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Suggestions for Block of Land For Sale

Hi Neighbors. We noticed that there is a for sale sign at a parking lot on the 2100 Block of South Indiana (adjacent to The Lex and across from the Wintrust Arena). Our community needs a full grocery store and a pharmacy. Any suggestions regarding how we can encourage these types of businesses into our developing neighborhood?

  • @Craig, I thought Ickes was breaking ground soon, no? I know there was some controversy regarding the affordable-to-market-rate ratios (there always is), but I was under the impression the matter was settled with the city ... maybe not? If things go to McPier's plan and that area in and around...

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    @Craig, I thought Ickes was breaking ground soon, no? I know there was some controversy regarding the affordable-to-market-rate ratios (there always is), but I was under the impression the matter was settled with the city ... maybe not? If things go to McPier's plan and that area in and around Motor Row/McCormick Center truly does become an 'entertainment district', the Ickes redevelopment is going to be a huge wild card. Outside of Reese, that's the largest empty parcel left. I believe the city still really wants to build a downtown casino, and building something like that in close proximity to the convention center and the new arena is a no-brainer. Who knows, as the city/state budgets get more and more out of hand, maybe a casino approval fast-track is closer than anyone imagined ... maybe that's also the holdup for shovels in the ground.

  • Craig Stanley Board President Locomobile Lofts

    @Douglas_Peep,
    Yes, I was being a little cheeky about Ickes happening, but I have been attending meetings for years now and still not a shovel in the ground yet. Conversely, the new South Loop Elementary was approved long after the Ickes plans and that is going up at a furious...

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    @Douglas_Peep,
    Yes, I was being a little cheeky about Ickes happening, but I have been attending meetings for years now and still not a shovel in the ground yet. Conversely, the new South Loop Elementary was approved long after the Ickes plans and that is going up at a furious pace. While I believe something will go up at Ickes, I think people and the politicians are ambivalent about it. It would not surprise me at all to see a reduction in the final number of public and affordable units.
    As for a casino, it baffles me that the city just watches people cross the border 12 miles from our neighborhood and contribute to the State of Indiana. I have little doubt campaign contributions flow from those connected to our city officials to kill such an idea. Given the history of Ickes, I doubt a casino would ever go in on that site.

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Updated 4 hours ago

Criminal activity

Residents are not being notified of neighborhood criminal activity in a timely manner.
If residents and guests are not notified by the city or association management companies, the criminals are free to attack again until they are caught.
There must be a better notification system sent immediately once an attack is reported by a victim.

  • JL

    John Adams III
    will be in prison for quite a while.So what your saying is he will get out
    How about this. Bring back the death penalty so people like this will not be getting out of jail. Instead be carry out of jail
    Also your words not mine.
    In a perfect world, not in Chicago. He'll sadly receive a slap on the wrist and be let back out sooner than you think.

  • This guy isn't going to receive a slap on the wrist, he killed a cop, it's game over for him this time. It's the slap on the wrists for his previous (non-homicide) violent crimes that need to be the focal here, and what judges let this filth back out on the streets before he finally hit the murder lottery. These liberal judges need to be publicly shamed and outed.

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Golden Anniversary Remembrance

50 YEARS AGO YESTERDAY - 1st Broadcast of the nationally televised Mister Rogers Neighborhood on PBS. I had the pleasure of working with Fred and David Newell -- Mr. McFeely (a.k.a. Mr. Speedy Delivery) for 3 days in Chicago during the celebration of WTTW's 30th Anniversary

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What Does $1,500 Rent You In Chicago, Today?

1620 S Michigan Ave., #723 (Near South Side)

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4810 North Paulina St., #3e (Uptown)

1550 South Blue Island Ave. (Little Italy, UIC)

540 West Belmont Ave. (Lake View)

512 West Belden Ave. (Lincoln Park)

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    What Does $1,500 Rent You In Chicago, Today?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago? We've rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to hunting down housing in Chicago if you don't want to spend more than $1,500 / month on rent.
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Monitoring the air quality on my corner sure taught me a few things about the EPA, particulates and Wifi

One day, though, a few blocks away at 16th and Clark, I noticed the air was registering positively awful, filled with particulates like there was no...

    Monitoring the air quality on my corner sure taught me a few things about the EPA, particulates and Wifi
    When I was asked a few months ago to participate in a short study that required monitoring the air quality on the street where I live, I was eager to please. Not only did I want to please the person who asked me to do it-Gail Merritt, who started Alliance for a Greener South Loop, always...
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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERT - INTERIOR REMODEL OF AN EXISTING GROCERY STORE TO ADD A SERVER ROOM AND ROOF TOP CONDENSING UNIT. NO CHANGE TO EXISTING USE GROUP OR ZONING.

    1615 S. Clark St. Issued February 8, 2018 Comment

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Updated Feb 10

Man charged in sexual attacks, robberies in Lakeview, South Loop

...Police also identified Robinson as a suspect in stealing a woman's purse in the 1400-block of South Federal Street at 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 31. Police said Robinson was taken into custody...

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...of a 26-year-old woman on a stairway in Wrigleyville last weekend in the 900-block of West Cornelia Avenue. He ran off when people saw him police said.Robinson is also accused of grabbing...

...Robinson is also accused of grabbing a 19-year-old woman from behind in the 300-block of West Roosevelt Road on at about 12:45 a.m. on Dec. 20. Police said he dragged the...

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    Man charged in sexual attacks, robberies in Lakeview, South Loop
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS Chicago police have arrested a man accused in a string of sexual attacks and robberies. Tyrone Robinson, 26, has been charged in connection with the assault and robbery of a 26-year-old woman on a stairway in Wrigleyville last weekend in the 900-block of West Cornelia Avenue.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Feb 09

Man charged with attacking women in South Loop, Wrigleyville

About a month later, Robinson stole a purse from a woman around 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 31 in the 1400 block of South Federal Street, police said.

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In the December attack, Tyrone Robinson, 26, grabbed a 19-year-old woman around 12:45 a.m. in the 300 block of West Roosevelt Road, dragged her to a stairwell and sexually assaulted her, police said.

On Feb. 3, Robinson is accused robbing and trying to sexually assault a woman around 1:10 a.m. in the 900 block of West Cornelia Avenue, police said.

Robinson, of the 2000 block of West 70th Street, was due in bond court Friday.

    Man charged with attacking women in South Loop, Wrigleyville
    Criminal sexual assault charges have been filed against a man accused of attacking three women since December, two in the South Loop and one in Wrigleyville, according to Chicago police. In the December attack, Tyrone Robinson, 26, grabbed a 19-year-old woman around 12:45 a.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 09

What Can I Get for ... Under $600K in the South Loop?

1617 S. Michigan Avenue #2—$575,000 Photo: VHT Studios

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888 S. Michigan Avenue #403—$550,000 Photo: VHT Studios

2332 S. Michigan Avenue #405—$593,000 Photo: Redfin Corporation

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Updated Jan 31

Best Restaurants Near The Auto Show

1924 State St.

2106 S. Indiana Ave.

1530 S. State St.

1933 S. Indiana Ave.

1503 Michigan Ave.

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2301 South Lake Shore Drive

    Best Restaurants Near The Auto Show
    Chicago is famous for many things, not the least of which is the variety and quality of its restaurants. As there are nearly 450 restaurants within a few miles of McCormick Place, those who work at or come to Chicago Auto Show should consider going outside of the exhibit hall to explore and enjoy some of the city's culinary delights.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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Love living downtown

Downtown is great the food, movies, and plays . Great takeout

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Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum - Jan 29

Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum from Jan 29. Courtesy of the Chicago Defender. https://youtu.be/cJ9afUwM59A

    Illinois 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
    Here's a snippet of the first 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum hosted by community group, Bronzeville Nextdoor on Monday, January 29, 2018.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Jan 31

Lowcountry Soft Opens and it Looks Amazing!

Fashion Geek Closes at 69 East 16th

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Bar22 Opens on Motor Row at 2244 S. Michigan Avenu...

    Lowcountry Soft Opens and it Looks Amazing!
    Looks freaking amazing - both the food and the space ( via Eater): After a successful three years in Wrigleyville, the owners of Lowcountry hope to duplicate the formula in the South Loop at their second restaurant. Lowcountry, known for its Cajun seafood boils, started serving patrons over the weekend at 1132 S.
    http://www.sloopin.com

Jan 31

Dr. Agnes Lattimer, 89

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Soka Gakkai, 1455 S. Wabash Ave., at 2 p.m.

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...and had a private practice for over 50 years in the Hyde Park Bank Building, 1525 E. 53rd St.

    Dr. Agnes Lattimer, 89 - hpherald.com
    Dr. Agnes Lattimer, a resident of Hyde Park and Chicago pedestrian passed away earlier this month. She was 89. Lattimer was born on May 13, 1928 in Memphis Tenn., to Arthur O'Neil Lattimer and Hortense Lewis Lattimer, she was the oldest of six children. As a child, Lattimer told friends and family that she had ...
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Sign Appears For ilovekickboxing.com and Seems to Indicate Progress

Fashion Geek Closes at 69 East 16th

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Bar22 Opens on Motor Row at 2244 S. Michigan Avenu...

    Sign Appears For ilovekickboxing.com and Seems to Indicate Progress
    A reader writes: Came across what looks like a new kickboxing gym on Michigan between 13th and 14th, basically next door to UFC gym. Interesting location. While we posted about this back in November, the addition of the sign seems to indicate things are moving forward.
    http://www.sloopin.com

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Jan 29

TONIGHT: Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum

Hope to see you this evening, good people! Come hear the candidates and how they plan to best serve YOU!

Jan 29

1 Dead and 11 Injured in Scary Crash at Congress and Wells on Saturday

Fashion Geek Closes at 69 East 16th

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1 Dead and 11 Injured in Scary Crash at Congress and Wells on Saturday

Bar22 Opens on Motor Row at 2244 S. Michigan Avenu...

    1 Dead and 11 Injured in Scary Crash at Congress and Wells on Saturday
    A blog about the South Loop, Printer's Row, Prairie Avenue, Near South Side, Grant Park, Museum Campus in Chicago.
    http://www.sloopin.com

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