street and Clark Street in the South Loop, displaying a gun and robbing another man.

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Officers say it happened just after 12 AM near 29th Street and Michigan Avenue. They say the men flashed a gun, attacked a man, and then went through his pockets before taking off in a 4-door hatchback.

    Chicago Police Search For Suspects Involved In South Loop Armed Robberies
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Chicago Police are looking for two men who attacked and robbed people at gun point in two near South side neighborhoods. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports the robbers flashed a gun, hit their victims, and then went through their pockets before telling them to run away.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 10

May 10

Chicago Police Search For Suspects Involved In South Loop Armed Robberies

20 minutes after the robbers hit Bronzeville, Chicago Police say the same men may have hit another residential area near 15th Street and Clark Street in the South Loop, displaying a gun and robbing another man.

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Officers say it happened just after 12 AM near 29th Street and Michigan Avenue. They say the men flashed a gun, attacked a man, and then went through his pockets before taking off in a 4-door hatchback.

    Chicago Police Search For Suspects Involved In South Loop Armed Robberies
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Chicago Police are looking for two men who attacked and robbed people at gun point in two near South side neighborhoods. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports the robbers flashed a gun, hit their victims, and then went through their pockets before telling them to run away.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 09

Cops warn of Near South Side armed robberies, release surveillance photo

The robberies took place about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of South Clark Street, where a 33-year-old man was attacked, and about 12:25 a.m. in the 2900 block of South Michigan Avenue, where a 43-year-old man was attacked.

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The robberies took place about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of South Clark Street, where a 33-year-old man was attacked, and about 12:25 a.m. in the 2900 block of South Michigan Avenue, where a 43-year-old man was attacked.

    Cops warn of Near South Side armed robberies, release surveillance photo
    Chicago police on Wednesday released a surveillance photo of two men or teenage boys who robbed people at gunpoint in the South Loop and Bronzeville neighborhood early Tuesday. In the robberies, one of the attackers showed a silver and black semi-automatic handgun and the other man went through the victims' pockets and took property, according to a police alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 09

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 08

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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 05

May 03

Loft-style South Loop apartments at pet-friendly 1401 South State

Loft-style South Loop apartments at pet-friendly 1401 South State

    Loft-style South Loop apartments at pet-friendly 1401 South State
    Floor-to-ceiling windows at 1401 South State, a pet-friendly luxury tower in the South Loop, serve up great skyline views from many of the apartments. Residents at 1401 have views of the nearby Roosevelt Road transit hub, Target, Jewel-Osco, Trader Joe's and a cluster of bars and restaurants that will surprise anyone unfamiliar with the dynamic South Loop.
    http://yochicago.com

May 02

Confirmed: CMK Has Plans for Two More Buildings on South Wabash

The developer went before the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals Friday seeking several variances to construct a 15-story building and a 10-story building near 14th Street and Wabash Avenue.

According to the zoning board, the 15-story building would have 199 units over retail at 45-59 East 14th Street. The 10-story building would have 62 units over retail at 1419 South Wabash Avenue.

According to the zoning board, the 15-story building would have 199 units over retail at 45-59 East 14th Street. The 10-story building would have 62 units over retail at 1419 South Wabash Avenue.

    Confirmed: CMK Has Plans for Two More Buildings on South Wabash
    Developer CMK continues to build in the Sloop! Last week we posted about some fences going up on South Wabash and yesterday we received a link that confirmed that story and added some new details ( via Real Deal): The developer went before the city's Zoning Board of Appeals Friday seeking several variances to construct a 15-story building and a 10-story building near 14th Street and Wabash Avenue.
    http://www.sloopin.com

May 02

May 02

May 02

Chuck Zeiler posted 2 photos to Flickr:

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

May 01

CMK gets city OK for South Loop projects

According to a report in the Real Deal, the Zoning Board OK'd a 15-story building with 199 units over a retail floor at 45-59 East 14th St., and a 10-story building with 62 units over retail at 1419 S. Wabash Ave.

According to a report in the Real Deal, the Zoning Board OK'd a 15-story building with 199 units over a retail floor at 45-59 East 14th St., and a 10-story building with 62 units over retail at 1419 S. Wabash Ave.

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The South Loop is home to a number of CMK properties, including a 452-unit apartment tower at 726 S. Wells St. It's also developing the massive residential Riverline project.

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

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.

May 01

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Apr 29

Josh Thompson posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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