3 hours ago

Blue Island Traditional Medicine brings holistic treatments to Pilsen

...clinic that offers acupuncture and more has opened up shop in the neighborhood. Located at 1843 S. Racine Ave. in Pilsen, the new addition is called Blue Island Traditional Medicine.On itswebsite, the business...

    Blue Island Traditional Medicine brings holistic treatments to Pilsen
    A new holistic health clinic that offers acupuncture and more has opened up shop in the neighborhood. Located at 1843 S. Racine Ave. in Pilsen, the new addition is called Blue Island Traditional Medicine. On its website, the business says it's a proponent of integrative medicine and aims to "individualize treatments to acknowledge the complexity of every human being."
    http://abc7chicago.com

13 hours ago

BartShore posted 5 photos to Flickr:

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37 hours ago

    NYPD's assistant inspector general chosen as Chicago's police watchdog
    An assistant inspector general riding herd over the New York Police Department has been chosen to serve as Chicago's deputy inspector general for public safety. Joseph Lipari replaces Laura Kunard, who resigned from the $137,052-a-year job in January after just six months on the job.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

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Apr 19

Updated 3 days ago

THANKS 2 Rat Patrol!

We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we...

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We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we have very few rats!

it is an effort involving: 1. Baiting, 2. Getting Garbage cans. #. Replacing damaged cans. 4. having Safer clean alleys, streets, parkways, vacant lots. 5. Getting weed spray.6. getting forestry to pick up branches. 7. getting flydup0ed tires, construction debris, trees, etc removed.

We now are at the point where we need CPd to issue citations for can theft, can rummaging, littering, using COMMUNITY CONCERNS and CITY SERVICES directive to continually have Beat and Patrol cars order the city service we need as well as gang/drug issues.

Everyone said this clean up could never be done. WELL...it is done!

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times...

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    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times instead of 8 times. IF we can keep the stuff off the ground and alleys clean.

    We were a REAL MESS with 550 active holes on half a block, once upon a time.

    Post the steps you did. What happened. It is always good to SHARE steps that work.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Gini, did u do the plan? Did u get good results?

3 days ago

Poor HD reception?

Found a 150 mile HD TV antenna. It works really well. Most of pixles reduced and channels are more clear.

On my block lots tell me they have problems with this. Here is the solution!

3 days ago

Concerts: Vince Neil, Def Leppard, Journey, Panic! at the Disco & more

The Jayhawks, Sima Cunningham: 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. $26-$60. thaliahallchicago.com.

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States & Capitals, STRLING, Stellar West, Jack Loris: 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

Xiaomin Liang and Jue He: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston. Free. (847) 905-1500 x108 or brownpapertickets.com.

The Fifth Star Band (EP release) with Mentalease and Holly, Music (formerly W.C. & the FAM): 9 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

The Matches Celebrate 10 Years of "A Band In Hope": 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. $22-$25. metrochicago.com.

Def Leppard & Journey Concert: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago. Tickets start at $28. ticketmaster.com.

Panic! at the Disco: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at United Center, 1901 W. Madison, Chicago. Tickets start at $40. (312) 455-4500 or unitedcenter.com.

Howie Day: 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $28-$35. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

    Concerts: Vince Neil, Def Leppard, Journey, Panic! at the Disco & more
    The Barefoot Hawaiians: Noon Friday, July 13, at Towne Square, 150 W. Palatine Road, Palatine. Free. (847) 496-6237 or palatineparks.org. The Jayhawks, Sima Cunningham: 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. $26-$60. thaliahallchicago.com. States & Capitals, STRLING, Stellar West, Jack Loris: 7 p.m.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

3 days ago

4 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO 4 EXISTING RESIDENTIAL UNITS, INCLUDING MEP, FOR EXISTING 4 DU & RETAIL 3 STORY BRICK BUILDING W/ BASEMENT AS PER PLANS (1ST FLOOR RETAIL SPACE NIC)**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    1842 S. Blue Island Ave. Issued July 10, 2018 Comment

4 days ago

Does anybody remember ECON101 in High School?

There was a guns/butter price chart. Economic said that the more guns produced the less butter would result. Guns means military. Butter means consumer items.

Since no one is using classic economics jargon; does this mean that Trump asking for other countries to spend MORE on military is an attempt to start an ARMS RACE?

This is all crouched in other countries NOT paying their fair share. But there is no pie between nations that mandates they pay into the...

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There was a guns/butter price chart. Economic said that the more guns produced the less butter would result. Guns means military. Butter means consumer items.

Since no one is using classic economics jargon; does this mean that Trump asking for other countries to spend MORE on military is an attempt to start an ARMS RACE?

This is all crouched in other countries NOT paying their fair share. But there is no pie between nations that mandates they pay into the pie..I presume the 2% percentage based on gdp means everyone should build a military for their own country. No where is it written one country should fund all.

This one country invading other countries is not part of the equation for NATO. the US is not picking up somebody elses' share of payment. We CHARGE countries when we invade them so the $$ come back to us in many ways.

There is no transparency in $$ in and $$ out for the cost of war, invasions, etc.

This is all very unclear when one THINKS closely about what we consume in the news.

If the ultimate goal is to reduce war, reduce military spending, create PEACE....ramping up all countries in an ARMS RACE will continue to drain $$ off of what Residents in countries need. Example: Infrastructure like roads. Schools. Our own law enforcement, a healthy consumer society.

Any economists out there who can chime in? THANKS

If we take it even further and say military in Chicago is Police; Military for State is State Police; Military for County is Cook County Sheriff...,does that mean Chicago spends too much on military.

Evidence would say that 2/3rds of the city is a blighted slum and that is possible.
My block is not so bad but has 2 vacant lots and 3 abandoned buildings. However, neighboring streets have as many as HALF vacant lots. Some are 705 vacant lots and vacant housing.

5 days ago

6 days ago

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: A$AP Ferg, Black Milk & Nat Turner, Dinosaur Jr.

1807 S. Allport St., 312-526-3851

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1035 N. Western Ave., 773-276-3600

329 N. Dearborn St., 312-923-2000

3159 N. Southport Ave., 773-525-2508

1272 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-278-4085

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: A$AP Ferg, Black Milk & Nat Turner, Dinosaur Jr.
    It's a strong week for rap in Chicago with A$AP Ferg and Black Milk & Nat Turner in town. Also check out performances by up-and-comers Mae Krell and April Rose as well as a show by veteran rockers Dinosaur Jr. Radiant Devices, Wax Chattels, Dendrons The Empty Bottle 1035 N.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

Woman shot while riding in vehicle in Pilsen

...intended target.The 21-year-old woman was shot twice in the back in the 1300-block of West 18th Place around 11 p.m. Investigators said the gunman fired shots from inside a tan Buick...

    Woman shot while riding in vehicle in Pilsen
    A woman was shot while riding in a vehicle Monday night in the Pilsen neighborhood on the South Side. The 21-year-old was a passenger when a male inside another vehicle, a tan Buick, fired shots about 11 p.m. in the 1300 block of West 18th Place, according to Chicago Police.
    http://abc7chicago.com

6 days ago

Jul 07

Updated 6 days ago

What is your opinion of the Expressway shut down?

It was nice to see the Mayor, Superintendent, Marchers in solidarity.

  • @gpblight

    Yes, totally agree! That's why it's an absolute joke that Rahm marched. But most people are too ignorant to understand why this was ludicrous. There are things that Rahm can do and it starts with CPS and after-school programming.

    @leanord3000, I am not suggesting in any sense whatsoever that...

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    @gpblight

    Yes, totally agree! That's why it's an absolute joke that Rahm marched. But most people are too ignorant to understand why this was ludicrous. There are things that Rahm can do and it starts with CPS and after-school programming.

    @leanord3000, I am not suggesting in any sense whatsoever that the government is an answer to all of our issues. I am for much smaller government. But what our local government can most certainly do is improve school quality in these areas.

    Regarding jobs, that's great that you had the ability to move whenever you got a job but I think you are failing to understand that black youth needs jobs in their community to learn skills first, such as working in a local ice cream shop, fast food restaurant, grocery store, bussing tables, whatever. These jobs are non-existent because these communities are devoid of businesses.

    And about guns, why is it that I know many people with guns who have them legally, yet they haven't committed any crime using a gun? Don't blame the gun. It's an inanimate object. A kid in NJ was recently hacked to death with a machete. It's not the weapon because anything can be a weapon, even a baseball bat or a golf club so let's get real here.

    There is something profoundly wrong in these black neighborhoods and what they have in common is poverty, dependence on the government dole, no jobs, no city services, horrible schools, gangs and drugs. They are living in a horrific reality and stuck where they are. You think they wouldn't move if they could? It's not so simple.

  • Leonard2003 kyria

    With public transportation any 16 year old can get to entry level restaurant jobs which are plentiful downtown. Don't say they can't! Why do the jobs have to be on their block? Take a job any job. It's what I did. People around the world and here in America travel...

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    With public transportation any 16 year old can get to entry level restaurant jobs which are plentiful downtown. Don't say they can't! Why do the jobs have to be on their block? Take a job any job. It's what I did. People around the world and here in America travel miles to find work and to go to work. Why should it be different for the teenagers of Chicagos South and west sides. Poverty isn't exclusive to Chicago. I hear excuse after excuse. Complaining about this and waiting for hand outs. Not right. Get up and do it and you will see change.

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srboisvert posted 9 photos to Flickr:

Jul 07

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT: INTERIOR BUILD-OUT OF AN EXISTING, 1123 SQ FT TENANT SPACE #1. WORKINCLUDES NEW PARTITIONS, CEILINGS, FINISHES, FIXTURES, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT PER PLANS. CURRENT AND PROPOSED USE/OCCUPANCY IS CLASS F, MERCANTILE.

    1800 S. Throop St. Issued July 5, 2018 Comment

Jul 07

Jul 05

Jayhawks front man Gary Louris reconnects with his band to tackle songs he’s written with and for others

Thu 7/13, 8 PM, Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, $26-$60, 17+

    Jayhawks front man Gary Louris reconnects with his band to tackle songs he's written with and for others
    In recent years Jayhawks front man Gary Louris has found increasing success writing songs for other artists, both on his own and with a slew of collaborators.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jul 03

Updated Jul 05

Lost Cat, Pilsen (18th and Ashland)

I lost my cat, Squirrel Saturday afternoon. The door was left open during a move and she got out.

She was last seen by my apartment at 18th Street and Ashland in the Pilsen neighborhood.

She is a 6 year old female domestic long hair. She is grey with some cream, tan and white markings. She has green eyes and a tipped left ear.

She was timid and is still slow to warm to strangers but has really started to...

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I lost my cat, Squirrel Saturday afternoon. The door was left open during a move and she got out.

She was last seen by my apartment at 18th Street and Ashland in the Pilsen neighborhood.

She is a 6 year old female domestic long hair. She is grey with some cream, tan and white markings. She has green eyes and a tipped left ear.

She was timid and is still slow to warm to strangers but has really started to come into her own. I have had her as an indoor house cat for the past 5 years in Chicago. I assume with her behavior and personality that she is likely scared and hiding somewhere right now.

I am distraught over the whole situation.

  • I used to bang canned food around my home to find my guys if they got out. Try that, and call her, maybe you'll find her. Good luck!!

  • She is probably hiding somewhere nearby. Put out her litter box. When it is quiet, go out and call to her. She could also have gotten into an open garage so check with your neighbors. I am confident she will find her way home. My friend lost her cat the same way and she came home 28 days later.

  • So sorry that you lost your cat. I think that there are several facebook and other sites where you can post your pictures and see if someone has found her. If you need help with that, I am happy to search other threads for the links.

    Hope this helps.

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