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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Jane Addams has equipped me not only for college, but for life as a whole. It has prepared me academically and emotionally. It has also revealed and showed my true colors both good and bad, and helped me to recognize that I can change. There are aspects of my character that I have kept hidden for a long time. Jane Addams High School has helped me grow-up. I have been very successful at Jane Addams because the way the school is run has kept me from slacking in school and has kept me going in life. Another reason why Jane Addams made me successful is because the school is very organized. When I graduate from Jane Addams, I will leave knowing that I am part of a family. I know that I will always be welcome and that the staff will be there for me for the rest of my life.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 19, 2018 Comment

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I wasn't successful at Uno and I was behind almost a whole year. So I made the decision to transfer to Jane Addams. At Jane Addams I m more successful because they put me in the classes that are on my level. The teachers help me when I need it. I like how everyone communicates with each other and I like how the teachers bond with us students. I like how the teachers work with me on the level I am and help me when I need the help. The teachers don t let you move on forward until you understand what s going on. Jane Addams is a great fit for me.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 18, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I didn t like this school at first because of its size of student body, there are only about 200 students and the building is quite small as well. I ended up enjoying it because of the support staff and the teachers, especially Mrs. McDonald s class. I had her for health and she made the semester go by fast. I also like some of the support staff at Jane Addams, they are cool people to talk to. I am thankful to the staff and principal at JAHS for allowing me a second chance to finish my education and show my daughter what I am capable of.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 18, 2018 Comment

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2 days ago

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    CPS just wasn t for me. They had many substitutes, every time they were in class, we learned nothing. We were just given worksheets, that's it. It was so easy to just get passed. CPS teachers don t care. Looking back I m glad my parents transferred me to Jane Addams. Jane Addams completely changed my life in a great way. The staff and teachers are just really amazing people. Mr. Avila is one of the best math teachers I have ever had. He s really great at teaching his lessons, and honestly he s just someone you can talk to about anything. I ve built so many relationships with teachers that it s difficult for me to believe myself. I love being around the staff who care about me and my well-being. The Jane Addams environment is friendly as well as the staff and teachers. The principal is very kind and helpful. She sets the rules and codes that the staff and students follow. She makes sure our school runs smoothly and makes sure the staff and teachers have the passion to teach us. In my last school, I felt that no one really cared for me. I am so glad that I decided to leave my other school and come to Jane Addams. The staff, teachers, and students of JAHS have helped me along the way to become who I am today.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 17, 2018 Comment
  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Before attending Jane Addams, I was at CPS for my freshman and sophomore year. I can honestly say, without a doubt, that CPS did absolutely nothing for me. My brother helped me make a big decision by leaving CPS and seeing how other schools would be beneficial for me. I thank him for that because now I m in JAHS which is an excellent school. Jane Addams High School is magnificent in every way. Jane Addams cares about everything I do. They are there to guide me and let me know that I m not alone and can be successful in every way. I have learned a lot from Jane Addams High School. I have learned how to accomplish my goals. Also, I have learned how to be responsible and take responsibility for every consequence in life. Jane Addams is all about how to be professional. When I graduate, I know I will apply everything I have learned at Jane Addams to my life.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 17, 2018 Comment

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Jan 13

Updated 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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...

5 days ago

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

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6 days ago

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

6 days ago

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

6 days ago

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.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

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 12

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    JAHS teachers won't be on our backs all the time asking us to do the work. It's really on us to stay focused and attentive in order to complete our assignments. All my teachers at JAHS put a lot into their lessons so it's really on us to show that we really care about our grades. JAHS has been a great experience. I ve had a lot of fun and I ve learned many things from this school. JAHS teachers won't be on our backs all the time asking us to do the work. It's really on us to stay focused and attentive in order to complete our assignments. All my teachers at JAHS put a lot into their lessons so it's really on us to show that we really care about our grades. JAHS has been a great experience. I ve had a lot of fun and I ve learned many things from this school.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 11, 2018 Comment

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2017 State of the South Loop: Highlights

2017 State of the South Loop: Highlights

    State of the South Loop: Highlights
    We are pleased to share a summary of the feedback collected from the 2017 State of the South Loop Survey in November. We thank everyone who took the time to respond with their perspectives on life in the South Loop. The information collected from the survey is already being used to inform our 2018 programming calendar.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 03

8 yoga classes in Chicago for wellness in the new year

643 W. 18th St. 773-413-9565

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300 N. Central Park Ave. 312-746-5100

2430 N. Cannon Drive 773-755-5100

1118 N. State St. 312-586-2000

644 N. Lake Shore Drive 312-943-9200

2027 W. North Ave. 773-661-2182

3340 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-588-2267

2419 W. Madison St. 773-387-1370

    8 yoga classes in Chicago for wellness in the new year
    Wellness is about more than pure physical fitness alone - it includes focusing on emotional and mental health for comprehensive benefits, and many find yoga a beneficial addition to a more holistic routine. Sometimes though, you want to get outside of your usual studio and switch up the scenery and vibe.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 01

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Dec 31

South Loop Lights: It’s Christmas Time in the City!

South Loop Lights: It’s Christmas Time in the City!

    South Loop Lights: It's Christmas Time in the City! - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicago is beautiful any time of year, and the Christmas season is no exception. Falling leaves give way to thousands of sparkling lights, and we all do our best to ignore the falling temperatures and enjoy the beautiful decorations of Millennium Park, State Street, and the Magnificent Mile.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

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Updated Dec 24

Indoor places for family pictures

I'm a stickler for taking family pictures every year, but this year I procrastinated and missed the fall season. Now it's way too cold to take outdoor pictures so I'm thinking this might give us an opportunity to take pictures at a cool location we wouldn't ordinarily use. Any suggestions?

  • Hi. How about Garfield Park Conservatory?

  • Carlos D Butler Husband and Father of 2

    We had a great photo session a few years ago inside the Blackstone Hotel. Lots of interesting spaces.

Dec 24

Dec 21

Updated Dec 22

Santa arrives early with wonder dog SYD

Santa dropped by the house early today to check out the chimney - to make sure he'd fit - and also to drop by and see his favorite canine - SYD - they obviously have a great rapport.

  • (Bow)Wow SYD, you must have been nice and not naughty to score a personal visit from Santa! Peace, love and joy to both of you.

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Dec 20

Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction

You may want to pay the 1st installment of your property tax bill before the end of this year for a deduction on your 2017 federal taxes. You may not be able to utilize the deduction in 2018.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/12/prepay-your-property-taxes-for-2017-tax.html

    Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction
    With the likely passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it is estimated that the majority of taxpayers who currently itemize their deductions will take the standard deduction for the tax year 2018. The reason for this change will be capping of State and Local Tax and Property tax deductions at $10,000.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

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Updated Dec 19

Thinking about Moving to 60616

Hi friends...we are thinking about moving from over the river to south of the river....seems like a great - upcoming area. A new Marriott Marquis just went up, a Hilton is in process - and I hope that a grocery, walgreens, etc. are on their way.

Any hints or pointers those of you who live in the area can offer. We don't have a car....so, public transit, walking are our primary modes of getting around....

  • Judy Happy Chicago Resident!

    Hi New Neighbors...thank you for all of your feedback over this last month - we are moving to 60616 - renting at Cermak and Michigan. It is still a developing area - so, shopping and services won't be out my back door as they are in Streeterville. Without a car, I just have to plan better.

    New Question....what ward are we in? I have seen reference to Ward 3and Ward 4 And are there community/civic activities that I can get involved in?

Dec 19

Sheriff’s Officers Hand Out Gifts To Homeless At Pilsen Tent City

Sheriff’s officers brought coffee, donuts, warm socks, blankets, and more to those who call the tents at 18th and Canalport home.

    Sheriff's Officers Hand Out Gifts To Homeless At Pilsen Tent City
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Members of the Cook County Sheriff's Department made a special holiday trip to a "tent city" in the Pilsen neighborhood, to deliver much-needed gifts to help keep the homeless warm. Sheriff's officers brought coffee, donuts, warm socks, blankets, and more to those who call the tents at 18th and Canalport home.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Dec 19

Bulls Waive Kay Felder

Sheriff's Officers Hand Out Gifts To Homeless At Pilsen Tent CitySheriff’s officers brought coffee, donuts, warm socks, blankets, and more to those who call the tents at 18th and Canalport home.

    Bulls Waive Kay Felder
    By Cody Westerlund- CHICAGO (670 The Score) - The Bulls have waived guard Kay Felder, they announced Tuesday. The little-used Felder, 22, had only played once in the past seven games. He averaged 3.9 points and 1.4 assists in 9.6 minutes in 14 games.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Dec 18

Chuck Zeiler posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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