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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.

  • Be52 content creator

    I will look into each of these suggestions and register for important notifications. A repeat criminal, robber and sexual assaulter was roaming the south loop and ready to attack again. Fast work by the CPD got him arrested. Instead of attacking innocent people he'll spend the rest of his days in jail.
    Thank you to all who commented.

  • "he'll spend the rest of his days in jail."

    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.

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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?

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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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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
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Updated Feb 11

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.

Feb 11

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    NEW KITCHEN CABINETS, FLOORS, NEW BATHTUBS, NEW VANITIES, WINDOW REPAIR AND REPLACEMENTS, NEW INTERIOR DOOR. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. NO STRUCTURAL WORK. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    1901 S. Ruble St. Issued February 8, 2018 Comment

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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

Feb 09

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT 3 STORY 6 D.U. BUILDING (3B CONSTRUCTION) WITH BASEMENT, REAR DECK AT 2ND/3RD FLOORS, REAR 3 STORY STAIR, DETACHED TWO 3 CAR GARAGES, 6' HIGH 7.5' BY 3' MASONRY TRASH ENCLOSURE AS PER PLAN**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    730 W. 17th Pl. Issued February 7, 2018 Comment

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Love living downtown

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

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  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    I attended Kelly High School for 3 years. Kelly being a huge school with a population of 2000 plus students made it really easy for me to do whatever I want and cut every day. It was easy because there are only 2 deans for 2000 students, and let's be real... The security really didn't do much. I made the decision of attending Jane Addams High School because I knew how strict they were and knew that only with discipline I would get my act together. There was plenty of other options that I had of schools but Jane Addams was my best choice. While I ve been at Jane Addams I have learned a lot of discipline. At JAHS there are no excuses. I really like the environment at Jane Addams. The school is so small everyone knows each other and there is no room for ditching class or hiding from staff. Being at JAHS definitely helped my biggest problem which was skipping class and never showing up to school. If I don't show up at JAHS it will not go unnoticed and will not be ignored! I thank the school for that because it has really helped me stop my laziness.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 26, 2018 Comment

Jan 24

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Jane Addams is a genuinely a great school to go to. It gives you an extra opportunity that not every school gives to make a change and focus on what you want to do in the future, making sure that your on the right path to do so.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 23, 2018 Comment

Jan 23

  • Jane Addams High School reviewed by a student

    Coming into Jane Addams, I didn t know what to expect but automatically starting my first day, I loved it already. The teachers and tutors are super helpful. I wasn t afraid to ask for help anymore and all the topics I didn t understand before, I mastered at Jane Addams. I swear I have learned so much in my life. What I like especially about JAHS is the safe and fun environment we have. And I say fun because the staff and teachers make you enjoy coming to school. JAHS sure is the perfect school for someone who is really looking to become someone in life and for someone who loves working for what you want.

    Jane Addams High School (1814 S Union Ave) Published on GreatSchools January 22, 2018 Comment

Jan 21

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

  • 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

Jan 19

  • 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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  • 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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Updated Jan 16

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

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