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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.

4 days ago

Updated 1 hour 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

2 days ago

Lincoln was best, Nixon among the worst: Southland's history experts weigh in on presidential performance

...the Declaration of Independence and its absence in the Constitution by helping add the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution, which respectively abolished slavery, created equal protection under the law for...

    Lincoln was best, Nixon among the worst: Southland's history experts weigh in on presidential performance
    Abraham Lincoln has been named the best president in American history in a very unofficial, very unscientific survey of a handful of local high school and college social studies teachers. "In large part because of his devotion to democracy," says Rob Shapiro, adjunct professor of political philosophy at Saint Xavier University on Chicago's southwest side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Lincoln was best, Nixon among the worst: Southland's history experts weigh in on presidential performance

...the Declaration of Independence and its absence in the Constitution by helping add the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution, which respectively abolished slavery, created equal protection under the law for...

    Lincoln was best, Nixon among the worst: Southland's history experts weigh in on presidential performance
    Abraham Lincoln has been named the best president in American history in a very unofficial, very unscientific survey of a handful of local high school and college social studies teachers. "In large part because of his devotion to democracy," says Rob Shapiro, adjunct professor of political philosophy at Saint Xavier University on Chicago's southwest side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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CoreSite buys downtown site for data center

CoreSite Realty has bought two acres of land at 550 W. 14th Place for $4.5 million to build a four-story, 175,000-square-foot data center...

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...early 2019. The site is about a mile from CoreSite's existing data center at 427 S. LaSalle St., which is next to the Chicago Board of Trade...

A couple of large data center projects near downtown have been proposed near McCormick Place, and 350 E. Cermak Road, which is one of the world's largest data centers. But neither of those appears close to breaking ground.

Digital Realty, which plans a facility at 330 E. Cermak, plans to do substantial pre-leasing before starting construction, probably about 50 percent. Project could...

    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

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Valentine's events for lovers of the weird, scary and unusual

Valentine's Morbid Curiosities at the IMSS - (Feb. 14th & 15th) **SOLD OUT** While this event is sold out, it's still a good bet to make a point to visit this museum at another time. Trust me! International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610.

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THE LOVE WITCH [35mm] - (Feb. 9th, 12th, 14th) Date movie or not, this visually stunning film returns to the big screen! A modern day witch seduces men with spells and potions to gain their affections which brings unexpected results. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, Chicago, IL 60601.

...Italy, with the supervision of Argento's director of photography Lucian Tovoli.” Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613...

...WildClaw Theatre! Music, poems, sweet creepy confections, and more. Facebook Event Page. Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614...

...in town drives him to once again aim to win her love. Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60603...

LOVE OBJECT / MY BLOODY VALENTINE - (Feb. 14th at 8pm) Free double feature on Valentine's Day. Horror-themed vendors, giveaways, and more. Fat Cat Chicago, 4840 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. 21+.

WILD Hearts Valentine's Flea Market - (Feb. 11th from noon-7pm) Off Color Brewing at the Mousetrap, 1460 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, IL 60642.

DRAG ME TO HELL - (Feb. 15th at 9:45pm) Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th, Chicago, IL 60637.

THE WOMAN WHO LEFT - (Feb. 9th at 7pm) Film Studies Center, Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL.

Naked Art Museum Scavenger Hunt - (Feb. 10th & 11th at 1pm) No worries–the nudity is on the canvas! Adult-oriented art tour. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603.

Valentine's Morbid Curiosities at the IMSS - (Feb. 14th & 15th) **SOLD OUT** While this event is sold out, it's still a good bet to make a point to visit this museum at another time. Trust me! International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610.

...open! Check out their Heavy Metal Happy Hour event TONIGHT. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618...

Rhinofest - (through Feb. 25th) 29th Annual Rhinoceros theater festival at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston, Chicago, IL.

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Feb 09

Valentine's events for lovers of the weird, scary and unusual

Valentine's Morbid Curiosities at the IMSS - (Feb. 14th & 15th) **SOLD OUT** While this event is sold out, it's still a good bet to make a point to visit this museum at another time. Trust me! International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610.

This article has 12 other Chicago locations (Show)

THE LOVE WITCH [35mm] - (Feb. 9th, 12th, 14th) Date movie or not, this visually stunning film returns to the big screen! A modern day witch seduces men with spells and potions to gain their affections which brings unexpected results. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, Chicago, IL 60601.

...Italy, with the supervision of Argento's director of photography Lucian Tovoli.” Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613...

...WildClaw Theatre! Music, poems, sweet creepy confections, and more. Facebook Event Page. Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614...

...in town drives him to once again aim to win her love. Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60603...

LOVE OBJECT / MY BLOODY VALENTINE - (Feb. 14th at 8pm) Free double feature on Valentine's Day. Horror-themed vendors, giveaways, and more. Fat Cat Chicago, 4840 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. 21+.

WILD Hearts Valentine's Flea Market - (Feb. 11th from noon-7pm) Off Color Brewing at the Mousetrap, 1460 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, IL 60642.

DRAG ME TO HELL - (Feb. 15th at 9:45pm) Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th, Chicago, IL 60637.

THE WOMAN WHO LEFT - (Feb. 9th at 7pm) Film Studies Center, Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL.

Naked Art Museum Scavenger Hunt - (Feb. 10th & 11th at 1pm) No worries–the nudity is on the canvas! Adult-oriented art tour. Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603.

Valentine's Morbid Curiosities at the IMSS - (Feb. 14th & 15th) **SOLD OUT** While this event is sold out, it's still a good bet to make a point to visit this museum at another time. Trust me! International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610.

...open! Check out their Heavy Metal Happy Hour event TONIGHT. Bucket O' Blood Books & Records, 3182 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618...

Rhinofest - (through Feb. 25th) 29th Annual Rhinoceros theater festival at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston, Chicago, IL.

    Valentine's Events for Lovers of the Weird, Scary, and Unusual
    As Valentine's Day approaches, a fun way to enjoy the holiday is to go off the beaten path and do whatever your heart desires. (It's all about hearts, right?) Granted, experts expect a good foot of snow to drop on the Midwest today, but if you're snowed in, many of these events last through next...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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Love living downtown

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

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January Neighbor’s Night Out: Transportation Updates with CDOT

January Neighbor’s Night Out: Transportation Updates with CDOT

    GSLA Neighbor's Night Out: Transportation
    Neighbors gathered at Baderbrau for the GSLA's January NNO, to hear updates from the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) on local transportation infrastructure projects. Jeff Sriver from CDOT (also a South Loop resident) provided an overview of the scope of CDOT's work and recent projects in the area, then shared updates on upcoming projects and initiatives.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 20

South Shore Fan posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

    Launch Announcement: Visit our NEW GSLA Website! - Greater South Loop Association
    We at the GSLA love to bring neighbors together, and are excited to announce the launch of our refreshed website, greatersouthloop.org! Here's a rundown of some of our favorite features: News: Here you'll find our blog, with summaries of our events and other pertinent information about the South Loop.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 13

Updated Jan 16

2 teen boys accused of taking vehicles by gunpoint on South, West sides

The 15-year-old also was charged in an armed robbery that occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Oct. 30 in the 700 block of West 15th Street.

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Officers saw a Dodge Charger and a Land Rover driving erratically in traffic Jan. 12. The Charger crashed into a cement barrier in the 7500 block of South Lafayette Avenue, and a 17-year-old jumped out and got into the Land Rover which was being driven by the younger boy, police said.

Officers spotted the Land Rover in the 8700 block of South State Street, which fled to the 8000 block of South Michigan Avenue where the teens fled on foot, police said.

Officers spotted the Land Rover in the 8700 block of South State Street, which fled to the 8000 block of South Michigan Avenue where the teens fled on foot, police said.

The teenage boys were both caught and placed into custody in the 8000 block of South Prairie Avenue.

    2 teen boys accused of taking vehicles by gunpoint on South, West sides
    Two teenage boys were charged Saturday as juveniles with taking vehicles at gunpoint on the South and Near West sides, Chicago police said. The oldest boy was charged with felony aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicles, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • I hope they rob Kim Foxx one of these days

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    wouldn't that be sweet..... I can see her now crying like a lil bytch... she'd only give them a slap on the wrist and free bail...

Jan 15

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

    Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicagoans are very fortunate to experience a winter that has it all - cold temps, biting wind chills, freezing rain, and of course, snow. And speaking of snow, now is a good time to remind everyone to clear their sidewalks after it snows.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 15

Jan 14

5 teenage boys charged in cellphone store robberies

Three of the juveniles were caught shortly after 1:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Jefferson Street, and two were arrested about the same time in the 500 block of West 14th Place, police said.

Three of the juveniles were caught shortly after 1:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Jefferson Street, and two were arrested about the same time in the 500 block of West 14th Place, police said.

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Shortly before 4 p.m. Jan. 3, robbers entered a cellphone store in the 1800 block of West Division Street and removed merchandise from a display. During that robbery a 26-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

    5 teenage boys charged in cellphone store robberies
    Five teenage boys were charged Saturday evening in connection with cellphone store robberies on the Near West Side, Chicago police said. The teenage boys range in age from 14 to 16, and were not identified due to their ages.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 14

Five juveniles charged in cell phone store robberies: Including Division Street

Three of the offenders were placed into custody on the 1400 black of S. Jefferson St. at approximately 1:38 p.m. and the other two were placed into custody on the 500 block of W. 14th Place at the same time.

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Five juveniles ranging in age from 14 to 16 were charged with a total of nine felonies and 14 misdemeanors in multiple cell phone store robberies, including the incident at 1819 W. Division on Jan. 3. 

    Five juveniles charged in cell phone store robberies: Including Division Street
    Five juveniles ranging in age from 14 to 16 were charged with a total of nine felonies and 14 misdemeanors in multiple cell phone store robberies, including the incident at 1819 W. Division on Jan. 3. In response to a cell phone store robbery on Jan. 11 at 1 p.m.
    http://oururbantimes.com

Jan 14

5 teenage boys charged in cellphone store robberies

Three of the juveniles were caught shortly after 1:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Jefferson Street, and two were arrested about the same time in the 500 block of West 14th Place, police said.

Three of the juveniles were caught shortly after 1:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Jefferson Street, and two were arrested about the same time in the 500 block of West 14th Place, police said.

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Shortly before 4 p.m. Jan. 3, robbers entered a cellphone store in the 1800 block of West Division Street and removed merchandise from a display. During that robbery a 26-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

    5 teenage boys charged in cellphone store robberies
    Five teenage boys were charged Saturday evening in connection with cellphone store robberies on the Near West Side, Chicago police said. The teenage boys range in age from 14 to 16, and were not identified due to their ages.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 13

2 teen boys accused of taking vehicles by gunpoint on South, West sides

The 15-year-old also was charged in an armed robbery that occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Oct. 30 in the 700 block of West 15th Street.

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

Officers saw a Dodge Charger and a Land Rover driving erratically in traffic Jan. 12. The Charger crashed into a cement barrier in the 7500 block of South Lafayette Avenue, and a 17-year-old jumped out and got into the Land Rover which was being driven by the younger boy, police said.

Officers spotted the Land Rover in the 8700 block of South State Street, which fled to the 8000 block of South Michigan Avenue where the teens fled on foot, police said.

Officers spotted the Land Rover in the 8700 block of South State Street, which fled to the 8000 block of South Michigan Avenue where the teens fled on foot, police said.

The teenage boys were both caught and placed into custody in the 8000 block of South Prairie Avenue.

    2 teen boys accused of taking vehicles by gunpoint on South, West sides
    Two teenage boys were charged Saturday as juveniles with taking vehicles at gunpoint on the South and Near West sides, Chicago police said. The oldest boy was charged with felony aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicles, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 13

Jan 12

Chicago Bears rehire defensive coordinator Vic Fangio

Fangio took over a Bears defense that was ranked 30th in 2013 and 2014 and built it into a crew that was No. 10 in 2017 in total yards allowed and No. 9 in points allowed. In Fangio's first two years with the Bears, the defense ranked 14th and 15th, respectively.

    Chicago Bears rehire defensive coordinator Vic Fangio
    Bears new head coach Matt Nagy, who has taken giant strides toward improving a mediocre offense, now has made the strongest move possible to preserve a Top 10 defense by rehiring coordinator Vic Fangio. The Tribune's Brad Biggs was the first to report the agreement, which includes a three-year deal for Fangio, 59.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jan 11

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